<![CDATA[2016 Summer Rio Olympics Games & News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/ en-us Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:31:49 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:31:49 CDT Olympics 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Ready or not, worried or not, the Rio Olympics start next week http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article92690957.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:01:57 CDT

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Day-to-day guide of what to watch on TV from the Rio Olympics http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92589562.html#storylink=rss Here’s a day-by-day look at the must-see events of the Rio Games, including top U.S. athletes and teams going for gold medals and Kansas City-area competitors to watch.

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US Olympic women hold off select team 88-84 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91850017.html#storylink=rss Maya Moore hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team survive a stiff test from a U.S. select team with an 88-84 victory on Monday night.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:10:36 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91850017.html
Carmelo Anthony gathers athletes, cops, kids in conversation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91823517.html#storylink=rss Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can't sleep anymore.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:11:02 CDT By GREG BEACHAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91823517.html
Doping whistleblower appeals to IOC, says decision flawed http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91781207.html#storylink=rss Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's hopes of competing in the Summer Olympics are all but over. Her fight to expose doping and corruption is not.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:46:06 CDT By EDDIE PELLS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91781207.html
How to watch the Rio Olympics? Here’s a day-by-day television schedule http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92588577.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:17:37 CDT

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24 Olympians to follow on social media ahead of Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91767387.html#storylink=rss With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just around the corner, athletes from all over the world will come together with the same goal: to win.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:41:02 CDT By SAMANTHA PELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91767387.html
Despite delays, Australians ready to move to Rio village http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91759262.html#storylink=rss Despite a delay of several days, the head of the Australian delegation said she expects her 700 athletes and officials to move into housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:11:01 CDT By STEPHEN WADE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91759262.html
Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia's problems http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91685827.html#storylink=rss While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:56:04 CDT By JAMES ELLINGWORTH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91685827.html
Karolyis' Texas ranch flips to USA Gymnastics after Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91671112.html#storylink=rss The face at the top of U.S. women's gymnastics will change next month when longtime national team coordinator Martha Karolyi retires following the Summer Olympics.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:26:02 CDT By WILL GRAVES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91671112.html
Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91668777.html#storylink=rss Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:31:02 CDT By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91668777.html
7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91664237.html#storylink=rss Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:36:08 CDT By JAMES ELLINGWORTH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91664237.html
Japanese Buddhist priest contemplates canoe gold in Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91660517.html#storylink=rss When he's not chanting and living the austere life of a Buddhist priest, Kazuki Yazawa contemplates Olympic gold.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:45:36 CDT By EMILY WANG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91660517.html
Boos to cheers: Durant heads home to Oakland with Team USA http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91659622.html#storylink=rss Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:46:02 CDT By GREG BEACHAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article91659622.html
Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91658162.html#storylink=rss Brandi Chastain is confident the U.S. women's soccer team can win the gold medal again in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and dealing with her son's diagnosis of Crohn's disease.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:11:01 CDT By MELISSA MURPHY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91658162.html
Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91658132.html#storylink=rss Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:01:03 CDT By KAREEM COPELAND ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91658132.html
Doping investigator faces 'deluge of requests' on Russians http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92795297.html#storylink=rss Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren says he is facing "a deluge of requests" to provide information on individual athletes implicated in his report on state-sponsored doping in Russia.

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Taurasi, 4 former UConn stars help overwhelm Canada 83-43 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92745642.html#storylink=rss Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:21:04 CDT By DOUG FEINBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92745642.html
Saudi sprinter Masrahi to miss Olympics because of doping http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92790302.html#storylink=rss Saudi authorities say sprinter Yousef Ahmed Masrahi will not compete in this summer's Olympics after failing a drug test.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:31:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92790302.html
Vahe Gregorian: Ready or not, worried or not, the Rio Olympics start next week http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92788697.html#storylink=rss Before the 2004 Athens Olympics, the specter of terror was a dominant theme of the preamble.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By VAHE GREGORIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92788697.html
Luke DeCock: Krzyzewki's last US job: Secure the future without him http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92788692.html#storylink=rss The wine-and-pizza evening when Jerry Colangelo talked Mike Krzyzewski into returning for a third Olympics is nearly as much a part of USA Basketball lore as the Dream Team. Having won two gold medals, Krzyzewski was finished, headed back to Duke and Duke alone, only for Colangelo to convince him to give it a third go.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LUKE DECOCK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92788692.html
English Gardner is going to be much more than a name that you can't forget http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92788677.html#storylink=rss Monica and Anthony Gardner were sure their second child was destined to do great things, so they tried to think of a name that would stand out as much as she would.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HELENE ELLIOTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92788677.html
After World Cup success, Australia stood for better wages http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92788652.html#storylink=rss Long before the U.S. women's soccer team filed a federal complaint over wage discrimination, the Australian women fought for better pay.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:05:37 CDT By ANNE M. PETERSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92788652.html
Team USA not worried about lackluster shooting in rout of Venezuela http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92780912.html#storylink=rss CHICAGO-Some of the best offensive basketball players in the NBA are on Team USA's roster, such as the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRIS HINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92780912.html
American women trump men in medal pursuit at Rio Olympics http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92788637.html#storylink=rss The image of sprightly gymnasts tumbling across a balance beam has always drawn American viewers during the Olympics, just like pictures of bikini-clad beach volleyball players going for gold.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:55:33 CDT By DAVE SKRETTA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92788637.html
Irving helps US to ugly 80-45 win over Venezuela http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92772202.html#storylink=rss Moments after his successful return to Chicago with the U.S. national team, Jimmy Butler pulled on a T-shirt with a picture of Brazilian soccer star Pele on the front.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:51:00 CDT By JAY COHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92772202.html
Chinese table tennis domination leads to exodus of talent http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92769002.html#storylink=rss South Korea's top female table tennis player, China-born Jeon Ji-hee, has an easy explanation for why she had to leave her homeland to compete in the game she loves.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:55:43 CDT By FOSTER KLUG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92769002.html
Injury forces 15-year-old South Korean gymnast out of Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92768657.html#storylink=rss South Korean gymnast Lee Go-im will miss next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after fracturing her left arm during training at an Olympic venue.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:50:37 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92768657.html
Family looms large in US boxer Gary Russell's Olympic quest http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92730762.html#storylink=rss They are four fighting brothers, each proudly bearing a version of their father's name. They strategize and train and compete together out of their Maryland gym, relentlessly applying teamwork to a profoundly individual sport.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:05:40 CDT By GREG BEACHAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article92730762.html
9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92672247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:17:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/olympics/article92672247.html