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Gauff topples Venus again at Australian Open

Six months after her shocking upset of Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon, 15-year-old Coco Gauff repeated the feat with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over the former world No. 1 in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne. More »


Report: Weaver replaces Crennel as Texans defensive coordinator

The Houston Texans replaced defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel with defensive line coach Anthony Weaver, multiple outlets reported Monday. More »


Soccer-Arteta and Lampard coy on transfers ahead of Arsenal-Chelsea derby

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta kept his transfer cards close to his chest and said on Monday that the club were not close to signing new players in the January transfer window. More »



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Champion Djokovic digs deep to beat Struff in Melbourne opener

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Novak Djokovic was forced to work hard by Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in his first match of the Australian Open on Monday before prevailing 7-6(5) 6-2 2-6 6-1 to stay on course for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park. More »


Soccer-Newcastle's Willems, Dummett out for the season with injuries - Bruce

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Newcastle United center back Paul Dummett and on-loan left back Jetro Willems will play no further part this campaign after sustaining season-ending injuries, manager Steve Bruce confirmed on Monday. More »


Woods and Snead tied with 82 PGA Tour wins, but no comparison, says former commissioner

(Reuters) - As Tiger Woods makes his first attempt this week at surpassing Sam Snead for the most all-time PGA Tour victories, the man largely responsible for pegging Snead's number at 82 has weighed in with his thoughts on how the two greats compare. More »


Soccer-Man Utd must sack Woodward for transfer market shortcomings - Neville

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Former defender and television pundit Gary Neville has said Manchester United should sack chief executive Ed Woodward as he has overseen a period of decline despite the Premier League club having one of the largest wage bills in the world. More »


Iran's only female Olympic medalist moving to Germany: coach

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Iran's only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said. More »


Iran's only female Olympic medallist moving to Germany - coach

AMSTERDAM, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said. More »


Tsitsipas calls for 'a little more respect' after rowdy first round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Stefanos Tsitsipas called for fans to be "a little more respectful" of his opponents after a rowdy first match win over Italy's Salvatore Caruso at the Australian Open on Monday. More »


'It's all good': Barty romps through after stuttering start

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Ash Barty made a stuttering start to her bid to end her country's long wait for a homegrown Australian Open champion on Monday before calming the nerves of her compatriots with an emphatic 5-7 6-1 6-1 victory over Lesia Tsurenko. More »


Soccer-Saints must stick to gameplan for 90 minutes to crack top 10-Hasenhuettl

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Southampton must learn to retain their intensity and press throughout the 90 minutes after defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers denied Saints the chance to break into the Premier League's top 10, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Monday. More »


Rallying: Chile withdrawn from reduced world championship schedule

(Reuters) - This year's world rally championship has been reduced to 13 rounds after Chile was removed at the request of local organizers, the governing FIA said on Monday. More »


Athletics-Lyles, many top sprinters skipping indoor season

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Even with outstanding hurdles races at U.S. indoor meetings and talented field event competitions in Europe, international athletics is continuing to be impacted by the long 2019 outdoor season. More »


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