A first-ever gold – and a lesson – in Olympic skateboarding

Had the first-ever Olympic skateboarding champion ridden his board out of the venue where he made history Sunday at the Tokyo Games, he quickly would have come face-to-face with clear

Tokyo, Paris, LA, Brisbane – 2032 Olympics go to Australia

How about this for an Olympic-scale list of world cities: Athens, Beijing, London, Rio, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and, wait for it, Brisbane. Since the Summer Games were last hosted in

Olympics finally to start, one year later and far from Tokyo

Skippy the yellow kangaroo with green paws was affixed to the first base dugout railing, watching the Australia Spirit become the first team to work out at Fukushima Azuma Baseball

F1 condemns racist abuse of Hamilton following crash

Mercedes, Formula One and its governing body the FIA issued a joint statement yesterday condemning the online racist abuse aimed at Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton was targeted following the Mercedes driver’s crash

F1 | Verstappen wins historic sprint race to stretch title lead

Max Verstappen out-dragged Lewis Hamilton at the start of Formula One’s experimental first sprint qualifying race to take the pole for the British Grand Prix and spoil the homecoming of

China sending more than 400 athletes to Tokyo Olympics

China will send 431 athletes to the Tokyo Games as part of a 777-member delegation, its largest at an Olympics outside China, the official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday. The team

Manny Pacquiao announces Aug. 21 fight with Errol Spence Jr

Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. formally announced Sunday that they will fight Aug. 21 in a bout pitting an eight-division world champion against one of the sport’s most dominant

Euro 2020 in review | The best, worst and downright strange

A review of the best, worst and downright strange at this year’s European Championship: BEST MOMENT It was beautiful, touching and uplifting, so soon after a near-tragedy. Shaken fans inside the Parken

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England 3-2 in penalty shootout

Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship

Football | Messi pays his debt to Argentina with Copa America title

Argentina finally made Lionel Messi cry with joy. After losing four times in finals, early exits in major tournaments and even a decision to retire from the national team, the superstar

Osaka returns to spotlight on red carpet at The ESPYS

Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the red carpet at The ESPYS yesterday. The

England beats Denmark 2-1, reaches Euro 2020 final

England has broken through its semifinal ceiling at major soccer tournaments. A title match awaits for the first time in 55 years. Harry Kane converted the rebound after his initial penalty

Semi-finals | Review: Italy beats Spain on penalties, reaches Euro 2020 final

Facing a wall of nervous blue-and-white clad Italy fans behind the goal, Jorginho took his trademark hop and skip before calmly stroking in the winning penalty. So much for the pressure

Preview | England inspired by expectation, Denmark by resilience

England is shouldering rising expectations. Denmark is powered by resilience and recovery. And emotions will be high at Wembley Stadium before their European Championship semifinal match even kicks off tomorrow when

Olympics | Tokyo event shaping up to be TV-only with few fans

The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a TV-only event with few spectators — if any — being allowed when they open in just over two weeks. Japan’s Asahi newspaper,

Semi-finals | Only four teams remain at Euro 2020, which is headed to Wembley

The European Championship is coming to Wembley Stadium for the final three games of the tournament. Italy will take on Spain on Tuesday in the first semifinal match and Denmark will

Kane carries England past Ukraine, into Euro 2020 semifinals

England is going back home — with something to play for. Harry Kane scored twice and England overwhelmed Ukraine 4-0 Saturday to reach the European Championship semifinals. It was the only match

Italy’s players serenade Spinazzola on flight home after win

The in-flight entertainment turned out to be the Spinazzola Serenade. The loud singing and enthusiastic cheering on Italy’s plane home wasn’t for either of the two players who scored, but for

Review | Belgium takes on Italy for spot in Euro 2020 semifinals

Belgium’s leading scorer at the European Championship is no stranger to Italy’s veteran defenders. They all play in Serie A. Romelu Lukaku will likely be the main attacking threat when Belgium takes

England sheds agonizing history by knocking out Germany

As the Wembley Stadium announcer roared the final score — “England 2, Germany 0” — Gareth Southgate’s vision was momentarily diverted from his victorious players to the big screen. Shown beaming

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