• Roger Federer safely through to round three of Australian Open
Roger Federer safely through to round three of Australian Open

I can't control it all, it was a fairy tale. "I hope I under thrive under those conditions, too, because if you want to get to the top, you've got to be able to play in all conditions". In the women's singles Britain's Johanna Konta will next play Bernarda Pera in the second round after a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Madison Brengle. World No 94 Marte...

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  • Clinical Kerber defeats Sharapova at Open
Clinical Kerber defeats Sharapova at Open

She needed just 64 minutes to see off Sharapova , breaking serve five times. Having already won the Sydney International in the build-up to the first grand slam of the season, 30-year-old Kerber has started the year in great form and is odds-on to beat Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei and advance to the quarterfinals.

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  • No. 1 Simona Halep ignores injury, beats Eugenie Bouchard in Australian Open
No. 1 Simona Halep ignores injury, beats Eugenie Bouchard in Australian Open

Simona Halep survived an almighty scare as American Lauren Davis pushed her all the way in a titanic three-setter which lasted 3 hours and 44 minutes. A much-hyped match between two former Australian champions was no contest: 2016 victor Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to open the night program.

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  • Maria, Kerber back with easy triumphs
Maria, Kerber back with easy triumphs

Maria Sharapova cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win over Tatjana Maria of Germany on Margaret Court Arena . She celebrated by twirling, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd. Wawrinka , who was six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2). Former semifi...

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  • After 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to Mexico
After 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to Mexico

The family had originally hoped for a new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA ) law that would make him eligible to remain in the country. Mr Garcia's case is not one that could have been helped by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program that is aimed at helping immigrants who came to the United States and is now in peril - he...

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  • India summon Dinesh Karthik for final Test
India summon Dinesh Karthik for final Test

He will join the team ahead of the final Test starting in Johannesburg on January 24, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) said. Virat during the toss said that Saha picked a hamstring niggle during the practice and was replaced by the backup wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel .

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  • Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped
Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped

A 15-YEAR-old girl died after being gang-raped by a group men in the latest sex attack to rock India. Her liver and lungs had been ruptured and an object had been jammed into her privates, doctors said. The crime was allegedly committed when she was playing outside her house, he said. On Sunday in Faridabad, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly ab...

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  • Arsenal line-up didn´t boost Bournemouth, insists Howe
Arsenal line-up didn´t boost Bournemouth, insists Howe

Despite the defeat, Arsenal remain sixth in the EPL table with 39 points from 23 games while Bournemouth moved up to 13th with 24 points from 23 games. "It doesn't matter who played, we respect all their players". The win provides the Cherries with some breathing room in an expansive relegation battle, with the three points moving them up to ...

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  • Potential Liverpool lineup against Manchester City
Potential Liverpool lineup against Manchester City

It could also mark the league debut of centre-back Virgil van Dijk , who was bought for £75 million (R1.3 billion). This a bit hypocritical of me to consider Liverpool's good form while Manchester City are the most in-form team in Europe, but playing at Anfield makes the Reds somewhat unbeatable.

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  • National Football League releases schedule for 2018 games in London
National Football League releases schedule for 2018 games in London

Jacksonville Jaguars will take on Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley as they continue to play one home game per season in London . Three games will take place in three successive weeks for the first time. The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game at the new London stadium of English Premier League club Tottenha...

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  • Le'Veon Bell threatens retirement if Steelers give him another franchise tag
Le'Veon Bell threatens retirement if Steelers give him another franchise tag

National Football League teams generally consider the time value of draft picks when making trades, so a 2019 third-round pick (at the end of the round, no less) would be worth about a late second-rounder or early third-rounder this year. If there's a silver lining for the Steelers, it's that Bell doesn't appear eager to leave Pittsburgh. "They tag...

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  • Arsene Wenger takes fresh swipe at 'diver' Eden Hazard
Arsene Wenger takes fresh swipe at 'diver' Eden Hazard

In the interview Hazard confirms that he will sign a new deal at Chelsea and commit his future to the club. The Belgian has also admitted it would "be a dream" to play under Zidane, whom he calls an "idol". 'I think Thibaut first. "Then I will sign", he added. "Yes", said the 24-year-old who was named in the UEFA Team of the year 2017, alongs...

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  • Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona from Liverpool; out injured for three weeks
Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona from Liverpool; out injured for three weeks

Coutinho, who completed his move from Liverpool on Monday, could potentially play in Barcelona's midfield or up front - offering a threat to a range of players' first-team prospects. Quizzed on where the Brazil worldwide would play regularly, he added: 'We will wait until I have seen him train for a day at least until we talk about that'.

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  • Alabama underclassmen (Payne, Ridley, Scarbrough) going pro, but Damien Harris is staying
Alabama underclassmen (Payne, Ridley, Scarbrough) going pro, but Damien Harris is staying

Star wideout Calvin Ridley already chose to turn pro official on Wednesday, posting a note to his social media accounts. AL.com is reporting that Damien Harris is passing on the National Football League and will play for Alabama for his senior season.

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  • Lonzo Ball Has Cryptic Response To LaVar Ball Thrashing Luke Walton
Lonzo Ball Has Cryptic Response To LaVar Ball Thrashing Luke Walton

In exchange for that, they should back up the coaches. "Printing an article where the father of an National Basketball Association player has an opinion that is printed as anything like (it's) legitimate - it erodes the trust we've built with ESPN and our coaches are upset because Luke Walton does not deserve that".

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  • Mariota leads Titans to 22-21 comeback win over Chiefs
Mariota leads Titans to 22-21 comeback win over Chiefs

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson scooped a loose ball and returned it for what seemed like the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes to play. That's right. The man caught his own pass for a touchdown. Smith is 8 of 11 for 154 yards and the score. The Titans ran it with Henry, who had nowhere to go inside, bounced it outside, got a le...

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  • Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach
Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach

The announcement was made about 90 minutes after Gruden worked as the analyst on ESPN's coverage of the AFC playoff game at Kansas City between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans . He was Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach when the Eagles played in the Super Bowl against New England in the 2004 season. The 52-year-old Shurmur, who ha...

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  • Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby
Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

While United progress to the fourth round, Derby can be proud of an impressive display on the night. Carson was left clutching thin air as Lingard unleashed a swiveling shot into the top left corner from 18 meters and with Derby throwing caution to the wind, Lukaku raced clear to score his 16th goal for United in all competitions.

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  • Raiders to give Gruden longest contract in history
Raiders to give Gruden longest contract in history

He was 95-81 over 11 seasons with Oakland and Tampa Bay, winning a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers. Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, compiling a 38-26 record . It is believed that he will bring in well regarded Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther to run his defense. Raiders owner Mark Davis is also expected to ...

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  • Claim From Spain: Thibaut Courtois Wants To Join Real Madrid
Claim From Spain: Thibaut Courtois Wants To Join Real Madrid

The news of Hazard rejection his new contract from Chelsea was first broke by Le Soir , when Thierry Hazard (father of Eden) told the French language daily that the Belgium midfielder is yet to pledge his future to Antonio Conte's side.

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  • Liverpool sign defender in world record deal
Liverpool sign defender in world record deal

The Reds were left celebrating on Wednesday as they announced that Southampton's star would be finally joining the club after a protracted transfer saga. This prompted the Saints to complain to the Premier League and Liverpool to apologise and agree not to pursue the signing. The newspaper sports writer said van Dijk would be paid a weekly sa...

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  • San Angelo Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.1 Percent
San Angelo Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.1 Percent

The picture got better in Omaha, too, where the unemployment rate in November was 2.5 percent compared with 2.9 percent last year, and in Lincoln, where the figure clocked in at 2.1 percent compared with 2.4 percent last year. California was second in job additions with 288,300. Two industry sectors reported job declines over the month, down a tota...

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  • Heroic Al Jazira fall just short of causing stunning upset
Heroic Al Jazira fall just short of causing stunning upset

Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club's already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in 2017 at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi this week. We aim to also support and help nurture sporting excellence and create local sporting heroes who participate and succeed on the global stage. The previous record of five wa...

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  • Arsenal Confirmed Lineup vs Southampton: Mertesacker in for Mustafi
Arsenal Confirmed Lineup vs Southampton: Mertesacker in for Mustafi

The ex-Montpellier man could have departed the Emirates Stadium in the summer, but he opted to stay despite knowing he would not be Arsene Wenger's first choice after the signing of Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners nearly levelled matters in the 11th minute but Pierre-Emile Højbjerg produced a fine last ditch tackle to deny Alexandre Lacazette a...

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  • Willian shines as Chelsea beats Huddersfield 3-1
Willian shines as Chelsea beats Huddersfield 3-1

Goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro Rodriguez put Chelsea out of sight at the John Smith's Stadium before Laurent Depoitre's injury-time consolation, with the result providing an emphatic response to Saturday's limp defeat against London rivals West Ham.

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  • Bullying video inspires support from celebrities
Bullying video inspires support from celebrities

I think this is interesting because it shows how much of a problem it is. Sports writer Jamie O'Grady also voiced his support as well as his anger at the bullies who tormented Jones. This video is heartbreaking! "I love each of you for what you are doing, but there is literally no way I can respond or even read all of the messages".

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  • Baker Mayfield wins the 2017 Heisman Trophy
Baker Mayfield wins the 2017 Heisman Trophy

On Saturday night, Mayfield took a big step toward another kind of history, the type that would have seemed so unlikely when he first walked on in Lubbock four years ago: He's become an all-time college football great. Mayfield also discussed overcoming some difficulties, and although he didn't name them specifically, his February arrest for publ...

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  • Texans' TJ Yates into game, Tom Savage being evaluated
Texans' TJ Yates into game, Tom Savage being evaluated

Jimmy Garoppolo moved to 2-0 as the team's starting quarterback, directing a 26-16 victory over the Texans. That was the first of five consecutive possessions that ended with a score for the 49ers. On his first series, Yates led the Texans on a nine-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, throwing a 7-yard pass to wide receiver. Foster remained down for ...

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  • UT Vols to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as next head football coach
UT Vols to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as next head football coach

Pruitt, who has never been a head coach before, interviewed with new Tennessee athletics director Phillip Fulmer twice this week and quickly emerged as a favorite once Fulmer took control of the coaching search. The story began to pick up steam when Tennessee appeared to have hired Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano . Reports lin...

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  • Wembley given more Euro 2020 games
Wembley given more Euro 2020 games

The 2020 tournament is the first European Championship to be played under a new format with group games spread across several countries and regions. The four games were instead awarded to England's national stadium, Wembley . The FAW statement read: "The concept of taking UEFA EURO 2020 to 13 different countries was devised to allow smaller c...

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  • PM should check facts: Kapil Sibal
PM should check facts: Kapil Sibal

The Supreme Court deferred the hearing in the case for February 8, 2018, following which, a controversy erupted wherein the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked the Congress Party and Sibal of adopting a double standard on the issue and politicising it.

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  • Chiefs Jets Week 13 score, highlights
Chiefs Jets Week 13 score, highlights

They just seemingly don't have quite enough magic this season. His performance this week definitely does much to quell the cries for rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes , however, Smith must continue to build off of his performance this week in order to regain faith from the Chiefs' entire offense.

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  • Dan Mullen Targeted By Gators
Dan Mullen Targeted By Gators

An illustrious career in Starkville seems to have been enough to jump Mississippi State's Dan Mullen up the ranks of D-1 coaching hires. Mullen and Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin , who was hired to replace Jeremy Foley, have a strong working relationship as Stricklin was Mississippi State's AD from 2010-16.

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  • Chelsea's Victor Moses to return to squad at Liverpool after injury - Conte
Chelsea's Victor Moses to return to squad at Liverpool after injury - Conte

Salah leads the Premier League scoring charts with nine goals in 12 appearances since joining from Roma for £34 million in the summer. In turn, I expect Chelsea to be patient, as much as they might smell an opportunity to play on Liverpool's vulnerabilities .

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  • Basketball Teams Don't Show Up for NCAA Champions Event With Trump
Basketball Teams Don't Show Up for NCAA Champions Event With Trump

SC won the 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament, but isn't going to the White House. The Gamecocks won their title in the spring, but the invitation to the White House arrived in November, after other championship teams had been invited, the New York Daily News reported .

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