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Australian Open: Elise Mertens Routs Elina Svitolina to Reach Semifinals

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With AP Photos.Simona Halep fended off Angelique Kerber to set up an Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki that will have a first Grand Slam title and the No. Serving at 2-5, Mertens saved a set point when Wozniacki went long with a forehand. "Too many people getting injured", said Nadal, who was still limping and grimacing at a post-match news conference. Read More »

Record-breaker Cavani says he can work with Neymar

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Neymar played a role in the record-breaker, working well with Adrien Rabiot to set-up a cross that left Cavani the simple task of clipping home from four yards. The latter needed one goal to beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 156 career strikes with the Parisians. PSG announced the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra earlier this week, but today's game will likely come too early for the France worldwide despite him training for the first time on Thursday. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony reaches 25000-point milestone as Thunder beat Pistons

Thunder guard Andre Roberson was wheeled off in a stretcher with 4:33 left in the third quarter after he slipped running toward the basket. The fall occurred late in the third quarter of the team's game against the Detroit Pistons . "We thought going in that those were the three biggest keys in the game and I don't think we did a very good job on any of them", Van Gundy said. Originally the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft, the Pistons passed on Anthony to ... Read More »

Chelsea's Dzeko bid not enough, says Roma director

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Should terms between the English champions and Dzeko be agreed then Di Francesco would be losing his top goalscorer for this season, with the former Manchester City hitman having netted 13 times. That said, most had expected Emerson would have posed in the Chelsea shirt by now and everything be made official, but obviously that didn't happen. Read More »

Torrey Pines leader Noren welcomes anonymity

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SHANE LOWRY ENDURED a nightmare Torrey Pines turn that saw him drop six shots over five holes to leave him well off the cut line at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. He was mostly rock solid on Saturday, apart from a double-bogey at the par-four 12th, where he took four strokes to negotiate the final 55 yards. All three resulted in birdies and he'd later pick up the pace with his putter. Read More »

Celtics guard Marcus Smart sidelined with hand injury

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They've done a good job filling that roster with versatile wings - Jaylen Brown, (Jayson) Tatum, ( Gordon) Hayward when he's healthy, ( Marcus) Morris . So it's just a great test for us. We're getting used to teams overplaying a lot and being super physical. And maybe doing something we seldom see Boston do this season - get to the free throw line. Read More »

Wenger says Arsenal to blame for Sanchez missing doping test

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Mourinho said his decision to field Sanchez from the start came from the forward's lack of recent match practice; he started for Arsenal against Chelsea on January 3 but had only made one substitute appearance since. "We wish him all the luck in the world and to have a lot of success". He's a fantastic player, he showed that for three years, and for the past three days training for us. Read More »

Arsene Wenger drops hint about Mesut Ozil and Man United

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Man Utd have always been linked with a move for the 29-year-old, despite this week landing his former Gunners team-mate Alexis Sanchez , but Football.London claims that Ozil new deal could be announced soon. "But after that negotiations are what they are". "Now Sanchez has gone, he knows the club can not risk losing him". Giroud now plays second fiddle to countryman Alexandre Lacazette and is believed to be frustrated with his lack of game time, despite being injured at the moment. Read More »

Carson Wentz spotted at practice without a cane for first time

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Foles, who is 4-1 since replacing Wentz, will be a free agent at the end of the Super Bowl and certainly will draw interest in teams looking for a veteran quarterback. "I am who I am". I had to fight those feelings of self-pity. But he returned for and won the NCAA Division I-AA championship game. On the season, Wentz would compile 3,296 yards while completing 60.2 percent of his passes. Read More »

Pochettino tells Wenger to focus on his own team

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TOTTENHAM take on Newport away in the FA Cup this Saturday, but who will start the game? Tottenham faced competition for his signature in the summer, and Pochettino was key. Le Tissier told Sky Sports: "I think Levy feels like he has the right man in place there, and the club is moving forward". Wenger has absolute power to create a project, develop it, to stop it, to sign, not to sign, to sell, not to sell and it's normal because that he has more responsibility in that. Read More »

Moyes condemns Masuaku over 'despicable' spitting incident

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Let's see how far we can get without referencing THAT Will Grigg chant. . Masuaku is most likely looking at a six-match ban - just what Moyes needs during an injury crisis - yet he was not the only player to disappoint his manager. Powell and Masuaku had challenged for the ball and briefly appeared to exchange words. The referee didn't see it, he was influenced by the players, but it was the right decision [to send Masuaku off]. Read More »

Dominant Federer into Australian Open final after Chung quits

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Trailing 4-1 in the second set, the world No 58 sent for the trainer and took a medical time-out to have treatment on the blister. "Even at the end of a year ago when I played him in the World Tour Finals in the round-robin, I think he lost all three matches maybe, but maybe should have won at least one of the first two and stuff". Read More »

Honesty over diplomacy for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

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And so far Chelsea have won just one of those fixtures, last weekend's Premier League victory at Brighton, while they squeezed by Norwich on penalties in a third-round replay. This time last season, Chelsea had played 26 matches; now, the number is 38 and Conte does not believe he has resources to cope. " It's right to have this type of situation, I'm repeating the same things, I'm the coach, my task is to try to do the best for this club, to improve the players for this club ". Read More »

Australian Open: A look ahead to Sunday and Saturday recap

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Federer dominated the unseeded South Korean on Rod Laver Arena, ruthlessly cruising into a 6-1 5-2 lead under the roof on Rod Laver Arena before a one-sided match came to a premature end. South Korean young gun Hyeon Chung has already made tennis history for his country, and now he's taking on the legendary Roger Federer , the tournament favorite, in the second semifinal. Read More »

Chelsea monitoring Olivier Giroud status as Arsenal chase Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal

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He had looked set to move to Borussia Dortmund on loan as the Gunners strive to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. "It's possible, we will try, but at the moment we are not close to signing anybody". Giroud has fallen down the pecking order under Arsene Wenger and is keen to seal a move this month in order to improve his chances of making the World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

High-seed Rafael Nadal out of Australian Open with damage

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The Brit began to struggle with his movement in the final set and Cilic twice broke Edmund to take it 6-2 and seal his place in the final. "I don't know if they have to think a little bit about the health of the players", he said. Then at the beginning of the fifth set, he called out the trainer again and was seen lying prostrate on court receiving treatment. Edmund , on his way to semis at Melbourne , beat the US Open finalist Kevin Anderson and in defeating Dimitrov he had his ... Read More »

Federer reaches Australian Open semifinals

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Because he has played so many matches in the row, I think that's why it was a buildup. "I'm feeling that I am, for most of the shots, hitting them really, really good". The South Korean had taken a medical timeout earlier in the second set to receive treatment on his foot. But I think I did the right thing. I think I can play better and better in the future. Read More »

Cautious Federer by way of to semis after Hawkeye hiccup

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Federer and his team will comb through Chung's matches in Melbourne , but the five-time Australian Open champion has been impressed with the bespectacled youngster's run. Can Hyeon Chung beat Roger Federer? However, Chung can't be taken lightly as his past record showcases great potential in the unseeded player who has thrashed Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev to reach this stage. Read More »

Ross Barkley set to start in FA Cup as Chelsea injuries mount

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It's very hard to tell today, only that they need to come back. "But when you are sure about your work and that you are doing everything to improve this club, I am very relaxed, calm and I don't have this type of worry". Chelsea will once again be without striker Alvaro Morata , for the third match in a row, due to a back injury while Thibaut Courtois and Willian are also missing, due to ankle and hamstring problems respectively. Read More »

IPL auction: 16 players placed in the marquee list

Offspinner R Ashwin became the day's first million-dollar player, going for INR 7.6 crore (USD 1.1875 million approx) to Kings XI - Super Kings could not use a RTM on him given they had already retained three capped India players in MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja before the auction. Read More »

Antonio Conte 'relaxed' over Chelsea future despite rift with Marina Granovskaia

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Following Chelsea' Carabao Cup semi-final exit at Arsenal on Wednesday, Conte again bemoaned the lack of options at his disposal to echo his complaints from the summer. Chelsea is willing to pay Roma £26m for striker Edin Dzeko . However, it is understood that, despite Conte playing down his role in transfers, he is always asked for a shortlist of players. Read More »

Mark Emmert made aware of MSU allegations in 2010

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Now, scrutiny is hitting a larger figure in the sports world: the head of the NCAA . According to a report from Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic , Emmert was alerted to sexual assault allegations at Michigan State in 2010. Prosecutor Angela Povilaitis embraces other members of the prosecution team at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., ... Read More »

Arsenal handed boost in their pursuit of Jonny Evans

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Arsenal will reportedly have to pay at least £27 million to sign West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans . Since making his move to The Hawthorns from Manchester United in 2015, Evans has established himself as one of the Premier League's most consistent defenders. Read More »

Borussia Dortmund name their price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Arsenal have identified Aubameyang as their chief transfer target this January, and have already had two bids rejected with the Premier League side rumoured to be 10million euros short of Dortmund's asking price. "That's what we told the Aubameyang family and they accepted it". Another player linked to Dortmund is Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi, with manager Antonio Conte preferring to loan his forward out for the remainder of the season if they end up signing Roma's Edin Dzeko. Read More »

Kyrie Irving: Knee surgery report 'sounds like a HIPAA violation'

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Kyrie Irving needs to undergo minor knee surgery as a follow-up to the procedure he underwent during the 2015 Finals to fix his broken kneecap. Wanting to leave LeBron James' shadow and the culture James dominated in Cleveland, upset that former general manager David Griffin was gone and miffed that the Cavs considered trading him to in for Paul George , Irving asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him. Read More »

Arsene Wenger opens up on Olivier Giroud move

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Giroud was heavily linked with a move away in the summer, with Everton known to be extremely interested in his services as they looked to replace Romelu Lukaku. "Our squad is stable and at the moment we stay where we are and keep our players". " He's an important player here who everyone has a high respect for and I want him to stay ''". Read More »

I'm not planning to leaave Real Madrid - Ronaldo

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I feel better now. Ronaldo inspired Madrid to glory at home and overseas last season, with the 32-year-old's efforts also leading to him scooping a host of individual awards, including a coveted fifth Ballon d'Or to bring him level with Barcelona rival Lionel Messi. Read More »

Kansas City Royals: What does bringing back Alcides Escobar signify

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He rejoins the, who dramatically remade their outfield as they seek to dethrone the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Shortstop Alcides Escobar will return to the Kansas City Royals in 2018, multiple news outlets reported Friday. Last year's right fielder, Domingo Santana, could be an attractive trade chip after the 25-year-old starter hit.278 with 30 homers. "But was in on me from the get-go - other teams as well - and once I got a phone call from, this was the spot I wanted to be in". Read More »