World Matchplay Darts: Michael van Gerwen knocks Luke Littler out as Michael Smith beats Gary Anderson | Darts News

Michael van Gerwen beat Luke Littler 10-6 in their eagerly-anticipated first-round clash at the World Matchplay on Monday. In the 10th meeting between the pair, Van Gerwen proved his critics wrong after a run of disappointing form this year and denied Littler a first win on debut at the Winter Gardens. Van Gerwen was visibly…

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Elena Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan plays a backhand return to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during their quarterfinal match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON — Elena Rybakina knows people see her as the favorite to win her second Wimbledon title. The 2022 champion’s 6-3, 6-2 victory over…

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Shakur Stevenson beats Harutyunyan to keep WBC lightweight belt

Shakur Stevenson, right, punches Germany’s Artem Harutyunyan during the ninth round of a WBC world lightweight championship boxing match Sunday, July 7, 2024, in Newark, N.J. Stevenson won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Unbeaten American Shakur Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council lightweight world title with a methodical unanimous decision victory over Artem Harutyunyan…

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Wimbledon: Cameron Norrie beats Jack Draper as Novak Djokovic survives scare against Jacob Fearnley | Tennis News

Cameron Norrie won the all-British clash with rising star Jack Draper to reach the third round at Wimbledon, while Novak Djokovic overcame a terrific fightback from Jacob Fearnley. Draper had replaced Norrie as the country’s No 1 male player last month. But former semi-finalist Norrie found his form when it mattered in a 7-6 (7-3)…

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Players Championship 14: Jonny Clayton beats Wesley Plaisier in final while Luke Littler makes early exit | Darts News

Jonny Clayton returned to winning ways with an outstanding 8-5 success against Wesley Plaisier in Wednesday’s Players Championship 14 final in Milton Keynes, as Luke Littler made another early exit. Clayton stormed to victory on a thrilling day of action at the Marshall Arena, denying an in-form Plaisier to clinch his first PDC ranking title…

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Gilas Pilipinas beats Taiwan Mustangs in tune-up before OQT

Dwight Ramos leads Gilas Pilipinas past Taiwan Mustangs in a tune-up game ahead of the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the Paris Games. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas rolled past Taiwan Mustangs on Monday night, 74-64, kicking off its build-up for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament on a positive note. Dwight Ramos had 19 points…

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PGA Tour: Scottie Scheffler beats Tom Kim in Travelers Championship play-off after protesters disrupt 72nd hole | Golf News

Scottie Scheffler returned to winning ways and registered a sixth PGA Tour victory in 10 starts after beating Tom Kim in a dramatic finish at the Travelers Championship. The world No 1, heading into the final round a shot behind at TPC River Highlands, carded five birdies in a bogey-free 65 to finish on 22…

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Japan beats USA for first time in Manila finale

Japan’s Kento Miyaura flexes his muscles during a game against USA in the VNL 2024 in Manila.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — With both teams fielding their bench in a much-anticipated final game in Manila, Japan got the better of USA, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, to end the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 on a high…

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Amateur Championship: Jacob Skov Olesen beats Dominic Clemons in final to secure invite to majors | Golf News

Jacob Skov Olesen secured an invite to three of the next four majors, including The Open at Royal Troon, after his impressive victory at the Amateur Championship. The 25-year-old claimed a 4&3 victory over Dominic Clemons in the 36-hole final at Ballyliffin, seeing him become the first Danish golfer to win the event. Victory earns…

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Iran makes it back to back, beats Netherlands in 5 sets

Iran celebrates a point against the Netherlands during a VNL 2024 Week 3 game in Manila. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Inspired by its breakthrough win, Iran overcame another thrilling five-setter and Nimir Abdel-Aziz’s 37-point explosion for a 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-10 win over the Netherlands in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3…

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