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Osaka, Nadal Both Out for Wimbledon; She'll Go to Olympics

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the ...

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, will play in Olympics

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon but plans to represent Japan in the Tokyo Olympics next month. "She is taking ...

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, targets Olympics

Japanese star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon, her agent confirmed Thursday, weeks after the world number two pulled out ...

ATP roundup: Matteo Berrettini ousts Andy Murray

Top-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy defeated five-time former champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals ...

Berrettini outclasses Murray at Queen's, Zverev crashes out

Andy Murray's latest comeback came to an abrupt end in the second round at Queen's on Thursday as top seed ...

Superstar Neymar to miss Olympics

Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer, will not play for Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, but ...

Emergency power fiasco compounds South Africa's energy crisis

The debacle surrounding South Africa's bid to secure emergency power supplies looks set to extend load shedding.A losing bidder is ...

Glencore under pressure from IMF to rework $1 billion loan to Chad

The IMF and World Bank have increased pressure on Glencore and other lenders to renegotiate a $1 billion loan to ...

The 15-year race for the Moon has just kicked off

With the signing of the Russia-China roadmap for a Moon base, the space race of the 21st century begins for ...

South Korea donates $900,000 to conflict-ridden Myanmar, says UN body

The South Korean government has granted $900,000 to a UN-led humanitarian aid initiative for Myanmar, which has suffered hugely following ...

Rafael Nadal exits Wimbledon tournament and Tokyo Olympics

© Provided by Xinhua MADRID, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal confirmed on Thursday that he has ...

Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon odds shorten with Rafael Nadal out

Novak Djokovic became the odds-on favorite to win his sixth Wimbledon title with Rafael Nadal announcing Thursday that he will ...

Germany target bounce-back win over Ronaldo's Portugal

Germany will aim to shut down Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday with the hosts under pressure to beat holders Portugal in ...

All England Club consulting Naomi Osaka on media sessions

Naomi Osaka has been consulted by Wimbledon officials about media operations, All England Club chief executive Sally Bolton said Thursday. ...

Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon, Olympics

Rafael Nadal will not play in Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympics, opting for a physical and mental break instead. Nadal, ...

Spike Lee graces Cannes Film Festival 2021 poster

Washington [US], June 17 (ANI): The Cannes Film Festival has paid tribute to the ground-breaking U.S. director Spike Lee by ...

France taking 42 players on Australia tour

France will travel to Australia with an enlarged rugby squad of 42 players, but without any from the two teams ...

Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Olympics

Rafael Nadal said Thursday he was withdrawing from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics in a bid "to prolong my career".The ...

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Wimbledon, Tokyo Olympics

MADRID - Spain's Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon or at the Tokyo Olympics, saying Thursday he has decided ...

Nadal pulls out of Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon

Madrid [Spain], June 17 (ANI): Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Thursday announced that he has decided to skip this ...

China suppressing negative media coverage on nuclear plant

Beijing [China], June 17 (ANI): As Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to increase exports of nuclear reactors to other countries, ...

Kiki Bertens announces retirement

Amsterdam [Netherlands], June 17 (ANI): Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens has announced that she will retire from professional tennis ...

Khair Manavange aims to spread hope, bring back smiles

New Delhi [India], June 17 (ANI/PNN): Amid the testing times the country is passing through, California-based composer and recording artist ...

Pro Basketball League 3BL App launched

New Delhi [India], June 17 (ANI/NewsVoir): India's first and only FIBABFI recognized Pro Basketball League, '3BL', has launched its new ...

China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues

Official environmental monitoring data shows a slight increase in radiation near Taishan compared with other nuclear plants in China.The Taishan ...

Malema talks big game during heavily packed Youth Day rally

POLITICSSpeaking in Tshwane at the EFF's Youth Day commemoration, party leader Julius Malema began his speech outside Uitsig High School ...

Euro 2020: Gareth Bale shines in Wales 2-0 victory

Baku [Azerbaijan], June 17 (ANI): Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts gave Wales a 2-0 win in their Group ...

Nelson Cruz's big blast shoots Twins past Mariners

Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer in his former home ballpark to lead the visiting Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 ...

Priyanka Chopra misses her mother on her birthday

London [UK], June 17 (ANI): Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is currently in London for her work, missed being with ...

OG reveal new Valorant roster

OG unveiled their revamped roster Wednesday ahead of Stage Three of the Valorant Champions Tour. The club brought back Harry ...

Auto Racing Glance

NASCAR CUP SERIES: ALLY 400 (300 laps, 400 miles around a 1.33-mile concrete D-shaped oval), Nashville Superspeedway; Lebanon, Tenn. TV: ...

WTA roundup: Madison Keys upsets top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in Berlin

American Madison Keys recorded 31 winners against 17 unforced errors while notching a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 upset of top-seeded Aryna ...

Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announces retirement

Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of the 2021 season. The ...

India adaptable, agile even in middle of pandemic: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], June 16 (ANI): India as a nation is adaptable and agile even in the middle of the ...

Roger Federer suffers shock second-round defeat ahead of Wimbledon

Roger Federer suffered a setback in his preparations for Wimbledon after crashing out of the second round of the ATP ...

France to end mandatory outdoor masks and Covid curfew

The requirement for people to wear masks in France will be lifted on Thursday.Prime Minister Jean Castex said the health ...

Esteban Ocon signs contract extension with Alpine

Paris [France], June 16 (ANI): Esteban Ocon on Wednesday committed to Alpine by signing a three-year contract that will keep ...

France to lift COVID-19 curfew on June 20

Paris [France], June 16 (ANI): France Prime Minister Jean Castex on Wednesday announced that the country will lift its COVID-19 ...

Pak Army's role in deadly attack haunts France

Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 (ANI): Even after 19 years after the heinous killings of 11 French nationals in Karachi in ...

Top 5 movies by Russian Ark director Aleksandr Sokurov

Maverick director Aleksandr Sokurov has lived up to his reputation as one of the most important Russian filmmakers alive today. ...

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