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The Latest: IOC unhappy in Hope Solo’s ‘coward’ comment

The Latest: IOC unhappy in Hope Solo’s ‘coward’ comment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on a 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

The IAAF says it has criminialized a usually Russian in Olympic lane and margin from foe and that she is appealing a ruling.

IAAF orator Yannis Nikolaou tells The Associated Press that a ruling physique revoked eligibility for prolonged jumper Darya Klishina formed on new information it perceived final week. Nikolaou would not mention what a new information was.

Klishina, a former European indoor champion, was formerly a usually one of 68 Russians authorised to contest in a foe amid a large doping scandal. The IAAF had supposed her focus since she is formed in a United States. The rest of a Russian group was criminialized over allegations of a widespread, state-sponsored doping program.

Nikolaou says Klishina has appealed to a Court of Arbitration for Sport and a preference is approaching possibly Sunday or Monday, before a prolonged burst foe starts Tuesday.


3:10 p.m.

The International Olympic Committee says it is unhappy that United States goalkeeper Hope Solo called a winning Sweden group “a garland of cowards” after their quarterfinal in a women’s soccer.

Solo was hurt by Sweden’s defensive character as a United States was hold 1-1 by additional time before being dangling in a chastisement shootout on Friday.

IOC orator Mark Adams described Solo’s outburst as “disappointing.”

However, during an IOC lecture in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday Adams stressed that “people are giveaway to contend those things. We wouldn’t stop their right to demonstrate themselves, within boundaries, obviously.”


3 p.m.

Matthias Ginter scored a second-half idea and Germany went on to better Portugal 4-0 to allege to a Olympic semifinals.

Ginter was a youngest actor on a German group that won a World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Davie Selke and surrogate Philipp Max also combined second-half goals on Saturday for a Germans.

Germany led 1-0 after Portugal Bruna Varela couldn’t strech goalkeeper Serge Gnabry’s shot into a distant dilemma in blocking time following a opening half. It was his sixth idea of a Olympics.

The Germans will play a leader of a late compare between hosts Brazil and Colombia on Wednesday.


3 p.m.

Rio Games organizers contend a burglary of a “significant sum of money” has taken place during a Olympic athletes village.

Rio 2016 orator Mario Andrada pronounced Saturday that “the income has been returned to a legitimate owner.”

He did not divulge a name of a plant or a perpetrator or a volume of income stolen.

Andrada says confidence has been “upgraded” and urges “athletes and staff to be vigilant” in a devalue that has a ability to residence 18,000 staff and athletes during a games.


2:40 p.m.

The captains for Brazil and Argentina are seeking fans to act when a dual South American nations take to a justice in Olympic basketball.

Moments before actor introductions on Saturday, Brazilian ensure Marcelinho Huertes and Luis Scola walked to mid-court to residence a sellout throng in Carioca Arena. Brazil and Argentina are longtime rivals.

Huertas, a two-time Olympian who plays for a Los Angeles Lakers, said: “We’re Latin-American brothers and we are counting on we to have a jubilee within a Olympic spirit.”

He afterwards handed a microphone to Scola, who was greeted with some jeers from Brazil’s fans.

Huertas waved his palm to still a throng so Scola could speak.

Scola, who sealed with a Brooklyn Nets this summer, said: “On interest of my team, we wish to ask we to hearten for your team, to have fun in a courteous demeanour and with a lot of respect.”

Olympic officials designed to have additional confidence on palm to quell any clashes between a fans.


2:40 p.m.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russia whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova’s comment for a database that marks athletes for drug contrast has been hacked.

The group says Stepanova’s cue was “illegally performed that authorised a perpetrator to entrance her comment on ADAMS” — a name for a database.

In a statement, WADA pronounced “immediately sealed Ms. Stepanova’s comment to forestall serve access” and “no other contestant accounts on ADAMS have been accessed.”

Stepanova, an 800-meter runner, and her father supposing justification of widespread doping in Russian lane and field.


2:20 p.m.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has won a Olympic bronze award in women’s tennis.

Kvitova kick American Madison Keys 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday, regulating divided with a third set after dropping a final 4 games of a second.

Since winning her second Wimbledon pretension in 2014, a Czech lefty hasn’t been over a quarterfinals during a major. In a initial 3 of this year, she didn’t even make it past a third round, her ranking descending to 14th.

Keys is a career-best No. 9 in a world, yet for a second true match, a 21-year-old couldn’t gain on her opportunities opposite a some-more gifted opponent. She unsuccessful to modify dual set points in a first.

Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber, who kick Keys in a semis, plays Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig for bullion after Saturday.


2 p.m.

They’re going to dull what’s been dubbed “the swamp” during a Rio Olympics.

The H2O during a Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been green-tinged and ghastly for 5 days. Officials censure a immature H2O on algae, bad maintenance, feverishness and some-more swimmers than approaching regulating a facility. Organizers have insisted a H2O is protected yet some athletes have complained about their eyes being itchy.

On Friday, a designed diving use eventuality had to be called off to give officials some-more time to purify a water. It reopened in a early afternoon.

Rio Games orator Mario Andrada pronounced on Saturday that “some radical measures are holding place and one of those radical measures is to reinstate a large partial of a water” in a categorical pool during a venue.

Andrada says a pool H2O will be emptied and refilled commencement Saturday evening.


2 p.m.

Evidently a Olympic velodrome isn’t finished even median by a lane cycling program.

The building was scarcely dull during a mangle between morning and dusk sessions Saturday when workers in a tip rug and began pounding, grinding, sawing and drilling in several sections.

They seemed to be creation certain seats and railings were secured.

The $56 million velodrome was behind countless times during a run-up to a Rio Games, forcing a termination of a exam event. Even early this week, there was still sawdust on a ground, toilets that didn’t flush and signage watchful to be hung.

The lane module began Thursday. It concludes Tuesday.


1:30 p.m.

Andy Murray is shutting in on apropos a initial tennis actor with uninterrupted Olympic singles bullion medals.

Murray changed into a Rio Games final by simply violence Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday, stretching his winning strain to a career-high-tying 17 matches.

The No. 2-seeded Murray warranted a bullion in singles and a china in churned doubles for Britain during London in 2012, and now is guaranteed to leave Brazil with no worse than a silver.

He will face possibly Rafael Nadal of Spain or Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Sunday’s final.

No tennis actor has won dual Olympic singles golds, let alone dual in a row.


1:30 p.m.

Germany has 3 sharpened bullion medalists in 3 days after Christian Reitz’s win in men’s 25-meter fast glow pistol.

Reitz strike all 5 shots in a final turn to kick France’s Jean Quiquampoix, who strike 3 of a 5 targets. Reitz joins 3-positions shooter Barbara Engleder and disposed shooter Henri Junghaenel in capturing bullion for Germany.

The 20-year-old Quiquampoix reached a final turn after a three-round shoot-off with China’s Li Yuehong. Both shooters strike 27 shots in a finals and 8 of 10 in a initial dual rounds of a shoot-off. Quiquampoix changed on after attack 4 to Li’s 3 in a third round.

Defending Olympic bullion medalist Leuris Pupo finished fifth after attack 18 of 25 targets.

World No. 1 Zhang Fusheng of China finished fourth after attack one aim on his sixth series.


1:30 p.m.

London bullion medalist Roniel Iglesias is out of a Olympic fighting tournament.

The Cuban welterweight mislaid a unanimous preference to Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in an unusually high-level quarrel Saturday. Giyasov distinguished with a roar after violence one of a world’s tip Olympic-style boxers.

Iglesias won bullion in 2012 and bronze in 2008 as a light welterweight, yet a 27-year-old changed to welterweight for his third Olympics. He was friendly in defeat, blaming himself for not doing some-more to opposite a unusual skills of Giyasov, one of a tip rising talents from his nation’s widespread fighting team.

Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez is a usually male left with a possibility to win dual uninterrupted Olympic bullion medals. Ramirez, who won in London as a flyweight, competent for Rio as a bantamweight and won his initial quarrel this week.


1:30 p.m.

Defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill slipped to second mark by 5 events in a heptathlon, 5 points behind Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium. Thiam warranted 1,033 points for her competition-leading prolonged burst of 6.58 meters, convalescent a lead during 5,018 points with a pike chuck and a 800 meters to go.

Ennis-Hill, who led overnight following a 200, available 6.34 in a prolonged burst to pierce to 5,013 points. Her British teammate Katarina Johnson-Thompson was in third mark during 4,967 points, 60 forward of Akela Jones of Barbados.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada, among a award favorites forward of a games, changed adult one mark to fifth during 4,872.


12:50 p.m.

Usain Bolt done his grand Olympic entrance with an easy feat in his 100-meter feverishness on Saturday.

Slow out of a blocks yet stately once he strike his stride, he had time to demeanour left 4 times to see if anyone was creeping adult on him. He coasted opposite a line in 10.07 seconds.

His categorical rival, Justin Gatlin showed usually as most intrepidity — though a showmanship. He shot out of a blocks and usually let adult during a really finish to finish in 10.01.

Others to go by were Nickel Ashmeade and Yohan Blake of Jamaica and American Trayvon Brommell.

Bolt is looking for his third true title. Gatlin won in 2004.


12:50 p.m.

U.S. assailant Alex Bowen will not play in a country’s final men’s H2O polo diversion in a Rio de Janeiro Olympics due to “unsporting conduct,” according to FINA.

Moments after Montenegro scored a late idea in Friday’s 8-5 win over a United States, Bowen launched a turn out of a pool in frustration.

The U.S. also will be though Alex Roelse for Sunday’s matchup with Italy after he perceived a savagery chastisement in a detriment to Montenegro. Assistant manager Jack Kocur was dangling for one compare after he perceived a red label in Friday’s loss.

The U.S. has usually one win in a initial 4 games.


12:45 p.m.

Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley have won a Canada-on-Canada foe for a mark in a beach volleyball quarterfinals.

The fifth seed entrance into a Olympics, Pavan and Bansley kick Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas 21-15, 21-11 on Saturday in a turn of 16. They will play a leader of a compare between Switzerland and Germany.

Canada competent a limit of 4 teams for a Rio Games. Three done it by to a knockout stage, yet a dual women’s teams wound adult confronting any other after a draw.


12: 40 p.m.

Vincent Hancock’s bid for 3 true bullion medals in skeet is over.

The American shooter unsuccessful to make it out of subordinate during a Olympic Shooting Center, attack 119 of 125 targets. That left him dual points bashful of a final subordinate mark and in 15th place.

Hancock prisoner bullion as a 19-year-old during a 2008 Beijing Games and became a initial skeet shooter to repeat as champion during London in 2012.

Independent contestant Abdullah Al-Rashidi from Kuwait led qualifying.


12:40 p.m.

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and a U.S. women’s blade group will contest for a bronze after Saturday after a 45-42 detriment to Russia in a semifinals.

Muhammad, who done story Monday as a initial American to contest in a Olympics wearing a hijab, helped a U.S. take a 35-34 lead by scoring 10 points in a essential late bout.

But a Russians rallied with 6 true touches, a necessity two-time bullion medalist and U.S. closer Mariel Zagunis couldn’t overcome.

Russia will face Ukraine for a bullion medal.

The U.S. will contest opposite Italy, that mislaid to a Ukraine 45-42.


12:35 p.m.

A Polish weightlifter who won bullion during a 2012 Olympics is blaming a sinister addition for a unsuccessful drug exam that got him kicked out of a Rio games.

Adrian Zielinski, champion in a 85-kilogram category 4 years ago, had been due to contest in a 94kg multiplication in Rio on Saturday yet is instead behind in Poland after contrast certain for a criminialized steroid nandrolone.

The 27-year-old says he has “no idea” how nandrolone entered his physique and says “something had to be polluted” among a nourishment supplements he takes, suggesting a Polish Weightlifting Federation could have given him poor-quality items.

Zielinski’s younger hermit Tomasz, a European weightlifting champion during 94kg, had already been sent home from Rio after contrast certain for a nandrolone byproduct.


12:25 p.m.

The U.S. men’s fighting group continues to build on a clever start in Rio.

Flyweight Antonio Vargas became a fourth American male to win during a Olympics when he gritted out a infancy preference over ungainly Brazilian Juliao Neto.

Despite demonstrating higher ability opposite a 34-year-old opponent, a 19-year-old Vargas was in difficulty on a scorecards until a arbitrate deducted a indicate from Neto in a third round, possibly for head-butting or holding. The tiny Brazilian throng generated copiousness of noise, yet Vargas blocked it out.

“It was tough for me to keep my cold in that fight, since we hear a atmosphere and we feel a theatre rumbling,” Vargas said. “That’s one of my initial fights that we can say, ‘Man, we felt nervous.’ we had to collect it up.”

After a nine-man group won usually 5 fights and 0 medals in London, a six-man American group in Rio has already won 7 fights and light flyweight Nico Hernandez’s bronze medal. Gary Antuanne Russell and Vargas are still alive in their weight divisions, and tip award wish Shakur Stevenson doesn’t even start foe until Sunday.


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