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    See Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown, more big royals news for July 2021 Most (and Least) Expensive States to Buy a Home TOKYO — Alen Hadzic, the U.S. fencer under investigation for sexual misconduct, said he confronted two of his teammates who on Friday wore pink face masks in an apparent protest of Hadzic being allowed...
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Annika Sorenstam shot a 3-under 69, racing to finish before dark, to take a three-stroke lead Friday in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The 50-year-old Sorenstam, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion making her first appearance in the senior event, birdied Nos. 7-9 to get to 8 under and closed with pars on Nos. 1 and...
    As all four members of the U.S. men’s fencing team took the stage before competing against Japan in the men’s épée event on Friday, only three wore pink masks in an apparent protest of teammate Alen Hadzic who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez all stood alongside Hadzic donning pink...
    Lynn Williams reacts to scoring against the Netherlands at the Tokyo Olympics. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports The US Women's National Team survived penalty kicks vs the Netherlands to advance at the Olympics. Striker Lynn Williams earned a surprise start in the quarterfinal and shined with a goal and assist. Williams overcame a 2019 World Cup snub and alternate status...
    The U.S. women’s soccer team needed a penalty round and clutch goalkeeping from Alyssa Naeher to advance to the Tokyo Olympics semifinals on Friday night. Megan Rapinoe grabbed the final penalty goal to defeat the Netherlands and advance to the next round. The U.S. won on penalties 4-2 after the game was tied 2-2 in regulation and extra time. CLICK...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they deserve,” lawyers for the team said in a friend of the court brief filed Friday with...
    TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. men have a long history of faulty baton exchanges in the Olympic relays. So do the U.S. women. And now, they’ve flubbed one together. The country’s difficult history in relay races reappeared in the Olympic debut of the 4×400-meter mixed relay Friday — a race practically invented to send a gold medal back to the...
    TOKYO (AP) — Maggie Steffens was finally by herself, all alone with perhaps the best record in women’s water polo, and she had no interest in the view. Moments after Steffens moved atop the career scoring list at the Olympics, the U.S. captain paid tribute to her family, teammates — past and present — and the women who paved the...
    TOKYO (AP) — Canada ended American dominance in the women’s eight and New Zealand won a pair of gold medals Friday on the final day of rowing at the Tokyo Games. Canada’s start-to-finish victory in the women’s eight ended a run of three consecutive Olympic gold medals for the U.S. The Americans were dropped by the leaders at the start...
    South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker has set the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics. She won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11 set by Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona. The United States claimed the other two medals. Lilly King set a...
    FAIRFIELD, Conn, (AP) — Annika Sorenstam shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday in her U.S. Senior Women’s Open debut for a share of the lead in the rain-suspended first round. The 50-year-old Sorenstam, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion in her Hall of Fame career, had six birdies and a bogey at Brooklawn Country Club. “I love the golf course,”...
    The mask mandate debate is back. Here’s what to know. COVID-19 live updates: Dozens of cases across US linked to Christian summer camp SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented post players, possibly the best ever assembled. © Provided by Associated Press United State's Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart warm...
    Sunisa Lee, at 18 the youngest member of the U.S. women’s Olympics gymnastic team, has become its best hope to secure a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics when the individual all-around competition begins Thursday. Lee was thrust into the spotlight when teammate Simone Biles suddenly withdrew from the overall team finals Tuesday after failing to execute her planned maneuver...
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham took aim at military leaders going "woke" Wednesday on "The Ingraham Angle." The host referenced Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe, who picked a fight with veteran Josiah Lippincott via Twitter because he didn't like his stance on vaccinations. "Sadly, the politicized, woke-ification of our military is becoming institutionalized, and you and I, every taxpaying American, are...
    TOKYO (AP) — The self-described rugby TikToker Ilona Maher finally got a taste of Olympic competition after bringing the world into the athletes village via social media. After urging viewers to check it out with posts about life, the food, the furniture and other athletes behind the scenes, she joined her U.S. rugby sevens teammates in a 28-14 win over...
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    Team USA took home their first gold medal in the inaugural 3×3 basketball tournament at the 2021 Olympics.  The 3×3 basketball tournament has been a godsend after what I’ve seen in Olympic basketball so far for the United States. With the men’s team losing two big exhibition games and not seeing Nneka get the opportunity to play for the U.S. or Nigeria,...
    The U.S. women’s water polo team suffered its first Olympic loss since 2008 after falling 10-9 to Hungry in Wednesday’s preliminary round.  The Americans were the favorite going into this week’s event after heading to Tokyo 19-0 as the defending World Champions but the Hungarian team, who has been beaten by the U.S. five times this year, was able to...
    Veteran Olympian Katie Ledecky left yet another permanent mark on Olympic competition in the inaugural women’s 1500m freestyle. The 1500m, the metric conversion of a one-mile swim, is a test of endurance and has been an Olympic event for men since 1904 — but 2021 marked the first time that the event was held for women as well. And Ledecky,...
    Maggie Steffens and the United States have dominated women's water polo since the country won its first gold medal in the sport at the 2012 London Olympics. The world is pushing back at the Tokyo Games, and it remains to be seen how Steffens and company respond. The Americans were handed their first loss at the Olympics since 2008 when...
    TOKYO (AP) — Lilly King believed the U.S. women’s team was capable of winning every gold medal at the pool in Tokyo. That hasn’t happened, but the brash breaststroker’s confidence in her teammates has still been validated with multiple medals, even if they’re not all gold. Halfway through the nine-day competition, the American women have claimed two golds among 11...
    FLICKING through her partner’s phone, Carly Peacock felt a sickening blow, as if she had been punched in the stomach. In a folder of deleted images was a shot from a porn video featuring a woman lying with her legs open. 3Carly Peacock felt a sickening blow when she discovered porn on her boyfriend's phoneCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 3Almost...
    Updated 07/28/2021 – 05:07 Masomah Ali Zada This is one of the great opportunities of your life. This Wednesday she is competing in the women’s cycling time trial. The fact of participating, without looking for a specific position, already fulfills the wishes of a woman who competes with the colors of the Olympic Refugee Team. Ali Zada ​​had to...
    TOKYO (AP) — US star Katie Ledecky easily wins 1500 freestyle in Tokyo, her first gold of games in event’s Olympic debut for women. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Black police officer gives emotional account of racial attacks from Jan. 6 mob Feds serve Florida search warrants related to assassination of Haiti’s President Moïse Gymnasts have been showering support for the U.S. women's gymnastics team after winning the silver medal in Tokyo -- and particularly for Simone Biles and her decision to withdraw from the competition. ...
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    (CNN)Just days before Friday's Opening Ceremony, news broke that a member of the US Women's Gymnastics team had tested positive for Covid-19. I have no doubt that many of us had the same reaction: Amy BassPlease not her please not her please not her please not her. Please. Let it not be her. Simone Biles. She with the rhinestone...
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    A Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Asian massage businesses was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole after a prosecutor said investigators saw no evidence of racial bias. Robert Aaron Long was given four life sentences after pleading guilty to all charges in the first four shooting deaths, saying he wanted to punish the people who enabled...
     The U.S. women won but it just wasn't in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to. The winning streak for the world's top-ranked team is now 50 games and counting in Olympic competition. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in her debut as the Americans beat Nigeria 81-72 on Tuesday in the opener for both...
    Simone Biles pulled out of the Team Gymnastics event at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Early reports from a coach stated Biles withdrew for a “mental issue,” while USA Gymnastics later released a statement on Twitter calling it a “medical issue.” NBC anchor Hoda Kotb was in Tokyo, covering the event for Today, and was visibly upset as she discussed...
    A former American employee who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City now risks being sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse and admitting to "photographing and recording dozens of nude and partially nude women without their consent", the Justice Department says.  Brian Raymond, a 45-year-old from La Mesa, Calif., entered the guilty plea Friday following his arrest...
    Grace McCallum performs a vault during the women's artistic gymnastics team all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics. Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images The US women's gymnastics team's leotards contain hidden references to American history. The blue leotards for the women's qualification round featured 76 stars, a nod to the year 1776. The leotards for the women's team final...
    The US team wasn’t golden without Simone Biles. The American squad settled for the silver medal in team gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics, falling to the R.O.C. (Russian athletes). Simone Biles gets comforted at the Tokyo Olympics.Getty Images Biles was done for the night at the Ariake Gymnastics Center after an uncharacteristically mediocre vault performance. BIles was replaced by...
    Annual cicadas are here: 5 things to know Pelosi is fighting a war that Republicans started Video player from: NBC Olympics (privacy policy) The United States Women's National Team registered a scoreless draw against Australia in the last of three Olympic group stage games. The result was enough to advance to the knockout rounds. More Olympic coverage Latest...
    SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds in her Olympic debut to help the U.S. beat Nigeria 81-72 on Tuesday in the opener for both teams. The win was the Americans’ 50th consecutive victory in the Olympics dating back to a loss in the semifinals of the 1992 Barcelona Games. Diana Taurasi, who was...
    DONALD Trump Jr roasted US women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe for the team's "woke" protest after their Olympics loss last week. The women's team took a knee before the game in support of Black Lives Matter before being shut out by Sweden 3-0 in their Olympic opener. 3Trump Jr took a shot at Megan RapinoeCredit: AP 3Rapinoe spoke about the...
    Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 45, of La Mesa, California, (pictured) pleaded guilty Friday to federal sexual abuse and transportation of obscene material charges, according to The Department of Justice A former U.S. diplomat may face life in prison, after pleading guilty to raping and drugging 23 women over the course of several years, while he was employed at the U.S....
    NYC union leader balks at mayors vaccine-or-testing order; medical groups call for mandatory shots: Live COVID-19 updates Biden celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Dawn Staley doesn't feel any added pressure being the first Black head coach of the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team. © Provided by Associated Press Head coach Dawn Staley, center,...
    EX-PRESIDENT Donald Trump believes the US women's football team lost their Olympics opener because of 'wokeism'. The USWNT suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to Sweden in Tokyo before recording an excellent 6-1 victory against New Zealand. 2Donald Trump has a poor relationship with the US women's football teamCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The USWNT suffered a shock defeat to Sweden...
    U.S. swimmers on Monday added two more medals following their historic opening day performance Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics. Australia's Ariarne Titmus defeated American Katie Ledecky Monday to win one of the more anticipated races of the Summer Games. Ledecky earned a silver medal in 3:57.36 -- the fourth-fastest time ever recorded.  Following her loss, Team USA won gold in the...
    6 people are dead and several more injured after sandstorm leads to multiple crashes in Utah We have to get it right, Dem vows as Jan. 6 probe begins The third day of official competition at the Tokyo Olympics featured more action in the pool as U.S. swimmers added two more medals -- a gold in the men's 4x100...
    Brandon Bell/Getty Images, Ian MacNicol/Getty Images The US Women's Soccer Team lost to Sweden in an Olympic match earlier this week. Donald Trump used the loss as an example for why wokeism is bad for America. Trump credits the team's loss to wokeism, and he may be refering certain players' activism.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
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    Exclusive poll finds Detroit residents far more worried about public safety than police reform Macron pressured to apologise for nuclear tests in French Polynesia TOKYO — Simone Biles and the U.S. women looked far from the golden juggernaut they’ve been advertised to be. Simone Biles is owning her G.O.A.T. status heading into the Tokyo Olympics USA TODAY SPORTS See more...
    SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It’s been nearly 30 years since the U.S. women’s basketball team lost a game in the Olympics, yet the Americans showed they may be a little bit vulnerable in Tokyo after dropping a pair of exhibition contests last week in Las Vegas. Despite losses to a team of WNBA All-Stars and Australia, the U.S. is still...