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Roger Federer sails to 20th final as blistered Chung retires

Roger Federer sails to 20th final as blistered Chung retires

The semi-final ended because Chung couldn't run, Federer's others matches also ended soon because he didn't want to. After 1 hour and 2 minutes with the roof closed on Rod Laver Arena, he's now 7-7. Federer , a 19-time major victor, and Chung , the first Korean to reach the semifinals at a tennis Grand Slam, were playing for a spot in Sunday's final against No.



Gayle, Steyn and other foreign stars left unsold at IPL auction

Indian fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat claimed a Rs 11.5 crore deal with the usually thrifty Rajasthan Royals even as South African pace ace Dale Steyn went unsold on the second day of the IPL players' auction here. Indian U-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw was snapped for Rs 1.2 crore by Delhi Daredevils, who also bought pacer Mohammed Shami for Rs 3 crore. Kings XI Punjab have bought Yuvraj Singh, one of the cleanest hitters to have ever played for India at 2 crores.


Australia chase underneath approach after England toppled for 196

Australia chase underneath approach after England toppled for 196

The captain plundered 687 runs in the emphatic Australian Ashes victory but has scored only 102 runs in his five innings in the one-day matches, falling to spin on four occasions. Cummins starred in Friday's win in Adelaide, taking four wickets for 24 runs. Smith admitted that his decision to bowl first was based largely on unknowns about the stadium's drop-in pitch, which offered an an odd-looking mosaic of dry grass and greener areas.


Kevin Durant skeptical about National Basketball Association plan to improve ref-player relations

Kevin Durant skeptical about National Basketball Association plan to improve ref-player relations

It is all arrives in the wake of a slew of high-profile run-ins between players and referees, several of which have involved members of Golden State. The Timberwolves should be expected to protect the ball well. The Timberwolves on the season are allowing more than 105 points per game, which is 18th in all of the league. The big man is scoring 20 points per game, and ripping down 12.1 rebounds per game.



Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski back out on practice field

Still, the team has expressed confidence that Gronkowski will be ready to go against the Eagles , and it's hard to envision him not being on the field February 4 in Minneapolis. Gronkowski set the National Football League single-season record for touchdowns (18 - 17 receiving, one rushing) and receiving yards (1,327) by a tight end in 2011.