• Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to win Aus Open title
Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to win Aus Open title

Japan's Naomi Osaka won the first set of the Australian Open women's final 7-6 (7/2) against Czech star Petra Kvitova as she attempts to claim back-to-back Grand Slam titles. Osaka was frustrated but did not panic, earning three break-back points in the next game, the decisive one off a Kvitova double fault , which she conceded with a poorly...

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  • Diamondbacks free agent A.J. Pollock agrees to sign with Dodgers
Diamondbacks free agent A.J. Pollock agrees to sign with Dodgers

Pollock was a 2015 MLB All-Star Game selection and 2015 Gold Glove Award victor. The Dodgers have reportedly added a big bat to their lineup. The agreement includes a $10 million player option for 2023 with a $5 million buyout that would make the deal worth over $60 million for five seasons.

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  • Pochettino admits Alli injury blow comes at 'worst moment' for Tottenham
Pochettino admits Alli injury blow comes at 'worst moment' for Tottenham

Chelsea FC are trailing the semi-final tie 1-0 after Harry Kane's penalty earned Spurs a win at Wembley in the first leg earlier this month. "I think it's good news that Moussa and Lucas are going to be in contention and Victor has started to join the group".

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  • Gianfranco Zola backing Gonzalo Higuain can handle big expectations at Stamford Bridge
Gianfranco Zola backing Gonzalo Higuain can handle big expectations at Stamford Bridge

The Argentina striker completed a loan switch from Juventus to Stamford Bridge earlier this week and was introduced to the crowd prior to Thursday's EFL Cup semi-final success over Tottenham. Chelsea will be hoping to extract that sort of form out of Higuain again, who has certainly slowed down in the past year or so, as his fitness levels have s...

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  • Mohammad Azharuddin believes Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have suffered enough
Mohammad Azharuddin believes Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have suffered enough

The Supreme Court has listed the matter for hearing on February 5th. "The suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman ", the CoA said in a statement.

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  • Djokovic Claims Last Semifinal Spot After Nishikori Retires With Injury
Djokovic Claims Last Semifinal Spot After Nishikori Retires With Injury

I hope it's not too serious and he has a speedy recovery. It is 11 years since Djokovic made his first final in Melbourne and he will be hoping to avoid a similar landscape-shifting result on Friday against Pouille that he produced in the semifinals against Roger Federer in 2008.

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  • Golden State Warriors Visit Former President Obama
Golden State Warriors Visit Former President Obama

It seems the meeting was meant to be private - only one photo has been seen and the players were largely mum on the details following their Thursday win against the Washington Wizards . Golden State is once again the favorite to win the 2018-19 National Basketball Association title. This subtle form of statement-making is not new for the Warrior...

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  • 10-Year-Old ‘Proves’ Tom Brady Is A Cheater, Wins Science Fair
10-Year-Old ‘Proves’ Tom Brady Is A Cheater, Wins Science Fair

Rumors of the Patriots using deflated balls during the game surfaced nearly immediately after Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson intercepted a Brady pass, and then handed the ball to the Colts equipment manager because the ball didn't feel quite like an NFL football at full inflation, according to this timeline of " Deflategate " on ESPN.com....

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  • Conley, Gasol confirm they're on Grizzlies' trading block
Conley, Gasol confirm they're on Grizzlies' trading block

It was a drastic turn from November's West-topping heights. Both players have spent their entire careers with Memphis, with Conley in his 12th season and Gasol in his 11th. Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge wouldn't exactly be a mobile pairing, but would certainly create problems for opposing defenses. "No", Gasol told the Memphis Commercial Appeal .

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  • Louisiana Congressman Demands NFL to Replay Saints-Rams Game
Louisiana Congressman Demands NFL to Replay Saints-Rams Game

The crowd wanted a flag for either pass interference or helmet-to-helmet contact on a defenseless receiver by Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. Robey-Coleman admitted he briefly thought the flag would come out but said that an official on the field told him he suspected the ball was tipped, which replays clearly showed was not the case.

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  • Neymar Leaves Injured Against Strasbourg
Neymar Leaves Injured Against Strasbourg

Last February Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle that ended his domestic season. "It was a situation where he was fouled three times, one after the other". All therapeutic options should be considered". He was taken to hospital for precautionary tests and manager Thomas Tuchel admitted: "I did not talk to Neymar [af...

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  • Victor Oladipo taken off court following serious knee injury
Victor Oladipo taken off court following serious knee injury

The all-star guard, Indiana's leading scorer with 19.2 points and 5.3 assists a night, was trying to catch Pascal Siakam in a two-horse race down the court when his right leg gave out and his knee slammed into the hardwood. Oladipo's been the heart and soul of the Pacers since being acquired in a trade two years ago. Raptors: Make the secon...

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  • Arsenal's Emery talks up Monchi relationship as club looks for Mislintat replacement
Arsenal's Emery talks up Monchi relationship as club looks for Mislintat replacement

He told the Daily Mail: "Emery needs four or five transfer windows to get things right". Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London , United Kingdom.

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  • Pouille powerless to ‘find any solution’ to dominant Djokovic
Pouille powerless to ‘find any solution’ to dominant Djokovic

Djokovic , in his 34th Grand Slam semi-final, took just 83 minutes to outclass his regular practice partner Pouille, who was appearing in his first. It doesn't matter. You just have to know what you're doing, and she does". But Pouille hasn't had to contend with that kind of sexist negativity. "I still enjoy playing tennis, competing of cours...

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  • NBA All-Star Game 2019: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo highlight starters
NBA All-Star Game 2019: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo highlight starters

He remained sixth when the third and final ballots were returned with 2,882,227 votes. He's having a stellar season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and scored a career-high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz . Durant, averaging 28.0 per game, is fourth among National Basketball Association scorers. Pascal Siakam also got some love ...

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  • Barcelona left with mountain to climb after cup defeat by Sevilla
Barcelona left with mountain to climb after cup defeat by Sevilla

In today's match, Barcelona's head coach Ernesto Valverde picked Kevin Prince Boateng ahead of Luiz Suarez to lead the line of attack supported on the wings by Malcom and Alena in a 4-3-3 formation. The La Liga leaders announced the arrival of Boateng on an initial loan deal with the option for an €8 million permanent move in the summer. ...

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  • New York Yankees: Sonny Gray deal hinges on extension with Cincinnati
New York Yankees: Sonny Gray deal hinges on extension with Cincinnati

Since the deal has been reported done, that means it appears the Yankees will add the Reds' No. 7 prospect, infielder Shed Long , in addition to the 36th overall pick in next year's draft . Gray also has reached an extension with the Reds for three years, $30 million. The good news for Cincinnati is that Gray's issues in NY weren't injury or mec...

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  • Naomi Osaka 'whitewashed': Japanese noodle company pulls ad
Naomi Osaka 'whitewashed': Japanese noodle company pulls ad

Noodle maker Nissin said that it did not intend to whitewash the 20-year-old tennis star, who holds dual Japanese and American citizenship. In announcing the removal of the ad , at the request of Osaka's representatives, a Nissin Foods Group official said January 23, "There was no intention to make (her skin) lighter, but we will be more min...

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  • Thierry Henry sacked as Monaco manager
Thierry Henry sacked as Monaco manager

It appears the club hierarchy has now seen enough, " suspending " the 41-year-old, ostensibly pending a final decision on whether to retain his services or sack him. Assistant Franck Passi will take over in the meantime, with previous manager Leonardo Jardim being tipped for a surprise full-time return . Henry was one of the finest strikers e...

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  • Kvitova crashes Barty party to reach semi-finals
Kvitova crashes Barty party to reach semi-finals

The Czech had not gone past the last eight at a major since a burglar slashed her left hand in December 2016, forcing her out of the game for six months and leaving her with lasting nerve damage in the fingers of her racquet hand. 6 in her hot streak. Clijsters, the 2011 Melbourne Park champion, also says Barty has the arsenal to become the f...

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