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Rain prevents play in Australia-India Test

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A huge storm rolled in late Saturday, forcing play to finish half an hour early, and the overcast skies lingered into Sunday. Ponting was livid after Nathan Lyon failed to review his lbw decision off Kuldeep Yadav during day four of the fourth and final Test at the SCG despite the hosts having two challenges remaining. Read More »

Harden rallies Rockets to wild OT win over Warriors, 135-134

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In a game highlighted by Kawhi's first game back in Texas' most successful basketball team, San Antonio Spurs All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan took center stage as the Spurs handed the Raptors a 125-107 beating. The last game involved two of the Western Conference powerhouses, Warriors and Rockets go at it. He's averaging more points per game and he's hovering around the same number of assists, and lately he's looked completely impossible to stop even with Chris Paul injured. Read More »

Wayne Rooney has been arrested in Washington D.C.

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According to The Athletic , Rooney was released on his own recognisance and paid a $25 fine on 4 January. The documents also say he was charged under the Virginian law of "public swearing/intoxication". The day before Rooney was arrested in America, the star tweeted a picture of himself in Saudi Arabia and wrote that he was having "an unbelievable day at Riyadh Formula E Saudi Arabia Grand". Read More »

Real Madrid sign Brahim Diaz from Manchester City for reported €15m

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It is worth noting that Diaz is highly rated by both clubs, but wasn't receiving enough playing time under Pep Guardiola at City , prompting interest from Real Madrid . Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain had also been linked with the Spain Under-21 global, but Madrid won the race for his signature. Sources told ESPN FC that he had grown frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities. Read More »

McIlroy Makes Solid Start In Hawaii

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After a frustrating front nine, Woodland kicked off his birdie run with a chip-in at the 11th, and later capped his day with another birdie at the par-five 18th to move to 12-under 134 at the Kapalua Plantation course on the island of Maui. Read More »

Novak Djokovic suffers surprise defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut at Qatar Open

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The Spaniard will play the victor of tonight's second semi-final between Marco Cecchinato & Tomáš Berdych . "I can't be more happy than I am right now". "Today it was not easy to manage all the emotions I had on court". Djokovic played two matches every day in Doha prior to his defeat on Friday afternoon, spending close to ten hours on court. Read More »

Omri Casspi and Garrett Temple Fought in the Grizzlies Locker Room

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The altercation took place during a 30-minute post-game meeting in which the discussion turned to a lack of effort from the bench, which eventually lead to the fight between Casspi and Temple. "I think we resolved some of those issues tonight". "We were openly sharing our thoughts and trying to fix the situation and getting back into being a really good basketball team together and doing the things we need to do to consistently win games", Gasol told the Memphis Commercial Appeal . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Grabs The Best Player Award At Globe Soccer Awards

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It was a decent night for another Ronaldo - the 1994 and 2002 World Cup champ - as the previous Brazilian forward was regarded with the ⁣Player Career Award, as was French footballer Blaise Matuidi. Cristiano Ronaldo won Best Player of the Year at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards on Thursday at a ceremony in Dubai. In the meantime, Atletico had been given the award of the Best Club of the Year and Didier Deschamps took the award of best Coach. Read More »

Seahawks pull off improbable backdoor cover against Cowboys

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AT&T stadium fell silent about halfway through the opening quarter, when Cowboys wide-receiver Allen Hurns completed a pass from quarterback Dak Prescott as he initiated contact with the Seahawks' defence. Facing fourth-and-5 in Janikowski's range from the Dallas 39, Doug Baldwin made a toe-dragging catch on the sideline for 22 yards. Wilson had just 14 yards on three carries. Read More »

Gulftimes : Giantkiller Andreescu sends Williams packing

Julia Goerges' quest for back-to-back Auckland Open titles remains on track after she set up a final against teenage qualifier Bianca Andreescu . "I've actually had this cough for three weeks now so I'm used to it, " Andreescu said. The German, who was also runner-up to Sloane Stephens here in 2016, has also become the first ever player to reach the Auckland final three times. But I think I prepared very well before this match. Read More »

Injured Maria Sharapova retires from Shenzhen quarters

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The 29-year-old gave his French opponent no chance as he put on a commanding all court display to advance to the final for the second time in three years. "I'm so happy with this result and it's a great start of the year", the Belarusian said. Sabalenka was aggressive from the onset and built a 3-0 lead in the first set. Read More »

Rory McIlroy Starts 2019 In Decent Fashion At Tournament Of Champions

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In his favor is the history at Kapalua. World number one Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand will begin the 2019 LPGA campaign in two weeks with new caddie Daniel Taylor after a split with former bagman Les Luark. He leads the field of 34 event winners from previous year. One of those was the Masters, the missing leg of the career Grand Slam, when he started two shots behind Patrick Reed and never challenged. Read More »

Lakers star James to miss fourth straight game

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In Indy, I expected to be booed, but didn't know to what extent. He doesn't think they made a mistake for not trading for him last season and reminds us that the rebuilding process takes time and patience. They also left far too many points at the free throw line, where they hit just 59.4 percent (19-of-32). I was only anxious about the win. Already shorthanded without the services of LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger), the Lakers also lost Kyle Kuzma for the second half due ... Read More »

David Robertson reaches 2-year deal with Phillies

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Does Robertson have a preferred role? Based on his track record, Robertson will provide an instant upgrade to a Philadelphia bullpen that ranked in the bottom tier of the National League last season and held the Phillies back as they chased the NL East title. Read More »

Ex-Jazzman Enes Kanter to skip Knicks' London trip, fearing Erdogan reprisal

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He says Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is essentially a dictator who could have him killed by spies. Following the Knicks' 117-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Kanter spoke on the topic to the media. Kanter has said he believes the Turkish government has targeted his father in the past because of the player's critical stance against the country's government. Read More »

Purdue charges past No. 25 Iowa with 86-70 win

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Purdue shot over 53 percent from the field and forced the Hawkeyes into 14 turnovers. There isn't much that can be done in that amount of time (unless your Pacers' great, Reggie Miller - he can do eight terrific things in that time), but that's all the time Purdue's Carsen Edwards needed Thursday night to define the game against Iowa . Read More »

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

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Throughout the course of this week, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stressed the importance of fundamentals and maintaining momentum heading toward the postseason. Dickson, who said he never had a punt blocked during his collegiate career at Texas, had his second punt of the game blocked by defensive end Cameron Malveaux late in the third quarter. Read More »

Jimmy Butler unhappy with 76ers role

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Butler's vocal challenging of Brown reportedly includes a recent film session that some witnesses considered "disrespectful" and beyond normal player-coach discourse. While it's too early to know just how much of an issue there really is, Butler's reputation makes it hard to ignore. The oddsmakers believe Butler will be in Philadelphia next year but it will be interesting to see how these numbers move as the season progresses. Read More »

Lottery winners to share £115m prize with family and friends

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The couple, from Co Armagh, appeared at a news conference at the luxury Culloden Hotel in Co Down on Friday after becoming the fourth biggest United Kingdom lottery winners in history. "We won £2.60 the week before". Asked what they will do with the rest of the money, Patrick said, at the minute he's retired. Mr Connolly, 54, said the life-changing win was still sinking in, and explained that he was convinced it was a scam when he first checked the winning numbers online on the evening of ... Read More »

Rory McIlroy explains PGA TOUR focus

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But there are 21 "pure" PGA Tour events worth over $7m this season, many of them rich in world ranking points. "I live in America", said McIlroy. Should he fail to meet the Euro Tour's requirements, he could become ineligible to play for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup. Read More »

Bournemouth agrees 18-month loan deal with Rangers for Jermaine Defoe

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I have give everything for the club and will continue to do so. The Dundee midfielder and Kilmarnock winger were snapped up under freedom of contract and will move to Ibrox for season 2019/20. The 36-year-old Defoe has only made four appearances for Bournemouth this season, while the 34-year-old Davis has played in just three matches for Southampton . Read More »

Troy's Neal Brown to lead West Virginia football

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Brown, 38, has served as head coach for the Troy Trojans in the Sun Belt Conference for four seasons, with a 35-16 record. The move comes only two days after former Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen was officially hired at Houston. He signed a six-year, $19 million contract with WVU. They also recorded bowl game victories in 2016-18. Holgorsen, who was 61-41 during his eight-year stay in Morgantown, posted an 8-4 mark in 2018. Read More »

Federer wins record third Hopman in dramatic fashion

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Zverev, ranked fourth and playing in his fourth successive Hopman Cup, then secured the tie for the Germans with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Matthew Ebden. However, the Swiss claimed a tight 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) win in the mixed doubles to claim their fourth Hopman Cup title. Read More »

Emery denies Arsenal wanting Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas

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Bernd Leno joined the Gunners from German League side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2018 but has not been impressive for the side - conceding 22 goals in the EPL in recent times. Aaron Ramsey could feature having come off the bench to score in the New Year's Day win over Fulham. "I don't know", said Emery, when asked whether he knew if Ramsey had held talks with the Italian champions. Read More »

Djokovic rallies to overcome impressive Fucsovics in Doha

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Luckily I made that break [leading 5-4 in the second set]. While Fucsovics lost his focus, Djokovic turned into beast mode and ran away with the third set and match 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to seal his place in the quarter-finals at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. Read More »

Duanne Olivier takes four wickets as South Africa skittle Pakistan for 177

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He showcased great discipline and his patience and resilience wore down South Africa's bowlers as he played sheet anchor which gave Shafiq the license to attack. 'I still believe in a good contest in Test cricket, but again, we aren't at home, so we don't have a say. "Those 10 kilometres on a wicket like this make a significant difference". Read More »

Liverpool shouldn't panic after Manchester City defeat, insists Van Dijk

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It's now a little bit more interesting. " Liverpool are, at the moment, maybe the best team in Europe, or the world, so we were happy we could beat them". We showed our ability to come back, but it wasn't enough. It produced a thrilling encounter and Sane said the players could feel the tension with so much at stake. Read More »

Harden's 'impossible' shot secures Rockets' 20-point comeback against Warriors

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While it seemed the Warriors were going to hold them off, a critical 6-0 run in the final 1:03 left in the game, capped by a huge Harden step-back 3-pointer over Kevin Durant , tied it up 119-119. When you have a lead like that, you don't lose at home. They also went in on how narratives can fuel awards, comparing it to the Heisman Trophy, adding that numbers won't be the end-all-be-all if Harden wants to get the award for the second straight year. Read More »

Chauncey Billups Savages LeBron Over 'Greatest Player of All Time' Comment

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T&R touch on two vocal critics of Ainge's comments, both of whom found them offensive or highly off-base. The Los Angeles Lakers star first made the comments on the show, " More Than An Athlete ", produced by ESPN + and Uninterrupted. I don't know. Time will tell. "I don't know if anyone knows who the greatest of all time is, because the years are so different". Many NBA fans and sports pundits consider that statement as nothing short of pure blasphemy and, most of all, an affront to ... Read More »

Dwayne Haskins Drops Cryptic Tweet After The Justin Fields News

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He might have been doomed from the start with the Bulldogs in Athens, but the former prized prospect could have transferred anywhere. Prior to the game, both head coach Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney had said there would be no changes in their plan to use Fields in the Sugar Bowl despite his transfer paperwork. Read More »

Bisping Details Off-Air Fight With Jon Jones

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Jon fought well [against Gustafsson], he really did, but he looked human. Beyond the obvious trilogy with each other, the two rivals can make a boatload of money against Lesnar, who remains one of the biggest draws in the sport regardless of his time away from the UFC . Read More »

Pujara, Pant put Australia to the sword in Sydney

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Calm and collected number three Pujara started the day 130 not out and picked up where he left off. AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Aaron Finch (capt), Usman Khawaja , Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle , Nathan Lyon , Adam Zampa. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino aims high with Tottenham

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You would like this player with you but he has every right to do what he wants", said Pochettino before Friday's FA Cup third-round tie at League Two Tranmere. "Then, if you have the same motivation and same attitude as the opponent, you will be close to the win because, sure, you are in another level and you must then show your quality. Read More »