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Teenager Marta Kostyuk reacts on Instagram to her Australian Open defeat

Teenager Marta Kostyuk reacts on Instagram to her Australian Open defeat

Svitolina afterwards paid tribute to the fighting spirit of her compatriot, who on Monday became the youngest player to win a match at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis's quarter-final run in 1996. The 14th seeds had a tougher time, rallying from a set down to overcome Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands and Alla Kudryavtseva of Russian Federation 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) in two hours, 24 minutes on Court 13. Read More

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Rallying-Dakar 12th stage cancelled for bikes and quads

Rallying-Dakar 12th stage cancelled for bikes and quads

With only three stages remaining now, Santosh would hope to move into the top 30. The second part was very hard and I tried to take good care of the bike because tomorrow is the last day. "They (Peugeot) have already won two times, but I think I deserved this victory because we have put lot of effort into this auto". It is also a third win in four races for Peugeot, who have said they will not race next year. Read More

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Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from National Basketball Association peers

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from National Basketball Association peers

Kyrie Irving , and DeMar DeRozan were named the starters from the Eastern Conference , while Steph Curry , James Harden , Kevin Durant , Anthony Davis , and DeMarcus Cousins were named the starters from the Western Conference . And the final team rosters will be broadcasted live on Thursday January 25 in an exclusive one-hour special on TNT NBA Tip-Off at midnight. This could also potentially mean that Curry and James will be shaping the outlook of the All-Star game rosters. Read More

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Kohli becomes second Indian batsman to reach 900 points in Test rankings

Kohli becomes second Indian batsman to reach 900 points in Test rankings

It was Kohli's second gong at the 2017 ICC Awards, with the 29-year-old also being named the ODI Player of the Year. "It's called test cricket for a reason and I'm very humbled to win that award", Smith said. It is the most prestigious individual award in cricket, named after one of the most iconic cricketers and recognises a player for outstanding performances across all formats over a period of time. Read More

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: Congratulations to Espanyol; I didn't see Cillessen missile

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: Congratulations to Espanyol; I didn't see Cillessen missile

For the first time this season, Barcelona suffered the indignity of defeat . The last game they had lost in any competition was in the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid on 16 August. "We will try to turn it around". Espanyol were content on sitting back with the hope of catching Barca on the break, although they struggled to get out of their own half. Read More

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Australian Open: Federer rolls, Sharapova and Djokovic get comeback wins

Australian Open: Federer rolls, Sharapova and Djokovic get comeback wins

Sure, the "professionals" will get Federer to tell them how he made it through a challenging third set, or find out what his training regimen is like. Now there is a rumor in the men's locker room that you love coming to play down here in Melbourne . The actor/comedian was invited to the court as a special guest after the first round game of Australian Open where Federer beat Aljaz Bedene . Read More

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Australian Open, Day 4: Djokovic Faces Massive Early Monfils Test

Australian Open, Day 4: Djokovic Faces Massive Early Monfils Test

Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova and eighth seed Caroline Garcia also progressed, in contrast to the other side of the draw that saw Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Coco Vandeweghe crash out on Monday. The former world champion was playing his first official match since retiring during his Wimbledon quarter final match against Tomas Berdych last summer with elbow problems that forced him to miss the rest of the season. Read More

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Arsenal get one step closer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal get one step closer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal's bid to sign Aubameyang has been boosted after the striker reportedly handed in a transfer request. Boss Arsene Wenger looks certain to bid for the prolific Gabon global to ease the pain of losing Alexis Sanchez . Arsenal target Malcom could be off to Liverpool, according to Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec. In short, nobody really seems to know what's going on, other than "not a lot"... Read More

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Joshua hits back over Parker's 'glass jaw' taunts

Joshua hits back over Parker's 'glass jaw' taunts

He said that is when he learnt not to walk with sight, because when you're worn out you don't know where you are, you walk with faith in this journey. He essentially shut Higgins' claims down and clarified that he's only ever seen the floor three times in his boxing career. I was very unfit, I didn't get dropped. Read More

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Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

Who did Cyrille Regis play for? Unfortunately, his worldwide career never really hit major heights and he only earned five caps between 1982 and 1987. After initially trying his hand at coaching at West Brom, Regis became a sports agent, where he covered a variety of disciplines outside of football. Read More

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The Pirates Have Traded Andrew McCutchen

The Pirates Have Traded Andrew McCutchen

McCutchen would join Buster Posey as former National League Most Valuable Players on the Giants roster. McCutchen is a four-time Silver Slugger victor and provides power to a lineup in desperate need of a power bat. If he struggled to patrol the gaps at PNC Park, then he'll have an even harder time guarding the spacious outfield at AT&T Park . The Giants won't necessarily be satisfied with Longoria and McCutchen. Read More

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Brian Daboll hired as Bills new OC

Brian Daboll hired as Bills new OC

Daboll, 42, is coming off a heck of calendar year. Offensively, Alabama ranked 15th in the nation averaging 37 points per game this past season. It included 11 with the New England Patriots where he served in varying capacities, more recently as tight ends coach from 2014-2016. Read More

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Thibaut Courtois: 'Fans booing does not help Chelsea players'

Thibaut Courtois: 'Fans booing does not help Chelsea players'

Conte's position has come under increasing scrutiny at Stamford Bridge, with constant hints since the summer that he has not been happy with the transfer policy at Chelsea . After the FA Cup third round action the Premier League returns this weekend with the showpiece fixture taking place on Sunday afternoon, when Liverpool host leaders Manchester City. Read More

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31 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates have their first spring workout

31 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates have their first spring workout

MLB .com's Jon Morosi even reported Wednesday the Pirates and Astros had agreed on a deal, though that turned out not to be the case at that time. Cole will now enter the Astros' rotation as a top-4 starter. His career major league ERA of 4.52 is not eye-popping, but he was dominant in the minor leagues for the Astros across all levels. Musgrove, and have already appeared in the major leagues and should contribute in Pittsburgh nearly immediately. Read More

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Vice President Pence to lead USA delegation to Winter Olympics

Vice President Pence to lead USA delegation to Winter Olympics

NBC is leaning on Intel's True VR technology , which uses multiple camera pods at each event to create interactive 360-degree virtual reality environments. No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics averaged 21.4 million prime-time viewers, down 12% from the 2010 Vancouver Games. Read More

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UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

A record 8.8m votes were cast to decide the XI , with users deciding on their preferred formation from a shortlist of 50 players chosen by the UEFA.com editorial team. Hazard is voted as the third member of an attacking trident in a team dominated by Real Madrid stars after Zinedine Zidane's men retained the Champions League and beat Barca to winning LaLiga a year ago. Read More

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Francis Coquelin set to join Valencia from Arsenal

Francis Coquelin set to join Valencia from Arsenal

A new contract signed past year means Arsenal collect a sizeable fee. Coquelin admits he spoke to Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla about life at Mestalla before making the move. "He goes to Valencia because he didn't get enough games with us this season and he had an opportunity". "What he is doing at the moment will help him develop as a player because he plays in a different position but at some stage I will play him in at ... Read More

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Astros GM: 'Nothing imminent' in deal for Pirates RHP Cole

Astros GM: 'Nothing imminent' in deal for Pirates RHP Cole

The New York Post also reported the trade. Cole went 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA for the Pirates last season. Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Acquiring Cole would bolster the Astros' already stellar starting rotation, as Justin Verlander , Dallas Keuchel , Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton all are under contract for the defending World Series champions in 2018. Read More

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Browns add Eliot Wolf to the rebuilt front office

Browns add Eliot Wolf to the rebuilt front office

According to Marc Sessler of NFL .com, the Oakland Raiders also had interest in adding Wolf to the front office, though he ultimately opted for Cleveland. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment. Some of my fondest memories in football were playing the Browns in the playoffs one year (while with the Oilers) and the fans throwing dog bones at us so we had to turn around and play that series at the opposite end ... Read More

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All signs point to Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach

All signs point to Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach

Earlier, it was reported that Patricia might join the Lions as head coach [VIDEO ], replacing Jim Caldwell , who was sacked after the team missed the playoffs. Sports Illustrated's Peter King adds that while the Lions favor Patricia over Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their head coaching job, Patricia is now leaning towards the Giants' head coaching position, meaning Vrabel could eventually land in Motor City. Read More

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Thomas Lemar and Leon Bailey

Thomas Lemar and Leon Bailey

One of Liverpool's top January transfer targets, Thomas Lemar , may choose to stay at Monaco this month to protect his World Cup chances. Liverpool are looking for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho , who had his dream move to Barcelona finalised on Saturday, and the Reds are long time admirers of the France worldwide. Read More

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Arsenal set Sanchez price at £40m for Man City

Arsenal set Sanchez price at £40m for Man City

City's hierarchy believe that a deal in the region of £30m could be struck, although reports suggest the two clubs are still afar off in the player's valuation. The Gunners forward has been linked with a potential January move over the past few months given his contract situation at Arsenal . Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has verbally agreed to join Manchester City , according to Marca . Read More

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For Van Dijk and Liverpool, a Winning Start

For Van Dijk and Liverpool, a Winning Start

The atmosphere in the stands crackled and on the pitch it was equally feisty. Virgil van Dijk , who joined Liverpool from Southampton in the January transfer window, scored in the Merseyside derby. Long before Van Dijk's 84th-minute goal, there was an ugly flashpoint between Mason Holgate , the Everton defender, and Roberto Firmino, the Liverpool forward. Read More

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Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions

Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions

The Saints have benefitted from rookie running back Alvin Kamara , 22, and veteran Mark Ingram , 28, as the New Orleans running game is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. The Panthers also converted on third-and-8 with a pass over the middle to Brenton Bersin before the drive stalled on the New Orleans 21-yard line. Not only does Olsen provide quarterback Cam Newton with a top-tier target, but he's enjoyed success against the Saints in the past . Read More

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Mohamed Salah on the lips of every Liverpool fan

Mohamed Salah on the lips of every Liverpool fan

He also had a hand in all seven of the goals that took the Pharaohs to qualification for their first World Cup since 1990. "I want to tell them never to stop believing and dreaming". Mohamed Salah has set his sights on becoming the best Egyptian player in history. He netted the stoppage time penalty against Congo, which sent the Egyptian team to the world cup competition. Read More

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Gruden to be named Raiders head coach — NFL NOTEBOOK

Gruden to be named Raiders head coach — NFL NOTEBOOK

Gruden told ESPN this week that he'd had a good talk with the Raiders owner Mark Davis about returning to the organization and that he believed there was a "good chance" it would happen. His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million. Read More

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