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Former footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies following 39-year coma
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Former footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies following 39-year coma

Jean-Pierre Adams, an ex-footballer who fell into a coma in 1982 following a botched knee operation, has died at the age of 73, his former clubs Nimes Olympique, Paris Saint-Germain and Nice said. Adams, an imposing central defender, started his career in Fontainebleu, where he helped the local side win its amateur championship, before moving…MORE

Sloane Stephens says she received more than 2,000 messages of ‘abuse and anger’ after US Open defeat
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Sloane Stephens says she received more than 2,000 messages of ‘abuse and anger’ after US Open defeat

American tennis player Sloane Stephens revealed harassing and threatening messages she received following her third-round loss to Angelique Kerber at the US Open on Friday. Stephens wrote on her Instagram story Saturday: “I am human, after last night’s match I got 2K + messages of abuse/anger from people upset by yesterday’s result. It’s so hard…MORE

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty stunned at US Open

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty stunned at US Open

American tennis player Shelby Rogers rallied to upset No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia, the top-ranked woman in the world, in the third round of the US Open in New York on Saturday night. The final score was 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5). Rogers, ranked 43rd in the world, took the first set, but Barty…MORE

The Baylor women’s basketball team is dropping ‘Lady’ from its name and will be known as the Bears
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The Baylor women’s basketball team is dropping ‘Lady’ from its name and will be known as the Bears

Baylor University’s women’s basketball team will no longer be known as the Lady Bears. The team announced Friday that it’s dropping “Lady” from its moniker, and going forward it will be referred to as the “Bears,” like the university’s other sports teams. “Baylor Women’s Basketball has solidified itself as one of Baylor’s most remarkable and…MORE

From hospital bed to Paralympic champion in two-and-a-half months, Oksana Masters savors the latest medal of her extraordinary sporting career
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From hospital bed to Paralympic champion in two-and-a-half months, Oksana Masters savors the latest medal of her extraordinary sporting career

For athletes preparing for the biggest event of their lives, it would usually be a cause for celebration. But 100 days out from the Tokyo Paralympics, Oksana Masters was confined to a hospital bed recovering from surgery on her leg. At the time, thoughts of winning a medal at the upcoming Games were far from…MORE

Naomi Osaka considering taking another break from tennis after US Open loss
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Naomi Osaka considering taking another break from tennis after US Open loss

In a stunning result, US Open defending champion Naomi Osaka lost her third-round match to Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in three sets, as the world No. 3 and four-time major champion uncharacteristically showed signs of frustration on the court and expressed doubts after the match. “I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next…MORE

England’s players allegedly racially abused by Hungary fans during World Cup qualifier, according to FA
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England’s players allegedly racially abused by Hungary fans during World Cup qualifier, according to FA

Some of England’s players were reportedly racially abused by Hungary fans during the team’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary. ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke, who was at the stadium, says he heard monkey chants directed at Raheem Sterling, as well as at substitute Jude Bellingham as he was preparing to come on. England’s players…MORE

US Open match suspended amid heavy rainfall despite stadium roof
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US Open match suspended amid heavy rainfall despite stadium roof

The US Open tennis championship was battered by remnants of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday, causing one match to be suspended as rain poured through the stadium roof. Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman’s second-round singles match was halted early in the second set as water came through multiple openings of the roof on Louis Armstrong Stadium.…MORE

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