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Australian Open day three: wins for Osaka, Zverev, Barty and Nadal – as it happened
Naomi Osaka, the defending champion, was in scintillating form in beating Madison Brengle while Sascha Zverev beat Australia’s John Millman in style

John Brewin , Mike Hytner and Emma Kemp at Melbourne Park

19, Jan, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Osaka eases through in the spotlight while Krejcikova stays under the radar
French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova and the returning Naomi Osaka are through to the third round after straight set wins

Tumaini Carayol at Melbourne Park

19, Jan, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Alexander Zverev shrugs off Australian Open crowd to power past John Millman
The No 3 seed said his game plan was to ‘hit the ball as hard as possible’ and it paid off against his Australian opponent

Emma Kemp at Melbourne Park

19, Jan, 2022 @1:02 PM

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‘I’ve turned a corner since Ryder Cup’: Rory McIlroy raring to go in Abu Dhabi
As the season gets underway, the Northern Irishman insists his game and the European Tour are in good health

Ewan Murray in Abu Dhabi

19, Jan, 2022 @12:09 PM

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Yorkshire appoint Ottis Gibson as new head coach on three-year contract
Yorkshire have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new head coach on a three-year deal as part of a widespread management revamp

Guardian sport

19, Jan, 2022 @10:41 AM

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The Spin | England and Australia hit by off-field issues before Women’s Ashes series
Late rescheduling, weather, injuries and Covid-19 leave both teams with issues as the seven-match series looms

Raf Nicholson

19, Jan, 2022 @10:35 AM

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Can monobob shake up the world of bobsleigh on its Olympic debut?
The one-woman event will make its bow at Beijing 2022, and efforts have been made to make it a discipline that changes the status quo

Beau Dure

19, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Protesting Winter Olympics athletes ‘face punishment’, suggests Beijing official
Organising committee official warns against ‘any behaviour or speech that is against the Olympic spirit’

Helen Davidson in Taipei

19, Jan, 2022 @9:42 AM

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Rafael Nadal revels in Australian Open return to sweep past Yannick Hanfmann
Rafael Nadal has overcome injury and Covid to make a strong start at the year’s first grand slam

Tumaini Carayol at Melbourne Park

19, Jan, 2022 @9:12 AM

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The Bengals find themselves with an unfamiliar feeling: playoff success
The Bengals won their first postseason game in 31 years last weekend. Much of their success is down to a young quarterback-coaching duo

Dave Caldwell

19, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Test cricket’s next challenge: how to avoid another lopsided Ashes series | Geoff Lemon
Given the desert of competitiveness in recent times it is reasonable to ask what is the point of England visiting Australia

Geoff Lemon in Hobart

19, Jan, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Ash Barty shows ruthless side in second-round demolition job at Australian Open
The world No 1 beat Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1 to book her place in the third round at Melbourne Park

Emma Kemp at Melbourne Park

19, Jan, 2022 @3:32 AM

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