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Quinn Roux added to Ireland squad Quinn Roux added to Ireland squad
- January 22, 2019

Tadhg Beirne will be unavailable for the first two games of the Six Nations. "Following a scan Tadgh Beirne has been ruled out of the opening two rounds of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations with a knee injury", the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) confirmed in a statement. (more...)
Tsitsipas 'happiest man on earth' after stunning Federer Tsitsipas 'happiest man on earth' after stunning Federer
- January 22, 2019

The market has found it hard to split the two players, with Tsitsipas originally the marginal favourite on the Exchange, but after a drift, is now trading at [2 .02]. Federer couldn't take advantage of his opponent's plight and Tsitsipas sealed the win on his first match point in the third tiebreak of the match. The aggressive Tsitsipas took a 2-0 lead in the tie-break but Federer saved three set points, then won what was his fourth. (more...)
Badgers stun No. 2 MI at Kohl Center, 64-54
- January 22, 2019

Ethan Happ piled up 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as Wisconsin handed No. 2 MI its first loss of the season with a 64-54 win on Saturday in Madison, Wis. "The 6'10" senior leads the team in points (19.4), rebounds (10.4) and assists (4.6), and he's coming off an impressive performance against Purdue last week that saw him record 31 points and 13 rebounds. (more...)
Tournament of Champions: Eun-Hee Ji wins LPGA Tour season opener Tournament of Champions: Eun-Hee Ji wins LPGA Tour season opener
- January 22, 2019

Ji, the 2009 US Women's Open Champion, is now 32nd in the Rolex World Rankings but will move considerably higher as a result of her win against the strong field of tournament winners she faced this week. "The more times you're in contention, the more you get to be comfortable, just being in that position", Ko said. Ji said chipping in for a birdie at the third hole from 15 yards out was the major turning point for her round. (more...)
Matteo Darmian finally set to leave Manchester United Matteo Darmian finally set to leave Manchester United
- January 22, 2019

Another source in the form of Calcio Mercato have also claimed that the Old Lady are close to luring the 29-year-old full-back but to avail the loan option, United would have to renew the player's current deal. He was left out of Solskjaer's squad for the 2-1 win over Brighton but was called up to the bench after Luke Shaw was ruled out due to illness during the warm up. (more...)
Furious Carreno Busta and Zverev bow out, Djokovic marches on Furious Carreno Busta and Zverev bow out, Djokovic marches on
- January 22, 2019

Carreno Busta was two points away from going through in the decisive breaker, but lost his head after his shot hit the net cord and was called out despite striking the line, with Nishikori putting away a victor. The 27-year-old Spaniard lost it, stopping only briefly to hug Nishikori after the match before slamming his bag onto the court and screaming again at the umpire as he left Margaret Court Arena. (more...)
Focus On Virat Kohli, Also Indian Openers, Ross Taylor Tells New Zealand Focus On Virat Kohli, Also Indian Openers, Ross Taylor Tells New Zealand
- January 22, 2019

The Black Caps will be particularly wary of Indian skipper Virat Kohli , who has been in phenomenal form over the couple of years. Virat Kohli led India through a historic tour of Australia, during which the team won the Test and ODI rubbers and drew the T20 global series. (more...)
Tony Romo was real MVP of the AFC championship game Tony Romo was real MVP of the AFC championship game
- January 22, 2019

Fans were in awe throughout the game as they listened to Romo analyze the game and correctly predict plays before the snap of the ball. CBS is ready to ensure Romo's success continues within their own booth. Romo is likely to become the highest paid National Football League analyst. Both Fox and ESPN were reportedly willing to pay Peyton Manning as much as $10 million per year after he retired, according to Sporting News , however Manning turned them down. (more...)
Bears will play Raiders in London in 2019 Bears will play Raiders in London in 2019
- January 22, 2019

The London game for the Stinking Panthers-Bucs is one of four National Football League games to be played in London and one of five that will be played internationally. It would be coming full circle to be on that field. The Panthers will not lose a home game as Tampa Bay is considered the home team for the game in London; the Panthers split the season series with the Bucs in 2018, winning 42-28 at home but losing at Raymond James Stadium as a part of their seven-game losing streak. (more...)
Eye doctors offer free exams to National Football League referees after Saints loss Eye doctors offer free exams to National Football League referees after Saints loss
- January 22, 2019

Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman was covering Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on a third-and-10 play deep in Rams territory, and to commentators and others watching the game it looked like a clear case for either pass interference or helmet-to-helmet contact, but no flag was thrown. (more...)
LA Rams fans celebrate victory over the New Orleans Saints LA Rams fans celebrate victory over the New Orleans Saints
- January 22, 2019

The penalty would have given the Saints a first down and with the Rams having only one timeout, New Orleans would have been able to run out most of the clock to set up a chip-shot field goal. "Until changes are made, specifically booth review of outcome-altering non-calls, you can count me out". Still, the controversial noncall on pass interference was all the talk after the game. (more...)
Morata completes Atletico Madrid move Morata completes Atletico Madrid move
- January 22, 2019

They all think you need to score more, do such and such more". "I've always said that I want to try something different after England, but there are things that might make me stay". Real Madrid have fallen short of expectations so far this season since losing star-man Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. Atletico Madrid are now preparing to present Morata within the next few days. (more...)
Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud in Madrid court Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud in Madrid court
- January 22, 2019

The Portuguese striker is expected to plead guilty after he struck a deal a year ago with authorities in Spain to settle the case by paying an 18.8 million euro ($21.4 million) fine and accepting a suspended jail sentence. In 2017, Ronaldo denied the accusation that he knowingly used a business structure created to allegedly hide income his image rights generated in Spain between 2011 and 2014. (more...)
Barca make surprise swoop for Kevin-Prince Boateng Barca make surprise swoop for Kevin-Prince Boateng
- January 21, 2019

However, the player says his focus is on his new club, and aiming to find the net against Real Madrid when the two sides next meet in the Spanish capital on March 2. The arrival of Boateng , 31, would provide much-needed cover for Luis Suarez up front in Ernesto Valverde's squad following the departure of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla. (more...)
Munster v Exeter Heineken Champions Cup, Round 6 - Saturday at 5.30pm Munster v Exeter Heineken Champions Cup, Round 6 - Saturday at 5.30pm
- January 21, 2019

Despite claiming top spot in Pool 2 Munster will likely be away from home in the last eight, with the opposition probably Edinburgh, who won Pool 5. Then, we had a yellow card and all of a sudden we were chasing the game. Very good kicking game at nine and 10, fantastic centres in terms of their work rate and two wings that cause us havoc, add that to Jack Nowell at 15 too. (more...)
Bombshell report says Carson Wentz's teammates view him as 'selfish' Bombshell report says Carson Wentz's teammates view him as 'selfish'
- January 21, 2019

Calling Wentz "one of the best leaders and teammates I've been around", Sudfeld asserted, "He's handled the last two years with such grace and poise and has NEVER put anything above the Philadelphia Eagles ". Here are a few quotes from the piece, courtesy of PhillyVoice :Whereas some circles blamed the Eagles' offensive failures on new offensive coordinator Mike Groh, numerous sources in and around the National Football League and Eagles said they thought Wentz may have been the root of the ... (more...)
Huddersfield Town 0 Manchester City 3: Hudson unaware of imminent appointment Huddersfield Town 0 Manchester City 3: Hudson unaware of imminent appointment
- January 21, 2019

The deal mirrors that of Wagner's who joined Huddersfield in 2015 after a spell managing Dortmund's B team where he worked alongside Jurgen Klopp . That's exactly what I wanted to hear; that Jan feels he can build on what has been achieved here and add to it. The Terriers created a hilarious skit where lifelong Manchester City fan Martin Warhurst - who was mistakenly identified as the next Huddersfield boss live on television - was seen enjoying his new job as the club's next manager. (more...)
Who Munster would face in Heineken Champions Cup semi-final Who Munster would face in Heineken Champions Cup semi-final
- January 21, 2019

Forwards Brad Shields and Joe Launchbury should be fine to play for England despite being hampered by injuries, Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young. Fly-half Ross Byrne added kicked conversions and two penalties to effectively end the contest after 40 minutes, but Leinster , who beat Wasps 52-3 three months ago, were not finished. (more...)
National Football League slates Chiefs, Chargers game for Mexico City National Football League slates Chiefs, Chargers game for Mexico City
- January 21, 2019

The NFL announced Monday the five-game slate of worldwide games for the 2019 season. Major League Baseball plays its first games in London on June 29-30, when the World Series champion Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in a two-game series at London's Olympic Stadium. (more...)
Mahomes could be in line for record $200M+ deal in 2020 Mahomes could be in line for record $200M+ deal in 2020
- January 21, 2019

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that league sources say the Chiefs will look to sign the second-year quarterback to an extension next season, when he becomes eligible for a new contract. The Chiefs seem to know what they have in the 23-year-old and reportedly plan to pay him accordingly. His agent, Leigh Steinberg, wanted him to stay in the background until he'd proved himself on the field, Schefter said. (more...)
Irishman Shane Lowry wins see-saw Abu Dhabi battle Irishman Shane Lowry wins see-saw Abu Dhabi battle
- January 21, 2019

Dutchman Joost Luiten was alone in third on 15 under after producing two eagles in his final-round 65, with Major victor Louis Oosthuizen a further shot back. "The one thing I got from Oakmont is I laid down and I didn't show any fight or bottle there, and I did that today", Lowry said. Lowry got off to the flawless start in Abu Dhabi , recording a birdie at the opening three holes before picking up shots at the seventh and eighth to make the turn at -5. (more...)
Sharapova unimpressed with questions after Melbourne exit Sharapova unimpressed with questions after Melbourne exit
- January 21, 2019

Then she declined to answer a perfectly relevant question about the challenge of finding an alternative medication to meldonium, which was outlawed by WADA at the start of 2016. "Even karaoke, I don't have a good voice, but I always try to do the best at whatever I'm doing". In her first service game of the third, Sharapova double-faulted to gift Barty three break points. (more...)
Osaka sets up Svitolina last-eight test, Serena faces showdown Osaka sets up Svitolina last-eight test, Serena faces showdown
- January 21, 2019

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Monday cruised into the quarter finals of the Australian Open beating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova (13) and Madison Keys (17) of the USA respectively. Naomi Osaka on her way to beating Anastasija Sevastova in three sets. Sevastova, however, pushed back in an attempt to save a break point and even the score after a thrilling sixth game. (more...)
Rashford at Ronaldo level after 150 Manchester United games, says Solskjær Rashford at Ronaldo level after 150 Manchester United games, says Solskjær
- January 21, 2019

On his 150th appearance for the club the 21-year-old curled one into the top corner from a tight angle. The Belgian has been out of favour since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment at Old Trafford with the Norwegian preferring Marcus Rashford in a central role. (more...)
Australian Open trolled over Federer, Kohli, Anushka photo caption Australian Open trolled over Federer, Kohli, Anushka photo caption
- January 21, 2019

Australian Open is being trolled on social after they uploaded a picture of Roger Federer, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Twitter and captioned it: "Three legends, one photo". While Kohli captained India to their first series win down under for 71 years, the Swiss, 37, defied his age by winning the Australian Open this time last year. (more...)
Lonzo Ball Exits Game vs. Rockets With Sprained Ankle Lonzo Ball Exits Game vs. Rockets With Sprained Ankle
- January 21, 2019

We'll see what the training staff says on Sunday morning, but it's not looking good for the Lakers or Ball right now. Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball will be sidelined four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle, the team announced Sunday. (more...)
Alex Zverev demolishes racket by smashing it EIGHT times during defeat Alex Zverev demolishes racket by smashing it EIGHT times during defeat
- January 21, 2019

Zverev let his frustrations out during the second set after Raonic held his serve and immediately broke to make it 4-1. "Have you never watched my matches?" Zverev left the court for a toilet break at the end of the set and was more competitive when he returned. (more...)
Serena seals Halep victory, rounds out Aussie Open QFs Serena seals Halep victory, rounds out Aussie Open QFs
- January 21, 2019

Halep opened with a break of serve, but that was as good as things got for the top seed in the first set as Williams came storming back by winning the next six games in a row to take it in just 20 minutes. "I just work so hard for every point". "There's definitely something that's innate". "I have played two really great players over the past few days, and, I don't know, I just have to adjust to that feeling of being overwhelmed a little bit". (more...)
Madrid keeper Casilla signs for Leeds United Madrid keeper Casilla signs for Leeds United
- January 21, 2019

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to having all their Championship opponents watched in training this season, having had a member of his staff caught in the act by Derby . Speaking to BBC Points West on Friday, he said: "The only thing that makes sense if I'm honest is a points deduction". Whatever happens we mustn't condone it. (more...)
Rashford the best in the Premier League - Solskjaer Rashford the best in the Premier League - Solskjaer
- January 21, 2019

The victory sees the Norwegian become the first manager to win his first six league games in charge of the Red Devils, with Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford finding the back of the net for the hosts. 'But we spoke about it and he knew not to give stupid fouls away against Brighton, because they have quality delivery and physical attributes in the box. (more...)

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