DU freshman Shai Buium goes to Detroit Red Wings with 36th pick

University of Denver incoming freshman defenseman Shai Buium was selected by the Detroit Red Wings four picks into the second round (36th overall) of the NHL draft on Saturday. Buium, 18, was ranked No. 20 by Central Scouting among North American skaters. The San Diego native was in Plymouth, Mich., on Saturday preparing for the U.S. World Junior Showcase. He […]

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Olympics: Carapaz wins gold in thrilling finish to road race

TOKYO (REUTERS, AFP) – Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz produced an incredible late burst to win the gold medal in a thrilling Olympic men’s road race on Saturday (July 24) as favourite Tadej Pogacar was beaten into third place at the Fuji International Speedway after a tough 234km course. Carapaz was joined on a late attack by American Brandon McNulty but with […]

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Maria Taylor makes her NBC debut during rebroadcast of Olympics opening ceremony.

By Kevin Draper Maria Taylor’s NBC career began with a surprise appearance from Tokyo before the rebroadcast of the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday evening in the United States. “We are thrilled to welcome a new member to our NBC sports and Olympic family: Maria Taylor,” Mike Tirico, one of the hosts of the opening ceremony, told viewers. “Maria, welcome […]

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As July Nears Its End, Teams Must Decide What They Are

The always-confounding Tampa Bay Rays have already been buyers and sellers in a lead-up to the trade deadline, which may see big changes for the Chicago Cubs and others. By Tyler Kepner In baseball, the lineups of late July can look like relics within a week. Six years ago on Friday, the Mets used left fielder John Mayberry Jr. as […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand’s last-minute flagbearer change as Olympics officially begin with opening ceremony

A late schedule change forced New Zealand into a last-minute flagbearer switch at last night’s Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. A late change to the Olympic rowing schedule forced Hamish Bond to hand over his flagbearer duties, now having to prepare for a race this afternoon. Double Commonwealth Games gold medal winning boxer David Nyika was named to replace Bond by […]

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Telfar Clemens designed the Liberian outfits.

By Vanessa Friedman Formal Olympian wardrobes are rarely “cool” — and rarely available to smaller countries with less promotional muscle. But this year Liberia changed that narrative. They have only three athletes competing, but have fielded a Summer Olympic team almost every year since 1956. They have never, however, won an Olympic medal, and have had to scrounge for sponsorships […]

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This opening ceremony has had its share of controversy.

By Ben Dooley Opening ceremonies are an opportunity for the Olympics’ host nation to show the world what it’s all about. In extreme cases, a flawless spectacle, like Beijing pulled off in 2008, can help define global opinions of a country for years. With Tokyo in a state of emergency and just 950 spectators filling a stadium built for 68,000, […]

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