Taekwondo star Steven Lopez to fight in record 5th Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first time Steven Lopez made the U.S. Olympic taekwondo team, he was just 15 years old. More than two decades later, the Texas-based fighter recently qualified again and will likely be the oldest athlete competing in taekwondo at the Rio de Janeiro games.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, Associated Press

Schebler's 3-run HR in 9th sends Reds over Cardinals 7-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Schebler stood and watched his first career game-ending homer stay inside the foul pole, and then flipped his bat and made the tour of the bases. Quite a return for the outfielder.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

British cyclist Armitstead insists she is clean athlete

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead insisted in a two-page statement Wednesday that she is a clean athlete and that three missed anti-doping tests in a 12-month period amounted to honest oversights.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer