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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams comforts teenager after third-round victory

Teenager Dayana Yastremska struggled to deal with the occasion but Williams offered words of comfort at the end 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 from 19 January. Seven-time champion Serena Williams comforted opponent Dayana Yastremska after powering past the teenager into the Australian Open fourth round. Williams beat the 18-year-old Ukrainian 6-2 6-1 in one…

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Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle United: Pedro and Willian goals give hosts victory

Willian’s goal was his first in the Premier League since scoring in the 4-0 away win at Burnley on 28 October Chelsea moved one point behind third-placed Tottenham with a victory over a Newcastle side who are now in the relegation zone. Pedro gave the Blues an eighth-minute lead when he collected David Luiz’s ball over the top, took a touch, then shot past Martin Dubravka. But Newcastle equalised through Ciaran Clark’s powerful header when he got between Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz from Matt Ritchie’s corner. Willian won it…

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Man City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions show substance as well as style in key victory

This was only Man City’s second win in their last 12 matches against Liverpool in all competitions Manchester City demonstrated substance as well as style as they overcame Liverpool, the greatest threat to their hopes of retaining their Premier League title, on a night of searing tension. Pep Guardiola’s City side – who made history to win the league with 100 points last season – knew they would need to dig deep into their reserves to beat a Liverpool team arriving at Etihad Stadium on the back of a 20-game…

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Fulham 1-1 Wolves: Romain Saiss’ late equaliser denies hosts victory

Romain Saiss tapped in for Wolves after Joe Bryan’s slip on the line Fulham missed out on just their third Premier League win of the season as Romain Saiss snatched a scrappy late equaliser for Wolves at Craven Cottage. The hosts were on top in the first half but striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed seven chances, while Raul Jimenez went close for the visitors with an acrobatic bicycle kick. Wolves were more assured after the break, dominating possession but without regularly troubling the Fulham defence. The introduction of Ryan Sessegnon, who…

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Premiership: Wasps 14-24 Bath – Freddie Burns leads visitors to victory

Freddie Burns’ first-half try gave Bath the lead Gallagher Premiership Wasps (9) 14 Try: Young Pens: Searle 3 Bath (14) 24 Try: Burns, Chudley Con: Burns Pens: Burns 4 Fly-half Freddie Burns scored 19 points as Bath won 24-14 at Wasps to climb into the top six in the Premiership. Burns’ boot ticked the scoreboard over, and his try before half-time gave Bath a lead they never surrendered. Will Chudley extended that lead after the interval and Nathan Catt looked to have settled the game, only for his score to…

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Man City 2-3 Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend scores stunning goal in victory

Andros Townsend volleyed home to give Crystal Palace the lead Andros Townsend smashed home a sublime 30-yard volley as Crystal Palace stunned Manchester City to leave Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League. Palace caused the biggest shock of the campaign to date by claiming their first win at City for exactly 28 years to end the defending champions’ 100% home record in the top flight this season. City’s form at Etihad Stadium this season – they had scored an average of three goals a game…

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Lipsky survives late scare to claim victory at Alfred Dunhill Championship

FILE PHOTO – Britain Golf – GolfSixes – Centurion Club, St Albans – 6/5/17 USA’s David Lipsky celebrates in the match against Wales Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic MALELANE, South Africa (Reuters) – American David Lipsky survived a double-bogey on his third last hole to hang on for a two-shot victory at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a final round 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday. Lipsky, 30, completed a second win on tour and a first success since he claimed the…

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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s side in perfect shape after Napoli victory

Liverpool are well placed in domestic and European competition after reaching the last-16 of the Champions League Liverpool’s win over Napoli by the margin they required to reach the Champions League knockout phase leaves their season in perfect shape. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten at the top of the Premier League after 16 games and now they enter the European territory that suits them best as this tournament now embraces the two-leg format. So how big could this night be as Liverpool’s campaign prepares to move to the next level?…

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Aberdeen 3-2 Livingston: Lewis Ferguson overhead kick secures late Dons victory

Lewis Ferguson scored a late winner to secure victory Lewis Ferguson’s stoppage-time overhead kick gave Aberdeen a dramatic win over Livingston to lift them into the top six of the Scottish Premiership. The home side missed a host of second-half opportunities before Ferguson struck at the death. Niall McGinn volleyed in to put Aberdeen in front early on. Calamitous defending helped Livingston go 2-1 in-front through Scott Pittman and Jack McMillan before Sam Cosgrove’s leveller set up a grandstand finish. But the night would belong to Ferguson courtesy of his…

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Australia v India: Tourists closing in on victory in Adelaide

Shaun Marsh and Travis Head remain unbeaten at the crease for Australia First Test, Adelaide Oval (day four): Australia 235 & 104-4: Marsh 31* India 250 & 307: Rahane 71, Pujara 70, Lyon 6-122 Scorecard India are closing in on a first Test victory in Australia for 10 years after continuing to dominate the opening match of their series in Adelaide. The tourists added 156 to their overnight 151-3, despite losing their final four wickets for four runs, as they set their hosts 323 to win. Australia, whose record fourth-innings…

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