Germany wins historic gold : Germany secures their first men's World Cup final victory in basketball and takes home a historic gold after defeating Serbia with a score of 83-77 in Manila. The victory marks Germany's best World Cup achievement, surpassing their previous bronze medal in 2002.
Tennis match-fixing : Yones Rachidi was banned for life and fined approximately 350,000 kronor by the International Tennis Integrity Agency for committing 135 violations of match-fixing regulations. The network he belonged to, led by Grigor Sargsyan, manipulated over 350 tennis matches, demonstrating the extent of match-fixing in tennis. The investigation by The Washington Post reveals the ease with which vulnerable players are lured into fixing matches for monetary gain, highlighting tennis as one of the sports most affected by match-fixing.
Novak Djokovic won the US Open : Novak Djokovic wins his 24th Grand Slam title, equaling Margaret Court's record, by defeating Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. Djokovic's victory comes after his loss to Medvedev in the 2021 final and solidifies his status as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Rubiales resigns as chairman of the Spanish Football Federation : Luis Rubiales has announced his resignation as chairman of the Spanish Football Federation and vice president of UEFA following FIFA's suspension and other proceedings against him. Rubiales defends his version of events leading up to his resignation while expressing a commitment to the truth prevailing. The resignation comes after Rubiales faced criticism for his actions at the World Cup, including kissing player Jennifer Hermoso without her consent.
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