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Open Extended Reactions One of the top players in the NBA’s 2025 draft class, French guard Nolan Traore, has spurned offers from across the globe to remain in his home country, he told ESPN on Saturday. Traore, a 6-foot-5, 17-year-old playmaker who matriculated from famed Parisian sports academy INSEP, will sign a two-year contract with
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Associated Press May 31, 2024, 09:23 PM ET Open Extended Reactions ATLANTA — Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone won her first 400-meter hurdles race in nearly two years on Friday, finishing in 52.70 seconds to post the best time of 2024. The 24-year-old world-record holder came to the Edwin Moses Legends Meet hoping simply to run
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Associated Press May 30, 2024, 11:50 PM ET Open Extended Reactions FORT WORTH, Texas — Brody Malone is officially back. The two-time national champion surged to the lead at the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships Thursday, posting an all-around total of 85.950 to build a significant lead over Fred Richard and Donnell Whittenburg. The 24-year-old Malone
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Associated Press May 30, 2024, 06:25 AM ET Open Extended Reactions There’s no making up for what Olympic hurdler Lashinda Demus lost on the day she finished 0.07 seconds behind a Russian opponent who, everyone found out later, was doping. What the American 400-meter hurdles champion will get is a great day under the Eiffel
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Alyssa Roenigk, ESPN Senior WriterMay 29, 2024, 01:31 PM ET Close Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @alyroe on Twitter). Open Extended Reactions Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has withdrawn from competition at the
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Associated Press May 28, 2024, 10:10 AM ET Open Extended Reactions MONACO — Olympic pole vault gold medalist Thiago Braz was banned for 16 months for doping and will miss the Paris Games, track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said Tuesday. Braz, 30, won the Olympic title at his home Rio de Janeiro Games in
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Associated Press May 27, 2024, 01:11 PM ET Open Extended Reactions MONACO — The sprinter who set the under-20 world record at 100 meters has been banned for four years and had his record stripped after anti-doping officials ruled against his claim that his positive test for a performance-enhancer came from eating “recovery gummies.” The
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Associated Press May 27, 2024, 05:57 PM ET Open Extended Reactions QUITO, Ecuador — Richard Carapaz will not be at the Paris Olympics to defend his road cycling title. Ecuador’s only representative at the Olympics in the road cycling race and individual time trial will be Jhonatan Narváez, the national cycling federation said in a
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Associated Press May 27, 2024, 04:26 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NEW YORK — Former Billie Jean King Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi and current Davis Cup captain Bob Bryan will coach the U.S. tennis players at the Paris Olympics. Jon Rydberg and John Devorss will coach the country’s teams for the sport at the Paralympics.
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Associated Press May 25, 2024, 07:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions EUGENE, Ore. — Sha’Carri Richardson continued her march toward the Paris Olympics on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic, winning the women’s 100 meters in 10.83 seconds. Kenyan Beatrice Chebet set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Pre earlier in the day
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ESPN News Services May 25, 2024, 04:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Switzerland prevailed in a penalty shootout to stun Canada 3-2 and set up the final against the Czech Republic at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Sven Andrighetto scored the decisive shootout goal after the game finished 2-2 in regulation
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Associated Press May 24, 2024, 09:19 PM ET Open Extended Reactions COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Hampton Morris, Wes Kitts, Jourdan Delacruz, Olivia Reeves and Mary Theisen-Lappen will represent the U.S. in weightlifting at the Paris Olympics this summer, USA Weightlifting announced Friday. Four members of the team are in the top five in their weight
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Associated Press May 24, 2024, 06:10 AM ET Open Extended Reactions TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Record-breaking 48-year-old gymnast Oksana Chusovitina says an injury has ended her attempt to qualify for what would have been her ninth Olympics. Chusovitina said in a statement on Instagram that she had been injured while practicing her floor exercise ahead of
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Associated Press May 23, 2024, 01:46 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Nick Paul scored two goals as defending champion Canada beat Slovakia 6-3 to reach the semifinals at the ice hockey world championship on Thursday. Dylan Guenther had a goal and an assist and Jared McCann, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Brandon Tanev also scored
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