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World champion short-track speed skater Lara van Ruijven of the Netherlands died on Friday as a result of complications from an autoimmune reaction. She was 27 years old.

The Pac-12 becomes the second Power Five conference to eliminate games vs. non-conference opponents because of safety concerns due to COVID-19.

Lou Holtz referred to the Allied invasion of Normandy to back up his claim that playing college football in the fall is necessary. "They knew there was going to be casualties, they knew there was gonna be risk."

Despite the tournament's cancellation to the coronavirus pandemic, Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players.

Welcome to Weekly Pulse as we set sail for fight island in Abu Dhabi for UFC 251. Our friends @MMAjunkie  talk about Kamaru Usman's new opponent, Jorge Masvidal, and debate who will come out on top.

All 22 NBA teams participating in the NBA’s restart have arrived at the Disney campus, but a few top players – from the Clippers, Rockets and Nuggets -- are not yet with their teams.

For too long, athletes have been told to "shut up and play," that their opinions outside of sports are irrelevant. For Senators Hawley and Loeffler, they really should shut up and stick to politics, writes @nrarmour .

NHL games are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton with coronavirus cases in the U.S. pushing the league into Canada for the summer and fall.

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Our annual prediction of how the NFL season will unfold:

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Figure skater Ashley Wagner, an Olympic bronze medalist and U.S. national champion, tells her story of when she was sexually assaulted at 17 by a fellow skater.

Puerto Rico had won eight medals, but none of them were gold. @MonicaAce93  changed that tonight.

Protest against WNBA fines grows as Mystics refuse to take questions about basketball:

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