Djokovic tops Kyrgios for 7th Wimbledon, 21st Slam trophy

Novak Djokovic waited. He waited for Nick Kyrgios to lose focus and lose his way. Waited to find the proper read on his foe’s big serves. Waited until

Verstappen cruises from pole to win Austrian GP sprint

Max Verstappen was untroubled as he won the sprint race from pole at the Austrian Grand Prix, his effort made easier by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos

Ghana recruits five players now eligible for World Cup duty

Four months before competing at the World Cup, Ghana’s national team added five new recruits who are now eligible to play in Qatar. Brighton defender Tariq

Zelenskyy praises IOC for supporting bans on Russian sport

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked the IOC for supporting a ban on Russian teams and athletes competing in most Olympics sports, ahead of a court hearing

Sainz wins first career race with British GP victory

Carlos Sainz Jr. won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far

Tsitsipas calls Kyrgios bully after Wimbledon hubbub, loss

Nick Kyrgios cursed at the Wimbledon chair umpire and asked, “Are you dumb?” He demanded to see a Grand Slam supervisor after questioning why his opponent, Stefanos

Serena Williams loses at Wimbledon in 1st match in a year

Serena Williams began — and ended — her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking very much like someone who hadn’t competed

Hamilton says ‘archaic mindsets’ about color must change

Formula One great Lewis Hamilton said “archaic mindsets” have to change after retired champion Nelson Piquet reportedly used a racial slur against him. Hamilton’s comments came

Swiatek wins 36th match in a row in 1st round at Wimbledon

From the red clay of the French Open to the green grass of Wimbledon, the wins keep coming for Iga Swiatek. The top-seeded Pole won

Female referee at men’s World Cup wants the game to shine

Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pelé or whoever it was decades ago that first described soccer as the “beautiful game.” Yamashita is one of three

US basketball star Griner due in Russian court

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner was to appear in court yesterday

Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

With this year’s World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there’s a push for the North American cities awarded games for the

Vonn urges athletes use platform for good ‘especially today’

Lindsey Vonn used her induction speech into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on Friday to urge athletes to put their platform to good

Bayern Munich signs Senegal star Sadio Mané from Liverpool

Bayern Munich completed the signing of Senegal forward Sadio Mané from Liverpool yesterday. The Bavarian powerhouse said the 30-year-old Mané had signed a contract with the

Tokyo closes books on costly, pandemic-delayed Olympic

Organizers of last year’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics were expected to place the final cost of the Games at 1.42 trillion yen, about twice what was forecast when

Transgender athletes barred from international rugby league

Transgender athletes will be barred from women’s international rugby league matches while the sport’s governing body formulates its inclusion policy. Two days after world swimming’s

Title IX update faces polarized challenges

At least 19 states now either bar or limit participation in sports by transgender athletes, who are at the center of a polarizing, politicized debate, even

Japan to host east zone playoffs in Asian Champions League

The Asian Champions League playoffs in the eastern zone are set to be staged in Japan in August. The Asian Football Confederation yesterday said the

‘We ain’t done’: NBA champion Warriors already looking ahead

The goal was enormous: Return to the NBA’s mountaintop. And now with that monumental task complete, the NBA champion Golden State Warriors already have a new

Football With a record six teams, Asia resets goals for World Cup

Australia’s win over Peru in the intercontinental playoffs this week guaranteed an unprecedented six teams from the Asian confederation at the World Cup, giving the continent an

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