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Tennis: Serena may lack intimidation factor, says Evert

– New mother Serena Williams will lack some of her trademark intimidation factor when she returns to tennis, US great Chris Evert told AFP, warning that the 23-time Grand Slam-winner may find her comeback tough. Williams, who gave birth to a baby girl in September, has said she’s planning to defend her title at the Australian Open in January — …

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Athletics: Gatlin left off shortlist for best athlete

Controversial world 100-metre champion Justin Gatlin was left off the list of nominees for the IAAF s World Athlete of the Year awards. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was a surprise winner of the 100m in London in August as Jamaican great Usain Bolt bowed out of his top-class career with a disappointing bronze medal. When the IAAF …

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Tennis: Virus-hit Muguruza retires in China Open first round

World number one Garbine Muguruza retired ill with a virus in the first round of the China Open on Monday and US Open winner Sloane Stephens went out in a shock defeat. Spain s Muguruza suggested in the build-up that she was not fully fit and she lost the first set 6-1 to unseeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic. …

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Football: Barca board members resign over closed doors decision

– Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Monday two of the club s board members resigned in the wake of his decision to play a match behind closed doors after a violent crackdown by police of an independence referendum for Catalonia on Sunday. Police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into polling stations, often violently removing activists, to …

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Tennis: Heartbroken Nadal ‘wants to cry’ over Catalan vote

– Spain s world number one Rafael Nadal said on Monday he was stunned and felt like crying following a banned independence referendum in Catalonia and a police crackdown. Sunday s plebiscite was organised under the threat of reprisals and criminal charges but thousands of Catalans stood in defiance of the central government in Madrid.

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In pictures: Barca vs. Las Palmas behind ‘closed doors’

As clashes over Catalonia’s independence referendum reached a new high with the police using force to stop voters from exercising their rights, the La Liga fixture between Las Palmas and the Catalonian capital of Barcelona was played at Camp Nou in closed doors with 98,000 spectators left outside the stadium.  

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Football: Isco stars in politicised Madrid win

– Isco scored twice as Real Madrid reduced the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to seven points courtesy of a 2-0 win over Espanyol on a day where football was dragged into violent political clashes in Catalonia. Barca had earlier extended their perfect start in La Liga to seven games in extraordinary circumstances as they beat Las Palmas 3-0 …

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Football: Klopp frustrated as Newcastle hold Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left feeling “disappointed and frustrated” after a Newcastle side under the guidance of former Reds boss Rafael Benitez held his side to a 1-1 draw at St James Park on Sunday. Victory would have seen Liverpool leapfrog champions Chelsea into fourth place.  

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Football: Barca win behind closed doors amid Catalonia clashes

– Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left feeling “disappointed and frustrated” after a Newcastle side under the guidance of former Reds boss Rafael Benitez held his side to a 1-1 draw at St James Park on Sunday. Victory would have seen Liverpool leapfrog champions Chelsea into fourth place.

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Formula One: ‘You idiot!’ – five talking points from Malaysia

A furious Fernando Alonso labelled Kevin Magnussen “an idiot” and claimed the rest of the drivers agreed with him after they clashed on lap 33. Alonso shouted on team radio “Hulkenberg was right”, a reference to the Renault driver calling the Dane “an ar**hole” after Magnussen forced him off the track at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July. Magnussen told …

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