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Tennis-Raducanu survives Stephens test on Australian Open debut

British teenage sensation Emma Raducanu cleared a dangerous hurdle in the first round at the Australian Open, beating experienced American Sloane Stephens 6-0 2-6 6-1 in a toppling contest on Tuesday. Raducanu, who shot to fame in September with a fairytale run to the US Open title as a qualifier without dropping a set in what was only her fourth senior tournament, raced through the first set in 17 minutes, dropping only four points.

Olympics-Athletes warned against speaking out about human rights at Beijing Games

Athletes heading to the Beijing Olympics next month were warned on Tuesday not to talk about human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar organized by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has called genocide. China denies allegations of human rights abuses.

NBA roundup: Devin Booker scores 48 points as Suns lead Spurs

Devin Booker had a season-high 48 points and the Phoenix Suns were at their best in the final nine minutes while pulling away for a 121-107 win over host San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Phoenix won four straight games, all on the road, to better the league’s best road record (17-4). The Suns have won seven of their last eight games overall after beating San Antonio for the third time in three meetings this year.

Olympics-China app has security flaws, researchers say

According to a report published by Canadian researchers on Tuesday. The MY2022 app was designed by the Beijing Organizing Committee primarily to track and share COVID-19 related medical information among athletes during the Games.

Spain urges Djokovic to lead by example and get vaccinated

Tennis star Novak Djokovic should lead by example and get vaccinated against COVID-19, Spanish government spokeswoman Isabel Rodriguez said on Tuesday when asked if he should be allowed to compete in Spain where vaccination is not compulsory. The world number one was kicked out of Australia on Sunday ahead of the Australian Open after entering the country unvaccinated on a medical exemption.

Motor-racing-F1 shouldn’t assume Hamilton will stay, says McLaren boss

Formula 1 should not assume Lewis Hamilton will stay in the sport after missing out on a record eighth title in controversial circumstances, according to McLaren boss Zak Brown. Hamilton, 37, has remained silent since the 2021 season ended in tumult in Abu Dhabi last month, and his Mercedes team have indicated they are waiting to see the ruling FIA’s response to what is ‘happened.

Football-Dortmund eliminated from the DFB Cup by St Pauli

Holders Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock German Cup exit at the hands of second division leaders St Pauli on Tuesday, losing 2-1 in the third round. Etienne Amenyido gave St Pauli a fourth-minute lead from close range and Axel Witsel’s 40th-minute own goal doubled the hosts’ advantage.

US lawmakers demand UN report on Uyghur rights ahead of China Olympics

US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the UN human rights office to release its assessment of China’s policy in Xinjiang ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month, which the US government is diplomatically boycotting over of what he describes as the ongoing genocide in the region. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet lamented that her office was unable to access the western region of China to investigate allegations of Uyghur rights abuses and other Muslim minority groups.

Swiss-Olympic ski jumper Ammann prepares for his seventh Winter Games

Four-time Olympic champion ski jumper Simon Ammann will compete in his seventh Winter Games after being named to the Swiss team for Beijing on Tuesday. The 40-year-old is the only jumper to win a gold double of both individual titles – normal hill and large hill – at two Olympic Games, in 2002 and 2010.

NHL-League to stop testing asymptomatic players after All-Star break

The National Hockey League (NHL) said Tuesday it would stop testing asymptomatic players after next month’s All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas unless necessary to meet cross-border travel requirements. The NHL, which pulled its players and staff from the Beijing Olympics Feb. 4-20 after COVID-19 forced the postponement of a series of games, moved to daily testing last month as part of protocols improved.

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