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AFC Asian Cup- Japan edge profligate Saudi Arabia to reach quarter-finals

Saudi Arabia's Fahad Al-Muwallad in action with Japan's Takehiro Tomiyasu and Gaku Shibasaki, Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - January 21, 2019 SHARJAH (United Arab Emirates), January 21: A first-half goal from Takehiro Tomiyasu was enough to send Japan into the Asian Cup quarter-finals for the eighth consecutive tournament after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia at Sharjah Stadium on Monday. The Saudis, looking to end a 23-year drought since their third continental title, paid the price for failing to convert their chances and so the four-time champion Samurai...

Serena edges top seed Halep to reach quarters

Serena Williams and Simona Halep shake hands after their Australian Open match. MELBOURNE, January 21: Serena Williams staved off a spectacular fightback from world number one Simona Halep to win 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. French Open champion Halep broke Williams' serve in the first game but that was the only one she managed for the rest of the opening set as the 23-time Grand Slam champion bulldozed her way through the set in 20 minutes, serving it out with an ace....
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