With Andy Murray injured, Novak Djokovic returning after a six-month lay-off and Rafael Nadal short of fitness, everything points towards Roger Federer this year in Melbourne . The other main challenger to Federer is of course Rafael Nadal . Find us on Facebook too! "So my focus is on other stuff now than the ranking or to win the match".
Despite the tough draw and the toll that 2017 would've had on his body, Federer is the favourite to win his 20th major in a fortnight's time . Wozniacki could climb to the top of the rankings, where she has already spent 67 weeks, if she reaches the semifinals of the Australian Open .
It remains to be seen whether any other clubs may also be tempted into swooping for the 2015-2016 PFA Player of the Season, with Manchester United and Chelsea also linked with the midfielder in the past. Paul Joyce writes that Klopp trusts his current crop of players and would be quite happy to go the rest of the season without signing a new player and as we saw against Manchester City , there is plenty of quality in this side without Philippe Coutinho .
Choi met North Korean sports officials last month in China on the sidelines of a youth soccer tournament and proposed the North's delegation travel to South Korea via a cruise, sparking concerns such move would violate the U.N. The Olympic truce struck at the North Korean/South Korean border is a gold medal bargain for all involved. "I think President Trump deserves big credit for bringing the inter-Korean talks", stated South Korea President Moon Jae-in.
He's always been committed until now but he could have moved yesterday, today or not. "It's added pressure that a player doesn't need, so I think it's the best for him and for us, while the doubt is in the air, to protect him", he added. "He did not refuse to play", Arsene said. It was a bit hard for Alexis [to play at Bournemouth] because he was on standby, a little bit. But former Liverpool player Graeme Souness, speaking on Sky Sports on Sunday afternoon, has raised eyebrows by ...
Simmons and Lowry had gotten into it several times throughout the game, with Simmons bumping into the back of Lowry's legs while picking up the ball to inbound it, and the two exchanging fouls in the third quarter. "Nobody was back there". Lowry has still proved a formidable three-point shooter, making 2.9 treys per game at a 39.2 percent clip, while knocking down shots at the stripe at 87.8 percent.
On Monday, the two delegations discussed dispatching North Korea's 140-member orchestra to perform in South Korea , Yonhap reported , quoting Seoul's unification ministry, noting this would be the first North Korean performance in the country since 2002.
Cummings was in Glasgow on Sunday night ahead of a medical on Monday. The 22-year-old was a big-game specialist at Hibs , scoring eight goals against Rangers and was part of Alan Stubbs' Easter Road side that famously beat Mark Warburton's men 3-2 in the 2016 Scottish Cup final.
Martial managed to grab the second goal of the game after a neat layoff by an intelligent Paul Pogba and his finish was equal to the assist, curling his shot into the top corner from outside of the opposition box. Valencia was given room to advance before firing past the dive of Jack Butland from 16 yards out with a left-foot shot - something of a collector's item.
Wilkins was the 2017 victor of the Willis Award, given to the nation's top defensive lineman in the nation by the Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club, and one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. Bryant was on the second team while Joseph made the third team. Gaskin's decision is a big boost for a Washington offense that'll return its top running back, quarterback Jake Browning and the majority of its offensive starters from a team that went 10-3 last season, losing to Penn State in ...
Garafolo notes that Norton just took the job with the 49ers, but that he has an out in the deal that would allow him to jump to Seattle, which will likely be integrating some new faces on defense this offseason due to injuries, cap management and other reasons.
The two Koreas agreed that the North's Samjiyon Orchestra would perform in Seoul as well as the northern city of Gangneung where some of the Olympic Games will be held, according to the Unification Ministry. Could North Korea potentially host a World Cup? But lyrics praising the North could fall foul of South Korean security laws, and any attempt to use the Games to peddle regime propaganda could quickly backfire, according to Cheong Seong-chang, an analyst at the Sejong Institute in Seoul.
Nassar's lawyers told BBC Sport they would not comment on Biles' statement. "Most of you know me as a happy, giggly, and energetic girl", Biles began her message. USA Today noted that Nassar will be sentenced this week on seven sexual assault charges in federal court - and is expected to receive life in prison.
She then had a conversation with chair umpire Fergus Murphy about why she wasn't ready to play. How are they not on court? "It's not my fault", she said, according to a video shot by the New York Times . And they didn't have any on court so I was just trying to wait for what I asked for to come. "Why should I feel uncomfortable because the court is ill-prepared?" "So you want me to screw up routine because of an ill prepared court?" Vandeweghe, who was a semi-finalist at the tournament ...
But the father of four said at his age, he liked to play down his chances in his 19th Australian Open . Nadal dominated the match on Rod Laver Arena from start to finish and it was not until the closing stages of the second set where Estrella Burgos managed to find the breakthrough on the Spaniard's serve.
He was suspended indefinitely following his arrest for shoplifting during a recent tour of China. LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7. Vytautas appeared to embrace the fast-paced style that best suits the American family, which has been seen everywhere from Chino Hills High School to UCLA and now Lithuania.
ALMOST TWO YEARS after suffering a horrific double leg break, Stephen Ireland will this afternoon make his return to competitive football after being named in Stoke City's side to face Coventry in the FA Cup . Rotation after a hectic festive period will, of course, be necessary for the Potters but a similar line-up to the one that played against Newcastle United could start for the first FA Cup meeting between these two sides since 1987.
However, that has not prevented his club from being linked with a host of players, with Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez the latest big name to be linked with a move to Old Trafford. I don't think it's easy for a player to play when there are doubts about his future. Martial was also mooted to be a potential makeweight in any deal for Sanchez but today's team suggests he is an integral part of Mourinho's side going forward.
He has now scored more free-kicks in La Liga over the last 25 years ahead of Roberto Carlos (16), Ronaldinho (15), Duda (13), Assunçao (12), Rivaldo (11) or Nihat (10). "They had a very good first half, pressing up and scoring their goals". Bet365 are showing Real Sociedad vs Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday January 14, 2018 via their live streaming service.
Gibbs, who scored both of those points for Notre Dame on free throws with 37 seconds remaining for a brief 68-67 lead, finished with a game-high 19 points and six assists for Notre Dame, which got 14 points from senior Martinas Geben and a career-high 12 points from sophomore reserve Nikola Djogo.
India's joy was shortlived though, as de Villiers joined Elgar and straight away got into a counter-attacking mode. Afterwards, Elgar and de Villiers resurrected the innings. But after a few edgy strokes, Ashwin overcame the threat of bounce and played on the up. India ended the session with some consolation at 80 for two.
Check out Joe Buck talking about Mille being in attendance and a little of the story during the game broadcast on FOX. If that wasn't enough for super fan Millie, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell paid her a visit during the game to surprise her with tickets to the ultimate sporting event - Super Bowl LII - which is conveniently being held at the Vikings' stadium on 4 February.
Roland's tweet says she doing much better and looks forward to returning to work. Roland's roommate reported her missing on January 8 after receiving a text message about a suspicion man. She said doctors have determined she had an adverse reaction to a prescription medication. Her roommate said she sent a text at 12:30 a.m. CT on Sunday, saying she was in her auto and being followed by a suspicious man.
The trade has not been officially announced by either team, and it is unclear what Pittsburgh will receive in exchange for the five-time All-Star . No player was more synonymous with the Pirates' turnaround a few years ago than McCutchen. He is now 31 years old, and a change of scenery may do some good for him. McCutchen is scheduled to make $14.5 million this season before becoming eligible for free agency.
With the Philadelphia Eagles winning over the weekend, QB coach John DeFilippo and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz are not available to interview this week. A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Shurmur has held his current spot as Vikings offensive coordinator since 2016, when he took over for Norv Turner, who departed midseason.
In recent action, Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) has made a move of +9.38% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Palladium Partners Llc bought 51,047 shares as the company's stock rose 5.12% with the market. Broadcom Ltd was raised too. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3.
And, asked about Mourinho's most recent comments following Saturday's goalless draw with Leicester, Conte said: I think that I said (I'd) stop the story. Mourinho says if he is wrong he will be the first to apologise, as he did with Claudio Ranieri. That's why for me (the row with Conte) is over. To this Conte responded by saying that Mourinho should reflect on his past actions and that he had "senile dementia".
Akanji signs a four-year deal and takes the No.16 shirt previously worn by BVB hero Jakub Błaszczykowski, becoming the second-most expensive player to be sold by a Swiss club through this £20m transfer. I have always liked the football played by Dortmund. "He has already demonstrated at worldwide and Champions League level that he can play at the highest level in Europe".
New England is 10-1 all-time in the series in games that count. That game will kick off at 1:05 p.m. Brady knows whoever they play next weekend, it won't be easy. If next weekend is anything like this weekend, both games will be awesome. Shoppers and Patriots fans alike having lunch at the restaurants in Patriot Place alternated their eyes between their food and the scoreboard, which showed the Jaguars already ahead by two touchdowns before the first quarter had ended.
In reference to United's alleged move for Alexis Sanchez , Mourinho had more to say, "on the table there's a fantastic opportunity and you fight for that opportunity..." Mourinho said the playmaker will likely start against Stoke on 15 January, but reiterated that " every player has a price ".
But fortunately for viewers unwilling to commit to the "Last" Polka - I managed to miss all 28 points scored in the first half, which I didn't believe to be possible when factoring each game's commercials in - the B's saved their best for halftime in Foxboro.
He led Real Madrid to only their second La Liga title in a decade - while also adding two Fifa Club World Cups, two Uefa Super Cups and a Spanish Super Cup. Jorge Griffa, who is like a father to me, once told me to not think too much, enjoy the present, be professional and responsible, and football will take you where you want.
Jermain Defoe remains unavailable due to injury and Eddie Howe seems to fancy his chances in this match, with the Cherries appearing to play with a three-man defensive line. The idea that City - of all clubs - are taking a stance and refusing to pay over the odds for a player is laughable, with the final decision Sanchez makes on his future now clouded by United's late big to scupper his move to the Etihad Stadium.
While speculation over potential Tottenham contract extensions for Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld continues to circulate, The Mirror state that Mauricio Pochettino's men will look to reward Eriksen and Son with improved terms. Everton gave a debut to new £27m signing, Cenk Tosun , but the former Besiktas striker had little to work with as the ninth-placed Blues, who saw a header from Wayne Rooney correctly chalked off for offside, slumped to a fourth straight defeat.
Mauricio Pochettino has enormous faith in Harry Kane and expects him to break goalscoring records in England and Tottenham . Although there is probably lot of truth in these rumors, many associated with Tottenham believe that Kane is not going to move away from North London in recent seasons and the 24-year-old will stay with Spurs until near future.
Gary Payton II, who was just added on a two-way contract, could also crack the rotation. Payton should expect to play with the South Bay Lakers a fair amount if Ball is able to maintain his health for the remainder of the season. The rookie out of UCLA played 43 minutes in that game, tallying nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Payton is likely a player the team has scouted and views as a potential piece to help both the G-League and National Basketball Association club in the future.
That wasn't our first time in that situation. The Eagles will host next week's conference title game against the victor of Sunday's contest between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. Ricardo Allen forced Ajayi to fumble on the next play and Matt Ryan drove the 59 yards into field-goal range. Perhaps, this offseason, the Falcons will want to add to their young and fast defense.
Much has been made of how Klopp will look to replace Coutinho but while Guardiola believes Barcelona have themselves a fine player he doesn't think the side he has left behind will be much the poorer for his absence. Correio de Manha also go on to claim that Liverpool are prepared to offer Martins a contract worth £4.4 million per year - five times what he now earns at Sporting.
Stokes was caught on CCTV apparently fighting with another man outside the Mbargo nightclub in September. He had already been ruled out of England s ongoing one-day series in Australia and his next involvement in senior cricket could be in the lucrative Indian Premier League after he was cleared by the European Central Bank to play in a second season of the franchise Twenty20 tournament.
Allow that to sink in. At the back end, they have a starting secondary in which everybody picked off at least four passes during the regular season. Bell, the NFL's third-leading rusher, was limited to 67 yards on 16 carries. The matchup between tight end Rob Gronkowski and the Jaguars defensive backs will become a deciding factor down the stretch.
The news and cricket combo won all key demos for Nine Network, which ended the day with a 39.2% share of the audience compared with Seven Network's 27.7% and ABC's 15.7%. Hopefully that was just a little blip. "I've heard it's a pretty nice track, so [I'll be playing]", he added. "I thought it was incredible from Jason - when he scores runs he is quite imposing at the crease and I thought that was no different today".
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have had the most exciting rivalry in the National Basketball Association over the past few years. Somebody is going to win. "I knew it was going to be like this", Thomas said, per ESPN . " I have no legs ". Since that game, Green's gone on to notch six more double-doubles, with Golden State going 8-2 in the 10 games following their win over Cleveland .
Austrian worldwide Moritz Bauer is in line to make his Stoke debut at Old Trafford as his new club's search for a successor to Mark Hughes continues. " He's a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund , and it's obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager", according to Stoke's Peter Coates.
If they start shouting it doesn't help us. Despite the rest, Hazard was still exhausted on Saturday - something that Conte would not be drawn on. I saw a lot of players very exhausted. "But we haven't had great quality in our finishing". In the other Premier League games on Saturday, Crystal Palace edged past Burnley 1-0, thanks to a first half goal by Bakary Sako.
Kizzire became the first multiple victor on the PGA Tour this season. Coming out on top is what I came here to do, and I did it. "James had a great round today". "I got a lot of work to do in the putting game", Spieth said after his round". The Sony Open telecast was scheduled to broadcast from 6 pm to 10 pm Eastern, and starting times are set for the final group to finish in that window.
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota got off to a quick start, which was a rarity for the Titans . It gave the Patriots a first down, the momentum back and ultimately led to a touchdown. The Pats bested Tennessee 438-267 in total yards. Sure, the offense racked up a lot of points, but it was the defense that took control of this game and earned the victory.
Players to watch: Wolves C Karl-Anthony Towns came one assist shy of his second career triple-double in Friday's victory over NY, with 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. New Orleans closed out the first quarter with a 20-6 run to take a 31-25 lead. The Pelicans led 45-29 midway through the second quarter. After an exchange of baskets, Nurkic's layup drew Portland to within 105-103 with 4:21 to go.
Son Heung-min opened the scoring for Tottenham at Wembley with his fifth consecutive home league goal - the first Spurs player to do so since Jermain Defoe back in 2004 - before Kane doubled their lead moments after the interval. "These boys are great, they set me up and we've got to keep going and winning games". "Maybe I have to take the responsibility for playing too many attack-minded players", Allardyce said.
However, when Kohli gets set, it's nearly next to improbable to get him out and this is where the South African attack needs to go all out in the first hour in the morning and get him out as early as possible. "So we tried our best to make sure that the game doesn't go out of control", he said. Cruising at 246/3, the Proteas then wobbled with two suicidal runouts plaguing what had been an impressive day at the office up until then.
Edmund put together a new coaching team of Swede Fredrik Rosengren and Brit Mark Hilton at the end of last season and the trio have worked hard on improving Edmund's serve and trying to help him turn those close losses into wins. Also a quality player. Stephens was serving for the match in the second set against Zhang Shuai in the first round at the Australian Open on Monday but lost 2-6,7-6 (2), 6-2.