Saturday August 24-th, 2019

'Short and strong' Ash Barty enjoying taste of Australian Open success 'Short and strong' Ash Barty enjoying taste of Australian Open success

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eliminated ninth-seeded Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of a major for the first time since her quarter-final run here in 2017, and Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat 20th-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3.

Fourth seed Zverev scrapes into Australian Open third round Fourth seed Zverev scrapes into Australian Open third round

He threatened to back it up with an upset of eighth seed Nishikori, coming back from two sets down to force a deciding set, which went all the way to a first-to-10-points tie-break. However, Majchrzak began to suffer cramps on another scorching day i...

Matheson, Trocheck lead Panthers to win over Maple Leafs Matheson, Trocheck lead Panthers to win over Maple Leafs

Trocheck was scheduled to come back after the All-Star break but the 27-year-old was having none of that, apparently demanding to return as early as possible. How the Panthers opt to lineup on the power-play remains a mystery. "I thought they were ...

Cowboys, OC Linehan agree to part ways Cowboys, OC Linehan agree to part ways

Dallas was much better offensively in the second half of the season, after sending its first-round pick in this year's draft to Oakland for receiver Amari Cooper . One intriguing consideration is whether to utilize Prescott's mobility more. "I think...

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova defeats fiercest critic Caroline Wozniacki in feisty contest Australian Open: Maria Sharapova defeats fiercest critic Caroline Wozniacki in feisty contest

The 31-year-old missed the tournament in 2017 during that 15-month doping suspension that was triggered by a positive doping test during the previous year's Australian Open . I knew I was going to get a really tough match. "This is an unreal feeli...

Chelsea set to offer Hudson-Odoi lucrative new deal Chelsea set to offer Hudson-Odoi lucrative new deal

Chelsea have reportedly tabled a lucrative £70,000-a-week contract offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi amid constant links with Bayern Munich . Hudson-Odoi, who grew up in Wandsworth, now earns in the region of £22,000-per-week. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sa...

Former Arizona State, Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall dies Former Arizona State, Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall dies

Further details surrounding his death have not been released. Marshall started his professional career in Italy and also spent time playing for teams in Greece, Netherlands and Finland before joining Nantes in the French second division this past J...

L.A. Lakers deal Chicago Bulls 8th straight loss L.A. Lakers deal Chicago Bulls 8th straight loss

Yet with the Lakers now 23-21 and their seeding for the playoffs having taken a major hit, Smith suspects LeBron's injury is more serious than to be believed - or else he would have returned to the court to help his team out. The Lakers are 4-7 s...

Kane injury: Pochettino insists Tottenham can replace striker from within squad Kane injury: Pochettino insists Tottenham can replace striker from within squad

To make the situation even more hard for Spurs, fellow first-team forward Son Heung-min is now at the 2019 Asian Cup representing his nation South Korea. "I think it's clear, our philosophy", said Pochettino. "When he (Kane) is one of the best stri...

Tebow to open spring in Mets' major league camp Tebow to open spring in Mets' major league camp

The New York Mets announced Thursday they've invited the former National Football League quarterback to attend their spring training camp. Mets' management has been high on Tebow since his arrival into the franchise's farm system. As the Big Lead...

Recruitment head Sven Mislintat sees his time up at Arsenal Recruitment head Sven Mislintat sees his time up at Arsenal

Nicknamed "Diamond Eye", Mislintat earned his reputation for finding hidden gems during his 10 years as a scout for Borussia Dortmund . However, after Gazidis left to take charge at AC Milan in September 2018, former head of football relations Rau...

Manny Pacquiao Favored to Retain Welterweight Title vs. Adrien Broner Manny Pacquiao Favored to Retain Welterweight Title vs. Adrien Broner

Pacquiao and Broner lock horns on Saturday, January 19th (January 20th, Manila time) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Broner, who is determined to wreck what will be Pacquiao's first fight on U.S. "I'm happy to be back here and h...

Derby knock Southampton out of FA Cup Derby knock Southampton out of FA Cup

Derby County's Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Southampton , during their English FA Cup third round replay soccer match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton , England, Wednesday Jan. The 38-year-o...

Patriots close AFC championship week with ideal attendance at practice Patriots close AFC championship week with ideal attendance at practice

Despite it all, the Patriots find themselves back in the AFC Championship game for the eighth consecutive season. A survey conducted by SB Nation also showed - as the site said - that "everyone hates the Patriots", with 69 percent of respondent...

Iowa State Cyclones playing with a sense of urgency Iowa State Cyclones playing with a sense of urgency

What really did them in was their 6-of-15 night from the free throw line, solidifying their first conference loss of the year. The Red Raiders, whose only other loss was to No. Texas Tech improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play Saturday a...

Canadiens' Paul Byron suspended 3 games for charging Canadiens' Paul Byron suspended 3 games for charging

So how did Antti Niemi rank his 52-save performance against the Florida Panthers Tuesday night? The Panthers fell 5-1 to the Canadiens on Tuesday night, marking the team's seventh consecutive loss. Niemi set the tone with a solid glove save...

Last-second goaltend sends Wizards past Knicks in London Last-second goaltend sends Wizards past Knicks in London

Beal, who finished with 26 points and nine rebounds against NY, is averaging 29.8 points with 5.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists over his past 10 games. Bradley Beal told Leonsis that the Wizards would make the playoffs. Beal, whose streak of three game...

Gregg Popovich undecided on coaching Spurs in 2019-20 Gregg Popovich undecided on coaching Spurs in 2019-20

Popovich said he has discussed the different possibilities for his future with the team with president and longtime front office partner R.C. Buford. Popovich is the widely considered the best coach in the National Basketball Association and has only...

Yankees to Sign Reliever Adam Ottavino to Three-Year, $27 Million Deal Yankees to Sign Reliever Adam Ottavino to Three-Year, $27 Million Deal

This sgning figures to assure the Yankees will have a very strong and very deep bullpen again in 2019. The Yankees' off-season moves included acquiring left-hander James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners, adding LeMahieu for $24 million over two years...

Katie Boulter falls to Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets Katie Boulter falls to Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets

Both women thought they'd caught the headband and refused to let go. It's quite encouraging for me to play someone like that and not play my best tennis and still be in there with a chance to win a set or two, ' said Boulter. In the end, video circul...

Former JMU quarterback DeFilippo named Jaguars OC Former JMU quarterback DeFilippo named Jaguars OC

Prior to that, the OH native was credited for helping both Carson Wentz and Nick Foles in Philadelphia as the Eagles' quarterbacks coach. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they've officially found a new offensive coordinator in John De...

Jason Garrett Expects Scott Linehan To Return As Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett Expects Scott Linehan To Return As Offensive Coordinator

Garrett led his team to an 11-7 finish, which sparked some criticism of the Cowboys' veteran coach. The owner, however, doesn't seem interested in upgrading his coaching staff. Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had two different answers Mon...

Packers hire former Jaguars offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, to same position Packers hire former Jaguars offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, to same position

He was the Bills' OC from 2013-2014 and for the Jaguars from 2016-2018. When he was let go on November 26, Hackett said he actually thought he was being called into the coach's office to talk about a possible quarterback change. In 2017, however,...

Fantasy basketball - Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - Dinwiddie's dominance Fantasy basketball - Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - Dinwiddie's dominance

Irving, who returned from a leg injury, hit a fadeaway jumper to give the Celtics the lead, then drained a 30 foot three-pointer for the last of his 27 as the Celtics closed with a 17-4 run. Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and Serge Ibaka had 22 with...

Sexton on course for Six Nations after making Ireland squad Sexton on course for Six Nations after making Ireland squad

He has formed an excellent partnership with Caolin Blade , who has benefitted here from Luke McGrath's recent injury, and both are certainly deserving of their place in Joe Schmidt's squad. Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony and Johnny Sexton , who h...

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