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Asian shares mostly rise as markets digest Fed moves

Jun. 18, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Friday, as investors digested the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023. Japan's benchmark lost earlier gains and inched down less than 0.1% in afternoon trading to...

Asian shares mostly rise as markets digest Fed moves

Jun. 17, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Friday, as investors digested the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023. Japan's benchmark added 0.3% in morning trading to 29,108.23. South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1% higher...

Dressel wins, but Manuel fails to advance in swim stunner

Jun. 17, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel locked up his spot for Tokyo, where he's expected to be one of the biggest stars in the Olympic pool. Simone Manuel got left behind. In the biggest surprise yet at the U.S. swimming trials, the defending Olympic...

Lillard explains reasons for deciding to play in Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Damian Lillard has a whole slew of reasons why he decided to play for USA Basketball at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Among them: The chance to play for U.S. coach Gregg Popovich. Portland’s All-NBA guard — who will be headed to the Olympics for...

Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England...

Osaka to skip Wimbledon but compete at Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s agent says the four-time Grand Slam champion will sit out Wimbledon and compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Stuart Duguid wrote Thursday in an email that Osaka “is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the...

Agent says Naomi Osaka will skip Wimbledon and play at Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 14:48 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Agent says Naomi Osaka will skip Wimbledon and play at Tokyo Olympics.

'Listening to my body': Nadal to sit out Wimbledon, Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will sit out Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to rest and recover “after listening to my body,” he announced via social media on Thursday, taking one of the biggest stars of tennis out of two of the sport's biggest events in 2021. “The...

US pumps up Paralympic trials; NBC to increase coverage

Jun. 17, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

The U.S. Paralympic team trials will receive unprecedented coverage this year, streaming live this week and culminating with a 90-minute highlight show on NBC. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee unveiled the coverage plans along with its campaign called “Show the...

Japan announces easing of virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Thursday announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas from next week, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins final preparations for the Olympics starting in just over a month. Japan has been...