Olympians taking part in Tokyo 2020 are competing for a chance to write a page in the history books -- and hopefully bring home a medal. If you do win a medal -- be it gold, silver or bronze --...
TOKYO — In midair, soaring over a vault, Simone Biles realized she had lost her way. She came into the Olympics as the United States’ star, expected to bring home gold medals and to fulfill the obligations of a global...
At a very not-normal Olympic Games kick-off, first lady Jill Biden was, outside of the athletes themselves, perhaps the only normal part. With Covid-19 cases here spiking, more than 11,000 competitors from 206 countries are navigating the games after a...
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A night of music and celebration played out in Olympic Stadium mainly for a television audience, concluding with Naomi Osaka, the tennis star, lighting the cauldron. Follow our latest coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron. Jill Biden cheers...
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Lionel Messi finally ticked the last empty box in his glittering soccer career on Saturday night, leading Argentina past host Brazil, 1-0, in the final of the Copa América in Rio de Janeiro. The trophy was Messi’s first with Argentina...
With his bat, his glove and his flair, Dave Parker put himself in the pantheon of All-Star Game performers. He won the first Home Run Derby, in 1985 in Minnesota, six years after his throwing arm earned him the...
The Milwaukee Bucks advanced to their first N.B.A. finals since 1974 after defeating the Atlanta Hawks, 118-107, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night to take the series, four games to two. They will face the...

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