“Olympics Photos:” Surfing debut, swimming, skateboarding, gymnastics, basketball and triathlon events

For the first time in history, surfing made it’s debut at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Hawaii’s John John Florence and Carissa Moore of Team USA competed on Saturday at Tsurigasaki beach on the Bōsō Peninsula just outside of the city. Events included swimming, skateboarding, gymnastics, basketball and a triathlon, among others. China leads the games with six gold medals, one silver and four bronze. Followed by Japan with five gold and one silver, and the United States with four gold, two silver and four bronze. Here are some of the best photos of the day: Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the gold… Read More

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The ‘QAnon Shaman’ is in plea negotiations after being diagnosed with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, report says

Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman,” at the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Capitol riot suspect known as “QAnon Shaman” is in plea negotiations, his lawyer told Reuters. The negotiations come after Jacob Chansley was diagnosed with several mental illnesses while in prison. Chansley, pictured in horns and fur on January 6, was one of the most visible people at the riot. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The Capitol riot suspect known as the “QAnon Shaman” is in plea negotiations after being diagnosed with several mental illnesses while in prison, his attorney told Reuters Thursday. Jacob Chansley… Read More

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The Jazz have the 30th pick in the NBA draft, but using that pick isn’t their only option

The Utah Jazz own the 30th overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA draft, but selecting at that pick isn’t their only option. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News The Utah Jazz own the 30th pick in the upcoming July 29 NBA draft, but that doesn’t mean the Jazz have just one option on draft night. The Jazz can go one of four ways when it comes time for them to make their 2021 draft selection. Keep the pick The most obvious option is for the Jazz to make the 30th pick and keep the player they draft. Best case scenario along this route is the Jazz get a player that… Read More

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This YouTube channel is using AI to gloriously remaster classic video game intros and cutscenes

Twenty years ago, when photorealistic games were still just a faraway dream, companies like Square sent our imaginations soaring before we played, with big-budget intros and cutscenes. Long before Overwatch normalized the practice of releasing Pixar-quality animated shorts for each new character, Blizzard’s Diablo II and Capcom’s Onimusha 3 put us in the demon slaying mood with incredible mini-movies stretching to six minutes each. But if you dare try watching these classics on a modern 4K TV or even a 1080p monitor, they’ll look like a pixelated mess. That’s where a YouTube channel named Upscale and machine learning comes in — making them look nearly as good as they did… Read More

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Mariners beat A’s 4-3, take series to pull closer in wild card race

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a two-out, two-run single as part of Seattle’s four-run third inning, Marco Gonzales won his second straight decision, and the Mariners inched closer in the American League wild card chase with a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Mariners 4, A’s 3: Box score Seattle took three of four in the series and pulled within 1½ games of the A’s for the second wild card in the AL, perhaps setting up the Mariners to be buyers rather than sellers ahead of the trade deadline. The Mariners (54-46) are eight games over .500 for the first time since April 2019 and improved to… Read More

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Offense stays stagnant as A’s slip further into second place behind Astros

In their 100th game of the year, the Oakland A’s fell 5.5 game back of the Houston Astros for first place in the American League West with a 4-3 loss, and series loss, to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. The highlights will feature plays from a tough inning for Cole Irvin, but the spotlight should be on the A’s offense for its continued struggles. Against Seattle left-handed starter Marco Gonzales, Matt Olson hit his 27th home run of the year. Matt Chapman collected his fourth hit over his last 11 games and scored on Stephen Piscotty’s double. After Olson’s home run in the Gonzales retired nine straight A’s batters… Read More

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High school football: Duchesne favored again in 1A North, but coaching shake-up at North Summit makes things more interesting

Duchesne was the runner-up in last year’s 2A state championship, but with the return of 1A football this year it is the favorite in the 1A North region and the overall classification. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News For the first time in many years, there might not be an inevitability about another Duchesne football region title in 2021. Duchesne has lost just one region game in the past 11 years, winning the region title in 10 of those 11 years, including the past six. Nothing has changed with Duchesne to think it can’t make it seven straight, but rather it’s about what’s changed for one of its opponents. North Summit,… Read More

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Get all the healthcare coverage you need with the Digital Health Briefing from Insider Intelligence

Healthcare has finally begun to embrace digital transformation after years as a stubborn holdout. The coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated adoption of technologies such as telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Insider Intelligence covers these topics and more each morning in our Digital Health Briefing email newsletter. Healthcare has been through quite the journey in the last few years. After years and years of holding out against the tide of digital transformation, the healthcare industry finally began to adapt new methodologies and technologies – a process that greatly accelerated thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re at an inflection point in the evolution of healthcare, which means anyone who touches the industry… Read More

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LaMonte Wade Jr. leads power surge as Giants avoid sweep, host Dodgers next

SAN FRANCISCO – LaMonte Wade Jr. had his first career multi-home run game and starting pitcher Alex Wood earned his third win in his last four starts as the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Sunday to avoid a rare three-game sweep this year at Oracle Park. Wade homered in the first and third innings to give him three in two games and 12 this season. Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada also went deep for San Francisco, which now has a Major League-best 151 home runs this season. Wood lasted 5 1/3 innings before he gave way to Jay Jackson with the bases loaded and one out in the… Read More

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Rudy Gobert scores 14 as France upsets Team USA

France’s Rudy Gobert drives past United States’ Kevin Durant, left, during a men’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. France won 83-76. Utah Jazz big man Gobert scored 14 points in the win. | Charlie Neibergall, Associated Press Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert was one of three French players to score in double-figures as France rallied past Team USA 83-76 early Sunday morning in the opening game of men’s basketball group play at the Tokyo Olympics. Evan Fournier, who scored 28 points, sparked a 14-0 French run after the United States led 74-67 with 3:41 to play. It’s the… Read More

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