• Upsetting start: US Open champ Stephens, Venus out in 1st round
Upsetting start: US Open champ Stephens, Venus out in 1st round

And, in the final match of the day, Australia's 23rd seed, Daria Gavrilova, beat qualifier Irina Falconi with embarrassing ease, 6-1, 6-1. Of the 10 who set out on the first day of the first major of the season (from a total contingent of 17) only Nicole Gibbs finished on her feet, a 6-1, 6-1 victor against a lucky loser, the Bulgarian Viktoriya To...

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  • Federer into Australian Open second round
Federer into Australian Open second round

More than 100 players met in a conference room at a Melbourne Hotel on Friday where Djokovic - who is on the ATP Player Council - addressed the group. Dominic Thiem has set the standard with this outrageous tweener victor in his first-round match against Guido Pella. "I still have some pain". Wawrinka, who has been off the court for the same ti...

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  • Snow warning for part of West Sussex
Snow warning for part of West Sussex

The Met Office warns that strong gale force Arctic winds will continue to blast northern parts of the United Kingdom as a yellow weather warning remains in place until Wednesday. The separate Met Office yellow - " be aware " - wind warning is for gusts of 60-70mph "quite widely" across the southern half of Scotland and "a small chance of winds re...

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  • Packers to hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator
Packers to hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Pettine was sacked in Cleveland in 2015, but consistently his more talented defenses in Buffalo and NY were among the league's best. His defenses all finished in the top 10. The Packers also considered hiring in-house and had interviewed their remaining defensive assistants: Joe Whitt, Darren Perry and Winston Moss. He previously served a number of...

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  • Chelsea running on empty, admits Conte
Chelsea running on empty, admits Conte

He continued: 'The problem is not the defenders because every defender is playing very well, we are not conceding but we are not scoring'. Alvaro Morata and co. I have to make many changes. At the same time we're showing not great quality in our finishing. Football fans noticed on Saturday evening how Chelsea have "liked" a tweet from snooker...

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  • Rockets Invade Clippers' Locker Room To Confront Blake Griffin & More - Shocking Details
Rockets Invade Clippers' Locker Room To Confront Blake Griffin & More - Shocking Details

Griffin and Ariza finally were ejected with about a minute remaining in regulation, at which point Ariza exchanged words with Clippers guard Austin Rivers , who was in street clothes and didn't play. In a victory at Phoenix on Friday, the Rockets got things done with rebounding and mid-range jump shots, far different than their typical long-rang...

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  • Famed racer Dan Gurney dead at 86
Famed racer Dan Gurney dead at 86

Though the project is identified with Bowlby and its financier, American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz, it was Gurney, his sons, and their staff at AAR who actually built the first DeltaWing, proved its concept, and raced it at the 24 Hours of Le Mans .

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  • Paige VanZant Suffers Gruesome Arm Break After Throwing Spinning Backfist
Paige VanZant Suffers Gruesome Arm Break After Throwing Spinning Backfist

During the match, Paige injured her arm, and although she was able to finish the fight , she went to get it checked out afterwards. It was the second win of her UFC career, her most recent being a split decision victory against Bec Rawlings in November.

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  • Gregg Popovich Throws Shade At LaVar Ball, Calls His Opinion 'Meaningless'
Gregg Popovich Throws Shade At LaVar Ball, Calls His Opinion 'Meaningless'

The Mavericks (15-28) return home to American Airlines Center off a surprising back-to-back sweep earlier this week. I usually stay away from discussing what-if trade scenarios, but it's tough to ignore the noise around this Lakers team, A name that's been mentioned in trade talks since the offseason is fourth-year forward Julius Randle .

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  • New Zealand wins toss, bats in 3rd ODI vs
New Zealand wins toss, bats in 3rd ODI vs

The visiting Pakistan has a very little margin of error, it can afford to make; otherwise, the five-match ODI series will easily slip away to New Zealand which is already leading it by 2-0. The Kiwis total was set up by captain Kane Williamson (73) and veteran Ross Taylor (52), who provided a solid foundation for the innings. Openers Azhar Ali,...

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  • Antonio Conte insists he will not quit Chelsea
Antonio Conte insists he will not quit Chelsea

Misfiring Chelsea missed the chance to climb into second place in the English Premier League by drawing 0-0 at home to 10-man Leicester on Sunday (NZ time ). The second half picked up where the first half left off, as Chelsea continued to look off the pace in the games. Chelsea v Leicester - Saturday's Super 6 starts with a clash betwe...

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  • Wenger wants Sanchez to stay longer at Arsenal
Wenger wants Sanchez to stay longer at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil is a doubt for Arsenal's Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday but Jack Wilshere could feature, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. Referee Martin Atkinson consulted the video assistant referee (VAR) system on two penalty claims, when Moses tangled with Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the first half and for Danny Welbeck's last-mi...

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  • Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders
Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders

That's an old school football mentality if I've ever heard of one before. I love the players that play it. "He loves it here - he absolutely loves it - and part of coming back and playing the last two seasons in Oakland was a big part of our discussions", Davis said.

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  • Guardiola expects Manchester City response against Watford
Guardiola expects Manchester City response against Watford

After the draw, City remain at the top of the EPL standings with 59 points, 14 points ahead of second-placed Chelsea . Gabriel Jesus is out for one to two months with a knee problem he suffered two days earlier at Crystal Palace . Nearly inevitably, he scored. Aguero has only scored more goals against Newcastle United (11) in all competit...

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  • Jaguars edge Bills to advance in playoffs
Jaguars edge Bills to advance in playoffs

It went from ugly at 0-0 after 27 minutes to downright heinous in the time and effort it took to net two field goals in the run-up to halftime. This was the lowest-scoring playoff game since January 3, 1997 ( Pittsburgh Steelers 7, New England Patriots 6 that day).

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning headline the 2018 NHL All-Star Game
Tampa Bay Lightning headline the 2018 NHL All-Star Game

While the new format allows the higher skilled players to showcase their skills with more open ice, it reduces the opportunities for players to get into the game with the reduced roster . Overall, Schenn has tallied 291 points (126 goals, 165 assists) in 478 career regular season games. The Calgary, Alberta, native was also an AHL All-Rookie Team ...

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  • Packers executive Eliot Wolf heads to Cleveland Browns
Packers executive Eliot Wolf heads to Cleveland Browns

The 35-year-old Wolf was the Packers' director of football operations and recently interviewed to be their GM. Dorsey played linebacker for the Packers and spent time working in the club's front office with Wolf and Highsmith, two highly regarded talent evaluators with solid reputations.

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  • Huge update from Brazil on Man United's move for PSG's Lucas Moura
Huge update from Brazil on Man United's move for PSG's Lucas Moura

A potential stumbling block in the move is United's desire to sign the winger on loan, whereas the Brazilian would prefer a permanent move. Moura's career has stalled at PSG after five years with the team, and United are desperate to add creative verve to their wide positions.

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  • Arsene Wenger Strikes Realistic Note On Battling Man City For Jonny Evans
Arsene Wenger Strikes Realistic Note On Battling Man City For Jonny Evans

Other Premier League clubs are also interested in Evans but can not match the lure of European football for a player who was on the bench for Manchester United's Champions League final defeat by Barcelona in 2009. "We are working on it and as soon as we have any definite solution, we will get back to you", he said. However, speaking in his pr...

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  • Panthers fire OC Shula, QB coach Dorsey
Panthers fire OC Shula, QB coach Dorsey

Fans no doubt will want the next offensive coordinator to bring the Panthers' playbook into the 21st century and take advantage of their unique talents at quarterback and running back. However, he and Dorsey were unable to get that type of consistent production out of Newton and the passing game. Shula has coached 30 years, 26 of those in the NFL...

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  • Dustin Johnson opens 2018 with dominating victory at Sentry Tournament of Champions
Dustin Johnson opens 2018 with dominating victory at Sentry Tournament of Champions

The 33-year-old followed up rounds of 69, 68 and 66 by taking four birdies on the front nine, and a back nine which included an eagle on the par-four 12th. "I want a lot more wins". Johnson has a short memory, and he never thought about China until it was mentioned to him on Saturday. Of that drive at the 12th he said:"I could see it until it lan...

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  • Cam Newton Famous CTE Expert Calls BS ... That's a Concussion
Cam Newton Famous CTE Expert Calls BS ... That's a Concussion

A sideline evaluation in the medical tent is not sufficient, under the late-season rule change. Newton took a shot to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter. Immediately after the game, which ended the Panthers' season, Newton and coach Ron Rivera maintained that Newton had been poked in the eye . ...

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  • Wenger To Make 9 Changes | Expected Arsenal XI vs Nottingham Forest
Wenger To Make 9 Changes | Expected Arsenal XI vs Nottingham Forest

Our Championship opponents Nottingham Forest have recently sacked Mark Warburton after dropping out of the promotion race and as they are now firmly ensconced in mid-table they have little else to play for except a glorious FA Cup run, and with the new-manager boost they are capable of causing a major upset today against the holders.

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  • Everton's Ross Barkley completes £15 million move to Chelsea
Everton's Ross Barkley completes £15 million move to Chelsea

ROSS BARKLEY is expected to move to Chelsea TODAY - with Antonio Conte all but confirming the news at a press conference. Speaking to Chelsea's website about his 14th signing since taking over the reins of the west London club in 2016, Conte expressed his excitement at Barkley's ability to become an ever better player at Stamford Bridge.

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  • Nick Kyrgios comes back to make semi-finals in Brisbane International
Nick Kyrgios comes back to make semi-finals in Brisbane International

The Bulgarian defeated John Millman 3-6 7-6 (8) 6-3 to book a spot in the quarter-finals. Dimitrov finished 2017 as the form player on the ATP tour and seems to have carried that momentum into the new season, having held off a ferocious challenge from Aussie underdog John Millman in the second round before another hard tangle with Edmund.

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  • Growing tension between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady explored in ESPN report
Growing tension between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady explored in ESPN report

It's important to note the Patriots' response to the story, via ESPN . Brady also took issue with a reporter who asked whether the quarterback and Belichick had talked about an adjustment to Guerrero's access to the team. Belichick was not pleased and compared the Patriots to the Browns by saying neither team had a long-term solution at quarte...

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  • Mourinho losing his memory, claims Conte
Mourinho losing his memory, claims Conte

Conte's jab followed Mourinho's assertion that other managers act like "a clown" on the touchline, per Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News . Conte was accused of failing to report an incident of attempted match-fixing while in charge of Siena in 2011, serving a four-month ban and enduring a nightmare during an exhaustive invest...

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  • Atlanta season 2 inspired by Tiny Toon Adventures
Atlanta season 2 inspired by Tiny Toon Adventures

So what is " robbin' season " actually referring to? "It's basically a bunch of crime", Stephen Glover said. "I think what's important with Season 2 is making sure that people understand how it feels to live in the city of Atlanta ", story editor Stephen Glover told IndieWire last summer .

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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Would Pick LeBron James 1st as All-Star Captain
Giannis Antetokounmpo Would Pick LeBron James 1st as All-Star Captain

It should be noted that while Antetokounmpo is the leader in Eastern Conference votes through the first round of voting, there are still two more rounds for James to erase his current 7,336-vote deficit. The 14 reserves for the game will be selected by the NBA's head coaches. Indiana's Victor Oladipo (251,886) was third. For the guards , Cur...

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  • Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open
Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Williams didn't drop a set while winning last year's title, and her victory helped her regain the world No.1 ranking. There is also uncertainty over whether former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the latter of which arrived in Melbourne earlier on Friday, will be fit to take to the court.

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  • Bruce Arians retires after five seasons with Cardinals
Bruce Arians retires after five seasons with Cardinals

When I entered the league, I was a 23-year old kid. Arians also served as a collegiate head coach from 1983-88, leading the Temple Owls. After five seasons as the Steelers offensive coordinator, Arians rejoined the Colts in 2012 as the offensive coordinator.

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  • Philippe Coutinho betting SUSPENDED as Barcelona close in on Liverpool star
Philippe Coutinho betting SUSPENDED as Barcelona close in on Liverpool star

Last summer, Liverpool fans were forced to sit through one of the most protracted transfer sagas of all time as Barcelona mounted a ceaseless campaign to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho . Crucially, he claims, Barcelona have not contacted Liverpool with any new offer. Noting that Barcelona's objective is to sign Coutinho and Antoine Gri...

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  • Winston throws late TD pass, Buccaneers beat Saints 31-24
Winston throws late TD pass, Buccaneers beat Saints 31-24

The Saints didn't end the regular season the way they wanted, losing to the Bucs, 31-24. New Orleans struggled at times in every unit. Ingram and Kamara had already combined for 182 yards from scrimmage. Fortunately for the Saints, they still have electrifying rookie Alvin Kamara - who had one of his best performances to date with a 106-yard ki...

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  • Lions beat Packers 35-11 to finish up season at 9-7
Lions beat Packers 35-11 to finish up season at 9-7

Score is 20-3 Lions at the half. Green Bay, without several banged-up players, gave away its chances to close with a win by turning it over three times in the first half to help the Lions lead 20-3 at halftime. The last thing the Lions want is to suffer any significant injuries this late in the season. Detroit cornerback Darius Slay , who st...

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  • Carlos Carvalhal asks Jordan Ayew to be a 'leader' for Swansea
Carlos Carvalhal asks Jordan Ayew to be a 'leader' for Swansea

It was fifth defeat in the past six games for the side and has saw them drop from fourth to mid-table, while they are still seven points clear of the relegation zone and on course for survival. Yet in fairness, they were second best for large chunks of the game and should have been 2-0 down shortly before they equalised as Watford sub Andre Gr...

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  • Jack Del Rio Fired by Mark Davis After Raiders' Loss to Chargers
Jack Del Rio Fired by Mark Davis After Raiders' Loss to Chargers

Del Rio's firing comes one day after ESPN reported the Raiders were pursuing former National Football League coach and current ESPN broadcaster Jon Gruden as their coach and were offering an ownership stake to entice him. Under first-year coordinator Todd Downing, the group appeared to take a step back, particularly Carr and receiver Amari Coop...

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  • Raiders are going all in to try and bring back Jon Gruden
Raiders are going all in to try and bring back Jon Gruden

An ownership source said owners might not be so quick to approve the deal, because they wouldn't want to establish a precedent. The offer, according to Mortensen, could include ownership stake and a backloaded contract that would allow Gruden to make the bulk of his money when the team moves to Las Vegas in order to avoid state tax.

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  • Teens Charged With Murder In Death Of Man Hit By Sandbag
Teens Charged With Murder In Death Of Man Hit By Sandbag

The bag crashed through the windshield of a vehicle where 22-year-old Marquise Byrd was sitting in the passenger seat. The local news outlet reports the autopsy found Byrd suffered from blunt-force trauma to the head and neck. The emergency dispatcher asked the frantic driver if she knew what had hit Byrd. The fatal incident happened Tuesday nig...

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  • Antonio Conte says Chelsea finishing in top four would be a success
Antonio Conte says Chelsea finishing in top four would be a success

It'd be hard for Conte not to be encouraged after he left Eden Hazard , Cesc Fabregas , Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Andreas Christensen out of his lineup and still clobbered a Premier League opponent. "For me it's very important to see my players have chances to score". The scoring was completed by a second-half penalty from Willian and an individ...

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  • Survivor's Todd Herzog Says Dr. Phil Got Him Drunk Before His Interview
Survivor's Todd Herzog Says Dr. Phil Got Him Drunk Before His Interview

Throughout the country, Dr. Phil has a reputation for helping people battle their demons, but the talk show host's producers may also be guilty of contributing to some of those problems. Dr. Phil , who has a PHD in psychology but is not a licensed therapist, is the star of a hit talk show where he frequently helps those struggling with their emot...

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