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Serena outslugs Halep

A fired-up Serena Williams slugged past world number one Simona Halep yesterday as she inches ever closer to a 24th Grand Slam title, while Novak Djokovic survived a battle to stay on course for a record seventh Australian Open crown.

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Wall for ‘Dreamers’

US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi yesterday after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown. Pelosi, speaker of the House of Repres

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Serena, Djokovic in charge

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam yesterday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one Novak Djokovic won an emotional 2008 Australian Open final rematch with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. B

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Federer, Nadal stay on track

Roger Federer ground out a tough three-set win to make the Australian Open third round for an incredible 20th straight year yesterday, with long-time rival Rafael Nadal also safely through in his drive towards an 18th Grand Slam title.

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Only Japanese-born sumo champ retires

The only Japanese-born grand championor “yokozuna” in sumo has decided to retire following a disastrous run of form and injury, leaving two Mongolians on top of the ancient sport. Kisenosato, the first Japanese-born wrestle