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Dua Lipa beats Sheeran in Brits nominations

Dua Lipa beats Sheeran in Brits nominations

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Pop artist Dua Lipa has beaten Ed Sheeran for most nominations at this year's Brit Awards.The 22-year-old's self-titled album won the most nods, including British female solo artist, british single, album of the year, video of the year and breakthrough act.Sheeran's Divide album emulated Dua Lipa's score minus the breakthrough act, which he no longer qualifies for.Image:Stormzy is among the most nominated artistsGorillaz, the xx, Liam Gallagher, Sampha, Wolf Alice, Stormzy, Kate Tempest, Harry Styles and Jessie Ware are among the British musicians up for awards.In the international categories, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Drake, LCD Soundsystem, HAIM, Arcade Fire, Alice Wolf, The Killers, and Alicia Keys have been nominated.Liam Payne, who was nominated for best British single ...
Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

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A teenage newcomer has beaten established stars to win best supporting actress at the film awards dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars.Vicky Chen, 14, was nominated at the Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful.Her co-star, Hong Kong veteran Kara Wai, won the best actress gong, which Chen was also nominated for.The awards are held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films. The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful, a crime drama centred around a wealthy family, was nominated in seven categories and won in three, including best film.Chen was also nominated for best actress for her role in Angels Wear White. She plays a hotel maid who witnesses a sexual assault and grapples with the decision of reporting it.Despite losing to Wai in that p...
Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

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US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 SeptBBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary.Top seed Rafael Nadal swept past Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in brilliant style to set up a US Open final against Kevin Anderson.The Spaniard won nine games in a row at one stage on his way to a 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 victory in the second semi-final.Nadal, 31, will try for a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title on Sunday, against a surprise opponent.South African Anderson, 31, beat Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 earlier on Arthur Ashe Stadium.US Open semi-finals as they happenedFriends Stephens & Keys set for finalMurray & Hingis reach mixed doubles finalAt 32 in the world, Anderson is the lowest-ranked man to reach a singles final at Flushing Meadows since t...
US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

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Johanna Konta was beaten by Aleksandra KrunicMonday, August 28, 2017Johanna Konta suffered a shock loss to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in the opening round of the US Open.After Andy Murray's withdrawal, Britain's hopes predominantly rested on the shoulders of the world number seven.Konta's brilliant run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon marked her out as a contender for the title in New York on her favoured hard courts and she went into the tournament as one of eight players in the race to be world number one.But the 26-year-old never looked comfortable against 78th-ranked Krunic and lost 4-6 6-3 6-4 in two hours and 17 minutes.Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund opened his campaign in impressive fashion with a straight-sets first-round victory over seeded Dutchman Robin Haase, winning 6-3 7-5 6-3 in unde