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Osaka loses in 1st round of French Open

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A year ago, Naomi Osaka left the French Open of her own volition, never beaten on the court but determining that she needed to pull out before the second round to stand up for herself and protect her mind. On Monday, Osaka departed Roland Garros against her will — via… Read

TENNIS

Nadal, Djokovic cruise into 2nd round at French Open

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Rafael Nadal kicked off his quest for a 14th French Open title Monday with a straight-sets win over Jordan Thompson. Nadal, on a quarterfinal collision course with Novak Djokovic, brushed Australia's Thompson aside 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 to improve his Roland Garros record to 106 wins and just three losses since… Read

SOCCER

Fueled by Premier League dynasty, Man City crave Champions League legacy

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Manchester City's latest Premier League title triumph established the champions as a burgeoning dynasty, but Pep Guardiola won't be satisfied until their domestic bliss becomes the catalyst to conquer Europe. City's fourth title in five seasons is arguably the greatest achievement of Guardiola's glittering career as he found a way… Read

Sports

Semenya says she offered to show track officials her body

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Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya said she offered to show her vagina to track officials when she was just 18 years old to prove she was a female. She also accused the world athletics body of making her take medication that “tortured” her and made her fear that she was… Read

AUTO RACING

Indy 500 a showcase of IndyCar's growing strength

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The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Some 20 drivers, maybe more, are legitimate contenders to win Sunday… Read

SOCCER

City celebrates EPL title with Manchester parade

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Puffing on a cigar, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrated his team's fourth English Premier League title in five seasons after a parade through the streets on Monday. Three open-top buses carrying City players and staff navigated a short route through Manchester center after starting at the National Football Museum.… Read

ICE HOCKEY

Denmark stuns Canada at hockey worlds; Czechs beat U.S.

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Denmark beat Canada for the first time in a 3-2 upset win at the world ice hockey championship on Monday, while the United States slumped in a loss to the Czech Republic. Sebastian Dahm's 29 saves helped Denmark to hold on to stun Canada and move into contention for a… Read

Sports

Ex-Olympic medalist Kotani battles objectification of women in sport

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Former artistic swimming star Mikako Kotani wants to protect women in sports from being exploited in sexualized images as a service both to her younger self and to the female athletes still being judged by the way they look on camera. The 55-year-old, who led the Tokyo Olympic organizers' push… Read

SOCCER

3 goals in 5-minute recovery wins Premier League for Manchester City

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Manchester City had been here before, losing at home and risking throwing away the title. Would the leaders choke like never before in the Premier League? The prospect of a first-ever changing of the lead on the final day was growing with Villa leading 2-0 at the stunned Etihad Stadium… Read

AUTO RACING

Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Spain

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Nothing was going right for Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix: the wind had blown his car off course, his Red Bull was struggling, and top rival Charles Leclerc seemed headed for a sure victory. His fortunes turned when Leclerc lost power and his Ferrari suddenly sputtered to a… Read

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