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Australian Open: ‘Intimidated’ Osaka favored over Serena in must-watch match

Australian Open: ‘Intimidated’ Osaka favored over Serena in must-watch match

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Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Naomi Osaka admitted that she will be intimidated when she faces Serena Williams in the semifinals of the 2021 Australian Open, despite being favored to win the match against the 23-time Grand Slam champion. Osaka, the No. 3 player in the WTA rankings, will face Williams on Thursday in Melbourne, with a trip to the final on the line. Advertisement The blockbuster matchup is expected to air at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday on ESPN2. Osaka, a three-time major champion, has a 2-1 record in official matches against Williams. She also is undefeated in Grand Slam finals and has won titles each time she has advanced to the quarterfinals of a major tournament. Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since 2017, but appears refreshed and has displayed spectacular defensive form this year in Melb...

Here’s how much your company’s 401(k) match could be worth in retirement

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Getty ImagesIf you're working and have access to a 401(k) plan, socking away at least enough money to grab the company's matching contribution is key, experts say.Yet how much is that extra cash worth?Most companies that offer these workplace retirement plans will match your contributions up to a certain amount. Depending on your salary and the matching formula used, that could translate into thousands of extra dollars going toward your nest egg every year. And after leaving it there to grow? Your future self may thank you.More from Personal Finance:Here's where to invest your money in 2021, advisors sayWhat Biden's presidency may mean for consumer protectionsYou’re running out of time to use these tax-advantaged funds"It's so important to take every bit of money your company wants to give...
England v Iceland: Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling out of Nations League match

England v Iceland: Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling out of Nations League match

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Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling will miss England's Nations League match against Iceland at Wembley on Wednesday because of injury.Manchester City forward Sterling missed the match with a calf issue.Both players will return to their clubs for further assessment before the Premier League resumes this weekend.Manchester City are at Tottenham on Saturday (17:30 GMT) while Liverpool host Leicester on Sunday (19:15).England manager Gareth Southgate will prepare for Wednesday's match with a 22-man squad.The Three Lions are unable to qualify for next October's Nations League finals following their loss to Belgium in Leuven.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Nick Kyrgios admits sleeping with fans is a ‘weekly thing’ and he got distracted during a match with Roger Federer by an attractive woman

Nick Kyrgios admits sleeping with fans is a ‘weekly thing’ and he got distracted during a match with Roger Federer by an attractive woman

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Nick Kyrgios admits sleeping with fans is a ‘weekly thing’ after he broke up with fellow tennis player Anna Kalinskaya. The 25-year-old from Australia was dating the 21-year-old, but the pair broke up in March. AFP - Getty Nick Kyrgios has boasted about sleeping with fans on a ‘weekly’ basis Kyrgios took part in a Q&A with fans during a lengthy gaming session with Twitch user babztv1. The Australian bad boy admitted he once struggled to finish a match with tennis icon Roger Federer after he was so distracted by an ‘attractive’ woman in the crowd. While playing Fortnite, Kyrgios explained to fans: “Yes. In all seriousness, if I’m not seeing someone, it’s a weekly thing. “I was slicing up ‘Fedz’ and was like, ‘Damn.’ I wanted to take her ...
Ben Stokes confirmed as England captain, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow miss out: Test squad announced for first match against West Indies

Ben Stokes confirmed as England captain, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow miss out: Test squad announced for first match against West Indies

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Ben Stokes has been confirmed as England captain, while Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali have been left out for the first West Indies Test at the Ageas Bowl next Wednesday. Joe Root is Test match skipper for England but is expected to leave the team base in Southampton ahead of the birth of his second child. Getty Images - Getty Stokes will captain England next week Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are strict controls ahead of the match, which starts next Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl. Root, who has returned to Sheffield to be at the birth of his second child, left the secure bubble in Southampton earlier this week. He will self-isolate for seven days before joining up with the squad ahead of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford starting on ...