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BJK Cup: Billie Jean King on the career moment she’ll ‘never forget’ and the growth of the tournament named in her honor

By Ben Church, CNN (CNN) — Billing itself as the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, the Billie Jean King Cup is akin to the World Cup of tennis, pitting countries from around the world against one another. Tennis great Billie Jean King lent her name to the tournament – which celebrates

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Caster Semenya says she went through ‘hell’ due to testosterone limits imposed on female athletes

By Bianna Golodryga, Ben Church and Henry Hullah, CNN (CNN) — South Africa’s two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya told CNN that having to take testosterone-reducing medication in order to compete internationally was “hell” and had a negative impact on her health. In her new book, “The Race To Be Myself,’ Semenya describes the damaging impact

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WTA Finals: Year-end world No. 1 ranking up for grabs for Iga Świątek as she faces Jessica Pegula in rain-delayed final

By Matias Grez, CNN (CNN) — The world’s eight best tennis players have been whittled down to just two at the WTA Finals, with Poland’s Iga Świątek and US star Jessica Pegula facing off in Monday’s rain-delayed final for a chance to win the prestigious season-ending title. The final was originally scheduled to take place

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New Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs might not know all his teammates’ names, but he still led them to victory

By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) — “What’s up, y’all? I’m Josh Dobbs. Honored to be in Minnesota and introduce myself,” a smiling, victorious Vikings quarterback said after his new team defeated the Falcons 31-28 Sunday on the road at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Dobbs was acquired in a trade last week with the Arizona Cardinals

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Copa Libertadores final: Fans arrested in build-up to South America’s biggest club match

By Matias Grez and Duarte Mendonça, CNN (CNN) — CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, has condemned “acts of violence and racism” after arrests were made in Rio de Janeiro following clashes on the iconic Copacabana beach ahead of Saturday’s Copa Libertadores final. Argentina’s Boca Juniors play Brazil’s Fluminense in South America’s equivalent

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Coco Gauff advances to the semifinals of the WTA Finals despite conceding 17 double faults in match

By Issy Ronald, CNN (CNN) — Coco Gauff advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Finals with a hard-fought victory over Wimbledon champion Markéta Vondroušová on Friday, despite conceding 17 double faults during the match. The 19-year-old completed an impressive comeback to defeat Vondrousova 5-7 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 and became the first teenager to reach

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