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Tennis: Federer eyes 1,000 win landmark


LONDON (AFP) – Roger Federer has set his sights on another memorable milestone as the 17-time Grand Slam champion eyes the 1,000th win of his illustrious career. Federer s 6-3, 6-2 victory over Japan s Kei Nishikori at the ATP Tour Finals on Tuesday took him to 70 match wins for the …

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Tennis: Djokovic back in the old routine at Tour finals


LONDON (AFP) – Novak Djokovic started his bid for a third successive ATP Tour Finals title with a sublime 6-1, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic at London s O2 Arena on Monday. Djokovic took just 57 minutes to thrash US Open champion Cilic as the world number one extended his …

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Football: Pakistan gears up for South Asian women’s tournament


India are expected to arrive early on Tuesday while Afghanistan team arrived on Sunday. The Afghanistan Football Federation said their team includes nine players from Iran, United States and Europe. Afghanistan managed to draw one of their three games, losing the other two, in the inaugural event held in Bangladesh …

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Djokovic opens in style, Wawrinka wins at Finals


LONDON (AP) — Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic extended his indoor winning streak with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic Monday in his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals, after Stan Wawrinka put his recent struggles behind him with an equally comfortable victory. Djokovic moved …

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Sports body names Lee in doping scandal


– Badminton s governing body confirmed Tuesday that Lee Chong Wei has been suspended “due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation”, identifying him for the first time after weeks of reports naming the world number one. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said the Malaysian star was barred from competing until …

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Germany’s World Cup winners honoured at movie premiere


Germans basked in World Cup glory again on Monday when the national team were honoured before attending the premiere of the official movie about their victory in Brazil in July. President Joachim Gauck, joined by Chancellor Angela Merkel, awarded the players with the Silver Laurel Leaf, the country s highest …

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McIlroy wins Race to Dubai, Scott aims for revenge


Adam Scott has called on Australian Open organisers to let him go head-to-head against Rory McIlroy, who secured the European Tour s Race to Dubai title Sunday without swinging a club. Second-ranked Scott finished tied 12th in the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Sunday, and said after that he would …

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Swansea stun Arsenal in Premier League as Newcastle soar


) – Arsenal missed the chance to go fourth in the English Premier League after Swansea came from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 with two late goals at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. Victory saw south Wales club Swansea leapfrog Arsenal into fifth place as Arsene Wenger s side …

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Nishikori overcomes stage fright to star at Tour Finals


– Japan s Kei Nishikori admitted he had to overcome a case of severe stagefright before marking his ATP Tour Finals with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray. Nishikori is the first Asian singles player to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament and he had the honour of …

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Tennis: Federer in the groove, Nishikori downs Murray


– Roger Federer was back in the groove at the ATP World Tour Finals as the six-time champion defeated Milos Raonic 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), while Japan s Kei Nishikori made a dream debut with a surprise 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. Federer last won the prestigious season-ending …

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