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Bach gives pep talk to Tokyo Olympic organizers, Koike

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IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions” of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July. Bach was speaking from Switzerland in an on-line gathering of officials, including… Read

AUTO RACING

F1 champion Hamilton pledges to boost diversity in auto racing

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Lewis Hamilton pledged on Thursday to grow the number of black people in motor racing, announcing members of his Hamilton Commission that aims to tackle the lack of diversity at all levels of the sport. The British six-time Formula One world champion, who has been vocal in his support of… Read

SOCCER

Man City, Liverpool reach League Cup fourth round

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Holders Manchester City needed a Phil Foden goal 15 minutes from time to see off Bournemouth 2-1 and reach the fourth round of the League Cup, while Liverpool ran riot in a 7-2 win at Lincoln on Thursday. City have won the comptition for the past three years, but Pep… Read

SOCCER

Milan, Tottenham advance in Europa League qualifying

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AC Milan midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu scored twice to give his team a 3-2 home victory over Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt in Europa League qualifying on Thursday. There were no major upsets as Tottenham, Celtic, Wolfsburg, PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon all advanced to the playoff round. With Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic… Read

SOCCER

Vissel Kobe appoint ex-Japan international Miura as manager

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Vissel Kobe have appointed former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura as their new manager to replace German Thorsten Fink, the J.League club said on Thursday. Fink, who guided Kobe to their first Emperor's Cup title as well as the Japanese Super Cup, stepped down as manager this week, with the German… Read

RUGBY UNION

Dilemma for Springboks as Championship decision looms

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South Africa were included in the 2020 Rugby Championship fixtures released Thursday, but the world champions have several hurdles to clear before they can take part. First, the government must lift a ban on teams from the republic competing internationally, which was introduced early this year when the coronavirus pandemic… Read

TENNIS

Nadal faces tough path to French final, Wawrinka takes on Murray in round one

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Rafael Nadal, who is seeking a record-extending 13th French Open title and a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam singles crown, was handed a relatively tough path to this year's final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday. The Spaniard will take on Bulgaria's Egor Gerasimov in the first… Read

BASEBALL

Rays clinch first AL East title in 10 years

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Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets. Joey Wendle and Brandon Lowe also went deep to help Tyler Glasnow (5-1) win his fifth straight decision. Tampa Bay will… Read

RUGBY UNION

4-nation Rugby Championship to be played as 6 doubleheaders

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The four-nation Rugby Championship will be played as six doubleheader matches over a six-week period starting in Brisbane on Nov. 7. SANZAAR, the governing body for the tournament which includes Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina, said the non-Australian teams would be required to observe all health regulations around… Read

Sports

Japanese swimmer Seto apologizes for extramarital affair

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Japanese swimming star Daiya Seto has admitted to having an extramarital affair and offered a "deep apology" following a weekly magazine report, his management company said early Thursday. The Shukan Shincho magazine published an article in its online edition Wednesday saying Seto had visited a love hotel with a woman… Read

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