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Novak Djokovic woes worsen with defeat to qualifier in Barcelona Open

Novak Djokovic woes worsen with defeat to qualifier in Barcelona Open

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Novak Djokovic failed to make the last 16 of his fifth tournament in a row when he lost to the 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Djokovic, trying to return to form after a lingering right elbow injury, got off to a slow start but…
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Tennis has ‘serious integrity problem’ with betting, says independent review

Tennis has ‘serious integrity problem’ with betting, says independent review

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Professional tennis has a “serious integrity problem” and should immediately ban sponsorship from betting companies and gambling on lower-level matches, a multi-million pound report has warned. The Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis, set up in January 2016 following reports of match-fixing, also found the sport provided a “fertile breeding ground” for corruption and accused…
Unbeaten Brazil claim women’s Copa América but everyone leaves happy

Unbeaten Brazil claim women’s Copa América but everyone leaves happy

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Over two weeks in Chile, South America’s finest female footballers faced off in the Copa América Femenina. The tournament was a huge success thanks to the efforts of the players promoting the women’s game on and off the pitch. The authorities watched in amazement at the continent’s overwhelmingly positive reaction. Brazil won all their games…
Moeen Ali: ‘I probably should have been dropped from Test side earlier’

Moeen Ali: 'I probably should have been dropped from Test side earlier'

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When Moeen Ali was taken aside by Joe Root in Christchurch last month and told he would sit out the final instalment of England’s troubled Test winter, the overriding emotion that followed was not one of frustration. Having never before been dropped during a 50-cap run in the side – one that was interrupted only…