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Alex Ovechkin one of four Capitals placed on NHL covid-19 protocol-related absences list

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov were placed on the list and the NHL also fined the Capitals $100,000.

A tennis player has turned his Australian Open quarantine into a party of one

Pablo Cuevas, the world's 70th-ranked player, is winning fans on Instagram and keeping himself as sharp as possible rather than gripe, as some other players have.

NFL caps Super Bowl attendance at 22,000, including 7,500 vaccinated health-care workers

The NFL has completed plans, after discussions with public health officials, to have 14,500 ticket buyers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, plus 7,500 vaccinated health-care workers who will attend as guests of the league.

Bruce Arians is known for ‘letting players play.’ For the Bucs, it has been the right approach.

For a Buccaneers team led by Tom Brady and other stars, Bruce Arians has found the right touch as head coach.

Racism carved away a piece of Hank Aaron’s heart. What remained was still a gift.

As much as we love and admire Hank Aaron, we were denied the experience of the man in full. Racism forced him to build a wall, one that he fortified through the years out of self-preservation. It is a wall that many Black Americans put up just to survive.

With six months to go, the Tokyo Olympics are swimming against a tide of doubt

Organizers acknowledge risks but insist meticulous preparations are being made to ensure the Games can be staged safely.

USWNT dominates like old, introduces some new in attacker Catarina Macario

The Brazilian-born Macario scores in first start for the U.S. women's soccer team in a 6-0 win over Colombia.

Hank Aaron fought racism the way he played: quietly but with power

Aaron, who died Friday, never stopped fighting racism. But he also never let it define him, friends said.

Ryan Zimmerman, long the face of the Nats, returns to the team on a one-year deal

The first baseman has been with the Nationals since they drafted him in June of 2005. He’s an organizational lifer and sticking around.

NBC Sports Network, home to Premier League and NHL, to shutter by end of year

The network will stay on the air through this summer's Tokyo Olympics, but its live sports will eventually migrate to USA Network and NBC's streaming service, Peacock.
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