Top U.S. wrestler J’den Cox out of Olympic Trials before tournament starts
FORT WORTH, Texas – Before the Olympic Trials even started Friday morning, USA Wrestling announced J'den Cox would not be competing because he failed to make weight.
Cox, a two-time world champ and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, was entered at 97 kilograms (213 pounds), and was placed in the semifinals by virtue of winning a 2019 world championship at a non-Olympic weight, 92 kilos (202 pounds). He was removed from the bracket and it has since been updated.
That stinks for wrestling fans. Had Cox won Friday's challenge tournament, he would've faced Kyle Snyder, a two-time world champ and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, in Saturday's best-of-three finals for the right to go to Tokyo.
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Dave Bliss, the former Baylor men’s basketball coach, lives in a 1,282-square foot house near San Antonio and forever in infamy.
He remains at the center of one of the biggest scandals in college sports history, and memories tied to his misdeeds have resurfaced.
Baylor is set to play in the Final Four Saturday for the first time since 1950, the high point for a program that reached the lowest of lows in 2003.
That year, after one of his players murdered another, Bliss tried to frame the dead player as a drug dealer to cover up NCAA rules violations. Those violations included Bliss making tuition payments for players and unreported failed drug tests.
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Two Officers Injured In Apparent Vehicle Attack Outside U.S. Capitol
The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown and two Capitol Police officers have been injured, officials confirmed Friday.
There are reports the suspect “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” Capitol Police said. Multiple news outlets have reported that officers shot and killed the suspect after he or she jumped out of the vehicle with a knife.
The Associated Press reported that at least one of the officers is in serious condition.
The incident took place at the northwestern entrance of the U.S. Capitol, where senators and staff normally enter the building. The outermost fenced perimeter police set up in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was removed last week, opening the area to public traffic.
Footage from outside Congress showed two stretchers and a large gathering of law enforcement officers.
Congress is currently on recess and lawmakers are out of town. President Joe Biden is currently at Camp David receiving information about the incident, the White House said.
Friday’s incident is the first attempted security breach since supporters of former President Donald Trump violently stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in hopes of preventing lawmakers from certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. More than 140 Capitol Police officers suffered injuries during the attack; five people died during or shortly after.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Igor Bobic contributed reporting.