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Shohei Ohtani to pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday

West News Wire: Shohei Ohtani will pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after his sore arm apparently felt much better in a bullpen session. Ohtani threw about 30 pitches Friday, and the Angels decided their two-way superstar isn’t...

Bulldogs experiencing ‘highest spike’ of COVID cases

West News Wire: Standing in front of a room of masked but not-socially-distanced reporters, Smart provided a somber COVID-19 report ahead of the Bulldogs’ first home game before a full-capacity, no-masks-required crowd at Sanford Stadium since Nov. 23, 2019. “I...

Turkish referee receives death threats after disqualifying Saudi athlete at Olympics

West News Wire: Turkish referee Uğur Kobaş on Aug. 7 officiated a karate match in the men's +75kg kumite category at the Tokyo Olympics. The final bout of karate's historic debut ended in an uproar when Saudi Arabian Tareg Hamedi's...

India wins first ever Olympics track and field gold

West News Wire: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra entered India’s history book by delivering a first-ever Olympic track and field gold medal for his country as the Tokyo Games athletics competition drew to a close. “It feels unbelievable,” Chopra said on...

Outrage as Saudi Arabia judoka faces Israel opponent, then fails to score

West News Wire: Saudi Arabian judoka Tahani Alqahtani competed against an Israeli opponent at Tokyo 2020 after two other Arab athletes in the men's category boycotted their bouts against the occupation state earlier in the Olympic games. Once Alqahtani lost...

Judoka Tahani Al-Qahtani becomes latest Saudi to confirm spot at Olympic Games

West News Wire: Judoka Tahani Al-Qahtani has become the latest athlete to join the list of Saudi qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Arabic sports daily Arriyadiyah has reported. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday that it...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals made from old smartphones, laptops

West News Wire: Old electronic devices have been recycled in a nationwide effort to produce the Olympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The project plans to set a precedent for future Olympic Games. The project recycled old electronic gadgets such...

Algerian judoka Nourine withdraws from Olympics to avoid facing Israeli opponent

West News Wire: The International Judo Federation confirmed on Saturday that Algerian athlete Fethi Nourine and his coach have withdrawn from the judo competition at the Tokyo Olympics to avoid facing an Israeli athlete. In a statement, the IJF said...

Sudanese judoka refuses to face his Israeli opponent in ongoing Tokyo Olympics

West News Wire: Sudanese judoka Mohammed Abdulrasool became the second player in the ongoing summer Olympics in Tokyo to refuse playing against an Israeli opponent. He missed his scheduled match with his Israeli counterpart in the 73kg category on...

Harry Maguire suffers suspected broken ribs at Wembley Euro 2020 final

West News Wire: The father of England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was among the bystanders caught up in crowd disturbances at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday, sustaining suspected broken ribs Harry Maguire has told how...
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Losses to Japan, South Korea ends Asian teams’ World Cup dreams

West News Wire: Asian aspirations at the World Cup in Qatar have been dashed by Japan's penalty shootout loss...
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