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The mystery behind tennis star Naomi Osaka’s bizarre post-match message scribbled on a television lens following her stunning Australian Open semi-final win has been explained.

The Japanese women’s world number three, 23, is in her second Melbourne grand slam final in three years after dominating childhood idol and US superstar Serena Williams in straight sets on Thursday.

Osaka sent tennis viewers around the world into meltdown with a peculiar message aimed

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During spring training in 2020, when asked about his goal of making it to the majors, Tim Tebow responded with this:

 

“It’d be a lie if I said that wouldn’t be super cool. Of course that would be special. But I wouldn’t say it would be a success or failure if that did or didn’t happen.”

Tebow referred to parts of his life as “seasons.” In that moment, he said, baseball was an important part of

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Once again, Serena Williams came within reach of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, playing well enough Thursday to get to the closing days of a major tournament. And once again, Williams couldn’t quite get it done, as she was defeated 6-3, 6-4 by Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinals.

 

Osaka, who also beat Williams in the chaotic 2018 US Open final, reached her fourth major title match and stretched her winning streak to

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Super Bowl MVP quarterback Tom Brady had motivation in leaving the New England Patriots to try to win another championship with a different franchise.

 

The Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to claim Super Bowl LV 31-9 for Brady’s seventh ring overall but his first not under the leadership of coach Bil

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke for the first time publicly about his son’s auto accident that left a 5-year-old girl in critical condition, saying Sunday, “My heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.”

“My heart goes out to all those who were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who’s fighting for her life,” Reid said Sunday night after the Chiefs lost Super Bowl LV to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9. “I can’t comment on it a

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The five-year-old girl critically injured and left in a coma after a car crash involving Kansas City Chiefs’ assistant coach Britt Reid on Thursday night has been pictured for the first time, as she is named locally as Ariel.

The young girl was in the back of a car that Reid allegedly crashed into after he had ‘two to three drinks’ on his prescription Adderall, according to KSHB.

An unnamed four-year-old was also in the back seat of the car and was hospitalized with non-life-thre

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A quick read on items of interest for the NFL’s divisional playoffs…

 

Lamar Jackson vs. Josh Allen. While the “History Channel Showdown” featuring Tom Brady and Drew Brees assures that at least one legendary quarterback will advance to the NFC Championship Game, the “Saturday Night Special” in Buffalo dictates that at least one of the young guns from the 2018 NFL draft class is headed to their first AFC title game, having broken through last weekend to win their first playoff games

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The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets on Wedn

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DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52

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Mike Tyson stepped onto a spotlighted stage Friday and weighed in at 220 pounds, ripping off his shirt to reveal a muscled torso that could belong to an athlete of half his 54 years.

The former heavyweight champion moved into a COVID-protective glass box and went nose-to-nose with Roy Jones Jr., once the most talented fighter in the world. Jones’ 210-pound frame was slightly less toned, but still clearly in better condition than most of his fellow 51-year-olds.

These two boxing greats ar

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ESPN 300 quarterback Shedeur Sanders flipped his commitment from FAU to Jackson State University, where his dad, Deion Sanders, is the head coach.

Shedeur originally committed to FAU in July and was the highest-ranked commit for the program from the Class of 2021. Once his father was hired by Jackson State in September, it seemed as though it was only a matter of time before Shedeur made the switch.

He made that decision official on Friday and is now the highest-ranked prospect J

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s season is officially over.

 

The Cleveland Browns announced the star wide receiver suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. Beckham underwent an MRI on Monday morning, which confirmed the tear.

He was injured on the Browns’ second snap Sunday while attempting to chase down a Cincinnati Bengals defender following a Baker Mayfield interception.

“Obviously it’s a big loss,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday. “He’s a huge part of what we do. So now we’ll just ha

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There are not many NFL records Tom Brady hasn’t set, but on Sunday the 43-year-old managed to find another one to break and again etch his name into the history books.

 

When Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the field in Las Vegas, he trailed Drew Brees by three career touchdowns. The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns earlier in the day to stretch his career tally to 558, increasing his lead over Brady’s 555.

But if Brady’s 20-year career has told u

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When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. 4 Fighting Irish unbeaten.

“I’m definitely hard on myself, but my job at the end of the day is to get the ‘W’,” said Book, whose 13-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter together with Kyren Williams’ 127 rushing yards helped Notre Dame hold off the Cardinals 12-7 Saturday.

Williams ran 25 times and had his third 100-yard game of the season as the Irish (4-0, 3-0 Atl

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After another huge triple-double, Jimmy Butler has the Heat riding high heading into Game 6 against the Lakers: "We live for these moments."

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Jimmy Butler slumped over a digital advertising display near the Miami Heat bench with 46.7 seconds left in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday.

About 30 minutes later, the Miami Heat All-Star hobbled into the press conference room.

"I left it all out th

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Tom Brady makes rare mental error losing track of downs during final drive, Bruce Arians claims otherwise
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Tom Brady had a chance for a statement win in primetime with his new team on Thursday night, but it was not to be. Even more noteworthy, he appeared to forget what down it was during what would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' final play in the 20-19 loss they suffered to the Chicago Bears. Brady's f

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