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ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem beats Kei Nishikori to boost Roger Federer’s hopes

Thiem is aiming to reach the semi-finals for the first time at his third attempt Austria’s Dominic Thiem maintained his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four with a straight-set win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori in London. The world number eight, who lost to Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer in straight sets in his previous group matches, won 6-1 6-4. It means Federer will advance to the semi-finals if he wins a set against Anderson at 20:00 GMT on Thursday. But if Anderson wins in two sets Thiem could…

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France hopes to lure crypto-issuers with Gallic stamp of approval

PARIS (Reuters) – With hundreds of cryptocurrencies being issued every month, countries face a choice: ban them, leave them unregulated, or come up with rules to tame them. FILE PHOTO: Cryptocurrency miners are seen on racks at the HydroMiner cryptocurrency farming operation near Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo France is pursuing the third option, which might be regarded as a Gallic middle ground. It wants cryptocurrencies to be issued in France as long as those backing them agree to be regulated. In doing so,…

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Roger Federer beats Dominic Thiem to keep alive ATP Finals hopes

Roger Federer is chasing a 100th career title at the ATP Finals Roger Federer recovered from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem. Switzerland’s Federer, knowing defeat would mean he would not advance from his group, beat the Austrian 6-2 6-3. The six-time champion had slumped to a shock defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday but he cut down on his errors to win. Next up for Federer on Thursday is Kevin Anderson, who beat Nishikori 6-0 6-1…

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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Northern white rhino: New hopes for IVF rescue

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sudan was the last of his kind A new study raises hopes of saving one of the last animals of its kind. A victim of poaching, the northern white rhino population has been reduced to just two females, which are both unable to breed. DNA evidence shows the rhino is more closely related than previously thought to its southern white cousin. Creating rhino hybrids using IVF is likely to have a positive outcome, say scientists, although this option is considered a last resort. The…

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Tottenham 2-1 PSV: Harry Kane scores to keep Champions League hopes alive

Harry Kane has 12 Champions League goals from 14 appearances for Tottenham Harry Kane inspired a dramatic late comeback by Tottenham to keep their Champions League hopes alive with victory over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley. Spurs were on the way out with 12 minutes left as they trailed to Luuk de Jong’s towering header, powered past goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, in for suspended Hugo Lloris, after 61 seconds. Tottenham were then frustrated by a superb display from PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet, who kept them at bay with a mixture of brilliance…

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Tennis: Thiem’s hopes of home win ended by Nishikori

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – ATP 250 – St. Petersburg Open Men’s Singles Final match – Sibur Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia – September 23, 2018 Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action against Slovakia’s Martin Klizan. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov VIENNA (Reuters) – Top seed Dominic Thiem’s dream of a home win in the Vienna Open ended on Friday when he lost in the quarter-finals to Kei Nishikori. Thiem, hoping to become the third Austrian to win the tournament in its 45-year history, went down 6-3 6-1 to the fifth-seeded Nishikori who produced one…

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Dodgers’ Ryu hopes to add World Series glory to Olympic gold

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin says he will be ready to make his first World Series start on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox, where he hopes to deliver a performance like the ones that helped South Korea capture Olympic gold in 2008. Oct 19, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) walks off the field after the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in game six of the 2018 NLCS playoff baseball series at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jon…

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Prince Harry reveals hopes for a baby girl at Invictus Games

Prince Harry was assisting a wheelchair athlete at the Invictus Games in Sydney on Sunday when he was congratulated on the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy. He then let slip his hopes for the sex of the new baby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in the middle of their royal tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Source link

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Motor racing: Hamilton’s title hopes boosted by Vettel’s grid drop

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of clinching his fifth Formula One world championship at the U.S. Grand Prix were boosted on Friday when Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid penalty for a practice infringement. Formula One World Champion, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton speaks ahead of the United States Grand Prix during an interview with Reuters at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City, New York, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar Hamilton had already dominated both rainswept practice sessions for Mercedes when the German’s penalty…

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