Serena Williams learned half-sister’s killer had been freed just before Johanna Konta loss

Serena Williams learned half-sister’s killer had been freed just before Johanna Konta loss

Johanna Konta took just 53 minutes to beat former world number one Williams on 30 JulySerena Williams says she discovered that the man convicted of killing her half-sister had been released on parole just minutes before her match with Johanna Konta last month. Briton Konta inflicted the worst defeat of Williams’ career, winning 6-1 6-0…

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Zenit produce incredible Europa League comeback to beat Dinamo Minsk 8-5 on aggregate

Zenit produce incredible Europa League comeback to beat Dinamo Minsk 8-5 on aggregate

Zenit beat Celtic in last season’s Europa League before losing to RB Leipzig in the last 16Zenit St Petersburg produced the biggest Europa League comeback in 33 years as they overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit in astonishing fashion to stun Dinamo Minsk. The Russian side were hammered in the first leg in Belarus and, despite…

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Danny Cipriani: England should stick with the fly-half, says Sale boss Steve Diamond

Danny Cipriani: England should stick with the fly-half, says Sale boss Steve Diamond

Cipriani appeared in court on ThursdayDanny Cipriani must still be part of England’s plans this autumn, says his former boss at Sale Steve Diamond. The Gloucester fly-half was fined on Thursday after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a Jersey nightclub. But Diamond, who was Cipriani’s director of rugby for…

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Italy bridge collapse: Genoa and Sampdoria games postponed after disaster

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa and Sampdoria games postponed after disaster

Genoa and Sampdoria’s Serie A fixtures for Sunday have been postponed following Tuesday’s collapse of the Morandi bridge. The tragedy has killed 39 people, with at least a further 15 injured. Genoa were due to play at AC Milan, while the city’s other top-flight club Sampdoria were set to host Fiorentina. Both Milan and Fiorentina…

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Davis Cup reform: Nations vote for 18-team season-ending event

Davis Cup reform: Nations vote for 18-team season-ending event

Watch: The moment Pouille seals France Davis Cup titleControversial proposals to revamp the Davis Cup and turn it into a season-ending 18-team event have been backed by national tennis federations. A two-thirds majority among the 140 nations was needed at the International Tennis Federation (ITF)’s annual general meeting. The ITF has outlined a 25-year, $3bn…

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