Daniil Medvedev battles from two sets down to reach Australian Open semis | Australian Open

Daniil Medvedev saved a match point and recovered from two sets down to defeat Félix Auger-Aliassime and reach his fifth grand slam semi-final. The world No 2 is looking to become the first man in the Open era to follow a first grand slam title by winning the next major tournament, but his chances were… Continue reading Daniil Medvedev battles from two sets down to reach Australian Open semis | Australian Open

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IOC says it talked with Peng Shuai last week and will meet her in Beijing | Peng Shuai

The International Olympic Committee has said it had a conversation with the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai last week and plans to meet her in Beijing during next month’s Winter Olympics. Peng’s situation became a matter of concern in November when the former women’s No 1 doubles player alleged that a former Chinese vice premier,… Continue reading IOC says it talked with Peng Shuai last week and will meet her in Beijing | Peng Shuai

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Newcastle close to signing Bruno Guimarães from Lyon for £33.5m | Newcastle United

Newcastle are close to signing Bruno Guimarães from Lyon after the defensive midfielder agreed to the move and the French club accepted a €40m (£33.5m) bid. Subject to details involving agents and the clubs being finalised, Guimarães will take a medical when he returns to Brazil from Ecuador, where he is with his national team… Continue reading Newcastle close to signing Bruno Guimarães from Lyon for £33.5m | Newcastle United

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Head injury charity pressures Fifa after Senegal’s Sadio Mané hospitalised | Senegal football team

Fifa and the Confederation of African Football face a test of leadership over whether Sadio Mané plays in Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final, according to the brain injury charity Headway. The Liverpool forward was taken to hospital with a suspected concussion after clashing heads with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha during Senegal’s last-16 win in… Continue reading Head injury charity pressures Fifa after Senegal’s Sadio Mané hospitalised | Senegal football team

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Ten big transfer stories to follow in the final week of the January window | Transfer window

Adama Traoré: Wolves to Tottenham Tottenham were heavily linked with Adama Traoré over the summer, but the move failed to come to fruition. Fast forward to January and Spurs have changed manager, yet one of the main targets has not. Antonio Conte is keen to land a superior right wing-back to Matt Doherty or summer… Continue reading Ten big transfer stories to follow in the final week of the January window | Transfer window

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Iga Swiatek shows steel in beating Kaia Kanepi to Australian Open semi-finals | Australian Open

The final point said it all. An 11-shot rally that started with a Kaia Kanepi serve and finished with Iga Swiatek’s racket somewhere other than in her hand. Poland’s world No 9 had spent the intervening 19 seconds stretching, sliding and almost slipping, but still somehow conjuring answers to each question set by her aggressor… Continue reading Iga Swiatek shows steel in beating Kaia Kanepi to Australian Open semi-finals | Australian Open

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From gloves to bats, cricket gear buyers are stumped by a lack of clarity | Cricket

It might not be your breakfast-table topic of choice, but we need to talk about cricket equipment. During the lockdown summer of 2020, Prof Martin Charter, from the Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) in Surrey, and the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) pulled stakeholders together to discuss the issues surrounding the manufacture of cricket… Continue reading From gloves to bats, cricket gear buyers are stumped by a lack of clarity | Cricket

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England captain Owen Farrell ruled out of entire Six Nations with ‘freak’ injury | Six Nations 2022

The England captain Owen Farrell will miss the entire Six Nations after Eddie Jones confirmed he requires surgery on the “freak” ankle injury he suffered in training for Saracens. Farrell is set to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks, dealing yet another blow to England’s tournament preparations. Jones has also revealed that Jonny May… Continue reading England captain Owen Farrell ruled out of entire Six Nations with ‘freak’ injury | Six Nations 2022

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Olympic gold to Qatar 2022? Canada is in danger of becoming a football nation | Canada

In keeping with the times, Bill Manning did his own research. Toronto FC’s president was inspired in his online trawling not by pandemic conspiracies but Canada’s sporting past. Manning’s stunning and successful pursuit of Napoli and Italy star Lorenzo Insigne ended earlier this month with the winger becoming the richest recruit in Major League Soccer… Continue reading Olympic gold to Qatar 2022? Canada is in danger of becoming a football nation | Canada

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Zimbabwe FA and Fifa accused of ‘silence’ over sexual harassment claims | Football

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and Fifa have been accused of “going silent” over allegations that female referees were sexually harassed by Zifa officials. The allegations – made against Zifa’s referees committee secretary general, Obert Zhoya, and its chairman, Bryton Malandule – were first reported by local media in September 2020 before two of the… Continue reading Zimbabwe FA and Fifa accused of ‘silence’ over sexual harassment claims | Football

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