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Hakuho, Sumo Champion, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Hakuho, Sumo Champion, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Hakuho, Sumo Champion, Tests Positive for Coronavirus Hakuho, Sumo Champion, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The recent spike in cases has alarmed Japanese officials, who are considering a state of emergency in Tokyo for the first time since April, and it has led to new restrictions in the capital. The authorities on Monday requested that restaurants and bars close by 8 …

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She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board Have you heard this story before? Girl has rough start in life, discovers chess. She becomes a United States champion. She studies Russian. And now she needs to find a way to get to Russia to play chess, because she …

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Ski Champion Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Ready to Be Happy’

Ski Champion Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Ready to Be Happy’

Ski Champion Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Ready to Be Happy’ Ski Champion Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Ready to Be Happy’ Across men’s sports in general, there are few openly gay athletes. In the four North American major leagues — the N.F.L., the N.B.A., the N.H.L. and M.L.B. — there are no active players who publicly identify as L.G.B.T.Q., …

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Arnie Robinson Jr., Olympic Long Jump Champion, Dies at 72

Arnie Robinson Jr., Olympic Long Jump Champion, Dies at 72

Arnie Robinson Jr., Olympic Long Jump Champion, Dies at 72 Arnie Robinson Jr., Olympic Long Jump Champion, Dies at 72 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Arnie Robinson Jr., who won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, died …

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Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings says Grammy nomination should have gone to Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek poses with Ken Jennings on 14 July 2004 in Culver City, California

Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings says Grammy nomination should have gone to Alex Trebek Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings says Grammy nomination should have gone to Alex Trebek Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings says his recent Grammy nomination should have gone to the show’s late host Alex Trebek. Jennings is up for Best Spoken Word Album at the 2021 Grammys. That nomination was …

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Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women’s Basketball, Dies at 68

Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women’s Basketball, Dies at 68

Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women’s Basketball, Dies at 68 Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women’s Basketball, Dies at 68 Nancy Darsch, who helped turn Ohio State into a women’s basketball powerhouse and then joined the professional ranks, becoming the first coach of the New York Liberty and leading the team to the W.N.B.A.’s inaugural championship game, died on Nov. …

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Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95 Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95 Lee Hyo-jae was born on Nov. 4, 1924, in Masan, a precinct of Changwon in Gyeongsang Province, during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Her father, Lee Yak-shin, was a Presbyterian minister and leader in the church …

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Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86

Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86

Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86 Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86 Tom Heinsohn, the Hall of Fame forward who played on eight N.B.A. championship teams with the Boston Celtics, coached them to two titles and became their passionate broadcaster for more than 40 years, died on Monday …

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Gene Mater, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 93

Gene Mater, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 93

Gene Mater, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 93 Gene Mater, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 93 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Gene Mater was the news director of Radio Free Europe when East Germany began building the Berlin Wall in August 1961. He …

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Yuri Orlov, Bold Champion of Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 96

Yuri Orlov, Bold Champion of Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 96

Yuri Orlov, Bold Champion of Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 96 Yuri Orlov, Bold Champion of Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 96 Yuri Fyodorovich Orlov was born on Aug. 13, 1924, in a village near Moscow to Fyodor Pavlovich Orlov, a truck driver who became an aviation engineer, and Klavdiya Petrovna Lebedeva. His father died when Yuri was 9. He served in …

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