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Sports Roger Federer beats Cameron Norrie at Hopman Cup
Author: 0 Roger Federer beats Cameron Norrie at Hopman Cup

Arguably the two greatest tennis players in the history of the sport will face off for the first time in front of a sell-out crowd, and both players are looking forward to it. This year's Hopman Cup , the 30th edition of the tournament, is ongoing from December 29 to January 5. Tsitsipas repelled them all with winners and the match was in his hands after a great backhand cross court victor at 5-3 that pushed Greece in front before the women's singles match.

Sports Beaten Australia struggle without banned batsmen - Paine
Author: 0 Beaten Australia struggle without banned batsmen - Paine

Not one Australian has managed to secure a century so far and tail-ender Pat Cummins's 63 was the highest score by the home side in Melbourne , an embarrassment for his top-order team mates. Even though he (Vihari) scored less runs, the fact that he played out the new ball and played his role perfectly, meant that we could do what we did in the first innings.

Sports CFP championship set: It’s Clemson vs. Alabama, Part 4
Author: 0 CFP championship set: It’s Clemson vs. Alabama, Part 4

Riley has been to the playoff in both of his two years with Oklahoma. Alabama will square off with Clemson, who dominated Notre Dame on Saturday, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 7. That's the edge from a coach who is on the cusp of passing Bear Bryant with a seventh national championship but is always demanding more from a four- and five-star roster that rarely fails to live up to expectations.

Sports NFL Notebook: Brady confirms he will play next year
Author: 0 NFL Notebook: Brady confirms he will play next year

I wake up every day excited to go to work. fulfilled. Sunday stakes: What will be at stake when the Patriots wrap up the regular season by playing host to the New York Jets at Gillette this Sunday? This is the news that all Patriots fans wanted to hear.

Sports Why Klopp 'Nearly Cried' During Liverpool's 5-1 Thumping Of Arsenal
Author: 0 Why Klopp 'Nearly Cried' During Liverpool's 5-1 Thumping Of Arsenal

Liverpool even overcame a rare deficit on home soil as for the first time this season after they trailed in the league at Anfield when Ainsley Maitland-Niles swept Arsenal into an 11th minute lead. But the response from the capacity Anfield crowd suggests it will be hard for the manager to temper expectations among them of a first Liverpool title in 29 years.

Sports Dana White Says Daniel Cormier May Delay Retirement For Jon Jones
Author: 0 Dana White Says Daniel Cormier May Delay Retirement For Jon Jones

Nunes rocked "Cyborg" with a brisk left-right combination to the face at the outset and continued to shatter her opponent's equilibrium with powerful punches until it was over. Nunes is now both the Featherweight and Bantamweight champion. Volkanovski stretched his MMA win streak to 16 and UFC record to 6-0, with a second round TKO over former world title contender Chad Mendes .

Sports LeBron James out vs. Kings; games streak ends at 156
Author: 0 LeBron James out vs. Kings; games streak ends at 156

The Lakers reportedly expect James to miss at least a few games, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Already without LeBron James due to a sprained left groin, the Lakers lost Rondo to a Grade 3 sprain to his right ring finger.

Sports Who is Jyoti Randhawa?
Author: 0 Who is Jyoti Randhawa?

The Uttar Pradesh Forest Department discovered Randhawa and Virajdar in the Motipur range, a protected area near where Randhawa's father owns a farm, along with the dead junglefowl, deer skin, a gun registered to Randhawa, among other items.

Sports Fan dies as clashes, racist chants wreck Italy football match
Author: 0 Fan dies as clashes, racist chants wreck Italy football match

Ancelotti claimed the visitors asked three times for the game to be called off and suggested the Partenopei would "stop play ourselves" the next time an incident occurred . "I apologise to Kalidou Koulibaly on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Milan who testify to the feeling that we are brothers even in these hard times".

Sports Lionel Messi: I would like to work with Pep Guardiola again, but…
Author: 0 Lionel Messi: I would like to work with Pep Guardiola again, but…

In a wide-ranging interview with Marca , Messi spoke highly of Pep and while admitting a reunion would be "complicated", he would like the chance to work with the Catalan tactician once more. "I heard the nominees for the Ballon d'Or and I knew I would not be in the fight", Messi told Marca . "It was a very healthy rivalry in which the two of us wanted to improve ourselves day in day out to do the best for our team".

Sports Kohli, Pujara make Aussies feel pain post stellar Agarwal debut
Author: 0 Kohli, Pujara make Aussies feel pain post stellar Agarwal debut

They have paid the price with debutant Mayank Agarwal expected to open the batting with Hanuma Vihari, who is set to be bumped up the order. India's Cheteshwar Pujara looks on after playing a shot during day one of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia , December 6, 2018.

Sports Ricardo Pereira scores stunning victor for Leicester against Manchester City
Author: 0 Ricardo Pereira scores stunning victor for Leicester against Manchester City

But the reality is we lost three in four games and the last two. Klopp though, celebrating his 100th Liverpool win, is in no mood for complacency: "The six-point lead means nothing", he said. Even if we beat Liverpool now it won't be easy. Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both came off the bench against Palace after dealing with injuries over the past few weeks.

Sports Lyon offer Nabil Fekir to Real Madrid?
Author: 0 Lyon offer Nabil Fekir to Real Madrid?

But, the Frenchman reportedly failed his medical and the move henceforth, broke down. With 7 goals and 4 assists in all competitions so far, the interest in his services is starting to pick up once again. Real Madrid , on the other hand, have been doing well under Santiago Solari. Club president Jean-Michel Aulas is said to have resigned himself to losing the French playmaker, with interest beginning to rise.

Sports EPL: What Ferguson did after Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager
Author: 0 EPL: What Ferguson did after Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager

ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!"The players have not said anything about a handbrake [being on]". And former Red Devils striker Owen is fully expecting Manchester United to claim all three points when they host Huddersfield on Wednesday. That's tradition, that's history and that's how we play. Rarely has enjoyment ever been top of Mourinho's list of priorities, even in his most successful spells with Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Sports Bears rule out Jackson, Lynch for game against 49ers
Author: 0 Bears rule out Jackson, Lynch for game against 49ers

The NFC North champion Chicago Bears have ruled out injured Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson and linebacker Aaron Lynch out for their game at San Francisco on Sunday. Yes, the 49ers lost on Sunday afternoon, and everyone knew they would. 49ers: RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Dante Pettis (left knee) and TE Garrett Celek (concussion) all left the game with injuries in the first half and didn't return.

Sports UFC 232 moved to Los Angeles after Jones' failed drug test
Author: 0 UFC 232 moved to Los Angeles after Jones' failed drug test

Jones' long-time foe Daniel Cormier was incensed by the findings. "When you have a guy that's like Jon Jones , how many people do you really think are going to put their reputation, the UFC's reputation, the California State Athletic Commission's reputation, Jeff Novitzky's reputation, USADA's reputation - the list goes on and on - on the line for a guy who has f***s up as much as Jon Jones?" "And all of them, independent of us, determined that this was not a re-ingestion of the ...

Sports Fans boo Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in Club World Cup final
Author: 0 Fans boo Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in Club World Cup final

Recently crowned Ballon d'Or victor Modric took one touch before thumping the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box to break the deadlock in the 14th minute after Al Ain had missed two early chances to take a shock lead. Modric put Madrid in charge a minute later when he curled an unstoppable left-footed shot around a defender and diving goalie Khalid Eisa. Marcos Llorente doubled the European champions' lead on the hour-mark with a superb volley from outside the area.

Sports Dodgers send Puig, Kemp to Reds in multi-player swap
Author: 0 Dodgers send Puig, Kemp to Reds in multi-player swap

Along with this trio of surefire starters, the Reds will also receive Kyle Farmer . Downs, ranked as the Reds' No. 7 prospect by MLB Pipeline prior to the trade, slashed.257/.351/.402 with 13 homers, 47 RBIs, and 37 steals in 120 games at Single-A Dayton.

Sports Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss
Author: 0 Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss

Tottenham , in third place, has 39 points ahead of this weekend's clash with Everton , while fourth-placed Chelsea has 37 before its home clash with Leicester City. Liverpool had been on the back foot but there was no denying the quality of their opening goal, scored by Salah on 18 minutes. The ball went past Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio before he could react.

Sports Bale matches Ronaldo, Messi with Club World Cup hat-trick
Author: 0 Bale matches Ronaldo, Messi with Club World Cup hat-trick

Asked at the post game news conference whether he could take credit for Bale's impact on the game, Solari said that the responsibility for performances always lay with the players, and pointed to Bale's past goals on huge occasions for Madrid including two victorious Champions League finals.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino Open To Replace Jose Mourinho At Manchester United
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino Open To Replace Jose Mourinho At Manchester United

The 46-year-old told a news conference he was saddened by Mourinho's departure, and he dismissed what he described as "rumours" over his own future. Instead, Pochettino offered support to Mourinho, a man he describes as a "good friend". Jan Vertonghen put in a disappointing display as the senior centre back and that rubbed off on Foyth, who was nervous throughout and flunked his first major test in a Spurs shirt.

Sports Readers back Manchester United move to sack Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Readers back Manchester United move to sack Jose Mourinho

But Carragher, who insists United have a 'failing squad, not a poor one, ' claims both managers and players must take their share of the blame for United's demise. Manchester City are yet to hit top gear in the Champions League during Pep Guardiola's reign - but I do not see such a trend repeating itself this season.

Sports IPL Auction 2019: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarthy break Rs 8 crore barrier
Author: 0 IPL Auction 2019: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakravarthy break Rs 8 crore barrier

Indian Test player Hanuma Vihari was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs two crore, four times his base price. However, no franchise showed interest in picking the sixer king. Yuvraj initially went unsold in the auction and it was only after he re-entered the players' pool, Mumbai Indians bought him. "And to the ones who al have criticized me, I request you to first get into my shoe nd than start making such comments for me".

Sports 49ers: George Kittle, Kyle Juszczyk, three alternates get Pro Bowl nod
Author: 0 49ers: George Kittle, Kyle Juszczyk, three alternates get Pro Bowl nod

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson still doesn't know what it's like to play a season in the National Football League without a Pro Bowl nod. Kittle is the first 49ers tight end in history to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season. At the end of fan voting, Mahomes collected the second-most votes overall, while Hill had 10th-most votes (second-most among wide receivers ).

Sports Twitter reacts to Manchester United firing Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to Manchester United firing Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is leaving the club with immediate effect. Pogba and Mourinho have endured a tempestuous relationship since the France global returned to Old Trafford in a world record £89m transfer from Juventus in the summer of 2016.

Sports José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after defeat at Liverpool
Author: 0 José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after defeat at Liverpool

However, there will be little sympathy for the Portuguese's protests as he left £89 million (US$112 million) signing Paul Pogba on the bench for the full 90 minutes, while £52 million summer recruit Fred did not even make the squad. "I think we have to play with guts and believe in our own qualities", Blind said. They are a young and useful side, but they don't have enough experience to squeeze past Real Madrid no matter how raggedy their performances may be in their domestic league.

Sports Rocky Fielding floored four times as Saul Canelo Alvarez romps to victory
Author: 0 Rocky Fielding floored four times as Saul Canelo Alvarez romps to victory

Against Braulio Rodriguez, a Dominican knockout artist who's lost his last two fights, Ryan Garcia needs to look fantastic so that both he and Golden Boy can make the case that his trainer was the problem in the last fight, and that everything is back on track to superstardom since he made the switch.

Sports Paine relief: Australia win for 1st time since 'sandpapergate'
Author: 0 Paine relief: Australia win for 1st time since 'sandpapergate'

Australia lost 4-61 in the final session before Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine , unbeaten on 41 and eight respectively, thwarted the prospect of a more-dramatic collapse. But once the first ball was bowled, the India skipper was constantly chatting, and Paine too joined the verbal slugfest. "With Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle in the squad we believe we have enough fast bowlers to choose from, so we've made the decision to stick with the 13 person squad for ...

Sports Hansen to resign from ABs after 2019 Rugby World Cup
Author: 0 Hansen to resign from ABs after 2019 Rugby World Cup

The New Zealander oversaw an unprecedented year of success for Ireland , with a Grand Slam, a series win in Australia and a first-ever win over New Zealand on Irish soil among the notable achievements. That defeat to Ireland hinted at a potential power shift in global rugby, with Joe Schmidt's side a serious contender to win next year's World Cup.

Sports Andre Gomes' honest confession about his two years at Barcelona
Author: 0 Andre Gomes' honest confession about his two years at Barcelona

Guardiola is also expecting a tough fixture at the Etihad this lunchtime, hailing Silva's recruitment over the summer. "He played a lot of minutes and it was an incredible season's performance", said Guardiola. They are going to drop few points - not too many - so we have to be there to be close to them and catch up. On De Bruyne, he added: "The same as Sergio, he trained quite well, no pain".

Sports National Basketball Association trade fizzles amid weird confusion over namesakes
Author: 0 National Basketball Association trade fizzles amid weird confusion over namesakes

The Grizzlies thought they were sending MarShon Brooks to the Suns, but the Suns thought they were receiving Dillon Brooks . Washington believes it was told Dillon Brooks in conversations with Memphis, sources said. Memphis, meanwhile, acquires a versatile swingman in Oubre. The Wizards entered into a three-way deal that will send Ariza to Washington, Kelly Oubre to the Memphis Grizzlies and then Austin Rivers to the Suns.

Sports Chargers-Chiefs Week 15 Injury Report
Author: 0 Chargers-Chiefs Week 15 Injury Report

And when his TD catch with 4 seconds left was confirmed, coach Anthony Lynn sent his offence back onto the field. The Chargers, led by the ageless Philip Rivers , seek to punch their playoff ticket and avenge their season-opening loss to Kansas City.

Sports Mitchell Johnson offers to help Mitchell Starc ahead of Perth Test
Author: 0 Mitchell Johnson offers to help Mitchell Starc ahead of Perth Test

The visitors defeated the hosts by 31 runs in the first Test at Adelaide Oval. Around half-an-hour after the Indian captain had addressed the press at the Optus Stadium a day ahead of the second Test of the series, the BCCI sent out a release stating that that Ashwin will be missing the match.

Sports Raiders rescind Coliseum rent offer for 2019 season
Author: 0 Raiders rescind Coliseum rent offer for 2019 season

While the city does not demand that the Raiders be forced to remain in Oakland , the seven-count filing in district court does seek restitution in the form of lost revenue, remaining debt on renovations to the Oakland Coliseum, court costs and fees, plus punitive damages.

Sports Celtics hand Bulls historic beating - USA
Author: 0 Celtics hand Bulls historic beating - USA

Two days after suffering the most embarrassing loss in their history, the Baby Bulls , who recently switched coaches, decided that they didn't need to practice after a 56-point whooping by the Boston Celtics . The Pelicans have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games. Meanwhile, Aron Baynes is questionable for Wednesday's game with a left ankle sprain while Al Horford is experiencing left knee soreness and also remains questionable.

Sports Liverpool supporters praise Salah’s match-winning contribution against Napoli
Author: 0 Liverpool supporters praise Salah’s match-winning contribution against Napoli

The Allianz Arena wouldn't be as intimidating as numerous stadia available in the round of 16 and Liverpool have shown that when faced with a less than mobile opposition they can score a hatful of goals. Many observers thought the reactions of the Loko players on the pitch summed up the team's performance on the pitch and, subsequently, their overall showing this season.

Sports Chelsea and police investigating allegation of racist abuse at Manchester City match
Author: 0 Chelsea and police investigating allegation of racist abuse at Manchester City match

Sarri was pleased with how Chelsea responded from their defeat at Wolves in midweek but wasn't getting around with the result and believes City are still the team to beat in the title race. They had minimum chances and scored and in the second half we were there until the end. Sarri's decision to field Hazard as the focal point of the Chelsea attack and maintain Kante in an advanced midfield ultimately paid off.

Sports Dolphins beat Patriots on last-second lateral fiesta, touchdown
Author: 0 Dolphins beat Patriots on last-second lateral fiesta, touchdown

The New England Patriots quarterback tossed his 580th score in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night to surpass Peyton Manning. "Miami played hard like they always do, they just made one more play than we did". Here's the reaction from the Patriots post-game show involving former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria and Dan Roche as they evidently are waiting for their show to start.

Sports India claims a dramatic win over Australia in the first cricket test
Author: 0 India claims a dramatic win over Australia in the first cricket test

A scathing review into the scandal criticised Australian cricketers for "playing the mongrel" against opponents and in response the team produced a players' pact vowing to tone down their infamous abrasive attitude. "Michael Vaughan, who has played for England was saying exactly the same thing, to us, we come to Australia and we see hard fought, forward-seeking cricket".

Sports NHL Realignment: Incoming Seattle Franchise To Shake Up Western Conference
Author: 0 NHL Realignment: Incoming Seattle Franchise To Shake Up Western Conference

Seattle pushed to begin play in 2020-21, but the National Hockey League rejected the proposal based on trepidation about the $700 million renovation to downtown KeyArena being completed on that schedule. "Our fans should take comfort in knowing they will continue to see us play our Pacific Division rivals multiple times a year, including squaring off with Vegas for desert bragging rights, while also getting to see new rivalries with some legacy franchises", Cohen said.

Sports Don't compare my United side to greats of the past - Mourinho
Author: 0 Don't compare my United side to greats of the past - Mourinho

Whatever troubles have befallen United they can usually rely on Spanish keeper David de Gea but even he seemed to suffer with the "panic" Mourinho says can overcome his side. His only concern was a nasty-looking ankle injury sustained by Joe Gomez in the first half. What is the big team news for both sides? Tottenham have 33 points, six behind Liverpool , and two more than Chelsea and Arsenal .

Sports Mitchell Marsh dropped by Australia for series opener against India
Author: 0 Mitchell Marsh dropped by Australia for series opener against India

Marsh's place has been taken by middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb - who has been recalled for the first time since the tour of South Africa in March and April - meaning Australia will rely on three seamers. Opening the batting with the likes of Aaron Finch and youngster Marcus Harris is always a risk. Paine said his message to the team was to keep their cool but also play to their strengths.

Sports Seattle awarded new XFL team to play at CenturyLink Field
Author: 0 Seattle awarded new XFL team to play at CenturyLink Field

Dallas, Houston , Los Angeles, Seattle and Tampa Bay will also be involved, as too will St. Louis, which was home to the Rams in the National Football League between 1995 and 2016. Luck feels there is a deeper talent pool than ever before. McMahon is investing $500 million of his own money into a business model similar to the one used by Major League Soccer when it started, with all the franchises owned and operated by the league.

Sports Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl
Author: 0 Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

The fact that Meyer retires with a 7-0 record against MI as Ohio State head coach is sickening. The Buckeyes coach has dealt for years with a congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain that causes what his doctor has called aggressive headaches.

Sports Zinedine Zidane Predicted That Luka Modric Would Win Ballon d'Or
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane Predicted That Luka Modric Would Win Ballon d'Or

In September, Modric claimed FIFA's The Best award, also given to the world's top player, a prize which Messi and Ronaldo had not lost since 2008. "To win the Champions League and play in the final of the World Cup as captain was wonderful and finish with this is.it is hard for me to chose from those moments".

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