Here’s hoping Djokovic and Sharapova win the Australian Open singles titles

ONCE a year, Australia has a world-class sporting event, one where it is guaranteed that all the best players will turn up. That is the Australian Open, one of four grand slam tennis events around the world.

This year, the tournament has not had as many close matches as usual, with most men’s matches ending in three sets and most women’s games ending in two. The finals pit Novak Djokovic against Andy Murray and Serena Williams against Maria Sharapova. Here’s hoping that Djokovic and Sharapova prevail.

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Is ESPNCricinfo riddled with errors due to incompetent staff?

Over the 20-odd years of its existence, the website Cricinfo has grown into some kind of authority as far as cricket goes.

The site was bought by the American sports broadcaster ESPN in 2007 and is now known as ESPN Cricinfo.

The site has a big archive with statistics, all of which are claimed to be correct.
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