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Below is a summary of the latest sports news. Blackhawks want quick revenge on Predators

The Chicago Blackhawks expect a much better performance and result when they face the Predators in Nashville for the second time in as many nights on Wednesday. The Blackhawks lost a 3-2 overtime duel on Tuesday, but despite scooping up a single point, they were publicly challenged by coach Jeremy Colliton. NBA recap: John Wall leads missiles past wizards

John Wall hit a team high of 24 points in his first matchup with his former team when hosts Houston Rockets scored a 107-88 win over the understaffed Washington Wizards on Tuesday. Eric Gordon and Victor Oladipo added 20 each for Houston, extending the season’s best winning streak to three games. NHL recap: Panthers reach 3-0-0 for the first time

Patric Hornqvist scored three seconds before the end and then scored the decisive goal in a shootout. The Florida Panthers won 4: 3 against hosts Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday evening. The win gave Florida a 3-0-0 start for the first time in franchise history. The Panthers recovered from a 2-0 deficit in the first period of the game and also survived a penalty in extra time. Olympic Games: The IOC pound wants to examine the reasons for concern among the Japanese public

Dick Pound, a member of the Senior International Olympic Committee, says he wants to investigate the reasons for the Japanese public’s concern about hosting the Games this summer after recent polls showed around 80% were against the July event. While much of Japan is in a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, organizers and the government have promised to move ahead with preparations for the postponed games, which are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8. NZOC boss says some athletes could skip Tokyo Games: Radio NZ

Some New Zealand athletes may choose to skip the Tokyo Games this year for health reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Radio New Zealand quoted Kereyn Smith, head of the country’s Olympic Committee (NZOC), on Wednesday . Although much of Japan is in a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, organizers have promised to move ahead with the Games, which are set to open on July 23, after being postponed for a year because of the virus. NBA: Los Angeles mourns the first anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death

Fans of the late Kobe Bryant, who died with his daughter and seven others a year ago when their helicopter crashed on a hill near Los Angeles, honored the basketball legend Tuesday in a city where memories of his death still exist is fresh. The death of Bryant, who won five championships in his 20 seasons with the Lakers, stunned the sports world and sparked a surge of emotion in the city where the pain of his loss is only matched by the legacy he left behind. Mo Farah is confident that the Tokyo Games will take place

Multiple British world and long-distance Olympic champion Mo Farah said the more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, the greater the chance that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as planned. Farah, who won gold at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016 at 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters, expected the games to be postponed from July to August compared to the previous year. Afghanistan’s first female break dancer has her sights set on the Paris Olympics

When 18-year-old Manizha Talash joined a small but passionate breakdancing community in Afghanistan a few months ago, she was the only woman who already wanted to represent her country in one of the newest sports approved for the Olympics. Dressed in black from head to ankle for a workout, Talash wouldn’t look out of place in a dance studio anywhere in the world, but what sets her apart in Afghanistan’s conservative Islamic society is that she’s brave enough to dream about it realize. Top 25 Summary: No. 24 Oklahoma Edges No. 5 Texas

Austin Reaves scored 23 points, including two important late free throws when No. 24 Oklahoma in Austin, Texas overtook the shorthanded No. 5 Texas 80-79. The Sooners, who have won four straight wins, led at halftime by nine and early second half by a dozen, before Texas beat Matt Coleman III by 37 seconds within 78-77. Reaves then took two free throws 18.3 seconds ahead before Andrew Jones countered with two free throws for the Longhorns, but Texas couldn’t parry a shot in the final seconds. Nadal and Serena support strict COVID-19 protocols in Australia

Believing tennis players to have the privilege of attending the Australian Open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rafa Nadal urged other contestants to have a broader perspective on the country’s strict health measures. Approximately 1,200 participants were allowed to fly to Australia for the tennis summer as thousands of its citizens cannot return home due to travel restrictions.

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