Simone Biles Will Make Dramatic Return to Tokyo…

TOKYO—Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final on Tuesday, making a high-stakes return to competition a week after she pulled herself out of competition because she didn’t feel mentally able to compete safely.…

Canada Beats U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in Tokyo…

KASHIMA, Japan—By halftime of the U.S. women’s soccer game in a Tokyo Olympics semifinal Monday a question hung in the air: Could the U.S. continue its two-decade unbeaten streak against Canada without its most valuable…

Simone Biles Will Compete in Balance Beam Final…

TOKYO—Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final on Tuesday, her sports federation said here, making a high-stakes return a week after she pulled herself out of competition because she didn’t feel mentally able…

No Fans, No Problem: These Sports Never Have…

As the Australian archery team entered its shoot-off against Chinese Taipei last week, the tension inside Koto City’s Yumenoshima Park was palpable. “What a moment in time,” the announcer exclaimed over the public address system.…

Tech Startup Financing Hits Records as Giant Funds…

Big money-management firms expanded their dominance in Silicon Valley last quarter, crowding out venture capitalists in a once-niche business and putting 2021 on pace to nearly double last year’s record in startup financing. Hedge funds,…

Our 2021 Laptop Buying Guide: How to Choose…

So there you are, in the Best Buy laptop section, staring down the biggest decision of your life: Which one should I make mine? Do you head for the low-cost Chromebooks? Pull out Google Translate…

Inflation Is Hot Now, but Investors Are Betting…

Investors are betting the inflationary streak that has sent prices of everything from used cars to lumber soaring will fade in the coming years, a reassuring sign for markets struggling to find direction. Few issues…

The Amazing Adventure of the Overnight Olympian

“It’s starting to settle in,” Matt Ludwig said. This was Saturday night in Tokyo. Ludwig, 25, was calling from the athletes village, where he’d arrived from the United States barely hours before his qualifying round…

‘Jungle Cruise’ Tops a Middling Weekend Box Office

After several weeks of encouraging premieres, Hollywood’s return to the box office has struggled with middling performances topping the charts. The latest example: Walt Disney Co. DIS -1.31% ’s “Jungle Cruise,” starring Dwayne Johnson and…

A Cash-Strapped Corner of China Finds a Financial…

China’s biggest liquor company, a favorite of international investors, has become a financial lifeline for the underdeveloped southern region where it is based. Kweichow Moutai Co. 600519 -4.05% has generated billions of dollars for the…

U.S. Swimming Tops the Medal Table, but With…

TOKYO—In an Olympic swim meet that featured a reversed schedule, no fans and few world records, Team USA will again return home with more medals than anyone else. But fewer of them are gold than…

Simone Biles Says She’s Out of the Olympic…

TOKYO—Simone Biles won’t defend her Olympic floor exercise title, her sports federation said on Sunday. Biles has said she is suffering from a disorienting condition that prevents her from competing safely, or effectively. She withdrew…

Investors Lost Hundreds of Billions on China in…

American investors are asking whether China Inc. is still worth the risk following a widening series of regulatory crackdowns that have wiped some $400 billion off the value of U.S.-listed Chinese companies. Investors ranging from…

Mom and Dad Aren’t at the Olympics. They’re…

When Cathy and Patrick Batten travel to watch their daughter, Haley, compete in mountain biking races, they like to go their separate ways. Cathy finds one spot, locks in, and watches from there. Patrick’s nerves…