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Serena Williams consoles Dayana Yastremska after emphatic Australian Open win

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Playing clean and powerful tennis, Williams overwhelmed 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday. The 37-year-old told the teary Ukrainian: "You're awesome". It's nice to hear those words from a legend. Williams last won the Open in 2017 but withdrew from the 2018 tournament following her pregnancy. Now, Simona Halep is next. Read More »

Nadal wary of 'dangerous' giant-killer Tiafoe after Berdych rout

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Tiafoe shocked No 20 seed Grigor Dimitrov as he prevailed 7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 on the Melbourne Arena. He breezed through the opening two sets of his fourth-round clash against Berdych but had to work much harder in the third, saving a set point in the 12th game before clinching the match in a tiebreak. Read More »

Greg Hardy booed after disqualification in UFC debut

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Hardy was soundly booed from the moment he walked out to the octagon at Barclays Center for his first fight for the promotion. "This guy paid his dues", White said. "I'm haunted, and I am a broken man". All eyes were on this bout after Ostovich was almost forced off the card due to an alleged assault at the hands of her husband. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri shames 'weak' Chelsea stars

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He did so "because I want to send a message to my players, and I want my message to be very clear". "I have to say that I'm extremely angry because this defeat was due to our mentality", he said through a translator. "Don't get me wrong, we could have lost that game anyway, but we could have lost it for tactical reasons. But I think we lost it because of our (lack of) determination". Read More »

How to Watch Roger Federer vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. Federer failed to convert any of 12 break points, with some errant forehands particularly letting him down. "There are always multiple factors but it definitely didn't go the way I was hoping on break points", Federer said. Read More »

Juventus 1-0 AC Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo header wins Supercoppa for Juve

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But it was the moments which followed his goal that was the real hair-raiser. Ronaldo stated that he is happy that he has the first title for Juventus . It was being said that women will be allowed in the match only if they are being accompanied by men. "He scored a great goal and moved very well, but the whole team put in a good performance". Read More »

Rockets star James Harden matches Wilt Chamberlain with historic performances

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He scored three three-pointers in the final 30 seconds of regulation which is what allowed the Nets to force overtime. Harden's 58 points were the most he has scored this season and two shy of his Rockets franchise record. That's the most shocking development of the night. "Trying to slow us down a little bit". The Rockets new lineup didn't start the game well on the defensive end of the ball. Read More »

Indefatigable Muguruza knocks out Konta at 3:12am

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Asked what she would do after setting up a match with Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky in the next round, she said: "I go to breakfast now". I think for the people in the stadium, there was a few, you know, they were happy, ' he said after beating Taylor Fritz in round three. Read More »

Mickelson takes 2-shot lead in Desert

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Mickelson birdied the par-4 fifth and sixth holes, the par-5 seventh and closed with another on No. 9. And I made a lot of birdies. "Sometimes you have those days where it all clicks", he said. Rose is the first top-ranked player to take part in the event. I keep missing fairways and greens, and I'm at 4 under, " Jutanugarn said. "I turned a round that was not very good into a respectable round", said Mickelson, although he admitted that he would have liked to be even lower heading into a ... Read More »

World No.1 sets up Serena's biggest challenge yet

The world champion thrashed the teen player beating her by 6-2 6-1 in the fourth round. "It's good to see that attitude". It was a stuttering start for both Halep and WIlilams in the second set, with both losing their first service games, however it was Halep who broke again to go 4-3 up, then again in Williams' next service game to take the set 6-3 and the match. Read More »

Lowry recovers from early wobble to retain Abu Dhabi lead

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The 31-year-old from Offaly has certainly been mightily impressive to this point, compiling an extraordinary statistic on his way to a three-shot lead over gifted South African Richard Sterne , with Englishman Ian Poulter lurking dangerously in third place. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Called LeBron James to Apologize, Ask About Leadership

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Irving on the other hand, reached a milestone with his 27-point performance. He had 10 points and six of his career-high 18 assists in the fourth quarter - including passes to set up Boston's last three baskets in a game-ending 17-4 run. The Celtics fell by two points against the Orlando Magic last Saturday and then fell again to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, but Irving did not play against the Nets due to a quad injury. Read More »

Higuain set for Chelsea medical this weekend

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The manager said: "I don't want to be involved because I want to spend my energy in something different, on the pitch". "Then I chose to focus on the pitch, matches, training, so now I am confident because Marina is working very hard, but I don't know anything about the matter because I only focus on matches". Read More »

Dylan Hartley: Northampton Saints captain out of England's Six Nations opener

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Harlequins flanker Jack Clifford and Exeter centre Ollie Devoto also return after injury and form has restricted their appearances under Jones. "He is going to be the new breed of player", Jones said. "He's definitely an option at seven". He can play wing, 13, 15 or seven for us'. So, too, are many All Blacks loose forwards regularly stationed on the edge. Read More »

Barca face disqualification from Copa del Rey

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Barcelona won that game 5-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid . Santiago Solari's side are to host the first leg. Catalan told reporters before the second leg: "It's not an easy situation, sporting people like to win matches on the pitch". Read More »

Dele Alli can play up top like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino

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On whether Alli, 22, can step up during Kane's time out, he continued: 'He is one of the most exciting youngsters at his age. "It's a massive thing to be satisfied about, for us and our fans". "Because not only us but his teammates considered him a genius". "That (injuries) can happen during the season, not only for us but different teams so it is so important to be calm in these types of moments and, of course, to believe how we believe in the squad". Read More »

Unhappy Marko Arnautovic dropped for West Ham’s Bournemouth trip

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Marko Arnautovic joined the London Stadium from Stoke City in 2017 and last season he literally carried the team on his own shoulders. The Austrian, whose hopes of forcing West Ham to sell appear to be fading, said sorry to the rest of the squad after training on Friday for pushing for a move. Read More »

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal win at Australian Open

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The Czech veteran reached the semi-finals in 2014 and 2015 but is unseeded this year as he returns from a back injury that nearly forced his retirement last year. and, and, and, Australians!" As Federer was exiting the court after winning his match, he happened to meet Nadal. Tiafoe advances to the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time in his career and faces No. Read More »

Son helps Korea beat China 2-0 at Asian Cup

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Having returned to the side against China , he won the penalty from which Hwang Ui-jo opened the scoring before setting up the second goal for Kim Min-jae. Marcello Lippi will rest his star forward and it shouldn't be a huge blow - whoever loses faces a beatable Thailand - but unfortunately no amount of time is likely to fully heal the 27-year-old. Read More »

Superb Serena blows Bouchard away

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Williams, again pursuing a 24th grand slam singles title that would see her equal the record of Margaret Court , dropped just two games in her first-round win over Tatjana Maria . And though it'll be a different setting than she's used to watching Williams, Yastremska told the Women's Tennis Association that playing against Williams is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Read More »

Andy Robertson: How Jurgen Klopp has improved me at Liverpool FC

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Jurgen Klopp's side sit at the summit of the English top-flight standings with 57 points from 22 matches - four points adrift of second-placed Manchester City. "I believed my chance would come and I am sure so did he, so he was trying to get me best prepared for it". "Where will we be in two or three years?" Klopp went on to add that Joe Gomez , who has been absent since picking up a knock against Wolves in late December, is 'improving but not ready'. Read More »

Anderson Suffers Shock Australian Open Defeat

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Tiafoe will face Italy's Andreas Seppi on the eve of his 21st birthday. I lost to Kevin three times past year (.) I went to a different place. Tiafoe was joined in the third round by another kid from the USA who'd never been that far at Melbourne Park, 21-year-old Taylor Fritz , who saved 12 of the 13 break points he faced while dispatching No. Read More »

Osaka romps as Nishikori, Raonic battle through Open epics

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Nishikori had to dig himself out of a 0-40 hole at 4-4 in the fifth set, and the match went to yet another tiebreaker from which he prevailed by winning the final four points. "But, I mean, it's only two matches, so I'm not too exhausted yet". "I'll try to carry this confidence into the next match". After weathering 59 aces from Karlovic, the Japanese held firm and will play the victor of Joao Sousa and Philipp Kohlschreiber for a place in the fourth round. Read More »

LeBron cleared to practice after missing next two games

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Los Angeles ended up winning the game in overtime, 138-128. While Chuck dropped in a rather unique metaphor to describe the Thunder, his point is still valid that the team missed a golden opportunity to put the Lakers in a hole early in the game. Read More »

India win toss, bowl in MCG ODI decider

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But that only came after Yuzvendra Chahal had run through the Australian batting line-up to dismiss them for 230. It was MS Dhoni who led India to the finishing line with a last ball thriller. But the dismissal was preceded by some interesting tactics from the Indians as Bhuvneshwar made a decision to try something new against the Aussie skipper. Read More »

Warriors roundtable: Will the DeMarcus Cousins experiment work?

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I play with a chip on my shoulder", Cousins said. Golden State's coaching staff has spent the past couple of weeks more intensely planning for Cousins' return and how he will be incorporated into different rotations throughout games, while also holding regular discussions with Cousins about the plan. Read More »

Tiger Woods to open 2019 schedule next week at Torrey Pines

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Woods finished the week three-under and in a share of 23rd place, but then found himself in contention a number of times during the season before ultimately prevailing in the FedExCup Playoffs finale at East Lake Golf Club. "It's always great to be able to play at Riviera and I am very proud of the impact the Genesis Open has been able to make on education through my foundation". Read More »

Serene Serena Williams makes short work of Eugenie Bouchard

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To which we say, YES. This year's tournament began on Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on Sunday, Jan. 27. While some appreciated the excitement of having a low-ranking Australian player doing so well, many were incredulous there was no option to watch Serena Williams live on television. Read More »

How to Watch Roger Federer vs. Dan Evans

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The 31-year-old hopes to end his career at Wimbledon, but has admitted the Australian Open could be his last event, unless he has a late change of heart. This was a match for the purists, with Evans' single-handed backhand and all-court game not unlike Federer's, and the British player showed during the first set that he is a fine competitor, too. Read More »

Kyler Murray: Eyeing the Heisman Trophy winner’s possible fit with Denver

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Here's a little more on the athletic prodigy who's making headlines everywhere you look. Then, he was a former star high school quarterback but unproven on the college level. Murray's father, Kevin, was the Texas A&M quarterback from 1983 to 1986 and although he likely would've wanted his son to remain with his alma mater, that didn't end up happening. Read More »

Harden scored 57 points as the Rockets past the Grizzlies

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Brothers told MacMahon that Houston initially offered House a non-guaranteed three-year National Basketball Association contract, then changed the offer to guaranteed on Tuesday. The Rockets had hoped to give House the roster spot that became open when they traded Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls last week, but now the team will look fill that opening by signing a wing to a 10-day contract. Read More »