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Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia
- January 17, 2018

Six-time champion here, Djokovic looked the part as he powered to a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 against American Donald Young with the match lasting 111 minutes. Federer was not alone in making a strong start to the first Grand Slam of 2018, with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal already registering thumping first-round wins and the 19-time major victor admitted that the added competition will make life even harder for him this time around. (more...)
'I am the Least Racist Person You Will Ever Interview' 'I am the Least Racist Person You Will Ever Interview'
- January 17, 2018

Mr Trump also said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. While the White House did not deny the comment, Mr. "We need -.' I mean, it was pretty clear to me what the president's message was in that meeting". "And let me also say, is that their defense, that S-House is acceptable, S-Hole he would never say? We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful", he said . (more...)
Mourinho close to signing new deal at United Mourinho close to signing new deal at United
- January 17, 2018

Mr Woodward [Ed Woodward, the club's executive vice chairman] is not on holiday. De Gea joined United in 2011 and has been arguably the club's most impressive player in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. The Sun claims that Manchester United's management are ready to take his wages from £210,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week and if agreed, he will be on level terms with Paul Pogba. (more...)
Jose Mourinho demands new deal for Manchester United ace Marouane Fellaini Jose Mourinho demands new deal for Manchester United ace Marouane Fellaini
- January 17, 2018

According to Manchester Evening News however, Mourinho is "yet to officially sign new terms" despite reports and discussions are still ongoing. Jose Mourinho has reportedly agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United , who are hoping to announce the renewal in the next ten days. (more...)
Manchester United vs Stoke City Manchester United vs Stoke City
- January 17, 2018

Pogba was deservingly awarded as the man of the match for his scintillating display in the home outing. United return to action when play Burnley on Saturday (3pm). "I remember in my first season (2011-12) we were eight points clear, absolutely cruising, (everyone thought there was) no way we'd let the lead slip, and we lost it on the final day". (more...)
Windies colts' lack of sportsmanship results in Jiveshan Pillay's weird dismissal Windies colts' lack of sportsmanship results in Jiveshan Pillay's weird dismissal
- January 17, 2018

South Africa U19 coach Lawrence Mahatlane chose to play down the incident during the innings break. Stewart then appeared to appeal to the umpires for obstructing the field. It's not threatening the stumps. But BBC Test Match Special commentator Simon Mann tweeted: "Your wicket is precious, don't jeopardise it unnecessarily and know the laws". (more...)
Federer Beats Bedene as Djokovic Dismisses Young in Return to Action Federer Beats Bedene as Djokovic Dismisses Young in Return to Action
- January 17, 2018

Federer said it was a bit of fun and didn't know the Ferrell would take the microphone. Novak Djokovic , a less controversial bracket buster than Sharapova, swept Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. "I love it here", said the Russian, who returned from her drugs ban in April previous year. Former No. 1-ranked Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Anna-Lena Friedsam to extend her streak to 10 consecutive wins. (more...)
Australian Open - Day 3 Schedule: Nadal, Dimitrov on Rod Laver Arena Australian Open - Day 3 Schedule: Nadal, Dimitrov on Rod Laver Arena
- January 17, 2018

It only delayed the inevitable, though, and normality was quickly resumed as Nadal closed out the match in an hour and 34 minutes. Ninth seed Stan Wawrinka struggled at times in his first match since last year's Wimbledon because of knee surgery, but held on to beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round. (more...)
Jack Wilshere facing medical and pay-cut for Arsenal stay Jack Wilshere facing medical and pay-cut for Arsenal stay
- January 17, 2018

The England worldwide is sweating on his future with his current deal running out at the end of the season. Former Manchester United defender Neville lavished praise on Wilshere for his impressive performances in recent weeks. He has a great attitude, he trains well and he has got fantastic ability. Dele Alli yes and Ross Barkley yes, but I class them as being more forwards. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger On Future: 'I'm Not Going To Look Past One Year' Ben Roethlisberger On Future: 'I'm Not Going To Look Past One Year'
- January 17, 2018

Even if the goal was never reached, what Pittsburgh did this year is one to remember. Ben played it coy when appearing Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh , a CBS Sports Radio affiliate. "But I still love the guys, I still love the game, so it was right for me to come back and give it everything I have this year". REPLACING RYAN: Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier's season and likely his National Football League career ended when he suffered a spinal injury against Cincinnati on ... (more...)
Will Ferrell Conducts Hilarious Interview With Roger Federer After Aussie Open Win Will Ferrell Conducts Hilarious Interview With Roger Federer After Aussie Open Win
- January 17, 2018

On Tuesday night, he got something different. Both came through beautifully in their first-round matches Tuesday. Novak Djokovic marked his grand slam return with a thoroughly convincing win over Donald Young in the opening round of the Australian Open . (more...)
What we learned from Patriots win over the Titans What we learned from Patriots win over the Titans
- January 17, 2018

Jaguars officials said they have seen more interest, with fans already putting down deposits for next season's tickets. As spectacular as it was for the Vikings , the play was an excruciating defensive breakdown by the Saints, who were seconds away from advancing. (more...)
Maple Leafs return from bye to fall to Blues in overtime Maple Leafs return from bye to fall to Blues in overtime
- January 17, 2018

Connor Brown broke a goalless tie at 10:10 of the third period when he scored the Leafs' third shorthanded goal of the season. There is one other alternative, longer than ridiculous longshot way into the playoffs: If the Maple Leafs collapse, opening the door for the third seed in the Atlantic Division. (more...)
Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios fined for colourful language Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios fined for colourful language
- January 17, 2018

Kyrgios was one of six players fined during the opening round of the tournament, with the total coming to $19,450. Troicki held to move ahead 6-5 on serve before Kyrgios levelled to force a tie-breaker, which he won 7-2. Argentina s Diego Schwartzman and Romanian Marius Copil were fined $2,000 each for the same offence. Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik was handed two $1,000 fines and American Stefan Kozlov was penalized $1,000, both for audible obscenities during qualifying. (more...)
Jose Mourinho admits Henrikh Mkhitaryan was dropped due to transfer rumours Jose Mourinho admits Henrikh Mkhitaryan was dropped due to transfer rumours
- January 17, 2018

It increases speculation that Mkhitaryan could be used as makeweight in a deal to bring Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal . Is he going to be involved in one deal in leaving us? The 36-year-old made an incredible comeback from a serious knee injury, which kept him sidelined for seven months, but he has not featured since Boxing Day and Jose Mourinho admits the striker is "not totally happy" with his fitness. (more...)
Sharapova wins on return to Australian Open Sharapova wins on return to Australian Open
- January 17, 2018

Rafael Nadal of Spain attends a media conference after winning his first round match against Victor Estrella Burgos at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne , Australia, 15 January 2018. Sharapova, who fell foul of the anti-doping regulations after failing to realize that heart drug meldonium had been added to the WADA prohibited list, attracted more unwanted headlines last week when she was selected for the draw ceremony. (more...)
Nebraska Beats Illini at the Buzzer. 64-63 Nebraska Beats Illini at the Buzzer. 64-63
- January 17, 2018

James Palmer Jr . hit a 3-point runner with 0.3 of a second left to lift Nebraska past IL 64-63, and it capped a 24-point night for the junior. "I'm proud of my guys", IL head coach Brad Underwood said. IL got a team high 19 points from freshman Trent Frazier. There were plenty of fans left scratching their heads after the Penn State game due to the fact that junior guard James Palmer was left watching from the bench for all but seven minutes of the second half and all of overtime. (more...)
One-third of Americans think Trump failed his first year, poll shows
- January 17, 2018

Self-described Trump voters are still in his corner, with his A-B-C total reaching 92 per cent of that group. On the economy, voters are near evenly split, with 26 percent giving him an F and 25 percent giving him an A. More than 7 in 10 Republicans, 72 per cent, give Trump an "A" or 'B'. The results largely fell along partisan lines, with 64 percent of Democrats giving him an F compared to 6 percent of Republicans giving him the same grade. (more...)
New signing Barkley not eligible for Norwich game New signing Barkley not eligible for Norwich game
- January 17, 2018

Chelsea still have plenty to play for in 2017/18, but they need to improve quickly if they are to avoid a trophy-less season. "Cahill, but his problem is not so serious", Conte replied when asked for any injury news. "For sure, this is a player who is very interesting for us". I have to make many changes. "If you want to face and try to go to the next round in every competition this is the only way we can do". (more...)
Maria Sharapova happily back in old routine at Australian Open
- January 17, 2018

He's been met on court after wins here previously by tennis greats Laver, John McEnroe and Jim Courier. Sharapova won the tournament in 2008. The Russian is due to meet in-form Kerber in round three and the German advanced easily against compatriot Anna-Lena Friedsam, winning 6-0 6-4. (more...)
Elgar chuffed Titans mate Ngidi could catch India's big fish Elgar chuffed Titans mate Ngidi could catch India's big fish
- January 17, 2018

In the post lunch session, the proceedings slowed down as India were happy to not conceded too many runs. Conditions were otherwise reasonably good to bat in, and with India also offering de Villiers release balls every now and then - width the most frequent culprit - South Africa's lead was beginning to trouble India , and their worries were compounded by Elgar's stay. (more...)
Australian Open: Djokovic makes impressive comeback Australian Open: Djokovic makes impressive comeback
- January 17, 2018

It's like, let's just see what happens, I'm not at 100 per cent, but you never know in a week's time what's going to be happening. Federer says the likes of six-times champion Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, both returning after lengthy injury breaks, could benefit from the same mindset he arrived with in Melbourne past year, when he was just back from a six-month hiatus. (more...)
EPL: Mourinho set to sign new Manchester United contract EPL: Mourinho set to sign new Manchester United contract
- January 17, 2018

The ex-Real Madrid and Chelsea manager is yet to actually put pen to paper on the deal. Initially, the former PSG man was released by Manchester United , but as he approached the full fitness, he was given a new one-year contract extension. (more...)
JJ Redick out with leg injury JJ Redick out with leg injury
- January 17, 2018

A previous report from Adrian Wojnarowski indicated Redick wasn't facing an extended absence, though this most recent report indicates Redick will miss around two weeks before being reevaluated. Redick shot just 38.5 percent from beyond the arc in December, but had really come into his own recently, shooting 46.4 percent from three-point range over the last eight games. (more...)
Conor McGregor To Be Stripped Of UFC Championship Conor McGregor To Be Stripped Of UFC Championship
- January 17, 2018

The biggest news about the fight, of course, is that the fight will be for the undisputed title after the promotion strips current champion Conor McGregor for his 14-month inactivity. "If (McGregor) comes back in September, that's nearly two years (since his last MMA fight)", White said after UFC Fight Night 124. If he comes back in September that's nearly two years, that can't happen, it's not fair to everybody else. (more...)
Simona Halep battles previous gifted wildcard Destanee Aiava Simona Halep battles previous gifted wildcard Destanee Aiava
- January 17, 2018

Halep had fallen at the first hurdle in the past two years at Melbourne Park and another shock was beckoning when the big-hitting Australian took a 5-2 lead in the first set, buoyed by rowdy home supporters. Simona Halep admitted she is not sure of the extent of the damage to her ankle that she sustained during her first round win at the Australian Open, although she hopes to continue at the event. (more...)
Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC
- January 17, 2018

This will be Jacksonville's first AFC championship appearance since the 1999 season. "We just have to match their type of physicality, and also just their emotion and their readiness to get ready to play". "We get an opportunity to go play in Foxborough for another week, so I'm just honored to be able to do this and especially with this group of guys". Even if Ramsey is sure Jacksonville will beat New England, no one else is giving the Jags a shot, so his confidence feels less like arrogance ... (more...)
Barkley ineligible to make Chelsea debut against Norwich Barkley ineligible to make Chelsea debut against Norwich
- January 17, 2018

To play with the right concentration. But this is unusual for a player who is only 17 years old. To play at this level. We want to try to do our best and it's normal. "You can win, you can lose, but the most important thing is to put all your strength on the pitch". Antonio Conte has already confirmed that Batshuayi will start, in what could possibly he his final appearance for Chelsea this season before heading out loan. (more...)
Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Jack Conklin has torn ACL Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Jack Conklin has torn ACL
- January 17, 2018

Just days after publically stating that an extension would be coming for Titans head coach Mike Mularkey , Tennessee fired their head coach on Monday morning. When they fired Ken Whisenhunt halfway through 2015, the beheading the Titans' quarterbacks were taking early that season pushed the issue. McDaniels coached there for 6 of the seasons that Robinson was in New England, meaning the two certainly know each other on a much closer basis than what Chris Ballard would have with the New ... (more...)
Oops. Saints coach Sean Payton taunted Vikings fans before losing playoff game
- January 17, 2018

Despite the disappointment, longtime New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees isn't about to jump ship. "So, I do feel like that there is a window of opportunity there". I was in the 10th row right behind (Payton). "Certainly, the relationship with this city will always play a strong role in me wanting to be here and ... (more...)

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