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Daniil Medvedev stuns Novak Djokovic in US Open men’s final to win first major title

Daniil Medvedev stuns Novak Djokovic in US Open men’s final to win first major title

Daniil Medvedev earned his first major title by defeating Novak Djokovic at his own game in a stunning upset Sunday in the US Open men’s final. Medvedev denied Djokovic a victory that would have given him the…

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WBO orders Sept. 2 purse bid for Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter title fight

WBO orders Sept. 2 purse bid for Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter title fight

Terence Crawford is inching closer to the biggest fight of his career. After Top Rank and PBC failed to complete a deal for Crawford to defend his title versus Shawn Porter by Friday’s deadline, the…

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Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray moved into the field for the US Open on Monday when another past champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out because he still is recovering from foot surgery. Murray is a former No. 1…

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Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson agree to deal for 130-pound title fight, manager says

Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson agree to deal for 130-pound title fight, manager says

Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson are finally going to get their hands on each other after months and months of verbal sparring. “We are in agreement with everything,” Stevenson’s manager, James Prince, told ESPN on…

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Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense vs. Julianna Pena off

Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense vs. Julianna Pena off

Amanda Nunes, the pound-for-pound best female fighter in the UFC, will have to wait a little longer for the next defense of her bantamweight championship. She tested positive for COVID, UFC chief business officer Hunter…

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Novak Djokovic on competing at Olympic Games: Historic gold medal outweighs empty seats

Novak Djokovic on competing at Olympic Games: Historic gold medal outweighs empty seats

The prospect of winning an Olympic gold medal for Serbia outweighs the disappointment of playing in an empty venue at the Tokyo games, the men’s world tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic stated on Monday. Djokovic considered pulling…

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Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

The ball went from Chris Paul to Devin Booker and didn’t stop moving until Deandre Ayton scored after every Suns player had touched it. The 10-pass sequence was the prettiest play of the NBA Finals and the kind the one-man show…

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Toto Wolff: F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes

Toto Wolff: F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes

Formula One champions Mercedes are fighting against the odds now in their title battle with Red Bull, team boss Toto Wolff stated after Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix dealt a fifth successive defeat. Once-dominant Mercedes started…

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Mike Mason aiming big in high jump title defense at Canadian Olympic trials

Mike Mason aiming big in high jump title defense at Canadian Olympic trials

Mike Mason has often shied away from sizing up the high jump competition ahead of major championships, but two weeks ago he watched online as five men reached or surpassed 2.30 metres in Florence, Italy.…

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Novak Djokovic rallies from two sets down to win French Open, 19th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic rallies from two sets down to win French Open, 19th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic came all the way back after dropping the first two sets to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open final Sunday for his 19th Grand Slam title. Djokovic’s second…

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Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal’s French Open set streak is over. His pursuit of a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title — including 14 at Roland Garros — remains very much intact. Nadal shrugged off dropping a set in…

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Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Ronald Koeman will stay as Barcelona’s coach next season following weeks of uncertainty surrounding his future, president Joan Laporta confirmed on Thursday. Laporta had said a “period of reflection” was needed after two wins in their…

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Rafael Nadal wins in French Open first round to begin pursuit of record 21st Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal wins in French Open first round to begin pursuit of record 21st Grand Slam title

Winning a match versus Rafael Nadal at the French Open is downright difficult, of course: He went into Tuesday with a 100-2 career record at the place. Just taking a set off the guy is nearly…

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Damian Warner sets Canadian long jump record in bid for 6th Hypo Meeting title

Damian Warner sets Canadian long jump record in bid for 6th Hypo Meeting title

Damian Warner set a Canadian and world best in the long jump on Saturday in his first decathlon since the 2019 track and field world championships. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., jumped 8.28 metres at the…

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Zidane leaves Real Madrid for second time as Manager

Zidane leaves Real Madrid for second time as Manager

Manager Zinedine Zidane has resigned from Real Madrid for the second time in his coaching career. Real failed to earn a trophy this campaign and were pipped to the La Liga title by city rivals Atletico Madrid…

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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s European Championship 2020 squad by coach Luis Enrique. The 35-year-old is his country’s most-capped player, with 180 appearances for Spain since making his debut in March 2005. Luis Enrique confirmed on…

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Canadians are making an unprecedented impact in European club soccer

Canadians are making an unprecedented impact in European club soccer

Paris Saint-Germain is one of the richest soccer clubs in the world and a true sporting juggernaut — but the team’s quest for a fourth successive crown was thwarted by a rising Canadian star. Bankrolled by the…

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Barcelona exploring Ronald Koeman replacements; want successor in place first

Barcelona exploring Ronald Koeman replacements; want successor in place first

Barcelona are exploring replacements for Ronald Koeman, but president Joan Laporta doesn’t want to dismiss the Dutch coach without having a successor in place, multiple sources have told ESPN. Barca had the destiny of the La Liga title…

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Charles Oliveira earns TKO win over Michael Chandler to claim UFC lightweight title

Charles Oliveira earns TKO win over Michael Chandler to claim UFC lightweight title

It took more than 10 years, a failed drop in weight class and more than his fair share of ups and downs, but Charles Oliveira is lastly a UFC champion. Oliveira finished Michael Chandler via TKO at 19 seconds…

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Manchester City win Premier League title after Man Utd loss vs. Leicester

Manchester City win Premier League title after Man Utd loss vs. Leicester

Manchester City acquired the Premier League title for the third time under Pep Guardiola, after second-placed Manchester United’s 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday. The result at Old Trafford leaves United with 70 points from 35 matches, 10 behind…

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Pressure mounts on Saunders ahead of Canelo title clash

Pressure mounts on Saunders ahead of Canelo title clash

Billy Joe Saunders is hoping Saturday’s fight versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does not end in controversy after knowing there will not be a British judge for the world super-middleweight title unification fight. Saunders, from England,…

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McKennie scores as Juventus keep faint title hopes alive

McKennie scores as Juventus keep faint title hopes alive

Juventus eased to a 3-1 triumph over Genoa on Sunday to keep alive their faint hopes of winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title. The champions raced into a comfortable lead inside 22 minutes thanks to goals from Dejan…

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Zverev stops Tsitsipas in Acapulco for 14th ATP title

Zverev stops Tsitsipas in Acapulco for 14th ATP title

German star Alexander Zverev was too tough for top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Mexican Open final, claiming the title in consecutive sets after a stunning turnaround. In a battle of the top two seeds,…

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Medvedev wins Open 13 for 10th title on eve of move to No. 2

Medvedev wins Open 13 for 10th title on eve of move to No. 2

Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev was pushed to three sets by doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Open 13 final on Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 for his 10th career title on the eve of his move up to second…

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Israel Adesanya won’t bulk up for UFC 259 light heavyweight title shot

Israel Adesanya won’t bulk up for UFC 259 light heavyweight title shot

Israel Adesanya was always going to be the smaller man moving up a division to fight Jan Blachowicz. But the UFC middleweight champion might be even lighter than many expected. Adesanya told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani in an…

Liverpool’s Klopp after Man City thrashing: Top four is ‘main target’

Manchester City opened up a commanding five-point lead at the top of the Premier League as Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in a 4-1 triumph at Liverpool for whom keeper Alisson endured a Sunday afternoon to…

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Dustin Poirier wants lightweight title shot next, talks other options

Dustin Poirier wants lightweight title shot next, talks other options

Just a little more than a week after his career-defining victory over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has not yet decided on his next move. There is one thing that is paramount in his mind over all else, though: becoming…

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Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Sofia Kenin has never defended a Grand Slam title before, but the reigning Australian Open champion stated on Tuesday that she will seek advice from world No. 1 Novak Djokovic if she feels the pressure is too much…

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Man United ‘happy’ after equaling Liverpool’s points total – Solskjaer

Man United ‘happy’ after equaling Liverpool’s points total – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stopped short of saying his side were Premier League title competitors after a hard-fought 2-1 home victory over Aston Villa put them level on points with champions and leaders Liverpool. Liverpool visit Southampton and United…

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PSG axe Tuchel; Pochettino to take over

PSG axe Tuchel; Pochettino to take over

Paris Saint-Germain have fired coach Thomas Tuchel with former Tottenham boss and ex-PSG defender Mauricio Pochettino lined up as his substitute, according to various media reports on Thursday. The French champions declined to make any…