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Novak Djokovic’s ‘Golden Slam’ Dreams Are Crushed With Olympic Semifinal Elimination
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Tom Goldman, Merrit Kennedy | July 30, 2021
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after he was defeated by Germany's Alexander Zverev during a semifinal match of the tennis competition on Friday at the Summer Olympics.Seth Wenig | AP TOKYO — Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was upset in the men's Olympic tennis semifinal by Germany's Alexander Zverev. The loss ...
Defending BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields Is Hospitalized After A Bad Crash
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Merrit Kennedy | July 30, 2021
U.S. BMX racer Connor Fields receives medical treatment after a crash during a men's BMX semifinal heat at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.Francois Nel | Getty Images Connor Fields, the U.S. defending gold medalist in BMX racing, had a brutal crash in the semifinals of his event and ...
A New Tunnel Is Spotted At A Chinese Nuclear Test Site
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Geoff Brumfiel | July 30, 2021
Satellite imagery shows a new tunnel being constructed at the Lop Nur nuclear test site in Western China.Planet Labs Inc. | AllSource Analysis Inc. China appears to be expanding its sprawling nuclear weapons testing complex in the nation's western desert. Satellite imagery shared exclusively with NPR shows a possible new ...
The Philippine President Says Long-Standing Security Pact With The U.S. Can Continue
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The Associated Press | July 30, 2021
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, left, and Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana shake hands after a bilateral meeting at Camp Aguinaldo military camp in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines Friday, July 30. Austin is visiting Manila to hold talks with Philippine officials to boost defense ties and possibly discuss the ...
Olympics Spoilers Are Frustrating. Here’s How You Can Avoid Them
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Jonathan Franklin | July 29, 2021
Zhang Yufei of China swims toward an Olympic record and gold medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics.Charlie Riedel | AP Let's face it: Nobody likes spoilers. Whether it's with sports, reality TV, Jeopardy or that series you've been watching since season one, something so simple ...
7 Things To Look For As Track And Field Begins At The Olympics
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Laurel Wamsley | July 29, 2021
JuVaughn Harrison competes in the men's long jump final at the Olympic trials in June. He'll compete in both the long jump and high jump in the Olympics.Andy Lyons | Getty Images For some of us, the Olympics don't really get started until the runners take the starting line and ...
German Cycling Director Is Being Sent Home From Olympics Over Racist Slur
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Bill Chappell | July 29, 2021
Patrick Moster was fired from his job as sports director of the BDR, the German Cycling Federation after yelling slurs during a race Wednesday. Here, Moster stands next to the track next to cyclist Azzedine Lagab from Algeria — one of the riders a German cyclist was attempting to catch.Sebastian ...
Waiting For U.S. Visas, Afghan Interpreters Fear The Taliban
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Quil Lawrence | July 29, 2021
Former Afghan interpreters demonstrate in June outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. They called for the Biden administration to modify the rules and speed up the processing of U.S. visas that have been promised to Afghans who worked for the U.S. military over the past two decades. The visas are ...
Sunisa Lee Claims Olympic Gold And Shows U.S. Gymnastics Has More Than 1 Superstar
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Merrit Kennedy, Mandalit del Barco | July 29, 2021
U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee finishes on the uneven bars during the gymnastics women's all-around final at the Summer Olympics on Thursday.Ashley Landis | AP Updated July 29, 2021 at 9:01 AM ET TOKYO — Sunisa Lee has won Olympic gold in the marquee individual competition of women's gymnastics after U.S. ...