• In this photo released by Inovafoto, Ronda Rousey, right, fights Brazil's Bethe Correia during their mixed martial arts bantamweight title fight at UFC 190, early Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousey knocked out Correia 34 seconds into the first round to win. (Alexandre Loureiro/Inovafoto via AP)

    Rousey attends soccer game at Maracana after UFC win in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey spent the day after her impressive victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 by going to a soccer game at Maracana Stadium.

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  • Alois Jnabl of Austria exits the water during the men's triathlon ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The World Olympic Qualification is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • In this photo released by Inovafoto, Ronda Rousey, right, fights Brazil's Bethe Correia during their mixed martial arts bantamweight title fight at UFC 190, early Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousey knocked out Correia 34 seconds into the first round to win. (Alexandre Loureiro/Inovafoto via AP)

    Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.

  • This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. Rousey's star power grows with each month, and the UFC's dominant bantamweight champion could have held her next title defense anywhere. She chose to travel to Bethe Correia's native Brazil for UFC 190 on Saturday, Aug. 1,  just so she can embarrass the challenger in front of her home fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

    Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

  • Rousey says she’ll do Roddy Piper ‘proud’ in Rio fight

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his “Rowdy” nickname.

  • A doll's head floats in the polluted waters of a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. In Rio, much of the waste runs through open-air ditches to fetid streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites and blight the city's picture postcard beaches. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Sailing governing body will start testing for viruses in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori speaks at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members got down to the more mundane business of providing updates on games they’d already assigned. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC hears reports on Rio’s dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games — severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo’s choice of emblem.

  • Paratriathlete stands on the shore of the Copacabana Beach during a training session, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. The Brazilian government's data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming. The most recent pollution reading at Copacabana was taken from a sample this past Monday. An Olympic qualifier and Paratriathlon event begins Saturday, and several athletes were already getting into the water Friday morning. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro’s dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans.

  • Paratriathletes swim in the waters of Copacabana Beach during a training session, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. The Brazilian government's data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming. The most recent pollution reading at Copacabana was taken from a sample this past Monday. An Olympic qualifier and Paratriathlon event begins Saturday, and several athletes were already getting into the water Friday morning. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil data: Olympic water ‘unfit’ for triathletes to swim

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was “unfit” for swimming.