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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards this week as Bungie push Solstice loot

Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards this week as Bungie push Solstice loot

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris will be offering a new list of rewards when it returns later today across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Teams of three will be taking on the crucible challenge during a busy week that has already seen the start of the 2021 Solstice of Heroes and the return of Master Difficulty in Vault of Glass.

The best loot will be reserved for those Guardians who can make it into the Lighthouse, with Flawless rewards usually offering Adept options.

The Trials of Osiris will start at 6pm BST on Friday, July 9, 2021, and the new rewards curated by Bungie will be available between now and the next Weekly Reset, which is scheduled for July 6.

It could take an hour for Guardians to find out the full list of weapons and items available this week.

But we should know the three-win item and the map selection within a few minutes of Trials coming back online.

Saint-14 is the full-time Trials of Osiris vendor who currently resides in the Tower Hangar with his pigeons and ship.

And visiting him will be worth it for those who can smash through the Crucible and score some wins as Saint’s inventory updates with Trials Passages, Bounties, and the option to turn in Trials Tokens.

The map rotations continue each week, although Bungie has made changes to the weapons you can pick up during an event.

Last week saw Bungie offer Sola’s Scar Legendary Sword, Trials Helmet/Armour, Igneous Hammer Legendary Hand Cannon, and the Flawless: The Messenger Adept Pulse Rifle

Details on other aspects of the Trials experience can be found below, courtesy of Bungie:

Trials Passages: “There are five unique Passages that can be bought from Saint-14 which offer their own mechanics. Each Passage will track wins and losses in a single Trials run. If three losses appear on a Passage, players will be restricted from the activity and have to either reset the Passage or purchase a new one.”

Mercy: Always available and Forgives one loss per run.

Ferocity: Always available and with zero losses, your Third Win grants a Bonus Win.

Confidence: Unlocks after going Flawless and grants a bonus reward from the Flawless chest.

Wealth: Unlocks at 5 wins and Increases Trials tokens from completing and winning Trials matches.

Wisdom: Unlocks at 7 wins and grants bonus XP from Trials Wins, scaling with the number of Wins on a Ticket.

Trials Bounties: Along with Passages, players can also purchase three different Trials Bounties which will reward players for completing them: Weekly Bounties will reward XP, Glimmer, 35 Valor Rank Points, and 5 Trials Tokens; Daily Bounties will reward XP, 15 Valor Rank Points, and 2 Trials Tokens; and Additional Bounties will offer XP and 2 Trials Tokens.

Meanwhile, Guardians can start unlocking the new Solstice of Heroes armour set, which can be done by heading over to the European Aerial Zone to chase after chests and fragments.

This will also mean upgrading your armour when you’ve collected, with the returning event set to run until early August.

Solstice of Heroes has an end date scheduled for August 3, with more big updates planned for later that month, as well as a look ahead at what’s coming next for the popular free-to-play game.

Author: Gary Jones
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Laurie Hernandez gives update on injury that cost her US Olympic Trials

Laurie Hernandez gives update on injury that cost her US Olympic Trials

Hernandez tweeted Tuesday that she just realized she hadn’t fully explained what happened to her knee that ultimately cost her a shot at the Olympics.

Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez gave an update Tuesday on the injury she suffered at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships that ultimately cost her a spot at the Olympic trials.

Hernandez appeared to hyperextend her right knee during warmups before the U.S. Championships. She pushed through the beam routine on the first night, but withdrew from the second night altogether.

She gave more details Tuesday.

“this is super random but like… i got a bone bruise, fluid, a cyst and torn meniscus from that dismount landing in championships & just realized i never gave y’all a knee update,” Hernandez tweeted. “and i still chose to do beam after the fall, I’m proud (it was a bad routine but I’m just glad i tried).”

Hernandez was left off the roster for the Olympic trials two weeks ago. She did not petition to be added and ended up doing commentary for the NBC broadcast.

After her injury, Hernandez posted a thread on Twitter showing a bunch of the skills she was working on for trials.

Hernandez won silver on the balance beam and gold in the team event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 2020 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team will include Hernandez’s 2016 teammate Simone Biles along with first-time Olympians Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey. Skinner and Carey will only compete in individual events while the other four will also be in the team competition. Carey earned her own spot through the World Cup circuit, separate from the Olympic trials.

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Author: Travis Pittman
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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards this week and Bungie Loot report today

Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards this week and Bungie Loot report today

Trials of Osiris is kicking off in the coming hours and will include a mixture of armour and weapons, one of which could be an Adept variant.

Destiny 2 Guardians will be taking on the latest Crucible challenges in teams of three, and the best rewards will be available to those who can win the most encounters.

A trip to The Lighthouse is the ultimate goal, and the Flawless rewards over recent weeks have included an Adept weapon.

The first Crucible encounters will be kicking off at 6pm BST on Friday, July 2, 2021, across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.

The new rewards curated by Bungie will be available between now and the next Weekly Reset, which is scheduled for July 6.

Saint-14 is the full-time Trials of Osiris vendor who currently resides in the Tower Hangar with his pigeons and ship.

And visiting him will be worth it for those who can smash through the Crucible and score some wins as Saint’s inventory updates with Trials Passages, Bounties, and the option to turn in Trials Tokens.

The map rotations continue each week, although Bungie has made changes to the weapons you can pick up during an event.

Last week included the following Trials of Osiris rewards:

  • Three Wins: Sola’s Scar Legendary Sword
  • Five Wins: Trials Helmet/Armour
  • Seven Wins: Igneous Hammer Legendary Hand Cannon
  • Flawless: The Messenger Adept Pulse Rifle

Details on other aspects of the Trials experience can be found below, courtesy of Bungie:

Trials Passages: “There are five unique Passages that can be bought from Saint-14 which offer their own mechanics. Each Passage will track wins and losses in a single Trials run. If three losses appear on a Passage, players will be restricted from the activity and have to either reset the Passage or purchase a new one.”

Mercy: Always available and Forgives one loss per run.

Ferocity: Always available and with zero losses, your Third Win grants a Bonus Win.

Confidence: Unlocks after going Flawless and grants a bonus reward from the Flawless chest.

Wealth: Unlocks at 5 wins and Increases Trials tokens from completing and winning Trials matches.

Wisdom: Unlocks at 7 wins and grants bonus XP from Trials Wins, scaling with the number of Wins on a Ticket.

Trials Bounties: Along with Passages, players can also purchase three different Trials Bounties which will reward players for completing them: Weekly Bounties will reward XP, Glimmer, 35 Valor Rank Points, and 5 Trials Tokens; Daily Bounties will reward XP, 15 Valor Rank Points, and 2 Trials Tokens; and Additional Bounties will offer XP and 2 Trials Tokens.

It will likely take at least an hour for gamers to find out all the rewards available from Trials of Osiris this week.

July 6 will be the end of the Trials and will be when the Solstice of Heroes event kicks off, running until August 3.

This will be an event that all Destiny gamers can enjoy, with Bungie telling Guardians this week:

“Eva Levante returns, bringing new armor for Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks to earn. As you upgrade your sets, you’ll once again be able to earn some magnificent white glows to adorn your armor with. If you have a taste for the elements, Eververse will also offer Universal Ornament Bundles for purchase which will shine brightly with glows that reflect your equipped subclass.”

Author: Gary Jones
This post originally appeared on Daily Express

Reports: Sha’Carri Richardson, who won 100-meters at trials, may be out of Olympics

Reports: Sha'Carri Richardson, who won 100-meters at trials, may be out of Olympics

Sha’Carri Richardson won the women’s 100-meters at the Olympic trials, but those results have reportedly been wiped out due to a positive drug test.

U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson may miss out on running the 100-meters at the Tokyo Olympics after she reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the U.S. Track and Field Trials, according to multiple reports. She would be the second prominent U.S. track athlete in less than a month to learn she will miss competition due to a failed drug test.

But at least one report indicates the suspension may be short enough to allow the 21-year-old, who easily won the 100-meters at trials, to run a relay event later in Tokyo.

The failed test was first reported by the Jamaican Gleaner, which said it learned from a source that traces of a banned substance were found in a recent drug test sample. Reuters, citing sources, later reported it had confirmed that Richardson had tested positive for marijuana and that her results from last month’s Olympic trials were wiped out. The New York Times also said it confirmed with two sources, adding it was unclear if Richardson would appeal.

Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Tyler Dragon tweeted he had confirmed with a source that the suspension was for marijuana. Richardson faces a 30-day suspension, according to Dragon.

A 30-day suspension, if applied on July 1, would mean Richardson would not be able to return until July 31 or August 1. Because the women’s 100-meter preliminaries are on July 30, Richardson would be out. However, Dragon reported that Richardson might be able to run the women’s 4×100-meter relay. Preliminaries are set for Aug. 5.

Requests for comment from USA Track and Field and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for confirmation were not immediately answered.

The Gleaner and Reuters both report Jenna Prandini, the fourth-place finisher at trials, has been approached about replacing Richardson in the 100-meters. Prandini had already qualified for Tokyo in the 200-meters.

In a cryptic tweet Thursday, Richardson wrote “I am human.”

Richardson is set to appear on NBC’s Today Show Friday, the network reportedly told Reuters.

Support for Richardson quickly grew online after the news, with the hashtag #LetHerRun trending on Twitter.

Richardson blew away the field at trials first in the semis in a wind-aided 10.64 seconds, then again in the final in 10.86.

Last month, American record-holder Shelby Houlihan announced she had received a four-year ban from the sport after testing positive for a prohibited steroid. Houlihan, who holds the U.S. records in the 1,500-meters and 5,000-meters, said she believed it was due to a pork burrito she ate hours before the test. There are many examples in recent years of tainted meat causing positives. Houlihan learned of the ban one week before the trials.

On June 3, runner Kahmari Montgomery accepted a one-month ban after testing positive for THC, according to USADA. The length of the ban, which USADA said was the minimum allowed, prevented her from taking part in the trials.

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Author: Travis Pittman
This post originally appeared on CBS8 – Sports

McLaughlin breaks 400 hurdles mark on historic day at trials

McLaughlin breaks 400 hurdles mark on historic day at trials

During the US Olympic track trials, McLaughlin finally outraced Dalilah Muhammad to earn the victory, and the record, that Muhammad kept grabbing whenever they met.

EUGENE, Ore. — Sydney McLaughlin looked to her left and saw the numbers “51.90.” Her first thought: “Oh my gosh!”

Now, at long last, the 400-meter hurdles world record belongs to her.

On Sunday night at U.S. Olympic track trials, McLaughlin finally outraced Dalilah Muhammad to earn the victory, and the record, that Muhammad kept grabbing whenever they met. McLaughlin’s 51.90 was good enough to beat Muhammad by 0.52 seconds. It shattered Muhammad’s old world record by 0.26.

“It’s one of those moments you think about and dream about and play in your head that you’ll put it together,” said McLaughlin, who not long ago aligned with coach Bobby Kersee.

Her record was the highlight of a day that included other kinds of history.

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Noah Lyles won the 200 meters to punch his Olympic ticket, then celebrated by kneeling on the track and clasping his hands together: “I just stopped stressing and let my body do what it does,” he said after posting a world-leading time of 19.74 that came on the heels of some lackluster runs through the 100 and 200 rounds.

He shared the spotlight with 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton, whose third-place finish makes him the youngest male member of the U.S. Olympic track team since Jim Ryun in 1964.

JuVaughn Harrison, a 22-year-old from LSU, won not one, but two titles on the same day to become the first American to make the Olympics in both the high jump and the long jump since Jim Thorpe in 1912.

“That’s a lot of years for somebody not to do it,” Harrison said. “It’s really good for me to have my name in history like that.”

It’s an amazing enough feat on a normal day. On this day — unbelievable.

Temperatures at Hayward Field reached 108 degrees and the surface of the track exceeded 150.

It forced USA Track and Field to put a halt to the action at about 3 p.m., shortly after heptathlete Taliyah Brooks was being carted off the track in a wheelchair. Brooks was in fourth place when she went down during javelin warmups. She did not make it back, and when the competition resumed some five hours later, Annie Kunz got the win.

Much earlier in the day, Paul Chelimo won by .19 seconds in a sprint to the finish in the men’s 5,000, which had been moved to the morning to beat the heat. Much later on the track, Athing Mu won the women’s 800 and Cole Hocker edged reigning Olympic champion Matt Centrowitz in the 1,500.

McLaughlin’s race was delayed by about four hours. She said the wait “was a little bit of a throw in our plan.”

“But we were prepared for that,” she said. “Bobby always talks about Muhammad Ali, and always having to be ready for that left hook.”

In this case, it was another Muhammad — Dalilah Muhammad — who has, in her own way, been preparing McLaughlin for this day.

This marked the third straight major race in which the two squared off and a world record was set. The last two times, it was Muhammad who came out on top. It happened first two years ago on a rainy day in Des Moines, Iowa, at national championships. Then again, a few months after that at worlds in Qatar. McLaughlin ran a 52.23 at worlds, but lost by .07 seconds. That mark would have been the world record had she run it before Muhammad started rewriting the book that season.

“Dalilah is a great competitor, and I was growing into my own person,” McLaughlin explained when asked if she was deflated after running such good times, only to come in second.

She also credited a renewed sense of faith and, of course, Kersee, for this breakthrough.

Kersee is the legend who has, over the years, squeezed the most out of some of the greatest in the sport, including Allyson Felix, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith Joyner.

He put McLaughlin on a new plan — getting her focused on improving her form by running shorter hurdles courses.

“It was trusting the process, and a lot of things you can’t really see coming,” McLaughlin said. “But just having the childlike faith in trusting everything is going to work out. Bobby’s really good at that.”

Muhammad said getting to the starting line in this, a year that started with injuries and a COVID-19 scare, was never a sure thing. She said she couldn’t break 55 seconds to start the season.

“Almost for a month straight, I kept asking (my coach) every day at practice, ‘Are you sure. Are you sure?’” Muhammad said. “I’m extremely grateful to be here today, and so thankful those setbacks are behind me.”

Up next is the Olympics. The finals in the 400 hurdles are set for Aug. 4. The world record in this event is always in jeopardy.

“She definitely pushes me,” Muhammad said during her interview on the track. Then, she turned to McLaughlin and said: “Congratulations, you world-record holder. It’s going to be a battle in Tokyo for sure.”

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Too hot: Track trials come to a halt as temperatures soar

Too hot: Track trials come to a halt as temperatures soar

With temperatures reaching 108 degrees Fahrenheit, one athlete was wheelchaired off the field.

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. track and field trials came to a halt Sunday afternoon with temperatures reaching 108 degrees. One athlete, heptathlete Taliyah Brooks, was carted off the field in a wheelchair but was “OK,” her agent told The Associated Press.

Fans were filing into the stadium for the headline events of the final day of Olympic qualifying when, at around 3 p.m., the track announcer came onto the PA system and said action was being suspended due to extreme heat. He asked all spectators to evacuate.

Brooks was in fourth place after five of the seven events of the heptathlon, which is considered among the most grueling contests in track and field. She had been listed as a “DNS” — did not start — in the sixth event, the javelin. Her agent, Tony Campbell, said she had hopes of returning in the evening to compete.

The program was scheduled to resume at 8:30 p.m. PDT. Among those still waiting to secure spots in the Olympics were Noah Lyles in the men’s 200, and Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin, who were set to face off in the women’s 400-meter hurdles.

Earlier, JuVaughn Harrison won the high jump, contested under cloudless skies in 105-degree temperatures. Harrison was also entered in the long jump, which had been pushed back to the evening.

A record heat wave settled in over the Pacific Northwest for the second day, with the temperature in Portland, two hours north on Interstate 5, reaching an all-time record of 110 (43 Celsius).

With the humidity, Eugene felt like 113 in mid-afternoon. Third-place high jump finisher Shelby McEwen called the heat “mind blowing.”

“It’s crazy. I wasn’t expecting it to be this humid,” he said. “We just had to be mentally locked in, mentally prep ourselves for it, stay hydrated and go out and get the job done.”

The men’s 5,000 meters took place at 10 a.m. in a nod to the forecast, which since early last week had predicted triple-digits over the weekend. In temperatures reaching 90 degrees on the track, Paul Chelimo fended off a pair of runners for a .19-second victory.

“Honestly,” Chelimo said, “I wanted it a bit hotter.”

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