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Serena Williams waves as she leaves the court after a match of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, England, on June 28, 2022.

Tennis star Serena Williams ‘evolving’ away from tennis

'Maybe the best word to describe what I'm up to is evolution... toward other things that are important to me'

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Taekwondo fighters from Turkey (R) and Israel compete during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24, 2021.

Jordanian taekwondo champion refuses to face Israeli athlete

The refusal of Arab and Muslim athletes to face their Israeli counterparts is a common move

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Mo Farah celebrates after victory and a world record in the men's one-hour event at The Diamond League AG Memorial Van Damme athletics meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on September 5, 2020.

British runner Mo Farah recalls being trafficked as a child

'What really saved me, what made me different, was that I could run'

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises his trophy after defeating Australia's Nick Kyrgios during the men's singles final tennis match on the fourteenth day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in southwest London, UK, on July 10, 2022.

Novak Djokovic wins 7th Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam

Djokovic is now one Slam ahead of Roger Federer and just one behind Rafael Nadal's record of 22 majors

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A laborer cleans up outside the Formula One corniche circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 1, 2021.

Sportswashing: ‘A dirty, rewarding game’

‘Sport is so powerful. It will always have an appeal to be used, for good or evil, or a combination of both'

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Tunisia's Ons Jabeur returns the ball against Germany's Tatjana Maria during their women's singles semifinal tennis match in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2022.

Jabeur makes African history with Wimbledon final spot

Tunisian will face Elena Rybakina in Saturday's championship match

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Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing in Khimki, just outside Moscow, Russia, on June 27, 2022.

Russia opens trial against US basketball star Brittney Griner

Griner faces up to 10 years in prison on drug smuggling charges

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Stephen Curry (C) and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Curry, Warriors storm to seventh NBA crown

Golden State defeats Boston 103-90 to clinch 4-2 series triumph

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A Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, USA, November 7, 2019.

Israel opening airspace for Qatar flights during World Cup

The agreement will allow for shorter and more direct routes between Europe, US and Gulf state

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Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on May 28, 2022.

Injured Salah led Egypt to victory after defying Liverpool

Soccer star captains his home country to 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Guinea

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Argentina's Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal during the Finalissima soccer match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on June 1, 2022.

Argentina tops Italy in Finalissima 2022 soccer cup

Argentina continues its unbeaten run of 32 games, riding on impressive momentum before the World Cup

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Le propriétaire russe de Chelsea Roman Abramovich avec son jeune fils Aaron Alexander avant le match de football de Premier League anglaise entre Chelsea et Sunderland à Stamford Bridge à Londres le 24 mai 2015

Roman Abramovich completes sale of Chelsea football club

'Chelsea's long-term future is now secured'

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Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winning goal in the Champions League final at the Stade de France in Paris, May 28, 2022.

Soccer: Real Madrid wins Champions League for record-extending 14th time

Vinicius Jr.'s second-half strike sinks Liverpool FC

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Dudi Sela of Israel playing against the UK's Kyle Edmund during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 11, 2018 in Indian Wells, California.

Israeli tennis player's French Open match suspected of being rigged

Suspicions arose after unusual betting online; investigation to be opened

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The International Trade Union Confederation says in a report that migrant workers in Qatar, many of which are involved in 2022 World Cup protects, are "modern-day slaves"

Rights groups urge FIFA to pay Qatar's 'abused' workers

'This is a great shame, a tragedy for football'

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Volunteers wipe the floor as a security guard looks on before the opening ceremony of the 31st Southeast Asian Games at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 12, 2022.

Dance floors to chess boards: Five unusual sports at the SEA Games

Vietnam's SEA Games will feature little-known regional sports, from ancient wrestling to Chinese chess

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Dominic Waters (L) of Hapoel Unet Holon fights for the ball with James Florance (R) of KK Szolnoki Olaj in Szolnok, Hungary on February 19, 2013.

Palestinian supporters attack Israeli basketball fans in Spain

Fans of Hapoel Holon Basketball Club assaulted in Bilbao

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A men's singles match during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, England, on July 11, 2021.

WTA chief promises ‘strong reactions’ to ban of Russian, Belarusian tennis players

'At times sports does cross into politics and here is a situation where politics is crossing into sports'

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Aryna Sabalenka training in California, the United States, on March 07, 2022.

Wimbledon ban will 'incite hatred,' says Belarus federation

'Such destructive actions in no way contribute to the resolution of conflicts, but only incite intolerance'

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Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a shot to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 31, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarus players - report

World number two Daniil Medvedev set to be barred from Grand Slam tournament

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Referee Nawab Abdulla Shukralla during the World Cup 2022 play-off soccer match between Japan and Australia at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, March 24, 2022.

Australian soccer clubs combat online abuse with AI

'There is no place for online abuse in our game, this... is part of our duty of care to players and our fans'

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

Qatar World Cup draw sets US against Iran

Group match to feature fierce geopolitical rivals

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A woman stands by the waterfront overlooking the towered skyline of Qatar's capital Doha on December 13, 2021.

Qatar's World Cup gets real as Doha hosts tournament draw

FIFA announces that over 800,000 tickets to tournament purchased so far

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In this file photograph taken on June 15, 2019, servicemen of the Azov regiment and Ukrainian National Guard march through the city of Mariupol, Ukraine.

Top kickboxer killed in Mariupol while fighting in Azov unit

Kagal is one of several prominent athletes to join the fight in Ukraine