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Everything Lance Leipold said after Jayhawks’ nail-biting loss to Oklahoma

One of the biggest talks of Saturday’s Week 8 college football slate was Kansas giving Oklahoma a major scare before losing 35-23. Kansas led No. 3 Oklahoma by 10 at halftime and after the Sooners scored a third-quarter touchdown, the Jayhawks responded with a seven-point score of their own. In Year 1 of the Lance Leipold era, where things have been rough, it was certainly progress.

However, Oklahoma scored 14 straight points to take a four-point lead in the fourth quarter and then, facing a fourth-and-three and the prospect of giving Kansas the ball back, Oklahoma star

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Shalane Flanagan Is Running 6 Marathons in 43 Days. Chicago is Next.

This weekend’s double has loomed over her training. She hunted for training spots in sweltering Tokyo during the Olympics, where several of the athletes she coaches were competing. She was not allowed outside the Olympic bubble, though she could run on the warm-up track with her athletes outside the Olympic Stadium — until it was clogged with hurdlers and sprinters. The U.S. team’s training facility was a 45-minute bus ride away. She missed several days of training, and never had a run that lasted more than 10 miles while in Japan.

She tried to mimic a shorter version of the

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‘There’s nothing wrong with a bit of help’: E-biking up the Great Orme on a father-son Tour of Britain

A WhatsApp message from the family group chat pings up on my phone.  

It’s a video of my dad wearing a bike helmet, he slowly turns to show off the flashing lights embedded into both the front and the back. It’s a bit early for Christmas but at 6’4″ we could put him in the corner and save the dog knocking the needles off the real tree in a few months’ time.

By exercising the relative and limited perks of writing for a cycling magazine, a kind man from e-bike brand Kinesis has just been round to my family home

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USC swimming and diving coach Jeremy Kipp put on administrative leave

USC swimming and diving coach Jeremy Kipp has been put on administrative leave amid concerns about abusive treatment of athletes within the swim program.

An incident in April, which was first reported by the swimming website, sparked an investigation into Kipp’s behavior. The team was informed on Friday that Kipp would step away, just a week ahead of its first invitational of the 2021 season. Kipp can still appeal the decision.

“The well-being of our student-athletes is our top priority,” the university said in a statement. “When a concern is raised about a coach or staff member, the university

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Calgary volunteer basketball coach killed in ‘random crime’ after defending friend

A man who volunteered countless hours to coach basketball and served with organizations to make Calgary “a better place” was shot down by a stranger outside a downtown nightclub while defending a female friend from unwanted sexual advances, police say.

John Mitchell Smith Jr., 31, who had made Calgary home for years after moving from Washington to play college basketball, was a victim of a “random crime,” police said in a statement Wednesday as they released images of the suspect and appealed for the public’s help.

Smith, pictured with his sisters, Sade and Krystal Smith. (Calgary Police Service)

“Helping his

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Premier League: How to follow your team on the BBC

Excited to have the Premier League back after the international break?

We’ve got just the thing to help you get back up to speed after two weeks away.

We’ve been busy improving the pages for all 20 Premier League clubs, turning them into one-stop shops containing everything you need to know about your team.

Whoever you support – from Arsenal to Wolves and everyone in between – we’ve got you covered with our new live, rolling feed of content.

Here’s what you can expect:

All the good stuff delivered directly

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Zaid Ait Malek: The stowaway who became a Spanish ultra running star

Zaid Ait Malek
Ait Malek’s family are nomadic Berber shepherds in Morocco’s Atlas mountains

As midnight approached on 31 December 2006, most of Spain was preparing to celebrate the new year. Zaid Ait Malek spent the night evading police.

He and his cousin had just completed a five-hour ferry crossing from Morocco hidden inside a truck. They’d avoided detection but now, having set foot on European soil for the first time, their luck looked spent.

Since his childhood in the wilderness of the Atlas mountains, Ait Malek had been a strong runner. On that night in December 2006, his athletic ability would make

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Hundreds of kids and parents are biking to school together in Barcelona : NPR

Children joining the bicibús in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain, make their way to school on a recent Friday morning. The community is hoping to build a school-friendly bike lane for a safer commute for kids.

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Children joining the bicibús in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain, make their way to school on a recent Friday morning. The community is hoping to build a school-friendly bike lane for a safer commute for kids.

Mireia Boix/Bicibús Eixample

The Friday commute to school looks a little different for some kids in

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‘Green Pass’ won’t be required at outdoor venues, swimming pools from next week

The high-level coronavirus cabinet on Wednesday reportedly lifted the requirement of having a Green Pass to access open-air attractions, outdoor dining, and swimming pools, starting next week.

Effective Monday, the Green Pass — a document that grants access to public venues for those who are either inoculated against COVID-19, or have recovered from it, or have recently tested negative — won’t be needed to gain entry to open-air attractions and swimming pools, including indoor ones, nor for sitting at outdoor restaurant tables. The pass will continue to be required at gyms.

The information, reported by Hebrew media, was not immediately

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EXPOSED: How Nigerian Officials Diverted $100,000 Meant For Women Basketball Team, D’Tigress, Owe Each Player $4,900 Allowances

Officials of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have been accused of failing to distribute $100,000 (N41.1million) allowances donated by three banks to Nigeria’s women basketball team for their Tokyo 2020 Olympic participation.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, a member of the senior women basketball team, D’Tigress, revealed that their allowances, bonuses, training grant worth $4,900 had also not been paid.

She added that none of the D’Tigress team members would show up in camp in preparation for the February 2022 FIBA World Cup if the Nigerian government failed to pay them.

She said, “The last time we checked, some

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