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November

09
Max Verstappen’s 2023 officially the most dominant F1 season ever

With his 17th victory of the Formula One season, Triple World Champion Max Verstappen became the most dominant driver in the history of the sport during a campaign. The greatest season win percentage, until this Sunday’s São Paulo Grand Prix at Interlagos, was 75% for the late Italian champion Alberto Ascari, who won six of the eight world championship races with Ferrari in 1952. With 20 races under his belt, Verstappen’s percentage is at 85%. Should he lose the final two races of the season in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi, he will still finish over 77%. When asked how […]

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October

31
Americans Ben Shelton, Frances Tiafoe exit Paris Masters

Americans Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe both lost in the first round of the Paris Masters on Monday. The 14th-seeded Tiafoe fell 6-3, 6-4 to Alexander Bublik while Shelton, the No. 15 seed, was undone 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. It was Bublik’s first hardcourt triumph at a Masters tournament since Miami last year. Shelton, who earned his maiden tour title earlier this month in Tokyo, hit 15 aces but could not recover from the only break of serve in the decider. Also, Alex De Minaur saved one match point and rallied from 2-5 down in the third set to defeat 2016 champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 4-6, […]

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October

30
Tyson Fury survives knockdown, edges Francis Ngannou on points

In a shocking turn of events, Tyson Fury was forced to survive a third-round knockdown to eke past Francis Ngannou via split decision Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. One judge scored it 95-94 for Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, but was overruled by tallies of 96-93 and 95-94 for Fury. Fury’s WBC heavyweight title wasn’t on the line in the 10-round boxing match. Ngannou was making his pro boxing debut in his first fight since January 2022. England’s Fury was installed as a -1400 favorite to attain the match. He moves on to an undisputed heavyweight championship fight versus Oleksandr Usyk despite arguably his […]

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October

27
Justin Gaethje willing to wait for crack at Islam Makhachev

Justin Gaethje considers the only unfinished business he has right now at lightweight is a title shot. The former UFC interim lightweight champion and BMF champion told ESPN on Wednesday that he will wait for as long as he has to if he does not get the next opportunity at titleholder Islam Makhachev. “Who do I fight?” Gaethje said. “There’s no one. I did what I had to do. … I don’t know what else I need to do.” Charles Oliveira, the former UFC lightweight champion, was scheduled to challenge Makhachev at UFC 294 last weekend. But Oliveira sustained a cut 12 days before […]

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October

13
Thompson vows Warriors contract situation won’t be distraction this season

Klay Thompson is entering an important part of his NBA career. The four-time champion will play his 13th NBA season with the Warriors, which also happens to be a contract year for Thompson as he is set to be a free agent in 2024. Thompson is looking at this season with a clear mind, though, and guaranteed the pressure that comes with a contract year won’t be a distraction over the course of the season. “It’s not going to be a thing,” Thompson told The Athletic’s Anthony Slater. “The fact that I’m going into my 13th season — that alone — it gives me such peace […]

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September

05
Defending champion Iga Swiatek bows out of US Open in Round 4

Iga Swiatek’s US Open title defense ended with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 loss to Jelena Ostapenko in the fourth round Sunday night. The loss also means Swiatek’s stay at No. 1 in the WTA rankings will end next week, when current No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka will rise to the top spot for the first time. “I don’t know why I played that bad,” Swiatek said. “I’m not happy with my performances on hard courts this year. But overall, I did a pretty good job at maintaining my level. I’m happy I’m going to have time to practice because I miss that.” Swiatek’s shots were […]

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August

09
Venus Williams falls to Madison Keys in Montreal opening round

Venus Williams lost to fellow American Madison Keys on Monday night, falling 6-2, 7-5 in the opening round of the National Bank Open. The 43-year-old Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, dropped to 2-4 in six career matches versus the 28-year-old Keys. The 16th-ranked Keys broke Williams twice in the first set. She recorded two more breaks in the second and held on for the triumph. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Keys, who also is playing with fellow American Jennifer Brady in the women’s doubles tournament, now faces Italian Jasmine Paolini in the round of 32. The Czech Republic’s Karolina […]

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May

19
Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open, expects ’24 to be last year

Rafael Nadal revealed Thursday that he is pulling out of the French Open because of a lingering hip injury that has sidelined him since January and that he expects 2024 to be the final season of his tennis career. The owner of a record 14 championships at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament will miss it for the first time. He made his debut there in 2005. Nadal, who turns 37 next month, delivered the news of his withdrawal — and future plans — during a news conference at his tennis academy in Manacor, Spain. He stated he does not want to […]

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April

11
Ons Jabeur def. Belinda Bencic in straight sets to win Charleston Open

Ons Jabeur used quick thinking, a bit of creativity and some luck to turn the tide on the way to her Charleston Open championship Sunday. Jabeur, ranked fifth in the world, saw opponent Belinda Bencic’s shot from the net coming straight at her. So Jabeur jumped with legs apart, put the racket behind her between the opening and sent the ball back at Bencic. Bencic put her next shot to Jabeur’s left and she responded with a winning backhand at the right sideline to tie the opening set at 5-all on the way to a 7-6 (6), 6-4 triumph. “I reacted very […]

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March

20
‘Double loss’: Venezuela deflated after Altuve injury, WBC exit

It not only was a deflating loss for Team Venezuela — being ousted from the World Baseball Classic by Team USA on Saturday night — but the Houston Astros also lost All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve for an undetermined period of time after he suffered a right-hand injury during an at-bat. Altuve exited the match in the fifth inning after being drilled by a 96 mph fastball by Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Daniel Bard. Venezuela overcame a first-inning, three-run deficit and then managed a four-run rally after Altuve’s injury, but all their efforts proved futile when an eighth-inning grand slam from Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner secured the Americans’ 9-7 triumph […]

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