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Equestrian-Britain win team eventing gold after decades in 2nd place

Reuters
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Equestrian – Eventing – Jumping Individual – Qualification – Equestrian Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 2, 2021. Laura Collett of Britain on her horse London 52 competes. TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen on Monday won Olympic team......

LIVE: USWNT, Canada Play for Place in Olympic Gold Medal Game

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor After being pushed to the brink of an early Olympic exit via penalty-kick shootout, both the the U.S. women’s national team and Canada enter Monday a win away from playing for gold. The two border foes have new......

Bottas handed five place grid penalty for next race

Reuters
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action after a collision with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc REUTERS/David W Cerny F1 leader Verstappen’s Red Bull damaged in first lap chaos Race halted and then re-started Mercedes’ Hamilton goes from first......

Padres Place Fernando Tatis Jr., Chris Paddack on IL

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyODI4NDAwMDUyODA3MDA4/fernando-tatis-jr-4.jpg Nick Selbe A day after their star shortstop went down in a heap after an awkward slide at third base, the Padres announced Saturday they have placed Fernando Tatis Jr. on the injured list with left shoulder inflammation. Starting pitcher Chris Paddack was also placed on the IL with......

Everything you need to know about college basketball’s place in the SEC, Big 12 shake-up

ESPN
7:10 AM ET ESPN staff Texas’ and Oklahoma’s planned moves from the Big 12 to the SEC have the potential to stand as one of college sports’ most earth-shaking developments of all time, with the league affiliations of many current Division I schools, the future of several conferences, and the......

Biles-led gymnastics team in surprising 2nd place

ESPN
TOKYO — The routines Simone Biles puts together are so difficult that she can afford a misstep or two and still dominate. The country she represents? Maybe not so much anymore. While the reigning Olympic gymnastics champion began her quest for a repeat by topping qualifying on Sunday, the four-woman......

IOC VP: Podiums no place for athlete protest

ESPN
As the Tokyo Olympics begin, the highest-ranking American on the International Olympic Committee cautioned athletes that the medal podium is no place for political statements, and suggested the IOC itself has no business in politics — even when a host country, such as China, home to the Winter Games in......

Softball fans celebrate the sport’s return to the Games after 13 years, but its place is uncertain.

New York Times
Alexandra E. Petri When the first pitch was thrown in a game between Australia and Japan on Wednesday morning, softball fans around the world celebrated the return of their sport to the Olympic stage after a 13-year absence. “We ARE back … SOFTBALL is back in the Olympics!” Natasha Watley,......

Wimbledon fends off Euros, COVID to reclaim its place as a tennis sanctuary

ESPN
LONDON — It was nearly three hours into the Wimbledon men’s singles final when the crowd started singing England football anthem “Three Lions” on Centre Court Sunday, then the call for “quiet please” came from the umpire and everyone returned to the matters in front of them. 2 Related England’s......

5 ‘financial defenses’ you can put in place to build wealth, according to experts

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As Americans recover from the widespread economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, some are already looking ahead and putting “financial defenses” in place to head off the next period of uncertainty. More than half, 58%, of Americans say they’re in......

Dodgers Place Kershaw on IL With Left Forearm Inflammation

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The Dodgers placed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his left forearm, the team announced on Wednesday. Before the injury, Kershaw was slated to start July 9 against the Diamondbacks. The eight-time MLB All-Star......

Angelique Kerber’s resurgence fittingly comes at Wimbledon, the place she calls ‘magic’

ESPN
It was the first day of the 2021 French Open, and three-time major champion Angelique Kerber had just come off the court after her latest disappointing loss. It was her third consecutive first-round exit at a Grand Slam, and she had won just eight matches all year. Kerber, 33, confessed......

Wimbledon Midterm Grades: Grass, Draw Settling Into Place

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jon Wertheim If this column were to mimic Wimbledon 2021, it would get off to a rough start, struggle to find its footing, and then round into form. The first days at the first Wimbledon since 2019 featured too many......

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