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Sports Seventh seed Thiem retires hurt, Popyrin advances
Author: 0 Seventh seed Thiem retires hurt, Popyrin advances

Dominic Thiem was livid with himself after he dropped the first set in the second round of the Australian Open against Australia's Alexei Popyrin and took out all his anger at the racquet. Buoyed by the crowd inside Melbourne Arena, Popyrin was playing like a man inspired in a stunning first set. Sydney-born to Russian parents, Popyrin's family moved the young prospect to Spain as a 10-year-old, with a clear aim in mind to develop his game.

Sports Mets invite Tebow to spring training
Author: 0 Mets invite Tebow to spring training

Last month, Van Wagenen said the Heisman trophy victor may make his major league debut. Furthermore, Tebow always remains a possibility for a September call up to energize the fanbase should the Mets be well out of a playoff spot. Tim Tebow officially invited to @Mets Major League camp this spring, per team announcement today. Brodie Van Wagenen announced on WFAN Wednesday that his former client and the Mets most famous minor leaguer, Tim Tebow, will begin the season in Triple-A Syracuse.

Sports Larry Fitzgerald hits hole in one while hosting President Obama
Author: 0 Larry Fitzgerald hits hole in one while hosting President Obama

The 11-time Pro Bowl player teed off after Obama hit the green at the par-3 13th. It's unclear if that was the first hole-in-one ever, but by the sound of it it's tough to do on that hole at Seminole Golf Club. With a 10.7 handicap, as Rosaforte suggests, Fitzgerald is a pretty good golfer compared to most people. Not only has he recently played with Tiger Woods , but he also came away with the win at the AT&T Celebrity Pro-Am last February.

Sports Kris Bryant roasts the city of St. Louis, Yadier Molina not happy
Author: 0 Kris Bryant roasts the city of St. Louis, Yadier Molina not happy

I am well aware that the entire baseball universe; fans, players, teams, and media members alike; are starved for information about this free agent market for all players, including Manny . And that's when the beef really began to simmer. The beef had clearly been served at this point, but Molina's teammate, outfielder Marcell Ozuna, felt as though it needed some seasoning.

Author: 0 Barty party continues in Melbourne with Sharapova win

Sharapova ended Caroline Wozniacki's title defence at Melbourne Park on Friday, however, the five-time grand slam victor was unable to build on that result. With the chair umpire choosing to ignore the shot-clock breaches, Sharapova methodically seized the opening set with the only break in the ninth game.

Sports Sane: City roused by Pep's wake-up call
Author: 0 Sane: City roused by Pep's wake-up call

City had scored 19 goals in their previous three games without reply - including two Cup romps against lower league opponents - but they were subdued in Sunday's first half. Manchester Cty saw Liverpool beat Crystal Palace on Saturday to move seven points clear at the top of the league table and will want to respond by beating bottom of the Premier League Huddersfield .

Sports Have seen Sachin Tendulkar getting angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastri
Author: 0 Have seen Sachin Tendulkar getting angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastri

The BCCI uploaded a small video of Indian cricketers coming out of the Auckland airport, amidst cheers from a small but vocal pack of Indian supporters. New Zealand have brought together their strongest possible line-up for the ODI series against India. The Indian team will play five ODIs and three T20 Internationals during their three-week stay in the country.

Sports Higuain left out of Milan squad after ‘poor training session’
Author: 0 Higuain left out of Milan squad after ‘poor training session’

Olivier Giroud has often featured as a substitute this season but has still mustered just one goal in the Premier League, while Alvaro Morata , who has been the subject of much criticism, has been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid . Chelsea enter the weekend in fourth place and victory at the Emirates Stadium would see them go nine points clear of Arsenal , now fifth, in the race for Champions League qualification.

Sports Roger Federer keeps rolling at Australian Open
Author: 0 Roger Federer keeps rolling at Australian Open

Serena Williams , seeded 16th, was equally ruthless. After Halep had dropped the first set in this current meeting, it must have been a tough place for her to come back from . Nishikori eventually prevailed 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (10-7). "I told him, "Nice match". They were interrupted for about a half-hour while the roof at Rod Laver Arena was shut because of rain at 4-all in the third set.

Sports Dembele swaps Spurs ‘family’ for Guangzhou R&F in Chinese Super League
Author: 0 Dembele swaps Spurs ‘family’ for Guangzhou R&F in Chinese Super League

Dembele has become a fan and player favourite, for a man to be built with such vast presence he was able to glide elegantly past the opposition. The Belgium worldwide joined Spurs from Fulham in 2012 and went on to make 250 appearances for the club, but injuries have curtailed him to 10 league appearances this season.

Sports Reigning champ Daryl Impey wins Tour stage
Author: 0 Reigning champ Daryl Impey wins Tour stage

With two stages to go Bevin retains the Ochre Jersey but Impey is now just 7-seconds back in second place. The quartet had gone clear on the short but steep Corkscrew climb, the key feature of the 129.2km stage that started in Unley and went through the Hills.

Sports U.S. striker Tim Weah, son of George, scores on Celtic debut
Author: 0 U.S. striker Tim Weah, son of George, scores on Celtic debut

Weah, 18, is on loan from PSG and, 14 minutes after coming off the bench, ran onto a Dedryck Boyata through ball to put the finishing touches to the game with the final goal in the 83rd minute. Leicester City are now eighth in the Premier League table, but fans have become frustrated with the style of play under Puel. It took us a bit of time to get going, but after that first 15-20 minutes, we started to find the gaps.

Sports U.S. teen takes out contender
Author: 0 U.S. teen takes out contender

American tennis player Amanda Anisimova upset two seeded players in her first three Australian Open women's singles matches to advance to the fourth round of the Melbourne tournament, where she'll compete with 15 others for a coveted spot in the quarterfinals.

Sports Tsitsipas leads 'Next Gen' charge against Federer
Author: 0 Tsitsipas leads 'Next Gen' charge against Federer

In the clip, the guard is seen indicating to Federer that he was missing his Australian Open accreditation pass. Players, coaches, officials, members of the media and others are given lanyards with badges that have a name, a photo, tournament role and a bar code that can be scanned at security checkpoints.

Sports UFC president Dana White blasts criticism of Greg Hardy
Author: 0 UFC president Dana White blasts criticism of Greg Hardy

But, speaking to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, Ostovich revealed she actually pursued a meeting with Hardy at the fighter hotel in Brooklyn to clear the air with Hardy, a former National Football League star who was thrown out of the Dallas Cowboys after being found guilty of assaulting an ex-girlfriend in 2014, but had his charges dropped after she failed to appear in court for the appeal.

Sports Warriors nominated for Team of the Year by Laureus World Sports Academy
Author: 0 Warriors nominated for Team of the Year by Laureus World Sports Academy

The star wrestler, who enjoyed a magnificent run in 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award in 2019. The 24-year-old Vinesh from Haryana made a sensational comeback after battling a long injury lay-off to win a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games.

Sports Birthday boy Tiafoe topples Dimitrov to reach quarters
Author: 0 Birthday boy Tiafoe topples Dimitrov to reach quarters

Nadal is also on the comeback trail, playing his first official tournament since withdrawing midway through his US Open semi-final in September with knee soreness. But credit Berdych for holding his own in the third, staying with the Spaniard for the first 11 games and even bringing up set point on the Nadal serve before leading 4-3 in the ensuing tiebreak.

Sports Serena left 'heartbroken' as opponent crumbles in tears
Author: 0 Serena left 'heartbroken' as opponent crumbles in tears

However, Halep - whose 2018 season was cut short thanks to a back injury - looked to be on better form on Saturday as she broke in the fifth game and again in the seventh to win the first set 6-2. "There's no time for that, I'm sorry to say", the Russian responded when asked if she had any sympathy for her opponent. And it means that Serena's historic quest for Slam No.24 will have to go through the World No.1.

Sports Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are 'very hard to motivate' after Arsenal defeat
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are 'very hard to motivate' after Arsenal defeat

An irate Sarri, who opted to speak Italian in his press conference to properly execute his message, accused his squad of being "extremely hard to motivate". "Today we didn't play our own football". "It seems to me that, as a group of players, they're not particularly aggressive from a mental point of view", he said.

Author: 0 Barty reaches Melbourne quarters with win over Sharapova

Ash Barty's dream Australian Open campaign has continued with the Aussie young gun coming from a set down to steamroll five-time grand slam victor Maria Sharapova to clinch the biggest win of her career 4-6 6-1 6-4. "I gave myself opportunities to go 5-0 [up in the third set] and just couldn't execute". Todd Woodbridge said: 'I always feel with women's tennis that the most aggressive player can win.

Sports Bautista Agut expects injured Murray to 'fight' in Melbourne clash
Author: 0 Bautista Agut expects injured Murray to 'fight' in Melbourne clash

I'd be okay with that being my last match". "I see how much pain he has and what he's going through". "I don't know what it will be, but I have tried my best". "I really enjoyed it", he said. "If I go ahead with the operation, I don't recover well from it, then I don't play again". "The worst thing would be that it doesn't happen and we've got nothing to show for what we've done, because I am not seeing anyone else doing anything".

Sports Bucks use 19-0, 3rd quarter run to knock off Grizzlies
Author: 0 Bucks use 19-0, 3rd quarter run to knock off Grizzlies

However, the Grizzlies lead the two-game season series against the Bucks after registering one of their most impressive road wins of the season with a 116-113 victory on November 14 to hand Milwaukee its first home loss of the season after a 6-0 start.

Sports New England Patriots: Top 5 AFC Championship game moments
Author: 0 New England Patriots: Top 5 AFC Championship game moments

In all the conference championships Brady has played in, eight of them have resulted in trips to the Super Bowl, and five more ended with New England hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Online data analyses indicate almost the entire nation wants to see the Kansas City Chiefs prevail in this weekend's AFC Championship game. FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on ...

Sports Late birdie run keeps Mickelson ahead at Desert Classic
Author: 0 Late birdie run keeps Mickelson ahead at Desert Classic

Defending champion Jon Rahm fired his second straight 66 to head a trio of players on 132 alongside Wyndham Clark (67) and Joey Garber (64). On Saturday he will play the third venue of the event, the Stadium Course, which also hosts Sunday's final round.

Sports Aussie cricket fan Barty bowls into #AUSOpen fourth round
Author: 0 Aussie cricket fan Barty bowls into #AUSOpen fourth round

Anisimova's first trip to Australia, and third appearance in the main draw at a major, now progresses to Week 2 and a matchup against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova , who beat Belinda Bencic 6-1, 6-4. "This is an unreal feeling", Anisimova said. "Usually if you make a great effort, good things happen and it's happened with both of those two right now".

Sports Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus
Author: 0 Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

But the match went ahead at a sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah in front of more than 61,000 fans, including many women who were only allowed into Saudi sports stadiums a year ago for the first time to watch soccer matches.

Sports Australian Open’s all over for Johanna Konta… at 3.12am!
Author: 0 Australian Open’s all over for Johanna Konta… at 3.12am!

Not ideal for anyone". "I think obviously the reason why they (did that). because of the ticket sales", five-times Grand Slam champion Sharapova told reporters after reaching the fourth round on Friday. "I think I played a great match and a lot to do with that is the chemistry between the two players and the way two game styles match up", added Konta, who said she would look to build on her performance over the rest of the season.

Sports Yankees sign bullpen stud Adam Ottavino | What it means
Author: 0 Yankees sign bullpen stud Adam Ottavino | What it means

They traded for Álex Colomé and then signed free agent Kelvin Herrera. The 33-year-old NY native has a career 3.68 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in eight seasons in the majors. All of the Yankees' single-digit numbers are retired except for 0, so Ottavino could be the first for the franchise to do so since No. 2 Derek Jeter retired following the 2015 season.

Sports Lowry to take three-shot Abu Dhabi lead into final round
Author: 0 Lowry to take three-shot Abu Dhabi lead into final round

Forrest, one of the four Scottish newcomers on the circuit this season, is now eighth reserve for next week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic and is due to play in a 36-hole shootout event for three spots in that tournament on Sunday and Monday.