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    Serena aims Australian Open comeback

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Serena Williams, feeling ‘new power’ from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne...

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    Own goal seals Liverpool win

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg...

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    Bayern expected to win sixth title

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday with the coaches of 13 of their 17 rivals expecting them to dominate again -- although Usain Bolt’s recent shock defeat is being used as inspiration...

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    Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

    Reuters | Updated at 08:25am on August 17, 2017

    Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory that underlined their new status as Spain's dominant force...

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    Real's Ronaldo feels persecuted after ban appeal dismissed

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40am on August 17, 2017

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accused the Spanish football federation (RFEF) of persecution after his appeal against a five-game ban for pushing a referee was dismissed on Wednesday...

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    Law urges WI to ‘rewrite history’

    Agence France-Presse . Birmingham | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    West Indies coach Stuart Law hopes his side can ‘rewrite history’ during a Test series in England. The first of a three-match campaign gets underway at Edgbaston today with the inaugural day/night Test ever staged in England...

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    Nadal delighted at return to No 1

    Agence France-Presse . Cincinnati | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Rafael Nadal was thrilled Monday to learn he would return to world number one for the first time in three years but sorry it came because Roger Federer withdrew from this week’s ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament...

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    Ronaldo appeal against five-game ban rejected

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:34pm on August 16, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup, second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday evening after his appeal against a five-game ban was dismissed...