Month: July 2021

Tough Day For U.S. Women In Olympic Mountain Biking, Christopher Blevins 14th in Men’s Competition

Haley Batten competes during the women’s cross-country race at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on July 27, 2021 in Izu, Japan.. 

 

TOKYO — Walking the 2020 Olympic mountain bike course last week under blue skies, Kate Courtney tweeted, “This mountain bike course is just as beautiful as I remember it.” 

But after the remnants of a typhoon blew through on Monday night, with rain finally stopping around 11 a.m. Japan time, the course — in Izu, about two hours south of Tokyo — was a different animal altogether.

Heavy rain left the many rock gardens and technical sections, plus 500

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Michigan, Gonzaga among top 2021 offseason winners

NCAA Basketball Virginia Tech Hokies Keve Aluma Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA basketball offseason is pretty much at the midway point of the 2021-22 so here is a look at the top 10 winners.

Honorable mention

Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Illinois Fighting Illini.

The Top 10

10. Virginia Tech Hokies

Va. Tech, ranked No. 18 in Busting Brackets Way-too- early top-25, will return most of their starting lineup from last year with Keve Aluma and Wabissa Bede deciding to return. While the Hokies won’t have starting guard Tyrece Radford, who was second

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College football realignment updates: Latest news as Texas, Oklahoma reportedly leave Big 12

The Big 12 is slowly becoming anything but “Big” or “12” (well, really, 10). 

247Sports’ Chip Brown reported on Thursday that both Oklahoma and Texas will inform the conference on Monday they will not renew when the league’s grants of rights expire in 2025, which sets in motion the chance to join the SEC.

The Sooners and Longhorns look to join the ranks of the SEC — something that might not be exactly destined to happen. Should OU and Texas apply to become members, a vote from the SEC would be required to get them to join. Should three

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English football introduces 10 high-force headers per week guidelines

The Premier League and Football Association have introduced the new policy to help further protect players

The Football Association (FA) and Premier League have issued new guidance to clubs regarding headers.

The recommendations are focused on reducing the number of higher-force headers players do in training.

The guidance has been agreed by the FA, Premier League, English Football League, the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and the League Managers Association (LMA) and applies to all levels of English football, including grassroots and amateur.

What has been said?

The new guidance has been developed for the 2021-22 campaign after medical

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Sassuolo: ‘Locatelli wants Juve, two English clubs in running’

Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali confirms Manuel Locatelli ‘wants to join Juventus’ despite offers from Arsenal and another English club, but he sets an August 8 deadline.

It has been clear for some time that the Italy international midfielder only has eyes for the Old Lady, snubbing a far more lucrative bid from Arsenal.

“Locatelli wants to join Juventus,” Carnevali told Sky Sport Italia this evening.

“However, the club needs to reach an agreement with us. We’ll see if there are the right conditions to make it happen, otherwise he is staying with us. We’ll speak to Juve tomorrow.

“Locatelli also

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NAC’s “Outspokin’ Ladies Mountain Biking Summit, Register by Aug. 12

The National Ability Center is Holding an “Outspokin’ Ladies Mountain Biking Summit” August 19 from 9:30 am to 8 pm on the NAC’s Park City campus and surrounding trails. Register by August 12 for the summit which will feature an array of seminars led by voices in the mountain biking community and group rides for all levels. Registration begins at 8:45 am with the keynote speaker kicking off the event at 9:30 am and concludes with a send-off dinner and drinks at 6 pm. See the complete program and register at discoverNAC.org. 

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Five Women Fined in Grenoble, France for Wearing Burkinis in Swimming Pool, Prompting Evacuation

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The activists are believed to be a part of the movement Citizen’s Alliance that opposes a ban on burkinis.

The Jean Bron pool complex in Grenoble, France, was evacuated after five women came there wearing burkinis to protest “discrimination against Muslims”, as they demanded “the right to choose our swimsuit”. At the same time, around 30 women blocked the entrance to the building for several hours, until they were dispersed by police.

“We are demanding the right to choose our swimsuit, whether covering, with

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Grant Hill is ready to lead USA Basketball men’s team after Olympics

Grant Hill poses for a portrait at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 7, 2018 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Grant Hill was not looking for new things to do.

He’s on the board of trustees at Duke, his alma mater where he played for Mike Krzyzewski. He’s an investor, broadcaster, public speaker, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, co-owner and vice chairman of the Atlanta Hawks, and a member of the board of directors at the NCAA.

He says no to plenty of things. And then USA Basketball came calling.

That call

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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony sees drones form rotating Earth over stadium

The Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremonies did not skimp out on the pageantry, even as the parade of nations was a bit more socially distant than usual and there were no actual fans in the stands.

As the Games celebrated unity around the globe, more than 1,800 drones took to the Tokyo skies and formed the rotating Earth above Olympic Stadium.

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The maneuvers awed fans on social media.

While competitions have already been ongoing in Japan, the official opening ceremonies took place Friday night. Thousands of athletes gathered in Tokyo to march at

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