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Newspaper headlines: Cabinet ‘splits’ and ‘don’t panic’ pleas

Newspaper headlines: Cabinet ‘splits’ and ‘don’t panic’ pleas By BBC News Staff Image caption Several front pages focus on Brexit as MPs prepare for a series of new votes next week. The Sunday Express says the prime minister is vowing to “finish the job” and see Brexit through as colleagues tell her to ignore the “Remain rebels”. “May urged: Don’t panic”, is its headline. Image caption The Sunday Times says the indication by three ministers that they could vote to delay Brexit to avoid a no-deal situation has resulted in…

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Naomi Osaka: World number one splits with coach Sascha Bajin

Naomi Osaka started working with Sascha Bajin (left) at the start of 2018 World number one Naomi Osaka has split with her coach Sascha Bajin 16 days after winning the Australian Open. The Japanese 21-year-old, whose win in Melbourne sealed back-to-back Grand Slam titles, worked with the German for just over a year. “I will no longer be working together with Sascha,” Osaka tweeted. “I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.” Bajin was named WTA coach of the year for 2018. He…

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Tennis: Osaka splits with coach Bajin

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Brisbane International – Women’s Quarter Finals – Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, Australia, January 3, 2019 Japan’s Naomi Osaka with coach Sascha Bajin before her match against Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova REUTERS/Patrick Hamilton (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka, winner of the past two grand slam tournaments, has parted ways with her coach Sascha Bajin. Osaka became world number one when she won the Australian Open last month, after previously beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final in September. “I will no longer be working together with Sascha,” tweeted…

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Johanna Konta splits with coach Michael Joyce

Joyce spent six years as part of Maria Sharapova’s team British number one Johanna Konta has parted company with coach Michael Joyce after less than a year together. The 27-year-old began the year as a top 10 player, but is now 45th after struggling at the Grand Slams in 2018. Konta is playing in Moscow next week and hopes to have a new coach in place in time for pre-season training. American Joyce was Konta’s third coach in as many years, joining her after she had worked with Esteban Carril…

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Theresa May splits cabinet to consider customs options

Image copyright AFP Getty Images Image caption Brexiteer and Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Remainer and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley will sit in different groups Theresa May has split her cabinet into two groups to consider options for customs arrangements post-Brexit. One group will consider a “customs partnership” whereby the UK would collect tariffs on behalf of the EU. The other group will look at “maximum facilitation” – a solution based on using technology to minimise the need for customs checks after Brexit. Ministers failed to agree on a…

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