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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2021, file photo, Jade Carey, of the United States, poses after winning the gold medal for the floor exercise during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Carey is finally embarking on her freshman year at Oregon State, after taking a somewhat winding route to Corvallis. Then again, the 21-year-old Olympic gold medalist is used to taking the non-traditional path. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Jade Carey goes from winning gold to hitting the books

Tom Davis, with his wife, Jamie, and their kids, offers a blessing before dinner at their home in Fremont, Ind., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. “I can’t continue to be that guy that got blown up in Ramadi,” the city outside Baghdad where a hidden bomb threw his armored vehicle high into the air, costing the soldier much of his left leg. A tattoo on his forearm reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

From battlefield to Tokyo: Combat vets vie at Paralympics

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri in action during the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Dallas. While the AfroBasket tournament doesn’t boast the star power of an Olympics, it does showcase ever-competitive and improving quality of basketball on the continent. Mejri, a more slender 7-foot-2 center who played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2015-19, hopes to use his 3-point shooting to draw former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares away from the basket. Ugandan players struggled in the paint, knowing Tavares was looming to swat away shots. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, file)

Tall task: Cape Verde aims high in AfroBasket semifinals

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Joaquin Niemann of Chile plays a shot during the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship on Narashino Country Club course  in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Thursday, Oct, 21, 2021. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan's Iwata takes 1st-round lead at Zozo Championship

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Japanese golfer Hiroshi Iwata shot a 7-under 63 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship.

USA Basketball tabs Jim Boylen to coach World Cup qualifiers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.

Russian volleyball gold medalist accepts doping ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Russian volleyball player who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics has accepted a nine-month doping ban for a positive test which was a

FIFA president Gianni Infantino, left, smiles after receiving the shirt of the Venezuelan soccer team with Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, right, during his visit at Miraflores Presidential Palace in in Caracas, Venezuela , Friday , Oct 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Infantino says biennial WCups can bring youth back to soccer

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told European football leaders that his governing body was not the "enemy of football" while saying biennial World Cups were needed to keep youn