What Is Going On in Track Cycling? Justin Setterfield/Getty Images In the keirin, invented in Japan as a gambling event in the 1940s, riders trail behind a motorcycle for several laps. Then the motorcycle peels off, and there is a
Youth was on display as 13-year-old Rayssa Leal of Brazil won silver in women’s street skateboarding. Momiji Nishiya of Japan won gold — and she’s also 13. The U.S. softball team celebrated a walkoff home run by Kelsey Stewart to
The women’s 400-meter hurdles final on Wednesday morning in Tokyo is one of the marquee events of the track and field meet. Two Americans, Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin, are renewing their rivalry with an Olympic gold at stake. At
TOKYO — Spain’s top soccer league has agreed to a deal in principle to sell 10 percent of its business to a private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners, for around $3 billion, according to executives with knowledge of the deal.
David J. Phillip/Associated Press TOKYO — In one of the most anticipated head-to-head showdowns of the Games, Sydney McLaughlin set another world record, beating her closest rival and the defending gold medalist, Dalilah Muhammad, in the women’s 400-meter hurdles by
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica is an Olympic champion — again. Three days after winning the women’s 100 meters, Thompson-Herah broke clear of the field in the 200 on Tuesday night to win in 21.53 seconds, a national record. Christine Mboma
Lonzo Ball, the New Orleans point guard on Chicago’s radar since the March 2021 trade deadline, will fill the Chicago Bulls’ biggest need in a sign-and-trade deal reported moments into the NBA’s free-agency period Monday evening. Ball, a restricted free
The American beach volleyball duo of April Ross and Alix Klineman are rolling into their semifinal. Ross and Klineman beat Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch of Germany on Tuesday morning in two close sets, 21-19, 21-19, in 44 minutes. In
A Yankee at-bat begat cheers and chitchat as attempts to catch an acrobatic cat fell flat, while in the capital, a mantis sat pat on top of a Nat’s hat. In other words, Monday was an eventful day in the
The women’s balance beam competition is part of the last slate of gymnastics competitions at the Tokyo Games. There are also two men’s competitions: the parallel bars and the high bar. The women’s balance beam competition begins at 5:50 p.m.
The American sprinter Allyson Felix, 35, won her heat in the 400 meters in 50.84 seconds on Tuesday morning in Tokyo to easily advance to the semifinals of the event, which will be held on Wednesday. The decorated track star,
On Monday, members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a break from training camp and gathered to watch some game tape. But it wasn’t just any game they were watching: It was the Tokyo 2020 Games, specifically the women’s 400-meter
TOKYO — Outside the Olympic bubble is a city that does not want us. Like many of the tens of thousands of people visiting Tokyo for the Games, I am in a permeable cocoon that is supposed to keep me
Here are some highlights of U.S. broadcast coverage on Tuesday morning. All times are Eastern. GYMNASTICS Event finals continue, with all eyes on Simone Biles on the balance beam. Sunisa Lee, the all-around champion, will also compete on the apparatus.
For his part, Ball doesn’t seem to have much trouble maintaining perspective. “It’s always funny to me because they’re like, ‘Ugh, my Achilles’ hurts,’” Ball said. “OK, well, they cut part of my eye out last week. Everybody’s got their