Jannik Sinner out of Olympics with tonsillitis

Jannik Sinner will not take part in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after being diagnosed with tonsillitis. The Italian was the top seed for the men’s singles competition, and his withdrawal sees Novak Djokovic move into that slot for Thursday’s draw. Paris 2024 would have been Sinner’s first Olympics, and he was also due to compete in the doubles event alongside compatriot Lorenzo Musetti.

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Mattia Binotto replaces Andreas Seidl as head of Audi F1 project

Andreas Seidl has been removed as head of Audi’s Formula 1 project and replaced by former Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto. The decision to replace Seidl, after 19 months in the role of chief executive officer, comes amid concerns about the progress of the Sauber team that Audi has taken over as the basis for its F1 entry in 2026.

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Tadej Pogačar withdraws from 2024 Olympics citing fatigue

Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar has pulled out of the Olympic Games because of “extreme fatigue”, the Slovenian Olympic Committee has said. Pogacar completed victory in this year’s Tour by taking Sunday’s final stage, which was a time trial, to win the illustrious 3,498km race for a third time. Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz will not be defending his Gold Medal after winning the King of the Mountains category at the Tour this year.

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Xander Schauffele wins The Open to claim second major title

Xander Schauffele held off the challenge of Justin Rose to win the 152nd Open Championship at the end of a captivating week at Royal Troon. The American hit a stunning bogey-free six-under 65 to finish on nine under, two clear of his playing partner Rose, who shot a 67 in a fascinating duel in breezy conditions. It is a second major title in three months for 30-year-old Schauffele, who becomes the first player to win The Open and US PGA Championship in the same year since Rory McIlroy in 2014.

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Tadej Pogačar secures third Tour de France title with time trial triumph

The final day of the 2024 Tour de France bucked the trend with a time trial between Monaco and Nice instead of a processional parade in Paris – but the result was the same, with the relentless Tadej Pogacar wrapping up the overall win with a sixth stage victory. Pogacar beat rivals Jonas Vingegaard and Remco Evenepoel in the race of truth as an emotional Mark Cavendish rode off into the sunset.

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