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MILAN (Reuters) – AC Milan’s president said on Tuesday his purchase of the soccer club from former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was conducted legally and transparently after a finance police report indicated potentially suspicious elements in the deal. “All procedures were observed with total respect for the applicable laws and practices,” the club’s Chinese president
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ninth seed Johanna Konta skipped past Madison Brengle into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, the Briton overpowering her American opponent 6-3 6-1 in 66 minutes on Hisense Arena. Australia-born Konta, who reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park two years ago, brushed off an early exit in her Sydney
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Britain’s Kyle Edmund outfought Kevin Anderson in a court three marathon to send the 11th seed tumbling out of the Australian Open 6-7(4) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round on Monday. Flying the Union Flag alone in the men’s draw in the absence of injured compatriot Andy Murray, Edmund conjured
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia on Sunday to rally from behind and successfully defend their EurAsia Cup title with a 14-10 victory in Malaysia. Arjun Atwal’s Asia had led the third edition of the biennial matchplay contest following the opening two days of fourballs
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An upbeat but calm Nick Kyrgios heads into the Australian Open feeling confident about his mental game and keen to keep a level head through the season after a “roller-coaster” ride in 2017. The 22-year-old Australian clinched his fourth title at the lead-up Brisbane International, easing concerns over a troublesome hip while
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JEDDAH (Reuters) – Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia, allowed women to attend a men’s soccer match. As the two teams al-Ahli and al-Batin faced each other in the city of
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Twelve-times grand slam champion Billie Jean King said on Friday that Margaret Court’s name should be stripped from the Australian Open showcourt due to her divisive views on sexuality. American King’s comments follow a report in the New York Times on Thursday in which Martina Navratilova said she would refuse to play
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(Reuters) – Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel led the Dakar Rally into Bolivia on Thursday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz trimmed the Frenchman’s lead with his first stage win of this year’s event. Peterhansel ended the sixth stage from the Peruvian city of Arequipa to La Paz with a 27-minute advantage over the Spaniard, a
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(Reuters) – Boris Becker was a man in a hurry when he took Wimbledon by storm to win the title as a precocious 17-year-old in 1985 but says today’s game requires a little more patience. Alexander Zverev, Germany’s latest tennis hope and the man many predict can go some way to emulating Becker’s feats, found
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