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Sports Djokovic survives Melbourne furnace to beat Monfils
Author: 0 Djokovic survives Melbourne furnace to beat Monfils

Wawrinka wasn't sure if he was ready to play the Australian Open after left knee surgery a year ago put him behind in his preparations. An unbelievable performance from Hsieh Su-Wei saw her defeat third seed Muguruza Garbine. But I do believe, if you break it down to layman's terms, an official can stop play when it gets really hot. Gael Monfils said playing Novak Djokovic in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday was a "risk" to health and that the 25-second rule between ...

Sports Australian Open: Lauren Davis upbeat after thrilling defeat to Simona Halep
Author: 0 Australian Open: Lauren Davis upbeat after thrilling defeat to Simona Halep

It equaled the longest women's singles match at the Australian Open in terms of games played: Chanda Rubin's win over Arantxa Shanchez Vicario in 1996 was also 48 games. I was just jamming them a lot with how much I was moving around the court. Halep, 26, held five break points in the following game but the youngster saved them all in a mighty mental effort.

Sports Around The Big Ten: Basketball Edition
Author: 0 Around The Big Ten: Basketball Edition

That's when Michigan State will find out if the work it put in over the last week will sustain it through the second half of the Big Ten season. In only 16 minutes of play on Sunday, Morgan scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds for the Hoosiers.

Author: 0 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace predictions

The defeat leaves Arsenal in 6th place, eight points adrift of the top four places. However, Arsenal's home record suggests they should win this one. The Gunners have the likes of Nacho Monreal , Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil back from their injury lay offs, hence the only long term out is now Santi Cazorla.

Sports Smith says the NFL 'desperately' needs Tom Brady in the Super Bowl
Author: 0 Smith says the NFL 'desperately' needs Tom Brady in the Super Bowl

The Vikings making the Super Bowl would be impressive, and they have the tools to do so. For the gambling degenerates, here are my National Football League conference championship round playoffs picks. And, after the season was done, the Patriots cut ties with Bledsoe. Brady said a bit contentiously only, " We'll see ", on Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday's conference title game against Jacksonville .

Sports Australia Open: Ostapenko bows out, Wozniacki sails into pre-quarters
Author: 0 Australia Open: Ostapenko bows out, Wozniacki sails into pre-quarters

That caused some frustration for Wozniacki, nearly as much as the umpire during a first-set argument over the dryness of the court, the tournament favourite eventually telling the official not to be "rude" after sealing the opener. Also Ukrainian, she beat local wildcard Olivia Rogowska 6-3, 7-5. "I really didn't expect [this] coming from Auckland, to be honest", Martic said.

Sports Chelsea's Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas ruled out of Brighton trip
Author: 0 Chelsea's Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas ruled out of Brighton trip

Responsibility for leading the attack at Brighton is likely to fall on Eden Hazard . Striker Glenn Murray has bagged six goals in this campaign, but at 34-years of age he isn't quite up to the standard of the Premier League . Chelsea have won just one of their last five away league games (D3 L1), drawing each of their last two. The Blues will be hoping for a repeat performance this time around.

Sports Will Ferrell's freaky interview of Roger Federer
Author: 0 Will Ferrell's freaky interview of Roger Federer

Twelve-time Grand Slam victor Djokovic has been out of action for six months with an elbow injury, but you wouldn't have known it in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young . Ashleigh Barty had something amusing to say about Roger Federer after beating Camila Giorgi on Thursday on the Rod Laver Arena as first match of the night session.

Sports National Football League finds Raiders complied with Rooney Rule after investigation
Author: 0 National Football League finds Raiders complied with Rooney Rule after investigation

The Rooney Rule's objective is to promote diversity in the coaching ranks by making sure that minority candidates get opportunities to interview for head coaching jobs. However, Davis admitted after the press conference to announce Gruden's appointment that he had been pursuing the team's former coach (from 1998-2001) since taking over control of the club in 2011.

Sports The Australian Open is a Big Opportunity for Reaching Chinese Tourists
Author: 0 The Australian Open is a Big Opportunity for Reaching Chinese Tourists

Kerber, who joined Sharapova in the 30-something club on Thursday, beat absent reigning champion Serena Williams to win the 2016 Australian Open and is a formidable opponent when at her best. While top-seeded Rafael Nadal , Nick Kyrgios and Caroline Wozniacki were among those scheduled to play their third-round matches, tournament officials were expected to keep a close eye on the rising temperatures.

Sports Everton agree a deal to sell Aaron Lennon
Author: 0 Everton agree a deal to sell Aaron Lennon

He gave me the opportunity to springboard and score that many goals for the club, and no-one can take that away from me. I need that and I wanted that. Now to the future and that is with Everton after he signed a contract until 2021 admitting Allardyce, the club's ambition and Wayne Rooney's golf club recommendations had lured him to Merseyside.

Sports Questions Linger About Brady's Health Ahead of Championship Game
Author: 0 Questions Linger About Brady's Health Ahead of Championship Game

With the New England Patriots set to host the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles welcoming the Minnesota Vikings into town, it's as good of a time as any to ask: Which two teams will be squaring off at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on February 4th? "I was out there", was all Brady would say about Friday's practice, specifically declining to say whether he threw any footballs .

Sports Wenger Confirms Manchester United Target Will Remain At Arsenal
Author: 0 Wenger Confirms Manchester United Target Will Remain At Arsenal

Arsenal have made a decision to part with the Chilean who is now on the verge of Manchester United . Speaking to the press , Arsene Wenger said, ahead of this game: "I am confident yes, but it is down to our performance". Loftus-Cheek was enjoying a season-long loan spell with Palace before tragedy struck - the centre midfielder appearing 17 times for the Croydon-based outfit in the first half of the campaign.

Sports Day 4 of Larry Nassar sentencing, 38 victims to speak still
Author: 0 Day 4 of Larry Nassar sentencing, 38 victims to speak still

Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney , Aly Raisman and Simone Biles have all said that Nassar abused them under the guise of medical treatment. "It is impossibly hard to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused", she wrote.

Sports Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion
Author: 0 Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

Rather, insisted Graham, Trump simply lashes out at whoever says mean things about him, while at the same time reacts warmly to people who say nice things about him. While it hardly would change Trump's meaning, the difference is said to be the basis for Cotton and Perdue to deny the president said what Durbin claimed.

Sports Jets WR Anderson faces 9 charges in Florida arrest
Author: 0 Jets WR Anderson faces 9 charges in Florida arrest

According to the radio station, Anderson was going 105 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. It's one thing to make a dumb mistake like speeding and then face the consequences, it's another when you get into a auto chase with the police involving lights and sirens everywhere and threaten to sexually assault an officer's wife when you get caught.

Sports Luke Shaw's form keeping Jose Mourinho from transfer market
Author: 0 Luke Shaw's form keeping Jose Mourinho from transfer market

People can say what they want but we'll continue to be positive and push forward". Manchester United will be a big test but I expect the home side to have a very organized plan and hope that with the help of the fans they will hope that at least a point can be salvaged.

Sports UFC Conor McGregor: Dana White's Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson shocker
Author: 0 UFC Conor McGregor: Dana White's Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson shocker

But that's when things started to become ambiguous. "The victor of this fight will be the champion", White said. McGregor would be stripped of his lightweight title, "the belt would move on", and two other fighters would contend for the championship in the Irish striker's absence, according to UFC president Dana White.

Sports Oriol Mena breaks into top 10 in overall rankings
Author: 0 Oriol Mena breaks into top 10 in overall rankings

Carlos Sainz was content to drive cautiously and retain a good lead on the marathon third-to-last stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday (Friday, Manila time). "We had a puncture and then we had some gearbox problems, but everything is fine because we've finished the stage which is the important thing", Sainz said.

Sports Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Mkhitaryan posted the picture of him with other United teammates which can be a farewell picture from the playmaker as he looks set to leave. Meanwhile, Arsenal are now preparing for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at The Emirates on Saturday as the look to get back to winning ways in the top flight.

Sports Asensio lifts second-string Real Madrid at Leganes
Author: 0 Asensio lifts second-string Real Madrid at Leganes

Los Blancos had not won in the three matches prior to the quarter-final first-leg at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, where Marco Asensio found the net in the 89th minute. The Galacticos haven't had an enjoyable season of it, and reports in Spain are rife that the former French global is for the chopping block, with Real a whole 19 points short of rivals Barcelona in the Liga table.

Sports North Korea to send 140-member orchestra to Pyeongchang Olympics
Author: 0 North Korea to send 140-member orchestra to Pyeongchang Olympics

Mattis calls North Korea situation "sobering" Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House MORE (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that South Korea is "undercutting" President Trump's moves to pressure North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons by allowing the isolated nation to attend the Winter Olympics next month.

Sports Roger Federer through to Australian Open third round
Author: 0 Roger Federer through to Australian Open third round

The match will be held at Rod Laver Arena. Roger Federer barely put a foot wrong on Thursday night as he continued his quest for a sixth Australian Open trophy, which would represent his 20th Grand Slam championship crown. At an older age it's easy to forget sometimes, it's great. Then, in a line created to warm the hearts of Anchorman fans everywhere, Ferrell signed off the only way he could after such a sterling performance.

Sports AFC, NFC championship showdowns set
Author: 0 AFC, NFC championship showdowns set

Jacksonville tackle Cam Robinson couldn t have been happier about his team s win over the Steelers . It appears as if both teams playing in this week's AFC Championship Game have some minor injury problems. Now the club must prove its mettle by facing the defending Super Bowl champions in Foxboro. In the AFC Title game on Sunday - the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the road at the New England Patriots .

Sports Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle
Author: 0 Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle

Konta said: "I went to the supermarket to buy blueberries". It's five dollars I won't get back. The 25-year-old said: " It's not always going to go your way, and you're not always going to play well, but at least I did everything in my power that I was supposed to do and prepared right ".

Sports Pressure will determine whether Djokovic is back - Wilander
Author: 0 Pressure will determine whether Djokovic is back - Wilander

Del Potro, in his first appearance in Melbourne for four years after wrist injuries, will face Czech veteran Tomas Berdych in the third round. "You would think maybe, because ( Djokovic ) hasn't played matches, at some point he would lack some confidence in a close match or a close set", Wilander said .