• Expert panel warns Tokyo Olympics cost could top $30 billion
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Expert panel warns Tokyo Olympics cost could top $30 billion

    An expert panel commissioned by Japan's capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. The panel on Thursday said the ballooning costs reflect an absence of leadership and a lack of

  • Tokyo favors venue changes as 2020 Games costs soar
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Tokyo favors venue changes as 2020 Games costs soar

    By Elaine Lies and Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) - A Tokyo panel on Thursday urged changes to three venues for the 2020 Olympics in the face of ballooning costs but organizers say such adjustments may prove difficult to instigate in time for the Games. Tokyo touted access to a $4.5 billion war chest

  • Freeman's streak reaches 30, Kemp homers, Braves rout Phils
    The Associated Press

    Freeman's streak reaches 30, Kemp homers, Braves rout Phils

    The Atlanta Braves are giving themselves plenty of reasons to be hopeful about 2017, from a surging offense to improved young pitching. All of it was on display Wednesday night in a 12-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies. Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 30 games.

  • 1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House
    The Associated Press

    1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

    Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well. On Thursday, relatives of those 1936 African-American Olympians will be welcomed to