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Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion
- January 19, 2018

Brazil football great Pele has been taken to hospital after collapsing with severe exhaustion. The brilliant forward, regarded as one of the greatest to ever play the game, appeared to show he is taking small steps to a recovery as he delighted fans in his native Brazil last weekend. (more...)
Sharapova gets patience test with Melbourne set to sizzle Sharapova gets patience test with Melbourne set to sizzle
- January 19, 2018

Federer maintained his record of always reaching the third round at Melbourne Park, and this is his 19th appearance. Sharapova hasn't been bounced before the fourth round of a grand slam since the 2013 Wimbledon. She beat fellow German Anna-Lena Friedsam in the first round here. In the first game of the third set, with the Frenchman serving at 30-15, both players found themselves playing from behind the baseline. (more...)
Sandgren Upsets Wawrinka At Australian Open Sandgren Upsets Wawrinka At Australian Open
- January 19, 2018

All the categories: biggest win, biggest moment of getting a victory, setting me up for the biggest stage to play third round of a slam, biggest opportunity. It's going to be tough. Federer, the defending champion, finished off a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Jan-Lennard Struff a half-hour before midnight, when the temperature was still around 29 degrees C (84 degrees F), and said playing at the height of the heat wouldn't have bothered him. (more...)
Former world champ Tyson Fury regains boxing licence Former world champ Tyson Fury regains boxing licence
- January 19, 2018

The Brit had his licence suspended by the BBBofC in October 2016 after allegations of anti-doping violations were made against him. That UKAD case ended last month. Robert Smith, general secretary of the BBBofC, had said its priority was to make sure Fury was "mentally fit and physically fit" to resume fighting. (more...)
Mesut Ozil will not be leaving Arsenal this January - Arsene Wenger
- January 19, 2018

Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang is among those considered to be a top priority, but Wenger is staying tight-lipped when it comes to a mooted approach for the prolific Gabon worldwide. Nothing else is close". "Overall you look at the achievements over his career and if he has done well the character has been used in a positive way". (more...)
Arsenal pull out of race to sign Malcom in January
- January 19, 2018

The Netherlands worldwide angered the London side's supporters when he chose to join Premier League rivals Manchester United six years ago, and went on to win the league title in his first season with the Red Devils. Wilshere hadn't been offered a new deal until recently due to his well publicised issues with injuries, but the England midfielder has returned to fitness and form in the last month prompting a new deal to be offered. (more...)
As expected: Maria Sharapova advances at Australian Open As expected: Maria Sharapova advances at Australian Open
- January 19, 2018

So far at Melbourne Park, Kerber is off to a fantastic start. Sharapova now faces a third-round clash against 2016 victor Angelique Kerber , who has made an unbeaten start to the season. "This is the matches I'm looking forward to have, especially at the beginning of the year". "I love playing the guy", said Federer. As the thermometer headed towards an energy-sapping 40C and reports of 69 degrees being measured on the court surface, Djokovic and his opponent Gael Monfils took to a ... (more...)
Renewed hope for Newcastle United sale Renewed hope for Newcastle United sale
- January 19, 2018

However, she now says her offer " remains on the table ". "It's hurtful. Hugely hurtful", she says. "It's not something we've just thrown together". Negotiations have stalled over the valuation of Newcastle, with Staveley believed to have offered around £250m in a deal that could potentially rise to £300m is certain clauses are met. (more...)
Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Shares Bought by Synovus Financial Corp
- January 19, 2018

Folketrygdfondet increased Novo (NVO) stake by 4.38% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 4,564 shares of the company's stock worth $175,000 after purchasing an additional 2,086 shares in the last quarter. KeyBanc Capital Markets has "Overweight" rating and $58 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating by M Partners given on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Nomura. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles will have Rodger Goodell in attendance for NFC Championship Philadelphia Eagles will have Rodger Goodell in attendance for NFC Championship
- January 19, 2018

The now famous underdog masks that several Philadelphia Eagles players wore after their win against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday are officially allowed at the Lincoln Financial Field. Keenum threw an interception that gave the Saints the ball on Minnesota's 30-yard line. "I appreciate all he does for this team, and I appreciate all he's done for me", fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen said. (more...)
Chelsea Could Be Banned From Transfer Market (SEE WHY) Chelsea Could Be Banned From Transfer Market (SEE WHY)
- January 19, 2018

The Premier League side could join other major European sides in receiving transfer bans for similar instances of violating the rules of youth signings. Under-18s can move to a club in a different country if their parents move there for non-footballing reasons, if they are from another nation within the European Union or European Economic Area and aged between 16 and 18, or if they live within 100 kilometres of the club. (more...)
Schalke's Goretzka signs contract to join Bayern next season Schalke's Goretzka signs contract to join Bayern next season
- January 19, 2018

Goretzka has been tied in reports to Liverpool since the summer, though LFC are far from the only club interested in the talented 22-year-old. Goretzka rose through the ranks at VfL Bochum before joining Schalke at the age of 18 in summer 2013. (more...)
Birthday girl Angelique Kerber sets up mouthwatering Maria Sharapova clash Birthday girl Angelique Kerber sets up mouthwatering Maria Sharapova clash
- January 19, 2018

In the women's side, Maria Sharapova is back from a drug suspension and she would be secretly glad that Serena Williams would not appear in Melbourne because of a lack of match sharpness. Dimitrov, the world's No.3, seems to be intent, at 26, to finally become the player he has threatened to be since he was 20. Djokovic had contested 51 consecutive Grand Slams until he missed last year's U.S. (more...)
Brighton vs Chelsea TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news Brighton vs Chelsea TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
- January 19, 2018

Prior to Wednesday , Chelsea had gone four matches without a win, and failed to score a single goal in any of their previous three. Chelsea are in fourth spot in the Premier League table but level on points with third-placed Liverpool FC in the race to secure a Champions League spot amid competition from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal . (more...)
Holy help for the Vikings' miracle in Minneapolis?
- January 19, 2018

The Eagles ran for 77 yards and averaged nearly 5 yards per carry in the first half against heavy Falcons defensive fronts, opening the door for Pederson to get Nick Foles going in the second half with RPOs and play-action passes on first down. (more...)
Celebrate later, Vikings say-there's a game to win
- January 19, 2018

Case Keenum has stepped into the lead role this season and Bradford will be the team's backup option this weekend, leaving Teddy Bridgewater out of the mix. The prevailing storyline leading up to this clash between NFC titans is the two backup quarterbacks , inexperienced on the big stage but carrying their teams into the postseason. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic
- January 19, 2018

It was a sixth win in seven games for Philadelphia, who also benefited from Dario Saric's 16 points. When asked how he feels after finally winning again, James admitted that it felt good to get back to their winning ways. After a lengthy review, the officials ruled Cleveland's Thomas was not out of bounds when they thought the ball had touched him. An inadvertent whistle resulted in a jump ball with 0.2 left. (more...)
Verbal Agreement Reached For Jeff Horn v Terence Crawford Bout Verbal Agreement Reached For Jeff Horn v Terence Crawford Bout
- January 19, 2018

He then went on to defend the belt against the UK's Gary Corcoran late a year ago. This will be one of the biggest fights in recent memory for Australian boxing, with Madison Square Garden being arguably the most recognisable sporting arena in the world. (more...)
Premier League Predictions: Man City vs. Newcastle, Burnley vs. United Premier League Predictions: Man City vs. Newcastle, Burnley vs. United
- January 19, 2018

But the Argentina centre-back is confident City, who hold a 12-point lead over second placed Manchester United, will put that behind them and get back on track when Newcastle visit Eastlands on Saturday. "The season is going really well and we want to keep going in that way", Otamendi said . United's title bid would receive a boost if, as expected, they complete a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after out-bidding City for the Chile forward. (more...)
REAL Fans turn on Ronaldo REAL Fans turn on Ronaldo
- January 19, 2018

Real Madrid chiefs are reportedly unwilling to meet Cristiano Ronaldo's latest wage demands due to his alarming dip in form this season. Therefore Bale wants to leave the club on his terms and not wait to be ousted. Mourinho and Ronaldo worked well together at Real Madrid for three years between 2010 and 2013.Mourinho had a disagreement with Ronaldo and some other leading players before leaving. (more...)
Newcastle United bid still alive, says 'hurt' Amanda Staveley Newcastle United bid still alive, says 'hurt' Amanda Staveley
- January 19, 2018

Staveley, who has previously failed with a bid to buy Liverpool, rejected this out of hand. "The suggestion that we were either wasting time or not serious is absurd". It has been suggested that Staveley's unknown investors were from the Middle East, East Asia and the United States and had made an offer of around £250 million. (more...)
We will definitely try to get Ashwin back in CSK: MS Dhoni We will definitely try to get Ashwin back in CSK: MS Dhoni
- January 19, 2018

We have to buy him in the auction. With Ashwin, you know we had done the same thing in the past. We will definitely go for him in the auction but it is not only him but other players that we want. "We have made three retentions". One keeper, two batsmen. A lot of areas are covered when it comes to the top order. We don't have to go for left-handers. (more...)
Celtic's Marvin Compper ruled out for three to four weeks Celtic's Marvin Compper ruled out for three to four weeks
- January 19, 2018

After another injury setback this month, Rodgers remains hopeful on adding to his squad in the current transfer window. New Celtic signing Marvin Compper could be out for up to a month after picking up a calf injury during the club's winter training camp in Dubai. (more...)
Simon Mignolet admits he is considering his Liverpool future Simon Mignolet admits he is considering his Liverpool future
- January 19, 2018

Reina, 35, was replaced at Anfield by Mignolet, completing the circle of their careers. "I am not satisfied with that (being dropped) but you have to respect a decision of the trainer". Alisson is valued at £44m by Roma. Brazil global Alisson has only been in Rome for 18 months but he has already established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Serie A . (more...)
Brady misses practice due to throwing hand injury Brady misses practice due to throwing hand injury
- January 19, 2018

Brady nursing a throwing hand injury was a topic of huge interest. I suspect an Eagles-Patriots game would produce the highest possible ratings on Super Bowl Sunday, although I don't discount the possibility that a sizable portion of your average fans are somewhat sick of the annual Bill Belichick-and-Tom Brady visit to the promised land. (more...)
Nadal demolishes Dzumhur to make Open fourth round Nadal demolishes Dzumhur to make Open fourth round
- January 19, 2018

Nadal, a losing finalist to Roger Federer previous year in Melbourne, will face Bosnia-Herzegovina's 28th seed Damir Dzumhur in the third round. In the round of 16 on Sunday, the Spanish left-hander will play Diego Schwartzman , who beat Alexandr Dolgopolov in four sets earlier Friday. (more...)
The Vikings miracle win creates an ideal situation for the Eagles The Vikings miracle win creates an ideal situation for the Eagles
- January 19, 2018

If Foles completes the task, he'll go down as a forever folk hero in a city that is legendarily passionate about its Birds. Days after the stunning walk-off touchdown by receiver Stefon Diggs that delivered a Vikings win against the New Orleans Saints , the Vikes face an opponent on Sunday with similar strengths and weaknesses. (more...)
Golden Knights breeze by Lightning 4-1 Golden Knights breeze by Lightning 4-1
- January 19, 2018

Andrei Vasilevskiy , the National Hockey League leader in wins (27) and shutouts (six), made 26 saves but has now surrendered 19 goals in his last four games. Fleury made a number of impressive stops, including a left-circle shot by Steven Stamkos and in-close chance from Nikita Kucherov during the second period. (more...)
Nick Foles' 'crazy journey' from near-retirement to NFC title game
- January 19, 2018

Case Keenum , Foles' backup that season in St. Louis, has helped lead the Vikings to their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 2010. "This is what all you guys predicted back in the day, was a Foles vs. I know there was a lot of people against us this last week. Warning: This will make you want to flip your desk over at work. Thought the game moved a little bit too fast for him at times . (more...)
Birthday lady Kerber units up mouthwatering Sharapova conflict Birthday lady Kerber units up mouthwatering Sharapova conflict
- January 19, 2018

Sharapova saw off 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 7-6 (7-4) on an eventful, baking hot day which saw Muguruza become the biggest casualty in the women's draw, Hsieh Su-wei shocking the Wimbledon champion 7-6 (7-1) 6-4. "I love Australia. I love the summer-time". I was watching this tournament a year ago with a box of Kleenex next to me sick. "So, you know, I feel like I transported myself into the TV this year and I'm finding myself on Rod Laver Arena competing". (more...)

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