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Aryna Sabalenka wins 1st Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus hugs the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy after defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) By The Associated Press One point away from her first Grand Slam title, Aryna Sabalenka faulted. And then

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Sabalenka beats Linette to set up Australian Open final with Rybakina

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 26, 2023 Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates winning her semi final match against Poland’s Magda Linette. Photographer Carl Recine By Reuters Aryna Sabalenka surged into the Australian Open final with a 7-6(1) 6-2 win over unseeded Pole Magda Linette on Thursday to extend the red-hot

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Ruthless Rybakina rolls into Australian Open semi-finals

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 24, 2023 Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in action during her quarter final match against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko. Photographer Hannah Mckay By Reuters Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina became the first player into the Australian Open semi-finals after outmuscling Jelena Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 in a one-sided contest

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Ronaldo Saudi move to signal likely end of elite club career

File – Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, on Nov. 6, 2022. Less than two weeks after his great rival Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a move to Saudi

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Curtain falls on World Cup, highlighting Qatar’s growing influence

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Final – Argentina v France – Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar – December 18, 2022 Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates with the trophy and teammates after winning the World Cup. Photographer Carl Recine/Reuters By Reuters Qatar brought the curtain down on the World Cup on Sunday after a

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Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties to win World Cup

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Final – Argentina v France – Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar – December 18, 2022 Argentina’s Lionel Messi in action with France’s Aurelien Tchouameni and Jules Kounde Reuters/Lee Smith By Reuters Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday after beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following

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Mbappe, France advance to World Cup final, beat Morocco 2-0

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Semi Final – France v Morocco – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar – December 14, 2022 France’s Theo Hernandez scores their first goal. Photographer Peter Cziborra/Reuters By The Associated Press France and Kylian Mbappé are headed back to the World Cup final for a much-anticipated

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Argentina sweep past Croatia 3-0 to reach World Cup final

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Semi Final – Argentina v Croatia – Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar – December 13, 2022 Argentina’s Julian Alvarez celebrates scoring their third goal as Croatia players look dejected. Photographer Kai Pfaffenbach By Reuters Two goals by swashbuckling striker Julian Alvarez and a Lionel Messi penalty gave

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Giroud header sends France past England into semi-finals

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Quarter Final – England v France – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar – December 10, 2022 England’s Harry Maguire in action with France’s Olivier Giroud Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed By Reuters A brilliant Olivier Giroud header 12 minutes from time kept France on course to retain

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Morocco reaches World Cup semifinals, tops Portugal, Ronaldo

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Quarter Final – Morocco v Portugal – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar – December 10, 2022 Morocco’s Achraf Dari and Morocco’s Walid Cheddira celebrate after the match as Morocco progress to the semi finals Reuters/Carl Recine By The Associated Press Africa finally has a team in

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