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Djokovic sails into Australian Open pre quarters, Sharapova out

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Federer said it was a tough call to make. "It was really warm". "It was tough to breathe ..." I had a couple bananas, started to feel better, got a bit of a second wind. "I respect that. It's not easy also for him to sit out there and kind of control both players". Despite the extreme conditions, tournament organisers decided against having a break in play - a decision they have defended. Read More »

Kerber edges out Sharapova, advances to Australian Open 4th round

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Serbian star Novak Djokovic on Thursday continued to dominate Frenchman Gael Monfils , defeating him for the 12th time in his career, in the second round of the Australian Open . Kumkhum dominated the winners' count 44-16 but the the steadiness of Martic proved crucial as the unseeded Croatian advanced 6-3 3-6 7-5 in a match lasting two hours and 10 minutes. Read More »

Fisher, Pieters share Abu Dhabi lead with McIlroy on their heels

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Lying just one shot behind them, however, is a resurgent, fit-again Rory McIlroy , thanks to a 65 of his own to go with opening rounds of 69 and 66. But I just took a deep breath and did my best with my 3-wood. "A couple of those bad swings cost me, " Rahm said. In the first round, Sharma shot one-under 71. "I feel like this is a great place to start the year and build a foundation for my game". Read More »

We want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US — Trump

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During a televised negotiation meeting last week, Trump repeatedly contradicted himself , at one point claiming, "If [members of Congress] come to me with things I'm not in love with, I'm going to do it. "Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Mr Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the Illinois senator. Read More »

Packers WR Adams (concussion) ruled out vs. Vikings

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So, yes, there's a chip on his shoulder. "I feel like every single play everyone gave 100% effort in whatever position they got in, one-on-one, match-ups, whatever it was", Martinez said. Just a hunch, but I'm saying the Packers sneak it out in the end. Should the Vikings complete the sweep the Packers , the Eagles will need to win Christmas night against the Oakland Raiders. Read More »

Kerber sets up Sharapova clash of the champions

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Its hard to prepare for that in some ways, but you know when you come down here that can happen. Kerber sent an early reminder of her recent superiority, breaking the Russian and then holding serve to go 2-0 up for the loss of just two points. Read More »

Patriots QB Tom Brady listed as "questionable" for Sunday's AFC Championship

Jared, Brandin Cooks finished with 65 catches for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season, so the tape has plenty of good stuff on it. He used it twice last season, both times ahead of games against the New York Jets. I think he's so well prepared, gets me prepared every week. We'll be as balanced as possible. Read More »

Eden Hazard nets 100th league goal with Chelsea opener

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Only veteran Steve Sidwell is unavailable for this game but he's hardly a big loss; he hasn't played a minute all season. The best bet in the under 2.5 goals since I think this will be a tight game due to Brighton parking the bus. Both strikes were testament to what Antonio Conte's players are capable of. But if home form is more important to you than that stuff, then lay Chelsea . Read More »

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left out of Dortmund squad

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You have to be able to have the right thought in the short-term. He was still a little surprised; He did not quite feel that way. If he does not want to be there, then someone else who is focused on the important task plays. Stoeger, who said he could not understand his player's decision to skip the meeting, said he expected the forward to stay at Dortmund because it would be "difficult to replace him with someone with the same scoring rate". Read More »

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber thumps Maria Sharapova in round 3

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Sandgren had never won a match at a major event before this week, but has now beaten a three-time grand slam victor and will meet Maximilian Marterer - who ousted Fernando Verdasco in five sets - in round three. The conditions present the ultimate test of fitness and stamina, with organisers only activating the extreme heat policy when the temperature exceeds 40 Celsius and the wet bulb globe temperature index hits 32.5 Celsius. Read More »

Paul Merson: Manchester City should not be among favourites for Champions League

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They've been showing it all season so far, barring the blip at Liverpool , so there's no reason to think Saturday evening will be any different. It is important not to lose again. Can Liverpool repeat their 5-0 win over the Welsh side from just a few weeks ago? The Argentine averages a goal or assist every 31 minutes against them at the Etihad Stadium. Read More »

Players ready to fight for more prize money

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Will also jokingly announced his retirement from acting and said Taylor Swift was the best celebrity tennis player . American Madison Keys, a U.S. 2016 victor Angelique Kerber continued her fast start to 2018, winning her 11th match since the start of the year over Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-1. Another Ukrainian, Kateryna Bondarenko, beat No. Read More »

Federer says get on with it as Open defends heat policy

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Still looking for a first major, top-ranked Simona Halep held off 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2. Muguruza said her feet were suffering in the heat as temperatures soared above 39. "I have Focus on my phone and watch it every time I have a flight. It was too hot on court today", she smiled, adding that it hadn't been a problem for herself, the world humber 88. Read More »

Ronaldo ready for 'Clasico'

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Barcelona's successful rout at the Santiago Bernabeu was completed by Vidal, who scored the decisive 3rd goal deep in the stoppage time . "The players are ready, we are always ready for these type of games". It is a hard moment because we've lost by three goals . "The way we lost, I can not be happy, but I am with my players, they have done great until now, although today we feel the hurt". Read More »

Tom Brady's hand was 'bloody mess,' required stiches

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Brady typically wears gloves in his left hand, so the occurrence caused media personnel present in the practice to speculate . He was also limited on Wednesday. "(He's) super tough. The toughest. Jacksonville is preparing like Brady will be in the huddle as usual Sunday. If the New England Patriots are able to force a short field, they score fast and easy. Read More »

Predicted Blues XI for Premier League match v Brighton

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Chelsea's penalty shoot-out success against Norwich on Wednesday evening can't disguise their poor form - it's now five draws from five matches from Antonio Conte's side (90 minutes only), with the Blues yet to win in 2018. "Yesterday he played 70 minutes in a friendly game". "Sometimes we make mistakes". Other than that Chelsea missed chances, defended terribly and Conte was forced to bring on FOUR of his superstars to try to shore things up when what he really wanted was to give ... Read More »

Man Utd closing in on Sanchez deal-Mourinho

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The Chile global is on the verge of completing a sensational move to Old Trafford in a swap deal involving United's out of favour forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan . "The market is the market". If a war of words was going to escalate between the pair in the Premier League, it would have happened by now. "We made a long work with him". Read More »

Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers — Saturday Afternoon NBA

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Rose , who was slowed down by an ankle injury this season, recently returned to active duty for the Cavaliers . In beating the star-studded Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday and pushing the Wizards and the Cavaliers to the brink over the past week, the Magic (13-32) have shown grit, togetherness and a true fighting spirit. Read More »

Le public fustige l'attitude de Neymar — PSG

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Le Brésilien est d'ailleurs impliqué sur six des huit réalisations de son équipe . C'est loupé! Un triplé ou un quadruplé hier n'aurait rien changé pour lui. Des " Cavani , Cavani" retentissent des tribunes... Un schéma possible si Ney avait laissé tirer le pénalty à son coéquipier. Mais peu importe. Et peu lui importe surtout. Read More »

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Michigan's win over Spartans shakes things up

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We lost some offense. "For a good team, it gets us going and we got going today". Rutgers' field goal percentage defense is 13th-best in all of college basketball, only allowing opponents to make 38.8 percent of their shots. All the other teams haven't shown anything to put them in the national conversation. "Just really, really impressive". He knocked down a pair of crucial 3s and crossed up a couple of reputable defenders in the Wolverines' upset win at Michigan State last week. Read More »

Brady quiet on status for AFC title game after hand injury

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But to say it was all due to poor quarterback play is ridiculous. Good teams with good coaches and solid leadership go to and win the Super Bowl . "The body of work this year speaks for itself and you know, I have never doubted him". Some Eagles players, feeling disrespected again, react to hearing about the controversial ad . And save some of those earnings for the Super Bowl . Read More »

Chelsea could see Benteke as Carroll alternative: Premier League and Championship rumours

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In reality, though, Chelsea's only other striking option is Belgian global Michy Batshuayi . But, it makes you think, if Carroll falls to the same unfortunate fate, he can't have too much time left on his hands. Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea ... However, it seems like West Ham would rather sell at around £20 million. The one question Blues fans were asking when the club were linked with Crouch was why are they not after the top names who are in the ... Read More »

Roger Federer Ages Like a Fine Wine

Twelve-time Grand Slam victor Djokovic has been out of action for six months with an elbow injury, but he too looked the goods in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young. "You'd rather see that than robots left, right and centre". At the end, the tournament makes the call. I'll ask for a night match just because I played night tonight. Read More »

Will Ferrell Does Surprise Interview With Roger Federer at Australian Open

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Maria Sharapova is back in Melbourne . Some found the questions hilarious while others were upset that he appeared to steal the spotlight away from the 19-time Gran Slam champion. "It was tough conditions, brutal, especially the first 90 minutes", he said. "I have a lot of faith and self-belief". "It is more helpful to play now than in the day". Read More »

Arsenal receives shocking transfer news as Dortmund now refuses to release Aubameyang

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to be heading the other way as part of the deal but Arsenal's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is driving the club's push to land Aubameyang. ESPN reports Arsenal had held talks with Dortmund about the transfer of Aubameyang but, talking to Sport Bild , Stoger said "I'd like to think that" when asked if he thought the striker would remain at the club. Read More »

Will Ferrell Hilariously Interviews Roger Federer At Australian Open

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Federer said it was a bit of fun and didn't know the Ferrell would take the microphone. Federer , the defending champion, is the overwhelming favourite to repeat as victor at Melbourne Park and add Grand Slam title No. The players will share a pot of £31.8 million in prize money at the Australian Open this year, which represents a 10 per cent increase on 2017. Read More »

Maria Sharapova living the dream

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The opening Grand Slam of the year routinely challenges players and fans with its fickle weather - it can be 20 deg C one day and 40 deg C the next. Angelique Kerber's recent revival faces its toughest test in the shape of Maria Sharapova when the only two former Australian Open champions in the women's draw clash in round three on Saturday. Read More »

Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

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For fresh-faced Jacksonville , however, this is all rare territory. But here's why New England will win. The Patriots hosted the Jaguars for joint training camp practices in August, prior to their first preseason game. "I think the team's worked hard to get to this point and it will be a great game", Brady said. When I first got here it was, 'Did you meet Tom? According to reports, Brady suffered the injury on a handoff. Read More »

Who Is Jordyn Wieber? Olympic Gymnast Speaks Out Against Larry Nassar

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Glaring at the former team doctor as she read a 15-minute statement during a fourth day of hearings in the Lansing , Michigan courtroom, Raisman defiantly told Nassar that his victims were no longer isolated and weak. "Our priority is our athletes and their training must reflect this", said US gymnastics President Kerry Perry . Nassar is now in a four-day sentencing hearing, during which more than 100 women are expected to read Victim Impact Statements . Read More »

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey accuses Patriots of trying to gas him up

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Q: How much are you looking forward to the opportunity on Sunday? The questions kept coming. "You'd have to ask him that". Patriots head coach Bill Belichick , though, is a master at scheming ways to neutralize his opponent's best weapon, so expect a wrinkle or two that the Patriots haven't shown all season. Read More »