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Giantkiller Andreescu sends Venus packing Giantkiller Andreescu sends Venus packing
Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu stunned Venus Williams in the WTA Auckland Classic quarter-finals to continue her giantkilling run Friday, while defending champion Julia Goerges survived a match-point scare. The 18-year-old Andreescu, ranked 152nd in the world, beat Williams, 20 years her senior and a seven-times Grand-Slam winner, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1, 6-3. The come-from-behind victory came a day ...
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Unheralded Andreescu knocks Wozniacki out of WTA Auckland Classic Unheralded Andreescu knocks Wozniacki out of WTA Auckland Classic
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki was bundled out of the WTA Auckland Classic in the second round Thursday, beaten in straight sets by 18-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu. It was a blow for Wozniacki who was looking for as much court time as she could get in Auckland on her way to defending her Australian Open crown. She was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by the Canadian teenager who is ranked 152nd in the wor...
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Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Dortmund Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Dortmund
American international Christian Pulisic, regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, signed for Premier League side Chelsea for a reported fee of £58 million ($74m) from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. The 20-year-old right winger — who has had more playing time in the Champions League this term than the Bundesliga as coach Lucien Favre generally prefers England internation...
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Brisbane International: Murray ‘positive’ after winning start in 2019 Brisbane International: Murray ‘positive’ after winning start in 2019
BRISBANE: Former world number one Andy Murray was upbeat after making a winning start to 2019 with a straight sets victory over Australian James Duckworth in the Brisbane International on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Scot missed 11 months of last year with a hip injury and has slumped to a world ranking of 240. He had not played competitively since pulling out of the China Open in September, a...
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Kante strike gives Chelsea 1-0 win at Crystal Palace Kante strike gives Chelsea 1-0 win at Crystal Palace
Chelsea kept up their pursuit of the Premier League’s top three clubs with a 1-0 win away to London rivals Crystal Palace on Sunday, thanks to a strike by N’Golo Kante early in the second half. Chelsea had to work hard to break down Palace who had taken seven points in their previous three matches, including a shock win over champions Manchester City, but seemed content to allow their visitors ...
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India, pitch frustrate Australia on grinding Boxing Day India, pitch frustrate Australia on grinding Boxing Day
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli combined to frustrate Australia for an entire session as India held the whip-hand at 215 for two at the close of a grinding opening day of the third Test on Wednesday. Pujara raised his 21st Test half-century to be 68 not out at stumps, with Kohli on 47 as Australia's bowlers endured a day of toil on a toothless Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket after the India c...
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Shiffrin youngest woman to reach 50 World Cup wins Shiffrin youngest woman to reach 50 World Cup wins
COURCHEVEL: American Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest woman to win 50 World Cup ski races with victory in the slalom in the French Alps on Saturday. The 2014 Olympic champion, who led after the first run in Courchevel, finished 0.29sec ahead of Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova and 0.37sec ahead of Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter in third place. It capped an impressive 24 hours after she had won the g...
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Racing men is not one of my goals: Shiffrin Racing men is not one of my goals: Shiffrin
COURCHEVEL: Mikaela Shiffrin has continued her utter domination of the women’s alpine skiing circuit with five victories this season, but says that she will not follow in Lindsey Vonn’s footsteps by asking to race against men. Although a third straight overall World Cup crystal globe already looks all but a formality for Shiffrin with a 330-point lead in the standings after just 11 races, she...
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Shaqiri proves his worth for Klopp's Liverpool Shaqiri proves his worth for Klopp's Liverpool
Xherdan Shaqiri proved his quality to Liverpool fans almost as soon as he arrived in July but it is only now that he is starting to suggest he can be a key figure in their Premier League title bid. Shaqiri’s two goals as a substitute on Sunday secured a 3-1 victory over Manchester United that took his team back to the top of the league and he hopes his reward will be a return to the starting li...
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Chelsea travel to Sweden to face Malmo in Europa League last 32 Chelsea travel to Sweden to face Malmo in Europa League last 32
Former champions Chelsea will face Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa League while Arsenal will lock horns again with BATE Borisov. The two sides met in the Europa League last season, the Gunners hammering the Belarussian side 6-0 at the Emirates. Five-time champions Sevilla, currently second in La Liga, face a difficult tie against Lazio, beaten finalists in this competition in 1998, who ar...
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