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Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka withdraw from Italian Open

Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer have pulled out of their quarterfinal singles matches at the Italian Open after succumbing to injury. It comes after both players completed two rounds Thursday following Wednesday’s rain-affected washout in Rome. Federer, who came from behind to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia to reach the quarterfinals in his second match…MORE

Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri is to leave Juventus, the Serie A club confirmed on Friday. The Italian manager, who has overseen five successive Serie A titles and won four straight Coppa Italia trophies, won’t be on the bench for the 2019/2020, Juventus said in a brief statement, meaning that the 51-year-old will not see out the final…MORE

Preakness Stakes 2019: Anticipation builds after Kentucky Derby drama

It’s dubbed the “middle jewel”, the second-leg of the prestigious Triple Crown where dreams of a rare treble are made. Except there will be no dreaming for two of US horse racing’s leading protagonists — Country House and Maximum Security — at Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. After one of the most controversial races in American racing…MORE

Israel Folau sacked following anti-gay social media post

Australian rugby union star Israel Folau has been sacked after he posted an anti-gay statement on social media. A devout Christian who has made 73 international appearances for the Wallabies, Folau was found guilty of a code of conduct breach last week, following a homophobic social media post, which listed “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators,…MORE

WWE star Ashley Massaro dies at age 39

Former WWE star Ashley Massaro has died, the organization said Thursday. She was 39. “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,” WWE said in a statement. “WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.” Massaro was in the WWE between 2005 and 2008, and her death…MORE

Usain Bolt: From Olympic sprinter to business co-founder

If there’s one thing the world’s fastest man can’t stand, it’s going slowly. Usain Bolt’s career as a sprinter has taken him to all corners of the globe and to some of the busiest cities on the planet. “I’ve been to New York, London, Paris and one thing I’ve noticed is that we all complain…MORE

Tiger Woods struggles as Brooks Koepka coasts clear in US PGA

Tiger Woods cut a frustrated figure as the magic of the Masters eluded him on day one of the 101st US PGA Championship. Woods was playing for the first time since winning that remarkable 15th major title at Augusta, but he struggled on the infamous Bethpage Black course on Long Island and ended with a…MORE