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Olympics-Athletics-Ethiopian Barega wins men's 10,000 metres

TOKYO (Reuters) - Selemon Barega of Ethiopia won the men’s 10,000 metres gold medal, the first of the Olympic athletics programme, on Friday, defeating world champion and world record holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda. Cheptegei’s compatriot Jacob Kiplimo took bronze. The 21-year old Barega’s victory was secured on the last...
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July 30 Arizona football notebook

Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch met with the media earlier this week during Pac-12 Media Day and beyond what we have reported, he had other notable items he discussed. The following is a collection of those quotes:. * Fisch is expecting each player on campus and there does not seem...
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Jesús Luzardo won’t join Marlins rotation immediately

We’ll need to wait a little bit longer to see Jesús Luzardo play for the team he grew up rooting for. The Marlins optioned their new 23-year-old left-hander to Triple-A Jacksonville. Luzardo already has major league experience in parts of three seasons and opened the 2021 campaign in the Oakland...

MLB Trade Deadline Tracker and open thread

The MLB Trade deadline is set for Friday at 4 p.m. and if Thursday was any indication, it could be a very busy day. The Dodgers made the biggest splash with the acquisition of Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. The Nationals are in full blown sell off mode and many teams are still looking for opportunities to strengthen themselves for the stretch run.
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Athletics-Poland top 4x400 mixed relay heats as U.S. disqualified

TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - The mixed 4x400m relay made its Olympic debut in Tokyo amid controversy on the opening day of the athletics programme on Friday with Poland topping the time sheets in the heats after the United States team were disqualified. The discipline, featuring teams of two men...

Women's 100m explodes into life as athletics kick-off in Tokyo

TOKYO - The women's 100 metres round-one heats exploded into life on Friday on day one of the track and field events, after the Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou roared across the finish line with a blistering 10.78 seconds at a hot and spectator-less Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Cloud cover offered...

Division leaders Astros, Giants set to open interleague series

The leaders of the American and National League West will meet for the first time this season when the Houston Astros visit the San Francisco Giants on Friday in the opener a three-game series. Astros left-hander Framber Valdez (6-2, 2.97) and Giants righty Kevin Gausman (9-4, 2.21) are the scheduled...
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How Much Is Tokyo’s Extreme Heat Affecting Athletes, Really?

This TikTok went viral the other day. It shows the finish of the men’s triathlon at the Tokyo Games, accompanied by an incredulous voiceover. One by one, each competitor crosses the line only to immediately collapse on the carpet tarmac and beg for water. The camera pans to an aerial view of the scene, which the guy who made the video christens “absolute carnage.” He’s right — it looks like a battlefield a few minutes after a round of gentleman’s warfare. He concludes: “Why would you do this to yourself? Unbelievable.”
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Blue Jays, Athletics reportedly interested in Yan Gomes

The Blue Jays and Athletics are among the teams interested in Nationals catcher Yan Gomes, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link). The veteran backstop is widely expected to wind up on the move by Friday afternoon’s deadline as the Nationals continue to move players off the big-league roster. Gomes recently missed a couple weeks with an oblique strain but he was reinstated from the injured list Thursday morning.
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Best Recent Trade Deadline Trades

Curt Schilling's acquisition by Arizona helped the 2001 D'backs win a World Series.Googie Man, Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0. As we're just days away from the trade deadline, teams are going to make a push to improve their clubs for their playoff run. Some trades that have come at this ;late date have made a massive impact and set the course for years. Here are a couple of trades before August 1st that were very successful: