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ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Neymar, we'll let you use your hands.

  • By EDDIE PELLS
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This year more than ever, the so-called "face" of the Olympics could be a wrestler, or a fencer, or an athlete who most of the world has never heard of before.

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  • By JOHN MARSHALL
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's athletic director job has often been a stepping stone to supposedly bigger and better places.

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FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, Team Visa athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad leads an interactive fencing demonstration in New York. This year …

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FILE - In this March 9, 2016, file photo, U.S. Olympic gold medalist wrestler Jordan Burroughs poses for photos at the 2016 Team USA Media Sum…

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ROME (AP) — An anti-establishment newcomer, capitalizing on anger over political corruption and deteriorating city services, trounced Premier Matteo Renzi's candidate in Rome's mayoral runoff Sunday to become the first woman to head City Hall in the Italian capital.

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Candidate as Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, of the 5-Star Movement, talks during a final rally in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome, Friday, June …

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  • By Andrea K. McDaniels The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE — To former Army Sgt. Ryan Major, there’s no better feeling than banging into another player so hard during a game that he knocks them over.

  • By Jamie Blanchard-Schneider Special to the Arizona Daily Star

No, really. You can surf in Omaha. This year, the College World Series overlaps with the U.S. Olympic Trials in Swimming because Omaha is that…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 9-year-old Central California boy braved strong currents and cold water to swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back.

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SAN FRANCISCO — A 9-year-old Central California boy braved strong currents and cold water to swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz island and back.

  • Ivan Sekretarev

In this photo taken Saturday, June 4, 2016, Russia's javelin thrower Vera Rebrik speaks to the media after competing at the Znamensky Brothers…

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine's flag. After Russia's annexation of Crimea, like many athletes, he switched his allegiance from Ukraine to Russia.

  • Ivan Sekretarev

In this photo taken Saturday, June 4, 2016, Russia's javelin thrower Vera Rebrik competes at the Znamensky Brothers Memorial athletics meet in…

  • Ivan Sekretarev

In this photo taken Saturday, June 4, 2016, Russia's javelin thrower Vera Rebrik speaks to the media after competing at the Znamensky Brothers…

  • Sergei Chuzavkov

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Crimean gymnast Anna Rizatdinova, who still competes for Ukraine, speaks to the Associated Press in…

  • Sergei Chuzavkov

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Crimean gymnast Anna Rizatdinova, who still competes for Ukraine, performs during training in Kiev,…

  • Ivan Sekretarev

In this photo taken Saturday, June 4, 2016, Russia's javelin thrower Vera Rebrik competes at the Znamensky Brothers Memorial athletics meet in…

  • Jason Doiy

This June 27, 2011, photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who drew criticism for sentencing former Stanford Univer…

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This January 2015 booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office shows Brock Turner. The former Stanford University swimmer…