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(Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep cruised into the quarter-finals at the Qatar Open on Thursday, while defending champion Karolina Pliskova was knocked out by qualifier Catherine Bellis. World number one Wozniacki, who won the Australian Open last month, survived a topsy-turvy opening set to beat Romania’s Monica Niculescu 7-5 6-1. Wozniacki raced to
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Sweden’s Hanna Oeberg made all 20 shots to pull off a shock victory in the women’s Olympic 15km individual biathlon on Thursday, holding off Germany’s double Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier who had to settle for third after a costly early miss. Oeberg shot clean and skied brilliantly to finish in
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(Reuters) – Kei Nishikori returned to an ATP Tour level event for the first time since last August and cruised into the second round of the inaugural New York Open with a 7-5 6-3 win over American wild card Noah Rubin on Tuesday. The Japanese fifth seed, fresh off winning a Challenger event in Dallas,
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – American teenager Chloe Kim blew away the rest of the field to win the women’s snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang’s Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday. China’s Liu Jiayu took silver while Arielle Gold of the U.S. won bronze. The 17-year-old Kim produced a top score of 98.25 points on her
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(Reuters) – Maria Sharapova looked out of sorts after surrendering an early advantage as she was stunned 4-6 6-4 6-3 by Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open first round on Monday. Wild card Sharapova, playing in Doha for the first time since 2013, looked on course for victory after taking the first set
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Patrick Chan landed two quads early in his free skate to bolster Canada’s lead in the team event at the Winter Olympics on Monday, bringing him closer to finally winning an Olympic gold. The 27-year-old, who had struggled with his jumps in the team event’s short program, landed the first
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – As Switzerland demolished a unified Korean hockey team at the Pyeongchang winter Olympics on Saturday, despondent home fans at least had another contest to distract them; a clash of cultures featuring North and South Korean cheerleaders. The North Koreans, wearing full-length red jumpsuits and arranged in tidy rows on each
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