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Australian Open tennis: Three American women battle for semifinal spots

Australian Open tennis: Three American women battle for semifinal spots

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Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams leads a trio of American female tennis players who each are one win away from clinching a spot in the semifinals at the 2021 Australian Open. Williams entered the tournament as one of the favorites to advance in Melbourne. No. 24 Jennifer Brady and No. 61 Jessica Pegula never advanced to the quarterfinals at the Grand Slam and were not expected to be contenders -- but they are. Advertisement "We have all really pushed each other over the past year," Pegula told reporters Monday. "Maybe we haven't said it to each other, but I think we all can feel it. "We are all pushing each other to get to that next level."[embedded content] Pegula battles Brady in a quarterfinal match Wednesday, which ensures that at least one Amer...
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Sevilla: Spanish side set up Man Utd semi-final

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Sevilla: Spanish side set up Man Utd semi-final

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Wolves' Europa League dream came to a heartbreaking end as Sevilla booked a semi-final against Manchester United on Sunday with a late winner in Duisburg.Nuno Espirito Santo's side - whose pandemic-disrupted 2019-20 season lasted 383 days - had a glorious 13th-minute chance to take the lead but Raul Jimenez's penalty was saved.They struggled to create chances after that and failed to hold on for extra time as Lucas Ocampos' header from Ever Banega's cross settled the tie for Sevilla with two minutes to go. Wolves will not be in European competition next season after finishing seventh in the Premier League.Five-time winners Sevilla - who are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions - will face...
Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes penalty books Europa League semi-final

Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes penalty books Europa League semi-final

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Manchester United needed an extra-time penalty from Bruno Fernandes to finally see off a spirited FC Copenhagen and set up a potential Europa League semi-final against Wolves.United were poor for much of the first half in the heat of Cologne but still had a penalty overturned and a goal ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side improved and dominated the second half but could find no way past inspired goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, with Fernandes and Mason Greenwood also each hitting the post and Marcus Rashford having another effort disallowed. Fernandes finally broke through in familiar style, keeping cool to drive in United's 21st spot-kick of the season at the ...
Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling helps earn his side a semi-final with Arsenal

Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling helps earn his side a semi-final with Arsenal

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Media playback is not supported on this device Holders Manchester City will face Arsenal in a strong FA Cup semi-final line-up after showing class and patience to beat Newcastle at an eerily quiet St James' Park. Shorn of a fervent home support, Newcastle struggled in the first half against their opponents who are aiming to complete a cup treble after conceding the Premier League title to Liverpool this week. After wasting several good chances, City opened the scoring from the penalty spot when Kevin de Bruyne slotted past Karl Darlow following Fabian Schar's needless push on Gabriel Jes...
England v New Zealand: George Ford recalled for Rugby World Cup semi-final

England v New Zealand: George Ford recalled for Rugby World Cup semi-final

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Rugby World Cup semi-final: England v New ZealandVenue: International Stadium, Yokohama Date: Saturday, 26 October Kick-off: 09:00 BSTCoverage: Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.England have recalled George Ford at fly-half for their World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, with captain Owen Farrell shifting to inside centre.Coach Eddie Jones dropped Ford to the bench for the quarter-final win over Australia.But for England's biggest game in 12 years he has reunited the 10-12 combination that saw England past Tonga, USA and Argentina in the group stages. Henry Slade makes way in the backs with Manu Tuilagi moving to outside centre in his ...