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Solo suspension feels hollow, opportunistic

When results mattered, U.S. Soccer remained pragmatic, keeping Hope Solo on the field; but with no major tourneys looming, it has conveniently changed its tune with a hollow suspension.

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Moments we won't forget from the Rio Olympics

From the 200-plus countries and almost 12,000 athletes that competed in Rio, ESPN.com narrowed down the most memorable moments from the Olympics.

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U.S. champs Rippon, Brown set for Utah event

Adam Rippon and Jason Brown, the last two U.S. men's champions, will headline the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic scheduled for Sept. 14-18 in Salt Lake City.

Treatment of Douglas vs. Lochte at Rio exemplifies white privilege (2:26)
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Dancing with the Swimmer? Lochte up for show

Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist who was embroiled in a Rio scandal, might be part of the cast for the next season of "Dancing with the Stars," according to sources.

Ledecky doesn't regret leaving millions on the table (2:00)
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Judge rejects harsher sentence for Pistorius

An appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence for Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013, was dismissed by a South African judge on Friday.

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Belarus weightlifter suspended for tampering

A Belarusian weightlifter who was mysteriously withdrawn from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been suspended for alleged "urine substitution" in a doping sample.

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China faces 1-year doping ban from weightlifting

China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move that threatens to stop some of the world's top athletes from competing internationally.

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Kuwait dissolves Olympic, soccer committees

Kuwait says its Olympic committee and national soccer association have been dissolved amid an ongoing conflict over the direction of sports in the Middle Eastern country.

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Kenya disbands committee after Rio troubles

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya has been disbanded by the government amid investigations into alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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11 weightlifting medalists fail '08 doping retests

Three Olympic champion weightlifters from China and eight other medalists stand to be stripped of their titles after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games.

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Rio police expand Ireland ticket-scalping probe

William O'Brien, who took responsibility for Ireland's Olympic committee after Patrick Hickey was detained in the Rio ticket-scalping case, is also suspected of participating in the scheme.

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Olympic champion Claressa Shields inspiring hometown of Flint (15:48)
Hypercompetitive Eatons take home gold and bronze (2:28)
The Women of Team USA (2:08)
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Rio: Into the favela

Young residents see the problems, but also a good place that feels like home

What Brazil's first gold medal in soccer means to the country (0:47)
USA came together quickly to win gold (1:59)


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"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."- Mia Hamm


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Hope Solo Banned 6 Months

Max Kellerman explains why Hope Solo's suspension is an attempt by U.S. soccer to -- at least temporarily -- get rid of a "high-profile troublemaker."


Polish Olympian makes amazing gesture for boy with cancer

SportsCenter reacts to Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioning off his silver medal to pay for the treatment of a 3-year-old boy with eye cancer.


Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Mike & Mike react to reports that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

Feigen apologizes for drawing attention away from Olympics

Mike & Mike react to the apology U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen issued through his lawyers' website for his involvement in the international fiasco Feigen and his fellow teammates caused in Rio.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Two days after the close of the 2016 Rio Olympics and one day after announcing via a statement that, "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract," this is the window display of the 5th Avenue Ralph Lauren store in NYC. And yes, the video is drawing a crowd.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his endorsements today. Airweave, the mattress company who paid him, just terminated its deal

USOC CEO: Success defines USA, not Lochte

Scott Blackmun says Team USA won't be defined by the incident involving Ryan Lochte.


Simone Biles can't handle bees

She may be fearless on the floor, but Biles is afraid of bees -- especially when they find her on the podium.


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BREAKING: Ralph Lauren official says company will not be renewing Ryan Lochte's contract

Speedo drops Lochte, donates to charity

Speedo USA announced that it has dropped its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte and that it would donate $50,000 of his fee to Save The Children, for children in Brazil. Speedo the only company?

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Herm can relate to Mongolian coach

Herm Edwards can understand the Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped off their clothing in protest of a call by officials and tells a story from when he was a coach at San Jose State and he ran down the sideline as his team scored a touchdown.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Statement from Speedo, ending its relationship with Ryan Lochte

Lochte embarrassed by robbery tale

Ryan Lochte says he has embarrassed himself, his family and his country after exaggerating his story about being robbed at gunpoint.


Coach K and Melo's Team USA exit

With both expected to retire from international competition, Marc Stein examines the ups and downs Carmelo Anthony and coach Mike Krzyzewski have faced as members of Team USA Basketball.