The Chinese team in the Beijing Olympics could shock the Games. But it is more likely to underscore how little infrastructure the country has for team sports.
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Political activism has surfaced at many international events, including the Tokyo Olympics last summer, but no other host nation has been as strict as China in policing political dissent.
On Tuesday, hours before the scheduled kickoff in San Diego, UCLA announced that it would not be able to play North Carolina State in the Holiday Bowl.
The decision could give the league additional flexibility as it tries to reschedule regular season games as it is expected to announce more postponements.
In 2017, his penchant for privacy became clear: He announced that he'd married months earlier and that he and his wife had had a child.
It was a Faustian bargain that college basketball made last autumn when it plowed ahead with a season into the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic. There would be games, college sports administrators declared, because there needed to be a path to the NCAA men’s ...