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Yulia Kozik drained a two-point jumper to give the Russian women's team a victory over the Japanese hosts in the Olympic debut of 3x3 basketball on Saturday. The heavily favoured Russian Olympic Committee team never trailed in the physical match, but the Japanese squad closed the gap to one point in the final minute. Twins Olga and Evgeniia Frolkina at 6' and 5'11" tall combined for 10 points, while Mio Shinozaki (5'5") led scoring for Japan with 9 points.
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Japan's Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami won the first women's match of the beach volleyball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics by default after their Czech opponents withdrew due to COVID-19. Marketa Nausch-Slukova tested positive earlier this week, forcing her and partner Barbora Hermannova to pull out and hand the hosts a 2-0 victory. Six members of the Czech Olympic team have tested positive so far and the country's Olympic Committee had launched an investigation into a charter flight bringing athletes to Tokyo.
Fourteen U.S. senators signed a letter to the president of competitive swimming’s international governing body calling for "immediate action."
Syria's Hend Zaza, at 12 the youngest athlete competing at the Tokyo Olympics, exited the table tennis tournament in the opening round on Saturday, snapping a selfie with her Austrian opponent to remember the occasion. Zaza was battling an opponent more than three times her age in 39-year-old Liu Jia in the women's singles preliminary round but showed no sign of nerves, maintaining her composure despite a 4-0 defeat. The youngest Olympian since 11-year-old Spanish rower Carlos Front in 1992, Zaza was born in Hama, Syria, to an athletic family and started playing table tennis at the age of five.
Jamaica's 1,500m runner Aisha Praught-Leer will "line up in Tokyo" despite tearing her meniscus on Sunday, an injury which her doctor said needs surgery. But that will not happen before she runs in Tokyo, Praught-Leer said. "I will line up in Tokyo," she wrote in the Instagram post.
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US celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich agreed to pay $600,000 in a settlement to 20 former employees over sexual harassment allegations, the New York Attorney General said Friday.
CEBUANO hoops star and San Miguel Beermen sentinel June Mar Fajardo is slowly regaining his form in just his second game back from a long layoff caused by a leg injury.The 6-foot-10 giant from Pinamungajan
Novak Djokovic launches his quest for Olympic tennis glory on day one of the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games on Saturday as Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar goes for one of 11 gold medals on offer.
A South Korean TV network has apologised after using inappropriate images and captions to describe countries during the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony on Friday. The broadcaster, MBC, used images of pizza to describe Italy, an upheaval for Haiti, Chernobyl for Ukraine, salmon for Norway, when athletes from those countries entered the stadium for the opening ceremony. In its captions broadcasting the ceremony, the network referred to the Marshall Islands as "once a nuclear test site for the United States", and Syria as the country that has "a civil war going on for 10 years".
Power, who was widely viewed as the top-ranked prospect due in part to his combination of size, mobility and poise, spent last season playing for the University of Michigan. The left-handed defenseman grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, about 90 miles (144 km) from Buffalo, and had three goals and 13 assists in 26 games last season as a freshman with Michigan and won a gold medal with Canada at the 2021 world championship. Buffalo may have to wait to see Power in their lineup as the 6-foot-6, 213-pound defenseman said recently he was leaning toward playing his sophomore season at Michigan and would not make a decision until after the draft.
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Sportscaster Maria Taylor has moved into a new role at NBC Sports, where she made her first appearance Friday during the network’s Olympics coverage. The move comes days after Taylor exited ESPN following controversy that erupted over remarks made about her by a fellow employee. The popular sportscaster, who parted ways with ESPN earlier this […]
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One source put forth a humorous analogy on the Big 12's challenge: “It’s like a shopping mall lost their two anchor stores, and the rest of the stores are trying to figure out how to stay open.”
Gunshots rang out near the funeral for Haiti’s assassinated President Jovenel Moise on Friday — prompting a high-level U.S. delegation to abruptly leave and other dignitaries to run for cover. The state funeral in the northern city of Cap-Haitien was intended to foster national unity, but the disturbances reflected deep division over the July 7 atrocity, in which foreign gunmen walked apparently unchallenged into the presidential residence and shot Moise multiple times, also injuring his wife. Few answers have emerged about who planned the killing, or why.There were no immediate reports of injuries among protesters or authorities on Friday.Friday’s disturbances follow days of tension marked by violent unrest in the region.Local Sandro Louis Philippe expressed his frustration. "People want to say one thing: everyone is protesting because President Jovenel is dead. That is why everyone is sad, that is the reason why people are blocking the streets."U.S. President Joe Biden's ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, was in attendance, leading the U.S. delegation on Friday. The delegation had heard the gunshots and was returning home slightly earlier than expected.The White House said the presidential delegation was safe and accounted for and said the administration remains deeply concerned about the unrest in Haiti.Earlier Friday, Thomas-Greenfield called on Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry to create conditions for legislative and presidential elections "as soon as feasible."The service went ahead, with speeches by family members, but it was punctuated by angry shouts by supporters accusing authorities of responsibility for Moise's death.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -With the last U.S. forces on the way out of Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden assured President Ashraf Ghani of U.S. diplomatic and humanitarian support on Friday as Taliban advances piled pressure on the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. In a phone call, Biden and Ghani "agreed that the Taliban’s current offensive is in direct contradiction to the movement’s claim to support a negotiated settlement of the conflict," a White House statement said.