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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies at 55

More Sports / Boxing Jul 16, 2019

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies at 55

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a ...

Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020

More Sports / Swimming Jul 14, 2019

Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Men's synchronized divers Ken Terauchi and Sho Sakai on Saturday became the first Japanese to qualify for next year's Tokyo Olympics in any sport. The 38-year-old Terauchi, already a five-time Olympian, and his 26-year-old teammate punched their tickets to the Olympics by finishing seventh in ...

More Sports Jul 14, 2019

Saudi sports official hugged female worker at Tokyo hotel: sources

A sports official from Saudi Arabia, in Tokyo for an archery test event ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, made unwanted advances toward a woman working at the Saudi team's Tokyo hotel, sources knowledgeable about the allegation said Saturday. According to the sources, ...