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Time to step up as Nadal fights into quarters

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But the 16-times grand slam champion responded with typical grit, bolstering his defence to blanket the 24th seed's firepower and counter-punching brilliantly to book a match with Croatia's Marin Cilic . Another tiebreak followed in the second after Kyrgios madly scrambled his way back into the set from 5-3 down, only for Dimitrov to come up trumps again. Read More »

Sanchez posts jet video as transfer to Manchester United…

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United will be signing one of the best attackers in world football, and a player who is already embedded into English football and culture. "I like to be out, I am out and I will just calmly wait for news, no more than that", he added. "No Liverpool player of this squad would leave - and not just because we say it but due to their commitment to the club", he said. "If he ( Sanchez ) is on the wages that is being bandied about, then other players will know that when their contracts come ... Read More »

Chelsea Dzeko talks enter final stage

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Ashley Barnes has been a steady customer upfront for Sean Dyche and his Burnley side. It is also suggested Chelsea are close to completing a deal for fellow Roma star Emerson Palmieri with Conte keen to offer some cover to Marcos Alonso. Read More »

Le PSG répond à Lyon juste avant la mi-temps

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Le PSG se rend à Lyon sans sa star Neymar , blessé à la cuisse droite lors du dernier match. En effet, le club de la capitale est revenu dans la rencontre juste avant la pause, alors qu'il semblait y avoir faute sur le capitaine lyonnais au début de l'action: " Moi, je pense qu'il y avait faute sur moi. Read More »

Philly tries to save its city from Eagles fans

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It was a stunning turnaround for the NFL's top-ranked defense, who for most of the season dominated opponents and played a key role in one of the team's best seasons in National Football League history. Nick Foles stood tall in the pocket, ignored the pressure and made one big throw after another. As for the point spread, the Eagles opened as a 3.5-point home dog but the line was bet down to the key number of 3 earlier in the week and that's where it now sits. Read More »

Browns draft pool grows deeper as underclassmen declare

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Brown , the OU offensive tackle, can be found on almost all first-round draft boards, but he is absent from Kiper's first 32 picks. The other Big Ten players to be ranked in Kiper's Top 25 are Ohio State's Denzel Ward (No. The Browns also own the fourth-overall pick, which they got previous year from the Houston Texans - who moved up to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles head to Super Bowl after 38-7 win over Minnesota

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Speaking with seven Vegas bookmakers, the consensus answer was an additional 1.5-2 points for Minnesota should it reach the Super Bowl , but the responses certainly were varied. "He's done an incredible job of getting me on the same page", Keenum said. There was the "Dream Team", the disaster that was the 2012 season, the quick rise and bad downfall of Chip Kelly , and a few playoff losses mixed in as well. Read More »

Resilient City delight Guardiola as Aguero restores order

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It is hard to be too critical of a Burnley side that is seventh in the Premier League table after 23 matches. By winning all every one of these, Guardiola's men would truly cement their place in history as the best English team to ever play the game . Read More »

Jordyn Wieber Says Dr. Larry Nassar Sexually Abused Her Too

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Now Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas have also publicly accused Nassar , meaning that four out of the famous " Fierce Five " team who won gold at the 2012 London Olympics were allegedly abused by Nassar . Raisman and other Nassar victims have criticized USA Gymnastics , which installed Nassar as the team doctor, and MSU for not taking strong action in response to allegations of abuse . Read More »

ThunderNotes: George didn't want to allow James' milestone

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They mixed enough defense with championship-level offense to win this game easily. "I like the group that we have", he said. I'm not here to look for pity on what we're trying to do. That stretch has included a four-game losing streak and defeats in six of their last eight. Cleveland has a personnel problem. "We all have to be better", Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »

Southampton frustrates Spurs as Kane scores 99th EPL goal

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They finish the weekend in the relegation zone and, now without a win in their last 10 Premier League games, the chances are that at some stage they will need to claim a big victory or two. The grumbling at St Mary's has grown louder in recent weeks regarding his future and with Marco Silva available after being sacked by Watford hours before kick-off, another disappointing result could have proved costly for the Argentinian. Read More »

Focus for Vikings on Sunday should be Eagles' running game

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Philadelphia police have warned shop owners who won't be open to lower their security gates, and remove all objects from in front of their stores, FOX 29 reported . Luckily, the Vikings defense isn't known for turnovers and have only forced 10 in their eight road games this season. If Foles was going to have his most success throwing down the field with confidence and trust, Jeffery was going to be the guy to throw it to. Read More »

United agrees Mkhitaryan swap deal for Sanchez

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Mkhitaryan's agreement is significant in the transfer proceedings because both Wenger and the player's agent, Mino Raiola, stayed bullish that a deal could not be completed without the Armenian coming to the Emirates stadium. Delph, a midfielder, was deployed at leftback in City's 4-3 defeat by Liverpool last weekend but limped off in the first half with a knee injury, while the often injured Kompany is touch-and-go for the Newcastle game. Read More »

Vikings, Patriots Betting Favorites for NFL Conference Championships

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Back from that vacation and now settled down with kids in Elk River, the real estate agent was slumped on the couch at end of the Vikings' NFC divisional playoff game Sunday. "I don't really believe in destiny or anything, but if there is such a thing, that was it". The Falcons beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game, then lost to Denver, 34-19, in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte and British football pundits slam VAR

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Chelsea breathed a huge sigh of collective relief after keeping alive their FA Cup campaign by squeezing past Championship outfit Norwich on penalties on a controversial evening. If you're watching the game and don't see this situation. I watched it and this is a penalty. Press Association Sport understands the feeling at Professional Game Match Officials Limited, which is responsible for the trial system, is that further review of the Willian incident in super-slow motion would have ... Read More »

Tom Brady won't discuss injured right hand

Regardless of his injured hand, Brady can ill-afford to turn the ball over against a Jaguars defense that has scored eight touchdowns this season (including playoffs), the most in the NFL . PREDICTION: This is New England, it's January, it's Brady. "When you've got the No. 1 defense coming in statistically, obviously, it fires us up", Cox said. Read More »

Federer cruises into Open fourth round

The pattern looked set to continue when Federer broke for 3-1 with a crushing forehand return. Hopefully this means we'll see more of him in the future! He may have defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets but the Frenchman made life hard for Roger Federer on Saturday night. Read More »

Cormier can't escape Jones forward of UFC championship protection

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Francis Ngannou and Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir . Although jovial with most of the questions, Miocic is all about business heading into his title defense. On episode 3 of UFC 220 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier keeps the mood light in the hotel gym. Last time we saw him in the ring he lost his light heavyweight belt to rival Jon Jones . Read More »

Australian Open: Kerber meets Sharapova in clash of former champions

On the women's side, top seed Simona Halep successfully tested an injured ankle under match conditions, producing a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard . The first time they met was also at the Australian Open , and also in the third round, when Sharapova won in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. "Obviously for me, it's taking it one match at a time". Read More »

Gael Monfils battles through extreme Melbourne heat against Novak Djokovic

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Tournament organizers declined to invoke their heat policy (EHP), saying required thresholds had not been reached to close the roofs of the main stadiums and suspend outdoor matches. Djokovic will next meet Spaniard Alberto Ramos Vinolas on Saturday. He makes you earn it. "Really tough conditions, brutal, especially for the first hour and a half". Read More »

Key matchup: Tom Brady vs. Jaguars

That translates to 44 percent of Brady's yardage. It is still Rob Gronkowski. I can't shake the image of Gronk trampling Titan defensive backs up and down the field last week. It's not only Diggs. "No easy, open plays, they're going to be tough, contested plays that we're going to have to make". "He's long, he's strong, he's powerful, he's quick, he's very instinctive, he's a smart player, uses his hands well, and he's one of the best defensive linemen in the league". Read More »

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola congratulates Alexis Sanchez on Manchester United move

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Sanchez is instead set to join City's local rivals Manchester United , now their closest title challengers, from Arsenal on a four-and-a-half year contract reportedly worth a staggering £505,000 a week ($701,000, 572,000 euros). "Personally, I want to try to play as many games as possible to help United and also, if I can, state my case to go to the World Cup". The answer, it seems, is Henrikh Mkhitaryan , whose never quite hit the form he showed at Borussia Dortmund since joining ... Read More »

Jaguars fan gets a 'Super Bowl LII champion' tattoo, officially jinxes Jags

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The secretive nature of the situation that included Brady even wearing gloves to his first media session on Friday does continue to raise eyebrows on the extent of the injury. The only fly in the ointment that I can imagine here is that ownership did encourage Belichick to trade Jimmy Garoppolo during the season. He signed as Brady's backup the following day. Read More »

Federer beats the heat for win

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I have a lot of admiration for that because I know what goes into creating those moments and getting to that stage. Muguruza was one of the five seeded women's players who were eliminated on Day 4. His defense moved through another round with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 29 Richard Gasquet . His wins in the first two rounds here make Sandgren 2-0 at majors. Read More »

Fernandinho: Manchester City midfielder signs contract extension until 2020

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Here are three out of contract players who could potentially do a job for Newcastle . The sides are tipped to cancel each other out . However, you can not play that way for 38 games in a season. The Brazilian's current deal expires at the end of this season. The second bet is both teams not to score. That does not bode well for a team set to visit the home of an all-conquering City team who lead the Premier League in an abundance of statistical categories. Read More »

Moses on target as Chelsea thrash Brighton

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His two goals, the second were power and grace combined. Within six minutes at Brighton , it was 2-0 up and cruising. A buccaneering run from Hazard was halted illegally by Duffy, booked for his troubles, and a combination of Ryan and his left-hand post kept out Willian's resulting free-kick. Read More »

Saints Fans Put Up Billboard To Support Marcus Williams

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And when Bradford was sidelined by injury this season , Keenum was tabbed as their new starter. Win or lose, Foles heads back to the bench once Carson Wentz's knee heals. Speaking of wild finishes, the Jaguars treated fans to an interesting start to their game last week , jumping out to a quick 21-0 lead over the Steelers. Read More »

Sharapova too hot for Sevastova, reaches third round

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The Australian Open's extreme heat policy came under fresh scrutiny on Friday as players complained of "dangerous" conditions on a second consecutive day of 40 degree Celsius (104 F) weather at Melbourne Park. 16, 2018. The backhand wing did the damage on break point as Sharapova stepped well inside the baseline to smack a cross-court return victor. There was plenty of support for 47th ranked five-times grand slam champion Sharapova with regular shouts of "C'mon Masha, we've missed you" ... Read More »

England beat Australia again to lead ODI series 2-0

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This is only their second win in eight ODIs at this venue. Instead Australia batted within themselves all the way up to the final ten overs by which time even a total of 300 was all but out of reach. Two of Head's first four balls were hammered to the boundary and he bled 24 runs from his first three overs. In-form opener Aaron Finch has made twin centuries to lay strong platforms but Australia has struggled in the middle-overs and failed to pack a punch at the death. Read More »

Novak Djokovic thinks it is time for talks on players' welfare

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However, the Serb will now face a third-round clash with Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas, although he will do so having come through a stern test of his revamped elbow. Wimbledon champion Garbine Mugurza, No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, No. 8 Caroline Garcia, No. 9 Johanna Konta, No. 16 Elena Vesnina, No. 18 Ash Barty, No. Read More »

Manchester United must choose between Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale

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The Red Devils handed a debut to £59.7m Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria against Burnley in 2014, with the hosts holding out for a goal-less draw at Turf Moor against Louis van Gaal's side. Chris Wood and Stephen Ward (both knee) are still out, but Scott Arfield (hamstring) has a chance of returning. Moreover, the report claims that it could be a straight swap rather than a player-plus-cash deal owing to Sanchez having just six months on his contract and Mkhitaryan being contracted ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho Reportedly Closing in on Manchester United Contract Extension

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Meanwhile, Mourinho believes Paul Pogba is becoming a commanding figure in United's side after the midfielder extended his personal unbeaten record in the Premier League to 35 matches. 'Just Eric and Zlatan, they are still recovering, ' Mourinho said when asked for team news. "With a feeling that he can stay there and also with the feeling that he can move". Read More »