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Tennis governing bodies strip Wimbledon of ranking points over Russia ban

The men’s and women’s professional tennis tours announced on Friday that they would strip the upcoming Wimbledon championships of their rankings points in response to an earlier decision by the All-England Lawn Tennis Club to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the tournament. The ATP and WTA, the respective men’s and women’s tours, effectively render […]

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Basketball star Brittney Griner ‘wrongfully detained’ in Russia, US says

The US state department has determined that American professional basketball player Brittney Griner is being “wrongfully detained” in Russia, escalating her legal case to a diplomatic matter more than two months after she was taken into custody on a drug charge. The timing of Griner’s arrest coincided with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, […]

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Subway shooting deepens New York’s dread over fraying public safety

New York City was already on edge about rising gun violence, lawlessness and hate crimes. Then came Tuesday’s attack on a Brooklyn subway, in which a masked suspect detonated two smoke grenades and shot 10 people during the morning rush hour. On Wednesday, police arrested Frank James, a 62-year-old man who had earlier been named […]

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Valieva affair overshadows sport as Beijing Winter Olympics concludes

Hundreds of medals have been won at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but the athlete who will be remembered as the face of the Games is a figure skater who finished fourth. Fifteen-year-old Kamila Valieva, who was told she has tested positive for a banned substance two days after her Russian Olympic Committee finished first in […]