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Olympics 2020: three-on-three basketball among five extra sports in Tokyo

3-on-3 basketball, pictured at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan this year, will be added to the Olympic programme in Tokyo. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty Images Mixed relays in athletics and swimming will make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with men and women competing with and against each other in 4x400m on the track and 4x100m freestyle in the ... Read More »

RTD sports editor Mike Szvetitz named newspaper’s managing editor

Mike Szvetitz, sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was named Tuesday as the newspaper’s new managing editor. As managing editor, Szvetitz will be the No. 2 editor in the newsroom and be responsible for its day-to-day operations. He started his new role effective immediately, 17 years and one day after he got his first newspaper job as a reporter covering ... Read More »

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt Sports minister announces initiative which will be introduced as part of the 2017-2018 budget The sports minister, Greg Hunt, says there are great examples around the world of secure funding from a national sports lottery. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA View more sharing options Shares 26 Comments 117 Mike Hytner @mike_hytner ... Read More »

Indisputable proof that Washington D.C. is the saddest sports city in the U.S.

If you’re a sports fan in Washington D.C. on Thursday, we’re here to give you a virtual hug. Wednesday night was super rough with the Capitals blowing yet another Game 7 and the Wizards falling to the Boston Celtics. At least the Nationals won a game, right? And it was over the Baltimore Orioles, too. That’s got to help just ... Read More »

The 13 greatest first-round upsets in sports history

Chicago is temporarily the center of the sports universe. The Bulls are up 2-0 on the top seed Boston Celtics and looking for the rare No. 8-over-No. 1 NBA upset. Meanwhile, the NHL’s Blackhawks have the shoe skate on the other foot as they trail 3-0 in their first-round series to the eighth-seeded Nashville Predators. As the NBA and NHL brace ... Read More »

E sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation”. Competitive video gaming will also feature as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. And it will first appear in this year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan. Alongside Fifa ... Read More »

Game changers – engineering tomorrow’s sports

Artificial intelligence and robotics are combining with human skill to usher in a new era of sport. Sport is as intrinsic a part of our civilisation as the expression of art or the use of tools. Cave paintings dating from thousands of years ago, in places as far apart as France, Libya and Japan, depict humans engaged in competitive wrestling, swimming ... Read More »

UB will drop four sports teams in athletics budget cutback

UB President Satish K. Tripathi (Buffalo News) The University at Buffalo will eliminate four sports teams at the end of this school year in a belt-tightening that ultimately will save $2 million a year in athletic department spending. Men’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, baseball and women’s rowing no longer will be sponsored, the university revealed Monday. “This has been ... Read More »

THE WEIRDEST ENDINGS IN SPORTS

  North Carolina-Oregon provided a strange finish to a Final Four game on Saturday, although it’s hard to top Seahawks-Packers in 2012. (Getty Images) North Carolina made its claim to history in the Final Four on Saturday: Who misses four free throws in the final six seconds of a game — while nursing a one-point lead — and lives to ... Read More »

Sports museum in Chicago is proposed by ex-Adler, Shedd executives

Two former museum executives are pitching an idea for a sports museum in Chicago that would use sports to teach visitors about everything from physics to statistics to race relations. But whether the museum could be a grand slam or even get to first base depends on funding and support. FROM OUR PARTNERS: The 10 Best Eyelash Growth Serums On the ... Read More »