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Golf: Petr stays up all night watching Nelly complete Korda Aussie Slam

(Reuters) – Proud father Petr Korda stayed up all night at home in Florida on Saturday watching daughter Nelly complete the ‘Korda Aussie Slam’ by winning the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open golf championship in Adelaide. A Down Under family success story that started in 1988 when Petr won the Australian Open tennis title was completed when Nelly triumphed by two strokes at Grange Golf Club on Sunday. Petr’s other daughter Jessica won golf’s Australian Open seven years ago, while son Sebastian captured the nation’s 2018 boys’ singles tennis title.…

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Motor racing: Stoll stays as Renault Sport president after Koskas leaves

FILE PHOTO: Jerome Stoll, French car maker Renault Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and Light Commercial Vehicles, leader of the Europe Region Management Committee, speaks during a news conference in Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris, January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – Jerome Stoll will stay on as president of Renault Sport Racing, which includes the Formula One team, after the sudden departure of Thierry Koskas, the executive who was supposed to replace him. Koskas, who was a member of Renault’s executive committee reporting to chairman and chief executive…

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Venice to charge tourist entry fee for short stays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For most of the year Venice’s canals are crowded with boats Venice has won approval to introduce an entry fee of up to €10 (£9; $11.50) for short-stay tourists. Italy’s budget for 2019 has a clause enabling Venice to impose the fee, which will especially target day-trippers arriving on cruise ships. Tourists already pay a similar “landing tax” when they visit Italy’s tiny Aeolian Islands. Venetians have long complained that mass tourism is swamping the city, adored for its picturesque canals. Hundreds of cruise…

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As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn’t the only aspect of trading that has changed. FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo The retail investors behind bitcoin’s dizzying ascent to a record of nearly $20,000 last December have fled, leaving the early adopters and crypto-related firms that traditionally dominated digital coin trading driving exchange…

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Cyclist: Viviani takes second Vuelta victory, Yates stays in red

FERMOSELLE, SPAIN (Reuters) – Italian Elia Viviani sprinted to a second stage victory at the Vuelta a Espana on Tuesday while Briton Simon Yates retained his slender, one-second lead in the general classification after stage 10. Cycling – the 101st Giro d’Italia cycling race – The 229-km Stage 3 from Beersheba to Eilat, Israel – May 6, 2018 – Team Quick-Step rider Elia Viviani of Italy stands on the podium after the 3rd stage in Eilat, Israel. REUTERS/Nir Keidar Viviani pipped world champion Peter Sagan to the finish line by…

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Cycling: Demare silences critics as Thomas stays in yellow

PAU, France (Reuters) – Arnaud Demare silenced his critics by claiming a comfortable win in the bunch sprint of the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, the first victory this year for a French team in the race. Cycling – Tour de France – The 171-km Stage 18 from Trie-sur-Baise to Pau – July 26, 2018 – Groupama-FDJ rider Arnaud Demare of France wins the stage. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier The Frenchman, who had been accused by fellow sprint specialist Andre Greipel of holding on to his team car…

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