• What to watch Thursday night, Friday morning at the Tokyo Olympics

    22 hours ago - By Wood TV

    Each day of the Tokyo Games, NBC Olympics will provide a rundown of the biggest athletes and the biggest events to watch across a variety of sports. Every single event can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, and many can also be seen on the television networks of NBC. For even more events, visit the Olympic schedule page to find listings for specific sports or TV networks.
    With the Opening Ceremony on tap, most Olympic sports are on hiatus. Fans looking to get their fill of competition will be able to turn to rowing, which has several hours of preliminary heats on...
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  • Hartford man accused in Super 8 killing last year freed after judge dismisses felony murder charge; new charges expected

    Hartford man accused in Super 8 killing last year freed after judge dismisses felony murder charge; new charges expected

    22 hours ago - By Courant

    One of the young men implicated in the case of a Hartford man murdered during a dispute over a pair of stolen designer sunglasses early last year was released from custody Thursday after a judge found an unusual technicality that unraveled prosecutors' case.
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  • Tokyo may get hit by a typhoon during the Olympics

    Tokyo may get hit by a typhoon during the Olympics

    1 day ago - By Wood TV

    While already trying to overcome a one-year delay and juggling athlete and spectator safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo Olympic Games organizers may have another hurdle coming their way: a typhoon.
    The western Pacific has a hurricane season just like the Atlantic Basin, but they refer to their tropical systems as typhoons. The western Pacific is actually the most active basin in the world for typhoons and has spawned some of the world's most intense tropical systems on record. Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in 2013, packed 195-mph sustained winds.
    If the models are right...
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  • With New Red Braids, Naomi Osaka Is Really Ready to Represent Japan at the Olympics

    1 day ago - By Pop Sugar

    Naomi Osaka is celebrating her spot on Team Japan. The 23-year-old tennis champion is gearing up to make her Olympics debut at the upcoming Summer Games in Tokyo. In 2019, Osaka announced she would be relinquishing her US citizenship to represent her birth nation in the storied international sporting event, and just days before it begins, Osaka arrived to practice at the Ariake Tennis Park wearing braids seemingly commemorating that decision.
    Though she has yet to explicitly share the inspiration behind her new hairstyle, Osaka's braids closely resemble the colors of the country's flag...
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  • Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Fired Over Holocaust Joke In 1998 Comedy Act

    1 day ago - By Deadline

    A day before the Opening Ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, the show's director has been fired over a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy routine 23 years ago. Kentaro Kobayashi has been axed from his post after a clip of his 1998 act surfaced on social media that included the phrase “Let's play...
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  • Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open

    Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open

    1 day ago - By Wood TV

    TOKYO - Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games.
    Thursday's 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15.
    Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is determined to hold the Olympics, placed Tokyo under a state of emergency on July 12, but daily cases have sharply increased since then.
    The emergency measures, which largely involve a ban on alcohol sales and shorter hours for restaurants and bars, are to last until Aug. 22, after the Olympics end on...
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