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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Dec. 26: Singer Abdul “Duke” Fakir of The Four Tops is 86. “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh is 76. Keyboardist Bob Carpente...

Boxing among 3 Olympic sports in danger of losing 2028 spot

GENEVA (AP) — Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon were set a target of about 18 months on Thursday to make changes in order to keep their status as Olympic sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Game...

Sport climbing gets a boost with Olympic debut

Sport climbing's popularity has risen in recent years as more climbers have turned out to scale walls indoors and out. The sport, like nearly everything else, lost its footing a bit ...

Afghan karate champion fears it's game over for female athletes

CISARUA, Indonesia, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Afghan karate champion Meena Asadi pounds the heavy bag as part of her training routine, but she fears female athletes still in her homeland may have already los...

Taiwan's Olympic karate medalist announces engagement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh from having won her historic medal in Olympic karate, Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) revealed that she has accepted a marriage proposal and that her fiancee is her t...

Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun clinches bronze medal in Olympic karate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) on Thursday (Aug. 5) fought her way to the semifinals of the Women's 55-kg kumite category of the karate competition and has won the bro...

EXPLAINER: How team of refugee athletes made it to Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Refugee Olympic Team was created by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympics to allow athletes to keep competing even if they have been forced to leave their home cou...

EXPLAINER: This year's four new Olympic sports, broken down

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are introducing four new sports — skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing. Each traveled its own unique path to the Games. Here, at a glance, from Associated ...

Live at Budokan: Famed arena gets another Olympic spotlight

TOKYO (AP) — The Nippon Budokan sits serenely nestled in a verdant park at the heart of Tokyo. Visitors admire the elegant lines of its Buddhist temple-based design before they step into the graceful ...

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into a boat. A women's rowing event...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic medal predictions by AP beat writers: ___ ARCHERY Mixed Team Gold: South Korea Silver: I...

Emmy surprises: 'Pose,' 'I May Destroy You' and 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. STRIKE A POSE “Pose” left the ballroom with a clutch of Emmy nomina...

McGregor seeks revenge in 3rd fight with Poirier at UFC 264

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor was soundly beaten by Dustin Poirier less than six months ago. That doesn't seem like enough time for the Irish superstar to patch all the holes Poirier punched in his ...

Tokyo-bound: Australia to send 472 athletes to the Olympics

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia will send 472 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics, the second-largest team sent overseas by the country since the 2004 Athens Games. The Australian Olympic Committ...

Ready to roll: Skateboarding set to wow on Olympic debut

TOKYO (AP) — WHAT’S NEW: Absolutely everything. Skateboarding is one of four sports making their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games, along with karate, surfing and sport climbing. As was the case when ...