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Bencic: 'Reaching Hopman Cup final with Federer was the most important'

Bencic: 'Reaching Hopman Cup final with Federer was the most important'

The victor of the tie will meet Switzerland in Saturday's final, meaning Matt Ebden needs to upset world No.4 Alexander Zverev in the men's singles rubber to keep Australia's hopes alive. "I served good and was moving well and Ash is always a tricky opponent", Kerber said. Kerber won the first set in 32 minutes, and snared an early break in the second set. Consulte Mais Informação

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New sanctions loom as WADA confirm Russian Federation misses doping deadline

New sanctions loom as WADA confirm Russian Federation misses doping deadline

WADA personnel traveled to Russian Federation in December but were unable to extract all of the promised data. "We are extremely disappointed that the December 31 deadline imposed on Russia by WADA has not been adhered to by the Russian authorities ..." "We recognise RUSADA has been working with WADA in an effort to resolve these issues, but the conditions agreed on 20 September 2018 were unequivocal and without the data there can be only one outcome", the NADO statement went on. Consulte Mais Informação

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Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia

Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia

Brown emerged as the top candidate to replace head coach Dana Holgorsen who left the post after eight seasons to head to Houston . He will step in after Holgorsen compiled a 61-41 record during that time. Going back to his time as an offensive coordinator at Troy, Texas Tech and Kentucky Brown has guided good offenses, including a Troy offense that was almost top-50 in the country in scoring offense this year (30.7 points per game; 51st) and finished top-60 in FBS in rushing output (58th). Consulte Mais Informação

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Armagh couple win life-changing £115m in New Year's EuroMillions jackpot

Armagh couple win life-changing £115m in New Year's EuroMillions jackpot

They said they were regular players of the UK's main lottery , Lotto, but only bought tickets for EuroMillions when there was a big jackpot. The winning numbers were 1, 8, 11, 25, 28 with the lucky stars being 4 and 6. "We are quite level-headed people, we're not overly extravagant - yet", said Mr Connolly. "It's going to be so much fun giving it away", she said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Paine answers reporter's phone at press conference in hilarious exchange

Paine answers reporter's phone at press conference in hilarious exchange

Oh okay, who are you after?" The Australian captain provided more comedy gold during a press conference after day two of the fourth Test at the SCG. The fourth and final test match of the series between India and Australia so far has belonged completely to the hosts who managed to put on 622/7 in their first innings before skipper Virat Kohli chose to have a go at the Australian openers late during the second day's play. Consulte Mais Informação

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Brisbane International Tennis: Osaka cruises as Konta sends Stephens packing

Brisbane International Tennis: Osaka cruises as Konta sends Stephens packing

Kvitova booked a second-round clash with Anett Kontaveit of Estonia while Konta is set to take on Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic . Collins, playing only her second career tournament on Australian soil against one of three former champions in the draw, erased two set points with a backhand victor and an ace to hold to 4-5 in the opening set in her bid for her second ever Top 10 win. Consulte Mais Informação

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Jayhawks outlast Sooners, 70-63, to claim 28th-straight league opener

Jayhawks outlast Sooners, 70-63, to claim 28th-straight league opener

The former five-star recruit out of The Woodlands, Texas, scored seven points in an early 15-0 run that turned a seven-point deficit into a double-digit lead, capping the rally with the Jayhawks' first made 3-pointer of the evening. Oklahoma briefly nipped into the lead, but the Jayhawks closed with a 12-3 charge - Lawson scored his first two field goals after a 0-for-9 start - to take a 40-25 lead into the break. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tate Martell vs. Justin Fields: who's the next Ohio State starting quarterback?

Tate Martell vs. Justin Fields: who's the next Ohio State starting quarterback?

Fields, who was the target of racial slurs by a Georgia baseball player during a game this fall, is expected to be granted his full release by the university and petition the NCAA for immediate eligibility at Ohio State . There's no timetable for a ruling on Fields' eligibility. Will it be the former five-star recruit Fields, or the former National Gatorade Player of the Year Tate Martell? Fields completed 27 of 39 passes in 2018, throwing four touchdowns. Consulte Mais Informação

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Rishabh Pant sets record in Australia

Rishabh Pant sets record in Australia

Pujara, who was 139 not out overnight and has scored three centuries in the series, looked set to score a fourth double century but was caught and bowled by Nathan Lyon after a nine-hour, 373-ball knock. Accepting that Starc has not been at his best this series, Paine added, "Has he been at his best this series?" "The upcoming three-match series against India and the ODI tours of India and the UAE (against Pakistan) are important windows to put this into practice and to build a squad to help ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Watford’s Troy Deeney accuses Dan Gosling of ‘trying to do’ Tom Cleverley

Watford’s Troy Deeney accuses Dan Gosling of ‘trying to do’ Tom Cleverley

Seconds after Callum Wilson's equaliser, Watford once again had the lead through Ken Sema , only for Ryan Fraser to equalise again within minutes to cap off a hectic first half. "Yeah I do I think it was a straight red card", said Howe, of Doucoure's challenge on Fraser. " Ryan (Fraser ) was a constant menace today, he looked lively, his set plays were spot-on and he took his goal very well". Consulte Mais Informação

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