Michael Jordan Dream Team Olympic jersey auctioned for near-record price

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Michael Jordan Dream Team basketball jersey, said to have been worn by Jordan at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and later autographed, was sold for $216,000 at auction on Sunday, which would have been a record price for a basketball jersey until three years ago.

It was a white No. 9 Jordan jersey. The Dream Team wore white jerseys in four games in Barcelona, including the final against Croatia.

It was previously sold for $17,500 at a gala charity auction in September 1992. Then it was sold in 2013 for $53,325, according to the listing.

In 2017, a Jordan game-worn red jersey from the 1984 Olympics sold for $273,904, believed at the time to be a record price for a basketball jersey and still the Olympic record. LeBron James‘ 2020 NBA All-Star Game jersey broke the overall record, going for $630,000 in March.

It was believed the previous record was $190,414 from 2011, when a Julius Erving ABA rookie season jersey was sold. The jersey from Jordan’s final Chicago Bulls regular-season game in 1998 went for $173,240 in 2015.

In 2017, a pair of Jordan’s shoes from the 1984 Olympics sold for a record price for game-worn shoes.

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2020 French Open women’s singles draw, bracket

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If Serena Williams is to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, she may have to go through her older sister in the fourth round.

Williams, the sixth seed, could play Venus Williams in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, which begins Sunday.

Serena opens against countrywoman Kristie Ahn, whom she beat in the first round at the U.S. Open. Serena could then get her U.S. Open quarterfinal opponent, fellow mom Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, in the second round.

If Venus is to reach the fourth round, she must potentially get past U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka in the second round. Azarenka beat Serena in the U.S. Open semifinals, ending the American’s latest bid to tie Margaret Court‘s major titles record.

Venus lost in the French Open first round the last two years.

The French Open top seed is 2018 champion Simona Halep, who could play 2019 semifinalist Amanda Anisimova in the third round.

Coco Gauff, the rising 16-year-old American, gets 2019 semifinalist Jo Konta of Great Britain in the first round in the same quarter of the draw as Halep.

The field lacks defending champion Ash Barty of Australia, not traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also out: U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka, citing a sore hamstring and tight turnaround from prevailing in New York two weeks ago.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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