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Sue Bird sees no hypocrisy in US staying on court for anthem

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird sees no contradiction with the U.S. team staying on the court during the national anthem at the Olympics. It's a change for the four-time Olympic gold...

China regulator bars Tencent from exclusive rights in online music

China's market regulator on Saturday said it would bar Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) from exclusive music copyright agreements and fined the company for unfair market practices in the online musi...

Olympics Latest: Krasniqi beats Tonaki for judo gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Distria...

Riot gun birthday surprise fail punished by fine in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was fined NT$5,000 (US$178) by Kaohsiung District Court for breaking the Social Order Maintenance Act after an epic birthday surprise fail. The man, surnamed Chan...

Rangers trade Buchnevich to Blues, begin buying out DeAngelo

Chris Drury continues to put his stamp on the new-look New York Rangers, adding a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion, beginning the process to buy out a player they paid to go away and trading a produc...

Farmer sparks Reds comeback for 6-5 win over Cardinals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Kyle ...

$1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry ...

Business Highlights: Time use survey, 'free money' programs

___ Virus’s impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 across the United States last year caused the proportion ...

LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s quest to become the new host of “Jeopardy!” has been a confident, upbeat effort by the actor and those who rooted him on with a petition drive. But ...

Erasmus to continue as Springboks water boy against Lions

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus will continue as their water carrier against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday in the first test. South Af...

Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais tests positive for COVID

TOKYO (AP) — Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais has announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the sport’s Olympic debut in Japan. Morais, 29, issued a statement on...

Olympic Games, Tokyo-style: The pandemic era, in miniature

TOKYO (AP) — Ghostly airports, devoid of bustle. Cavernous arenas where no crowds will roar. Stringent rules that are spottily enforced — and spottily ignored. Complaints over restrictions, including ...

Column: Glittering, empty pool epitomizes Olympic misfortune

TOKYO (AP) — The aquatics arena near Tokyo Bay is an impressive structure indeed, the shimmering blue water of its two pools surrounded on three sides by towering rows of seats that, in a normal Olymp...

Slimmed-down ceremony to open pandemic-hit Tokyo Games

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics opens on Friday with a ceremony reflecting a Games like no other, walking a fine line between celebrating the feats of the world's best athletes while...

Russian Olympic archer loses consciousness in Tokyo heat

TOKYO (AP) — Russian archer Svetlana Gomboeva lost consciousness during a competition at the Tokyo Olympics in intense heat Friday. Gomboeva collapsed shortly after completing the qu...