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Olympics-Boxing-Mossely takes women's lightweight gold for France

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US men's basketball edges France 100-97; Thompson scores 30

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US men's basketball edges France 100-97; Thompson scores 30

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US men's basketball edges France 100-97; Thompson scores 30

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three wins from gold, & still no reason to think it will be effortless for the U.S. men's basketball team.

This is a bumpy road in Rio, yet at least the Americans know Klay Thompson is finally along for the ride.

Thompson ended an Olympic-long slump with seven 3-pointers & 30 points, & the Americans needed almost all of them to hold off France 100-97 on Sunday.

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France loses Euro 2016, but can claim security victory

PARIS (AP) — France has lost the European Championship yet can claim victory on another front – making it safely through the monthlong tournament that drew fans from all over Europe while in a state of emergency & on high alert for Islamic extremist attacks.

Stretched security forces, already deployed at sensitive sites around France, were called into action to assist ensure a safe tournament that authorities decided to go ahead with despite two waves of attacks in 2015, including November shootings & bombings of multiple sites in Paris that killed 130.

Critical voices tried to nix fan zones in each of the 10 French cities where 51 matches were held, considering them a security nightmare. Authorities refused, & Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that ''we were right.''

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France loses Euro 2016, but can claim security victory

PARIS (AP) — France has lost the European Championship yet can claim victory on another front – making it safely through the monthlong tournament that drew fans from all over Europe while in a state of emergency & on high alert for Islamic extremist attacks.

Stretched security forces, already deployed at sensitive sites around France, were called into action to assist ensure a safe tournament that authorities decided to go ahead with despite two waves of attacks in 2015, including November shootings & bombings of multiple sites in Paris that killed 130.

Critical voices tried to nix fan zones in each of the 10 French cities where 51 matches were held, considering them a security nightmare. Authorities refused, & Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that ''we were right.''

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France loses Euro 2016, but can claim security victory

PARIS (AP) — France has lost the European Championship yet can claim victory on another front – making it safely through the monthlong tournament that drew fans from all over Europe while in a state of emergency & on high alert for Islamic extremist attacks.

Stretched security forces, already deployed at sensitive sites around France, were called into action to assist ensure a safe tournament that authorities decided to go ahead with despite two waves of attacks in 2015, including November shootings & bombings of multiple sites in Paris that killed 130.

Critical voices tried to nix fan zones in each of the 10 French cities where 51 matches were held, considering them a security nightmare. Authorities refused, & Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that ''we were right.''

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Pragmatic Portugal shatter France's summer dream

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France hopes to end 32-year streak of host nation failures

PARIS (AP) — Home advantage has counted little for host nations in recent European Championship history.

Since the finals tournament era kicked off in 1980, only France has kept the trophy at home – 32 years ago with Michel Platini in his prime.

France can take some home comfort from this exception ahead of the Euro 2016 semifinals starting Wednesday.

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France beats Iceland 5-2, setting up semifinal with Germany

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