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MyKayla Skinner steps up in Simone Biles’ absence with silver finish

Retirement had to wait. MyKayla Skinner, who just a few days ago thought her gymnastics career was over, had one last event to compete...

Novak Djokovic fails to medal, throws tantrum in Olympics farewell

A day after Novak Djokovic saw his quest for the elusive Golden Slam fall short, the world No. 1 failed to secure a...

Kristof Milak warns Caeleb Dressel that he will beat him in 100m Butterfly

TOKYO – Hungarian Kristof Milak has warned American Caeleb Dressel that he will catch him in the 100m butterfly and dominate the event in both...

Letters to the Editor — July 31, 2021

The Issue: Simone Biles opting to take herself out of team competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. World-record gymnast and gold-medalist Simone Biles withdrew...

Simone Biles’ boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, says he’s ‘always here’ for her

Jonathan Owens said he’ll “always” be there for girlfriend Simone Biles after the gymnast withdrew from the 2020 Olympic Games earlier this week. “Imma...

Australian Olympian fixed kayak with a condom, threw up and won gold

Australian canoeing legend Jess Fox can thank a condom for helping her win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier in the week...

Olympic swimmers can barely contain themselves after announcer compliments ‘third leg’

A pair of British Olympic swimmers barely held back their laughter in an awkward post-race interview after a broadcaster complimented their “third leg”...

Greek sports commentator fired for shocking comment about South Korean athlete

A Greek sports TV commentator was canned Tuesday after making a shocking on-air comment about the shape of a South Korean Olympic athlete’s...

What are the ‘twisties’? The dangerous gymnastics phenomenon that ailed Simone Biles

Simone Biles shocked the world when she announced she would be not be competing in two Olympic finals due to mental health issues....

Snap out of it, America! Why the navel-gazing, whiny, ‘self-care’ malaise — where’s our optimism?

The Olympics feels like one big metaphor for life in America right now, doesn’t it? Everything was supposed to go our way these Games....

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