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Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will…

IOC President Thomas Bach this week will join a number of Japanese government and city officials, local organizers, and other top International Olympic Committee leaders in repeating a message they’ve failed to convey forcefully enough to local sponsors: Trust us, the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23, 2021

49ers complain about playing surface at MetLife…

The San Francisco 49ers have contacted the NFL about the conditions of the playing surface at MetLife Stadium after several players went down with injuries in a victory over the New York Jets

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Porsche at Le Mans 2020 - Kevin Estre about the…

Fans of endurance racing have rarely had so much time to look forward to the 24 Hours of Le Mans as they have this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the French classic was moved from its traditional mid-June date to 19/20 September. There has only been one other delayed start in the almost 100-year history of the race: in 1968, the Le Mans 24-hour race was contested on 28/29 September due to ongoing unrest in Paris. The postponement of the race also has wide-reaching consequences for the Porsche GT Team. This includes changes to the schedule as well as the waiving of popular fan events such as the technical scrutineering in the town square and the drivers’ parade the day before the start. In mid-June around the summer solstice (20 June), the days are longest in the northern hemisphere. On the originally planned date for the 88th edition of the endurance race on 13/14 June, the vehicles would have driven in darkness for only 8.02 hours. On the new September date, the sun will set on the Saturday evening at 20:01. The first rays of light will appear on the Sunday morning at 07:44 – which means that the period of darkness is almost four hours longer than it would have been shortly before the official start of summer. In the fight twice around the clock on the Circuit des 24 Heures, teams will spend only around 12 hours in daylight.

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of…

The Florida Attorney General’s office has announced that it won’t appeal a court decision blocking video that allegedly shows Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex at a massage parlor

Oakland Athletics clinch first AL West title…

The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Astros

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Seeding, not record determines who bats last in…

The higher seeded team reaching the World Series will have last at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and if needed Games 6 and 7, not necessarily the team with the best record

Porsche at Le Mans 2020 - Behind The Scenes Tour 4

Fans of endurance racing have rarely had so much time to look forward to the 24 Hours of Le Mans as they have this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the French classic was moved from its traditional mid-June date to 19/20 September. There has only been one other delayed start in the almost 100-year history of the race: in 1968, the Le Mans 24-hour race was contested on 28/29 September due to ongoing unrest in Paris. The postponement of the race also has wide-reaching consequences for the Porsche GT Team. This includes changes to the schedule as well as the waiving of popular fan events such as the technical scrutineering in the town square and the drivers’ parade the day before the start. In mid-June around the summer solstice (20 June), the days are longest in the northern hemisphere. On the originally planned date for the 88th edition of the endurance race on 13/14 June, the vehicles would have driven in darkness for only 8.02 hours. On the new September date, the sun will set on the Saturday evening at 20:01. The first rays of light will appear on the Sunday morning at 07:44 – which means that the period of darkness is almost four hours longer than it would have been shortly before the official start of summer. In the fight twice around the clock on the Circuit des 24 Heures, teams will spend only around 12 hours in daylight.

Back to work: Celtics, Heat start getting ready…

The Boston Celtics got angry and it carried them to a big and needed win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs…

Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24

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California executive pleads guilty in college…

A California businessman who is said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme has admitted to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter’s ACT score