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Saudi wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United for 340 mln stg - WSJ

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English soccer team Newcastle United for about 340 million pounds ($447 million), the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-sovereign-wealth-fund-in-talks-to-buy-u-k-soccer-team-newcastle-united-11579950242?mod=breakingnews on Saturday, citing people familiar with the discussions. More »


HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Day six at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11): More »


Barty named Young Australian of the Year

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ash Barty was named Young Australian of the Year on Saturday in recognition of her rise to number one in the world and Grand Slam triumph at last year's French Open. More »


Day six at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11): More »


Schwartzman seeking maiden victory over in-form Djokovic

(Reuters) - Diego Schwartzman joked after his Australian Open third-round win on Friday that he knew more about the diminutive Yoshihito Nishioka than Novak Djokovic, but the Argentine is well aware that beating the 16-times Grand Slam will be a tall order. More »


No. 25 Houston hopes to keep rolling vs. South Florida

After outlasting Connecticut on Thursday night, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said he was impressed with the moxie his 25th-ranked team showed. More »


Nadal clicks into top gear, brushes aside Carreno Busta

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal delivered his best performance of the week as the Spaniard dismantled compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. More »


Duarte adds to punch for No. 12 Oregon with UCLA up next

Undersized against taller and longer Southern California, No. 12 Oregon needed something -- or someone -- to counter the disadvantage inside Thursday night. More »


Monfils perplexed by PlayStation injury story

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Great entertainer Gael Monfils charged into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday before rounding on the media for a "made up" story about him injuring his hand while playing video games. More »


No. 17 Maryland visits Indiana, looks to build on first road win

No. 17 Maryland showed Tuesday it could win in the Big Ten away from College Park, rallying from 14 points down at halftime to beat Northwestern for its first true road win of the season. More »


Thunder, Wolves battle on 2nd half of back-to-backs

The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to work more of their road magic Saturday night when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. More »


Struggling Cavaliers host wavering Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have answered a season-high, six-game skid by trading wins and losses over their past eight contests. More »


Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Sunday

MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on the seventh day of the Australian Open on Sunday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix number denotes seeding): More »


Olympics: New Zealand's double shot-put champ Adams qualifies for fifth Games

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Double shot-put champion Valerie Adams qualified for her fifth Olympic Games on Saturday after the New Zealander spent almost two years out of competition. More »


Nets begin forgiving stretch at Detroit

The Brooklyn Nets were three games above .500 just more than a month ago. Their record has gone south since then, but a stretch of games against losing teams could help turn around things. More »


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