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Fit-again Sharapova focusing on positives despite Australian Open exit Fit-again Sharapova focusing on positives despite Australian Open exit
- January 21, 2018

And the 30-year-old says she has been putting in the hours in training to rediscover her best form. Her speed of foot and ability to return Sharapova's pace with interest left the Russian struggling from the outset. "Angie is already one step ahead of everybody else because nobody else knows what it's like to win a Grand Slam", said the Australian Rennae Stubbs, a television analyst and former player. (more...)
India vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada wants to whitewash India India vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada wants to whitewash India
- January 21, 2018

Kohli has once again been India's best batsman as in the first two Tests of the three-match series, he has scored 191 runs at an average of 47.75 . "We've got no concern with their preparation". The Indians folded for 151 in 50.2 overs, never really offering a fight. "I'm not going to diagnose their problems". (more...)
Details of Roy Halladay's autopsy results released Details of Roy Halladay's autopsy results released
- January 21, 2018

The report also revealed Halladay had a blood-alcohol content of.01, with evidence of morphine, amphetamine and a common sleeping pill in his system. Halladay's body was found in about six feet of water. He also tossed the second postseason no-hitter in Major League Baseball history in October 2010 against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay was piloting his own private plane when it plunged into the Mexican Gulf past year. (more...)
City end interest in signing Alexis Sanchez City end interest in signing Alexis Sanchez
- January 21, 2018

Manchester United moved within 12 points of league leaders Manchester City after convincingly beating Stoke at Old Trafford. "I remember in my first season we were eight points clear -
absolutely cruising - and we lost it on the final day". (more...)
Reports Suggest Roma Duo Have Verbally Agreed To Join Chelsea Reports Suggest Roma Duo Have Verbally Agreed To Join Chelsea
- January 20, 2018

You may recall that we already signed Antonio Rudiger from the Serie A outfit in the summer transfer window. The Italian club apparently values the pair at £77 million (R1.3 billion), but Chelsea are said to be only willing to pay about £44 million (R744 million) plus Michy Batshuayi on a six-month loan. (more...)
Tommy Fleetwood claims early lead after 66 in Abu Dhabi Tommy Fleetwood claims early lead after 66 in Abu Dhabi
- January 20, 2018

The 38-year-old Garcia dropped his only shot of the day on the par-4 15th, his sixth hole after teeing off on the back nine, when he missed the fairway and was unable to make par. "I played it off the front foot so I'd get it a bit higher and land it softly and it was just the ideal strike". "I'd love to win again. Whenever I have time off, I'll try not to think too much about golf". (more...)
Asensio lifts second-string Real Madrid at Leganes Asensio lifts second-string Real Madrid at Leganes
- January 20, 2018

However, it was Asensio's first goal in 11 matches which gave Madrid the advantage going into next week's second leg. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits his side were far below their best against Leganes but was pleased enough to see his side carve out a positive result. (more...)
Autopsy reveals Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma Autopsy reveals Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma
- January 20, 2018

His blood-alcohol content level was 0.01, per toxicology reports, and there was also evidence of amphetamine, morphine and a drug typically used to treat insomnia found in his body. Halladay also suffered from a subdural hemorrhage in the crash , along with multiple rib fractures and lung, liver and spleen injuries, as well as a leg fracture. (more...)
Amazon releases list of 20 finalists for HQ2
- January 19, 2018

The other finalist cities: Toronto, Denver, Nashville, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin , Boston, New York City , Newark , Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Washington D.C., Raleigh, Northern Virginia, Atlanta and Miami. The 20 finalists include other urban hubs around the country, though majority are located on the East Coast. Jacksonville will not be home to Amazon .com's second North American headquarters. (more...)
China new home prices rise 0.4% in Dec, full year growth 5.3% China new home prices rise 0.4% in Dec, full year growth 5.3%
- January 19, 2018

The World Bank last month also raised its forecast for China's economic growth in 2017 to 6.8 percent, up from the 6.7 percent it projected in October, citing stronger personal consumption and foreign trade. They are keen to keep the market - still a vital source of growth for the economy - stable as they campaign to reduce debt and financial risk nationwide. (more...)
Powerful Pera sends ninth seed Konta out Powerful Pera sends ninth seed Konta out
- January 19, 2018

It was one of several weird moments in a worrying display by the British No 1. I play every event to be there until the end, so I definitely don't want to be going home this early. She had one previous top-50 win to her name, the lesser known Pliskova twin, Kristyna, and looked as comfortable as second round draw that you could realistically ask for. (more...)
Theo Walcott set for Everton's medical, Giroud-Aubameyang swap on the cards Theo Walcott set for Everton's medical, Giroud-Aubameyang swap on the cards
- January 19, 2018

Walcott is hoping to re-discover his goal scoring form having seen his play time at Arsenal greatly reduced this season under coach Arsene Wenger. Providing there are no last-minute hitches, within the next 24 hours Walcott, Arsenal's longest-serving player, should become Allardyce's second signing of the transfer window. (more...)
Mel Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: UW's Allen goes No. 1 to Browns
- January 19, 2018

Allen, who will play in this year's Reese's Senior Bowl, suffered a shoulder injury at Air Force on November 11 but returned to lead Wyoming to a Potato Bowl win December 22, earning MVP honors. "He's built to play in that kind of weather". "Rosen is the top pure passer in this class", Kiper opined. Ridley (6'1/188) isn't the biggest receiver, nor is he the most productive, but he did everything asked of him in Alabama's run-first offense over the past few years. (more...)
Maria Sharapova progresses at Australian Open while Garbine Muguruza suffers shock defeat Maria Sharapova progresses at Australian Open while Garbine Muguruza suffers shock defeat
- January 19, 2018

Muguruza had the brighter start into the match with Hsieh failing to handle the pressure early on. "So, you know, I feel like I transported myself into the TV this year and I'm finding myself on Rod Laver Arena competing". Hsieh refused to miss in the breaker and amazingly only lost one point to capture the first set 7-6 (1). Still aiming for a first major, top-ranked Simona Halep , a two-time French Open finalist, held off 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in a night ... (more...)
McKayla Maroney, recounting sexual abuse, calls ex-USA Gymnastics doctor a 'monster' McKayla Maroney, recounting sexual abuse, calls ex-USA Gymnastics doctor a 'monster'
- January 19, 2018

Larry Nassar is (hopefully) going to spend the rest of his life in prison after committing hundreds of acts of child molestation while serving in his capacity as a doctor for USA Gymnastics . Aquilina told him he was in the witness box so that the women didn't have to turn to address him while facing the court. Stephens said she largely blamed her father's suicide on the shame and self-loathing he felt for defending Nassar. (more...)
Mike Tomlin confirms Todd Haley out as OC Mike Tomlin confirms Todd Haley out as OC
- January 19, 2018

On the very same day that the team parted ways with longtime offensive coordinator Todd Haley , it already looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers have a replacement. "Some contracts are up, some contacts aren't", Tomlin said. Tomlin hired him to be the Steelers' receivers coach in 2013 and trained Antonio Brown through the five best seasons of his career. (more...)
Will Ferrell interviewed Federer at Australian Open Will Ferrell interviewed Federer at Australian Open
- January 18, 2018

Federer was untroubled on Tuesday night, returning to the scene of his remarkable comeback win a year ago for the first time. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka earlier made successful returns from injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. (more...)
Director James Gunn Offers $100K for Trump's Weight on 'Accurate Scale' Director James Gunn Offers $100K for Trump's Weight on 'Accurate Scale'
- January 18, 2018

The results of the exam performed on January 12 deem him to be in "excellent" health , although he is technically overweight. Not satisfied with the publicized number, many people took to Twitter - and other social media platforms - to question, how much does Donald Trump weigh ? Trump's old conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama not being born in the United States led to the birther movement and the White House releasing a copy of his birth certificate to prove that ... (more...)
Pelicans vs. Celtics 3-pointer Pelicans vs. Celtics 3-pointer
- January 18, 2018

New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is aware of the trade rumors that surround Anthony Davis anytime he visits Boston to play the Celtics. "And then, you know, we had a drought there late where we had some good looks that didn't go and we had some possessions that weren't as good". (more...)
Spurs striker Harry Kane's record-breaking year in numbers Spurs striker Harry Kane's record-breaking year in numbers
- January 18, 2018

The English worldwide, who has scored 56 goals for his club and country combined during the current calendar year, also became the leading scorer in Europe, ahead of football superstar Lionel Messi. He bagged a hat-trick against Southampton to secure three points for his side and shatter Shearer's long-kept treasure. Six of those were in the PL. (more...)
Rafael Nadal powers to first round win at Australian Open Rafael Nadal powers to first round win at Australian Open
- January 18, 2018

It's a new situation for me. "I think attacking tennis also has a lot of wear and tear on the body because being highly explosive is something that's a big challenge", he said pointedly. That's what happened for me past year. Bill Babcock, the director of the Grand Slam Board, stressed that the rule was still in a trial period and would be evaluated when a full year of data was available after the United States Open. (more...)
Florida's Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee Florida's Stricklin joins College Football Playoff committee
- January 18, 2018

He will serve a three-year term - 2018, 2019, 2020. "These are high integrity people who know and love college football", Hancock said in a statement on the College Football Playoff official website . Mullens and Castiglione have this in common: in Division I athletics, only OR and Oklahoma have won three OR more NCAA team championships in the last three years. (more...)
Introducing the Nissan Xmotion concept, design bridging tradition and technology Introducing the Nissan Xmotion concept, design bridging tradition and technology
- January 17, 2018

It's still recognisably Nissan, thanks to retention of the "boomerang" headlamps, fascia and V-motion front grille. They're created to look like mechanical tools, with the tire treads physically laminated over the 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. (more...)
Mustang Comes to Detroit With a Bullitt Mustang Comes to Detroit With a Bullitt
- January 17, 2018

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the classic movie starring Steve McQueen and his 1968 dark green Mustang, the new 2019 Mustang BULLITT ™ delivers a 5.0L V8 engine with a top speed of 163 miles per hour and projected at least 475 hp. On the back, the Bullitt's standard petrol cap has been replaced with the original Bullitt's false one which shows how important that model was. (more...)
Olympian Simone Biles also accuses USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse Olympian Simone Biles also accuses USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse
- January 17, 2018

Nassar , who pled guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in November past year, is due to appear in court for sentencing on Tuesday with over 88 victims and parents due to deliver victim impact statements. "I stand with you", Raisman tweeted . I will compete with all of my heart and soul every time I step into the gym. The gymnast added that she has to "continually return to the same training facility where I was abused". (more...)