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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Without a victory since her stunning U.S. Open triumph last September, American Sloane Stephens admitted on Saturday that the experience of becoming a grand slam winner had been “overwhelming”. “I think it’s always a tough transition when you go from not playing tennis for 11 months to winning a grand slam,” Stephens
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ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Bolivia’s lone Olympic Alpine skier had to overcome mountains of paperwork, as well as ones covered in snow and ice, on his torturous route to a place at next month’s Pyeongchang Games. Simon Breitfuss Kammerlander was born and raised in Austria and has no family connection to the Andean nation, meaning
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty overcame a slow start to win her all-Australian semi-final against Daria Gavrilova 3-6 6-4 6-2 and advance to the final of the Sydney International. The 21-year-old needed one hour, 58 minutes on Friday to see off the challenge of the Russian-born Gavrilova as both players struggled to hold serve throughout
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(Reuters) – Nine-times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb withdrew from the Dakar Rally on Wednesday while defending champion Stephane Peterhansel stretched his lead after the last full stage in Peru. Loeb, who won Tuesday’s stage for Peugeot and was second overall, halted five kilometers into the 266km stage from San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa,
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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Formula One drivers could be racing over bridges and around the streets of inner Copenhagen by 2020 under advanced plans presented to the sport’s owners by a Danish consortium. Formula One chairman Chase Carey discussed the proposal with the city’s mayor and the Nordic country’s business minister during a visit to Copenhagen
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LONDON(Reuters) – It is fair to say Quebec has a proud tradition of producing winning mogul skiers. Starting with Jean-Luc Brassard, seen by many as the godfather of modern moguls and the winner of Olympic gold in 1994, through to reigning champion Alexandre Bilodeau, the French-speaking region of Canada has an illustrious history in the
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organizers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward to next week’s season opening grand slam after battling long-term injuries. The Australian Open has been hit hard by absences with Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori
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LONDON (Reuters) – Three-times grand slam champion Andy Murray underwent hip surgery on Monday and is determined to return to action in time for this year’s Wimbledon. The 30-year-old Briton, who has not played a competitive match for six months and last week withdrew from the Australian Open, posted an update on Facebook. “Today I
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(Reuters) – World number one Dustin Johnson eased to an eight-shot victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Sunday. Johnson entered the final round with a two-shot advantage and blew away the field with an eight-under-par 65 at the wide open Kapalua Plantation course on Maui. The 33-year-old, who won four times
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