Is there a NASCAR race today?  Date, start time, TV schedule for the next race after the 2021 Olympic break
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Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for the next race after the 2021 Olympic break

For those asking “Is there a NASCAR race today,” the answer is that NASCAR is taking a two-week break to coincide with the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. NASCAR’s best national series is off the track until early August. These are the first dark weeks of the season since the series kicked off for a…

Is Simone Biles in the balance beam final?  MyKayla Skinner thinks ‘yes’
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Is Simone Biles in the balance beam final? MyKayla Skinner thinks ‘yes’

Simone Biles has withdrawn from every individual event final at the 2021 Olympics as far as she deals with a case of the twisties. Biles had qualified for the all-around, jump, uneven bars, floor exercise and balance beam, but has so far fallen behind all but one. The one event that Biles hasn’t backed off…

Raisi vows to restore ‘confidence’ among disillusioned Iranian public
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Raisi vows to restore ‘confidence’ among disillusioned Iranian public

Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi is set to come to power this week at a time of huge challenges for the Islamic republic, shaken by recent protests over water and electricity shortages and preparing for more talks on reviving its nuclear deal with world powers. Raisi, a 60-year veteran of hard politics and mooted as…

Olympic Gymnastics Results: MyKayla Skinner, Suni Lee Medal in Jump and Uneven Bars Finals
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Olympic Gymnastics Results: MyKayla Skinner, Suni Lee Medal in Jump and Uneven Bars Finals

MyKayla Skinner had two dreams this summer. First, she wanted to make it to the 2021 Olympics. She accomplished that mission by earning an individual spot to represent Team USA in Tokyo. Her second goal was a medal at the Olympics. It looked like that dream would go unfulfilled after she failed to qualify for…

Market jitters only underline China’s importance to the global economy
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Market jitters only underline China’s importance to the global economy

Updates on US-China Relations Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about US-China relations news. A curious feature of the aftermath of the 2008-2009 financial crisis is that there has been no backlash against international finance comparable to the withdrawal from globalized manufacturing. Even more curiously, global capital appears to…

‘The global supply chain isn’t built for this’: Freight delays hammer the US
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‘The global supply chain isn’t built for this’: Freight delays hammer the US

Wayne Kaylor knew his shipping container was parked somewhere on a railroad yard in Chicago. He just didn’t know where, and for 78 days no one could tell him. Thanks to rising consumer demand, rail yards, ports and warehouses in the US are full of freight, with too few people to move it quickly, causing…