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Tennis: Wawrinka prevails in tricky Rotterdam opener

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during the match against Canada’s Milos Raonic. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka recovered from a sluggish start to beat Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6(4) 6-1 in the opening round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Monday. Wawrinka, who suffered a first round loss in Sofia last week, made another shaky start as he sprayed consecutive backhand errors to hand Paire…

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Golovkin suffers first loss of pro career as Alvares prevails

(Reuters) – Gennady Golovkin suffered the first loss of his professional career when Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvares won an epic middleweight world title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Sep 15, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Canelo Alvarez celebrates after defeating Gennady Golovkin in their middleweight world championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Alvarez won via majority decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports A year after their first fight ended in a controversial draw, Alvares clinched a points decision that again divided experts in what many thought could have gone…

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Kyle Busch prevails at Pocono for 6th win of season

Kyle Busch overcame starting from near the rear of the field because of a penalty for failing post-qualifying inspection, an out-of-sorts car early in the race and several late-race restarts to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Jul 29, 2018; Long Pond, PA, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (back) celebrates with his crew chief Adam Stevens (front) after winning the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports The victory in the Gander Outdoors 400…

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The stomach prevails: France wins at World Cup on Russian cheese

DUBROVSKOYE, Russia (Reuters) – Russian businessman Oleg Sirota thinks he knows why the French soccer team got off to a winning start at the World Cup: he is supplying their hotel with cheese and yoghurt from his dairy. Sirota opened his small “Russky Parmezan” factory in 2015 as a patriotic duty to keep Russians supplied after Moscow banned fresh food imports from western Europe. Now he says he has sold 400 kg (880 lb) of Kolmogorovsky – his answer to Dutch gouda – plus dozens of jars of yoghurt to…

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Tennis: Kvitova prevails to claim record third Madrid title

MADRID (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova outlasted the unseeded Kiki Bertens to win a thrilling Madrid Open final on Saturday 7-6(8-6) 4-6 6-3 and become the first player to lift the trophy for a third time. Tennis – WTA Mandatory – Madrid Open – Madrid, Spain – May 12, 2018 Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova celebrates with a trophy after winning the final against Netherlands’ Kiki Bertens REUTERS/Paul Hanna Czech Kvitova, ranked 10th in the world, struck the first blow in a tense match which lasted two hours 52 minutes by edging…

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Park prevails in playoff to win second Maekyung Open title

SEOUL (Reuters) – Park Sang-hyun won the Asian Tour’s Maekyung Open for the second time after nailing a clutch putt for par at the third playoff hole to edge fellow South Korean Chang Yik-eun in Seongnam on Sunday. The 35-year-old watched Chang slide his par putt past the hole on the 18th green then drained his own from three feet to add a second title to the one he won, also in a playoff, at the Namseoul Country Club in 2016. Hwang Jung-gon had earlier blown a two shot lead…

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