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Memorable comeback or great collapse? A closer look at Serena's loss Down Under

Was Serena Williams feeling the pressure or was Karolina Pliskova too good during a stunning turn of events at the Australian Open? In reality, it was both.

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It's not easy, but Naomi Osaka is trying her best to find her inner peace

Just keep cool and calm. That's Naomi Osaka's M.O. this Australian Open, and so far, it's working.

Djokovic advances after Nishikori retires with injury

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Pliskova set to face Osaka, Kvitova takes on Collins

Stephanie Brantz and Pam Shriver react to the Australian Open women's quarterfinals and preview the upcoming semifinals.

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Serena falls to Pliskova in three sets

Serena Williams falls 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

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Fans play rock-paper-scissors over Osaka's towel

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The sights and tastes around Show Court 3

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Serena suffers foot fault, rolls ankle

Late in the third set up 5-1, Serena Williams suffers a foot fault and rolls her ankle on the next rally.

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Osaka dominates to advance to semifinals

Naomi Osaka knocks out Elina Svitolina, who battles injuries, in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.

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India News

The women's hockey team and their complicated route to the Olympics

The Indian women find themselves in a tricky spot to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after withdrawing from the Pro League almost two years ago.

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Amid controversy, Sanjita Chanu's doping suspension lifted

Sanjita Chanu's doping suspension from weightlifting has been lifted, but the federation haven't given a reason for why she was banned, giving rise to questions among the Indian camp.

W2W4: Sindhu aims to begin 2019 with Jakarta crown

PV Sindhu will once again shoulder India's hopes as she gets her 2019 season underway at the Indonesia Open.

New Zealand v India

1st ODI, Napier

Shami, wristspinners set up comfortable win for India

Shikhar Dhawan batted through the chase of 156 with an unbeaten 75 as India started the five-match series with a win

Kohli rested for last two New Zealand ODIs

Rohit Sharma to captain India in Kohli's absence

Sun stops play (yep, you read that right)

The setting sun was at an awkward angle and straight in the batsmen's eye, forcing a break for over half an hour in Napier

ESPN Shorts: Bizarre stoppages during a cricket match

Sun, streaker and even a swine - a lowdown on the game's most interesting disruptions

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Three reasons why India beat New Zealand in Napier

Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shine in India's victory

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Australian Open

Semi-finals

Australian Open: Day 11 Preview

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Day 11 Australian Open preview: Can Danielle Collins keep her dream run alive?

Danielle Collins has a big test ahead of her in the Australian Open semifinals. So does Rafael Nadal. Here are the big stories ahead of Day 11.

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Should teams run up the score like Man City?

Should you worry about embarrassing your opposition or score as many goals as you can? Man City-Burton provided the perfect test case for debate.

Rumour Rater: Arsenal to get Gelson Martins?

The transfer window is heating up! David Amoyal has the latest including Gelson Martins to Arsenal and PSG's boss looking to raid his former club.

Football Agents: Happy retirement, Joe Hart!

The Exploding Heads are back to work on deals in the January transfer window, like a shock move for Mark Noble and a new career for Andy Murray.

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