With Texas leaving, Big 12 swaps ADs for CFP

Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor will replace Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte on the College Football Playoff selection committee, the CFP announced Wednesday. A CFP spokesman told ESPN the Big 12, which has the capacity to name its representative, made the decision to replace Del Conte. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has publicly… Continue reading With Texas leaving, Big 12 swaps ADs for CFP

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Momiji Nishiya, 13, takes gold in the street skateboarding competition.

Skateboarding is making its Olympic debut at these Games, and Monday was the close of the street discipline, which was contested on a playground of stairs, rails and short ramps meant to simulate something like a schoolyard or an office park. Athletes performed two 45-second runs and five single tricks, and each was judged on… Continue reading Momiji Nishiya, 13, takes gold in the street skateboarding competition.

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'The new prince of Paris'PSG introduce Messi to frenzied crowds in the French capital

PARIS — Seb and Ben had been waiting since 5 a.m. They were the first ones to arrive, and the two die-hard Paris Saint-Germain fans, who have had season tickets for years, had an idea to kill two birds with one stone on the greatest day of their lives, as they put it: the day… Continue reading 'The new prince of Paris'PSG introduce Messi to frenzied crowds in the French capital

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Real Madrid pres. denies influence over Messi exit

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has denied claims he had “any influence” on Lionel Messi‘s exit from Barcelona. Messi was unveiled at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday after joining the club as a free agent. Jaume Llopis, a member of Joan Laporta’s board at Barcelona who resigned following Messi’s departure, claimed that both Perez and Barcelona… Continue reading Real Madrid pres. denies influence over Messi exit

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Ex-NCAA sprint champ Cameron Burrell, 26, dies

HOUSTON — Former NCAA national champion sprinter Cameron Burrell has died. He was 26. The University of Houston, where he starred from 2013-2018, announced his death. The school said he died Monday but did not provide further details. Burrell’s father, Leroy Burrell, a former Olympic gold medal sprinter who coaches Houston’s track team, released a… Continue reading Ex-NCAA sprint champ Cameron Burrell, 26, dies

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Simone Biles explains her mental health challenges after winning bronze on beam

Simone Biles was not cleared to compete in any individual event apart from the balance beam, she said in an interview with NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico a few hours after winning the bronze medal in the individual beam event on Tuesday. Biles, 24, who withdrew from the team final, the all-around and the individual vault,… Continue reading Simone Biles explains her mental health challenges after winning bronze on beam

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