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Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth

Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth It was like, that's it, you can't lift your arm ". "Serena is the greatest women s tennis player of all time, and perhaps the greatest competitor - man or woman - that I have seen". "I could dedicate my time a little bit more to my foundation, meetings and stuff like this". The recently-retired Czech player has joined Andre Agassi to coach Djokovic for the 2018 season. [Full Article...]

Reggie Jackson To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Sprained Ankle

Reggie Jackson To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Sprained Ankle Jackson stayed on the court for a couple of minutes, grabbing his ankle and writhing in pain after letting out two loud screams. After X-rays showed no break in his right ankle, an MRI revealed a Grade-3 sprain, which will keep Jackson out for 6-8 weeks, when doctors will re-evaluate the severity of the injury, the team announced Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Nick Saban, Alabama players taking Sugar Bowl seriously

At the time, it felt like a major upset and perhaps an announcement that Alabama was finally worth taking seriously under Nick Saban in Year 2. Past year it was the Tigers who took the title, beating Alabama 35-31. Georgia's football team flew to California on Tuesday and will spend the rest of this week practicing for next Monday afternoon's Rose Bowl showdown against Oklahoma. [Full Article...]

Nacho Monreal Could Make Arsenal Return Against Crystal Palace

Nacho Monreal Could Make Arsenal Return Against Crystal Palace That's three and a bit years ago for Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal, some of whose followers began suggesting his long stay in his job reached its natural term even after he turned 60. We have matches against the biggest teams in the league and we will be trying to do the best for our club. Meanwhile, Wenger has revealed striker Olivier Giroud is facing at least three weeks out through in... [Full Article...]

Florida State has awful record against the spread vs. bowl teams

Florida State has awful record against the spread vs. bowl teams The Independence Bowl was a bore unless you were a Florida State fan. This is the first meeting between the teams since 1996. Quick Hit: From No. Akers, who is seven yards shy of breaking Dalvin Cook's school record for single-season rushing yards by a freshman (1,007), led all ball carriers with 71 yards on the ground on nine carries. [Full Article...]

Super-yachts on track to smash Sydney to Hobart record

Super-yachts on track to smash Sydney to Hobart record The epic contest between the duelling 100-footers has marked this year's 628-nautical mile (1,163km) blue-water classic, regarded as one of the toughest yacht races in the world. "The good news is that the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a continuing north-easterly in the river tonight, which, while not from a favourable direction, at least represents continuing wind", the organisers said. [Full Article...]

Dallas Mavericks officially reveal their City Edition Nike uniforms

Dallas Mavericks officially reveal their City Edition Nike uniforms With "The Land" across the front, the jerseys also have details on the side panels inspired by the Guardians of Transportation, the sculptures that sit along the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland. One thing is for sure, everybody loves a great jersey. Cream has always been an historic nod to Philly and their uniforms, as the Phillies and Flyers have both had jerseys that featured cream as a main... [Full Article...]

Bruce Arians, Cardinals "Will Agree To Part Ways" After Season

TEMPE, Ariz. - Despite a report to the contrary, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday he has not made a decision on whether or not he'll coach next season. Arians said he will not make that decision until after the season, and is sick of addressing the issue. Arians added: "I'm getting a little exhausted of it, yeah". [Full Article...]

Patrick Mahomes to start Week 17 for Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes to start Week 17 for Chiefs Smith is protected from injury in the meaningless game heading into the playoffs while the Chiefs get a close look at their best asset against a very good Broncos defense. The former Texas Tech standout and rocket-armed Mahomes' starting debut will also mark a great opportunity for red-hot offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. [Full Article...]

Kansas State tops UCLA for Cactus Bowl win

This season has been many things for the UCLA Bruins , at once disappointing and refreshing, another year barely attaining bowl eligibility while adding the scent of a fresh start with the hiring of new coach Chip Kelly . The touchdown pulled the Wildcats to within 17-14. The sophomore quarterback had become an afterthought in the minds of some K-State fans after Skylar Thompson led the Wildca... [Full Article...]

No end in sight to cold snap in London: Environment Canada

No end in sight to cold snap in London: Environment Canada On Friday, temperatures are forecasted to reach a high of -13 C with a 30 per cent chance of flurries. Toronto remains under an extreme cold weather alert Wednesday as temperatures plummet to -24 C with the wind chill. That's about 11 degrees colder than the average high for December 27, -1 C. "The forecast, which goes out seven days, continues to see cold weather even into Tuesday - the second ... [Full Article...]

NFL Cancels Sunday Night Football This Week On NBC

NFL Cancels Sunday Night Football This Week On NBC The league announced the decision late on Sunday evening and senior VP of broadcasting Howard Katz provided the following rationale for the decision. Barnett has appeared in all 15 games to begin the season and has 19 total tackles with 5.0 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble. CNN reported the NFL's plans for this Sunday. [Full Article...]

Liberia elections: presidential run-off vote on Tuesday

Liberia elections: presidential run-off vote on Tuesday Pollsters say Tuesday's election is too close to call, and official results aren't expected for a few days. "Because of the election, we will not really enjoy Christmas this year". Weah has also fended off barbs over his vice-presidential pick, Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of jailed former president and warlord Charles Taylor. [Full Article...]

Arsenal Ready To Listen To Offers For SuperStar

Arsenal Ready To Listen To Offers For SuperStar With Mesut Ozil , it always seemed like the German would be the more likely of the two to stay at the club, should Arsenal cave in and meet his extortionate demands. Long-time Arsenal target Julian Draxler has been the subject of transfer banter-again. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that there have been no offers made for Alexis Sanchez , despite frequent links with Manchester Cit... [Full Article...]

El Clasico defeat hurts but Madrid won't give up -Zidane

El Clasico defeat hurts but Madrid won't give up -Zidane After an even first-half that ended goalless, Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez broke the deadlock nine minutes into the second period. Real Madrid are now a massive 14 points adrift of the current La Liga leaders. Yep, Messi created a goal against one of the best teams in the world with only one shoe on. We don't often see him missing the ball like he did. "It's tough for us, but this is what... [Full Article...]

Confirmed line-ups: Bournemouth vs West Ham; key Hammers man returns

Confirmed line-ups: Bournemouth vs West Ham; key Hammers man returns A brace from in-form striker Marko Arnautovic gave the Hammers a 3-2 lead and seemed to put them on course for victory. Collins, a Welsh global, took the captain's armband with club skipper Mark Noble out with a hamstring injury and Reid, his usual deputy, on the bench. [Full Article...]

Chandler's last-second dunk sends Suns past Grizzlies

Chandler's last-second dunk sends Suns past Grizzlies Suns G Isaiah Canaan scored at least 10 points in each of his first five games since he was signed December 13. The Suns beat the Grizzlies in a tight game at home for the second time in six days after handing them a 97-95 defeat on December 21. [Full Article...]

LeBron James rues late no-calls in Warriors' Christmas Day victory

LeBron James rues late no-calls in Warriors' Christmas Day victory Had the referees called a shooting foul on Durant, James would have gone to the line for two free throws with the Warriors lead at 95-92. On the official report, it was labeled an incorrect non-call. "I lost it on the left wing", he said after the game. Had it been ruled correctly on Monday, the Warriors would have had a chance to run the clock down even more, maybe giving them another shot to... [Full Article...]

Giants Safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a 'cancer'

Giants Safety Landon Collins called teammate Eli Apple a 'cancer' But he's found himself either benched or just playing special teams regularly this season. Collins took the opportunity to go at Apple and continue their feud . This has seen many internal issues arise over the last several weeks beyond the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo. The following day, Apple denied the conversations ever occurred. [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp hails players for improved second half display

Jurgen Klopp hails players for improved second half display Liverpool's victory ensured they remain in the thick of the battle for the Champions League places in fourth spot - five points behind second-placed Manchester United. Wayne Routledge crossed for Ayew but his header had no power and was saved down low by Simon Mignolet . "So we had these few problems and in the second half we did it better. [Full Article...]


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