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Aiming for a 21st Grand Slam trophy and a 100th career singles title, Federer will open against Denis Istomin . Britain's Andy Murray will open his Australian Open campaign against Spain's 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut . Halep has a tough opening encounter against Kaia Kanepi and a possible third rounder against Venus Williams . Second-seeded Angelique Kerber , who won the Australian and U.S.
  • French ministers aghast at support for boxer who fought police

    French ministers aghast at support for boxer who fought police

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    But numerous protesters say the measures are not enough and that rural France is paying the price for Macron's policies, which they see as mainly profiting a wealthy Parisian elite. Numerous "yellow vest" demonstrators are demanding that centrist President Emmanuel Macron resign, a demand dismissed as undemocratic by the government.
  • Timberwolves 'rallying around' new head coach Ryan Saunders

    Timberwolves 'rallying around' new head coach Ryan Saunders

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    And everyone involved - players, coaches and staff - know that. Simply put: There's hardly a member of the Timberwolves organization who carries more respect than Ryan Saunders . "I've got a lot of ideas, but you've got to see what's best for the team", Saunders said. "If you look at something as a trial, I think that's when you start putting pressure on yourself or other people that just isn't there".
  • Manchester City v Burton Albion Betting Advice, 9 January 2019

    Manchester City v Burton Albion Betting Advice, 9 January 2019

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    English League One side Sunderland have been linked with a loan move for one of the most in-form players in the Arsenal squad this season. It's an honour for me personally to play against a Clough. "We scored quickly. The difference with Premier League teams is the rhythm, when you have high intensity". After setting up Walker for City's eighth, Mahrez completed Burton's misery with a goal of his own, the Algeria worldwide poking the ball past Collins to round out a one-sided semi-final ...
  • With Vic Fangio, Broncos go with experience and toughness

    With Vic Fangio, Broncos go with experience and toughness

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    Fangio has 32 years of coaching experience in the National Football League, including serving as the defensive coordinator for the 49ers during the team's 2012-2013 Super Bowl runner-up season. The Broncos fired former coach Vance Joseph on December 31 after he posted 5-11 and 6-10 records in his two seasons at the helm. But the Broncos have had too much change in recent years, too many new offenses, too much turnover at the coordinator spots and too much uncertainty at quarterback for a ...
  • Browns make smart decision with hire of Freddie Kitchens

    Browns make smart decision with hire of Freddie Kitchens

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    There is a "good chance" Freddie Kitchens won't be leaving Cleveland. Under him was Freddie Kitchens , who ascended to offensive coordinator. After doing some research (really just looking up different people that Kitchens has coached with), a few names stuck out that could rise to the top of the list of potential contenders to lead under Kitchens .
  • Alvaro Morata Edging Closer To LaLiga Return

    Alvaro Morata Edging Closer To LaLiga Return

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    As for Real Madrid , they would want a replacement of their own ready if the Frenchman is interested in a move this month. The striker believes the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan is the ideal place for him to rebuild his career after his struggles at Chelsea and the LaLiga Santander club know this.
  • Twitter to Expand Live PGA Tour Coverage

    Twitter to Expand Live PGA Tour Coverage

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    Woodland has never won on the PGA Tour in the six previous times he had the 54-hole lead in stroke play. Day roared home with a fourth-round 66 after an electrifying front nine, and ended up just outside the top 10. My best round of the year [in 2018] was Bay Hill and I always go back to that and I should have learned from that. "I played in six final groups past year, majority coming from behind, and I probably just pushed a little too hard trying to catch up, trying to play a flawless ...
  • Toni Kroos facing one month out with muscle injury

    Toni Kroos facing one month out with muscle injury

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    Santiago Solari needs better results to keep his job. Little over an hour afterwards, Madrid announced the signing of Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz. "These are things we deal with internally", he said. Real rallied with a glut of chances but failed to find the net. The technology, which was hailed as a success at last year's World Cup in Russian Federation, has been in use in Spain's top flight since the start of this season.
  • Hudson-Odoi starts EFL Cup semi-final amid Bayern Munich speculation

    Hudson-Odoi starts EFL Cup semi-final amid Bayern Munich speculation

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    The 18-year-old appears to be breaking into Chelsea's first team, after making appearances in the Europa League, and more recently in the Premier League and FA Cup. "Some times he will be on the bench but I think I can start to consider him on the same level as Willian and Pedro". "But when you're getting wanted by the manager to stay at the club, and the manager at your current club doesn't have a say on the future, I just find it absolutely baffling".
  • Baggies' Burke joins Celtic on loan

    Baggies' Burke joins Celtic on loan

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    Timothy Weah , the 18-year-old US forward with Paris Saint-Germain ( PSG ), has joined Scottish champions Celtic on a six-month loan deal, the Glasgow club announced on Monday. I'm so excited to be here. He'll join Celtic during its winter training camp in Dubai, where he'll look to make an instant impact on manager Brendan Rodgers .
  • Mohamed Salah voted African Footballer of the Year

    Mohamed Salah voted African Footballer of the Year

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    The main award of the night will pit the same nominees as 2017 - Egypt's Mohamed Salah , Senegal's Sadio Mane and Gabon's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Salah was born in a northern Egyptian town Nagrig and used to make eight-hour return trips on buses to train with Cairo-based El Mokawloon (Arab Contractors).
  • BCCI announces cash awards for triumphant Team India members

    BCCI announces cash awards for triumphant Team India members

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    The Times of India saluted the "Wizards of Oz" on its front page and said on its sports page: "Fittingly, the historic moment came in Sydney where Virat Kohli took over as Indian skipper three years ago". Huge congratulations to all players, coaching unit and support staff; it takes undying perseverance & solid conviction to focus on what's important and shut out the rest.
  • Students and fans of Clemson University celebrate championship

    Students and fans of Clemson University celebrate championship

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    Will Texas step up and overtake OU after bludgeoning UGA in the Sugar Bowl? Alabama was the 5.5-point favorite over Clemson coming into the national title game. With freshman star quarterback Trevor Lawrence on campus for at least another two seasons, Clemson will likely continue to challenge for national championships.
  • Karolina Pliskova launches fightback to claim Brisbane crown

    Karolina Pliskova launches fightback to claim Brisbane crown

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    Karolina Pliskova has won her second Brisbane International title, beating Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 after being just two points from defeat. Karolina Pliskova came from behind today to win the Women's Tennis Association ( WTA) Brisbane International in three sets against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.
  • Kei Nishikori rolls into Brisbane final

    Kei Nishikori rolls into Brisbane final

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    Nishikori had not won a tournament since Memphis in 2016, and was hampered by a wrist injury the following year which forced a break from the 2018 tour. · Karolina Pliskova won her second Brisbane title, coming back from a set and 5-3 down in the second set to beat Lesia Tsurenko , 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
  • Buccaneers hire Arians as head coach

    Buccaneers hire Arians as head coach

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    Arians retired as coach of the Arizona Cardinals after the 2017 season. He has a working relationship with Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, who was previously with the Cardinals, and Arians has worked with quarterback Jameis Winston since he was a youth football camp attendee.
  • Michigan Losses 2nd Coach To Ohio State

    Michigan Losses 2nd Coach To Ohio State

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    Since, Ohio State made a run at the Columbus native, and he seems to be poised to join Mattison coaching what was briefly his arch-rival. Day worked with Mattison on Urban Meyer's staff at Florida . Greg (Mattison) is a terrific coach. Washington also played at Boston College - he was a three-year starter at defensive tackle - when Day was a graduate assistant for the Eagles for two years in the early 2000s.
  • Burton Albion respond after upcoming opponents Man City thrash Rotherham 7-0

    Burton Albion respond after upcoming opponents Man City thrash Rotherham 7-0

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    Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden celebrates scoring their second goal during the FA Cup third round win over Rotherham . 'We are considering it - I would like it, ' Guardiola said. We have games every three or four days. "If you want to stay it's because you want to stay". "And after they come back and at the end it is not about being generous or more kind, they have to show on the grass, on the pitch".
  • Cardinals cleared to interview Kliff Kingsbury

    Cardinals cleared to interview Kliff Kingsbury

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    USC's stance regarding Kliff Kingsbury's availability to National Football League teams has apparently shifted. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the school had granted approval for Kingsbury to interview with the Cardinals. Kingsbury was sacked at Texas Tech on November 25. It is yet unknown if the Cardinals have anything scheduled with Kingsbury, the former Texas Tech coach who has led a top-five offense in college in five of the last nine years.
  • Canadian Bianca Andreescu heading to ASB Classic finals

    Canadian Bianca Andreescu heading to ASB Classic finals

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    After defeating Timea Babos, the Canadian qualifier stunned tournament top seed Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to seal the biggest win of her career. "I don't know what to say right now because Bianca gave me a hard time today". In the sixth game Andreescu forced three set points, converting the first with a ripping forehand victor pulled down the baseline past the exasperated German, who only landed 41 per cent of first serves in the first set.
  • Leave your egos at home - Kohli offers Australia Ashes advice

    Leave your egos at home - Kohli offers Australia Ashes advice

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    Pujara went on to make 123, but he should have been out on 89 when he got a faint edge through to Tim Paine off Josh Hazlewood's bowling. Australia have not won an Ashes series in England since 2001, but India coach Ravi Shastri believes they could end that wait if they apply themselves this year.
  • Clemson overwhelms Alabama to claim second national title in three years

    Clemson overwhelms Alabama to claim second national title in three years

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    At the College Football Championship game, Clemson pulled off an upset over Alabama in a memorable 44-16 beatdown for their second national title in three years. And in a second-half defensive performance that will go down in Clemson lore. With the convincing win, Clemson also became the first undefeated national champion in the five seasons of the College Football Playoff.