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'Relief': Djokovic's bid for year Slam ends against Medvedev
/ from September 13, 2021
NEW YORK — A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during a changeover.For 27 Grand Slam matches in 2021, on hard courts, clay ...
Fil-Canadian Leylah Fernandez reaches 1st Slam final at US Open
/ from September 10, 2021
NEW YORK — Leylah Fernandez's first major semifinal, at the U.S. Open just days after her 19th birthday, did not go her way at the start.Still, she recovered from dropping the initial three games to take a lead. Then, her opponent, No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, pushed a match filled ...
Ronaldo becomes highest scoring man in international soccer
/ from September 02, 2021
FARO, Portugal — Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring man in the international soccer history with his 110th goal for Portugal on Wednesday.The Portugal captain scored in the 89th minute against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, moving ahead of former Iranian striker Ali Daei. He added a second — another ...
Serena, Venus Williams out of US Open; 1st time since 2003
/ from August 26, 2021
Serena and Venus Williams added themselves to the list of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, making this the first time since 2003 neither of the sisters will appear in the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.Serena, who turns 40 next month, cited a torn right hamstring that has ...
Paralympics open in empty stadium — just like Olympics
/ from August 24, 2021
THE Paralympics began Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the same empty National Stadium — during the same pandemic — as the opening and closing ceremonies of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics.Japanese Emperor Naruhito got it all started again, this time under the theme “We Have Wings.” Among the few on ...
Pacquiao ponders ring retirement, political plans after loss
/ from August 23, 2021
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao sounded like a fighter on his way out and a politician on his way up.He might have concealed his battered face behind big sunglasses, but Pacquiao didn't hide behind excuses or denial after a discouraging unanimous-decision loss to Yordenis Ugás on Saturday night.Yes, Pacquiao disclosed ...
Pacquiao, Ugas unafraid to make title fight on short notice
/ from August 13, 2021
LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao could have postponed or canceled his boxing comeback when opponent Errol Spence Jr. dropped out less than two weeks before their August 21 showdown.Instead, the former eight-division champion quickly found some right-handed sparring partners and went right back to work preparing for a new opponent ...
Spence drops out of Pacquiao fight with eye injury; Ugás in
/ from August 11, 2021
LOS ANGELES — Errol Spence Jr. has dropped out of his pay-per-view fight with Manny Pacquiao on Aug. 21 because of a retinal tear in his left eye.WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugás will step in to face Pacquiao at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the same date, the promoters ...
To curb Covid, Tokyo Olympics collect lots of spit
/ from July 30, 2021
THEY spit. They wait. They hope.About 30,000 people from scores of nations are spitting into tiny plastic vials at the Olympics in a daily routine that’s grown crucial in going ahead with the pandemic-era Games, according to organizers.If you do the math for the two-week duration of the Olympics, that ...
EXPLAINER: Surfing, where the playing field is never level
/ from July 22, 2021
TOKYO — Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing. That begins with learning how to read ocean swells to anticipate the formation of the wave to quickly execute a maneuver.Here, we explain what you need to know about surfing to appreciate its Olympic debut at the ...