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Australian Open: Federer march into semis

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The clinical Swiss ace strode into the last four at Melbourne Park for a 14th time with a clinical 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 6-4 dismantling of old foe Tomas Berdych . Chung then forced the tiebreak, as he comfortably held his serve. Sandgren broke again in the eighth and was serving for the second set before he was broken with a netted forehand. Read More »

Madrid is on fire - Mourinho cools Ronaldo to United rumours

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Real Madrid are again set to pursue Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea next summer and have touched based with his agent Jorge Mendes. Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo has informed Real Madrid of his decision to leave the club at the end of the season having been left feeling betrayed over unfulfilled promises made by president Florentino Perez over a new contract. Read More »

Cubs in active talks with Yu Darvish

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The Athletic confirmed an original report by Sponichi Annex in Japan that said the Brewers were in a "full battle" to sign Darvish, who ended last season with the Dodgers . Yu Darvish is reportedly negotiating with a second NL Central team, except this one just signed his onetime personal catcher. In 12 career starts with Gimenez behind the plate, Darvish had an impressive 3.29 ERA. Read More »

Sanchez denies Henry told him to quit Arsenal

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Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United , in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan , earlier this week to bring to an end months of uncertainty over the Chile international's future at the Emirates Stadium. I think definitely there is a possibility of this being a hit. It's one of the best clubs on the planet. "I would like to thank him for his contribution here and I wish him well". Read More »

Pope eight-for helps Australia defend 128

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Pope took eight for 35 against England to spin Australia into the semi-finals and set a new benchmark at the youth tournament, which is now under way in New Zealand. Pope, who said his hero was Warne, earned the legend's appreciation as Warne tweeted: "This is terrific & brings a huge smile to my face". Warne was playing for Australia "B", as they were known at the time, and was selected for the tour largely on potential over performance; the chubby Victorian seemed to possess pretty good ... Read More »

Liverpool Lower Daniel Sturridge Demands As Inter Work On Signing

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Despite Coutinho's departure, it is likely that the former Chelsea striker will leave Anfield searching for some regular first-team action, as he hopes to boost his chances to feature England World Cup squad. Sturridge may prefer Sevilla, but it appears the La Liga side either will not or can not match Inter's loan offer, and for less than Inter are offering Sturridge will remain. Read More »

Confirmed starting lineups for Carabao Cup semi-final clash

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The win against Chelsea gives Wenger a chance of winning the only domestic trophy that has eluded him in his 22 years at the Emirates. Though the Blues have hardly given Conte nothing to work with in the transfer market-they spent around £300 million on players during his tenure prior to Barkley's capture-they have appeared reluctant in recent seasons to match their rivals' expenditure. Read More »

Ilaiyaraaja awarded the Padma Vibhushan

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Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards in the India , are conferred in three categories - Padma Shri , Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan - and are spread across several areas of focus. Arvind Gupta, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who inspired generations of students to learn science from thrash, has also been honoured with Padma Shri . Another victor from the field of yoga is 98-year-old V Nanammal (Tamil Nadu), who is considered the oldest yoga teacher in the country. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane admits his Real Madrid future depends on beating PSG

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A trip to Valencia comes before that in La Liga and with Villarreal and Sevilla just behind Los Blancos in the table, Zidane's side face a fight to finish in the top four this season. They have won the UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup and Supercopa de España, but face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League as they look to defend their European crown once more . Read More »

Kyrie Irving Threatened to Have Knee Surgery if Cavs Didn't Trade Him

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When the word broke that it was Irving who demanded the trade , the Cavs fans turned on him. The Cavs were at a stalemate, they would either lose their prized point guard to a trade , or lose him to injury - at least the first option would net something in return - which turned into their prized Brooklyn Nets pick, an asset they've valued as this trade deadline nears. Read More »

Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity

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Official government data shows that on any given night in autumn previous year, 4,751 people were recorded sleeping on the streets, a figure that has more than doubled since 2010. The government has pledged to halve rough sleeping by 2022, and eradicate it completely by 2027. - Nationally, 20% of people sleeping rough were non-UK nationals. Read More »

Aston Villa eye Tuanzebe

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Tuanzebe joins up with fellow loanee Sam Johnstone , the goalkeeper who moved from Old Trafford on a season-long deal at the beginning of the campaign. It's of note that Axel is expected to be deployed as a midfielder at Aston Villa. 'It's an exciting time at this football club and everyone is pushing for promotion - that's the big aim, you can feel that here. Read More »

LeGarrette Blount puts Patriots friendships on hold for SB

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Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount has the chance to make history by winning the Super Bowl in consecutive years with two different teams. Prior to the massive bet, the action between the two teams had been about equal for MGM Grand, Rood said, adding that '[o] bviously, we're pretty heavy Eagles now'. Read More »

Sandgren topples Thiem to keep Melbourne dream alive

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The conqueror of Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev proved too strong for Sandgren , who had himself knocked out Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Thiem en route to the last eight, winning the encounter after two hours and 28 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena . Read More »

Birdie on 16th gets Woods back to even par

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He played the par 5s in even par, and didn't give himself any other birdie chances inside 15 feet. "We can't see anything land from back there, so we're just listening for some noise", Woods said. Two cast-iron pars capped an encouraging round, which was four shots better than his scrappy opener on the South 12 months ago, and he will be confident of firing a sub-70 score on the North to get in for the weekend. Read More »

Oranje obsession returns as van Marwijk takes Socceroos job

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He was appointed head coach of the Dutch national team after the country's quarter-final exit at Euro 2008 under Marco van Basten and two years later, led the Netherlands to their first appearance in a World Cup final since 1978. "I have also been impressed by the national team set-up that the FFA has developed over the past few years. I want to win our matches". Postecoglou, who booked Australia's ticket for Russian Federation via the playoffs, sought to introduce a more possession-based ... Read More »

Marlon Humphrey: Arrest stemmed from 'misunderstanding' over phone charger

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Humphrey then, according to the report , refused to return it, elbowed the driver and balled his fist like he wanted to fight. "We are monitoring the situation". Efforts to reach Humphrey for comment were unsuccessful. Bond for Humphrey was set at $2,500, according to Charlie Potter of 247Sports. The Baltimore Ravens released a statement Thursday morning. Read More »

Pederson: Eagles in trouble if Patriots' legacy distracts

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If quality tight end play is your thing, this appears to be the Super Bowl for you, assuming New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski is able to play after suffering a concussion on Sunday. The group of referees chosen to officiate the Super Bowl are always going to have every single remotely controversial call scrutinized, but there could be an added dimension to that in Minneapolis. Read More »

NCAA opens investigation into Michigan State for handling of Larry Nassar scandal

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Nassar's victims, already betrayed by a physician they trusted to ease their pain, should not be let down a second time by a university president more interested in shielding the school from legal liability than finding the truth. Simon , who attended one of the six days of testimony, said she was lied to and misled like everyone else. And she vigorously challenged the authenticity of the reports in the news media. Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers: Team getting ready to pay Le'Veon Bell

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Fowler added that Bell and the Steelers have been talking since the end of their season. He was openly unhappy about having the franchise tag placed on him this season and said if it were placed on him again he would consider retiring or not playing for the Steelers anymore. Read More »

CAS opens week of appeal hearings for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

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At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy's Turin he brought South Korea three golds and one bronze medal in short track. Ahn competed for his native South Korea under the name Ahn Hyun-soo until 2011, when a disagreement with the Korean Skating Union (KSU) saw him acquire Russian citizenship and compete for his new country at the 2014 Sochi Games, where he earned three gold medals. Read More »

Buzz builds for Tiger's Torrey Pines return

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But "home comforts" of a kind may just prove invaluable to the game's greatest modern player at Torrey Pines. The 14-time major champion also reiterated that his long-standing back problems were over following the spinal fusion surgery, and he is looking forward to the challenge of taking on one of the toughest venues on the PGA Tour . Read More »

Larry Nassar isn't the only one who preyed on Olympic gymnasts

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That you're a danger. Flanked by his attorneys Matt Newburg and Shannon Smith, former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar enters Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham's Eaton County courtroom where he plead guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. Read More »