• Rio Paralympics reaches 20 percent of tickets sold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of the tickets for next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remain unsold, but sales have increased sharply since the end of the Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday.

  • In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solo has been suspended form the team for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles." The suspension is effective immediately. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that comments Solo made after the U.S. lost to Sweden during the Rio Olympics were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players." (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)

    Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

  • United States' Brittney Griner, left, and Elena Delle Donne, right, celebrate with their gold medals after their win in a women's basketball game against Spain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Olympics done, WNBA ready for sprint to the finish

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics behind it, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a month-long break.

  • Ireland's Olympic secretary general Dermot Henihan arrives at police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Rio police are interrogating three of Ireland's top Olympic executives as a ticket scalping investigation widens even after the Summer Games ended. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilian police interrogate top Irish Olympic executives

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The man named to head Ireland’s Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday.

  • Members of the GB squad form a group as they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016, on their return from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Team GB arrive back in the United Kingdom after finishing second in the Rio 2016 Olympic medal table, surpassing their London 2012 medal haul with a total of 67 medals. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

    Record-breaking British Olympic team welcomed home

    LONDON (AP) — Arriving in a plane with a gold-painted nose cone and “victoRIOus” emblazoned on the livery, Britain’s Olympic team returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after the country’s record-breaking medal haul in Brazil.

  • Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

    GENEVA (AP) — Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program.

  • Venezuela to give free housing to returning Olympians

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — None of Venezuela’s 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they’re getting another prize — new homes from the government.

  • United States' Carmelo Anthony (15) falls over Spain's Felipe Reyes (9) as Spain's Ricky Rubio (79) grabs a loose ball during a men's semifinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.

  • Brazil's Neymar cries as he kneels down to celebrate with teammate goalkeeper Weverton after scoring the decisive penalty kick during the final match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. Brazil won the gold medal on  a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Neymar heading back to Barcelona after World Cup qualifiers

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says that Neymar won’t rejoin the team until after he plays in Brazil’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

  • Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.