Fans celebrated across Rome after Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the Euro 2020 championship on July 11.
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Sweden and Canada have asked Olympic organisers to move what is expected to be a hotly-contested women's gold-medal soccer match on Friday at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium to later in the day to avoid the sweltering heat of the Japanese summer. "I myself have been in contact with (soccer governing body) FIFA today and written to them, so that's about where the situation is today," Marika Domanski Lyfors, the head of Sweden's women's team, told reporters. The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) said it had also written to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) together with Canada to see if the game could be moved.
Spain will play reigning champions Brazil in the Olympic men's football final after Marco Asensio's superb extra-time winner Tuesday secured a 1-0 victory over host nation Japan in Saitama.
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Anna Cockrell was disqualified from the womens 400m hurdles final at the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday night.
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Before training camp got started, a schism was emerging among members of the Buffalo Bills over the issue of the COVID vaccine. At one point, receiver Cole Beasley and defensive end Jerry Hughes squared off on social media. Beasley argued against the vaccine, Hughes argued in favor of it. Peter King explained in his Football [more]
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Premier League outlines stricter guidelines against ‘buying’ penalties, looser laws on offside reviews
No more "buying penalties" and no more razor-thin lines of offside reviews? Thumbs up to that.
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Alyssa Naeher will not be available for the United States women's soccer team in their bronze medal match against Australia.
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The world was watching Sydney McLaughlin as she completed her record-breaking finish in the womens 400m hurdles in the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday, including an athlete who knows a thing or two about competing on the big stage.
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It's one of the two ball sports in which the United States has never medaled, and the problem may be institutional.
World champion Noah Lyles endured a finish-line gaffe to qualify from Tuesday's semi-finals for the Olympic 200 metres final.
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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn's win in the 100-meter hurdles was a proud moment for many Puerto Ricans, but she was the subject of criticism before the race.
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But they don't talk shop at home.
Twenty-five years later, it’s clear Nigeria's 1996 Olympic soccer team had an impact that stretched far beyond the nation’s borders
The Cleveland Indians may have committed—as they say in roller derby—an “illegal procedure” while rebranding themselves as the Cleveland Guardians. The baseball franchise, which intends to make the name swap after the season ends in October, isn’t the first sports organization in Cleveland to claim the Guardians name. A flat-track roller derby team, which has […]
It was difficult for American Rai Benjamin to comprehend how he ended up finishing second best despite running a massive half a second inside the existing world record in the men's 400 metres hurdles final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Norway's Karsten Warholm destroyed his own world record of 46.70 seconds with a breathtaking 45.94 to take gold but he would probably give a bit of credit to Benjamin for pushing him to such an extraordinary feat. Benjamin took silver for the U.S. in 46.17 after staying neck-and-neck with Warholm going into the final straight.
The NFL player learned he was joining the Madden NFL "99 Club" from his daughter Sterling, who was dressed in a onesie that read "My dad's in the 99 Club again"
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The tournament was overshadowed by the Euros and Olympics but there were valuable lessons – and encouraging signs heading into World Cup qualifying The US celebrate their victory over Mexico in the Gold Cup final. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Climaxing in the middle of the Tokyo Olympics and coming at the end of a summer soccer calendar headlined by the European Championship and the Copa America, the 2021 Gold Cup had to fight for attention. But the final, at which Miles Robinso
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Gabby Thomas is a strong medal contender in the women's 200-m sprint. She is also is studying for a master's in epidemiology
The world record holder won his event and set hearts aflutter with comparisons.
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Since when are silver and bronze worth as much as gold? Come on, United States.