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Djokovic, Federer, Nadal: Who's the greatest of them all?

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Novak Djokovic's French Open triumph, which made him only the third man to win all four majors twice and took him halfway to a rare calendar Grand Slam, has reignited the debate over who is the greatest male player of all time. The 34-year-old Serb wrapped up his second Roland… Read

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Hackett says abusive swim coaches must be banned

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Australian swimming great Grant Hackett demanded on Monday that abusive coaches be banned after complaints about "misogynistic perverts" and as new claims of "degrading" conduct emerged. The former Olympic champion called the allegations shocking and said the sooner those at fault were "weeded out" the better. "We need to be… Read

SOCCER

Spain held to 0-0 draw by Sweden at Euro 2020

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The chances came and went but neither Spain nor Sweden managed to put any of them in the net. Spain dominated possession and kept the pressure on the opposing area for most of the match but the Swedes held on for a 0-0 draw Monday at the European Championship. Sweden… Read

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Indonesian badminton doubles star Kido dies of heart attack at 36

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Indonesian badminton player Markis Kido, an Olympic doubles gold medalist, has died aged 36 from a heart attack, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a tweet on Monday. The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) said in a statement that former player Candra Wijaya witnessed Kido collapse while playing badminton… Read

TENNIS

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas at French Open for 19th Grand Slam title

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Talented and tenacious as they come, Novak Djokovic was not about to concede a thing after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic looked diminished and depleted at the outset Sunday. By the end, he was at his imperious… Read

SOCCER

England players booed for taking a knee despite plea by team

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Sections of fans at Wembley Stadium booed England players for taking a knee before the European Championship game against Croatia on Sunday. The boos, which could be heard over those fans applauding, came despite pleas from the team to respect the anti-racism gesture. Croatia’s players did not take a knee… Read

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Eriksen sends 'his greetings' to teammates after collapse

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Christian Eriksen remained in stable condition in a Copenhagen hospital Sunday and “sent his greetings to his teammates” as he recovers from his collapse during a European Championship game, the Danish soccer federation said. The rest of the Danish team was being given crisis management assistance as they process the… Read

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Netherlands tops Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

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Denzel Dumfries made up for an earlier mistake by heading in an 85th-minute winning goal Sunday, giving the Netherlands a 3-2 victory over Ukraine at the European Championship. Dumfries missed an open header in the first half, but he converted when the team needed it most, heading in a cross… Read

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Subs score late to give Austria 3-1 win over North Macedonia

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The Austrians finally earned a victory at the European Championship, getting the goals they needed from the bench. Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautović both came on as substitutes and scored late to help Austria beat North Macedonia 3-1 Sunday in Group C. “Congratulations to lads, they wrote history tonight,” Austria… Read

TENNIS

Krejcikova wins 1st Grand Slam title in Paris

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Thinking of her late coach the whole time, Barbora Krejcikova went from unseeded player to Grand Slam champion at a French Open full of surprises. Krejcikova beat 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday to win the title in just her fifth major… Read

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