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TENNIS

Nadal into Wimbledon quarters as Kyrgios lurks

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Rafael Nadal swept into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Monday, staying on course for a crunch meeting with Nick Kyrgios, who was on his best behavior in a battling five-set win. In the women's competition, 2019 champion Simona Halep demolished Spanish fourth seed Paula Badosa in just 60 minutes to set… Read

Sports

Zelenskyy praises IOC for supporting bans on Russian sport

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked the IOC for supporting a ban on Russian teams and athletes competing in most Olympics sports, ahead of a court hearing Tuesday to challenge the ruling in international soccer. Zelenskyy met in Kyiv on Sunday with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and praised… Read

SOCCER

Man City buy Kalvin Phillips, stake in Italian club Palermo

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Premier League champion Manchester City bought an England midfielder and a controlling stake in an Italian club on Monday. City said it completed the expected signing of Kalvin Phillips, who left his hometown and boyhood club Leeds at age 26 to sign a six-year contract. The value of the transfer… Read

SUMO

Far from war, Ukraine sumo team trains for global glory in Japan

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A team of Ukrainian sumo wrestlers whose training was interrupted by Russia's invasion are aiming for global glory after a month-long camp in the home of the ancient Japanese sport. The six-strong Ukrainian amateur sumo team will fly to the U.S. state of Alabama on Tuesday to compete in the… Read

AUTO RACING

Sainz wins 1st career F1 race with British GP victory

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Carlos Sainz Jr won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far this season. It began with a frightening first-lap crash and ended with intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium positions. Sainz was in the… Read

TENNIS

Alcaraz defeat clears way for Djokovic at Wimbledon as Federer eyes return

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Novak Djokovic's path to a seventh Wimbledon title opened up on Sunday when Carlos Alcaraz was dumped out by Jannik Sinner as Roger Federer revealed his desire to play at the All England Club "one more time". Top seed Djokovic, seeking to move level with Pete Sampras as a seven-time… Read

AUTO RACING

McLaughlin picks up IndyCar victory in front of his visiting parents

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Scott McLaughlin on Sunday picked up his second career IndyCar victory, which may go down as one of the most special wins of his career. The New Zealander won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with his nervous parents watching from pit lane. McLaughlin had not seen his family in 31… Read

BADMINTON

Momota thrashed by Axelsen in Malaysia final

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Japan's Kento Momota suffered a heavy defeat in the Malaysia Open final Sunday against world number one Viktor Axelsen, the latest disappointing performance from the once undisputed king of badminton. The tournament marked the first time Momota has played in Malaysia since he was involved in a car crash there… Read

CYCLING

Groenewegen pips Van Aert to win Tour de France stage 3 in photo finish

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Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen overtook Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan at the line to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish while Van Aert extended his overall lead on Sunday. Groenewegen got behind record seven-time Tour sprint champion Sagan's wheel when he was battling… Read

RUGBY UNION

Signs good for Japan League One rugby after difficult 1st season

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Leading figures in Japan’s new professional rugby union competition are looking ahead with confidence after an inaugural season which wooed fans and confirmed the league’s allure to the world’s leading players. Japan Rugby League One faced early headwinds as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of matches and limited attendances. But as… Read

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