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Sport Contenders v pretenders to win the tournament — The Australian Open
Author: 0 Contenders v pretenders to win the tournament — The Australian Open

His 2017 comeback could be inspiration for the likes of Djokovic , who has won the Australian title a record six times but has been sidelined since Wimbledon with a right elbow injury. Dimitrov did engage Nadal in a brawl of a 2017 Australian semifinal, falling only 6-4 in the fifth set, and did win the ATP Finals in London in November.

Sport Blue Jays avoid arbitration with OF Carrera and LHP Loup
Author: 0 Blue Jays avoid arbitration with OF Carrera and LHP Loup

During the 2017 season, Donaldson hit.270/.385/.559 with 33 home runs and 78 RBI. Sanchez reportedly received $2.7 million, Carrera signed for $1.9 million and Loup for $1.8 million. He averaged a career-low 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 2017. Donaldson is one of nine arbitration-eligible Blue Jays , with the club announcing deals for Ezequiel Carrera ($1.9 million) and Aaron Loup ($1,812,500) on Friday morning ahead of the 1 p.m.

Sport Liverpool v Manchester City: Combined XI based on form and fitness
Author: 0 Liverpool v Manchester City: Combined XI based on form and fitness

After a debut campaign of acclimatisation to English football, Guardiola has his side finely tuned and all singing beautifully from the same hymn sheet. Facing City now will be hard, as it is expected that Liverpool will reinvest a large portion of the £142million fee in filling the void in central midfield .

Sport NBC To Stream 2018 Winter Olympics Live In VR
Author: 0 NBC To Stream 2018 Winter Olympics Live In VR

Great Britain has been tasked with claiming its biggest medal haul in Winter Olympics history after UK Sport announced its targets for Pyeongchang 2018 on Tuesday. 'That's what makes it so exciting, but also very nerve-racking'. Attitudes have changed, however, and the amount of National Lottery and government funding for the Olympics and Paralympics has risen to more than 32 million pounds ($43 million) across eight sports.

Sport David Davis accuses European Union of plotting to damage British interests, faces backlash
Author: 0 David Davis accuses European Union of plotting to damage British interests, faces backlash

Damian Green was the third minister to leave the cabinet in a space of weeks, after the defence secretary and worldwide development minister both quit - all three following separate scandals. David Lidington was appointed as minister for the cabinet office, replacing May's closest friend in parliament, Damian Green, who was forced to resign past year over misleading statements over pornography found on his computer.

Sport Cubs agree to terms with Kyle Hendricks, Justin Wilson
Author: 0 Cubs agree to terms with Kyle Hendricks, Justin Wilson

However, the two sides finally came to an agreement and avoided arbitration. Bryant could break the record for highest salary among players eligible for arbitration for the first time, a mark set when first baseman Ryan Howard was awarded a raise from $900,000 to $10 million by a three-person panel in 2008 instead of Philadelphia's $7 million offer.

Sport Yellow Warning For Snow And Ice Issued In NI
Author: 0 Yellow Warning For Snow And Ice Issued In NI

This dense for will be accommpanied by some frost with lows overnight falling to -2. James Madden, a forecaster for Exacta Weather , warned that snow will hit "northern and western areas" next week. The warning covers Northern Ireland, Wales, north-west England, south-east England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber and south-east England. "This reduces the ability of the air to hold moisture, allowing condensation and fog to occur".

Sport Brees leads Saints past Panthers in NFC wild card game
Author: 0 Brees leads Saints past Panthers in NFC wild card game

Newton echoed his coach's description of what happened during the game. Carolina had also contained the Saints' dynamic rushing attack, holding prolific running back tandem Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to a combined 41 rushing yards.

Sport Bills GM thinks Richie Incognito racial slur allegation is 'misunderstanding'
Author: 0 Bills GM thinks Richie Incognito racial slur allegation is 'misunderstanding'

We're still evaluating. We don't want to speculate on anyone. WHAT WENT WRONG: After a 5-2 start, the Bills suffered through a damaging three-game midseason losing streak when the defense was utterly awful. "We're going to do what we can to get better at every position". There's no doubt the Bills will be interested in drafting a quarterback, as well. Boasting a 21-3 lead at halftime, the Chiefs faced an ideal scenario in which they could lean on the NFL's leading rusher in the second ...

Sport Lucas Moura angry at Paris Saint-Germain over £35.5m price tag
Author: 0 Lucas Moura angry at Paris Saint-Germain over £35.5m price tag

But after being outbid for his signature in 2012 by PSG, United continue to be admirers. However, the big-money arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have shunted him down the pecking order and he has not started a game this season, making just six appearances in total.

Sport Liverpool name their price for Daniel Sturridge
Author: 0 Liverpool name their price for Daniel Sturridge

The former City and Chelsea striker doesn't even make the bench for the Reds these days having his place usurped by the industrious Danny Ings. Whether Inter are actually interested-and whether Sturridge's people are courting the move-is anybody's guess.

Sport Israel PM to arrive on six-day India trip
Author: 0 Israel PM to arrive on six-day India trip

Netanyahu will be the first Israeli prime minister to visit India since the late Ariel Sharon traveled to the subcontinent in 2003. Calling Mr. Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "ideological soulmates", the edit says: "One represents right-wing ultra Jewish nationalism while the other is an advocate of right-wing Hindutva nationalism".

Sport Four Selected to Wooden Award Midseason List
Author: 0 Four Selected to Wooden Award Midseason List

Maye is averaging 18.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game so far during his breakout campaign, including a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds this past Tuesday against Boston College. Fifteen top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA will be submitted to voters on the Final Ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament.

Sport James McClean's house burgled during West Brom defeat to West Ham
Author: 0 James McClean's house burgled during West Brom defeat to West Ham

Before any physical exchanges, Livermore was taken to the tunnel by West Brom's assistant manager, John Carver and even the West Ham officials were quick to react. A previous game between the teams in October was marred by two Falkirk players - Joe McKee and Kevin O'Hara - taunting Shiels. Champions-elect Manchester City tightened their grip on the Premier League title by beating Watford 3-1.

Sport Panthers admit Cam Newton embellished injury to buy time
Author: 0 Panthers admit Cam Newton embellished injury to buy time

There simply can not have been many times during Brees's tenure in New Orleans that he has seen an opposing defense use such a stop-the-run strategy, particularly in a game of such significance. "We knew what we had to do and it was on the receivers ". According to the National Football League, this required the player to be removed from the field for examination in a locker room.

Sport Panthers consider Norv Turner as offensive coordinator
Author: 0 Panthers consider Norv Turner as offensive coordinator

As Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Tuesday, Turner was head coach Ron Rivera's initial target when he chose to fire previous coordinator Mike Shula. Scott Turner was the quality control coach at Carolina during Rivera's first two years (2011-2012). Turner most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 2014-16.

Sport Barcelona complete transfer of Colombian defender Yerry Mina
Author: 0 Barcelona complete transfer of Colombian defender Yerry Mina

The board asked Mascherano to stay at the club until Yerry Mina arrived. It is also reported that the termination clause of the Colombian defender's contract will be €100 million. Mina joined Palmeiras from Sante Fe previous year, and he proved an instant success. He won the Brazilian league title in 2016 and Copa Sudamericana with his former club Santa Fe.

Sport Preston weather warning upgraded as Storm Eleanor looms
Author: 0 Preston weather warning upgraded as Storm Eleanor looms

More than 60 flood warnings are in place in England, alone. It had issued a red weather warning overnight with wind speeds reaching 80 miles per hour (129 km/h). "Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible". A woman who went into labour as Storm Eleanor smashed into the United Kingdom was flown 60 miles by rescue helicopter to a specialist neonatal unit in gale force winds.

Sport Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018
Author: 0 Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018

Bell suggested that he's prepared to sit out next season, or possibly even retire, if the Steelers use their franchise tag on him for the second straight year, ESPN.com reports. "I've made a lot of money, I'm happy where I'm at, I've got a good family - I don't really need to play football", Bell told ESPN . Bell said he would "probably" walk away from the game if he skipped 2018.

Sport Team of the Year is announced
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Two Premier League players have been named in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Year - but both Harry Kane and David de Gea missed out. Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang. Instead, Eden Hazard of Chelsea is 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 past year.

Sport Ronda Rousey And Triple H Out To Dinner, WWE Debut Imminent?
Author: 0 Ronda Rousey And Triple H Out To Dinner, WWE Debut Imminent?

Rousey has remained largely out of the spotlight since her last UFC fight, a December 2016 loss to Amanda Nunes. Rousey was "in a pretty good mood", but wouldn't reveal if she had just signed a contract or not. She's a huge fan of what we do and she's incredibly interested in what we do and the opportunities that lie there. The Game added that the WWE are also great fans of Rousey, and incredibly interested in potentially working with her.

Sport Arsene Wenger Says Alexis Sanchez and Must Ozil Can Be Replaced
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Says Alexis Sanchez and Must Ozil Can Be Replaced

It's imperative Arsenal keep their top players fit for the remainder of the season, particularly amid the packed fixture list they face this winter. We're not even sure of what to take from it, but La Cuarta look wrong on this one. The opposition striker rose highest to head in for a cross, as I anticipated the header going the other direction but Cech had eyes on the ball and make sure he dealt with the threat properly.

Sport Messi, Suarez, Paulinho on target in routine Barca win
Author: 0 Messi, Suarez, Paulinho on target in routine Barca win

The referendum had direct ramifications for Barcelona who, on the day that it was held, chose to play their La Liga game against Las Palmas behind closed doors in response to police violence against would-be voters. The deal saw Coutinho become the second most expensive footballer ever behind compatriot Neymar, who moved from Barcelona to Paris St Germain for 222 million euros in August.

Sport Jon Gruden expected to become new head coach of Raiders
Author: 0 Jon Gruden expected to become new head coach of Raiders

Davis said he will not have any other statement until after a new coach has hired. He was sacked by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season and has been in the broadcast booth since then. Rumors about Gruden's return to the sidelines have been going on ever since he entered the booth, and it always seemed like a matter of when not if he chose to take a job.

Sport Ashes: Trevor Bayliss to step down in 2019 By
Author: 0 Ashes: Trevor Bayliss to step down in 2019 By

Jos Buttler has offered strong support to coach Trevor Bayliss crediting him with the resurgence of England's one-day cricket since he took over after the dismal World Cup campaign in Australia three years ago. The Test captain is not expected to play in England's warm-up match against a youthful Cricket Australia XI on Thursday, but team officials say he's now recovering well enough to take his place for Sunday's game.

Sport Liverpool receive huge boost ahead of Manchester City clash
Author: 0 Liverpool receive huge boost ahead of Manchester City clash

Mega football club Real Madrid will be presenting a bid by the end of this season to sign Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah from Liverpool, according to British online newspaper Express, which quoted Spanish newspaper Diario Madridsta. Having already seen Philippe Coutinho move to Spain with his record-breaking move to Barcelona they are unlikely to follow up that deal by allowing their next best player to leave as well.

Sport Mike Tyson is Latest To Enter The Lucrative Marijuana Market
Author: 0 Mike Tyson is Latest To Enter The Lucrative Marijuana Market

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Medical marijuana has been legalised in the state of California for the past 20 years and Tyson's ranch will look to carry out research to help develop it's clinical benefits.

Sport Ibaka, Johnson each suspended one game for throwing punches
Author: 0 Ibaka, Johnson each suspended one game for throwing punches

All-star point guard Kyle Lowry is not expected to play after suffering a bruised tailbone in a nasty fall during Monday's game against Brooklyn. What a stuff on Domantas Sabonis . "We've got to be the aggressor on both ends of the floor". Turns out the Raptors weren't the only team missing a key starter Tuesday night. The Cavaliers (26-14) are coming off a 127-99 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday - their largest margin of defeat this season - and have dropped two of the ...

Sport Boca Juniors president Angelici: No Arsenal Pavon offer - for now
Author: 0 Boca Juniors president Angelici: No Arsenal Pavon offer - for now

Pavon scored nine goals in 30 league appearances for Boca last term and has three in 12 games this term. Boca Juniors are prepared to stand in the way of Arsenal's attempts to sign winger Cristian Pavon but admit they are yet to receive any approach for the Argentina global.

Sport Branding the victor in Ball brothers' pro debut
Author: 0 Branding the victor in Ball brothers' pro debut

Fans will be able to watch the games through Facebook , who has worked with LaVar Ball and and his Big Baller Brand in the past. The game drew more than 120,000 viewers at times to its live broadcast on Facebook . For what's it worth, Zalgiris' second-team featured the top under-18 players from the elite program in Lithuania . The company's logo was everywhere, including on the jerseys worn by the referees.

Sport Raptors fail to execute, fall to Heat in dying seconds
Author: 0 Raptors fail to execute, fall to Heat in dying seconds

DeRozan scored 25 points but was just 10-for-29 from the floor. DeMar DeRozan recently revealed that he and Kyle Lowry didn't speak for their first year on Toronto together. This is the second game of the season between these two teams. Despite the frustration, this and the game against Boston showed that the Nets can really hang with the best teams in the league.

Sport James, Curry lead NBA All-Star voting
Author: 0 James, Curry lead NBA All-Star voting

Toronto's DeMar DeRozan is second among East guards with 537,168 votes and Philadelphia rookie Ben Simmons is third with 397,942. The Bucks forward is now second (1,480,954 votes) followed by Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving (1,370,643 votes), and the Warriors Curry (1,369,658 votes) and Durrant (1,326,059 votes).

Sport Everton in negotiations to sign Walcott from Arsenal
Author: 0 Everton in negotiations to sign Walcott from Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently admitted he would be willing to listen to offers for the player because he did not want to stand in the way of Walcott's chances of reaching this summer's World Cup. "He's scored 100 goals for Arsenal from wide positions", said Allardyce. "If that is possible to get over the line I'd be delighted". "I will be very excited and enthused once somebody, if it is not Theo then somebody else, has signed on the dotted line.

Sport Conte, Mourinho 'out of their minds', says former England boss Capello
Author: 0 Conte, Mourinho 'out of their minds', says former England boss Capello

He was a crowd favourite at the Bridge after winning the Double in 2010, his first season. Allegri has continued Conte's work at Juventus and has maintained their dominance over Italian football since taking charge in 2014. The Blues boss is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after a turbulent campaign, which has seen the Italian complain about a lack of squad depth and get into a war of words with Jose Mourinho .

Sport Bortles gets playoff win for Jaguars
Author: 0 Bortles gets playoff win for Jaguars

The Jaguars don't look like AFC favorites right now, but they do look like a team with a good enough defense to win any game. The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the few teams that have had some success when it comes to playing the Steelers .

Sport Video Of A Fired Up LeBron James Is Going Viral
Author: 0 Video Of A Fired Up LeBron James Is Going Viral

Sure, Cleveland's defence has been horrendous for most of this season and is now almost at a league-worst level, but the most points by any Raptors team ever in a regulation game? One of Instagram's great features is how it seems to serendipitously display likes and comments from the most relevant people to spark the NBA Petty Warz machine.

Sport Hazard Set To Sign Chelsea Contract Extension Amid Madrid Interest
Author: 0 Hazard Set To Sign Chelsea Contract Extension Amid Madrid Interest

Hazard has arguably been the Blues' best player since his arrival in the Premier League five years ago, while also establishing himself as probably the most influential player in the English top flight during the same period. Asked when Barkley might appear, Conte said: "I don't know, it's very hard to say now". The Chelsea goalkeeper was the first to confirm that he will agree a new deal and urged his compatriot to do the same.

Sport John Amaechi excited for clash between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics
Author: 0 John Amaechi excited for clash between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics

That lopsided differential wouldn't last long. The Knicks advanced to the 1999 NBA Finals, but the only way to watch them play the San Antonio Spurs was to visit a friend who had access to a German sports channel on satellite TV. Led by coach Brett Brown, it has been a hard period for 76ers fans, as the team posted losing records for the past five seasons, including only winning 10 games in 2015-16.

Sport Super Bowl Alert: Protests, Steelers Synergy and the Brands on the Sidelines
Author: 0 Super Bowl Alert: Protests, Steelers Synergy and the Brands on the Sidelines

The Olympic Winter Games will be held from February 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The company also expects over $900 million in national ad sales for the Olympic games, which would be a first for a Winter Olympics, Lovinger said. "The game itself nearly transcends the season". However, the Falcons had some early struggles at the beginning of the season, which lead to some doubts about the Falcons being Super Bowl contenders.

Sport Olympics: Canada sends out National Hockey League castaways to chase gold hat-trick
Author: 0 Olympics: Canada sends out National Hockey League castaways to chase gold hat-trick

Before an National Hockey League career that included stints in Toronto, Los Angeles, Edmonton and Montreal, Scrivens was named ECAC Goalie of the Year his senior season, in which he also earned first team All-America honors. Former Ottawa Senators forward Chris Kelly has spent time with the AHL's Belleville Senators this season, while Christian Thomas was loaned to the team from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Sport Watch the AFC Divisional Playoffs LIVE on News 3
Author: 0 Watch the AFC Divisional Playoffs LIVE on News 3

Clearly dejected, he seemed flustered and distraught while answering questions in his post-game press conference, even answering that he was "pissed off" about his performance when asked why he seemed more bothered than usual following the Titans' 12-7 loss to the struggling Cardinals.

Sport Bears add Hiestand as OL coach
Author: 0 Bears add Hiestand as OL coach

Hiestand, who coached the team's line when they reached the Super Bowl in 2007, has made a name for himself at Notre Dame with a string of first round picks, including two potential first rounders in this year's NFL Draft. He played for Reid in his final season with the Eagles. Helfrich used the spread offense in college and will bring some of those elements to the Bears' offense.

Sport Seahawks to take on Raiders in London next season
Author: 0 Seahawks to take on Raiders in London next season

The Raiders , Chargers , and Seahawks , three of the six teams playing across the pond next season, will all have to travel the 10,000 miles or so to play those games. The Seahawks vs. Raiders matchup will be the NFL's debut game played at the new Tottenham Hotspur venue. New York Giants in Berlin, Germany; July 1996 vs.

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