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Seven for Simone; Biles claims another US Gymnastics title

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Simone Biles celebrates after competing in the vault during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) By Will Graves associated press FORT WORTH, Texas  — Simone Biles toned it down. A little anyway. And soared even higher. The 24-year-old gymnastics superstar claimed her record seventh…

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Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka returns the ball to Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig during their first round match of the French open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) By Howard Fendrich ASSOCIATED PRESS The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis…

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NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review Black claims

June 2, 2021

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Above Photo: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Najeh Davenport in Pittsburgh. Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is…

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4-time Slam champ Osaka withdraws from French Open, cites anxiety

May 31, 2021

By HOWARD FENDRICH Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media and revealed she has “suffered long bouts of…

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Coco Gauff captures singles and doubles titles at Parma Open

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Tennis champion Coco Gauff enjoys her victory displaying her championship cup from her win of the singles title in Parna, Italy and kisses it before excited crowds.  (Photos courtesy: Napoleon F. Kingcade) By Napoleon F. Kingcade At last weekend’s World Tennis Tournament in Parma,Italy, 17-year-old tennis sensation Coco Gauff pulled off one of…

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Give him the ball!

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  Jalen Hurts has the grit and tenacity to be the Eagles starting quarterback.  By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN Now that the Eagles…

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The beasts of the East?

May 28, 2021

Above photo: Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal (3) goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) and Tobias Harris (12) during the second half of Game 2 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) While the rest of the world wants to give the…

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