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Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

Djokovic backs ATP, laments Wimbledon 'lose-lose situation'

May. 23, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic intends to defend his title at Wimbledon and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from that tournament as a show of unity among players -- even though the move will negatively affect his hold on the No. 1 spot. In...

French Open updates | Djokovic plans to play Wimbledon

May. 23, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:45 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he plans to defend his title at Wimbledon this year and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from...

Ukrainian tennis player laments lack of support in her sport

May. 23, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Words such as “invasion" and “politics,” “ban” and “boycott,” are suddenly a part of the daily discourse in tennis, as in many segments of society, really, and for Ukrainian pro player Lesia Tsurenko, these are not abstract concepts. Her country is under...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot to death

May. 23, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking...

'A long journey': Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

May. 22, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the...

EXPLAINER: Why will Russia's Ukraine war affect Wimbledon?

May. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

The usual trophies and prize money will be on the line for Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and other top players at Wimbledon, but there is a significant change there this year: No one will earn ranking points, a valuable currency in tennis, when play begins June 27. The women’s and...

Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...

Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

May. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who have been banned from international sporting events because of the war in Ukraine are being protected rather than punished, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Friday. Most sports bodies have followed the IOC...

Live updates |Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

May. 19, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. “This is a demonstration of strong leadership and a necessary contribution to our common defense of freedom,”...