Debbie Meyer counts years, not medals, and she swears she is ready to read a new chapter. Forty-eight years ago. The 1968 Games. She was just a 16-year-old from Carmichael when she swept the 200-, 400- and 800-meter events in Mexico City, becoming the first swimmer to win three individual Olympic gold medals.
The Olympics give the U.S. men’s basketball team a global platform to express concerns, frustrations and views on what happens in society. But that voice is amplified as athletes can turn to social media and their own forms of media, like The Players’ Tribune, to reach the public.
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Mac Williamson homers leading off the fifth inning, then hits a tiebreaking single in the 12th to lift the Giants over the New York Yankees 2-1 on Saturday to give San Francisco its first victory since the All-Star break.
Ryon Healy hits a game-ending home run in the ninth inning two batters after Jake Smolinski ties it with a two-run homer, and the A’s rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday night.
Republic FC President Warren Smith tells the 1,000 season-ticket holders on hand for Wednesday night’s question-and-answer session with coach Paul Buckle at Bonney Field that he expects to receive word next week from Major League Soccer’s board of governors and Commissioner Don Garber on an updated timetable for Sacramento’s entrance into the league.
Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers says, “That’s why I’m here,” while signing his name on tournament programs, hats and paper after a practice round for this week’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. “It’s about the fans.” And the two-time NFL MVP is doing his best to satisfy all of them.
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