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Welcome back, NFL: Recap everything that happened this offseason, from QB trades to big signings

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic appears far from over, the NFL gradually regained a semblance of normalcy during the 2021 offseason. The draft returned to being a live event, as thousands of fans flocked to the banks off Lake Erie in Cleveland. Players reported for offseason workouts in the summer. Teams......

Real or Not: Derrick Lewis could be No. 1 heavyweight in the world on Saturday

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UFC 265 is set for Saturday and offers an interim heavyweight title clash as the headlining fight. Derrick Lewis faces Ciryl Gane in the main event, and if he’s able to win, Lewis would improve on one of the most impressive heavyweight resumes in UFC history. With so many big......

Olympics 2021 live updates: France tests Team USA women’s basketball, Harrison takes silver by a sliver and more from Tokyo

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Just like that, our pool days are behind us. Team USA dominated in the water throughout these Olympic Games, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. So it’s time to bid farewell to Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel & Co. and instead turn our attention to......

Olympics 2021 live updates: Team USA’s Harrison takes silver by a sliver in 100m hurdles and more from Tokyo

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Just like that, our pool days are behind us. Team USA dominated in the water throughout these Olympic Games, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. So it’s time to bid farewell to Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel & Co. and instead turn our attention to......

Olympics 2021 live updates: Back to the track, U.S. women’s hoops pursues perfection and USWNT has eyes on the final

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Just like that, our pool days are behind us. Team USA dominated in the water throughout these Olympic Games, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. So it’s time to bid farewell to Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel & Co. and instead turn our attention to......

Team USA’s Jade Carey can show her gold mettle while the best floor gymnast in the world sits out

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On Sunday, newly crowned women’s gymnastics all-around champ Suni Lee competed in the uneven bars final, adding a bronze medal to her Tokyo Olympics hardware collection. MyKayla Skinner — who previously thought her Olympic journey had ended in the qualifying round — replaced Simone Biles on vault and made the......

What you missed in Tokyo: There’s a new fastest man alive, Caeleb Dressel caps historic week, Xander Schauffele wins golf gold

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Day 9 in Tokyo marked the final visit to what has been a lucrative location for Team USA at these Olympic Games: the pool. There was also Xander Schauffele winning America’s first gold medal in golf in 121 years. Then, Day 10 got underway with men’s and women’s gymnastics event......

U.S. COVID-19 daily cases higher now than this time last summer

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. COVID-19 daily cases higher now than this time last summer – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News’ Mark Strassmann reports that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths rise, fear is a motivating factor, with vaccination rates up 30%......

Jessica Springsteen is far more than The Boss’ daughter

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Jessica Springsteen will become an Olympian in equestrian jumping before an empty arena Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics, taking the famous family name to new frontiers while her biggest supporters watch from their home in New Jersey. Springsteen, 29, will realize a lifelong dream when she leads her 12-year-old stallion......

Xander Schauffele goes from oh-so-close to Olympic gold

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KAWAGOE, Japan — For the past few years, Xander Schauffele has been pro golf’s next big thing, which is a designation that’s usually — and ideally — temporary. But his ascent had been stuck in neutral. He has been playing very well, but not great. A bevy of top-10 finishes......

Olympic gymnastics updates: MyKayla Skinner wins silver, Suni Lee earns bronze in event finals

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On Sunday, newly crowned women’s gymnastics all-around champ Suni Lee competed in the uneven bars final, adding a bronze medal to her Tokyo Olympics hardware collection. Simone Biles announced on Saturday that she had withdrawn from both the vault and bars finals on Sunday (then later, that she was pulling......

Olympic gymnastics live updates: MyKayla Skinner wins silver, Suni Lee still to compete in event finals

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On Sunday, newly crowned Olympic all-around champ Suni Lee will compete for the gold medal on uneven bars. The American could do it — but it should be a very hotly contested final in the Tokyo Olympics. Simone Biles announced on Saturday that she had withdrawn from both the vault......

Caeleb Dressel’s Olympics can be summed in one word: Brilliance

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Just over 21 seconds and Caeleb Dressel’s individual Olympic journey was done. And in perfect fashion. Every time he propelled his arms forward in the 50-meter freestyle final, he was competing against a world record mark that moved along with him. He finished the race in 21.07 on Sunday in......

Olympics 2021 updates: Caeleb Dressel can cap spectacular week, gold from golf and tennis plus more from Tokyo

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It’s Day 9 in Tokyo and the final day of what has been a lucrative location for Team USA: The pool. With five finals to go tonight, Team USA has a whopping 26 total medals, including eight golds at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Highlighting tonight’s action will be Caeleb Dressel,......

Jade Carey’s wild path to the Olympic Games — and possibly a gymnastics medal

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TOKYO — Jade Carey wasn’t supposed to be in Thursday’s all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. She had finished in ninth place overall during Sunday’s qualifying, but with the third-highest score among the Americans, she wasn’t eligible to compete. Besides, she had never competed in an all-around final in a......

Olympic gymnastics live updates: Suni Lee, MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey compete in event finals

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On Sunday, newly crowned Olympic all-around champ Suni Lee will compete for the gold medal on bars. She could do it — but it should be a very hotly contested final. With Saturday’s news that Simone Biles is out of both the vault and bars finals, the vault final will......

Olympics 2021 ICYMI: KD passes Melo, a new fastest woman, world record for Caeleb Dressel

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Let’s keep these Olympic Games going. On Saturday, Kevin Durant surpassed Carmelo Anthony as the highest-scoring player in U.S. Olympic men’s basketball history as Team USA crushed the Czech Republic. We’ve also got a new fastest woman in the world. After beginning her career 4-for-4 in Olympic individual competition, Katie......

2021 Olympics – USA Baseball, a team of has-beens and not-yets, aiming for gold

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Any hardcore hardball fan who has perused the rosters of the six Olympic baseball teams competing in Tokyo, particularly USA Baseball, has probably felt more than a little like the characters in the 1989 cinematic classic “Major League.” “I never heard of half of these guys, and the ones I......

Olympics 2021: Trayvon Bromell is off to a rocky start in the 100 meters, but comebacks are his thing

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If Trayvon Bromell is going to complete his improbable road to redemption, he’ll have to figure out what went wrong in the first round of the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. The gold-medal favorite finished fourth in his heat Saturday and barely squeaked into the semifinals with a sluggish......

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