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Kvitova thrilled to be in Slam final, 2 years after attack

Photo (AP) Petra Kvitova really wanted to be the Australian Open champion. Of course she did. That she lost the final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night was “painful, for sure,” to use Kvitova’s words. It was not, however, what caused her eyes to well up during the

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Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Photo (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Tuesday and received a two-year suspended sentence. The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines. Ronaldo

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Soccer star Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

This undated photo provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office shows Wayne Rooney. Soccer star Rooney was arrested last month at a Washington-area airport on a charge of public intoxication. The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said Rooney was booked into jail on Dec. 16, 2018, after his arrest by airport police. Dulles International Airport is

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Manchester United sacks manager Jose Mourinho

EPA Photo Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday. United has made its worst start to a league season in 28 years and was beaten 3-1 by arch-rival Liverpoool on Sunday in what was Mourinho’s final

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Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

Alexander Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago — also at age 21. Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career against Novak Djokovic at the

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Zverev ends Federer’s campaign for 100th title after defeating him to reach ATP Finals showpiece

Roger Federer will end the year tantalisingly short of his 100th career title after the king of men’s tennis was forced to bow to young prince Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Saturday. The 37-year-old Federer, whose 99 titles are second only to the 109 of Jimmy Connors, began the day’s first semi-final as

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Tennis – Qualifier Medvedev stuns Nishikori to win Japan Open title

TOKYO (Reuters) – Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev stunned home favourite Kei Nishikori in the final to claim the Japan Open title after a comfortable 6-2 6-4 victory in Tokyo on Sunday. Medvedev came out of the blocks fast and Nishikori, aiming for his third title at this event, could not cope with the big-hitting Russian

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Boxing – Joshua retains heavyweight crowns with Povetkin TKO

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Anthony Joshua delivered a devastating technical knockout in the seventh round to defeat Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and retain his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight championship belts. In front of about 80,000 fans, Joshua moved on to 22 fights unbeaten in his professional career by

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U.S. Open 2018: Djokovic beats del Potro for 14th Grand Slam

Sept. 9 (UPI) — Novak Djokovic won his 14th career Grand Slam by beating Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets at the 2018 U.S. Open on Sunday in New York City. Djokovic, 31, won the match 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 for his third U.S. Open crown at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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US Open Tennis 2018 Women’s Final: Winner, Score and Twitter Reaction

Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulled off a historic victory in her first Grand Slam championship event by beating Serena Williams in straight sets at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York, but controversial penalty calls by chair umpire Carlos Ramos took some of the lustres away from the occasion. Osaka showed excellent power and consistency

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