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As the French Open Begins, the War in Ukraine Roils the Locker Room

As the French Open Begins, the War in Ukraine Roils the Locker Room

PARIS – The idea by the men’s and women’s tennis tours was to take a strong stand against Wimbledon’s decision to keep out players from Russia and Belarus, then let tennis and competition move the conversation away from politics and the invasion of Ukraine. It has not worked out that way. On Monday, the second …

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For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy

For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy

For Cheryl Karian, a 72-year-old retired physician assistant, boxing is medicine. Ms. Karian, whose Parkinson’s disease was diagnosed in 2020, does not compete or spar, but every Tuesday and Thursday, she trains for an hour at Main Street Boxing and Muay Thai in downtown Houston. Before her diagnosis, Ms. Karian ran, played tennis and worked …

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At the French Open, Novak Djokovic Again Aims for His 21st Slam Win

Novak Djokovic has been here before, nipping at the heels of major title No. 21. He had a chance at the US Open last summer. Winning the men’s singles final against Daniil Medvedev would have been a signal moment in sports. Djokovic would have burst through the logjam he’d shared with Roger Federer and Rafael …

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Mystery of Star Cyclist’s Murder Deepens as Police Seek Suspect

A rising cycling star who was visiting Texas for a competition was found shot dead in Austin this month, rattling the tight-knit community of off-road biking and racing. Investigators began to piece together a narrative of that night with surveillance video, a remorseful interview with another professional cyclist she had been seeing, and eventually ballistics. …

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These 90-Year-Old Runners Have Some Advice for You

The scene at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla., Was recognizable, not unlike any high school track-and-field meet. There was a practice area where athletes jogged and stretched. There were anxious runners milling about the track and tarps providing shade from the hot Florida sun. But the athletes competing at the National Senior Games …

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Boston Celtics Provide the Drama. Miami Heat Deliver the Win.

BOSTON – On the first possession of the game, Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry made a statement. He snatched a rebound off a Boston Celtics miss and sped the ball up the court before finding Max Strus for an open 3-pointer. Thus began an avalanche against a typically stolid Celtics defense. Miami’s dominant first …

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