Former college water polo player Joseph Peila, a math teacher at Basic High School, is one of seven international referees selected to officiate at the Rio Olympics.
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Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.
At least 85 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal.
Las Vegan Augie Sanchez is headed to the Olympics as an assistant coach for the U.S. boxing team. Sanchez credits his success to his former trainer and father-in-law, Pat Barry.
FINA has ruled that seven Russian swimmers, including breaststroke medal hopeful Yulia Efimova, are ineligible to compete in the Rio Olympics, world swimming’s governing body said on Monday.
Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.
The U.S. Olympic basketball team had a productive week in Las Vegas, culminating with Friday’s 111-74 win over Agentina. Now, it’s on to Los Angeles for the next stop on the five-game exhibition tour when Team USA faces China Sunday at the Staples Center.
The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team wraps up its Las Vegas camp with an exhibition game against Argentina at T-Mobile Arena. Follow the game with our live blog.
Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Olympics, the IOC said Friday.
As the world waits to see if the entire Russian team is expelled from the 2016 Olympic Games, Las Vegan John “Jack” Spargo remembers how the Russians always did things their own way.
Indiana Pacers all-star forward Paul George is back in Las Vegas with Team USA almost two years since he broke his leg in a team scrimmage at the Thomas & Mack Center and missed the World Cup of Basketball tournament.
Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro.
DeMarcus Cousins, who is the center of attention, literally and figuratively in Sacramento, happily blends in with the rest of the stars of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. As one of two centers, the 6-foot-11-inch Cousins is expected to see plenty of action next month in Rio de Janeiro.
Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks all-star guard prepares to play in his record fourth Olympic basketball tournament for Team USA next month.
The IOC executive board announced steps on Tuesday following a scathing report by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator who accused Russia’s sports ministry of overseeing doping of the country’s athletes across 28 Olympic sports.
He still has a couple of months before he gets to work in Oakland. But Kevin Durant will get a taste of the Warrior life in the coming weeks through USA Basketball.
The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday recommended that the IOC and International Paralympic Committee should consider banning all athletes entered by the Russian Olympic Committee for next month’s Rio Olympics.
Team USA head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is in town for the team’s pre-Olympic training camp at Mendenhall Center. The U.S. is shooting for its third straight gold medal when it competes in next month’s Olympics in Brazil.
Katy Perry has released a new single that marks her first new music since her smash 2013 album, “Prism.”
Jordan Spieth said pulling out of the Olympics was the hardest decision he’s ever made, and that it likely will haunt him as he’s watching golfers compete for a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro for the first time in 112 years.
The United States has won the last three Olympic gold medals. The team opens the tournament in Brazil against New Zealand on Aug. 3 at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.
Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904.
Randall Cunningham II didn’t advance in the men’s high jump preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in rainy Eugene, Oregon, on Friday, failing to clear the opening height of 7 feet, ¼ inch.
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