Djokovic Wins Historic 9th Australian Open Crown

Djokovic Wins Historic 9th Australian Open Crown

Novak Djokovic won a historic ninth Australian Open title on Sunday at Melbourne, becoming just the second player in history to lift nine trophies at one Grand Slam championship. Djokovic breaks a tie with Roger Federer for the second-most victories at a single major, and now the Serbian only trails Rafael Nadal’s 13 crowns at Roland Garros. Next year, Djokovic will try to become the second man in history to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. Novak Djokovic won his 18th grand-slam title after he defeated Daniil Medvedev…

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Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open 2021: It feels really incredible, says 4-time Grand Slam champion

Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open 2021: It feels really incredible, says 4-time Grand Slam champion

Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the women’s singles final Osaka’s victory at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese her fourth major crown. Osaka has won her past 21 matches at all tournaments dating to last season Naomi Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title by pulling away to beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open final. Osaka used a six-game run from 4-all in the opening set Saturday to take control and improve to 4-0 in major finals. She is the first woman…

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LEADERS OF G7 COUNTRIES SEND MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPIC & PARA OLYMPIC GAMES 2020

LEADERS OF G7 COUNTRIES SEND MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPIC & PARA OLYMPIC GAMES 2020

OC President Thomas Bach has thanked the G7 for their strong support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the communique following the meeting of G7 leaders today. The communique issued at the end of the virtual meeting of G7 Leaders supports the “commitment of Japan to hold the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner this summer as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19”. Welcoming the statement, President Bach said: “We welcome the message of support from the G7 Leaders for the…

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International Olympic committee approves Russia’s new Olympic team name as ROC and it’s flag for the next 2 Olympic Games

International Olympic committee approves Russia’s new Olympic team name as ROC and it’s flag for the next 2 Olympic Games

With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country’s team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday. The team name — an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee — has been agreed on by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has accused the country of running a state-backed doping program. Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem were banned from this year’s scheduled Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The…

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Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies Of Heart Attack At 60

Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies Of Heart Attack At 60

Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, died Wednesday at the age of 60, plunging his sport and his native Argentina into mourning. Renowned along with Pele as one of the greatest players ever to play the game, the Argentine World Cup-winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told AFP. Maradona will forever be known for his “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final in Mexico, when he appeared to use his…

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Ana Belac of Slovenia wins Carolina Golf Classic

Ana Belac of Slovenia wins Carolina Golf Classic

Ana Belac of Slovenia won the Carolina Golf Classic at Pinehurst No. 9 for her first Symetra Tour title, wrapping up an LPGA Tour card with the breakthrough victory. The former Duke star closed with a 2-over 74 for a four-stroke victory. Six strokes ahead entering the day after rounds of 66, 71 and 70, she finished at 7-under 281. ‘Grateful’ “It hasn’t set in yet. I am just really excited and happy,” Belac said. “I am just really grateful to compete at this level on this amazing course.” Belac turned…

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F.C. Barcelona President & Entire Board Quits on Eve of Vote to Oust Him

F.C. Barcelona President & Entire Board Quits on Eve of Vote to Oust Him

Josep Maria Bartomeu said he and his entire board had stepped down. “The management of the club led by Bartomeu is a disaster,” Messi said. Instead of holding a no-confidence vote, Barcelona will be run by a temporary board who will look to steady the listing club until a new president is elected — a process that must be completed within 40 to 90 days of the temporary board’s taking control. Whoever takes over will face an inbox overflowing with major issues, including the future of Messi, who can speak…

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Experts say European countries are suffering due to Covid-19 by relaxing lockdown in sports & entertainment.

Experts say European countries are suffering due to Covid-19 by relaxing lockdown in sports & entertainment.

European countries ‘paying a high price’ for coming out of lockdowns too quickly, EU’s top COVID adviser says Peter Piot warns public health must be ‘fixed’ before economies fully restart Europe has been badly hit in second wave of pandemic, with infections and deaths rapidly increasing A top EU coronavirus adviser has said Europe is now “paying a high price” after coming out of lockdown too quickly. Peter Piot, a renowned virologist who is the special COVID-19 adviser to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, said too many measures…

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president : Don’t expect countries to pull out of Olympics due to COVID-19

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president : Don’t expect countries to pull out of Olympics due to COVID-19

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach says he doesn’t expect countries to pull out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics due to Covid pandemic and that athletes too won’t be barred if they test negative. The Tokyo Olympics are set to be held from July 23 to August 8 next year after being postponed from 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Olympics are set to be held from July 23 to August 8 next year after being postponed from 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but leading health experts have,…

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IOC president Thomas Bach remains optimistic about Tokyo Olympics as organizers secure venues, finalize schedule

IOC president Thomas Bach remains optimistic about Tokyo Olympics as organizers secure venues, finalize schedule

Tokyo 2020 organizers confirmed Friday that they have overcome a significant logistical hurdle related to the postponement of the Games, securing the use of all 43 competition venues and the Olympic village for the rescheduled Summer Olympics next year. In a report delivered to International Olympic Committee members at a virtual meeting Friday, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto also confirmed that the competition schedule for next year’s Olympics will be largely unchanged. The opening ceremony is slated for July 23, 2021. IOC president Thomas Bach continues to express optimism that the Tokyo Olympics…

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