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Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka returns to court with opening win

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Times

There was a shock defeat for Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty
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Naomi Osaka beats Zheng Saisai in Tokyo Olympics debut

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

TOKYO - Naomi Osaka is back playing, still winning, and also talking to the media again.
The Japanese superstar who lit the Olympic cauldron defeated 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday in her first match in nearly two months.
Osaka hadn't played since she withdrew from the French Open in May to take a mental health break, revealing that she has dealt with depression. She then sat out Wimbledon.
Osaka stopped to talk with reporters afterward, having said in Paris that she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before meeting with the media and that she would be skipping news...
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Olympic Women's Tennis 2021: Barty Upset Tops Saturday Results, Scores, Reaction

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Saturday marked the start of the women's tennis tournament at the 2020 Olympics with a total of 23 matches, led by Naomi Osaka taking on Saisai...
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Osaka cruises in Tokyo opener; No. 1 Barty out

1 month ago   |   By ESPN

Naomi Osaka breezed to victory in her opening match at the Tokyo Olympics, while top-ranked Ashleigh Barty was upset by Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo.
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Andy Murray withdraws from Tokyo Olympics tennis singles tournament

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

Two-time defending champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the singles tennis tournament in Tokyo, pulling out shortly ahead of his scheduled opener against ninth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada on Center Court.
Max Purcell of Australia will play Auger-Aliassime instead.
Organizers did not immediately say why the British player withdrew, but did said Murray remained in the doubles tournament with partner Joe Salisbury. Murray and Salisbury beat the second-seeded French team of Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday.
Murray has a total of three Olympic medals...
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Naomi Osaka returns to tennis with dominant victory in Olympic opener

Naomi Osaka returns to tennis with dominant victory in Olympic opener

1 month ago   |   By USA Today

Naomi Osaka hasn't played competitive tennis in two months but beat Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Olympics tournament.
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Duckworth scores hard-fought win in Olympic Games debut

Duckworth scores hard-fought win in Olympic Games debut

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Alex Bono comes up big as Toronto FC holds on to defeat Chicago Fire

Alex Bono comes up big as Toronto FC holds on to defeat Chicago Fire

Alex Bono stood tall in goal and Toronto FC got goals from Yeferson Soteldo and Nick DeLeon, hanging on for a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday that extended its... Read more ...

C.J. Sapong scores two goals early in Nashville SC's shutout win vs. FC...

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Nashville SC defeated FC Cincinnati, 3-0, thanks to goals from C.J. Sapong and Randall Leal in the 13th, 35th, and 57th minute. Nashville extends its unbeaten home streak to 12... Read more ...

Mexico dominates Honduras, 3-0, moves into semis with another clean sheet

Mexico dominates Honduras, 3-0, moves into semis with another clean sheet

Mexico remained unscored upon during the Gold Cup in a convincing 3-0 win over Honduras. Jonathan dos Santos, Rogelio Funes Mori, and Orbelin Pineda all scored thrilling goals... Read more ...

Draft Weekend Recap with Kings GM Rob Blake

Draft Weekend Recap with Kings GM Rob Blake

Thoughts from LA Kings GM Rob Blake, covering a myriad of topics, including the 2021 NHL Draft, pending contracts, trades, and more... On what was happening at the Kings Draft... Read more ...

Chicago Fire lose to Toronto FC, 2-1, despite putting up 12 shots on goal

Chicago Fire lose to Toronto FC, 2-1, despite putting up 12 shots on goal

The Chicago Fire put up 12 shots on goal, while Toronto FC put up three but still lost the match by a score of 2-1. Read more ...

Zarek Valentin's own goal costs Houston win over San Jose in 1-1 draw

Zarek Valentin's own goal costs Houston win over San Jose in 1-1 draw

The Houston Astros and San Jose Earthquakes played to a 1-1 draw, thanks to Zarek Valentin's own goal in the 45th minute. San Jose is now winless in its past 11 matches. Read more ...

Real Salt Lake cruises past Colorado Rapids, 3-0

Real Salt Lake cruises past Colorado Rapids, 3-0

Real Salt Lake dominated the Colorado Rapids, 3-0, Saturday night thanks to an own goal and Bobby Wood and Rubio Rubin goals. Read more ...

Arsenal transfer boost as club chief confirms midfielder is seeking a summer...

Arsenal transfer boost as club chief confirms midfielder is seeking a summer move

Arsenal have reportedly been given a huge boost in their hunt for a new midfielder as it looks like Denis Zakaria could be on the move this summer. The Gunners are being tipped... Read more ...

Bryson DeChambeau out of Tokyo Olympics golf after positive COVID-19 test

Bryson DeChambeau out of Tokyo Olympics golf after positive COVID-19 test

Patrick Reed will represent the USA in his place. Read more ...