Matthew Futterman

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Novak Djokovic and Fellow Star Vaccine Skeptics Are Increasingly Scorned

The tennis star is the latest target of a public outcry against vaccine skeptics and stars wanting special treatment. Denied entry to Australia, he awaits a hearing Monday on his deportation.In a...

Skepticism Greets Novak Djokovic’s Vaccine Exemption

The world No. 1 sought a medical exemption rather than submit the proof of vaccination required to play in the Australian Open. Few were surprised when he got one.Was there ever a...

Two Wyoming Bobsledders. Two Horrific Brain Injuries. One Survivor.

MORGAN, Utah — The weeks before a Winter Olympics are always tough for Joe Sisson. It’s when he thinks most about the dream he wanted so badly, to drive a bobsled in...

Paris 2024 Floats Openness After Two Closed-Door Olympics

French organizers approved a sprawling opening ceremony, with athletes floating down the Seine in a parade of boats, but to date they have not criticized China.

On its 4-Year Cue, Skiing Re-enters the Spotlight Ahead of Olympics

A series of races known as Birds of Prey in the Rocky Mountains helped to show who is rounding into form ahead of the Beijing Games. A Norwegian, the Swiss and Austrians...

Putting Principles Before Profits, Steve Simon Takes a Stand

The WTA chief has spent years in tennis working quietly to put players first. Suspending tournaments in China over the treatment of star Peng Shuai has made him the most talked-about leader...

WTA Suspends Tournaments in China Over Treatment of Peng Shuai

Steve Simon said Wednesday that the women’s tennis tour would not stage tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, because he has been unable to communicate with Peng despite repeated attempts.The women’s professional...

Video of Peng Shuai With Olympic Officials Fuels a Showdown With Tennis

The Chinese tennis star held a 30-minute video call with the leader of the International Olympic Committee, but the head of women’s professional tennis remained unable to reach her.Peng Shuai, the Chinese...

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