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Brahim Diaz signs for Real Madrid until 2025 Brahim Diaz signs for Real Madrid until 2025
- January 06, 2019

It has been widely believed that Spanish giants Real Madrid have always been interested in his services. Speaking about the move last week, Guardiola said: "I don't have any new information on that". The midfielder, who scored a brace in Man City's Carabao Cup win over Fulham this season, will join Madrid for an initial £15.5m fee, which could rise to £22 million with add-ons. (more...)
Djokovic loses to Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final Djokovic loses to Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final
- January 06, 2019

The Serb on Friday fell to his first defeat of the season in a high-quality contest lasting more than two-and-a-half hours, Xinhua news agency reported. The first came in October 2016 in Shanghai. That's why Novak is number one in the world. The Serb was struggling to hold for 4 consecutive games while Bautista Agut was becoming more and more confident. (more...)
Seahawks knocked out of playoffs with 24-22 loss to Cowboys Seahawks knocked out of playoffs with 24-22 loss to Cowboys
- January 06, 2019

In a season defined by an outburst of passing around the league, the Seahawks and Cowboys played a throwback playoff game, with both teams rushing at least 24 times and the score sitting at 14-10 after three quarters. Seattle got a double dose of bad news at halftime when Janikowski missed a 57-yard field goal on the final play and injured his left thigh. Facing fourth-and-5 in Janikowski's range from the Dallas 39, Doug Baldwin made a toe-dragging catch on the sideline for 22 yards. (more...)
Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu beats Venus Williams at ASB Classic Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu beats Venus Williams at ASB Classic
- January 06, 2019

Goerges is seeded No. 2 and was last year's champion. She continued her red-hot form in a 6-3 6-3 win over third seed Hsieh Su-wei, becoming the first Canadian to advance to a WTA singles final since Eugenie Bouchard in 2016. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., downed the legendary Venus Williams 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-3 in a quarterfinal on Friday at the ASB Classic. Defending champion Julia Goerges is bidding to become just the third back-to-back ASB Classic victor in tournament ... (more...)
Unai Emery doesn’t look at contract situations — Sky Sports reporter Unai Emery doesn’t look at contract situations — Sky Sports reporter
- January 06, 2019

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to hold on to midfielder Aaron Ramsey until the end of the season. He has won three FA Cups at Arsenal , and also scored the winning goals in the 2014 and 2017 finals against Hull and Chelsea respectively. (more...)
Ailing Tway surges into lead at Sentry in Hawaii Ailing Tway surges into lead at Sentry in Hawaii
- January 06, 2019

The 30-year-old's display was impressive after he withdrew from Wednesday's pro-am at the Plantation Course. The past two winners at Kapalua, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas , need something special Sunday. "I've obviously been in the position multiple times". There was no way Tway was going to consider pulling out of the event, if he could help it. "They weren't too happy that the ball went in, so it made me laugh", he said. (more...)
Paul George of Oklahoma City Thunder booed by Lakers fans Paul George of Oklahoma City Thunder booed by Lakers fans
- January 06, 2019

I handled it better tonight with just being locked in, being ready. "I'm not the only SoCal kid from this area that didn't play here", George told ESPN after the game. Westbrook recorded his 115th career triple-double despite his horrific shooting , which included a 1-of-7 showing on 3-pointers. "I came here to win". (more...)
The Yankees Will Miss David Robertson The Yankees Will Miss David Robertson
- January 06, 2019

Zach Britton is staying with the Yankees , agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth $53 million over four seasons, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. It is ironic that Robertson will don pinstripes for the first time, exactly one decade later. Klentak said he was impressed and called it a "unique" experience talking money directly with the player. (more...)
Knicks’ Enes Kanter skips London trip, fears assassination Knicks’ Enes Kanter skips London trip, fears assassination
- January 06, 2019

It's pretty sad because it affects my career, my basketball. But just because of that one lunatic guy, one maniac or dictator , I can't even go out there and just do my job. Instead, he will stay in NY and practice on his own. "There's a chance that I can get killed out there". "I can get killed very easy". Turkish authorities canceled Kanter's passport previous year after arriving at Bucharest's Henri Coanda airport with Kanter calling Erdogan a "terrible man" and the "Hitler of our ... (more...)
Cesc Fabregas set to join AS Monaco after emotional Chelsea farewell Cesc Fabregas set to join AS Monaco after emotional Chelsea farewell
- January 06, 2019

However, his final bow in west London didn't exactly go to plan, with Fabregas actually missing a penalty in the first-half. Willian is also expected to miss out after being forced off against Southampton in midweek with a muscle issue but Mateo Kovacic is set to return from illness and Callum Hudson-Odoi is available after overcoming a minor hamstring problem. (more...)
Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia
- January 05, 2019

The school officially announced the hire Saturday. Neal Brown, the former Kentucky wide receiver and later offensive coordinator who has been a smash hit as head coach at Troy University, is set to take the head coaching job at West Virginia , according to a report Friday. (more...)
McIlroy Happy To Concentrate On PGA Tour McIlroy Happy To Concentrate On PGA Tour
- January 05, 2019

But his priorities have changed. But now, with the PGA TOUR schedule getting a little more condensed and a heavier focus on trying to claim a second FedExCup, McIlroy has shifted his focus. "I want to play against the best players in the world", McIlroy told AP. "And the board and the players aren't aligned in what they want to have happen". (more...)
Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to send Switzerland into Hopman Cup final Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to send Switzerland into Hopman Cup final
- January 05, 2019

After losing a tightly-fought contest to sister Venus in an exhibition match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Williams completed her third successive singles win at the Hopman Cup with a 6-1, 7-6 over Britain's Katie Boulter, which followed wins over Maria Sakkari of Greece, and Swiss Belinda Bencic . (more...)
Jimmy Butler has called out 76ers coach about team's offensive approach Jimmy Butler has called out 76ers coach about team's offensive approach
- January 05, 2019

And Butler's shaky transition to life with the Sixers is causing some concern about his long-term fit with the organization, league sources told ESPN . In 21 games, Butler is averaging 18.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists as a Sixers shooting 46.2 FG% / 38.8 3FG% / 88.2 FT%. Butler's specific concerns have centered around his role in Philly's free-flowing offense, as he wants to run more pick-and-roll sets and isolation. (more...)
Rangers Add Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis From Premier League Rangers Add Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis From Premier League
- January 05, 2019

The 24-year-old has always been linked with a move to Rangers and the rumour mill speculation did kick up as the January window neared but that was to be expected and with the assumption made on our interest, the main question was, would we prioritise the summer or try and get a deal done this month. (more...)
Wolff: Schumacher a 'founding father' of Mercedes success Wolff: Schumacher a 'founding father' of Mercedes success
- January 05, 2019

While Michael Schumacher's spell with Mercedes may have failed to yield a Grand Prix victory, current Team Principal Toto Wolff has hailed the seven-time world champion as the "founding father" of the team's recent Formula 1 success... The online museum is created to honour the career of Schumacher and give fans a closer look at the man who won seven world championships during his distinguished career on the track. (more...)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery pours cold water on move for Keylor Navas Arsenal manager Unai Emery pours cold water on move for Keylor Navas
- January 05, 2019

Cech is also likely to stay until the expiry of his contract unless Arsenal can purchase a replacement, which they will need to do ahead of next season - on-loan goalkeeper David Ospina does not appear to have a place in Emery's long-term plans and will nearly certainly be sold. (more...)
World Number One Novak Djokovic has Winning Start in Doha World Number One Novak Djokovic has Winning Start in Doha
- January 05, 2019

Djokovic had been forced to come from a set down to beat Marton Fucsovics and Nikoloz Basilashvili to earn his previous two victories in Doha , but on this occasion it was Bautista Agut's turn to fight back from behind. Djokovic is on course to meet Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals in Doha after the Swiss also won again on Wednesday, beating Chile's Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-6 (7/3). (more...)
Rishabh Pant comes to party with ton, India deflate Australia at SCG Rishabh Pant comes to party with ton, India deflate Australia at SCG
- January 05, 2019

The 21-year-old, in his ninth Test, hit... The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 350 runs, while Kohli has made 282 runs in the 2018 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Bad light and rain brought an early end to Australia's misery on day three of the fourth Test against India at the SCG, as once again the home side's batsmen struggled to get the better of the visiting bowlers. (more...)
Federer and Bencic retain Hopman Cup for Switzerland Federer and Bencic retain Hopman Cup for Switzerland
- January 05, 2019

Zverev and Kerber were unable to gain revenge for their loss 12 months ago, as Bencic and Federer won 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) in an absorbing last rubber. Zverev unleashed a series of powerful serves, some of which exceeded 220 kilometres per hour. Federer has beaten Frances Tiafoe, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Cameron Norrie, and Zverev in straight sets at the Hopman Cup, giving him an excellent preparation for his Australian Open title defence. (more...)
Christian Atsu earns Manchester United manager Solskjaer's praise Christian Atsu earns Manchester United manager Solskjaer's praise
- January 05, 2019

Sounding uncannily like his old insatiable United mentor Sir Alex Ferguson, the former striker reckoned he had already consigned to history the idea of having emulated Busby, who went on to win a fifth consecutive game at the infancy of his epic reign. (more...)
Ronaldo 'not obsessed' by individual trophies Ronaldo 'not obsessed' by individual trophies
- January 05, 2019

Other than the best player of the year award, Cristiano Ronaldo also received the Fans' Award at the ceremony in the UAE. The statue was unveiled in Funchal, Portugal in 2014 but has recently triggered a selfie frenzy after members of the public noticed Ronaldo's bulge had turned from bronze to shiny gold from all the, well. (more...)
Liverpool shouldn't panic after Manchester City defeat, insists Van Dijk Liverpool shouldn't panic after Manchester City defeat, insists Van Dijk
- January 05, 2019

We know it is going to be tough. "There are many games in front of us, and we knew it was a big season and we are still first". "I think maybe the game-plan was to just frustrate City in the first half and try and keep themselves in the game and think if it's a draw it's a great result for us", he said. (more...)
Liverpool's Solanke completes Bournemouth switch, Football News & Top Stories Liverpool's Solanke completes Bournemouth switch, Football News & Top Stories
- January 05, 2019

According to a Sky Sports report , the 27-year-old England worldwide, who has only four Premier League bow in the current campaign will help Bournemouth's injury situation with Simon Francis and Adam Smith out on the sidelines. "I'm really excited by this opportunity". "I've spoken to the manager and we've talked about what we can achieve this season. I can't wait to get going". (more...)
Mickey Arthur critical of South African pitches after day of toil Mickey Arthur critical of South African pitches after day of toil
- January 05, 2019

Temba Bavuma drives through the offside during his innings of 75 against Pakistan at Newlands on Friday. Pakistan team celebrates the dismissal of South African batsman Hashim Amla (not in picture) during the second day of the second Cricket Test match between South Africa and Pakistan at Newlands cricket stadium in Cape Town , South Africa on January 4, 2019. (more...)
Harden drains game-winning 3-pointer in OT thriller against Warriors Harden drains game-winning 3-pointer in OT thriller against Warriors
- January 05, 2019

After going down 119-113 with less than a minute and a half remaining, Harden assisted Clint Capela on an and-one and then hit the game-tying three-pointer. They also went in on how narratives can fuel awards, comparing it to the Heisman Trophy, adding that numbers won't be the end-all-be-all if Harden wants to get the award for the second straight year. (more...)
Ainge muses LeBron's GOAT declaration is Trump-like Ainge muses LeBron's GOAT declaration is Trump-like
- January 05, 2019

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan . Some may say that LeBron's claim for himself is how you should feel about yourself. "What everybody is saying I am, I never had the chance to compete against other legends that was prior to me", Jordan shared. (more...)
Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard scores career-high vs. Jazz Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard scores career-high vs. Jazz
- January 05, 2019

The M-V-P chants for Leonard were the icing on the cake. "Kind of been waiting for one of these nights where he makes them all". He was great and he's a special, special player, as we know. But free throws from Siakam and Fred VanVleet in the waning seconds sealed the victory, and sent the capacity Scotiabank Arena crowd of 19,800 home happy. (more...)
Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicket-keeper to score Test ton Down Under Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicket-keeper to score Test ton Down Under
- January 05, 2019

India cemented their position in the fourth and final Test in Sydney on Friday by crossing 600 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, inching closer to their maiden Test series victory on the Australian soil since Independence. I only think about one thing of what the team needs from me, that's the only goal I have". The hosts had started the day with hopes of making major inroads into India's batting order but were largely frustrated, even if Lyon removed Hanuma Vihari for 42 to break the ... (more...)
Georgia’s Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State Georgia’s Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State
- January 05, 2019

The Harrison H.S. graduate was considered the nation's top dual threat QB prospect when he signed with Georgia in December 2017. Fields did not play in Tuesday night's Allstate Sugar Bowl where Georgia lost to Texas, 28-21. He played in 13 games this season and completed 27 of his 39 pass attempts for 328 yards and four touchdowns. That is, of course, if he can play next year. (more...)

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