• 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.

  • Brazil's Alison Cerutti is embraced by fans after defeating Italy during the men's beach volleyball gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Brazil wins beach volleyball gold medal in rain

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Alison and Bruno stood on the top step of the Olympic podium, holding back tears as the booming voices of the Carioca singing the Brazilian national anthem rose above the waves crashing against Copacabana beach.

  • People watch Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, at a bar before the men's 200-meter final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Ratings sink for NBC as star power dims

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a terrific night for American track athletes in Rio. Ashton Eaton won his second straight decathlon title, Ryan Crouser set an Olympic record in the shot put, Dalilah Muhammad became the first American woman ever to win gold in the 400-meter hurdles and Kerron Clement won the same race for men.

  • Medalists jump off the podium after the medals ceremony in the women's beach volleyball competion of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. From left are, Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas de Freitas with the silver medal, Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst with the gold medal, and United States' April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings with the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    German women beat Brazil for Olympic beach volleyball gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On their left was the United States, the birthplace of beach volleyball and the most successful country in its Olympic history.

  • Brazil's Neymar celebrates at the end of a semifinal match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Honduras at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016. Brazil won the match 6-0 and qualified for the final.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Neymar, Brazil come out blazing in Olympic soccer semifinals

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Maybe Neymar and his teammates can make the Olympics a success for Brazil after all.