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Starlin Castro suspended 30 games, to be released by Nationals

Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro on Friday received a 30-game suspension without pay and an undisclosed fine for violating Major League Baseball's joint policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse -- a finding that the team said will end his Nationals' tenure. More »


Reports: Jazz trade C Derrick Favors to Thunder to reduce payroll

The Utah Jazz are sending center Derrick Favors and a future first-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second-round pick, multiple outlets reported Friday. More »


Olympics-Swimming-Schoenmaker win could motivate young S.African female swimmers

PRETORIA, July 30 (Reuters) - South African Tatjana Schoenmaker's record-breaking gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics could motivate more young female swimmers in the country not to give up on their career, a coach at Schoenmaker's university said. More »


UPDATE 1-Olympics-Volleyball-Poland hand Japan second loss, Brazil hold off U.S.

TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - World champions Poland fended off a spirited Japan in men's volleyball to beat the hosts in straight sets while Brazil survived an early scare to triumph over the United States on Friday. More »


Olympics-Swimming-Big Saturday in the pool for Dressel and Ledecky

TOKYO (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel can win two golds on one morning in the Tokyo pool on Saturday while U.S. team mate Katie Ledecky hopes to complete an 800m freestyle hat-trick for her seventh career Olympic title. More »


Soccer-Super League trio welcome court decision asking UEFA to revoke action

July 30 (Reuters) - Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus released a joint statement https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/club/news/2202247/statement-on-the-european-super-league welcoming a court's decision on Friday asking European soccer governing body UEFA to revoke action against all European Super League founding clubs. More »


Olympics-Swimming-King calls out criticism of U.S. silver surge

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Olympic champion Lilly King had a few choice words on Friday for critics of the U.S. swimming team's silver and bronze medal glut in Tokyo, calling it inexcusable that second and third places could be considered failures. More »


UPDATE 1-Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO

GENEVA, July 30 (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19, as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective against the disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday. More »


Olympics-Table Tennis-China's Ma retains men's singles crown

TOKYO (Reuters) -Olympic and world champion Ma Long celebrated exuberantly as he retained his men's table tennis singles title at the Tokyo Games on Friday, beating compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-2. More »


Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (back, hips) sits out practice

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce did not participate in practice on Friday, one day after experiencing tightness in his back and hips. More »


University of Texas approves SEC move in '25

In a brief huddle of the Board of Regents on Friday, the University of Texas approved a move to the Southeastern Conference in 2025. More »


A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart fuel Team USA past Japan

A'ja Wilson collected 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace the United States to an 86-69 victory over Japan on Friday at the Tokyo Olympics in a game played in Saitama, Japan. More »


Blast hits bus carrying soccer team in Somalia's Kismayo, 5 dead -police

GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia's port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday. More »


Olympics-Soccer-U.S. and Canada set up semi-final date with shootout wins

TOKYO (Reuters) -The United States and Canada set up a mouth-watering semi-final in the women's Olympic soccer tournament with both teams having prevailed in penalty shootouts on Friday. More »


UPDATE 3-Olympics-Soccer-U.S. and Canada set up semi-final date with shootout wins

TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - The United States and Canada set up a mouth-watering semi-final in the women's Olympic soccer tournament with both teams having prevailed in penalty shootouts on Friday. More »


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