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Author: 0 Rafael Nadal powers to first round win at Australian Open

Players at the Australian Open are finalizing preparations for the year's first major despite some uncharacteristic rain over the last few days. "That's why I see things more relaxed, you know, at a later stage of my career". The 31-year-old raised three match points with a huge serve and completed the rout with another that Estrella Burgos could only send long in return.

Sports Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms 'market is open' for Mkhitaryan
Author: 0 Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms 'market is open' for Mkhitaryan

The Premier League champions are ready to go head-to-head with Manchester United for Sanchez, after Manchester City ended their pursuit of the Chilean. In addition, Sanchez would be a valuable marketing asset for United in the South American market, with his image rights set to soar if he was to sign for a club that has a vastly superior fan base compared to City around the globe.

Sports Australian Open - Tuesday Schedule: Federer, Djokovic, Wawrinka to play
Author: 0 Australian Open - Tuesday Schedule: Federer, Djokovic, Wawrinka to play

Kerber, the other former Open victor in the women's tournament, won her 10th match in a row to start the season, beating Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-0, 6-4. She is now on a 10-match win streak after a flawless early season. Raonic, a semi-finalist and quarter-finalist in the last two years, was another player coming back from an injury-ravaged 2017 but, unlike Djokovic and Wawrinka , he was unable to find a way through.

Author: 0 "I'm Not A Racist", Says US President Trump After Profane Slur

Trump allegedly referred to African countries as "shitholes" during a meeting with Republican and Democratic senators Thursday, according to people at the meeting or who were briefed on the meeting. "He has become a joke of the world". On Friday , the African Union expressed "dismay and outrage" at the reports and demanded that President Trump apologise.

Sports India thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets
Author: 0 India thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets

Bating first, Pakistan scored 563 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in allotted 40 overs, which is a world record. Pakistan came into the game riding on back-to-back victories over Bangladesh and Nepal but they were no match for the strong Indian side.India will now take on Bangladesh in their another league game.

Sports ALL the OTHER Arsenal transfer rumours - Not Aubameyang, Alexis or Malcom!
Author: 0 ALL the OTHER Arsenal transfer rumours - Not Aubameyang, Alexis or Malcom!

Sanchez, 29, looks to have played his last game for Arsenal , with manager Arsene Wenger saying on Sunday that his move could be confirmed "in the next 48 hours". A bidding war could well ensue meaning Sanchez's eventual fee may not end up being a bargain. As a result, Sanchez was left with no choice but to stay put in North London, though it has still always been widely predicted that the South American will depart the Emirates, either this month for a nominal fee or for free in the ...

Sports Carillion goes into liquidation UK Governments Costly Mistake
Author: 0 Carillion goes into liquidation UK Governments Costly Mistake

According to its latest set of accounts, Carillion was holding over £800m in retentions payments owed to sub-contractors. Richard Piper, head of the construction team at Yorkshire law firm Gordons, said: "There is a suspicion that Carillion was under-pricing its services to win tenders, which although successful, can ultimately impact negatively on profitability".

Sports Jason Cummings: Rangers sign Nottingham Forest forward on loan
Author: 0 Jason Cummings: Rangers sign Nottingham Forest forward on loan

Glasgow Rangers have signed Jason Cummings, with the striker arriving at Ibrox on loan for the rest of the season. He scored eight goals against Rangers during his time with the Edinburgh club. " I heard Rangers were interested and it was just something that I could not decline ", he added. I just can't wait to get started. Cummings, who came off the bench in Scotland's recent defeat by Netherlands, follows Brighton and Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy and Queens Park Rangers ...

Sports Maria Sharapova safely through after win over Maria Tatjana
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova safely through after win over Maria Tatjana

Sharapova could next play 14th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who beat the Russian at last year's U.S. Open. Wimbledon was also considered unlikely to offer her a wild card, although the All England Club leadership that runs the event never had to make that decision because she withdrew from the entire grass-court season a year ago with an injury.

Sports NFL Playoffs: Top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots advance
Author: 0 NFL Playoffs: Top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots advance

They got back into it in the second quarter when the Eagles capped a drive with LaGarrete Blount's two-yard run to take the lead. The Eagles, who were the first-ever No. They went on a long drive with Foles looking the best he did all game. "I feel like everything went well", Jones said. Jones had nine receptions for 101 yards, and Ryan was 22-of-36 for 210 yards.

Sports Struggling Stoke appoints Paul Lambert
Author: 0 Struggling Stoke appoints Paul Lambert

Dutch defensive duo Erik Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi are back in contention for the Potters and, should they come back into the side, it would represent a significant fillip for Stoke . Two Stoke defenders were close to United's striker but he barely noticed them as he took a couple of touches. He has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games and continued that in the FA Cup fixture against Derby County as well.

Sports Conor McGregor In Danger Of Losing UFC Title
Author: 0 Conor McGregor In Danger Of Losing UFC Title

Louis during the post-fight show on FOX Sports 1, but the discussion not surprisingly shifted to the messy lightweight title landscape as champion Conor McGregor sits on the bench with no return in view. CONOR MCGREGOR could be stripped of his UFC lightweight title if he does not return to action. Still, UFC president Dana White says that for all the bluster coming from McGregor and Mayweather recently, he has no desire to go through another boxing match between the two of them.

Sports Alexis Sanchez-saga intensifies as Chelsea join the race
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez-saga intensifies as Chelsea join the race

Manchester City are yet to give up on the notion of signing Alexis Sanchez despite reports to the contrary. Gary Neville says Alexis Sanchez will improve Manchester United immediately if he joins the Reds in the coming days. Victory saw Bournemouth climb to 13th in the Premier League standings, level on points with Huddersfield and four clear of the relegation zone. Sky Sports News understands United are interested in beating local rivals Manchester City to his signature, ...

Sports 'That Guy's Really Good': Patriots Won't Bite On Ramsey's Trash Talk
Author: 0 'That Guy's Really Good': Patriots Won't Bite On Ramsey's Trash Talk

That game will kick off at 1:05 p.m. The Jags took exception to the Steelers talking about facing the Patriots instead of them, and used it as motivation in a 45-42 victory Sunday. "Like I said, we knew we was going to come in here". The Jaguars voiced their displeasure with being overlooked by the Steelers last week and were really vocal after the victory at Heinz Field.

Sports Roger Federer deflects attention as he prepares to defend Australian Open title
Author: 0 Roger Federer deflects attention as he prepares to defend Australian Open title

With the benefit of a favourable draw, Nadal has been heavily backed to go one better than last year's all-time classic final loss to Federer. That is giving Djokovic some hope. It included Serena Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who advocated a change to reward those who performed well in the Grand Slams for their consistency level.

Sports North Korea comes out of its shell - sort of - for the Olympics
Author: 0 North Korea comes out of its shell - sort of - for the Olympics

During the first meeting last Tuesday, North Korea agreed to send a large delegation of athletes, cheerleaders, and cultural performers to the Olympics . The South has also suggested a unified Korean team for the women's hockey tournament. In a press conference, Moon had indicated that the United States sanctions imposed by Trump prompted Pyongyang to go back to the negotiating table - something the North called "rubbish".

Sports Mourinho 'relaxed' as Manchester United close in on Alexis Sanchez
Author: 0 Mourinho 'relaxed' as Manchester United close in on Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move to sign Sanchez in recent days after they reportedly entered the race for the Chile global along with local rivals Manchester City . "He did not refuse to play", Arsene said. In the latest development, the reports suggest that it is now a two-way battle between United and Chelsea for the Chilean.

Sports US moves ships, bombers toward Korean Peninsula ahead of Olympics
Author: 0 US moves ships, bombers toward Korean Peninsula ahead of Olympics

North Korea asked for the meeting to be held at Peace House on the South Korean side of the demilitarised zone that separates the two countries. South Korea hopes the North's involvement will calm tensions between the two nations, which have been particularly fraught over the past year due to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.

Sports Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan exit is possible'
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan exit is possible'

Gary Neville lavished praise on Anthony Martial following his brilliant goal in Manchester United's 3-0 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Monday night. I am trying to protect him and the team. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed goalkeeper David De Gea will be offered a new contract, per Mirror reporter David McDonnell : "A goalkeeper like he is and obviously a club that wants to be better and better and better, we're not going ...

Sports TCC grad Austin Bryant to return to Clemson
Author: 0 TCC grad Austin Bryant to return to Clemson

Bryant had a career year as a redshirt junior. Defensive ends Clellin Ferrell and Austin Bryant had previously announced intentions to return to school next season (defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence was a sophomore in 2017 and is not draft-eligible until 2019).

Sports Ivana Trump says Donald Trump is 'definitely not racist'
Author: 0 Ivana Trump says Donald Trump is 'definitely not racist'

Trump said he is "ready and willing to make a deal" on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but he doesn't believe Democrats want to reach an agreement. Near the end of past year, the White House denied that Trump said Haitians had aids and that Nigerians would never "go back to their huts" in Africa during another immigration briefing.

Sports Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas
Author: 0 Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

The American had been suffering from a severe flu in the lead up to the Australian Open, and unsuccessfully attempted to have a delayed start to the tournament. Babos was 0 for 16 against top-10 players coming into the match. However her Hungarian opponent was having none of Vandeweghe's complaints, saying that's just always how she plays.

Sports Courtney Roland released from hospital, shares message on Twitter
Author: 0 Courtney Roland released from hospital, shares message on Twitter

Roland was admitted to the Houston Methodist Medical Center on January 8 after an extensive search that rattled local social media feeds. On Monday, she was spotted walking under an overpass in Houston; shortly after that, police reportedly found her in or near a Chick-fil-A restaurant, where she had gone to get a cup of water.

Sports Simone Biles Admits Larry Nassar Subjected Her To 'Disgusting' Sexual Abuse Too
Author: 0 Simone Biles Admits Larry Nassar Subjected Her To 'Disgusting' Sexual Abuse Too

Biles joins a list of high-profile gymnasts who have come out against Nassar, including six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman , 2012 all-around champion Gabby Douglas and two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney . I love this sport too much and I have never been a quitter. She goes on to say that his alleged abuse would not stop her striving. "As I continue to work through the pain, I kindly ask everyone to respect my privacy".

Sports North Korean pop group could perform at Winter Olympics
Author: 0 North Korean pop group could perform at Winter Olympics

The two Koreas, which have been divided since the Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, had their first formal talks in over two years last week, at the end of which the North said it would send a delegation including athletes, cheerleaders, a performance troupe and officials to the games in Pyeongchang in South Korea.