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Tennis: Kvitova-Collins semi-final suspended due to heat

Tennis – Australian Open – Semi-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2019. Danielle Collins of the U.S. stands next to a match official before the roof is closed during match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova. REUTERS/Edgar Su MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Play was suspended during the Australian Open women’s semi-final between Petra Kvitova and Danielle Collins on Thursday due to excessive heat. The score was 4-4 in the first set. Play will resume once the roof at Rod Laver Arena is closed. Editing by Amlan Chakraborty Our Standards:The Thomson…

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Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova sets up semi-final against Danielle Collins

Petra Kvitova suffered serious injuries to her dominant left hand in the knife attack in 2016 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. Sixth seed Petra Kvitova reached her first Grand Slam semi-final since being stabbed in a knife attack as she beat home favourite Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old Czech won 6-1…

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Tennis: Collins rallies past Pavlyuchenkova to reach first semi-final

Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 22, 2019. Danielle Collins of the U.S. in action during the match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Danielle Collins overcame a slow start to book a maiden Grand Slam semi-final spot at the Australian Open when the unheralded American rallied from a set down to overcome Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6 7-5 6-1 on Tuesday. Collins paid for an over-aggressive approach in the first set as 44th-ranked Pavlyuchenkova remained unflustered to break the American’s serve…

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Manchester City 9-0 Burton Albion: Gabriel Jesus scores four in Carabao Cup semi-final

Burton Albion’s 9-0 defeat is the heaviest League Cup defeat by any side since Liverpool beat Fulham 10-0 back in September 1986, and is the largest ever margin of defeat in the semi-final of the competition Irresistible Manchester City scored nine goals as they thrashed League One Burton Albion with an incredible display of attacking football in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Etihad Stadium. Gabriel Jesus scored four with Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also scoring against Nigel Clough’s…

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College football notebook: Alabama suspends three ahead of CFP semifinal

Alabama suspended sophomore starting left guard Deonte Brown and two reserves for Saturday’s College Football Playoff semifinal game against Oklahoma, the school announced Monday night. Dec 1, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (90) celebrates after a sack in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports In a news release, coach Nick Saban cited “a violation of team rules and policies” as the reason for the suspensions of Brown, junior…

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Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018: England thrashed by Belgium in semi-final

England lost a third consecutive men’s Hockey World Cup semi-final after they were thrashed 6-0 by Belgium in India. Belgium took an early lead when Florent van Aubel’s cross was deflected in by Tom Boon, who also hit the crossbar. Simon Gougnard extended the lead when he drove in a shot after George Pinner parried a penalty corner strike. England failed to capitalise on rare chances and let in further goals from Cedric Charlier, Alexander Hendrickx (twice) and Sebastien Dockier. Belgium will play either Australia or Netherlands in Sunday’s final,…

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Uefa Nations League: England drawn to face Netherlands in semi-final

England will play the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Uefa Nations League on 6 June 2019 at Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes. Hosts Portugal face Switzerland on 5 June at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao. The final will be played on 9 June, with the third-place play-off game taking place the same day. The winner of the tournament will receive £6.67m in prize money while the fourth placed nation will earn around £4m. Gareth Southgate’s side reached the last four of the Nations League by topping a group containing…

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Germany 2-2 Netherlands: Late drama as Dutch secure semi-final spot

The Netherlands scored two goals in the final five minutes to come back from 2-0 down Virgil van Dijk’s 90th-minute equaliser against Germany sent the Netherlands through to the semi-finals of the Nations League following a dramatic late fightback at the Veltins-Arena. The Liverpool centre-back volleyed in from close range from Tonny Vilhena’s cross in Germany. Dutch winger Quincy Promes had scored their first five minutes earlier, drilling in from the edge of the box. Timo Werner and Leroy Sane had given Germany a 2-0 lead at half-time. The Netherlands…

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ICC Women’s World Twenty20: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to retain semi-final hope

Siriwardene’s innings proved critical for Sri Lanka in St Lucia ICC Women’s World Twenty20, St Lucia Sri Lanka 97-7 (20 overs): Siriwardene 31, Jahanara 3-21 Bangladesh 72 (20 overs): Joty 20, Atapattu 3-17 Sri Lanka won by 25 runs Scorecard Sri Lanka sealed their first win of the 2018 Women’s World T20 with a 25-run victory over Bangladesh in St Lucia. Both lost a wicket to the first ball of the innings but Sashikala Siriwardena’s 31 helped Sri Lanka, who had lost their last eight completed games, to 97-7. Bangladesh…

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Djokovic ousts Federer in epic Paris semi-final

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6(6) 5-7 7-6(3) in an epic Paris Masters semi-final that stretched his remarkable unbeaten run to 22 matches on Saturday. Tennis – ATP 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 3, 2018 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Switzerland’s Roger Federer after winning their semi final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes In a 47th meeting between the two greats, the stubborn Djokovic simply refused to be beaten as…

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