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Coco Gauff, 15, sets up Australian Open blockbuster against Osaka

Publication date 22 January 2020 | 23:04 | ICT

Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff recovered from a set down to reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday, setting up a mouthwatering meeting with reigning champion Naomi Osaka.

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    Publication date 22 January 2020 | 21:25 | ICT

    Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea’s charge for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City kept up their distant pursuit of Liverpool with victory at Sheffield United on a dramatic evening of Premier League football.

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    Publication date 21 January 2020 | 21:40 | ICT

    La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Europe’s top clubs of the destabilising effect seeking further riches through a revamped Champions League or Fifa’s new Club World Cup will have on national leagues.

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    Publication date 21 January 2020 | 21:38 | ICT

    Novak Djokovic survived a scare to join Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round as heavy downpours caused chaos on Monday, forcing organisers to postpone a swathe of matches.

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    Publication date 21 January 2020 | 21:36 | ICT

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