Sloane Stephens, 24, wins first US Open title after defeating fellow American and friend Madison Keys, 22
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Sloane Stephens, 24, wins first US Open title after defeating fellow American and friend Madison Keys, 22

SLOANE STEPHENS has won her first US Open after defeating Madison Keys, her her American contemporary, 6-3, 6-0. Ranked 957th last month, the 24-year-old reigned supreme over No. 15-seeded Madison, completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in a sport after returning from more than 10 months out with a foot injury in July. It … Continue reading

Sloane Stephens, 24, makes history as the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to US Open semifinals
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Sloane Stephens, 24, makes history as the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to US Open semifinals

SLOANE STEPHENS has made history as the first woman, besides the Williams sisters, to advance to the semifinals of the US Open. The 24-year-old, who was off the tour for nearly a year after having foot surgery, beat Latvian Anastasija Sevastova over three compelling sets on day nine to reach her second slam semi-final on … Continue reading

Shariah Harris, 19, becomes first black woman to ride in US polo’s highest league
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Shariah Harris, 19, becomes first black woman to ride in US polo’s highest league

EARLIER THIS month, Shariah Harris became the first African-American woman to play in the highest polo league in the United States. The 19-year-old took the field for the Postage Stamp Farm team and became a pioneer in polo, breaking barriers in the white, male-dominated sport. Shariah didn’t always she her future in polo, but rather … Continue reading

James Harden agrees to NBA-record $228m contract extension with the Houston Rockets
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James Harden agrees to NBA-record $228m contract extension with the Houston Rockets

THE HOUSTON Rockets have signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160m yesterday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228m guaranteed. The 27-year-old, a five-time All-Star guard and the 2017 MVP runner-up, is now under contract in Houston through 2022-23, his age-33 season, and will make more than $228 million … Continue reading

The future of basketball: Brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Cover SLAM magazine
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The future of basketball: Brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Cover SLAM magazine

LOS ANGELES Lakers No. 2 overall draft pick Lonzo Ball and younger brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo appear on the cover of SLAM magazine’s newest issue, which focuses on the future of basketball. Their father, LaVar, who doesn’t appear on the cover, penned an essay for the issue titled “Whole New Ball Game.” In it, he … Continue reading

Sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake breaks 30-year British record at the British Athletics Team Trials
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Sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake breaks 30-year British record at the British Athletics Team Trials

SPRINTER NETHANEEL Mitchell-Blake won the 200m at the British Athletics Team Trials and set a new British record in the process. Nethaneel stormed home in a time of 20.18 to eclipse John Regis’ Championship Best Performance set 30 years ago and reach the qualifying time for the World Athletics Championship next month. The 23-year-old said: … Continue reading

Two years ago, a gunman killed Chris Singleton’s mother in the Charleston church shooting. This week, the Chicago Cubs drafted him
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Two years ago, a gunman killed Chris Singleton’s mother in the Charleston church shooting. This week, the Chicago Cubs drafted him

THE SON of one of nine people shot and killed by racist gunman Dylann Roof inside a Charleston church has been drafted by major baseball team, the Chicago Cubs Chris Singleton was in university when his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a 45-year-old track and field coach, was gunned down in a racially-motivated attack at the Emanuel … Continue reading