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'Absolute legend': Retiring track great Allyson Felix humbled by rivals' praise

As the most decorated female track athlete in the history of the Olympics, hardly a day goes by when Allyson Felix isn't reminded of her long list of accomplishments.

Olympic 100-metre champ Marcell Jacobs wants to win 'everything' ahead of marquee events

Marcell Jacobs already won another gold medal at the world indoors. He'll likely get a huge reception at Rome's upcoming Diamond League meet. Then a reunion with his once-estranged father at the world championships. Followed by more potential medals at the European championships.

Swiatek on streak entering French Open, with Ukraine on mind

A 19-shot rally Iga Swiatek won against Ons Jabeur in the Italian Open final on Sunday showed off all of the elements of her game, which explains why the 20-year-old Polish player is an overwhelming favourite to win her second French Open title.

Swiatek successfully defends Italian Open title against Jabeur for 28th straight win

Iga Swiatek overwhelmed Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 to successfully defend her Italian Open title on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 28 matches. In the men's final, top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) for his sixth Rome title.
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Djokovic becomes 5th to reach 1,000-win mark, earns Italian Open final berth

Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open on Saturday to reach his biggest final of the year. Having missed a big portion of the season because he wasn't vaccinated against the coronavirus, Djokovic will attempt to extend his five-match winning streak over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final.
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World-No. 1 Djokovic dispatches Auger-Aliassime in quarters at Italian Open

The top-ranked Djokovic brought the Foro Italico crowd to its feet with several memorable points in a 7-5, 7-6 (1) win over Felix Auger-Aliassime to reach the Italian Open semifinals on Friday.

Sweden's Hector wins women's giant slalom, Shiffrin suffers disqualification

Swedish skier Sara Hector capped a recent career resurgence in the best way possible, winning the gold medal in the women's giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics on Monday for her first individual victory at a major championship.

Olympic men's downhill final postponed to Monday due to strong winds in Beijing

The men's downhill at the Beijing Olympics was postponed a day because of wind that gusted nearly 65 km/h at the top of the course when the race was supposed to start Sunday, delaying the opening event of the Alpine schedule.

Slovakia's Vlhova eyes 1st Olympic medal, serious threat to alpine rival Shiffrin's dominance

Mikaela Shiffrin isn’t the only alpine skier who could enter all five individual events at the Beijing Olympics and come away with multiple medals. Petra Vlhova, the tall Slovakian who is Shiffrin’s biggest rival, has big plans of her own for the Winter Games.

Sofia Goggia Olympic downhill title defence in doubt after Sunday crash in Italy

Sofia Goggia is going to need to recover in a hurry from a series of injuries following another crash on Sunday if she's going to be able to defend her Olympic downhill title next month.

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