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(Reuters) – World number one Ash Barty fought back from a set down to beat unseeded Danielle Collins 3-6 6-1 7-6(5) on Friday to reach the Adelaide International final where she will face Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Shenzhen Bay Sports Center – Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China – November
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(Reuters) – A controversy over Nike’s hyper-advanced Vaporfly shoes that some say give runners an unfair advantage could boost sales, especially among amateurs hoping for more spring in their step who would not be affected by any ban. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Women’s Marathon – Doha, Qatar –
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Laver Cup – Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland – September 21, 2019 Team Europe’s Rafael Nadal is spoken to by Roger Federer during his singles match against Team World’s Milos Raonic REUTERS/Pierre Albouy MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal pledged A$250,000 ($172,000) towards the Australian bushfire relief efforts at
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FILE PHOTO: Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So of the U.S. play final games during the World Fischer Random Chess Championship 2019 at Henie Onstad Art Center in Baerum, Norway, October 31, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Berit Roald via REUTERS (Reuters) – Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has stretched his unbeaten run to a record-breaking 111 games
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FILE PHOTO: San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks over at tight end Antonio Gates (85) during warm-ups before playing the Seattle Seahawks in their pre-season NFL football game in San Diego, California August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake Antonio Gates announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, ending his career with Hall of Fame-caliber numbers.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Australia’s Bernard Tomic in action during the match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. REUTERS/Aly Song (Reuters) – Australia’s one-time child prodigy Bernard Tomic was eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers in Melbourne on Tuesday,
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FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Colsanitas, Bogota, Colombia – July 15, 2019 Colombia’s Robert Farah during press conference REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Colombian Robert Farah, ranked world number one in men’s doubles, has withdrawn from the Australian Open for personal reasons, tournament organizers said on Tuesday. Canada-born Farah won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open
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FILE PHOTO – 2019 Badminton World Championships – St. Jakobshalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland – August 25, 2019 Japan’s Kento Momota in action during his men’s singles final against Denmark’s Anders Antonsen REUTERS/Vincent Kessler KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Badminton world number one Kento Momota was injured in a pre-dawn vehicle collision in Malaysia on Monday, just
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FILE PHOTO: An Australian Army combat engineer from the 5th Engineer Regiment utilises a JD-450 Bulldozer to spread out burnt woodchip at the Eden Woodchip Mill in southern New South Wales, Australia, in support of Operation Bushfire Assist, January 11, 2020. SGT Bill Solomou/Australian Department of Defence/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – The ATP will donate
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP Cup – Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia – January 12, 2020 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his Final singles match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Ciro De Luca SYDNEY (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic helped seal victory for Serbia in the inaugural ATP Cup team event after defeating his long-term Spanish
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(Reuters) – The Tennessee Titans on Saturday shocked the high-powered Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers won their first NFL playoff game in six seasons to advance to the conference championships. Jan 11, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) runs the ball against the Minnesota Vikings in
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers are tackling the NBA’s regular season at their own pace, occasionally sacrificing short-term form for the long-term goal of a championship. Jan 10, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) chases down a loose ball during the third quarter against
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LONDON (Reuters) – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on its Twitter account on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – Tokyo Marathon 2017 – Tokyo, Japan – 26/02/17 – Gold medalist
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki ended not only her hex at the hands of Julia Goerges but also the German’s 12-match unbeaten run in New Zealand’s largest city on Friday to join good friend Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the Auckland Classic. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – China Open – Women’s Singles – Semi-finals –
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s rampaging bushfires continue to affect top-level sporting events with a women’s soccer match scheduled for Newcastle on Friday postponed because of the poor air quality and expected soaring temperatures. FILE PHOTO: Firefighters put out spot fires in Kiah, Australia January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Hundreds of fires have scorched more than
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Daniil Medvedev continued to baffle his opponents at the ATP Cup on Thursday, securing a hard-fought and fiery victory against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman and propelling Russia into the semi-final of the inaugural team event. Tennis – ATP Cup – Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia – January 9, 2020 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams was made to work hard against fellow American Christina McHale before she prevailed 3-6 6-2 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Auckland Classic on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 13, 2019 Serena Williams
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