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American Sensation Amanda Anisimova Pulls Off Another Upset, Advances in Melbourne American Sensation Amanda Anisimova Pulls Off Another Upset, Advances in Melbourne
- January 20, 2019

Anisimova will meet either No.8 seed Petra Kvitova , who she beat at Indian Wells a year ago, or Switzerland's Belinda Bencic on Sunday for a place in the quarter-finals. Tiafoe now meets No. 20 Grigor Dimitrov, who is being coached by Andre Agassi. The entire tennis world had the opportunity to see her enormous talent, abilities and determination a year ago at Indian Wells when she reached the fourth round at the age of 16, although her progress had to be put aside after a nasty leg injury ... (more...)
Greg Hardy Disqualified for Illegal Knee at UFC Fight Night Greg Hardy Disqualified for Illegal Knee at UFC Fight Night
- January 20, 2019

Louis, VanZant broke her right arm. Former NFL player Greg Hardy took a loss in his UFC debut against Allen Crowder on Saturday night by way of a second-round disqualification. Hardy was a massive -500 favorite at multiple sportsbooks heading into the fight . His tumultuous journey landed him in the UFC and debuting on ESPN's new streaming service on Saturday. (more...)
Tsitsipas leads 'Next Gen' charge against Federer Tsitsipas leads 'Next Gen' charge against Federer
- January 20, 2019

In a match high on spectacular rallies and winners - 123 in total - Federer was left to rue 12 missed break point opportunities as his forehand let him down time and again when it mattered, accounting for 33 of his 55 unforced errors. "I didn't break him at the Hopman Cup either so something is going wrong". 'I lost to a better player who hung in there and stayed calm, credit to him. (more...)
Ash Barty achieves Australian Open first with gutsy victory Ash Barty achieves Australian Open first with gutsy victory
- January 20, 2019

She showed she's ready to be a Grand Slam factor once again. "This is awesome. It's an fantastic sound in here when the roof is closed", she said in her on-court post-match interview. "A bad day at the office for me, a good one for Ashleigh", Sakkari said. Tsitsipas broke the Georgian player's serve to take a 4-3 lead, then had a match point on Basilashvili's serve at 5-3. (more...)
'He doesn't TRUST him' - Pundit gives Maurizio Sarri verdict on Chelsea ace 'He doesn't TRUST him' - Pundit gives Maurizio Sarri verdict on Chelsea ace
- January 20, 2019

So that means we need to discuss the matters, we have to talk about issues, and it's important my players have the attitude I'm asking them to have. Many expected a lengthy adjustment period for Emery after the departure of longtime Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but Emery has gotten the best out of players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette , leading to Arsenal being one of the most exciting teams in the league to watch. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes nominated for Laureus World Sports Award Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes nominated for Laureus World Sports Award
- January 20, 2019

After winning their fifth straight Formula One Constructors World Championship, Mercedes AMG Team pick up their third nomination in a row for the Laureus World Team of the Year . Swimmers were not nominated for any awards in 2015, either. The German squad will be up against a scintillating array of competitors however that will include FIFA World Cup-winning French Men's Football Team, the Real Madrid Football Team, NBA champions Golden State Warriors , the European Ryder Cup squad and ... (more...)
Sharapova suffers shock defeat in Australian Open fourth round
- January 20, 2019

It came minutes after the capacity crowd lustily booed Sharapova when she returned from an extraordinarily long toilet break after the second set. The 22-year-old regained her composure in the final set, having initially opened up a 4-0 lead, to seal a 4-6 6-1 6-4 win and become the first Australian woman to reach the last-eight in Melbourne for 10 years. (more...)
Frances Tiafoe wins over fans after another Australian Open giantkilling Frances Tiafoe wins over fans after another Australian Open giantkilling
- January 20, 2019

Tiafoe took advantage and ripped a victor on his first set point to create a two-set cushion and then posed in admiration at his own work. Frances Tiafoe celebrates his victory against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their men's singles match on Sunday. (more...)
Serena Williams continues to make it look easy Serena Williams continues to make it look easy
- January 20, 2019

You did so well", Williams could be heard saying as she consoled Yastremska. The 37-year-old told the teary Ukrainian: "You're awesome". There was a touching moment at the net, when Williams comforted Yastremska , who could not hold back the tears. (more...)
Houston Rockets fan's popcorn shower during game Houston Rockets fan's popcorn shower during game
- January 20, 2019

In the midst of the three-point barrage, Rockets guard James Harden poured in 58 points , marking his second straight contest with 50-plus after dropping 57 on Monday night against Memphis. Allen had 21 points and a career-high 24 rebounds, Graham had a career-high 21 points and Carroll added a season-best 22. "Trying to slow us down a little bit". (more...)
Andy Murray is fighting back from the brink at Australian Open Andy Murray is fighting back from the brink at Australian Open
- January 20, 2019

Until a week ago, Murray confessed, he was planning to play through until Wimbledon . "I know how not well he was", said Federer. 'It was an unbelievable atmosphere. "I don't really have anything else to say, but just thanks again, thanks to everyone, my family who are here supporting me". "Having an operation like that, there's absolutely no guarantees I'd be able to play again". (more...)
Highlights from day four at the Australian Open Highlights from day four at the Australian Open
- January 20, 2019

But Britain's No 1 was not to be derailed - she had not played this well in many a long month - and cracking down an ace to set up set point, she took the tiebreak for the loss of only three points. Wozniacki had won a year ago at the same place, after a long wait, her first Grand Slam tournament. The pair traded blows for nearly three hours and Konta's groundstrokes looked to be in good order this early in her partnership with new coach Dimitri Zavialoff. (more...)
Mickelson maintains Desert Classic lead Mickelson maintains Desert Classic lead
- January 20, 2019

PGA West's Stadium Course in La Quinta, California is the host course for the 60th anniversary of the Desert Classic. Mickelson said he would have to stay aggressive on the weekend. "I feel uncomfortable right now because I don't know them well enough and I've been trying to get a seminar to learn them all, and I just haven't had time or a chance to", he said. (more...)
Cech to take time to consider next move, with Chelsea return possible Cech to take time to consider next move, with Chelsea return possible
- January 20, 2019

Mourinho was the man that gave Cech his first shot in the Premier League , but despite his willingness to take a gamble on the young keeper, the Portuguese manager was humble when asked about his influence on Cech's career. He has played 110 times for the Gunners to date, but has struggled to live up to his high standards under Unai Emery this season and has lost his place to summer signing Bernd Leno . (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo secures Italian Super Cup glory for Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo secures Italian Super Cup glory for Juventus
- January 20, 2019

It was Ronaldo's fourth goal in his past four matches as he showed little sign of being affected - on the pitch at least - by a case of alleged rape involving an American woman. "I think it has been useful to open this dialogue, we'll talk about it all civilly and everyone will understand everyone else's positions". Ronaldo scored the goal in the 61st minute. (more...)
Lowry masters par-threes to extend Abu Dhabi lead Lowry masters par-threes to extend Abu Dhabi lead
- January 19, 2019

The 31-year-old secured the last of his three victories at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational over three years ago but he is in pole position with one round remaining after posting a third-round 67. PGA Tour card past year. "I'm really happy with that", Lowry said. "Obviously, I need to go out and play my own game and stay aggressive and see what the lads behind me can do", said the world No. (more...)
Sarri Chelsea working hard on Higuain deal Morata suffering difficult moment Sarri Chelsea working hard on Higuain deal Morata suffering difficult moment
- January 19, 2019

Sarri knows Jorginho well after making the 27-year-old the passing hub of his Napoli teams, and does not think his marquee summer signing has more to give. "Jorginho played with me for four seasons", Sarri added. So, on the pitch, we are really very happy with him. "Now, maybe, in the last two matches he was a little bit exhausted". (more...)
Top seed Halep marches on with clinical win over Venus
- January 19, 2019

Williams, who has dropped just nine games across her three Australian Open matches, has not faced the No. 1 ranked WTA player since a defeat to Victoria Azarenka in Doha back in 2013, but she is relishing the opportunity to send a message to the rest of the tour. (more...)
Irving called LeBron this week to apologise Irving called LeBron this week to apologise
- January 19, 2019

On Saturday, Irving called out his younger teammates following the loss and said: "We have a lot of learning to do". After Boston's 117-108 win against the Raptors on Wednesday night, Irving was asked about the difficulties of being a veteran leader on a younger squad. (more...)
West Ham open to selling Arnautovic if price is right West Ham open to selling Arnautovic if price is right
- January 19, 2019

West Ham United have failed with an offer to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, it has been claimed. They are not forcing me to sell Marko Arnautovic . We played without Marko four or five games in December and we won those games. "We have our players". As much as we want him back fit we have got to make sure we protect the long-term'. (more...)

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