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Serena survives against Azarenka in Indian Wells classic

The Saudi International, a very terrible and problematic golf event where top players were paid millions to show up and be de facto PR flaks for a terrible regime, is going on this week in Saudi Arabia. That shouldn’t be happening, but now we’re getting headlines on Saturday morning from the event for a very different reason.

Sergio Garcia has been disqualified from the event for, uh, intentionally damaging reportedly as many as five greens on the golf course. That’s an extremely bizarre sentence to write, even for Sergio, but yes, it’s real, it actually happened…………………..Read More

Nike calls out gender stereotypes with powerful new ad

Nike has a message for athletes and fans: women can and do express emotions, can and do compete in sports, can and should keep aiming higher to achieve the very best.

“If we show emotion we’re called dramatic. If we want to play against men, we’re nuts. And if we dream of equal opportunity, delusional,” says tennis superstar Serena Williams as she narrates images of women showing every emotion from losing their shit to getting teary-eyed and motivated…………….Read More

Laureus World Sports Awards: Simone Biles and Novak Djokovic win top honours

Gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Novak Djokovic won the top prizes at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards.

American Biles, 21, was named Sportswoman of the Year after winning four gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 2018 World Championships.

Serb Djokovic, 31, won the Sportsman of the Year award after claiming victory at both the US Open and Wimbledon………………..Read More

Australia’s Barty savors ‘best feeling’ after downing U.S.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Ashleigh Barty continued her bright start to the season by winning all three of her Fed Cup ties to send the United States crashing out of the team tournament on Sunday.

The world number 13, who reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at her home Australian Open last month, beat Madison Keys and Sofia Kenin in the singles before teaming up with Priscilla Hon in the decisive doubles tie to seal a tense 3-2 win in Asheville, North Carolina…………….Read More