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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Retires From Tennis After First-Round Loss at French Open

PARIS – Farewells can be particularly tricky for aging tennis players. Part of the professional game’s Darwinian appeal is that there is no place to hide. There is no exiting the arena gracefully through substitution, no convincing manner to mask the erosion of skills and speed. It is you and the opponent, probably younger, healthier …

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Oilers and Flames in Battle of Alberta: Bedlam on the Ice, Torn Loyalties Off It

ON THE ROAD BETWEEN CALGARY AND EDMONTON, Alberta – A white sedan trundled down a quiet road in Gasoline Alley, a tiny hamlet alongside Highway 2, with two flags flapping in a Saturday breeze. One fluttered for the Edmonton Oilers hockey club and the other for the Calgary Flames, two of the fiercest rivals in …

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Dwayne Haskins Reportedly Was Drunk Before Fatal Accident

Dwayne Haskins, 24, the backup Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and a former standout at Ohio State, was heavily intoxicated when he was struck and killed by a truck on a Florida highway in April, according to multiple reports of a toxicology examination released by the medical examiner’s office in Broward County, Fla., on Monday. In two …

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For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy

For Cheryl Karian, a 72-year-old retired physician assistant, boxing is medicine. Ms. Karian, whose Parkinson’s disease was diagnosed in 2020, doesn’t compete or spar, but every Tuesday and Thursday, she trains for an hour at Main Street Boxing and Muay Thai in downtown Houston. Before her diagnosis, Ms. Karian ran, played tennis and worked a …

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As the French Open Begins, the War in Ukraine Roils the Locker Room

PARIS – The idea by the men’s and women’s tennis tours was to take a strong stand against Wimbledon’s decision to keep out players from Russia and Belarus, then let tennis and competition move the conversation away from politics and the invasion of Ukraine. It has not worked out that way. On Monday, the second …

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