• Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Halep
Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Halep

Fourteen-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic is gunning for a seventh Melbourne Park title and faces 25th-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov , one of the NextGen stars who are out to topple the sport's big guns. "She was [intimidating] when I was younger, but now I don't feel intimidated any more", she told a media conference. "I'm such a figh...

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  • Solskjaer: Reports of Alex Ferguson's Manchester United influence 'unfair'
Solskjaer: Reports of Alex Ferguson's Manchester United influence 'unfair'

Manchester United and England all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney has revealed the advice he gave to Marcus Rashford , who netted the deciding goal in his 150th appearance for the club on the weekend. "The influence is more my 15 years under him". However, Southgate stated that the most important thing concerning Rashford is not where he is ...

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  • Kevin-Prince Boateng joins Barcelona from Sassuolo
Kevin-Prince Boateng joins Barcelona from Sassuolo

Boateng will be unveiled as Barca player on Tuesday, 22 January, according to the club. He will now play as a stand-in striker for Luiz Suarez at Barcelona who is on a superb goal scoring form for the Catalan giants this campaign. "Barca, I'm coming!" Boateng told Sky Sports . I was very stressed today but I wanted to say goodbye to every...

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  • Gattuso on Higuain's imminent exit: I accept his decision
Gattuso on Higuain's imminent exit: I accept his decision

Higuain was not part of Milan's squad for Monday's 2-0 win at Genoa , with head coach Gennaro Gattuso suggesting that the Juventus loanee's focus was elsewhere. In my career I've frustrated all my managers, and now I'm frustrating Sarri. The Argentina worldwide will arrive expected to provide the goals and guile that Olivier Giroud and ...

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  • Australian Open: Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka work hard to score wins
Australian Open: Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka work hard to score wins

Elina Svitolina recovered after dropping the second set to secure a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 1-6 6-1 victory over American Madison Keys on Monday. Svitolina was wobbling but the tenacious base-liner dug deep to save five break points in a marathon third game of the decider lasting more than 16 minutes, the vital h...

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  • Serena Williams inches closer to elusive 24th major title
Serena Williams inches closer to elusive 24th major title

With Halep knocked out, Williams is still positioned to pursue her 24th Grand Slam title, which would tie an all-time record. The 37-year-old American showed why she is the bookies' favourite to win the Grand Slam, despite only being seeded 16th, after a nail-biting three-setter in Melbourne .

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  • Win over Brighton means seven up for Solskjaer's Manchester United
Win over Brighton means seven up for Solskjaer's Manchester United

And it was a significant goal for Pogba, with the 25-year-old having now equalled the most goals he's scored in a season, which he achieved during his time with Juventus. United face Arsenal , Burnley , Leicester and Fulham before title-challengers Liverpool visit Old Trafford on Feb.24. I don't think we were at our best, and probably United we...

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  • Fulham vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report
Fulham vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

Spurs' leading marksman was recently sidelined, reportedly till March, after damaging ankle ligaments in the club's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United . He said: "We have players who can cover his position". Tottenham's next fixture is against Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday. Ranieri responded with his first substitution ten minutes insi...

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  • Serena Williams powers into third round of Australian Open
Serena Williams powers into third round of Australian Open

I went fast to my room and I took my tennis racquet, I went back to the living room and I made the imitations when she was hitting the balls". "I am knowing her now for a few years so I knew she could be much fitter but it's just a question of time ".

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  • Maria Sharapova refuses to let Australian Open exit dent Slam dreams
Maria Sharapova refuses to let Australian Open exit dent Slam dreams

In the press conference after the match, Sharapova was asked about how her body holds up now that she can not take meldonium and the former Australian Open champion was not amused. It's wonderful that it's happened in Australia. "I have given myself the opportunity and the chance to play in front of the best crowd in the world on one of the b...

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  • Roger who? Federer can't get past Australian Open security
Roger who? Federer can't get past Australian Open security

Roger Federer's chances of winning a third consecutive Australian Open title were ended as 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas came of age on Rod Laver Arena. Two years ago, Rafael Nadal made the same mistake at the Paris Masters event, and the security guard let him through but not before asking who he was.

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  • Australian Open: Serena proves too tough to handle for Eugenie Bouchard
Australian Open: Serena proves too tough to handle for Eugenie Bouchard

She will meet Bouchard next after the Canadian overcame Peng Shuai in similarly dominant fashion , the 2014 Wimbledon finalist winning 6-2 6-1. So, yes, Bouchard won that point, but that sequence led her into trying to do a tad too much on second serves, because she ended the game with consecutive double-faults to get broken right away.

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  • Marko Arnautovic left out of West Ham squad
Marko Arnautovic left out of West Ham squad

The Daily Telegraph reported that provided Manuel Pellegrini's side could find a replacement, they would not stand in the way of Arnautovic leaving. "So they are not forcing me to sell Marko Arnautovic. But the club doesn't want to sell him". Since the start of last season, Marko Arnautovic has contributed to 26 league goals (18 goals, eight...

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  • Maria Sharapova storms into third round with dismissal of Rebecca Peterson
Maria Sharapova storms into third round with dismissal of Rebecca Peterson

Essential to that exchange on the court was the fact that in her 2-and-a-half hours in the middle, Sharapova played the player standing across the net from her, not the person, with who she has exchanged some stinging barbs. The Dane fought back after dropping the first set against the 2008 victor Sharapova, who closed it out 6-4 4-6 6-3 in two h...

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  • Nationals Rumors: Are the Phillies really the Bryce Harper front-runner?
Nationals Rumors: Are the Phillies really the Bryce Harper front-runner?

Manny Machado's agent, Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group, released a statement on Wednesday afternoon calling reports of an offer from the Chicago White Sox "inaccurate". At the start of the offseason, he was hoping for over $300M so he'll probably continue to hold out until the White Sox or another team ups their offer.

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  • David Warner turns right-handed, smashes Chris Gayle for six in BPL
David Warner turns right-handed, smashes Chris Gayle for six in BPL

He is expected to play in the remaining BPL matches until his return. On Wednesday, David Warner proved there's nothing he can't do with the bat in his hand. Warner sees his 12-month ban for ball-tampering end on March 28. After missing the slog sweep of Gayle on the third ball, Warner chose to do something dramatic.

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  • Novak Djokovic regains calm to see off Shapovalov at Australian Open
Novak Djokovic regains calm to see off Shapovalov at Australian Open

In contrast to Williams, world number one Halep staggered through against American Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 - her second three-set test in a row. "I think there was no sense to turn on the lights on the court at 5pm when we have another four hours of daylight". Speaking on court, Djokovic said he could not understand why the officials turn...

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  • LeBron cleared to practice after missing next two games
LeBron cleared to practice after missing next two games

A few that come to mind are: Jimmy Butler being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers , the struggling Golden State Warriors and the suddenly surging Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets .

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  • Raonic edges Wawrinka in 4 tiebreakers at Australian Open
Raonic edges Wawrinka in 4 tiebreakers at Australian Open

It was a heart-wrenching sight as a tearful Majchrzak was left nearly unable to move and the former US Open finalist Nishikori dropped only six points as he professionally eased to the third set 6-0. "Almost my one year (of) aces, 60, never easy of course it's kind of frustrating if you can not get the serve like three times in a row, but I think I...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins' first Warriors points came on this massive dunk
DeMarcus Cousins' first Warriors points came on this massive dunk

Davis had 30 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in almost 41 minutes for New Orleans, coming off a 46-point and 16-rebound gem Monday night despite starting 0 for 5 with just four points in the first quarter. Kevin Durant hit a key 3-pointer with 5:53 to play and finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while Klay Thompson scored...

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