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TOKYO (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura wants the postponed Tokyo Olympics to happen next year. But he’s also talked openly about the skepticism in Japan where enthusiasm is muted by health risks, billions of dollars in taxpayer bills, and questions why the Games are …

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paul Hornung, the dazzling “Golden Boy” of the Green Bay Packers whose singular ability to generate points as a runner, receiver, quarterback and kicker helped turn the team into an NFL dynasty, died Friday. He was 84.

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Any thought that the U.S. and World Anti-Doping Agency are smoothing out their differences was undermined Thursday when a U.S. representative characterized a WADA proposal to penalize nations for not paying their dues as “a direct personal attack on the U.S. government.”

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are sticking with new manager Tony La Russa for now, saying they understand the “seriousness” of his latest drunken driving case and will have more to say once it plays out in court.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward can’t figure out how the math works. The Pittsburgh Steelers keep winning games. And yet the veteran defensive tackle keeps hearing noise about how unimpressively the NFL’s last unbeaten team is doing it.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has one of the nation’s top rebounding tandems back, and if the team shooting accuracy and ball handling can improve, the 15th-ranked Mountaineers could be poised to contend for an elusive Big 12 championship.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An NCAA official voiced concern Thursday over sports betting on the performance of individual student-athletes, and she suggested that gambling regulators consider restrictions on such wagers to protect the integrity of the games.

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It feels like another time, but it was only a few months ago that the NFL managed to pull off what seemed like a minor miracle. With Roger Goodell leading the cheers from his basement, the league conducted a virtual draft that stocked teams with new players and, more importantly, infected no one.

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin wasn’t going to bench Sean Clifford during a lopsided loss to Maryland, and the Penn State coach is not about to turn away from his quarterback despite Penn State’s winless start.

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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 and the club $250,000 because coaches improperly wore facial coverings last Sunday, a person with knowledge of the fines told The Associated Press on Friday.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the first half against Baltimore stuck in neutral. James Conner couldn’t get anything going on the ground. Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t find any rhythm. And the NFL’s last unbeaten team couldn’t have looked more listless offensively.

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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will rehire Alex Cora as manager, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press, restoring him to the dugout less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Turner will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for coming onto the field last week to celebrate the World Series title with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates after testing positive for COVID-19.

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NASCAR’s nicest guy will run his final race this weekend and close a remarkable career that ranks among the best in history. The mark Jimmie Johnson has made off the track deserves equal celebration.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NASCAR championship was in clear reach when Denny Hamlin made his final pit stop in last year’s title-deciding finale. With everything on the line, his crew chief went with an aggressive adjustment aimed at gaining one last burst of speed.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tre Tipton felt off. Yet the Pittsburgh wide receiver spent years wrestling with his inner demons in silence, assuming it was up to him to sort things out on his own because, well, that’s just how things worked.

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Fields looked eager to make up for lost time during Ohio State’s season-opening blowout of Nebraska, operating the Buckeyes’ offense with such efficiency pollsters vaulted his team to No. 3 in the polls after four quarters of nearly flawless football.

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the addition of the first pitch times for all home games for the 2021 schedule that includes new family-friendly game times during school months as well as the introduction of earlier Sunday games. The 2021 Pirates home schedule at PNC Park…

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With the ongoing pandemic limiting the amount of spectators at high school athletics, several area schools and leagues will stream their home events online.

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Pittsburgh Pirates President Travis Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and says he is “on the road to recovery.” He says he knows of no other positive tests within the organization.

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference voted on Tuesday, July 14, to suspend all mandated conference athletic events and championships through the fall semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conference has already undertaken a full …

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They stand as Penn State’s biggest question mark, and the lack of a spring practice session did little to quell concerns about whether they’d be ready to help get the offense where it wants to go in the fall.

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Spring practice shutdowns and time away from campus have plenty of college football players concerned. They also know they’ve been given a gift most like them don’t ever get.

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CJ Thorpe is no stranger to the spotlight on Penn State’s campus, a consistent focal point on a football field on fall Saturdays when the Nittany Lions play and an insightful voice about whatever happened on that gridiron after it’s all over.