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No escapes for courageous Halep in third grand slam final

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Halep has held that spot since October. It's very hard when you finally have won a Grand Slam to go back out there and compete and fight every time , but maybe she can do it. Halep again held comfortably to level at 5-5, as both women held firm to force the breaker for the opening set advantage. The Daphne in question is the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, and whichever one of Wozniacki or Halep was left holding it, it would be tough to argue they did not deserve it. Read More »

Australian Open: Roger Federer through to final after Hyeon Chung retires

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ET); Sandgren-Chung not before 0200 GMT (9 p.m. ET), Halep-Pliskova not before 0400 GMT (11 p.m. ET) and Federer-Berdych starting at 0830 GMT (3:30 a.m ET). "I would have preferred a normal end, yes". Sandgren has been disparaging about the 23-time grand slam singles champion in the past. "In one way, I had to experience it as one wonderful experience in a final and one not so incredible", he told a news conference. Read More »

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics

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But that's not stopping them from a surge of their own lately. Or, are the Raptors going to top the east by season's end? Former Utah defensive end Kylie Fitts has been grabbing attention during the first two days of practice in preparation for this weekend's Senior Bowl, an all-star showcase for players looking to make an impression on National Football League teams in preparation for this year's draft. Read More »

Lorenzo Cain signs a 5-year/$80M deal with Milwaukee

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Cain returning to Milwaukee is poetic though, as the Royals acquired Cain from the Brewers back in the 2010 Zack Greinke trade. He's played with Kansas City the past seven years. He's a plus runner who can play all three outfield spots, and has the power for a corner, with 21 homers previous year, setting a new career high. Brinson, Diaz and Harrison were rated among Milwaukee's top 10 prospects. Read More »

Mourinho dismisses Man City money excuse for missing out on 'juicy' Sanchez

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Arsenal are now finding it hard to consistently perform well in the Premier League. "I can not tell you about my talks with Mkhi because it was between us but I told you that I was not happy with Mourinho", he said . That's unfortunate, my message to them would be just live the moment because you may never get this opportunity again - get behind the team and feel proud for your club. Read More »

Should Miami really want Josh Allen?

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But Mayfield has been nothing but apologetic and contrite about his actions-two words that are not in Manziel's vocabulary. Mayfield said "it is what it is" when asked about being lumped in with other quarterbacks who struggled transitioning to the National Football League, and he thinks paying attention to such comparisons would be him focusing on the wrong things. Read More »

Thome, Hoffman, Jones, Guerrero earn Baseball Hall honors

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Guerrero (71.7 percent) and Hoffman (74 percent) were both near-misses on last year's ballot, but each got over the 75-percent threshold for induction this year. As for non-PED-connected players making progress, no one did better than Edgar Martinez . Frankly, he should be in already, but there's no reason to believe voters won't seal the deal next January, his final year on the ballot. Read More »

Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund

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In another shock result, Kyle Edmund from Britain overcame world number three Grigor Dimitrov in four sets, booking his place in the semifinals for the first time in his career. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta and top-ranked Rafael Nadal and thinks, with two days to rest before the final , he'll be in better shape. After losing the first two games in the fifth set, the 2017 Australian Open runner-up chose to call it quits, paving way for Cilic to move further in the tournament. Read More »

Serena Williams 'aims two-word tweet' at Tennys Sandgren

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And by Tuesday morning Sandgren had deleted hundreds of tweets, including a debate with former tennis player James Blake on racial injustice and messages supporting Brexit. Many of these were cropped to not show the text, which links to an article about what Williams said in regard to Italian player Roberta Vinci. He then took on childhood idol Novak Djokovic and did what the Djoker has done to everyone for the better part of five years. Read More »

Michigan State board meeting 1st since president resigned

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In her resignation letter , Simon said as tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable. That suggests Simon could earn at least $750,000 for one year if she chooses to return as a professor after a sabbatical, said Judith Wilde, chief operating officer of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason and a professor who has studied university presidents' compensation. Read More »

Tiger Woods Returns to San Diego as Farmers Insurance Open Begins

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He looked healthy - and strong - in the Bahamas, when he tied for ninth at the Hero World Challenge against an 18-man field. Thirty-year-old Lahiri has had four starts in the season, but all towards the end of 2017. "No one's had a spinal fusion at this level and be able to hit the ball as hard as I do". I'm usually good at predicting [winning scores]. "That is the belief I've always had". Read More »

Blues duo missing for Arsenal trip

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The Blues' transfer strategy has attracted numerous glances in January, with Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes making up a somewhat freakish list of reported targets. "I was a bit forced to play Barkley", Conte admitted. Another added: "Dzeko scores tonight so hopefully by the next Premier League game he's making a difference". Read More »

Nick Foles to grace this week's cover of Sports Illustrated

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That all came to a halt after his ACL tear late in the season. And it's because of Foles' resurgence that legendary running back Eric Dickerson believes the Eagles will win the Super Bowl , and it won't even be an upset . Even as he was called upon to fill in for No. 11, Foles never crowned himself the short- or long-term future at his position, always deferring to Wentz as the "guy" for the Eagles organization. Read More »

Sanchez Shield Thierry Henry after criticism from Arsenal fans

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That transmits to other players, who will have been affected by his mood. "I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world". If United were to make a move for the Nice midfielder, they could pick him up for the relatively modest £35m thanks to a release clause in his contract, which has just 18 months remaining. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas led charge against Kevin Love during team meeting

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Kevin Love probably isn't having the best time in Cleveland right now. A 21-foot jump shot by Derek Rose with 42 seconds to play closed out the scoring, 114-102. That's a reflection of being the oldest team in the league. "I don't think anyone on our team is a doctor, none of the players, so you can't speak for what the training staff says". Read More »

Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison

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Some of those who'd survived Nassar's violations gasped when Aquilina read that he'd described them in his letter to her as only out for money, attention and revenge. "No one believed because they did not listen", she said, recounting the several times victims told MSU of their allegations. On Tuesday, the NCAA told Michigan State it was interested in potentially investigating how athletics officials responded to concerns about Nassar . Read More »

Senior Bowl 2018: Baker Mayfield Impressing Scouts Early

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The Wyoming quarterback showed the same combination of "wow" arm talent and inconsistency during his first Senior Bowl practice that he displayed during his college career, according to ESPN draft analyst. There is a fair criticism of Allen's receivers, as Iowa State's Allen Lazard dropped two passes from the Wyoming quarterback and Penn State's DaeSean Hamilton also dropped two well-thrown balls, although I think only one was from Allen. Read More »

Chung in dreamland after downing Djokovic

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That victory set up a last-eight clash with Tomas Berdych , who was similarly dominant against Fabio Fognini and will now look to finally beat Federer in Melbourne at the fifth time of asking. It was all looking so smooth and sleek as he broke in the opening game of the third set. I know that Novak maybe wasn't at 110 per cent, but he was all right. Read More »

Four elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close after a grass-roots campaign to boost him. But what of players linked to the Steroid Era, most notably Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens? Hoffman is at just over 78 percent of the public vote, but the private ballots tend to have fewer candidates marked. Read More »

Azerbaijan learn rivals for UEFA Nations League

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With friendlies hitherto only garnering 40% of the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking points that competitive games do, some nations have fathomed that they are better not playing exhibition matches at all. England have been drawn with Croatia and Spain in Group A4. Europe's strongest teams are therefore in the top division, known as League A , and the weakest in League D . Read More »

Novak Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open

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This was Chung's second encounter with Sandgren. The only Grand Slam victor left in the draw kept her hopes of a second Melbourne Park title alive with a battling 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory after being run ragged by unseeded Hsieh, ranked 88. Read More »

Super Bowl LII: New England Patriots to wear white jerseys against Eagles

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Underdog Philadelphia and New England will meet a week from Sunday in Minnesota. Law makes a valid point, but it's hard to discount all that TB12 has done for Belichick and the Patriots , and it's unlikely that Belichick would be coaching for his sixth Super Bowl championship if he had a quarterback not named Brady. Read More »

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Madison Keys to reach semi-finals

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Don't forget to join The Roar for live scores from around 3pm (AEDT) or at the completion of Hyeon Chung versus Tennys Sandgren and you can weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section below. "My serve is not that effective on her". "I think this I did ideal". "That was a huge game to go a double-break up", she said after Halep improved her head-to-head record against the Czech to 6-1. Read More »

Cheapest available re-sale Super Bowl ticket tops $4K

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Brady finally addressed the Wednesday cut to his throwing hand that becomes a major pre-game concern. Another hurdle was the opponent. His 59 receiving yards served as notable fuel for the Jaguars' 14-10 halftime lead. I didn't know that. The Eagles' winning recipe also includes running backs Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount , Rosenhaus said . "The players really love each other and play for each other". Read More »