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Tennis-Murray produces grass-court masterclass to beat Tsitsipas in Stuttgart

Former world number one Andy Murray picked up his first win over a top five opponent in six years with a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory over top seeded Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. ‘Stuttgart Open Friday. The two-time Wimbledon champion stepped up his preparation for the grass-court major from this month battling in a tight first set against world number five Tsitsipas before rolling back the years in the second set to finish the victoire.

Golf-Woods joins Jordan and James at billionaire club – Forbes

Tiger Woods has joined Michael Jordan and LeBron James in a select group of elite athletes with a net worth of at least $1 billion, business magazine Forbes reported. The 15-time major winner, who returned to competition at the Masters in April 14 months after nearly losing his right leg in a car crash, has won more than $1.7 billion in prize money, endorsements and other ventures, according to Forbes.

Golf-Schwartzel leads hunt for $4 million LIV jackpot

South African Charl Schwartzel and fellow countryman Hennie Du Plessis led the hunt for the record $4 million check after the second round of the LIV Invitational opening event on Friday.

Schwartzel, who led after Thursday’s opening round, produced another dazzling round to stay ahead of the standings by three strokes from Du Plessis.

Motor racing – Leclerc finishes opening day of Azerbaijan test fastest for Ferrari

Charles Leclerc pushed his Red Bull rival Sergio Perez off the top of the timesheets to finish Friday’s practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with the best time for Ferrari. The Monegasque, who had trailed Perez at the end of the first session, clocked a lap of one minute and 43.224 seconds in the second hour of the race to end the day 0.248 seconds ahead of the Mexican.

Iconic NBA-Curry performance leaves Warriors teammates stunned

Stephen Curry’s 43-point masterpiece in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday left Warriors teammates, coaches and basketball fans everywhere in awe. As Golden State looked down a 3-1 hole against the Celtics in Boston, Curry was magnificent, shooting 14 of 26 from the field with seven three-pointers while grabbing 10 rebounds to tie the series 2-2.

Motorcycling – Father and son take Isle of Man TT death toll to five in 2022

The death toll at the 2022 Isle of Man TT motorcycle races rose to five on Friday after organizers said father and son British sidecar riders Roger and Bradley Stockton were killed in a crash. The two men, aged 56 and 21 respectively, were participating as driver and passenger in the second sidecar race when the incident occurred on the last lap of Ago’s Leap.

NFL-Washington fines Del Rio $100,000 for comments on US Capitol attack

Washington commanders said on Friday they had fined defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $100,000 after downplaying last year’s assault on the US Capitol a ‘dusting’ over racial justice protests of 2020 that followed the death of George Floyd. Del Rio, who has since apologized, made the comments this week when reporters asked him if he planned to send the team a social media message in which he wondered why the protests after the death of Floyd at the hands of the police were not discussed in the same way as the attack on the United States Capitol.

MLB roundup: Phillies edge D-backs for eighth straight win

Rhys Hoskins homered twice, Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and the host Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 on Friday for their eighth straight win. Hoskins and Bryce Harper each had three hits and Didi Gregorius contributed two hits for Philadelphia, which won eight in a row from August 1-8, 2021. The Phillies also improved to 7-0 under the manager acting Rob Thomson.

NBA-Curry leads Warriors past Celtics to level Finals streak

Stephen Curry busted for 43 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-97 on Friday to tie the best-of-seven final series 2-2. Curry, who was doubtful even playing after injuring his foot in Game 3 on Wednesday, put the team on their backs to secure the brave victory in front of a hostile crowd at Boston’s TD Garden.

Soccer-Shamans back Peru ahead of World Cup qualifier against Australia

Thirteen Peruvian shamans gathered on Friday to perform spiritual rituals with rattles, smoke and flowers in support of the national football team ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Australia in Qatar. Peru will face the Socceroos at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on Monday, with the winners taking one of the last places in the World Cup final in the Gulf state later this year.

(With agency contributions.)