TOKYO — The last person to beat Simone Biles in the all-around competition at a gymnastics meet remembers almost nothing about it. “Oh, gosh,” Kyla Ross said with a laugh. “It’s been so long.” Exactly eight years ago, eight years before Biles pulled out of the team final at the Tokyo Olympics to prioritize her
TOKYO — Simone Biles had already given up on the idea of opening the Olympic team competition with a Yurchenko double pike, the kind of eye-popping, high-scoring, highlight-reel entrance that intimidates opponents, entices sponsors and wins golds. She didn’t have it. Not tonight. She knew that much. She was in her head. Deep, she said.
Shortly after dawn on March 24, 2020, Claire Curzan plunged into a North Carolina pool as a longshot to make the U.S. Olympic team. She was, after all, 15 years old. She’d won medals at junior worlds, and age-group accolades stateside, but she lingered outside the nation’s top five in her best event. And Olympic
The Phoenix Suns began the NBA Finals doing what they were supposed to do in taking care of their home court and heading to Milwaukee up 2-0. But from there, it all fell apart. And as a result of losing four straight, Chris Paul’s postseason track record and questions about his legacy are being brought
Chiney Ogwumike and her sister, Nneka, announced in 2017, while surrounded by three stripes, they had swapped out their Nike swooshes for Adidas. It was an eye-raising leap away from an established powerhouse and endorsement king that has its choice of top stars. Nike signs most No. 1 draft picks, as it did the Ogwumikes,
zoom Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, actual vicepresidenta, estos días insistió con que su Gobierno (y el de su esposo) desendeudaro al país desde 2004 hasta 2015. Dijo: “Bajamos la deuda de 114% del PBI en 2004, a 37% del PBI en 2015”. ¿Cómo el kirchnerismo pudo desendeudar al país si en el mismo período, desde
It’s one week until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, so let’s see how things are going … Well, Covid cases in the Japanese capital on Friday were up 55 percent from the week before, which is the 27th consecutive day of week-over-week increases as the Delta variant becomes more common. “The speed [of
LAS VEGAS — Team USA men’s basketball has been a subject of scrutiny for the last five days with the basketball community expressing its enormous disappointment in the team getting off to an unprecedented 0-2 exhibition start ahead of the Olympics in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant, the face of Team USA, is just chilling in
MILWAUKEE — Anyone who heard the bloodcurdling screams from Giannis Antetokounmpo as he crumbled to the floor not too long ago in Atlanta would have a hard time negotiating the childlike and energetic wails from his toddler son in the postgame of the NBA Finals. He looked like a broken man that day, and his
Social media and technology have only bolstered this phenomenon of the famous basketball recruit. (Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports) LeBron James is only 36. Emphasis on the only because he’ll be entering his 19th NBA season this October. For as long as James has been the talk of the sports world, one might think the Los Angeles
Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2021 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 4, the day before the Hall of Fame Game. (Yahoo Sports graphics by Amber Matsumoto) The Dallas
PHOENIX — In 2015, Earl Watson was in his first season with the Phoenix Suns as the new player development coach under then-head coach Jeff Hornacek. He was quickly assigned to work with the team’s No. 13 pick in the draft that year, Devin Booker. Watson didn’t know much about Booker, so he did his
Last week, we profiled 10 second-year players on the offensive side of the ball who could be poised for big improvements in Year 2. Now it’s time for the defensive side of the ball. For all the pre-2020 NFL draft buzz over quarterbacks Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert, this was a defense-heavy draft
The Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns and Eastern champion Milwaukee Bucks meet in the 2021 NBA Finals. The Suns and Bucks, respectively, beat the Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks in the conference finals. It is the first Finals since 1993 for Phoenix and first since 1974 for Milwaukee. Game 1: Milwaukee at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
The 2020 NFL season arguably was the toughest for a rookie class in recent league history — and arguably ever. No in-person offseason. A reduced training camp. Zero preseason. Daily COVID-19 protocols. While giving proper credit to the slew of impressive 2020 rookies such as Justin Herbert, Tristan Wirfs, Justin Jefferson, Jeremy Chinn and others,
LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul was feeling it. He couldn’t be stopped. The Phoenix Suns kept feeding him. Teammate Jae Crowder kept asking him in the fourth quarter if he could taste it yet, referring to sweet victory. Paul’s replies were no. That was bad news for the Los Angeles Clippers. Midway in that final