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Osaka earns support after announcing break from sport

Reuters
Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan gestures after missing a shot against Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK, Sept......

A Dreamlike Summer Obscures Trouble in the ‘Sport of Kings’

New York Times
Joe Drape The most recent are the most damning. The trainer Jorge Navarro — caught on videotape calling himself the Juice Man — pleaded guilty to giving his horses multiple performance-enhancing substances and admitted that he distributed them to others. Navarro was perennially atop the Monmouth Park trainer standings and......

Russell Westbrook’s hometown return continues in a new jersey and sport

ESPN
Russell Westbrook can now add pitcher to his already impressive athletic résumé. In honor of Lakers Day at Dodger Stadium, the new Los Angeles Lakers guard continued his homecoming by tossing the first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The New York Mets defeated the Dodgers 7-2. A......

Streaming service DAZN seeks to shake up TV sport

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58219424 “The more revenue streams you can diversify across, the stronger your proposition will become,” says Alistair Taylor, a consultant at the Sports Consultancy. He says rights holders increasingly see DAZN as a creditable alternative to existing broadcast partners. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To......

‘How sport helped me overcome my eating disorder’

BBC
Safiyyah Syeed, left, and Faizah Hashmi, right, both spoke to BBC Sport about dealing with eating disorders as part of South Asian Heritage Month WARNING: This article covers eating disorders and mental health issues. As a teenager, Safiyyah Syeed was diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia. The 20-year-old boxer from Bradford......

Japan gets the gold in skateboarding

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Japan gets the gold in skateboarding – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The sport of skateboarding made its Olympic debut at the games now underway in Tokyo, and Japanese athletes have been dominant, winning five out of twelve medals,......

Dave Portnoy Says Barstool Is in Talks to Broadcast a Major Sport

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyOTYwMzMyMDUyODk5MTY4/dave-portnoy.jpg Jimmy Traina 1. No media company has shaken up the digital landscape like Barstool Sports. Could it shake up sports television as well? The company has already acquired the naming and broadcast rights to the Arizona Bowl, which will air on Barstool’s website. And, on Thursday, the same day after......

The next great Olympic sport? It could be cornhole

ESPN
A BABYBEL CHEESEMAKER went viral. A Taco Bell manager got her own trading card. A chemical engineer became a TV regular. A former bread truck driver fixed Doug Flutie’s Batmobile. And two longtime friends found love. All because of cornhole. “I definitely fell in love through cornhole, which is kind......

Janja Garnbret of Slovenia leads the qualifiers in women’s sport climbing.

New York Times
John Branch TOKYO — Janja Garnbret of Slovenia, the most dominating competition climber of recent years and the gold medal favorite in the first Olympic women’s sport climbing competition, cruised into the eight-woman final with a typically strong performance on Wednesday night. Garnbret, 22, is a double threat in bouldering......

Scenes from Sport Climbing’s Captivating Olympic Debut

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyOTA5MDcxMzQ5Nzg1OTUy/sport-climbing-debut-lead.jpg Greg Bishop Sign up for our free daily Olympics newsletter: Very Olympic Today. You’ll catch up on the top stories, smaller events, things you may have missed while you were sleeping and links to the best writing from SI’s reporters on the ground in Tokyo. TOKYO — Before embarking......

Sport Climbing’s Olympic Debut Was Frantically Thrilling

Sports Illustrated
Very Olympic Today is SI’s daily Olympics newsletter. You can receive each issue for free in your inbox by subscribing here. To continue reading the newsletter at SI.com every day, along with the rest of our Olympics coverage, readers can subscribe to SI.com here. I’m not sure what I had......

One sport has gifted Indonesia all its Olympic golds. The streak continues in Tokyo.

New York Times
Hannah Beech Indonesia has won Olympic gold in only one sport: badminton. On Monday, the world’s fourth most populous nation notched another badminton victory when Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu claimed gold in the women’s doubles event. It was the first gold for Indonesia at the Tokyo Games and the......

Weight Lifting, an Original Olympic Sport, May Be Dropped

New York Times
Ognian Georgiev and Ken Belson Even with the sport under scrutiny, top lifters are still getting caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Shortly after Boyanka Kostova of Azerbaijan won her fourth European title in April, for example, she tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. It was the second positive of her......

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