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US Open finalist Anderson out in Open five-setter


Britain’s Kyle Edmund knocked out US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Monday. The 49th-ranked Edmund, who lost to 11th seeded Anderson in five sets in the third round at last year’s French Open, toughed out a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 …

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Football: Liverpool stun City as Sanchez nears Arsenal exit


– Liverpool condemned Manchester City to their first Premier League defeat of the season on Sunday while Alexis Sanchez neared the exit door as Arsenal slipped to a damaging defeat at struggling Bournemouth. Jurgen Klopp sent out an attack-minded line-up and was rewarded with a scintillating 4-3 win at a …

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Tennis: Rosewall’s ‘good luck’ letters to Federer


At every Australian Open tennis great Ken Rosewall writes a heartfelt letter and leaves it for Roger Federer in the players’ locker room. It’s just a short note on a single slip of paper in neat hand writing, which Rosewall gives to the doorman. “I just write a simple half-page,” …

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Tennis: Venus, Stephens crash out of Australian Open


World number five Venus Williams and US Open champion Sloane Stephens were high-profile casualties on day one of the Australian Open Monday, but Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko survived. Williams, who lost in the final to sister Serena last year, was stunned by Swiss star Belinda Bencic, fresh from winning …

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Football: Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate


Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday s first leg. Antonio Conte s side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge — where the Video Assistant Referee system …

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United retaliate over Sevilla tickets price


Manchester United are to refund part of the �89 ($120) ticket price their fans are having to pay to attend the Champions League last 16 first leg match with Sevilla in Spain the English club announced on Wednesday. United will refund each fan �35, taken from the �89 they are …

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Football: Zidane pens new Real Madrid deal until 2020


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Wednesday confirmed that he has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the European champions until 2020. “It s signed,” said the French star after his side drew 2-2 with Numancia to progress to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey 5-2 …

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Football: Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis


Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the French League Cup on Wednesday. PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday s French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from …

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