• 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.

  • Panama's Joaquin Tejada (12) celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off Australia's Clayton Campbell during the second inning of an International pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Panama beats Australia 3-2 in LLWS on walk-off walk

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Esmith Pineda and Carlos Gonzalez combined to strike out 14 and Jose Torres had a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning to give Panama a 3-2 victory over Australia on Monday in the Little League World Series.

  • In this July 23, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Village stands ready in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A recession and declining real estate market may spoil Rio’s plans to turn the heart of the Olympic Games into a bustling district with luxury apartments and offices. Thousands of apartments in the athletes village have yet to be sold, and experts worry a similar fate is ahead for Olympic Park.  (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Bad economy may spoil future plans for Rio’s Olympic Park

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The celebrations are done and the torch extinguished, but now that the Olympics are gone, Rio is left with questions about what will become of the city’s plan to convert the Olympic Park into a bustling recreational district with luxury apartments and offices.