Kevin Durant powers Team USA's rout of Czech Republic on record night at Tokyo Olympics

SAITAMA, Japan -- The best thing Team USA had going for it this summer was Kevin Durant committing to play at the Tokyo Olympics. On Saturday, he reminded everyone why. On a night when he became the all-time leading American scorer in the Olympics, Durant added another tremendous performance to his Team USA résumé in a 119-84 victory over the Czech Republic.
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TOKYO OLYMPICS: What you need to know right now

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinters swept the podium on Saturday in the highly anticipated women's 100 metres with Elaine Thompson-Herah snatching the gold in an Olympic record time. Here's what you need to know about the Tokyo Games:. FASTEST WOMAN. Thompson-Herah, 29, earned the moniker fastest woman alive...
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Inside the common room that Australia's incredible swimming team used in Tokyo to inspire each other before a race – with photos of their most memorable moments

Swimming freestyle queen Emma McKeon has revealed a key secret behind Australia's amazing feats in the pool at the Tokyo Olympics - a common room adorned with current squad achievements. Taking to Instagram, McKeon, 27, who already has two gold and three bronze medals in a Games she will never...
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Cycling-Britain's track dominance under threat

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Trying to knock Britain's track cyclists off their perch at the Olympics has proved a fruitless task for their rivals. Just when the Australians, Dutch, Americans and any other nation with aspirations to dominate on the boards think they have caught up, the Brits ride off into the distance.
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Australia Plans To Deploy The Army To Enforce COVID Lockdown Orders

The Australian government will deploy several hundred soldiers to Sydney to begin enforcing COVID-19 lockdowns Monday following a rise in delta variant infections. The troops were requested by New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller on Thursday to assist in enforcing COVID-19 lockdowns, Fuller announced in a statement. Since June, an outbreak of the delta variant has resulted in almost 3,000 infections, but only nine deaths, the BBC reported.
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Australia beats Germany 89-76 to sweep basketball pool

The wait needs to end now. Australia views this as its time to finally be standing on the medal podium when the Olympics are over. "The whole country right now knows the desperation of this team, knows where this team’s at," coach Brian Goorjian said. "All eyes are on us."