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    • Tomic happy to put 2016 controversies behind him

      Tomic happy to put 2016 controversies behind him

      Bernard Tomic has no qualms wiping his hands of a year he would rather forget and, with a reduced schedule next year, is keen to make a fresh start when he opens his season in Brisbane. The 24-year-old Tomic, once considered Australia's next great hope in men's tennis, was plagued by an abdominal injury, fined for swearing at a fan, accused of not trying and involved in a spat with the Australian Olympic team chief this year. "I'm not the best, I'm not the brightest, but we all have our problems," Tomic told reporters on the Gold Coast ahead of the Jan. 1-7 Brisbane International tournament. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago
    • Tennis-Tomic happy to put 2016 controversies behind him

      Bernard Tomic has no qualms wiping his hands of a year he would rather forget and, with a reduced schedule next year, is keen to make a fresh start when he opens his season in Brisbane. The 24-year-old Tomic, once considered Australia's next great hope in men's tennis, was plagued by an abdominal injury, fined for swearing at a fan, accused of not trying and involved in a spat with the Australian Olympic team chief this year. "I'm not the best, I'm not the brightest, but we all have our problems," Tomic told reporters on the Gold Coast ahead of the Jan. 1-7 Brisbane International tournament. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 46 minutes ago
    • Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday, Dec 7

      Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday (times GMT): SOCCER Champions League (1945) Group E Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) v Monaco (France) Tottenham Hotspur (England) v CSKA Moscow (Russia) Group F Legia Warsaw (Poland) v Sporting (Portugal) Real Madrid (Spain) v Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Group G Club Bruges (Belgium) v FC Copenhagen (Denmark) Porto (Portugal) v Leicester City (England) Group H Juventus (Italy) v Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) Olympique Lyonnais (France) v Sevilla (Spain) Four teams battle for last two places in knockout stage Porto, FC Copenhagen, Sevilla and Olympique ... More »

      Reuters - 3 hours ago
    • Hundreds of government workers in Rio de Janeiro protest against newly-proposed austerity measures

      Hundreds of government workers in Rio de Janeiro protest against newly-proposed austerity measures

      Hundreds of public sector workers in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro protested against austerity measures imposed in the country at a time when it is facing a severe budget crisis. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd gathered outside the state assembly building on Tuesday, 6 December. Close to 300 government workers, most of who have not been paid in months, were protesting against the strict budget cuts adopted by the cash-strapped government, Agence France Presse reported. More »

      International Business Times - 4 hours ago
    • Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker after three years

      Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker after three years

      Novak Djokovic has parted company with coach Boris Becker after three years, the world number two has confirmed. After Becker's appointment in December 2013 the Serbian won six grand slam titles and held all four major titles at once during a sustained period of dominance at the summit of the men's game. The 29-year-old Djokovic completed the career grand slam and claimed his 12th major after winning the French Open at Roland Garros in June this season, but then suffered a significant downturn in form. More »

      International Business Times - 10 hours ago