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Tennis: Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court.

All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the billions in costs.

Basketball: Curry rescues Warriors, Celtics down Bucks

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors survived a scare to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-98 and move to the brink of the Western Conference playoff finals on Monday.

Tennis: Impressive Alcaraz wins in Madrid for 4th title of the year

When Carlos Alcaraz played in his first Madrid Open as an 18-year-old, his goal was to gain experience and learn from the top players.

Tennis: Zverev criticizes ATP Tour over late-night matches

Alexander Zverev criticized the ATP Tour for its scheduling of late-night matches and said he was at a disadvantage in Sunday's final against Carlos Alcaraz at the Madrid Open.

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur sharpens quest to inspire more Arab women to take up tennis

Ons Jabeur's long-stated goal is that her historic exploits on court lead to more Arab women taking up tennis -- becoming the first Arab player to win a Grand Slam in next month's French Open final would do wonders to achieve that.

Tennis: Djokovic playing his ‘best’ tennis ahead of French Open

Novak Djokovic is optimistic about his game going into the French Open despite going another week without a title.

World champ Coleman wins first 100m after ban

US sprint star Christian Coleman took first place in his 100-metre debut after returning from a ban for breaching anti-doping rules, clocking a "pretty decent" 10.09sec in Tokyo on Sunday.

Tennis: Red-hot Alcaraz beats Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

Rafael Nadal one day. Novak Djokovic the next.

Olympic champion Jacobs pulls out of Nairobi return

Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs withdrew at the last minute on Saturday from his long-awaited return to the track in Nairobi because of intestinal problems.

Asian Games postponed as China battles Covid

The Asian Games due to take place in Hangzhou in September have been postponed indefinitely, organisers said Friday, as China battles a resurgence of Covid cases.

Tennis: 'Emotional' Jabeur into maiden WTA 1000 final in Madrid

Eighth seed Ons Jabeur advanced to the biggest final of her career with an impressive 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ekaterina Alexandrova in Madrid on Thursday.

Tennis: Murray withdraws before match against Djokovic in Madrid

Andy Murray withdrew from his showdown against Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open on Thursday because of illness.

Tennis: Nadal returns from injury with straight-set win in Madrid

Rafael Nadal got off to a good start in his return from injury, defeating Miomir Kecmanovic in two sets to reach the third round at the Madrid Open on Wednesday.

Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation

President Joe Biden on Wednesday hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo.

Tennis: Wimbledon ban on Russian and Belarusian players 'unfair' - Nadal

Rafael Nadal deemed Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from taking part in the Championships as "unfair", the Spanish tennis legend told reporters in Madrid on Sunday.

Tennis: After great start, Nadal returns from injury at Madrid Open

Back home, Rafael Nadal looks to resume his season where he left off before being sidelined by an injury that halted a great start to his year.

Tennis: Halep beats No 2 Badosa to return to Madrid Open last 16

Simona Halep played some of her best tennis at the Madrid Open again in defeating home crowd favorite Paula Badosa in straight sets to reach the last 16 on Saturday for the seventh time in 11 appearances.

Tennis: Osaka wants go easy on herself entering clay season

Former No. 1 Naomi Osaka enters the clay-court season with the goal of not being too hard on herself.

2032 Olympic organizers hold first board meeting in Brisbane

The Brisbane 2032 organizing committee held its first board meeting on Wednesday, more than 10 years before the Australian east coast city is due to host the Olympics.

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