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From hospital bed to Paralympic champion in two-and-a-half months, Oksana Masters savors the latest medal of her extraordinary sporting career
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From hospital bed to Paralympic champion in two-and-a-half months, Oksana Masters savors the latest medal of her extraordinary sporting career

For athletes preparing for the biggest event of their lives, it would usually be a cause for celebration. But 100 days out from the Tokyo Paralympics, Oksana Masters was confined to a hospital bed recovering from surgery on her leg. At the time, thoughts of winning a medal at the upcoming Games were far from…

Naomi Osaka considering taking another break from tennis after US Open loss
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Naomi Osaka considering taking another break from tennis after US Open loss

In a stunning result, US Open defending champion Naomi Osaka lost her third-round match to Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in three sets, as the world No. 3 and four-time major champion uncharacteristically showed signs of frustration on the court and expressed doubts after the match. “I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next…

England’s players allegedly racially abused by Hungary fans during World Cup qualifier, according to FA
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England’s players allegedly racially abused by Hungary fans during World Cup qualifier, according to FA

Some of England’s players were reportedly racially abused by Hungary fans during the team’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary. ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke, who was at the stadium, says he heard monkey chants directed at Raheem Sterling, as well as at substitute Jude Bellingham as he was preparing to come on. England’s players…

US Open match suspended amid heavy rainfall despite stadium roof
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US Open match suspended amid heavy rainfall despite stadium roof

The US Open tennis championship was battered by remnants of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday, causing one match to be suspended as rain poured through the stadium roof. Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman’s second-round singles match was halted early in the second set as water came through multiple openings of the roof on Louis Armstrong Stadium.…

‘The possibilities are endless on how fast we can go,’ says Paralympian David Brown, the world’s fastest blind athlete
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‘The possibilities are endless on how fast we can go,’ says Paralympian David Brown, the world’s fastest blind athlete

It was in the stands of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium that David Brown’s dreams of a career in track and field started to take hold. Brown, who has been blind since the age of 13, remembers taking in the “spots and colors” of the Paralympic Games in Beijing as his friends dictated what was happening…

Tennis’ governing bodies continue to urge players to get vaccinated ahead of US Open
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Tennis’ governing bodies continue to urge players to get vaccinated ahead of US Open

Some of the world’s best tennis players are congregating in New York for the US Open, the season’s final grand slam. They do so at a time when there appears to be a sense of vaccine hesitancy among some of the sport’s leading stars. Men’s world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas has been the latest high-profile…

Jacques Rogge, former IOC president, dies at 79
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Jacques Rogge, former IOC president, dies at 79

Former International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79, the organization announced Sunday. Rogge served as president from 2001 to 2013, overseeing three summer Games and three winter Games, as well as creating the Youth Olympics. “First and foremost, Jacques loved sport and being with athletes — and he transmitted…

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight: What you need to know
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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight: What you need to know

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has found his way back into the ring, this time to fight former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. Paul previously defeated fellow YouTube personality AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson and former MMA fighter Ben Askren. The pay-per-view event, which includes five fights, is scheduled to start Sunday, August 29 at 8…

NBA requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for referees and others who work with players
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NBA requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for referees and others who work with players

Less than two months ahead of the regular season tip-off, the NBA says it’s requiring referees and other personnel who work with players during the 2021-22 season to be fully vaccinated. “All referees must be fully vaccinated unless they have a religious or medical exemption. The referees have also agreed to take any recommended boosters,”…

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy remanded in custody for two weeks
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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy remanded in custody for two weeks

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on Friday, charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. Chester Magistrates Court verbally confirmed the news to CNN and said Mendy will remain in custody until the next trial date on September 10. Mendy, 27, spoke…

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus, says manager Massimiliano Allegri
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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus, says manager Massimiliano Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Juventus this season, manager Massimiliano Allegri said in a news conference on Friday. The Portuguese forward joined the Italian club on a four-year deal for a reported $117 million transfer fee in 2018 but has less than one year left on his current contract. “Yesterday, Cristiano told me that…

‘Every risk that I took, it’s all worth it’: Abbas Karimi fled Afghanistan at age 16, now he’s representing the Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo 2020
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‘Every risk that I took, it’s all worth it’: Abbas Karimi fled Afghanistan at age 16, now he’s representing the Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo 2020

Bringing a child into the world should be the happiest day of any parent’s life. But Abbas Karimi said that when his mother gave birth to him in Afghanistan, his parents were riddled with anxiety. Karimi was born without arms, diagnosed with congenital limb deficiency. “They cried so much […] and they got really upset…

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault
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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged by the Cheshire Constabulary with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says the alleged events took place in Cheshire, northwest England, between October 2020 and August 2021 and relate to three complainants over the age of 16. “Mendy,…

The US Open will offer mental health services to athletes this year
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The US Open will offer mental health services to athletes this year

The US Open will offer athletes mental health support during this year’s tournament, in addition to typical health services, US Open officials said in a statement Tuesday. Mental health care providers will join sports medicine experts from the Mount Sinai Health System at this year’s US Open in New York, scheduled to begin next week.…

Both of the Williams sisters will miss the US Open
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Both of the Williams sisters will miss the US Open

Twenty-three-time grand slam singles champion Serena Williams and her sister, seven-time major singles champion Venus Williams, will miss the final tennis major of the year, the US Open, the two announced on social media on Wednesday. Serena Williams announced she would not be playing because of a hamstring injury, writing on Instagram, “After careful consideration…

US Justice Department awards FIFA and other football governing bodies more than $200M following corruption investigation
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US Justice Department awards FIFA and other football governing bodies more than $200M following corruption investigation

A six-year corruption investigation into bribery schemes in multiple world football organizations ended Tuesday. The US Department of Justice awarded $201 million to FIFA, international football’s governing body; CONCACAF, the confederation overseeing football in North and Central America along with the Caribbean countries; CONMEBOL, the governing confederation in South America, and other affected entities. The…

How does the Paralympic classification system work?
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How does the Paralympic classification system work?

Sixteen days after the closing ceremony of the Olympics, Japan is hosting its next global sporting event as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games get underway. Like the Olympics, the Paralympics are taking place a year after originally planned because of the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), there…