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Top seed John Isner beaten by Taylor Fritz in Auckland second round Top seed John Isner beaten by Taylor Fritz in Auckland second round
- January 11, 2019

Both players traded a single break in the first set, but Fritz had the edge immediately in the shortened format. The 21-year-old will face a quarterfinal against the victor of Wednesday's match between Portugal's Joao Sousa and Cameron Norrie , an Auckland-raised player now based in England and playing under the Great Britain flag. (more...)
Claim From Spain: Chelsea Handed Four Offers For Alvaro Morata Claim From Spain: Chelsea Handed Four Offers For Alvaro Morata
- January 11, 2019

Morata has only started 11 of Chelsea FC's 21 Premier League games so far this season and has only managed to net five times in the English top flight. That apparently first yielded an agreement with Sevilla, and then also with Atletico Madrid after meeting with Diego Simeone. "Some players want more minutes, some could be sold by the club, some could arrive. (more...)
Duke Basketball: Blue Devils get first road test against struggling Wake Duke Basketball: Blue Devils get first road test against struggling Wake
- January 11, 2019

Zion Williamson missed a dunk against Wake Forest on Tuesday night, but he did just about everything else in another dominant Duke win. Virginia junior guard Kyle Guy has been recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke's Zion Williamson earned ACC Freshman of Week accolades. (more...)
Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky to miss game after unknown ‘incident’ Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky to miss game after unknown ‘incident’
- January 11, 2019

John Tortorella got his 600th National Hockey League win when Artemi Panarin scored at 1:22 of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. Bobrovsky is 18-13-1 this season with a goals-against average of 2.86 and a.906 save percentage. They know my plans for the future. They know my plans for this season, they know my plans for the future so they know everything. (more...)
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul likely to be suspended Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul likely to be suspended
- January 11, 2019

Chaudhry said that a two-match suspension as suggested by Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrator (CoA) member Vinod Rai is merely a "stop-gap arrangement" considering that the CoA had banned Australian cricketer Steve Smith and David Warner for an entire IPL season following a massive ball-tampering scandal, last year. (more...)
Oracle Park new name San Francisco Giants stadium replacing AT&T Oracle Park new name San Francisco Giants stadium replacing AT&T
- January 11, 2019

Per Bloomberg , Oracle paid more than $200 million for the stadium's naming rights. The Warriors, who won three National Basketball Association championships in the Oakland arena, are moving across the bay to a new arena in San Francisco next season, and Oakland's arena will be renamed. (more...)
Japanese Fighter Thrashed by Mayweather Names Condition for Bout With McGregor Japanese Fighter Thrashed by Mayweather Names Condition for Bout With McGregor
- January 11, 2019

Mayweather received a reported $9 million for his exhibition boxing match against Tenshin Nasukawa which lasted for less than 3 minutes as Nasukawa's corner threw in the towel. It's unclear why McGregor tweeted to ask for a fight with Nasukawa, who would be even more undersized against the Dubliner than he was against Mayweather. (more...)
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey agrees five-year deal with Juventus worth £36m Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey agrees five-year deal with Juventus worth £36m
- January 11, 2019

The 28-year-old will join this summer on a free transfer after 10 seasons with Arsenal . Juventus have won the past seven Serie A titles, signed Ronaldo for €100m last summer and are now nine points clear of Napoli in second place after 19 games. (more...)
Brahim Diaz fulfils childhood dream with 'unforgettable' Real Madrid debut Brahim Diaz fulfils childhood dream with 'unforgettable' Real Madrid debut
- January 11, 2019

Real Madrid president is running out of credit and idea amid the club's current crisis but it does seem like he is ready to resign. Leganes had stunned its Madrid neighbor with a win at the Bernabeu almost a year ago, but now it will need an even greater feat next week at home to pull off another shocker. (more...)
Padraig Harrington unveiled as European Ryder Cup captain for 2020 Padraig Harrington unveiled as European Ryder Cup captain for 2020
- January 11, 2019

Thomas Bjorn has given his backing to Padraig Harrington , who will succeed him as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the tournament in 2020. Bjorn and previous captains Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley are on the panel that will decide who will lead Europe to America. (more...)
Antonio Brown likely on his way out with Steelers: owner Antonio Brown likely on his way out with Steelers: owner
- January 11, 2019

Brown's absence in Week 17 resulted in a benching for the season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals , and during the week Brown had a flare-up in a team setting. And that has now made an offseason for the Steelers that already was sure to be littered with questions about how to prop open that closing window of opportunity a little more ... (more...)
Alabama wide receivers coach Josh Gattis taking over as MI offensive coordinator Alabama wide receivers coach Josh Gattis taking over as MI offensive coordinator
- January 10, 2019

While Key's role at Georgia Tech has not been announced, sources tell BamaInsider.com that he is expected to continue coaching offensive line while taking on the role of taking on the title of associate head coach and run-game coordinator under newly hired head coach Geoff Collins. (more...)
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs UAE, Highlights AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs UAE, Highlights
- January 10, 2019

We all hoped to win to satisfy the fans. Coach Stephen Constantine will be pleased with how the second half against Thailand turned out . "It will not be an easy game - there is no easy game - but the UAE will be ready". They are expected to have most of the possession and it will be essential for India to prevent them from getting crosses into the box. "We have a very young side here and they are excited". (more...)
Michy Batshuayi to return to Chelsea as Valencia loan cut short Michy Batshuayi to return to Chelsea as Valencia loan cut short
- January 10, 2019

Alemany said: 'At the moment we are negotiating with several clubs the departure of Michy Batshuayi . The Chelsea forward was a disappointment in Spain , scoring only twice in 23 matches for the club. Marco Silva's need for a striker is well documented . It is believed that Crystal Palace, Fulham and former club Marseille are all courting Batshuayi's status, be it loan or permanent. (more...)
Mourinho free to take Real Madrid job as Manchester United pay £15m Mourinho free to take Real Madrid job as Manchester United pay £15m
- January 10, 2019

Mourinho began his coaching career in 2000 at Benfica but was in charge for only nine games before spells at Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Jose Mourinho is free to negotiate his next job after being paid his compensation up front by Manchester United in December. "It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been, but I'm talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else". (more...)
West Ham receive huge bid for Marko Arnautović from Chinese club West Ham receive huge bid for Marko Arnautović from Chinese club
- January 10, 2019

The Austrian had been heavily linked with a move away from the London Stadium in the past couple of months, with Manchester United and Chelsea both rumoured to be interested in the player. Since arriving from Stoke City in summer 2017, Arnautovic has established himself as a key player at West Ham. This season, the 29-year-old has netted eight times in 17 games to add to his growing reputation. (more...)
Kevin Love 'Would Love' To Remain With Cavaliers Kevin Love 'Would Love' To Remain With Cavaliers
- January 10, 2019

Love signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension after James' departure, and now, Cleveland may be regretting their decision. "I didn't know what the doctor was going to say in NY, but I think just if I'm feeling good and I progress well then hopefully it will be sooner rather than later". (more...)
Djokovic thrashes Murray in Open practice match Djokovic thrashes Murray in Open practice match
- January 10, 2019

Things could get much tougher quickly, with a potential second-round meeting against wild-card entry Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who he beat in the 2008 Australian final, and with Denis Shapovalov in the same section. Marin Cilic , who lost last year's final to Federer, will begin his 2019 campaign against home hope Bernard Tomic. In the women's tournament, Serena Williams's bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title and eighth at Melbourne Park will kick off against German world No. (more...)
Kansas' Udoka Azubuike to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Right Hand
- January 10, 2019

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a torn ligament in his right wrist in practice last week, the school announced Sunday. Azubuike is averaging 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. The injury is a significant blow to the Jayhawks' interior depth, not to mention their national title aspirations. (more...)
RJ Hunter is back with the Boston Celtics RJ Hunter is back with the Boston Celtics
- January 10, 2019

Drafted by the Celtics with the No. 28 overall pick in 2015, Hunter appeared in 36 games for the Celtics in 2015-16, but was the victim of a numbers game in 2016 (the Celtics opted to gamble on James Young instead of Hunter), and has since had brief National Basketball Association runs with the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets . (more...)
Ramsey To Undergo Medical This Weekend Ahead Of Juventus Move
- January 10, 2019

The Old Lady faced competition from Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid for Ramsey's signature but the Guardian report that Juventus have won the race. The Spaniard admires Ramsey but felt the club could use the wages far more effectively and he's keen to offload Mesut Ozil for the same reason. To date, he has scored 52 goals in his 252 Premier League appearances and has often been the driving force within the Arsenal midfield. (more...)
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey denies making Nazi salute Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey denies making Nazi salute
- January 10, 2019

While the picture was posted on Saturday night, it has since been deleted with photos on Instagram stories expiring after 24 hours. Hennessey was on a team night out after their FA Cup victory over Grimsby. "Love and peace. Wayne". But he played the whole of Palace's FA Cup third round win over Grimsby which Palace won thanks to an 86th minute goal from Jordan Ayew. (more...)
Tennis match-fixing ring under Spanish police investigation Tennis match-fixing ring under Spanish police investigation
- January 10, 2019

Open. Spanish police are leading an investigation into match-fixing in tennis, with 83 people suspected of being involved in the ring. "Once they bribed the players, the Armenian network members attended the matches to ensure that the tennis players complied with what was previously agreed, and gave orders to other members of the group to go ahead with the bets placed at national and worldwide level". (more...)
Djokovic, Federer on opposite sides of Australian Open draw Djokovic, Federer on opposite sides of Australian Open draw
- January 10, 2019

Long-time rival Djokovic offered to share a court with him, but Murray called time after less than an hour with his movement around the baseline appearing restricted. With world number five Juan Martin del Potro missing through injury , South Africa's Kevin Anderson is elevated to fifth seed with last year's beaten finalist Marin Cilic at six. (more...)
Man Utd line-up three alternatives for Napoli defender Koulibaly Man Utd line-up three alternatives for Napoli defender Koulibaly
- January 10, 2019

The 19 times Premier League champions are now sixth on the Premier League table and are well off from the leaders, Liverpool, who are 16 points ahead of them. And United desperately need him. They allegedly pay [Alexis] Sanchez half a million a week. " The amount of money United earn then to spend £100m on a defender....so what?" " If it guarantees you a much better defence then go ahead and spend it ". (more...)
Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to enter 2019 National Football League draft Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to enter 2019 National Football League draft
- January 10, 2019

The Oakland Athletics expect Oklahoma standout Kyler Murray to choose football and enter the NFL draft prior to Sunday's deadline, reports Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle . Declaring for the draft would not affect Murray's bonus with the Athletics as he could still return to them; a source told Slusser there's "no harm" in looking at the NFL. (more...)
Australia to begin India tour with T20I in Bengaluru
- January 10, 2019

The series is slated to begin from February 24 and will go on till March 13, 2019. The rain gods once again came into play at Sydney which has affected the preparation for Indian National Cricket team ahead of the first one-day internationals on January 12 (Saturday). (more...)
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: So sad what happened to Karius
- January 10, 2019

Of course, it was Liverpool that knocked out Alisson's Roma in the semi-finals, winning 7-6 on aggregate after two incredible clashes. "Not only between the goalkeepers, but I also know that I have to be ready for if anything happens or the team needs me, and therefore I have to be working hard on a daily basis for when the chance comes along or I get called upon". (more...)
Tomic scores win over Kyrgios with trick serve Tomic scores win over Kyrgios with trick serve
- January 10, 2019

While Kyrgios saw the bright side of Tomic's sneaky service victor, Australian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker, who was watching in the stands, was less than impressed and took to Twitter to express her dismay. Somehow, it was the first career meeting between the two Aussies. Tomic's first set was nearly flawless, while Kyrgios looked a little underdone and struggled to find some rhythm early on. (more...)
When Is the Australian Open Draw? When Is the Australian Open Draw?
- January 10, 2019

Now he returns at his supreme athletic best looking for yet another triumph at his favourite Rod Laver Arena where he has won six of his 14 Grand Slams. Last year, seeded four, he crashed out in the last 32 to South Korea's Chung Hyeon and has only reached one quarter-final in his 14 major appearances. (more...)

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