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Women's tennis tour suspends China events over Peng concerns

The head of the women's professional tennis tour announced Wednesday that all WTA tournaments would be suspended in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former high-ranking government official in that country of sexual assault.

Tennis: Germany beats Britain in Davis Cup for 1st semi since 2007

Germany came from behind to upset Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday after Kevin Krawietz and Tim Putz won the decisive doubles match.

Olympics: China says Omicron will 'lead to challenges' for Winter Games

China warned Tuesday that the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant would cause challenges in hosting next February's Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Tennis: Djokovic helps Serbia past Austria at Davis Cup Finals

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic secured a victory for Serbia, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez got defending champion Spain off to a solid start, and a young Italian team rolled past the 32-time champion United States in the Davis Cup Finals on Friday.

Tennis: IOC says Peng Shuai has told Olympic officials she is safe

Missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai told Olympic officials in a video call from Beijing that she was safe and well, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday after Peng reappeared in public at a youth tournament in Beijing, according to photos released by the organizer.

Tennis: Zverev denies Djokovic another chance to earn a big title

For the second time this year, Alexander Zverev has denied Novak Djokovic the chance to play for a big trophy.

Tennis: Players must be vaccinated for Australian Open, says tournament chief

All players at the Australian Open must be vaccinated, tournament chief Craig Tiley confirmed Saturday, piling more pressure on world number one Novak Djokovic, who has refused to reveal if he has been inoculated.

Basketball: Egypt first African country to host FIBA International Cup

Egypt has been named to host the prestigious International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) Intercontinental Cup 2022 that is scheduled to kick off in February, the Egyptian Basketball Federation announced on Friday.

Tennis: Zverev joins Djokovic, Medvedev in semifinals at ATP Finals

The top three players have advanced to the semifinals at the ATP Finals.

Beijing: Olympic snow demand won't affect water supply

The high demand for artificial snow at the Beijing Winter Olympics will have a minimal effect on the local water supply, the organizers said on Thursday.

Tennis: Muguruza beats Kontaveit in 2 sets to win WTA Finals title

Garbine Muguruza´s trip to Mexico started last week drinking tequila. After winning the WTA Finals on Wednesday, it will end in the same way.

Olympics: Three athletes positive for Covid inside Beijing Olympic bubble

Three athletes attending training events for the Beijing Winter Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, Chinese officials said Thursday, with the country on high alert against the coronavirus ahead of the Games.

Tennis: Federer set to miss Wimbledon, won't play Australian Open

Roger Federer does not expect to return from his latest knee surgery in time for Wimbledon next June, the tennis great said in an interview published Wednesday by Swiss media.

Formula One: Alfa Romeo sign 'trailblazer' Guanyu Zhou, China's first F1 driver

Guanyu Zhou will become China's first ever Formula One driver after Alfa Romeo announced on Tuesday the 22-year-old would drive for the team next season.

Tennis: Djokovic 'shocked' by Peng disappearance

Novak Djokovic expressed his shock Monday at the 'disappearance' of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who has not been heard from since accusing a powerful politician of sexual assault.

Tennis: Muguruza beats Kontaveit to reach semifinals at WTA Finals

Garbine Muguruza ended Anett Kontaveit´s 12-match winning streak with a 6-4, 6-4 victory Sunday that propelled her into the semifinals at the WTA Finals.

Tennis: Medvedev and Zverev win; Berrettini injured at ATP Finals

Strong serving and consistent baseline play propelled U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev to a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 win over first-time qualifier Hubert Hurkacz in the opening match of the ATP Finals on Sunday.

Tennis: Paula Badosa qualifies to last 4 at WTA Finals

Paula Badosa extended her winning streak to eight matches on Saturday with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Maria Sakkari to qualify for the semifinals at the WTA Finals.

Tennis: Anett Kontaveit, Garbine Muguruza win matches at WTA Finals

Anett Kontaveit stretched her winning streak to 12 matches by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-0 on Friday to secure a spot in the semifinals at the WTA Finals.

Beijing Olympics venue restricted to 20% capacity over Covid fears: state media

A major Beijing Winter Olympics venue will only let in one-fifth the spectators it normally holds due to Covid-19 fears, Chinese state media reported.

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