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The Latest: Nebraska men's hoops vs Penn State postponed, 2021 January 22

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Nebraska has announced that its men’s basketball home game against Penn State on Jan. 30 has been postponed.

The Huskers (4-8, 0-5 Big Ten) have now had five games postponed amid the pandemic. Last week, ...

Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics, 2021 January 22

TOKYO (AP) - Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key.

It's an immense undertaking in the best of circumstances and complicated now by an ...

Thursday Sports in Brief, 2021 January 22

OLYMPICS

TOKYO (AP) - IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.

Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears ...

AP PHOTOS: Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open in just 6 months, 2021 January 22

TOKYO (AP) - The postponed Tokyo Olympics are due to open in just six months. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee say they will go ahead on July 23. But it’s still unclear how this will happen with virus cases surging in Tokyo and elsewhere around the globe.

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Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics 'focused on hosting', 2021 January 22

TOKYO -- IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.

Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again.

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Some athletes shelving Olympic bids amid delayed Tokyo Games, 2021 January 21

Driving to Dublin - it’s, well, a long way from Tipperary. Too long for Dean Gardiner, especially with a new baby and full-time university courses.

The Irish super heavyweight boxer tried to endure the grind of traveling and training for another shot at the Olympics, but he's called it a ...

Former IOC VP Pound says fans optional for Tokyo Olympics, 2021 January 21

TOKYO (AP) - Former IOC vice president Dick Pound says the Tokyo Olympics could go ahead without fans. And he predicted the games will open on July 23 despite surging coronavirus cases in Japan and around the globe.

"The question is - is this a ‘must-have’ or ‘nice-to-have.’ It’s nice ...

Olympic champion's abuse claim triggers debate in Greece, 2021 January 20

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou appeared before a public prosecutor in Athens Wednesday in relation to sexual assault accusations she made that have ignited a nationwide debate on misconduct and encouraged multiple victims to make their claims public.

Bekatorou, who won gold at the 2004 ...