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September 20, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as they tangled off the ball midway through the first half and...
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September 19, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group game. Barca’s captain curled home a stunning free-kick to open the scoring before Luis Suarez’s clever 20-yard lob hit the crossbar. The impressive Ous...
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September 17, 2018 2:57 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus as the Italian champions maintained their perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, goalless in his first three games since his move from Real Madrid, tapped in shortly after half-time. The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by s...
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September 16, 2018 2:44 am gmt |
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Britain’s Simon Yates will win a first Grand Tour after finishing third on the Vuelta a Espana’s penultimate stage. Yates leads stage 20 winner Enric Mas by one minute 46 seconds with Sunday’s processional race to Madrid to come. Tradition dictates the race leader is not attacked on...
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September 15, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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Carlos Ramos returned to the umpire’s chair for the first time since being called a “thief” by Serena Williams, overseeing a Davis Cup match on Friday. He was in charge as Marin Cilic became Croatia’s most successful Davis Cup player, giving his country a 2-0 lead over the USA...
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September 14, 2018 3:00 am gmt |
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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s compliance review committee has recommended that Russia’s anti-doping agency (Rusada) remains suspended. The independent panel was set up in 2015 and increased its role in 2016 in response to Russia’s doping scandal. Wada will vote whether to reinstate...
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September 13, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police in central London. The Tottenham and France goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, Marylebone, in the early hours of 24 August. The 31-year...
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September 12, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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Spain’s impressive start to the Nations League continued as they thrashed World Cup runners-up Croatia. Luis Enrique’s side – who beat England at Wembley in their opener in the competition on Saturday – never looked back after Saul Niguez’s headed opener. Marco Asensio f...
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September 11, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Serena Williams has been the victim of misogyny and racism throughout her life, but that does not make her immune from sanction when she steps out of line. Williams was fined a total of $17,000 (£13,100) for the three code violations she was issued in the US Open final she lost to Naomi Osaka –...
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September 10, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Novak Djokovic produced an impeccable performance to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final and win his 14th Grand Slam title. The 31-year-old Serb won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to earn his third triumph in New York and equal American great Pete Sampras’ haul of major trophies. Djokovic, who w...
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September 9, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Naomi Osaka won the US Open after an angry Serena Williams accused the umpire of being a “thief” in some of the most dramatic scenes at a Grand Slam final. Williams was given a game penalty for her outburst, which followed racquet smashing and another code violation as Osaka won 6-2 6-4 i...
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September 8, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Juan Martin del Potro will compete in his first Grand Slam final for nine years after defending champion Rafael Nadal retired from their US Open semi-final. Argentine third seed Del Potro was leading 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 when Nadal quit because of a knee problem. Top seed Nadal, 32, twice needed medical att...
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September 6, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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Kei Nishikori overcame seventh seed Marin Cilic in a gruelling five-set match to reach the US Open semi-finals. Both players struggled in an error-strewn encounter with high temperatures in New York again a factor. Cilic made a dominant start to lead by a set and a break before his level dropped to a...
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September 3, 2018 2:48 am gmt |
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England have an unassailable 3-1 lead over India, but the series has been closer than that. There have been some tight games and India will feel like they have missed opportunities. Even the fourth day in Southampton, when England eventually earned the win that sealed the series, was nip and tuck. Fo...
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September 2, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Five-time champion Roger Federer withstood early pressure to beat Australian Nick Kyrgios in three sets and reach the US Open last 16. Federer, 37, saved four break points in a mammoth seventh game in the first set, going on to hold and then break at 5-4 for the opener. After that, Kyrgios lost focus...
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September 1, 2018 2:40 am gmt |
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Serena Williams made light work of her older sister Venus Williams to reach the US Open fourth round in New York. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, looking to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24, needed just 71 minutes to win 6-1 6-2. The American siblings, aged 38 and 36, were playing ...
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August 31, 2018 2:43 am gmt |
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Roger Federer continued his bid for a record sixth US Open title with a comfortable second-round win over France’s Benoit Paire. The 37-year-old Swiss eased to a 7-5 6-4 6-4 victory in New York City in one hour 56 minutes. Paire had not beaten the 20-time Grand Slam champion in six previous mee...
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August 30, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Andy Murray’s return to Grand Slam tennis ended in a four-set defeat by Spanish 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the US Open second round. The former British number one, playing his first Slam in 14 months, lost 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-4 in New York. In sweltering conditions, Murray, 31, battled hard but d...
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August 28, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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Kaia Kanepi, currently world number 44, beat world number one Simona Halep 6-2 6-4 in the first round of the US Open, making her the first top-seeded player ever to lose at this stage of the tournament. Halep fought back from a double break down to 4-4 in the second set after her serve was […]...