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January 21, 2018

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Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'
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Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.The 12-time Grand Slam champion, 30, says he often turned to the practice during his long spell out of the game last year with elbow trouble.The Serb fo

Cilic brings up 100 as he makes Open quarters

Cilic brings up 100 as he makes Open quarters
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Croatia's Marin Cilic won his 100th Grand Slam match as he mastered Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.The former US Open champion won the big points in putting away the 10th seed 6-7 (2/7),

Tonga's oiled flagbearer qualifies for Winter Olympics

Tonga's oiled flagbearer qualifies for Winter Olympics
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Pita Taufatofua, who captured global attention as the oiled and topless Tongan flagbearer at the Rio Olympics, has gone "to the end of the world" to qualify as Tonga's first Winter Olympian.After a year of training on roller skis in the heat of his tropical

Women to get equal prize money at Tour Down Under

Women to get equal prize money at Tour Down Under
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Women will receive the same prize money as men from this year's Tour Down Under, the South Australian government said Sunday in what it believes is a world first for a stage race.The Women's Tour Down Under is held the week before the men's event and this y

Australian Open - first week memories

Australian Open - first week memories
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Memories from week one at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season:Day 1Monday, January 15American carnage-- Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe -- all semi-finalists at least at the 2017 US Open -- led a string of seeds sent tum

Back's fine as Federer serves up warning to rivals

Back's fine as Federer serves up warning to rivals
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Roger Federer says he is regaining the rhythm and consistency of his silky serve following his recovery from a back injury as he steps up the defence of his Australian Open title.The Swiss maestro moved into the last 16 with a commanding straight sets win over

Australia win toss and bowl against England in third ODI

Australia win toss and bowl against England in third ODI
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Australia won the toss and chose to bowl against England in Sunday's third one-day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground.England has produced a stunning form reversal since the 4-0 Ashes defeat and has won both limited overs matches.A win in Sydney will

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals
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Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.The Estonian 32nd seed blew a set and 4-1 lead with two breaks to allow the 39th-ranked Spaniard back into the match.She

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times
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Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian skaters provided some welcome rays of sunshine at this week's European Championships.With Russian sport under its own dark cloud as it serv

Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps

Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps
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Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his footsteps.The Swiss great and wife Mirka had identical twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva in 2009 and another set came along five years later,

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