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18 ex-NBA players charged in $4 mn health fraud scheme

(AFP) — Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with allegedly defrauding the league’s health insurance scheme of almost $4 million, New York prosecutors said Thursday. The prosecutors accuse Terrence Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets, …

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Banner year for Hawaii pro surfer after winning Olympic gold followed by 5th world title

Top-ranked professional surfer Carissa Moore being honored by Hawaii Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amato Ige during “Carissa Moore Day” last August, after her gold-medal victory at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor …

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Edmonton Elks overwhelm BC Lions in first Vancouver home game since pandemic restrictions

By Zsolti HorvathEagle News Service(Eagle News Service) — In the first home game in 656 days, the BC Lions sold out their 50% allowed capacity at BC Place Stadium. In front of a loud and proud crowd, the Lions lost …

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Durant leads US to fourth straight Olympic basketball gold

  (AFP) — NBA All-Star Kevin Durant poured in a game-high 29 points to lead the United States past France 87-82 to win their fourth straight Olympic men’s basketball gold medal Saturday. The Americans started slow but earned a 22-18 …

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PH boxer Marcial knocks out Armenian foe in round 1; another Olympic medal assured

  (Eagle News) – Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial knocked out Armenia’s Arman Darchinyan in the first round of the men’s middleweight quarterfinals and thus entering the semifinals, already with a sure medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1. …

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Biles returns to Olympic competition for closing beam final

  (AFP) — Simone Biles will return to competition at the Olympic Games for the closing women’s gymnastics beam final on Tuesday, USA Gymnastics announced. “We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the …

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Biles says ‘mental health’ concerns led to Olympic final withdrawal

(AFP) Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles said “mental health” concerns had led to her withdrawal from the women’s team final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. “I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health and …

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‘So proud’: Hidilyn Diaz hailed for historic Olympic gold

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — With their eyes glued to a television in the southern Philippines, the family of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz yelled “push, push, push!” as she hoisted the bar to win the country’s first Olympic gold medal. “Then we …

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Coping with the pandemic through volleyball

(Eagle News) — Friends play volleyball on sand courts at local parks in Maryland after months of being cooped up at home because of the pandemic. Take some time to sit back, unwind, and enjoy the footage they captured from …

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Giannis scores 50 to power Bucks to first NBA title since 1971

  (AFP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered a historic 50-point performance when it mattered most in leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title since 1971 by defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday. The Bucks captured the best-of-seven NBA Finals by four …

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Victorious Italy return home after spoiling England’s Euro 2020 party

  By Ella Ide in Rome with John Weaver in London Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Italy’s team returned home in triumph Monday after beating England in a tense penalty shootout to win Euro 2020 at Wembley, plunging the host nation …

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Djokovic into Wimbledon last 32 despite more falls

(AFP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a series of falls on Centre Court to reach the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday with a straight sets win over Kevin Anderson. World number one Djokovic, chasing a sixth Wimbledon and record-equalling …

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