RIO DE JANEIRO " Simone Biles is no longer Rio de Janeiro's juggernaut. A mistake on the balance beam prevented the American gymnastics star from a record-tying fourth gold at the Rio Games. World champion Allyson Felix later goes for her fifth Olympic gold medal when she runs in the women's 400-meter final. Race starts at 0145 GMT. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 650 words, photos


" OLY--RIO OLYMPICS-THE LATEST " Real-time updates throughout the day.



RIO DE JANEIRO " Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast. After the rushed road to Sunday night's 100-meter final, he had to make an exception. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 680 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Seven people are injured when an elevated television camera plummets more than 60 feet to the ground in the Olympic park outside the basketball venue in the latest in a string of mishaps at the Rio Games.

By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 410 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " From a battery of surveillance cameras to extra security guards, Olympic officials have taken a series of measures inside Rio's doping lab to prevent a repeat of the manipulation of samples that sabotaged the drug-testing system at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 800 words, photo.


RIO DE JANEIRO " A canoe slalom coach from Germany died Monday after sustaining head injuries last week in a car crash in Rio de Janeiro. By Rob Harris. SENT: 240 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " An Egyptian athlete who refused to shake his Israeli opponent's hand after their judo bout has been reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympics. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 360 words, photo.


RIO DE JANEIRO " The lone Russian track and field athlete at the Olympics has won her appeal to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 450 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " The Brazilians are a step away from a shot at Olympic gold, and nothing could make the host nation's fans happier. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


LONDON " Striker Diego Costa strikes in the 89th minute as Chelsea wins its first competitive match under new manager Antonio Conte, beating West Ham 2-1 in the English Premier League. By Jonathan Shenfield. SENT: 360 words, photos.


LONDON " Former Premier League player Dalian Atkinson died after being shot with a stun gun by police. Atkinson, 48, was most famous for scoring the goal of the season in the 1992-93 Premier League. By Danica Kirka and Steve Douglas. SENT: 540 words, photos



RIO DE JANEIRO " The runner who blew the whistle on the doping scandal in Russia fears for her safety and has switched residences after hackers breached a database that records her whereabouts. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 550 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left. As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam " her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most boundary-pushing gymnastics ever " one thought ran through her head. By Will Graves. SENT: 830 words, photos.


SAO PAULO " With the Olympic soccer gold medal only two games away, Brazil is trying hard to manage expectations. The Olympic title is the only significant championship Brazil hasn't won in men's soccer. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 400 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different, so different that her track career could be over. Marked "confidential" and signed "best sporting regards," the letter outlined a choice for the athlete: Open herself up to a panel of medical experts who could recommend surgery or chemical treatment to reduce her testosterone levels, or stop competing. By John Leicester: SENT: 1,600 words, photos. Abridged version of 930 words also moved.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown will see a 200-meter Olympic final from a peculiar spot " the sideline. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event didn't make it out of the first round, finishing third in her heat. By Pat Graham. SENT: 500 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " The significance of a gold medal hit Justin Rose at a moment he wasn't expecting. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 720 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Every time Anita Wlodarczyk throws the hammer, she has a reminder right there with her of the friend she lost. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 400 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Lydia Ko could hear the cheers as she played the Olympic Golf Course, only they weren't for her. Not yet, anyway. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 550 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " That's him, the man who changed international basketball. The greatest scorer in the history of the game, by a bunch, he's perhaps the best player to never to slip on an NBA jersey. Except for his size, Oscar Schmidt could walk down a city street in the U.S. unnoticed. Not in Brazil. By Tom Withers. SENT: 840 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Katie Taylor trudged out of the ring with a white towel around her neck, and needed time to compose herself and find the right words for her stunning exit. The star of the London Games, the Irish fighter's Olympics lasted just one bout. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 530 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " The sewage-filled waters off Copacabana weren't much of an issue for the open water swimmers. "It tastes like ocean," American Haley Anderson said nonchalantly. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 840 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " With 5 minutes left, Moritz Furste thought he was playing his last game for Germany. With 40 seconds left, he was mentally tuning in for a draw. And with time up, he was as stunned as everyone else at the Olympic Hockey Stadium. By Foster Niumata. SENT: 310 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " You love them now, right America? Mike Krzyzewski and Geno Auriemma may have their haters in college basketball, but this is the Olympics. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 800 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Italian rider Elia Viviani holds off British cycling star Mark Cavendish and reigning champion Norman Lasse Hansen of Denmark to win the gold medal in the multi-discipline omnium. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 490 words, photos.


RIO DE JANEIRO " Iranian sports fan and activist Darya Safai returned to the Olympic volleyball venue Monday repeating her message and hoping the whole world hears: "Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums." By Janie McCauley. SENT: 260 words, photos.


" OLY--BVL-Brazil-US " Brazil knocks US men out of Olympic beach volleyball. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 630 words, photos.

" OLY--WPO-WATER POLO " US, Hungary advance to women's semifinal. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 450 words, photos.

" OLY--NBC-WOMEN COMPETITORS " Study finds women competitors dominate NBC's prime time. By David Bauder. SENT: 500 words, photo.

" OLY--SAI-SAILING " Rio holds its breath, then winds roar across Olympic courses. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 600 words, photos.



BERLIN " Veteran forward Lukas Podolski announces his retirement from Germany's national team, ending a 12-year international career that saw him win the World Cup in 2014 and score nearly 50 goals. SENT: 300 words, photos.


MANCHESTER, England " Yaya Toure didn't travel with Manchester City for its Champions League playoff match against Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday, plunging his future at the English club into further doubt. SENT: 280 words, photo.



COLOMBO, Sri Lanka " Two days left and the third test between Australia and Sri Lanka could still go either way with the hosts starting Tuesday on 22-1 in their second innings, trailing by two runs after Australia scored 379 in its first innings. By Krishan Francis. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1330 GMT. Lunch copy at 0700 GMT.



NEW YORK " Alex Rodriguez says he won't play again this season. The three-time AL MVP was released Saturday by the New York Yankees, who owed him about $27 million for the rest of his contract, which runs through 2017. SENT: 170 words, photos.


" US--ADELE-SUPER BOWL " NFL, Pepsi respond to Adele's Super Bowl show turn-down. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 120 words, photo.

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