Mad Ants acquire rights to Omari Johnson

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The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced today they have acquired the player rights to forward Omari Johnson from the Memphis Hustle in exchange for the returning player rights to forward Jarrod Uthoff and guard ...

North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain ...

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to ...

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

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TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games. A city official said Deputy Mayor Takatohsi Machida and Japanese Olympic Committee ...

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

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A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President ...