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The introduction of the tiebreaker in 1965, first used at Wimbledon in 1971, uses the same format for singles as the Australian Open, which for the men, means that the fifth set cannot be decided by a tiebreaker. That format led to a marathon under a scorching sun for Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos. The

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Over the next couple of weeks, we will have the opportunity to judge the effectiveness of the anger management couseling Nick Kyrgios underwent to shorten his ATP-imposed ban from late in 2016. Kyrgios has made it through the first round with flying colours, beating Gastao Elia of Portugal in a lopsided straight set win where

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Aussie NBA-er Joe Ingles is brimming with confidence regarding his Utah Jazz team’s playoff prospects after he and his mates pulled off an impressive victory against the World Champion LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jazz are currently enjoying a solid season, and if the playoffs were to begin today, they would be the fifth

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Much to the chagrin of various NFL on hangers, namely scribes, self-proclaimed experts and commentators who universally lamented the potential loss of the California city of San Diego as one of their destinations, it would seem as though the San Diego Chargers will go through with relocating to Los Angeles for the 2017 NFL season.

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The West Coast Eagles have the honour of having, according to Champion Data, the best ruckman in the AFL competition, but it avails them little, since they will be without the services of Nic Naitanui for the bulk of the 2017 season. Naitanui injured his ACL in round 22 last season. He eked out his

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Aussie NFL punter Brad Wing, displaying broad shoulders, lamented his punting performance in the recent Wild Card round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, calling it his “Worst game as a Giant.” He did get off some true clunkers, but there was plenty of blame to go around when Wing’s side surrendered 38 points

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It would appear as though the world’s sports fan in general and soccer fans in particular, cannot get enough of the game, as evidenced by the FIFA decision to expand the World Cup by 16 sides, even if the consequence might be a downgrading of the level of the football being played. FIFA is taking

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Here it is just a smidgen over a week into 2017 and it is already appearing as though the year will be a slugfest betwixt Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic to determine world men’s tennis dominance. The two met recently to decide the winner of the 2017 Qatar Open. Murray qualified by the final with

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Words of advice to modern athletes: Put down the phone and play! An English footballer by the name of Alfie Barker now finds himself out of a job because his fingers were busier than his feet and he could not resist trolling EPL player Harry Arter regarding the death of Arter’s daughter. Barker, a former

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Could the era of the Williams sisters as the world’s dominant forces in women’s tennis be coming to a conclusion? Venus has been mainly irrelevant for some time, but Serena continued to carry the Williams banner proudly and for the past several years was considered unbeatable when it mattered, or even when it was an

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