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Konta to face Williams in Australian Open quarter-final

Johanna Konta beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in her Australian Open match Credit: AP

Britain's Johanna Konta has beaten Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in the Australian Open, meaning she goes through to the quarter-final to play Serena Williams.

Konta, who made her first Grand Slam semi-final in Melbourne last year, beat Makarova 6-1 6-4.

Williams beat her opponent, the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 7-5 6-4.


Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has surgery on fractured skull

Hull City have announced Ryan Mason has suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

The midfielder has undergone surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London following a clash of heads with Gary Cahill during the first half of Sunday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea.

Mason is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.

Players and clubs from across England and Europe sent best wishes to the 25-year-old via Twitter.

Hull players rush to the aid of injured team-mate Ryan Mason. Credit: PA

The club can confirm that Ryan Mason sustained a skull fracture in our fixture at Chelsea this afternoon.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where he has undergone surgery.

Ryan is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.

Everyone at the club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care given to Ryan by both the Accident and Emergency department and Neurosurgery Unit at St Mary’s Hospital.

– Hull City statement

Zlatan praises 'complete' Man Utd team-mate Rooney

Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Credit: PA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic cannot understand why record-breaking Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney is so unappreciated and undervalued.

On Saturday the 31-year-old broke Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time United scoring record in sumptuous fashion, bending home an exceptional free-kick to secure a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Stoke.

"He's a complete player," the Swede said. "Off the field he's a real leader and on the field he's just complete.

"He helps his team-mates well and has that big quality - he knows how to score goals, knows how to assist.

"But he works very hard, he's got a good attitude and spirit.

"Everybody knows what Wayne is. But this country has to appreciate him.

"I don't see any other strikers like him today. Give me some names. Tell me. And still you're not happy."


West Ham sign Nathan Holland from Everton

West Ham have signed England Under-19 international Nathan Holland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The former Everton youngster has moved to the London Stadium on a deal until 2020. He failed to make a senior appearances for the Toffees after joining the Goodison Park club when he was nine.

"It's amazing, I'm quite gobsmacked to be honest," Holland told the club's official site.

Ryan Mason needs oxygen after suffering head injury in first half of Chelsea v Hull

Hull's Ryan Mason lies injured after a nasty clash of heads. Credit: PA

Hull midfielder Ryan Mason was taken off on a stretcher following a nasty clash of heads during the first half of Sunday's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old former Tottenham player and Chelsea's Gary Cahill collided in Hull's box after 14 minutes.

Both medical teams rushed to the scene as referee Neil Swarbrick stopped play.

Cahill recovered quickly, but Mason received treatment for around six minutes before departing on a stretcher, while receiving oxygen.

Mason was taken by ambulance to hospital for further assessment.

England hold nerve to beat India in final ODI

England exorcised their Kolkata demons by securing a nerve-shredding last-ball victory in the third one-day international against India, finally ending a winless winter in the country.

England had never won an ODI at Eden Gardens before and nine months ago saw the World Twenty20 slip from their grasp at the ground when West Indian Carlos Brathwaite clubbed Ben Stokes for four successive sixes in the final over.

Stokes stood tall in this five-run win, scoring an unbeaten 57 in England's 321 for eight then taking three for 63, including two fine overs at the death.

But the last visit was left to Chris Woakes this time and he successfully defended 16, closing the game out with three dots and a wicket.

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