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Nishikori beats wasteful Chardy to advance to third round

Nishikori beats wasteful Chardy to advance to third round

MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (REUTERS) Kei Nishikori shook off the effects of a tough five-set victory in the opening round and took advantage of Jeremy Chardy's inconsistent service game to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Nishikori beat Chardy 6-3 6-4 6-3 on Hisense Arena as the Frenchman wasted several opportunities to deliver a real challenge to the fifth seed.

Warner

Warner brings out the old 'Bull' to ignite the Ashes

MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) Age and fatherhood may have mellowed David Warner, but nothing coaxes the old 'Bull' out of the Australia vice captain like a home Ashes series.

Federer

Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

Undated, Oct 16 (Reuters) Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday.

Indonesian

Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

JAKARTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

Sharapova

Sharapova eyes strong finish to season after Tianjin title

Undated, Oct 16 (Reuters) Maria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in over two years.

FIFA

FIFA U-17 World Cup: A tipping point for Indian football

Kolkata, Oct 15 (UNI) FIFA U-17 World Cup Project Director of the India 2017 LOC Joy Bhattacharjya today said this has been a tipping point for Indian football, and purely for the perception of Indian football and hosting this tournament, something has definitely changed.

Australia

Australia braces for another World Cup cliffhanger in Sydney

MELBOURNE, Oct 15 (Reuters) Australia will brace for another World Cup cliffhanger in Sydney, with FIFA confirming the second leg of the Socceroos' intercontinental playoff against Honduras will be played at the city's Olympic stadium on Nov.

Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

Undated, Oct 16 (Reuters) Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday.

Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

JAKARTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

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