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Another hurdle cleared
The United States' Inika McPherson reacts during the women's high jump final, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Saturday, Aug. 20.
 
The final games
The final games
 
American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature behavior" that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.
 
To win a taekwondo gold medal without doing much fighting is an accomplishment.
 
Taiwan won its fourth consecutive international title at the 2016 Junior League World Series (JLWS) baseball tournament Saturday at Taylor's Heritage Park, Michigan, defeating Mexico 6-2 to advance to the next day's championship game against the U.S. pool winner.
 
Bolt gets gold No. 9 with another runaway win
Undefeated, uncatchable, unquestionably the best. Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games -- and likely the Olympics altogether -- Friday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4x100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a never-a-doubt runaway, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27.
 
Gold missed by 2 seconds
Liu Hong, of China, looks at a despondent Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez, of Mexico, after winning the gold medal in the women's 20-kilometer race walk by a mere 2 seconds during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Pontal in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, Aug. 19.
 
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to start a disciplinary inquiry into Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers who made up a story that they had been mugged in Rio, an IOC official told AFP on Friday.
 
US women win 4x100m relay, with Jamaica 2nd
Allyson Felix became the first woman athlete with five gold medals as she powered the U.S. sprint relay team to victory just a day after they had been brought back from the Olympic dead.
 
UK top Netherlands to win hockey gold
Britain was thoroughly outplayed, yet weathered everything the star-studded Netherlands team could muster. Somehow, the British escaped the onslaught and got to a shootout with the game tied at 3-3 after regulation. Maddie Hinch did not allow a goal and Hollie Webb scored the clincher for Britain to win the shootout 2-0 and claim its first gold medal in women's field hockey.
 
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