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Sport Pliskova battles back to reach quarter-finals
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But she has been nursing a painful ankle and an aching body after enduring a three-hour 44 minutes thriller to beat Lauren Davis 15-13 in the third set in round three. There were times when Kerber struggled in the face of Su-Wei Hsieh's bewitching mixture of unorthodox double-handed strokes and variations of pace and spin, but she held firm to beat the Taiwanese 4-6 7-5 6-2 and secure a last-eight meeting with Madison Keys .

Sport Fans angry with new Leeds United crest
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Another Leeds fan asked on Twitter whether it was "10,000 Huddersfield fans" who were consulted, before adding that the new design is "dreadful". The crest, the result of a previous consultation involving more than 10,000 people according to the club, is of a man giving a salute.

Sport Kyle Kuzma is evolving into more than just a hot scorer
Author: 0 Kyle Kuzma is evolving into more than just a hot scorer

LOS ANGELES-Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was in that position because Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton trusted him to make free throws under pressure. That play will draw a lot of attention, but the true killers for the Celtics were LA's 23 second-chance points. Los Angeles ranks 16th in points off turnovers per game (16.6) while Boston ranks 29th (14.4).

Sport FSU quarterback Deondre Francois cleared in domestic violence investigation
Author: 0 FSU quarterback Deondre Francois cleared in domestic violence investigation

The quarterback and the woman, whom the Tampa Bay Times identified as his girlfriend and also a resident in the home where Francois lives, gave very different accounts of the incident, according the police report . She told them Francois got upset after his friend tried to talk to her, telling her she could not speak with another guy. He tried to pick the woman up and take her outside of the apartment, but she began to swing at him.

Sport Even champs do chores: UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic helps out at home
Author: 0 Even champs do chores: UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic helps out at home

In the end, both champions retained their titles: Daniel Cormier finished off challenger Volkan Oezdemir within two rounds, while Stipe Miocic executed the flawless gameplan to stave off Francis Ngannou . Daniel Cormier was a broken man after his second defeat to his rival Jon Jones . Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defended his belt against No.

Sport McCarthy confirms successful surgery on double leg break
Author: 0 McCarthy confirms successful surgery on double leg break

Any thoughts that Seamus Coleman might be apprehensive about sliding in for a challenge, held back by thoughts of last March, were dispelled 20 minutes into his return to action on Tuesday night when the Donegal man put in what Phil Jagielka termed a "crunching tackle" .

Sport Jim Thome elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on first ballot
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Chipper Jones ( Atlanta Braves): This is the first year that he is eligible for the Hall of Fame and I see him getting in. Thome joins center fielders Earl Averill (1975), Doby (1998) and Tris Speaker (1937), right fielder Elmer Frick (1963), shortstops Lou Boudreau (1970) and Joe Sewell (1977), second baseman Napoleon Lajoie (1937) and pitchers Bob Lemon (1976), Early Wynn (1972), Addie Joss (1978), Bob Feller (1962) and Stan Coveleski (1969) as members of the Indians organization ...

Sport Aaron Lennon 'still has a lot to offer' after Burnley move
Author: 0 Aaron Lennon 'still has a lot to offer' after Burnley move

BC-SOC-Burnley-Dyche, 1st Ld-Writethru, 204Burnley ties Dyche to new deal, signs Lennon on loanAP Photo LON121, LON122Eds: Adds photo links. Lennon left Everton a week after the club signed another right winger in Theo Walcott . Burnley lost two of their pacier players in the summer in Andre Gray and Michael Keane , but this month has brought in Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on loan from Spurs, and now Lennon, to give his squad a different dimension.

Sport A chunk of North America found sticking to Australia
Author: 0 A chunk of North America found sticking to Australia

Our data shows these sediments were deposited off the coast of North America adjacent to present-day Canada, and later transferred to Australia. The continents, as we know them today, have shifted places throughout Earth's 4-billion-year history.

Sport Vikings Joseph, Rudolph, Harrison Smith going to Pro Bowl
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UCF's football team will be honored by the NFL after the 1 quarter of the Pro Bowl, According to the UCF Football Homepage. Additionally, Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed the Knights National Champions within the state . The coaching staffs of the New Orleans Saints will lead the NFC , While the Pittsburgh Steelers will lead the AFC . Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer presented the UCF Knights a mega key to the city during a celebration block party in downtown Orlando Monday night.

Sport Former Rams quarterback Nick Foles poised for last laugh
Author: 0 Former Rams quarterback Nick Foles poised for last laugh

One thing is certain, Cowboys fans will be beside themselves if a second-year head coach dealing with multiple injured starting players can somehow defeat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots , to give the Eagles their first Superbowl championship.

Sport Dzeko remains first choice at Roma despite Chelsea transfer links
Author: 0 Dzeko remains first choice at Roma despite Chelsea transfer links

While Palmieri will once again be used as back-up to the team's main left-back, he is perfectly suited to the wing-back position in the Chelsea formation. The final decision of the transfer will be made by the London side's director Marina Granovskaia if the talks between the clubs go smoothly. "I have to make sure everyone is ready for it - including the players whose names are in the papers".

Sport Raiders Free Agency Rumors: Le'Veon Bell in Silver and Black?
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What are your thoughts on Bell saying that he's confident a long-term deal between himself and the Steelers can get done this offseason? After Pro Bowl practice Wednesday in Orlando, Bell told reporters he's encouraged by the current state of negotiations.

Sport Federer reaches Australian Open semifinals, will face Chung
Author: 0 Federer reaches Australian Open semifinals, will face Chung

Roger Federer maintained his record of not having dropped a set at the Australian Open with a straightforward victory over Marton Fucsovics to reach the quarter-finals. Keys has described being "devastated" following her straight-sets loss to Sloane Stephens in last year's U.S. Open final, but said she was feeling differently after falling to Kerber in similarly lopsided fashion, 6-1, 6-2.

Sport This is Larry Nassar's full statement before he was sentenced
Author: 0 This is Larry Nassar's full statement before he was sentenced

USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun also called on all USA Gymnastics board members to quit because of Nassar's abuse - and threatened to decertify the sport's governing body if it doesn't agree to his demands. Nassar was previously an osteopathic sports physician at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. The women have included Olympians Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.

Sport Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas ruled out vs
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The north Londoners signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United to reinforce their attack in the winter transfer window but the Armenian global will have to wait for his debut because he is cup tied. "When you play against Arsenal for sure you must be prepared to suffer without the ball", said the Italian. "I think Arsenal has a good squad", Conte said.

Sport Manchester United Announce Alexis Sanchez Signing In Style
Author: 0 Manchester United Announce Alexis Sanchez Signing In Style

Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to become a Manchester United player on Monday after a leaked image apparently showed the Chile worldwide on the Old Trafford pitch in the club's famous red shirt. 'He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he's very committed as well, ' the Frenchman added. Thank you very much .There are people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage.

Sport Eugenie Bouchard set for another National Football League outing with Twitter date
Author: 0 Eugenie Bouchard set for another National Football League outing with Twitter date

Bucks) with Goehrke later in February. The Canadian tennis star has accepted the NFL Canada's offer to send her and her beau to Super Bowl LII. In the past year, Bouchard and Goehrke have gone on multiple dates. Back to where it all began?! And with the too?! "I'm in! What do you say @punslayintwoods?" Well, the Pats won, Bouchard followed through with the date and the rest is history.

Sport Lloyd Pope creates history as Australia enter last four
Author: 0 Lloyd Pope creates history as Australia enter last four

It's something I am comfortable with. Warne's heroics were played out some five months before Pope was even born, and the teen wasn't able to bring those matches to mind, but there was more than a hint of Warne in his animated, nearly aggressive celebrations as he ran through England , as well as his ability to wrest control of a contest that was fast getting away from his team.

Sport New England Women's boss Phil Neville deletes Twitter account over 'sexist' tweet
Author: 0 New England Women's boss Phil Neville deletes Twitter account over 'sexist' tweet

England are now on a warm weather training camp and Neville spent Tuesday at their base in La Manga to get to know the players who will be under his charge for the qualification campaign for the 2019 World Cup. That result was also achieved under Sampson but the Welshman's reign ended in controversy after he was accused of racism by England striker Eni Aluko, although it was "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" in a previous role with Bristol Academy that eventually led the FA to sack ...

Sport Man Utd fans love Alexis Sanchez's first interview since signing from Arsenal
Author: 0 Man Utd fans love Alexis Sanchez's first interview since signing from Arsenal

On his arrival at the Emirates, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed the player and termed him a complete package. "I'm convinced that the way the football is going, it's maybe not only to buy players with huge amounts of money, but have players in your team who care about your club, have a sense of belonging and a pride of belonging to the club".

Sport Mohamed Salah linked to Real Madrid, Leon Bailey latest
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Liverpool ace Salah has 20 goals in all competitions and is now one of the hottest properties in European football at present and Abo Rida, president of the Egyptian FA, believes he could be at the Santiago Bernabeu next season. And all three were instrumental as the Reds ended Manchester City's unbeaten run last weekend, handing them their first defeat of the season with a 4-3 win at Anfield.

Sport Barcelona Confirm Exit Of One Of Their Longest Serving Stars
Author: 0 Barcelona Confirm Exit Of One Of Their Longest Serving Stars

It happens this Thursday night when Barça hosts Espanyol in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal return leg. Kickoff is at 9.30pm CET. Mascherano already said goodbye on Monday informally from all his colleagues with a meal at a restaurant in Barcelona.

Sport Three Team USA Gymnastics Employees Step Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Author: 0 Three Team USA Gymnastics Employees Step Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Meanwhile, in Michigan, Nassar's sentencing hearing continued Monday, raising the number of girls and women who have spoken to almost 100 since last week. On the USA Gymnastics site , the newly vacant board positions are labeled "TBD", while the other member names remain. While the statement said USA Gymnastics much focus on supporting the survivors of Nassar's sexual assault , Raisman contended that both the USOC and USA Gymnastics are indifferent to the pain of the survivors and ...

Sport Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season
Author: 0 Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely - who played with Brady at MI - told Sports Illustrated that last spring Bundchen kept "trying to get me to convince (Tom) to stop playing". I'd be so bored if I wasn't going out there, knowing that I could still do it. "Right? Football. Like, he had a concussion previous year", Bundchen said on the program.

Sport Hollywood Could Face Tough Questions After Kobe's Oscar Nom
Author: 0 Hollywood Could Face Tough Questions After Kobe's Oscar Nom

Bryant published the poem in November of 2015, and the animated video, which Bryant narrates, went viral shortly after that. Kobe Bryant apparently does it all . Bryant voices his poem in the short film as animation portrays Kobe's love of the game. A lock for the Hall of Fame, Bryant is the Lakers' all-time leading scorer, and his five National Basketball Association titles are tied for the most in franchise history.

Sport Chung is 1st Korean to reach Aussie Open semis
Author: 0 Chung is 1st Korean to reach Aussie Open semis

The 2016 Australian Open champion won the first set in just 22 minutes, before completing the job in 51 minutes. But Wednesday's victory guaranteed that she would return to the top 10 after this tournament. "I felt like I was trying different things, but I wasn't playing very consistent. Sometimes you just don't play very well out there". Keys could improve her second serve percentage moving forward, but for the most part, the American has been extremely sharp and in control of each ...

Sport Man City linked with £60m for La Liga star
Author: 0 Man City linked with £60m for La Liga star

Now with the club looking for a new central defender, it is understood from sources that City have been made aware that a deal could be done. Neville managed Valencia for four months between December 2015 and March 2016, during which his side faced Bilbao on three occasions.

Sport Uganda's Museveni expresses 'love' for Trump over 'sh**hole' remark
Author: 0 Uganda's Museveni expresses 'love' for Trump over 'sh**hole' remark

African countries including Botswana, South Africa and Nigeria have summoned the American envoys in their country to explain the remarks while the African Union has demanded a retraction and apology from Donald Trump. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he said, according to sources who leaked information from a meeting with members of Congress on a possible DACA amnesty deal.

Sport Warriors Interested in Knicks Center Kyle O'Quinn
Author: 0 Warriors Interested in Knicks Center Kyle O'Quinn

Durant was assessed his first technical foul with 3 minutes and 24 seconds left in the third quarter after slamming the ball off the ground to himself. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were named West reserves to join All-Star starters Curry and Durant. Golden State was defeated in their last game by the Houston Rockets , 116 - 108; Rockets 17-0 when Harden, CP3, Capela play.

Sport Gunners increase offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Author: 0 Gunners increase offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Gunners are targeting the Gabon worldwide as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez , who finally completed his long-awaited move to Manchester United on Monday. "He is one of our possible movements but there are others". The tie is poised at 0-0 and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expects an end-to-end second leg.

Sport Cilic in the zone at Australian Open
Author: 0 Cilic in the zone at Australian Open

That was Dan Evans, enfant awful of the British game who is now serving a ban after testing positive for cocaine. Edmund now has two days to prepare for his first Grand Slam semi-final, in fact his first semi-final at senior tour level, and with it comes an unprecedented amount of interest from outside.

Sport Mayfield, Allen embracing scrutiny at Senior Bowl
Author: 0 Mayfield, Allen embracing scrutiny at Senior Bowl

But his interviews will be important; he was kicked out of Texas three years ago and carries character questions. The one true 6-7 player in this year's game is North Carolina A&T OL Brandon Parker (6-7 1/4, 302), who also has the largest "wingspan" in this year's game at 85 1/4 inches.