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Australia v India, fourth test, day one Australia v India, fourth test, day one
- January 03, 2019

Not only did the media manager announce that he had been ruled out, India's captain Virat Kohli went on to lament his absence, in particular since his injury - a side strain - was similar to the one that troubled him during India's tour of England previous year. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather Shows Off Stacks Of Yen From Exhibition Boxing Match Floyd Mayweather Shows Off Stacks Of Yen From Exhibition Boxing Match
- January 03, 2019

He wrote on Instagram: "I am disappointed at myself since I thought I could have done better". "I learned that I didn't work hard enough to earn this opportunity, and I will use this defeat to improve myself and move forward this year". (more...)
Alexander Gustafsson Considering Heavyweight After UFC 232 Loss Alexander Gustafsson Considering Heavyweight After UFC 232 Loss
- January 03, 2019

Alas, the UFC 232 headlining rematch didn't go Gustafsson's way. It would only be right for the two fighters to have one more bout to close out the trilogy. So it makes sense. Win or lose, Lesnar would also be in line to face UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a megafight later in the year. I want to fight 3 times this year and leave zero doubt of my dominance as a champion. (more...)
Seattle Mariners, Japanese lefty Yusei Kikuchi agree to four-year deal Seattle Mariners, Japanese lefty Yusei Kikuchi agree to four-year deal
- January 03, 2019

If neither the Mariners take the four-year option or Kikuchi declines his one-year player option, then he will become a free agent. Kikuchi, the latest star pitcher to make the jump from Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball organization to Major League Baseball, must sign before the posting deadline on January 2. (more...)
NBA wrap: Spurs uses 46-point third quarter to beat Celtics NBA wrap: Spurs uses 46-point third quarter to beat Celtics
- January 03, 2019

The hosts opened the game 1-for-6 from the field and shot 22 percent in the opening period while scoring a season-low 17 points in the first quarter. Jaylen Brown led Boston (21-15) with 30 points off the bench. Irving briefly left the game but returned to the floor and scored two points down the stretch. Kemba Walker scored 24 points in less than three quarters of action, and host Charlotte continued its mastery over Orlando, beating the Magic and winning its 13 straight against them ... (more...)
Juventus 'monitoring' Arsenal midfielder Ramsey's transfer situation - director Juventus 'monitoring' Arsenal midfielder Ramsey's transfer situation - director
- January 03, 2019

Arsenal have opted not to renew the Wales international's contract , which expires at the end of this season. Arsenal had offered fresh terms but surprisingly withdrew their offer earlier in the season. "He is a player whose contract is expiring, and, as I said before, we always pay attention to the situations offered by the transfer market because it is our duty, so we also pay attention to Ramsey". (more...)
Russell Westbrook takes blame for Thunder's woes: 'It's really on me' Russell Westbrook takes blame for Thunder's woes: 'It's really on me'
- January 03, 2019

Westbrook promised after that game, "We play tomorrow and I'll be better from then on", and was true to his word, going 13 of 24 from the field and knocking down midrange bank shots with regularity as the Thunder built a 60-43 halftime lead. (more...)
Andy Murray makes winning return in Brisbane with defeat of James Duckworth Andy Murray makes winning return in Brisbane with defeat of James Duckworth
- January 03, 2019

Murray broke Duckworth three times in a match that lasted just short of 90 minutes, the first in the sixth game of the first set. "Eighteen months, a lot of ups and downs", he said, fighting back tears. " In the second set, I made a few too many mistakes, and obviously there was a period in the match from 5-5 where I lost six games in a row". "I think when you play better players. (more...)
Giants Undecided On Future Of Eli Manning With Franchise Giants Undecided On Future Of Eli Manning With Franchise
- January 03, 2019

However, he did say what his current stance on the quarterback position for the team will be as he enters the offseason. "He came in and he wanted to talk, " Gettleman said of the conversation. "He's still got it". "It was a very honest and up-front conversation", Gettleman told reporters. "We're trying to build sustained success, " said Gettleman, who replaced the fired Jerry Reese last December. (more...)
New sanctions loom as WADA confirm Russian Federation misses doping deadline New sanctions loom as WADA confirm Russian Federation misses doping deadline
- January 03, 2019

RUSADA's three-year suspension began in November 2015 following allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics. We recognise RUSADA has been working with WADA in an effort to resolve these issues, but the conditions agreed on 20 September 2018 were unequivocal and without the data there can be only one outcome. (more...)
Alex Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game; suspended one game Alex Ovechkin to skip NHL All-Star Game; suspended one game
- January 03, 2019

After being named captain of the Metro division all-stars for the second year in a row, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will miss the 2019 All-Star Game. The All-Star skills competition will be held on January 25, with the game itself set for the following day. Fans voted Ovechkin, the reigning playoff MVP, as the captain of the Metropolitan Division All-Star team. (more...)
Serie A Side Considering Move For Ashley Young Serie A Side Considering Move For Ashley Young
- January 03, 2019

This means that Young is now free to negotiate a pre-contract deal with any sides outside of England as he is in the final six months of his current contract. Young moved to Old Trafford from Aston Villa in 2011. This season, he mostly played in the right back position under Jose Mourinho and even interim boss Solskjaer has used him in that role. (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ranmakant Achrekar passes away
- January 02, 2019

He built the foundation that I stand on. Achrekar earned widespread praise for work at the Kamnath Cricket Club at Mumbai's Shivaji Park . Tendulkar, who is now retired, owns nearly all the batting records that were there for the taking in the game, including the highest runs in Tests (15,921) and ODIs (18,426). (more...)
'Big Four' still Grand Slam stars to beat - Djokovic 'Big Four' still Grand Slam stars to beat - Djokovic
- January 02, 2019

Only Federer (20) and Nadal (17) have more. Djokovic, a two-time victor in Doha , said yesterday: "Well, I'm glad to end up 2018 with a win with my brother on the court". "The more quality time and attention you put into developing yourself as a player and a person, strengthening your character, the more successful your life will be", he said."Nowadays, the society is such that we pay more attention to other people's lives than our own". (more...)
Injury forces Rafael Nadal to withdraw from Brisbane International
- January 02, 2019

Tournament Director, Cameron Pearson, expressed his disappointment at the news, saying: 'We know how disappointed Rafael Nadal is that he has had to withdraw from the Brisbane International and is unable to play in front of the Brisbane fans this year. (more...)
Andy Murray knocked out of Brisbane International by Daniil Medvedev
- January 02, 2019

It was in Brisbane a year ago that Murray opted to undergo surgery on his hip. "But as the match went on I thought I moved well", Murray told reporters after his 10th successive win in Brisbane, having won the tournament at both his previous appearances in 2012 and 2013. (more...)
Fulham boss Ranieri confident beating Arsenal to Chelsea captain Cahill Fulham boss Ranieri confident beating Arsenal to Chelsea captain Cahill
- January 02, 2019

I need to do my work. Meanwhile, Lacazette's team-mate Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who also scored, was in the wars as he received some kicks on his legs. Asked if Ramsey would stay until the summer, Emery replied: "At the moment he is working with us and I think, yes. I want this focus from him when he is playing". (more...)
Donnie Nietes Wins The Vacant WBO Super-Flyweight Title - Full Fight Report Donnie Nietes Wins The Vacant WBO Super-Flyweight Title - Full Fight Report
- January 02, 2019

Donnie Nietes of Philippines (C) celebrates his victory over Kazuto Ioka of Japan during their WBO super flyweight championship boxing bout in Macau. Nietes outworked Japanese star Kazuto Ioka at the Wynn Palace in Cotai, Macau on New Year's Eve to earn a split decision decision win and become a four-division boxing world champion. (more...)
Roger Federer wins match against fellow tennis legend Serena Williams Roger Federer wins match against fellow tennis legend Serena Williams
- January 02, 2019

Serena Williams will be playing Roger Federer for the first time in mixed doubles. But the fact it would also decide the tie victor added extra intrigue. "I can not imagine having two sets of twins!" "It was definitely a relief", Williams said of the result. After the match, Williams told the crowd she was "kinda sad the match was over". (more...)
Chelsea accept £18m bid from Wolves for Tammy Abraham Chelsea accept £18m bid from Wolves for Tammy Abraham
- January 02, 2019

Wolves have reportedly lodged an offer to Chelsea to sign Abraham on an initial loan deal with an option to snap him up for £18 million in the summer, per reports from Mail . Needless to say, Villa losing Abraham would be a huge blow ahead of the second half of the season. Wolves are desperate to add to their attack given the uncertainty over a permanent move for Raul Jimenez and believe Abraham can add more firepower to their frontline. (more...)
EPL: Ramsey reveals club he’ll join after leaving Arsenal EPL: Ramsey reveals club he’ll join after leaving Arsenal
- January 02, 2019

Juventus director Fabio Paratici has said they are "monitoring" Aaron Ramsey's transfer situation, with the Arsenal midfielder expected to leave the club on a free transfer. "They need every good player they can get based on that thrashing at Anfield the other night, especially defending wise". At the moment he's working with us and I think yes [he's going to stay]'. (more...)
Confident India eye historic breakthrough in Sydney Confident India eye historic breakthrough in Sydney
- January 02, 2019

It will be interesting to see if Kohli goes with Kuldeep, an extra spinner for the spin-friendly SCG Test or will Rahul get another chance this series? Middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma , who hit a gritty 63 in the first innings at Melbourne, is not available after jetting back to Mumbai to be with his wife who recently gave birth. (more...)
Troy Tulowitzki, Yankees Agree to Deal Troy Tulowitzki, Yankees Agree to Deal
- January 02, 2019

Tulowitzki, 34, was released by the Toronto Blue Jays in December after missing the entire 2018 campaign following surgery, which removed bone spurs from both of his heels. Since getting traded to Toronto during the 2015 season, Tulowitzki has not almost been the same player that he was for the nine-plus seasons he was with the Colorado Rockies. (more...)
Salah, Mane, Aubameyang compete for African award Salah, Mane, Aubameyang compete for African award
- January 02, 2019

The victor will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dakar, Senegal on January 8. It will be the second year running, the trio battle it out for the prestigious prize. Since El Hadji Diouf triumph in 2001 and 2002, no Senegalese has won the individual honour and Mane looks set to break the jinx following his third consecutive nomination among the best three. (more...)
Unai Emery sends message to Aaron Ramsey about Arsenal speculation
- January 02, 2019

Maybe we can sign one or two players", said the 47-year-old Spaniard. Arsenal , whose defensive problems were so humiliatingly exposed at Anfield on Saturday, will try to address their recent mini-slump that has featured defeat at St Mary's and a draw at Brighton as well as the walloping by Liverpool . (more...)
Antonio Brown Skipped Practice Most of Last Week After Dispute With Teammate Antonio Brown Skipped Practice Most of Last Week After Dispute With Teammate
- January 02, 2019

He did not play in Sunday's finale against the Cincinnati Bengals after an altercation with another player and skipping out on multiple team meetings and practices leading up to the game. Perriman and Callaway have the shown ability to be vertical threats, but they were both in short sample sizes. If the Steelers were to trade Brown the team would take a cap hit of $21 million. (more...)
Sergio Aguero backs Manchester City's style to overcome Liverpool Sergio Aguero backs Manchester City's style to overcome Liverpool
- January 02, 2019

City bounced back from consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester with a 3-1 win at Southampton to move back into second above Tottenham . But City's all-time leading goalscorer believes the reigning champions, who achieved a record 100 points last season , are still capable of beating Klopp's unbeaten Liverpool side - if they stick to their own philosophy. (more...)
Bulls beaten by Leonard, Raptors Bulls beaten by Leonard, Raptors
- January 02, 2019

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points to top Toronto (27-11), while Pascal Siakam finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Danny Green and Fred VanVleet each scored 10 points as Toronto bounced back from its largest defeat of the season, a 29-point loss at Orlando on Friday. (more...)
Tottenham win over Cardiff 'important for our confidence' - Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham win over Cardiff 'important for our confidence' - Mauricio Pochettino
- January 02, 2019

The England captain got on the scoresheet as early as the third minute, completing his set of scoring against every opponent he has faced in the Premier League . Cardiff are being carved apart here all too easily. Harry Kane is expected to lead the line for the visitors this week. The winger forced two saves from Hugo Lloris , first with a far post header which brought a diving stop and later with a cross that was tipped over. (more...)
New Orleans Saints installed as favorites for Super Bowl title New Orleans Saints installed as favorites for Super Bowl title
- January 02, 2019

This season matches up too well with the Saints' 2009 season, which saw them win their franchise's first Super Bowl in an historic game against Peyton Manning's Colts. With the uncertain status of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles , some sportsbooks were cautious to post a point spread on the game. The only way Houston would instead get the No. (more...)

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