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Mertens shrugs off back pain to beat Halep for Qatar Open title

Mertens shrugs off back pain to beat Halep for Qatar Open title Svitolina was the first player through to the semifinals, beating Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova by contrast in easy fashion 6-4, 6-2. Over the course of the match, Halep played some quality tennis and for most of the time, she was the superior player. [Full Article...]

Hendrick feels vindicated by NASCAR Cup Daytona 500 qualifying

Hendrick feels vindicated by NASCAR Cup Daytona 500 qualifying William Byron will start the official 2019 season opener on February 17 from the pole and will have teammate Alex Bowman , last year's event pole sitter, alongside in second. After splitting with Johnson at the end of last season, Knaus essentially repeated the feat with Byron. So it's a big morale booster. "I've been down here when I had a vehicle in the back, one in the front, one in the midd... [Full Article...]

Suspended Van Dijk leaves gaping hole in Liverpool defence for Bayern visit

Suspended Van Dijk leaves gaping hole in Liverpool defence for Bayern visit Elsewhere, doubts over Frank Ribery's availability have been quashed by the manager as the player did not travel with the team on Monday morning after becoming a father last night. "Tomorrow night is the biggest game of the season, then so on and so on". Bayern have not won the Champions League since 2013, while Liverpool will be looking to go one better this season having reached the fina... [Full Article...]

NBA, FIBA To Launch 12-Team League In Africa In 2020

NBA, FIBA To Launch 12-Team League In Africa In 2020 The NBA and Fiba will conduct qualification tournaments to identify which teams from several African countries, including Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia, can compete in the league. "The implementation of this league is also vital to our young up-and-coming players in Africa as it gives them something to take aim at: they can look at becoming playe... [Full Article...]

Raikkonen hits track in special Valentine’s Day livery

Raikkonen hits track in special Valentine’s Day livery Although dropped by Ferrari for 2019, the Finn surprised the F1 world a year ago by announcing that he is moving over to Sauber for the next two seasons. "And because he knows the people, you know, he worked with them, so it should be quite easy and smooth". "I think the team worked well past year, the evolution was very high, from the first GP in Australia to the last Abu Dhabi we went to f... [Full Article...]

Pels' Anthony Davis has bruised shoulder; status for ASG in air

Pels' Anthony Davis has bruised shoulder; status for ASG in air Davis did not emerge from the locker room to start the second half and the club announced his injury status shortly afterward. Paul George led the team with a monster triple-double of 47 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists, while Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th straight triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. [Full Article...]

FA Cup results: Man City beat Newport, Brighton edge Derby, Millwall win

FA Cup results: Man City beat Newport, Brighton edge Derby, Millwall win This has all the potential to be an absolute corker of an FA Cup tie with Pep keen to avoid a repeat of what happened at Wigan in the same competition last season. Fernandinho has been ever-present in deep midfield for City but today we are likely to see Ilkay Gundogan take up that position. That made for a nervy last 10 minutes for the hosts, but Harry Wilson and Fikayo Tomori both shot wide... [Full Article...]

'Brutal' derbies beckon as Super Rugby becomes World Cup trial

'Brutal' derbies beckon as Super Rugby becomes World Cup trial But rather than providing an entertaining prelude into the world tournament, and possible insight into its victor, the Super Rugby tournament could be damaged by the World Cup's proximity, which begins on September 20 in Japan. The remainder of the foreign-born contingent comprises three from Australia, two from South Africa, two Tongan-born Japan internationals, a Georgian, a Fijian and one New Z... [Full Article...]

Justin Thomas, Adam Scott share 36-hole lead at Genesis Open

Justin Thomas, Adam Scott share 36-hole lead at Genesis Open The Genesis Open tried to make up for lost time and Matt Kuchar tried to make up with golf fans on a busy day at Riviera Country Club on Friday. Reigning TOUR championship victor Tiger Woods is playing at the event and doubles as the tournament host. [Full Article...]

Emiliano Sala's Dog Waited Outside Her Owner's Wake To Say Goodbye

Emiliano Sala's Dog Waited Outside Her Owner's Wake To Say Goodbye Locals gathered outside Club Atletico y Social San Martin, the club where the former striker of French club Nantes played as a youth, during the wake. "He meant a lot to us". "We're a small village and Emi was a celebrity, the only player to turn professional". 'I've got goose pimples talking to you. [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez 'worried' about Manchester United future

Alexis Sanchez 'worried' about Manchester United future But Sanchez has hit back at his critics, insisting he would have proved himself if Solskjaer had given him the opportunity. Sanchez, signed by Mourinho from Arsenal in January 2018, is a doubt for Monday's FA Cup fifth round clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge ( live on ESPN+ at 2:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

India name ODI squad to face Australia, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant

India name ODI squad to face Australia, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant We will try and figure the best possible batting position for Pant. Kaul made it to the first two ODIs from which Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been rested but more importantly, there are no left-arm seamers in the line-up. India's squad for 1st two ODIs: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), Shikhar Dhawan , Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohamm... [Full Article...]

Jayson Tatum wins Skills Challenge over Trae Young

Jayson Tatum wins Skills Challenge over Trae Young Over the course of three rounds, Jayson Tatum established himself as the NBA's skills king for 2019. Young is quick, has a lightning-fast release on his shot and is an innovative passer, but this is an event that has gotten away from true point guards in recent years. [Full Article...]

F1 2019 | Red Bull livery, RB15, Max Verstappen Silverstone testing

F1 2019 | Red Bull livery, RB15, Max Verstappen Silverstone testing Red Bull Racing has debuted its new Formula One entry, which for the first time will feature horsepower from engine supplier Honda. "I was really excited to jump in the vehicle and as soon as we got going it felt pretty normal", he said. [Full Article...]

Gareth Bale 'facing 12-match suspension'

Gareth Bale 'facing 12-match suspension' The attempted gesture, known literally as a "sleeve-cutter", is seen as highly offensive in Spain. With Los Blancos having done well to go within six points of league leaders Barcelona after an bad start under Julen Lopetegui, Bale's absence may be detrimental to Real Madrid's chances of prising the title away from the blaugrana. [Full Article...]

NBA Hits Bucks Owner Marc Lasry With Tampering Fine

NBA Hits Bucks Owner Marc Lasry With Tampering Fine Lasry's comments violated the NBA's tampering rules that prohibit team representatives from commenting about players from other teams, most especially when it is an effort to publicly and openly recruit players. That was enough to breach league tampering rules, as Lasry was hit with a $25,000 fine. However, Davis remained in New Orleans through the February 7 trade deadline. [Full Article...]

Blazers' fourth quarter dominance leads to blowout win over Warriors

Blazers' fourth quarter dominance leads to blowout win over Warriors Kerr reacted angrily, throwing his clipboard to court and yelling at the officials before he was ejected. The next possession down tempers flared and Collins and Klay Thompson were both given technical fouls, opening the floodgates for the way this game finished. [Full Article...]

Baltimore Ravens agree to trade Joe Flacco to Denver Broncos

Baltimore Ravens agree to trade Joe Flacco to Denver Broncos It allows them enough time to find their potential quarterback of the future and have some level of safety when Keenum's deal is over following this season. Flacco was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP for his efforts against the San Francisco 49ers . Update: Baltimore is reportedly sending a mid-round pick to Denver, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . [Full Article...]

Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham expect a 'different' Borussia Dortmund in Germany

Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham expect a 'different' Borussia Dortmund in Germany Son volleyed Vertonghen's cross beyond Roman Burki for the opener two minutes into the second half at Wembley. "The project here at Tottenham is very exciting, but we are also prepared for any phone call that might come through". "Conceding a minute into the second half is a gift". "We have been in the Champions League for the last couple of years so we are starting to learn what teams are like"... [Full Article...]

Colorado sports store closes after boycotting Nike for Kaepernick ad

Colorado sports store closes after boycotting Nike for Kaepernick ad Martin made a decision to sell all the Nike apparel in his store at heavily discounted prices and no longer stock the items after Kaepernick appeared in an advertising campaign for the company. In 2017, he became a free agent and has not been signed to an National Football League team since. "I ditched all NIKE back in the summer over the Kaepernick ad and I have less than a bag full of their ... [Full Article...]


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