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Jayson Tatum (left) scored 14 points for the US men's basketball team Wednesday.

‘It’s time to start looking like Team USA.’ Damian Lillard leads US men’s basketball team past Iran

Lillard scored 21 points and the United States rebounded from a loss to France in its Olympics opener with a convincing victory. 2 hours ago

Sports Log
Defenses around the NHL will have to keep looking out for Alex Ovechkin (left), who will be in a Capitals uniform for five more years.

Alex Ovechkin signs five-year deal to stay with Capitals

Ovechkin, who negotiated the deal himself, is in sixth place on the NHL's all-time goals list (730).

People watch a 400 inch screen showing US pitcher Monica Abbott in the softball game between Japan and the United States at a public viewing at Takasaki City Theatre in Takasaki.

US softball loses long-awaited rematch with Japan in gold-medal game

Softball was squeezed into seven days and played in Yokohama Baseball Stadium, which was converted into a softball field for the tournament.

MLB notebook
Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Brewers’ Yelich, Nationals’ Turner on COVID list after positive tests

The Nationals will likely be without their star shortstop for the next several days, while the Brewers will be missing the 2018 National League MVP for more than a week.

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.

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 competed in the Women's 100m Breaststroke Final 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.