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Maria Taylor Is Leaving ESPN After A Colleague’s Remarks About Race Went Public
Joe Hernandez | July 21, 2021
ESPN's Maria Taylor works from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game between Miami and Florida in 2019. ESPN announced Wednesday that Taylor is leaving the network.Phelan M. Ebenhack | AP Updated July 22, 2021 at 3:14 PM ET ESPN host Maria Taylor has announced she is leaving the ...
Top-Ranked U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Falls To Sweden In Olympic Stadium With No Fans
Merrit Kennedy, Russell Lewis, Mandalit del Barco | July 21, 2021
U.S. player Christen Press reacts as Sweden's players celebrate their third goal during a women's soccer match at the Olympics on Wednesday in Tokyo.Ricardo Mazalan | AP Updated July 21, 2021 at 8:21 AM ET TOKYO — It was a devastating start to the Tokyo Olympics for the U.S. women's ...
Tokyo Olympics: 10 Storylines That Make These Summer Games Unique
Merrit Kennedy | July 20, 2021
U.S. gymnast Simone Biles, shown here at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, is seeking a second all-around Olympic gold medal.Tony Gutierrez | AP Updated July 20, 2021 at 1:10 PM ET TOKYO — The Tokyo Summer Olympics are here. The start of the largest event in sports after a year postponement ...
Despite Positive COVID Cases, Team USA CEO Says Athletes Are Ready To Compete
Ailsa Chang, Elena Burnett, Dalia Faheid | July 19, 2021
A man wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic Rings ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Games are scheduled to begin this week in Japan despite a global rise in coronavirus cases.Toru Hanai | Getty Images Soccer player Megan Rapinoe, swimmer Katie Ledecky and gymnast Simone Biles ...
For The First Time, An All-Female Crew Will Broadcast A Major League Baseball Game
Chad Campbell | July 19, 2021
Broadcasters Melanie Newman and Suzie Cool, shown here on April 24, 2019 calling a minor league game.Diamond Images/Getty Images Updated July 19, 2021 at 3:50 PM ET The on-air crew of Major League Baseball broadcasters will make sportscasting history on Tuesday night when, for the first time, a team of ...
Two Athletes Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Inside The Olympic Village
Wynne Davis | July 18, 2021
A staff member guides a taxi at one of the entrances at the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Tokyo.Philip Fong | AFP via Getty Images With less than a week before the opening ceremonies begin at this year's Tokyo games, at least two players on the South African soccer team ...
A New Naomi Osaka Doc Explores The Inner World Of An Introverted Champion
Eric Deggans | July 16, 2021
Netflix's Naomi Osaka docuseries connects the personal journey of a tennis superstar to issues of race, nationalism, civil rights, modern media and the way athletes are marketed to the world.Netflix One thing is obvious after watching Naomi Osaka, Netflix's three-episode docuseries tracking the life of the increasingly press-shy tennis champion.Naomi ...
U.S. Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Is Suspended After A Positive Marijuana Test
Joe Hernandez | July 2, 2021
Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates in the 100-meter semifinal last month at the U.S. Olympic track and field team trials in Eugene, Ore. However, a positive drug test disqualified her result at the trials.Patrick Smith | Getty Images U.S. track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson will be suspended for one month after ...