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Halep leads host of contenders for Serena's Australian Open crown Halep leads host of contenders for Serena's Australian Open crown
- January 15, 2018

It is a fact that 12 months ago, two players launching comebacks, number nine seed Rafael Nadal and number 17 seed Roger Federer , wounded up in the Australian final , with Federer winning a stirring five-set gem. Kerber looks on form after going undefeated in Hopman Cup and into the final at Sydney, if she hasn't overplayed going into Melbourne . What about Jo Konta's chances? A world No. (more...)
Tennessee Titans take on New England Patriots Saturday Tennessee Titans take on New England Patriots Saturday
- January 15, 2018

Here's hoping the New England players overlook the Titans . After a drama-filled week, the quarterback says his focus remains exclusively on football as his team prepares to host the Titans in Saturday's divisional round. "Cam Fleming stepped in there after not starting tonight and did a great job ", Tom Brady said. The contrast in quarterbacks will be stark. It's time that this defense starts to get some credit, as they look like they can hang with any remaining team in the ... (more...)
Canadiens Danault taken to hospital with head injury Canadiens Danault taken to hospital with head injury
- January 15, 2018

Julien, who won a Stanley Cup as the Bruins head coach in 2013, was sacked after 56 games during the 2016-17 season while guiding the Bruins to a 26-23-6 record. "The plan is to keep him in hospital and re-evaluate him (on Sunday)". Like I said, any hockey parent can relate, but they don't get caught doing it on national TV. (more...)
N'Golo Kante 'wanted by French giants Paris Saint-Germain N'Golo Kante 'wanted by French giants Paris Saint-Germain
- January 15, 2018

He is likely to cost even more should PSG make a bid. However, in the end, it was Chelsea who opted to splash out the required £32 million to coax Kante away from the King Power Stadium, a fee which, in hindsight, looks an absolute bargain. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG 53 revealed with inline 6cyl; CLS 53 and E 53 Mercedes-AMG 53 revealed with inline 6cyl; CLS 53 and E 53
- January 15, 2018

It's really sweet - I took a short spin in a European-spec S500 with this powertrain, and can confirm that it's silky smooth and offers plenty of power. That high-zoot electrical system powers a separate electric intake compressor providing nearly no turbo lag, according to Mercedes, supplementing the conventional exhaust-gas turbocharger that's also fitted to the engine. (more...)
Stoke appoint Paul Lambert as replacement for sacked Mark Hughes Stoke appoint Paul Lambert as replacement for sacked Mark Hughes
- January 15, 2018

Either that or they're preparing for life in the Championship by appointing one of the cheaper options available to them. "Paul greatly impressed us with his knowledge of our squad and had a clear plan of how he would improve our results", chairman Peter Coates said on the club's website. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas not surprised by recent struggles Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas not surprised by recent struggles
- January 15, 2018

Houston 116, at Orlando 98: Gerald Green scored 27 points and the Rockets got by without National Basketball Association scoring leader James Harden, who was sidelined because of a strained hamstring. "Hit the reset button. We haven't made shots that whole road trip, so getting back to making some shots, continue to play with pace and it'll be fine". (more...)
Lungi Ngidi's first scalp settles early nerves at India Test Lungi Ngidi's first scalp settles early nerves at India Test
- January 15, 2018

They lost another wicket on the next ball when new batsman Cheteshwar Pujara took on the arm of Lungi Ngidi at mid-on and lost, run out by a direct hit. The pacer said South Africa are pleased with their effort today having reduced India to 183 for five in reply to their first innings total of 335. (more...)
Iwobi Bags Assist, Ibe Hits Winner As Bournemouth Stun Arsenal Iwobi Bags Assist, Ibe Hits Winner As Bournemouth Stun Arsenal
- January 15, 2018

Five minutes later, the Cherries took the lead courtesy of a powerful low strike from Jordon Ibe , 2-1. Bournemouth grew into the contest before the break and were aggrieved not to receive a penalty when Alex Iwobi appeared to handle Ibe's cross just moments before a desperate Calum Chambers block kept out Dan Gosling's goalbound effort. (more...)
Federer playing down Australian Open favouritism Federer playing down Australian Open favouritism
- January 15, 2018

With Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori out of the Australian Open due to injury and Nadal and Djokovic coming back from injury, the 5-time champion is being rightly considered the favourite for the Grand Slam. I played (US Open finalist) Madison Keys first round. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), "A Champion's Mind". (more...)
Toby Alderweireld reacts to Tottenham Hotspur win Toby Alderweireld reacts to Tottenham Hotspur win
- January 15, 2018

Spurs forward Heung-min Son gave a masterclass in attacking play during his side's 4-0 win over Everton , yet still admits he has some way to go to match the level of Harry Kane . "It could have been a tough game but from the start, we were really on it and deserved the win". Three times in as many minutes, Harry Kane forced saves out of Pickford with shots from the edge of the area. (more...)
Foles, field goals key Philly win
- January 15, 2018

However, a stellar defensive display ensured Philadelphia claimed a 15-10 victory, with right tackle Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long duly finding the flawless way to celebrate. When it mattered most on Saturday, the defense didn't break. "You hear it. It's cliché but it's true, especially where we are now at home", Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins said. (more...)
Australian Open underway with exits for Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens Australian Open underway with exits for Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens
- January 15, 2018

Ryan Harrison bucked the trend for the Americans, beating Dudi Sela in five sets, advancing along with third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov - who beat qualifier Dennis Novak 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 - No. After already saving five break points at 4-3, Bencic returned from an nearly 30-minute suspension to win six consecutive points and take the first set. (more...)
Federer: I should not be favourite Federer: I should not be favourite
- January 15, 2018

Asked about the seeming glut of injuries at the top of the men's game, with fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka another whose participation was in doubt and Kei Nishikori of Japan absent with a wrist injury, Federer put it down mainly to "coincidence". (more...)
Caixinha confirma pláticas con Carlos 'Gullit' Peña Caixinha confirma pláticas con Carlos 'Gullit' Peña
- January 15, 2018

Cruz Azul no pudo plasmar su dominio en el marcador e igualó 0-0 con Xolos en el debut de Pedro Caixinha al frente de La Máquina . El jugador sufrió con la adaptación a un futbol mucho más físico que el mexicano, por lo que ahora que tiene una nueva oportunidad de volver a México, está por aceptarla. (more...)
Liverpool destroy City's aura of invincibility
- January 15, 2018

We were involved in the environment of Anfield, for many reasons. "It was a game they started well and, after we recovered, we equalised". "Alexis would have played", said Wenger, after Arsenal leaked two goals in four second-half minutes to slip to a damaging defeat that leaves them eight points off the top four and staring at a second consecutive season without Champions League football. (more...)
Pep: We will learn from this defeat Pep: We will learn from this defeat
- January 15, 2018

The reality is we lost the game and you have to live with these situations during the course of the season and we are gong to try and make this feeling as short as possible. Liverpool vs. Man City is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom , which are available to live stream with a NOW TV Day Pass . (more...)
IN uses 2nd half surge to pull away from Northwestern IN uses 2nd half surge to pull away from Northwestern
- January 15, 2018

As for IN, they've secured some solid wins this year but have also had some head-scratching defeats. The Hoosiers had five players score in double figures against the Nittany Lions. Up 28-24 early in the second half, in suddenly blew the game open. After the under four timeout, Dererk Pardon hit two free throws which cut the deficit to three at 18-15. (more...)
Wanted to hit Virat Kohli's 'vulnerable area', says Lungi Ngidi Wanted to hit Virat Kohli's 'vulnerable area', says Lungi Ngidi
- January 15, 2018

Finally in the XI, Ishant did his job to cover up for the profligate strike bowlers and the big wickets of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis even as India's fielding faltered to allow South Africa to reach 335 on a pitch that might not be great for a fourth-innings chase. (more...)
Bencic dumps Venus out of Australian Open Bencic dumps Venus out of Australian Open
- January 15, 2018

While Williams reached the finals in 2017 and ultimately lost to sister Serena, there will be no Williams winning in 2018. 2016: It was another first-round loss for Williams - this time to Johanna Konta of Great Britain who beat her in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. (more...)
Jose Mourinho replies when asked if Man United are selling Henrikh Mkhitaryan Jose Mourinho replies when asked if Man United are selling Henrikh Mkhitaryan
- January 15, 2018

Manchester United appear to be closing in on a deal to sign Sanchez from Arsenal , with Gunners players reportedly expecting an official announcement in the next few days. "I don't negotiate with players, I don't discuss numbers in contracts, I just say what is obvious, and any of you could say the same, that he is to keep". (more...)
Liverpool hang on to stun Man City in thriller Liverpool hang on to stun Man City in thriller
- January 15, 2018

Upon realizing that he was speaking to the American broadcaster, NBC , the 50-year-old remarked gleefully into the camera, "That means my boss [Fenway Sports Group] is watching, jumping up and down!" You bet this game had everything from sheer brilliance to utter madness. (more...)
Vikings vs Eagles showdown in NFC Championship game, odds and point spread Vikings vs Eagles showdown in NFC Championship game, odds and point spread
- January 15, 2018

Minnesota's injury-riddled offensive line was beat up by Philadelphia's pass rush in a 21-10 loss at Lincoln Financial Field in October 2016. This will be the fourth matchup in postseason history between these two teams. Philadelphia's defense ranked No. 4 allowing 18.4 points per contest. Heading into the season, it would have been hard to fathom that either Foles or Keenum would be the starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. (more...)
UFC Fighter Paige VanZant UFC Fighter Paige VanZant "Definitely Interested" In A WWE Debut
- January 15, 2018

VanZant has become a bit of a pop cultural phenomenon. But another fiery blonde MMA star has confirmed that she would be interested in making the move into wrestling. VanZant and Rousey previously were reported to have had some sort of confrontation during a UFC fight week in 2016. Ever since Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen sat in the front row at SummerSlam in 2014, people have speculated as to if and when the former UFC champ would join the WWE . (more...)
John Isner upset by Matt Ebden at Australian Open John Isner upset by Matt Ebden at Australian Open
- January 15, 2018

There had been question marks over whether Edmund would even be fit for the first Grand Slam of the year after injuring his ankle in Brisbane and then withdrawing from Auckland, but he looked at full health as he overcame the giant South African and secured a historic victory. (more...)
Knicks had no answers for Anthony Davis in brutal beat Knicks had no answers for Anthony Davis in brutal beat
- January 15, 2018

Davis' season high was complemented by 31 points for Jrue Holiday and 15 points for DeMarcus Cousins, while Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr each scored 25 for NY. One of the Knicks' rare highlights of the past three weeks came courtesy of the Pelicans in a 105-103 comeback win on December 30 in the Smoothie King Center. (more...)
Ducks F Andrew Cogliano suspended 2 games, ending ironman streak Ducks F Andrew Cogliano suspended 2 games, ending ironman streak
- January 15, 2018

The suspension breaks up the longest active iron man streak in the National Hockey League. It's a good call by the DoPS. So much time had passed, Kempe was not expecting to be hit like he was. The speedy two-way forward has played in 829 consecutive games for the Edmonton Oilers and the Ducks, who acquired him in 2011. He signed a three-year contract extension with Anaheim earlier this week. (more...)
Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City: Foxes frustrate Blues
- January 15, 2018

Saturday's dismal 0-0 draw against Leicester only reinforced the need for fresh blood. He is embroiled in tense negotiations with Chelsea over his future. "This topic is not only for one player but for many players". But we have to consider that, in this period, to face all competitions is not simple. (more...)
Vikings win thriller over Saints, advance to NFC Championship Vikings win thriller over Saints, advance to NFC Championship
- January 15, 2018

Jordan said his father, "always tries to tone me back". If you thought the crowd's reaction wasn't bonkers enough, check out Keenum leading the packed house at US Bank Stadium in a deafening " skol " chant. Brothers wasn't the only person who was shocked by how the game ended. Whether he brings along another bottle of his namesake wine is to be determined, he said. (more...)
Jessica-Rose Clark's Home Robbed, Cat Murdered Jessica-Rose Clark's Home Robbed, Cat Murdered
- January 15, 2018

VanZant made the decision to return home to train ahead of this fight, leaving her spot in California with Team Alpha Male. VanZant has lost two straight, and three of her last four. After telling her corner she broke her right arm in the first round, VanZant gamely returned to the centre of the cage for the third round that occurred nearly exclusively on the feet. (more...)

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