Ryan Lochte dropped by Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren, others after Rio incident |Aug 22, 2016

Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery. In quick succession, four sponsors announced they were dumping the swimmer, who has since apologized and conceded that he embellished what happened during a now-infamous stop at a Rio gas station.

Rio 2016, not the best, but not bad |Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> So they pulled it off, the Brazilians did, just like they assured us they’d do. It wasn’t the greatest Olympics ever or even close. But, for me at least, it wasn’t as bad as it apparently was for many grumpy, inconvenienced media members.

2016 Rio Olympics: Kevin Durant leads U.S. men’s basketball to gold medal |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ended up right where expected. The Americans got their gold, and they did it easily. Saving their best for last in a tournament that had been tough, the U.

2016 Olympics: Claressa Shields becomes first U.S. boxer with two golds |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Claressa Shields won her second Olympic boxing gold medal Sunday, becoming the first American to win gold in two games. Shields dominated the first women’s boxing tournament in London and was again the class of the middleweight division in Rio.

2016 Rio Olympics: USA men’s basketball dismantles a defenseless Serbia |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> So a Mongolian wrestling coach strips down to his underpants in protest, while I’m busying watching a bunch of NBA players undress Serbia. By the time both demonstrations were over, I’m pretty sure the Serbs were the ones left more exposed, which is saying something since the only other thing the guy from Mongolia was wearing were socks.

2016 Rio Olympics: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge finally gets marathon gold |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> One-hundred-fifty-five runners started the Olympic Games marathon Sunday morning but anyone with medal ambitions was keeping an especially close eye on Kenya’s Eluid Kipchoge, the second-fastest marathoner in history.

2016 Rio Olympics: Feyisa Lilesa may face sanctions upon return to Ethiopia |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Feyisa Lilesa’s silver medal finish Sunday morning extended Ethiopia’s legacy Olympic marathon success. From Abebe Bikila racing barefoot along a torch-lit course at the 1960 Games in Rome for the nation’s gold medal to his methodical defense four years later in Tokyo or passing the torch to 1968 winner Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runners raised the Olympic marathon to iconic status.

Rio Olympics Analysis: Despite golden moments on field, Games deeply tarnished |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach chose a curious way over the weekend to try to spin the Rio Olympic Games as a success. “I think this is a really iconic games,” Bach said.

2016 Rio Olympics roundup: Brazil wins men’s volleyball gold |Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> With soccer star Neymar in attendance, the Brazilian men’s volleyball team swept Italy for the gold medal on Sunday. Brazil won 25-22, 28-26, 26-24 for its third gold medal in volleyball, which became an Olympic sport in 1964.

Rio 2016: US women’s basketball takes 6th straight Olympic gold |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The U.S. women’s basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday.

Syracuse assistant, former Mater Dei standout Mike Hopkins overcomes the odds |Aug 20, 2016

The enthusiasm in Mike Hopkins’ voice sounded clear as he spoke into the phone. He just finished another practice as a court coach for the U.

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar kick is gold, gives Brazil first Olympics soccer title |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> With a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil’s biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host its biggest moment of the games. Brazil won its first Olympic gold medal in soccer Saturday with a dramatic penalty kick by Neymar to defeat Germany, sending the nation into a frenzy after a 1-1 (5-4 shootout) victory.

Ryan Lochte says ‘immature behavior’ got him into a mess |Aug 20, 2016

NEW YORK >> American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympics: With penalty kick, Brazil men’s soccer team wins first gold medal |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> He had just created a moment that lifted the entire country. But Neymar reacted by instead falling to his knees, raising his outstretched arms and sobbing. His score Saturday gave host Brazil a desperate 5-4 victory in a penalty shootout over Germany, after the teams had played to a 1-1 draw.

Rio Olympics 2016 TV Listings for Sunday, August 21 |Aug 20, 2016

NBC 5 a.m. – 8 a.m. Men’s Track & Field – Marathon (LIVE) 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Group Gold Medal Final 9:15 a.

Miller: Brazil soccer team now has its signature moment of the 2016 Olympics |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> When the shot went in, he leapt with pure unbridled joy, thrusting his arms in thanks toward God and releasing a howl that, based on its terrifying sound, came from somewhere closer to Satan.

2016 Rio Olympics: Eliud Kipchoge returns to marathon after eight-years |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> With Sunday morning’s marathon, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge returns the Olympic Games after an eight-year absence. Financially his appearance in Rio doesn’t make sense.

Rio Games: Relay wins cap banner Olympics for U.S. track team |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are two savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always goes to plan. Over the final, topsy turvy 30 minutes of running at the Olympic track on Saturday night, both Americans came away with prizes they’d been wishing for all along.

Swimmer Ryan Lochte says his ‘immature behavior’ got him into mess |Aug 20, 2016

American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he “over-exaggerated” what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympics: Emotional Americans claim women’s volleyball bronze |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Before they took the court and won bronze, they gathered in the locker room one final time. Each player on the U.S. women’s volleyball took a turn to speak. Jordan Larson told her teammates she loved them and would fight for every one of them.

2016 Rio Olympics: Matthew Centrowitz brings 1,500 gold back to U.S. |Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Matthew Centrowitz, gold medal around his neck, was still trying to find his bearings at the dizzying height of the top step on the Olympic Stadium medal podium Saturday night when he was approached by Lord Sebastian Coe.

2016 Rio Olympics: U.S. men’s basketball advances to gold medal game |Aug 19, 2016

The United States will play for another gold medal in men’s basketball, and they’ll be doing it thanks largely to Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. On the surface, this seems like a remarkable sentence.

Rio Olympics 2016: U.S. women earn water polo gold medal |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> In the same pool where Michael Phelps made all his magic here, the U.S. women’s water polo team channeled its inner goal medalist Friday. The Americans successfully defended their Olympic title from 2012 with a 12-5 victory over Italy.

2016 Rio Olympics: 4x100 relay will be Usain Bolt’s last Olympic event |Aug 19, 2016

What to watch: After winning the men’s 200 meter finals on Thursday, Usain Bolt will compete in his final Olympic career event as the anchor of Jamaica’s 4x100 meter men’s relay team against a field that features Justin Gatlin and Team USA.

2016 Rio Olympics: U.S. men’s volleyball team loses five-set semifinal to Italy |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings. He and David Lee stuffed the Italians with stellar blocking.

Rio Olympics 2016 TV Listings for Saturday, August 20 |Aug 19, 2016

NBC 7 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Women’s Triathlon – Gold Medal Final (LIVE) 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Gold Medal Finals Men’s Diving – 10m Platform Semifinal Women’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) 11:30 a.

2016 Rio Olympics: U.S. women’s 4x100 meter relay wins gold |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> In the shadow of mighty Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix achieved something unprecedented in women’s track and field Friday by winning her fifth Olympic gold medal. And together with the rest of the 4x100-meter relay team, she brought the United States closer to its biggest medal haul in decades.

Jeff Miller: Courtney Mathewson, Adam Krikorian share one last victory |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> For a sport where there’s so much unknown happening below the water, it was clear what was happening now above the surface. That much was obvious, as obvious as a grown man — wearing shoes and socks, long pants and a collared shirt — flailing for joy in a swimming pool.

2016 Rio Olympics: Kenyan distance runner keeps promise to herself |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot had been to four Olympic Games and had never won a gold medal and standing between her and a victory in the Olympic Games’ 5,000-meter final was Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana.

2016 Rio Olympics: Brazil seeking redemption vs. Germany in soccer final |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Brazil and Germany meet at the iconic Maracana Stadium on Saturday in a men’s soccer gold medal final that the Olympic Games’ host nation has been waiting more than two years for.

Paralympics face cuts in funding, change in venue |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> The Paralympics will go ahead next month despite being forced to implement further “major budget cuts” to the games in Rio de Janeiro. Poor ticket sales have compounded existing financial challenges in recession-battered Brazil, which have been impacting the Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympic roundup: Germany sends women’s soccer coach out on top |Aug 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile.

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made robbery story up, says Brazilian official |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian police official told The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro. The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe.

Rio Olympics: U.S. women’s 4x100 relay team granted re-run after dropped baton |Aug 18, 2016

There was high drama on the track for the USA women’s 4x100 relay team on Thursday morning at the Rio Olympics. The Americans, running in the second of three heats, failed to advance after dropping the baton on the second exchange, between Allyson Felix and English Gardner.

Rio Olympics: Top-ranked U.S. women ousted by Serbia in volleyball semifinals |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Leaning over, hands on her knees and cheering at every chance, injured U.S. star Foluke Akinradewo could only watch. The top-ranked Americans had fought back to force a fifth set against Serbia before falling short – short of the gold-medal goal that had driven her and others back to the national team for one more Olympic cycle.

Rio Olympics 2016: Helen Maroulis wins wrestling gold for U.S., tops Japanese legend Saori Yoshida |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> Helen Maroulis made a great run in women’s wrestling Thursday, reaching the gold medal match at 53-kg in the Rio Olympics. Once there, she reached an entirely higher level, defeating a legend in the sport, Japan’s Saori Yoshida, 4-1.

2016 Rio Olympics: U.S. women to play Italy for water polo gold |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> She’s only 18 and that birthday didn’t arrive until just a few weeks ago. On Friday, Maddie Musselman could celebrate belatedly in a way that always arrives on time: the acceptance of an Olympic gold medal.

Rio Olympics 2016 TV Listings for Friday, August 19 |Aug 18, 2016

NBC 10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Equestrian – Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final (LIVE) Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Semifinals Synchronized Swimming – Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE) 12:10 p.

Kyrgyzstan weightlifter must give up bronze medal in doping case |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> A weightlifter from Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be stripped of a medal after failing a drug test. Also on Thursday, two canoeist were suspended and could lose bronze medals, a Chinese swimmer and Brazilian cyclist were both disqualified and an Indian wrestler was suspended and ordered out of the Olympic village a day before his first competition.

2016 Rio Olympics: American wrestler Helen Maroulis scores shocking win |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> The result was so heavy, so loaded with emotion and consequence, that the loser wilted under the weight. And so did the winner. There they were, both on their knees, both crumpled forward, both holding their faces.

2016 Rio Olympics: Ashton Eaton ties Olympic decathlon record |Aug 18, 2016

Rio de Janeiro >> Ashton Eaton joined a most exclusive club at Olympic Stadium Thursday night. Eaton became only the third man to successfully defend the Olympic decathlon title with a Games record-equaling victory.

U.S. women’s 4x100 team advances on second chance |Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANIERO >> The U.S. team made the most of its second chance to qualify for the women’s 4x100-meter relay final, running the fastest time of the day in a solo re-run before the night session began.

2016 Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt can make claims as greatest of all time |Aug 18, 2016

Rio de Janeiro >> In a sort of victory lap before the victory, Usain Bolt held up his left arm, his index finger extended into a wet night, as he walked slowly clockwise from a tunnel entrance, around the Olympic Stadium curve to his blocks in Lane 6 and the start of the Olympic Games 200-meter final.

Brazil court orders passports of U.S. swimmers Lochte, Feigen seized |Aug 17, 2016

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.

Rio Olympics 2016: U.S. men’s volleyball reaches the semis, tops Poland |Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. men’s volleyball team is on to the Rio semifinals, beating Poland in straight sets Wednesday for a fourth straight victory since a surprising 0-2 Olympic start.

Misty May-Treanor enjoying Olympic beach volleyball experience from home |Aug 17, 2016

On the day Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrated after winning bronze in her fourth trip to the Olympics, the woman who battled alongside her for years in the sand was nowhere near the beach-volleyball stadium or Rio’s spotlight.

U.S. wrestlers Helen Maroulis, Elena Pirozhkova not afraid to share |Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> They share a dream, these two Olympians do, and a passion and a focus. Of course, that can be said of pretty much all Olympians. The difference with this pair? They even share a bed.

U.S. women’s water polo team earns its shot at gold |Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> It was as close as a two-goal game in the third quarter Wednesday. But, eventually and somewhat inevitably, the U.S. women’s water polo team worked its way into position to go for a gold medal.

2016 Rio Olympics: American women make historic 100 hurdles sweep |Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO >> A Japanese journalist asked American hurdlers Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin how they were going to celebrate their historic sweep of the Olympic Games 100-meter hurdles medals, the one and only 1-2-3 of the Rio Games so far.

Rio Olympics 2016 TV Listings for Thursday, August 18 |Aug 17, 2016

NBC 10 a.m. – Noon Track & Field (LIVE) Men’s 400m Hurdles – Gold Medal Final Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Gold Medal Finals Noon – 2 p.