Quanesha Burks worked as a teen at McDonald's to help her family. Now, she's a first-time Olympian heading to Tokyo to compete in the long jump.
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If you ever wondered how pole vaulters practice their pole vaulting, here you go. #TokyoOlympics(📽️ @sandicheekspv) @usatf pic.twitter.com/g0OI1K8NkH- #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 20, 2021 Pole vaulters make it look so effortless: they run, stick their massive poles in the ground, and leap over super-high bars onto a mat.
An Algerian judoka has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics before his event starts, after the draw set him on course for a possible match-up against an Israeli. Fethi Nourine told Algerian TV that his political support for the Palestinian cause made it impossible for him to compete against Tohar Butbul. "We worked a lot to reach the Olympics, and the news came as a shock, a thunder," he told the channel late on Thursday.
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"In 30 years of playing professional golf, I have never made that mistake. It was an oversight and I accept responsibility.”
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This would be great for basketball, terrible for football.
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Carolina Hurricanes fans need a hug after Thursday's trade with the Detroit Red Wings.
A practice attempt went awry and his face wasn't the same.
The "Late Show" host gave the Ohio congressman a lesson in his own recent history.
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Michael Andrew’s vaccine refusal is selfish. It’s also logical, defensible and not a big deal.
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Low on surprises, high on defense.
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The Bengals added to the OL before training camp.
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They say ignorance is bliss. It also could have saved two women from getting bitten by a shark.
"With all the fashion designers in Italy you’d think their #Olympics outfit will come harder than this," one Twitter user joked.
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Here is how the new super conference could look if Texas and Oklahoma were to join.
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Voters in the Cleveland.com preseason Big Ten poll pick Penn State to finish second in East