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Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle
- January 16, 2018

Another breakthrough came in the third, with Konta assuming complete control to move 3-1 up, and the Brit booked her spot in round two where she'll face Bernarda Pera. There has been some pleasing elements to Konta's new start with Michael Joyce as her coach. A forehand crosscourt victor on break point gave the Brit the first lead of the second set at 3-1, and she continued to attack the Brengle service, en route to another break and a 5-1 lead. (more...)
DPRK urges South Korean media to stop DPRK urges South Korean media to stop "messing up" inter-Korean talks
- January 16, 2018

The 10-strong band, established in 2012 with members supposedly chosen by leader Kim Jong-un, is known for its western-style, synthesiser-driven music and sophisticated fashion style rare in the North, although most of their songs laud the government. (more...)
Man United boss Mourinho reacts to Sanchez speculation Man United boss Mourinho reacts to Sanchez speculation
- January 16, 2018

The source of last night's report, Sam Lee of Goal , remains adamant that City have exited the race. Liverpool won 4-3 in a game to rank among the finest in the Premier League this term - not that Mourinho was in a position to offer much of an opinion. (more...)
Manchester United favourites to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez
- January 16, 2018

Sanchez is said to still favour a move to City, but the situation could change over the next few days and weeks, and the Chilean could very well end up at Old Trafford. That's why I didn't take a decision (to select him).I didn't want to travel with him and suddenly he goes somewhere". In this period you use the players who are completely focused on being at the club. (more...)
North and South Korea agree to hold working-level talks next week North and South Korea agree to hold working-level talks next week
- January 16, 2018

North Korea's participation in PyeongChang could contribute to easing tension on the Korean peninsula, after the year 2017 was marked by the North's persistent weapons tests and Trump's belligerent verbal responses to the regime . Those have been high on the flashpoint peninsula as the North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests since past year, and Mr Kim traded threats of war and personal insults with USA president Donald Trump . (more...)
Can Tom Brady Escape His Struggles-and Other Key NFL Playoff Questions Can Tom Brady Escape His Struggles-and Other Key NFL Playoff Questions
- January 16, 2018

Belichick, Mike Tomlin and Sean Payton are the only Super Bowl-winning coaches of the eight teams remaining in the playoffs. Those numbers are especially disheartening, because three of the four games this weekend were one possession contests and featured incredible finishes. (more...)
Manchester United beats Stoke 3-0, reduces City's lead to 12 points Manchester United beats Stoke 3-0, reduces City's lead to 12 points
- January 16, 2018

United capitalized on Manchester City's first loss in the league - at Liverpool on Sunday - to reduce the gap to the leader to 12 points with 15 games remaining. But, at least we've got more of a race than we did this time last week, when we weren't sure if City would ever lose. The right-back received a pass after good work outside the area from Pogba and darted into the box, running at teenage defender Joshua Tymon, starting just the second league game of his career. (more...)
Novak Djokovic wants increase in prize money in tourneys Novak Djokovic wants increase in prize money in tourneys
- January 16, 2018

The former world No.1 is said to have ushered senior officials from the tennis world out of the room and then tried to rally fellow pros into a rebellion in order to get a bigger share of the spoils at the four annual Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian, French and US Open championships and Wimbledon. (more...)
Seahawks likely to bring back Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator Seahawks likely to bring back Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator
- January 16, 2018

He was sacked during this season by the Oakland Raiders, where he was defensive coordinator. Norton was the linebackers coach for the Seahawks from 2010-2014 and left to become the defensive coordinator of the Raiders. He became the linebackers coach at USC in 2004 under then-coach Pete Carroll, whom he would re-unite with once again should Seattle go through with naming him their new defensive coordinator. (more...)
North Korea to hold further Olympic talks with South North Korea to hold further Olympic talks with South
- January 16, 2018

Last week, there was a sign of optimism amid the North Korean nuclear crisis after much anticipated talks between the north and south. "In this regard, the North will send an advanced team at an early date". Asked by reporters on Sunday night if he had communicated with Kim, Trump offered a vague response, saying "they have a couple of meetings scheduled", and "hopefully, it's all going to work out". (more...)
TCC grad Austin Bryant to return to Clemson TCC grad Austin Bryant to return to Clemson
- January 16, 2018

Clemson's defense is going to be even scarier in 2018. Ferrell was a redshirt sophomore in 2017, while the others were juniors. Additionally, Clemson was second in fewest yards per play allowed (4.27), and second in passing yards per attempt (5.7). (more...)
Simone Biles says she was abused by USA team doctor Larry Nassar Simone Biles says she was abused by USA team doctor Larry Nassar
- January 16, 2018

Biles, 20, made the announcement on social media Monday, saying she is one of the "many survivors" that were abused by Nassar and that she is "not afraid to tell (her) story anymore."? "There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I now know it is not my fault", she wrote. (more...)
Man Utd's Mourinho has Man Utd's Mourinho has "contempt" for Chelsea's Conte
- January 16, 2018

Having outlined what a unique opportunity Sánchez presents for a club, Conte was asked to explain why Chelsea seem content to allow the 29-year-old to join Manchester United or City. Conte was spotted speaking to Sanchez in the tunnel at Chelsea's Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg with the Gunners on Wednesday night. Asked about Luiz last month, Arsene Wenger said: 'I don't want to speak about any names. (more...)
Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas
- January 16, 2018

Vandeweghe lost the match in straight sets, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. In a freaky incident, the women's World No.9 CoCo Vandeweghe, during her straight-sets loss to Hungary's Timea Babos in the women's singles first round at the Australian Open, received a time violation for waiting "too long" for a banana mid-way through the match. (more...)
Sanchez's future at Arsenal'll be decided in 48-hour - Wenger
- January 16, 2018

When you look today we missed many players today. "I don't master the rhythm of that but it could happen today, tomorrow, or not at all". Pep Guardiola's side have always been favourites to sign Sanchez and had agreed a contract with him back in the summer, though Jose Mourinho made a late move to hijack the deal when the window reopened. (more...)
Mourinho: Manchester United Working To Give De Gea A New Contract Mourinho: Manchester United Working To Give De Gea A New Contract
- January 16, 2018

The first stage of the plan is to activate an option that United put in De Gea's current contract when he signed it in 2015. " It's obvious that we are not going to let the option [to extend his deal] disappear". "Yes (it's imminent). Don't read too much in it because even I don't know which way it will go", said the Frenchman. I just trust the board and the work they do. (more...)
Embiid scores 34 as 76ers hold off Raptors Embiid scores 34 as 76ers hold off Raptors
- January 16, 2018

It wasn't until Joel Embiid drained a pair of free throws, all while waving to the crowd at the line, that the Sixers iced the contest with 11 seconds remaining. Simmons played just 1:36 in the second quarter after picking up this third foul. VanFleet crashed to the floor under the basket early in the fourth quarter and didn't return. (more...)
Sociedad's Anoeta a tough place to play warns Barca coach Sociedad's Anoeta a tough place to play warns Barca coach
- January 16, 2018

From there, Barcelona moved into gear, with Suarez lobbing Geronimo Rulli to restore parity just five minutes into the second half. The curse in the Basque-country was broken and they ended the first half of La Liga unbeaten. Messi has been able to overcome the 1971 World Cup victor in just 401. "The best way to finish the first round of fixtures is by winning, by turning a game around which we were losing". (more...)
Nadal, Kyrgios through at Australian Open Nadal, Kyrgios through at Australian Open
- January 16, 2018

At 31, Nadal became the oldest player in ATP Rankings history to finish the season as World No. 1. Nadal had been forced him to withdraw from the ATP Finals in November due to a lingering right knee injury, and when the pain persisted, he also pulled out of a season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi and his first tournament in Brisbane. (more...)
Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan exit amid Arsenal rumours Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan exit amid Arsenal rumours
- January 16, 2018

There is no doubting that Sanchez, on his day, is up there with the best in the world , a player that can change games by himself. He has always been committed until now. Will he go or not? "We built a squad with this idea, this philosophy that I share with [executive vice-chairman] Mr Woodward and the owners, that normally investment is made in the summer". (more...)
LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball shut out in Lithuanian pro debut LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball shut out in Lithuanian pro debut
- January 15, 2018

Vytautas entered the game in last place in the Lithuanian league with a 4-13 record. The Ball brothers will play another Big Baller Brand Showcase exhibition game on Monday against the junior team from Lietuvos Rytas. The Ball boys are back in a BIG way. bustin' out for 60 POINTS combined in a blowout win for BC Vytautas in Lithuania. The hype surrounding both LiAngelo and LaMelo ball over in Lithuania was nearly on Lonzo Ball levels before their debut game in the Lietuvos ... (more...)
Reporter Courtney Roland issues statement explaining disappearance Reporter Courtney Roland issues statement explaining disappearance
- January 15, 2018

Roland says she's doing better, and looks forward to rejoining Rivals.com and covering A&M football when the time is right. The following Monday, she was spotted at a Texas Chick-Fil-A by someone who recognized her and called the police, ABC's Courtney Fischer tweeted. (more...)
Giants acquire Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates Giants acquire Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates
- January 15, 2018

He was the key player to the Pirates ending their streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons to reach the postseason three consecutive years from 2013 - 2015. The veteran can become a free agent after the season. McCutchen is entering the final year of his contract and is slated to make $14.5 million in 2018. (more...)
Danica Patrick confirms she's dating NFL QB Aaron Rodgers Danica Patrick confirms she's dating NFL QB Aaron Rodgers
- January 15, 2018

Over the weekend, TMZ posted a picture of Rodgers and Patrick together "grabbing a bite Saturday night" at a restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. Rodgers and actress Olivia Munn split in late 2017 after dating for three years. Patrick was dating fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr . before the two broke up after five years . "Take out the word 'probably.' Now I'm going to cheer for the whole team". (more...)
Jose Mourinho target set for Swiss defender disappointment Jose Mourinho target set for Swiss defender disappointment
- January 15, 2018

Akanji had also been considered by Southampton, West Ham and West Brom but Dortmund have moved quickly to line up the highly-rated 6ft 2ins Switzerland global. "I'm looking forward to the time here and will do my best". The Switzerland worldwide scored seven goals in over 50 appearances for Basel and helped them win the Swiss domestic double last season. (more...)