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United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team Bowen Beck, Blake Pieroni, and Caeleb Dressel celebrate after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Aussie beats Ledecky for gold in 400 free; Dressel gets his first gold in quest for six

United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team Bowen Beck, Blake Pieroni, and Caeleb Dressel celebrate after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

July 25, 2021, 9:08pm National Sports

Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming Monday, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager hits a two-RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Mariners pull closer in wild card race, hold off A’s 4-3

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager hits a two-RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 25, 2021, 4:55pm National Sports

Kyle Seager hit a two-out, two-run single as part of Seattle’s four-run third inning, Marco Gonzales won his second straight decision, and the Mariners inched closer in the American League wild-card chase with a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Read story

United States' Damian Lillard (6), Kevin Durant (7), and Draymond Green (16) their loss to France in wait for play to resume during their loss to France in a men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

If shots don’t fall in Olympics, not a surprise when U.S. does

United States' Damian Lillard (6), Kevin Durant (7), and Draymond Green (16) their loss to France in wait for play to resume during their loss to France in a men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

July 25, 2021, 4:35pm National Sports

The U.S. had five attempts on the pivotal possession of its latest basketball failure and came up empty on all of them. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, center, hugs Cal Raleigh (29) after being covered with powder by teammates after Kelenic scored the winning run on a wild pitch during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Mariners walk it off with a wild pitch in 9th, beat A’s 5-4

Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, center, hugs Cal Raleigh (29) after being covered with powder by teammates after Kelenic scored the winning run on a wild pitch during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 24, 2021, 11:45pm National Sports

Struggling rookie Jarred Kelenic scored the winning run on Lou Trivino’s wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth, Mitch Haniger homered twice and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Saturday night. Read story

Chase Kalisz, of the United States, celebrates winning the final of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

U.S. starts off strong with 3 swim medals, including 1st gold

Chase Kalisz, of the United States, celebrates winning the final of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

July 24, 2021, 8:44pm National Sports

Chase Kalisz led a medal haul by the powerhouse American team at the Olympic pool, taking gold Sunday in the men’s 400-meter individual medley. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh, right, is greed by Luis Torrens (22) after Raleigh hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Seattle. Torrens hit a solo home run in his ensuing at-bat. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Raleigh, Torrens hit back-to-back HRs as Mariners top A’s

Seattle Mariners' Cal Raleigh, right, is greed by Luis Torrens (22) after Raleigh hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Seattle. Torrens hit a solo home run in his ensuing at-bat. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 23, 2021, 11:18pm National Sports

Cal Raleigh and Luis Torrens hit back-to-back homers, Dylan Moore scored the go-ahead run on consecutive wild pitches and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night. Read story

Playing for the United States, Matthew Beniers (10) scores an empty net goal against Slovakia during the World Junior Hockey championship game in Jan. 2, 2021. He became the Seattle Kraken's first-ever draft pick, going No. 2 overall on Friday, July 23, 2021.

Kraken nab Matthew Beniers as 1st pick in franchise history

Playing for the United States, Matthew Beniers (10) scores an empty net goal against Slovakia during the World Junior Hockey championship game in Jan. 2, 2021. He became the Seattle Kraken's first-ever draft pick, going No. 2 overall on Friday, July 23, 2021.

July 23, 2021, 7:34pm National Sports

The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry draft on Friday night. Read story

Former Portland Winterhawks standout Seth Jones has been traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 23, because the trade had been agreed to but the call not completed yet.

Former Winterhawks standout Seth Jones traded to Blackhawks

Former Portland Winterhawks standout Seth Jones has been traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 23, because the trade had been agreed to but the call not completed yet.

July 23, 2021, 5:14pm National Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired star defenseman Seth Jones, a former Portland Winterhawks standout, from the Columbus Blue Jackets before the NHL draft began Friday, according to three people with knowledge of the move. Read story

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Cleveland.

Cleveland’s baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Cleveland.

July 23, 2021, 8:10am Latest News

Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians after this season. Read story

Naomi Osaka stands beside the Olympic flame after lighting it during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J.

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Naomi Osaka stands beside the Olympic flame after lighting it during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J.

July 23, 2021, 8:07am Latest News

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games. Read story