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Unbeaten run continues

Celtic equal Lions’ record; Sisters unite in final

SPL: Celtic equalled the record of the illustrious Lisbon Lions’ by securing their 26th domestic game unbeaten.

A 1-0 victory over St Johnstone also gave them an unassailable 22 points lead in the Premiership.

Dedryck Boyata headed past Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark to secure all three points for the home side, captained by Scott Brown (pictured) in his 400th match for the club.

Celtic will attempt to pass the Lions’ record on Sunday when they face Hearts who last night booked a Scottish Cup fifth-round derby against Hibernian after overcoming Raith Rovers 4-2 in extra time.

It was only a second win in seven games for Hearts under new head coach Ian Cathro and they needed two penalties to see off their plucky rivals who took the lead through Bobby Barr in the 14th minute.

Scorers: Hearts – Currie (35′)Martin (94′ pen)Walker (105′ pen),  and Johnsen (114′). Raith – (Barr (14′),  Hardie (101′).

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Australian Open: Venus Williams rolled back the years this morning to beat Coco Vandeweghe and book a place against sister Serena in her first Grand Slam final for eight years.

The 36-year-old 13th seed fought back to see off fellow American Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3.

She now faces her sister Serena who won the only final in Melbourne between the pair 14 years ago.

Serena Williams beat unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1 in the second semi-final to set up the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam.



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