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Australia hopes to lure Masters champion Matsuyama Down Under

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Australia hopes to lure Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama to its national PGA Championship in Queensland in December as part of plans to revive its golfing calendar after the 2020/21 season was impacted by COVID-19. Japan's Matsuyama became the first player from an Asian nation to win the Masters on Sunday… Read

AUTO RACING

Formula One sees life yet in the internal combustion engine

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Carmakers and governments have called time on the internal combustion engine as they switch to electric but Formula One sees plenty of life in it yet as the sport races towards a zero-carbon future. Current grand prix cars use a highly efficient 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid power unit, a… Read

SOCCER

Everton's top-4 hopes fading after 0-0 draw at Brighton

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Everton failed to keep the pressure on local rival Liverpool in the race for European qualification, letting two points slip in a lackluster 0-0 draw at Brighton on Monday. Without top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin because of a hamstring injury, Everton managed just one shot on target — that coming in… Read

SOCCER

Spurs to take action after Korean star Son racially abused

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Tottenham Hotspur are to take action after Korean star Son Heung-min was subjected to "abhorrent racist abuse" on social media following Sunday's 3-1 defeat by Manchester United. Son is the second Spurs player in as many matches to suffer such abuse following Davinson Sanchez after the 2-2 draw with Newcastle… Read

GOLF

Tears and cheers as Matsuyama Masters victory thrills Japan

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Thrilled Japanese golf fans welcomed Hideki Matsuyama's historic Masters victory on Monday, with broadcasters close to tears and the prime minister hailing the win as a bright spot during the pandemic. "Matsuyama Masters" trended on Twitter and golf-related shares rose on the Tokyo stock market after the 29-year-old became the… Read

GOLF

Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters

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The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan. His arms securely inside the sleeves of the green… Read

Sports

How table tennis changed the world, 50 years on

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It was 50 years ago but Zhang Xielin still remembers vividly how a shaggy-haired American table tennis player stepped onto the Chinese team's bus, a chance encounter which would shape history. It was the world championships in Nagoya, Japan, and Glenn Cowan mistakenly hopped in with Zhang and his teammates… Read

SOCCER

Man Utd hit back to sink Spurs; Lingard lifts West Ham into fourth

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Manchester United staged a superb fightback to shatter Tottenham's top four bid with a 3-1 win, while West Ham climbed to fourth place in the Premier League as the revitalized Jesse Lingard inspired a 3-2 victory against Leicester on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side trailed to Son Heung-min's first half… Read

TENNIS

Nadal, Djokovic 'ready' for Monte Carlo return

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Rafael Nadal says he's fit and well as he embarks on the start of his clay court campaign in Monte Carlo, the first port of call on the road to Roland Garros. The Spaniard is aiming for a 12th Masters title in the Principality ahead of his pursuit of a… Read

NBA

Former baseball MVP Rodriguez looking to buy NBA's Timberwolves: report

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Former Major League Baseball MVP Alex Rodriguez and his business partner are in preliminary discussions to purchase the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, U.S. media reported Saturday night. Rodriguez, who retired from baseball after the 2016 season, has joined forces with U.S. business tycoon Marc Lore to sign a letter of intent… Read

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