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Sports Pliskova rallies for second Brisbane title — WTA roundup
Author: 0 Pliskova rallies for second Brisbane title — WTA roundup

The second seed, who famously defeated Serena Williams amid dramatic scenes in NY previous year, was a heavy favourite to progress past the unseeded Ukrainian but moped her way to a 6-2, 6-4 defeat, with world No.27 Tsurenko playing the far more positive tennis.

Sports Bianca faces Goerges in Auckland final
Author: 0 Bianca faces Goerges in Auckland final

That means that Canadian had to win 7 consecutive matches and beat 2 former world no.1 on the way (Carolina Wozniacki and Venus Williams ) before clashing against the German. Goerges broke Andreescu in the very first game and proceeded to hit her stride on serve. Saturday's match will be her first semifinal at a WTA tournament, a feat she has achieved in memorable fashion.

Sports Clemson defeats No. 1 Alabama, wins national title
Author: 0 Clemson defeats No. 1 Alabama, wins national title

I've had my doubts all season that Alabama was the clear-cut No. 1 team over Clemson, and this is the Tigers' chance to prove it. The Crimson Tide bumbled their way through a mistake-laden game that included two turnovers that led to Clemson touchdowns, a botched fake field goal attempt, undisciplined penalties and an inability to stop Clemson on third down or convert their own opportunities.

Sports Virat Kohli Has Something To Say About
Author: 0 Virat Kohli Has Something To Say About "Ego" To Australians For Ashes

And India is also the first Asian country to achieve this feat, Hence, we can imagine how proud Anushka is for her husband Virat Kohli and his team members. As the team headed for the hotel, the fans stood in the lobby and played different songs as the players broke into rounds of dance. "If we play for boring draws, no results, the game is going nowhere", he added.

Sports Greg Mattison Reportedly Leaving Michigan For DC Job At Ohio State
Author: 0 Greg Mattison Reportedly Leaving Michigan For DC Job At Ohio State

Former Ohio State defensive assistant Alex Grinch left the Buckeyes to become the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma. It was reported a year ago that Schiano had an opportunity to leave the Buckeyes for the same job under Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots, only for him to turn down that role.

Sports Packers Hire Titans OC Matt LaFleur As New Head Coach
Author: 0 Packers Hire Titans OC Matt LaFleur As New Head Coach

Just over a month after the team moved on from longtime head coach Mike McCarthy , it appears the Green Bay Packers have found their new head coach. ESPN's Adam Schefter says the Packers have been contacting other candidates to let them know the choice is made. The early expectation is that Pettine stays in Green Bay, though Lafleur will make a firm call when it's official.

Sports Eagles-Bears sets historic rating numbers for NBC
Author: 0 Eagles-Bears sets historic rating numbers for NBC

Bears head coach Matt Nagy had an epic reaction to the missed kick, as did the team's mascot - who literally died on the field. Let's take a closer look at three things that prevented the Bears from advancing in the postseason, and stop pointing the finger at Parkey (at least for now).

Sports Rockets trade Carter-Williams to Bulls; will be waived
Author: 0 Rockets trade Carter-Williams to Bulls; will be waived

But the Bulls are expected to waive the guard later on Monday. Houston will also send cash to Chicago in the deal and receive a conditional second-round pick in return, freeing up salary cap space for the Rockets. The 27-year-old Carter-Williams has played sparingly for Houston this season, especially amid the team's current hot streak. He averaged just 4.3 points, 1.3 assists and 0.8 rebounds per game.

Author: 0 McGregor wants exhibition bout against Nasukawa 'before this summer'

The undefeated 41-year-old made light work of the Japanese kickboxing prodigy, knocking Nasukawa down three times in the first round and winning by TKO when Nasukawa's corner threw in the towel. Or perhaps the tweet was simply McGregor's latest dig at Mayweather, whom he never misses an opportunity to take a stab at, as noted by his New Year's Day dig.

Sports Gregg Popovich Asked Scottie Pippen To Mentor Kawhi Leonard
Author: 0 Gregg Popovich Asked Scottie Pippen To Mentor Kawhi Leonard

Playing against his former team, DeRozan collected 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double. Things went sour between Leonard and San Antonio last season when there was a disagreement over how to handle the tendinopathy in his left quadriceps that bothered him throughout 2017-18.

Sports Price stars as Canadiens blank Canucks
Author: 0 Price stars as Canadiens blank Canucks

Julien said Price's play gives the Canadiens confidence, but he cautioned: "Hopefully, not confidence to the degree that we're going to get sloppy in front of him, which we were at times tonight". The Canucks never got their offense going and Jacob Markstrom struggled in the net with five goals scoring on 34 shots. Notes: Andersen said after Friday's practice, his first full session since December 27, that he's close to a return.

Sports Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu upsets Venus Williams
Author: 0 Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu upsets Venus Williams

Goerges beat the world No 50, Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova , 6-1 7-6 (6) before Andreescu beat Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan 6-3 6-3. She beat top-seeded Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 and sixth-seeded Williams 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-3. 152 in the world. After winning the first five games in the decisive third set, Andreescu let Williams back in the match. "I knew she was a very tricky player".

Sports Van Gaal: Liverpool boss Klopp out-coaching Guardiola
Author: 0 Van Gaal: Liverpool boss Klopp out-coaching Guardiola

I have never been to the city of Liverpool , England. One question remains - can Liverpool maintain their form, especially after suffering defeat? The manager will continue to improve the team and get the best out of his men. "I understand Alberto's position, he has been unbelievably professional and he is a really important part of the dressing room", the manager said. Man City and Liverpool are embroiled in a famous Premier League title race at the moment but there is no ...

Sports Abraham a no-show at Villa training amid Wolves links
Author: 0 Abraham a no-show at Villa training amid Wolves links

However, the Capital club are still prepared to allow another temporary move for their striker once they trigger the break clause in his loan contract at Aston Villa . Consequently, The Blues ensured that Abraham was not available for selection by Villa in their clash with Swansea City in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.

Sports Ferrari's move to appoint Mattia Binotto leaves key questions to be answered
Author: 0 Ferrari's move to appoint Mattia Binotto leaves key questions to be answered

But Ferrari's shake-up has now leaked out, and insiders with good knowledge of the situation have revealed that Ferrari president John Elkann has decided that Binotto is the right man to lead Ferrari in 2019. Before the Christmas break, Arrivabene hit out at what he called " fake news " over reports that Binotto was so frustrated with the situation that he could leave Ferrari.

Sports India end 71-year wait for Test series victory in Australia
Author: 0 India end 71-year wait for Test series victory in Australia

Shastri lavished rich praise on Indian players after they wrote a new chapter in the Indian cricket history. While India now gear up to switch format, Kohli's biggest takeaway will be the confidence before they start their perparations for the ODI World Cup.

Sports FSU Travels to Virginia for Marquee Top-10 Match-up
Author: 0 FSU Travels to Virginia for Marquee Top-10 Match-up

Defensively, we did a decent job on the other guys, but he was the X-factor I thought today". Guy made eleven 3-pointers in a row over the Marshall and FSU games, which broke the program record of eight in a row. It was all part of a 15-2 Cavalier run to close the opening stanza, and Guy picked up right where he left off out of the half, nailing a 3 on the Cavaliers' opening possession.

Sports Anderson To Face Karlovic In Tata Open Final
Author: 0 Anderson To Face Karlovic In Tata Open Final

The deciding set of the match saw both the players use their serves to their advantage, holding throughout and taking the set into the tie-break yet again. A pair of championship points were swatted away by Karlovic as the pair completed a third set without a break of serve and the underdog was in control as Anderson protested an early call had put him off in the tiebreak.

Sports Rain prevents play in Australia-India Test
Author: 0 Rain prevents play in Australia-India Test

So from that point of view this one is more emotional to me. India had two of the three highest wicket takers with paceman Jasprit Bumrah proving an admirable and reliable spearhead. Chaudhary - whose upper body and face is painted with the Indian tricolours of saffron, white and green and the name of his patron and favourite player, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar - embodies the passion of the supporters.

Sports Foden 'still learning' at Manchester City
Author: 0 Foden 'still learning' at Manchester City

Without him last season maybe it wouldn't have been possible. After signing a new long-term contract last month, Foden's levels of involvement in Guardiola's side are being keenly observed - especially in light of other jewels of City's academy system seeking pastures new.

Sports Klopp gives Liverpool title edge over Guardiola's City - Van Gaal
Author: 0 Klopp gives Liverpool title edge over Guardiola's City - Van Gaal

There is one player potentially on the market which has the ideal profile for Liverpool and that is Timo Werner . The Bundesliga club are clearly reluctant to let his contract wind down too much further and that should have alerted Liverpool in particular with the young forward a flawless fit for this energetic and creative Klopp team.

Sports Ranking all 20 of Schumacher's F1 cars
Author: 0 Ranking all 20 of Schumacher's F1 cars

Statistically he remains, the most successful driver of them all a dozen years after his first retirement from the F1. Schumacher's daughter Gina also published a short message to her Instagram page, writing: " Happy Birthday to the best dad ", accompanied with three pictures.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers expected to release Patrick McCaw
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers expected to release Patrick McCaw

McCaw, who was an unsigned, restricted free agent at the start of the season, signed with the Cavaliers on December 28 after playing a little hardball with the Golden State Warriors , who refused to match Cleveland's two-year, $6 million, non-guaranteed offer.

Sports India stun Thailand 4-1 in Asian Cup 2019
Author: 0 India stun Thailand 4-1 in Asian Cup 2019

In the five matches they have started in defence, the Blue Tigers are yet to concede a goal from open play - such has been the defensive organization of the current Indian setup. "Tomorrow morning, we train again", Constantine added. Former Ghana coach Rajevac took charge of Thailand in 2017 before earning a contract extension until 2020 in February past year.

Sports We were clear about bowling tactics - Tim Paine
Author: 0 We were clear about bowling tactics - Tim Paine

The fourth and final test match of the series between India and Australia so far has belonged completely to the hosts who managed to put on 622/7 in their first innings before skipper Virat Kohli chose to have a go at the Australian openers late during the second day's play.

Sports Medvedev Moves One Step Closer To Brisbane Final
Author: 0 Medvedev Moves One Step Closer To Brisbane Final

Kei Nishikori says he would've arrived in Melbourne happy even if he had lost a tenth-straight ATP final on Sunday. But Medvedev offered a strong riposte, levelling the set and then holding with increasing ease to set up a tiebreak, where Tsonga again let slip a firm grip on proceedings as two set points came and went before his opponent closed out the opener.

Sports Bournemouth sign Liverpool striker Solanke close on Clyne loan
Author: 0 Bournemouth sign Liverpool striker Solanke close on Clyne loan

Bournemouth are now in worst form but Howe will hope that the youngster serves as the inspirational figure his players desperately need to return back to winning ways. "Joel [Matip] maybe is a bit closer - I'm not sure, but hopefully. He has done very well for England at various age groups, has a huge amount of potential and I'm really excited about working with him".