AP PHOTOS: Olympic dreams for locked-down Venezuela athletes

Elsewhere in Caracas, other athletes have Olympic dreams — and perhaps their only chance at a medal. A two-time world champion in karate, 39-year-old Antonio Díaz-year-old delayed retirement for a crack at the Tokyo Games, which will include karate as a one-time added sport. It’s not usually part of the Olympic program.

Upheaval won’t derail De Grasse’s golden dreams

Bothered by hamstring injuries in 2017 and in’18, he flashed his familiar-and fast-form at the world championships last fall in Doha, Qatar. De Grasse took bronze in the 100 behind Coleman and Gatlin. Later, he picked up silver in the 200 behind Lyles.

Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration day – as it happened

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints […]

The corner of Minnesota that’s there by mistake

Paul knocked on my door the next morning to ask if I wanted to go fishing. Lake of the Woods is 1,700 square miles, and fishermen pay Paul $500 a day to make it a bit smaller. I grabbed my jacket and we walked to his boat. Paul’s wife, Karen, came along. Paul, in camo […]

Will virus crisis clean up the action?

“It’s a picture of me after a game from 30 years ago, back when I was managing the (Texas) Rangers and behind me there’s this elongated view of the dugout. There must have been 200 of those green Gatorade cups and all this other … let’s just say gunk, laying around.

Banned Together: Iranian Ships in Venezuela Defy US Blockade

At the same time, although local elites are “subordinate” to the US, they allow themselves to have trade relations with China because “it is the only place in the world where there is money and where they can sell their goods”. Latin America’s trade relations with Iran are much weaker. It “is being bombarded by […]

The Historic Baseball Season that Unified a Scarred City

Denny McClain was scheduled to pitch game 6 in St. Louis but he had been having significant pain in his pitching arm for over a week. It didn’t look possible that he could make his scheduled start. His game 4 performance was dismal but the Tigers felt they had to try anything to get their […]

Tyson Fury says he was asked to fight Mike Tyson but no matchup ‘materialized’

Clips of Tyson training to compete in boxing again have made the rounds on social media. They’ve garnered so much attention that the former world champion has been contacted by not just charity promotions, but also an actual competitive promotion. Earlier this month, Tyson was reportedly offered $20 million to fight in a bare knuckle […]