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Tokyo Olympics 2021 medal counter

Over 11,000 athletes from 206 countries traveled to Japan this month for a chance to medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.China was on the board first, earning a gold medal in the women’s 10-meter rifle while Team USA did not see a single athlete take the podium in Saturday’s opening events, but bounced back Sunday. CLICK……

Golfer Grayson Murray claims PGA Tour never helped him with alcoholism battle

Pro golfer Grayson Murray ripped the PGA Tour in a social media post as he opened up about his battle with alcoholism.Murray, 27, hurled the criticism at the Tour after dropping out of the 3M Open on Friday. He wrote on Twitter he “hates everything that has to do with the PGA Tour life” and……

Americans seek more swimming medals on Day 3 of Tokyo Games

The Americans try to add to their impressive first-day haul of swimming medals on Day 3 of the Tokyo Games when some of their top competitors get back in the pool Monday, while the U.S. women’s basketball team starts its quest for a seventh consecutive gold medal.Rugby begins competition and the U.S. men’s water polo……

Cycling’s arms race could help decide Tokyo Olympics medals

One thing that sets cycling apart from most other sports at the Olympics is the importance of technology.With the exception of a few other sports, such as sailing and rowing, most events that take place at the Summer Games come down solely to the performance of the athlete.They try to swim and run faster, jump……

Hooper delivers for US while family follows along from afar

In the end, it was a celebration for Johnny Hooper’s family. Every one of them. His mother, Mimi, and father, Gary. His grandmother, Tomiko Nagatani, so achingly close to her only grandson for once, but kept away by a pandemic.It wasn’t the party they wanted, but they made the most of it.Returning to his mother’s……

Iranian taekwondoka barely misses refugee team’s 1st medal

Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh barely missed out on the Refugee Olympic Team’s first-ever medal, losing to Turkey’s Hatice Kübra İlgün in their bronze medal taekwondo bout at the Tokyo Games.Alizadeh won bronze in Rio de Janeiro for Iran, becoming her homeland’s first female Olympic medalist. After she defected to Germany early last year, she qualified……

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NYPD shoots man who attacked them with metal pipe: police

A New York City police officer shot and injured a man who lunged at cops with a metal pipe during an incident Friday night, police said. Police responded at around 10:35 p.m. to a disturbance regarding a 45-year-old man who was “acting erratically” inside his Staten Island apartment. The officers managed to bring the man outside to……

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1 dead after Washington state tavern shooting

A shooting at a Spokane Valley, Washington, tavern has left one person dead and two injured with gunshot wounds, according to authorities. The deceased male victim died at the scene while the two other wounded victims — a male and female — were transported to a nearby hospital, Cpl. Mark Gregory, public information officer for the……

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Father saves his infant twin girls from house fire

A Detroit-area father saved his two infant, twin daughters from a house fire last weekend while they were asleep in the basement, according to local reports and a GoFundMe page.Ray Lucas and his girlfriend, ShiAnn Brown, went to run an errand at a corner gas station on July 17, and when they came back 15……

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Florida man who hid HIV status from lovers sentenced to prison

A Florida man who had sex with multiple women without telling them he was HIV-positive has been sentenced to two years in prison.At least two of the women were diagnosed with HIV after dating the man.Gentry Burns, 27, of Port Orange pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of uninformed HIV-infected sexual intercourse. Two other……

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