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Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic was dancing on air in winning the men's long program.

Michal Brezina’s reign continues as he wins men’s long program at US International Figure Skating Classic in Norwood

The three-time Olympian's skate included a quadruple Salchow and five triple jumps.

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FIFA officials were touring Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday as part of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Candidate Host City Tour.

Atlanta makes case for hosting 2026 World Cup

Atlanta is counting on its retractable-roof stadium, which opened in 2017, and history of staging everything from the Summer Olympics to the Super Bowl to help it land what is arguably the biggest worldwide spectacle of them all.

NFL notebook
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had two touchdowns against Baltimore in Monday's overtime victory.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs out vs. Steelers

Jacobs has injuries to his toe and ankle.

US International Figure Skating Classic
Czech Republic's Michal Brezina, here performing at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm in March 2021, was the class of the field at the US International Figure Skating Classic at the Skating Club in Norwood.

Three-time Olympian Michal Brezina dazzles field at US International Figure Skating Classic

These early-season competitions are key for Brezina as he tries for his fourth Olympic Games in February.

Golf roundup
Brooks Koepka said in a Golf Digest interview the Ryder Cup was a hectic week and "a bit odd" in that it took him away from his individualized routine he was accustomed to on the PGA Tour.

Paul Azinger questions Brooks Koepka’s commitment to US Ryder Cup team

The 2008 Ryder Cup captain called out Koepka's comments in Golf Digest interview. "“If he doesn’t love it, he should relinquish his spot," Azinger said.

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The NHL is feeling pretty good about vaccination numbers among its players.

NHL expects near full vaccination rate by start of season

The league projects that only between 10 and 15 of roughly 700 players will not be vaccinated by the time the season begins Oct. 12.

WNBA: Connecticut Sun 98, New York Liberty 69
Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (center) had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

WNBA-leading Connecticut Sun win 13th straight game

The Sun routed the New York Liberty, 98-69, at Uncasville, Conn.

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson (center) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's third goal during at 3-2 victory over AC Milan in a Champions League Group B match.

Liverpool rallies past AC Milan in Champions League opener

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson capped a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting AC Milan on Wednesday.