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Tennis-Citing mental health issues, Osaka says she won’t press at Roland Garros
Quadruple Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka said on Wednesday that she would not answer questions from the press at this year’s Roland Garros, saying the nature of the press conferences placed an undue burden on the mental health of young people. players. “I am writing this to say that I will not be doing press at Roland Garros,” the Japanese wrote on Twitter.
Football-only trophies matter to ManUnited, says defeated Solskjaer
After a disappointing start to the season, Manchester United finished an unexpected second in the Premier League and finished second in the Europa League final, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that only titles count at Old Trafford. United lost the Europa League final 11-10 on penalties following a 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Wednesday, leaving the club without a trophy since 2017.
Soccer-Zidane tells Real Madrid he will quit coaching job – reports
Zinedine Zidane has decided to step down as Real Madrid coach with immediate effect, Spanish media reported on Wednesday. AS newspaper reported that the Frenchman canceled his second term at the helm of the La Liga club, which he led to two league titles and three Champions League wins since 2015.
Mickey Callaway banned until 2022, sacked by angels after investigation
Major League Baseball placed Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway on its ineligibility list until the end of the 2022 season on Wednesday following an investigation into multiple sexual misconduct charges. “With immediate effect, we are terminating Mickey Callaway’s employment with the Angels,” the team said in a statement. “We appreciate Major League Baseball’s diligent investigation and support its decision.”
Japan assured US it would stay in ‘close contact’ on Olympics – White House
The Japanese government has assured the United States that it will remain in close contact with concerns about the coronavirus ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, the White House said on Wednesday. “We trust what the Japanese government has told us,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday.
Tommy Edman hits 2 a.m. as Cardinals gut White Sox
Tommy Edman hit two solo homers and Edmundo Sosa hit a two-run single to support a combined six-stroke shutout as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals outscored the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Wednesday after- noon to avoid a three-game sweep. Edman connected against Carlos Rodon in the third inning and Aaron Bummer in the eighth before Sosa put the game out of reach in the ninth.
Soccer-Villarreal win Europa League after marathon shootout victory over Man United
Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli kept his cool to score in a nervous, seemingly endless shootout, then turned down David de Gea as his side claimed their first major trophy by beating Manchester United 11-10 on penalties in the Europa League final on Wednesday. After a tense game that ended 1-1 after extra time, Argentina’s Rulli stepped up after every player on the pitch scored his kicks and he comfortably beat Spaniard De Gea, who eventually gave in under the pressure in the unknown role of taking rather than facing a sentence.
Athletics-Nigeria to host last chance for African athletes to qualify for Olympics
Nigeria has agreed to host the African Athletics Championship next month as a replacement for Algeria, allowing many athletes to advance to Olympic qualification. Many athletes have been lost after Algeria requested a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cycling-Martin wins 17th Giro stage as Bernal shows first sign of weakness
Ireland’s Dan Martin achieved a hat-trick of Grand Tour victories by winning the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia as general leader Egan Bernal showed his first sign of weakness on Wednesday. Israeli Start Up Nation rider Martin led the breakaway in the 193km trek from Canazei to Sega di Ala, ahead of Portuguese Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Briton Simon Yates (Team Bike Exchange) ), who came in second and third, 13 and 30 seconds behind respectively.
Politically motivated Olympics-Pot-Shots, the Games go on – IOC Vice-President
Some of the punches underway at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are “political postures,” IOC Vice President Dick Pound told Reuters on Wednesday, insisting the besieged extravagance should and would take place in July. The only question mark was the question from the fans on site, Pound said, but it was “kind of an operational detail” and not crucial to the whole concept of the staging.
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