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Kyrgios admits to nerves after opening round win


It would be easy to say their is the pressure of the weight of expectation on the back of Federer, but I don't think the man ever feels it. "Yeah, he sent me a message". Smelling blood, the Canberran closed the match out on his next service match, before confessing anxiety before taking the court. Kyrgios won his first home ATP Tour title at the Brisbane International and is looking to go further than a quarter-final appearance in Melbourne three years ago. Read More »

Kurtenbach: The retooled Cavs simply aren't in the Warriors' class anymore


They built a lead of as many as seven points at the end of the half. IT and Wade combined to shoot 12-of-33, and as a team the Cavs shot 6-of-26 from three. They bottled up Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant early, only allowing two shots between the two in the first nine minutes of play. Back at the beginning of the season, the Cavs held a players' meeting to put everything on the table and then switched up the starting lineup to get things back on track. Read More »

'Miracle in Minnesota' lands Vikings in NFC Championship


I feel like that all the time. "And when we're losin', it's there". The late musician was a Vikings fan. Keenum leading the Vikings fans in a "Skol" chant after the winning touchdown, before taking a knee on the PAT to end the game. The Saints' future Hall of Famer wouldn't have had the opportunity if the Vikings hadn't made several errors in the second half. "It was just insane", says Niki Rickard. Read More »

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr


Come next year (at this event) I want to see the true diversity of Norfolk. Witnessing that had a profound impact on Jefferson. But there may still be some work before Dr. "We just left our classrooms sat in hallways and won", she told the crowd. "Today, more than ever, it's important". They read books to them and played a few rounds of bingo. Read More »

National Football League playoffs: State players help Jacksonville Jaguars reach AFC title game


Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts - with the victor headed to the Super Bowl. "We needed to help our defense gather their breath and just outscore them". He said all that before a Week 13 game against the Bengals, which the Steelers almost lost, 23-20. Read More »

Djokovic in action on day of returns in Melbourne


Perhaps the dark horse for the tournament is another man lurking in Federer's side of the draw, Argentine giant Juan Martin del Potro . Thus the Spanish player has reached the second round, where he will face Leonardo Mayer . "I would like to have played someone easier", said Bencic. Tournament director Craig Tiley noted that the sanction was over and the 30-year-old Russian was there as a former champion. Read More »

Virat Kohli's gritty 85* stands between South Africa and victory


At stumps, South Africa still had eight wickets left in its second innings and will be targeting a lead of 250 at least, which previous statistics show is hard to chase in the fourth innings at SuperSport Park . At that point, India were still trailing by 126. He not only meets the ball from the sweet portion of his willow but times his performances when his team needs him most. Read More »

Kane hits brace as Tottenham put four goals past Everton


If opposing defences are as accommodating as Everton's , the odds on Kane smashing it must be low. Kane said last weekend he was happy at Spurs but added his boyhood team needs to continue to make progress and start winning titles. Son Heung-min also enjoyed a phenomenal outing and was heavily involved in the build play for his side. Yet Everton's hopes of reeling in Tottenham lay in tatters two minutes after the restart. Read More »

Kroos surrenders at La Liga title race

The former Manchester United may have been sensational for the latter part of the 2016-17 campaign, but his only contributions have come in the Champions League this season. There were whistles when Villarreal scored, a textbook counterattack beautifully finished by Pablo Fornals , but not the rage that accompanied setbacks in the past. Read More »

Olympics keeps 'door open' for NKorea at Pyeongchang Games


In a related development, North Korea on Monday proposed similar working-level talks at a South Korean-controlled building in Panmunjeom on Wednesday to discuss the North's Olympic participation. These include catchy numbers such catchy numbers as "my country is the best" and " we call him father ", a tribute to Kim Jong-un. North Korea carried out nuclear and missile tests previous year that triggered harsher United Nations sanctions and worldwide condemnation. Read More »

Liverpool Fought 'Until the Last Second' to Convince Coutinho: Klopp


As preparation for a big game, selling a top player is hardly ideal and that would have been reflected on the training ground. Phillipe Coutinho has come to Barcelona after a long-drawn transfer saga reached its conclusion. He might have reacted slowly at times in the market but has always picked up his preferred options rather than some compromised signings. But Klopp downplayed rumours suggesting the Reds could move to bring Naby Keita to the club this month. Read More »

Mourinho tells Conte to stop acting like a victim


Conte has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain as the Italian's relationship with the Chelsea board grows increasingly fractious following disagreements over transfers and his feud with Diego Costa, which led to the striker joining Atletico Madrid. Read More »

The Jaguars' Recipe for an AFC Title Game Upset

Since Tom Coughlin took over as executive vice president last January, things have changed. But three other numbers stick out that most of us around here have ignored - 40, 65 and 76. "They're waiting on you to do it and we did". In extending yet another of their own National Football League records, the Patriots are headed back to the AFC Championship Game for a seventh consecutive season. Read More »

Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory


Aaron Finch scored 107, while Marcus Stoinis (60) and Mitchell Marsh (50) added fifties as Australia posted 304-8 in Melbourne . England captain Eoin Morgan said Roy's record-breaking century showed his "character" after he was dropped a year ago. Read More »

New England Patriots head to AFC final after victory against Tennessee Titans


It was the first playoff win for Philadelphia since the 2008 season, and they will host either Minnesota or New Orleans for the conference title next Sunday. This game is all going to come down to whether or not Tennessee can stop Tom Brady . The Titans helped along the way with illegal contact and unnecessary roughness penalties. Read More »

Team India continue to struggle against South Africa


If I am able to take responsibility and take those important wickets for the team, I am always up for it". Markram continued to punish stray deliveries that came along and looked set for a third Test hundred in just seven visits to the crease, but fell six runs short when he feathered Ashwin through to Parthiv and failed to get the decision overturned. Read More »

Falcons fall to Eagles 15-10, ending Atlanta's playoff run

But instead of running an inside-breaking route angled toward the goal line, Jones runs parallel to the end zone. Despite going 13-3 to earn the No. It hasn't been this fun to be an Eagles fan in a while. In Philadelphia , the Eagles didn't mind admitting they were motivated by pundits who branded them underdogs against the Falcons despite Philadelphia's number one seed in the National Football Conference. Read More »

Death toll from California mudslides rises to 19


The fire erupted December 4 in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes before it spread into Santa Barbara County and threatened more communities including Montecito. Several news accounts said that a mudslide swept Roy Rohter, who founded St. Augustine Academy in Ventura , and his wife, Theresa, from their home in Montecito early January 9. Read More »

Liverpool's win over Man City 'a joy to watch' says Jurgen Klopp


After building a 4-1 lead, Liverpool surrendered goals in the 84th and again in the first minute of stoppage time . Roberto Firmino restored the lead with a sublime finish and Mohamed Salah would set-up Sadio Mane for the third before taking advantage of Ederson's misplaced pass to lash home a picture ideal long range effort. Read More »

How to watch NFL Divisional playoff game online or on TV


Brady was at the center of the ESPN story , which reported he was relieved by the Patriots' midseason trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers. Quarterback Tom Brady produced another strong regular season, throwing for 4,577 yards with 32 touchdown passes and eight interceptions, earning selection to the AP's All-Pro first team. Read More »

Texas Tech faces huge test in second-ranked West Virginia


He is 32-16 at Texas Tech and 9-13 in the Big XII. No. 18 West Virginia 85, No. 2 Kansas 69 - This time it was the Mountaineers putting an end to an 18-game winning streak , handing the Jayhawks their first defeat since a season-opening loss to Indiana. Read More »

NFL Divisional Round Picks: Saints Vs. Vikings Odds, Analysis, Predictions


This goes one of two ways: It's either an instant classic and is by far the best game of the weekend, or the Vikings stomp out the visiting Saints . He has worked hard enough just to get here. The Steelers have won three of their last four against Jacksonville, although the Jaguars won their matchup earlier this season - a 30-9 victory in Pittsburgh in Week 5. Read More »

Vikings Playoff Preview: 3 Keys to Beating the Saints


The Vikings hosted the Saints on the first Monday Night Football of the season. And as the team has talked openly of finishing the season at home, players know there's a benefit, however nebulous it might be, of being so familiar with the stadium. Read More »