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Australia beats Brazil after brilliant Women’s World Cup comeback

Not even Marta making history could stop Brazil crumbling to defeat in an astonishing Women’s World Cup match against Australia. Having fallen 2-0 behind in the first half, Australia’s hopes of progressing from Group C appeared to be in tatters, but a brilliant fightback secured a 3-2 win to keep alive the Matildas’ chances of progressing to the knockout stages. A surprise defeat by Italy on ...

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Europe’s top clubs warned lack of Uefa reform will ‘kill’ professional football in some countries

Professional football in some countries will die unless Uefa reforms its major competitions, Europe’s biggest clubs have been warned. On Wednesday, the Premier League outlined its position that it did not believe change was necessary. That stance was echoed in the closing statements at a two-day European Clubs’ Association meeting in Malta on Friday. Others disagree, including HJK Helsinki president ...

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Jodie Cunningham: ‘Rugby league has made my life better a million times’

odie Cunningham is rather busy. As well as playing full-back for St Helens and England, the 27-year-old is an ambassador for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England and a Super League pundit on Sky. You’ve made a great impression as a pundit. What’s it been like? “I’m really enjoying it. I was nervous at first. They never had female players ...

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Super Rugby: Stuff rugby writers dish their wishes for the penultimate round

The playoffs are still a few weeks away, but I will get in early with this request to Sanzaar. If the Super Rugby final is played in New Zealand, don’t allow politicians to lumber up to the podium. Let’s not pretend the fans care about them or want them there. Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson was on the ...

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Sloane Stephens coming to New York for World Team Tennis

Sloane Stephens will play one match with the New York Empire this summer, The Post has learned. Stephens, the 2017 US Open winner who’s currently ranked No. 7 in the world, will play for the Empire in it’s July 18 home match against the Orange County Breakers at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx. That match ...

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Ash Barty’s return to tennis brings her to French Open semifinals

PARIS — Ash Barty was only 15 when she won the junior title at Wimbledon, a prodigy with a slice-and-dice game style tailor-made for grass. Three years later, burned out and struggling with depression, she quit tennis and took up professional cricket instead. Had she not taken the 18-month break, Barty says, she would have given up tennis entirely. And yet, another ...

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‘It was not easy because of the emotions, the pressure’: Halep kicks off French Open title defense with Tomljanovic win

Reigning Roland Garros champion Simona Halep kicked off her title defense with a tough three set win against Ajla Tomljanovic. PARIS, France – Reigning Roland Garros champion Simona Halep kicked off her title defense with a tough three set win against Ajla Tomljanovic on Court Philippe Chatrier. The last time she stepped onto this court, just about 12 months ago, Halep ...

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‘I tried to stay as calm as possible’: Andreescu completes Bouzkova comeback in French Open debut

Bianca Andreescu needed two days to claim her first main draw victory at Roland Garros, edging past lucky loser Marie Bouzkova to advance to the second round. The on-the-rise Canadian started off the year with an appearance in the final of Auckland, before claiming titles at Newport Beach 125K event and the Premier Mandatory Indian Wells – defeating Angelique Kerber ...

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Thiem Tames Paul Test To Advance At Roland Garros

Fourth seed Dominic Thiem faced the toughest test of the tournament favourites in the first round at Roland Garros. But the Austrian battled on, and that’s what counts. Thiem defeated wild card and 2015 Roland Garros Boys’ Singles champion Tommy Paul 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 to remain undefeated in his openers at the year’s second Grand Slam (6-0). “it was definitely difficult, but I didn’t expect at ...

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Former WTA CEO Anne Worcester Named President Of Ellison-Backed Universal Tennis

Anne Worcester, the first female chief executive of the women’s WTA Tour and one of the most experienced leaders in international sports, will join Universal Tennis, which owns the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), as president. “Worcester will be instrumental in overseeing the growth and development of UTR worldwide,” Universal Tennis said in an emailed press release. “Beyond her leadership at ...

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