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The Ukrainian world No. 57 stunned 23rd seed Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-3 3-6 6-1 to book a spot in round three where she will face one of the all time greats. The 23 times Grand Slam victor was spotted in a turquoise romper while playing at the Australian Open. So far this tournament, the seven-time Aussie Open champ has faced only three break points, won 81 percent of her first serves and has yet to drop a set.
  • Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced

    Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced

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    Top Rank Boxing has officially announced Terence Crawford's next fight. Arum spelled out how tough Khan's task as the challenger will be on April 20 with this startling claim: 'Crawford would be been victorious against the great Sugar Ray Leonard if they had both been in their prime back in the late 1980s'.
  • Jose Mourinho not ready to quit management after Manchester United sack

    Jose Mourinho not ready to quit management after Manchester United sack

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    Mourinho was dismissed by United last month after a rancour-filled final few months in the job amid media reports of conflicts with players. If you are looking at what we see in the game now and the heights of the Premier League, there is always going to be more focus on the top teams whether they are doing well or not.
  • James won't join Lakers on upcoming 2-game road trip

    James won't join Lakers on upcoming 2-game road trip

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    James originally suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Lakers' win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day. "It's the best job in the world and I love the challenge that we have", Walton told ESPN in a recent interview.
  • Chelsea agree second winter signing from European giants, player could face Arsenal

    Chelsea agree second winter signing from European giants, player could face Arsenal

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    There has been no official confirmation yet, but Higuain didn't start against Juventus on Wednesday night. The Argentinian came on in the 71st minute for what could have been his final Milan appearance. Higuain's impending arrival, meanwhile, could signal the end of Morata's tenure at Chelsea . Any deal is complicated, given Higuain's deal with Milan runs until the end of the season, and Chelsea are usually reluctant to commit to deals with older players.
  • David Warner to return to Australia after elbow injury

    David Warner to return to Australia after elbow injury

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    David Warner whack 14 runs off three balls against Chris Gayle . "David has reported some pain in his right elbow", a CA spokesperson said. He will return to Australia on January 21 to be assessed, but is expected to play in the remaining BPL matches until his return.
  • Alexander-Arnold facing absence of up to four weeks

    Alexander-Arnold facing absence of up to four weeks

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    Alexander-Arnold is the latest Liverpool defender to pick up an injury, joining Gomez and Dejan Lovren on the treatment table. He now faces around three to four weeks on the sidelines due to a separate knee issue, however, and is likely to miss games against Crystal Palace , Leicester City, West Ham and Bournemouth .
  • Hewitt refutes Oz tennis rift after Tomic blast

    Hewitt refutes Oz tennis rift after Tomic blast

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    But he also said he'd like to have Kyrgios and Tomic back in the fold. When asked if he supports Hewitt, Kokkinakis replied: "I'm not answering that". Hewitt will name his squad next week for Australia's scheduled tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina, which begins on February 1 in Adelaide. He's playing Davis Cup .
  • Fury a more likely Joshua opponent than Wilder - Hearn

    Fury a more likely Joshua opponent than Wilder - Hearn

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    To repeat myself, if it was down to AJ, he would want Wilder. Negotiations for Joshua to fight WBC champion Wilder have broken down again in recent weeks, with Hearn revealing that he has not received any responses from the American's team.
  • Federer battles into Australian Open third round

    Federer battles into Australian Open third round

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    Ninth seed Kiki Bertens, who raced through the rankings previous year after winning three titles, was whipped in three sets by Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. "It is an honour to play here". It was Evans' first win in the main draw of a Grand Slam in almost two years, setting up a second round clash with Federer.
  • Azkals bow out of maiden Asian Cup tourney

    Azkals bow out of maiden Asian Cup tourney

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    The match started at a frenetic pace, with China goalkeeper Yan Junling reacting smartly to deny Hwang Ui-jo in quick succession and Kim Min-Jae heading Son's corner narrowly wide on eight minutes. Son could be away for up to five of Tottenham's matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final on February 1. China , Asian Cup finalists in 1984 and 2004, began the competition by edging Kyrgyzstan 2-1 and overpowering the Philippines 3-0.
  • Weather Authority: Double dose of winter to start Thursday night

    Weather Authority: Double dose of winter to start Thursday night

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    The first half of the system will bring wet conditions with unusually high snow levels, keeping most of the snow above 6500 feet. This could make for a tricky commute early Friday morning around the area. Arctic air will rush in Sunday and could cause flash freezing as temperatures plunge and wind chills fall below zero degrees Sunday night into Monday morning.
  • Takeaways from the Boston Celtics 109-102 loss to the Brooklyn Nets

    Takeaways from the Boston Celtics 109-102 loss to the Brooklyn Nets

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    Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson spent 17 years in the National Basketball Association, playing for eight different teams and is now a member of the media on Brooklyn Nets broadcasts. Brooklyn then scored seven straight after Terry Rozier's basket, pushing it to 83-61. Rookie Rodion Kurucs added 19 points for the Nets, who won for the 14th time in 19 games despite getting outscored 36-19 in the fourth quarter.
  • Andy Murray says he'll 'probably' have operation

    Andy Murray says he'll 'probably' have operation

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    I gave everything I had, it wasn't good enough tonight, so congratulations to Roberto. Murray said in a tearful press conference prior to the tournament that this could be his last-ever Australian Open after failing to shake a chronic hip injury, and he did not look in tip-top condition in a battling 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2 loss to the Spanish 22nd seed.
  • Here’s why Unai Emery wants Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal this month

    Here’s why Unai Emery wants Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal this month

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    It would be understandable to assume that most Arsenal fans are clamouring for manager Unai Emery to urgently make headway in this winter transfer window, to counterbalance the current malaise the Gunners are now feeling. The Colombia playmaker suffered niggling injuries over the past six months that has derailed his progress in Germany and reports in England suggested he could be on his way to the Premier League for the final six months of the season.
  • Serena Williams Turns Heads With Very Bright Australian Open Outfit

    Serena Williams Turns Heads With Very Bright Australian Open Outfit

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    When she began her return in earnest at Indian Wells last March, she said she felt far from being in peak playing condition. Williams' performance Tuesday certainly hinted at the latter; from her opening serve, she was calm and confident, her game highlighted by the power, precision serving and aggressive, surgical forehands that have made her the greatest competitor in the game.
  • Harden's 57 points lead Rockets over Grizzlies, 112-94 | AP sports

    Harden's 57 points lead Rockets over Grizzlies, 112-94 | AP sports

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    The third overall pick of the 2009 draft has now scored 40 or more points in eight of his last 11 games and Monday marked the third time he passed the 50-point barrier this season. "I've got to get some rest tomorrow and be ready to go Wednesday". The Rockets have listed Carmelo Anthony (not with team), Clint Capela (thumb), Chris Paul (hamstring) and Eric Gordon (knee) as out, while Brandon Knight (knee) is questionable.
  • Jets Twitter absolutely loves the Gregg Williams hire

    Jets Twitter absolutely loves the Gregg Williams hire

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    His most notorious position, however, may come during his time as the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints. New York Jets head coach Adam Gase claimed he didn't know what a meme was after his introductory press conference Monday.
  • Eagles stand behind Wentz, would like to keep Foles as backup

    Eagles stand behind Wentz, would like to keep Foles as backup

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    Foles said he will "always play this game to develop relationships because that's what makes a strong team" and expanded on the importance of those relationships on Monday while talking about the role quarterbacks play as a leader. You have to get back to some of your basics, some of your core stuff that really began to work, whether it be in the run game or obviously in the passing game.' I think as the season went - and then of course we brought in [WR] Golden [Tate] and were trying to ...
  • Chelsea are close to completing Gonzalo Higuain loan deal with Juventus

    Chelsea are close to completing Gonzalo Higuain loan deal with Juventus

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    A lot has been made of Chelsea moving for Higuain , which could also see Alvaro Morata leave Stamford Bridge, with Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth claiming the Blues will have to make an added payment. The Argentine is now on loan at AC Milan but is keen to reunite with his former manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Following the match, Juventus vice president Pavel Nedved said the Serie A leaders were ready to discuss options with Chelsea over the future of Higuain ...
  • Serena Williams reignites her grand slam title bid after maternity leave

    Serena Williams reignites her grand slam title bid after maternity leave

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    Serena Williams walked into her postmatch news conference Tuesday afternoon and sat down in front of the media for the first time since her controversial match against Naomi Osaka in the US Open final in September. "I had to work hard to win this one and I'm extremely pleased". If you are not attracted by her pattern of play then it could be her outfit which could appear tantalizing to others and irritable to some.
  • Former NFL Player Tackles ‘Peeping Tom’ In Wellington

    Former NFL Player Tackles ‘Peeping Tom’ In Wellington

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    The man's trousers were partially down and he was masturbating. The suspect who was identified by police as Geoffrey Cassidy, 48, then began to run away from the scene but was quickly apprehended a short time after. When police arrived, a bloodied Cassidy claimed that his auto had broken down and that he was sitting in the bushes outside Beckham's residence waiting for the engine to 'cool down'.