• Risky playing in this heat: Monfils
Risky playing in this heat: Monfils

By the evening the temperature on Thursday had dropped a little, though it was still 33C by the time Roger Federer began the last match of the evening in Rod Laver Arena. 20 Barbora Strycova. "Of course this was quite a big match", Kerber, who began working with new coach Wim Fissette at the end of past year, told reporters.

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  • Sanchez switch caused by Pogba, Bale and Ronaldo update, Carrick retirement
Sanchez switch caused by Pogba, Bale and Ronaldo update, Carrick retirement

And the United manager revealed that when Carrick does hang up his boots, possibly at the end of the current campaign, he is set to join the backroom staff at Old Trafford. Seventh-placed Burnley have not won a game since December 12 previous year with three defeats and three draws in their last six Premier League fixtures.

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  • Leeds United v Millwall: Matchday Thread, How to Watch plus Lineups
Leeds United v Millwall: Matchday Thread, How to Watch plus Lineups

But the host rallied back through Kemar Roofe and a Pierre-Michel Lasogga brace to lead by the 62nd minute, only to be cruelly denied a result by last-gasp strikes from Tom Elliott and Jed Wallace. To make matters worse for Leeds , midfielder Kalvin Phillips collected a 10th yellow card of the season and will now serve a two-match suspension.

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  • Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee
Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a 24-second violation during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. The Greek Freak is now enjoying the best season of his life, averaging 28.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. But for the time being, the Bucks ...

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  • If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump

Like every team in the preseason, Minnesota's goal was to get to the Super Bowl. Minnesota allowed opponents to rush for 100 or more yards six times this season (all road games), but went 4-2. If Minnesota is focused in this game, the Vikings appear to have an advantage even though they are playing on the road. Minnesota entered that game as th...

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  • Pep Guardiola puts Man City stability over Alexis Sanchez signing
Pep Guardiola puts Man City stability over Alexis Sanchez signing

The Frenchman said: "January has been hard for us, destabilising". "When Fernandinho and I are no longer together, I will look back at our time and remember that he is one of the players that I have enjoyed coaching the most ". "But plenty of time ". "Maybe it's because there are two opportunities in Manchester and maybe he thinks to go...

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  • Tom Brady on injured hand: 'I'm not talking about it'
Tom Brady on injured hand: 'I'm not talking about it'

They were expected to go down rather easily in the divisional round against the Pittsburgh Steelers , but the Jags jumped out to a 28-7 lead and did enough in the latter portions of the game to hang on for a 45-42 victory at Heinz Field. Fournette left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury , but did return to the game in the second ...

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  • Patriots' Brady won't discuss hand injury
Patriots' Brady won't discuss hand injury

There are reports from The Boston Herald that the hand injury was caused when a running back crashed into Brady during a practice prior to Thursday. The Patriots will tell their own story for public consumption, offering bland and generic statements of respect and avoiding any sort of acknowledgement of the widely-held perception that they ...

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  • Sharapova sets up 3rd round match against Kerber at Australian Open
Sharapova sets up 3rd round match against Kerber at Australian Open

The Swiss hasn't dropped a set in two matches so far in his title defense. "Of course this was quite a big match", Kerber, who began working with new coach Wim Fissette at the end of previous year, told reporters. Struff backhand helped him save a match point but down the line but fell when Federer delivered a powerful serve into the corner. ...

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  • Stoke City 0 Huddersfield Town 0: Latest from Terriers
Stoke City 0 Huddersfield Town 0: Latest from Terriers

Chants of "we are staying up" echoed around the bet365 Stadium on an uplifting day for Stoke as new manager Lambert made a dream comeback in the land of cash and controversy. I'm exhausted. I'd forgotten what it was actually like. Stoke's impressive Xherdan Shaqiri also had a goal ruled out for offside as Huddersfield slumped to a third succe...

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  • Hornets ready to trade Kemba Walker to kick off fire sale
Hornets ready to trade Kemba Walker to kick off fire sale

Charlotte would want to shed some of their burdensome contracts in a potential Walker deal, thus including the under-achieving Zeller (three years remaining at roughly $14 million per). Kemba is still a relatively young PG (27) on a nice contract ($12 million/year), and why wouldn't he want to stay in NY if things go well? The Bucks are now 27th ...

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  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners fall short in Bedlam overtime thriller
Oklahoma basketball: Sooners fall short in Bedlam overtime thriller

Trae Young did everything in his power to get Oklahoma back in the win column following Tuesday's loss to Kansas State. They'll fall even harder if they lose to Oklahoma State 12-6 (2-4). Oklahoma wanted to foul Smith, forcing him to the line rather than letting him attempt a game-tying shot, but missed. The Cowboys gained a bit of the momen...

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  • Roy Hodgson boosted by Crystal Palace's second-half showing against Arsenal
Roy Hodgson boosted by Crystal Palace's second-half showing against Arsenal

As Sanchez prepares to seal a £30 million switch that will reportedly see United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal as part of the deal, and possibly also prompt Wenger to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, this was a well-timed reminder that the Gunners still have some talent in reserve.

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  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge Closing In On Loan Move To Serie A
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge Closing In On Loan Move To Serie A

Firmino has always been a favourite of manager Jurgen Klopp because of his hard running and ability to press at the head of the attack and despite initial criticism he was not a centre-forward, the 26-year-old is also delivering where it matters.

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  • Turkey Launches New Syria Offensive Against Kurdish YPG in Afrin
Turkey Launches New Syria Offensive Against Kurdish YPG in Afrin

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the Afrin region said Turkish air strikes killed six civilians and three fighters there on Saturday. Turkish warplanes have launched airstrikes against a US -backed Kurdish militia in the Syrian enclave of Afrin.

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  • ACC roundup: No. 20 Clemson holds off Notre Dame
ACC roundup: No. 20 Clemson holds off Notre Dame

TJ Gibbs led Notre Dame with 18 points. The previous biggest deficit that the Irish had overcome in a victory was 18 points against Duke in the Junkaroo Jam on November 26, 2011. South Carolina, which was without forwards A'ja Wilson and Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan because of injuries, lost guards Lindsey Spann and Tyasha Harris to leg injuries against...

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  • What Happened Between Hazard, Willian And Batshuayi Before 2nd Goal
What Happened Between Hazard, Willian And Batshuayi Before 2nd Goal

Caballero hacked down Ezequiel Schelotto , on 16 minutes - but referee Jonathan Moss ignored the justified penalty pleas. Once underway, Chelsea burst out of the blocks and they were ahead in the third minute when Moses' cross was diverted into the path of Hazard by Dale Stephens , and the Belgium worldwide took a touch before firing th...

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  • Fernandinho signs contract extension with Man City
Fernandinho signs contract extension with Man City

Fernandinho made his way to City in 2013 having spent more than six years with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. While Fernandinho and Otamendi are set to feature heavily for City between now and the end of the season, Arsenal forward Sanchez will not be joining them.

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  • Lakers Beat Pacers, Jordan Clarkson Scores 33 Points
Lakers Beat Pacers, Jordan Clarkson Scores 33 Points

We have all of our main guys [out]. "We missed shots, turned the ball over and they made shots", Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. LOS ANGELES - Unexpectedly, the Pacers' road trip has taken a sudden wrong turn. It marked the first time this season the Pacers, the NBA's third-best shooting team, finished under 40 percent in consecutive games. ...

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  • NFL Betting Tips: Patriots to beat Jacksonville and Minnesota to overcome Philadelphia
NFL Betting Tips: Patriots to beat Jacksonville and Minnesota to overcome Philadelphia

The Vikings defense can keep them in any game, but it's their offense that can be the difference-maker. And what about the reports earlier in the week of the local travel agents warning Vikings fans about the Eagles fans, and the Philadelphia police warning businesses to lock up their stores after the game? So ...

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  • Redskins: 4 players to draft after the East-West Shrine Game
Redskins: 4 players to draft after the East-West Shrine Game

He was the only 100-yard passer in the game, and had 61 more yards than the rest of the West's quarterbacks combined. Dunbar, a wide receiver from the University of Houston, caught three passes for 52 yards. Thanks in part to the longest-scoring play of the game, Jamerson earned defensive MVP honors. The Shrine Game completes an important week ...

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  • Federer enters Australian Open pre quarters
Federer enters Australian Open pre quarters

They first played each other in 2005. Defending champion Federer has now reached the fourth round for the 16th time in 19 trips to Melbourne Park . Nick Kyrgios is now the only remaining Australian in the singles draw after Ash Barty's defeat to Naomi Osaka. Fognini will next play the victor of a later match Saturday between Tomas Berdych and ...

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  • Spartanburg basketball star Zion Williamson announces college commitment
Spartanburg basketball star Zion Williamson announces college commitment

The basketball community has plenty of debates about how Williamson's NBA stock will play out and how his intriguing skill level will be used at the college level. I don't believe you're in Italy right now. Sports Illustrated recently published a lengthy feature about the high school senior. His conditioning will need to improve when he faces f...

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  • Djokovic wins in rising heat
Djokovic wins in rising heat

I think this limit should be a little lower because playing in this condition is not nice for anyone". "It was brutal conditions and we both suffered, it was a big challenge for both of us", Djokovic said. "I think the surface of the court, I don't know how much heat, it's awful, very, very hot, and it's easy to get blisters and red", she said af...

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  • Luke Shaw feeling better than ever as he targets World Cup spot
Luke Shaw feeling better than ever as he targets World Cup spot

Said former Liverpool and England defender Carragher: "Some of the things he can do with the ball, the power, he's sensational". The 36-year-old had a procedure to correct that issue and is now back in training as he targets a return to the pitch in what is his 12th and likely final season as a United player.

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