Olympian Yamaguchi says Japan ‘cornered’ into holding games

Tokyo has been “cornered” into holding the games during the coronavirus pandemic, one of Japan’s best-known Olympians and an executive member of the Japanese Olympic Committee said in an outspoken editorial published Friday. Kaori Yamaguchi said the International Olympic Committee, the government and local organizers are ignoring widespread opposition to the games from the Japanese public. Depending on how the […]

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Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

Detectives are looking at data from the “black box” of Tiger Woods’ SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said Wednesday.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said traffic investigators executed a search warrant Monday to retrieve data from the device from the Genesis SUV that […]

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Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

Seiko Hashimoto has appeared in seven Olympics, four in the winter and three in the summer — the most by any “multi-season” athlete.She made even more history on Thursday in Japan, where women are still rare in the boardrooms and political power positions.The 56-year-old Hashimoto was named president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee after its executive board meeting, which […]

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Down but not out, Serena Williams into Australian Open QFs

Serena Williams tumbled to the ground, her heavily taped right ankle turning, her body contorting, her racket flying. This was early in the second set of a competitive-as-can-be matchup in the Australian Open’s fourth round against a younger version of herself — stinging serves, huge groundstroke cuts, a fierce streak — and during a stretch Sunday (Saturday night EST) when […]

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