Basketball: Michael Jordan reveals fitting last text exchange with Kobe Bryant

NBA legend Michael Jordan has revealed the last text exchange he had with Kobe Bryantbefore his tragic death last January. Jordan is set to induct the Los Angeles Lakers great into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, along with seven others, died in a tragic helicopter accident in Los Angeles last […]

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Olympics-Japan's Nishikori adds voice to Olympic concerns

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s top-ranked men’s tennis player Kei Nishikori added his voice to concerns about staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July, as the country battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Naomi Osaka, Japan’s No. 1 women’s tennis player, raised similar concerns on Sunday (May 9), saying that the risks of holding the Games amid the pandemic should […]

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The Champions League final may be moved from Istanbul to London.

European soccer’s governing body will hold talks with the British government on Monday about moving this month’s Champions League final to London. Travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have made it almost impossible for domestic fans of the finalists — the Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City — to attend the match at its scheduled site in Istanbul. […]

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Chasing an Olympic spot is rewarding – even if you don't get it

As darkness fell on the European summer three years ago, they huddled in their car at a petrol station. Motel rooms cost money and they had enough expenses. So as they travelled from their training base to competitions, it was cheaper for sailors Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen to pull on jackets, perhaps cover themselves with towels, and spend the […]

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Rugby: 'New Lomu' Clarke chases Olympic gold with Kiwi sevens squad

WELLINGTON (AFP) – All Blacks wing Caleb Clarke, whose barnstorming runs have drawn comparison to the legendary Jonah Lomu, announced on Monday (May 10) that he will chase Olympic gold in rugby sevens at the Tokyo Games. His presence is a coup for the New Zealand sevens squad, making him the only fully fledged All Black to commit to the […]

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Churchill Downs suspends Bob Baffert after Medina Spirit failed drug test

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs suspended trainer Bob Baffert from entering horses at the track and suggested that it would invalidate Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby victory if the results of a failed postrace drug test are upheld. The track said in a statement Sunday that failure to comply with the rules and medication protocols jeopardizes the safety of horses […]

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Olympics: Tokyo's Olympic Stadium holds track and field test event, minus fans

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Hundreds of athletes, including US sprinter Justin Gatlin, participated in a test event at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday (May 9), as organisers fine-tuned operations and practiced Covid-19 countermeasures with under three months to go before the Tokyo Games begin. No spectators were present in the stadium, where the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies will be held, […]

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