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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's great hope for tennis gold Naomi Osaka was beaten on Tuesday in the third round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics tournament, saying she had not known how to cope with the pressure of the occasion.
(Reuters) - Tunisia's double Olympic swimmming gold medallist Oussama Mellouli has announced his international retirement, saying he had decided to "boycott" Tokyo despite qualifying for his sixth Games.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Liz Cambage's hopes of playing at the Olympic Games are in the balance after Basketball Australia launched an investigation into an altercation involving the Las Vegas Aces centre in the United States on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Five basketball players to watch out for at the Tokyo Olympics:
PARIS (Reuters) - French Open organisers defended their handling of the Naomi Osaka situation on Sunday but accepted that the governing bodies need to do better on mental health issues following the Japanese player's exit from the Grand Slam over her media boycott.
PARIS (Reuters) - After one of the most wildly unpredictable women's singles draws in French Open history, Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stands on the threshold of finally delivering the title long predicted since she was a precocious teenager.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Alcoholic beverage company Diageo Plc on Thursday joined other major sponsors pulling out of the Copa America after players criticized organizers for moving the soccer tournament to Brazil despite one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mastercard Inc and drinks company Ambev, major sponsors of South American soccer, backed away from the Copa America on Wednesday as players criticized organizers for moving the tournament to Brazil despite one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian soccer team criticised the last-minute decision to switch the Copa America to Brazil from Argentina amid a surge in novel coronavirus infections but said they would play in the 10-nation tournament which kicks off in Brasilia on Sunday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Rogerio Caboclo vowed to clear his name at an ethics committee investigation on Monday as fears receded of a player boycott of the Copa America.