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The Cote d'Ivoire worldwide - who earned Jurgen Klopp's praise - was highly influential in Saturday's seven-goal thriller at Anfield, which, unfortunately, swung in favour of the Reds . On Salah reaching 50 Premier League goals in just 72 appearances ... A game against Crystal Palace represents the ideal opportunity for Liverpool to demonstrate the strength of its fortress.
  • Frances Tiafoe breaks down after stunning Grigor Dimitrov at Australian Open

    Frances Tiafoe breaks down after stunning Grigor Dimitrov at Australian Open

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    He will next play 20th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov , who beat Thomas Fabbiano 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 earlier on Friday. American showman Frances Tiafoe has celebrated his 21st birthday in style with an emotional four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open , setting up a dream quarterfinal against Rafael Nadal .
  • Top seed Halep marches on with clinical win over Venus

    Top seed Halep marches on with clinical win over Venus

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    She started positively against seven-times major singles champion Venus, though, and broke twice to take the first set. 'Yeah, well, we still are fighting for equal prize money at all events across the board, ' she said in her post-match press conference.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo continues remarkable finals record with Supercoppa victor

    Cristiano Ronaldo continues remarkable finals record with Supercoppa victor

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    It was also a first piece of silverware for Ronaldo since he swapped Real Madrid for Turin last summer. " It was my intention to start 2019 with a trophy , I have my first title with Juve and I am very happy". Chelsea and Juventus reportedly agree terms regarding a loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain , who will end his temporary spell at AC Milan to move to Stamford Bridge.
  • Rockets star James Harden matches Wilt Chamberlain with historic performances

    Rockets star James Harden matches Wilt Chamberlain with historic performances

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    Nothing could stop the Rockets star, though, as he finished with a 39-point second half, the best second half in Rockets history. The Rockets, meanwhile, have been without eight-time All-NBA point guard Chris Paul since he strained his left hamstring on December 20 and starting center Clint Capela is expected to miss four to six weeks after damaging ligaments in his right thumb on a lob play in their loss to the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
  • Federer serves up dominant first-round win against Istomin

    Federer serves up dominant first-round win against Istomin

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    The Brit once again opened up about the gravity of the pain that he's been dealing with, making his epic five-setter even more impressive. Murray said he had left nothing on the court after almost claiming a memorable victory from two sets down.
  • Johanna Konta slams 'dangerous' late start in loss to Garbine Muguruza

    Johanna Konta slams 'dangerous' late start in loss to Garbine Muguruza

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    They went on court so late because both Kei Nishikori's victory over Ivo Karlovic and Alexander Zverev's win against Jeremy Chardy took almost four hours to conclude. "We play for you guys watching, otherwise why are we here?" "I will recover as much as I can, because it was a tough match", said Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, but has never been past the quarterfinals at the Australian Open .
  • Arsenal's Alex Iwobi surprised by Petr Cech retirement

    Arsenal's Alex Iwobi surprised by Petr Cech retirement

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    During his time with Chelsea , Cech set up a club record of 228 clean sheets in all tournaments. A former Czech Republic worldwide, Cech arrived in England in July 2004, when he was roped in by Chelsea from French club Rennes. Chelsea will offer Petr Cech a route back to Stamford Bridge after the goalkeeper announced his retirement. During the 2004-05 season with the Blues, he set a record for the most clean sheets in a season, keeping 24 clean sheets for his side.
  • Canada's Adam Hadwin 3 shots back at Desert Classic

    Canada's Adam Hadwin 3 shots back at Desert Classic

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    And I made a lot of birdies. "So hopefully I'll figure it out and I'll be able to get a seminar and learn them". David Duval had a 59 at PGA West's PGA West's Palmer Course when he won in 1999. "So I just need to keep doing that". The split-tee format had Mickelson starting on the par-4 10th hole. The 22-year-old Australian rebounded from a bogey on the par-3 eighth with a closing birdie on the par-4 ninth.
  • Pundit Questions Higuain Transfer to Chelsea

    Pundit Questions Higuain Transfer to Chelsea

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    Sarri knows Jorginho well after making the 27-year-old the passing hub of his Napoli teams, and does not think his marquee summer signing has more to give. Higuain , who has been on loan at AC Milan since the start of the season, has been earmarked by Sarri to add firepower to his underwhelming attack.
  • Eddie Jones hints at positional change for Jack Nowell

    Eddie Jones hints at positional change for Jack Nowell

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    The game has changed. The trip to Ireland ensures Jones and England have the toughest possible start to this World Cup year and it is a game that will, rightly or wrongly, be used as a yardstick for how the side are progressing in the lead-up to the tournament in Japan .
  • Serena relentlessly marches on as Osaka, Svitolina survive scares

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    The Romanian has come through a fiendishly hard draw to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open but she now faces the stiffest test of all in the form of the 23-time Grand Slam champion. "I will not super think about this because there is nothing to think, just go there and play natural and with confidence". She left the court lifted by Williams' words.
  • Kyrie Irving Called LeBron James to Apologize, Ask About Leadership

    Kyrie Irving Called LeBron James to Apologize, Ask About Leadership

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    I wanted to be everything to be at my threshold, I wanted to be a leader, I wanted the responsibility of being the best player in the world. On Wednesday here at the TD Garden, Boston ground its way to a brilliant and desperately needed 117-108 win over Toronto to scotch a three-game losing streak that had the Celtics' season yet again on the brink of unraveling.
  • Marko Arnautovic: West Ham forward not in squad to face Bournemouth

    Marko Arnautovic: West Ham forward not in squad to face Bournemouth

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    Marko Arnautovic 's move away from West Ham is now off. Javier Hernandez has returned to training with West Ham United ahead of their visit to Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth , the Hammers' official website has confirmed. "But the squad knows these things can happen". We played without Marko four or five games in December and we won those games. Marko Arnautovic has been left out of West Ham's squad for Saturday's Premier League match against Bournemouth.
  • Roger Who? Roger Federer can't get past Australian Open security

    Roger Who? Roger Federer can't get past Australian Open security

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    The 20-time Grand Slam victor was far from his best in overcoming Dan Evans in the second round, but he needed just 21 minutes to take the first set, landing an early blow to break the American in the third game. Spain's Nadal, 32, converted his sixth match point to win 6-1 6-2 6-4 in their third-round match in Melbourne. Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Greece's Maria Sakkari during their third round match.
  • Tottenham Hotspur lining up a move for South American star

    Tottenham Hotspur lining up a move for South American star

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    Speaking ahead of Sunday's trip to Fulham , he said: "It's not going to change our view on buying". He is one of the best, if not the best. I think the contribution of Dele Alli is massive in the last few years. The only back-up to Llorente appears to be offering some of the club's younger players the chance to step up, but, if he had to go down that route, it is not something that would faze Pochettino.
  • Serena juggles business, motherhood before beating Bouchard

    Serena juggles business, motherhood before beating Bouchard

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    But the American will look to tighten up her own service game for the next round after being broken twice by the Canadian in the opening set. Serena Williams , left, is congratulated by Eugenie Bouchard, right, after winning their second round match.
  • Kei Nishikori defeats Ivo Karlovic in thriller at Australian Open

    Kei Nishikori defeats Ivo Karlovic in thriller at Australian Open

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    The 31-year-old Serb now shares the record of six Australian Open men's singles titles with Roy Emerson and Roger Federer. Nishikori isn't making it easy on himself so far this tournament. To force a fifth, Karlovic, who is 2.11 meters (6 foot, 11 inches) tall, had served six aces in a row. Having already seen off Nick Kyrgios , Raonic has been handed a tough draw with the 2016 champion next in his path and despite their fair share of injury troubles over the last few years they put on ...
  • Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice men Nadal and Federer plough on

    Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice men Nadal and Federer plough on

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    Wozniacki importantly slowed Sharapova's momentum and held serve to start the second, the Russian then broken after three double faults to fall 2-0 behind. No. 15-seeded Barty took two almost years off from the tennis tour after the 2014 U.S. Open and played cricket during that time. When asked if she was on "friendly terms" with Sharapova, her response suggested not much has changed between them.
  • DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors Are The Most Hated Team In Sports

    DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors Are The Most Hated Team In Sports

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    He's averaging 29.5 points on 49.1 per cent shooting from the field and 45.6 per cent shooting from three-point range with an average of 11.6 attempts from behind the arc. Cousins finding ways to fit in and work well with both the coaching staff and teammates will be crucial in the Warriors quest for their third-consecutive title and fifth-consecutive trip to the Finals.
  • Australian Open 2019: Wimbledon 2018 Finalist, Kevin Anderson Upset in Round 2

    Australian Open 2019: Wimbledon 2018 Finalist, Kevin Anderson Upset in Round 2

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    Tiafoe staged a remarkable comeback from a set and 0-3 down on Wednesday against the Wimbledon finalist, to whom he lost three times previous year, reports Efe. Women's defending champion Caroline Wozniacki also progressed to set up a clash with Maria Sharapova . Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas had a brief hiccup against Serbian qualifier Viktor Troicki by dropping the second set but moved through to the third round with a 6-3 2-6 6-2 7-5 victory.
  • Tiger set for season debut in Farmers Open at Torrey Pines

    Tiger set for season debut in Farmers Open at Torrey Pines

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    The beginning of his year looks the same, though: He'll start the year at Torrey Pines, followed by the Genesis Open at Riviera (Feb. 14-17). He had a lackluster T-32 here in 2018, but that was his first major in three years and that result is an anomaly compared to his norm at Augusta.
  • Dhoni finishes off job to clinch ODI series for India against Australia

    Dhoni finishes off job to clinch ODI series for India against Australia

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    Yuzvendra Chahal has turned in the best figures for any bowler in a One Day International in Australia as India took the upper hand in the deciding third ODI at the MCG. Finch, who was twice dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the ongoing three-match ODI series, was batting way out of his crease on Bhuvi's bowling. The skipper said each one of his teammates delivered when it mattered and that has made the side supremely confident for the World Cup in England, which starts May 30.
  • Barcelona avoids scare over ineligible player, stays in Copa

    Barcelona avoids scare over ineligible player, stays in Copa

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    In quotes reported by Marca, Valverde said after Thursday's second-leg win: "We have no doubt about Chumi , neither before, nor after, nor during, we think that we should be in the draw tomorrow". In the 54th minute, Dembele crossed to Messi from the right before the Argentine shot into the bottom corner. A report in El Mundo on Thursday claimed Barca faced expulsion from the competition after picking Juan "Chumi" Brandariz Movilla in their first-leg round-of-16 match against Levante ...
  • Bhullar Best Indian at 38th in Abu Dhabi

    Bhullar Best Indian at 38th in Abu Dhabi

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    World No. 1 Justin Rose is making his 2019 debut in the desert, just not the one where the European Tour is setting up shop. Lowry sank 10 birdies in a spotless round to take a three-shot lead ahead of 2010 British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen , Richard Sterne and Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Pablo Larrazabal .