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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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AUCKLAND (Reuters) – World number 14 Julia Goerges won her third successive tournament as she blasted her way to a 6-4 7-6(4) victory over Caroline Wozniacki to seal the Auckland Classic title on Sunday. Goerges was rarely troubled by the world number three as she used a powerful service and blistering forehands that kept the
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(Reuters) – Switzerland won their third Hopman Cup on Saturday as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-3(3) 4-2 in the deciding mixed doubles to secure a 2-1 victory in the final at the Perth Arena. It was Federer’s second Hopman Cup triumph after victory in 2001 alongside then
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Norway’s cross-country skiers will arrive in Pyeongchang hoping to continue their recent dominance in a sport that doubles as a national obsession, but even at home there are questions over the ethical use of medicines by athletes. Norway won 18 medals in total, including gold at all five of the women’s cross-country
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(Reuters) – Hot favorite Nathan Chen had a hiccup with his final jump but still did enough to take a big short program lead in the men’s competition at the U.S. figure skating championships on Thursday. Probably the best chance for American gold at next month’s Winter Olympics, the 18-year-old dazzled the crowd with his
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TOKYO/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Japanese figure skater Akiko Suzuki was struggling with jumps when her coach said losing a kilogram could help. Instead, in two months she lost nearly a third of her body weight, putting her career – and her life – in danger. Too weak to skate, she was diagnosed with the eating disorder
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(Reuters) – The Buffalo Bills could be without their best offensive weapon when they play their first playoff game in 18 years on Sunday as injured running back LeSean McCoy sat out practice on Wednesday. The centerpiece of the Bills’ offense injured his ankle in Sunday’s regular season finale and his status ahead of the
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(Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki continued to build on her WTA Finals victory late last year with another impressive performance on her way to a 6-2 6-2 victory over Croatia’s Petra Martic to reach the quarter-finals of the Auckland Classic on Wednesday. The Danish world number three ended 2017 with the biggest title of her career
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(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed on Tuesday the possibility of North Korea competing at next month’s Pyeongchang Games in South Korea and said the invitation remained open. A spokesman said the IOC “welcomes the mutual intention” of the two governments to start direct talks about North Korean athletes participating in the Feb
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