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Buying or Selling Latest NBA Draft Sleeper Rumors

The NBA rumor mill is shifting into overdrive ahead of Thursday night's draft. Some of it might be smokescreens; some could be valid information sniffed out by insiders. A lot of it is probably a little of Column A and a little of Column B. To determine which is which,...
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The Top Options for the Blazers in the NBA Draft

The 2021 NBA Draft is less than a week away and the Portland Trail Blazers could look to jump back into the action as the event unfolds. In an effort to cover multiple topics prior to Thursday’s big night, The Church of Roy podcast returned for a special draft-themed episode. Host Steve Dewald is joined by guest Michael Visenberg of the Viseland podcast and Prospective Insight.
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Top Options for the Blazers on Draft Night

The 2021 NBA Draft is less than a week away and the Portland Trail Blazers could look to jump back into the action as the event unfolds. In an effort to cover multiple topics prior to Thursday’s big night, The Church of Roy podcast returned for a special draft-themed episode. Host Steve Dewald is joined by guest Michael Visenberg of the Viseland podcast and Prospective Insight.
Combat SportsStamford Advocate

Naohisa Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold with judo win

TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato spent the past five years fixated on a vision. He saw himself standing on the podium at the Nippon Budokan alongside Funa Tonaki with judo gold medals around their necks, basking in the cheers of their adoring home crowd on the opening night of the Tokyo Olympics.
EnvironmentNBC Connecticut

Climate Change Could Make Going for Gold More Difficult

Rising temperatures could impact the health and performance of Olympians competing in Tokyo. Tokyo already has a hot and humid summertime climate. And with exceptional heat expected over the next few weeks, the Tokyo Olympics may take the gold for the hottest summer games in modern times. This data provided...
Public HealthSTACK

Athletes in Olympic Village Cope with COVID-19 Restrictions

The Olympic Village is situated in Tokyo’s Harumi waterfront district, touching the Heritage and Tokyo Bay Zones, where most competitions will occur. 21 residential buildings, totaling 3,600 rooms, comprise the entire village complex. Following the games, it will become a residential neighborhood. All athletes must be tested once a day...
News 12

Sikorsky Airport gets $7 million from state Bond Commission for major upgrades

The state Bond Commission approved $7 million for upgrades to southwestern Connecticut's only airport - Sikorsky Airport. The airport sits in Stratford, but Bridgeport actually owns it. Airport manager Michelle Muoio says with the money, she's hoping commercial passenger service can once again take off after stopping in the 90s.
NFLMiddletown Press

Cowboys' Prescott takes next step since injury as camp opens

Dak Prescott bowed his head and slowed his walk before pointing to the sky and breaking into a trot while taking the field for the first practice of training camp. The star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys savored the latest milestone in his return from the horrific ankle injury that ended his 2020 season, which didn't start with the usual camp in California because COVID-19 kept teams at home.
Watertown, CTwiltonbulletin.com

Connor Goode upends Matt Doyle to win 80th Junior Amateur

WATERTOWN — If Connor Goode was going to be the 80th champion of the Connecticut Junior Amateur, he was going to have to take out the defending champion. There was plenty of time to think about that fact — the final match was delayed for two weeks. But when it came time to play the match on Friday morning, Goode was up to the task.
Simsbury, CTNewsTimes

Simsbury rallies past Shelton in Little League Section 2 final

TERRYVILLE — Timely hitting, including two hits and two RBIs from Mason Dolch and a complete-game 10-strikeout effort by pitcher John Mascaro led Simsbury to a 6-4 come-from-behind win over Shelton in the Little League Baseball Section 2 final at Terryville Little League’s Janser Field on Friday. “I think the...
Basketballarcamax.com

Gearing up for her first Olympics, Sun president Jen Rizzotti hopes coaching in Tokyo won't be her last role with USA Basketball

Serving as an assistant coach to the U.S. women’s basketball team at the Olympics is an honor and a dream come true for Jennifer Rizzotti, the former UConn standout and now Connecticut Sun president. But while her new role with the WNBA team marks a career shift away from coaching, Rizzotti hopes that Tokyo won’t be her last involvement with USA Basketball.
Sportsmilfordmirror.com

China's Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle

TOKYO (AP) — Javad Foroughi spent his nights caring for gravely ill patients, doing everything he could to help them breathe. Many didn't make it. Foroughi contracted COVID-19 himself, recovered and feared he would catch it again while doing his job. Amid all the horrors and difficulties, the shooter never...
NHLMaize n Brew

Daily Brews: Michigan steals spotlight at NHL Draft, Tarris Reed sets decision date

To say Friday was a historic night for the Michigan hockey program would be an understatement. Four Wolverines were selected in the top five at the 2021 NHL Draft, headlined by No. 1 overall pick Owen Power. The defenseman was picked by Buffalo, while forward Matt Beniers (No. 2) went to Seattle, Luke Hughes (No. 4) went to New Jersey and Kent Johnson (No. 5) went to Columbus. Michigan became the first program to see four players drafted in the same top 10, let alone top five.
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