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Recent articles by Tom:

Five worst deals among college football coaches contracts

Two coaches who have won national championships are among those with the worst contracts in college football. → Read More

Three months after Sha'Carri Richardson's DQ, WADA announces it will re-examine marijuana as banned substance

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced it will instruct an advisory panel review whether cannabis should remain on its list of prohibited substances. → Read More

Before Bishop Sycamore, there was Christians of Faith Academy, along with lawsuits and unanswered questions

Bishop Sycamore is facing scrutiny after its ugly loss in a nationally televised football game, but this is not new to many of the people involved. → Read More

US women's super team dominates 4x400 relay for Olympic gold; Allyson Felix wins record 11th medal

Allyson Felix wins her record 11th Olympic medal, teaming with Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu to take gold in the 4x400 relay. → Read More

High jumpers from Qatar, Italy decide to share gold medal; emotional celebration ensues

When high jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi both failed to clear the last height, they decided to share the gold medal. → Read More

Canada's Andre de Grasse wins 200 meters, beating Americans Kenneth Bednarek, Noah Lyles at Olympics

Canada's Andre de Grasse surprised in the 200-meter dash, beating three Americans, including Noah Lyles and Kenneth Bednarek. → Read More

Sydney McLaughlin sets world record; Dalilah Muhammad wins silver in 400 hurdles

The 21-year-old McLaughlin won the women's 400-meter hurdles in dominant fashion, beating compatriot Dalilah Muhammad in a world record 51.46 seconds. → Read More

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins 100-meter dash, takes over as fastest man in the world

Jacobs surprisingly took gold in the first Olympic 100-meter final of the post-Bolt era. American Fred Kerley won silver. → Read More

'Powerful, strong Black women dominating': Sha'Carri Richardson congratulates Jamaicans on 100-meter dash sweep

Sha'Carri Richardson took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate the Jamaican trio that won the women's 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

USWNT notches scoreless draw against Australia to advance at Tokyo Olympics

After a scoreless draw with Australia, the U.S. women's soccer team will face either Brazil or Netherlands in the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

Alternate on US women's gymnastics team tests positive for COVID-19

The local government in Inzai, a Japanese city where the US Olympic gymnastics team was training, announced that a teen gymnast tested positive. → Read More

What we know about the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics

Plenty of questions remain with the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held on Friday, July 23. → Read More

These five couples have a love story tied to the Summer Olympics

Here's a look at some of the relationships in which the Summer Olympics has played a special role over the years. → Read More

'I feel like it was a setup': Gwendolyn Berry finishes third in hammer, feels blindsided by national anthem

Berry, who will compete in the hammer throw at her second Olympics, has previously protested while on the podium at an international sporting events. → Read More

What to watch in the frantic final weekend of US Olympic track and field trials

Noah Lyles, Athing Mu and Sydney McLaughlin will be among the marquee names competing in the final weekend of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. → Read More

US Olympic officials reverse course, boot banned runner Shelby Houlihan from track trials

Shelby Houlihan, who tested positive for an anabolic steroid in December, was going to be allowed to run at the track and field trials on Friday. → Read More

Record-setting American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan tests positive for anabolic steroid

Shelby Houlihan, the American record-holder at both 1,500 and 5,000 meters, believes a positive steroid test came from a burrito. → Read More

Youth football coach from viral video of 'dangerous' collision was fired in 2020

Attorney says Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association – a youth sports organization in North Carolina – learned about the hit in September. → Read More

DK Metcalf holds his own on the track in 100-meter dash debut

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf put his speed to the test Sunday, running the 100-meter dash against Olympic hopefuls at a pro track meet. → Read More

No reason to flip out: US athletes reveal crazy ways they've trained for Olympics during COVID-19

With facilities shut down much of past year, American athletes have looked to unusual places and people to help them prepare for this summer's Games. → Read More