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Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

LONDON (Reuters) – An inspired Alexander Zverev beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday — the biggest title of the German’s fledgling career. Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 18, 2018 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge The 21-year-old broke serve once in the opening set and three times in the second to pull off a shock victory in a packed 02 Arena…

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ATP Finals: Roger Federer ‘not thinking’ about 100th title before Alexander Zverev match

Roger Federer has not won the ATP Finals since 2011 Roger Federer says thinking about winning his 100th singles title would only add extra pressure before his ATP Finals semi-final against young German Alexander Zverev at the O2 in London. Federer is aiming to become only the second man – after American Jimmy Connors – to reach the landmark. “I won’t let that get in my head,” said the 37-year-old Swiss. The second seed faces Zverev at 14:00 GMT on Saturday before Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson meet at 20:00.…

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Hamilton wins in Brazil as Mercedes take fifth F1 title

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 11, 2018 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors’ world championship for the fifth year in a row. The win was Hamilton’s 10th of the season and 72nd of his career. The Briton has already won the drivers’ title for a fifth time. Red Bull’s Max…

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Big finish bags Nedbank Challenge title for emotional Westwood

SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) – Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years. FILE PHOTO – Golf – European Tour – British Masters – Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, Britain – October 12, 2018 England’s Lee Westwood during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Westwood carded a faultless 64 that included an eagle and six birdies for a tournament…

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Czechs look to clinch sixth Fed Cup title in eight years

Tennis – Fed Cup – World Group Final – Czech Republic v United States – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic – November 11, 2018 Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova in action during her match against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. REUTERS/David W Cerny PRAGUE (Reuters) – Katerina Siniakova will look to clinch the Czech Republic’s sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as the world doubles number one takes on American Sofia Kenin in the first of the reverse singles rubbers. The Czechs swept the opening-day singles matches on…

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies to begin title defence on Friday

The inside story of West Indies’ Women’s World T20 win in 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches Hosts West Indies will begin the defence of their Women’s World Twenty20 title on Friday when they face outsiders Bangladesh in Guyana. Earlier at the…

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New York Marathon: Mary Keitany reclaims women’s title as Lelisa Desisa wins men’s race

Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2015 but had previously never won in New York Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon for the fourth time in five years as Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa sealed the men’s title. Keitany, 36, was second in 2017 but won back the title in an unofficial time of two hours 22 minutes 48 seconds. She finished almost four minutes ahead of compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot, while the USA’s Shalane Flanagan was third. Desisa, 28, held off Ethiopian compatriot Shura Kitata by…

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Biles makes history with fourth all-around gymnastics world title

Simone Biles prepares to compete on floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Reuters) – Two falls on an “off day” did not prevent Simone Biles from becoming the first woman to win four all-around titles at the gymnastics world championships on Thursday. Despite falls on the vault and balance beam, the American still finished with 57.491 points in Doha to add to the titles she won in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Less than a week after visiting a hospital emergency…

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Gymnastics: Biles makes history with fourth all-around world title

Simone Biles prepares to compete on floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Reuters) – Two falls on an “off day” did not prevent Simone Biles from becoming the first woman to win four all-around titles at the gymnastics world championships on Thursday. Despite falls on the vault and balance beam, the American still finished with 57.491 points in Doha to add to the titles she won in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Less than a week after visiting a hospital emergency…

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Simone Biles wins fourth all-around World Gymnastics Championships title

Biles helped the United States to team gold earlier in the week Simone Biles has become the first female gymnast to win four all-around World Championships titles with victory in Doha on Thursday. The 21-year-old made some uncharacteristic slips on three of her four apparatus but still claimed gold. She beat second-placed Mai Murakami, of Japan, by nearly two points, while reigning champion and fellow American Morgan Hurd took bronze. Britain’s Ellie Downie, 19, finished in 11th on her return to competition. She missed last year’s World Championships and the…

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