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Are smartphones holding back tennis’s next generation?

Are smartphones holding back tennis’s next generation?

As every parent knows, smartphones and screens can be a huge distraction for young children and teenagers. But is the age of the smartphone, and being online at all hours of the day, beginning to affect the tennis world? Some coaches think so. During last month’s Wimbledon, Dr. Mark Kovacs, an American performance physiologist and…MORE

US Women’s National Team’s equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

US Women’s National Team’s equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US women’s soccer team against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled for trial starting May 5, a spokeswoman for the players said. “We are pleased with the expeditious schedule that has been set by the court and we are eager to move forward this case,”…MORE

Gone but not forgotten: Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute

Gone but not forgotten: Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute

There’s a special bond between German football club Union Berlin and its fans and the closeness of that relationship was honored in a poignant way over the weekend as the team made its Bundesliga debut. Ahead of Saturday’s match against RB Leipzig, Union supporters held up placards of deceased loved ones with the inscription “Endlich…MORE

Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open after the sudden death of her father and coach Konstantin Anisimov. One of the most talented tennis players in the world — she became the youngest woman to reach the French Open semifinals for 13 years earlier this season — the 17-year-old Anisimova had been…MORE

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

Mohamed Salah has warned Liverpool’s opponents that VAR’s introduction will lead to him winning more penalties — despite insisting he’s no fan of the video assistant refereeing system. Salah believes VAR takes the element of chance out of football and should only be used to protect players from dangerous challenges. While VAR was used at…MORE

Maurizio Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia, in doubt for season opener

Maurizio Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia, in doubt for season opener

Newly appointed Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is likely to miss the Serie A champion’s opening game of the season. The 60-year-old Italian was suffering from the flu last week but Juventus confirmed that his condition was more serious. Sarri was at Juventus’ training center on Monday but his condition…MORE

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