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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, speaks during a press conference Friday, May 7, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Hashimoto said Friday that a planned visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31.(Kyodo News via AP)

Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

- Associated Press

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31.

Commuters wearing face masks walk through a station passageway in Tokyo Friday, May 7, 2021. Japan is set to expand and extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas through May 31 as the coronavirus continues spreading and uncertainty grows about safely holding the Olympics just 11 weeks away. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

- Associated Press

Trains packed with commuters returning to work after a weeklong national holiday. Frustrated young people drinking in the streets because bars are closed. Protests planned over a possible visit by the Olympics chief.

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012, file photo, Australia's Elliot 6m crew Lucinda Whitty, left, Nina Curtis and Olivia Price compete during the medal race at the Summer Olympics, in Weymouth and Portland, England. Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian SailGP team for the rest of the season as part of a developmental program designed to bring women into the global league. Curtis, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and sailed with Team Brunel on the final five legs of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, beat out Lisa Darmanin in a training camp during the season-opening regatta in Bermuda two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad

- Associated Press

Nina Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian team for the rest of SailGP’s second season as part of a developmental program to fast-track women into the global league.

A security guard stands with a note calling for refraining from watching a half-marathon to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Sapporo, northern Japan, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The half-marathon was held as a Tokyo 2020 test event three months before the Olympics open. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)

Coe gives stamp of approval to Tokyo Olympic test event

- Associated Press

Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of track and field, said a half-marathon test event run in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Wednesday made him confident that the Olympic marathon can be held successfully in the city when the Tokyo Games open in just under three months.

Tokyo Games need 500 nurses; nurses say needs are elsewhere

- Associated Press

Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. They say they’re already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller listens to the national anthem before the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. Miller will retire at the conclusion of the season, ending the 18-year career of the winningest American-born goaltender in NHL history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Ryan Miller wins final home start, Ducks beat Kings 6-2

- Associated Press

Ryan Miller made 23 saves to win the final home start of his 18-year NHL career, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped their 23-game streak without a home regulation victory Saturday night, beating the Los Angeles Kings 6-2.