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Djokovic eliminated from Australian Open

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But the diminutive Romanian continues to rise to the challenge as shown by Wednesday's 6-3 6-2 quarter-final demolition of former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova . I did it pretty well and changed the rhythm. On the flip side, the Dane saved two match points and battled back from 5-1 down in the deciding set to beat Jana Fett in the second round this year. Read More »

Hawks rookie Collins named to Rising Stars game for All-Star weekend

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He ranked tied for first among qualified rookies in blocks per game, second in field-goal percentage (59) and fourth in rebounds. He also ranks third in the National Basketball Association in free throw shooting percentage at 92.4%. Along with Ball, Ingram and Kuzma on Team U.S. are Malcolm Brogdon of the Bucks, Jaylen Brown of the Celtics, John Collins of the Hawks, Kris Dunn of the Bulls, Donovan Mitchell of the Jazz, Dennis Smith Jr. Read More »

Confirmed: Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan signs for Arsenal

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Similarly, Sanchez said on Instagram that he "always gave 100%, until the last day", criticizing "people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage". Mourinho lauded his new signing. "Henrikh is a very complete player", said Wenger. "He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and ... Read More »

Corsicana HS student arrested for bringing BB gun to school

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We thank Tenoroc High's students, staff and school resource deputy for acting quickly when reports surfaced of a weapon on campus. Gasper added, "We treat such matters as the highest priority and have been cooperating fully with Chief Stephens and his department". Read More »

Arsene Wenger is confident Henrikh Mkhitaryan will fit in well at Arsenal

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The Chilean, despite having an agreement with Manchester City earlier this month, officially joined Manchester United in a straight swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Monday night. And the Chilean aimed at dig at Guardiola and his Premier League leaders after insisting he had joined "the biggest club in the world" and couldn't resists the chance to work under Jose Mourinho. Read More »

Meet Preston, the therapy dog comforting Larry Nassar's victims

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Last week, Nassar sent a letter to Judge Aquilina in which he begged not to have to listen to his victims. "At this particular moment in history, this sentencing hearing will be viewed as a turning point in how our community, our state, our nation, our culture looks at sexual abuse", she said. Read More »

Giants hiring former Cardinals DC James Bettcher for same position

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Vrabel started his National Football League career in Pittsburgh under coach Bill Cowher before signing with New England under coach Bill Belichick, and he finished in Kansas City. It was team's first year under Bill Parcells, who led a quick rebound that Giants make the playoffs each of the next three seasons, capped by a Super Bowl title. Read More »

Simona Halep ready for another marathon test in Australian Open semi-final

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If I don't play well I don't have the chance. Halep had a disastrous start to the quarter-final, where she hit four double faults in just two of her service games and fell 3-0 behind Pliskova. She broke Keys six times in total in the match and now has a 7-1 record against the American. More importantly, she was thrilled to be fully healthy again (she was plagued by a nagging wrist injury for parts of last year) and felt fit and well-rested after taking off nearly the entire fall. Read More »

Leeds criticised on social media for new club crest

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On Wednesday morning, Leeds revealed the new design for the club's new crest, and the majority of responses on social media have criticised the move by the club. The online reaction to the new crest has been mixed, as is always the case when anything ever happens. Twitter user Kirsty Stanley called the new badge "horrendous" and Julie Tremble said it was a "dreadful" redesigning attempt. Read More »

Lakers 108, Celtics 107: This is not going as planned

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Clarkson poured in 22 points, also adding five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Free throw shooting has been a troubling trend all season, and it was once again against the Celtics. Besides Irving (33 points), Smart was the only Celtic to really do much on offense on Tuesday, pouring in 22 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field. Read More »

Florida State QB Francois being investigated in domestic dispute

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Tallahassee police were called to the home by Francois, who told officers his girlfriend was breaking things and tearing up his room, according to the report. He says that's when cut her arm and ripped her shirt. The report also claimed that police call notes show the authorities responded to a domestic incident during that time. Read More »

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell in 'happy' place with early contract talks

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If they added Bell, Lynch would likely not be back in Oakland next season; the Raiders can cut ties with Lynch at no cost, as he has no guarantees for 2018. Pittsburgh could put the franchise tag on Bell again if a long-term deal isn't reached. Bell reiterated he'd confident a deal can get done this time around. Read More »

Everton's James McCarthy confirms operation on broken leg is successful

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McCarthy is not the first Everton player to suffer such a horrendous injury recently. Having just returned from a horrific leg break, sustained on Ireland duty against Wales , it was an important challenge for Coleman to commit to. "For now, it's get back into training and try to impress the manager by working hard and fingers crossed, it wont be long before I am back out there". Read More »

Jones, Thome among 4 elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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This time of the year is always full of debate as there are many aspects that can make a player "Hall of Fame" worthy. So it's clear each will surpass the 75 percent threshold needed for election. Guerrero was the MVP in the American League in 2004, his first season with the then Anaheim Angels , when he batted.337 with 39 home runs and 126 runs batted in, plus league-leading totals in runs (124) and total bases (366). Read More »

Canada-Australia, the rocks that connect us

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Curtin University researchers have discovered rocks in northern Queensland that bear striking similarities to those found in North America, suggesting that part of northern Australia was actually part of North America 1.7 billion years ago. Read More »

Undefeated UCF team will be honored at Pro Bowl

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The Pro Bowl will be played at Camping World Stadium for the second straight year at 3 p.m. Sunday. Central Florida takes center stage this week as some of the best-of-the-best National Football League players head to Orlando for the Pro Bowl . Read More »

Eagles Phans Flock to Retailers for Championship Swag

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After the Minneapolis Miracle just one week ago, the Minnesota Vikings' season ending in what can only be described as devastating fashion, being outplayed and outmatched from almost the beginning, in a 38-7 dismantling at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles and backup quarterback Nick Foles . Read More »

Man City choose to meet buyout clause of Athletic Bilbao defender Laporte

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It can now be revealed that Laporte has agreed a deal in principle to join City and has informed Athletic of his decision to leave before the end of the winter transfer window. Seri has registered one goal and six assists in 26 matches for Nice this season, who are now sixth in Ligue 1. In between, the home match with Newcastle saw a team that had set themselves up to resemble the football equivalent of a hedgehog preparing to be flattened by a truck also score a neat but totally avoidable ... Read More »

Chelsea close to signing Dzeko, Palmieri from Roma

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But Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen to bring Dzeko to Stamford Bridge to add power to his forward line, and the player is equally as keen to play under the former Juventus and Italy boss. "Then you have to show you deserve to play every game". The confirmation that Kenedy has been allowed to leave London for Newcastle this month strongly suggests that this part of the deal has already been sealed. Read More »

Sturridge closes in on Liverpool exit

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Reports claim that Inter have put together an attractive offer, which would cover his full wage, and it's understood that it is gearing up towards a permanent deal at the end of the campaign. Game time will be playing on his mind with this summer's World Cup around the corner. Another Serie A side, Roma, have also been linked with a move for Sturridge should their striker Edin Dzeko move to Chelsea, but Inter are the only club to show their intent by putting forward a firm proposal. Read More »

Roger Federer welcomes new faces in Australian Open semis

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Federer will next take on old foe - and punching bag - Tomas Berdych , who stopped Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Australian last eight for the seventh time in eight years. Federer began the third with a break and increased the pressure with a smooth volley victor at the net to take victory in two hours. The women's quarter-finals in the top half of the draw on Tuesday see top-seeded Simona Halep against Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber vs US Open runner-up ... Read More »

Denhollander seeks 'maximum sentence' for Nassar

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The letter, sent by NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs Oliver Luck and addressed to Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis , cites an article of the NCAA constitution and bylaw regarding health and safety and protecting the well-being of student-athletes. Read More »

Genie Bouchard going to Tremendous Bowl 2018 with Twitter date

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You know the story - Genie made a bet with John past year when the Falcons were up big on the Patriots. agreeing to a date if the Pats pulled off a comeback. I'm in! What do you say?' It doesn't get much better than that. Before the date, Bouchard was rumored to be dating hockey player Jordan Caron. Bouchard was down with the idea and asked Goehrke if he'd be interested. Read More »

National Football League rejects Super Bowl LII program ad submitted by veterans group

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AMVETS was informed by H.O. Zimman, the publishing firm responsible for putting out the official Super Bowl program, that the ad had been rejected. The Eagles and the Patriots both won their respective conference championships to advance to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. According to ArmyTimes, the ad would have cost AMVETS $30,000 and has a #PleaseStand picture with a service member saluting the flag. Read More »

Gisele Bündchen tried using Tom Brady's friend to convince him to retire

At the time, Feely was on vacation with Brady and his family. Feely, who played college football with Brady at the University of MI, told SI that Bundchen "was dead serious" about getting the 40-year-old Brady to retire. Sunday's comeback may have been even more impressive, considering Brady was quarterbacking the Patriots to a win despite the fact that his top target, tight end Rob Gronkowski , was already out with a concussion. Read More »

Aly Raisman's speech was everywhere at the women's marches

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The three USA Gymnastics board members are the first prominent USAG leaders to lose their jobs over the Nassar scandal since president Steve Penny resigned last March . In addition to abusing Michigan State patients, Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting girls he trained through USA Gymnastics , which helps train athletes for the Olympics. Read More »

Trae Young drops 26 as Oklahoma beats Kansas - Recap, Box score

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During their last five games, the Sooners have scored an average of 80.6 points per game (11.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 84.2 points per game (2.6 above their season average). "I was trying to be that guy that was kind of everywhere ... just making tough plays and trying to get us going in any way possible". After the Jayhawks won both matchups against the Sooners last season, these teams will battle for the first time this year. Read More »

Keys is finding joy on court and winning again in Australia

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Keys missed the 2017 Open after undergoing wrist surgery and has been the beacon among her female compatriots this year with 14 players from 18 out after the first round in Melbourne . Keys shut down her season early previous year to give herself time to recover both mentally and physically. Nobody saw this coming: Two weeks ago, South Korean Hyeon Chung played Tennys Sandgren in a first-round match at Auckland, New Zealand, with Chung a three-set victor. Read More »

Trump's 'shithole' remark, a wake-up call for Africa - Museveni

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As African and world leaders expressed outrage over Trump's comments, Museveni says Trump is one of the best presidents ever for his frankness. This was while addressing the East African Legislative Assembly in Kampala this afternoon. While the US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac earlier today said she regretted the "disturbing" and "upsetting" comments attributed to Trump, Museveni later told parliament that Africa must thank Trump for his honesty, and perhaps it will reawaken Africans to ... Read More »

Five facts on Alexis Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez has been spotted taking a selfie in a Manchester United No. 7 shirt, as the Chilean superstar completed a medical at the club's Carrington training ground on Sunday. Mourinho lauded his new signing. At the weekend the Bundesliga club confirmed Arsenal had made an approach for the Gabon worldwide, who has been left out of the squad for his side's last two league games. Read More »

Heynckes: Arsenal should be wary of Aubameyang

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Borussia Dortmund could make Arsenal wait until the summer before they can sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Mirror . The Mirror says Dortmund "want £60 million for Aubameyang but have told Arsenal they must get a replacement - and France worldwide Giroud is their No. Read More »

Bud Light Promises Philly Free Beer if Eagles Win Super Bowl

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Houston says there will be a chef representing each National Football League city, and then each of them will be paired up with a former player. The Eagles will compete February 4 against the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl, and Dottie's has made a few menu adjustments to support its home team. Read More »

Cubs having active talks with RHP Yu Darvish

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A person with direct knowledge of the discussions confirmed the talks to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because there was no agreement in place. Yu Darvish is reportedly negotiating with a second NL Central team, except this one just signed his onetime personal catcher. Darvish is coming off a six-year, $60 million contract. Read More »