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Serena Williams of the U.S. is seen on a video monitor tribute after winning her second round match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 31, 2022. 

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Serena Williams of the U.S. is seen on a video monitor tribute after winning her second round match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 31, 2022.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Serena Williams of the U.S. is seen on a video monitor tribute after winning her second round match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 31, 2022.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Alfa Romeo's Guanyu Zhou and Mercedes' George Russell crash out at the start of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Britain, July 3.      



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Alfa Romeo's Guanyu Zhou and Mercedes' George Russell crash out at the start of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Britain, July 3.   REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Alfa Romeo's Guanyu Zhou and Mercedes' George Russell crash out at the start of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Britain, July 3.   REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Spain's Rafael Nadal during his fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 23.     


 REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Spain's Rafael Nadal during his fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 23.    REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Spain's Rafael Nadal during his fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 23.    REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari scores their second goal past Argentina's Emiliano Martinez in their FIFA World Cup Group C match in Qatar, November 22.       



REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari scores their second goal past Argentina's Emiliano Martinez in their FIFA World Cup Group C match in Qatar, November 22.     REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari scores their second goal past Argentina's Emiliano Martinez in their FIFA World Cup Group C match in Qatar, November 22.     REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic walks with his team after landing at Dubai Airport after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17.        
  

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic walks with his team after landing at Dubai Airport after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17.    ...more

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic walks with his team after landing at Dubai Airport after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17.        REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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An Iranian fan holds a jersey in memory of Mahsa Amini, inside the stadium before the FIFA World Cup Qatar Group B match between Wales and Iran, November 25.       REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

An Iranian fan holds a jersey in memory of Mahsa Amini, inside the stadium before the FIFA World Cup Qatar Group B match between Wales and Iran, November 25.       REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

An Iranian fan holds a jersey in memory of Mahsa Amini, inside the stadium before the FIFA World Cup Qatar Group B match between Wales and Iran, November 25.       REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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England's Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring their second goal with Jill Scott and Lauren Hemp during their Women's Euro Final match against Germany at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain.      REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

England's Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring their second goal with Jill Scott and Lauren Hemp during their Women's Euro Final match against Germany at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain.   REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

England's Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring their second goal with Jill Scott and Lauren Hemp during their Women's Euro Final match against Germany at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain.   REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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Scotland's Eilidh Gorrell in action on the balance beam at the Commonwealth Games - Artistic Gymnastics - Women's Team Final and Individual Qualification in Birmingham, Britain, July 30. 


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Scotland's Eilidh Gorrell in action on the balance beam at the Commonwealth Games - Artistic Gymnastics - Women's Team Final and Individual Qualification in Birmingham, Britain, July 30. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Scotland's Eilidh Gorrell in action on the balance beam at the Commonwealth Games - Artistic Gymnastics - Women's Team Final and Individual Qualification in Birmingham, Britain, July 30. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Manchester City fans celebrate on the pitch after winning the Premier League following their match against Aston Villa in Manchester, Britain, May 22. 



    REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Manchester City fans celebrate on the pitch after winning the Premier League following their match against Aston Villa in Manchester, Britain, May 22.     REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Manchester City fans celebrate on the pitch after winning the Premier League following their match against Aston Villa in Manchester, Britain, May 22.     REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Medical staff in personal protective equipment are seen at a speed skating training session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, January 28.       REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Medical staff in personal protective equipment are seen at a speed skating training session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, January 28.       REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Medical staff in personal protective equipment are seen at a speed skating training session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, January 28.       REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Migrant workers gesture during the half time show while watching the FIFA World Cup match between Qatar and Ecuador in Doha, November 20. 


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Migrant workers gesture during the half time show while watching the FIFA World Cup match between Qatar and Ecuador in Doha, November 20.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Migrant workers gesture during the half time show while watching the FIFA World Cup match between Qatar and Ecuador in Doha, November 20.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A goalpost is seen after a riot and stampede following a soccer match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia, October 2. The stampede killed 135 people, the worst tragedy at a soccer match since 1964.     REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A goalpost is seen after a riot and stampede following a soccer match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia, October 2. The stampede killed 135 people, the worst tragedy at a soccer match since...more

A goalpost is seen after a riot and stampede following a soccer match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia, October 2. The stampede killed 135 people, the worst tragedy at a soccer match since 1964.     REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Team Europe and World members lift Roger Federer at the end of his last match after announcing his retirement, during the Laver Cup at the 02 Arena in London, September 24.         Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Team Europe and World members lift Roger Federer at the end of his last match after announcing his retirement, during the Laver Cup at the 02 Arena in London, September 24.       Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Team Europe and World members lift Roger Federer at the end of his last match after announcing his retirement, during the Laver Cup at the 02 Arena in London, September 24.       Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
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Republic of Ireland's Jayson Molumby in action with Scotland's John McGinn during their UEFA Nations League Group C match in Glasgow, Scotland, September 24.   


    REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Republic of Ireland's Jayson Molumby in action with Scotland's John McGinn during their UEFA Nations League Group C match in Glasgow, Scotland, September 24.     REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Republic of Ireland's Jayson Molumby in action with Scotland's John McGinn during their UEFA Nations League Group C match in Glasgow, Scotland, September 24.     REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after losing her third-round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 2.      


  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after losing her third-round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 2.     REUTERS/Mike Segar

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after losing her third-round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 2.     REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua during their WBO and IBF heavyweight world title match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, August 20. 
Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua during their WBO and IBF heavyweight world title match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, August 20. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua during their WBO and IBF heavyweight world title match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, August 20. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
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England's Matthew Lee in action during the Commonwealth Games - Diving - Men's 10m Platform - Preliminary at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Britain, August 7.       REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

England's Matthew Lee in action during the Commonwealth Games - Diving - Men's 10m Platform - Preliminary at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Britain, August 7.       REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

England's Matthew Lee in action during the Commonwealth Games - Diving - Men's 10m Platform - Preliminary at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Britain, August 7.       REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Trinidad And Tobago's Jereem Richards celebrates after winning gold in the Commonwealth Games - Athletics - Men's 200m - Final in Birmingham, Britain, August 6.   

REUTERS/Phil Noble

Trinidad And Tobago's Jereem Richards celebrates after winning gold in the Commonwealth Games - Athletics - Men's 200m - Final in Birmingham, Britain, August 6. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Trinidad And Tobago's Jereem Richards celebrates after winning gold in the Commonwealth Games - Athletics - Men's 200m - Final in Birmingham, Britain, August 6. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 21. 


      REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 21.       REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 21.       REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel
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Britain's Dina Asher-Smith in action during her women's 100 metres heat at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 16.   
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Britain's Dina Asher-Smith in action during her women's 100 metres heat at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 16. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Britain's Dina Asher-Smith in action during her women's 100 metres heat at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 16. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the men's singles final against Australia's Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon in London, July 10.    


       REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the men's singles final against Australia's Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon in London, July 10.       REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the men's singles final against Australia's Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon in London, July 10.       REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Team Suzuki Ecstar's Alex Rins crashes out at the start of the race at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, June 5. 
    REUTERS/Albert Gea

Team Suzuki Ecstar's Alex Rins crashes out at the start of the race at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, June 5.     REUTERS/Albert Gea

Team Suzuki Ecstar's Alex Rins crashes out at the start of the race at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, June 5.     REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Real Madrid's Luka Modric celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League following their match against Liverpool, near Paris, France, May 28.    



REUTERS/Lee Smith

Real Madrid's Luka Modric celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League following their match against Liverpool, near Paris, France, May 28.   REUTERS/Lee Smith

Real Madrid's Luka Modric celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League following their match against Liverpool, near Paris, France, May 28.   REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia celebrates with Germany's Alexander Zverev after winning the Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain, May 8. 



     REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia celebrates with Germany's Alexander Zverev after winning the Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain, May 8.     REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia celebrates with Germany's Alexander Zverev after winning the Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain, May 8.     REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match in Liverpool, Britain, May 1.       



Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match in Liverpool, Britain, May 1.     Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match in Liverpool, Britain, May 1.     Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff
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Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee reacts after her performance in the Women's Single Skating - Free Skating competition at the 2022 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China, February 17.   


REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee reacts after her performance in the Women's Single Skating - Free Skating competition at the 2022 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China, February 17. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee reacts after her performance in the Women's Single Skating - Free Skating competition at the 2022 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China, February 17. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Jesper Tjader of Sweden in action during the Freestyle Skiing - Men's Freeski Slopestyle - Final at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 16.   

REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Jesper Tjader of Sweden in action during the Freestyle Skiing - Men's Freeski Slopestyle - Final at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 16. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Jesper Tjader of Sweden in action during the Freestyle Skiing - Men's Freeski Slopestyle - Final at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 16. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Romain Heinrich of France and Dorian Hauterville of France in action during the Bobsleigh - 2-man Heat 2 at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 14.  
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Romain Heinrich of France and Dorian Hauterville of France in action during the Bobsleigh - 2-man Heat 2 at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 14. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Romain Heinrich of France and Dorian Hauterville of France in action during the Bobsleigh - 2-man Heat 2 at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 14. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Anastasiya Andryianava of Belarus in action during training at the Freestyle Skiing - Women's Aerials at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 13.  

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Anastasiya Andryianava of Belarus in action during training at the Freestyle Skiing - Women's Aerials at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 13. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Anastasiya Andryianava of Belarus in action during training at the Freestyle Skiing - Women's Aerials at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, February 13. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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A general view of the Dakar Rally during stage 10, Wadi Ad Dawasir to Bisha, Saudi Arabia, January 12. 


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A general view of the Dakar Rally during stage 10, Wadi Ad Dawasir to Bisha, Saudi Arabia, January 12. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view of the Dakar Rally during stage 10, Wadi Ad Dawasir to Bisha, Saudi Arabia, January 12. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Germany's Markus Eisenbichler in action during training at the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, January 3.     

    REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Germany's Markus Eisenbichler in action during training at the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, January 3.       REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Germany's Markus Eisenbichler in action during training at the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, January 3.       REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the men's singles final with trophy at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 31.    


REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the men's singles final with trophy at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 31.   REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the men's singles final with trophy at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 31.   REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
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