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‘It creates a lot of anxiety’: Ahead of the Winter Olympics, athletes are doing everything to avoid catching Covid-19
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‘It creates a lot of anxiety’: Ahead of the Winter Olympics, athletes are doing everything to avoid catching Covid-19

For athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, arriving at the Games with a clean bill of health is a crucial part of their preparation. The prospect of testing positive for Covid-19 — and thus missing out on the chance of competing — looms over every athlete ahead of Beijing 2022, which gets underway…More

Super Bowl attendees given masks, must wear them unless eating or drinking, says public health director
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Super Bowl attendees given masks, must wear them unless eating or drinking, says public health director

All attendees at Super Bowl LVI will be given KN95 masks and will be reminded to keep their face coverings up at all times unless drinking or eating, said Los Angeles County of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Tuesday. Fans heading to the NFL Experience at the LA Convention Center, the NFL’s “interactive football theme…More

Aaron Rodgers claims his ‘divisive’ vaccination status was the ‘only reason’ people wanted Packers to lose in the playoffs
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Aaron Rodgers claims his ‘divisive’ vaccination status was the ‘only reason’ people wanted Packers to lose in the playoffs

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has said that he takes accountability for being “divisive” as a result of his vaccination status, despite never intending to be a polarizing figure. The reigning NFL MVP reappeared on the “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday to reflect on Saturday’s divisional round playoff defeat to the San Francisco…More

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown says team tried to pay him $200K to receive mental health care
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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown says team tried to pay him $200K to receive mental health care

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has said that the team offered to pay him $200,000 to step away from the team and commit himself to a mental health facility. Speaking weeks after he removed his uniform and shoulder pads, waved to the crowd and walked off the field in the middle of…More

Danielle Collins: US tennis star reaches Australian Open semifinals after life-changing surgery
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Danielle Collins: US tennis star reaches Australian Open semifinals after life-changing surgery

The life of an elite athlete is rarely straightforward but Danielle Collins has had to fight harder than most. In April, the American was undergoing emergency surgery for endometriosis and had suffered an abdominal injury at the French Open. Fast forward to 2022 and the 28-year-old has just progressed into the semifinals of the Australian…More

Climate change and fake snow could make the Winter Olympics ‘dangerous,’ study finds

Climate change and fake snow could make the Winter Olympics ‘dangerous,’ study finds

Climate change is threatening the Winter Olympics and the future of snow sports by making conditions much more dangerous for athletes and participants, experts warned in a report published a week ahead of the start of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The Beijing Games, kicking off on February 4, will be the first Winter…More

Sean Payton, coach whose Saints lifted spirits in post-Katrina New Orleans, says he is stepping down
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Sean Payton, coach whose Saints lifted spirits in post-Katrina New Orleans, says he is stepping down

Sean Payton, who led the New Orleans Saints to an emotional Super Bowl win in the years after Hurricane Katrina, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as the team’s head coach. Payton, 58, had been with the organization since taking over before the 2006 season. He guided the Saints to playoffs nine times in…More

Boston Red Sox hero David Ortiz elected to the baseball Hall of Fame
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Boston Red Sox hero David Ortiz elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

[Breaking news update, published at 6:20 p.m. ET] Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds and former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens, two superstars dogged by rumors of using performance enhancing drugs,…More

Teenagers make history for Iran and Kenya at Australian Open
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Teenagers make history for Iran and Kenya at Australian Open

While the superstars of the main tour inevitably attract the majority of the attention at this year’s Australian Open, two young women have made history in the junior tournament. Iran’s Meshkat al-Zahra Safi and Kenya’s Angella Okutoyi have both reached historic milestones at the first grand slam of the year and have been inspiring the…More

Tom Brady: ‘It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family.’ What next for quarterback?
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Tom Brady: ‘It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family.’ What next for quarterback?

Tom Brady will not have his shot at an eighth Super Bowl ring this season. Will he get another? Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a casualty of what has been dubbed the best weekend of football in NFL history — falling agonizingly short of a 24-point second-half comeback against the Los Angeles Rams in one…More

Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach problem to beat Denis Shapovalov in five-set thriller
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Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach problem to beat Denis Shapovalov in five-set thriller

Rafael Nadal remains on track to make history at this year’s Australian Open after beating Denis Shapovalov in five sets — 6-3 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 — on Tuesday. The Spaniard is bidding to break the record for most men’s grand slam singles titles, a landmark he currently shares with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.…More

Australian Open relaxes rule against Peng Shuai protest T-shirt, Craig Tiley tells AFP
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Australian Open relaxes rule against Peng Shuai protest T-shirt, Craig Tiley tells AFP

The Australian Open will allow people to wear shirts that say “Where is Peng Shuai?” CEO of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Tuesday. His comments come several days after security guards shut down a small protest in support of the Chinese tennis player, in which protesters unfurled a banner saying, “Where…More

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