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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – CoCo Vandeweghe was fined $10,000 for shouting an obscenity at her opponent in her first round match at the Australian Open on Monday, organizers revealed on Friday. The fine, the highest levied at the tournament so far, was for unsportsmanlike conduct during the American 10th seed’s loss to Hungarian Timea Babos. Vandeweghe,
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as the Olympic gold medal favorite made her comeback following a two-month injury layoff. The 15-year-old Zagitova, who won the Grand Prix Final last month while her training partner Medvedeva
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LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) – A coach who sent dozens of young girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physicians on Wednesday to “go to hell” for his crimes. Thomas Brennan, a youth gymnastics coach, confronted Nassar in a Michigan courtroom on the
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) to reach the third round on Wednesday. Channelling his early years with a sleeveless shirt, the muscular Mallorcan threw Mayer like a rag-doll around the Rod Laver Arena court for two hours
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday. The European Club Football Landscape report said revenues among Europe’s 700-odd top-flight clubs totaled 18.5 billion
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic celebrated his long-awaited return to the grand slam stage with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Wearing a compression sleeve on his serving arm, Djokovic showed no signs of the elbow trouble that cut short his
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Britain’s Kyle Edmund outfought Kevin Anderson in a court three marathon to send the 11th seed tumbling out of the Australian Open 6-7(4) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round on Monday. Flying the Union Flag alone in the men’s draw in the absence of injured compatriot Andy Murray, Edmund conjured
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was released from jail in California on Sunday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of driving under the influence, Newport Beach police said. Police stopped the 56-year-old National Basketball Association Hall Of Famer at about 11:11 p.m. on Saturday for a vehicle violation in the
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia on Sunday to rally from behind and successfully defend their EurAsia Cup title with a 14-10 victory in Malaysia. Arjun Atwal’s Asia had led the third edition of the biennial matchplay contest following the opening two days of fourballs
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JEDDAH (Reuters) – Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia, allowed women to attend a men’s soccer match. As the two teams al-Ahli and al-Batin faced each other in the city of
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Twelve-times grand slam champion Billie Jean King said on Friday that Margaret Court’s name should be stripped from the Australian Open showcourt due to her divisive views on sexuality. American King’s comments follow a report in the New York Times on Thursday in which Martina Navratilova said she would refuse to play
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(Reuters) – Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel led the Dakar Rally into Bolivia on Thursday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz trimmed the Frenchman’s lead with his first stage win of this year’s event. Peterhansel ended the sixth stage from the Peruvian city of Arequipa to La Paz with a 27-minute advantage over the Spaniard, a
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(Reuters) – Boris Becker was a man in a hurry when he took Wimbledon by storm to win the title as a precocious 17-year-old in 1985 but says today’s game requires a little more patience. Alexander Zverev, Germany’s latest tennis hope and the man many predict can go some way to emulating Becker’s feats, found
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PARIS (Reuters) – French cyclist Robert Marchand is retiring at the age of 106, a friend of the bike-mad centenarian has announced. The decision to quit comes a year after the tenacious sportsman set what was widely billed as a world record for the over-105s category: he completed 22.528 km (14.08 miles) in one hour.
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(Reuters) – The New England Patriots are no stranger to controversy and on Tuesday the players said they would not let a reports of internal turmoil within the organization distract them from their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions. A report last week said there was a rift between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, coach
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ZURICH (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday it has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes seeking to overturn International Olympic Committee (IOC) penalties against them linked to doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC’s disciplinary committee found the Russian athletes had broken anti-doping rules, disqualified them
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