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Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Johanna Konta in action: Australian Open day four – live!

Updates on another busy night of tennis in MelbourneAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.22am GMT Venus Williams will have to do it the hard way. Alize Cornet levels it up on Margaret Court Arena, winning the second set 6-4. 8.19am GMT Denis…

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David Warner dealt injury blow while playing in Bangladesh

Warner picks up elbow injury on Sylhet Sixers dutyBanned batsman to return to Australia for assessmentDavid Warner will return to Australia to have an elbow injury assessed, but the suspended star’s pain won’t stop him playing another two matches befor…

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Former West Indies coach Stuart Law says old charges can trouble England

• New Middlesex head coach believes old side can upset England• Australia says his country have ‘lost track of what’s important’Stuart Law says he has softened since he stopped playing but one would not necessarily guess it from the way he talks. On We…

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Andy Murray’s career could be saved by metal hip implant, says Bob Bryan

• The 23-times grand slam doubles winner had surgery in August• Bryan wins on return and says Scot is ‘watching me like a hawk’The American doubles champion Bob Bryan, who is back on a tennis court five months after having a metal implant in his hip, s…

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Aryna Sabalenka wins but praises Katie Boulter’s aggression at Australian Open

• No 11 seed Sabalenka beats Boulter 6-3, 6-4 in second round• British player’s ‘really big hitting’ impresses Annabel CroftKatie Boulter was lauded for a brave losing debut in the Australian Open, but it was equally obvious that opponents such as the …

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Dan Evans smiles in defeat by Roger Federer after ‘terrible’ time during ban

Evans delivers best display since comeback, losing 7-6, 7-6, 6-3‘I was in a bad place,’ he says of nine-month drugs suspension A year after he found himself “in a pretty bad place” and contemplating retirement from tennis at 27, Dan Evans can smile aga…

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Kerber, Kvitova, Dimitrov, Nadal and Sharapova: Australian Open – live!

• Follow the night-time action on day three at Melbourne Park• Konta fired up for Muguruza clash as Serena eases through• Kyrgios outplayed by Raonic in straight-sets defeat• Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.57am GMT Alex de Minaur, who could pla…

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Ashleigh Barty loses coach but wins latest Australian Open encounter

Barty beats China’s Yafan Wang 6-2, 6-3 in MelbourneWin comes with ill coach Craig Tyzzer in quarantinePlaying with freedom and no fear, Ashleigh Barty has powered into the Australian Open third round without even a coach. Barty clubbed China’s Yafan W…

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Jamie Murray asks if UK tennis wasted opportunities during brother’s decade at top

Playing numbers dropped during Andy Murray era‘Not much to show for everything he’s put in’The long-standing perception that British tennis wasted Andy Murray’s ascent to the upper reaches of the game over the past decade was given further substance by…

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Bernard Tomic’s attack on Leyton Hewitt symptomatic of mateship gone sour

Tomic has always been an outsider and is determinedly so now, with even Nick Kyrgios seemingly no longer in his cornerAustralian sport runs on mateship, like much of society here. So it was no surprise when the wagons circled after Bernard Tomic embarr…

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Dan Evans v Roger Federer: Australian Open 2019 second round – live!

Updates from the match on Rod Laver ArenaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 4.00am GMT First set: Evans 3-4 Federer* (*denotes server): Much better from Federer this game. A lot more solid hitting from the Swiss as he edges ahead once more, for …

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Dan Evans v Roger Federer: Australian Open 2019 second round – live!

Updates from the match on Rod Laver ArenaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 4.00am GMT First set: Evans 3-4 Federer* (*denotes server): Much better from Federer this game. A lot more solid hitting from the Swiss as he edges ahead once more, for …

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Wimbledon without surgery is ‘option B’ but Murray has a plan to ponder | Kevin Mitchell

Andy Murray has two choices: to rest and sign off at Wimbledon in five months or, his preferred option, to have an operationThere was a moment of tranquillity after the tumult for Andy Murray as speculation swirled around Melbourne Park about where he …

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Refereeing decisions blight wild match as Socceroos advance | Scott McIntyre

The official played a part but, inspired by Tom Rogic, Australia were deserving winners over SyriaIn the middle of 2018 an influential Saudi royal adviser bought an unheralded Egyptian football club, renamed it Pyramids FC and then proceeded to create …

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Judy Murray: ‘I just get the sense Andy’s not quite ready to quit yet’

• No rush to make a decision, says Murray’s mum in Melbourne• ‘Whatever he decides I’ll be right behind him’, she addsAndy Murray’s mother, Judy, thinks he could play tennis again, although she believes he is still agonising over further hip surgery th…

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Tom Rogic late show guides Socceroos past Syria into Asian Cup last 16

Australia 3-2 SyriaMabil 41, Ikonomidis 54, Rogic 90; Khrbin 43, Al-Somah 80 penTom Rogic scored deep into injury-time to ensure the Socceroos emerged from a nervy game against Syria with the win they needed to progress from Group B in second place.Aus…

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Nick Kyrgios outplayed by Milos Raonic in straight-sets defeat

Home hope: ‘He was way too good for me tonight’ 6–4, 7–6, 6–4 defeat is Kyrgios’s earliest Australian Open exitThere have been several times in his career when Nick Kyrgios has been guilty of not giving his best but at the Australian Open yesterday, he…

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Australia v Syria: Asian Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al AinAny thoughts? Email or tweet @NickMiller79 12.41pm GMT Match preview? Match preview. Related: Crunch time for Socceroos with Asian Cup title defence on line against Syria 12.39pm GMT Ryan; Grant, Milliga…

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni fire India to series-levelling win over Australia

Australia 298-9 (50 overs); India 299-4 (49.2 overs)Series tied at 1-1 heading to final game at MCGAnother Virat Kohli masterclass propelled India to a six-wicket win against Australia to square their limited overs series at one-all. Chasing 299 runs t…

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Australian Open 2019: Venus Williams in deciding set, plus Wawrinka, Djokovic and Halep – live!

Updates from the night session on day two at Melbourne ParkAny thoughts? Email or tweet @benfisherj 8.12am GMT Disbelief on Margaret Court, as the umpire calls for hindrance as Buzarnescu buries a winner against Williams at 30-15. Buzarnescu is pulled …