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Olympic Softball Japan, USA start 2-0 when the action ends in Fukushima

On the 39th birthday of their ace and on the second day of softball, hosts Japan won an extra inning win against Mexico at the Tokyo games and joined the USA 2-0 in the overall standings. Australia later beat Italy on Thursday, who fell to 0-2 and have not yet scored a run in the tournament.

WTA round-up: Katarzyna Kawa keeps Polish hope alive in Gdynia

Katarzyna Kawa kept a run alive on home soil when she defeated number 3 seeded Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania 6-2, 6-4 in the second round at Thursday’s BNP Paribas Poland Open in Gdynia. Number 143 in the world rankings, Kawa had no issues as she scored five out of nine breakpoints and won 64 percent of her first serve points (27 out of 42) against Begu to advance to the quarterfinals.

NFL COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated players could mean losses

The National Football League informed its teams Thursday that COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated players could result in losses and wages during the 2021 season if games cannot be postponed. According to a memo from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the league has no plans to add a 19th week to the regular 18-week season to include games that cannot be postponed.

Novak Djokovic faces a tough draw at the Olympics

The path of the number 1 in the world, Novak Djokovic, to the Golden Slam is not an easy one, with possible games against Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev on his way at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Djokovic, who represents Serbia, has won the first three Grand Slams of the season and could become the first male player to ever win the Golden Slam if he wins gold for the first time in Tokyo. Then all that remains is to win the US Open in August. Steffi Graf is the only player who made it in 1988.

Olympic athletics ankle injury rules out Kenya’s kamworor

Kenyan 10,000-meter runner and 2019 New York Marathon winner Geoffrey Kamworor has retired from the Tokyo Olympics due to an ankle injury, he told BBC Sport Africa on Thursday. The 28-year-old is a three-time half-marathon world champion and former world record holder and hoped for a medal in the 10,000 m after winning the national tests.

Olympics – Sporting Moments To Watch Out For In Tokyo 2020

Superheroes around the world come from head to toe in spandex. This is also the case here in Tokyo, where the person with the best chance of making – or even saving – the most beleaguered Olympics is dressed in a red one-piece. Regardless of Simone Biles standing 1.42 m in her stockinged feet, the American will be a giant at these pandemic-postponed games as she tries to add to the four gold medals she won at the 2016 Rio Games.

Director of the Olympic Opening Ceremony sacked on the eve of the Tokyo Games for a Holocaust joke

Tokyo Olympics organizers fired the director of the opening ceremony on the eve of the event after reports surfaced of an earlier joke he made about the Holocaust, while media said former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a strong supporter of the Games , will not attend. The latest of a series of embarrassments for the organizers in Tokyo comes just days after a well-known musician had to https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tokyo-2020-organisers-want-composer-who-apologised -bullying-stay-2021-07-19 to step down as composer for the ceremony after old reports of his bullying and abusive behavior surfaced.

Flag bearers to send messages of equality and justice at the opening ceremony

Many Olympic nations are expected to show their support for gender equality and racial justice with their selection of athletes to carry flags at the opening ceremony on Friday night. The International Olympic Committee changed its rules, calling on each nation to choose two flag-bearers to increase gender equality at the Tokyo Games.

The scandalous Tokyo is looking for the last torchbearer to repair the tarnished image

Scandalized on the eve of the opening ceremony, Tokyo 2020 organizers have a chance to improve the image of the Games as they reveal who will carry the Olympic flame for the final steps to light the stadium cauldron. The identity of the final torchbearer is one of the Games’ best kept secrets, but speculation has been circulating for months around famous athletes such as former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ichiro Suzuki and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, the newest Japanese player to be courted United States.

Olympic tennis Djokovic has the Golden Slam in his sights, but goes step by step

Novak Djokovic has learned from his earlier ear break at the Olympic Games and is not being distracted from his quest to become the first man to complete the Golden Slam. The German Steffi Graf is the only player to have won all four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold medal in the same year, but the 34-year-old Serb is three-fifths on the way there.

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