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Sports Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Lucas Pouille to reach final
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Watch & bet on Novak Djokovic v Lucas Pouille live with bet365 here * on Friday, January 25. He has far too much experience and is playing at a level very few can match. "I couldn't put a strategy in place". It gave Djokovic a spot in the semifinals at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2016, when he won his second straight title and his fifth in six years.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino: VAR in Premier League should be delayed, says Tottenham boss
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: VAR in Premier League should be delayed, says Tottenham boss

Spurs lost Davies in the 33rd minute, adding to their injury woes, though Pochettino does not feel the knock is serious. "What worries me a bit is that there's going to be a situation where football starts to annoy fans". They failed to produce a shot on target in the first half but forced penalties when Fernando Llorente converted Danny Rose's cross. "That situation was hard to accept and I am not sure if you get a benefit or not".

Sports CoA of BCCI lifts suspensions on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul
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A BCCI statement said, the decision has been taken after discussing the matter with new amicus curiae P S Narsimha. The BCCI lifted the "interim suspension orders" against the pair - who both apologised to the board - with immediate effect on Thursday, pending the appointment and adjudication of the board's ombudsman.

Sports Real Madrid boast football's highest revenues again
Author: 0 Real Madrid boast football's highest revenues again

Liverpool climbed from 9th to 7th after generating €513.7m following an impressive season during which they dazzled in the Champions League, where they finished runners-up to Real Madrid . The Magpies generating £178.5 (€201.5m) in revenues. "The gap between the top two has grown to the second widest in Money League history after being the narrowest ever in last year's edition".

Sports Nadal 2.0 hitting new heights at Australian Open
Author: 0 Nadal 2.0 hitting new heights at Australian Open

To start the season like this when a few weeks ago when I was in Brisbane, having to take a very tough decision not to play there. It's always a big challenge to play against them. When asked if he is capable of playing even better, Nadal said on court afterwards: "Hopefully, yes". The 20-year-old Greek tennis classicist with the flowing locks and the single-handed backhand was shattered but philosophical later.

Sports Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in 'second career'
Author: 0 Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in 'second career'

When she came home, Barty chose to push on with her career and moved from Ipswich , in Queensland, to Melbourne. The two-time Wimbledon champion beat local favorite Ash Barty 6-1, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena and was tearful when she said she had never imagined she would be back here playing.

Sports Sun stops play during first ODI between New Zealand and India
Author: 0 Sun stops play during first ODI between New Zealand and India

Rain often disrupts cricket, but in New Zealand it was the sun that forced players off the field today during the one-day worldwide between New Zealand and India . It's happened before at McLean Park. Play was similarly stopped just last week for around 20 minutes in a domestic Twenty20 clash between Central Stags and Canterbury Kings.

Sports Yankees Trade Sonny Gray As Part Of 3-Team Deal
Author: 0 Yankees Trade Sonny Gray As Part Of 3-Team Deal

The good news for Cincinnati is that Gray's issues in NY weren't injury or mechanically related, a label that followed him in Oakland. There is a snag, however, as Fancred's Jon Heyman reports that the Reds are trying to extend Gray's contract before finalizing the deal.

Sports Raiders’ Derek Carr had enough. How he lit up an ESPN personality
Author: 0 Raiders’ Derek Carr had enough. How he lit up an ESPN personality

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr uncharacteristically ripped " First Take " hosts Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith in a series of tweets on Wednesday and challenged them to a fight. Hey @derekcarrqb .... I heard you had a few things to say. Consider this a personal invitation. But I'll deal with this on @ FirstTake . I'm here, Bro! Nobody hiding.

Sports Victor Oladipo Suffers Gruesome Knee Injury
Author: 0 Victor Oladipo Suffers Gruesome Knee Injury

Oladipo collapsed under the basket during the Pacers' 110-106 home win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Oladipo will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Jan. "We're not going to speculate". Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is having another All-Star season for the continuing-to-rise Pacers. "We can't let this get us stuck in the mud".

Sports Petra Kvitova ends Danielle Collins' dream run and reach Australian Open final
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova ends Danielle Collins' dream run and reach Australian Open final

In Australian Open 2019, Kvitová has displayed tremendous form. Kvitova, meanwhile, who overcame the unseeded American Danielle Collins 7-6, 6-0 to reach the final, is yet to drop a set this fortnight. But I had to play well". Kvitova was dominant in the second set, and Collins only broke her serve once throughout the match. Although she won on 81 percent of her first serves, only 43 percent of her second serves got her games.

Sports Eklund - Chiarelli out in Edmonton, what's next??? Buzzcast
Author: 0 Eklund - Chiarelli out in Edmonton, what's next??? Buzzcast

Peter Chiarelli has been fired as president of hockey operations/general manager of the Edmonton Oilers . Failure cum laude - he'll never work as a GM again. How far should they go in attaching assets to bad contracts in order to shed some of the terrible, awful contracts that Chiarelli managed to collect? He acquired Griffin Reinhart from the Islanders for a first and second round pick.

Sports Australian Open semifinal start time & TV channel
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On paper, this clash looks rather lopsided, with world No. 1 Djokovic coasting into the final four while Pouille finds himself in unfamiliar Grand Slam territory. It is his first semi-final at a slam but he has won against Rafa in NY a couple of years ago. "He's not afraid to play his best at the biggest stage in sport".

Sports Thierry Henry 'suspended from his duties' as AS Monaco manager
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Emenalo only joined Monaco in Nov 2017, soon after he left Chelsea where he had a similar position and faces being blamed for Henry's failure. The Frenchman started his career at Monaco back in 1994 where he played as a left-winger. Thierry Henry is one of if not the most feared striker in Premier League history, with the former Arsenal hitman bagging 174 goals in 254 games.

Sports Ben Simmons snubbed as NBA All-Star starter
Author: 0 Ben Simmons snubbed as NBA All-Star starter

Simmons finished fourth in the eyes of fans, third in media voting and fifth based with his peers. This is Harden's third consecutive start, and seventh consecutive selection. The captains will draft the eight remaining players from the starter pool in the First Round and then all 14 players from the reserve pool in the Second Round, making selections without regard to a player's conference affiliation or position.

Sports Pat Cummins, Travis Head promoted to Australia's Test vice-captaincy
Author: 0 Pat Cummins, Travis Head promoted to Australia's Test vice-captaincy

But the pair's appointment sees them handed the roles over permanent star Lyon, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc. Former Test paceman Rodney Hogg tweeted: "How could Head be vice-captain of Australian Test team?" "I just don't understand it really, it's like we've got a senior playing group and half the team are captaining the side".

Sports Ashley Cole will not take Frank Lampard lightly
Author: 0 Ashley Cole will not take Frank Lampard lightly

He would also play alongside his England team-mate Lampard with the Blues, doing so in the Premier League 190 times - more than he did any outfield team-mate with Chelsea . I know he is very fit, fresh and wants to continue to play so he comes into my thoughts because I know the influence he would have. After winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, alongside the Champions League , Europa League and League Cup, Cole is targeting a first promotion of his career.

Sports India can’t afford to take New Zealand lightly: Madan Lal
Author: 0 India can’t afford to take New Zealand lightly: Madan Lal

The Indian team will leave for Napier on the morning of January 21 where the first ODI will be played. The two were the most consistent performers during the ODI series down under. Kohli has become the first player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, his second consecutive, the ICC Test and the ODI Player of the Year awards following an extraordinary 2018.

Sports England favourites but danger lurks in West Indies
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But while he briefly considered the practical benefits of remaining in the United Kingdom, he said his heart was always with West Indies . "We have got to be on top form to be able to try and challenge them ( West Indies )". Former Windies batsman Floyd Reifer, who oversaw the Caribbean side's only series success on the recent Bangladesh tour when he took charge for the Twenty20 phase, has been also overlooked along with former Windies senior team bowling coach, Roddy Estwick.

Sports Sarfraz Ahmed in trouble after racist comments on Andile Phehlukwayo
Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed in trouble after racist comments on Andile Phehlukwayo

Sarfraz can be heard saying, "Abey Kaaley, Teri Ammi aaj kaha baithi huyeen hain, Hain???" The sledge translates roughly to: "Hey black [man], where is your mother sitting?" Sarfraz made the comment even as Phehlukwayo inside edged a Shaheen Afridi delivery to deep fine leg and was running towards the non-striker's end.

Sports Alex Cora now considering skipping White House visit with Donald Trump
Author: 0 Alex Cora now considering skipping White House visit with Donald Trump

The 43-year-old manager's decision could affect what some of his players choose to do and Red Sox executives are also still discussing if it is appropriate to visit the White House if the government is still shut down. "I don't know what kind of platform I'm going to have if I go", he said. It's not that I've changed my mind. Kennedy said the team has told Betts, 26, that the Red Sox want him on the roster for the long haul.

Sports Australian Open: Kei Nishikori beats Carreno Busta to reach quarters
Author: 0 Australian Open: Kei Nishikori beats Carreno Busta to reach quarters

It was never-say-die Nishikori's third five-setter of the tournament, the second time he came from two sets down and his second triumph via a final set 10-point tie-break, newly introduced for this year's tournament. He couldn't believe what had transpired. The controversial call has led to mixed responses from fellow tennis players, with match commentator Jim Courier agreeing with the umpire's decision.

Sports Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi
Author: 0 Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi

Novak Djokovic overcame the tricky challenge of Daniil Medvedev in four sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open . But Medvedev did not let go of the set and won three straight games to make a comeback. Medvedev maintained his momentum in the tie-break, putting away an easy passing shot after a Djokovic forehand bounced up off the net cord and drawing level when the flustered favourite thudded a forehand into the net.

Sports Tadhg Beirne to miss Six Nations clashes against England and Scotland
Author: 0 Tadhg Beirne to miss Six Nations clashes against England and Scotland

Ireland look set to be without lock Iain Henderson for their Six Nations opener against England next month, adding to Joe Schmidt's injury woe in the second-row department. Ireland kick-start the defense of their six Nations title by facing England at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd. Ulster coach Dan McFarland will be hoping that Henderson is back to full fitness well before the province's all-Irish Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster on the final weekend in March.

Sports Arsenal defender Bellerin posts message after surgery
Author: 0 Arsenal defender Bellerin posts message after surgery

Meanwhile, Arsenal will not rush to replace head of recruitment Sven Mislintat after his exit in February. Bellerin suffered a bad injury in the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League at the weekend. It's not my issue. I can say the same: "if the club chose to sign a sporting director, then I will agree with them". "Hector will undergo surgery to fix this in the coming days", read the club's statement.

Sports Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Bob Sutton
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The Kansas City Chiefs said Tuesday that it fired Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator. "I've said before that change can be a good thing, for both parties". The Patriots threw the ball for 99 yards more than the Chiefs and ran the ball for 135 yards more than Kansas City. The Chiefs failed to get pressure on Brady throughout the game, and allowed the Patriots to convert 13 of 19 third downs, including three staggering 3rd and 10's on their overtime drive that ended with the game-winning ...

Sports Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires hurt
Author: 0 Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires hurt

We actually played in quarterfinals I think one year". Svitolina had her neck and shoulders massaged by a trainer during a medical timeout while trailing 3-0 in the second set. "It's his first semifinal at a Slam, but he has won against (Rafael) Nadal in NY some years ago, and he has taken a couple of scalps at the big tournaments, so he's not afraid to play his best on the biggest stages in our sport".

Sports Binotto describes
Author: 0 Binotto describes "emotional" Mick Schumacher signing

Ferrari has committed racer Mick Schumacher for his youth Academy. His father has not been seen in public since suffering a severe head injury in a late-2013 skiing accident. He will be taking part in pre-season preparation with other drivers from the academy, according to a statement on Saturday. It's clear that the youngster has that famous Schumacher determination, but he also appears to have inherited some of the vast talent of his father - he recently beat Ferrari's current main ...