Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open

Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open

 

Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open. Former tennis player Margaret Court has called for recognition at next year’s Australian Open in honor of the 50th anniversary of her grand-slam winning year.

Court won all four majors in 1970, beginning with the ninth of 11 Australian Open titles in an illustrious career which yielded a record 24 grand slam victories.
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Chelsea and Ajax serve up eight-goal Champions League thriller

Chelsea and Ajax serve up eight-goal Champions League thriller

 

Chelsea and Ajax serve up eight-goal Champions League thriller. Eight goals, two red cards, two penalties and a three-goal comeback.

Many were expecting Chelsea and Ajax, two of this season’s most exciting young teams in Europe, to serve up a treat at Stamford Bridge, but none would have predicted quite how crazy it would become. Both sides traded what they must have thought were knockout blows throughout the tie,
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Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory

Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory

 

Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory. Lewis Hamilton’s sixth Formula One title was kept on ice despite a hard-fought victory at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Mercedes driver needed to finish 14 points clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas to take the overall championship, but the Finn’s third-place finish means Hamilton will have to wait until next weekend’s United States Grand Prix,
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China to host first expanded edition of FIFA Club World Cup in 2021

China to host first expanded edition of FIFA Club World Cup in 2021

 

China to host first expanded edition of FIFA Club World Cup in 2021. Some of the world’s biggest soccer clubs will travel to China in 2021 after the country was announced as host of the first expanded edition of the Club World Cup.

The competition, which currently features seven teams — the winner from each confederation’s major continental tournament —
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Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

 

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago.

Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury he suffered that night, according to a statement from his promoter, Joe DiBella of DiBella Entertainment. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team,
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Liverpool survives astonishing Salzburg fightback in seven-goal thriller

Liverpool survives astonishing Salzburg fightback in seven-goal thriller

 

Perhaps watching football at Anfield should come with a health warning.

Just five months since Liverpool produced one of the most astonishing comebacks in the history of European football to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, its players were once again involved in another contest that defied any modicum of logic. Playing Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg —
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Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury

Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury

 

Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury. Club America forward Giovani dos Santos was hospitalized after suffering a gruesome leg injury during Saturday’s match against C.D. Guadalajara.

“Giovani dos Santos underwent a medical evaluation where it was determined he suffered an injury to his right quadriceps,” Club America said in a tweet. “A bone lesion has been ruled out.”
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Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia’s most punishing race

Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia’s most punishing race

 

Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia’s most punishing race. Imagine driving at speeds so fast that it feels like a 45 kilogram dumbbell is pressing against your head, and you’re wearing so much heavy gear that you’re quickly drenched in sweat.

Now, imagine doing that for two hours. That’s what Formula One drivers will be experiencing this weekend during the only full night race of the F1 season in Singapore,
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Stokes steers England to sensational Test victory over Australia

Stokes steers England to sensational Test victory over Australia

 

Stokes steers England to sensational Test victory over Australia. It will be remembered as Headingley’s last stand.

England staged an incredible fightback to stop Australia retaining the Ashes in a seesawing third Test at the Yorkshire ground. Chasing a record 359 runs to win, England fought back to 238-4 at lunch Sunday before Australia rattled out five wickets to reach the brink of retaining the famous Ashes urn.
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Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

 

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers. Zinedine Zidane’s second coming at Real Madrid proved the Frenchman is no miracle worker.

When he returned to the club for a second spell as coach, he was supposed to provide solutions to a crisis-ridden season. By the time Zidane had been reappointed in March,
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