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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka cruises to first-round victory; Rafael Nadal record bid off to perfect start
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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka cruises to first-round victory; Rafael Nadal record bid off to perfect start

Reigning Australian Open women’s champion Naomi Osaka said she’s been keeping a journal to document how she’s been feeling before defending her title. The 25-year-old couldn’t have hoped for a better script for any potential entry she pens for January 17 as she won her opening match 6-3 6-3 against Colombian Camila Osorio on Rod…MORE

Novak Djokovic leaves Australia after court rejects visa challenge
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Novak Djokovic leaves Australia after court rejects visa challenge

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has left Australia without contesting the Australian Open after losing a legal challenge against a decision revoking his visa for the second time. Djokovic departed on an Emirates flight from Melbourne on Sunday, bound for Dubai. In a virtual hearing earlier on Sunday, three Federal Court judges unanimously dismissed Djokovic’s application…MORE

Virat Kohli steps down as India’s cricket Test captain
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Virat Kohli steps down as India’s cricket Test captain

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has announced he will step down as the country’s Test captain, following a series defeat against South Africa. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, the batsman said his seven-year tenure had been comprised of “hard work, toil and relentless perseverance to take the team in the right direction.”…MORE

Manchester City takes big step to defending English Premier League title after beating Chelsea
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Manchester City takes big step to defending English Premier League title after beating Chelsea

Manchester City stretched its lead at the top of the English Premier League to 13 points after a 1-0 victory against Chelsea on Saturday. It was talisman Kevin De Bruyne who made the difference with a beautifully crafted shot from the outside of the box after 70 minutes. City has now won 12 league games…MORE

‘This could have been avoided, by getting vaccinated:’ Tennis stars react to Novak Djokovic saga
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‘This could have been avoided, by getting vaccinated:’ Tennis stars react to Novak Djokovic saga

With the year’s first tennis grand slam fast approaching, the saga surrounding Novak Djokovic‘s visa looks set to continue right up to the moment play is scheduled to start on Monday. While players have been putting together their final preparations ahead of the Australian Open, all the questions have been about the 20-time grand slam…MORE

Rafael Nadal tired of the ‘circus’ surrounding Djokovic’s visa cancellation
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Rafael Nadal tired of the ‘circus’ surrounding Djokovic’s visa cancellation

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has said decisions have “consequences,” and while he respects his close rival Novak Djokovic, those in the public eye “need to be responsible.” In an interview with CNN on Saturday, the 35-year-old, who is in Melbourne ahead of next week’s Australian Open, appeared to express frustration at how Novak Djokovic’s back-and-forth…MORE

Novak Djokovic detained in Australia ahead of decisive immigration hearing
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Novak Djokovic detained in Australia ahead of decisive immigration hearing

Novak Djokovic was detained by Australian border authorities on Saturday morning, as per a court-ordered arrangement decided Friday. Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, has had his visa revoked twice by immigration officials because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19. This is a developing story and will be updated. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2022 Cable…MORE

‘It’s not a good situation’: How the world reacted after Novak Djokovic has visa canceled again
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‘It’s not a good situation’: How the world reacted after Novak Djokovic has visa canceled again

The ongoing saga surrounding Novak Djokovic‘s participation at this year’s Australian Open took another twist on Friday and the world has been reacting to the decision to revoke the Serbian’s visa for a second time. Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke chose to cancel Djokovic’s visa again in order to protect the country during the pandemic…MORE

French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident
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French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident

A French mechanic died in an accident on Friday during the Dakar Rally held in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by Dakar Rally organizers. The statement said the accident, which involved an assistance vehicle and a local truck, killed 20-year-old Quentin Lavalée on the assistance liaison route. The passenger, Belgian Maxime Frére, was injured…MORE

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