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2021 MLB Home Run Derby proves again why the event is a must-see sports spectacle

DENVER — It is in this very space that, on occasion, I will lament something Major League Baseball is doing that isn’t good for the game. To be fair, when the league gets something right, I need to point that out as well. And, man, has MLB ever made the Home Run Derby a sight to behold. 

Year in, year out, the event is one of the biggest must-see things the league has to offer. There was still a noticeable buzz in Coors Field about a half hour after Monday night’s spectacle was over and Pete Alonso won his second

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Usain Bolt to run 800m event, but still retired

Usain Bolt: 800m sprinter.

That’s right, the now-retired world’s fastest man is not only changing diapers these days but also distances as he makes a brief comeback for a promotional race.

The new father of twins selected the 800m, a two-lap endeavor measured in minutes, not seconds, like he’s more accustomed. The training has been grueling for the 100m and 200m world record-holder but has made him miss the action.

Sort of.

“When I go to the track and start training, then I don’t miss it that much,” cracked the 34-year-old Bolt, whose nearly 13-year reign as Olympic champion

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Sha’Carri Richardson, U.S. sprinter, out of 100m event at Tokyo Olympics after failing drug test

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson will not be able to participate in the 100-meter event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 21-year-old standout, who was expected to contend for a gold medal, tested positive for marijuana at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. On Friday, Richardson accepted a one-month ban, retroactive to June 28, for failing the test.

“I want to take responsibility for my actions,” Richardson told NBC on Friday. “I know what I did. I know what I’m supposed to do and am allowed not to do, and I still made that decision. I’m not making an excuse.

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Community Calendar: Biking the Munger Trail tour, free pet microchipping event, Tech & Coffee

Biking the Munger Trail tour, 9-11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park. People are invited to bring their bikes and ride with the park’s naturalist to learn about some of the history along the Willard Munger Bike Trail. Registration is required. Call 218-673-7006 or email [email protected] to register. While the tour is free, a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the park office upon arrival. The cost is $7 for the day or $35 for a year.

Free pet microchipping, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Park, 508 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Northern Lakes Rescue, the

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NBA explains why LeBron James didn’t quarantine after attending event

The NBA on Monday released a statement explaining why LeBron James was not subject to a quarantine period after he attended a promotional event two days before the Lakers’ play-in game vs. the Warriors.

NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass said the NBA declined to suspend James or subject him to a quarantine period because the event, which required guests to produce proof of vaccination or a return a negative COVID-19 test result, “did not create risks related to the spread of COVID-19.”

James was available for LA’s play-in game vs. Golden State on Wednesday, two days after he attended

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Penny Oleksiak, Brent Hayden Fire Fast 100 Frees at Toronto Test Event

Penny Oleksiak and Brent Hayden both turned in quick 100 freestyle Wednesday on Day 1 of the three-day Take5 High Performance Test Event hosted by Swimming Canada.

Oleksiak was just off her seed time in going 53.67 in the 100 free. Second was Maggie MacNeil in 54.06, with Rebecca Smith third and Taylor Ruck fourth. Ruck, with a best time of 53.03, has been provisionally selected to compete in Tokyo in the event. She went 54.76 Wednesday.

Oleksiak also won the 200 free on Thursday, the event in which she provisionally has earned an Olympic place. She went 1:57.54 to

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FloTrackSee the results for the 2021 Sound Running Track Meet track and field event on FloTrack.orgAIA Outdoor Championships. AIA Outdoor Championships. May 15, 2021 – 4:30 PM. 2021 Sound Running Track Meet Results. May 13-14. Irvine, CA.1 day ago

FloTrackSee the results for the 2021 Sound Running Track Meet track and field event
on FloTrack.orgAIA Outdoor Championships. AIA Outdoor Championships. May 15, 2021 – 4:30
PM. 2021 Sound Running Track Meet Results. May 13-14. Irvine, CA.1 day ago… Read More