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Quarter-final curse fells Nadal again as Cilic advances

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's Australian Open quarter-final curse struck again on Tuesday, an injury forcing the top seed to retire in the fifth set against Croatia's Marin Cilic. Read More


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Wozniacki sees off Suarez Navarro to reach semi-finals

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki marched into her second Australian Open semi-final by beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-7(3) 6-2 in the early hours of Wednesday morning. More »


Britain's Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. More »


Figure skating: Two Russians barred from Olympics, hockey players also excluded

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skater Ksenia Stolbova and ice dancer Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). More »


North American 2026 World Cup bid yet to get government guarantees

LONDON (Reuters) - Less then two months from the deadline for submission of their proposal, the tri-nation North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has not secured the government guarantees on visa-free travel plus work permit and tax exemptions demanded by FIFA. More »


Alpine skiing: Hong Kong teenager set for snowy first at Olympics

(Reuters) - Hong Kong will have an athlete competing on snow for the first time at a Winter Olympics after 16-year-old Alpine Skier Arabella Ng secured her place for next month's Pyeongchang Games. More »


Keys set for brutal test against Kerber, says Davenport

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Madison Keys faces a brutal test against former champion Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday but the American is in a "great place," said her coach Lindsay Davenport. More »


North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's participation at the next month's Winter Olympics will form an integral part of an opening ceremony that will highlight a key message of peace, Games organizers said on Tuesday. More »


Alpine skiing: Shiffrin skids out in Kronplatz after rare slip

KRONPLATZ, Italy (Reuters) - Runaway World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin made a rare slip on Tuesday when she skidded off the course and failed to complete the first leg of the giant slalom at Kronplatz in Italy. More »


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