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Serena Williams stunned by Qiang Wang at the Australian Open

Serena Williams stunned by Qiang Wang at the Australian Open

Serena Wiliams‘ hunt for a 24th grand slam remains a work in progress after the US star was stunned by China’s Qiang Wang at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday. The 28-year-old from the Chinese port city of Tianjin was the No. 27 seed heading in to the tournament, but edged past Williams 6-4…MORE

Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kiss

Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kiss

Rafael Nadal called it one of the more scary moments he’s had on the tennis court. The world No. 1 was en route to a straight-sets win against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, leading 4-1 in the third set of their second-round match Thursday. But on a return of serve, a scorching forehand from Nadal hit a…MORE

Zion Williamson stuns for New Orleans Pelicans in record-breaking NBA debut

Zion Williamson stuns for New Orleans Pelicans in record-breaking NBA debut

Expectation is higher for the 2019 NBA draft’s number one overall selection Zion Williamson than any rookie since LeBron James. Perhaps ever. The hype surrounding Williamson built and built during his single year at Duke University as video clip after video clip of him dunking on unfortunate opponents went viral. When the New Orleans Pelicans…MORE

Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon mock Rafael Nadal routine at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon mock Rafael Nadal routine at Australian Open

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Nick Kyrgios didn’t appear to be praising Rafael Nadal’s pre-serve routine when he mimicked the Spaniard at the Australian Open. In response to a time violation at the end of the second set, Kyrgios chuntered before imitating Rafa’s ticks — a swipe of the hair…MORE

Barcelona ‘avoids total ridicule’ in narrow win over Ibiza

Barcelona ‘avoids total ridicule’ in narrow win over Ibiza

Barcelona proved to be a real party pooper on Wednesday, coming from behind to beat Ibiza in the Copa del Rey thanks to two late goals from Antoine Griezmann. The third-tier team from the Spanish island, known around the world for its lively nightlife, stunned the visiting side with an early goal from forward Javi…MORE

Paris’ hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Paris’ hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Paris has hidden gems aplenty if you know where to look, but one of the French capital’s best kept secrets is the world’s oldest original basketball court. The historic hoops venue is buried in the basement of a building a stone’s throw from the famous Folies Bergere theater in the northern ninth arrondissement. And as…MORE

Dust and rain causes delays at Australian Open

Dust and rain causes delays at Australian Open

Play was delayed at the Australian Open on Thursday after dust was spread across Melbourne Park’s outside courts. High pressure cleaning was required to remove the sediment that was brought down by heavy rain. Play eventually got underway in the afternoon, with courts five and 11 having to wait until 4:15pm local time to see…MORE

Olympic qualifying events canceled and moved due to deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Olympic qualifying events canceled and moved due to deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifying tournament for the Asian and Oceanian region has been canceled due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed in a statement Wednesday. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also announced that the Olympic qualifying for women’s football has been moved from from Wuhan to Nanjing. It…MORE

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