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Jordan Spieth and Olympic champion Xander Schauffele among USA’s Ryder Cup captain’s picks
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Jordan Spieth and Olympic champion Xander Schauffele among USA’s Ryder Cup captain’s picks

The USA’s Ryder Cup team was finalized on Wednesday as Steve Stricker announced his six captain’s picks, which included three-time major champion Jordan Spieth and recently crowned Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele. The other four captain’s picks for golf’s biennial tournament, which gets underway at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin on September 24, were Harris English,…

‘I will face this match with a smile’: Brazilian football hero Pele announces surgery to remove tumor
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‘I will face this match with a smile’: Brazilian football hero Pele announces surgery to remove tumor

Brazilian football hero Pele underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his right colon last Saturday, he announced on social media on Monday. The news of the surgery follows Pele’s denial of reports that he had fainted last week, when he said that he was in good health and receiving routine examinations. The 80-year-old sports…

Former footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies following 39-year coma
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Former footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies following 39-year coma

Jean-Pierre Adams, an ex-footballer who fell into a coma in 1982 following a botched knee operation, has died at the age of 73, his former clubs Nimes Olympique, Paris Saint-Germain and Nice said. Adams, an imposing central defender, started his career in Fontainebleu, where he helped the local side win its amateur championship, before moving…

Sloane Stephens says she received more than 2,000 messages of ‘abuse and anger’ after US Open defeat
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Sloane Stephens says she received more than 2,000 messages of ‘abuse and anger’ after US Open defeat

American tennis player Sloane Stephens revealed harassing and threatening messages she received following her third-round loss to Angelique Kerber at the US Open on Friday. Stephens wrote on her Instagram story Saturday: “I am human, after last night’s match I got 2K + messages of abuse/anger from people upset by yesterday’s result. It’s so hard…

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty stunned at US Open

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty stunned at US Open

American tennis player Shelby Rogers rallied to upset No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia, the top-ranked woman in the world, in the third round of the US Open in New York on Saturday night. The final score was 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5). Rogers, ranked 43rd in the world, took the first set, but Barty…

The Baylor women’s basketball team is dropping ‘Lady’ from its name and will be known as the Bears
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The Baylor women’s basketball team is dropping ‘Lady’ from its name and will be known as the Bears

Baylor University’s women’s basketball team will no longer be known as the Lady Bears. The team announced Friday that it’s dropping “Lady” from its moniker, and going forward it will be referred to as the “Bears,” like the university’s other sports teams. “Baylor Women’s Basketball has solidified itself as one of Baylor’s most remarkable and…

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…