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Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday of how the association conducts its championship events. A...

NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year?

Aug. 03, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For most nights at the Tokyo Olympics, NBC's prime time coverage is drawing about half the audience that the Games had in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. The numbers are sobering: Sunday's NBC audience of 13 million was down 51% from the 26.7 million who...

Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christina Dressel began organizing the room long before the NBC cameras started rolling. The mother of swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel reeled off a makeshift seating chart for the couch, directed everyone who wanted to be on television where to...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...

Poland grants visa to Belarus Olympian who fears for safety

Aug. 02, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. ...

Biles set to return to competition for balance beam final

Aug. 02, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will at last return to Olympic competition Tuesday on Day 11 of the Tokyo Games. The 2016 Olympic champion pulled out of competition a little over a week ago to focus on her mental health, but will return for the balance beam final in what...

Brady and Fitzgerald to do weekly SiriusXM Radio show

Aug. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald are branching out, even as training camps have opened and the 2021 season beckons. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and star wide receiver will host “Let's Go!” a weekly SiriusXM Radio show. They will join Jim Gray in...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

Aug. 01, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Any sporting event is, at its heart, a show. It has the actors on center stage, performing for the rest of us. It has the spectators, sitting in their seats watching raptly. And — in modern times, at least — it has the “home” audience, which in the past half century of...

American women take to track with 400 meter hurdles rivalry

Aug. 01, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — One of the best rivalries on the track moves into the spotlight on Day 10 of the Tokyo Games and takes a step closer to a big finish when United States teammates Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad size each other up in the semifinals of the women's 400-meter hurdles. ...