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Men Win 4×100 M Final, Katie Ledecky Takes Silver Medal in Shocking Loss

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were in full swing this weekend, with a large number of athletes winning medals. On Sunday, there were a slew of events for swimming, with multiple Americans winning medals. In a major upset, Australian Ariarne Titmus beat out arguably the greatest female swimmer of all time, American Katie Ledecky, in the 400 M Women’s Freestyle Final.

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U.S. Men’s basketball team has its first Olympic loss since 2004

Yesterday in Tokyo, the U.S. had its first Olympic loss since 2004 in men’s basketball. The team lost to France in an 83-76 game, breaking a 25-Olympic-game winning streak.

During the game, Team USA lost their lead in a 16-2 stretch where Jrue Holiday, Kevin Durant, and Zach Lavine missed wide open three pointers. In total, the team missed five shots during that crucial stretch.

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The 2021 Olympic opening ceremony kicks off the games

Hundreds of protestors marched outside, as Tokyo’s 2021 Olympic opening ceremony took place today. Demonstrators claimed that Tokyo should not have hosted the Olympics this year because of the pandemic. COVID cases are still at record highs in the area. Regardless, Tokyo kicked off the controversial 2021 Olympic games with a dazzling opening ceremony.

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Cleveland Indians Changes Their Name to Cleveland Guardians

Major League Baseball announced Friday morning that the Cleveland Indians are changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians starting next season. The team’s previous name drew many criticisms for decades from Native American groups. The team posted a video on their Twitter Friday morning, and they got actor Tom Hanks to do the narration. “You see, there’s always been a Cleveland, that’s the best part of our name, and now it’s time to unite as one family, one community, to build the next era for this team and this city,” said Hanks.

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2021 NBA Lottery Mock Draft

With exactly a week until the 2021 NBA Draft, I thought I’d try my hand at doing a mock draft of the lottery, which are the first 14 picks. These picks are owned by the teams that missed the playoffs this year, although a team like the Orlando Magic, for example, has two picks in the lottery because of a trade made with the Minnesota Timberwolves. There will likely be trades before, or during, the draft next Thursday, July 29, but for the purposes for this mock, I’m going to assume that all the picks stay the same.

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Most Entertaining Summer Olympic Events

With the Olympics officially starting in less than 48 hours in Tokyo, the excitement and anticipation is starting to build. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world will be on the biggest stage fighting their hearts out to win a medal. I personally love watching the Summer Olympic Games, mainly because I find all of the unique events entertaining and I love watching so many things going on at the same time.

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The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA Champions!

After a long and grueling nine-month NBA season filled with health and safety protocols and injuries, we have finally crowned an NBA Champion! The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game Six of the NBA Finals on Tuesday to win the franchise’s first championship in 50 years.

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What is Damian Lillard’s Future in Portland?

Damian Lillard made headlines all weekend. The only thing is, he actually didn’t do anything. On Friday, a report came out on the NBA website TrueHoop that alleged that Lillard, the superstar of the Portland Trailblazers, was planning to request a trade in the coming days. Twitter, as it does, when absolutely insane over this development, but Lillard himself didn’t hear about any of this nor was he able to respond until Friday afternoon.

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Officials Say The 2020 Olympics Could Still Be Cancelled

The head of the Tokyo organizing committee of the Olympics announced that, even with the women’s soccer and softball events ready to begin competition on Wednesday, and the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, the Games could still be canceled last minute due to the rising Covid-19 and Delta variant cases in Japan.

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Tom Brady Visits the White House

President Joe Biden honored the Super Bowl champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at the White House on Tuesday with football star Tom Brady making a speech that joked about the 2020 election. The Buccaneers’ victory marked the seventh Super Bowl win for Brady. The quarterback has turned down three other invitations, mostly recently in 2017 when Brady was still playing for the New England’s Patriots.

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At an exhibition game, Nigeria beats Team USA in an upset

Last week, Team USA lost its first exhibition game to Nigeria leading up to the Olympics. Nigeria won 90-87. The U.S. basketball community was shocked by this loss.

Since 1992 when professionals were allowed to play Olympic basketball, the U.S. team had only lost two exhibition games, before their recent loss to Nigeria. The U.S. typically dominates basketball and beat Nigeria’s team by 43 points in an exhibition game five years ago.

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Officials Search for Missing Olympic Athlete in Japan

Local officials are looking for one of the Olympic Ugandan athletes who went missing in western Japan on Friday amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country. City officials identified the missing athlete as Julius Ssekitoleko, the 20-year-old was training with his team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture.

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