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OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK
Kelsey Stewart celebrates her walkoff home run to give the United States a victory over Japan in pool play Monday.

After 13-year absence, United States and Japan to square off for Olympic softball gold again

The Americans ended pool play with a 5-0 record after Monday's walkoff win, and will try to avenge their championship loss to the host team from 2008. 48 minutes ago

TRACK AND FIELD
Alberto Salazar, the 1982 Boston Marathon champion, has been permanently banned by the US Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct. Salazar has 10 days to appeal the decision.

Former Boston Marathon champion Alberto Salazar gets lifetime ban for sexual, emotional misconduct

The Wayland High alum, who won the famous "Duel in the Sun" with Dick Beardsley in 1982, has 10 days to appeal the punishment from the US Center for SafeSport.

SKEET SHOOTING
Amber English (left) and Vincent Hancock pose with the American flag and their gold medals after sweeping the women's and men's skeet finals.

Amber English, Vincent Hancock give Americans a skeet sweep

English finally broke through in the shotgun event after missing the last two Olympics, then Hancock became the first to win three golds in the event.

OLYMPICS
Lydia Jacoby of Seward, Alaska, celebrates after winning the women's 100m breaststroke early Tuesday at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Alaskan Lydia Jacoby becomes newest swimming star, wins 100 breaststroke

The freshly graduated 17-year-old surged in the final 25 meters, passing South African Tatjana Schoenmaker and American teammate Lilly King, the reigning world record holder and 2016 champion in Rio.

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Eugene Chung (left) as an assistant coach with the Chiefs in 2015.

Dissatisfied with handling of his complaint, Eugene Chung wants NFL to clarify status of Asian Americans in hiring

The former Patriot, who said he was told he was "not the right minority" in a job interview, wants to meet personally with commissioner Roger Goodell.

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard announces that head coach Frank Reich has tested positive for COVID-19 as the NFL team's football opens training camp in Indianapolis, Monday, July 26, 2021. Reich, who is fully vaccinated, has no symptoms.

Colts’ coach Frank Reich to miss start of training camp due to positive COVID test despite vaccination

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich will miss the start of training camp after testing positive for COVID-19, general manager Chris Ballard announced Monday.

John Powers | Appreciation
Gloria Ratti (right) was a vice-president and historian for the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the Boston Marathon. She is shown with runner Shalane Flanagan.

Gloria Ratti loved the Boston Marathon, and played a major role in both modernizing it and preserving its history

Gloria Ratti, a Boston Athletic Association vice president and historian who died Saturday at 90, was a common-sense visionary who had a gift for nudging people toward progress without shoving them.

Sports Log
Deshaun Watson led the NFL in yards passing last season, but he became unhappy with the direction of the Texans and requested a trade in January.

Deshaun Watson set to report to Texans despite possibility of being placed on paid administrative leave

The QB would have faced fines of $50,000 a day if he didn’t report, though he is facing 22 active lawsuits.