Sharapova reaches Australian Open final for 4th time

Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday. The second-ranked Sharapova needed 10 minutes to hold in her opening service game, fending off two break points. She responded to the only service break against her in the first …

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Neymar: Ronaldo should be punished

The Ballon d’Or winner was sent off on Saturday for kicking out at Edimar Fraga and though his rival sympathises with his reaction, the Brazilian says he should be banned Barcelona star Neymar says he understands Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration boiling over after he was shown a red card during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Cordoba. …

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