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Washington Football Team wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (10) makes a catch before the start of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers and Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Antonio Gandy-Golden gets vaccine after initially holding out

- The Washington Times

Gandy-Golden said Monday that he recently became vaccinated, citing the team’s information push and eagerness to relax protocols. Unvaccinated players have to follow stricter rules compared to vaccinated players, such as having to wear a mask inside the team facility at nearly all times and being unable to eat inside restaurants.

Lamont Marcell Jacobs, of Italy, celebrates after winning the final of the men's 100-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Texas-born Italian sprinter succeeds Bolt in becoming world’s fastest man

- Associated Press

The race that has long defined Olympic royalty went to a Texas-born Italian who hadn’t cracked 10 seconds until this year. He’s a 26-year-old whose best days before this came in the long jump. He’s a man even the runner in the next lane didn’t really know. At the Tokyo Olympics, Marcell Jacobs is The World’s Fastest Man.

Washington Redskins defensive lineman Daron Payne (95) walks to the field at the start of the Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) **FILE**

Washington adds Daron Payne to COVID-19 reserve list

- The Washington Times

The Washington Football Team placed defensive tackle Daron Payne on the COVID-19 reserve list Sunday — its seventh player to be put in the league’s protocols. Payne’s addition to the list follows Saturday’s addition of guard Brandon Scherff and tackle David Sharpe.

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United States' Sue Bird (6), center, celebrates with teammates after making a shot during women's basketball preliminary round game against Japan at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Got next: US draws Australia in women's hoops quarterfinals

- Associated Press

The next challenge for the U.S. in its quest to win a seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal is Australia as the Americans Monday night drew their rival in the quarterfinals of the women's basketball tournament.

Christine Mboma, of Namibia, competes in a semifinal of the women's 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Teenagers make 200 final in Olympic testosterone controversy

- Associated Press

Two 18-year-old Namibian runners threw track and field's contentious testosterone issue back into the Olympic spotlight Monday when they blazed into the women's 200-meter final in Tokyo just weeks after being barred from the 400-meter race.

Canada's Jessie Fleming, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women's semifinal soccer match against United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Canada upsets U.S. with 1-0 win in women's soccer

- Associated Press

Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute and Canada earned a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States in the Olympic women's soccer competition on Monday.

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, of Belarus, runs in the women's 100-meter run at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021. Tsimanouskaya alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday, Aug. 1, at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek asylum with the Austrian Embassy in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Official: Belarus sprinter receives Polish humanitarian visa

- Associated Press

A Belarusian Olympic sprinter plans to seek asylum in Poland, an activist group said Monday, after the athlete alleged that her team's officials tried to force her to fly home, where she feared she wouldn't be safe from an autocratic government that recently was accused of diverting a plane in order to arrest a dissident journalist.