Olympics: Bear alert hits softball at Games opener

TOKYO (AFP) – Olympic virus rules mean spectators are banned, but one furry fan still tried to sneak into the Fukushima softball venue hosting the first sports event of the Tokyo Games: a bear. The animals are common across Japan and regularly spark frantic hunts when they venture into towns, where they have been known to attack and even kill […]

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The Milwaukee Bucks Win the N.B.A. Championship

The Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in the N.B.A. finals in six games for their first title in 50 years. It’s the first championship for Giannis Antetokounmpo. By Sopan Deb MILWAUKEE — A half century ago, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — a young goliath then known as Lew Alcindor — led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship. For decades, it was […]

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The Mexican baseball team is forced to quarantine after two players test positive before trip to Japan.

Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis tested positive on Sunday in Mexico City and were asymptomatic and isolating in their hotel rooms, the Mexican baseball federation said. By James Wagner The Mexican national baseball team is in quarantine after two players tested positive for coronavirus ahead of traveling to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, Mexican baseball federation officials announced. Hector Velazquez […]

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Boxing: Joshua to defend heavyweight titles against Usyk in September

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s Anthony Joshua will defend his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sept 25, his promoter announced on Tuesday (July 20). Joshua was set to fight compatriot Tyson Fury in an unification bout in Saudi Arabia in August but that […]

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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief Muto does not rule out 11th-hour cancellation of Games

TOKYO (REUTERS) – The head of the organising committee for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday (July 20) did not rule out a last-minute cancellation of the global sporting showpiece, amid rising coronavirus cases that have presented organisers with mounting challenges. Asked at a news conference if the Games, which are due to open on Friday, might still be cancelled, Toshiro […]

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Power Game: Thomas Bach’s Iron Grip on the Olympics

How a former fencer wielded diplomacy and guile to drag the Games across the finish line, even in a pandemic, like it or not. By Andrew Keh Thomas Bach was crying. He tried to speak, but his voice quavered. It was early March, and Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, was staring out at a curved bank of […]

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Outbreak: Managing coronavirus at the pandemic Olympics

TOKYO (AFP) – The Tokyo Olympics will be like no other Games, with the spectre of coronavirus hanging over every part of the event, and organisers determined to prevent an outbreak. Here is a look at some of the ways they will try to prevent infections among some 11,000 athletes, and what will happen if cases do emerge at the […]

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CU Buffs position preview: CBs have talent, potential – The Denver Post

Early in the 2020 season, opposing quarterbacks picked on Colorado cornerback Christian Gonzalez because he was a freshman. There were moments throughout the year in which he looked like a freshman, too, but by the end of the season, there were enough positives about Gonzalez to signal that his future is bright — and that starts next season. “I believe […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand tipped for big Tokyo medal haul

New Zealand is about to enjoy one of its finest Olympic medal hauls, thanks largely to its prowess on the water. That’s the prediction from Associated Press, which has analysed every event in the Tokyo Games and come up with a likely medal list. No surprise, AP believes canoeist Lisa Carrington will lead the Kiwi medal hunt, while shot putters […]

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