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U.S. women roll past Spain to win sixth straight gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States women's basketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest Olympic sporting dynasties of all time.
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Who is Sounders interim coach Brian Schmetzer?

More than a decade ago, both celebrating successful seasons with family at Sixty Acres Park up in Redmond, local soccer coaches Brian Schmetzer and Pete Fewing asked a passerby if she’d care for a photo.

Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple

RIO DE JANEIRO — Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100 meters relay crown in Rio on Friday.

Felix takes home record fifth gold as U.S. wins relay

RIO DE JANEIRO — A day after a near-disaster with a dropped baton, defending champions the United States made no mistake on Friday when they won the women's Olympic 4x100 meters relay and Allyson Felix became the first woman to collect five athletics gold medals.
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Neymar hands Brazil precious soccer gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO — Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil’s first men’s football gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday.

Lochte issues apology for behavior in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S. gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte on Friday apologized for his behavior at the Olympics after being accused by Brazilian police of inventing a story about an armed robbery to cover for some bad behavior at a gas station.

Bills release RB Williams

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The Bills have given up on Karlos Williams, releasing the second-year running back.
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Dominant Felix leads Mariners over Brewers to clinch series

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez tossed eight quality innings and the Seattle Mariners used back-to-back seventh-inning home runs from Mike Zunino and Leonys Martin to pull away and beat Milwaukee 8-2 on Saturday night.
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Mariners survive dramatic ninth inning to beat Angels, 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. — If the Mariners get to where they want to in 2016, which is a spot in the postseason, they will look back on the final out of their 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday as one of the reasons they got there.

Sharper gets 18 years

NEW ORLEANS — Former National Football League star Darren Sharper was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in federal prison in a case stemming from accusations that he drugged and raped women in four states while working as a television analyst.

Rollins leads U.S. hurdles podium sweep

RIO DE JANEIRO — Like many black American women, Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin have faced a good few hurdles of the metaphorical kind in their lives.
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U.S. seizes second chance after baton bungle

RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States grasped their second chance to reach the Olympic women’s 4x100 meters final with both hands on Thursday, racing alone around the Rio track in 41.77 seconds to knock China out of the last eight.

Serbia women’s volleyball team shocks favored U.S.

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Serbian women's volleyball team eliminated the world's top-ranked team, the United States, on Thursday in a shock upset after the undefeated Americans lost their top player to a leg injury.
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Seattle bullpen blows tie, Angels break 11-game losing streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After being so good for so much of the Mariners’ recent push into postseason contention and the strong start to August, the Seattle bullpen was inevitably going to experience some level of regression. The cadre of relievers simply couldn’t keep putting up zero after zero. But the trouble all came at once Tuesday night at Angels Stadium.

U.S. women’s hoops beats Japan

RIO DE JANEIRO — After a day of suspense, nail-biting finishes and a huge upset, the United States advanced to the Olympic women's basketball semifinals with minimum fuss on Tuesday, thumping Japan 110-64.