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Benson Kipruto, left, and Diana Kipyogei, both of Kenya, celebrate winning the men's and women's divisions of the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Kenyans Kipruto, Kipyogei sweep in Boston Marathon return

- Associated Press

Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei completed a Kenyan sweep Monday at the Boston Marathon — the eighth since 2000 at the world’s oldest and most prestigious 26.2-miler, which moved from its traditional spring date for the first time in its history because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Honolulu's Kaikea Patoc-Young (9) scores on a wild pitch by Taylor, Mich.'s Ethan Van Belle, right, during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Hawaii won 2-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) **FILE**

Isolated from family, Hawaii Little Leaguers keep winning

- Associated Press

Until they're eliminated, all 16 teams at the tournament have been isolated to protect them from the coronavirus, living in the dormitories onsite in South Williamsport because the players are ages 10 to 12 and not eligible for vaccinations. While most players haven't had close contact with their families during the tournament, Hawaii second baseman Zack Bagoyo and his father, assistant coach Kevin, have been together every step of the way.

Abilene, Texas' Ella Bruning scores on a wild pitch by Sammamish, Wash. starting pitcher Sanath Chari during the second inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) **FILE**

Ella Bruning turns into a big name for Little League

- Associated Press

Ella Bruning has become the person everyone wants to talk to in South Williamsport this week. The starting catcher for the Wylie Little League team from Abilene, Texas, is the 20th female to play in the Little League World Series and the only girl to compete in this year's tournament. She can hit, pitch, steal bases and take a foul ball off the knee.

Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, wipes his eye at a news conference after his loss to Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) **FILE**

Even Manny Pacquiao finds Father Time undefeated

- Associated Press

Here's hoping we've seen the last of Pacquiao in the ring. Not because it seems like boxing will have a big hole to fill with his departure, but because time has taken its toll on Pacquiao like it has for so many fighters before him.

Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, waits in the ring with a trainer after losing his fight to Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao unsure of boxing future after loss to Yordenis Ugas

- The Washington Times

The 42-year-old, future Hall of Famer suffered a unanimous decision defeat to WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, losing 115-113 and 116-112 twice on the judge's scorecards. It was a two-year layoff for Pacquiao, but the boxer lacked his usual speed and movement that made him one of the best fighters of all time.

German Nils Politt celebrates after winning the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 159.4 kilometers (99 miles) with start in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and finish in Nimes, France, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

German rider Politt wins Tour de France stage 12 in Nimes

Associated Press

Politt was part of a larger group that jumped out of the main pack in the early stages of the windy 159.4-kilometer (99-mile) stage 12 between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Nimes. The German rider from the Bora-Hansgrohe team had attacked with three other rivals from the 13-man breakaway group about 40 kilometers from the finish. He then went solo with 12 kilometers left with a sudden acceleration that was left unanswered.