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Markéta Sluková of the Czech Republic tested positive earlier this week.

First match of Olympic beach volleyball canceled because of positive COVID test

Czech player Markéta Sluková tested positive earlier this week, knocking her and partner Barbora Hermannova out of the Games. 2 hours ago

NHL DRAFT
Even in a defense-heavy draft, 6-foot-6-inch Michigan defenseman Owen Power (center) stood above the rest.

Hail! Hail!: Owen Power goes No. 1 as four of NHL Draft’s top five are Michigan players

Incoming BU freshman Tyler Boucher was a surprise choice at No. 10 by Ottawa. The right wing was ranked No. 25 among North American skaters in the final rankings from NHL Central Scouting.

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Seth Jones agreed to terms on a $76 million, eight-year contract extension with Chicago.

Blackhawks acquire star defenseman Seth Jones to highlight a flurry of huge NHL trades

Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets before the NHL Draft began Friday.

Michael Andrew at the U.S. swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 13, 2021.

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start

A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over US medal threat Michael Andrew’s decision not to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as he prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

An official disinfected a goal post to halt the spread of the COVID-19.

COVID at the Games: Another 19 people test positive

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Friday reported an additional 19 coronavirus cases among people connected to the Olympic Games, including three athletes.

Fatoumata Yarie Camara, a Guinean freestyle wrestler scheduled to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, sits at her home in Conakry, Guinea Wednesday July 21, 2021. The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games. Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday, July 22, 2021 after national and international outcries that followed an earlier declaration that Guinea would not send athletes to Tokyo, blaming the coronavirus and its variants. Camara was one of the five athletes affected by the decision.

Guinea reverses decision to pull out of Tokyo Olympics

The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games.

Kentaro Kobayashi, a key director of Tokyo Olympics’ Opening Ceremony, was fired Thursday.

A day before the cauldron is lit, Olympic Opening Ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.

“I don’t believe there will be an update on the Olympics by the time we release the schedule,” Gary Bettman said.

NHL schedule will include break but no guarantee of Olympics

Last month during the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman cast doubt on whether the league would participate.