by | January 22, 2019 | 01:18

Svitolina was a quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park past year and has set her sights high after her breakthrough in winning the WTA Finals Singapore, targeting a Grand Slam win and world number one. And after she started to win Grand Slams again, she won Wimbledon, US Open, Olympic gold, et cetera, she told me she was struggling to win Roland Garros.

by | January 21, 2019 | 04:49

In Portland, Jusuf Nurkic had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double and the Blazers topped Cleveland. The Rockets trailed Brooklyn by eight heading into half time. This time it lead to the loss. "We thought it would be cautiious to just not push him anymore". It's tempting to go with the Rockets given how ridiculously well Harden has been playing lately, but the Nets are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Houston and I think that trend continues, so I'm ...

by | January 21, 2019 | 04:06

However, the viewers witnessed a glimpse of the old Dhoni after he anchored India to a series win with his unbeaten knocks of 55 and 87 in the next two matches. Dhoni will be eyeing a few records after regaining his form. People say a lot of things but as individuals we know that there is no one more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni and people should let him have his space because he has contributed so much for the nation.

by | January 21, 2019 | 04:13

Insisting on speaking in his native tongue lest his words lose any of their impact, the Italian put it to his players that they were "extremely hard to motivate". "So that means we need to discuss the matters, we have to talk about issues, and it's important my players have the attitude I'm asking them to have".

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:38

Bernard Tomic this week claimed none of the Australian players liked Hewitt with the two-time grand slam victor hitting back by accusing the Queenslander of threatening him and his family and trying to blackmail him. John Hewitt claimed to the Sydney Morning Herald that Hewitt came to his son's hotel room during an Australian tie against Taiwan in March 2010 and pressured him to inform who from Tennis Australia was telling him what to say publicly.

by | January 21, 2019 | 05:02

His deal is up in the summer and Celtic want to get a switch north organised now. Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion as well as Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig are also keen on him. He was loaned out to Wigan, Leicester and Hull before rediscovering his form with the Latics following a 2016 move on a free. The 18-year-old son of former Ballon d'Or victor George Weah joined on January 7 on loan from PSG, and he quickly made a great impression in the Scottish Cup.

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:47

Massimiliano Allegri hinted that Darmian could be on his way to Turin earlier this week with Juve full-back Leonardo Spinazzola set for a temporary move to Bologna. He has started just five games in all competitions so far this season and finds himself behind Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot in the right-back pecking order under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

by | January 21, 2019 | 04:18

Despite standing 195cm Popyrin showed impressive speed around the court as he pressed the tiring Thiem. "He's a young 26-year-old", said Crabb, who believes Bolt is better-positioned for longevity than numerous prodigies who reach their mid-20s burnt out by too much tennis.

by | January 21, 2019 | 04:20

Former Rumble Pony and Mets top prospect, Peter Alonso has also been invited to spring training. Tebow's invitation comes at the start of his third full season as a professional baseball player. Brodie Van Wagenen announced on WFAN Wednesday that his former client and the Mets most famous minor leaguer, Tim Tebow, will begin the season in Triple-A Syracuse.

by | January 21, 2019 | 04:35

Luckily for City , they scored shortly after but if they do not secure all three points here, Pep Guardiola will be fuming. Huddersfield will have regretted failing to take advantage of City's lesser performance in the first half, which they drifted back into towards the end of the second, but the damage had by then been done.

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:40

Los Angeles has no injuries to report heading into the NFC Championship game. Watson, who is retiring at the end of the season, finished with 35 receptions, 400 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media added Watson has been hospitalized but if the Saints win he might play in Super Bowl LIII. Watson already missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and showed up to practice on Friday (which seems like a good sign) but it was determined he should not play on Sunday.

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:30

As a senior, he started 32 of 33 games and helped the team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008-09. His French team said in a translated statement: 'The Club joins the pain of his family and loved ones and gives them all support to face this bad ordeal'.

by | January 21, 2019 | 02:30

It is understood that Orta has convinced the Spanish giants to let Leeds have the goalkeeper on a free transfer, which would allow Bielsa the remainder of his kitty to spend on bringing other targets to Elland Road. The Argentine coach has helped to put the club in prime position for a return to the Premier League, from which they have been absent since 2004. Bielsa's side now top the second tier, with the enigmatic Argentine coach proving to be a shrewd addition - despite questioning of ...

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:27

Meanwhile, ex-Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna will fill the vacancy created by Moore's promotion. Moore is now the Dallas quarterbacks coach, and Rapoport said if he's promoted, the team is "likely to hire" yet another former Cowboys quarterback, Jon Kitna, to fill that role.

by | January 21, 2019 | 01:48

Kerber took herself off court for a toilet break - despite having only been on court for 20 minutes - and although the German got an early break, it was only a brief halt of Collins' momentum as she roared on to a 6-0 6-2 win. World No 35 Collins was regarded as little more than a speedbump on Kerber's path to the final stages of the tournament, particularly since the German trounced her 6-1, 6-1 in their only previous meeting.

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:15

Just as important to the 20-year-old born in Athens, he's going to have a souvlaki named after him at a Greek restaurant in Melbourne . The restaurant also named a slow-cooked lamb souvlaki after Greek Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis during his fairytale run to the 2006 Australian Open final.

by | January 21, 2019 | 02:31

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted Romelu Lukaku is a "big part" of his squad, despite the Belgian striker finding himself on the bench at Old Trafford. However, the former England worldwide believes Spurs boss Pochettino - who has been heavily linked with United since Jose Mourinho's departure - should be the top target, considering his excellent record of bringing through young talent.

by | January 21, 2019 | 02:26

Another American woman, 35th-ranked Danielle Collins, joined Anisimova in earning a debut trip to the round of 16 at a major with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. I thought it was really high-quality tennis", the 37-year-old told reporters. The set would be decided by another tie-break, and Federer showed he was not finished quite yet with a brilliant running forehand victor to make it 2-2.

by | January 21, 2019 | 02:03

Then at 3:36 of the second period, Mason Appleton rushed the net and tipped a centering pass from Joe Morrow into the net and the Jets were leading by a pair. Jets center Bryan Little notched his 11th score of the year with 46 seconds remaining in the second period. Nashville has another chance to rebound from tonight's performance when the Florida Panthers arrive in Smashville for a Saturday night matchup at the Bridgestone Arena.

by | January 21, 2019 | 03:18

The 20-year-old has also attracted the interest of Real Madrid , according to AS (h/t Mirror ) and the La Liga giants were considering paying his release clause of €50m before the end of the month. The Portuguese side have made it clear that they will not accept anything less than the defender's 50 million euro release clause, making a deal simpler albeit potentially more expensive.

by | January 21, 2019 | 01:52

Leinster finished on 25 points, four ahead of Toulouse , and they will host Ulster in the quarters. But those fears were essentially calmed by half-time as Leinster took a 20-0 lead into the interval thanks to tries from Garry Ringrose , who powered across the line underneath the posts, and hooker Cronin, who benefitted from his pack's stellar work at a rolling maul.

by | January 20, 2019 | 06:34

His other rounds of 60 came at the par-71 Phoenix Open where he went on to win the both titles. "I really didn't think that this was going to be a day that I was going to go low", said Mickelson, who tweeted prior to his round that he was "a bit rusty, but also fresh and ready to get started".

by | January 20, 2019 | 05:52

Barty is now among the standout players on the women's tour, winning seven of eight matches this month to back up a title victory in Zhuhai late previous year. Sakkari was always going to be a tricky player for Barty to face, having won their most recent encounter on hardcourt in Indian Wells past year, and she halted the 15th seed's momentum to immediately break back.

by | January 20, 2019 | 05:17

Egypt worldwide Salah would eventually move to Roma on a permanent deal, before returning to England with Liverpool last season, where he proceeded to set the Premier League alight, scoring a record-breaking 32 top-flight goals. "He was fantastic also for Galatasaray, then when he came back to Chelsea and I told him: 'You're not No.1 anymore, but I need you here to help me with the team, with the more experienced players, with the Hazards, Willians, the young guys'".

by | January 20, 2019 | 04:21

However, it appears the two new roles could be a conflict of interest, and Meyer may have to pick between them. Fox certainly gets some of the sport's marquee matchups - this year, it hosted a number of highly-anticipated regular season games along with the Pac-12 and Big Ten title games.

by | January 20, 2019 | 05:49

Shane Lowry fired a course record-equalling 10-under-par 62 to grab a three-shot lead on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). "Made a bogey, and the rhythm was a little broke there", said the World No 26, who bounced back with consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th holes.

by | January 20, 2019 | 05:24

Fulham now sit second bottom in the table, and despite their injury woes Tottenham are favourites to pick up three points on Sunday. With Kane injured and Son playing at the Asian Cup, Pochettino is so short of attacking options for Sunday's trip to Fulham in the Premier League that he is considering fielding Dele Alli as a makeshift centre-forward.

by | January 20, 2019 | 04:22

But two errant forehand volleys, including one to an open court, gave Federer a set point on his racquet, an opportunity the third seed did not pass up. It's a very seamless transition". "We now have 2019 and I try to continue to play how I did a year ago", said the three-time Grand Slam victor. Play resumed after a delay of less than five minutes.

by | January 20, 2019 | 04:19

The last swimmers to win Laureus Sports Awards in the major individual categories were: Brazilian Daniel Dias , who was named Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability in 2016; Michael Phelps , who won Comeback of the Year in 2017; Rebecca Adlington , who won Breakthrough of the Year in 2009; and Missy Franklin , who won Sportswoman of the Year in 2014.

by | January 20, 2019 | 03:53

At 33-years-old, Ottavino finally appears to be reaching his peak and it's nearly too flawless that it happened right as free agency beckoned. Ottavino, 33, went 6-4 last season with a 2.43 ERA for the Colorado Rockies with 112 strikeouts in 77.2 innings of work.

by | January 20, 2019 | 03:31

Murray, however, could be the closest copy you'll find in the current sports landscape. That means, somewhat miraculously, the Dolphins would pass on Murray, the dynamic 5-foot-10ish Heisman Trophy victor. My Dolphins offseason shopping list ignores a scary premise - that the team is prepared to pass on drafting a dynamic, play-making quarterback such as Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in the first round.

by | January 20, 2019 | 02:02

Manny Pacquiao has never been regarded as a fast talker, but inside the ring, he lets his fist do the talking and inflict damage to his opponents . After the fight Pacquiao said how much fun it was to get a knockout and vowed to be more aggressive in the future.

by | January 20, 2019 | 02:22

Is it a mistake for Arsenal to let him go? In fact, his abilities ideal make the Arsenal superstar the flawless foil to the qualities of Miralem Pjanic, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo . Arsenal rejected a €12m offer from the Bianconeri as the club feels they will need Ramsey to fight for a top four spot in the Premier League and in their Europa League campaign.

by | January 20, 2019 | 01:54

Rules are rules but tennis fans were left astonished at the audacity of the security guard at stopping the six-time Australian Open champion given his notoriety in the sport. Federer made a blistering start, his break in the third game set up by a blistering backhand cross-court pass. "I had to fight and fight and try to give myself that opportunity, but it just didn't come".

by | January 20, 2019 | 02:33

Petr Cech played most of his career for Chelsea and appeared in more than 300 matches for the Blues jersey before he took his transfer to the Gunners' squad in 2015. "Like all football fans, we are sad about this, but completely understand and support Petr". "Petr has been an extraordinary player during his 15 years in the Premier League and an exemplary professional on and off the pitch".