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By Associated Press
To root for the diaspora is to acknowledge all the ways people of color have been affected by white supremacy -- and to celebrate and cheer on the athletes who are able to break through those barriers.
By Joshua Barajas
Since Biles and the U.S. put on a dazzling display in Rio de Janeiro, gymnastics has undergone a reckoning. The tectonic plates in a sport where obedience and silence were long considered as important as talent and artistry are moving.
By Will Graves, Associated Press
Serena Williams turns 40 in September. Roger Federer hits that milestone the month before. No one knows how many more French Open appearances each will make, and this year’s tournament ended for both on Sunday.
By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press
The high-profile athlete's struggles raise questions about society's views on mental health, as well as the effects of race, gender and fame on well-being.
By Dorothy Chin, Tamra Burns Loeb, The Conversation
By Amna Nawaz
Tennis champion Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open after being fined for skipping press conferences has led to new conversations about athletes, mental health and the media. At 23 years old, Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam…
By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments have reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka's stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players' concerns about mental health.
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she has “suffered long bouts…
Osaka improved to 4-0 in Grand Slam finals by grabbing six consecutive games to pull away in what initially was a tight contest, beating Brady 6-4, 6-3 at Melbourne Park on Saturday.
By the end, Osaka pulled away to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback victory for her second U.S. Open championship and third Grand Slam title overall.
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