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by | January 17, 2018 | 16:40

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is through to the third round at Melbourne Park, beating Duan Yingying 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Margaret Court Arena . Isner, world No 16, succumbed to Australian world No 78 Matt Ebden 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3 while Sock, who burst into the top 10 at the back end of last season, struggled to come to terms with unseeded Yuichi Sugita in a 6-1 7-6 5-7 6-3 defeat.

by | January 17, 2018 | 16:37

The president denies using that term and at least one Republican senator in the meeting backs him up, while Mr. Durbin says he did use the term. The debate over immigration policy became increasingly acrimonious after it was reported on Thursday that the Republican president used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries in a private meeting with lawmakers.

by | January 17, 2018 | 16:29

The report featured written testimony from Dean, his assistant referees and the fourth official, which all featured almost identical accounts of events. This is his second Misconduct Charge within a twelve-month period. "Whilst arguable, it is not accepted that there is ambiguity of interpretation in the language used based on English not being Mr Wenger's first language".

by | January 17, 2018 | 16:21

He is likely to appear in the New Zealand leg of the triangular T20 series with Australia and New Zealand that begins for England on February 7 when they play Australia in Hobart. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder is expected to join the team for the T20 games in New Zealand next month. 'I am keen to have an opportunity to clear my name but, on advice, the appropriate time to do this is when the case comes to trial.

by | January 17, 2018 | 15:45

Paris: The referee who kicked a player during a French Ligue 1 game and then sent him off has been suspended "until further notice", the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday. "This awkward gesture was inappropriate, so I want to present my apologies to Diego Carlos after this action". It added: "Mr Tony Chapron will shortly be called to meet the LFP [French football league] disciplinary committee".

by | January 17, 2018 | 15:35

And with one final "Stay classy, Melbourne ", that was it. The 36-year-old Swiss turned the evening clash on packed Rod Laver Arena into an exhibition as he struck 41 winners to breeze past a willing but outclassed Bedene 6-3 6-4 6-3. NOVAK DJOKOVIC insisted there has been no talk of a potential Australian Open boycott as he criticised reports of his role in last week's player meeting.

by | January 17, 2018 | 15:10

I've practised and I've played, not competitively in a proper tournament, but I've shot some really good scores over the past few weeks. Tommy Fleetwood , who was honoured with the Seve Ballesteros Award on Tuesday, is the reigning champion in an Abu Dhabi field that also includes Dustin Johnson , Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose .

by | January 17, 2018 | 15:01

Ferrell gave the Anchorman-loving tennis fans an unexpected gift as well, by asking him a series of freakish questions that seemed inspired by the head of the Channel 4 news team himself, Ron Burgundy . At the end, I realised he is still actually there. The Swiss great thrilled the centre court night crowd with an exquisite curving forehand down the line and past Bedene for another service break early in the final set.

by | January 17, 2018 | 14:40

However, United doubled their lead in the 37th minute when Paul Pogba turned provider again to pick out Anthony Martial , who superbly curled into the top corner from the edge of the box. Valencia blasted United into a ninth-minute lead after cutting inside on to his unfavored - but still potent - left foot and hammering into the far corner, well beyond the reach of visiting goalkeeper Jack Butland .

by | January 17, 2018 | 13:49

Stephen Curry isn't the only Warriors player who would like to own a professional sports franchise one day. "MJ was the first big Nike athlete, the biggest star of his time, but if you don't have the trajectory, that path, that journey, it's going to be hard to do what he did", Durant said.

by | January 17, 2018 | 13:47

Mourinho is winless in his last five matches as a manager against Stoke in all competitions since Chelsea's 2-1 Premier League home victory in April 2015. Valencia rocketed, literally, United into the lead after just nine minutes, as he cut in from the right-hand side of the penalty area, unleashing a wicked, curing strike past Jack Butland.

by | January 17, 2018 | 13:20

In his match , Federer produced a majestic display to show why he is favourite to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title at the age of 36. No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the USA men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez. No. 17-seeded Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang and will be one of four American women in the second round.

by | January 17, 2018 | 13:19

The Bulgarian third seed, a semifinalist at Melbourne Park previous year, barely got out of first gear as he displayed his considerable range of skills to oust his Austrian opponent in just 98 minutes on Rod Laver Arena . In the night session, home boy and the 17th seeded Kyrgios takes on Serbia's Troicki in an interesting match-up. American players fell one after the other with the biggest upset being that of last year's finalist Venus Williams.

by | January 17, 2018 | 13:13

Wozniacki claimed her 102nd Slam victory, a feat reached by oonly four players in this year's draw: Venus Williams (262), Sharapova (187), A.Radwanska (123) and Schiavone (105). Asked by reporters if this was the greatest comeback of her long career, in her 43rd Grand Slam tournament, Wozniacki was unequivocal. The eighth game saw her employ high moonballs to draw more errors from Buzarnescu, and a firm, no-nonsense overhead put the World No.2 back in control for 5-3.

by | January 17, 2018 | 13:03

The 19-time major victor has been met on court after wins here previously by tennis greats Laver, John McEnroe and Jim Courier. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy, conducted the post-match interview.

by | January 17, 2018 | 12:26

He's never lost a second-round match at the Australian Open . The 15th seed was down 2-5 in the fifth set against Denis Shapovalov, and the #NextGenATP Canadian had all the momentum, having broken Tsonga in the second game of the final set.

by | January 17, 2018 | 12:03

Kentucky has won five of six and is trending in the right direction as it gets into the thick of conference play. Kevin Knox was UK's leading scorer in the loss, finishing with 21 points and 8 rebounds. After Vanderbilt made a jumper with 6:12 left in the game, United Kingdom failed to make a field goal the rest of the way. He fouled out late with a minus-14 player efficiency mark, and made the mistake that proved to be fatal when he grabbed a Gamecock players' jersey needlessly in the ...

by | January 17, 2018 | 11:47

I want to be very clear and for this reason, Ethan Ampadu showed he deserved this chance and probably he will play tomorrow. Centre-half Gary Cahill is a doubt after limping off with a hamstring strain last weekend against Leicester City and Ross Barkley is ineligible due to not registering in time.

by | January 17, 2018 | 11:37

We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia. "And, of course, will arrange the match with the Brazilian national team", - quotes the words of de Assisa "Globo Esporte". Ronaldinho left San Siro midway through the Serie A title-winning 2010-11 season and returned to his homeland with Flamengo. Ronaldinho left for Milan in 2008 and won the scudetto there in 2011, before heading back to Brazil and taking Atletico Mineiro to their first Copa Libertadores title in 2013.

by | January 17, 2018 | 11:03

Tougher tests will unquestionably follow, but Nadal was delighted to be back after a sensational 2017 campaign, where he won the French Open and US Open before bringing the curtain down early due to injury. Simona Halep is the No. 1 seed in the women's draw, and one of six women who can hold the No. 1 ranking at the end of the Australian Open . "I'm still not 100 percent - hopefully in three or four days I will be there", Djokovic said after beating Thiem in an exhibition match at ...

by | January 17, 2018 | 11:01

But my task is to try to improve him and try to put him in the best physical condition and make the best possible decision for the team". But asked how the Belgian felt about it, Conte replied: "This is not important". Conte said: "Probably Ampadu will play tomorrow, but because he has shown he deserves this chance - he has kept his level". "The most important thing is to win, and to try and be honest in your choice".

by | January 17, 2018 | 10:58

Martina Hingis reached the quarter-finals in Australia as a 15-year-old in 1996. Svitolina had been firming as one of the favourites in a wide open race for the Melbourne Park crown after winning the Brisbane International warm-up event.

by | January 17, 2018 | 10:05

A insane fight broke out in the second quarter of the Magic-Timberwolves game on Tuesday night. Bjelica proceeded to place Afflalo in a headlock before players and referees intervened to separate the two. Afflalo should get a couple of games for that big swing, and for being the main instigator. Afflalo's night ends with 1 rebound and 1.2 FanDuel points in 4 minutes of work.

by | January 17, 2018 | 09:30

For his efforts, Pederson is the easy victor in the NFC East and is a legit candidate for NFL Coach of the Year. McAdoo was sacked already. While I always love a good underdog story, I think the Eagles' unbelievable season ends this weekend.

by | January 17, 2018 | 09:04

The Saints received salary cap flexibility they needed in 2016 by spreading Brees' guaranteed money over two more years. "I know where my mindset's been the whole time, and that's that I'll be here". "It's the same way I felt 12 years ago", Brees said Tuesday. Brees & Payton are like milk & cookies - they just belong together. Plus, the team is just getting over a Vikings walk-off TD.

by | January 17, 2018 | 09:00

Atlanta Falcons fans, your team may have blown a 25 point lead in last year's Super Bowl, but you can all put $25 towards the Blake Bortles Foundation if the Jags knock out New England. In just his second career playoff start, Blake Bortles took the Jacksonville Jaguars into Pittsburgh and won 45-42, ending the Steelers season.

by | January 17, 2018 | 08:56

The Wildcats couldn't get as many shots, and the guards started to lose control of the ball at times. "It was a great run". In 16 previous games this season, the freshman averaged 30.1 points, 10 assists, and 4.8 turnovers per game. In the 421 offensive possessions during which he's been on the floor over Oklahoma's past six games, Young has given the ball away no fewer than 46 times.

by | January 17, 2018 | 08:45

The British No 1's new coach, Michael Joyce , worked with Sharapova from 2004 to 2011 and has said Konta's focus and dedication remind him of the Russian. As well as the result there was also a mentality trait that pleased Konta, an approach she conceded perhaps wasn't there in previous outings. And I know what she looks like, because - no, no, it's important.

by | January 17, 2018 | 08:23

The 31-year-old received a tribute video himself when he returned to the Garden as a member of the Dallas Mavericks in 2015. Thomas tweeted that the Celtics offered to show a tribute video for him when he returns to Boston as a member of the Cavaliers on February 11, but suggested the franchise focus exclusively on Pierce's jersey retirement, which will take place that same night.

by | January 17, 2018 | 07:49

Officers arrived and found Hilinski dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot would to the head. Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday, police in Pullman, Wash., announced Tuesday night.

by | January 17, 2018 | 07:29

Vice ministers from North and South Korea will meet on Wednesday to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Tensions have spiralled in recent months after North Korea held multiple missile launches and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test - purportedly of a hydrogen bomb.

by | January 17, 2018 | 06:57

The latter is due in 2020, alongside the hybrid F-150 and hybrid Mustang. Among SUVs, Jeep will show a refreshed Jeep Cherokee. Mercedes unveiled new AMG cars in Detroit with completely new 53-series engines. Automotive startup Achates Power has developed a 2.7-liter, three-cylinder engine that raised eyebrows in Detroit . Prices are expected to be lower than the Mustang GT350's £32,000 price tag, says the paper.

by | January 17, 2018 | 06:46

Atlanta was the NFL's highest-scoring team last season, but its lowest production was in a 24-15 defeat to the Eagles . Everyone's already breaking down the Atlanta Falcons' final drive. The Eagles accumulated 334 yards, sacking Foles just one time. The 12-play drive the Falcons put together in the third quarter also ended in a punt, and the final drive, which Atlanta marched 74 yards down the field, resulted in a game-ended misconnection in the end zone between Matt Ryan and Julio ...

by | January 17, 2018 | 06:36

Dr Mark Eldridge from the Australian Museum Research Institute said wallabies are becoming more common in the city, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Police followed the wallaby as it tried to flee the scene. The wallaby was eventually rounded up, and taken by mounted police to Taronga Zoo in a horse float.

by | January 17, 2018 | 06:17

Before going pro, he played on the 1968 USA Olympic basketball team in Mexico City, Mexico, which won the gold medal despite numerous top prospects at the time not playing on it. "Jo Jo was a key member of two championship teams, an NBA Finals MVP, a gold medal-winning Olympian, and a Hall of Famer". Beginning in 1969, White played in parts of 10 seasons with the Celtics, averaging 18.4 points, 5.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game before being traded to the Golden State Warriors in 1979.