Tokyo Updates: Softball Gold Medal Game, U.S. Women's Basketball Opener

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As Day 4 of the Tokyo Olympics gets underway, determination is plentifulness to look guardant to, including the U.S. against Japan successful the softball golden medal crippled and the U.S. women's hoops squad successful its archetypal crippled against Nigeria. Here's the latest:

U.S. softball aims for golden vs. Japan

The U.S. women's softball squad is playing Japan successful the golden medal lucifer astatine 7 a.m. ET connected Tuesday. The Americans bushed the Japanese connected Sunday nighttime erstwhile Kelsey Stewart deed a walk-off location run. In the past softball golden medal game, astatine the 2008 Beijing Games, Japan came retired connected top.

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Taurasi plans to play for women’s hoops opener

The U.S. women’s hoops squad should person five-time Olympian Diana Taurasi successful the lineup for its opener connected Tuesday astatine 12:40 a.m. The seasoned defender did not play successful immoderate of Team USA’s accumulation matches – successful which they went 2-1 with a nonaccomplishment to Australia – owed to a hep injury. She has not played since a July 3 WNBA game.

“There’s inactive immoderate pain” but that she’ll beryllium “ready to go” for “as galore minutes arsenic [coach] Dawn [Staley] needs me,” Taurasi said.

Team USA’s archetypal crippled is against Nigeria, which the U.S. routed successful an accumulation successful Las Vegas connected July 18.

Pink offers to wage good for Norway’s formation handball team

Last week, the Norwegian formation handball squad was fined for wearing elastic shorts alternatively of bikini bottoms astatine the 2021 European Beach Handball Championships. Now, popular prima Pink is rallying down the squad and offering to wage the 1500 euro fine.

I’m VERY arrogant of the Norwegian pistillate formation handball squad FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”. The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good connected ya, ladies. I’ll beryllium blessed to wage your fines for you. Keep it up.

— P!nk (@Pink) July 25, 2021

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