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Japan beats France 74-70 in Olympic women's basketball

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Saki Hayashi scored 12 points and Moeko Nagaoka added 11 to help Japan beat France 74-70 on Tuesday in the Olympic opener for both teams. It was a tight game throughout and Japan led 52-49 after three quarters before France quickly tied it at 55 with 6:48 left. The teams… Read

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Japan upsets China for table tennis mixed doubles gold

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The host country knocked off a heavyweight for Olympic gold in table tennis on Monday. Japanese pair Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito ended China's recent dominance in the sport by beating Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen 4-3 for the mixed doubles title. The upset comes five years after China swept… Read

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Duffy wins women's triathlon for Bermuda's first-ever Olympic gold

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Flora Duffy made Olympic history on Tuesday, winning the women's triathlon in Tokyo to give the tiny island of Bermuda their first-ever gold medal. The 33-year-old timed 1hr 55min 36sec to come home more than a minute ahead of Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown (1:56.50), with American Katie Zaferes (1:57.03) taking the… Read

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Russia edges Japan, China for gold in men's gymnastics

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Nikita Nagornyy huddled with the rest of the Russian men's gymnastics team, stared at the scoreboard and waited. And waited. And waited. What in reality was only a few moments seemed like forever to the group representing the Russian Olympic Committee. In a way it was. For a quarter-century, the… Read

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Fiji to play Australia; U.S. to meet Britain in rugby 7s quarterfinals

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Olympic champion Jerry Tuwai keeps repeating the mantra that Fiji treats every game as a final. Now Fiji's Olympic rugby sevens title defense really does hinge on every game it plays. The Fijians raced to a 19-0 half-time lead against Britain on Tuesday in a rematch of the 2016 final… Read

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Spain defeats Japan 88-77 in men's basketball

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They would have talked about this night in Japan for generations. Imagine: the country’s first men’s basketball game at an Olympics in 45 years, in an arena just north of Tokyo that would have been filled with thousands of flag-waving fans, against the reigning World Cup champions. The pandemic took… Read

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Tokyo Olympics: Pandemic, heat ... and now a typhoon's en route

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First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain. The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, is due for another hit of nature’s power: a typhoon arriving Tuesday morning that is forecast to disrupt at least some parts of the Games. “Feels like we’re trying… Read

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Japan playing its own water polo style at Tokyo Olympics

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The men's water polo tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is filled with big, hulking destroyers playing a similar style. And then there is Japan. The host country is zigging while the rest of the world is zagging, playing an aggressive, pressing defense and going without a massive center in the… Read

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Hong Kong Olympic badminton player's black T-shirt draws pro-China ire

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Hong Kong's Olympic delegation on Monday came to the defense of a badminton player who was criticized by Chinese nationalist politicians for wearing a black T-shirt at the Tokyo Games. Angus Ng Ka-long found himself pulled into a political controversy following his first group match in Tokyo on Saturday. Ng… Read

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Hancock, English give Americans a skeet sweep at Tokyo Games

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Amber English erased the disappointment of barely missing the two previous Olympics by winning a gold medal. Vincent Hancock made history about an hour later, becoming the first skeet shooter to win three golds. Two shotgun events, two American golds, one sweet skeet sweep. “It sets the tone of what… Read

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