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IOC, Saudi Arabia Agree on 12-year Deal for Video Gaming Esports Olympics

Sports A general view of Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia, February 20, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Benmansour

IOC, Saudi Arabia Agree on 12-year Deal for Video Gaming Esports Olympics

Saudi Arabia and the IOC are teaming up for their first commercial deal together with the kingdom set to host the Esports Olympics that launch next year. The…

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Sports Britain's Prince William, The Prince of Wales, listens as he visits the British Red Cross at its headquarters in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP)

Prince William to Attend Euro 2024 Final

Britain's Prince William, as well as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and British Prime Minister Keir Starmer, will attend Sunday's European Championship…

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Sports Paris Games chief organizer Tony Estanguet at the Olympic village in Saint-Denis on Thursday © EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

Record 8.6 Million Tickets Sold for Paris Olympics

The Paris Olympics already has one gold medal in the bag before it begins with 8.6 million tickets sold -- a record for any Games. "It's a record held by the…

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Sports Serena Williams emcee's the ESPY awards on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena Williams Hosts ESPY Awards Show Celebrating Landmark Year for Women's Sports

Led by host Serena Williams, The ESPYS celebrated a landmark year for women's sports, with Simone Biles, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark, Dawn Staley and JuJu…

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Sports  Jasmine Paolini of Italy celebrates winning the second set against Donna Vekic of Croatia during their Women's Singles semi final match at the Wimbledon Championships, Wimbledon, Britain, 11 July 2024. (EPA)

Jasmine Paolini Wins Wimbledon’s Longest Women’s Semifinal, Faces Barbora Krejcikova Next

Jasmine Paolini kept coming back, kept coming back, kept coming back, against Donna Vekic in what would become the longest Wimbledon women's semifinal on…

Sports Uruguay's Darwin Nunez (C) scuffles with fans after Uruguay lost after the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 semifinals match between Uruguay and Colombia in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 10 July 2024. (EPA)

Uruguay Players Defend Decision to Enter Crowd to Protect Families amid Copa America Brawl

Uruguay striker Luis Suárez defended his teammates’ decision to enter the stands following a 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America semifinals, saying the…

Sports An aerial view shows the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River, the Trocadero Champions Park, and the city rooftops of residential apartment buildings ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics Games in Paris, France, July 10, 2024. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Olympics-Russia Compensates Athletes not Invited to Paris Games

The Russian Olympic Committee has paid compensation to 245 athletes who failed to meet the criteria allowing them to compete at the Paris Games this month,…

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Sports Alcaraz, the No. 3 seed, is seeking a second consecutive trophy at the All England Club and fourth Grand Slam title overall - The AP

Carlos Alcaraz Faces Daniil Medvedev, and Novak Djokovic Plays Lorenzo Musetti in Wimbledon's Semis

Carlos Alcaraz's ability to hit any type of shot, from any position on the court, on any surface, keeps fans on the edge of their seats. Keeps other players…

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Sports The deal, which set NBA records for both its length and total value, goes into effect for the 2025-26 season. - The AP

NBA Agrees to Terms on a Record 11-year, $76 billion Media Rights Deal

The NBA has agreed to terms on its new media deals, a record 11-year agreement worth $76 billion that would assure player salaries will continue rising for the…

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Sports England midfielder Kobbie Mainoo (R) put in a superb display as his team beat the Netherlands to reach the Euro 2024 final. INA FASSBENDER / AFP

Understated Mainoo Vital as England Reach Euro 2024 Final

Spain youngster Lamine Yamal showered himself in glory by firing his team into the Euro 2024 final but England had their own, rather more understated, teenager…

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Sports Jefferson Lerma scored in the 39th minute (The AP)

Colombia Beats Uruguay 1-0, Advances to Copa America Final against Lionel Messi, Argentina

Jefferson Lerma scored in the 39th minute, and Colombia played a man short the entire second half in a 1-0 win over Uruguay on Wednesday night to reach the…

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Sports Italy's Lorenzo Musetti celebrates winning against US player Taylor Fritz during their men's singles quarter-finals tennis match on the tenth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2024. (AFP)

Lorenzo Musetti Reaches His First Grand Slam Semifinal at Wimbledon

Lorenzo Musetti threw his head back and spread his arms wide to celebrate reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, then covered his face with both…

Sports England's Ollie Watkins, left, celebrates with England's Marc Guehi after winning a semifinal match between the Netherlands and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP)

With a Late Goal Fit for a King, England Reaches Another Euro Final by Beating Netherlands 2-1

England is into another European Championship final after its latest dramatic, come-from-behind win that even took King Charles III on a roller coaster ride. …

Sports NEOM, AFC Extend Global Partnership for 4 More Years

NEOM, AFC Extend Global Partnership for 4 More Years

NEOM and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Wednesday the extension of their partnership for an additional four years until 2029 in the AFC…

Sports Serbia's Novak Djokovic takes part in a training session on the Aorangi practice courts on the tenth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2024. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)

Djokovic into Wimbledon Semi-finals as De Minaur Pulls Out

Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday when "devastated" Alex de Minaur withdrew from their last-eight clash with a…

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Sports France's head coach Didier Deschamps boards the bus to leave the stadium after the UEFA Euro 2024 semi-final football match between Spain and France at the Munich Football Arena in Munich on July 9, 2024. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Deschamps to Stay on as France Coach after Semifinal Exit at Euro 2024

Didier Deschamps is staying on as France coach after being praised by the head of the country's soccer federation for leading the team “in the best possible…

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Sports The Global Sports Tower, the tallest sports tower in the world and a key landmark of the Sports Boulevard project, will play a significant role in achieving the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. SPA

Saudi Arabia: SBF Board of Directors Approves Global Sports Tower Designs

The board of directors of the Sports Boulevard Foundation (SBF), chaired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince and Prime…

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Sports 09 July 2024, US, East Rutherford: Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mates during the CONMEBOL Copa America semi-final soccer match between Argentina and Canada at Metlife Stadium. Photo: Vanessa Carvalho/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Messi's 109th Goal Leads Argentina over Canada 2-0, Into Copa America Final

Lionel Messi and Argentina moved within one win of joining Spain as the only nations to win three straight major titles. “It’s insane what this team has done,…

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Sports Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates winning against Italy's Jannik Sinner during their men's singles quarter-final tennis match on the ninth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2024. (AFP)

Medvedev Beats Sinner at Wimbledon and Faces Defending Champ Alcaraz Next

Jannik Sinner felt ill. He was dizzy. Hadn't slept well the night before. Wimbledon's top-seeded man, who recently attained the No. 1 ranking, definitely did…

Sports  Shericka Jackson, of Jamaica, reacts to an injury during the women's 200 meter event at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial Track and Field Hungarian Grand Prix in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (Tamas Vasvari/MTI via AP)

World 200-Meter Champion Shericka Jackson Suffers Apparent Injury in Race with Olympics on Horizon

World 200-meter champion and Olympic favorite Shericka Jackson pulled up with an apparent injury late in a race Tuesday as part of the Hungarian Athletics…

Sports  Spain's Lamine Yamal celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a semifinal match between Spain and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP)

Spain Beats France 2-1 to Reach Euro 2024 Final with Yamal Youngest-Ever Scorer at the Tournament

Spain reached the European Championship final with a 2-1 victory over France on Tuesday with 16-year-old Lamine Yamal becoming the youngest-ever scorer at the…

Sports Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund made Germany defender Waldemar Anton its first signing of the offseason -The AP

Champions League Runner-up Dortmund Signs Germany Defender Waldemar Anton from Stuttgart

Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund made Germany defender Waldemar Anton its first signing of the offseason on Monday, leaving Stuttgart needing a new…

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US Women's Coach Emma Hayes Sidesteps Equal Pay Question if High-priced Star Takes over American Men

US women's coach Emma Hayes sidestepped a question on whether she should get a raise if a high-priced star such as Jürgen Klopp is hired to replace Gregg…

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Sports Harry Kane is aiming to lead England into a first ever major tournament final on foreign soil. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

Euros Final Beckons For One of Imperfect England or the Netherlands

England have a first ever major tournament final on foreign soil in their sights in Wednesday's Euro 2024 semi-final when they face a Netherlands side hitting…

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Sports Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 8, 2024 Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against Denmark's Holger Rune REUTERS/Paul Childs

Djokovic Gets Into it with Wimbledon Fans after Reaching Quarterfinals

Maybe the Centre Court spectators were saluting Novak Djokovic's opponent by saying his name. Maybe they were booing Djokovic, trying to rattle him. The 24…

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Sports Argentina's coach Lionel Scaloni (R) and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi talk during a training session one day before the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament semi-final match between Canada and Argentina, in Whippany, New Jersey, on July 8, 2024. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA / AFP)

Messi Will Start vs. Canada in Copa America Semifinal, Argentina Coach Says

Lionel Messi won't be stopped by a leg injury and will play in Argentina's Copa America semifinal against Canada on Tuesday night. Messi has been dealing with…

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Sports Alex de Minaur of Australia plays a forehand return to Arthur Fils of France during their fourth round match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Australia’s De Minaur Reaches First Wimbledon Quarter-final

Australia's Alex de Minaur reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday with a four-set win over Arthur Fils of France although he ended the match…

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Sports The Korean team T1 won the "League of Legends" competition at the Esports World Cup in Saudi Arabia. Aswat Asharq Al-Awsatt

South Korea’s T1 Wins League of Legends within Esports World Cup in Saudi Arabia

The Korean team T1 won the "League of Legends" competition at the Esports World Cup, defeating the Chinese team Top Esports with a score of 3-1 in the final…

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Sports (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on July 7, 2024 shows Spain's forward #07 Alvaro Morata (L) ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 round of 16 football match between Spain and Georgia at the Cologne Stadium in Cologne on June 30, 2024; and France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappe during the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-final football match between Portugal and France at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg on July 5, 2024. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI and PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Spain Faces France with Spot in Euro 2024 Final on the Line

Spain and France meet in the semifinals of the European Championship on Tuesday. The match pits one of the highest-scoring teams at the tournament against one…

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