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Roger Federer picks his favourites to win Australian Open

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After the Spaniard withdrew from the Paris Masters, Nitto ATP Finals, Abu Dhabi exhibition and Brisbane International, there were serious doubts about Nadal's availability for the Australian Open . The Australian Open has thrived in the almost 30 years since the tournament moved from Kooyong's grass courts to the hardcourts of Melbourne Park in 1988. Read More »

Ball Brothers Don't Score A Point In Their European Pro Debut

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Saturday's game, however, represented their first official taste of professional basketball against a Lithuanian league squad. LiAngelo went 0-for-3 from the field in a little more than nine minutes. The Ball Brothers will be back in action on Wednesday against Vytis of the National Basketball League. Mark J. Terrill, AP The Ball family is trying to cash in on the family's success with Big Baller Brand apparel. Read More »

Mark Hughes backs Stoke City to avoid Premier League relegation

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Saturday's 2-1 defeat to League Two side Coventry City in the third round of the FA Cup proved to be an embarrassment too far for the Stoke City board as they sacked Mark Hughes a few hours after the final whistle. "When we make mistakes, they're getting penalised". An FA Cup trip to League Two Coventry City is next on the agenda for Hughes, who is being kept going by memories of his first season in charge at Stoke in 2013-14 and urged supporters to remain calm. Read More »

Real Sociedad 2-4 FC Barcelona: 5 Talking Points

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The result sees Barca go nine points clear at the top of the table and 19 points ahead of Real Madrid . Elsewhere, Sevilla's winless streak stretched to five league matches after a 1-0 loss at Alaves, who moved out of the relegation zone. Read More »

Arsene Wenger says there will be replacement if Alexis Sanchez leaves Emirates

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It will be decided in the next 48 hours, it was a bit different for him because he was on standby a little bit, that's why I decided not to do it. "The situation is not completely decided one way or the other, so I left him at home". Will he go or not? "We build a squad with this idea, with this philosophy that I share with Mr. Ed Woodward and the owners". In this period you use the players who are completely focused on being at the club. Read More »

Fans on social media react to possible Super Bowl 2018 match up

She'd say, 'We're going to get this. "I'm overwhlemed, she said". Thanks to the Minnesota Vikings , their 99-year-old fan is living a full life. We just need an interception. A great play by the Minnesota Vikings at the final second of the game has fans very hopeful to make the cut for the big game come February. During those times, she often threw a foam brick at her TV. Read More »

Dana White on when Conor McGregor wants to fight again

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Soon after the win McGregor announced he would be taking time off to enjoy the birth of his first child, and also signed on to participate in a huge exhibition boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather in August of 2017. You do Khabib vs. If McGregor wants to sit out until September, the back-up plan is Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov for the undisputed belt. Tony; we're working on that fight now. Read More »

Giants to acquire center fielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates

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The trade has not been officially announced by either team, and it is unclear what Pittsburgh will receive in exchange for the five-time All-Star . McCutchen bounced back last season after his lackluster 2016 campaign, hitting.279/.363/.486 with 28 homers and 11 stolen bases across 156 games. Read More »

Danica Patrick confirms she is dating Aaron Rodgers

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However, a source close to them said, "They have amicably ended their relationship of three years", but went on to say that the couple, "remains close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward". "Take out the word 'probably.' Now I'm going to cheer for the whole team". Patrick is shifting her career off the race track and into the business of her personal brand. Read More »

Dortmund complete £20m Manuel Akanji deal

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The Switzerland global scored seven goals in over 50 appearances for Basel and helped them win the Swiss domestic double last season. Dortmund also shared an image of Akanji undergoing his medical and their new man has been handed the number 16 jersey. Read More »

Pat Shurmur reportedly is the choice to become next Giants head coach

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He was also the interim head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of the 2015 season for just one game after Chip Kelly was sacked, beating the Giants 35-30. Louis in 2009 and 2010, which could keep Spags with the Giants after enduring the final four games of this past season as interim head coach replacing McAdoo. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Insists He Does Not Like Feuding With Rival Bosses

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed his admiration for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, but has refused to answer questions about any concrete interest in signing bringing him to Stamford Bridge. Conte won the Premier League title in his first season in England, but bemoaned the club's spending in the summer after missing out on Romelu Lukaku , Alex Sandro, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Virgil van Dijk. Read More »

West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff resigns

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Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who caused controversy after he posed with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, has resigned. "I wish to wholeheartedly thank my family and friends for their steadfast personal support during this hard time, and the people of West Tyrone whom I have had the privilege to serve as their public representative for over 20 years". Read More »

Mourinho provides updates on Mkhitaryan at Manchester United

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But obviously, we're going to try. The Red Devils fought off the advances of Real Madrid a few seasons ago to keep their star man, and with Los Blancos set to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois a reported top target , it seems that De Gea could well remain at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Eagles fans soaring high with win over the Falcons

Fans have suggested a strong offense, Valium and plenty of alcohol to get through that game . "Part of our success this season has been the balance, balance of run and pass". "That's what we've talked about and that's what he and I have talked about. We pulled him up and made him make a bad throw to finish the game ". He wasn't missing open receivers like he had been. Read More »

Poch on Kane: It's good that Jimmy's record is so far

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Mauricio Pochettino will be without the services of Toby Alderweireld , Danny Rose and Harry Winks, who have been sidelined with hamstring, knee and ankle injuries respectively and are still undergoing rehabilitation. The opening goal came after Wayne Rooney thought he gave Everton the lead when he headed home from inside the six yard box. The humiliating defeat was Everton's fourth in succession in all competitions and extended their winless run to six games, erasing the initial ... Read More »

UFC's Paige VanZant "Definitely Interested" In WWE Run

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According to TMZ Sports , VanZant said she is "definitely interested" in moving to WWE and would be up for facing Rousey, adding the matchup would be "interesting". Ever since Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen sat in the front row at SummerSlam in 2014, people have speculated as to if and when the former UFC champ would join the WWE . Read More »

Allardyce shocked by Everton's 'professionalism'

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Spurs headed into the match on a 10-game unbeaten streak at home and knew that a victory would leave them just three points behind Chelsea , who recorded a goalless draw against 10-man Leicester , and level with Liverpool , who host Manchester City on Sunday. Read More »

Zidane frustrated as Real Madrid suffer shock defeat

Zidane, meanwhile, seemed lost for explanation after Villarreal beat his men 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. The gap could increase to 19 points if the Catalans triumph against Real Sociedad on Sunday. Asenjo produced stunning saves from Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo in the first-half, whilst Ronaldo also hit the crossbar and post. The Spaniard was unbeatable on the day. Read More »

Homefield advantage pays off as the Eagles outlast Atlanta

The sixth-seeded Falcons finish the year with an 11-7 record. The win sends the Eagles to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2009. Unfortunately for Atlanta, the play was unsuccessful. Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones can't make the catch on a fourth-down pass in the end zone from Matt Ryan as Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills defends in the final minute Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Read More »

Thierry Henry Believes Mohamed Salah Can Replace Coutinho as Liverpool's Future Star

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Recently acquired Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain feels that the exit of Philippe Coutinho will not affect the club. "The club was fighting to the last second..." Liverpool sanctioned Coutinho's dream move to Barcelona on Saturday for £142m , the second biggest transfer fee in history until Kylian Mbappé makes his £160m switch to Paris Saint-Germain permanent. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez saga: Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher have their say

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Before the game - which Arsenal lost despite taking the lead early in the second half - Wenger said that a decision on Sanchez's future was "imminent". If a player gets to the last five months of his contract then it appears pretty certain that he will leave - Sanchez could even sign a pre-contract with another club now, and join them in the summer, if he wanted to. Read More »

Patriots must beat Jaguars for Super Bowl return

Defensive ends Deatrich Wise, Jr. and Geneo Grissom collecting two. Meanwhile, on defense, strong play on early downs against the run set up more long-yardage situations on third down for the Titans , and the pass rush looked as disruptive as it had all season. Read More »

Canadiens, Julien fall to Bruins in first matchup against Boston

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And then after that, I think we were all trying to regain our focus and it was a good decision by both teams to go back to the locker room and regroup and refocus. The Bruins have played far better hockey this season than the Canadiens have - a change of pace from how most of the past few seasons have gone - and their next two matchups will be key for both teams. Read More »

Hundreds gather for Martin Luther King celebration

It was a special service to remember and honor one advocate for civil rights, Martin Luther King Jr. "He actually spent quite a bit of his time here over the summers, he worked actually in the tobacco fields up in northern CT". I had just returned to my unit (101st Airborne), after spending nearly a month in U.S. Army hospitals in Vietnam for my wounds, when I heard the news that King had been killed (Apil 4, 1968). Read More »

Nick Kyrgios: The Australian Open Is Just Another Tournament

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I don't want to look ahead at all. And with so numerous top nursing injuries, perhaps he's just trying to take the pressure off. I've said it before, if Kyrgios can remain in this form and ride this momentum, he's going to be a serious threat to win this tournament. Read More »

Steelers stymied, stunned, still stuck in AFC playoff purgatory

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This is just who they are. It could just never get over the hump and Jacksonville had a lot to do with that. "I'll take it 2-0 if it comes that way or 45-42 if it comes that way". There was so much talk about the previous 30-9 win against the Steelers being a fluke. The Steelers star receiver had 132 yards off seven receptions and two TDs, including this incredible catch for a 43-yard score for the second of those. Read More »

Ben Stokes charged with affray for Bristol nightclub brawl

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A statement from Avon and Somerset Police read: "Three men have today been charged in connection with an incident of disorder on Queens Road, Bristol on 25 September past year". In December, Stokes was given approval to travel to New Zealand where he played six matches for Canterbury Kings and visited his extended family. Without Stokes England slumped to a 4-0 defeat against Australia, relinquishing the urn after a loss in the third Test in Perth. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Suggests Alexis Sanchez Is Set To Leave Arsenal

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All that is left is for Ed Woodward and co.to find an agreement with Arsenal , with the two clubs thought to be close to a deal based on cash plus midfielder Henrikh Mkihtaryan. "Look, if Alexis goes we need to replace him". "You know my answer about that, he is an Arsenal player", Guardiola told a news conference after City's 22-match unbeaten start to the Premier League season was ended in a classic at Anfield . Read More »

Real Madrid given boost as Courtois criticizes Chelsea fans

Conte hinted Chelsea's energy levels are affecting results because he doesn't have the quality players in reserve to keep his team fresh and performing at a high level. "We have to try to improve under this aspect". In the other Premier League games on Saturday, Crystal Palace edged past Burnley 1-0, thanks to a first half goal by Bakary Sako. Read More »

Ruthless Nadal powers to first round win at Open

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Spaniard broke his rival 8 times from 12 opportunities he earned and he kept everything under control from start to finish. Rafa recovered instantly, breaking in the next game to grab the set by 6-1 and he closed the match with 2 breaks in the third set. Read More »

Rampant Roy rewrites England record-books

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England made light work of polishing off their target of 305, cruising home by five wickets with seven balls to spare despite a late flurry of three wickets for 21 runs. England captain Eoin Morgan said the return of Roy, who missed selection in the Champions Trophy past year, and Root's shift down to No. 4 had really lengthened the batting lineup. Read More »