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Matteo Berrettini out of Wimbledon due to positive Covid-19 test

The Italian, one of the favorites for the men’s singles title, said he was “heartbroken.” “I have had flu symptoms and been isolating the last few days. Despite symptoms not being severe, I decided it was important to take another test this morning to protect the health and safety of …

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Andy Murray defends use of cheeky underarm serve in Wimbledon opener against James Duckworth

After his 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory, Murray explained in his post-match press conference that the decision to use the uncommon shot, more often used by his friend and fellow tennis star Nick Kyrgios, was a tactical one. Funnily enough, Murray’s execution of the serve wasn’t especially pinpoint, with the …

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MLB: 12 suspended after mass brawl between Mariners and Angels

Three Mariners players received suspensions. Jesse Winker, who charged the Angels bench after being hit by a pitch from Andrew Wantz, received a seven-game ban, J.P. Crawford five and Julio Rodriguez two. Nine players and members of the Angels coaching staff also received suspensions, including manager Phil Nevin for 10 …

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Deshaun Watson: Woman sues Houston Texans over former QB’s alleged behavior

Watson — who played for the Texans from 2017 to 2021 before being traded to the Cleveland Browns earlier this year — has faced lawsuits from at least 24 women alleging a range of violations including sexual assault and harassment. At least 20 of those suits have already been settled. …

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Novak Djokovic gets Wimbledon title defense off the ground with battling win

On the first day of action at Wimbledon, Djokovic opened play under the roof of Centre Court in a bid to win his fourth straight title at SW19 and first grand slam of the year. The top seed’s victory against Kwon was perhaps not as routine as some expected. First, …

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Jodie Burrage comes to the aid of unwell ball boy with sweets during first round Wimbledon match

At the start of the second set of Burrage’s match with Lesia Tsurenko, one of the ball boys for the game on Court No. 18 appeared to be struggling with an illness. “He just said he was feeling really faint. He couldn’t actually really talk. It was quite distressing to …

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Brittney Griner to attend preliminary court hearing behind closed doors, lawyer says

Griner has been held in Russia since February 17 on accusations of alleged attempted drug smuggling and has been officially classified as “wrongfully detained,” a US State Department official told CNN in May. According to Boykov, the court hearing will be held behind closed doors at the Khimki city court …

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Women’s PGA Championship: Chun In-gee clinches third major

Ranked 33rd in the world, the South Korean had led from the front courtesy of a record-breaking opening round at Congressional Country Club, setting a new course record before extending her advantage to six strokes at the halfway stage on Friday. Yet a weekend drop-off saw the 27-year-old’s lead shrink …

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Hubert Hurkacz pledges to raise money for Ukraine with every ace he hits at Wimbledon

CNN  —  Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz will be hoping to harness his powerful serve at Wimbledon over the next fortnight as he announced his intention to donate 100 euros ($105.54) to the relief effort in Ukraine for every ace he hits. “I am pledging to donate 100 euros for …

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Elina Svitolina: Ukrainian tennis player on a ‘mission’ to help war-torn country

The 27-year-old, who is in regular contact with her family and friends back in Ukraine, has taken a break from tennis to focus her efforts on raising funds and awareness of her country’s plight. “It’s extremely tough because they [her family] tell their stories,” Svitolina told CNN Sport. “I speak …

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