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Barty, who'd been looking to become the first Australian woman to win in Sydney since Alicia Molik in 2005, could convert only one of seven break points, while racking up 38 unforced errors to Kerber's 13. The 2016 Australian Open champion and former No. 1-ranked Kerber won four singles matches at the Hopman Cup, helping Germany reach the final against Switzerland, and followed up with five wins in Sydney.
  • Nadal, Federer get top seeds at Australian Open

    Nadal, Federer get top seeds at Australian Open

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    That's it. Everything that he wants to do with me, I am happy with, no? Federer was coming off an extended injury break and was seeded 17th at last year's Australian Open when he beat Nadal , who was seeded ninth, in five sets in the final.
  • Man Utd make shock moves for Premier League strikers

    Man Utd make shock moves for Premier League strikers

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    United boss Jose Mourinho prefers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as attackers coming from wide positions which leaves them with what he considers a shortage of options in the central role. Where will Alexis Sanchez be playing his football at the end of the transfer window? The same report says that Manchester United have also made initial enquiries about the likes of Leicester City's Jamie Vardy and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez as the Red Devils seek their first January signing.
  • Thomas fire, cause of deadly mudslides, is finally 100 percent contained

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    Forest Service, which is now overseeing the incident. "Debris flows can be extremely risky". The likelihood of a debris flow is based on a peak 15-minute rainfall intensity of 24 millimeters per hour. Level 3 fire restrictions are in effect for the Los Padres National Forest. The Thomas Fire put a cap on what was the costliest year for wildfires in United States history, with $10 billion in damage.
  • Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

    Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

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    Australian Open organisers have made it clear they do not agree with Court's views, publicly and to Court herself, but have stopped short of pushing for a name change. But as Court expressed openly derogatory ideas in the lead up to Australia's same-sex marriage plebiscite, King dropped her support for her former fellow tennis player.
  • At least 13 dead in heavy California rain, mudflows

    At least 13 dead in heavy California rain, mudflows

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    Last month's wildfires , the largest in California history, left the area vulnerable to mudslides . More than 100 homes were destroyed in the flash flooding in Montecito and surrounding communities, according to the county. Brown said he had declared the mudslide area a rescue zone and asked that onlookers stay away. A powerful overnight storm with heavy downpour led to chaos in the Montecito neighborhood.
  • Jags RB Leonard Fournette says his two best plays came against Steelers

    Jags RB Leonard Fournette says his two best plays came against Steelers

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    The 29-year-old Brown has 733 catches for 9,910 yards and 59 touchdowns in 115 career games since Pittsburgh selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. Linebacker Myles Jack and Jackson had sacks against Buffalo. When considering the details that go into coordinating, one would have to think offensive coordinator Nate Hackett is well aware of this potential weakness and has game planned to take some shots at Spence.
  • Del Potro floors Ferrer

    Del Potro floors Ferrer

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    Bautista Agut will now go on to face either compatriot David Ferrer or Argentinian star Juan Martin del Potro in Saturday afternoon's final. The battle of the service games continued in the third, with Bautista Agut finally breaking through to go 6-5 up after which he saved a break point and served out the match for his second ASB Classic title.
  • Serena Williams saved her own life during six days of postpartum hell

    Serena Williams saved her own life during six days of postpartum hell

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    Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki spearhead the charge to succeed Serena Williams at an Australian Open left wide open by the withdrawal of the defending champion and new mum. "Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a handsome baby?' The emotions are insane", she said.
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Download Now Available

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Download Now Available

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    Throughout the beta Square will be swapping out the characters so that players will be able to experiment with different heroes and villains on their teams throughout the lengthy beta test. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT's open beta begins today, ahead of the fighting game's January 30 launch on PlayStation 4 . The open beta will feature online and offline battles, stages from the mainline Final Fantasy titles, summons to call upon in battle, character customization and more.
  • Spieth's quad costly as Kirk, Johnson lead in Hawaii

    Spieth's quad costly as Kirk, Johnson lead in Hawaii

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    He hit wedge to about 3 feet on the 15th and 16th, and that final birdie on the par-5 18th was a two-putt from 10 feet. Spieth was working his way towards the top of the leaderboard at Waialae Country Club at 4 under through 16 holes of his opening round before disaster struck.
  • Juan Martin del Potro beats Shapovalov in straight sets

    Juan Martin del Potro beats Shapovalov in straight sets

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    Cutting a slightly lumbering figure, del Potro was nevertheless effective against the young gun Shapovalov, who made too many unforced errors. He cruised through a first-set tiebreaker after both players could not break serve, before seizing the initiative at the start of the second set.
  • Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

    Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

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    General manager Brandon Beane, speaking on WGR 550 , hardly gave Taylor a vote of confidence, saying that the Bills are "still in the process" of finding a franchise quarterback. The offensive performance against the Jaguars was emblematic of the Bills' season, marked by negligible production and questionable play-calling.
  • Bulls outlast Knicks in double OT

    Bulls outlast Knicks in double OT

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    It was insane". "We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus, like an actual octopus tentacle", Smith Jr. told Bondy . In turn, Jack became the first Knick to record a triple-double since Carmelo Anthony on April 17, 2012.
  • Rory McIlroy reveals heart irregularity he has 'to keep on top of'

    Rory McIlroy reveals heart irregularity he has 'to keep on top of'

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    As he prepares to return to competitive golf at the Abu Dhabi Championship next week, McIlroy revealed in in a wide-ranging interview with the Telegraph that a year and a half ago he suffered a viral infection in China, which left scar tissue and caused a thickening of his heart's left ventricle.
  • 49er linebacker Ruben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana posession

    49er linebacker Ruben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana posession

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    The report cited the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office arrest database. Well this is not the greatest start to the offseason for former Alabama star linebacker Reuben Foster . He blew up at medical personnel at the National Football League combine and his urine sample came back dilute, which is an automatic positive test. The 49ers finished the season on a five-game winning streak, but still ended the year at 6-10.
  • Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) Upgraded at Bank of America

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    The firm earned "Sector Outperform" rating on Thursday, February 4 by Howard Weil. Mason Capital Management Llc sold 288,136 shares as the company's stock rose 5.52% with the market. Market capitalization is the total dollar market value of a company's shares. The Gross Margin Score is calculated by looking at the Gross Margin and the overall stability of the company over the course of 8 years.
  • India shouldn't have overlooked the recent overseas performance of Rahul & Pujara: Ganguly

    India shouldn't have overlooked the recent overseas performance of Rahul & Pujara: Ganguly

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    His 13 of 14 Test hundreds have come in sub-continent conditions. "Rohit has scored runs in the last three Test matches that he has played, and he was batting well", Kohli said at the post-match press conference on Monday, January 8. Hardik Pandya showed great character in the first innings to get us to that total. Centurion and Wanderers (venue for third Test in Johannesburg) historically offer a lot more seam and swing than Newlands along with additional bounce.
  • National Football League divisional playoffs: Picks and betting lines

    National Football League divisional playoffs: Picks and betting lines

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    Picking the two AFC games feels obvious. It was the franchise's first postseason appearance and win since 2007. Mariota, while good enough to defeat the Chiefs , won't be able to get by the Patriots' pass defense. That's why it's kind of ironic and weird that the same thing sort of happened in last week's wild card round of the National Football League playoffs.