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Sharapova too hot for Sevastova, reaches third round


The hottest topic of the Australian Open is once again the heat after a day in which Melbourne sweltered and players just about got roasted on court. Monfils struggled to cope. "For sure, we took risk". After his 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory Djokovic described the conditions as "brutal" and said they were "right at the limit" in terms of being a danger to health. Read More »

Trump To Delay Mar-A-Lago Trip Until Government Funding Bill Passes


First Lady Melania Trump (R) and President Donald Trump (2nd R) pose with Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (L) upon their arrival to the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach , Florida, on April 6, 2017. The House voted on Thursday night to keep the government open through mid-February but the legislation to prevent shutdown encountered obstacles in the Senate a few hours later. Read More »

Koepka faces race to be ready for Masters

The 2017 U.S. Open champion first noticed pain in his wrist at the Hero World Challenge in December, and today announced that he will be out of action for recovery at least until the Masters in April with a partially torn tendon. Koepka is second in the United States Ryder Cup rankings, so the injury should not have too much of an impact on his chances of playing at Le Golf National in September. Read More »

Larry Nassar case: Olympic gymnastics champion Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse


Also during the day-three proceedings, Prosecutor Angela Povilaitis read a statement on behalf of 2012 Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney who was not in attendance. Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. ". USA Gymnastics just said, 'We're handling this". Read More »

Roy Halladay had morphine, amphetamines in system at time of plane crash


Zolpidem, the generic name for Ambien, and amphetamines were found in Halladay's system. The 40-year-old Halladay died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 , when his plane crashed off the coast of Tampa, Fla. Any amount over 50 ng/ml of the drug "appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident", according to the FDA's website. Read More »

Liverpool Transfer Rumors 2018: Emre Can Open to Staying With the Reds


They say Pep Guardiola has expressed an interest in the German and hope to sign him on a free transfer in the summer. But Can's preference isn't Man City - nor Juventus for that matter. Can recently spoke about his Liverpool future, insisted that he could yet sign a new deal at the club. "My agent is looking after everything but I am here until the summer". Read More »

Liverpool still open to transfers after Virgil van Dijk capture - Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool are next in action on Monday when they face Swansea City , giving him another few days to get himself in contention for a place in the squad. It was hardly the smartest move by the defender as Liverpool were looking to secure a crucial three points and deny City the chance to open up an 18-point lead at the top of the table prior to Manchester United's meeting with Stoke on Monday night. Read More »

Carlos Tevez: I was on holiday during Chinese Super League spell


Tevez, who scored only four goals in 20 appearances for the Chinese side, reportedly earned an annual salary of €40 million (R603 million) at Shenhua, making him the highest paid player in the history of the game. Tevez will be hoping to help Boca end their 11-year wait for a seventh Copa Libertadores title when the South American tournament kicks off next week. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris doubtful for Southampton game with illness

Everyone with this weather will struggle a bit'. Pochettino says Alderweireld will undergo a scan today and as long as he's given the all-clear then the centre-back will resume some aspects of full training tomorrow. There were suggestions that the Blues were preparing to approach Tottenham for the Spaniard, who has scored just once since moving to north London, but Pochettino has not heard anything about a move for his second-choice striker. Read More »

FPC Vikings Predicts Saints @ Vikings


The Vikings haven't dressed three quarterbacks for a game since November 7, 2013, when Leslie Frazier was the coach and Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman all were active against Washington. But he sure played like a guy who doesn't plan on squandering this opportunity last week . Late in the regular season, Sean Payton made a decision to insert Alvin Kamara as a kickoff returner. Read More »

With Tom Brady nursing hand injury, Patriots to address media today


X-rays showed no structural damage, and barring anything unexpected, Brady is expected to play in Sunday's AFC title game against the Jacksonville Jaguars . "I think it's a different story". A lot of people are exhausted of seeing the New England Patriots win. "Like I said, having been a starting quarterback before, I think I have a good idea on how to prepare, whether I get the reps or not". Read More »

Roger Federer safely through to round three of Australian Open

The only time Federer looked remotely stumped came during a postmatch interview conducted by United States comedian Will Ferrell who told him that he had played like a " silky gazelle". "My dog doesn't even realise who I am, so, you know, nothing changes at home". The Swiss great thrilled the centre court night crowd with an exquisite curving forehand down the line and past Bedene for another service break early in the final set. Read More »

Gael Monfils complains of heat-stroke in Novak Djokovic loss


Djokovic looked far from his best in the 39-degree heat but was still too good for the enigmatic world No.39, maintaining his flawless record against Monfils with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory. Fifth seed Dominic Thiem showed tremendous mental and physical resilience to defy the conditions and come from two sets down to beat Denis Kudla 6-7 (6/8) 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-3. Read More »

Burnley agree fee to sign Aaron Lennon from Everton


He has made close to 80 appearances for Everton , scoring nine goals and, following psychiatric treatment last spring, he was brought back into the first-team fold earlier this season after falling out of favour last term. The England worldwide recovered from a stress-related illness in pre-season, having missed the last three months of the previous campaign, in which he made just 13 appearances. Read More »

Want to eliminate Real Madrid: Neymar


Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar plays a line out during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Toulouse FC (TFC) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 20, 2017. The Uruguay striker tops PSG's goalscoring charts this season with 19 goals in just 18 Ligue 1 matches and his strike on 21 minutes against Caen was arguably the pick of the bunch. Read More »

No Arsenal talks for Malcom insist Bordeaux president


If he is suspended, Malcom may well have played his last game for the club, as speculation about a possible move to the Gunners continues to rumble on. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Bordeaux forward , while Liverpool are also said to be interested. "He's a record-breaker in nearly every category and basically the only person in my era who could really hold his hand up and say "this guy and I are in the same category" is Alex Ferguson". Read More »

Tom Brady sits out Patriots practice due to hand injury


Tom Brady missed practice on Thursday with a right hand injury and EVERYONE IS PANICKING! He was listed as a non-participant on the injury report, and his news conference was postponed until Friday. "Define what is 'usual.' Since I've been here, there have been days where I've taken a lot of reps, there have been days where I haven't taken any". I also like the underdog chip that the team is using as motivation. Read More »

Robin van Persie: Former Arsenal and Man Utd striker returns to Feyenoord


But ultimately, the talented striker became one of the squad members that received the short end of the stick during Louis van Gaal's "reform" at the Theatre of Dreams. The reigning Eredivisie champions will be hoping that a familiar face proves to be a talismanic presence, just as Dirk Kuyt was when returning to the club from Fenerbahce. Read More »

Mets Invite Tim Tebow To Big-League Spring Training


Conlon, Kevin Kaczmarski , Patrick Mazeika , Drew Smith , Corey Taylor , Tim Tebow , David Thompson and Adonis Uceta . The former Heisman Trophy victor hit a combined.226 last season as he spent time with New York's single-A and high-A affiliates. Read More »

Chelsea considering Belotti and Crouch move after Carroll injury


The injury is likely to end any hope the 29-year-old has of moving during the current transfer window. According to the Mirror , ankle scans indicate he is just fine . He formally signed for the Blues in January 2014, and after loan spells with Vitesse and Ajax he joined Lyon last summer on a permanent deal. However that move has been scuppered by an injury to the Englishman. Read More »

Zidane rests 'BBC' for Real Madrid Cup tie


I only talk to him about what goes on on the pitch. He will be 33 in February. Ronaldo is unsettled in Spain as he wants a pay increase that will see him earn close to the £500k-a-week Lionel Messi now takes home in Barcelona , though it is understood that Real are stalling on paying such wages for him given his age and current form. Read More »

Gattis Reportedly Set To Join Alabama Staff


Alabama's offensive staff now has Mike Locksley as offensive coordinator, Burton Burns at running backs coach and Gattis at wide receivers coach. In that scenario, Locksley would call the plays, but having the co-coordinator title would mean a bigger salary for Gattis. Read More »

Arsene Wenger: 'Talks still ongoing with Jack Wilshere'


Arsenal return to the Emirates this weekend as they face an in-form Crystal Palace in the Premier League . Jack Wilshere is another player out of contract this summer but Wenger revealed there has been no progress on a new deal for the England midfielder. Read More »

Kemba Walker on reports that Charlotte Hornets are open to trading him


Wojnarowski reported in his story that Charlotte is looking for either "a good, young player or a first round draft pick" in exchange for Walker. Taking it for what it is, the fact the Hornets have made him available doesn't mean they're necessarily ready to move him, but would rather listen to any incoming offers to see if any make sense moving forward. Read More »

Rudolph to miss Senior Bowl


Lee, who started his career at Tulane, made a decision to pass up a final year of eligibility at Nebraska to enter the National Football League draft. The Senior Bowl will take place on January 27 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile , AL. Official rosters will be announced Thursday. Read More »

New York Jets WR Robby Anderson arrested


According to jail records, Anderson is facing 9 total charges including resisting arrest, reckless driving, speeding and something called, "harm public servant or family". Anderson will be in court for that incident on March 19th. The 24-year-old is coming off a very impressive season with the Jets, catching 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. Read More »

Dzeko linked with Chelsea switch


However, it seems that the Blues are still keen on bringing the player to Stamford Bridge and have also been linked with his Roma teammate, Edin Dzeko . Have I spoken to Conte or Chelsea? "My role is not to reveal certain dynamics of the market". If Liverpool are serious about signing Palmieri, who is still on the way back to full fitness after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury, then they may have to act fast. Read More »

5 reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars can upset the New England Patriots


From the start of the 2018 National Football League postseason, I had this AFC Championship matchup set in stone. You have to be ready to make tough plays. The New England Patriots aren't giving the Jacksonville Jaguars any bulletin board material prior to Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Joe Buck and that other Cowboys quarterback, Troy Aikman, will call the Eagles game with the Vikings (6:40 p.m., FOX) at Lincoln Financial Field. Read More »

Radian Group (RDN) Lifted to "Buy" at Deutsche Bank

Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,472,106 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 15,824 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $259,000 after purchasing an additional 555 shares during the period. Read More »

Wray Morrison: Haters shouldn't bet against Tom Brady


Doug Marrone over Bill Belichick? Gipson sat out because of a foot injury suffered in last weekend's victory at Pittsburgh. The one advantage, home field, and the Eagles have it. Hoyer was complimentary of the Jaguars' defense, noting that he has faced them four times in the past three years. Brady has been on and off the Patriots' injury report throughout the regular season with a left shoulder injury and an Achilles tendon injury. Read More »

The Jacksonville Jaguars Fit Blueprint for Beating New England Patriots


Who is going to Super Bowl 52 and why? Jacksonville in many ways is built around its defense , even if the unit did allow the Steelers to score 42 points in the divisional playoff. "We're very close and we talk all the time". The Jags won't be posting 40 points like they did last week against the Steelers . The Jaguars powered the NFL's second-ranked defence to an AFC South Division crown. Read More »

Alabama promotes Locksley to OC


Daboll spent just one year with the Crimson Tide, marking his first time in the collegiate ranks since serving as a graduate assistant for Michigan State for two years from 1998 to 1999. Locksley, whose title in 2017 was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, joined the Alabama staff in 2016 as an offensive analyst. Alabama represents the ninth coaching staff that Locksley has been a part of. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell missed most of walk-through before Jags game


Bell skipped all but the final five minutes of the Saturday walk-through and arrived later than the deadline imposed by coach Mike Tomlin for gamedays on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The star running back also missed nearly all of the team's Saturday walk-through, showing up with just five minutes remaining. He tallied 155 total yards and two touchdowns on 25 offensive touches. Read More »