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A sprint and a marathon with less than 90 minutes between. Only Ledecky.
Ledecky, who had booked her Tokyo ticket by winning the 400m free on Monday, took on her toughest test of the week in the Omaha pool by racing in the two finals, adding two more events to her Olympic programme. After powering to a commanding win in the 200m Ledecky was back 70 minutes later and cruised home nearly half a pool length ahead of her nearest challenger Erica Sullivan in a time of 15 minutes, 40.50 seconds, the fastest in the world this year. The 24-year-old has now qualified in three events and will defend the 200 and 400m free gold medals she won at the 2016 Rio Olympics, while the 1,500m will be contested by the women at the Games for the first time in Tokyo.
The Singapore finals are targeted to be held in September 2021.
Atlanta closed Game 5 out on a 51-23 run — including a 14-0 sprint to the finish — to secure a 109-106 win and head home with a chance to close the series out on Friday.
Japan plans to lift Tokyo's virus emergency on June 20, a month before the Olympics, the government announced Thursday as reports said only 10,000 spectators would be allowed at Games events.
It’s hard to imagine a football coach starting off with less than real-life hero Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson) does when he arrives at Fort Worth’s Masonic Home in “12 Mighty Orphans”: No shoes for his team, no field for his team and no team. Nothing but potential, you might say, and that’s just enough for […]
Rita Moreno walked back her defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of “In the Heights” on Wednesday night, noting that she did agree with criticisms that the film didn’t adequately represent Afro-Latino people. “I’m incredibly disappointed with myself. While making a statement in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Colbert Show last night, I was clearly dismissive of black lives that matter in our Latin community. It is so easy to forget how celebration for some is lament for others,”
Israel's ultra-Orthodox parties were once viewed as political kingmakers, but now they have been pushed into opposition by a "change" government they fear will put secular values before theirs.
Pyramids, Tutankhamun masks, Nefertiti busts -- Egypt's souvenir-makers are pinning their hopes on a new lease of economic life, after tourism was battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan is set outline how it will lift its "state of emergency" curbs while keeping some restrictions, including spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a new wave of coronavirus infections. Media reports say the government is considering allowing up to 10,000 spectators into stadiums during the Games, in line with a plan endorsed by health experts https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/japan-considering-limited-domestic-spectators-olympics-media-2021-06-15 on Wednesday for local events. Later on Thursday, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is due to announce a decision on the state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and seven other prefectures, which expires on June 20.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — A total of 113 Covid-19 patients who previously recovered and were discharged by the Ministry of Health (MoH) have been reinfected, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba revealed. The...
Summer will be here before you know it, and though things are slowly opening back up, it’s nice to know the TV is still at home waiting for you, should you need a break from your post-vaccine hangs. And this season, dozens of new and returning shows are premiering, so you won’t have to worry about being stuck in a rerun rut. Click through our gallery to see the debut dates for summer TV shows. Series: “Renovation Island” Net: HGTV Premiere Date: Sunday, June 20 Time: 8 p.m. Series: “Kevin Can F*
Drug-fueled benders and a knack for finding promising musical acts defined several decades of Scottish producer Alan McGee‘s storied, fast-paced life. The irreverent man behind Creation Records, the fiercely independent label that launched a slew of prominent bands into international stardom, holds a treasure-trove of anecdotes. Those accounts — from the early, no-expectations days to the downfall from his no-holds-barred lifestyle — were first poured into McGee‘s 2013 autobiography and have now
Mario Fernandes landed directly on his back after trying to head the ball and had to be carted off the field on Wednesday.
New Zealand's economy posted better-than-expected growth of 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2021, official data showed Thursday, with analysts saying activity was back at pre-coronavirus levels.
China's market regulator has begun an antitrust probe into Didi Chuxing, three people with knowledge of the matter said, just as the ride-hailing giant is pushing ahead with what could be the largest initial public offering in the United States this year. The probe, reported here for the first time, is the latest in a sweeping crackdown on China's so-called "platform" companies, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd. China's market regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), is investigating whether Didi used any competitive practices that squeezed out smaller rivals unfairly, two of the three sources said.
Yadier Molina delivered a walk-off single as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the visiting Miami Marlins 1-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. The Cardinals are 6-0 against the Marlins this season, having allowed just six runs. Cardinals starting pitcher Johan Oviedo threw seven scoreless innings while yielding six hits, striking out four and walking none.
A former Malaysian national team swimmer says she hopes to become a "catalyst for change" after her taboo-breaking decision to open up about alleged sexual assault by a coach.
Boaters in Montauk, New York, took part in the fishing hamlet’s annual Blessing of the Fleet on June 13.This drone footage by Joanna Steidle shows decorated vessels passing by robed clergymen, who give the boats their blessing. Onlookers can be seen gathered on the docks and shoreline.According to local media, the tradition started in 1955 after a local fisherman witnessed a similar ceremony while stationed at a Californian naval base during the Korean War.The tradition welcomes the new season and remembers those in the community that died over the past year, the Montauk Sun said. Credit: Joanna Steidle via Storyful
Driving by his neighborhood stadium, Paulo Torres takes his eyes off the road long enough to look the familiar venue over in disbelief. "What? Messi is going to play here?"