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Two dead in fire at French ski resort of Courchevel

LYON, France (Reuters) – Two people died and twenty were injured after a fire broke out early on Sunday in a building in the French ski resort of Courchevel, local authorities said. Around 70 firefighters were at the scene. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear. Reporting by Catherine Lagrange; Editing by John Stonestreet Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his nation’s first Grand Slam quarter-finalist. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during the match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi In a match pitting the oldest and youngest players left in the men’s draw, the 20-year-old Tsitsipas overhauled Federer 6-7(11) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(5) under the…

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Bautista Agut upsets Cilic to make Australian quarter-finals

Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut reacts during the match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. REUTERS/Aly Song MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Roberto Bautista Agut held firm in a tense five-set duel to knock sixth seed Marin Cilic out of the Australian Open and book his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday. The 22nd-seeded Spaniard captured the decisive break in the ninth game of the final set before serving out strongly to claim a 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 win…

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Tennis: Birthday boy Tiafoe topples Dimitrov to reach quarters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unseeded American Frances Tiafoe gifted himself the perfect 21st birthday present by stunning Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(1) 7-5 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. reacts after winning the match against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov. REUTERS/Aly Song The last American man standing at Melbourne Park, Tiafoe was treated to an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday by the Melbourne Arena crowd after sealing a…

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Tennis: Unseeded American Collins hammers Kerber to reach quarters

Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Danielle Collins of the U.S. celebrates winning the match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber. REUTERS/Aly Song MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unseeded American Danielle Collins took less than an hour to thrash 2016 champion Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-2 and power her way into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. The unheralded 25-year-old had not won a match in her previous Grand Slam appearances but after smashing 29 winners against triple Grand Slam champion Kerber she has…

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Kvitova back in the Grand Slam big time

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – After a year in the Grand Slam wilderness, twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova returned to the limelight with a 6-2 6-1 thrashing of American teenager Amanda Anisimova to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday. Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova reacts during the match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Kvitova had a barren 2018 season, failing to make it beyond the third round at all four majors, but the…

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Soccer: Ibrahimovic taking it one year at a time with Galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Saturday he plans to take it one season at a time with LA Galaxy, who re-signed the Swedish striker to a one-year deal last month. Former Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic attends a meeting with media representatives on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Ibrahimovic, who joined Galaxy in March after leaving Premier League side Manchester United, enjoyed an impressive debut in North America and was named MLS Newcomer of the Year. The 37-year-old was…

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NFL notebook: Ravens, Harbaugh reportedly near extension

The Baltimore Ravens are finalizing an extension with head coach John Harbaugh, according to multiple reports Saturday, a month after the team announced its plans to retain him and work on a new deal. Jan 6, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh yells from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at M&T Bank Stadium. The Chargers won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Harbaugh was set to enter the final year of…

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Lack of guidance and vision hurting tennis says McEnroe

(Reuters) – John McEnroe believes tennis is suffering from a lack of “guidance and vision” and says it is time the various organizations in charge began to work in harmony. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Laver Cup – 1st Day – Prague, Czech Republic – September 22, 2017 – Captain John McEnroe of team World reacts during the match. REUTERS/David W Cerny Like many fans and players the American, an analyst for Eurosport at the Australian Open, has been left bemused by the four Grand Slams all adopting different ways to…

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Last Australian men’s player slumps out of home Grand Slam

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The last of Australia’s men’s singles players was dumped out of the country’s home Grand Slam in the early hours of Sunday morning in a tournament that has unearthed new local talent and exposed the deep divisions tearing through the ranks. Tennis – Australian Open – Third Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 19, 2019. Australia’s Alexei Popyrin reacts during the match against France’s Lucas Pouille. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Australia’s Alexei Popyrin was the last man standing, losing 7-6(3) 6-3 6-7(10) 4-6 6-3 to France’s Lucas Pouille…

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