Saudi Arabia: Women can play in Olympics

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Saudi Arabia: Women can play in Olympics

From Comcast SportsNet
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi Arabian newspaper says Crown Prince Nayef has approved plans for the ultra conservative Muslim country to send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time at the London Games. The Saudi-owned and London-based Al-Hayat newspaper says Nayef, who is heir to the aging king, has approved the participation of women at the London Olympics in sports that "meet the standards of women's decency and don't contradict Islamic laws." Saudi sports officials could not be reached to confirm Tuesday's report in the Arabic-language newspaper. The IOC said Monday that progress has been made in talks with Saudi Olympic officials on sending female athletes and officials to the games.

Preview: White Sox-Twins today on CSN

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Preview: White Sox-Twins today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Minnesota Twins today, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (3-8, 5.07 ERA) vs. Nik Turley (0-1, 12.46 ERA)

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