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With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

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David Waldstein Philip Yenyo has been protesting outside Cleveland’s baseball stadiums for 30 years, demanding the local Major League Baseball team change a name many consider racist. But next spring, Yenyo will put down his signs and take his 11-year-old son inside the stadium for the first time. “We can......

Ugandan weight lifter who went missing in Japan returns home.

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Musinguzi Blanshe and Abdi Latif Dahir A weight lifter who went missing in Japan this month as he sought to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has returned to Uganda and will be interrogated by police, authorities said on Friday — a week after his disappearance prompted international news headlines and......

Three-on-Three Basketball at the Olympics: What to Watch For

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Kelly Whiteside Eighty-five years after basketball’s debut in the Olympics, at the 1936 Berlin Games, a twist on the sport makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Three-on-three basketball, or 3×3 as the sport’s world governing body refers to it, promises a faster version than the traditional form. What is three-on-three......

Telfar Clemens designed the Liberian outfits.

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Vanessa Friedman Formal Olympian wardrobes are rarely “cool” — and rarely available to smaller countries with less promotional muscle. But this year Liberia changed that narrative. They have only three athletes competing, but have fielded a Summer Olympic team almost every year since 1956. They have never, however, won an......

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin

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The New York Times July 23, 2021, 6:30 a.m. ET July 23, 2021, 6:30 a.m. ET Pedestrians walk past a huge display showing a news report about the firing of the opening ceremony’s director, Kentaro Kobayashi.Credit…Kimimasa Mayama/EPA, via Shutterstock Opening ceremonies are an opportunity for the Olympics’ host nation to......

Olympics Live Updates: Opening Ceremony Set For Near-Empty Stadium

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The New York Times Current time in Tokyo: July 23, 8:09 a.m. Here’s what you need to know: Jill Biden, the U.S. first lady, arrived at Yokota Air Base on Thursday to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games.Credit…Kyodo/via Reuters Jill Biden arrived in Japan on Thursday for the......

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