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Simone Biles Says Fans’ Support Is Helping Her Realize That She’s More Than Her Gold Medals

Simone Biles, the US gymnast who withdrew from Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to prioritize her mental health, has thanked fans for their "love and support" amid an outpouring of praise and well wishes from people around the world.

Jordan Chiles Stepped In For Team USA After Her Friend And Confidante Simone Biles Withdrew

Chiles, a 20-year-old elite gymnast in her own right, picked up the GOAT's mantle on Team USA after USA Gymnastics said Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastics final event due to a medical issue.

Simone Biles Withdraws From Women’s Team Gymnastics At Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Simone Biles had to withdraw from the women's team gymnastic final on Tuesday as the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) took gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN Following Rachel Nichols Comments

Earlier this month, the New York Times published a bombshell story regarding comments that Rachel Nichols, another NBA analyst for ESPN, made about Taylor. The Times reported a leaked recording of a private conversation from last year in which Nichols, who is White, says that Taylor, who is Black, was chosen to be the head of last year's NBA Finals coverage because of the company's diversity efforts.

From Not Speaking The Language To Competing At Tokyo 2020, Belgian Runner Isaac Kimeli Is Aiming For Gold

"My grandfather was like my father," he says. "He taught me, 'Isaac, in your life, you have to be smart. You have to respect people. Don't talk too much, just concentrate on yourself. Enjoy your life and work hard, and help your family."

‘Coco’ Gauff To Miss Tokyo Olympics After Testing Positive For Covid-19

"It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future."

‘Naomi Osaka’ Portrays A Young Athlete Wrestling With The Weight Of Stardom

"Naomi Osaka" tackles a lot more than just tennis, but this Netflix docuseries (really just a 110-minute documentary sliced into three parts) works best as a window into the demands placed on young athletes, and the pressures -- from personal to political to marketing -- that go with it. On that level alone it's a winner, despite a few faults.

NFL Star Richard Sherman Arrested In Domestic Violence Case

NFL star Richard Sherman was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly trying to break into the home of his in-laws and fighting with officers in Redmond, Washington, police said.

MLB Commits Up To $150 Million To Increase Black Representation And Participation

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced a historic and significant financial commitment of up to $150 million to the Players Alliance, a nonprofit organization comprised of active and former Major League Players aiming to build more equitable systems in baseball and increase Black representation throughout the sport.

Racist Abuse Directed At England Players After Euro 2020 Final Defeat Described As ‘Unforgivable’ By Manager

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were targeted on social media after they missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout defeat at Wembley Stadium.

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Athletes Reveal What Was Behind Decision To Share Olympic Gold

Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.

‘I Should Have Gotten The Damn Vaccine’

Jessica DuPreez talks with John Berman about her 39- year-old fiance who died from Covid-19. She discusses why they didn't get vaccinated, and how she thinks the shot could have saved the father of her kids.

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Named Best Music Video Of All Time By Rolling Stone

The publication wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important."

2021 Genesis GV80

Since we are talking years of development and billions of dollars to make its luxury car lineup happen, we did not see a sport utility until the 2020 model year. But the GV80 has been worth the wait.

Black Philanthropy Month Is Black Freedom

Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.