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Alexander: What will the 2028 L.A. Olympics look like?

Tokyo’s Olympic Games might be the weirdest in the modern history of the extravaganza, but the athletes now have center stage instead of the suits. Thus, medals, great performances and star quality are beginning to shove their way into our collective consciousness past empty seats, positive COVID-19 tests and blowhard pronouncements from politicians and IOC leaders. That should be a reminder of the power of the Olympic brand, as tone-deaf and avaricious as it often seems. And it should also be a...
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Mikulak makes final men’s gymnastics team appearance; USA takes 5th

By WILL GRAVES TOKYO (AP) — Sam Mikulak walked off the floor, turned his palms up and laughed. Well, sorta. The three-time Olympian’s last performance in a gymnastics team event didn’t exactly go as planned. Looking to preserve a fourth-place finish for the U.S. during Monday night’s finals, the 28-year-old’s feet came out from under him. Any chance of holding off Great Britain vanished in the process. Oh well. That’s gymnastics. Nobody knows that better than Mikulak, the gymnast from Newport Be...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Australia, Russia, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Olympics, Paris, Tokyo, North Carolina, Great Britain, Katie Ledecky, Team USA

Why PSG’s fans are protesting the potential signing of Paul Pogba

 An explanation for the surprise backlash on the part of the supporters of Paris Saint-Germain, pertaining to the potential signing of Paul Pogba, has come to the fore this weekend. Reds exit? Murmurs surrounding the future of Manchester United standout Pogba have of course come back to the fore in a major way of late.This comes with the Frenchman’s contract at Old Trafford due to expire in less than 12 months’ time.Despite the Red Devils finally piecing together a squad which looks capable of c...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Marseille, Paris, Manchester, Old Trafford, Juventus, Psg, United, Red Devils, Paul Pogba, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paris Saint Germain, Ligue, Pogba

Liverpool legend hits back at Gini Wijnaldum claims that “I didn’t feel loved”

  Georginio Wijnaldum speaks out After completing a move to Paris Saint Germain upon the expiry of his old deal at Liverpool, Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken out about his treatment during his time on Mersyside, speaking of the difficulty he had with sections of the fanbase. Gini Wijnaldum breaks silence over Liverpool exit and points finger at social media abuse #LFC — Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) July 24, 2021 Speaking to The Times, the midfielder sa...
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The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

By The Associated Press ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief bill backed by President Joe Biden. Most of the money is being directly allocated to Georgia’s 180-plus school districts, with $425 million held by the state Board of Education to address statewide needs. Geor...
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Wijnaldum didn’t feel ‘Liverpool love’

London (AFP) – Georginio Wijnaldum has said social media abuse was behind his decision to leave Liverpool, explaining he “didn’t feel love” from a section of the club’s support. Wijnaldum — who signed for Paris... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Paris, Afp, Wijnaldum, AFP Georginio Wijnaldum

The power of Simone Biles

TOKYO >> The day after Valorie Kondos Field’s first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, the UCLA gymnastics coach was visiting with a 15-year-old recruit from Texas named Simone Biles. Kondos Field, known to all as Miss Val, warned Biles before the recruiting trip that she might be worn out from treatment when the gymnast arrived in Westwood. But here was Kondos Field, going full speed ahead with her sales pitch, when Biles reached across and placed her hand on the coach’s arm. “Miss Val, ...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Bono, Mexico, Sports, San Francisco, Nike, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Paris, Michael Jordan, Nba, Tokyo

Tokyo Olympic Games 2020: men’s road race gold, boxing, swimming and more – live!

11 gold medals on offer on packed opening day at Tokyo 2020Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageSign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefingAnd you can email Beau, tweet @duresport or comment below 12.22am BST Trinidad and Tobago doesn’t have many athletes in the Olympics in events other than track and field / athletics, but one of them, rower Felice Chow, just left her fellow competitors in the single sculls repechage not just in her wake but behind her wake. Not bad f...
Tags: Sport, Australia sport, US sports, Paris, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Trinidad, Tobago, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Felice Chow

Tokyo Games: Surfing, skateboarding, Simone Biles and COVID are in the mix

The Tokyo Games have arrived unlike any other in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the complexities it has created to put on a major international sporting event. What unfolds over the next 17 days will include images of triumphs and loss, and questions about the rationale of plowing ahead amid rising infection rates. Here are six summer stories to follow through the closing ceremony on Aug 8: THE COVID GAMES No matter how hard the International Olympic Committee tries, the once-in-a-century co...
Tags: Japan, Sweden, Australia, Stanford, Nigeria, Sports, Sport, Gymnastics, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Paris, Nba, Romania, Tokyo, Surfing

Pochettino pens new PSG deal despite tricky start to reign

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino on Friday penned a one-year extension to his contract to stay with the French giants until 2023 despite a below-par start to his reign The Argentine took... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Mauricio Pochettino, Psg, Afp, AFP Paris Saint Germain

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the flame’s long journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. The cauldron sat atop a peak inspired by Mount Fuji. It’s a sphere that opened like a flower, “to embody vitality and hope,” organizers said. A second cauldron has been placed in Tokyo’s waterfron...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Greece, Mexico, France, China, Russia, John Lennon, Uncategorized, Sport, Ukraine, Yoko Ono, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Ireland

The Latest: Singers perform ‘Imagine’ at Tokyo opening

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ An array of singers, including John Legend and Keith Urban, have performed “Imagine” at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. The song’s inclusion was a nod to the song that John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-wrote 50 years ago. “We’re not the first to say ‘Imagine no countries’ or ‘Give peace a chance,’ but we’re carrying that torch, like the Olympic tor...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Greece, Mexico, France, China, Russia, John Lennon, Uncategorized, Sport, Ukraine, Yoko Ono, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Ireland

The Latest: Pita’s back in the Olympics, shirtless again

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Pita’s back, and he brought back his oil. The shirtless Tongan whose fame rocketed after entering the 2016 Olympics with his upper body glistening for all to see — his name is Pita Taufatofua, by the way — returned to the Tokyo Games as one of his nation’s flagbearers again. And yes, he was shirtless. It’s the third consecutive Olympics in which Taufatof...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Greece, Mexico, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Ukraine, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Crimea

The Latest: Parade of athletes begins at Tokyo Games opening

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The parade of athletes at the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has started. Organizers expect about 5,700 athletes to take part in the parade. Some will skip it because of early competitions on Saturday or to avoid risk of exposure to the coronavirus. And this parade differs from most others in the past because the nations are being spaced out — a...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Greece, Mexico, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Ukraine, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Crimea

Chelsea keeping tabs on Lewandowski, Presnel Kimpembe of interest & ex-Man United keeper linked

Chelsea transfer news In this article we will bring you all of today’s Chelsea transfer news. Make sure to check back tomorrow for more updates. Chelsea linked with Sergio Romero Firstly, Chelsea are being linked with another goalkeeper despite already having Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga on their books.Sergio Romero spent several years serving as back-up to David de Gea at Manchester United.However, the Argentine left the club this summer when his contract expired having fallen down the p...
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Paris, Old Trafford, Bayern Munich, David De Gea, Borussia Dortmund, Sergio Ramos, Psg, United, Robert Lewandowski

London clubs handed boost as Inter Milan CEO lays out transfer plans

  Spurs and Chelsea chase Inter Milan players Inter Milan players have been interesting both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with Achraf Hakimi allegedly a target for Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Paris Saint Germain.In addition, Romelu Lukaku is thought to be an option if the club are unable to lure superstar forward Erling Haaland away from Borussia Dortmund, a feat that at present seems increasingly unlikely. Chelsea are stepping up their plans to sign Romelu Lukaku this summe...

David Alaba not looking to replace Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid amidst number reveal

Austrian international David Alaba has officially started a new chapter in a brilliant career today when Real Madrid confirmed the former Bayern Munich stalwart as their latest signing at the Bernabeu. Our new No.4️⃣!👉 @David_Alaba#WelcomeAlaba — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) July 21, 2021 Alaba brings a wealth of experience and enormous success during his time in Bavaria, spending 10-years as a key piece of the puzzle at the Allianz Arena while making over 42...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Carlo Ancelotti, Bavaria, Madrid, Sergio Ramos, David Alaba, Hala Madrid, Bayern, Saint Germain, Allianz Arena, Ramos, Raphael Varane

These Southern California casinos are bringing back entertainment — here’s the latest

The sound of silence has filled the entertainment venues at many Southern California casinos over the last year, and not because they were stops for a Simon and Garfunkel tribute band. As the region’s casinos mapped out what to bring back after their coronavirus closures in mid-2020, most focused on gaming, dining, hotel stays while other components of their business, particularly entertainment, remained on the back burner as the live entertainment industry as a whole remained shut down. Only a ...
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Benfica to face Spartak Moscow in Champions League qualifying

Paris (AFP) – Two-time former European champions Benfica were paired with Spartak Moscow in the third qualifying round for this year’s Champions League, in the draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday.  Scottish champions Rangers will... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Rangers, Spartak Moscow, Benfica, Afp, Nyon Switzerland

Arsenal defender speaks out as Odegaard move ruled out

In this article, we will cover all of today’s Arsenal transfer news Locatelli latest Manuel Locatelli set the stage alight in the group stages of Euro 2020, scoring twice as Italy picked up nine points in their group without conceding a goal.Those who were familiar with the 24-year-old before the tournament will also speak in glowing terms of the season the Italian midfielder had for domestic side Sassuolo in Serie A. 🌟 #EURO2020 Highlights 🌟 🔝🎯⚽️ @locamanuel73 🆚🇨🇭#ITA | @azzurri | @Vivo_Azzurro...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Arsenal, Emirates, Carlo Ancelotti, Juventus, Gareth Bale, Zinedine Zidane, Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard, Marseilles

The Latest: Spain’s Catalan region faces new infection peak

By The Associated Press MADRID — The head of the Catalan regional health service says a new peak of COVID-19 infections at the end of this month could place hospitals under severe pressure, just as some staff go on their summer vacation. Gemma Craywinckel told RAC1 radio in an interview Sunday that the northeastern Spanish region could within two weeks see as many as 500 people in intensive care, up from the current almost 300. She said the Catalan public health system is already “under a lot of...
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Men’s football at the Olympics: Everything you need to know

The Olympics Games might not be the most sort after competition in men’s football but this competition has provided some memorable moments since first being played in 1900.Uruguay claimed back-to-back golds in 1924 and 1928 and football was so popular at those tournaments that the World Cup was founded shortly after.Fast forward to 1996 and Nigeria claimed gold with a squad featuring future superstars like Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha.Some of the world’s most well-known players have won Olymp...
Tags: Japan, England, Milan, Australia, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, La, Germany, Russia, Nigeria, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Ukraine, Ajax

Tour de France: Cavendish chases win record, Pogacar set for title – live!

Follow the final stage from Chatou to the Champs-ÉlyséesComeback kid Cavendish poised to make Tour historyPogacar set to retain his Tour title in Paris processionAny thoughts? Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 3.29pm BST The Tour’s top boys are leading the way as they set out from the leafy Paris suburb of Chatou. Tricolores line the route as Tadej Pogacar and Mark Cavendish are joined by the polka-dot and white jersey wearers, Wout Poels and Jonas Vingegaard. Those last two jerseys belong ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Lewis Hamilton, Paris, Tour De France, Cavendish, Mark Cavendish, Hamilton, SilverStone, Niall, Verstappen, Max Verstappen, Daniel Harris, Chatou, Pogacar, Tadej Pogacar

Women’s football at the Olympics: Everything you need to know

Unlike on the men’s side, the Olympic Games is a highly-prestigious tournament in women’s football.At women’s international level, claiming Olympic Gold is second only to winning the World Cup.With that in mind, expect a very competitive competition with 12 of the best teams on the planet fighting it out for medals. When are matches taking place? Group stage matches: 21, 24 & 27 July.Quarter-finals: 30 July.Semi-finals: 2 August.Bronze medal match: 5 August.Gold medal match: 6 August. What is th...
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Тур де Франс — 2021, этап 21

Chatou → Champs-Elysées (Paris) (109km) Alexei для Astana Cycling Team, 2021. | Ссылка | Нет комментариев | #astanaproteam
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Revealed: What Lionel Messi & Neymar discussed during viral sit-down following Copa America final

 An insight into the content of the conversation held by Lionel Messi and Neymar, on the back of the Copa America showpiece, has been forthcoming on Friday. Di Maria decides it Last weekend of course saw South America’s two biggest football nations go head-to-head, in the Copa finale.Messi’s Argentina, underdogs in the eyes of most, headed into proceedings aiming to bring an end to a long and heartbreaking wait for silverware, having remarkably not managed to secure the Copa America since all th...
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Ray-Ban maker accused of anti-union behavior at US plant

By Claudia Cristoferi, Silvia Aloisi and Richa Naidu | Reuters MILAN – U.S. and international unions have accused Ray-Ban maker Luxottica, the Italian arm of eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica, of violating workers’ right to unionize at a U.S. plant in Georgia and asked the Italian, French and U.S. governments to mediate. In a statement sent to Reuters, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), together with the AFL-CIO and two other workers’ groups, alleged that managers of the Luxottica plant i...
Tags: Europe, Milan, News, US, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Paris, Italy, OECD

Severe flooding kills at least 40 in Europe

By Frank Jordans | Associated Press BERLIN — More than 40 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday in Germany and Belgium as heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. Recent storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods overnight after the saturated soil couldn’t absorb any more water. “I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” Germ...
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Arsenal turn attentions to Teun Koopmeiners amid search for midfield reinforcements

 Premier League outfit Arsenal have added the name of AZ Alkmaar star Teun Koopmeiners to the club’s transfer shortlist, according to reports. Maddison amongst those linked The subject of potential midfield reinforcements at the Emirates has taken centre stage in the media chatter since the opening of the summer transfer window last month.This comes as Mikel Arteta eyes up the addition of some much needed fresh faces to his side’s ranks in the middle of the park.To this point, the vast majority ...
Tags: France, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Premier League, Aston Villa, Paris, Netherlands, Arsenal, Emirates, Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard, north London, Az Alkmaar, Stade De France, Thomas Partey

Maldini confirms Giroud’s Milan arrival, regrets Donnarumma exit

Milan (AFP) – AC Milan director Paolo Maldini confirmed on Wednesday that Chelsea’s French centre-forward Olivier Giroud was set to arrive in Italy while regretting the loss of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint Germain.... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Paris, Italy, Olivier Giroud, Paolo Maldini, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giroud, Afp, Donnarumma, Maldini, Milan AFP AC Milan

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