• Serbia's Silvija Popovic, left, and Brankica Mihajlovic dive for the ball during a women's semifinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Serbian women chase gold, first women’s volleyball medal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tijana Boskovic covered her face and cried for joy in the aftermath of her team’s thrilling semifinal upset of the top-ranked Americans, overcome by the improbable accomplishment for a country that has never been among the world volleyball powers.

  • In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, United States' Sanya Richards, left, celebrates winning the women's 4x400-meter final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. At center is Russia's Anastasia Kapachinskaya, who took the silver, but in 2016 was retroactively disqualified after she and two other Russians tested positive in rechecks of their doping samples. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

    Russia stripped of 2008 women’s relay medal in doping case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia was stripped of another track-and-field medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Friday after three athletes were retroactively caught in drug tests, the latest blow to a country reeling from scandals over widespread doping.

  • 3 Russian athletes, including a relay silver medalist, disqualified from 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of doping samples

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 3 Russian athletes, including a relay silver medalist, disqualified from 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of doping samples.

  • Spain's Carolina Marin celebrates after defeating India's V. Sindhu Pusarla in the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Malaysia’s Lee beats two-time Olympic champion Lin of China

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carolina Marin of Spain beat P.V. Sindhu of India on Friday to take gold in women’s singles badminton, a victory that signals a clear end to China’s previous lock on the sport.

  • In this April 29, 2015 photo, a woman uses her smartphone near a booth for the Chinese Internet company Tencent at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing. Chinese state media reported Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, that new rules hold chief editors of news websites personally liable for content, months after several portals posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping. Tencent, one of China's most popular websites, fired its top editor after a July headline mistakenly said Xi delivered a "furious" - instead of "important" - speech commemorating a Communist Party anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    China tightens control of online news after sensitive gaffes

    BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is holding chief editors of news websites personally liable for content, months after several portals posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping.

  • Usain Bolt from Jamaica leads the field in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

    Bolt grabs another gold as Lochte saga consumes Rio Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt and Ryan Lochte commanded the Olympic spotlight Thursday for drastically different reasons.

  • United States' Jordan Larson (10) reacts during a women's semifinal volleyball match against Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    No. 1 US women fall in 5 sets in volleyball semis to Serbia

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Leaning over, hands on her knees and cheering at every chance, injured U.S. star Foluke Akinradewo could only watch. The top-ranked Americans had fought back to force a fifth set against Serbia before falling short — short of the gold-medal goal that had driven her and others back to the national team for one more Olympic cycle.

  • Correction: China-G20 story

    BEIJING (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about (topic), The Associated Press misspelled the name of a deputy Chinese foreign minister. He is Li Baodong, not Li Baoding.

  • Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates after crossing the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Bolt takes Olympic 200 but comes short of record

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt tilted his head backward and screamed. He plaintively raised his palms to the sky, tugged hard on his shirt, then angrily ripped the No. 6 sticker off his right hip.

  • This combo of two 2016 file photos shows, at left, Germany's women's soccer coach Silvia Neid at an Aug. 12 Olympic quarter-final against China in Salvador, Brazil, and at right: Sweden's soccer coach Pia Sundhage at an Aug. 12 Olympic quarter-final against the U.S. in Brasilia, Brazil. Back when the first women’s Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Neid played for Germany and Sundhage for Sweden. Close pals bound together by long careers in soccer, they’ll put aside the friendship on the field on Friday, Aug 19 as their teams face off in the gold-medal match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, Arisson Marinho, Files)

    Neid and Sundhage are longtime contemporaries and foes

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Back when the first women’s Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Silvia Neid played for Germany and Pia Sundhage for Sweden.