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Sports Australian Open: Simona Halep suffers huge scare against unheralded Lauren Davis
Author: 0 Australian Open: Simona Halep suffers huge scare against unheralded Lauren Davis

She did everything possible to stay in the match , keeping long rallies alive to put pressure on Halep . "I think it was also a very tough second round, for me the toughest I could get". Halep, a former quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park who slumped out in the first round a year ago, will next play Australian Ashleigh Barty or Japan's Naomi Osaka in her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title.

Sports South African Bus Drivers Find Indian Cricketers Very Welcoming
Author: 0 South African Bus Drivers Find Indian Cricketers Very Welcoming

On the contrary, he compared this with the Indian bus driver, Ronnie Moodley, who gets the feel of being in the Indian team whenever he travels with the Indian side. India lost M Vijay and Virat Kohli in the same manner; Vijay played on to one from Rabada that shot through at just above ankle height; Kohli was lbw to a nip-backer from Lungi Ngidi that went through at knee height.

Sports Chelsea closer to signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma
Author: 0 Chelsea closer to signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma

Confident is a big word. "I have to wait and to see what happens during this transfer market". I understand the question, but I have a very specific role. Not only is he over 30 (so Chelsea were not going to sign him to a multi-year deal), he's still a key player at Roma (which he wasn't necessarily going to be at Chelsea ).

Sports James, Curry will captain teams in new-look All-Star Game
Author: 0 James, Curry will captain teams in new-look All-Star Game

James (2,638,294) will have first pick due to receiving more votes than Curry (2,379,494). James and Curry will select their rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves. But the Rockets gunner got enough media and player votes to take the starter spot, while the Pelicans duo also prevailed over Green for the media and players panel.

Sports Walcott asked Rooney about Everton move
Author: 0 Walcott asked Rooney about Everton move

Walcott has scored 108 goals in 397 matches for Arsenal in total since joining them from Southampton in 2006. Theo Walcott has insisted that he will miss working under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger , but is happy to have linked up with Sam Allardyce for his new adventure at Everton .

Sports Federer through to Australian 3rd round
Author: 0 Federer through to Australian 3rd round

EPA-EFE/MAST IRHAMRoger Federer of Switzerland in action during his second round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne , Australia, 18 January 2018. "I feel they're fearful of you guys (media) just because they feel they have been misinterpreted in the past", he told reporters after his straight sets opening round win over Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open.

Sports Steve Smith claims ICC Test gong for 2017
Author: 0 Steve Smith claims ICC Test gong for 2017

In phenomenal form across formats, Kohli was named the World Cricketer of the Year, besides bagging the top honour for ODI players in the ICC Annual Awards. Kohli racked up some serious numbers crossways formats in the qualifying period - which began from the September 2016 and continues till September 2017.

Author: 0 Rams grab CB in Mel Kiper's first 2018 National Football League mock draft

In this mock draft, four quarterbacks were off the board before the Bills picked. Fitzpatrick will likely become the second defensive back from New Jersey taken in the first round of the National Football League draft in as many years after former Paramus Catholic star Jabrill Peppers was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 25th overall selection last April.

Sports Roger Federer vs. Jan-Lennard Struff 2018 Australian Open Pick, Odds, Prediction
Author: 0 Roger Federer vs. Jan-Lennard Struff 2018 Australian Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Earlier in the week the USA star provided a memorable post-match interview, questioning Swiss maestro Roger Federer in his famous Anchorman persona of newsreader Ron Burgundy . "Not if their fast enough", Ferrell said, drawing a laugh from the crowd. Federer will begin his Australian Open defence against Aljaz Bedene in the first round as he looks to get his season underway with a title.

Sports Orlando's Arron Afflalo suspended 2 games for altercation with Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica
Author: 0 Orlando's Arron Afflalo suspended 2 games for altercation with Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica

Things got a bit feisty in last night's game between the Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves when Arron Afflalo ( Magic ) and Nemanja Bjelica ( Timberwolves ) tussled in the second quarter. The latest hardwood skirmish came during Tuesday night's Magic-Timberwolves game in Orlando. They can expect severe discipline from the league for the fight, which will likely include suspensions.

Sports Jacksonville bakery sends 7 'turnovers' to Steelers' Roethlisberger in troll job
Author: 0 Jacksonville bakery sends 7 'turnovers' to Steelers' Roethlisberger in troll job

The Steelers chose not to renew Haley's contract on Wednesday, three days after the AFC North champions were ushered out of the playoffs in a 45-42 divisional round loss to Jacksonville. "I don't know what to say about that". Going 13-3, a lot of bullseyes are on your back. But during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Roethlisberger said he doesn't have permission to change plays at the line.

Sports Elgar's 'Feisty' Niggle With Indian Skipper Kohli
Author: 0 Elgar's 'Feisty' Niggle With Indian Skipper Kohli

You are going to try and do anything to win for your side when you come up against tough opposition, and we definitely have now. They do it, I am not saying they don't reflect on it, but we have repeated these mistakes in both matches. And answering your question, sir, how many times did South Africa come into the game in India? So look, we are not complaining about pitches, we are not complaining about conditions.

Sports Louisville woman accusing ex-Olympic doctor of abuse set to testify
Author: 0 Louisville woman accusing ex-Olympic doctor of abuse set to testify

Day two of ex-MSU Doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing continued a lot like the first , with a silent courtroom , except for the camera shutters, victim impact statements and Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's comments. We got this. Like, stop asking us questions. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, please call the National Child Abuse Helpline on 1800 99 10 99 or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Sports Betting Action Split for Vikings vs. Eagles NFC Championship Game 1/16/18
Author: 0 Betting Action Split for Vikings vs. Eagles NFC Championship Game 1/16/18

After a thrilling victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday Night, if you are still not a believer in this team than you do not believe in destiny. If they can't get to him, the Eagles may be in trouble. For me, when you win a playoff game and you beat a team you're an underdog to, and you beat Matt Ryan and Nick Foles played well, I think you deserve it.

Sports Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes impressive comeback
Author: 0 Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes impressive comeback

The Swiss maestro won 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to kick off his title defence in style, hinting at a possible repeat of last season's remarkable exploits that saw him add Wimbledon success to his Melbourne triumph. The fifth seed, Dominic Thiem of Austria faced Guido Pella of Argentina. Ninth-seeded Johanna Konta was more exposed to the heat on an outside court, and lost to US lucky loser Bernarda Pera 6-4, 7-5.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte questions VAR: 'The Willian penalty was a big, big mistake'

Relief at the win - Chelsea's first of the year in any competition - was the overriding emotion for Conte but he expressed concern that the match had left his squad with little time to prepare for Saturday's trip to the south coast. "The referee took quickly a decision to book Willian ". Compatriot Morata was also given a second yellow card soon afterwards for diving in the Norwich area and protesting the decision.

Sports Jo Jo White, Boston Celtics Legend, Dies at 71
Author: 0 Jo Jo White, Boston Celtics Legend, Dies at 71

White spent two seasons with Golden State and one with Kansas City to finish his career following 10 years with the Celtics. "The men and women of the #BPD offer thoughts and prayers to the family and friends" of White, Boston Police said, adding that he "was a consummate pro, gentleman and class act both on the floor and off.

Sports New England Patriots: Rex Burkhead expected back for AFC Title Game
Author: 0 New England Patriots: Rex Burkhead expected back for AFC Title Game

If you don't have an elite quarterback, the only way to beat Brady and the Patriots is to have an elite defense. "From day to day you just try to come in and do what you can to contribute to the team and hold on to a job". The five-time Super Bowl-winning head coach likes what he has seen from the Jacksonville squad. Earlier this season, the Jaguars defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers , 30-9, and put up 45 on them in the Divisional Round of the playoffs last week .

Sports Neymar nets four, Cavani ties Ibra record as PSG thrash Dijon
Author: 0 Neymar nets four, Cavani ties Ibra record as PSG thrash Dijon

The Uruguayan striker is one goal away from breaking Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal scoring record for the French giants, they are now both tied on 156 goals in all competitions. "We're happy with it". Neymar passed in his second of the night after 57 minutes, though, with defender Cedric Yambere only able to block a cross directly to the world's most expensive player.

Sports Federer begins Australian Open title defence with win
Author: 0 Federer begins Australian Open title defence with win

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka earlier made successful returns from injury lay-offs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2). Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Sam Querrey and Tomas Berdych advanced for the men.

Sports Home underdogs again, Eagles embrace their role as spoiler
Author: 0 Home underdogs again, Eagles embrace their role as spoiler

The Eagles beat the Vikings 21-10. Philadelphia Eagles tickets are supposed to be gone in mere seconds on Tuesday when they open up to the public on Ticketmaster. Pederson's Eagles finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. When you take out the one season he played for "quarterback killer" Jeff Fisher in St.

Sports No human on earth can stop me - Joshua
Author: 0 No human on earth can stop me - Joshua

But Joshua told a broadcast news conference at the Dorchester Hotel in London Tuesday: "It will take more than a human to stop me getting where I'm destined to be". I've watched Joshua for a long time, I know his strengths and his weaknesses. "So I'm looking forward to embracing the challenge, not just from a physical stand point but the mental challenge that will come from this fight as well".

Sports India record 100-run win over Australia in opener
Author: 0 India record 100-run win over Australia in opener

The game was the marquee clash as both the teams had some sensational young talent in their ranks. Shaw was dismissed early but the bowler had bowled a no-ball and made the most of a reprieve. Defending a total of 328/7, the youngsters bowled out Australia for 228, registering their first victory. The skipper Jason Sangha was also sent back by the spinner Abhishek Sharma.

Sports Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India squad for third Test
Author: 0 Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India squad for third Test

India now trails the Proteas 0-1 in the three-match rubber, having lost the opener in Cape Town. The 32-year-old has 51 catches and five stumpings to his credit. Meanwhile, Twitterati has made fun of Dinesh Karthik who is going to join Murali Karthik on the field soon. Dinesh Karthik, the former husband of Nikita and Murali Vijay would be sharing the dressing room for the first time and Twitter has all sorts of reactions to this very awkward moments the two would be facing while sharing ...

Sports Kohli century keeps India in touch with South Africa
Author: 0 Kohli century keeps India in touch with South Africa

Tomorrow we will try to win", said Shami."The wicket has been slow since the beginning, even on the first day you saw that it is going low continuously. It was the ideal combination for South Africa , and with de Villiers in, the run-rate was never a problem, too. Finally, Parthiv Patel held onto one as Quinton walked back with the score on 163.

Sports SC officers shot during search for domestic violence suspect
Author: 0 SC officers shot during search for domestic violence suspect

Monday night. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., McCall fired again, and officers returned fire, Faris said. A foot search led by K-9 units ensued on the outskirts of York, S.C., where they came across McCall at about 1 a.m. All of the officers involved in the incident are white males, as is McCall - who was wounded prior to being taken into custody. York is around 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina .

Sports Durant stars in warriors' win
Author: 0 Durant stars in warriors' win

Durant scored 16 in the third quarter for the defending National Basketball Association champions, who haven't lost outside Oracle Arena since November 22. The report comes shortly after the Cavaliers' fourth straight loss - a 10-point defeat to the defending champion Warriors on Martin Luther King Jr .

Sports Australian Open 2018: Americans flop on day one
Author: 0 Australian Open 2018: Americans flop on day one

During the aftermath of the contest, the world number 78 disclosed that compatriot Federer gave some invaluable advice which guided her to the epic win in Melbourne . The evening brought little relief, with defeats for Irina Falconi and Kevin King bringing the tally to 12 Americans sent packing out of the 15 in first-round action.

Sports Isaiah Thomas Explains Why He's Been Struggling as of Late
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Explains Why He's Been Struggling as of Late

He scored 17 points in his first game as a Cavalier , but he has not been a super hero in wine and gold - at least not yet. The Warriors also won this season's first meeting 99-92 on Christmas Day at Oracle Arena. The Warriors' Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala vs. the Cavaliers' LeBron James: Is there any other team in the National Basketball Association that can throw so many elite defenders at James? It was the most points by a Clipper player in a single game ...

Sports Valverde: Real Madrid haven't given up on LaLiga yet
Author: 0 Valverde: Real Madrid haven't given up on LaLiga yet

In Sociedad's favour is that it is one of the hardest places to go in La Liga during the winter months. "It seemed the curse was still there when we were 2-0 down, and yet we pushed and we believed we could turn it around and take the lead, and finally the goals came".

Sports West Brom legend Regis dies aged 59
Author: 0 West Brom legend Regis dies aged 59

Born in the rural town of Maripasoula in French Guiana , Regis would have made his way through life known as Gilbert were it not for the forgetfulness of a family friend. Regis' manager at West Brom and Aston Villa , Ron Atkinson , spoke glowingly of his former player Monday. He played four more times, with his last appearance coming in 1987 during an 8-0 rout of Turkey.

Sports Cardinals top coaching target 'expected to accept' Giants job if offered
Author: 0 Cardinals top coaching target 'expected to accept' Giants job if offered

The current Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , is said to be the New York Giants ' ideal party to become the 20th head coach in franchise history. The Vikings have been one of the surprise teams this season, advancing to the NFC Championship game . The Vikings finished 10th in the league in points and 11th in yards, despite getting just six quarters out of starting quarterback Sam Bradford and losing second-round pick Dalvin Cook to a torn ACL in ...

Sports Keita to stay at Leipzig till June
Author: 0 Keita to stay at Leipzig till June

RB Leipzig have put speculation "to bed" and declared they will not allow Naby Keita to join Liverpool in January. Liverpool currently have a deal worth around £55million in place to sign the Guinea global this summer but with Coutinho now gone, Klopp is said to be desperate to sign Keita now.

Sports No One Can Believe That Stoke Have Appointed Paul Lambert As Manager
Author: 0 No One Can Believe That Stoke Have Appointed Paul Lambert As Manager

Manchester United come into this game knowing that for the first time all season Manchester City have lost and the Red Devils have an opportunity to close the gap at the top. Three minutes later Maxim Choupo-Moting had a brilliant chance to draw Stoke level only for his goal-bound effort hit Phil Jones and rolled away for a corner.

Sports Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain talks about Philippe Coutinho's transfer
Author: 0 Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain talks about Philippe Coutinho's transfer

Acquiring Virgil Van Dijk is the flawless example of Klopp's transfer strategy as he didn't move for any other option in summer despite the defensive frailty and opted to wait for the Dutch centre-back who joined them from Southampton as soon as the window reopened and became an instant hero by scoring a late victor at Anfield in front of the Kops in a Merseyside derby to knock Everton out of the third round of the FA Cup competition.

Author: 0 Real Madrid booed after loss to Villarreal

The match could have gone so differently for Real Madrid . The result means Calleja's team climb to fifth place in La Liga , and are now only a point behind Madrid , who have a game in hand over the triumphant visitors. Ronaldo almost scored from close range just before halftime, but his shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. Gareth Bale had a goal disallowed for offside early in the first half.

Sports Wales name Giggs as manager on four-year deal
Author: 0 Wales name Giggs as manager on four-year deal

Thomas also addressed Giggs' lack of commitment when it came to showing up for Wales friendlies - and says the players won't care. Giggs, who won 64 caps for Wales between 1991 and 2007, beat off competition from fellow interviewees Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen to bag the job and become the man to replace Chris Coleman at the helm.