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Australian Open organizers schedule new warm-up event to benefit quarantining players

Organizers of the Australian Open have scheduled a new warm-up tournament for players who have been unable to train during quarantine. The additional women’s event, which will be held at Melbourne Park from February 3-7, has been scheduled alongside two other WTA tournaments and three men’s tournaments before the grand slam itself gets underway on…MORE

Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor with a knockout in the 2nd round

American mixed martial arts fighter Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor early Sunday in a much-anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship re-match that left McGregor down for the count in the second round. “I just wasn’t as comfortable as I needed to be. It’s the inactivity,” McGregor, of Ireland, said in an interview posted on Twitter following the…MORE

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup with defeat by Southampton

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup with defeat by Southampton

Arsenal’s FA Cup title defense came to an end with a 1-0 defeat by Southampton in the fourth round. After a poor start to the season, the Gunners appeared to have turned a corner ahead of Saturday’s game, having gone six matches without defeat and five without conceding. But a first-half own goal from defender…MORE

Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

Reports of this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games being canceled due to Covid-19 are “categorically untrue”, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement to CNN on Friday. The Japanese government also said on Friday that it is determined the Games will go ahead following an unconfirmed report that a cancellation might be imminent. On Friday,…MORE

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