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  • Williams sister act through to second round

    World number one Serena Williams opens her U.S. Open account with a tidy 6-3 6-3 win over Ekaterina Makarova.

  • Lochte charged over false robbery claim

    The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

  • Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold

    On a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant steal the show as the USA win its third straight gold medal.

  • Groundbreaking games for women in Rio

    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo -- Rio proves a groundbreaking Games for women.

  • Record sixth gold for Felix

    Allyson Felix clinches a record sixth career Olympic gold as the United States win the 4x400m relay for a sixth straight Games.

  • Mighty Mo seals distance double

    Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m as American runner Matt Centrowitz scores an upset win to claim gold in the 1,500m.

  • Rio Olympics: Bolt praised by rivals

    The runners who have lost to Usain Bolt for the past dozen years shower the Jamaican superstar with praise, after he completes his historic "triple-triple" in what he has said will be his final Olympics.

  • Rio Olympics: Felix hits gold record with relay win

    Allyson Felix becomes the first woman athlete with five gold medals as she powers the US sprint relay team to victory.

  • Lochte, USOC say sorry

    US gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at the Olympics.

  • Dalilah powers to hurdles gold

    Dalilah Muhammad powers to a brilliant victory in the women's 400m hurdles to become the first winner of the event from the United States in Olympic history.

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