Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86 – The Denver Post

LOS ANGELES — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was announced. Johnson was among the world’s greatest athletes […]

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After months of dormancy, sport awakens in Singapore

SINGAPORE – For the first time in months, sport has come alive on local shores. There will not be a day without live sport this week, with at least seven events taking place, albeit under strict measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In this action-packed week, junior golfers are back in the swing of things at the EFG […]

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Olympics: Giant rings return as Tokyo bids to spark excitement for delayed Games

TOKYO (AFP) – A giant set of Olympic rings returned to Tokyo’s waterfront on Tuesday (Dec 1) after maintenance, with officials hoping that the symbol will help build enthusiasm for the coronavirus-postponed Games. Promising vaccine trials have boosted Tokyo’s hopes of holding the Olympics, now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021 after the pandemic forced the unprecedented decision to […]

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Can the Giants’ Tenuous Grasp of the N.F.C. East Hold?

By the skin of their teeth, the Giants (4-7) share the top spot in the N.F.C. East, riding a three-game winning streak that they hope to extend in a plea for a postseason berth. To get there, they just need to be the best of the worst. It’s not going to be easy. They are side-by-side with the Washington Football […]

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Brady Puts Up a Fight, but It’s Mahomes and the Chiefs’ Day

Tom Brady floundered for most of Sunday’s game against Kansas City’s incandescent quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. If the game was seen by some as a chance for a passing of the torch from one quarterback to another, from an N.F.L. legend to his heir apparent, that torch — if passed by Brady at least — very likely would have been intercepted. […]

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Giants Seize Share of N.F.C. East Lead but Lose Daniel Jones

CINCINNATI — The Giants lost starting quarterback Daniel Jones to a hamstring injury in the second half on Sunday, but they generated enough offense to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-17. Jones went down after completing a short pass in the third quarter with the game tied at 10-10. He returned for two plays on the next series but then was […]

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Jets’ Offense Sputters in Darnold’s Return

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes while starting in place of the injured Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins beat the Jets, 20-3, on Sunday. Tagovailoa was inactive with an injured thumb on his throwing hand, so Fitzpatrick, 38, stepped in against one of his many former teams. He didn’t need to do too much against […]

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MMA: Smith back to winning ways at coronavirus-affected UFC Vegas 15

Anthony Smith snapped a two-fight skid in dominant fashion, submitting Devon Clark inside the first round of the main event at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Vegas 15 event on Saturday (Nov 28) night in Las Vegas, Nevada. The light heavyweight clash was upgraded to the main event after a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and former title challenger Derrick […]

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