Why Olympics divers shower between dives and use tiny towels

David Goldman/AP Jennifer Abel of Canada rinses off in between rounds of the women’s diving 3-meter…

J.R. Richard, Fireballing Pitcher Whose Career Was Cut Short, Dies at 71

J.R. Richard, a flame-throwing right-handed pitcher whose scintillating career with the Houston Astros was cut short…

Tiene una medalla de plata, pero pide perdón

TOKIO — Kenichiro Fumita lloraba tanto y tan fuerte que apenas podía articular sus palabras. “Quería…

Olympics Schedule Day 13: Baseball, Beach Volleyball and More

Here are some highlights of the U.S. broadcast schedule on Thursday evening and overnight. All times…

Olympics Friday Preview: Basketball and Volleyball Semifinals

TOKYO — The American women’s basketball and volleyball teams have advanced to the semifinals. And standing…

Lionel Messi: Barcelona says Argentine star is leaving the club

“Despite club and player reaching an agreement and their clear intention to sign a new contract…

Jack Grealish: Manchester City signs England star from Aston Villa

The 25-year-old Grealish joins City from Aston Villa having made 213 appearances and scoring 32 goals…

Lionel Messi Will Not Return to Barcelona

Lionel Messi will not return to F.C. Barcelona, the club announced on Thursday. Messi, 34, who…

Karate Gets Its Own Showcase at the Tokyo Games

Karate made its debut as an official Olympic sport at the Tokyo Games on Thursday as…

Adam Ondra Finishes Out of the Medals in Olympic Climbing

“It hurts,” Ondra said of not winning a medal. “But it’s hard to be too disappointed.”…