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Iowa basketball: Hawks open up 2019 with tough game vs Purdue Iowa basketball: Hawks open up 2019 with tough game vs Purdue
- January 06, 2019

A tribute video to late Purdue student Tyler Trent played ahead of the game. They put a lot of heat on you, the crowd is into the game, and all of a sudden we're quick shooting the ball. Purdue defeated its second straight ranked opponent, including a 62-60 victory over Maryland on December 6, and pushed its home winning streak to nine. (more...)
Some words from the coach inspire Osaka's quarterfinal win Some words from the coach inspire Osaka's quarterfinal win
- January 06, 2019

After Sevatsova clinched the first set with a backhand drop shot from the baseline, a disconsolate-looking Osaka went to a courtside chair at the changeover. "The last couple of months of previous year I was playing great tennis and I think I'm doing that now, this week". Nishikori, seeking to avenge his loss in that match, staved off a comeback attempt by Dimitrov in the second set to improve his career win-loss record against the Bulgarian to 5-1. (more...)
Mississauga teen Andreescu beats Venus Williams in latest tennis upset Mississauga teen Andreescu beats Venus Williams in latest tennis upset
- January 06, 2019

But Andreescu's relative inexperience certainly didn't show as she used her power game but also showed her own ability to use deft touches to outsmart her opponent. "My goal was only to qualify and maybe get a couple of rounds in but now I've beaten a couple of top players", she said. "I just fought until the end". (more...)
KL Rahul applauded by umpire for honesty during Sydney Test
- January 06, 2019

The 24-year-old's best delivery, though, was probably the "wrongun" that deceived Usman Khawaja into miscuing a slog in the first session and sent Australia's top batsman packing for 27. Most of the Australian batsmen made starts but only opener Harris was able to get past the half century mark - his 79 the highest score by the home side in a series during which India have pillaged five centuries. (more...)
NFL Draft 2019: Cardinals will pick first after loss to Seahawks NFL Draft 2019: Cardinals will pick first after loss to Seahawks
- January 06, 2019

Throughout the course of this week, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stressed the importance of fundamentals and maintaining momentum heading toward the postseason. One was partially deflected and only went 21 yards, while the other was swatted and recovered for an Arizona touchdown. Here's a look at the snap counts and player percentage time from the Week 17 matchup between the Seahawks and the Cardinals. (more...)
Liverpool accept £19m bid for Dominic Solanke Liverpool accept £19m bid for Dominic Solanke
- January 06, 2019

Clyne followed soon after, departing on loan for the rest of the season, which led to criticism from some sections of the Liverpool support due to his ability to cover both right- and left-back. He said: "I was disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne ". "With Clyney, having an option like him is good", Klopp added. "When I came in Clyney played, I don't know exactly, but it felt like each game". (more...)
New York Knick to miss London trip over assassination fears New York Knick to miss London trip over assassination fears
- January 06, 2019

The Knicks will meet the Washington Wizards on January 19 (NZ time ) at London's O2 Arena as part of the NBA's annual trip overseas. The 26-year-old is a native of Turkey and has been an outspoken critic of President Erdogan. "I can be killed easily". Kanter is a follower of a US-based Turkish cleric accused by Turkey's government of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. (more...)
Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets at the Hopman Cup Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets at the Hopman Cup
- January 05, 2019

The 17-time major champion hasn't played a competitive match since September but is confident he will be ready come the Australian Open on January 14. "It was but it was actually flawless because it's just like that in Melbourne". Meanwhile, world No. 90 Norrie was equally happy with his win over Tiafoe, ranking 39 in the world. (more...)
Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game
- January 05, 2019

Ovechkin was chosen as a captain by fan vote, joining Auston Matthews (Atlantic), Connor McDavid (Pacific) and Nathan MacKinnon (Central). Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has informed the National Hockey League that he will miss the 2019 All-Star Game in order to rest for the second half of the season, according to the team's site reporter Mike Vogel . (more...)
India inches closer to maiden series win in Australia India inches closer to maiden series win in Australia
- January 05, 2019

Pant, who struck 15 fours and a six, put on 204 runs for the seventh wicket with Jadeja. The effectiveness of the spinners had to also do with how Shami and Jasprit Bumrah ran in from the other end, with a bit of reverse swing to keep the batsmen circumspect. (more...)
Real Madrid sign Brahim Diaz from Manchester City Real Madrid sign Brahim Diaz from Manchester City
- January 05, 2019

If the player happens to move to their crosstown rivals however, City will gain 40% of any potential sale, which effectively constitutes a barrier to Madrid wanting to sell the player to United . Manchester City have already suffered with the sale of youngster Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund, where the Englishman has thrived, with other clubs keen to sign him up. (more...)
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic win Hopman Cup again for Switzerland Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic win Hopman Cup again for Switzerland
- January 05, 2019

World No.2 Kerber got the job done 6-4 6-4 to give Germany the point and leave Australia's fate in Matt Ebden's hands in the men's singles against Alexander Zverev . 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...)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says they 'can win every game' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says they 'can win every game'
- January 05, 2019

It means a first start in goal in the Solskjaer era for Sergio Romero and for Alexis Sanchez up front. Whereas his old friend is all smiles after making the strongest start of any United manager since Sir Matt Busby, with four wins from his first four games in charge, O'Shea's fortunes have waned. (more...)
James DeGale to face British rival Chris Eubank Jr in February James DeGale to face British rival Chris Eubank Jr in February
- January 05, 2019

DeGale and Eubank have been rivals for years since Eubank claimed he got the better of the former IBF super-middleweight champion during a sparring session. "In February it will be a painful lesson". "I have a new team around me", said Eubank Jr. "This fight has been four, five years in the making. I've been training for years to beat him and I know everything about him". (more...)
Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals
- January 05, 2019

Djokovic beat the Spaniard in four sets in last year's French Open and he was a set up and serving at 4-3 in their latest encounter. 'I can't be more happy than I am right now'. "He played a good game". Questions may be asked about how exhausted the Serb was, as he played two games each day for three days in singles and doubles, prior to Friday´s defeat. (more...)
Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia
- January 05, 2019

Earlier this week, Dana Holgorsen left West Virginia to take over for Major Applewhite at Houston . Following a 4-8 debut season with the Trojans in 2015, Brown won at least 10 games each of the next three years, including a bowl victory each season. (more...)
Manchester City's Sane put's pressure on Liverpool: We're right behind you Manchester City's Sane put's pressure on Liverpool: We're right behind you
- January 05, 2019

Last season, they were enjoying a comfortable 14-point lead after 21 games. Liverpool have not been used to being in this position; being the ones ahead, at the top of the table and the burden that comes with that - the pressure of being leaders and not chasers. (more...)
Vocal Jimmy Butler Already Causing Problems With Sixers? Vocal Jimmy Butler Already Causing Problems With Sixers?
- January 05, 2019

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the five-time All-Star has been vocally challenging coach Brett Brown about his role in the team's offence to the point that his conduct at a recent film session grew "disrespectful". Butler, who moaned his way out of Minnesota earlier this year , allegedly was critical during a film session in Portland. Butler has also met privately with Brown and general manager Elton Brand about ways to integrate his style of play better in the 76ers' offense, ESPN ... (more...)
The winners of this week's €130 million EuroMillions jackpot are from Armagh The winners of this week's €130 million EuroMillions jackpot are from Armagh
- January 05, 2019

Mr Connolly, 54, said the life-changing win was still sinking in, and explained that he was convinced it was a scam when he first checked the winning numbers online on the evening of 1 January. "I said it must be more than £2.60". Noting her mobility problems, she indicated a huge mansion was not on the cards. Iris Jeffrey scooped £20.1m with a ticket she bought on 14 July but only realised she had hit the jackpot the following month after hearing an appeal by lottery organisers Camelot. (more...)
Howe defends Gosling tackle after Deeney's accusation Howe defends Gosling tackle after Deeney's accusation
- January 05, 2019

Great spirit, determination, attitude and I felt we should have won the game in the second half. 'I call him Big Ben. Gracia might be happy to set his watch to Foster's goalkeeping but dodgy defending was the order of the day. And manager Eddie Howe hailed the 29-year-old's impressive showing in unfamiliar territory. "I don't think it was unsafe, Dan's tackle; for me it's not a red card", said Howe. (more...)
Justin Fields’ Next Destination Will Make You Shake Your Head in Disgust Justin Fields’ Next Destination Will Make You Shake Your Head in Disgust
- January 05, 2019

Fields hopes to become eligible immediately at Ohio State , where he would have 3 years of college eligibility remaining. Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after beating the TCU Horned Frogs 40-28 during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (more...)
Another Cheteshwar Pujara master-class gives India day 1 honours at SCG Another Cheteshwar Pujara master-class gives India day 1 honours at SCG
- January 04, 2019

Irrepressible Cheteshwar Pujara stroked his third century of the summer Thursday to steer India into a commanding position at 239 for four in the decisive fourth and final Test. In the last few overs, he was looking a bit uncomfortable as the runs weren't coming easily. Aaron Finch retains his captaincy despite being dropped with Mitchell Marsh for the fourth test against India now ongoing at the Sydney Cricket Ground. (more...)
Bournemouth complete £19m signing of Dominic Solanke from Liverpool Bournemouth complete £19m signing of Dominic Solanke from Liverpool
- January 04, 2019

The 36-year-old former England striker has found his first-team chances limited this season. Solanke - who moved to Liverpool from Chelsea 18 months ago - is being tracked by several Premier League clubs. Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce tweeted that the Reds had agreed a £19m fee with Bournemouth for the sale of Solanke, who initially joined Anfield on a free transfer in 2017. (more...)
Harden drains game-winning 3-pointer in OT thriller against Warriors Harden drains game-winning 3-pointer in OT thriller against Warriors
- January 04, 2019

Nevermind that this was his fifth straight 40-point game. After a bobbled possession by Durant, in which he should have been called for stepping clearly out of bounds , the ball was kicked to Curry, who drained a mid-range jumper to put the Warriors up by two points with less than 10 seconds left. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best Player at Globe Soccer Awards Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best Player at Globe Soccer Awards
- January 04, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo won Best Player of the Year at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards on Thursday at a ceremony in Dubai. The former Real Madrid forward has been in fantastic form for Juventus since his €100 million (Dh421m) summer move, scoring 14 goals in Serie A as his side top the table by nine points from second-placed Napoli. (more...)

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