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Anita Alvarez: The dangers of elite athletes pushing themselves to the limit — and beyond

Anita Alvarez is unconscious at the bottom of the pool after the end of her routine at the FINA World Aquatic Championships. Her knees are touching the tiles, her arms are limp, her eyes are closed. Later, we learn she wasn’t breathing. What would have happened had her coach, Andrea …

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DP World Tour sanctions golfers who participated in LIV Golf series’ inaugural event

The first event for the Saudi-backed breakaway series took place at the Centurion Club just north of London from June 9 to 11. The DP World Tour said the golfers who breached the Tour’s regulations have been fined £100,000 and suspended from participating in the Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship and …

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Bob Baffert: Hall of Fame trainer suspended from participating in racing or training activities at NYRA tracks through January 25

The 69-year-old Baffert was suspended after Medina Spirit’s victory at the 2021 Kentucky Derby was disqualified. The horse failed a drug test after crossing the finish line first at the Derby, a race Baffert has won on six previous occasions. Baffert, a two-time winner of horse racing’s Triple Crown, appealed …

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NBA Draft 2022: Paolo Banchero chosen as overall first pick by Orlando Magic

Banchero, 19, played for Duke University, averaging 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 39 starts. The forward seemed to shine under the intense pressure of the draft, donning a purple suit and struggling to contain his excitement. “This isn’t even a dream. I feel like this is a …

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Hugh McElhenny, Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 93

McElhenny died on June 17 of natural causes, the Hall said. “Hugh McElhenny was a threat in all phases of the game offensively — rushing, pass receiving and as a kick and punt returner,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “His all-around talent — obvious to …

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Brittney Griner’s wife, dozens of organizations urge President Biden to strike deal for release

Over 40 organizations — including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, National Urban League and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) — signed the letter. “President Biden and Vice President Harris, we urge you to make a deal to bring our …

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Anita Alvarez: Coach dives into pool to save American swimmer at World Championships

Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after she saw the 25-year-old artistic swimmer sink to the bottom at the end of her routine in the women’s solo free event on Wednesday. Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, lifted Alvarez to the surface before helping bring her to …

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Nicola Spirig is ready to retire from the ‘intense emotions’ of her racing career

Old habits might die hard, but the 40-year-old Spirig knows now is the time for change. She has three children aged nine, five, and three, and is looking forward to more family time and a break from her all-consuming training schedule. Her new routine, she says, will likely involve an …

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Caleb Swanigan: Former NBA player dies aged 25

The Allen County coroner’s office confirmed to CNN that he had died of natural causes. “The Purdue basketball family is deeply saddened and devastated at the loss of Caleb Swanigan,” head coach Matt Painter said in a statement on the team’s website. “Caleb was a very thoughtful individual and a …

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Naomi Osaka and LeBron James launch new media company

Hana Kuma, which means “flower bear” in Japanese, will produce stories that are “culturally specific but universal to all audiences,” a statement read. James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company will, said the statement, provide “essential production, development, and strategic resources” to Hana Kuma. “There has been an explosion of …

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