Sports

EXPLAINER: How ‘the twisties’ stopped Simone Biles cold

Maybe Simone Biles made soaring through the air look too easy. It’s not — a fact she and other gymnasts who constantly negotiate with...

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league – in 2025

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at...
video

Plum good: Team USA 3-on-3 star with SWFL ties gets her Olympic gold

Three-on-three basketball was featured in the Olympic Games for the first time this year, and Team USA's women's team had no problem showing them...

Sunisa Lee takes gold in women’s gymnastics final

An American finished atop the podium in the women’s Olympic gymnastics all-around, just like always. Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim...

U.S. women’s hoops team captures 3-on-3 Olympic gold

Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now,...

Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said...

‘About time’: Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics

When Olympic diver Tom Daley announced in 2013 that he was dating a man and “couldn’t be happier,” his coming out was an act of courage...

Disbelief, support in Japan after Naomi Osaka’s elimination

“Masaka” — or, in English, “No way.” That’s how an incredulous Japan reacted Tuesday to the unexpectedly early loss of Naomi Osaka at the...

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared...

Florida’s Caeleb Dressel leads U.S. to gold in men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay

Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position: second...

Latest Headlines