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Australian Open 2019: Simona Halep survives scare to beat Sofia Kenin to advance

Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. World number one Simona Halep survived a scare to beat American Sofia Kenin and reach the Australian Open third round. The Romanian had been cruising to victory after leading by a set and a break before finding herself a break down in the third. She kept…

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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands before and after the match at Elland Road Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship, after head coach Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga. Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating. The contest at Elland Road was predictably frantic and feisty, but Leeds dominated from…

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EFL Trophy: Man City U21s progress, Sunderland beat Newcastle U21s

Manchester City Under-21 captain Luke Bolton started his side’s comeback after half-time Manchester City U21s fought back from 2-0 down to beat Rochdale 4-2 and reach the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals. Jimmy McNulty and Stephen Dooley put the hosts in control but City responded through Luke Bolton, Taylor Richards and two from substitute Jayden Braff. League One Sunderland beat Newcastle Under-21s 4-0 in front of a crowd of 16,654 at the Stadium of Light. Elsewhere, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers, Oxford, Bury and Port Vale all progressed from their third-round ties. League Two…

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Curry, Warriors fire away, beat Kings in 3-point contest

Stephen Curry connected on 10 3-pointers as part of a 42-point performance Saturday night, helping the Golden State Warriors outlast the host Sacramento Kings 127-123 in a game that featured the most combined 3-pointers in NBA history. Jan 5, 2019; Sacramento, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) attempts a shot over Sacramento Kings guard Yogi Ferrell (3) in the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Warriors went 21-for-47 from beyond the arc while the Kings made a franchise-record 20 in…

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Netball Superleague: Wasps beat Lightning to begin title defence – round-up

England centre Jade Clarke of Wasps during the match against Loughborough Lightning Wasps began the defence of their Superleague title by outclassing last year’s losing finalists Loughborough Lightning at Arena Birmingham. They stunned a youthful, new-look Lightning side in the second half and put down an early marker for any team wanting to take their crown. It was the second game of Super 10 on Saturday, which saw all 10 Superleague sides play at the same venue. More than 5,400 fans enjoyed 300 minutes of netball at the 2019 season…

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Hopman Cup: Britain’s Katie Boulter & Cameron Norrie beat Serena Williams & Frances Tiafoe

Britain’s Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie beat their higher ranked opponents in one hour and seven minutes Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie beat Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the mixed doubles to give Great Britain victory over the US at the Hopman Cup. The Britons fought back to win 3-4 (2-7) 4-3 (7-4) 4-1 in Perth after Norrie had stunned Tiafoe in the singles and Boulter had lost to Williams. While Great Britain are eliminated from the team event, the win is a confidence boost before the Australian Open.…

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Huddersfield 1-2 Burnley: Clarets beat 10-man hosts to move out of relegation zone

Burnley have now won back-to-back games for the first time since September Burnley earned a crucial win over 10-man Huddersfield to move out of the Premier League relegation zone and condemn the Terriers to a record eighth consecutive league defeat. Defeat means bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield are eight points from safety on 10 points from 21 games. The Clarets’ win, their second in three days, was sealed when Ashley Barnes slotted home midway through the second half from Ashley Westwood’s pass. Huddersfield had taken the lead through Steve Mounie’s header in the…

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Leeds United 0-2 Hull City: Jarrod Bowen double helps Tigers beat Championship leaders

Jarrod Bowen has now scored 10 goals for Hull City this season Championship leaders Leeds United had their seven-game winning run ended after Jarrod Bowen scored both goals to give Hull City victory at Elland Road. Bowen, reportedly a January transfer target for Leeds, pounced on some poor defending in the box and showcased his finishing with the opener from close range. His second was another opportunistic goal, with the forward reacting quickest to put the rebound away after Will Keane was denied by Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Luke Ayling and Tyler…

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Felipe Anderson bags brace as much-changed Hammers come from behind to beat Saints

Felipe Anderson was the star of the show as his second-half double helped West Ham come from behind to earn a 2-1 win over a resurgent Southampton at St Mary’s. The Brazilian scored two goals in the space of six minutes – the first a powerful drive after Nathan Redmond controversially gave Saints the lead – and the second an emphatic finish after before collecting Michail Antonio’s neat pass to give the Hammers their third away win in a row. MORE TO FOLLOW Source link

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Scott Sinclair & Odsonne Edouard star as Celtic beat Aberdeen 4-3

Scott Sinclair took his season’s tally to nine Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick as Celtic ensured they will be top of the Scottish Premiership going into Saturday’s meeting with Rangers. Sinclair twice put Brendan Rodgers’ side in front from close range. But Stevie May’s penalty in the first half and Sam Cosgrove’s spot-kick in the second for the Dons levelled. Substitute Odsonne Edouard delicately chipped Celtic’s third and the forward set up Sinclair’s third, before Lewis Ferguson’s late consolation. Rodgers’ men will remain at the league’s summit regardless of the…

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