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Wozniacki storms into Australian Open final

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Wozniacki's final appearance will be her first in Melbourne and her third in any of tennis' four Grand Slam major tournaments - the Australian, French and US Opens and Wimbledon. It was clear that the Dane was just too consistent for Mertens, who at times was just too patchy. Path to the Semis: Wozniacki's has been shockingly smooth-except for an nearly shocking come-from-behind victory in the second round against Jana Fett where she saved two match points in the second set and fought ... Read More »

Sergio Ramos: 'Real Madrid players united behind Zinedine Zidane'

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Zidane looks like he has one last chance to save his job by beating Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League . "That's very obvious, " Zidane said after the loss to Leganes . Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos were on the pitch to ensure Madrid had enough steel to down a team which they could beat on a given day and given circumstances. Read More »

Currans unite in England's T20I squad

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Tom had started his T20I journey against South Africa past year and already has 6 wickets to his name from 3 matches at 16.83. He has played a total of 43 Twenty20 matches, taking 40 wickets and scoring 449 runs at a strike-rate of 118.15. Read More »

Snap judgment: First impressions of the Super Bowl 52 betting line

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If you love dominant offensive line play, I suggest you go back and watch the film of the Eagles' win over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game. Confetti is falling (when Long played with the Patriots) and he was just confused. When Blake Bortles and Case Keenum are leading their teams deep into the playoffs, you know it has been an unpredictable year. Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City

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But the hosts trailed for just four minutes, their equaliser coming in rather unusual circumstances. However, Lady Luck did not smile on the visitors, as deflections off Antonio Rudiger proved crucial to both Arsenal goals. But Conte was forced to deploy the midfielder as a "false nine" at times. A quadruple is still expecting a lot, given the exhausting nature of the end-of-season run-in, but even two trophies would represent a positive return for a side that have won countless ... Read More »

Cavs Kevin Love named 2018 NBA All-Star reserve

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The Cavs visit the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. Love is a reserve for the Eastern Conference and Thompson is a reserve for the Western Conference. "Only a handful has reached/seen it too and while I know it's never been a goal of yours from the beginning try (please try) to take a moment for yourself on how you've done it!" We've got to play better, we've got to be sharper and that's what we continue to keep working on. Read More »

Damian Lillard responds to Russell Westbrook: 'I earned my spot'

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The reigning MVP's vigorous defense of George's All-Star qualifications looks to have played a part in furthering this bond between the new teammates. "From a statistical standpoint, you don't normally win a game like that". "Unbelievable. I think it's just outrageous, in my opinion", Westbrook said, per ESPN's Royce Young . Read More »

Seamus Coleman Was Determined To Show Broken Leg Caused No Psychological Scars

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McCarthy will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to fix the compound fractures to his tibia and fibula. "Also cheers for all the messages, I appreciate it". Coleman was unsurprisingly buzzing about his comeback and says he feels like a footballer again. Rondon, who was visually distraught on the field after the incident, plans to visit McCarthy in hospital . Read More »

Warriors take a third quarter bite out of Big Apple Knicks

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NY will try to replace Porzingis and his 23.3 points per game average with Michael Beasley . It was Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant against a Knicks' squad missing Kristaps Porzingis . It is the third-year player's first All-Star selection. Still, the Knicks fought, and trailed 95-86 entering the fourth. According to ESPN , teams have been asking about a lot of New York's players, but there has been particular interest surrounding its big men. Read More »

Real Madrid's Cup Loss To Leganes Results In Unwanted New Club Record

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Madrid equalised quickly after the break through Karim Benzema's classy finish from a tight angle, but the visitors nearly immediately went back in front with a key second away goal via captain Gabriel's bullet header at a corner. Furthermore, Zidane was reluctant to go all out to convince the player to join but he has rubbished reports that he won a transfer battle with Perez. Read More »

Virginia Tech Basketball: Hokies takes advantage of poor UNC defense

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A new Public Policy Polling survey of North Carolina finds Democrats leading Republicans on a generic congressional ballot (46-41), Democrats are more likely to be "very excited" about voting than Republicans (51-40), Donald Trump is underwater (42 percent approval), so are Richard Burr (31 percent) and Thom Tillis (28 percent), nobody likes the General Assembly (19 percent approval), Governor Cooper is more popular now than he was a year ago (49 percent compared to 45 percent), and big ... Read More »

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to compete in Pro Bowl Skills on Thursday

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It helps that the Pro Bowl will be played in Orlando. So the timing could not have been better for UCF's ideal football season, opening the door for the timely recognition. Well, I guess we'll just have to see how the ratings and attendance numbers end up. Kickoff from Orleans is set for 2 p.m. Sunday and will air on ESPN . Read More »

Henrich, Boyd-Clowes named to Canada's Olympic ski jumping team

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The Utah-based national governing body for skiing and snowboarding uses Strivr's VR platform to train athletes for World Cup competitions as well as the upcoming Olympics. That is a big part of competition, having the confidence to attack parts of the course where you can find time, so that's a clear benefit". "We are sure other teams are looking at VR, or already using it, but we all tend to keep such things pretty confidential", the representative wrote. Read More »

Senior Bowl loaded with prospects that fit the Bills' bill

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That includes, first and foremost, free agency and making decisions on players to keep, players to let go and players from other teams to try to sign. One of the awesome things about the Senior Bowl is that it always offers chances for players from the Mobile area to show their talents on the national stage. Read More »

Sanchez to United 'match made in heaven' - Hargreaves

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Mkhitaryan completes 51.47 passes a match compared to Sanchez's 48.16 according to statisticians Opta, suggesting his style of play will fit in with Wenger's preference for passing football. It should be worth that eight-year wait. Sanchez is set to move to United in a blockbuster deal that will reportedly make him the Premier League's highest paid player. Read More »

Martin O'Neill signs two-year contract extension with Republic of Ireland

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A wee bit of reflection. The Republic of Ireland boss responded: "You, just before we did our interview, you actually said to me "hard luck", just before we went on air. "We know the opposition and they know us". "It's still fresh in the memory so we want to try to avenge that". While admitting he will use the upcoming friendlies against Turkey and France to give younger players opportunities at global level, O'Neill says the added weight attached to the Nations League means ... Read More »

Help wanted: Vikings' Mike Zimmer seeking offensive coordinator, starting QB

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But that made sense given Bradford had started two games this season, playing extremely well in the opener against the Saints, and was familiar with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's system. "Point the finger at me before you point it at the players". Or will they turn to to resume his spot as the starting quarterback after missing almost two full seasons with a knee injury? Half of those injuries, the coach said, were career-ending. Read More »

Halep hammers Pliskova for final four spot

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She was supposed to play in the qualifying of the Australian Open the following week, but she unexpectedly made a deep run at Hobart. Now comes her hardest task of the tournament, a quarterfinal match against Angelique Kerber , the former #1 and a victor of two Grand Slam titles. Read More »

CPM to bring impeachment motion against CJI

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Yechury said. "Looks like the crisis is not resolved yet, so we need to intervene and it's time to play the role of the legislature". The budget session begins on January 29, and the Union Budget will be presented on February 1. According to the Times of India, speaking on the matter, CPM's Sitaram Yechury said, "The independence and integrity of the judiciary are non-negotiable". Read More »

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters

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The only Grand Slam victor left in the draw kept her hopes of a second Melbourne Park title alive with a battling 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory after being run ragged by unseeded Hsieh, ranked 88. Berdych had one set point which Federer saved with a sweetly-struck backhand and another backhand went past him to give the Swiss the break back. Read More »

Brad Marchand Suspended for 5 GAMES

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According to Bob McKenzie of TSN the Devils' forward suffered his second such injury of the season when elbowed by Marchand last night , and his third of his National Hockey League career. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was quick to come to Marchand's defense when asked about the hit Wednesday. The NHL ruled Marchand's elbow was not accidental nor defensive. Read More »