The Scot had been due to face Ryan Harrison in the last-16 at the Australian Open warm-up event but the American will now advance to the quarter-finals after the 30-year-old's exit. And his hopes of competing in a Melbourne at a slam where he has reached the final five times but never won have now been dealt a blow. "I don't mind if it is at 30 in the world".
Leicester suffered a blow just before the half-hour mark as captain Wes Morgan was forced off through injury, though they almost broke the deadlock a few moments later, Slimani putting an effort wide from 12 yards after a scramble in the area.
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Clemson was fortunate to be down only 10-3 at halftime against the fourth-ranked Tide (12-1), and actually closed the gap with a field goal after Jalen Hurts fumbled on the first play of the second half. Bryant was sacked five times and the Tigers were held to 64 yards on the ground. Payne rumbled 21 yards on the return, even showing off an impressive open-field move that eluded running back Travis Etienne's attempted tackle, and drew a 15-yard personal foul penalty when Tremayne Anchrum ...
Nene missed last game for undisclosed reasons and his status is unknown for tonight. Luc Mbah a Moute is recovering from a dislocated shoulder and will miss a couple more weeks. Chris Paul took the final shot of overtime and missed. They're back in the fold now and a complete Rockets roster is terrifying for the National Basketball Association.
Mourinho said it was tough to manage his squad through the busy festive period due to the injuries. You have to change, which is what we try to do. "We missed easy chances but I'm really unhappy because we should have had a penalty". We were talking at half-time, we knew we could score and we did it". I don't remember, but it is a long, long time ago. We lose one of the only two changes I have on the bench to change in attacking areas, leaving just one for the rest of the 90 minutes - I ...
The draw ended City's 18-match winning streak. He told Sky Sports: "City have the most complete squad and it is very hard for Guardiola to improve the squad". There are then FA Cup and Carabao Cup ties against Burnley and Bristol City respectively before City travel to Liverpool on January 14. They could have clinched all three points had Luka Milivojevic scored a penalty in the dying stages of the game.
There's no Patrick Kane, Johnny Gaudreau, Auston Matthews , Jack Eichel or Jonathan Quick, so the USA men's hockey team is made up of Gionta, four college players, three from the American Hockey League and 15 playing in professional leagues across Europe.
That number represents how many years Bills suffered without making the playoffs - the longest streak in North American sports. Landry broke the record with a 4-yard catch to the Buffalo 1-yard line, and he followed that with a 1-yard touchdown on a shovel pass.
They missed two field goals and muffed two punts (yet managed to recover them). Morgan, who came into the game second on the team in tackles with 82, did team up with Jerry Tillery for a sack during the second quarter . Notre Dame took a 3-0 lead into the lockerroom. Notre Dame cut LSU's lead to 7-6 with 2:47 remaining in the quarter. He was ruled down upon hopping on the lose pigskin at the Auburn 49, but replays showed Davis possessed the ball while still live with an ocean of green ...
Mark Hughes says he is still "the best person" for the manager's job at Stoke despite them falling to a fifth defeat in seven games against Newcastle. "It's scientifically proven that you need more than that for you to recover physically". "I don't like the fact I had to make key decisions that on the face of it looked like I weakened us because I'm not like that as a person".
A source said Capers was let go Sunday night after the Packers' season-ending 35-11 loss at Detroit. The defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers is not expected to return to the Packers for the 2018 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
With Thomas back, all eyes are on Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert's returns now. Former Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas will make his debut Tuesday with his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers , but will not be playing Wednesday when they travel to Boston.
Jon Gruden, a more experienced head coach on the Giants' list of possibilities, had more to offer when asked if he would consider returning to the sideline if the Giants reached out. The 41-year-old McDaniels has been highly regarded as one of the brightest young offensive coordinators in football, and his Patriots offenses have ranked in the Top 5 in league scoring each of the last 6 seasons respectively under McDaniels' offensive leadership.
This is a fair amount of points to lay but Big Ten teams have fared very well at the betting window this bowl season so I'm rolling the dice on MI. "Got a lot of respect for the program first of all", Gamecock coach Will Muschamp said, "the winningest program in college football".
Why did the Cardinals and Bruce Arians agree to part ways? Waiting longer than most for a head-coaching opportunity, Arians turned heads in 2012 when he stepped in for ailing Colts coach Chuck Pagano , guiding the team to nine wins and three losses and earning Coach of the Year honors.
Liverpool search for the second goal that would surely put this game beyond Burnley . Klopp made five changes to his starting lineup for Saturday's 2-1 win away to Leicester City , and has continued his rotational approach as the Reds' busy festive period draws to a close.
Upset fans had been calling for his dismissal for a large part of the 2017, and another sub-.500 season seems to have justified the firing. Fox compiled a 14-34 record in three seasons with the Bears, a.292 winning percentage that is the second worst in franchise history behind only Abe Gibron's.268 percentage (11-30-1 from 1972-74).
New Zealand lead the three match series 1-0 after winning the first match on Friday. Williamson, though, remains wary of Gayle and the threat that he poses, with the veteran Jamaican having scored a massive unbeaten 146 off 68 balls that included a record 18 sixes earlier in the Bangladesh Premier League.
However with the amount coaches expected to get the axe in the next few days, Del Rio may get a third head coaching job. It sounds like Jon Gruden is really coming back to coaching this time and it will happen with a team he is quite familiar with, the Oakland Raiders .
They arrived with their body cameras on, and those cameras caught the moment the squirrel launched itself at the officers. The animal crashed into a few dishes. It seems like this squirrel started his New Year party early this year. On Dec. 29, Brockport police responded to a report of a break-in by a squirrel who was allegedly munching away on some cookies.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Monday that Stokes would not travel with the squad, pending Crown Prosecution Service advice on the incident in Bristol. It has been with them since November but there is still no indication as to when they will make a final decision. Stokes was given permission by the European Central Bank to play for Canterbury in New Zealand while his immediate future was sorted out.
We've had some great talks about life, football and he has helped me grow so much as a player in my knowledge and understanding of the game. Gruden was 95-81 in six seasons in Tampa Bay. The price for Gruden will be steep. "Chuck Pagano provided Colts fans with many exciting wins and memories as head coach of the Colts", Colts Owner & CEO Jim Irsay said in a statement.
The Browns earned the No. 1 overall pick with a loss to rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, a native of Mentor, Ohio, and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field last week, and the Houston Texans' loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium gave them their second top-five selection.
With Kansas City already locked into the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs, the Chiefs had little to play for on this last Sunday in December. INJURIES: Chiefs backup punt returner De'Anthony Thomas was carted off after injuring his right leg on the final play of the first quarter.
And Drake was ejected for throwing a Bills helmet about 20 yards. Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against both teams. The Bills had to wait to see if they'd get a ticket to the dance - they wrapped up their win over the Dolphins in Florida before the Bengals-Ravens game had ended.
Bryan Angers punt was fielded deep by New Orleans Tommylee Lewis , and special-teams captain Josh Robinson stripped the ball loose. The Bucs converted a fourth-and-10 from their own 5 to get the winning drive started. The Saints took the 17-13 lead on a 48-yard field goal by Wil Lutz with 2:44 to go in the third quarter after a 50-yard drive in nine plays. Kamara racked up a 149 yards of total offense in two quarters of play.
Belgium worldwide De Bruyne , who has been instrumental to City's success this season, suffered the injury after a foul by Palace's Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.
He has also been sacked 11 times this season. Both coaches tried, and failed, on surprise onside kicks and neither team could consistently move the ball. Defensively, the Colts should be able to shut down Texans' quarterback Yates as he has not proven to be a very capable quarterback in his National Football League career.
According to Alex Marvez of Sporting News, O'Brien is prepared to broach the subject when he and Smith meet with McNair on Monday. The relationship has further deteriorated, with the Houston Chronicle last week saying it's "toxic." Deshaun Watson has voiced his support for O'Brien.
The Browns had won a week earlier for their only win of the 2016 season. Head coach Hue Jackson hasn't been listed among the rumored coaches slated to be fired despite winning just one game in two seasons. The Steelers will look to use the extra week off to get Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown back healthy from a calf injury. A 54-yard pass to Josh Gordon , who finished with four receptions for 115 yards, set up Duke Johnson's 2-yard touchdown run.
With Tadic not making a meal out of it, and Pawson not seeing the incident in real-time, Young was let off the hook. If the charge is upheld then Young is expected to miss matches against Everton , Derby County and Stoke City . Romelu Lukaku is set to miss the next two games after suffering a head injury, while Mourinho has also ruled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a month with a knee problem.
After missing the three previous games with knee trouble, Bradford was cleared to return against the Bears. It was the second time this season that Rodgers pulled off a trick play on the Vikings. The Bears and Vikings will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. ET at Minnesota on December 31. A loss that night would have left the Vikings tied for third place in the division, before a home game against the 4-1 Packers .
Unfortunately he'll be playing without stud left tackle Tyron Smith , who was placed on I.R. with a knee injury earlier this week. After a poor offensive showing last Monday night against the Oakland Raiders, Eagles coach Doug Pederson made it clear throughout the week that he would like to play his starters a significant amount against Dallas, so they can continue to get reps and hopefully go into the playoffs on a good note.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was given an extension following the 2016 after a 12-4 season that was believed to pay him at least $5 million per season over the next four seasons. IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR DICK'S SPORTING GOODS FOUNDATION - Professional football analyst Jon Gruden is seen at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation "Sports Matter" launch party during SXSW in Austin, Texas Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Following City goalkeeper Ederson's dramatic late penalty save, Palace's Jason Puncheon lunged in on De Bruyne and took out the Belgium midfielder who left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace. It was a surreal ending to the match. Guardiola, meanwhile, has presided over a record-breaking run of form for Manchester City , who have yet to lose in 19 Premier League games and now lead the league table by 13 points.
Spanish League giants, Atletico Madrid have officially unveiled Diego Costa as the club's player and handed him the number 18 jersey. "I've waited a long time for this day, I'm exhausted of training and I need to play", Costa said on Sunday.
Kevin De Bruyne added to their injury worries late on when he was clattered by Jason Puncheon and taken off on a stretcher with his leg in a brace. He played on for a short while before succumbing to the pain, and left the field distraught and Guardiola said he'd be out for "one month or two months", as quoted by BBC Sport .
Chelsea ended 2017 with a thumping 5-0 Premier League win over a much-changed Stoke side at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. But Conte insists his side will continue fighting until the end. The Blues dominated from the very beginning despite being without their star player Hazard, who was rested ahead of next week's away clash against Arsenal .
My weight is very good ", Nurmagomedov said to the UFC's Megan Olivi (hat tip BloodyElbow ). Adding UFC's current rankings situation to the mix and the fact that promotion is not likely to give Nurmagomedov another title shot - in case he loses a fight after his cancelled bout due to his weight cut issues - this fight will truly be a "now or never" moment for the 29-year-old native of the small mountain village of Sildi in Dagestan.
Ward made an announcement minutes before the Cotton Bowl that he would not be participating, and would enter the draft. But then again, we've got to think about the reality side of it. Elway stated this week that what he's looking at during these bowl games is not necessarily just on-field performance, but how players respond to situations, how they handle themselves on the sidelines.
Woodward and the United owners would have every right to tell Mourinho to get his team playing the kind of sumptuous football Manchester City are serving up on a weekly basis and then they will hand him the financial backing he craves. He said: "Silva has been revitalised with a change of position in central midfield". Mourinhio's comments were preposterous given his spending habits since he arrived in Manchester in the summer of 2016, yet this was merely the culmination of simmering ...
He was the team's eastern regional scout from 1997 until 2000, when, at age 27, he became the NFL's youngest college scouting director. "Clearly, we're going in a different direction, but that doesn't make these kinds of decisions any easier".
ESPN cited sources Saturday evening when reporting Gruden, a former Raiders coach who now works as an ESPN analyst, will be tempted to accept a strong offer to coach the Raiders. Gruden is quoted in the report: "I don't want to sit here and speculate". I can't say I haven't taken any phone calls. Bob Lamonte is a venerable agent whose client sheet is composed of a who's-who of National Football League coaches and front-office personnel.
The Blues won the title in May and also reached the FA Cup final in a glorious first season at Chelsea for the former Italy coach. The gap now stands at 13 points, with City still to play Crystal Palace on Sunday, after Chelsea dispatched Stoke thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian and Davide Zappacosta.
Lewis, 26, stormed into the semi-finals yesterday with a 5-0 whitewash of Darren Webster at Alexandra Palace - following up his superb 4-1 win over second seed Peter Wright in their last 16 match. "It's the greatest feeling in the world hearing the fans chant my name and I'm going to miss it after this week". "At the beginning Raymond was playing well and I was struggling a little bit", Van Gerwen told Sky Sports.
The second half provided more goalmouth action nearly immediately as Ryan made a fine save to tip Isaac Hayden's deflected shot wide of the target just four minutes after the restart. The Seagulls and Magpies went into the game hoping to improve on runs of one win in nine and 11 games respectively, and both looked like sides lacking in form.
The Spaniard was linked with a move to Spurs two years ago, though ultimately re-joined Real Madrid after a spell at Juventus , before becoming Chelsea's record signing in a £70m deal in July. "I'm Diego's friend and when I came here I knew that is was a big responsibility to replace him, but I've tried to do well", Morata added. "He said to me: 'Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?' ".
In the 89th minute, Heurelho Gomes saved a powerful effort from Nathan Dyer but could only push it into the path of another Swansea substitute, Luciano Narsingh, who finished well to spark ecstatic celebrations in the dugout and the away end.
Rodgers told reporters after a practice two weeks ago that "hopefully we pay (Adams) sooner rather than later". He's a talented guy who has just proven it week after week. Since entering the National Football League as a fifth-round pick out of Ohio State in 2014, Linsley has been the Packers' regular starter at center.