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Belarusian Olympic sprinter Tsimanouskaya said she was "happy to be in safety" in Warsaw, a day after arriving in Poland.The 24-year-old athlete has been at the center of a diplomatic drama since seeking the protection of Tokyo 2020 staff on Sunday, saying her team was trying to bundle her onto a plane after she publicly criticized her coaches. (Photo by WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Belarus Olympic officials stripped of accreditation, sent home

TOKYO - Two Belarus Olympic officials accused of attempting to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya to return home early from the Tokyo Games have been stripped of their accreditation and will be leaving Japan, organizers said on Friday. 2 minutes ago

“NFL players better wake up,” Tom Brady wrote on social media.

Tom Brady blasts NFL Players Association as ‘ignorant’

His ire is up because the average value of an NFL franchise climbed 14 percent last year, but the salary cap dropped 20 percent.

Red Sox notebook
The Red Sox will face newly acquired righthander Jose Berrios during this weekend's series in Toronto.

It won’t get any easier for the slumping Red Sox in Toronto

Since being able to return to Rogers Centre after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Canada, the Blue Jays were 5-1 prior to Thursday.

SPORTS LOG
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle averaged a career-best 24.1 points while his 10.2 rebounds equaled a career-high last season.

Julius Randle, New York Knicks agree on four-year, $117 million extension

All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million extension with the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Golf roundup
Harris English, hitting out of the bunker on the 10th hole, matched his lowest PGA Tour score for a two-shot lead after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tenn.

Harris English shoots an 8-under 62 to lead first round of FedEx St. Jude Invitational by two

The strong start was a continuation of what has been a solid season for English, who matched his lowest PGA Tour score.

OLYMPICS | TRACK NOTEBOOK
Katie Nageotte celebrates with the United States flag after winning gold in the women's pole vault.

Pole vaulter Katie Nageotte a clear winner on otherwise disappointing day for United States

The 30-year-old, who overcame COVID earlier this year, also battled leg cramps and a sluggish start to win gold with a top height of 4.90 meters.

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Alex Cora's Red Sox have dropped seven of their last nine games.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora stops mincing words after his team’s latest loss

“We didn’t pitch; we didn’t play good defense; we didn’t hit," he said, “It wasn’t a good effort today."

NFL notebook
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was activated from the COVID-19 reserve list.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins returns to Vikings after quarantine

Cousins vowed to go to even greater lengths to create social distancing and avoid another absence.