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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

GOLF

Thomas wins 2nd PGA title in playoff after 7-shot rally

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Justin Thomas is a major champion when he least expected it. Thomas matched a PGA Championship record Sunday when he rallied from a seven-shot deficit at Southern Hills, and then saved his most exquisite shot-making for a three-hole playoff to defeat Will Zalatoris. He closed with a 3-under 67, matching… Read

TENNIS

Thiem out of sync, out of French Open with 10th loss in row

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It all used to come so easily for Dominic Thiem on a tennis court — his powerful forehand, his elegant backhand, his hit-which-shot-when calculations, all fine-tuned to the point of a title at the U.S. Open and three other Grand Slam final appearances, including two at Roland Garros. Nowadays, even… Read

RUGBY UNION

Wild Knights, Sungoliath to meet in Japan League One final

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The heavyweights of Japanese rugby will square off again after Suntory Sungoliath and Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights won their way into next weekend’s inaugural final of Japan Rugby League One. Suntory fended off a stern challenge from Toshiba Brave Lupus to win the opening semifinal 30-24 at Osaka Saturday before… Read

BADMINTON

Tai turns tables on Olympic champ Chen to win Thailand Open

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Badminton's world number two Tai Tzu-ying exacted revenge against Olympic champion Chen Yufei on Sunday by winning the Thailand Open women's singles title in a rematch of their final in Tokyo. The Taiwanese 27-year-old, who lost last year's Thailand Open final to Spain's Carolina Marin, got off to a fast… Read

SOCCER

Tottenham routs Norwich 5-0 to clinch Champions League place

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Tottenham clinched Champions League qualification with a 5-0 win over relegated Norwich in the last round of the Premier League on Sunday. Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski both scored twice and Harry Kane got the other goal as Spurs finished fourth, two points ahead of Arsenal, which defeated visiting Everton… Read

SOCCER

Liverpool ends EPL as runner-up behind City despite win

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Liverpool’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies ended in agonizing fashion on Sunday despite coming from behind to beat Wolverhampton 3-1 on the final day of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s team also needed Manchester City to drop points against Aston Villa — managed by Liverpool great Steven… Read

SWIMMING

Titmus smashes Ledecky's 400-meter freestyle world record

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Ariarne Titmus smashed American great Katie Ledecky's 400-meter freestyle world record at the Australian championships Sunday, touching in 3mins 56.40 seconds to reinforce her dominant status after a breakout Tokyo Olympics. The 21-year-old upset Ledecky in the Olympic pool last year to claim gold and has now bettered her arch… Read

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