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Past articles by Tom:

US Olympian dies at 32: Tori Bowie was a world champion sprinter and three-time medalist.

Tori Bowie won three medals at the 2016 Rio Games, including a gold as part of the women's 4x100 relay, in which she ran anchor. → Read More

John Calipari's first head coaching deal paid $63,000. He's pocketed more than $112 million since.

USA TODAY Sports tracked Kentucky coach John Calipari's pay over 31 years and found his base salary has increased 5100%, even adjusted for inflation. → Read More

For Tom Izzo, John Calipari, big-money men's basketball contracts can stretch past retirement

A handful of veteran men's coaches have contracts that outline cushy university jobs after they retire – in some cases with six-figure salaries. → Read More

Tom Brady announces NFL retirement 'for good' with video post on social media

Tom Brady announced Wednesday morning that he is retiring from the NFL – again. And, this time, for good. → Read More

Tom Brady announces NFL retirement 'for good' with brief video post on social media

Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion who retired last year but returned to play in his 23rd NFL season, made the announcement. → Read More

The most athletic high schooler in America? Why colleges are clamoring to sign Nyckoles Harbor.

At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Archbishop Carroll's Nyckoles Harbor has the size of an NFL edge rusher and the speed of a potential Olympic sprinter. → Read More

Ex-Kansas City Chiefs assistant Britt Reid gets 3 years in prison for 2021 drunk driving incident

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid was speeding and intoxicated when his truck hit two cars in a crash that left a 5-year-old with severe brain injuries. → Read More

In latest reboot, XFL places teams in three new cities for 2023 – including Las Vegas

Five cities from the 2020 version of the XFL will once again have teams in the 2023 reboot, as will Las Vegas, Orlando, Florida, and San Antonio. → Read More

Ex-NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had stage 2 CTE at the time of his death

Demaryius Thomas had been suffering from seizures when he died suddenly at 33. But doctors say he also had stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. → Read More

Eight years after historic NFL draft selection, Michael Sam returns to football as a coach in Europe

Barcelona's head coach said hiring Sam a "no-brainer" given his experience and attitude. → Read More

Winter Olympians use medals to open doors, spark climate discussion on Capitol Hill

A group of Winter Olympians, including Beijing 2022 medalists Jessie Diggins and David Wise, take to Washington to lobby Congress on climate change. → Read More

Former Bengals player, coach Ray Horton joins discrimination lawsuit against NFL

Longtime defensive assistant Ray Horton has joined Brian Flores as a plaintiff in the former Dolphins coach's discrimination lawsuit against the NFL. → Read More

Hearing being held to decide if US figure skaters get their medals before closing ceremony

In a letter, the American skaters informed the IOC they planned to file an appeal that would force the IOC to award the medals prior to closing. → Read More

IOC president Thomas Bach 'very disturbed' by Kamila Valieva's performance, rips her entourage

IOC president Thomas Bach said he was "very disturbed" by Kamila Valieva's disastrous performance, while also ripping members of her inner circle. → Read More

Russian Kamila Valieva says her positive drug test was due to grandfather's medication

Attorneys for Kamila Valieva argued that trimetazidine entered her system through a medication that her grandfather takes, an IOC official said. → Read More

Lansing's Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue win Olympic bronze in ice dance

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue capped their final season together with an Olympic medal, winning bronze at the 2022 Winter Olympics. → Read More

Speedskater Erin Jackson becomes first Black woman to win gold medal in individual event at Winter Games

Speedskater Erin Jackson, a former inline skater, becomes the first Black woman to win a gold medal in individual event at the Winter Olympics. → Read More

Winter weather appears to have extinguished Olympic flame in Beijing. But organizers say it's just 'fine'

The flame in the Olympic cauldron appeared to be extinguished Sunday as winter weather hit the Beijing Games. → Read More

U.S. figure skater Vincent Zhou tests positive for COVID-19 at Beijing Winter Olympics

Vincent Zhou, who was part of the silver medal-winning American figure skating team, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Beijing. → Read More

US figure skating team wins silver medal after clutch performance by Madison Chock and Evan Bates

With a clutch performance from Madison Chock and Evan Bates in ice dance, the U.S. won silver in the Olympic team figure skating competition. → Read More