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Beach volleyball: Walsh Jennings has perfect run spiked

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian duo Barbara Seixas and Agatha Bednarczuk dished out a first-ever Olympic loss to American great Kerri Walsh Jennings amid a fevered atmosphere on Copacabana beach to reach the final of the women's beach volleyball.

USA men’s hoops thumps Argentina

The United States reaffirmed their status as gold medal favourites blowing away Argentina 105-78 on Wednesday to storm into the semi-finals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament.

Judge orders seizure of Lochte, Feigen passports

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian judge ordered Wednesday that the passports of American swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen be seized, confining them to the country as authorities investigate their claim they were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Jianlian gets another shot in the NBA

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal to bring China star Yi Jianlian back to the NBA, according to league sources.

49ers sign Ponder to replace injured Lewis

SAN FRANCISCO — After a pair of injuries left them thin at quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers moved to add some depth Tuesday, signing veteran Christian Ponder.

Hickey accused of scalping

RIO DE JANEIRO — A senior Olympic executive from Ireland was arrested and taken to the hospital Wednesday after police carried out a raid at his beachfront hotel as part of an investigation into illegal sale of tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Carroll | Graham might not be ready for opener

RENTON — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said tight end Jimmy Graham is “making progress” after offseason knee surgery, but Carroll also raised the possibility that Graham might not be ready to play by the start of the season.

Claye hops, skips and jumps to the altar in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — When American Will Claye took to the track in the men's triple jump final on Tuesday, he had more than just a medal in his sights; he was also keeping a close eye on his bag.

Commentary | Is Michael ready to step up for ‘Hawks?

RENTON — You’ll find him dancing on the sideline between snaps. You’ll catch him celebrating breakaways in team drills. You’ll see a smile stapled to his face as though life is on his payroll.

Green-Beckham on his way to Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles acquired 2015 second-round receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Tennessee Titans in a trade Tuesday morning.

Dareus faces suspension

BUFFALO — Buffalo Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is facing a four-game suspension for another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Felix ousted by Miller’s lunge in 400-meter sprint

RIO de JANEIRO — Bahamian Shaunae Miller launched herself over the finishing line with a desperate dive to pip American Allyson Felix to Olympic 400 meters gold by the slimmest of margins in a thrilling final on Monday.

Sardinas traded to Padres

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Mariners made a small trade on Monday morning, sending utility infielder Luis Sardinas to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Sounders win third straight

Nicolas Lodeiro's latest crowd-pleasing escapade had a little bit of Harry Houdini to it.