TOKYO  — Katie Ledecky will be the first to concede that her standards are almost impossible to meet, especially at this stage of her stellar swimming career.

SAITAMA, Japan — The Americans applauded the Iranian national anthem. The Iranians applauded the U.S. anthem. There were a few handshakes before, plenty more handshakes after, and words of sportsmanship between the sides throughout the game.

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TOKYO — When you spend the better part of a decade redefining the possible within your sport, the standards change. Good is no longer good enough. Sometimes, great isn't either.

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The biggest thing Griffin High’s football team has to deal with this week as it inches forward toward the first day of official preseason practice on Monday is the rising heat.

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Isaac Bruce would love to see “The Greatest Show on Turf” playing with today’s NFL rules. No head-hunting safeties. No handsy cornerbacks. No limits to what the St. Louis Rams’ offense could do.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Tech freshman running back Jahmyr Gibbswas named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s preseason all-conference team at all-purpose back and return specialist, the league announced on Tuesday morning.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Tech has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Community Service Award for its #AllVoteNoPlay initiative, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Fiesta Bowl announced on Tuesday.

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TOKYO  — Simone Biles came to Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready for the spotlight.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell is the preseason pick to be Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year while six-time reigning champion Clemson headlines the all-ACC team with eight picks.

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TOKYO — Simone Biles came to Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. It all came to a stunning halt in the women’s gymnastics final on Tuesday night with an uncertain vault.

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Texas and Oklahoma submitted a request Tuesday to join the Southeastern Conference, with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league would consider it in the “near future.”

TOKYO  — Alaska is renowned for its majestic natural beauty. The snowy peaks. The glistening glaciers. The sparkling fjords.

TOKYO — When Olympic diver Tom Daley announced in 2013 that he was dating a man and “couldn't be happier,” his coming out was an act of courage that, with its rarity, also exposed how the top echelons of sport weren't seen as a safe space by the vast majority of LGBTQ athletes.

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference, notifying the Big 12 they would not be renewing an agreement that binds the league’s members through 2025.

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TOKYO  — For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women's soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances.

TOKYO  — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness.

LOUDON, N.H.  — The 23XI Racing team posted a slideshow of the Bubba Wallace firesuit collection and asked fans to comment on their favorite. The designs were from business plucked straight out of Super Bowl ad space: Wallace was dressed by top companies in fast food, fantasy sports and auto…

LOS ANGELES  — Caitlyn Jenner’s reflections about winning an Olympic gold medal, boxer Christy Martin's fight for her life outside the ring and the infamous “Malice at the Palace” brawl are some of the most controversial sports moments highlighted in a new Netflix docuseries airing next month.

The Spalding County 2021 Spalding 10U Navy All-Stars baseball team was honored Thursday evening with a parade that began at Wyomia Tyus Park and ended at the Griffin-Spalding Athletic Hall of Fame. An ice cream social was also held in honor of the team. The team recently won the 2021 USSSA B…

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With several players receiving offers to play at the next level, the good news continues to follow the Griffin High girls basketball team.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Devin Leary can only imagine what it's like being a high school recruit in the era of college athletes finally being able to profit from their fame. North Carolina State’s fourth-year quarterback figures there will be plenty of questions about how to cash in.

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The International Olympic Committee has released the order of the parade of nations for the opening ceremony and the names of all the flagbearers.

There are few people who are more at home at Spalding High School than Spalding High offensive coordinator Thomas Hoffmann.

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The July 11 Parade magazine insert in The Griffin Daily News contained the following in the article “32 Reasons to Watch the Olympics”: “493 km/hour — That’s how fast a badminton birdie (shuttlecock) travels, making it the fasting moving object in sports.”