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Sydney McLaughlin crushes 400m hurdles world record at Olympic Trials

Sydney McLaughlin crushes 400m hurdles world record at Olympic Trials

Sydney McLaughlin crushed the 400m hurdles world record to win the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and supplant now former record holder Dalilah Muhammad as the gold-medal favorite.On the final night of Trials, world champion Noah Lyles won the 200m, while 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton was third. Knighton, who turned pro in January, is set to become the youngest U.S. male track and field Olympian since miler Jim Ryun in 1964.Athing Mu, 19, ran the second-fastest women’s 800m in U.S. history. Rio gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz qualified in the 1500m, but 2016 Olympic long jump...

Jun 28
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Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, takes break from tennis

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, takes break from tennis

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and said she’s suffered “long bouts of depression,” according to her social media, one day after tennis’ Grand Slams threatened disqualification or suspension if she continued to skip press conferences.Osaka announced last Wednesday that she would not do press conferences during the tournament, citing mental health and accepting that she would get fined.“This isn’t a situation I ever imagined or intended when I posted a few days ago,” was posted on Osaka’s social media Monday. “I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other...

May 31
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Nathan Chen overtakes Yuzuru Hanyu for world title with five quads

Nathan Chen overtakes Yuzuru Hanyu for world title with five quads

American Nathan Chen rallied past Japanese megastar Yuzuru Hanyu for the figure skating world title with a masterful five-quadruple jump free skate in Stockholm on Saturday.Chen, undefeated since placing fifth at the 2018 Olympics, cemented his favorite status for the 2022 Winter Games by overcoming an 8.13-point deficit from Thursday’s short program.“I wouldn’t necessarily say this was my best free program ever, but it’s definitely one that I’ll remember forever,” he said. “I was in a position where, in theory, I can come back, but realistically I know these guys are going to lay down...

Mar 27
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Russia cross-country skier DQed after whipping Finn with ski pole, tackling

Russia cross-country skier DQed after whipping Finn with ski pole, tackling

Russian Aleksander Bolshunov, the world’s top-ranked cross-country skier, was disqualified after whipping at a Finnish opponent with a ski pole on the finishing straight, then tackling the skier after they crossed the finish line of a World Cup relay on Sunday.Bolshunov was slightly trailing Finland’s Joni Mäki going into the final straightaway of a 4×7.5km relay in Lahti, Finland.Mäki shifted to his right, closer to Bolshunov along the advertising boards, and . The Russian was knocked off balance. Obstruction is illegal, but Mäki and his Finnish team were not disqualified or...

Jan 24
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Bradie Tennell, Karen Chen named to figure skating world team - OlympicTalk | NBC Sports

Bradie Tennell, Karen Chen named to figure skating world team - OlympicTalk | NBC Sports

Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen will represent the United States in the women’s competition at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships, scheduled for March 22-28 in Stockholm.Three men, three ice dance teams and two pairs’ teams will be named by U.S. Figure Skating on Sunday.Tennell and Chen head to Stockholm with the goal of earning the U.S. the maximum three women’s spots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. They can do that if their placements combine to equal 13 or lower.FIGURE SKATING NATIONALS: |Chen, 21, faced the same pressure four years ago and delivered. She was fourth at the...

Jan 16
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American Tara Geraghty-Moats wins first women's Nordic combined World Cup - OlympicTalk | NBC Sports

American Tara Geraghty-Moats wins first women's Nordic combined World Cup - OlympicTalk | NBC Sports

American Tara Geraghty-Moats won the first women’s Nordic combined World Cup event, the first time women have competed on the top international level in the only sport left at the Olympics without female representation.“It’s an actual dream come true, and it’s the most amazing feeling ever,” Geraghty-Moats said. “It was something I’ve dreamed about since I was 10 years old – before it was even a possibility.”Geraghty-Moats, 27, prevailed by 1.5 seconds over Norwegian Gyda Westvold Hansen, who had a 39-second advantage over the American going into the cross-country 5km after scoring the...

Dec 18
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