Tanuj Lakhina
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LaLiga: Sevilla sporting director Monchi reveals his methods, discusses scouting department and success

Sevilla's sporting director Monchi has been in the role since 2001 and has overseen remarkable success at the LaLiga club. His policy remains, "never worry about selling players".

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka is the perfect athlete to inspire the next generation of stars

Naomi Osaka has four Grand Slam titles, and remains unbeaten in major finals after lifting the 2021 Australian Open. But more remarkably, each of her Slam has been significant to her as a player and a person.

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka will put her winning streak, Slam record on line against big-hitting Jennifer Brady

Naomi Osaka goes for her fourth Grand Slam title in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Standing in her path is Jennifer Brady - playing her maiden final.

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Ankita Raina relishing journey Down Under with maiden Slam appearance, WTA Tour win

In Australia, Ankita Raina got her much-awaited Grand Slam debut and in the same week a first WTA Tour level win.

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Anindya Dutta interview: Author on tracing Indian tennis' rich history, forgotten legacy of women's game and more in book

A banker by profession, Anindya Dutta's latest book, called Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis, is a deep dive on pre-Independence tennis, the early players, the Krishnans, Amritrajs, doubles and women's tennis.

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Australian Open 2021: Fans empty stadiums once again but not before highlighting they're essential to tennis

Beyond the record attendances, the finances of the tournaments, it is real people spurring real athletes on to places they wouldn't think existed.

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Australian Open 2021: Sumit Nagal produces patchy effort in fighting first round loss

Sumit Nagal's third Grand Slam main draw appearance and first at Australian Open resulted in a largely forgetful first round loss.

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Australian Open 2021, men's preview: Can anyone end Novak Djokovic's 'love affair' with Melbourne Park?

Novak Djokovic has won eight times at Melbourne Park in 16 visits going back to his first-ever major in 2008. In the last 10 years, he's won seven times.

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Australian Open 2021: Sumit Nagal has 'gut feeling' of facing another top-10 player

Sumit has been awarded a wild card for the main draw and will know his opponent on Thursday when the draw for the rescheduled major is announced.

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NBA: Miami Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

The first Heat game with ticket holders is set for Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Monday is the first day that season ticket holders will be able to start securing their seats.

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LaLiga: Lionel Messi's future will depend on Barcelona elections and sporting project, says former Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro

Former Real Madrid defender and captain Fernando Hierro spoke about Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and the on-going LaLiga season where Atletico Madrid are in command.

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ATP Finals 2020: Novak Djokovic vies for sixth crown, Rafael Nadal first as London hosts final year-ending tournament

London hosts its 12th and last ATP Finals tournament headlined by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal but with empty stands. The Serb is seeking a sixth title while the recently crowned French Open winner Nadal is going for his first.

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LaLiga: Real Madrid twist the knife into Ronald Koeman's Barcelona in 3-1 Clasico win

Real Madrid won the first Clasico of 2020-21 LaLiga season 3-1 at an empty Camp Nou. It is Barcelona's second consecutive league defeat and a third straight winless game.

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LaLiga: Barcelona, Real Madrid enter fan-less 'Clasico' a defeat away from another crisis

Barcelona and Real Madrid come into 'El Clasico' a shadow of their previous unbeatable best. Both enter this fan-less spectacle hoping to avoid defeat than get all three points.

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UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov plans on 'finishing' Justin Gaethje in third round, awaits 'something special'

Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his lightweight title on the line against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to be held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal's latest Roland Garros success his most remarkable ever

For a creature of habit, Rafael Nadal overcame multiple new factors at an October French Open to triumph once again. For a staggering 13th time.

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French Open 2020: Iga Swiatek's consistent show at Roland Garros suggests she's here to stay

Iga Swiatek beat Sofia Kenin in straight sets to become the youngest Roland Garros champion since Monica Seles in 1992 and the first teenager since Iva Majoli in 1997.

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French Open 2020: Sofia Kenin hopes to solve Iga Swiatek 'problem' for second Grand Slam title

Sofia Kenin is 16-1 at Grand Slams in 2020 and is hoping to stop an unlikely finalist in 19-year-old Iga Swiatek when they meet in the French Open final on Saturday.

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New manager, Lionel Messi saga, missed targets and transfers: 8 weeks of chaos at Barcelona

8 weeks have passed since the humiliation against Bayern Munich and what has been a miserable period for everyone associated with the historic club.

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French Open 2020: First-time Slam entrants, wildcards, qualifiers, surprises galore at Roland Garros

10 of 16 women and six of 16 men were unseeded in the fourth round of the French Open with wildcard entrants, qualifiers and surprise packages all making their mark with the best in the business.