Football | Lionel Messi eyes Champions League trophy with PSG

Lionel Messi said he’s “in the right place” to win another Champions League trophy and cited a reunion with Neymar as a key factor in his decision to sign with

Football | After 17 seasons, post-Messi era begins in Spanish league

The Spanish league season begins this weekend and it will be unlike any other in the last 17 years. It will be the first without Lionel Messi, its all-time top scorer

Tokyo2020 | Japan’s PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

Japan’s prime minister thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic. He noted the Games were delayed by a year and held

Motorsport | Formula 2 Championship driver Lundgaard making IndyCar debut

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a car for Formula 2 Championship driver Christian Lundgaard in Saturday’s IndyCar road course race in Indianapolis. The Danish driver recently tested an Indy car

Tokyo 2020 | Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics wind to a nuanced end

It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ends with a typhoon and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with “2020” but held

Tokyo 2020 | Perfect 10s: China’s Quan dominates for Olympic diving gold

It could have been confused for a lesson in computer coding on the scoreboard: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10. And in some ways, it was. China’s divers are programmed from

Triple jump | Cuban-born Pichardo wins first gold for Portugal

Portugal has waited 13 years to see one of its own climb atop the podium at the Olympics. Yesterday, that wait came to an end. Pedro Pichardo of Portugal won the

Women’s Football | Gold medal match moved to Friday night

The Olympic women’s soccer gold-medal match between Canada and Sweden has been moved from Friday morning in Tokyo to the evening in Yokohama. There were concerns about playing in the heat

Belarus runner flies to Europe after feud with team managers

A Belarusian sprinter left Tokyo en route to Europe yesterday after resisting an attempt by her Olympic team’s officials to send her home to Belarus, where the athlete said she

Tokyo 2020 | Serbia rallies to reach semifinals by ousting China 77-70

Ana Dabovic found a way to provide just the spark Serbia needed to keep its medal hopes alive. Standing closer to the Olympic rings logo at half-court than the 3-point arc,

Tokyo 2020 | Another gold, 1-2 finish for China in diving

Before his final bounce off the board, Xie Siyi felt like he was in a movie. The scenes of his life flashed before him. Then, he pulled off the dive of his

Olympics | Athletics : Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever

Tokyo 2020 | Shi Tingmao of China completes Olympic 3-meter diving sweep

Hearing the start of her introduction, Chinese diver Shi Tingmao put one foot on the top spot of the podium. She sheepishly stepped back down and waited for the announcer

Tokyo 2020 | Haughey wins rare medals for Hong Kong; out of 50 free swim

Siobhán Haughey had already made history at the Tokyo Olympics. Then she went out and burnished her legacy in the pool. The 23-year-old swimmer from Hong Kong earned a silver medal

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Wednesday

CYCLING: WOMEN’S TIME TRIAL Annemiek van Vleuten roared to an emphatic victory in the women’s time trial at the Tokyo Olympics. The Dutch rider led by more than six seconds at the

Olympic outsider teams celebrate rare gold medals in Tokyo

The Tokyo Olympics have brought some unexpected gold medals for countries and teams which rarely, if ever, see their athletes on the podium. Here’s a look at some of the

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections yesterday, days after the Olympics began. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged people to avoid non-essential outings, but said there

Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon’s en route

First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain. The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, are due for another hit of nature’s power: a typhoon

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

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