Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray received wild cards into the U.S. Open, marking their returns from retirement and injury, respectively, to Grand Slam tennis.
Nathan Chen was slightly surprised to learn figure skating's Grand Prix Series will go on as scheduled this season, albeit with more localized fields.
EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos, both Americans, each raised a black-gloved fist to protest racial injustice in the United States. The story by AP Sports Writer Will Grimsley is reprinted here as it ran in The (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Morning Advocate on Oct. 17, 1968, using the contemporary style and including any published errors.