Day: February 21, 2021

Djokovic goes from “persona non grata” to nine-times champion

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic (pix) went from “persona non grata” to nine-times Australian Open champion on Sunday, with the challenges faced in a roller-coaster month only making the triumph sweeter, the Serbian said. The world number one thrashed fourth seed Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-2 6-2 on Sunday for his 18th Grand Slam title, drawing closer to …

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USWNT defeats Brazil, 2-0, in first Vlatko Andonovski and Pia Sundhage tilt

Pia Sundhage faced off against her former team, the United States, on Sunday afternoon in Orlando, with her new national team Brazil. The United States got an early lead and the staved off the pressure from Brazil to win 2-0. Christen Press scored the early goal of the match, cutting back outside the box and …

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You never know! – Solskjaer and Man Utd ready for ´surprises´ in run-in

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United will focus only on themselves while preparing for any “surprises” in the Premier League run-in. United beat Newcastle United 3-1 on Sunday to stay second, ahead of Leicester City on goal difference but 10 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s City would appear clear favourites for the …

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Steve Bruce tells Newcastle fans he is ‘convinced’ they will stay up

Steve Bruce declared his confidence that Newcastle will survive this season despite hovering just three points above the relegation zone. After Fulham beat Sheffield United on Saturday, Newcastle found themselves at risk of being dragged further into a relegation battle. Despite some moments of promise against Manchester United, they could not get a result to …

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Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 Monaco: Pochettino´s side suffer Champions League hangover

Paris Saint-Germain crashed back to earth with a bump after their Champions League heroics as they suffered a 2-0 Ligue 1 defeat to Monaco on Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side claimed a stunning 4-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday, but they never looked like scaling those heights as they slumped …

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Solskjaer reacts as sluggish Man Utd overcome Newcastle to move back up to second

Manchester United moved back up to second as they laboured to a 3-1 over a struggling Newcastle side at Old Trafford. After their midweek exertions in Europe, Manchester United looked slow to settle into the game, with the Magpies the brighter side from the off. Man United would take the lead on the half-hour mark …

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