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Andre Agassi’s troubled relationship with his coach led to a powerful new sports documentary you shouldn’t miss

In the 1990s, there was no bigger coach in tennis than Nick Bollettieri. A charismatic motivator with an oversized ego, he also had a gift for molding raw talent into champions. At his lauded tennis academy, he launched the careers of tennis legends like Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Mary Pierce, Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Anna Kournikova. By his count, 180 grand slam titles would come out of players he coached. But his crown jewel was Andre Agassi. Simon Bruty/Getty Coming to Bollettieri’s school as a teenager, Agassi instantly caught the coach’s eye because he was different. His attitude, his game, it all just shouted superstar. Bollettieri, yearning to be a star himself,

Phil Mickelson apologizes for meltdown at U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson has apologized for his outburst at the U.S. Open, saying that he is “embarrassed and disappointed” by his actions. Mickelson had caused a stir at the tournament after his blatant rules violation, hitting a still-moving ball that was in the process of rolling off the green. Shinnecock Hills, the course that hosted the U.S. Open, frustrated many of the best golfers in the world over the four rounds of play. Phil Mickelson has apologized for his outburst at the U.S. Open that saw him take a two-stroke penalty for a blatant violation of the rules. “I know this should’ve come sooner, but it’s taken me a few days to calm down,” Mickelson said. “My anger and frustration got the best of

The Kawhi Leonard situation keeps getting messier, and the Spurs’ hand may be forced in a trade

The San Antonio Spurs-Kawhi Leonard saga continues to get messier. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich met with Leonard on Tuesday to reconnect with the star forward, who has grown distant from the franchise. Last week, Leonard’s camp told reporters that Leonard wanted to be traded from the Spurs. ESPN’s report said that Popovich had been seeking a meeting with Leonard for weeks but that Leonard had made it difficult to set one up. ESPN reported that Leonard remained upset with the Spurs’ handling of his quad injury, which led to him getting a second opinion and taking the matter into his own hands, outside of the Spurs’ counsel. Additionally,

Roger Federer just paid one of his rivals the ultimate compliment by saying he plays ‘just like me when I was young’

An unlikely friendship is developing in tennis. The ATP tour rivals Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios have been gushing over each other since Federer beat Kyrgios in straight sets at the Stuttgart Open semifinal in Germany earlier this month. Federer went on to win the title in his first ATP tour competition since March, but his 23-year-old foe left a good impression. Federer said he did not want to meet Kyrgios again in the near future because he knows Kyrgios is a tough competitor. “I’d rather not play five-set matches against Nick because they would last too long and we would probably both grow beards before the end,” Federer said, according to Tennis World USA. Kyrgios has a reputation as the

The Kawhi Leonard situation keeps getting messier, and the Spurs’ hand may be forced in a trade

The San Antonio Spurs-Kawhi Leonard saga continues to get messier. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich met with Leonard on Tuesday to reconnect with the star forward, who has grown distant from the franchise. Last week, Leonard’s camp told reporters that Leonard wanted to be traded from the Spurs. ESPN’s report said that Popovich had been seeking a meeting with Leonard for weeks but that Leonard had made it difficult to set one up. ESPN reported that Leonard remained upset with the Spurs’ handling of his quad injury, which led to him getting a second opinion and taking the matter into his own hands, outside of the Spurs’ counsel. Additionally,

Here is how far soccer players run during a World Cup match

The Mexican National Team gave fans one of the most exciting — and surprising — matches of the World Cup so far, with a thrilling 1-0 victory of reigning World Cup champions Germany. For Mexico, the result was hard earned, particularly from an endurance standpoint. All but one of the outfield players for El Tri who started and went the full 90 in the match ran over five miles during the match, with defender Hector Herrera notching over seven. Even Guillermo Ochoa, the team’s goalkeeper, ran over two miles! Although it is only a one-game sample size, the numbers show how physically demanding a soccer match can be (in fact, Germany’s players, in total, actually ran four kilometers more than the