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Swimming legend Phelps finds new focus in mental health fight

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A self-confessed "shark" in the water Michael Phelps trained non stop in pursuit of his all-consuming dream to become the greatest swimmer of all time. But the 37-year-old disclosed that none of his 60 plus gold medals, including a record 23 in the Olympics, weigh more than his current career… Read

BASEBALL

Ward homers twice, Ohtani earns win as Angels beat Twins 4-2

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Taylor Ward homered twice and Shohei Ohtani took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a cool, rainy Friday night. Ohtani seemed to have trouble adjusting to the weather conditions, tying his career high with six walks. He also hit… Read

SOCCER

Japan beats lackluster U.S. 2-0 in World Cup warmup

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With the World Cup approaching and final roster decisions looming, U.S. soccer players gave a dismal performance in a 2-0 exhibition loss to Japan on Friday in Düsseldorf, Germany. Daichi Kamada scored following Weston McKennie's giveaway in the 24th minute and Kaoru Mitoma added a goal in the 88th. In their next-to-last… Read

TENNIS

Tsitsipas shrugs off fiery Laver Cup protest to give Europe 2-0 lead

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Stefanos Tsitsipas shrugged off a dramatic on-court protest by a demonstrator who set his arm ablaze to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead against Team World at the Laver Cup on Friday. The Greek world number six crushed Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 at London's O2 Arena following a tight… Read

TENNIS

2 Russians, 2 Chinese reach Pan Pacific Open semifinals

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Two players from Russia and two from China advanced to the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Liudmila Samsonova eliminated 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and will next face Zhang Shuai. Zhang defeated Petra Martic 7-5, 6-2. Samsonova also beat current Wimbledon champion… Read

SOCCER

Turkey sending 3,000 police to Qatar to help secure World Cup

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Turkey will send more than 3,000 riot police to Qatar to help secure World Cup stadiums and hotels in a security operation paid for by the competition hosts but under Turkish command, a Turkish Interior Ministry source said. With a population of less than 3 million - of which just… Read

Sports

Track body acts on suspected systematic cheating in results

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The governing body of track and field acted Friday against suspected systematic cheating in qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics and age manipulation of athletes up to 20 years ago. World Athletics said seven of its national members agreed to be on a “manipulation watch list” and results from lower-level… Read

RUGBY UNION

Springboks hold out hopes of claiming title in Rugby Championship finale

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For the Springboks, a shot at the title. For the Pumas, a shot at their own piece of history. South Africa has a chance of stealing the Rugby Championship in the final game of an ultra-tight tournament against Argentina on Saturday, although it'll likely require way more than just a… Read

SOCCER

Nearly 2,000 Liverpool fans to sue UEFA over Champions League fiasco

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More than 1,700 Liverpool fans who allege they were injured or suffered psychological trauma as a result of the crowd chaos at this year's Champions League final in Paris are to sue UEFA, lawyers said on Friday. European football governing body UEFA is facing group action following the showpiece match… Read

GOLF

Homa's heroics turn close day into US rout in Presidents Cup

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Max Homa never felt more energized over a big putt on a Friday, perhaps because he never had so many people who shared in the celebration. This is why making the Presidents Cup was the top of his wish list this year, and his latest afternoon heroics at Quail Hollow… Read

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