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Edmund eyes Dimitrov in first Grand Slam quarter-final Edmund eyes Dimitrov in first Grand Slam quarter-final
- January 22, 2018

The 23-year old advances to a major quarterfinal for the first time in his career and he will face third seed Grigor Dimitrov for a spot in the semifinals. This, though, would see Dimitrov find admirable focus again, ghost to the net for 3-1, and then serve out the set, 7-6 (4). The world No 3, who recorded the biggest victory of his career when he won the title at the year-end ATP Finals in London in November, beat Edmund in three sets in Washington last summer and was again taken the ... (more...)
Five-star recruit Zion Williamson explains why he picked Duke Five-star recruit Zion Williamson explains why he picked Duke
- January 22, 2018

Saturday night on the Spartanburg Day campus, in front of dozens of media and hundreds of fans, Zion Williamson chose Duke over other schools like Clemson , South Carolina , North Carolina , Kentucky , Kansas and others. The rapper Drake and National Football League star Odell Beckham have both publicly worn Williamson's Spartanburg Day School No. 12 high school jersey. (more...)
Novak Djokovic: surviving the heat at Melbourne Park Novak Djokovic: surviving the heat at Melbourne Park
- January 22, 2018

The tournament has copped a barrage of complaints from outraged fans on social media as temperatures at Melbourne Park neared 40 degrees and was almost double that, at 69 degrees, on rod Laver Arena as six-time champion Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils did battle. (more...)
Australian Open: Nadal breezes past Dzumhur in Melbourne Australian Open: Nadal breezes past Dzumhur in Melbourne
- January 21, 2018

I've never won a match on this court before but playing Jo I was obviously very nervous ", said the 17th seeded local hope. Against Tsonga in the third round, it was the difference. "I'm happy to get through". "My mentality doesn't change. Let's see how far I can go". The Fresh Prince actor was in the stands for Kyrgios' triumph over Tsonga and gave the Australian a big thumbs up following the match. (more...)
Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round
- January 21, 2018

She started the match in strong fashion, not offering her opponent any break points, and took both break point chances she had during an easy first set. "So as incredible as that run was, the combination of being exhausted from that and having a wrist that still wasn't 100 percent flawless, I just needed to kind of shut it down, calm down, and then I was really excited to start the new season". (more...)
Halep win sets Australian Open record Halep win sets Australian Open record
- January 21, 2018

Remarkably, Halep entered the contest with an ankle problem, sustained in her first-round match , and she admitted she couldn't "feel it any more" after limping through one of the matches of the tournament. As well, it was Federer's 90th match win at Melbourne Park. Davis, despite knowing she had already lost the point, still ran up to the ball and swung her racquet at it, missing the oncoming ballboy's face by mere centimetres. (more...)
Oscar Melendo: 'Unforgettable' to score first senior goal vs. Barcelona Oscar Melendo: 'Unforgettable' to score first senior goal vs. Barcelona
- January 19, 2018

Five months after being beaten by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup Barcelona were beaten 1-0 in this Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg. With Barca flying at the top of La Liga and Espanyol mired in 14th, there was an obvious favorite here. (more...)
Deported after 30 years in the U.S. without becoming a citizen Deported after 30 years in the U.S. without becoming a citizen
- January 17, 2018

I got to leave my family behind, knowing that they're probably going to have a hard time adjusting. Garcia, who tightly held his wife and two children at Detroit Metro Airport on Monday morning, did not qualify for DACA , which allows undocumented to work and study in the U.S. (more...)
Karthik replaces Saha in Indian squad for third Test Karthik replaces Saha in Indian squad for third Test
- January 17, 2018

It said Saha was being replaced by Dinesh Karthik in the Indian squad for the third Test at the Wanderers owing to an upper left hamstring tendon injury. On the third day, he didn't go for the catch which was pretty much in his reach. He has also chipped in with useful contributions with the bat in the ODI and Twenty20 matches for India this season. (more...)
Andrew McCutchen Reportedly Traded to Giants After 9 Years with Pirates Andrew McCutchen Reportedly Traded to Giants After 9 Years with Pirates
- January 16, 2018

It will be a tough race for the Giants in 2018, considering they have the Dodgers , Rockies , and Diamondbacks to deal with in their division. McCutchen, 31, has played his whole career with Pittsburg and has never hit less than 12 home runs in a season. (more...)
1st ODI: Jason Roy's remarkable 180 helps England beat Australia 1st ODI: Jason Roy's remarkable 180 helps England beat Australia
- January 16, 2018

Australia are fresh off a dominating 4-0 performance in the 2017 Ashes . And it was compelling evidence as to why England have always wanted him in their one-day team; why they only dropped him with the greatest reluctance in last year's Champions Trophy semi-final and why they welcomed him back eagerly at the end of last summer when Hales... (more...)
Haryana: 15-year-old girl gang-raped, brutalised like Nirbhaya Haryana: 15-year-old girl gang-raped, brutalised like Nirbhaya
- January 16, 2018

They demanded the case be handed to the CBI, a government job for a member of her family, Rs 50 lakh from the Nirbhaya Fund, two arms licences. There, they first strangled her with a cloth and then raped her body. "I can not fight a long battle for justice but I appeal to the police to send her criminals behind the bars", the girl's father said while speaking to reporters. (more...)
Liverpool End Manchester City Premier League Unbeaten Run Liverpool End Manchester City Premier League Unbeaten Run
- January 15, 2018

We have a lot of games and hopefully we can stay fit in the schedule of games every three days. Liverpool went into the break 1-a-piece following goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Leroy Sane . Liverpool were rattling Guardiola's men, pressing them relentlessly and attacking with poise and pace. Kyle Walker's raking diagonal pass picked out Sane on the left flank and the German showed superb skill to chest the ball past the slow-to-react Joe Gomez. (more...)
EPL: Wenger drops Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal lose to Bournemouth EPL: Wenger drops Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal lose to Bournemouth
- January 15, 2018

Callum Wilson grabbed the Bournemouth equaliser before Jordan Ibe scored a timely first goal for the club as the Gunners' struggles on the road continued. Bournemouth enjoyed an early sight of goal when Adam Smith fired wide from outside the area, but it was Arsenal who had the better of the opening exchanges. (more...)
Sam Bradford to dress Sunday for first time since Week 5 Sam Bradford to dress Sunday for first time since Week 5
- January 14, 2018

Two other Saints players are listed as questionable because of illness: linebacker Michael Mauti and quarterback Taysom Hill , both of whom play roles on special teams. Future Hall of Famer and one-time Super Bowl champion Drew Brees will be leading the Saints , while Keenum will be making his first postseason start. (more...)
Manchester United hit back at Sevilla as ticket row continues Manchester United hit back at Sevilla as ticket row continues
- January 13, 2018

The two clubs have been engaged in a price war over tickets. Liverpool fans were charged £54 by the Spanish club in the group stage earlier in the competition, and United had been locked in negotiations to bring the price their fans will pay down to a similar figure. (more...)
UEFA Team of the Year revealed UEFA Team of the Year revealed
- January 13, 2018

If so, then the UEFA.com Fans' Team of the Year 2017 is what really counts with a record (and remarkable) 8.77 million votes cast, an increase of 1.6 million over 2016. Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos , Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly make the list after an incredible campaign in the Champions League. (more...)
There may be water on Mars, reveals NASA - See pic There may be water on Mars, reveals NASA - See pic
- January 13, 2018

However, Dundas believes there are still more ice pockets to be found, and potentially even some closer to more "hospitable" locations for future explorers closer to the equator of Mars . Analyzing these features with a filter that accentuates colors, a team of researchers saw something notable for the Red Planet: a number of them had a distinctively blue color. (more...)
Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne leaving for NFL Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne leaving for NFL
- January 12, 2018

Fitzpatrick is a lock to be selected in the first round, with many people believing he will be a top ten pick. Savage, the executive director of the Reese's Senior Bowl, joined me on "The Opening Kickoff" on WNSP-FM 105.5 on Thursday to discuss Calvin Ridley , Da'Ron Payne and Bo Scarbrough . (more...)
Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM
- January 11, 2018

Wolf's move to Cleveland comes in the wake of the Packers naming Brian Gutekunst as their next general manager to replace Ted Thompson . Gutekunst had been director of player personnel. In Green Bay, Wolf's main duties included coordinating the pro and college football departments; evaluating players in the NFL and college via film study; and managing the team's involvement in visits with college players, attendance at pro days, the annual NFL Scouting Combine, and the various college ... (more...)
Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor' Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'
- January 11, 2018

This trade increases Cole's upside in the wins department, but the move to the American League may offset those potential gains. In 5 years with the Pirates , Cole has gone 59-42 with a 3.50 ERA and 3.27 FIP in 127 career starts. He was an all-star in 2015. The Yankees now must look elsewhere to add another arm to their rotation. In contrast, the Yankees could include outfielder Clint Frazier , who is now blocked by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, or Chance Adams , who very well ... (more...)
Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell as OC Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell as OC
- January 11, 2018

But after a disappointing 9-7 season in 2017 in which Seattle missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011 the Seahawks have chose to start over with their offensive coaching staff. "We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations we're going to be in. You guys can blame Bev all you want to, but the truth of the matter is that Bev's not the problem". (more...)
Coquelin: Arsenal midfielder rejects West Ham and agrees to Valencia transfer Coquelin: Arsenal midfielder rejects West Ham and agrees to Valencia transfer
- January 11, 2018

Francis Coquelin is leaving Arsenal after nearly a decade at the club following the agreement of a £12 million transfer to Valencia . Valencia are on the lookout for a midfielder with a defensive mindset and Coquelin seems to fit the bill, given his experience and age. (more...)
Jon Gruden has 'a lot to prove' upon Raiders return Jon Gruden has 'a lot to prove' upon Raiders return
- January 10, 2018

Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2002 season and at the end of his first year defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl 37. That's how Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis introduced Jon Gruden on Tuesday for his second stint as the team's head coach. (more...)
Panthers coach signs extension on eve of wild card game Panthers coach signs extension on eve of wild card game
- January 09, 2018

The 11-5 Panthers are a team bouncing back from a disappointing 2016 "Super Bowl hangover" season which they went 6-10, the lowest mark since Rivera took over the team in 2011. Carolina is 64-47-1 in regular season games under Rivera, whose.576 winning percentage is the best in team history and seventh-best in the National Football League over the last seven years. (more...)
Everton Wrap Up £27m Deal To Sign Cenk Tosun From Besiktas Everton Wrap Up £27m Deal To Sign Cenk Tosun From Besiktas
- January 09, 2018

The 26-year-old, who scored 41 goals in 96 games for Besiktas since 2014, has penned a four-and-a-half year contract at Goodison Park. "It feels great to be an Everton player", he told Everton's official website . The stunner is also seen in snaps posing on beaches, by the pool and living it large at fancy restaurants and clubs. "I'm excited to play with them and to learn from them as well, players like Wayne Rooney and the very good creative players we have here, too", Tosun said in ... (more...)
Dick Vitale turns on ESPN for LaVar Ball coverage
- January 09, 2018

Lonzo said his dad "is going to say what he wants to say" while also pointing out that he can't "decide who coaches". "You can see they're not playing for Luke no more", LaVar said, via ESPN . He pulled his son, LaMelo, from his high school in Chino Hills prior to the start of the season because of problems with first-year coach Dennis Latimore. (more...)
Icy conditions possible for Monday afternoon commute Icy conditions possible for Monday afternoon commute
- January 08, 2018

The weather service said light freezing rain mixed with some sleet pellets was possible Sunday night in parts of northern Alabama. Several counties are under a winter weather advisory issued by the NWS from 1 a.m.to 11 a.m. Even with temperatures above freezing, the ground and road surfaces are still extremely cold thanks to our recent Artic blast. This should help road conditions quickly improve with temperatures going above freezing for the first time in 2018. (more...)
How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars
- January 08, 2018

This run put McCoy at 91 total yards in the game. The fourth-year veteran completed 12-of-23 passes for 87 yards. Appearing in the playoffs for the first time since 1999, Buffalo had a final chance to score with less than two minutes remaining, but quarterback Tyrod Taylor was forced to the sidelines after a hard hit by Dante Fowler Jr. (more...)
Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash
- January 07, 2018

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn saved well from Willian in one of the few clear-cut chances either side made, and bringing on Alvaro Morata from a youthful substitutes' bench did not have the desired effect for Conte's side. "We have to play another game - the schedule is busy". Norwich City are 2-2-1 in their last five home games and 2-1-2 in their last five overall. (more...)
Falcons lead Rams 13-10 at halftime of NFC wild-card game Falcons lead Rams 13-10 at halftime of NFC wild-card game
- January 07, 2018

The Falcons also have been on this playoff stage before, while the Rams have only five players on the active roster with playoff experience (only three starters). They moved their home games to Anaheim Stadium the following season, and the franchise moved to St. Louis in 1995. Gurley II sat out the season finale against San Francisco, giving him an extra week to rest up before going up against a Falcons defense that finished ninth in the National Football League in both rushing defense and ... (more...)
Blake Griffin leaves Clippers game with concussion
- January 07, 2018

As is usually the case when Kevin Durant is on the sidelines, Curry imposed himself on the game offensively, getting so hot that noted Los Angeles fan Clipper Darrell asked Steve Kerr to take him out of the game. The five-time All-Star missed 14 games already this season because of a sprained MCL.? "When you see Blake's hand (shaking), you know it's bad", Rivers said. (more...)
Chiefs' home playoff curse continues in embarrassing loss to Titans
- January 07, 2018

The Titans needed a win in their regular-season finale and some help to earn a wild-card spot as the AFC's fifth seed. The two-point conversion attempt failed - and almost brought disaster for the Titans when Mariota was sacked, but officials ruled he was down before the ball came loose. (more...)
Chucky's Back! Raiders Officially Hire Jon Gruden as Head Coach Chucky's Back! Raiders Officially Hire Jon Gruden as Head Coach
- January 07, 2018

Unofficially, Jon Gruden has been the head coach of the Raiders since Jack Del Rio was sacked immediatley following Oakland's week 17 loss to the Chargers. Gruden's contract with the Raiders is expected to be worth $100 million over 10 years, according to ESPN. The Raiders officially announced Gruden will be their new head coach shortly after the game. (more...)
How to Watch James Madison vs North Dakota State How to Watch James Madison vs North Dakota State
- January 07, 2018

North Dakota State standout defensive tackle Nate Tanguay said his advice to his younger teammates during championship week is to "lock in" during practices and meetings but relax and enjoy the flurry of activities that includes meeting with former Bison football players and an annual bowling tournament. (more...)
Mohamed Salah receives African Footballer of the Year trophy Mohamed Salah receives African Footballer of the Year trophy
- January 06, 2018

Egypt's Argentine manager Hector Cuper has been named Coach of the Year while other honours have gone to Egypt (national team), South Africa (women's national team) and Wydad Casablanca (club). "To qualify to the World Cup after 28 years and to have a great season at Roma and Liverpool were special moments in my career", he said. Egypt coach Hector Cuper , who will lead the Pharaohs at Russian Federation 2018 this summer, took home the coach of the year award, while his team also won ... (more...)
Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open Novak Djokovic to play two exhibition events before Australian Open
- January 06, 2018

The 23-time Grand Slam victor played her first match since giving birth at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30, losing her exhibition match to reigning French Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko . Williams' absence, while disappointing for fans and officials, raises the prospect of another first-time grand slam victor making their mark in Melbourne . (more...)
Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders
- January 06, 2018

Steve Corkran of the Raiders Snake Pit was first with the news of Gruden's return. He would replace Jack Del Rio, who was sacked after the team's regular season finale. His last game with Oakland was the infamous "Tuck Rule" game during the 2002 playoffs that helped launch the Patriots dynasty. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons. (more...)
Barkley set for Chelsea medical Barkley set for Chelsea medical
- January 05, 2018

Barkley played well for the Merseysiders last season under the management of Dutch boss Koeman. The England global has now returned to training after a painstaking rehabilitation and Antonio Conte, the Chelsea head coach, wants to bolster his squad in January. (more...)
Alabama & Clemson share coaching & college football playoff history Alabama & Clemson share coaching & college football playoff history
- January 02, 2018

Just lovely. Payne's touchdown increased the Tide's lead to 17-6. The Rose Bowl starts at 5 p.m. EST on ESPN and a live stream is available on WatchESPN. Monday's game takes place in the semifinals, not the national championship game, and Deshaun Watson won't be under center for the Tigers. Alabama has been favored in 110 of its previous 111 games. (more...)
Vikings win, likely end tenure of Bears' Fox Vikings win, likely end tenure of Bears' Fox
- January 01, 2018

Each of his three seasons with the Bears will be among the worst four seasons of his National Football League head coaching career, making them the anomaly of his career . Diggs became the fastest player in Vikings history to reach 200 receptions, in 40 games. Keenum hit Stefon Diggs in the back of the end zone on Minnesota's final play of the third quarter for a 15-yard touchdown and a 23-7 lead. (more...)
Guardiola won't rule out Sanchez move after Jesus injured in Palace stalemate Guardiola won't rule out Sanchez move after Jesus injured in Palace stalemate
- January 01, 2018

There is also concern over Kevin De Bruyne after he was stretchered off in the closing moments following a rash challenge from Jason Puncheon , and Guardiola said he is a doubt for the clash with Watford in two days time. "Not just the best players [need protecting], all the best players". "With five or six minutes to go I was thinking more in terms of making sure we didn't lose our point than going on to win it", said the 70-year-old. (more...)
TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win TaxSlayer Bowl: Lamar Jackson's mistake-filled day leads to Mississippi State win
- December 31, 2017

Louisville quarterback and former Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson is likely to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Three of those INTs were by Mark McLaurin. Louisville: Jackson needed more help - from his running backs, his receivers and his defense. The maroon and white have plenty of momentum entering 2018 under new head coach Joe Moorhead. (more...)
Sam Allardyce says Cenk Tosun among many strikers he is interested in Sam Allardyce says Cenk Tosun among many strikers he is interested in
- December 30, 2017

British media reports say that Everton have agreed a 25 million pounds ($33.73 million) deal to sign Besiktas striker Tosun on a four-and-half-year contract when the transfer window opens on January 1. We are hoping other players will see him as an example in the future". " It is still one of the major problems that we have ". " It'll be tough. It'll be an interesting game down there and for me, it's about my team and what I've got available to select to compete against them and ... (more...)
Dana White Says He Has Meeting to Discuss Floyd Mayweather Joining UFC Dana White Says He Has Meeting to Discuss Floyd Mayweather Joining UFC
- December 29, 2017

White was wearing Zuffa Boxing shirts on the press tour for the McGregor and Mayweather showdown and conducted numerous interviews regarding his intention to have the UFC and their parent company branch out to boxing. - Right. So when I was- you know, he had come out earlier and said that so people were asking me about it. With regards to a potential opponent for McGregor, who hasn't fought in the UFC since November 2016, White insisted that the Irishman would have to defend his 155lbs ... (more...)
Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence
- December 28, 2017

What did we learn from the Seminoles' final game of the season before the start of the Taggart era. The post LOOK: Florida State fan does hilarious dance on field in Independence Bowl appeared first on Diehards . The 1989 campaign was the senior season for Haggins, who was a standout defensive lineman. But there are strong and athletic wide receivers at the heart of the Southern Miss passing attack, led by big-play wideout Korey Robertson and the team's WR2 in Allenzae Staggers. (more...)
Manchester United fans slam Zlatan Ibrahimovic's performance vs Burnley Manchester United fans slam Zlatan Ibrahimovic's performance vs Burnley
- December 28, 2017

The Portuguese was named our early loser , but averted complete disaster with substitute Jesse Lingard scoring twice late on. Lingard came off the bench to flick home and give his side a lifeline, and Burnley were denied a first away league win over United since September 1962 when the England global fired home in second-half injury-time. (more...)
Moyes fuming after late Bournemouth equaliser Moyes fuming after late Bournemouth equaliser
- December 28, 2017

With the scoreline at 2-1, Begovic slipped upon clearing the ball, which unfortunately ended in a Marko Arnautovic goal. I think Madley was trying to be too clever by ignoring his assistant and he has to show trust in his colleague. During West Ham's 3-3 draw with Bournemouth , Arnautovic's first goal levelled the scoreline after the Hammers initially took the lead through James Collins. (more...)
National Football League draft shake-up: 5 groups that would shock with daring strikes
- December 28, 2017

The Browns, who are now 0-15 and have locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, were probably a little happier with Darnold's remarks. The NFL has so much power in terms of controlling player movement and decision making with collectively bargained rookie contracts, the franchise and transition tags, that any time a player gets a chance to decide what they want to do and choose to exercise it, more power to them. (more...)
Van Dijk can leave Southampton: Manchester City ahead of Liverpool Van Dijk can leave Southampton: Manchester City ahead of Liverpool
- December 27, 2017

The defender has fallen out of favour with current boss Mauricio Pellegrino due to his alleged lack of commitment to the club. "We have to wait until January". Liverpool and Chelsea have also shown interest in signing Van Dijk but the Reds withdrew their pursuit of the player after being reported to the FA for tapping up. (more...)

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