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How Casey Stoney turned San Diego Wave into an NWSL title contender

ESPN
Casey Stoney described herself as “a no-bulls— manager” upon her arrival as the first head coach of San Diego Wave FC last year. That sounded about right for the longtime English international defender who quickly transitioned to coaching. Stoney was a hard-working player who brought that spirit to her early......

WNBA playoffs 2022: First-round predictions and the five teams that could win the title

ESPN
As we head into the 2022 WNBA playoffs, which begin Wednesday, the major storylines from the start of the season are still in play. Will the Chicago Sky become the first franchise to repeat as WNBA champion since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Sparks? Will the Las Vegas Aces give their......

Halep beats Haddad Maia for third Canadian Open title

Reuters
Aug 14 (Reuters) – Simona Halep ended Beatriz Haddad Maia’s dream run in Toronto with a hard-fought 6-3 2-6 6-3 victory to claim her third Canadian Open title on Sunday. Romanian Halep’s shaky serving from her semifinal win the day before carried over at the outset of the final as......

Women’s rights groups call on Biden administration to update Title IX rules for transgender athletes

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brooke Migdon Story at a glance In a letter organized by the National Women’s Law Center and the Women’s Sports Foundation, dozens of gender equity groups asked the Biden administration to release a Title IX athletics rule that will......

Kansas City Chiefs will be challenged for AFC West title

Sports Illustrated
Good morning! Welcome to Week 1 of the preseason. The Ravens extended their NFL-record win streak to 21 games Thursday night with a win against the Titans and the Giants defeated the Patriots on a last-second field goal. There’s five more games on the docket tonight and plenty more all weekend long to satisfy your football fix. But......

Bantamweight breakdown: What Vera, Cruz, Aldo, O’Malley and others need in order to get a title shot

ESPN
The UFC men’s bantamweight division will assume center stage over the coming months, as eight of the top 10 contenders have fights booked, including champion Aljamain Sterling. The marquee 135-pound action begins this weekend with a five-round main event between former champion Dominick Cruz (24-3) and Marlon “Chito” Vera (21-7-1)......

Dominick Cruz aiming for the bantamweight title belt

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkxNTI0OTI5MjkwNjQzMTA3/usatsi_17341811.jpg Justin Barrasso Dominick Cruz headlines UFC Fight Night this Saturday, seeking to take the next step in his climb toward a third bantamweight title. The first-ever bantamweight in UFC history, Cruz should catapult into the top-five of the division with a win against Marlon “Chito” Vera. “I’m here to face the best......

‘Emotional’ Kyrgios breaks three-year title drought

ESPN
WASHINGTON — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios ended a three-year title drought by claiming the trophy at the site of his last triumph, saving the only break point he faced in the Citi Open final Sunday along the way to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Yoshihito Nishioka. Kyrgios’ seventh career tour-level......

Rogers meets Kasatkina with eye on maiden WTA title

Reuters
Apr 16, 2022; Asheville, NC, USA; Shelby Rogers (USA) returns a shot during her match against Katarina Zavatska (UKR) in the Billie Jean King Cup tie between USA and Ukraine at Harrah’s Cherokee Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug......

Medvedev ends losing streak in finals with Los Cabos title

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Tennis – ATP 250 – Los Cabos Open – Cabo Sports Complex, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico – August 5, 2022 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev celebrates after winning his semifinal match against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic REUTERS/Carlos Perez Gallardo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 7 (Reuters) –......

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