Highlights from day six at the Australian Open

Simona Halep takes on Serena Williams in the next round.

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Simona Halep has ‘nothing to lose’ when facing Serena Williams in Melbourne

Halep has only won one of her nine previous meetings with Williams.

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Novak Djokovic regrets being ‘agitated’ during win over Denis Shapovalov

Djokovic was given a warning for swearing but still reached the last 16 of the Australian Open.

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Serena Williams eases through as Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina survive scares

Williams has only dropped nine games on her route through to the Australian Open fourth round.

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Can Martin answer Championship prayers?

The fragility of belief in the Championship was perhaps best summed up this week by Andy Reid, who has known hope and despair in both Nottingham and Sunderland, ...

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Can old hero Martin O’Neill reignite Forest fire?

It was no surprise to learn that the club hierarchy were said to have been “blown away” by Martin O’Neill’s pitch for the Nottingham Forest ...

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Willie Mullins cause for concern has been increasing since the turn of the year

These are worrying times for Willie Mullins, with plenty of evidence to suggest many of his horses are performing well below their capabilities, says Pat Keane.

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Camelia De Cotte will be very hard to beat

I was hoping I’d be heading to Heathrow and on to Ascot this morning but I’m not as Un De Sceaux is still in Closutton, says Ruby Walsh.

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Manny Pacquiao: The 40-year-old prize fighter

Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao’s house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for ...

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Highlights from day five at the Australian Open

The highlights from day five at Melbourne Park.

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Sharapova makes statement on big stage by ending Wozniacki title defence

Sharapova defeated Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 and will face Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round.

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Murray pulls out of Marseille tournament as he contemplates hip surgery

Murray will also not play tournaments that he had signed up for in Montpellier and Dubai.

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Tsitsipas sorry for outburst as he sets up Federer clash at Australian Open

Tsitsipas and Federer will face each other for the first time in a competitive match.

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Reigning champion Caroline Wozniacki knocked out of Australian Open

Maria Sharapova hit 37 winners in a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory.

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‘You liar’: Tomic hits back after Lleyton Hewitt claimed he threatened family

The war of words began on Monday when Tomic accused Hewitt of favouring certain players over others.

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Wizards produce dramatic comeback to snatch victory against Knicks in London

The O2 Arena was hosting the ninth edition of the NBA Global Games in the United Kingdom.

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Winning end to Ireland’s Chilean camp

Ireland’s women finished on a high in Santiago with a 3-0 victory over their Chilean hosts in the final game of a four-match series.

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Old-school values still vital in Ireland’s World Cup plans

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the first two rounds of the Six Nations is not the sort of thing, if one is being realistic, that you can sugarcoat or take ...

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The Championship is at once a boulevard of broken dreams or a highway to redemption

The English Championship is to the Premier League what Puma is to adidas. Well regarded in its own right — at last count the third most-watched league in Europe ...

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Highlights from day four at the Australian Open

The highlights from the fourth day of play at Melbourne Park.

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Nineteen-year-old Shapovalov relishing ‘sick’ showdown with Djokovic

Djokovic defeated Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-4 under the lights on Rod Laver Arena.

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Lleyton Hewitt: Bernard Tomic has threatened and tried to blackmail me

Tomic claimed Davis Cup captain Hewitt has favoured certain players over others.

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Frampton to discuss options with promoter Warren after considering retirement

The Northern Irishman was ready to call it a day after last month’s defeat to Josh Warrington.

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Serena Williams strolls into Australian Open third round

Williams hit 20 winners in a 6-2 6-2 victory over Eugenie Bouchard.

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Svitolina advances to third round – but stumped over Monfils relationship quiz

Monfils was spotted in Svitolina’s player box during her second-round victory at Melbourne Park.

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I root for him: Agassi believes Djokovic can surpass Federer’s grand slam record

Djokovic worked with Agassi before returning to long-time coach Marian Vajda.

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Could there be an end to the struggle for beloved Saint Long?

Ralph Hasenhüttl has rejuvenated Southampton since taking over from Mark Hughes and likes the cut of Shane Long’s jib, writes Tommy Martin.

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Exeter aiming to rewrite history at Thomond Park

Peter Jackson gets over the gain line, behind the headline.

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Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki sets up Maria Sharapova clash in Melbourne

Wozniacki has won six of her previous meetings with Sharapova.

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Highlights from day three at the Australian Open

The highlights from the third day of play at Melbourne Park.

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De Minaur set for major test against Nadal in Melbourne

Australian number one Alex De Minaur lost to the Spaniard at Wimbledon last summer.

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Australian Open sees Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer go through

Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer have progressed at the Australian Open.

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Golden State ride hot start to thrash Nuggets

The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record of 51 points in the first quarter to earn a 142-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

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Bob Bryan believes hip surgery can get Murray back in action

Bryan had hip resurfacing surgery in August and returned to tennis at the start of the season.

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The Sigerson stepping stone

Today marks the start of another career journey for many future stars of Gaelic football. Pens and notes will be swapped for boots and gumshields.

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Resilient Chiefs are capable of derailing Munster's Euro train

The omens for a first Heineken Champions Cup win on the road for Munster this season took a turn for the better when, against the odds, Chris Farrell was named to ...

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Eugenie Bouchard puts love aside to focus on shocking Serena

Serena Williams made a storming return to the Grand Slam stage to set up a second-round clash with a resurgent Eugenie Bouchard yesterday evening.

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O’Neill must not repeat Clough’s intransigence

Considering how he loved throwing in an old Cloughie anecdote in his last gig, and he now occupies Old Big ’Ead’s old chair at the City Ground, we’ll ...

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Olympic incentive will add spice to 2019 Dublin Horse Show

The 2019 show jumping FEI Nations Cup fixtures were confirmed at the weekend and will see Ireland compete in qualifiers in France, Poland, the UK, and at home in ...

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David Hubbard holds off Wilmot in Barrett Cup thriller

David Hubbard parried three magnificent bowls from Denis Wilmot to win a sensational Bill Barrett Cup quarter-final by 20m at Caheragh.

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TG4 to broadcast National Cup finals weekend

TG4 will broadcast the showpiece deciders from the Hula Hoops National Cup finals weekend at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght.

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Djokovic and Tsonga set for 2008 final rematch in round two

Tsonga is ranked 177 after being sidelined for much of last season following knee surgery.

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Highlights from day two at the Australian Open

The highlights from day two at Melbourne Park.

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Bouchard books Serena showdown and admits: ‘I love her’

Williams needed only 49 minutes to beat Tatjana Maria 6-0 6-2.

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Improving Bouchard ready for Serena showdown, admitting: ‘I love her’

Williams needed only 49 minutes to defeat Tatjana Maria on her return to the Australian Open.

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Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton claims Rugby Union Writers’ Club award

Sexton received the prestigious Pat Marshall award at the club’s annual dinner in central London.

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Cork football must fight for the right to parity

Coming just over a week after the launch of the Cork football’s five-year plan and less than a month after the estimated overrun on developing Páirc ...

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Andy Murray highly praised for fighting spirit in Australian Open defeat

The Scot staged a gutsy fightback in losing 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-2.

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#AusOpen gets emotional as Andy Murray bows out in first round

The three-time Grand Slam winner announced he planned to retire this year in a press conference on Friday.

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Murray ponders surgery after Australian Open exit

Murray lost 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-2 to Roberto Bautista Agut on an emotional night in Melbourne,

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