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Djokovic beats Zverev to reach semis at ATP Finals

Saturday, 2020-11-21 09:30:34
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Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, UK - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev. (Reuters)
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London's farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday.

* English Premiership clubs have agreed to reduce the salary cap for the 2020-21 season, with spending limited to 6.4 million pounds (US$8.49 million), Premiership Rugby said on Friday. The cap will be further reduced to 5 million pounds for the 2021-22 campaign.

* Borussia Dortmund's teenage attacking midfielder Giovanni Reyna has signed a contract extension that will keep the United States international at the club until 2025, the Bundesliga outfit said on Friday.

* England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says children should be banned from heading the ball, following the example of the United States, to reduce the chances of getting dementia later in life.

* Leaders Paris St Germain wasted a two-goal halftime lead as they lost 3-2 at Monaco in Ligue 1 on Friday ahead of a crucial Champions League game against RB Leipzig.

* Stade Rennais slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Friday (Nov 20), four days before hosting Chelsea in a key Champions League game.

* FIFA has banned Haiti's football federation president Yves Jean-Bart for life after finding him guilty of sexually harassing and abusing multiple female players, including minors, global soccer's governing body said on Friday.