Phelps aims to bow out of swimming on his own terms
Michael Phelps is giving himself one last chance to get his Olympic farewell right having fallen in love with swimming again. It seems an odd aim for the owner of a record 22 Olympic medals, 18 of them gold. Four gold medals and two silver in London in 2012 seemed a fitting enough finale to a career that peaked with Phelps's stunning eight-gold performance in Beijing.
Rio scrambles to fix Olympic Village after Australia boycott
Britain's delegation said it, too, had encountered some "maintenance difficulties," but added it was staying in the Village as planned. Rio's Olympic organizers said such teething problems plagued all Olympic Games. The Olympic Games -- the first to be held in South America -- are to open on August 5, less than two weeks away.
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Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNCPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? More than 1,000 people joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia last night on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and vowed to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate would not be driving the party's agenda.
Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.
'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.
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Nintendo shares plunge 16% on Pokemon Go warning
Nintendo shares dived Monday after it warned that the Pokemon Go mania sweeping the world would not translate into bumper profits for the Japanese videogame giant. Markets cheered the game's global success as a good sign for Nintendo's nascent move into the mobile games market. Nintendo is the creator of the Pokemon franchise but the game was developed by US-based Niantic, with the Japanese firm's affiliate, Pokemon Company, on track to receive licensing fees for the game.
Johanna Konta tops Venus Williams for first singles crown
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) ? As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent's stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly.