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Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to set Grand Slam record

KALAHAN DENG Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique ...

Egypt 1 Uganda 0: Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny tastes AFCON 2017 success

Substitute Abdallah El Said struck an 89th-minute winner to seal a 1-0 victory over Uganda and boost Egypt’s hopes of reaching the African Nations Cup knockout stages. El Said’s effort means Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and his team-mates will head into Wednesday’s final Group D clash with already-qualified Ghana needing just a point to progress, while Uganda are eliminated. Egypt made ...

Everything you need to know about the NFC and AFC Championship games

KALAHAN DENG The Super Bowl is so close you can almost SMELL it (but luckily you can’t, because it would smell like man sweat and fryer grease). This weekend, the four remaining teams in the playoffs will come together in two semifinal games to determine who gets to play for all the marbles in Houston. Here’s everything you need to ...

18 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT TENNIS STAR SERENA WILLIAMS!

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Serena Williams is one of the most dominating tennis players in the history of the game. She is also one half of the most dominant sports sibling duos in the world. While much of her life has been public, there is still much to learn about Serena. Listed below are 18 fascinating facts about the famous ...

EVERY POWERFUL CHAMPION WOULD BE BEATEN AS SEVILLA END REAL’S UNBEATEN RUN

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten run was brought to an end as ex-Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for title rivals Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead with a penalty after Dani Carvajal had been fouled by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. Sergio Ramos’ late own goal against his former club levelled ...

Neymar unveils his ‘ultimate player’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Reporters asked Barcelona’s Neymar which former and current world stars he would combine to create this “ultimate football player.” First touch Neymar is a big admirer of former Brazil striker Romario. Romario scored 53 goals in 82 games for Barcelona after arriving from PSV Eindhoven in 1993. He also helped Brazil win the 1994 World Cup ...

Ronaldo hat-trick spares Real’s blushes

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid survived a scare to beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers in extra time and win the Club World Cup. Real took the lead in the ninth minute through Karim Benzema, but Gaku Shibasaki scored either side of half-time to put Kashima in front. Ronaldo levelled from the penalty spot ...

SPOTY show could be blighted by absence of top three finishers

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The BBC are growing increasingly concerned that next Sunday’s Sports Personality of the Year show could be blighted by the absence of the top three finishers in the public poll. Andy Murray, the runaway favourite to win an unprecedented third title, is training in Miami with head coach Ivan Lendl, and thus will have to accept ...

Australia can find a way out of the darkness

There is no doubt as to the severity of this beating. Australia came to Hobart believing they were the cricketing equal of South Africa, and have had that belief crushed. Steve Smith was quite beside himself at the television post-match interview; the blood drained from his face, the answers to questions coming in a gentle voice from a mind reeling ...

“The idea is to service Melbourne’s north by getting more people to play sport’’

A NEW sports city will be built in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with a $150 million precinct to combine elite and grassroots competition, research and rehabilitation. La Trobe University is in the advanced stages of planning a world-class precinct to combine facilities for a wide variety of sports, student accommodation, science labs and office space. A 60ha site at the university’s ...

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