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Fuming Shapovalov slams 'terrible call' in Australian Open upset Fuming Shapovalov slams 'terrible call' in Australian Open upset
MELBOURNE: Feisty Canadian Denis Shapovalov was sent packing from the Australian Open in the first round Monday after an epic row with the umpire for throwing his racquet in frustration. The world number 13 was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (9/7), 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) by Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in a big upset on day one of the first Grand Slam of the year. Considered one of the new generation who could chall...
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Yastremska downs Sabalenka to reach Adelaide finals Yastremska downs Sabalenka to reach Adelaide finals
ADELAIDE: Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska defeated her third top 20 opponent in a row to make the Adelaide International finals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) win over Aryna Sabalenka on Friday. The 19-year-old’s blitzed world number 20 Donna Vekic in the quarter-finals of the Memorial Drive tournament and was a set up against former Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber when the German retired from their...
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Shapovalov falls to French qualifier in Auckland Shapovalov falls to French qualifier in Auckland
AUCKLAND: World number 13 Denis Shapovalov crashed out of the ATP Auckland Classic Thursday, beaten in straight sets by French qualifier Ugo Humbert. There was only one break in each set of the evenly contested clash with Humbert winning 7-5, 6-4, clinching the victory with the Canadian’s sixth double fault. “I’m really, really, happy, it’s one of the biggest wins of my career,” the 57th-r...
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World's top doubles tennis player Farah out of Australian Open after doping positive World's top doubles tennis player Farah out of Australian Open after doping positive
BOGOTA: Robert Farah, the world number one doubles player, will miss the Australian Open after testing positive for doping, the Colombian said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Canadian-born player said he had been told by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) that Boldenone — a steroid — was found in his system from a doping test on October 17, 2019 in Cali. “I’m going through one of the sadd...
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Joe Burrow, LSU too much for Clemson on way to national championship Joe Burrow, LSU too much for Clemson on way to national championship
NEW ORLEANS — No. 1 LSU overcame a sluggish start to beat No. 3 Clemson 42-25 in a battle of unbeaten teams at the Superdome to capture the program's third national championship since 2003 and the first under coach Ed Orgeron. In doing so, LSU became the second team since 1897 to go 15-0 in a season, joining 2018 Clemson. The win cements the Tigers’ place among the great teams to ever come out ...
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Pliskova sees off Osaka in epic Brisbane semi-final Pliskova sees off Osaka in epic Brisbane semi-final
BRISBANE: World number two Karolina Pliskova will defend her Brisbane International title after edging Naomi Osaka in an epic three-set semi-final at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday. Pliskova triumphed 6-7 (10/12), 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 win in a two hour, 48 minute marathon and will play eighth seed American Madison Keys in the decider. She was forced to come from a set down, then save a match point a...
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Pakistan one of the safest places in the world: Gayle Pakistan one of the safest places in the world: Gayle
West Indies’ prolific opener Chris Gayle, on Thursday, named Pakistan as one of the safest places in the world today after Test cricket returned to the country with the recent tour of Sri Lanka. Gayle, who is currently playing for Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), focused on the presence of the presidential-level security provided by the authorities of Pakistan whic...
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FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website
LONDON: The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website. Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend as part of its deal with the FA, which was signed in January 2017. The matches were only available to watch if the customer had placed a bet or deposited an account with £5 ($6.5) in...
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Serena powers past Giorgi for first win of 2020 Serena powers past Giorgi for first win of 2020
AUCKLAND: Serena Williams found her power game after a sluggish start as she overcame qualifier Camila Giorgi to open her 2020 season with a straight-sets victory at the Auckland WTA Classic on Tuesday. With an eye on the Australian Open later in the month, the 38-year-old worked her way into a blistering performance that proved too much for the 1.7 metre (5ft 6in) Italian. “I feel really go...
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Van Dijk helps Liverpool beat club record during 2-0 win over Sheffield United Van Dijk helps Liverpool beat club record during 2-0 win over Sheffield United
Liverpool are soaring high on the Premier League points table as they were able to maintain a 13-point gap against second-placed Leicester City with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp’s men now have 58 point from 20 games and are unbeaten in the 2019-2020 season till now. In the ongoing season, they have bagged 19 wins out of the 20 matches played with only one draw. ...
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