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Suarez Navarro hits back to reach quarter-finals Suarez Navarro hits back to reach quarter-finals
- January 23, 2018

Since almost being eliminated in the second round by Jana Fett - Wozniacki trailed 5-1 in the third set before winning the last six games - the former world number one has won her next two matches in straight sets. Navarro has needed three sets in each of her last three matches to advance, but she's been consistent with her serve and managed to survive 53 winners from her opponent in her last match. (more...)
Conte Rules Morata, Fabregas Out Of Arsenal Clash; Plays Down Dzeko Transfer
- January 23, 2018

Morata, who missed Saturday's 4-0 win over Brighton through suspension, is out with a back injury, while Fabregas has failed to recover from a hamstring strain he picked up last week. "For me, my players, for the fans, it's an important target, especially for me", he said. Defender Andreas Christensen has been cleared to play, however, despite being substituted against Brighton due to a head injury. (more...)
New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars AFC title game draws huge TV ratings
- January 23, 2018

Sunday's win drew an average overnight household rating of 27.3. Listen, guys, there's a reason David only beat Goliath once, and while I'm not great with my Bible study, as near as I can tell that was about 3,000 years ago. Want tickets to see Tom Brady win his sixth Super Bowl ring - or the Philadelphia Eagles their first title? -With 55 seconds to play remaining in the first half and two timeouts, Jacksonville took a knee on consecutive plays instead of trying to make ... (more...)
Zverev cops big fine over first-round withdrawal Zverev cops big fine over first-round withdrawal
- January 23, 2018

Tennis officials introduced new rules past year to combat a plague of mid-match withdrawals at grand slams to stop injured players turning up just to claim the prize money. An unintended effect of the big increases in first-round prize money at the slams in recent years had been that players who were not fully fit were starting matches but not completing them because they did not want to give up their pay day. (more...)
Callaway launch 2018 Chrome Soft golf ball Callaway launch 2018 Chrome Soft golf ball
- January 23, 2018

How do you make a ball that launches high and doesn't spin off the tee but sits soft and DOES spin on shots around the green? Despite being two-dimensional - graphene, one atom thick, is the thinnest material known - it's stronger than diamond, 200 times stronger than steel and may well be the strongest material on Earth. (more...)
Angry Klopp reacts to Liverpool's defeat to strugglers Swansea Angry Klopp reacts to Liverpool's defeat to strugglers Swansea
- January 23, 2018

There proved to be no way through for Liverpool , who saw Roberto Firmino hit the post with a header deep into stoppage time - Adam Lallana unable to convert the rebound - as they failed to claim a sixth straight win in all competitions for the first time under Jurgen Klopp . (more...)
Remarkable Stat That Shows Leroy Sane's Importance to Manchester City This Season Remarkable Stat That Shows Leroy Sane's Importance to Manchester City This Season
- January 23, 2018

The Ukrainian had more touches of the ball than any other player thanks to his ability to drift inside and help with attacking build-up play. That assist for Aguero's strike was Sane's tenth in the Premier League this season, making the 22-year-old the first player in Europe under the age of 23 to reach double figures for assists this season. (more...)
Midfielder Signs Man City Deal Midfielder Signs Man City Deal
- January 23, 2018

The influential 32-year-old Brazil worldwide was a £30m signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, and in his first season he won both the League Cup as well as the Premier League title. He is a senior member of the squad and his professionalism and work ethic are second to none . Otamendi said: "I've enjoyed my time at City since the first day I arrived and I'm really happy to have extended my stay here by a couple more years". (more...)
Jurgen Klopp apologises after altercation with fan in Liverpool's defeat at Swansea Jurgen Klopp apologises after altercation with fan in Liverpool's defeat at Swansea
- January 23, 2018

Virgil van Dijk is set for his Premier League debut for Liverpool at Swansea City , where Jurgen Klopp could stick closely to the team that beat Man City . LIVERPOOL: Karius 6, Gomez 6, Matip 6, Van Dijk 7, Robertson 7, Can 6, Wijnaldum 6, Oxlade-Chamberlain 6, Mane 6, Firmino 6, Salah 6. Liverpool failed to grab a late draw to extend their lead over fifth-placed Tottenham as they lost to a single goal from Alfie Mawson - and Klopp himself clashed verbally with a home ... (more...)
Sanchez takes aim at his critics as he says his Arsenal goodbyes Sanchez takes aim at his critics as he says his Arsenal goodbyes
- January 23, 2018

The France midfielder became the highest-paid player at Old Trafford following the £89.3m switch from Turin back in the summer of 2016, earning him a basic salary of £300,000-per-week. A tireless and direct runner with a natural inclination to attack, Sanchez would likely have been a good fit for United under Ferguson, who quit in 2013 after almost 27 trophy-filled years. (more...)
Gunners can sign Jonny Evans for just £3m because of one clause
- January 23, 2018

Manchester City are thought to be mulling over a bid, while Arsenal may not follow up their initial interest because of their likely outlay of more than £50m on Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Evans has years of experience in some of football's biggest competitions, having won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup. (more...)
Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams
- January 23, 2018

New England will face the Philadelphia Eagles, who blew out the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Brady will try to win his sixth Super Bowl title. "Being on the sideline and just seeing the defensive players make plays, seeing the offense make plays, seeing the special teams putting the offense or defense in a certain position that they can be successful in, you've just got to take in those moments". (more...)
Chelsea and Roma Yet To Agree Payment Terms For Edin Dzeko Chelsea and Roma Yet To Agree Payment Terms For Edin Dzeko
- January 23, 2018

Conte has been in the market for a new full-back for some time and Palmieri will offer competition for Marcos Alonso in the left wing-back role if he completes his proposed move to Chelsea. Kenedy to NewcastleA big indication that Palmieri to #cfc is a done deal. Newcastle are set to secure the loan signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy in the next 24 hours. (more...)
Newcastle United again unable to keep pace with Manchester City Newcastle United again unable to keep pace with Manchester City
- January 23, 2018

You need to be courageous, you need to play football. "As an attacking player, he must know that he is going to be asked to temper his game, certainly compared to the season he had under Guardiola at Barcelona or his time under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal ". (more...)
Houston hands Shockers second-straight conference loss Houston hands Shockers second-straight conference loss
- January 23, 2018

After having its 27-game winning streak at Koch Arena snapped on Wednesday by SMU, WSU had its 11-game road winning streak, tied for longest in the nation, ended by Houston days later. Senior guard Conner Frankamp finished with nine and junior forward Markis McDuffie finished with eight. Nobody is going to lay down against a team like us. (more...)
Mkhitaryan reels out the Mkhitaryan reels out the "dream come true" line in first Arsenal interview
- January 23, 2018

The transfer saga sees the wantaway Chilean - who had just six months remaining on his contract at the Emirates - move in the opposite direction and join Jose Mourinho's side on a four and a half year deal. The 29-year-old Chilean forward took to social media to post an emotional video alongside a message for the Arsenal fans. Arsène Wenger added: "Henrikh is a very complete player". (more...)
Lennon joins Burnley: 'I've still got a lot to offer' Lennon joins Burnley: 'I've still got a lot to offer'
- January 23, 2018

I am only 30 and I still want to play at the highest level. "I am only 30 and I still want to play at the highest level", the former England global, who missed the final three months of last season after mental health issues, told Clarets Player. (more...)
Tennessee Titans announce Mike Vrabel as next head coach Tennessee Titans announce Mike Vrabel as next head coach
- January 23, 2018

If we're not going to judge a guy by his resume, what the hell else are we going to use? Before that, he was quarterbacks coach for Chip Kelly during his National Football League tenures with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. (more...)
Arsenal supporters convinced they've spotted a message in Henrikh Mkhitaryan video Arsenal supporters convinced they've spotted a message in Henrikh Mkhitaryan video
- January 23, 2018

Sanchez is the third player to leave the club this month with Francis Coquelin moving to Valencia and Theo Walcott joining Everton . It's a dream come true because I've always dreamed of playing for Arsenal . He also helped the club win the League Cup, having previously won three Ukrainian titles with Shakhtar Donetsk and four Armenian crowns with Pyunik. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez: I needed to feel loved Alexis Sanchez: I needed to feel loved
- January 23, 2018

Alexis Sanchez is now a Manchester United player after he completed his move from the Emirates to the Theatre of Dreams on Monday 22 in the evening on a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal . "He's a very complete player". A crack team of Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward managed to persuade the Chilean that Old Trafford would be the place for him. (more...)
Swansea stun Liverpool 1-0 to dent Merseysiders top four hopes
- January 23, 2018

A commanding second half display got the Reds over the line, which marked the first game of the winning streak they are looking to extend to six games this week. "A point would have been OK for sure but that was not what we wanted before the game, it wouldn't have made the game any better". As a Liverpool player you can not perform one week and then two weeks not - we need to deliver consistently, every day and each game. (more...)
Liverpool shocked by bottom-placed Swansea Liverpool shocked by bottom-placed Swansea
- January 23, 2018

Swansea went ahead five minutes before the break when an attempt to clear by Liverpool's 75 million pounds ($104.88 million) defender Virgil Van Dijk landed at the feet of Mawson who swept the ball home for his sixth league goal this season. (more...)
Caroline Wozniacki in quarter-finals of Australian Open Caroline Wozniacki in quarter-finals of Australian Open
- January 23, 2018

She didn't win the point, but said it was progress. "It's been wonderful, the good start of the year, no words to describe this feeling", Mertens, who was unable to participate in the Australian Open qualifying last year as she was still involved in the Hobart International, said in her on-court interview. (more...)
Djokovic Out Of Australian Open Djokovic Out Of Australian Open
- January 23, 2018

The 26-year-old Sandgren missed a match point in the fourth set but held on to beat Thiem. Defending champion Roger Federer , meanwhile, had no real difficulties in reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 14th time. I'm younger than Novak so I don't care!'" he said. "So, I'm sure that he's going to get some really good results in the future". World number one Halep remained on course for a maiden grand slam title when she progressed to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open ... (more...)
Official! United unveil Sanchez in monster $287m deal Official! United unveil Sanchez in monster $287m deal
- January 23, 2018

Arsenal will be hoping Mkhitaryan can rediscover his Dortmund form and help the Gunners climb out of sixth place into the top four. Arsenal Football Club is 130 years old and many big players have left. He creates chances, he defends well , he can absorb distances and he is very committed as well. Bordeaux star Malcom has admitted he would relish the chance to play in the Premier League. (more...)
Klopp Klopp "angry, surprised" by Liverpool defeat to Swansea
- January 23, 2018

I'm frustrated, I'm angry, because it's not necessary what we did today". "They can say whatever they want, at one point I turned to him and said, 'Please!'" "I am more frustrated about the performance than the result", added Klopp , whose side remain fourth, three points behind third-placed Chelsea . (more...)
Inter Offer Liverpool Significant Loan Fee For Daniel Sturridge, Will Pay Wages Inter Offer Liverpool Significant Loan Fee For Daniel Sturridge, Will Pay Wages
- January 23, 2018

A number of clubs are thought to have shown an interest in taking Sturridge out on loan but Liverpool are eager to move the England global on on a permanent basis this month. However, he is a natural finisher who could be a big asset for Roma, and he could be available on loan as short-term cover for Dzeko. Despite this, Sturridge has still scored three goals and assisted a further three, with his peripheral role fuelling a desire to leave in order to make the England squad for the World Cup. (more...)
Ceres-Negros stun Brisbane to set up Tianjin decider Ceres-Negros stun Brisbane to set up Tianjin decider
- January 23, 2018

Meanwhile, Ceres now face Chinese giants Tianjin Quanjian next Tuesday knowing that a win will be enough to send them into Group E, where Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Kitchee await them, along with another playoff qualifier. A double to Spaniard Bienvenido Maranon put his side ahead - his second prompting celebrations that earned the striker a yellow card and sent the bench insane - before Omid Nazari gave the visitors a two-goal buffer in the 75th minute. (more...)
Cremer restricts Bangladesh to 216-9 in tri-series ODI Cremer restricts Bangladesh to 216-9 in tri-series ODI
- January 23, 2018

SLC states that batsman Dhananjaya de Silva will be sent to Bangladesh as replacement for Kusal Perera. Dhananjaya will be arriving to Dhaka on Tuesday. They will play Bangladesh on Thursday, which is four days before the final. Tamim's innings ended on 76, following his 84-run knocks in the first two matches of the tournament. (more...)
Kenedy set to complete Newcastle loan move Kenedy set to complete Newcastle loan move
- January 23, 2018

As Chelsea near a deal with Emerson Palmieri from Roma, a deal with Kenedy seems to be near. Emerson, who has reportedly agreed a four-year contract with Chelsea, joined Roma on loan from Santos in August 2015 and was signed on a permanent basis for €2m around 18 months later. (more...)

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