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 •  Tennis Round-up: Berrettini lifts wins Stuttgart Open
World number 30 Berrettini saved five points in the marathon second set tiebreak and held on to win it 13-11 for his third ATP crown in last 11 months.
 •  FIFA Women's WC: Sweden pummel Thailand, in quarters
Thailand, coming off a record 13-0 loss to defending champions United States in their Group F opener, conceded twice in the opening 20 minutes as they struggled to win aerial battles against a much taller Swedish team.
 •  Sharapova inspired by 'ultimate fighter' Nadal
'The sport is so physical, especially the way he plays, but brings an optimistic perspective on his work that he can come back and be a champion. He is extremely motivated'
 •  Sports Shorts: Alonso wins second Le Mans 24 Hours
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday
 •  Soccer Extras: Sarri named Juve coach; Pogba wants out
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  Archery Worlds: Indian men's recurve team loses final
The silver and two bronze at the 2019 World Championships took India's overall count to eight medals in the premier biennial competition.
 •  Women's WC: Canada down NZ, make last-16
Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince got second-half goals to give Canada a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and book their place in the last 16 of the women's World Cup.
 •  Copa America: Colombia stun Argentina
Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start.
 •  India beat South Africa 5-1 to win FIH Series Finals
India played like champions and remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.
 •  Sports Shorts: India bag two bronze in Archery Worlds
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday
 •  VAR penalty, Coutinho brace help Brazil beat Bolivia
Philippe Coutinho scored a second half double and Everton added a cracking third as Brazil recovered from a sleepy start to beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa America opener on Friday.
 •  FIFA Women's WC: Italy, England reach last 16
Italy's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women's World Cup on Friday.
 •  India maul Japan to enter FIH Series final
India outplayed reigning Asian Games champions Japan 7-2 to storm into the final of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament, in Bhubaneswar, on Friday, assuring themselves a place in the year end's Olympic qualifying event.
 •  Anand beats Grischuk; Carlsen wins Norway chess
Viswanathan Anand defeated an out-of-sorts Alexander Grischuk while Magnus Carlsen sealed the title at the Altibox Norway chess tournament with a round to spare, in Stavanger.Anand's chances to be in top three had ended after he lost to American Fabiano Caruana in the previous round.
 •  Sports Shorts: Anand out of contention in Norway
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday
 •  Chelsea coach Sarri to join Juve?
There has been no official confirmation of the agreement from either club but Sarri, who won the Europa League with Chelsea, is expected to sign a three-year contract, Sky reported.
 •  New Madridista Hazard unveiled at Bernabeu
Donning the white strip of the 13-times European champions, the club's joint-record signing kicked balls into the crowd and posed for photographers on the pitch at the official presentation.
 •  List of NBA champions: Boston has won most titles
Here is the list of National Basketball Association champions (best-of-seven series:
 •  Finals MVP Leonard joins NBA greats
Leonard, who also won the award in 2014 while playing for the San Antonio Spurs, joins basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James as the only players in NBA history to win Finals MVP with two different franchises.
 •  Raptors down Warriors to win their first NBA title
Canada's only NBA team put the finishing touches to a remarkable 4-2 series upset that denied the Warriors a fourth championship in five years.
 •  PIX: Marta scores landmark goal but Brazil lose to Aus
Australia came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women's World Cup.
 •  Maradona to quit coach job for health reasons
'On doctor's advice he will dedicate his time to his health and have two operations, on his shoulder and his knee'
 •  Tennis round-up: Zverev, Tsitsipas suffer early exits
Top seed Alexander Zverev crashed out in the second round of the Stuttgart Open, losing to world number 170 Dustin Brown.
 •  Tears as badminton King Lee quits after cancer battle
Lee, who was diagnosed with early stage nose cancer last year, said he opted to retire after being told by doctors that his body could no longer take the intense training needed for high-level competition.
 •  FIFA Women's WC: Nigeria upset South Korea; France win
Nigeria took their chances against the run of play on Wednesday to beat South Korea 2-0 for rare success at the women's World Cup to set themselves up to advance to the next stage of the tournament in France.
 •  Semenya wins 2000m; intends to defend 800m world title
The double Olympic champion won her race in five minutes 38.19 in front of 1,650 spectators on the outskirts of Paris.
 •  PIX: Germany crush Estonia 8-0; Italy, France win
Germany scored five times in 27 minutes in the first half to crush Estonia 8-0 and make it three wins in three Euro 2020 Group C qualifiers.
 •  TOP 10 highest-paid athletes in the world
Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi dethroned five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather as the highest paid athlete over the past year.
 •  I was reluctant and hesitant to return: Nadal
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has said he nearly ended his season after being forced to withdraw from the Indian Wells semi-finals with a knee injury in March.
 •  PIX: Five star Morgan helps US thrash Thailand 13-0
The result was the largest margin of victory in either the men's or women's World Cup.
 •  Euro qualifiers PIX: Big wins for Spain, Poland
IMAGES from the 2020 Euro Qualifiers played on Monday
 •  Aguero wants to win Copa America for Messi
'Whenever I talk with Leo, we always say 'Pray that one day it happens for us'. It's what he wants and it's what we all want. I put myself in his shoes and I want to do the best'
 •  Sports Shorts: Raptors lose grip on NBA title
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday
 •  Copa is anyone's but fans worry emulating Europe
A decision to include Japan and Qatar as the invited sides to this year's Copa has also done little to generate faith in the new leadership, with the tournament usually featuring the 10 South American nations plus two invited teams, although they are generally from elsewhere in the Americas.
 •  FIFA Women's WC: Argentina hold Japan to goalless draw
Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a frustrating goalless draw against unheralded Argentina in Paris on Monday.
 •  FIH Series Final: India rout Uzbekistan 10-0
India defeated Uzbekistan 10-0 in their last pool A match, on Monday, in the ongoing FIH Men's Series Finals at Kalinga Stadium
 •  Sports Shorts: Anand goes joint fifth at Norway chess
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
 •  Ambitious Nadal will not play before Wimbledon
'Last year I was one point away to the final. I felt competitive last couple of years, so why do I need to change that?'
 •  Two adrift but Nadal not chasing Federer's 20 slams
'You can't be frustrated all the time because the neighbour has a bigger house than you, or a bigger TV or better garden. That's not the way that I see the life, you know'
 •  Portugal win inaugural Nations League title
Guedes, 22, nutmegged Matthijs de Ligt, exchanged passes with Bernando Silva and then beat goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a shot from the edge of the area on the hour for his fourth international goal in 17 appearances.
 •  Canada: Hamilton equals Schumi with bitter-sweet win
'It's been ultimately a really great race between two different teams and it ends with a bit of a ... negative. It does kind of feel like a deflated win'
 •  FIFA Women's WC: Perfect start for Brazil; Italy upset Aus
Brazil's Cristiane scored a hat-trick as the former finalists sealed a superb 3-0 victory over women's World Cup debutants Jamaica on Sunday to kick off their campaign in style.
 •  A look at Nadal's 12 French Open final victories
Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins
 •  Nadal claims record-stretching 12th French Open title
Rafael Nadal claimed a record-stretching 12th French Open title by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in a repeat of last year's final on Sunday.
 •  All you MUST know about French Open champion Nadal
Factbox on Rafael Nadal, who beat Dominic Thiem to win his 12th French Open title:
 •  Here's a complete list of French Open champions
List of French Open men's singles champions:
 •  Nations League: England beat Swiss to finish third
England's keeper Jordan Pickford scored and saved in a shootout as they beat Switzerland 6-5 on penalties to finish third in the Nations League on Sunday
 •  Mladenovic and Babos claim women's doubles title in Paris
It is Mladenovic's third major doubles title
 •  French Open trophy gaffe gives Australia another champ
According to the trophy, though, there was also an Australian champion in 1976.
 •  Meet the French Open men's finalists
A look at the records of Austria's Dominic Thiem and Spain's Rafael Nadal before their title clash at the French Open on Sunday.
 •  Sports Shorts: IAAF extends ban against Russia
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday
 •  FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany beat China in opener
The 19-year-old fired in from the edge of the box in the 66th minute to break stiff Chinese resistance in the Group B encounter.
 •  Unseeded Krawietz and Mies win men's doubles title
The German pair, who beat 16-time major champions Mike and Bob Bryan en route to the final, raced through the opening set with two early breaks.
 •  Euro Qualifiers PIX: Turkey upset world champs France
Images from the 2020 Euro Championships qualifiers played on Saturday
 •  Vettel puts Ferrari on pole at Canadian Grand Prix
Vettel, who won from pole position last year in Canada to revive Ferrari's title hopes, will be hoping for the same on Sunday with world championship leader Hamilton, chasing a record equalling seventh win in Montreal, starting alongside him.
 •  PIX: Thiem beats Djokovic in dramatic French Open semi
Thiem, the fourth seed, was leading 3-1 in the third set on Friday when the semi-final was interrupted by rain and then surprisingly abandoned for the day.
 •  Barty wins maiden Grand Slam with French Open title
Eighth seed Barty joins 1969, 1970 and 1973 champion Margaret Court and 1971 winner Evonne Goolagong-Cawley on the list of Australian women who have lifted the trophy here in the professional era.
 •  Meet Barty, once cricketer now French Open champ
Factbox on Australia's Ashleigh Barty, who beat Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 in the French Open final on Saturday:
 •  India beat Thailand to give Stimac first win in charge
Only Sandesh Jhingan, who led the side, Rahul Bheke and Subhasish Bose retained their places, but India still won the match through a 17th minute strike from midfielder Anirudh Thapa in the third-place match at the Thunder Castle stadium.
 •  List of French Open women's singles champions
List of French Open women's singles champions:
 •  Women's French Open final delayed by men's semis, rain
Austrian Thiem was 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 4-1 up when the men's match, which had already been halted on Friday because of bad weather, was stopped.
 •  Euro 2020 qualifiers PICS: Spain, Ukraine win big
A summary of the Euro 2020 qualification matches played on Friday.
 •  PICS: France thrash Korea in women's World Cup opener
A rampant France smashed South Korea out of sight on Friday to open their women's soccer World Cup campaign in irrepressible style with a 4-0 victory that sent a warning to all other teams with a design on the trophy.
 •  Nadal beats Federer to reach 12th French Open final
The two great rivals meet at Roland Garros for the first time in eight years in Friday's tie.
 •  FIH Series Finals: India beat plucky Poland 3-1
After a barren first quarter, Manpreet scored in the 21st and 26th minutes while drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner in the 36th as India registered their second consecutive win of the tournament.
 •  PIX: Vondrousova beats Konta; sets up Barty final
Unseeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova beat Britain's Johanna Konta 7-5, 7-6(2) to reach the French Open final.
 •  Chelsea appeal FIFA transfer ban to CAS
The Europa League champions were sanctioned in February for breaching rules regarding the international transfer and registration of players under 18. They were also fined 600,000 Swiss francs ($603,864.73).
 •  Anand loses to Mamedyarov, slips to last spot
Viswanthan Anand was beaten by World champion Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the first two rounds of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.
 •  Nadal expects Federer onslaught in French Open semis
The two great rivals meet at Roland Garros for the first time in eight years in Friday's French Open semi-final.
 •  PIX: Dutch reach final as England self-destruct
Netherlands capitalised on two England defensive mix-ups in extra time as they came from behind to win their Nations League semi-final 3-1.
 •  India maul hapless Russia in FIH Series Finals
Favourites India demolished hapless Russia 10-0 in their opening match of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament to start their 2020 Olympics qualification campaign on a rousing note, Bhubaneswar, on Thursday.
 •  PIX: Djokovic, Thiem to meet in SF; Anisimova stuns Halep
Defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out of the French Open 6-2, 6-4 by 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in a quarter-final shock.
 •  Sports Shorts: Mary Kom to retire after Tokyo Olympics
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday.
 •  Neymar ruled out of Copa America with injury
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the Copa America after suffering a serious ankle injury in a 2-0 friendly win over Qatar.
 •  Why the Nadal-Federer French Open record is 5-0
A quick look at Rafael Nadal's domination of Roger Federer at Roland Garros.
 •  PICS: Ronaldo 'trick' sends Portugal to Nations final
Evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident on Wednesday.
 •  How Federer can get the better of Nadal in semis
What can the Swiss great do to win three sets against the king of clay when in their previous French Open duels he has never won two?
 •  Day 11 washed out at French Open
Wednesday's washout means Friday will now be a bumper semi-finals day as the last four matches in both singles draws will take place then.
 •  Sports Shorts: Sindhu, Sameer make impressive starts
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday
 •  Soccer Extras: Ronaldo rape lawsuit dropped
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  Chhetri scores in milestone match but India lose
Talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri scored in his milestone appearance but India lost 1-3 to higher-ranked Curacao in their opening match of the King's Cup football tournament in Igor Stimac's first game in charge, in Burirasm, Thailand, on Wednesday.
 •  Wrestler Babita to tie knot with fellow grappler
Babita shared a photograph on her Twitter page on Tuesday, where the groom-to-be, Suhag is seen seeking the blessings of her father Mahavir Singh Phogat.
 •  French Open: Konta breezes into last four
Jo Konta cantered into the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday
 •  French Open PIX: Rafa sets up Federer semis showdown
Nadal thrashes Nishikori; Federer downs Wawrinka
 •  Soccer Extras: Costa accused of huge tax fraud
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 •  Djokovic has a record that Rafa doesn't at French Open
Djokovic is the first man to reach 10 successive quarter-finals at the French Open
 •  Sports Shorts: Semenya free to run while appeal is heard
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
 •  French Open: Djokovic, Halep, Thiem march into quarters
Images from Day 9 at the French Open.
 •  Brazil players back rape-accused Neymar
'But I think this is going to be cleared up as soon as possible and I believe in Neymar's innocence. We the players and the backroom staff are going to support him so that it doesn't have any effect on the field'
 •  French Open: Rafa happy about another birthday at work
"I don't know what can happen in the future or not. But yeah, 11 here already is something really unbelievable. I always say the same. It looks, for the most of you, and even for me, looks so difficult to increase that number for anyone in the future. But if I did it, and I consider myself a normal person, probably someone else is gonna do it."
 •  Tsitsipas reacts strongly after loss to Wawrinka
'I feel very disappointed at the end. Long time since I cried after a match, so emotionally wasn't easy to handle. I will try to learn from it as much as I can'
 •  French Open PIX: Federer, Nadal waltz into last 8
A summary of Sunday's matches at the French Open.
 •  All about Serena-Thiem controversy
Organisers made Thiem move out and the Austrian was fuming at being treated like 'a junior'.
 •  Bopanna-Copil bow out of French Open
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil bowed out of the French Open after losing in the third round of the men's doubles, in Paris, on Sunday.
 •  Klopp relieved to end cup finals losing streak
Juergen Klopp was a relieved man on Saturday after Liverpool's 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final ended the German coach's miserable run of six defeats in cup finals.
 •  Sports Shorts: Ruiz stuns Joshua for heavyweight crown
A summary of sports events and persons in the news on Saturday.
 •  French Open PIX: Serena, Osaka ousted; Novak through
Images from Day 7 of the 2019 French Open in Paris on Saturday.
 •  Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 to win Champions League
An early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late strike by Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's all-English Champions League final
 •  Scantily clad model halts Champions League final
She ran on to the pitch with the score at 1-0 to Liverpool after an early penalty was converted by Mohamed Salah.
 •  Paes crashes out of French Open men's doubles
Leander Paes and his partner Benoit Paire of France lost to the Colombian duo of Robert Farah and Juan Cabal in the second round.
 •  Tennis has been a beautiful journey for me: Paes
Indian tennis star Leander Paes feels blessed to have such a long career, having won 18 Grand Slam doubles titles and accumulated close to 1000 racquets.
 •  Former Arsenal player Reyes dies in car accident
Spanish footballer Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic accident, aged 35, his former club Sevilla said.
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