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Yarra Valley Classic: Serena Williams beats Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets; Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka advance
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Yarra Valley Classic: Serena Williams beats Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets; Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka advance

Williams, 39, has been in belligerent form at the Yarra Valley Classic and overpowered the Bulgarian with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in 74 minutes.

Tejaswin Shankar focussed on high jump at Tokyo Olympics after heptathlon national record
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Tejaswin Shankar focussed on high jump at Tokyo Olympics after heptathlon national record

After setting his second national record a few days back, 22-year-old Tejaswin Shankar is focused on qualifying for the high jump at Tokyo Olympics even as he juggles studies and an internship.

For NBA G League Ignite's draft prospects, lessons in financial literacy, mental health and media training
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For NBA G League Ignite's draft prospects, lessons in financial literacy, mental health and media training

When they are not on court working on their game, Ignite’s youngsters, including Princepal Singh, are being given lessons on financial literacy, mental health, media training and even sessions on understanding the importance of sleep.

I-League 2021: Churchill Brothers held by Aizawl FC; Mohammedan Sporting draw against Neroca FC
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I-League 2021: Churchill Brothers held by Aizawl FC; Mohammedan Sporting draw against Neroca FC

Both the teams create scoring chances but the match ended in a stalemate as neither side was able to convert inside the box.

Australian Open 2021: Dayana Yastremska pulls out of tournament after failed appeal against doping suspension
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Australian Open 2021: Dayana Yastremska pulls out of tournament after failed appeal against doping suspension

The decision means that Yastremska, who is ranked 29 in the world, would not be able to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne, which is due to start on 8 February.

LaLiga: Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard damages left thigh muscle, expected to be sidelined for a month
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LaLiga: Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard damages left thigh muscle, expected to be sidelined for a month

Hazard is expected to be out for around a month, meaning he would miss Madrid's first leg away at Atalanta in the Champions League on 24 February.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 playbook states no cheering, no bars, less intimacy to ensure safe Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 playbook states no cheering, no bars, less intimacy to ensure safe Games

Ground rules for thousands of Olympic and Paralympic officials to ensure safe travel, daily life and competitions at the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus pandemic were published on Wednesday.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho hopes heart-to-heart with injured Dele Alli does the trick
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Premier League: Jose Mourinho hopes heart-to-heart with injured Dele Alli does the trick

Dele Alli has rarely sparkled since Jose Mourinho took over as manager in November 2019 after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.

Ajay Singh re-elected president of Boxing Federation of India, says Asian Championship to be held in April or May
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Ajay Singh re-elected president of Boxing Federation of India, says Asian Championship to be held in April or May

Singh, also the chairman of Spicejet airlines, prevailed 37-27 in the elections held at a Gurugram hotel for a fresh four-year term. He will have a new secretary-general by his side in Assam's Hemanta Kumar Kalita.

Bangladesh vs West Indies: Shadman Islam hits fifty, Jomel Warrican picks 3 wickets as teams share opening-day honours
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Bangladesh vs West Indies: Shadman Islam hits fifty, Jomel Warrican picks 3 wickets as teams share opening-day honours

Bangladesh ended the day on 242-5, with Shadman leading the way with 59 off 154 balls — and several others chipping in with useful knocks while Jomel Warrican picked up three wickets.

Premier League: Sam Allardyce's proud record at risk after 'damaging' West Brom defeat against Sheffield United
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Premier League: Sam Allardyce's proud record at risk after 'damaging' West Brom defeat against Sheffield United

With just one point from their last 12 West Brom are nine points adrift of safety - having played a game more than fourth-from-bottom Brighton.

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix tests positive for COVID-19
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix tests positive for COVID-19

"Joao Felix has tested positive for COVID-19. The striker is isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities' guidelines and La Liga protocols," Atletico said in a statement.

India vs England: Walking down the nostalgia lane — How Alastair Cook's men scripted an epic series win in 2012
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India vs England: Walking down the nostalgia lane — How Alastair Cook's men scripted an epic series win in 2012

Pace in spin, aggression, skill, perseverance, grit : The story of how England achieved a famous win in India after 28 years.

Murray River Open: Stan Wawrinka, Jannik Sinner stay in ATP title hunt
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Murray River Open: Stan Wawrinka, Jannik Sinner stay in ATP title hunt

Seeded one at the Murray River Open and in his first match of the season, Wawrinka lost the opening set against his Kazakh opponent but kept his composure to fight back and win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

How The White Tiger breaks down the idea of a selfless servant, a trope romanticised in Indian pop culture
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How The White Tiger breaks down the idea of a selfless servant, a trope romanticised in Indian pop culture

Told from the perspective of Balram, a poor, lower-caste Bihari hired as a driver for an abroad-returned couple, The White Tiger is, among other things, also a play on the idea of the selfless servant, a trope popularised by Indian pop-culture, in particular Hindi cinema.

ATP Cup 2021: Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas win, Italy, Russia reach semi-finals
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ATP Cup 2021: Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas win, Italy, Russia reach semi-finals

Zverev had to dig deep for his 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win to seal the tie, but gained valuable court time ahead of another crack at a first Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open starting next week.

As bubble life drags on, psychologists say cricketers need more support
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As bubble life drags on, psychologists say cricketers need more support

Cricket's long tours away from homes and family have often caused problems in the past but the restrictions of quarantine and bubble life are posing extra difficulties, experts say.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uncertainty, doubts for Games' volunteers, fans with less than six months to go
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uncertainty, doubts for Games' volunteers, fans with less than six months to go

With less than six months to go, Japanese who hope to be involved as spectators, torch bearers and volunteers are confronting the prospect of the Olympics being drastically scaled back or cancelled altogether.

Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games for human rights abuses
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Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games for human rights abuses

The coalition is composed of groups representing Tibetans, Uighurs, Inner Mongolians, residents of Hong Kong, and others.

German Cup: Leverkusen upset by fourth-tier Rot-Weiss Essen, Borussia Dortmund survive VAR drama
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German Cup: Leverkusen upset by fourth-tier Rot-Weiss Essen, Borussia Dortmund survive VAR drama

Rot-Weiss Essen struck twice in extra time to knock Leverkusen out with a 2-1 defeat.