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Elina Svitolina Beats 15-Year-Old Marta Kostyuk In Third Round


Svitolina, showing no desire to spend a minute longer in the heat than necessary and no sign of the injury issues she reported after her second round match, went through when Kostyuk served up her ninth double fault of the contest. Brave Brit Kyle Edmund survived an extraordinary 20-minute, 35-point game to break Nikoloz Basilashvili early in the fourth set of his 7-6 (7-0) 3-6 4-6 6-0 7-5 third-round comeback win in near-40-degree heat on shadeless show court 2. Read More »

Arsenal fans react to Alex Iwobi performance v Bournemouth


Malcom has scored seven goals and laid on five more for his team-mates in the French top-flight in 2017-18, with Manchester United and Tottenham having also shown an interest in bringing him to the Premier League . "[It was] very frustrating, [a] very disappointing outcome". " Overall we have to look at it in a very objective and harsh way, we made mistakes we should not have made ", he told BBC Sport . Read More »

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant Named All-Star Starters


Joel Embiid , making his first All-Star appearance, will be among the starters while Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan also make up the rest of the Eastern Conference starters. Russell Westbrook came up short in the voting to be an NBA All-Star starter. The team rosters will be chosen by two captains from a talent pool of both starters and reserves, putting a spin on the occasion. Read More »

Philly is a finalist for Amazon HQ2. What comes next?

The city of Hamilton's bid to woo Amazon came in at almost $467,000. In the next few months, Amazon will further dig into the proposals and determine which locations would be able to handle the hiring plans and infrastructure requirements of such a massive project. Read More »

USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Karolyi Ranch Training Center


A MI sports doctor who molested young gymnasts won't get his prison sentence until next week. But the organization this week said it would not seek any money for her "brave statements ". The stress of the statements is all too much for ... him. Prosecutors are seeking at least 40 years in prison for Nassar, who has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. Read More »

Division Round injury report: Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints


Brees had his best full-game performance of the entire season in New Orleans' 31-26 wild-card victory over the Carolina Panthers , with 376 yards and two touchdowns. They've also managed to adequately fill a string of potentially crushing injuries on defense to stalwarts like Nick Fairley (never played, heart condition), linebacker A.J. Read More »

Roger Federer advances at Day 4 of the Australian Open


Also advancing were 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, 19th-seed Tomas Berdych, Fabio Fognini (25), Adrian Mannarino (26), Richard Gasquet (29) and Chung Hyeon. "It was obvious we both suffered on the court today", Djokovic said. "Really tough conditions - brutal". All the categories: biggest win, biggest moment of getting a victory, setting me up for the biggest stage to play third round of a slam, biggest opportunity. Read More »

Jon Jones passes polygraph test


The test reportedly posed questions about PED use before UFC 214 in July past year, the period around which he tested positive for anabolic steroid Turinabol. Cormier will look to put another Jones scandal behind him when he fights Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 on Saturday. Since then, Jones has refuted that he knowingly took any performing-enhancing drugs prior to his fight with Cormier. Read More »

Trump says 'Russia is not helping' with North Korea

North Korea does not have any Alpine skiers or cross-country skiers at an elite level so it is not yet clear exactly who could compete there or in which specific events. Japan and Canada agreed Monday that the worldwide community needs to demonstrate solidarity to "maximise pressure" on North Korea through a foreign ministerial meeting Tuesday on addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Joel Embiid becomes first All-Star starter from Kansas since Wilt Chamberlain


Embiid finished fourth in player votes with 94. Starters were selected based on votes by fans (50 percent of the vote), players (25 percent) and a panel of the media (25 percent). The top two vote getters from each conference, James and Curry, will be team captains to select the squads. The other Eastern Conference starters are Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan and LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Read More »

Otamendi praises Man City boss Guardiola: You even learn at home!


United closed the gap on City with Monday's 3-0 victory over Stoke after leaders Pep Guardiola's City suffered their first loss of the league campaign against Liverpool at Anfield. "People will criticise, people will have their own comments, views, but we don't care too much about that to be honest". " Because the keeper has to be able to play with his feet ", Silva concluded. Read More »

Arsenal Suffer Shock Loss At Bournemouth


But with Wenger's side looking comfortable two quick-fire goals from the Cherries won the game for Bournemouth . And while Wenger wrestles with problems on the field, the off-the-pitch saga involving Sanchez is adding to his concerns, with the manager admitting that continuing uncertainty surrounding the striker's future, was the reason he was omitted. Read More »

Jamaican bobsledders qualify for Winter Olympics


Three decades after the male bobsled team made history in Jamaica for qualifying for the Winter Olympics in bobsledding, the women's team is following suit. "I have to thank the man above that has blessed me with the opportunity to represent my country at this level". 'This is the 30th anniversary of the first team to qualify in 1988, and we are glad to have a women's team qualify, and we expect them to do well'. Read More »

Adam Forshaw: Leeds United sign Middlesbrough midfielder for £4.5m


Forshaw is due to undergo a medical today and Leeds hope to complete the deal in time for him to face Millwall on Saturday (3pm). Leeds now have an experienced Championship midfielder who gained promotion to the Championship with Brentford, played at Wigan Athletic , and helped Boro gain promotion to the Premier League during his time at the Riverside. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez transfer updates: Manchester United closing in on a deal


Sanchez's incredible contract means United's deal to sign the forward is worth over £120m once his £30m value, agents' fee - worth more than £10m - and £20m signing-on fee are taken into consideration. Asked if Sanchez could still play for Arsenal again, he added:"Yes". Wenger also revealed further why Sanchez did not travel with Arsenal for their 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday. Read More »

Detroit Lions mock draft 2018: Mel Kiper picks a pass rusher


The NFL exec, who told at the Senior Bowl in January of 2016 that the Browns would be set for the next 15 years if they drafted Carson Wentz , said " Allen is the best and it's not even close ". However, the idea that this year's class is heavy on talented quarterbacks rings true - Kiper's top two picks are quarterbacks, with three QBs in the top five, and four overall in the first round. Read More »

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis leads Pelicans in OT victory over Knicks


The last time New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis squared off against the Boston Celtics on the road, he went 14-for-21 from the floor for 36 points along with 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. "I think everybody was a little exhausted from yesterday's game", Marco Belinelli said. It was the 16th time this season that Boston trailed by at least 12 points. Read More »

Danica Patrick Reunites With Former Sponsor GoDaddy To Run 'Danica Double'


She's not anxious about pulling it off, either. Things actually are falling into place for Patrick, and she just might pull off the goodbye she wants after all. "We're getting the band back together", GoDaddy chief marketing officer Barb Rechterman said in a statement. "Danica epitomizes exactly what happens with many of our customers". Read More »

Liverpool defender sentenced to free labour

A Liverpool FC representative reported today, "We censure, in the most grounded conceivable terms, the player's activities amid the occasions that occurred bringing about this criminal conviction". Flanagan told the court that he and his girlfriend were still in a relationship and they are "working hard to get it back on track" after the incident. Read More »

Rogerer Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff Australian Open 2018 Live


Sandgren had never won a match at a major before this week, but has now beaten a three-time Grand Slam victor and will meet Maximilian Marterer - who ousted Fernando Verdasco in five sets - in round three. I think the last 12 days was more than what I could have dreamed for coming here. However, the atmosphere soon became lighter after a baby's cry reverberated throughout the Rod Laver Arena . Read More »

Australian Open day four

When it's easy it's going to be no problem. I was consistent but I was looking to come forward", Sharapova said. She is still searching for top form after being limited to eight tournaments when she returned to the circuit in 2017. No. 5 Dominic Thiem rallied to beat 190th-ranked American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 and No. 21 Albert Ramos beat another American, wild-card entry Tim Smyczek. Read More »

Neymar booed by PSG fans after clashing with Edison Cavani


Neymar then dribbled toward goal and did a nifty back and forth between two defenders, before eventually losing the ball. In the 83rd minute of the game, PSG's world record signing was not welcomed by the crowd when he kept his generosity aside to step up for a penalty denying Cavani a chance to become club top scorer. Read More »