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22-year-old tennis star Naomi Osaka made $37 million last year, surpassing Serena Williams as the highest-paid female athlete. Here's how she did it

22-year-old tennis star Naomi Osaka made $37 million last year, surpassing Serena Williams as the highest-paid female athlete. Here's how she did it

20 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Naomi Osaka , at age 22, is the world's highest-paid female athlete with $37.4 million in earnings over the last 12 months. On the heels of two back-to-back Grand Slams and on...
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China to launch digital yuan next year to replace cash

China to launch digital yuan next year to replace cash

21 hours ago   |   RT

The People's Bank of China has revealed plans to have its sovereign digital currency ready in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The announcement comes as the Covid-19 pandemic...
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The Latest: New dates for Olympic women's soccer qualifiers

The Latest: New dates for Olympic women's soccer qualifiers

23 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
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Sport-On this day: Born May 28, 1888: Jim Thorpe, American athlete

1 day ago   |   National Post

Jim Thorpe, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and formidable American football and baseball player, was one of the greatest U.S. athletes of all time but the public often...
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In Audio From Old Interview, Michael Jordan Says He Wouldn't Play On Dream Team With Isiah Thomas

1 day ago   |   Forbes

Michael Jordan has long denied that he prevented rival Isiah Thomas from being selected for the 1992 US Olympic Team, including most recently in the wildly popular The Last...
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Michael Jordan Said 'I Won't Play' with Isiah Thomas on Dream Team in Audio Clip

1 day ago   |   Bleacher Report   |   2 articles

Michael Jordan denied having direct involvement in Isiah Thomas being left off the Dream Team for the 1992 Summer Olympics during The Last Dance documentary, but he previously ...
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Lilly King Swims in Indiana Pond to Train for 2021 Olympics with More Swimmers

1 day ago   |   Bleacher Report

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King is training for the 2021 Summer Games in an Indiana pond since all of the local swimming pools are closed because of the coronavirus...
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How Kobe Bryant Created His Own Olympic Dream Team

2 days ago   |   NY Times

Bryant, who is set for posthumous induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, powered the United States to a gold medal in 2008 with his trademark work ethic.
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Eyes set on returning to the track for Olympic hopefuls

Eyes set on returning to the track for Olympic hopefuls

2 days ago   |   WESH

Olympic hopefuls are eager to return to the, track but it might come with a cost. Athletes may have to travel out of the country for competitions.
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Hockey-Indian Olympic great Balbir Singh dies aged 95

3 days ago   |   National Post

India's three-times Olympic gold medallist Balbir Singh has died at the age of 95 after a prolonged pulmonary illness.
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Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

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The surprisingly serious problem with rubbing your eyes

The surprisingly serious problem with rubbing your eyes

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Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

3-year-old honored for saving neighbor's life

3-year-old honored for saving neighbor's life

The Hampton Police Department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

Philippines coronavirus task force recommends Duterte ease one of world's...

Philippines coronavirus task force recommends Duterte ease one of world's toughest lockdowns in Manila

The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended President Rodrigo Duterte ease one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the capital... Read more ...

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, owns between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest to his work on the White... Read more ...