• 'Best U.S. team' set for high profile in Brazil
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    'Best U.S. team' set for high profile in Brazil

    By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Looking to fill a rare gap on its medal shelf, Team USA is sending the strongest fencing squad in memory to Rio, helped along by a generation of Olympic elders that has expanded the sport's frontiers. Of the five sports contested in every summer Olympics, fencing

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    Namesake Russia coaches groom synchro stars for more gold

    Two namesake coaches who have propelled Russian synchronized swimming to one medal after another hope to blow rivals out of the water once again at the Rio Olympic Games. Head team coach Tatyana Pokrovskaya and duets coach Tatiana Danchenko have crafted creative and explosive routines ranging from a