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Sydney reported its worst day of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday with five deaths and a record rise in locally acquired infections as a weeks-long hard lockdown is struggling to contain the highly contagious Delta strain of the coronavirus.
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Olympics · 4:00 AM UTCAthletics-Another relay fail as U.S. men finish sixth in heat to miss final
The United States failed to make the Olympic men's 4x100 metres relay final after a ragged run saw them finish a shock sixth in their semi-final on Thursday, the latest in a dire run of performances in an event they dominated for decades.