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Ryan Murphy (USA), from left, Evgeny Rylov (ROC) and Luke Greenbank (GBR) pose with their medals after taking the top spots in the men's 200 backstroke final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games

Russian Doping Scandal Clouds the Pool in Tokyo

Ryan Murphy couldn't help but acknowledge the specter of Russia's doping scandal after being beaten in both backstroke events by Russian rivals.

The USMNT beats Qatar in the Gold Cup semifinals

USMNT, Concacaf's Dark Arts and Another Gold Cup Final Trip

The U.S. survived Qatar's best punches thanks to goalkeeper Matt Turner and a missed PK before turning on the Concacaf charm to wear out the Gold Cup's guest nation.

Jalen Green (G League Ignite) poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number two overall pick by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft

Rockets Chart Path Forward With Green, International Picks

The Rockets are taking the long route back to contention as the James Harden era sits in the rearview mirror.

Jul 25, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) smiles before a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.

Yankees Boost Lackluster Offense With Rizzo Trade

New York addressed its biggest weakness in trading for Chicago’s first baseman one day after getting Joey Gallo

Phillip Danault.

Most Improved NHL Teams After Day 1 of Free Agency

Whether or not the early moves work out remains to be seen, but here’s a look at a few of the most improved teams after the first day of free agent frenzy.

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