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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka wins fourth Grand Slam

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka wins fourth Grand Slam

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Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Naomi Osaka used her powerful serve and improved return to beat American Jennifer Brady in 77 minutes and claim her second Australian Open title in three years on Saturday in Melbourne. The No. 3 player in the WTA rankings had six aces, two double faults, won four of five break points and fired 16 winners in the 6-4, 6-3 victory at Rod Laver Arena. She now has four career Grand Slam singles titles. Advertisement "You don't go into a final and want to be the runner-up," Osaka told reporters. Osaka, 23, is on a 21-match winning streak, a run that includes her 2020 U.S. Open title. She also won the 2018 U.S. Open and 2019 Australian Open. She won her final three matches in straight sets at the 2021 Australian Open. Osaka needed an average of just 72 minutes to dispatch of h...
Vietnamese Grand Prix dropped from 2021 F1 schedule

Vietnamese Grand Prix dropped from 2021 F1 schedule

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The Vietnamese Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2021 Formula 1 calendar, BBC Sport has learned. It raises doubts that the race, due to make its debut in April before it was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic, will ever take place.The date of the Vietnam race, 25 April, has been left blank on a 22-race 2021 schedule to be published on Tuesday.The calendar could extend to 23 Grands Prix - a new record - if F1 can find a replacement for Vietnam.The move has been triggered by the arrest on corruption charges of a key official responsible for the race in Hanoi.Hanoi People's Committee chairman Nguyen Duc Chung was arrested in Augustexternal-link for alleged appropriation of documents containing state secrets.The case is not related to his involvement in the grand prix.However, C...
Padres’ Manny Machado rips Rangers with walk-off grand slam

Padres’ Manny Machado rips Rangers with walk-off grand slam

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Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Manny Machado walked out of the batter's box and watched a ball he hit sail 436 feet before it landed in the left field seats for a walk-off grand slam to lead the San Diego Padres to a win over the Texas Rangers. Machado's laser home run came in the bottom of the 10th inning of the 6-3 win Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego. Advertisement "We are doing special things here," Machado told reporters. "We are going to continue to do that. We are having a lot of fun doing it. "We have a special group of guys and I'm lucky to be a part of this."[embedded content] The Padres led 2-1 through eight innings before Joey Gallo homered for the Rangers in the top of the ninth inning to force extra innings. Willie Calhoun gave Texas a 3-2 edge with an RBI single in the top of the 1...
From Spider-Man to Grand Theft Auto – here’s all 26 games announced for PS5

From Spider-Man to Grand Theft Auto – here’s all 26 games announced for PS5

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Twenty-six games were announced as coming to PlayStation 5 during Sony's launch event for its new console on Thursday, including brand new titles and highly-anticipated sequels.Alongside a first look at the console, which has been unflatteringly compared to a WiFi router from the early 2000s, fans also got a chance to preview some astonishing gameplay footage and handsome cinematic trailers. Sky News has a full roundup of all 26 games revealed for PS5 - starting with the six we're most excited for, followed by the rest in alphabetical order.Warning: Some trailers below contain scenes of strong violence and/or horror. Image: PlayStation 5 will launch later this year 1. Spider-Man: Miles Morales ...
Canadian Grand Prix ninth race off amid coronavirus crisis

Canadian Grand Prix ninth race off amid coronavirus crisis

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The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula 1 race to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis.The Montreal event is the ninth race to be affected so far this season.It was due to be held on 14 June, but organisers had to make a decision now because of the length of time required to set up the track. Attempts will be made to find a slot for the popular race on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the earliest opportunity in the summer.Canadian Grand Prix president Francois Dumontier said: "I am proud to see how such wonderful initiatives and technical advancements stemming from Formula 1 are being applied in a time of crisis. "At the moment it is crucial that all of our energi...