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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Asian soccer chiefs called on the Thai government to release footballer Hakeem Al Araibi as prosecutors in Bangkok on Tuesday acknowledged receipt of an extradition request from Bahrain. FILE PHOTO: Hakeem Al Araibi, a former member of Bahrain’s national soccer team who holds a refugee
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country. Craig Foster, former Australian football player speaks during an interview with Reuters at an
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(Reuters) – Factbox on Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who beat Spain’s Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the Australian Open final on Sunday: Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 27, 2019. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Born: May 22, 1987
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Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 26, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 to become the first Japanese player to win the Australian Open on Saturday. The
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A change of heart has made Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. change his mind about the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. FILE PHOTO: Dec 30, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) brings the ball up court against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter at the American Airlines
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FILE PHOTO: Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri smiles toward the stands during the fourth quarter of their NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Brent Smith The NFL’s all-time leading scorer is coming back to pad his record. The Indianapolis Colts and kicker Adam Vinatieri are close to
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FILE PHOTO: President of Russia’s athletics federation Dmitry Shlyakhtin attends Russia’s Sports Ministry awards gala in Moscow, Russia December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s athletics federation said on Friday it would withdraw its appeal against the decision by the global athletics governing body IAAF to prolong its suspension over evidence of state-sponsored
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton runs off the field after a missed third down play against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter of the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – January 23, 2019 Tributes left outside stadium for Emiliano Sala REUTERS/Rebecca Naden -/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Rescuers ended their search on Thursday for the plane carrying Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala, which disappeared over the English Channel three days
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Tennis – Australian Open – Semi-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2019. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A marauding Rafa Nadal ended Stefanos Tsitsipas’s trailblazing run at the Australian Open on Thursday, thrashing the 20-year-old Greek in a 6-2 6-4 6-0
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Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 23, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka looks on during match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. REUTERS/Aly Song TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese noodle company Nissin have removed a controversial commercial following a dispute over the skin color of a cartoon character depicting tennis player Naomi Osaka.
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Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 23, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action with Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. REUTERS/Aly Song MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka proved too strong for sixth seed Elina Svitolina on Wednesday as the U.S. Open champion cruised into her first Australian Open semi-final with a 6-4
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(Reuters) – Bobsleigh Canada said on Monday an investigation has been launched after two-time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries filed a harassment complaint with the organization. Bobsleigh – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women’s Finals – Olympic Sliding Centre – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 21, 2018 – Kaillie Humphries of Canada reacts. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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FILE PHOTO: Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia players rallied to Carson Wentz’s defense Monday after unnamed teammates reportedly called the Eagles quarterback “selfish” and “egotistical.” A report criticizing Wentz
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Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 21, 2019. France’s Lucas Pouille in action during the match against Croatia’s Borna Coric. REUTERS/Edgar Su MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A slow-starting Lucas Pouille rallied from a set down to overcome Borna Coric 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 7-6(2) and advance to the Australian Open
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won a marathon three-setter against American fifth seed Sloane Stephens 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday and match her best show in Grand Slams. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 21, 2019. Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty rallied from a set down to beat former world number one Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Sunday, becoming the first Australian woman in a decade to reach the quarter-finals at her home Grand Slam. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia,
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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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