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Naomi Osaka is back playing, still winning in Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, plays against Saisai Zheng, of China, during the first round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) By ANDREW DAMPF TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka is back playing, still winning, and also talking to the media again. The Japanese

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China’s Yang takes first gold at uneasy Tokyo Olympics

Yang Qian, of China, reacts after winning the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the

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Naohisa Takato claims Japan’s 1st Tokyo gold with judo win

Naohisa Takato, of Japan, celebrates after defeating Yang Yung-wei, of Taiwan, in a men’s 60-kg judo gold medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato won Japan’s first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei in the men’s

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As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?

Fireworks illuminate over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Olympics views from Shibuya Sky observation deck Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) By FOSTER KLUG TOKYO (AP) — Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games began at last Friday night, a multinational showcase

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Hamilton takes controversial eighth home British GP win

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra By Alan Baldwin Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for a record-extending eighth time on Sunday despite a 10-second penalty for a controversial first

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Manny Pacquiao announces Aug. 21 fight with Errol Spence Jr

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Errol Spence Jr., pose for a photo at a news conference at the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles ahead of their upcoming boxing match, taking place in Las Vegas on Aug. 21, in Los Angeles Sunday, July 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Los Angeles (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and Errol

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Italy crowned European champions after shootout win over England

Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Final – Italy v England – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Italy celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2020 Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Italy claimed the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as penalties came back to haunt

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Italy beat England on penalties to win Euro 2020

Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Final – Italy v England – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Players during the penalty shoot-out Pool via REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties after the Euro 2020 final ended 1-1 following extra time at Wembley on Sunday to

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Djokovic wins Wimbledon for 20th Slam title

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville Wimbledon, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic has beaten Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to win a record-equaling 20th Grand

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Barty beats Pliskova at Wimbledon for 2nd Grand Slam title

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty holds the trophy after winning her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Toby Melville Ash Barty got off to a perfect start in the Wimbledon final by collecting the first 14 points, then needed

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