espnW: Which female athlete is the best?

Ronda Rousey makes quick work of pretty much everyone in the Octagon, but Florence Griffith Joyner is still known as the world's fastest woman, ever. Vote now in espnW's best female athlete bracket.

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Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio water

Medical experts and scientists said Friday that it is unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters.

LA gets USOC endorsement for 2024 bid (2:44)
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U.S. includes Phinney in roster for road worlds

Taylor Phinney will get his shot to chase a world road championship, as the cyclist is part of the U.S. roster that will compete this month in Richmond, Virginia.

Brazilian lawmakers investigate Rio water pollution (1:02)
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Japan scraps logo for 2020 Games over concerns

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.


Vote now! espnW's best female athlete bracket

Lisa Leslie is considered the "gold standard" in women's basketball, while Florence Griffith Joyner is still considered the fastest woman of all time. Who tops Round 3? Vote now!

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U.S. finishes third with six golds at track worlds

Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year's world championships.

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Bolt '50-50' on retirement after Rio

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, says he is looking to go even quicker in Brazil next year, but then that might be it for him in a sport he says 'isn't as fun as it used to be'.

Bolt beats Gatlin, takes 200 meters (2:11)
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Gymnastics coach makes court appearance

The head of an Indianapolis gymnastics academy charged with four counts of child molestation and three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor has made an initial court appearance.