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New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Moroccan opponent. Nyika, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had won the first two rounds with ease and constantly troubled Baalla with his pinpoint jabs during the contest at the Kokugikan Arena - considered the spiritual home of Japan's sumo wrestling. The 22-year-old Baalla lost his cool and attempted to bite his opponent's ear during a hold in round three but a shocked Nyika managed to pull out in time.
Japan's women shocked an undefeated U.S. team packed with WNBA players on Tuesday as 3x3 basketball wound down to the elimination stage at its Olympics debut. Mai Yamamoto led with eight points, including a critical two-pointer with about a minute left to put her team ahead. Japan advanced to 5-2 and second place in the pool round.
Spanish head coach Sergio Scariolo wasn't happy that his players had to wait for their ice baths.
"I just gave a little, 'Hi, Dad.' I just felt like that was him. I felt him," Katie Zaferes said after competing. "I feel like he'd be so happy"
The U.S. dollar hovered below recent peaks on Tuesday, as investors turned to this week's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on the policy outlook, while cryptocurrencies pulled back sharply from an attempt to break out of a monthslong range. The greenback has been rising broadly for more than a month as markets have become wary of the Fed starting to taper its monetary support. The Fed meeting is on Wednesday and the focus is on discussions around bond purchases and insight into the bank's comfort with surging inflation, with the upshot for currency markets not clear cut.
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Dean tested positive for coronavirus for a second time in January – and was left struggling to walk up the stairs.
China's yet-to-be-announced new ambassador to the United States Qin Gang headed to Washington on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter, amid worsening relations between the world's two largest economies. Qin left a day after rare high-level talks in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and senior Chinese diplomats ended with both sides reiterating existing positions and no specific outcomes reached.
The former Crystal Palace and Australia defender took over as head coach at the four-time A-League champions on July 1 after the club ended the 2020/21 season at the bottom of the 12-team standings for the first time. Victory's pain was made all the more acute as cross-town rivals Melbourne City won their maiden A-League championship. "Victory, I think, in (the) current climate, is probably the biggest challenge," Popovic told The Age newspaper.
Australia at the Olympics on day 4: schedule of who and when to watch in Tokyo todayIt could be another golden day in the pool, the men’s rugby sevens team face New Zealand and the Matildas play a blockbuster against the US. See our timetable of Australians in action on day four of the Olympic games The Matildas meet the US at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on Tuesday hoping to reach the next phase of the football tournament. See our schedule of all the Australians in action at the Olympics in Tokyo to
The Ministry of Education (MOE) aims to deploy more than 1000 teacher-counsellors across Singapore in the next few years, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday (27 July).
(Bloomberg) -- Meituan has shed more than $58 billion of its market value over two frenetic trading sessions, after Beijing unveiled sweeping reforms against private-sector companies that darkened the outlook for the world’s biggest food delivery giant.The Chinese company slid a record 16.3% Tuesday in Hong Kong, on top of a 14% plummet the previous day. The Tencent Holdings Ltd.-backed company, already the target of an antitrust probe with uncertain outcomes, was caught up in a broader selloff
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Andrew Levitas has sent a letter of complaint to MGM
The rules on the use of cannabis by athletes should be reviewed, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said on Tuesday, after rising track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson will miss the Tokyo Games following a positive test for the substance. The sprinter, aiming to become the first American in 25 years to win the women's 100m Olympic title after Marion Jones was stripped of the 2000 gold, tested positive for cannabis last month at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials after streaking to victory in the 100m. She was hit with a one-month ban and had her trials results annulled, ruling her out of the Tokyo Games.
Marketa Vondroušová finished the match with 10 unforced errors compared to Naomi Osaka, who had 32
A verdict is due to be delivered in the trial of the first person charged under Hong Kong's controversial national security law
An Arizona father made the most of a flooded local park by taking his kids out kayaking on July 25.Israel Higuera filmed a video that shows children having fun in kayaks during a flash flood warning. “Kids are just having a blast,” Higuera says in the video.Local National Weather Service reported one to 2.5 inches of rainfalls and issued multiple flash flood warnings on Sunday. Credit: Israel Higuera via Storyful
Just a few days after lighting the cauldron to start the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the women's tennis tournament.
Japanese medal favourite Mima Ito outplayed her Portuguese rival on Tuesday to move into the Round of 16 of the Olympic women's singles competition. The world number two, who together with her male compatriot Jun Mizutani brought Japan its first ever gold in the sport after an epic victory against China on Monday night in the mixed doubles, beat Portugal's Yu Fu 4-1. "It's not that I got a proper rest last night, but I've completely switched my mind to focus on the singles... I'm feeling really confident," said Ito.