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Osaka in tears after epic Swiatek defeat but admits: 'I've felt worse'

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Naomi Osaka said she wept after Wednesday's epic French Open defeat to Iga Swiatek but insisted: "I've felt worse". The Japanese star led 5-2 in the final set of a pulsating second round clash and even had a match point. But defending champion Swiatek rallied impressively to record a 7-6… Read

TENNIS

Goffin claims he was spat at by French Open fan; warns of tennis 'hooligans'

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Belgium's David Goffin claimed he was spat at by a French Open spectator and warned that tennis is in danger of descending into the grip of "hooligans". Goffin said a fan spat chewing gum at him as he defeated French player Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3… Read

Sports

Seine still failing water tests two months from Paris Olympics

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Water tests in the Seine in Paris show the river is still too dirty to swim in, two months before the start of the Paris Olympics when it is set to be used by athletes, data from a charity showed Wednesday. French authorities have been in a race against time… Read

BOXING

Usyk-Fury heavyweight rematch set for Dec 21 in Saudi Arabia

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The heavyweight rematch between undisputed world champion Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place on Dec 21 in Saudi Arabia, according to the advisor who organizes boxing events in the kingdom. Turki Alalshikh, chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, confirmed the date of the fight on X on… Read

Sports

Olympic boxing medalists in Paris promised cash prizes by rogue governing body

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The boxing governing body declared rogue by the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will pay $50,000 in prize money to each gold medalist at the Paris Games. The cash promise is doubly confrontational for the IOC, which has severed ties with the International Boxing Association and does not approve… Read

GOLF

Police assault charges dropped against top golfer Scheffler

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Prosecutors in Kentucky on Wednesday dropped all charges against top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler, who was arrested after allegedly ignoring police at a traffic stop outside the U.S. PGA Championship. Scheffler, 27, was handcuffed and led away by officers in the pre-dawn incident on May 17, before having his mugshot taken… Read

ICE HOCKEY

Panthers beat Rangers 3-2 in OT of Game 4 of East final

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Sam Reinhart scored a power-play goal 1:12 into overtime, and the Florida Panthers topped the New York Rangers 3-2 to even the Eastern Conference Final at two games apiece. It was the third straight OT game in the series — and the first time Florida got a win in those… Read

TENNIS

Djokovic eases into French Open second round

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic took his French Open first round record to 20 wins out of 20 as he eased past French wildcard Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Tuesday. Djokovic, chasing a fourth title at Roland Garros and record 25th Grand Slam triumph, came through against his 142nd-ranked opponent 6-4, 7-6 (7/3),… Read

SOCCER

Premier League undergoes postseason managerial upheaval with Maresca set for Chelsea

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Liverpool has already made the change. Chelsea is closing in on its new guy. Manchester United has yet to decide whether to stick or twist. There is unprecedented managerial upheaval in the English Premier League at the moment, with five of the top 11 teams potentially having new coaches at… Read

SWIMMING

Disgraced swimmer Sun Yang eyes competitive return as drugs ban ends

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Disgraced three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang hopes to return to competitive swimming "as soon as possible" after his more than four-year ban for a doping violation ended on Tuesday. The Chinese freestyler was originally suspended for eight years by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2020 for smashing vials of… Read

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