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Suspended Russian track federation gets new president, 2020 November 30

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian track and field federation elected a state rail executive as its new president Monday as it attempts to have its doping suspension lifted ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

The federation, known as RusAF, will now be headed by Pyotr Ivanov. He is the chief executive ...

Weekend Sports in Brief, 2020 November 30

NFL

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos promoted a rookie practice squad receiver to play quarterback Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Kendall Hinton played quarterback for three years at Wake Forest before moving to wide receiver for his redshirt senior season last year. The Broncos signed Hinton as ...

Tokyo Games won't confirm added costs reported at $3 billion, 2020 November 30

TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year postponement will be about $3 billion.

The estimates have been published in the last several days by some of Japan’s top-circulation newspapers, the national broadcaster ...

Hornets acquire Gordon Hayward, 2 draft picks from Celtics, 2020 November 29

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets have acquired forward Gordon Hayward and unprotected 2023 and 2024 second-round draft picks from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a heavily protected 2022 second-round draft pick as part of a sign-and-trade transaction.

The Celtics will only get Charlotte’s draft pick if the ...

Reports: Cost of Tokyo Olympic delay put at about $2 billion, 2020 November 29

TOKYO (AP) - The cost of the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is estimated to be just under $2 billion, or about 200 billion yen.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency and the Yomiuri newspaper both reported the figure on Sunday citing unnamed sources close to games organizers.

The ...

Olympic test event in China called off amid travel concerns, 2020 November 28

Another test event for the 2022 Beijing Olympics was called off Saturday, when bobsled and skeleton officials canceled plans to have a training week and World Cup race on a newly built track to end this year’s sliding season.

The decision comes just days after luge officials also canceled ...

Friday Sports in Brief, 2020 November 28

NFL

BALTIMORE (AP) - With reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson under quarantine as part of an outbreak of COVID-19 that has ravaged the Baltimore Ravens, the team has turned its focus from breaking out of a slump to simply getting healthy and back to practice.

The Ravens have more than ...

Former NBA lottery pick saw wave of Nigerian players coming, 2020 November 27

Fifteen years after Ike Diogu was a first-round NBA draft pick, Nigerians are setting records.

Diogu was the lone Nigerian-American among a group of international players selected back in 2005. This year, a whole starting five and then some could be built from all the picks with Nigerian ties.

“I ...