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Tearful Osaka stunned by Mladenovic in Dubai

(Reuters) – A tearful Naomi Osaka said she was struggling with the attention of being the world’s top-ranked woman after being stunned 6-3 6-3 by France’s Kristina Mladenovic in her opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 26, 2019. Japan’s Naomi Osaka attends a news conference after winning her match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Playing her first match since claiming the number one ranking with her Australian…

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Tottenham 1-3 Wolves: Spurs stunned by Wolves at Wembley

The win is Wolves’ first against Spurs since 2010 Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes suffered an unexpected setback as Wolves scored three times in the last 18 minutes to come from behind and win at Wembley. Spurs would have moved three points behind leaders Liverpool with a win, but defeat means the Reds can end the day nine points clear. Willy Boly levelled with a powerful header in the 72nd minute to punish the hosts for a sloppy second-half performance after Harry Kane’s spectacular first-half opener for Spurs. Raul Jimenez…

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Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City: Chelsea stunned by Leicester and Jamie Vardy winner

Vardy was making his 250th Leicester appearance Leicester stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as Jamie Vardy’s second-half strike saw Maurizio Sarri’s side defeated at home for the first time this season. Vardy finished first time in the box from James Maddison’s pass in the 51st minute after the Foxes had withstood heavy pressure. Chelsea were dominant before the break and struck the bar through Eden Hazard, the best of a host of chances that came following a Harry Maguire error. But having gone behind it was Chelsea who became sloppy…

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Barcelona 3-4 Real Betis: Leaders stunned by expert display

Barcelona’s previous home league defeat came on 10 September 2016 Barcelona lost a home league match for the first time in two years as the Spanish champions were beaten by Real Betis’s expert display at the Nou Camp. Junior Firpo gave Betis a deserved lead after 20 minutes, before veteran Joaquin made it two before the break. Lionel Messi scored a penalty in reply but a Marc-Andre ter Stegen error saw Giovani lo Celso add a third for Betis. Arturo Vidal’s tap-in gave Barca hope, but Sergio Canales got the…

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Dellen Millard: Fun-loving heir whose killings stunned Canada

Image copyright Court exhibit Image caption Dellen Millard at MillardAir On Monday, Dellen Millard was convicted of shooting his father in the eye and making it look like a suicide. The judge’s ruling marked the end of a long and deadly saga for Millard, who transformed from a millionaire heir to one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers. Dellen Millard was a man who liked the fast life. At 14, he had set a record by becoming the youngest Canadian to fly solo a helicopter and an aeroplane on the…

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Northern Ireland 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina: O’Neill’s men stunned in Nations League opener

‘We’ve played worse and won’ – NI manager Michael O’Neill Northern Ireland made a disappointing start to their inaugural Nations League campaign as they lost 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina at Windsor Park. The hosts dominated but fell behind to Haris Duljevic’s 36th-minute close-range flick from Edin Dzeko’s cross. Elvis Saric slotted into the empty net after a mix-up between defender Craig Cathcart and goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell on 64 minutes. Substitute Will Grigg hooked in a consolation goal in injury-time. Northern Ireland were on top for the vast majority of the game,…

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Muguruza stunned by qualifier Muchova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova stunned two-times Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, dumping the Spaniard out in the second round with a three-set victory. Aug 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain wipes her face after a point against Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic (not pictured) in the second round on day three of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Muchova, who came into…

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Djokovic stunned by Greek teen Tsitsipas in Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) – Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas secured the biggest win of his career when he sent Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic packing in the third round of the Rogers Cup with a stunning 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 win on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 7, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot against Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (not shown) in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Top seed Rafa Nadal battled past Swiss wild card Stan Wawrinka 7-5…

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Djokovic stunned by Greek teen Tsitsipas in Toronto third round

TORONTO (Reuters) – Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas secured the biggest win of his career when he sent Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic packing in the third round of the Rogers Cup with a stunning 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 win on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 7, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot against Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (not shown) in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports A confident Tsitsipas sent a blistering forehand to the back corner while…

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Eastbourne 2018: Karolina Pliskova stunned by Aryna Sabalenka; Caroline Wozniacki through

Aryna Sabalenka reached the second round of Wimbledon in 2017 2018 Nature Valley International on the BBC Venue: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Dates: 24-30 June Coverage: Watch the women’s tournament live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. Aryna Sabalenka stunned defending champion and former world number one Karolina Pliskova to reach the semi-finals at Eastbourne. Seventh-ranked Pliskova fell 6-3 2-6 7-6 (7-5) to the Belarusian at the Nature Valley International. World number 45 Sabalenka trailed 1-4 in the final set but…

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