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Swiss trio sweeps podium in women’s mountain biking

Jolanda Neff took an early lead on a very slippery, seemingly dangerous Izu Circuit on Tuesday afternoon in Japan, and the Swiss native never looked back.

The 28-year-old entered Tokyo’s mountain biking event as a heavy underdog, despite claiming a world championship in 2017; now, she’ll leave with a gold medal, Switzerland’s first of the 2020 Olympic Games.

The inclement weather yielded far from ideal conditions for a mountain biking competition, and while many of the favorites fell victim to the terrain, Neff held her ground.

Perhaps practice makes perfect in Switzerland, one of the most mountainous countries in Europe,

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6 Swimmers Sent Home Early After Polish Federation Makes Huge Error

A truly unfortunate mistake on the part of the Polish Swimming Federation (PZP) caused six swimmers to return home from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics without competing and before the opening ceremony.

Per the qualifying rules, they were meant to send only 17 swimmers. Due to an administrative error, they sent 23 instead.

Several events took place leading up to their travels to Japan, yet no one knew of the error until they had already arrived.

The athletes who were sent back included Alicja Tchórz, Mateusz Chowaniec, Aleksandra Polańska, Dominika Kossakowska, Jan Hołub and Bartosz Piszczorowicz.

Alicja Tchórz was on

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Men’s Basketball Adds Ronnie Brewer and Jon Blake

FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback All-American and former NBA first-round draft pick Ronnie Brewer and Arkansas alum Jon Blake have been added to the men’s basketball staff, Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman announced.

Brewer was named recruiting coordinator and Blake will serve as assistant director for basketball administration.

Brewer, the 14th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, spent 10 seasons playing professional basketball (2006-16). Brewer played three seasons (2006-10) with the Utah Jazz and played in the 2008 NBA Rookie-Sophomore Game. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in January of 2010.

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Cleveland Guardians: Baseball team announces new nickname as it moves away from Native American imagery

Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Major League Baseball franchise announced in December of 2020 that it had decided to get rid of the “Indians” nickname that had become increasingly divisive. However, plans were still in place to keep that nickname for the 2021 season before going in a new direction, at the end of the season. 

Friday morning, this video dropped: 

The Cleveland Guardians. 

Some of the logos: 

Owner Paul Dolan not long ago hinted at the possibility that a new name might not be fully in place until the 2023 season but that 2022 remains the goal. Now with a

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Spectator’s guilt: SI’s Pat Forde thrilled to watch daughter Brooke swim at Olympics, wishes he had company

Anyone who has covered the Olympics or World Cup or, back in the day, Notre Dame football home games, understands there can be more cheering in the press box than is designed to occur. Some reporters have a hard time containing their patriotism, so to speak. Pat Forde is not one to engage in such behavior and understands very well this would not be an ideal look for someone with his remarkable resume: U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, APSE award winner, a national college sports writer for ESPN and Yahoo! and now among the most prominent writers at Sports

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US gymnast Kara Eaker and basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Olympics

Kara Eaker, a member of the US gymnastics team, tested positive Sunday, her father confirmed to CNN affiliate KMBC by telephone on Monday morning.

And Katie Lou Samuelson, a member of the US Olympic 3×3 women’s basketball team, announced on Instagram that she will not be able to compete in the Games after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

In addition, Zach LaVine of the US Olympic men’s basketball squad will not travel with the team to Japan on Monday as planned because of health and safety protocols, USA Basketball announced. No other details were released, but USA Basketball said it was … Read More

Texas, Oklahoma expected to declare intent to leave Big 12 in ’24-48 hours’ with SEC as landing spot

Texas and Oklahoma are expected to declare their intention to leave the Big 12 in as soon as “24-48 hours,” a prominent Big 12 source told CBS Sports on Friday. The Longhorns and Sooners are set to inform the Big 12 on Monday that they will not be renewing their grant of rights agreement with the conference, Horns247’s Chip Brown reports.

“I’m not saying it’s 100%, but it’s close to it in terms of being a done deal,” a Big 12 source intimately involved in the process told CBS Sports.

“It could be as soon as 24-48 hours and

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Paralympic swimmer Becca Meyers leaves Team USA after being denied care assistant

Becca Meyers, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist swimmer, withdrew from the Tokyo games after being told she couldn’t bring her personal care assistant to the competition.

The Baltimore native said it was a “gut-wrenching decision” to leave, but insisted this move was necessary to advocate “for future generations of Paralympic athletes.”

“I’m angry, I’m disappointed, but most of all, I’m

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Syracuse men’s basketball’s Buddy Boeheim has become one of the most marketed college athletes

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (NIL) beginning on July 1, an influx of major brands looked to make headway and ink college stars to endorse their products. Much progress has already been made as college athletes started signing deals at the beginning of the month.

Add Buddy Boeheim to the mix of players benefiting from the windfall as the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball shooting guard is now the first to be featured in a traditional advertising campaign.

The serial three-point marksman has signed a new deal with

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Cleveland Indians have chosen new name after more than 100 years

The Cleveland Indians officially announced their new name on Friday.

The decision to change the name came last year amid racial tension in the U.S. as professional sports teams came under fire for having Native American monikers.

The baseball team will be known as the Guardians.


The organization released a video with Tom Hanks narrating.

Cleveland launched a section on its official website dedicated to the new name. Team owner Paul Dolan wrote in a letter to fans the “Indians will always be part of our history just as Cleveland has always

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