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Wozniacki survives scare to reach final Wozniacki survives scare to reach final
- January 25, 2018

Wozniacki is through to her third major final, and will face top seed Simona Halep or 2016 victor Angelique Kerber. The world No.2 moved past the unseeded Belgian 6-3 7-6 in one hour and 37 minutes on Rod Laver Arena, but the win wasn't without its troubles. (more...)
Durant on ejection: Referee was 'in his feelings' Durant on ejection: Referee was 'in his feelings'
- January 25, 2018

I deserve whatever the league is going to throw at me. "It's a great learning experience for me, though". Warriors forward Kevin Durant said his ejection Tuesday was the result of official James Williams getting personal, something Durant believes is part of a trend in the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Twitter reacts to Baker Mayfield's sweet visor at Senior Bowl Twitter reacts to Baker Mayfield's sweet visor at Senior Bowl
- January 25, 2018

I'm sure I'll go down there and throw on the helmet and people won't know our football or have never heard of us. Bleacher Report's lead NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller was quoted in 2016 spotlighted Fisher's Senior Bowl performance as one of the best in recent memory. (more...)
Transfer round-up: Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap clubs Transfer round-up: Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap clubs
- January 25, 2018

Sanchez has scored 80 goals in 166 appearances since joining Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014. Sanchez is on the verge of completing his move to Manchester United , having undergone a medical at the club's Carrington training complex and posed for official photographs. (more...)
Roger Federer through to Australian Open semi-finals Roger Federer through to Australian Open semi-finals
- January 25, 2018

Prowling the baseline and approaching the net with aggression, Federer smashed 61 winners - nearly three times as many as his opponent - and won 23 points at the net. His free-flowing groundstrokes and effortless power can make anyone look slow. "I've never played Chung or Edmund", said Federer. How did he mount the comeback? Federer saved two set points and confidently took the breaker and effectively the match. (more...)
Marcus Smart Opts For Hero Ball, Celtics Losing Streak Continues Marcus Smart Opts For Hero Ball, Celtics Losing Streak Continues
- January 25, 2018

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in National Basketball Association action at the Staples Center. While Hayward noticeably wasn't jumping at all during his work out, it appears he had no issues bouncing on his injured leg. (more...)
Everton's James McCarthy posts Instagram update after operation Everton's James McCarthy posts Instagram update after operation
- January 25, 2018

His global and Toffees team-mate Coleman played 58 minutes in Everton Under-23s' win over Portsmouth at Goodison Park on Tuesday night. "It was heartbreaking for me to see, nothing to do with my own injury, just because he's a very close friend and someone that I really admire". (more...)
Le'Veon Bell confident on getting long-term extension with Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell confident on getting long-term extension with Pittsburgh Steelers
- January 25, 2018

Bell, Steelers in "happy" place over contract talks that started early. The NFL Network reported a year ago that Bell turned down a contract that would have guaranteed him $30 million in the first two seasons. "We can definitely do that". "I want to make sure everything is good", Bell said. It now looks like things might be on the up and up between the two sides. (more...)
Super Bowl ticket prices fall 25 percent in 72 hours
- January 25, 2018

Patrick Robinson 's spectacular 50-yard interception return got Philadelphia (15-3) started. Philadelphia was winning in the trenches, the Vikings couldn't cover tight end Zach Ertz , and the secondary was torched for a 53-yard TD catch by Alshon Jeffery and a 41-yarder by Torrey Smith. (more...)
Optimism that Rob Gronkowski will be cleared for Super Bowl Optimism that Rob Gronkowski will be cleared for Super Bowl
- January 25, 2018

We're going to need both Brady and Gronk to be healthy! We know what the media are going to be like. So far, the speculation is that Gronkowski exited the game against the Jaguars with a concussion , but the Patriots have yet to officially confirm that. (more...)
League wants cut if gambling passes League wants cut if gambling passes
- January 25, 2018

The NBA also wants to rake off 1% of every bet made on games involving its teams. The NFL has maintained public opposition to sports betting, and a year ago Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is also against individual states regulating their own gambling industries, despite the Raiders franchise moving to gambling mecca Las Vegas. (more...)
Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended 5 games for hit on Devils' Marcus Johansson Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended 5 games for hit on Devils' Marcus Johansson
- January 25, 2018

Johansson left the game and didn't return in the final two minutes of the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Bruins. The play went unpenalized but the damage was long-lasting as Johansson was later diagnosed with a concussion . Marchand didn't receive a penalty on the play, but the league has definitely sent a message by sitting him for this many games. Marchand, 29, leads the Bruins in both goals (21) and assists (29) this season, and he will be the team's lone representative at the All-Star Game. (more...)
Barcelona man Mascherano to join Chinese Super League Barcelona man Mascherano to join Chinese Super League
- January 25, 2018

To the left of them, sat the Barcelona board, headed by president Josep Maria Bartomeu . In China, the 33-year-old will link up with Argentine compatriot Ezequiel Lavezzi at a side coached by former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. (more...)
Is Madison Keys Next? Is Madison Keys Next?
- January 25, 2018

We've had three years together and she has taught me how to handle big moments like this", said Keys , who made the Australian Open semis in 2015. "It wasn't my best start but I just knew I have to restart actually after three games, to stop missing that much and to move better which I did pretty well in the end", the 26-year-old said. (more...)
Sixers' Simmons, Embiid picked for Rising Stars game Sixers' Simmons, Embiid picked for Rising Stars game
- January 25, 2018

Among rookie leaders, Smith ranks fifth in scoring, 10th in rebounding, fourth in assists, fifth in steals and seventh in minutes per game. On Wednesday evening, the National Basketball Association announced all the players who will be participating in the game on Friday night and the rosters look pretty good. (more...)
Roger Federer has scoreboard on Tomas Berdych
- January 25, 2018

Roger Federer has overcome a poor start to brush aside Tomas Berdych in straight sets to make another Australian Open semi-final at Melbourne Park. The second set was a different story, as the two went to a nail-biting tiebreak. The second seed then had a solid service game, forcing an error from Berdych on set point to give Federer a two-set lead. (more...)
Larry Nassar wanted to film me during procedure: gymnast Larry Nassar wanted to film me during procedure: gymnast
- January 25, 2018

Almost 140 girls and women, including several prominent Olympic gymnasts, have given victim impact statements against Nassar. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear a few more Wednesday before sentencing Nassar. Larson, who won a silver medal at the World Championship in 2010, told the courtroom that, when she was 14, Nassar would insert his finger into her genitals. (more...)
Canada and Australia were once connected, study suggests Canada and Australia were once connected, study suggests
- January 25, 2018

When the future North America and Australia came apart, around 1.4 billion years ago, the Georgetown region remained stuck down under. During this time, nearly all the continents were drifting together in what would eventually be known as the supercontinent Nuna , lead author and Curtin PhD candidate Adam Nordsvan explains in a press release. (more...)
Leeds United's new crest leads to social media backlash Leeds United's new crest leads to social media backlash
- January 25, 2018

The club said of the new badge: "We wanted to say who we are with pride: We are Leeds United ". It's not been the greatest day for Leeds fans as their club unveiled their updated crest but the reaction hasn't gone as the club had hoped. The gesture with the right hand balled into a fist and placed against the heart is known as the "Leeds Salute" and the club said it has been an expression of passion that connects the fans and players on and off the pitch. (more...)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics
- January 25, 2018

Jordan Clarkson played 34 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-17 shots for 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Celtics. But with 5.7 seconds left in the game, Caldwell-Pope missed both free throws after the Celtics intentionally fouled him. In terms of being in Los Angeles, Stevens said he wanted to change Hayward's environment because he's been stuck in the same kind of routine for months. (more...)
FSU QB Deondre Francois Investigated in Domestic Violence Incident FSU QB Deondre Francois Investigated in Domestic Violence Incident
- January 25, 2018

That's when Deondre says he tried to "stop her by picking her up like a hug" to carry her outside so she couldn't break anything else. The incident involves a woman who says she is pregnant with Francois' child. Depending on how the investigation turns out, new FSU coach Willie Taggart may have an even harder decision to make in regard to Florida State's 2018 quarterback battle. (more...)
National Football League finds no violation of concussion protocol in Cam Newton case National Football League finds no violation of concussion protocol in Cam Newton case
- January 25, 2018

The league released a statement saying it reviewed game footage and medical reports, as well as statements and interviews with Newton and coach Ron Rivera , before making its determination that "there was no protocol violation ". On third down, backup quarterback Derek Anderson threw an incomplete pass, and the Panthers punted. "He actually got poked in the eye", Rivera said at the time. (more...)
Roma boss admits concerns over Edin Dzeko mindset amid Chelsea links Roma boss admits concerns over Edin Dzeko mindset amid Chelsea links
- January 25, 2018

In fact, Roma are happy to allow the player to go back to the Premier League , where he once played his trade for Manchester City - but the issue is in fact the personal terms between Dzeko and the Blues . They reckon the deal, which will also see left-back Emerson Palmieri join Chelsea , will be completed tomorrow. "It's right for a Roma player to be able to just play and then we'll assess the other aspects". (more...)
No. 2 Roger Federer handles heat, cruises at Aussie Open
- January 25, 2018

Under the watchful eyes of the 11-times Grand Slam champion Rod Laver, second seed Federer sealed the win with a backhand victor to set up a first career meeting with Hungarian Marton Fucsovics for a place in the quarter-finals. He will next play the victor of Friday's later match between Tennys Sandgren and Maximilian Marterer. Midway through the set the umpire told both players Hawkeye was down and with Federer serving at 30-30 at three-all, the technological breakdown came back to ... (more...)
Australia's latest leggie sensation Pope plays down Warne comparisons Australia's latest leggie sensation Pope plays down Warne comparisons
- January 24, 2018

Brief scores: Australia 127 in 33.3 overs (Jason Sangha 58; Ethan Bamber 3-31, Dillon Pennington 3-27, Will Jacks 3-21) beat England 96 in 23.4 overs ( Tom Banton 58; Lloyd Pope 8-35) by 31 runs . And while the times have indeed changed from the ascension of Warne to the inauguration of Pope, one thing remains very much the same: Australian cricket goes gaga for a leg-spinner. (more...)

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