Saturday, June 25

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International Women’s Rugby League Matches Have Banned Transgender Women.
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International Women’s Rugby League Matches Have Banned Transgender Women.

The dispute resolution organization for rugby league has prohibited transgender women from participating in women's international matches until further notice. The International Rugby League has joined other sports organizations in restricting male-to-female transgender athletes from competing in women's divisions, including the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and the International Cycling Union (UCI). In a statement, the IRL said it is "continuing work to review and update rules" and will "seek to use the upcoming World Cup to help develop a comprehensive inclusion policy." The transition policy is not in effect for the Women's Rugby League World Cup, which begins in England on October 15. "Until further research is completed to enable the IRL to implement a formal transgen...
Taking A Draining Putt At The US Open, A Golf Player Became Annoyed.
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Taking A Draining Putt At The US Open, A Golf Player Became Annoyed.

Two-time Major tournament winner Justin Thomas has had many happy Saturdays playing golf. The third round at the 2022 US Open is unlikely to rank among the others. The writing was perhaps on the wall before the first over of Justin's day at Edgewood. Thomas' opening drive was called out by mistake, which prompted a bemused reaction from the American. Following a solid start of three consecutive pars, confusion made way for fury at the fourth hole when his tee shot landed in a drain in the center of the fairway. Not afforded a drop, he proceeded to play his ball as it lay, with his errant shot sailing into a bunker well short of the green. Looking down at the drain in disgust before his ball had even landed, Thomas could be heard saying on Sky Sports' broadcast: "That's what pisses me of...
Nadal Admits Being Unable To Perform On Tour Like He Did In The Past After A Long Layoff.
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Nadal Admits Being Unable To Perform On Tour Like He Did In The Past After A Long Layoff.

Rafael Nadal announced on Friday that he intends to play at Wimbledon for the first time in three years despite his lingering foot injury. The 36-year-old, speaking at a press conference in Mallorca, Spain, said that he will be going to London on Monday to play in the grand slam he has twice won, based on how his foot feels. "If there is any possibility, which it looks like," Nadal explained, "my intention is to travel to London on Monday. I will play an exhibition match at Hurlingham as I've done many times before, and prepare myself in the best way possible." Rafael Nadal: "I haven't played at Wimbledon for three years and I'm very excited to be back. But we'll see how my foot progresses day by day, because it's a day-by-day thing. I trust that things will go well and I can train w...
Serena Williams Was Granted A Wild Card Entry For The Wimbledon Return.
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Serena Williams Was Granted A Wild Card Entry For The Wimbledon Return.

Serena Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, will make her expected return to the grass courts of SW19 when the tournament starts later this month, after being given a wild card entry to arguably the most famous tennis tournament in the world. She will compete in ladies’ singles, according to Wimbledon's announcement Tuesday. American tennis player Serena Williams hinted at the highly anticipated news on Tuesday: "SW and SW19. It's a date. 2022, see you there." SW19 is the postcode district in Southwest London incorporating Wimbledon, among other boroughs. The social media post showed her standing on a grass court with white sneakers on. Williams has not played competitively since an injury forced her to retire in a first-round match at Wimbledon last year. The 23-time major champi...