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Federer serves up dominant first-round win against Istomin

Federer serves up dominant first-round win against Istomin

Published 14/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer served straight through Denis Istomin to win their first-round encounter at the Australian Open on Monday, securing a [more…]

Brave Murray bows out of Australian Open after epic comeback

Brave Murray bows out of Australian Open after epic comeback

Published 14/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray’s hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto Bautista [more…]

Athletics: Defending champion Kipchoge to run 2019 London Marathon,…

Athletics: Defending champion Kipchoge to run 2019 London Marathon,…

Published 14/01/2019

(Reuters) - Kenya’s world record holder and defending champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the London Marathon this year, setting up a mouth-watering clash with [more…]

Champion Wozniacki through to second round with comfortable win

Champion Wozniacki through to second round with comfortable win

Published 14/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki launched her title defense at the Australian Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 win against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in [more…]

Tennis: Halep faces tricky test against Kanepi in Melbourne opener

Tennis: Halep faces tricky test against Kanepi in Melbourne opener

Published 14/01/2019

(Reuters) - Simona Halep begins her Australian Open campaign against Kaia Kanepi on Tuesday in a rematch of their U.S. Open meeting which the world [more…]

Factbox: Tennis – Simona Halep v Kaia Kanepi

Factbox: Tennis – Simona Halep v Kaia Kanepi

Published 14/01/2019

(Reuters) - A look at the records of Romanian Simona Halep and Estonian Kaia Kanepi before their first-round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday [more…]

Dimitrov bets on coach Agassi for Grand Slam breakthrough

Dimitrov bets on coach Agassi for Grand Slam breakthrough

Published 14/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roping in former world number one Andre Agassi was an obvious decision for Grigor Dimitrov as he chases his maiden grand slam [more…]

NBA roundup: Ibaka lifts Raptors over Wizards in 2OT

NBA roundup: Ibaka lifts Raptors over Wizards in 2OT

Published 14/01/2019

Serge Ibaka’s 3-pointer with 15.2 seconds remaining lifted the visiting Toronto Raptors to a 140-138 double-overtime win against the stubborn Washington Wizards on Sunday. Washington [more…]

Maroon 5 to play Super Bowl halftime show

Maroon 5 to play Super Bowl halftime show

Published 13/01/2019

(Reuters) - Pop band Maroon 5 will provide the halftime entertainment at next month’s Super Bowl in Atlanta in a show that will also feature [more…]

Djokovic, Federer, Serena remain favorites to win opening Grand Slam

Djokovic, Federer, Serena remain favorites to win opening Grand Slam

Published 09/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer loom over Melbourne Park for the year’s opening Grand Slam as favorites for the Australian Open as [more…]