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MELBOURNE - Men's champion Stan Wawrinka avenged a tough defeat to Kei Nishikori at last year's U.S. Open while an ill Serena Williams remained on track for her 19th grand slam title at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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MELBOURNE - Madison Keys continued to ride her wave of success, fuelled in part by celebratory chocolate biscuits, as she advanced to her first grand slam semi-final with a gutsy 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over Venus Williams on Wednesday.

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Tiger Woods has not competed at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 14 years but he is remembered most by the raucous crowds that gather here at the TPC Scottsdale for his electrifying debut four years earlier.

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Chelsea's Costa accused of stamping in Cup semi-final

LONDON - Chelsea's Diego Costa has quickly become a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge but his fiery temper could have earned him a red card after two stamping incidents in their League Cup semi-final with Liverpool on Tuesday.

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Grant jumps in deep end with Ghana

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea - Avram Grant admits he has jumped into the deep end taking over Ghana just before the African Nations Cup finals but after almost a month with his new players reckons he is getting on swimmingly.

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SYDNEY - Tim Cahill has attracted countless plaudits and the fierce devotion of many fans over his long career but on Saturday Australia's favourite footballing son could finally get his hands on some serious silverware.

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