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Brazil president Dilma Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.

Olympic flame set to arrive in Brazil for torch relay

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Brazil, kicking off a three-month torch relay around the country that will end at the Maracana stadium when the games open on Aug. 5.

Trio of veterans head up U.S. women's hoops team for Rio Games

Four-time Olympians Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings headline the U.S. women's national basketball team roster heading to Brazil for the Rio Games this summer.

Rio's port will be busy place during Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's renovated port area should be hopping - or "hooping" - during the Olympics.

Rio torch relay a target for protesters, security expert says

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's former head of public security expects protesters to target the torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

US men fail to make Olympics in soccer

FRISCO, Texas - For the first time in a half century, the United States has failed to qualify for consecutive Olympic men's soccer tournaments.

Americans dominate at world indoors with Rio Games on the horizon

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Americans set the bar high for the world indoor championships: Bring home a record bounty of medals.

Carlin Isles could make Rio teams in rugby and track for the United States

Carlin Isles is a good bet to earn a spot on Team USA as rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut at the Rio Games. Maybe even in track as well, should he qualify in the 100 meters at the Olympic trials in July.

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