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Author: 0 Djoko, Wawrinka and Muguruza all battling to make the Aussie Open

Halep, the top seed for the women (and who has yet to win a Grand Slam title) will open against Destanee Aiava. This was exemplified when he reclaimed the world No 1 spot from Andy Murray in August, marking the third time he has regained the ranking since first usurping Federer in 2008.

Sport Police search for man accused of stealing Alabama coach's playbook
Author: 0 Police search for man accused of stealing Alabama coach's playbook

The police report said he sat his backpack down that contained the game day playbook, his cell phone, laptop, passport and $1,300 in cash. Karl Dunbar previously coached the Jets defensive line from 2012-2014 under coach Rex Ryan. One of the most prized possessions for a football coach is their playbook, and unfortunately for Alabama someone out there has Crimson Tide's playbook.

Sport Turan Joins Istanbul Basaksehir From Barcelona On Loan Deal
Author: 0 Turan Joins Istanbul Basaksehir From Barcelona On Loan Deal

Los Azulgranas agreed on a two-and-a-half-season loan for the midfielder, and maintain the right to sell the player in that period (the Turkish club are the most likely suitors) in every transfer window, as well as receiving unstated performance-based variables.

Sport Liverpool could sign Naby Keita in January by paying £13m
Author: 0 Liverpool could sign Naby Keita in January by paying £13m

Jurgen Klopp is keen to explore the possibility of Keita joining Liverpool six months early and the mere fact that Leipzig are even negotiating suggests that they are open to letting him leave. European's elite competition could be a vital factor in any possible deal though as RB Leipzig are fighting for qualification into the Champions League and may want to hold on to such a player.

Sport Marcus Lattimore joins South Carolina football staff
Author: 0 Marcus Lattimore joins South Carolina football staff

Marcus Lattimore set several programs records while at SC, and the former National Football League running back is returning to the school. There, Lattimore said, he'll be able to talk with current players about leaving their legacies at SC and discovering their identities.

Sport Late wickets leave India on top
Author: 0 Late wickets leave India on top

Shikhar Dhawan was failed to score runs in the match was also dropped and replaced by KL Rahul . These two changes were quite expected and surprised no one but what made Indian cricket fans very disappointed was the exclusion of Bhuvneshwar Kumar .

Sport Angelique Kerber wins Sydney, sets herself up for AusOpen
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber wins Sydney, sets herself up for AusOpen

During the week she also defeated Venus Williams, Dominika Cibulkova and Camila Giorgi, coming into the event unseeded. Interviewed by Elle Magazine in co-operation with Rolex , Kerber spoke about her feelings about the on-court atmosphere in front of so many people.

Author: 0 Bournemouth v Arsenal preview: Jack Wilshere in contention to play

However, Olivier Giroud , Laurent Koscielny , Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac all remain out with injuries. With the future of talisman Alexes Sanchez stealing the headlines, Arsenal, and their French boss must turn their attention to securing a top-four finish come May.

Sport Panthers will apparently claim a knee injury caused Cam Newton to stumble
Author: 0 Panthers will apparently claim a knee injury caused Cam Newton to stumble

The league's new concussion protocol, amended recently, states: "A player who exhibits gross motor instability or significant loss of balance must be taken to the locker room for evaluation if it is not diagnosed as an orthopedic injury". "They took him in there as a precautionary (measure) just to make sure. So that's what that was". "He's one of the biggest, strongest guys and he takes hits other quarterbacks don't", Malzahn said on CBS Radio on Wednesday.

Sport Lance Stephenson thinks he got under LeBron James' skin
Author: 0 Lance Stephenson thinks he got under LeBron James' skin

Then, after Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation shot from beyond the arc rattled off the rim at the buzzer. And mostly, they competed the so-called right way. While murky in its meaning, Lue's " agenda " comment may light a fire under some Cavs' players. But I'm sure whoever he's speaking of or speaking to with that, he'll address it, as we usually do.

Sport Sako strikes at the heart of Burnley
Author: 0 Sako strikes at the heart of Burnley

Since taking over at Selhurst Park, the former England boss has transformed the Eagles from odds-on relegation favourites to a side closing in on the division's top 10 and with just one defeat since November 5. "He was in the team on merit - he chipped in with a goal, a good goal". Roy Hodgson says surviving in the Premier League is still Crystal Palace's main priority despite beating Burnley 1-0.

Sport Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC 221; Yoel Romero replaces him
Author: 0 Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC 221; Yoel Romero replaces him

Losing Whittaker in this title fight is a big punch to the gut for the UFC. In the short term, despite being well-tailored to the local audience, UFC 221 was a one-fight card for the rest of the world. "All the best to Yoel and Luke for their fight and ill be waiting..." He defeated former two-division WSOF champion David Branch , the man Romero was originally scheduled to face at UFC on FOX 28 on February 24.

Sport Durant, Draymond shepherd Curry-less Dubs past Bucks
Author: 0 Durant, Draymond shepherd Curry-less Dubs past Bucks

A fan was ejected after screaming obscenities at Warriors guard Klay Thompson during their game against the Bucks Friday night in Milwaukee. At 33-9, the Warriors own the best record in the National Basketball Association by percentage points over the Boston Celtics (34-10) and lead the Western Conference over second-best Houston (29-11) by three games.

Sport Villarreal Stun Struggling Real Madrid At Bernabeu
Author: 0 Villarreal Stun Struggling Real Madrid At Bernabeu

However, the visitors improved in the second period and deservedly went ahead after breaking at pace from a Real corner. Cristiano Ronaldo was thwarted from close range on the stroke of halftime by a breathtaking save from Villarreal goalkeeper, Sergio Asenjo.

Sport Raiders to hire ex-Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable
Author: 0 Raiders to hire ex-Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable

That's a line you've already heard this offseason, as Oakland announced that Jon Gruden will lead the Raiders next year after the franchise fired head coach Jack Del Rio following a 6-10 season. Cable stayed head coach through the 2010 season and compiled a 17-27 record before being fired. In November of 2009, ESPN reported two women had accused Cable of physical abuse.

Sport 'Massively worrying' - Allardyce shocked by limp Everton display
Author: 0 'Massively worrying' - Allardyce shocked by limp Everton display

Heung-min Son has been in fine form over the past couple of months and his run continued against Everton , scoring in his fifth consecutive home Premier League game. Kane has this season already broken Alan Shearer's record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year with 39, while also finishing 2017 with more goals than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sport Nike Creates Special Winter Olympics Medal Stand Kit For Below-Freezing Temperatures
Author: 0 Nike Creates Special Winter Olympics Medal Stand Kit For Below-Freezing Temperatures

Intel TrueVR "pods" at each event will create a 360 degree virtual environment where viewers can watch. The more than 50 hours of live VR programming, supplied to NBC Olympics by its partner Olympic Broadcasting Services, will include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, alpine skiing, curling, snowboarding, skeleton, figure skating, short track, ski jumping, ice hockey, big air and more .

Sport Keith Jackson, legendary college football announcer, dead at 89
Author: 0 Keith Jackson, legendary college football announcer, dead at 89

In addition to his legendary college football announcing for ABC , Jackson was also the first play-by-play announcer on "Monday Night Football", and announced NBA basketball, numerous World Series, 10 Olympics and auto racing. "'We, too, are saddened to hear of (Jackson's passing)", the University of MI tweeted on its official athletics feed. Thank you Keith for all the memories and the grace in which you provided them.

Sport Quique Sanchez Flores staying at Espanyol
Author: 0 Quique Sanchez Flores staying at Espanyol

Espanyol held a press conference on Saturday afternoon that supporters though would spell the end of Sanchez Flores' time at the club, but it's quite the opposite. We feel good and it is very hard for someone to leave. "We like how they treat us, what we generate in the stadium and that Espanyol will grow". Espanyol now sit in 14th, eight points off the relegation zone and recently drew Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey quarter finals.

Sport Wolverines travel to Breslin to take on conference foes
Author: 0 Wolverines travel to Breslin to take on conference foes

We had them on the ropes [at The RAC]. "We played a well-coached team that is physical as the day is long", Izzo said. Gary Trent Jr. added 19 points and six three-pointers, Wendell Carter Jr. "He was the difference in the game". Averaging 13.8 points, she was particularly risky from the perimeter, where she led the team with 63 3-pointers in 17 games and shot 44.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Sport Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring

I don't fear any of them. McIlroy fell from No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings at the beginning of 2017 to No. 11 at the start of 2018 after not winning a year ago. "I need to get back on that track and this year my goals are to add to my major tally and get back to world No. 1, winning more times than anyone else", he told the Telegraph .

Sport Buffalo Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison
Author: 0 Buffalo Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

Dennison's play-calling was questioned after Buffalo scored just three points against Jacksonville in the franchise's first playoff game in 18 years. Bills coach McDermott was non-committal when discussing any coaching staff decisions during an end of the season news conference on Tuesday.

Sport Mavs Carlisle: A 'Win-Win' To Be Had In ESPN/LaVar Ball Conflict
Author: 0 Mavs Carlisle: A 'Win-Win' To Be Had In ESPN/LaVar Ball Conflict

A search of The Athletic's archives reveals a December 5 column titled, " Dear LaVar, It's time to let your sons live their own lives and learn from their mistakes " and a November 13 column titled, " Time for LaVar Ball to drop the showmanship and start parenting ".

Sport Pulisic: LeBron James has always been a 'big inspiration'
Author: 0 Pulisic: LeBron James has always been a 'big inspiration'

United are not only interested in Pulisic's effectiveness on the pitch, but also off it. But at a time when the sport in the country is tearing itself apart following the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup , with a presidential election being contested, this presents something of a paradox.

Sport Extended nets for Rahane & Rahul
Author: 0 Extended nets for Rahane & Rahul

Yet, it'll have to be seen what skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have in mind after they visit Centurion on Thursday. After the loss in first Test, several cricketers have backed the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul in the squad for the second Test.

Sport Boss still in dark over January budget
Author: 0 Boss still in dark over January budget

So if someone is coming and approaching us about them, then we have to consider that. "We are not thinking of selling players that are playing already". "We must not see it as a threat or something negative". "I thought we could sign a player this week, but we couldn't do it, so it is more or less the same".

Sport Breaking down this National Football League weekend, playoff predictions Video
Author: 0 Breaking down this National Football League weekend, playoff predictions Video

Preview: The Jaguars played a classic defensive game against the Buffalo Bills only allow them to score 3 points. A touchdown thrown by Marcus Mariota to Eric Decker late in the fourth quarter sealed the Tennessee victory. However, Matt Ryan isn't exactly in 2016 form and he's facing a very tough defense on the road. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles were resting, getting ready for their home game this week.

Sport Manny Machado avoids arbitration with $16M deal
Author: 0 Manny Machado avoids arbitration with $16M deal

But most are likely to reach agreement Friday, the busiest day of the offseason. With these Major League Baseball trade rumors on Manny Machado stirring, the Arizona Diamondbacks need to make a move for the All-Star and do so quickly.

Sport Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans
Author: 0 Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans

The divisional round has been appropriately nicknamed the "Tomato Can Game" around New England in recent years, and this season's edition will be no different when the Patriots host the Titans as 13 1/2-point favorites. The Titans enter as 13-point underdog, but linebacker Derrick Morgan said it's a role they happily embrace. "They have absolutely zero chance to beat the Patriots Saturday night".

Sport Jack Wilshere Confirms There's Been No Progress In Arsenal Contract Talks
Author: 0 Jack Wilshere Confirms There's Been No Progress In Arsenal Contract Talks

Overall, he has had a decent start to his Chelsea career, with 12 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions, including the victor in their Premier League clash with Man United earlier this season. The first half ended with Hazard cutting inside from the left and running across the 18-yard area before shaping to shoot, but instead he teed up Fabregas with a deft backheel, although the Spaniard failed to trouble Cech with a curler that flew over.