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Pelicans 123, Knicks 118 (OT) — Postgame recap Pelicans 123, Knicks 118 (OT) — Postgame recap
- January 15, 2018

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis had a simple explanation for his 48-point, 17-rebound performance against the New York Knicks on Sunday. Courtney Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. (more...)
Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City: Foxes frustrate Blues Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City: Foxes frustrate Blues
- January 15, 2018

Under-fire Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted he has no plans to walk away from Stamford Bridge this summer, despite his future coming under substantial scrutiny in recent weeks. The Foxes dominated until the second-half sending off of Ben Chilwell , for two yellow cards, and the Blues' performance was lacklustre. They are now level on points with second-placed Manchester United, who play Stoke City on Monday, while Claude Puel's side have 31 points and remain in eighth spot. (more...)
Saints WR Brandon Coleman to miss playoff game vs Vikings Saints WR Brandon Coleman to miss playoff game vs Vikings
- January 15, 2018

One of the reasons the Vikings have excelled on third down is quarterback Case Keenum's execution on third-and-short. One of the more exciting match-ups to keep an eye on in this game will be Saints Pro Bowl receiver Michael Thomas lining up against Vikings first-team All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes. (more...)
Vikings activate Bradford, Bridgewater will reportedly be No. 2 Vikings activate Bradford, Bridgewater will reportedly be No. 2
- January 15, 2018

As much as Saints All-Pro Cam Jordan admires his father, Steve, and effusively praises the former Minnesota Vikings tight end, he hasn't been able to resist the urge to be his own man. The Saints chose to become more run oriented, thus the veteran signal-caller was asked to do much less throwing and more handing-off to his talented duo of running backs in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara . (more...)
Jessica-Rose Clark Controls Paige VanZant After 'PVZ' Breaks Arm Jessica-Rose Clark Controls Paige VanZant After 'PVZ' Breaks Arm
- January 15, 2018

But Clark is isn't concerned VanZant has any weapons which will pose her problems. VanZant's bid for a strawweight title shot had stalled with losses in two out of three showings, and she hoped jumping into a new division would provide a fresh start. (more...)
Del Potro into Classic tennis final Del Potro into Classic tennis final
- January 15, 2018

The 167th-ranked de Minaur, who will play his first ATP Tour final on Saturday, advanced to the Brisbane International semifinals last week. Del Potro , who sealed the Auckland title in 2009, shone in the key moments and fought off six of the seven break points Ferrer forged in a tense clash, with two games in the second set lasting nearly 10 minutes apiece. (more...)
Paisley claims first European Tour win Paisley claims first European Tour win
- January 15, 2018

Having already won the Alfred Dunhill Links and Nedbank Challenge, Grace was looking to join Ernie Els as the only home players to capture South Africa's "Big Three". The 48-year-old Goosen began this week with a promising 69 and then carded six birdies and an eagle for his 5-under 67 in the second round. Kirk had only one top 10 last year — his final event of the year in the RSM Classic — and almost two months off didnt appear to halt any momentum. (more...)
Courtois questions Chelsea fans Courtois questions Chelsea fans
- January 15, 2018

Amartey, who is beginning to get game time under the new manager, held off the threat of Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard and the runs of Marcus Alonso. I saw Eden (Hazard) was very exhausted so he came off. "But to play in this busy period is not simple and you must have a big squad to face all competitions". (more...)
Nadal, Federer seeded 1-2 at Australian Open Nadal, Federer seeded 1-2 at Australian Open
- January 15, 2018

The 2008 champion and current world No. 47 kicks off her campaign against a player ranked one place higher, Germany's Tatjana Maria. Thiem is projected to face rising young German star Alexander Zverev in the quarters of Djokovic's section of the draw. (more...)
Arsenal team against Bournemouth was their WORST EVER - Jamie Redknapp Arsenal team against Bournemouth was their WORST EVER - Jamie Redknapp
- January 15, 2018

The breakthrough arrived early in the second half through Hector Bellerin , although it was a killer through-ball from Alex Iwobi that opened the game up. "Alexis Sanchez, meanwhile, did not make the trip with the squad with Wenger confirming: "[He's] half in half out, you never know this kind of situation during the transfer period. (more...)
Venus Williams to battle Belinda Bencic as Australian Open 2018 gets underway Venus Williams to battle Belinda Bencic as Australian Open 2018 gets underway
- January 15, 2018

The prospect of the up-and-coming Bencic facing off against the experienced Williams had the tennis community salivating, and this opening-day match did not fail to deliver. In a tense grand slam opener that felt more like a final, Venus battled to keep touch in an enthralling second set but Bencic unleashed two blazing forehand winners to close out the match in the 12th game. (more...)
Antonio Conte hints at Chelsea exit after admitting 'anything is possible' Antonio Conte hints at Chelsea exit after admitting 'anything is possible'
- January 15, 2018

Vardy's return is a welcome boost for Leicester as they prepare to take on a Chelsea side who are undefeated in six matches in the league since a surprise 1-0 loss at West Ham United in December. Ndidi came close to scoring with a header in the 14th minute but his effort was parried away by Thibaut Courtois, as Jamie Vardy , Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki all came close to scoring too. (more...)
Du Plessis: Rabada will only get better Du Plessis: Rabada will only get better
- January 15, 2018

Going with an extra pace option would mean only six batsmen, but du Plessis welcomed that challenge. Sharing his thoughts, du Plessis said, "It looks a bit browner than I thought it would be". " India were in the game for 90 per cent of the match. I expect they will take a lot of positives from the game and I expect another huge performance from them". (more...)
He's 36 but Roger Federer is still man to beat in Melbourne He's 36 but Roger Federer is still man to beat in Melbourne
- January 15, 2018

Fellow multiple Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic , seeded 14, also starts on Tuesday, along with former world number one Maria Sharapova . Andy Murray's ex-coach Mark Petchey believes world number one Rafael Nadal has as much of a chance as Roger Federer in winning the upcoming 2018 Australian Open . (more...)
The 4 Talking Points From Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal The 4 Talking Points From Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal
- January 15, 2018

Asked if Sanchez will be replaced if he leaves, Wenger said: "Yes". And then came the moment Ibe has waited an age to celebrate, since his then club-record £15million transfer from Liverpool in the summer of 2016. "It's a great sign for us, it has built confidence". We've drawn our last three Premier League games and sit five points off the top four so it's vital we win tomorrow or we risk being cut adrift in the race for Champions League qualification. (more...)
Suarez inspires stunning Barcelona comeback at Real Sociedad Suarez inspires stunning Barcelona comeback at Real Sociedad
- January 15, 2018

The hosts raced to a two-goal lead, with Paulinho reducing the deficit on the stroke of half-time. However, three minutes after the half-hour mark Txuri-urdinak's lead was indeed doubled, as Juanmi's perfectly timed diagonal run off the shoulder of the static Roberto was found by Canales , before the 24-year-old's skewed attempt on goal from a tight angle flicked off the 25-year-old Spaniard and past Ter Stegen at his near post. (more...)
Sloane Stephens slump continues as 13th seed departs in first round Sloane Stephens slump continues as 13th seed departs in first round
- January 15, 2018

The reigning US Open champion and 13 seed, Sloane Stephens, has crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round. Since winning in NY in September, Stephens has not won a match, losing eight straight to Qiang Wang, Christina McHale, Barbora Strycova, Anastasija Sevastova and others, and Camila Giorgi earlier this month. (more...)
Everton vs. Tottenham: a pre-match word from Mauricio Pochettino Everton vs. Tottenham: a pre-match word from Mauricio Pochettino
- January 15, 2018

Kyle Walker trebled his wages when he was lured away by Manchester City last summer and Kane has already indicated that the north Londoners need to start winning trophies to keep hold of him. Levy also added that the club may try to sign some new players in the January window, but admitted that it is a hard time to sign big names. In the past Dele Alli , Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld have been targets for other clubs. (more...)
'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed' 'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed'
- January 15, 2018

Yet psychiatric experts tell me that normal evaluation methods probably would prove to be less than conclusive, partly because the debate is fueled and distorted by politics. In bluntly vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal. (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain without Neymar for Ligue 1 trip to Nantes Paris Saint-Germain without Neymar for Ligue 1 trip to Nantes
- January 15, 2018

If I talk too much, I will be summoned by an ethics commission. Something tells us the French Football Federation might have something to say about this little. Leo Dubois' free-kick was nodded in by Sala, but Abdoulaye Toure, who had also attacked the ball, was offside and the goal was ruled out. The Brazil global played and scored in Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue victory over Amiens , but he will not travel to the Stade de la Beaujoire. (more...)

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