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Mexico's Manuel Barrera pitches during a baseball game against Israel at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Israel gets 1st Olympic baseball win; Mexico eliminated

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer off a Mexican Double-A pitcher playing in his 15th consecutive minor league season, and Israel pounded relievers Fer

Simone Manuel, top, of the United States, swims alongside Emma Mckeon, of Australia, during heat 10 of the women's 50-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ban on 'Soul Cap' spotlights lack of diversity in swimming

TOKYO (AP) — Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if it gets wet. And the chlorine?

Netherland's Maud Megens shoots against Spain during a preliminary round women's water polo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Strong Pac-12 presence in water polo at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Maud Megens is doing her best to catch up with some of her former Southern California water polo teammates during the Tokyo Olympics.

Nicholas Lucena, left, of the United States, returns a shot as teammate Philip Dalhausser watches during a men's beach volleyball match against Qatar at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

American beach 'knuckleheads' flirted with playing for Qatar

TOKYO (AP) — Couldn’t beat ‘em, couldn’t join ‘em.