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Tokyo Olympics: 10 Storylines That Make These Summer Games Unique
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
Wade Davis Jr. Describes The Fear Of Being Outed While He Was In The NFL
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Ziad Buchh | June 24, 2021
Former NFL player Wade Davis Jr. became the NFL's first LGBT inclusion consultant.Katie Simmons-Barth Updated June 24, 2021 at 2:42 PM ET When Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders came out in an announcement on Instagram, former NFL player Wade Davis Jr was one of the first to congratulate ...