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Gold medalists Russian Olympic committee Sabre team celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's Sabre team final medal competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Russian fencers beat France for women's team saber gold

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee won the women’s team saber fencing Saturday by beating France 45-41 in the final for its third fencing gold medal of the Tokyo

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Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wins gold medal in women's 100 meters in Olympic record 10.61 seconds

TOKYO (AP) — Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wins gold medal in women's 100 meters in Olympic record 10.61 seconds.

Netherlands' Frederique Matla, center left, celebrates with her teammates after scoring during a women's field hockey match against Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Matla helps Netherlands top Germany in showdown of unbeatens

TOKYO (AP) — Frederique Matla scored two goals to help the Netherlands top Germany 3-1 in women’s field hockey on Saturday night in a showdown of unbeatens that decided the top