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US swimmer Michael Andrew.

US swimmer Michael Andrew goes maskless behind scenes at Olympics

Michael Andrew, who made waves for saying he wasn’t vaccinated against COVID-19, didn’t wear a mask behind the scenes after swimming his final at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. 28 minutes ago

Simone Biles.

Olympic star Simone Biles says she’s dealing with a bout of ‘the twisties’

Biles, who withdrew from the team and all-around competition because she felt she wasn’t mentally prepared, said she started struggling with her air awareness after qualifying last Sunday. 1 hour ago

United States' head coach John Speraw during a men's volleyball preliminary round pool B match between Brazil and United States.

Frustration mounts for US men’s volleyball after 2nd loss

Mistakes left the usually calm US men's volleyball coach John Speraw bewildered on the sideline and knowing the Americans can ill afford any more setbacks following a four-set loss to Brazil in pool play on Friday. 2 hours ago

Margaret Steffens of Team United States looked for a way past Dora Leimeter of Team Hungary during the Women's Preliminary Round Group B match between Hungary and the United States.

American Maggie Steffens sets water polo mark

US women’s water polo captain Maggie Steffens broke the Olympic scoring record with a goal in the third period against the Russian Olympic Committee. 2 hours ago

Ashleigh Barty of Team Australia felt the heat during her Women's Singles First Round match.

In Tokyo, climate change has made for a hot Olympics

Fifty-seven years ago, when the Summer Games were last held in Tokyo, the average high temperature was about 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and the warmest day was 74. This time around, the nightly lows in Tokyo are hotter than that previous high of 74. The calendar change is the main culprit, of course. 2 hours ago

United States' Jewell Loyd (4), center, brought the ball upcourt during women's basketball preliminary round game against Japan.

US uses dominant inside presence to beat Japan 86-69

A’ja Wilson scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart added 15 to help the U.S. beat Japan 86-69 on Friday in the women’s basketball tournament.

Britain's Kye Whyte (5) and Netherlands' Niek Kimmann (313) compete in the cycling BMX racing men's final.

Shriever, Kimmann win BMX racing gold; 2 stretchered off

Bethany Shriever of Britain ended Mariana Pajon’s bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal, pulling away from the Colombian to win BMX racing Friday at the Tokyo Games.

Sunisa Lee performs on the balance beam during the women's all-around gymnastics competition.

Friday, July 30 at the Olympics

Here's a quick look at some of Thursday's Olympic highlights, and a few things to look for Friday and Saturday morning.