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Tennis Royalty Federer And Serena Back For Another Season

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Tennis royalty Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been pounding balls across the net for more than 20 years and they are back for yet another season, starting in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup from Saturday. Both 37 years old and with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, Federer is now a father and Williams a mother but …

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Sacramento Crowd Lose Their Minds As Lakers Sunk By Buzzer Beater

Bogdan Bogdanovic made a three-pointer at the buzzer and the Sacramento Kings rallied from a 15 point deficit in the final quarter to stun Los Angeles 117-116 in the Lakers’ first game this season without LeBron James. Four-time MVP James missed the contest with a groin injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at 156. James was injured during the …

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Serena Williams Hails Rule Changes To Protect Mothers In Tennis

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Serena Williams has described the new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule introduced by the WTA for 2019 as “great” and believes the move will encourage more players to take a break from the tour to have children then come back to resume their careers. Under the new rules, returning mothers who have a special ranking that would earn them …

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Watch: LeBron James Injured In Lakers Christmas Rout Of Warriors

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LeBron James left with a groin injury but the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped for a 127-101 blowout win over two-time defending champion Golden State that snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home court. “That was our most complete game of the season,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton. “We knew they were going to go on a run and …

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Brendan Dolan Through To Last 16 Of World Darts Championship

Enniskillen’s Brendan Dolan has made it to his first last 16 round of the World Championship. Dolan had been in inspired form so far in the 2019 iteration of the tournament, losing just two legs in the first two rounds against Yuanjun Liu and Joe Cullen. But two-time BDO World Championship finalist Mervyn King was fancied in this last 32 …

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Ravens Stun Chargers, Titans Rip Redskins To Boost NFL Playoff Hopes

Baltimore’s NFL-best defensive unit sparked an upset of the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday but the Tennessee Titans stayed level with the Ravens in the playoff chase by beating Washington. Baltimore’s Tavon Young returned a fumble 62 yards for a clinching touchdown to spark the Ravens over the host Chargers 22-10 while Tennessee’s Blaine Gabbert, replacing injured starter Marcus Mariota, …

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Seven Chargers Plus Mahomes, Elliott Reach NFL Pro Bowl

NFL season passing and rushing leaders Patrick Mahomes and Ezekiel Elliott were among NFL stars named to the Pro Bowl, with a league-best seven Los Angeles Chargers making the all-star game. The annual matchup between top players from the National and American conferences will be staged January 27 at Orlando, Florida, with players from the two Super Bowl squads not competing …

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Have You Noticed These 5 New NFL Rules This Season?

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The NFL has amended its regulations to protect the well-being of its players, but how have these changes affected the game? The road to this year’s Super Bowl LII on September 6, was a showdown between current champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. But with this season opener, came some important changes …

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NFL Star Hits Out At League Following 7th Random Drug Test in 11 Games

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took aim at the NFL’s drug testing policy on Monday after being selected to undergo a random test for the seventh time this season. Reid, a staunch ally and former team-mate of ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, had already accused the NFL of targeting him unfairly as retribution for his lawsuit against the league. …

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Ferrari To Mark Schumacher’s 50th Birthday With Exhibition

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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will be honoured by Ferrari with a special exhibition to mark his 50th birthday on January 3, the Italian team confirmed on Monday. Schumacher — a seven-time Formule One world champion — suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago and has not been seen in public since. The ‘Michael 50’ exhibition …

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LeBron & Lonzo Record Historic Twin Triple-Doubles In Lakers Win

Lonzo Ball joined LeBron James in elite territory Saturday as their twin triple-doubles lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 128-100 NBA victory over the Hornets in Charlotte. James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, scored 24 points with 11 assists and 12 rebounds while Ball, the second overall selection in the 2017 draft, added 16 points, 10 assists and …

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Shane Ryan Wins Bronze Medal For Ireland At World Championships

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Shane Ryan was won a bronze medal in the 50 metre backstroke event at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China, breaking the Irish record.  It’s a record that Ryan has already broken twice this week, firstly in the heats and following that, in the semi-final he swam in a time of 22.96 seconds, trimming 0.07 seconds off the record he …

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Stephen Curry Backtracks On Moon Walk Scepticism

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry backtracked on his moon-walk scepticism Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax. “Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments on the “Winging It” podcast sparked stratospheric reactions. “I was silently protesting how stupid it …

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Russia “Sure” Of Its Participation In Next Olympic Games

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Russia is “sure” it will be allowed to participate in the next Olympic Games thanks to its efforts in fighting doping, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said Wednesday.  “We constantly work on improving anti-doping culture in Russia, on anti-doping education,” Russia’s Olympic chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov told a press conference in Moscow. “I am sure that all our initiatives …

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