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Tony Azevedo, native of Rio, headlines U.S. Olympic water polo roster

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Tony Azevedo‘s record fifth Olympics will take him home.

Azevedo, who was born in and resides in Rio de Janeiro, headlines the 13-man U.S. Olympic team named Thursday aboard the U.S.S. Midway.

Azevedo, 34, becomes the first five-time Olympian in U.S. water polo history. He’s still searching for his first gold medal after reaching the quarterfinals in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 but leaving with a combined one medal (silver in 2008).

Four of the 13 players on the Rio team have Olympic experience:

Tony Azevedo (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Jesse Smith (2004, 2008, 2012)
Merrill Moses (2008, 2012)
John Mann (2012)
McQuin Baron
Bret Bonanni
Alex Bowen
Luca Cupido
Thomas Dunstan
Ben Hallock
Alex Obert
Alex Roelse
Josh Samuels

The U.S. men’s water polo team heads to Rio riding the confidence of a silver-medal finish in this year’s FINA World League.

The entire U.S. Olympic roster across all sports is now at more than 400 athletes.

MORE: U.S. Olympic women’s water polo roster

Boglarka Kapas, world champion swimmer, tests positive for coronavirus

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Boglarka Kapas, the Hungarian swimmer and world 200m butterfly champion, said she tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I don’t have any symptoms yet, and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus,” was posted on her social media. “Please be careful, stay at home and stay healthy.”

Nine total members of the Hungarian national team — including swimmers and staff — have tested positive, according to the federation.

Kapas said her first test was negative but a second test showed she had the virus. She was staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.

Kapas, 26, won the 200m fly at last summer’s world championships by passing Americans Hali Flickinger and Katie Drabot in the last 25 meters. She clocked 2:06.78 to prevail by .17 of a second.

Kapas also took bronze in the Rio Olympic 800m freestyle won by Katie Ledecky.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

NHL players: Marie-Philip Poulin is world’s best female hockey player

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The U.S. may have the world’s best women’s hockey team, but NHL players believe Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin is the world’s best player.

Poulin received the most votes out of 496 responses in the 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll, conducted before the season was suspended. The tally:

Poulin: 39.92%
Hilary Knight (USA): 36.29%
Kendall Coyne Schofield (USA): 15.52%
Emily Pfalzer Matheson (USA): 1.41%
Other: 6.85%

Last year, Knight received the highest percentage of votes from 203 NHL players (27.59), edging Poulin (24.14) with Amanda Kessel third (12.81) and Coyne Schofield and Pfalzer Matheson each receiving 5.91 percent.

Why were Poulin and Knight swapped this year? Perhaps Poulin’s Canadian team winning the debut of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition women’s 3-on-3 game on Jan. 24, even though Knight scored and Poulin did not.

Poulin, now 29, scored both goals in the 2010 Olympic final and the game-tying and -winning goals in the 2014 Olympic final. Even before her Olympic debut at age 18, the daughter of Quebec hospital workers was dubbed “the female Sidney Crosby.”

Knight, 30, led last April’s world championship tournament with seven goals as the U.S. won a fifth straight title. Poulin played 4 minutes, 44 seconds, total at the tournament, missing time with a knee injury.

This spring’s tournament, which was to start Tuesday, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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