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Matt Centrowitz becomes first American man to take gold in 1500 since 1908

The last time an American man took the gold medal in the 1500-meter, Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, Henry Ford was gearing up to produce the first Model T and the Chicago Cubs were about to win the World Series. That American, Mel Sheppard, won

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Allyson Felix is gold again in women's 4x400 relay

One night after becoming the first woman in track and field history to win five gold medals, Allyson Felix added to her collection. Felix’s six golds is second among U.S. women behind only swimmer Jenny Thompson’s eight gold medals. A gold medal in th

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U.S. women's 4x100 relay team sprints past Jamaica to capture Olympic gold

The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team celebrates after winning gold. RIO DE JANEIRO — Bested by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in both the 100 and 200 meters earlier this week, the American women’s sprint corps at last scored some revenge. Marooned in lan

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Usian Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Usain Bolt leaves one of the greatest Olympic legacies. RIO DE JANEIRO — It ended like it was supposed to, with another gold medal, another breathtaking run, another reminder that Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man ever but one capable of summoning

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Usain Bolt does it again, winning 200-meter Olympic gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won his second gold of the Rio Olympics Thursday. Bolt ran away from the field in the 200-meter dash, falling shy of his world record but still easily capturing his second gold medal of the Rio Games and the eighth of his Olympic ca

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Tears, pain after USA women’s volleyball shocked by Serbia

Tijana Boskovic was in tears. “We still can’t believe what we did,” she said, staring off towards the volleyball court at Maracanãzinho, where the Rio Olympics women’s semifinal had just ended. Team USA was ranked No. 1 in the world entering the

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Report: Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers 'fabricated' armed robbery story

Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. Olympic swimming teammates fabricated the story about being robbed at gunpoint that became international news at the Rio de Janeiro Games, according to ABC. Video shows the U.S. swimmer “breaking down” a bathroom do

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Brianna Rollins leads American sweep of women's 100 hurdles final

Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali celebrate with flags. RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States swept the podium in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday night, with Brianna Rollins winning gold, Nia Ali silver and Kristi Castlin bronze at the Rio Games.

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Simone Biles wins floor exercise for fourth gold medal of 2016 Olympics

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman went 1-2 in the women’s floor exercise. RIO DE JANEIRO – America’s Olympic golden girl finished the gymnastics competition as she should, winning another Olympic gold medal.

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Anthony Ervin, 35, wins 50-meter freestyle gold in stunning fashion

Anthony Ervin won his second gold in the 50-meter freestyle on Friday. Anthony Ervin, the oldest man to swim for the United States at the Olympics in more than a century, earned a gold medal in the Rio Games’ 50-meter freestyle race Friday night. France

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Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800 freestyle, wins fourth gold medal

Katie Ledecky completed her Olympic freestyle tour de force Friday night with another annihilation of the field, and another world record in the 800-meter free. Ledecky, the defending champion in the event that first put her on the international radar, re

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Michael Phelps wins yet another Olympic gold medal in 200-meter IM

Michael Phelps bested rival and friend Ryan Lochte one last time Thursday. RIO DE JANEIRO – For the fourth consecutive and final time, Michael Phelps won Olympic gold in the 200-meter individual medley. The two men had dominated the event for 12 years i

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American Ryan Murphy wins 200 backstroke for another gold medal

American dominance in the 200-meter backstroke continued Thursday at the Rio Games, where Ryan Murphy won Team USA’s sixth consecutive gold in the event.

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Katie Ledecky continues to crush the Olympics

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Michael Phelps dusts rival to win 200 butterfly for second gold of Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michael Phelps regained his Olympic 200-meter butterfly title Tuesday night by beating the man who took it away from him four years earlier.

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Dominant U.S. captures gold in historic win

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41-year-old Oksana Chusovitina may be the most incredible athlete at the Olympics

Competing in a record seventh Olympics, Oksana Chusovitina's son is the same age as many of her competitors. And in Rio, she'll attempt one of the hardest vaults ever done by a female gymnast.

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Katie Ledecky shatters 400 freestyle world record, nabs first U.S. swimming gold

United States’ gold medal winner Katie Ledecky celebrates during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de

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Michael Phelps gets 19th gold medal as U.S. wins 4x100 freestyle relay

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Rio 2016 gold medal winners: Day 1

Full Coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Yahoo Sports. Get the schedule, medal count and the latest results.

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'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu shatters world record in 400 IM, American Maya DiRado takes second

The “Iron Lady” now owns some precious metal. Four years after missing the medal podium entirely in a bitterly disappointing London Olympics, Hungarian star Katinka Hosszu opened a redemptive Rio Games by dominating the 400-meter individual medley and