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Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women's singles final match at the 2020 U.S. Open in New York, September 12, 2020.      Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women's singles final match at the 2020 U.S. Open in New York, September 12, 2020. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women's singles final match at the 2020 U.S. Open in New York, September 12, 2020. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Ferencvaros's David Siger lies on the ground to defend a free kick during their Champions League match against Juventus in Budapest, Hungary, November 4, 2020.   


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Ferencvaros's David Siger lies on the ground to defend a free kick during their Champions League match against Juventus in Budapest, Hungary, November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Ferencvaros's David Siger lies on the ground to defend a free kick during their Champions League match against Juventus in Budapest, Hungary, November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Fans gather around a mural of late NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant during a public memorial for them and seven others killed in a helicopter crash, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, February 24, 2020.   REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

Fans gather around a mural of late NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant during a public memorial for them and seven others killed in a helicopter crash, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, February 24, 2020. ...more

Fans gather around a mural of late NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant during a public memorial for them and seven others killed in a helicopter crash, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
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Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi celebrates after winning Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida, February 2, 2020.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi celebrates after winning Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida, February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi celebrates after winning Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida, February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the Champions League, following their match against Paris St Germain in Lisbon, Portugal, August 23, 2020.  

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Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the Champions League, following their match against Paris St Germain in Lisbon, Portugal, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the Champions League, following their match against Paris St Germain in Lisbon, Portugal, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder during their WBC Heavyweight Title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 22, 2020.   
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Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder during their WBC Heavyweight Title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder during their WBC Heavyweight Title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Kamaz-Master's Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov during stage 6  of the Dakar Rally in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, January 10, 2020.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Kamaz-Master's Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov during stage 6  of the Dakar Rally in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Kamaz-Master's Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev and Igor Leonov during stage 6  of the Dakar Rally in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Dustin Johnson is presented with the green jacket by Tiger Woods after winning The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, November 15, 2020.    


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Dustin Johnson is presented with the green jacket by Tiger Woods after winning The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, November 15, 2020.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dustin Johnson is presented with the green jacket by Tiger Woods after winning The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, November 15, 2020.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright is hit in the face with the ball while defending Atlanta Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin in Dallas, Texas, February 1, 2020.   Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright is hit in the face with the ball while defending Atlanta Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin in Dallas, Texas, February 1, 2020. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright is hit in the face with the ball while defending Atlanta Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin in Dallas, Texas, February 1, 2020. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in action during her match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens at the bett1ACES exhibition tournament at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport in Germany, July 17, 2020.   REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in action during her match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens at the bett1ACES exhibition tournament at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport in Germany, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in action during her match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens at the bett1ACES exhibition tournament at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport in Germany, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Staff wearing personal protective equipment stand inside the stadium before the Brasileiro Championship match between Gremio and Fortaleza in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 13, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Staff wearing personal protective equipment stand inside the stadium before the Brasileiro Championship match between Gremio and Fortaleza in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Staff wearing personal protective equipment stand inside the stadium before the Brasileiro Championship match between Gremio and Fortaleza in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in Paris, October 11, 2020.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in Paris, October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in Paris, October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig works out during a training session at his parents' farm in Castle Douglas, Scotland, May 4, 2020.  
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Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig works out during a training session at his parents' farm in Castle Douglas, Scotland, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig works out during a training session at his parents' farm in Castle Douglas, Scotland, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Williams' Nicholas Latifi during practice at the F1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia, September 25, 2020.  
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Williams' Nicholas Latifi during practice at the F1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia, September 25, 2020.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Williams' Nicholas Latifi during practice at the F1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia, September 25, 2020.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Brighton & Hove Albion's Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores their first goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match in Brighton, Britain, January 1, 2020.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Brighton & Hove Albion's Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores their first goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match in Brighton, Britain, January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Brighton & Hove Albion's Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores their first goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match in Brighton, Britain, January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his group stage match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals in London, Britiain, November 15, 2020.   


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Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his group stage match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals in London, Britiain, November 15, 2020. Action Images/Paul Childs

Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his group stage match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals in London, Britiain, November 15, 2020. Action Images/Paul Childs
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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Britain, August 2, 2020.    

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Britain, August 2, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Britain, August 2, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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Olympique Lyonnais players celebrate winning the Champions League after their match against VfL Wolfsburg in San Sebastian, Spain, August 30, 2020.   
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Olympique Lyonnais players celebrate winning the Champions League after their match against VfL Wolfsburg in San Sebastian, Spain, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Olympique Lyonnais players celebrate winning the Champions League after their match against VfL Wolfsburg in San Sebastian, Spain, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Internacional's Paolo Guerrero celebrates scoring their first goal against Deportes Tolima during their Copa Libertadores qualifying round match in Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 26, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Internacional's Paolo Guerrero celebrates scoring their first goal against Deportes Tolima during their Copa Libertadores qualifying round match in Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Internacional's Paolo Guerrero celebrates scoring their first goal against Deportes Tolima during their Copa Libertadores qualifying round match in Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A general view during the first round match between Britain's Johanna Konta and Coco Gauff of the U.S. at the French Open in Paris, September 27, 2020.    
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A general view during the first round match between Britain's Johanna Konta and Coco Gauff of the U.S. at the French Open in Paris, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A general view during the first round match between Britain's Johanna Konta and Coco Gauff of the U.S. at the French Open in Paris, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden at home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain, April 26, 2020.    REUTERS/Carl Recine

Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden at home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden at home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Austria's Dominic Thiem during his match against France's Gael Monfils at the Australian Open in  Melbourne, January 27, 2020.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Austria's Dominic Thiem during his match against France's Gael Monfils at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Austria's Dominic Thiem during his match against France's Gael Monfils at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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 Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring their first goal against Genoa with Miralem Pjanic during their Serie A match in Genoa, Italy, June 30, 2020.  
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 Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring their first goal against Genoa with Miralem Pjanic during their Serie A match in Genoa, Italy, June 30, 2020.   REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

 Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring their first goal against Genoa with Miralem Pjanic during their Serie A match in Genoa, Italy, June 30, 2020.   REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
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Norway's Marius Lindvik in action during the first round of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, January 6, 2020.   REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Norway's Marius Lindvik in action during the first round of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, January 6, 2020.  REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Norway's Marius Lindvik in action during the first round of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, January 6, 2020.  REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia and a tournament official tend to a linesperson who was struck with a ball hit by Djokovic during his U.S. Open match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, at Flushing Meadows, New York, September 6, 2020.  

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia and a tournament official tend to a linesperson who was struck with a ball hit by Djokovic during his U.S. Open match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, at Flushing Meadows, New York, September 6, 2020. Danielle...more

Novak Djokovic of Serbia and a tournament official tend to a linesperson who was struck with a ball hit by Djokovic during his U.S. Open match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, at Flushing Meadows, New York, September 6, 2020. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports
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Merlin Coles 3, watches the horse racing from Royal Ascot on TV at his home, whilst sat on his horse Mr Glitter Sparkles with his dog Mistress, in Bere Regis, Dorset, Britain, June 17, 2020.   REUTERS/Paul Childs

Merlin Coles 3, watches the horse racing from Royal Ascot on TV at his home, whilst sat on his horse Mr Glitter Sparkles with his dog Mistress, in Bere Regis, Dorset, Britain, June 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Paul Childs

Merlin Coles 3, watches the horse racing from Royal Ascot on TV at his home, whilst sat on his horse Mr Glitter Sparkles with his dog Mistress, in Bere Regis, Dorset, Britain, June 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Paul Childs
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Young Aston Villa fans inside the Villa Park stadium before their match against Manchester City in Birmingham, Britain, January 12, 2020.    Action Images/Carl Recine

Young Aston Villa fans inside the Villa Park stadium before their match against Manchester City in Birmingham, Britain, January 12, 2020. Action Images/Carl Recine

Young Aston Villa fans inside the Villa Park stadium before their match against Manchester City in Birmingham, Britain, January 12, 2020. Action Images/Carl Recine
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Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League with flares outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City, in Liverpool, Britain, June 25, 2020.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League with flares outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City, in Liverpool, Britain, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League with flares outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City, in Liverpool, Britain, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A general view during the Men's Elite Road Race during the UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, September 27, 2020.   REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

A general view during the Men's Elite Road Race during the UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

A general view during the Men's Elite Road Race during the UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after winning the Premier League at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, July 22, 2020.    Phil Noble/Premier League/Pool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after winning the Premier League at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, July 22, 2020. Phil Noble/Premier League/Pool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after winning the Premier League at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, July 22, 2020. Phil Noble/Premier League/Pool
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during stage 20 of the Tour de France, September 19, 2020.    REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during stage 20 of the Tour de France, September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during stage 20 of the Tour de France, September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Spain's Rafael Nadal in action against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 21, 2020.    REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Spain's Rafael Nadal in action against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Spain's Rafael Nadal in action against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien at the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Bayern Munich fans in the stands during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, February 9, 2020    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Bayern Munich fans in the stands during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, February 9, 2020   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Bayern Munich fans in the stands during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, February 9, 2020   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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The National Stadium, the main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, is seen as a visitor wearing a protective face mask stands at an observation deck in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The National Stadium, the main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, is seen as a visitor wearing a protective face mask stands at an observation deck in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The National Stadium, the main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, is seen as a visitor wearing a protective face mask stands at an observation deck in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a penalty against Liverpool to win the penalty shootout and the FA Community Shield, at Wembley Stadium, London, Britain, August 29, 2020.   REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a penalty against Liverpool to win the penalty shootout and the FA Community Shield, at Wembley Stadium, London, Britain, August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a penalty against Liverpool to win the penalty shootout and the FA Community Shield, at Wembley Stadium, London, Britain, August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
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