TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic and Serbia draped the country's flag over one of the goals at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Then they huddled in the water and yelled “Serbia!” in celebration.
They followed their winning formula all the way to the end — of an era.
TOKYO (AP) — Forget about an aging roster and the future of coach Adam Krikorian, even the emerging young players on some of Europe's top teams, the biggest threat to the dominant U.S. women's water polo program just might be the shifting landscape at the collegiate level.
TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States.
The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, and Allyson Felix won her 11th career medal with a gold one as part of the U.S.
TOKYO (AP) — Maddie Musselman held her phone out, and the U.S. women's water polo team gathered for a picture on the top step of the podium.
It was a familiar scene. The dynasty is alive and well.
TOKYO (AP) — Konstantinos Genidounias' joyous smile said it all.
Greece has won its first men’s water polo medal at the Olympics. The only question now is silver or gold.
Stylianos Agryropoulos Kanakakis scored four times, Emmanouil Zerdevas made seven saves and Greece beat Hungary 9-6 on Friday in the semifinals of the Tokyo Games.
TOKYO (AP) — Maddie Musselman thinks about it all the time. Playing on the talented U.S. women's water polo team, Musselman is constantly debating whether she should pass or shoot the ball.
She decided to shoot Thursday, and it worked out quite well for the Americans.
TOKYO (AP) — A condom fixed Jessica Fox's canoe, and skateboarder Jagger Eaton celebrated his bronze medal by broadcasting live on Instagram. Margielyn Didal “let” Tony Hawk take a picture with her to post on Facebook.
TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic pumped in a shot from the side, and then held his arm out and yelled. Dusan Mandic and Andrija Prlainovic each made a couple of big plays.
TOKYO (AP) — Amanda Longan knows the deal. She is one of the world's best goalkeepers sitting behind the world's best goalkeeper in women's water polo.
So she waited patiently for an Olympic debut that she knew might never come.
TOKYO (AP) — Spain goalkeeper Unai Aguirre yelled and splashed toward his bench. He wagged his finger after a couple of saves.
Forget about all the hard-throwing field players in water polo at the Tokyo Olympics.
TOKYO (AP) — Maud Megens is doing her best to catch up with some of her former Southern California water polo teammates during the Tokyo Olympics. The coronavirus restrictions make reunions more difficult, but there is one message that always works for the Trojans.
TOKYO (AP) — Marko Bijac is playing in his second Olympics with Croatia's water polo team, so the goalkeeper wasn't about to make too much of the team's victory over Serbia.
TOKYO (AP) — Delaine Mentoor looks at water polo in Africa and sees a continent full of possibility, from Egypt all the way down to her home in South Africa.
Mentoor and her players are hoping their historic appearance at the Tokyo Games is a sign of things to come for their sport, their country and their area of the world.
TOKYO (AP) — Maggie Steffens was finally by herself, all alone with perhaps the best record in women's water polo, and she had no interest in the view.
Moments after Steffens moved atop the career scoring list at the Olympics, the U.S.
TOKYO (AP) — Francesco Di Fulvio and Italy won the 2019 world championship in men's water polo, establishing themselves as gold medal contenders for the Olympics. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived.
TOKYO (AP) — Maggie Steffens and the United States have dominated women's water polo since the country won its first gold medal in the sport at the 2012 London Olympics.
The world is pushing back at the Tokyo Games, and it remains to be seen how Steffens and company respond.
TOKYO (AP) — The men's water polo tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is filled with big, hulking destroyers playing a similar style.
And then there is Japan.
The host country is zigging while the rest of the world is zagging, playing an aggressive, pressing defense and going without a massive center in the middle.
TOKYO (AP) — Moments after the U.S. closed out a grueling victory over China at the Tokyo Olympics, Rachel Fattal and her teammates got right back to work in the warm-down pool at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre.
TOKYO (AP) — In the end, it was a celebration for Johnny Hooper's family. Every one of them. His mother, Mimi, and father, Gary. His grandmother, Tomiko Nagatani, so achingly close to her only grandson for once, but kept away by a pandemic.
TOKYO (AP) — On the way to her first game in the Tokyo Olympics, Kaleigh Gilchrist cried. She looked at pictures of family and friends, and thought about climbing out of that terrifying night in South Korea.
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. men's water polo captain Jesse Smith missed the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the USOPC limited how many players from his team could participate in the festivities.
TOKYO (AP) — Melissa Seidemann could have walked away after the 2016 Olympics. An NCAA champion at Stanford, she had just won her second straight gold medal with the U.S. women's water polo team.
Jesse Smith is heading to his record-tying fifth Olympics after he was selected Friday for the U.S. men's water polo team for the Tokyo Games.
The 38-year-old Smith leads a 13-man team that includes five players from the country's disappointing 10th-place finish in Rio.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Led by Maggie Steffens and Ashleigh Johnson, the U.S. women rolled to their second straight gold medal. Steffens was named MVP for the second straight Olympics, and Johnson provided a steady presence in goal.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Stephania Haralabidis was 12 when she decided she was done with competitive swimming. She hated the stress and anxiety that it brought on for her.
Her mother, Janet, wanted to put Haralabidis and her sisters, twin Ioanna and Anastasia, in synchronized swimming.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — For more than a decade, Maggie Steffens has been there for the U.S. women’s water polo team.
Sometimes with a ball in her hand. Sometimes talking. Sometimes listening.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A dozen female water polo players who accused their coach of sexual abuse will split nearly $14 million after settling a lawsuit against USA Water Polo and a California club.
The athletes alleged that International Water Polo Club and the national governing body for the sport failed to protect them from abuse by coach Bahram Hojreh from 2012 to 2017.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Alys Williams thought she was done. She was the last cut for the best women's water polo team in the world, and it was a long time until the Tokyo Olympics. It was time.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Marko Vavic was in Mexico when it happened. He had just flown to Cabo San Lucas to spend spring break with a group of friends.
When Vavic woke up, there were several text messages on his phone.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Kiley Neushul had a plan. She was going to play for the U.S. women's water polo team in the Tokyo Olympics, and then move to Italy...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say despite a fourth surge and rising numbers of patients hospitalized because of COVID-19, Oregon Gov...
CHICAGO (AP) — One day, after another grueling practice with his water polo team in Italy, Ben Hallock hopped on a scooter and drove to the top of a nearby mountain...
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ROME (AP) — Andrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient.
At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease...
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles business executive was sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison for paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit...
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One moment, Kaleigh Gilchrist was celebrating an unprecedented third straight world championship for the U...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A balcony inside a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16, including American and other athletes at the world swimming championships, officials said...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight and exposed a seamy side door into some of the nation's elite universities: coaches taking bribes to recruit non-athletes and help them ease past tough admissions policies...
HARLINGEN — So, you love swimming but you’re just not fast enough.
The YMCA of Greenwich Aquatics middle school boys water polo team made history at the 26th annual Champions Cup, while Greenwich Aquatics’ girls team enjoyed a successful run at the competition held this past weekend at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.