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Tongan Athlete Makes Shirtless Return to Olympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Pita Taufatofua of Tonga made his third Olympic appearance on Friday morning, and he made sure to arrive at the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo in style. Taufatofua turned heads at the 2016 Summer Olympics......

Domino’s CEO says return of late-night, weekend orders fueling sales growth during Covid reopening

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Domino’s Pizza CEO Ritch Allison told CNBC on Thursday the Covid economic reopening has actually provided a boost for the company, helping fuel same-store sales growth during the second quarter. In an interview with Jim Cramer on “Mad Money,” Allison......

CCP prosecutor worked with ex-NYPD officer to pressure US resident to return to China

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy Chinese Communist Party officials, police, and prosecutors conducted a scheme with alleged co-conspirators inside the United States, including a former New York Police Department officer, who acted as illegal foreign agents as they attempted to coerce U.S.......

Softball fans express frustration as teams will play on baseball fields in the sport’s Olympic return.

New York Times
Alexandra E. Petri After a 13-year absence, softball has returned to the Olympic stage, with one frustrating difference: The games are being played on baseball fields rather than ones for softball. Fans and players alike expressed disappointment across social media this week. Among the main differences is that a softball......

Benin Bronzes: Nigeria dispute jeopardises return of artefacts

BBC
The Oba’s argument is compelling, but awkwardly, his son and designated heir, crown prince Ezelekhae Ewuare, attends the board meetings of the LRT he professes to know nothing about. So does Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments, representing the federal government. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Pittsburgh Steelers training camp questions: Can Ben Roethlisberger lead playoff return?

ESPN
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers open 2021 NFL training camp Wednesday at Heinz Field. Here’s a closer look at a few storylines: At 39 years old, does Ben Roethlisberger have another deep playoff run in him? Maybe. If Roethlisberger makes another deep playoff run, it will be because of his......

UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw on return from suspension: ‘It’s not weighing me down anymore’

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TJ Dillashaw began 2019 as UFC men’s bantamweight champion and one of the highest-ranked pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The year quickly took an unforeseen turn. Dillashaw challenged flyweight champion Henry Cejudo that January, in an effort to become the first UFC champion to go down in weight to capture......

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,......

RIZIN 30 to feature bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals, return of Ayaka Hamasaki

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The quarterfinals of RIZIN’s ongoing bantamweight grand prix will take place at RIZIN 30, which is set to go down at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on Sept. 19. Promotion officials announced the card on Tuesday along with the matchups slated for the next round in the grand prix......

Chipotle earnings beat, sales surge as dine-in customers return to restaurants

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person wearing a protective mask and gloves exits a Chipotle restaurant in San Francisco, California, April 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chipotle Mexican Grill on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue that surpassed pre-pandemic levels as......

More than 40% of workers say they would rather get a new job than return to the office full time. Here’s how to build a resume tailored to remote jobs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Many workers aren’t excited about going back to the office. More than 40% of employees say they would start looking for a new job if their company does not provide long-term options to work from home, according to the 2021......

What to watch in softball’s long-awaited return to the Olympics

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Team USA softball pitchers Cat Osterman and Monica Abbott stood on the podium, medals around their necks and flowers in their hands. Minutes earlier, “We Are The Champions” played on the loudspeaker and thundersticks clapped in the stands. Seconds before that, Team Japan mobbed their pitcher, Yukiko Ueno, who had......

Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration legal team has decided that thousands of federal convicts who were released to home confinement to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 will be required by law to return to prison a month after the official state of emergency for the pandemic ends, according to......

Still working remotely? Your 2021 taxes may be more complicated than your 2020 return

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alistair Berg | DigitalVision | Getty Images If you’re among the workers who plan to continue working remotely, you may want to evaluate your 2021 tax situation. While many states offered a pandemic-related reprieve that generally resulted in no tax......

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