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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 […]...
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August 27, 2018 2:34 am gmt |
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Gareth Bale scored for the second successive La Liga game as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Girona. The Catalan hosts took the lead when Borja Garcia rifled home from 12 yards before Sergio Ramos equalised with a penalty after Marco Asensio was fouled. Real edged ahead through another penalty w...
In Cricket
August 26, 2018 6:53 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka cricket authorities Sunday rejected claims of discrimination against England fans in the pricing of tickets for an upcoming tour, saying both foreign and local supporters would be charged the same. England will play five one-day internationals, a one-off Twenty20 match and three Tests betwe...
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August 26, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Barcelona clung on to claim a hard-fought victory over newly-promoted Real Valladolid after a stoppage-time VAR review ruled out a late equaliser. VAR was only introduced to La Liga this season and it was used to show that Keko’s diving header was offside. The decision denied Valladolid a secon...
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August 25, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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Bayern Munich started the defence of their Bundesligsa title with a dramatic win over Hoffenheim in Niko Kovac’s first league game in charge. Thomas Muller headed Bayern ahead before Adam Szalai levelled. But the reigning champions scored twice in an incident-packed finale. Robert Lewandowski r...
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August 24, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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Andy Murray will play Australia’s James Duckworth when he makes his return to Grand Slam tennis after a 14-month absence with a hip injury. The former world number one, now ranked 378th, could play third seed Juan Martin del Potro in the third round. Kyle Edmund, his replacement as British numb...
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August 23, 2018 3:37 am gmt |
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It was no surprise when Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of highest-earning female athletes released earlier this week, but you may have not recognised the name of the woman in seventh place. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, more commonly known as PV Sindhu, is a 23-year-old badminton player from India ...
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August 20, 2018 2:28 am gmt |
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Manchester United did not show the right attitude in their surprise Premier League defeat at Brighton, says captain Paul Pogba. The Seagulls, who beat Jose Mourinho’s side at the Amex Stadium in May to retain their top-flight status, stunned their visitors by scoring three goals in the first ha...
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August 19, 2018 2:36 am gmt |
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Premier League champions Manchester City are a “rich club” but “cannot buy class”, says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho was responding to a question about City’s £10m Amazon Prime documentary All or Nothing, which was released earlier this week. Pep Gua...
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August 18, 2018 2:35 am gmt |
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes is “desperate” to move on from his trial for affray, says captain Joe Root. Stokes, 27, was found not guilty on Tuesday and will return to the England team for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which starts today (Saturday). “He feels he is...
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August 17, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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Serie A can never be reduced to a one-man show and it simply cannot be all about Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, it is hard to understate the impact his arrival at Juventus has had on the league before a ball has even been kicked. The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not only one of...