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Kvitova makes Open semis, puts attack behind her Kvitova makes Open semis, puts attack behind her
- January 25, 2019

Kvitova was heard on several occasions screaming loudly when celebrating key rally wins, including the ones that ended with Barty errors. Tsitsipas is the first player from Greece to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, and at 20 years, 168 days, is the youngest man to make the semifinals at a major since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 U.S. (more...)
James Harden scores career-best 61 as Rockets edge Knicks James Harden scores career-best 61 as Rockets edge Knicks
- January 25, 2019

Harden has scored at least 30 points in 21 consecutive games, the fourth-longest such streak in National Basketball Association history, behind only three authored by Wilt Chamberlain. This time, against the Houston Rockets , featuring a 13-point lead in the first half to the James Harden-led team. D'Antoni said it could be by the end of this week, with the Rockets next playing Friday at home against Toronto. (more...)
Smith responds to Derek Carr challenging him to a UFC fight Smith responds to Derek Carr challenging him to a UFC fight
- January 25, 2019

The Raiders' 4-12 season probably fuels Kellerman's point, but Carr set a career season-best in completions with 381 and broke Peyton Manning's record for most completions through a player's first five seasons with 1,750. The 27-year-old called out the show's hosts on Twitter and proceeded to challenge them to a fight in the Octagon in a string of tweets. That sounds like a fascinating business plan. (more...)
Michigan Basketball: Predictions, keys and how to watch vs Minnesota Michigan Basketball: Predictions, keys and how to watch vs Minnesota
- January 25, 2019

Gabe Kalscheur's 3-pointer tied it at 57 for Minnesota (14-5, 4-4) with 30.9 seconds remaining. Amir Coffey contributed 11 points and two rebounds, while Eric Curry tallied 11 points and five boards off the bench. Jordan Poole had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists. Brandon Childress led the Demon Deacons (8-10, 1-5) with 12 points, and Olivier Sarr had 11. (more...)
James Harden claims career-high 61 points as Rockets blast Knicks James Harden claims career-high 61 points as Rockets blast Knicks
- January 25, 2019

James Harden is a beast, leading the Rockets in many different ways. Harden did all this while playing the fewest minutes per game as a member of the Rockets, 35.4 minutes per game. The only guy that has a longer 30-point streak in the history of the league is Wilt Chamberlain. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains for their respective Western Conference and Eastern Conference in the upcoming NBA All-Star game. (more...)
Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final
- January 25, 2019

He spent only an hour and 46 minutes accounting for the exhausted but willing challenge of Tsitsipas, the player hailed, by McEnroe and many others, as the leader of the new wave. "It felt like a different dimension of tennis completely", said the 14th-seeded Tsitsipas, a blank expression on his face. He gives you no rhythm, he plays a different game style to the rest of the players, he has this talent ... (more...)
Pacers’ Victor Oladipo Suffered Ruptured Quad Tendon, Out For Season Pacers’ Victor Oladipo Suffered Ruptured Quad Tendon, Out For Season
- January 25, 2019

George went to Oklahoma City in the trade that brought Oladipo, as well as forward Domantas Sabonis, to in, and while there were some questions at the time about whether the Pacers could have gotten a better return, the deal has ultimately been a shrewd one for both sides. (more...)
Tiger Woods plans to make use of new flag rule Tiger Woods plans to make use of new flag rule
- January 25, 2019

Schauffele called it "really cool" to be able to play with Woods. The Holywood star (29), who explained that he has yet to make up his mind about whether he will keep his European Tour membership this year, has come up empty-handed in his last seven appearances in final groups. (more...)
Kvitova ends Collins run to soar into first Australian Open final Kvitova ends Collins run to soar into first Australian Open final
- January 25, 2019

The most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. A day after erasing four match points and a 5-1 deficit in the third set to stun Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, Pliskova could not produce the same kind of comeback. (more...)
Oilers in no rush to hire GM after firing Chiarelli Oilers in no rush to hire GM after firing Chiarelli
- January 25, 2019

The decision to dismiss Chiarelli was made before the Oilers' loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night, according to TSN's Darren Dreger , and the move itself was carried out before the game's conclusion. "We are not going to give away the future", he said. "We got some real good staff". Not even the best player in the world has been able to save them. (more...)
Six nations: Joseph added to England Six Nations squad Six nations: Joseph added to England Six Nations squad
- January 25, 2019

Joseph last played for England during the final round of Six Nations clash against Ireland previous year and was sidelined with a long-term ankle injury. He played 50 minutes of the Toulouse match as Bath completed their Champions Cup campaign. Owen Farrell is now recovering from a thumb surgery and England will be desperately hoping for their captain to be fit in time when they face Joe Schmidt's men. (more...)
Milos Raonic reflects on loss suffered to Lucas Pouille Milos Raonic reflects on loss suffered to Lucas Pouille
- January 25, 2019

There's still a chance he could enter after he consults with his medical team, but Raonic said switching surfaces quickly can be a risk. In the victory, Pouille won 84 percent of his first serve points and 57 percent of his second serve points. (more...)
Henry suspended by Monaco with immediate effect Henry suspended by Monaco with immediate effect
- January 25, 2019

Thierry Henry took up the post with 2017 French champions Monaco in October but they have just three Ligue 1 wins after 21 games. "There weren't too many at training yesterday (Wednesday)". Henry's awful run has resulted in his position as Monaco boss appearing untenable, according to the Mirror . Henry, who took over from Leonardo Jardim on October 13, has not won at home in Ligue 1 with his team sitting in the relegation zone in 19th place. (more...)
James Harden named starter in 2019 NBA All-Star Game James Harden named starter in 2019 NBA All-Star Game
- January 25, 2019

James and Antetokounmpo were the leading vote-getters from each conference, making them the players who will choose who plays on which team for the February 17 matchup at Charlotte. Likewise, the second-ranked guards in each conference - the Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose and the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade - missed out. (more...)
Kohli rested for last two New Zealand ODIs Kohli rested for last two New Zealand ODIs
- January 23, 2019

The sun, shining down the Napier wicket, was too bright for batsmen, fielders and umpires, and Shaun George, the senior umpire, took the players off the field with India 44 for one in reply to New Zealand's 157. This rule (play stopping because of the sun) wasn't there then. The stoppage in play due to the sun was a first even to both the on-field umpires who were officiating the first ODI. (more...)
Sarfraz Ahmed faces backlash after alleged racist comment on Andile Phehlukwayo Sarfraz Ahmed faces backlash after alleged racist comment on Andile Phehlukwayo
- January 23, 2019

Sarfraz made the comment even as Phehlukwayo inside edged a Shaheen Afridi delivery to deep fine leg and was running towards the non-striker's end. It is believed that Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, has met with Sarfraz to discuss the incident but neither the ICC or the PCB has made a public statement. (more...)
'It was fun while it lasted' 'It was fun while it lasted'
- January 23, 2019

Fifa 98's Usain Bolt reacts during an exhibition football match between France's 1998 World Cup's French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former worldwide players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France's 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. (more...)
Hardik Pandya fiasco: Karan Johar says sorry for Koffee that went cold! Hardik Pandya fiasco: Karan Johar says sorry for Koffee that went cold!
- January 23, 2019

She said, "I just came back to India and I have been getting messages from journalists who have been asking me questions regarding this and I had no idea what they were talking about". The show is entirely run by women and I am the only man. Some thought he was wild, he is insane, he cracked, he is mad, they said amusing thins. However, he cleared that it was the questions, which he even ask female guests as well. (more...)
Bartomeu heads Barça delegation in Amsterdam to close De Jong signing Bartomeu heads Barça delegation in Amsterdam to close De Jong signing
- January 23, 2019

And Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu will travel to Amsterdam on Wednesday to complete the deal with Ajax . The La Liga leaders will offer De Jong an astronomical base wage of €10m-a-year, with another €6m-a-year available in bonuses. (more...)
Langer calls on Australian batsmen to step up against Sri Lanka Langer calls on Australian batsmen to step up against Sri Lanka
- January 23, 2019

Australia went down the route of having two people in the position to support Tim Paine before the tour of the UAE to play Pakistan, but Marsh and Hazlewood have only played once together, in the Boxing Day Test against India in Melbourne. (more...)
West Indies vs England: History against England in the West Indies West Indies vs England: History against England in the West Indies
- January 23, 2019

He will nearly certainly open the batting with Rory Burns in the first test, which starts in Barbados on Wednesday, but needs to offer convincing evidence that he is the man for the job in this year's home Ashes series against Australia. "The Dukes ball has been moving around a bit and swung for quite a considerable amount of time throughout the game, so that's an encouragement". It might just get another couple of years out of him. (more...)
Kansas City Chiefs: Who will be the next defensive coordinator? Kansas City Chiefs: Who will be the next defensive coordinator?
- January 23, 2019

Now there are some rumblings that the Chiefs might be interested in hiring Rex Ryan as their new defensive coordinator. Against the Patriots on Sunday night they allowed 524 total yards. Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced the firing in a statement Tuesday, one day after he said he was evaluating all aspects of the team. This season the defense was abysmal on the road, but could hold its own at Arrowhead Stadium, where they gave a solid effort in a 31-13 win against Indianapolis in the AFC ... (more...)
UNC Basketball vs. Virginia Tech: Game info, preview and more UNC Basketball vs. Virginia Tech: Game info, preview and more
- January 23, 2019

Williams has been shooting the ball better as of late, a good sign for the Tar Heels chances this season after he got off to a bad start. It was the Tar Heels' best showing since scoring 103 points in a December home win against No. The Tar Heels improved to 10-9 under coach Roy Williams when facing a higher-ranked ACC opponent at home. "Our depth is insane". White is a speed merchant with the basketball and can score the ball consistently from the point as he led North Carolina's ... (more...)
Mick Schumacher follows in father's footsteps at Ferrari Mick Schumacher follows in father's footsteps at Ferrari
- January 23, 2019

Sebastian Vettel says Mick Schumacher deserves time to develop and is already under enough pressure to be a success following his signing by Ferrari. "This is a step in the right direction, and I can only benefit from the huge Know-how, which is bundled", said Mick Schumacher: "I'm going to do everything to my dream of formula 1 to realize". (more...)
'Not my day': cranky Kerber can't explain Open shock 'Not my day': cranky Kerber can't explain Open shock
- January 23, 2019

In the quarterfinal stage of the tournament Collins will now take on the victor of Sunday night contest between Sloane Stephens and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova . Despite offering some late resistance, and some unbelievable tennis, there was no way back for the 2008 champion. The Australian next will play two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova , who beat 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in straight sets in the preceding match on the same court. (more...)
Djokovic through to Australian Open semifinals after Nishikori retires injured Djokovic through to Australian Open semifinals after Nishikori retires injured
- January 23, 2019

Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal and Greece's talented 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas will contest the other semi-final on Thursday. Despite battling fatigue, Nishikori's confidence levels are high after an unbeaten start to the season including a first trophy of the year at the Brisbane International. (more...)
Dennis Smith of Dallas Mavericks starts in return from six-game absence Dennis Smith of Dallas Mavericks starts in return from six-game absence
- January 23, 2019

Carlisle pointed out that the Mavericks are 30th in the National Basketball Association in pace, something Smith certainly has the ability to change. Carlisle acknowledged the production with the pair on the floor together has been poor - 100.9 points per 100 possessions, which would rank last in the league in offensive efficiency - but he said the Mavs need to figure out how to make them fit better. (more...)
Karolina Pliskova reacts to saving four match points in Serena Williams victory Karolina Pliskova reacts to saving four match points in Serena Williams victory
- January 23, 2019

The Ukrainian, seeded sixth, coped with both the sunshine and a Keys onsalught in a crucial third game during the final set, saving five break points on her own serve. It was an extraordinary topsy-turvy match on Rod Laver Arena with Pliskova leading by a set and a break at 3-2 before Williams won nine games out of 10 to make victory appear a formality. (more...)
Arsenal defender Bellerin posts message after surgery Arsenal defender Bellerin posts message after surgery
- January 23, 2019

Bellerin was taken off on a stretcher after 72 minutes of his side's 2-0 victory over Chelsea and will be out of action for the next six-to-nine months. Stephan Lichtsteiner is the most obvious choice to provide cover for Bellerin during the second half of the season, though Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been used as a right wing-back in recent weeks when Emery has utilised a three-man defence. (more...)
Mikel undergoes medical at Middlesbrough Mikel undergoes medical at Middlesbrough
- January 23, 2019

Two-time Premier League victor Mikel is set to join the Championship club after spending the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League. John Obi Mikel of Nigeria looks on in the tunnel during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (more...)

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