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Cricket: Buttler serves up series success for England against Australia

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A scintillating century from Jos Buttler brought England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against …

Golf: Garcia stamps class in Singapore to start 2018 campaign

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Masters champion Sergio Garcia sealed an emphatic victory at the Singapore Open on Sunday and said he was "extremely …

Nadal fights off gutsy Schwartzman to reach quarters

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Spain's Rafael Nadal fought off tenacious Argentine Diego Schwartzman to win through to the quarter-finals of the …

Ruthless Wozniacki and 100-up Cilic into quarters

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Ruthless Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear Sunday to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals with …

Buttler does it for England in third ODI against Australia

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A scintillating century from Jos Buttler led a late England charge against a full-strength Australian pace attack in the …

Cilic brings up 100 as he makes Open quarters

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Croatia's Marin Cilic won his 100th Grand Slam match as he mastered Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets to reach …

Daryl Impey wins Tour Down Under

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South Africa's Daryl Impey surprised even himself when he won the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under on the streets of …

Cycling: Daryl Impey wins Tour Down Under

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South Africa's Daryl Impey surprised even himself when he won the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under on the streets of …

Deadly Volvo yacht race 'like a slalom': competitor

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Teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boats while approaching Hong …

Tonga's oiled flagbearer qualifies for Winter Olympics

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Pita Taufatofua, who captured global attention as the oiled and topless Tongan flagbearer at the Rio Olympics, has gone …

Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title

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Errol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his …

Boxing: Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title

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Errol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his …

Rockets topple Warriors, Thunder embarrass Cavs

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The Houston Rockets ended the Golden State Warriors' 14-game road winning streak Saturday, thwarting the NBA champions' …

Women to get equal prize money at Tour Down Under

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Women will receive the same prize money as men from this year's Tour Down Under, the South Australian government said …

Australian Open - first week memories

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Memories from week one at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season:

Back's fine as Federer serves up warning to rivals

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Roger Federer says he is regaining the rhythm and consistency of his silky serve following his recovery from a back …

Ruthless Wozniacki joins Suarez Navarro in quarters

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Ruthless Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear Sunday to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals where she will …

Australia win toss and bowl against England in third ODI

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Australia won the toss and chose to bowl against England in Sunday's third one-day international at the Sydney Cricket …

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

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Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over …

Cuddly and cute, but will Japan's Olympic mascots be cash cows?

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They're wide-eyed, brightly coloured, and completely adorable. But can Japan's Olympic mascots bring in the cash, in a …

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

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Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Djokovic's meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

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Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times

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Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian …

Thunder rout Cavs, James still seven points shy of milestone

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Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder …

Nadal headlines with Slam quarters at stake

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The first players into the Australian Open quarter-finals will be decided Sunday with Rafael Nadal aiming to be there …

Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps

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Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his …

Cook leads in La Quinta in search of second US PGA Tour title

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Austin Cook, chasing a second US PGA Tour title, fired an eight-under par 64 on Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead …

Vonn makes Olympic vow after Cortina alpine skiing win

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Lindsey Vonn warned there would be no holds barred as the US ski star's bid to recapture the Olympic downhill title was …

Real Madrid out of top four as Villarreal win

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Villarreal moved above Real Madrid and into the top four in La Liga after a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday that piled …

'Around 200' Russians to compete in Pyeongchang - Mutko

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Around 200 "clean" Russians will take part in the upcoming Winter Games, even though their country is suspended, the …

Scarlets beat Toulon to reach Champions Cup quarter-finals

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Scarlets became the first Welsh team since 2012 to reach the knockout stage of the European Champions Cup when they …

Teen Zagitova claims figure skating crown, French duo break record

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Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva and trailblazing French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis …

Teen Zagitova dethrones European figure skating queen Medvedeva

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Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion …

Bailey shines as Leverkusen climb to second

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Winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the …

Sainz survives dunes to win Dakar Rally

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Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz clinched overall victory in the 2018 Dakar Rally on Saturday, finishing safely after the …

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

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Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a …

Figure skating: Teen Zagitova dethrones queen Medvedeva

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Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion …

Aguero treble gets Manchester City back on track as Manchester United eye Sanchez

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Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a …

Clermont beat Ospreys to reach Champions Cup quarters

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Clermont grabbed a European Champions Cup quarter-final berth with a 24-7 victory over Ospreys on Saturday, while …

Atletico Madrid fail to cut gap to Barcelona with Girona draw

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Antoine Griezmann's first goal in six league games wasn't enough for Atletico Madrid as they drew 1-1 with Girona on …

Arsenal see off Palace without Sanchez as Manchester United close on Manchester City

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Arsenal showed there was plenty of life after Alexis Sanchez as they beat Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League on …

Norway's Tande crowned world ski flying champion

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Deep in the Bavarian Alps Norway's Daniel Andre Tande was crowned ski flying's world champion on Saturday.

Bailey shines as Bayer Leverkusen climbs to second

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Jamaica winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went third in …

Austrian Walkner seals Dakar bikes title

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Austria's Matthias Walkner wrapped up his maiden Dakar Rally bikes title on Saturday by finishing safely in eighth place …

Hazard stars as Chelsea return to winning ways

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A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea's recent scoring problems in their first victory this year …

Arsenal offer 50m euros for Aubameyang - report

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Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by …

North Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

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North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Games in the South, the International Olympic Committee said …

Liberia's Weah seeks to reassure ahead of inauguration

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Incoming Liberian president George Weah on Saturday sought to dispel accusations he is ill-prepared to take the reins of …

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

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North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Games in the South, the International Olympic Committee said …

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt at Australian Open

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semi-final meeting at the Australian Open …

Storm interrupts Singapore Open 3rd round

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US Masters champion Sergio Garcia had his game interrupted for the second day running at the Singapore Open as a …

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

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A collision between a mainland Chinese fishing boat and the American-Danish team's yacht during the fourth leg of the …

S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms

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South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday that it "must act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media …

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

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After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses were meeting …

Sharapova out as 'almost dead' Halep survives

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Maria Sharapova was sent crashing out of the Australian Open in a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber Saturday as Simona …

Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

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South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second …

'Almost dead' Halep joins Pliskova, Garcia in last 16

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World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the …

Raptors take care of Spurs at home

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Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first …

Cycling: Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

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South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second …

Drama-free Keys delighted to be under the radar

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US Open finalist Madison Keys says she's happy not to be "the drama" after racing almost unnoticed into the second week …

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

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World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the …

Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

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Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which …

Swimming: Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

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Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which …

Accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

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A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team overshadowed the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race …

American Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

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World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record …

Davis Cup culture a calming influence on Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios believes the inclusive culture of the Davis Cup team has steeled his game as he zeroes in on a deep run at …

Shiffrin, Vonn jostle for Olympic speed queen crown

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Mikaela Shiffrin warned she wants to prove that her maiden World Cup downhill win in Lake Louise was no fluke as she …

Landry grabs US PGA Tour lead in La Quinta

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Andrew Landry fired seven birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Friday to seize a one-stroke lead over world number three …

Agassi urges Kyrgios to get a coach

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Tennis great Andre Agassi has urged fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios to get a coach to fulfil his unquestionable potential, …

US Open champ Koepka sidelined by wrist injury

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Reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka said Friday he'll be sidelined 10 weeks with a partially torn wrist tendon but …

Sainz moves to brink of Dakar triumph

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Veteran Spaniard Carlos Sainz closed in on a second Dakar Rally title on Friday, as the Peugeot driver finished sixth …

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

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Gymnastics star Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him …

Unbeaten Garcia title fight with Lipinets moved to March

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Undefeated Mikey Garcia's bid for a fourth world crown in a super lightweight showdown with International Boxing …

Easter can't lose crown as Fortuna too heavy

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Dominican southpaw Javier Fortuna missed out on his chance to capture the International Boxing Federation lightweight …

Karolyi Ranch, training center tainted by Nassar sex abuse scandal

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The Karolyi Ranch, once famed as a breeding ground of champions, is now tainted by revelations of sexual abuse by former …

Walkner maintains Dakar lead as Price wins stage 13

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Austria's Matthias Walkner will take a 20-minute lead into the final day of the Dakar Rally, after finishing fourth …

King Fernandez secures sixth European crown

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Javier Fernandez waltzed off with his sixth consecutive European men's figure skating title in Moscow on Friday to fuel …

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports

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Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was …

King Fernandez wins sixth European crown

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Javier Fernandez waltzed off with his sixth consecutive European men's figure skating title in Moscow on Friday.

Priestland adds to Wales' Six Nations injury woes

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Wales second-choice fly-half Rhys Priestland is likely to miss the majority of the Six Nations because of a hamstring …

Pieters leads, McIlroy and Johnson in contention in Abu Dhabi

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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson both made their moves on Friday, but they were left chasing the long-hitting Thomas …

Svindal conquers Kitzbuehel demons with super-G win

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Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal made a successful return to the piste where he suffered a season-ending injury two years …

Huge Atlantic rollers draw the daredevils

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As the biggest swell of winter swept into Praia do Norte in Nazare in Portugal on Thursday, an international group of …

Vonn in tears as Mancuso hangs up tiara

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Julia Mancuso donned a Wonder Woman outfit to lift her spirits but the colourful former Olympic champion's final …

Lazio face two-match stadium closure for Anne Frank photo row

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Italian football federation prosecutors have requested Lazio play two games behind closed doors and fined 50,000 euros …

UEFA chief Ceferin says ready to curb power of top clubs

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said he is ready to follow through on his pledge to create a "luxury tax" aimed at …

Chelsea boss Conte accepts banned Pedro dived

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Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without the forward and fellow …

Mourinho tells Man Utd to forget Sanchez and focus on Burnley

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Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United's …

Olympic gymnastics champion Wieber reveals Nassar abuse in court

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Gold-medal winning Olympian Jordyn Wieber on Friday publicly revealed that she had been sexually abused by ex-USA …

Goggia pips Vonn in Cortina World Cup downhill

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Italy's Sofia Goggia snatched her second straight Women's World Cup downhill on home snow at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday …

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

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Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this …

French duo close in on fourth European figure skating crown

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Record-breakers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron closed in on their fourth consecutive European ice dance title …

Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest ever one-day win

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Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win …

Fury clears licence hurdle, moves step closer to Joshua showdown

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Controversial boxer Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when …

Germany star Goretzka to join Bayern for 2018/19

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Schalke 04 confirmed Friday that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a …

Bayern boss backs Dortmund's stance on Aubameyang

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Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker …

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at …

Nadal ominous in Melbourne as Wozniacki gets back on track

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Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov …

Top-ranked Axelsen books Malaysia Masters semi-final spot

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World number one Viktor Axelsen checked into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters after upstaging Indonesia's …

Federer says get on with it as Australian Open defends heat policy

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Australian Open organisers defended their heat policy Friday as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on …

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash at Australian Open

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at …

Newcastle bid still alive, says 'hurt' Staveley

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Amanda Staveley hit back on Friday saying her bid to buy Premier League side Newcastle United remained live despite a …