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The Carthage Press
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Even Germany and Sweden seem to be surprised they are in the women's Olympic soccer final. Most figured the World Cup champion U.S. national team would be cruising to its fourth straight gold medal. But the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals. With the United States out, many figured at host Brazil and national star Marta would be playing for gold. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians, too, this time in the semifinals. Germany,...

Updated at 4:26 AM

DENVER (AP) " Denver has stepped up public safety efforts by adding security guards to patrol the city's downtown. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2b2AELX ) that the guards, who...

Updated at 4:22 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " On their left was the United States, the birthplace of beach volleyball and the most successful country in its Olympic history. To their right was one of two Brazilian women's teams to reach the medal round on their...

Updated at 4:22 AM

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) " For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean " where it's creating new land and a stunning show...

Updated at 4:11 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Even before he dismounted his bike on that snowy Minnesota morning three years ago to ask Gwen Jorgensen if she'd be his wife, Patrick Lemieux issued an equally unexpected proposal: He would abandon his pro cycling career to...

Updated at 3:58 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) " South Sudan's rebel leader has fled the country, a spokesman for his party said Thursday. Former First Vice President Riek Machar has gone to a safe country in the neighboring East African region, Mabior Garang, a...

Updated at 3:51 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Under the massive wings of Usain Bolt, Jamaica keeps producing sprinters of stunning quality. Elaine Thompson is the latest. After completing a sprint double at the Olympics with an overpowering performance in...

Updated at 3:43 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Kristina Vogel proudly watched the German flag rise to the rafters of the Olympic velodrome, her victory in the women's individual sprint a validation of all her hard work the past four years. The fact that it was...

Updated at 3:11 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Maria Prensa was packing her belongings as the Caribbean Fantasy ferry prepared to dock in Puerto Rico after a calm, overnight trip from the Dominican Republic. Suddenly, she smelled smoke. "I asked, and they...

Updated at 2:26 AM

Percentages: FG .408 FT .800 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (M. Teodosic 1-5, B. Bogdanovic 3-4, S. Markovic 0-3, N. Kalinic 0-3, N. Nedovic 0-1, N. Jokic 1-2, S. Jovic 1-1, M. Macvan 2-4) Turnovers: 9 (M. Teodosic 2, S. Markovic 1, N.

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M. Teodosic 2-11 4-5 9, M. Simonovic 0-1 0-0 0, B. Bogdanovic 7-11 1-1 18, S. Markovic 4-9 4-5 12, N. Kalinic 2-7 2-2 6, N. Nedovic 0-1 0-0 0, M. Raduljica 4-11 4-6 12, N. Jokic 3-8 5-6 12, V. Stimac 0-0 0-0 0, S. Jovic 4-5 0-0 9, M. Macvan 3-7...

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