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Farrell to lead England vs Ireland in Hartley's absence Farrell to lead England vs Ireland in Hartley's absence
- January 19, 2019

Forwards Luke Cowan Dickie, Ben Moon and Harry Williams have again been called into the squad, but yet again, Don Armand has been overlooked despite his outstanding club form. Moving in the opposite direction might be opensides Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, who the Australian believes have the athleticism to play a number of positions in the backline. (more...)
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal win at Australian Open Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal win at Australian Open
- January 19, 2019

Federer won 6-2 7-5 6-2 in a comprehensive outing in 88 minutes under the roof at the Rod Laver Arena . I think it's a good way for me to just feel good, play well. "I never get to play with so many Greek people supporting me. and, and, and, Australians!" A resurgent Tomas Berdych is also through to the last 16 for the eighth time in the last nine years here after a 5-7 6-3 7-5 6-4 victory over 18th seed Diego Schwartzman . (more...)
Dele Alli can play up top like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino Dele Alli can play up top like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino
- January 19, 2019

Fernando Llorente, the 33-year-old Spain global, is the only recognised centre-forward at Pochettino's disposal for Sunday's visit to Fulham . Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino could enter the marker this month for a striker after losing star player Harry Kane to injury. (more...)
Williams: You can call my outfit the 'Serena-tard' Williams: You can call my outfit the 'Serena-tard'
- January 19, 2019

A topsy-turvy first set saw Bouchard break Williams twice, but the American was dominant on her opponent's serve, as she broke Bouchard in each of her service games to claim the first set by six games to two. And though it'll be a different setting than she's used to watching Williams, Yastremska told the Women's Tennis Association that playing against Williams is the culmination of a lifelong dream. (more...)
Australian Open: Nishikori Survives Karlovic Scar in Epic Battle, Enters Third Round Australian Open: Nishikori Survives Karlovic Scar in Epic Battle, Enters Third Round
- January 19, 2019

Nishikori had to dig himself out of a 0-40 hole at 4-4 in the fifth set, and the match went to yet another tiebreaker from which he prevailed by winning the final four points. After weathering 59 aces from Karlovic, the Japanese held firm and will play the victor of Joao Sousa and Philipp Kohlschreiber for a place in the fourth round. (more...)
Maria Sharapova ousts defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at Australia Open Maria Sharapova ousts defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at Australia Open
- January 19, 2019

In a first meeting against Wozniacki since the Madrid Open in May 2015, Sharapova, the five-times grand slam champion from Russian Federation, claimed her best victory since returning from her drugs ban in April 2017. Sharapova will brace for a hostile crowd in the fourth round when she takes on Ash Barty after the local hope's 7-5, 6-1 victory over Greece's Maria Sakkari . (more...)
Robertson signs new long-term Liverpool contract Robertson signs new long-term Liverpool contract
- January 19, 2019

He is not only a fantastic player but an even better person. "I improved my Scottish a little bit which helps with my conversations with Kenny Dalglish, but still different to be honest with the language Kenny is speaking". "So I hope to help bring another couple of trophies to this club and help push in that direction because the fans demand it and the club demands it, so that's what we aim to give". (more...)
Tiafoe announces himself with Anderson upset Tiafoe announces himself with Anderson upset
- January 19, 2019

Joining Tiafoe in the last 32 were second seed Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer , the third seed. "It was kind of an instinct thing, but I hope the crowd liked it". Seeking a record seventh Australian Open title and third in a row, Federer continued his strong run against qualifiers at Grand Slam tournaments with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Daniel Evans . (more...)
Dembele nets brace as Barcelona advance to Copa del Rey quarter-finals Dembele nets brace as Barcelona advance to Copa del Rey quarter-finals
- January 19, 2019

However, the Catalan club could be disqualified for allegedly using a suspended player in the first leg. "We understand there is sufficient precedent which allows Levante to, unfortunately, go ahead to the Federation with these facts". 6, meaning he was suspended from the team's next game against Alcoyano, which took place on January 13, three days after the Copa del Rey game at Levante . (more...)
Dhoni finishes off job to clinch ODI series for India against Australia Dhoni finishes off job to clinch ODI series for India against Australia
- January 18, 2019

Courtesy Kohli's century (104 off 112 balls) and MS Dhoni's half-century (55* off 54 balls), India made it 1-1 thereby making the Melbourne game, the series decider. It was an underwhelming batting performance by the Australians, who managed just 17 boundaries before they were bowled out with eight balls left. The openers again failed to get a start, with Alex Carey (5) getting a nick off Bhuvneshwar Kumar that was caught by Virat Kohli at second slip. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars hire John DeFilippo to serve as offensive coordinator Jacksonville Jaguars hire John DeFilippo to serve as offensive coordinator
- January 18, 2019

According to various reports Wednesday, the Jags are planning to hire John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator. DeFilippo, 40, spent 2015 with the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator, then was the quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia in 2016-17. (more...)
Draymond on return of DeMarcus Cousins: 'All hell about to break loose' Draymond on return of DeMarcus Cousins: 'All hell about to break loose'
- January 18, 2019

Cousins: "I'm back, and I'm not looking back". In anticipation of his long-awaited return, Showtime Sports today shared a clip from "The Resurgence", a video series that documented Boogie 's return from season-ending achilles injury, including his decision to sign with " the most hated team in sports ". (more...)
Woods to make 2019 bow at Torrey Pines Woods to make 2019 bow at Torrey Pines
- January 18, 2019

Where will Tiger win in 2019? Woods also won the tournament in 1999, 2003 and four straight years from 2005 to 2008. He had a lackluster T-32 here in 2018, but that was his first major in three years and that result is an anomaly compared to his norm at Augusta. (more...)
Sharapova raps Australian Open organisers over late scheduling
- January 18, 2019

Konta said there was discussion of moving her match to Court 3, but that the seagulls that dot the tournament grounds had left their, um, mark there. You could move them on an outside court, but then the atmosphere might be quite sad, you know, if you put them on the outside court . (more...)
Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams vs Eugenie Bouchard Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams vs Eugenie Bouchard
- January 18, 2019

Suddenly - aside from questions about her daughter Olympia's Instagram-famous doll, Qai Qai - it was 2017 all over again, with Williams the odds-on favorite to win this tournament. I was screaming the same time she was screaming. She was set to match up against Anastasia Potapova on Wednesday. After the famous black catsuit that Serena Williams wore to the French Open in 2018 was banned, the tennis player seems to have found another way to ace her fashion game. (more...)
'I select on penis length,' says female coach of German men's team 'I select on penis length,' says female coach of German men's team
- January 18, 2019

Back in December, 30-year-old Imke Wubbenhorst made history when she took over as the coach of BV Cloppenburg , thus becoming the first woman to coach a men's football team in Germany's top five leagues. Wubbenhorst then explained that she wants to be judged on results rather than her gender. 'I don't have a problem commanding authority - I'm a teacher'. (more...)
How to Watch Roger Federer vs. Dan Evans How to Watch Roger Federer vs. Dan Evans
- January 18, 2019

Federer said; 'I couldn't pull away early in the match - it helps when you can sneak in a quick break. Exposing his ranking of 189 for the nonsense it is, Evans played a full part in a hugely attractive match that could have become very interesting if he had shown a tad more composure on key points. (more...)
Kyler Murray's draft decision could help Lions Kyler Murray's draft decision could help Lions
- January 18, 2019

Despite being considered undersized as a quarterback, Murray is projected by some evaluators to be drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. This is a football pedigree that - coupled with a risky dual-threat style that makes him inherently harder to defend - turns him into a no-brainer first-round NFL talent. (more...)
Phillies Emerge As ‘Clear-Cut Favorite’ To Sign Bryce Harper, Report Says Phillies Emerge As ‘Clear-Cut Favorite’ To Sign Bryce Harper, Report Says
- January 18, 2019

It's clear that teams just aren't almost as interested in signing superstars to long-term contracts - and that includes the big, bad New York Yankees. It's unclear whether or not the Yanks would want to get back in on the Machado sweepstakes but if he's only going to cost them $175 million it's certainly possible. (more...)
Madrid keeper Casilla signs for Leeds United Madrid keeper Casilla signs for Leeds United
- January 18, 2019

But working with Casilla , who came through the system at Real Madrid and played for numerous years in La Liga with Espanyol , will give Peacock-Farrell every chance of becoming a future Leeds star. Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa admitted to having spied on all opponents' training sessions this season, taking full responsibility for his actions in a long press briefing. (more...)

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