South Sudan Give US Huge Scare in Olympic Basketball Warm-up

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South Sudan Give US Huge Scare in Olympic Basketball Warm-up

South Sudan's basketball team came close to stunning the United States' collection of NBA superstars on Saturday before losing 101-100 in an Olympic Games warm…

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Sports 20 July 2024, Sweden, Bastad: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Duje Ajdukovic in the men's singles semi-finals of the Swedish Open. Photo: Steffen Trumpf/dpa

Nadal Reaches First Final Since 2022 French Open

Rafael Nadal reached his first final since the 2022 French Open by rallying to beat Duje Ajdukovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday at the clay-court Nordea Open. After…

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Sports Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a day after the official announcement that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in the French capital, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (AP)

France Recalls Contaminated Olympic Water Bottles

French authorities have recalled Olympics-branded water bottles for children containing excessive levels of endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A, a week ahead of…

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North Korean Athletes Leave for Paris Olympics

North Korean athletes left for the Paris Olympics on Saturday, AFP reporters saw, as they prepared to take part in the summer Games for the first time in eight…

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Sports Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan celebrates scoring against Luton Town at Molineux Stadium in April 2024 - AFP

South Korea Complains to FIFA Over Racist Abuse of Hwang

South Korea's football association has officially complained to the world body about an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang…

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Sports FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - JULY 17: Lionel Messi #10 of Inter Miami looks on prior to a game against Toronto FC at Chase Stadium on July 17, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Megan Briggs/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Fire Offer Vouchers for Fans if Messi Doesn't Play for Inter Miami on Aug. 31

The Chicago Fire said Friday that they will offer vouchers for fans if Lionel Messi doesn't play for Inter Miami when the teams meet at Soldier Field on Aug…

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Sports Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles first round match against Leo Borg of Sweden during the Nordea Open Tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, 16 July 2024. EPA/Adam Ihse

Nadal Advances in Bastad after 4-hour Quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal advanced to his first semifinal in two years after a four-hour quarterfinal at the Nordea Open on Friday. Nadal fought past 36th-ranked Mariano…

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Sports FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2024 - Round of 16 - Germany v Denmark - Dortmund BVB Stadion, Dortmund, Germany - June 29, 2024 Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Denmark Coach Steps Down Ahead of 2026 World Cup Qualifying

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand decided to leave the job Friday and not take the team into qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. According to The Associated Press,…

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Sports People carry their bikes up a staircase to get around a security area closed off for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Paris. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Paris Police Sealing Off Seine River Ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony

A special kind of iron curtain came down across central Paris on Thursday, with the beginning of an Olympic anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the…

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Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal delivers a press conference after his men's singles match of the ATP Nordea Open tennis tournament against Sweden's Leo Borg in Bastad, Sweden, on July 16, 2024. (Photo by Adam Ihse/TT / TT News Agency / AFP)

Nadal Comes from 4-1 Down in 2nd Set to Beat Norrie, Reach Quarterfinals of Nordea Open

Rafael Nadal recovered from a tumble and a 4-1 deficit in the second set to beat fifth-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Nordea Open on…

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Sports Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 7, 2024. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)

Buoyant Hamilton Seeking to Keep Momentum and More Records

A buoyant Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix on the crest of a wave, seeking a record-increasing ninth Hungaroring victory and…

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Sports Arne Slot admitted he had big shoes to fill. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images/Reuters

‘I am Not a Klopp Clone,’ Insists Slot

Arne Slot believes Liverpool need only marginal improvement to win the Premier League and has insisted there is more to his football style than being a clone…

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Sports At the Euros, transport infrastructure broke down, basic security was inept and illogical and no effort was made to tackle the scourge of beer being used as a projectile. - Reuters

Mediocre Euros, Copa América Show There is Such a Thing as Too Much Football

On the one hand, the best side in both the Euros and Copa América ended up triumphant. On the other hand, there was just about everything else, from the…

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In and on the Water, French Troops Secure the River Seine for the Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony

French soldiers and police are being deployed both in and along the River Seine to make it safe during the grandiose opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics,…

Sports Lionel Messi will miss the Olympics but could feature at a sixth World Cup in 2026 © Patrick McDermott / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP

Messi to Miss Next Two Miami MLS Matches with Ankle Injury

Lionel Messi will miss Inter Miami's next two Major League Soccer matches after injuring his right ankle in Argentina's Copa America final triumph, Miami coach…

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Sports  Paris 2024 chief Tony Estanguet and the top government official for the Paris region, Marc Guillaume, joined along with swimmers from local swimming clubs. - The AP

Paris Mayor Dips Into Seine River to Showcase Its Improved Cleanliness Before Olympic Events

After months of anticipation, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo took a dip in the long-polluted Seine River on Wednesday, fulfilling a promise to show the river was…

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Sports Brazil are on their fourth manager since exiting the 2022 World Cup in the quarter-finals. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil at Rock Bottom: How the Seleção Lost their Way

If this isn’t rock bottom for the Seleção, it’s as near as makes no difference. Another early tournament exit. Another Brazil team making unwanted history…

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New Murabba Development Company Reveals Design of New Riyadh Stadium

New Murabba Development Company unveiled on Tuesday the design of New Murabba Stadium, an architectural marvel with a capacity of over 45,000, SPA reported…

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Sports File: Spain’s Alvaro Morata holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after winning the final match between Spain and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 14, 2024. Spain won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Spain Players’ Euro 2024 Celebration Song Pushes Gibraltar Soccer Body to Weigh Complaint to UEFA

Gibraltar’s soccer federation said Tuesday it is taking legal advice about Spain players’ “extremely provocative and insulting” chants at a welcome home party…

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Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) and Norway's Casper Ruud were wild card entries in Bastad - AFP

Nadal Returns to Competition With Bastad Doubles Win

Rafael Nadal returned to competition for the first time since his early French Open exit on Monday teaming up with Casper Ruud for a doubles win in Bastad. It…

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Sports England's manager Gareth Southgate walks past the trophy at the end of the final match between Spain and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Southgate Leaving Role as England Boss after Euros Final Defeat

Gareth Southgate announced on Tuesday he is leaving his role as England manager after they lost to Spain in the European Championship final. Southgate took…

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Sports Carlos Alcaraz of Spain holds his trophy as he stands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after winning the men's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Olympic Tennis Players Return to Red Clay of Paris' Roland Garros

The competition surface doesn’t change for most Olympic sports. A pool’s a pool. A track’s a track. A wrestling mat’s a mat. And so on. Tennis? That’s a whole…

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Sports Jock Landale scored 20 for Australia, which got 17 from Josh Giddey and 14 from Dyson Daniels, The AP reported. The AP

US Men's Basketball Team Builds Gig Lead then Holds off Australia for 98-92 win in Olympics Tuneup

There was a lot for the US Olympic team to like on Monday. And a lot not to like. Anthony Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton…

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Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

The Saudi youth handball team started their journey in the 18th Asian Youth Handball Championship with a resounding victory. Competing against Hong Kong, the…

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Sports FILED - 05 July 2024, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart: Germany's Thomas Mueller reacts after the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final soccer match between Spain and Germany at the MHPArena. Photo: Tom Weller/dpa

Thomas Mueller Ends Germany Career Following Euro 2024

Germany striker Thomas Mueller said Monday he was retiring from international football after a disappointing Euro 2024 in which the host nation were eliminated…

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Spain Midfielder Rodri Says Winning Euro 2024 is 'the Best Day of My Career'

He only played half the game, but Spain midfielder Rodri called it the best day of his career. Spain looked to have suffered a major blow when Rodri went off…

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Sports Saudi Arabia’s Majid Binsuaiger and Khalid Al-Harbi win the silver medal in table tennis doubles at the ITTF World Masters Championships Rome 2024. SPA

Al-Harbi, Binsuaiger Win Silver in Table Tennis Doubles at World Pioneers Championship Rome 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Majid Binsuaiger and Khalid Al-Harbi achieved a remarkable feat on Sunday by winning the silver medal in table tennis doubles at the ITTF World…

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Diriyah Club Ownership Transferred to Diriyah Company; New Board Formed

The Diriyah Company announced the completion of the ownership transfer procedures of Al-Diriyah Club from the National Center for Privatization (NCP) to…

Sports  Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts after receiving his trophy from Kate, Princess of Wales after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP)

No Escape from Alcaraz as Djokovic Suffers Wimbledon Mauling

Perhaps there should be no surprise that a 37-year-old with a suspect right knee would be trampled into the Wimbledon Centre Court dust by a 21-year-old force…