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The former All Black is heading to the UK to staff up with heavyweight star Tyson Fury. But it’s a champion nearer to residence who is proving an everlasting inspiration. The world No 2 Russian, the highest-ranked participant within the men’s draw, is relishing the prospect of going through the home favourite in the second spherical in Melbourne. Without a contract since 2020, Courtney Elliott confronted another season in a semi-professional Queensland league. Like a father or mother of a tantrum-throwing toddler at a birthday party, Steven Adams calmly carries rival away from scuffle.

Sports ministry says that elite sportspeople would need to be vaccinated to carry out in France. “It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re the No. 1 tennis participant, if you’re unvaccinated, the rules will apply,” says treasurer. It was Murray’s forty ninth win in an Australian Open singles match, transferring him ahead of Agassi and Lendl …