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The German tennis star is the 2016 champion in women's singles at the Grand Slam event. The 26-year-old Romanian, still seeking a first Grand Slam title trailed 0-3, but battened down the hatches to reel off the next nine games on her way to a first Melbourne semifinal.
  • Roger Federer Advances to the Australian Open Semi Finals

    Roger Federer Advances to the Australian Open Semi Finals

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    Amazing", said Djokovic, who also had an apparent hip or groin problem, screeching at times when stretching for the ball. "He was the better player on court today and he deserved to win". But one point Federer got in the match was a point he had no business getting. Interestingly, Federer's first match against a Hungarian player was against Attila Savolt at the 2002 Australian Open .
  • Kuzma, Lakers hold off Celtics

    Kuzma, Lakers hold off Celtics

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    When the referees made calls against the Lakers , the crowd rose to deride the officials vociferously. On the court, the Lakers started the second half with a goal and went on an 8-0 run to level the game at 56-56 immediately. Said Irving, I mean, Marcus took the rebound and went the length of the court. The Clippers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (21.1 vs.
  • Séamus Coleman returns to action for the first time in 10 months

    Séamus Coleman returns to action for the first time in 10 months

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    I have enjoyed every second and I am just thankful to be back out there. "Any aches and pains that he is feeling he can bounce them off me, they're clear in my memory". "I've been looking forward to that moment for the last few months - just being able to get the kit on, doing up the shin-pads, rolling my socks up and walking out there".
  • Sports activities leagues deserve a reduce of sports activities betting income

    Sports activities leagues deserve a reduce of sports activities betting income

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    The Garden State's neighbor, the state of NY, held a hearing Wednesday to discuss a potential future with regulated sports betting nationwide. Dan Spillane, an National Basketball Association attorney, testified in front a senate committee and "for the first time made it clear what the league's price would be to become a partner in legalizing the multibillion-dollar industry", according to the report by Windhorst.
  • Raiders Free Agency Rumors: Le'Veon Bell in Silver and Black?

    Raiders Free Agency Rumors: Le'Veon Bell in Silver and Black?

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    He later told reporters he wanted to stay and play in Pittsburgh. But he and the Steelers are closer to an extension this year than they were last year, according to The Athletic. "I hope it doesn't come to that, but I would definitely consider it", Bell said. That's the goal. That's what I want to do. Lynch, who had 114 fewer carries than Bell last season, had a higher yards per carry and just two fewer touchdowns than Bell.
  • Bill Belichick, Patriots staff playing catch-up as they prepare for Philly

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    There was a whole lot of talk about the injured throwing hand of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady heading into the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, with the seasoned signal caller actually needing stitches in the end. Every week we'll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. The average resale ticket price was "just" $5,976 for last year's Atlanta Falcons vs.
  • Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams

    Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams

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    And still they won. Before that magical rally, the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history was 10 points - which happened in Super Bowl 49. Penn State will be well represented in this year's Super Bowl . Tom Brady is still the Patriots' starting quarterback, and Bill Belichick remains the team's head coach. "It was pretty stressful", Brady added.
  • Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended 5 games for elbowing Devils' Marcus Johansson

    Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended 5 games for elbowing Devils' Marcus Johansson

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    The latest five-game ban also matches the longest suspension of Marchand's career, which came back in 2012 as a result of clipping the Canucks' Sami Salo. March 17, 2011: Suspended two games for blindside elbow on Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger. December 30, 2015: Suspended three games for clipping Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki.
  • Javier Mascherano to leave Barcelona this week

    Javier Mascherano to leave Barcelona this week

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    In a statement announcing Mascherano's departure, Barça revealed that they are to hold a farewell event for the player at 11:00 CET on Wednesday morning. "We warmly welcome him and hope he can lead the team to a higher level". Mascherano was originally signed by Barcelona as a midfielder, but dropped back into defense, where he has spent most of his career at the Camp Nou .
  • Angelique Kerber residing within the current, and it's paying off

    Angelique Kerber residing within the current, and it's paying off

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    I started slow, then I got used to the rhythm. "She's hitting the ball so hard, the serve is also really fast, so I was just trying from the beginning like I played the whole week, just going out there, playing my game and enjoying it". And doesn't she just know it. If Pliskova can make a fast start against Halep and get her on the back foot, she could well run away with this match as she has a tendency to do once momentum is going her way.
  • Donovan Mitchell to Participate in 2018 MTN Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge

    Donovan Mitchell to Participate in 2018 MTN Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge

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    This year, the game will feature one player pulling double duty, as Joel Embiid , technically an National Basketball Association sophomore, will play for the World team and in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. Philadelphia 76ers duo Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid were named on Wednesday for the NBA's Rising Stars game, part of All-Star weekend next month.
  • Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer

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    Keys said after her loss to Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals of that she's "not going to walk away from this tournament and think it was awful because I had one bad match". If the 21-year-old defeats defending champion Roger Federer on Friday, he will join Japan's Kei Nishikori - now recovering from a wrist injury - as the only men from Asia to make a grand slam final.
  • IndyStar reporter reflects on interview with Larry Nassar

    IndyStar reporter reflects on interview with Larry Nassar

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    The retired gymnast said she purposely hurt herself as an excuse to leave the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, the former training site for U.S. Olympic gymnasts. Judge Aqulina was having none of it : "You may find it harsh that you are here listening, but nothing is as harsh as what your victims endured for thousands of hours at your hands", she said.
  • Leeds United Supporters' Trust Not Consulted On New Badge

    Leeds United Supporters' Trust Not Consulted On New Badge

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    The new crest supposedly features the Leeds salute which depicts a man holding his hand up the left side of his chest. England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who spent several years in Leeds' academy, was not pleased with the new design. Twitter user Kirsty Stanley called the new badge "horrendous" and Julie Tremble said it was a "dreadful" redesigning attempt. "It is a symbol of 'strength in unity" and a proud expression of the club's identity and history'.
  • Lakers 108, Celtics 107: This is not going as planned

    Lakers 108, Celtics 107: This is not going as planned

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    In the three losses before that, however, the Celtics shot a combined 32 percent from behind the arc, including a pitiful 24.1 percent against the 76ers. "Caldwell-Pope made a good play", said Smart. Stevens said the forward could be traveling with the team full-time when March rolls around. The Lakers missed four free throws in the game's final 20 seconds, after intentional fouls by the Celtics.
  • National Football League says Panthers did not violate concussion protocol with Cam Newton

    National Football League says Panthers did not violate concussion protocol with Cam Newton

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    Newton was properly evaluated for a concussion in the sideline medical tent and did not sustain a concussion", the National Football League said as part of a lengthy statement. The NFL said in a written statement that its review with the NFLPA "established that there was no protocol violation ". The Panthers say Newton doesn't need surgery, but this is something to keep in mind should Cam not be ready for OTAs.
  • Chelsea, Roma agree terms for Edin Dzeko transfer

    Chelsea, Roma agree terms for Edin Dzeko transfer

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    Former Manchester City star Dzeko has been a revelation for Roma since his move to the Italian capital in 2015. Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are now preparing for the second leg of their League Cup clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
  • Australian Open: Federer enters Rd 4 with commanding win over Gasquet

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    Roger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open for the 16th time after beating Richard Gasquet 6-2 7-5 6-4 in just under two hours on Saturday to remain on track for a 20th grand slam title. Rafael Nadal had to wait while Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points and worked her way back into the Australian Open in the preceding match on Rod Laver Arena .
  • Genie Bouchard agrees to another Super Bowl-based date

    Genie Bouchard agrees to another Super Bowl-based date

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    Goehrke wagered a date that the New England Patriots could make the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, which they did. The Canadian tennis star has accepted the NFL Canada's offer to send her and her beau to Super Bowl LII. As per the plan, Bouchard and Goehrke will meet up again at Super Bowl 52 on February 4. The couple were spotted over the summer vacationing in Majora, and Caron has posted multiple pictures with Bouchard to his Instagram in the past year.
  • Putting the opposition in a spin

    Putting the opposition in a spin

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    His effort was made even more special by the fact Australia was defending only 127, and England were cruising at 0-47 when Pope, from South Australia, got the call from captain Jason Sangha in just the seventh over. Lloyd Pope celebrates one of his eight wickets. The wicket was the jewel of Pope's haul. "I've still got work to do", he said. Pope, however, was then thrown the ball by captain Jason Sangha and he proceeded to run amok, taking two wickets in his first over off successive ...