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Djokovic, Sharapova back in business at Melbourne


Her groundstrokes were certainly a key, hitting 22 winners to her opponent's seven for the match. Sharapova said: "It's not the way I look at things moving forward". His confidence, already rattled before he took his involuntary six-month break from the game last summer, may get shaken anew under much greater pressure than Donald Young managed to apply on Tuesday in the first round of the Australian Open . Read More »

Russia's Maria Sharapova beats German Tatjana Maria in Australian Open first round


While last year's victor and second seed of the tournament, Roger Federer , also blasted his way to a straight sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene , before getting an on-court visit from a Hollywood superstar. Even his new serve, with an abbreviated take-back created to protect the elbow, held up well. She played the Brisbane International two weeks ago with her new coach, Thomas Krupa. Read More »

Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer, plus a Serena comparison


The 36-year-old Swiss turned the evening clash on Rod Laver Arena into an exhibition as he breezed past Bedene with consummate ease 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. A new sports interviewer made his debut at the Australian Open on Tuesday... Djokovic enjoyed an even more routine win over Young as he dismissed the American 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Past year during the Australian Open , Kvitova was recovering from surgery to her left hand as a result of a knife attack from an assailant who broke into her home in ... Read More »

National Basketball Association jersey sales: Curry still No. 1, Greek Freak 4th

Haynes of ESPN . The Golden State Warriors star is No. 1 in jersey sales roughly midway through the season, the National Basketball Association announced Tuesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds as Milwaukee beat Washington for the second time in 10 days. The Sixers' Ben Simmons and Toronto's Kyle Lowry were both ejected in the closing seconds of an ill-tempered clash. Read More »

Paul Pogba stars as Man Utd cut City's lead at the top


Romelu Lukaku added a third goal in the 72nd from a shot on the turn. Jose Mourinho feels Manchester United are morphing into a team that suit Paul Pogba's strengths after the Frenchman's personal unbeaten record was extended to 35 Premier League matches. Read More »

Valencia, Martial, Lukaku On Target As Man United Outclass Stoke


Jose Mourinho feels Manchester United are morphing into a team that suit Paul Pogba's strengths after the Frenchman's personal unbeaten record was extended to 35 Premier League matches. Valencia was given room to advance before firing past the dive of Jack Butland from 16 yards out with a left-foot shot - something of a collector's item.Tymon was also at fault for United's second, after 38 minutes, losing the ball to Lukaku before he in turn pulled it back for Pogba. Read More »

Rafael Nadal vs Leonardo Mayer


Nadal will next face Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday after the Argentine overcame Chilean Nicolas Jarry 6-2 7-6 (7-1) 6-3. Nadal's bid for a 17th grand slam title continues against Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur. Sock was beaten inside four sets - 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-3 by Yuichi Sugita - and Isner was also beaten in four, going down 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3 to Aussie Matthew Ebden. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki mounts incredible comeback to avoid huge shock against Jana Fett


Debuting in the main draw of a slam, world number 119 Fett did not look overawed in her first match against a top-10 player. It was just slightly out. It was definitely very hard. Wozniacki reeled off 10 points in a row from two match points down to ignite her recovery. "All of a sudden seeing myself down, nearly out of the tournament, I started playing the tennis that I wanted to play". Read More »

Tsonga fights back to beat Shapovalov in five-set thriller


Shapovalov continued to unleash outrageous winners but appeared to lose his nerve in the final set. You have to go through it. It always shaped as a tough opener for Stephens, who hasn't won a tour-level match since her Grand Slam breakthrough triumph at the U.S. Read More »

Which cars have Amazon Alexa and which are getting it soon?


Portal is a screen-based communications gadget that will compete with the Amazon Echo Show . National Public Media just released its Fall/Winter 2017 Smart Audio Report , which includes data from the holiday sales period. You will probably want to hook it up to a better speaker system. "Digital voice assistants remove the need to type out requests-it's a much more natural mode of interaction", McStay says. Read More »

Foul trouble plagues United Kingdom in loss to SC


With about one quarter of the game remaining, it seemed like the feel-good storyline would be freshman wing Jarred Vanderbilt making his long-awaited season debut and helping the Cats win another road game in a tough environment. It's the first time three players have fouled out since January 30, 2016, at Kansas, which was also a loss. The shot echoed Martin's message in a media timeout just 40 seconds earlier. Read More »

Centurion Test: South Africa take lead of 118 runs against India


But the Indian fielders, more so the slip catchers, could well be hoping that catches should not be coming their way. 1416 hrs IST: The difference between the two teams this Test has been on catches and silly errors. Kohli tried to review the decision but even the technology couldn't save him. R Ashwin, who had bowled unchanged from the Pavilion End since the start of the innings, was taken off immediately after the resumption. Read More »

Ronaldinho retires - Brazil and Barca great plans 2018 farewell


Let's do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August. The events in Brazil, Europe and Asia. The Brazilian, meanwhile, also experienced disappointment on the global stage, failing to perform well at the 2006 World Cup besides missing out on selection in 2010, despite guiding Milan to the Serie A title in 2010-11. Read More »

Teen phenom Kostyuk powers into Australian Open third round


Teenage sensation Marta Kostyuk was hailed as the "future of tennis" Wednesday after she became the youngest Australian Open second-round victor since Martina Hingis in 1996. The youngster is managed by former player Ivan Ljubicic , Roger Federer's coach, and said she was pleased to have such experience in her corner. I can not take it [to heart].' Obviously, she is getting more and more attention: 'It's a lot. Read More »

Conte frustrated as Barkley not registered in time to play

I am the coach, I decide. It's not important if one player is happy or not. "Only here (in England) is this situation, where you are very anxious about whether a player is happy or not". No. I'm anxious to win". However, Barkley was signed a few hours too late to be registered for the squad list to face Norwich, which means he is ineligible for any FA Cup replay. Read More »

Titans, head coach Mularkey part ways


Mike Mularkey had to know something was going on before his was sacked. BEST SPIN OF AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE: As several Titans defenders were jumping around trying to stay warm during a long commercial break, the PA began playing Foreigner's "Cold As Ice" to the delight of the crowd - many of whom joined in on the refrain. Read More »

Trae Young finally looked human against Kansas State


Young added five more points in the extra session as the Sooners pulled away and won their second consecutive game against a ranked opponent. He was joined in double-figures by forward Dean Wade (18 points) and guards Cartier Diarra (16) and Xavier Sneed (13). Read More »

Eagles secondary learns valuable lesson from end of Saints-Vikings game


Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will have a 1:30 p.m. news conference, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich will follow him at 1:45 p.m. He had plenty of praise for the Vikings defense. "He's competitive, but he understands, and we're gonna move forward here". Pederson, unlike Reid, prefers a more-balanced offense. I mean, even if he finds himself in the Super Bowl, there is no guarantee he'll be back in Minnesota as they seem all but sold on Teddy Bridgewater . Read More »

Drew Brees: 'I'll be here as long as they'll have me'


So do I feel like this team has what it takes? "Hopefully it'll be more fuel than anything and I can just go train as hard as I can". They were that close to being a win away from the Super Bowl and two wins away from winning it all as the Saints and coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees did on February 7, 2010, when they won Super Bowl XLIV, 31-17, over Indianapolis. Read More »

Thomas turns down Celtics' video tribute


The Boston Celtics had planned to honor former player Isaiah Thomas with a video tribute on February 11 before taking the floor in a game against the point guard's new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers . "I'm not saying Isaiah shouldn't get a tribute video", he said during an episode of ESPN's The Jump . The Celtics were planning on playing a tribute video for Thomas before the game vs. Read More »

Tyler Hilinski Cause Of Death: How Did Washington State QB Die?


Washington State University will announce its new athletic director at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the school said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Our deepest condolences go out to Hilinski's family and friends during this hard and tragic time. Everyone please pray for the Hilinski family tonight. Read More »

Tar Heels extend home streak to 59 vs. Tigers


The 58 home victories without a loss in the series mark the longest home winning streak against an opponent in NCAA history. Maye has been the Tar Heels' best player this season, averaging 18.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. On Monday, North Carolina junior forward Luke Maye was named ACC Player of the Week for the third time this season. Clemson reserve forward/center Mark Donnal , a graduate transfer from MI, will make his first appearance at the Smith Center. Read More »

Two Koreas to hold January 17 talks on DPRK PyeongChang participation

Wednesday. The broadcast comes as the two Koreas are locked in talks to arrange North Korea's participation in the Olympics next month. While North Korea agreed to send a high-level delegation to the Olympics and hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions, it balked at resuming the reunions, last held in October 2015. Read More »

Boston Celtics legend JoJo White has tragically passed away


A 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, White was a seven-time All-Star and MVP of the 1976 NBA Finals. "We are terribly saddened by the passing of the great Jo Jo White", the Celtics said in a statement announcing White's passing. While with the Jayhwaks, White was a two-time All-American and named the team's MVP for three consecutive seasons. In addition to helping the Celtics win titles in 1974 and 1976, he was a member of the US Olympic team that took home a gold medal at the 1968 Games in ... Read More »

Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

President Trump has insisted that he is not racist after it was claimed that he described large swathes of the developing world as "s***-hole" countries. as children. On Sunday, Trump said: "Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" African UN envoys issued a statement saying they are "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the President of the United States of America". Read More »

Djokovic back in the groove with first-up Open win


Now, one match down, Djokovic says he need more time to get used to the change. "It was a very, very solid performance". The five-time Australian champion pounced immediately at the start of the second to gain another break and eased through the rest of the match, finishing with 41 winners against a player who has now made six appearances in the tournament without a win. Read More »

Kevin Sumlin says he needed a break after leaving Texas A&M


It is said that Sumlin's agreement with Arizona has been finalized and that he will become the Wildcats' next head football coach. "As I was going around the campus last week, I went and talked to four classes", said UA President Robert Robbins, before introducing Sumlin. Read More »

David Moyes' latest transfer plan just deja vu for West Ham fans


West Ham manager David Moyes wants Hernandez to remain in his squad, according to the claims, but the former Manchester United forward is down the pecking order behind Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll. Otherwise, it had been 45 minutes high on work and toil, but short on quality or invention, with the visitors certainly not made to feel uncomfortable and arguably even the better side overall. Read More »

Iheanacho scores English football's first VAR goal


The goal was awarded, however, 68 seconds after it hit the net as video official Mike Jones told Moss that Pond's back foot had kept Iheanacho onside. In other results, second-tier Cardiff earned the right to host Premier League leader Manchester City in the fourth round after beating fourth-tier Mansfield 4-1. Read More »