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Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova reacts during the match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova steamrolled American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-2 6-1 to sail into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open
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(Reuters) – Shane Lowry claimed his first European Tour title since 2015 by winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday, finishing one shot ahead of South Africa’s Richard Sterne in a thrilling final round battle. FILE PHOTO: Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 18, 2018 Republic of Ireland’s Shane
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FILE PHOTO: A sign is on display outside the office of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in Moscow, Russia March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to confirm its compliance at a meeting next week after Moscow missed a deadline to hand over
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round on Friday. Tennis – Australian Open – Third Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 18, 2019. Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning the match against
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The New York Yankees reached a three-year deal with free agent relief pitcher Adam Ottavino for $27 million, according to multiple reports on Thursday. The contract is pending a physical. FILE PHOTO: Aug 10, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino (0) pitches in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori made another great escape at the Australian Open on Thursday, surviving a second five-set battle and 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic to squeeze into the third round. Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Japan’s Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the match against
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FILE PHOTO: Jan 14, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Montreal Canadiens left winig Paul Byron (41) is defended by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron was suspended three games without pay on Thursday for a high hit
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FILE PHOTO: Russian ex-bobsledder Alexander Zubkov in Moscow, Russia January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (Reuters) – Russian Bobsleigh Federation president Alexander Zubkov has been suspended from any activities related to the sport for two years for doping violations, the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) said on Wednesday. Former bobsledder Zubkov, who carried Russia’s flag
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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored 31 points apiece, Kevin Durant had 27, and the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors routed the host Denver Nuggets 142-111 on Tuesday night. Jan 15, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) motions after a play in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the
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FILE PHOTO – Dec 7, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; General view of the MLS Cup trophy before the MLS Commissioner Don Garber delivers the State of the League Address at Westin Peachtree. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Major League Soccer will become the first major sports league to have a team in
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Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 15, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during the match against Poland’s Magda Linette. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Japan’s Naomi Osaka clubbed her way into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday night, beating Poland’s Magda Linette 6-4 6-2.
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FILE PHOTO: Nov 9, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges (4) and Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith (15) battle foe a loose puck along the boards during the third period at KeyBank Center. Ottawa beats Buffalo in a shootout 2 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports – 9665730 Defenseman
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Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain’s Andy Murray looks dejected after loosing the match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Andy Murray’s hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto
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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. Jan 13, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled while shooting the ball by Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) in overtime at Capital One Arena.
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TORONTO (Reuters) – A long-running doping scandal could be heading towards a conclusion when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) receives a report from their Compliance Review Committee (CRC) next week that could confirm Russia’s conditional reinstatement. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams is ready to win her first Grand Slam title as a mother, having arrived at the Australian Open in her best condition since coming back from maternity leave, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 13, 2019-Serena Williams of the
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FILE PHOTO – Apr 11, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher David Phelps (35) delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander David Phelps to a one-year, $2.5 million deal
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(Reuters) – Andy Murray’s former coach Alex Corretja said on Saturday that he was indestructible at the height of his career after the Briton announced he would retire this year due to hip problems. FILE PHOTO: Andy Murray of Britain serves the ball Zurich, Switzerland – 10/04/2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray
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FILE PHOTO: Sep 21, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports – 11292495 National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a one-year, $17 million
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Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II cast serious doubt about the future of wide receiver Antonio Brown with the team, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Dec 30, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during warm-ups before the Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals at
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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 10, 2019 – Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at practice match against Britain’s Andy Murray. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic gave Andy Murray a reality check in the lead up to next week’s Australian Open, dominating the Briton 6-1 4-1
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