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Gracious Dimitrov says Edmund deserved to win


That didn't last for long, though, as Edmund blasted a forehand return victor to break again in game 9, serving for the set in the game that followed. "But of course semis is "Wow". " It's my first match on this court and it was very special ". "I'm trying to be in your footsteps this week". The pair had faced each other twice before, including a few weeks ago in Brisbane, with Dimitrov winning both times. Read More »

Arsenal agree huge package for Aubameyang


Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund , according to Kicker magazine on Saturday. As mentioned in one of my previous articles, Aubameyang could prove to be a bad investment for Arsenal . In exchange, Arsenal will receive Henrikh Mkhitaryan , with the Armenian in London waiting for the deal to be finalised. Read More »

OddsShark Computer's Score Prediction For Patriots-Eagles

It was a insane injury. Friday, gained a little confidence. It just kind of got bent back and that's why I thought it was a lot worse. The victory pushed the Patriots to their NFL-leading 10th Super Bowl , where they will face the victor of the NFC title game between the Vikings and Eagles on February 4 in Super Bowl LII . Read More »

NFL Minute: Rationalizing the AFC title game as the Steelers

The opening Super Bowl 2018 betting odds have the New England Patriots favored over the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4 in Minneapolis. Plunk down some cash on head, tails, or the team that will win the game's opening coin flip. Jacksonville went three-and-out, but then Marcell Dareus sacked Brady. "That was a great second half". It just comes down to a laser-focus, like we've been doing, and have fun, and enjoy the moment. Read More »

Bale: Madrid getting back to our best


Neymar has scored 15 Ligue 1 goals to help PSG establish a strong lead at the top of the table, but he has clashed with strike partner Edinson Cavani over penalty duties. Madrid board is not interested in renewing the player's contract after renewing it in November 2016. For nostalgic reasons, maybe, but given how much they are about to invest in Alexis Sánchez, and the fact they've got much younger options out wide in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Ronaldo would not be a priority. Read More »

Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle: 3 Things We Learned


But their persistence paid off in the 34th minute, as Aguero got the slightest of touches on De Bruyne's left-wing cross to find the bottom-right corner. Manchester City baulked at such figures and Guardiola has no complaints about the club's decision, accepting that it could have created a hard precedent. Read More »

Everyone saw what Ayew did to Fernandez vs Liverpool


Swansea opted to deploy a 5-3-2 system to repel the most potent away attack in the top-flight, and it worked for long periods as the Merseysiders struggled to reproduce the attacking verve that had seen them beat leaders Manchester City in their last outing. Read More »

Southampton vs Tottenham, Premier League preview


But they could not find a victor in an entertaining second half at St Mary's, which also saw the home side come close to snatching a victory of their own. It is hardly a coincidence that Spurs' manager used the same word to explain what his side were missing during their disjointed draw at Southampton: "I think in possession we must link better", he said. Read More »

Emerson to fly in for Chelsea medical


The duo has been ineffective up front and failed to regularly produce goals . The 23-year-old's arrival could be part of a double swoop on Roma as the Evening Standard claim Chelsea are also in talks over a deal to sign Dzeko this month. Read More »

Djokovic into 4th round at Australian Open


I watched it totally break down in the first set against Gael Monfils in the second round, and if that happens against someone who can take advantage of it like Chung or Dominic Thiem than Djokovic will likely lose. She even tried a between-the-legs "tweener" from near the baseline for the first time in a tour-level match. In the quarterfinals, Keys will play the victor of the later fourth-round match between 2016 Australian champion Angelique Kerber and Hsieh Su-wei. Read More »

Patriots, Eagles to square off in Super Bowl 52


Tom Brady now will play in his eighth Super Bowl; no other player has played in more than six. It had the opposite effect on the Eagles' defense, which was energized and shut Minnesota out the rest of the way while the offense piled up 38 unanswered points. Read More »

NK to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics


The IOC has approved that delegations from the two countries be marching together as one under the name "Korea" at the Opening Ceremony and led into the Olympic Stadium by the Korean Unification Flag, carried by two athletes from the two NOCs respectively. Read More »

Aly Raisman's mom rips into Michigan State coach Tom Izzo


Weiber also testified in court Friday. Aly Raisman spoke directly to her alleged abuser. Some requested that their identities not be made public. "He did it time after time, appointment after appointment", she said in court. "I am angry with myself for not recognizing the abuse and that's something I'm struggling with today". Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who has responded to each victim with words of encouragement, addressed Raisman. Read More »

NOTEBOOK: Vikings Anticipate Hostile Environment in Philadelphia


By lining light poles with Crisco so fans can't climb to the top and potentially tear them down, of course. "They love their football team, and they're there to watch the game and contribute in a way to help their team win, so I get it". The Eagles added receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith , traded for defensive tackle Tim Jernigan and signed Long before giving Blount a one-year deal in May. Read More »

Minnesota Vikings vs Eagles: 5 questions with Inside The Iggles


Much like the team, his RV has lots of key players that make it stand out, like pop-out TVs both inside and outside, as well as a Playstation 4 in the back. Here's ten of the forty or so story lines that will be surrounding the NFC Championship Game . As of this week the Eagles have hosted 21 total home playoff games, with a record of 14-7, pretty good. Read More »

UFC 220 official weigh-in - Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou


All three judges scored it for Miocic , 50-45. Miocic looks to break the UFC title defense record for the heavyweight division. UFC 220 will see two belts up for grabs. It was the victory that placed him in front of Miocic at UFC 220 . With 90 seconds left, Cormier stung Oezdemir and appeared to have him hurt, but the Switzerland native, whose right eye was now marked up, fired back. Read More »

Novak Djokovic: surviving the heat at Melbourne Park


Whether he will be again gracing Rod Laver again next Sunday night remains to be seen, but history suggests it would be a fearless punter to bet against it. Asked afterwards about his elbow, the Serb, said: "It's still not 100%, but building". Novak Djokovic yesterday called for the ATP Tour Finals to move away from their London base, saying the season-ender is a big asset that should be exploited more. Read More »

Mitchell Starc convinced Australia can win ODI series against England


England recorded only their second ODI victory at the Gabba by chasing down a target of 271 in just 44.2 overs as Jonny Bairstow (60) and Alex Hales (57) struck fifties. In the last game, they had just 3 specialist bowlers in the XI in the form of Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye and that definitely turned out to be costly at the end. Read More »

Sharapova out, Halep wins marathon in Melbourne


The evergreen 36-year-old can now look forward to a last-16 meeting against Marton Fucsovics . Djokovic said the conditions were some of the toughest he has ever played in, and he had some advice for organizers with temperatures predicted to rise to 108 today. Read More »

AFC Championship Game: Times-Union writers, national media make their predictions

When Malcolm Butler was asked whether he thinks Brady will play, Butler said, "I think so". Brady had a very brief session with media members, and refused to speak about his hand and details of the injury. "They're using their formidable reach to really get this message out". Umpteen times in his career Brady has been listed with some type of injury that did not prevent him from playing in that week's game. Read More »

What should fans be anxious about as the Vikings head to Philly?


The Packers have lost five playoff games away from Green Bay since 2009. Games are now worth 30 multiplied points a game. It's nearly feels like fate brought these two teams together for this one game. Two of the losses, in Seattle and in Arizona, were in overtime. I have no idea who to give the credit, so I just want you to know this observation doesn't belong to me. Read More »