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Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse

Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse

A Euro 2020 qualifier match between Bulgaria and England in Sofia was temporarily halted twice Monday night over racist abuse hurled at English players. England’s Football Association tweeted after the match that English players had been “subjected to abhorrent racist chanting” and that it would ask the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to “investigate…MORE

Roger Federer wants to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Roger Federer wants to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

As he nears the end of a remarkable career Roger Federer says he wants to play for Switzerland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Swiss great, 38, had been undecided on competing in a fifth Games, but after an exhibition match with John Isner in Tokyo he revealed he will have another shot at one…MORE

Simone Biles is better than ever — and she is redefining her sport

Simone Biles is better than ever — and she is redefining her sport

Simone Biles is taking gymnastics to a new level. It’s not just about the medal haul — though that alone solidifies her case as the greatest gymnast of all time. It’s also how she’s doing it. Biles, 22, doesn’t just win at gymnastics meets. She dominates them. It brings to mind sports giants like Serena…MORE

At 15, Coco Gauff is only getting started

At 15, Coco Gauff is only getting started

She has capped one of the most stunning maiden years in tennis with her first WTA title, but at the age of 15 Cori “Coco” Gauff is only getting started. A virtual unknown on the Tour at the start of the season, the former top-ranked junior lit up Wimbledon and the US Open with mesmerizing…MORE

Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

History was made at this year’s Ironman World Championships with German athletes winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time. After Jan Frodeno claimed his third world title in a course record, it was left to first-time winner Anne Haug to complete an impressive double success for Germany Haug also became the…MORE

These three women are young. They’re powerful. And they just made history

These three women are young. They’re powerful. And they just made history

Simone Biles. Coco Gauff. Brigid Kosgei. You’ll want to remember their names. This trio of female athletes just had quite a weekend. One flipped her way to becoming the most decorated gymnast ever. One served her way to becoming the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years. And one ran really fast for 26.2 miles to…MORE

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

A tournament that began in defeat for Coco Gauff ended with the popular teen claiming her first tennis title. The 15-year-old from Florida became the youngest WTA winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 when she downed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday. Gauff lost in the qualifying…MORE

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei destroys women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei destroys women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei beat the women’s marathon world record by more than a minute Sunday in winning the Chicago Marathon. Her unofficial time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe’s record, set at the 2003 London Marathon, by 81 seconds. The 25-year-old smoked the competition. It was almost 7 minutes before…MORE