• YEARENDER-Tennis-Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

    By Martyn Herman LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard. For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer…

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  • YEARENDER-Major sporting upsets of 2014

    By Toby Davis LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Five major sporting upsets in 2014: 1. Brazil suffer 7-1 World Cup humiliation against Germany "Historic Disgrace" screamed the Folha de S.Paulo's headline, as a shocked nation digested a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany on home soil. While many…

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  • Chen survives scare to make Superseries final

    China’s world champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India’s Kidambi Srikanth on his way to the men’s final at the World Superseries finals on Saturday. Srikanth, India’s remaining hope in the competition and the 2014 China Open winner, raced to a 16-10 lead in the…

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  • LOOKAHEAD-No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate. Tens of millions of cricket…

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  • ADVISORY-Reuters sport yearenders

    LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - On Friday Dec. 19 from 1900GMT we will publish the following series of year-end review stories: A review of world sport in 2014 A look ahead to 2015 Year reviews of: Olympics Soccer Rugby Cricket Tennis Motor racing Golf North American sport We will also have stories on:…

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