Athletes participating in this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo can begin entering Japan after it lifts its emergency declaration order next month, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.
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The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has approved the sale of Atlanta Dream to a new investor group on Friday, after a turbulent run with the team’s previous co-owner Kelly Loeffler.
Two-time All-Star forward/center Chiney Ogwumike re-signed with the Los Angeles Sparks, the team announced.
The Dallas Wings have waived center Astou Ndour ahead of the 2021 WNBA season.
Ravens right tackle Orlando Brown covets a role at the exclusive left tackle position and is pushing for a trade out of Baltimore.
The Atlanta Braves on Friday extended manager Brian Snitker’s contract through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024.
Franz Wagner scored a season-high 21 points, leading third-ranked Michigan to a 79-57 win over ninth-ranked Iowa in a Big Ten game on Thursday night at Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Florida Panthers, trailing by two goals with less than seven minutes left, got three consecutive tallies to defeat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night at Sunrise, Fla.
Kyrie Irving totaled 27 points and nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets recovered from a slow start and extended their season-high winning streak to eight games with a 129-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night in New York.
Aaron Henry scored 18 points and Michigan State rallied down the stretch to upset No. 4 Ohio State 71-67, continuing a late-season surge by winning Thursday night in East Lansing, Mich.
Chris Duarte scored 24 points and sparked a second-half rally that powered Oregon past Stanford, 71-68, on Thursday in Stanford, Calif.
Jeriah Horne came off the bench to score 24 points and grab 11 rebounds, leading Colorado to an 80-62 win over No. 19 Southern California on Thursday night in Boulder, Colo.
Corey Kispert scored 25 points as No. 1 Gonzaga overcame a slow start to defeat visiting Santa Clara 89-75 on Thursday night in a West Coast Conference game in Spokane, Wash.
Britain’s Elliot Giles, who ran the second-fastest indoor 800m of all time in Poland last week, has withdrawn from the European Indoor Championships to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, British Athletics said.
Seventeen former gymnasts in the UK have launched a group-claim lawsuit against the national governing body British Gymnastics alleging a range of abusive behaviour.
Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian said the younger players on the men’s ATP Tour must start believing in themselves if they are to close the gap on Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Tiger Woods has been moved to a new hospital in Los Angeles, the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said on Thursday, as he recovers from multiple injuries sustained in a serious car accident this week.
Fears that training disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to sub par performances at the Tokyo Games are overblown as many athletes will emerge from lockdowns stronger than ever, five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky said.
Matthew Fitzpatrick and Webb Simpson shot opening-round 66s on Thursday to share the lead at 6-under par after the first round of the World Golf Championships – Workday Championship at The Concession in Bradenton, Fla.
Lydia Ko of New Zealand birdied three of the last five holes Thursday and leads the Gainbridge LPGA by two strokes after one round in Orlando.
Tommy Gainey birdied five of his last seven holes Thursday to grab a one-shot lead after the first round of the Puerto Rico Open.
Gonzalo López Lauch is helping bring soccer star Diego Maradona back to life, one mosaic tile at a time.
Teenager Juan Manuel Cerundolo had not played a tour-level match prior to this week, but now has reached the quarterfinals of the Cordoba Open in his native Argentina.
The announcement by the Government is encouraging and positive and from 8 March we will see restrictions start to lift in four steps across England at the same time.
The NBA on Thursday suspended Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley 12 games without pay for pleading guilty to a felony charge of threatening a family with a rifle.
The final day of bracket play before reseeding in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® saw La Indiana defeat Aspen/Dutta Corp in a high-scoring game that finished with a score of 17-13 to join Scone as the only two undefeated teams and set up a shootout with all teams involved.
Former U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert has been charged with multiple felony counts of human trafficking, sexual assault and other crimes.
The NCAA laid out its contingency plans on Thursday should COVID-19 force a team to withdraw from the women’s basketball tournament, and it will not allow a replacement team to enter past March 16 — five days before the scheduled start.
The White House has not made a final decision on participation in the Winter Olympics in Beijing, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, as Republican lawmakers call for the United States to boycott the Games in 2022.
Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo led a stunning clean sweep of the individual sprint medals for Norway at the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships on Thursday, and Jonna Sundling of Sweden stormed to victory in the women’s race in unseasonably warm conditions.
An upset stomach and dehydration forced Patrick Cantlay to withdraw prior to the start of the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on Thursday in Bradenton, Fla.
Thierry Henry cited family reasons for his decision to step down as head coach of CF Montreal, the organization announced Thursday morning.
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are headed for divorce, according to a detailed report by The Athletic on Thursday.
World number two Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Rotterdam Open due to a back injury, the Spaniard said on Thursday.
French Open champion Iga Swiatek says the COVID-19 pandemic has been beneficial for her as the restrictions allowed the 19-year-old from Poland to settle into her life as a first-time Grand Slam winner.
American Grant Holloway said he was not surprised by his blistering pace on the World Indoor Tour circuit this year as he eclipsed the long-standing world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid.
Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics but it will not be compulsory, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday.
Cam Hayes scored 16 points and D.J. Funderburk posted 14 points as North Carolina State continued its stunning road success, knocking off No. 15 Virginia 68-61 on Wednesday night in Charlottesville, Va.
Justin Thomas readily admits he has struggled through a “tough” start to 2021, but it hasn’t discouraged bettors from making him the heaviest-backed player in the field ahead of this week’s World Golf Championships event at The Concession in Bradenton, Fla.
The Arizona Coyotes rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday night in Glendale, Ariz.
Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points as the red-hot Utah Jazz smashed the Los Angeles Lakers 114-89 Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, sending the defending NBA champions to their fourth consecutive defeat.
Federico Coria and qualifier Facundo Bagnis both won all-Argentine matches Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Cordoba (Argentina) Open.
The Australian city of Brisbane was picked as the preferred partner to start talks for the 2032 Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, in the first step to being named Olympic hosts.
At six in the morning, Heo Kwang-eum tees off another day in Thailand in coronavirus quarantine – literally. He’s one of dozens of South Korean visitors spending two weeks in isolation playing golf at a resort an hour north of Bangkok.
Annika Sorenstam says she is looking forward to playing at this week’s LPGA Tour event in Florida after 13 years away but the 10-times major champion has no plans to make a permanent comeback.
The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee said on Thursday they could suspend the upcoming torch relay should big gatherings raise coronavirus infection risks, asking spectators to support by clapping.
An Australian summer of tennis that promised so much for Ash Barty has ended in disappointment with the local hero falling at the first hurdle of the Adelaide International a week after blowing a golden chance to win her home Grand Slam.
About 1,000 Olympics volunteers have quit over the past month, organisers said, during which time organising committee president Yoshiro Mori quit due to sexist remarks and a new president was chosen to replace him.
Tiger Woods could return to competitive golf within a year, top orthopedic surgeons said on Wednesday, but the road back from serious leg injuries sustained in a car crash will be a long and grueling one.
The last day of bracket play in Brackets I and II in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® saw Scone remain atop Bracket I, defeating Cessna 14-7, while Tonkawa grabbed a crucial 14-12 victory over Pilot thanks to the impressive 11-goal performance from Sapo Caset on the Isla Carroll East field at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Police on Wednesday sought to determine what caused Tiger Woods to swerve off a Southern California road in his sport utility vehicle, colliding with a tree and rolling down a hillside in a crash that left the golf great seriously injured.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will replace Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the upcoming All-Star Game, the NBA announced Wednesday.