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Halep through but Stephens exits

Simona Halep beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Thursday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain, while reigning U.S. Open champion ...

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PCB slaps a 10 year ban on Nasir Jamshed for spot fixing

The Pakistan Cricket Board slapped on Friday a 10 year ban on opening batsman Nasir Jamed over his involvement in the PSL spot fixing case. The governing body’s anti-corruption unit announced the verdict of the case on Friday in which the cricketer was the prime suspect. Jamshed is prohibited from ...

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Former Portugal boss Bento named as new South Korea coach

Photo: AFP Former Portugal boss Paulo Bento will coach South Korea over the next four years through the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the Korea Football Association (KFA) announced Friday. Kim Pan-gon, a top KFA official in charge of finding a new coach, said that with “four years of patience and ...

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Six new signings to watch in Serie A

Photo: AFP Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has injected an air of expectation into the Italian championship not felt in decades while spending has smashed the one billion euro mark with more than a day still to go before the transfer window closes. Champions Juventus top the spree with 235 ...

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Tsurenko beats defending champion Muguruza

Lesia Tsurenko plays a shot during her Cincinnati Open match against Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday. Photo Courtesy: Twitter Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko stunned defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza as the world’s top players faced difficulty during a rain-shortened second round on Wednesday. Tsurenko took down the seventh-seeded Spaniard 2-6 6-4 ...

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Serena beaten by Kvitova in second round

Petra Kvitova plays a backhand shot in her Cincinnati Open match against Serena Williams on Wednesday. Photo Courtesy: Twitter Serena Williams was beaten 6-3 2-6 6-3 by Petra Kvitova in a thrilling second-round match at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday, ending the American’s bid for a third title at the ...

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Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

Novak Djokovic returns a shot in his Cincinnati Open match against Adrian Mannarino. Photo: Reuters Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play. Haase, who last ...

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Champions League the dream for Barcelona, says Messi

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is looking forward to lead his side to another Champions League title win. Photo: AFP Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will “do everything possible” this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch rivals Real Madrid, who have won the competition each of ...

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