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Wozniacki would play the victor of the other semifinal encounter between Simona Halep and A Kerber. Twice a Grand Slam runner-up, and having lost her only previous Melbourne semi-final after holding match point against Li Na seven years ago, it was no great surprise that closing out the match might still be a test for Wozniacki.
  • AFC title game: Two thumbs up for Patriots, Brady

    AFC title game: Two thumbs up for Patriots, Brady

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    They are 2-2 in blue jerseys in the Super Bowl and 0-1 when wearing red ones. They arrived in Houston a year ago on the Monday before the Super Bowl . February 6, 2005 - New England defeated Philadelphia , 24-21, at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Fox noted that the roughly 42.3 million viewers that watched Eagles-Vikings on Sunday night "registered as Fox's highest-rated and most-watched broadcast on the network since Super Bowl LI ".
  • Case Keenum: My family needed protection from Eagles fans

    Case Keenum: My family needed protection from Eagles fans

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    Oddsmakers like the chances of Brady winning a sixth Super Bowl ring, making the Patriots almost a touchdown favorite to beat the Eagles . He'll become the first-ever non-kicker to play in a Super Bowl in his 40s. He fired a 49-yard TD pass to Torrey Smith off a flea flicker to start the second half and tossed a 5-yard TD to Jeffery early in the fourth to make it 38-7.
  • The NBA gives an assist to sports betting push

    The NBA gives an assist to sports betting push

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    That would increase the amount of wagering and, in turn, create more revenue for the league under its desired plan. " We have studied these issues at length ", Spillane said in his statement to lawmakers, via ESPN . "We can all agree that the 25-year ban on sports wagering has been a failure in every regard", AGA president and CEO Geoff Freeman said. The case is pending before the U.S.
  • Westbrook buries clutch layup to give OKC win over Nets

    Westbrook buries clutch layup to give OKC win over Nets

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    His 20 assists were the catalyst for his team's stunning 148-point outburst against the Cavaliers in a victory at Cleveland. The Thunder had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 39.0 (above their season average of 27.8) and had a turnover percentage of 10.4 (better than their season average of 12.6).
  • Team USA skiers use VR to train for 2018 Winter Olympics

    Team USA skiers use VR to train for 2018 Winter Olympics

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    After a few weeks of thinking about how Strivr could help in the sport of skiing, the company started working with Taylor and his team. Slopestyle skiers navigate a downhill course of rails and jumps and are scored on their tricks and abilities.
  • JPMorgan Chase to increase wages for 860 MI employees

    JPMorgan Chase to increase wages for 860 MI employees

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    It has outperformed by 17.04% the S&P500. Common ( JPM ) by 4.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock.
  • Marchand gets 5-game ban

    Marchand gets 5-game ban

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    Marchand has a lengthy history of suspensions, with this marking the sixth of his nine-year career for a total of 19 games missed. Marchand is a repeat offender, so while this punishment is unquestionably severe, it doesn't exactly come as a huge surprise.
  • Mascherano's destination revealed as Barcelona confirms exit

    Mascherano's destination revealed as Barcelona confirms exit

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    Mascherano's arrival at Barca coicided with the start of an unbridled era of success, with the Argentinian defender playing his part in winning 18 various trophies for the Catalan giants. The money-rich Chinese Super League, and even a return to Liverpool have been muted. Mascherano joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2010 for a reported 22 million euros (19.26 million pounds) and was converted by coach Pep Guardiola from a holding midfielder into a centre back, often deputising for the ...
  • Pliskova rallies to reach Open quarter-finals

    Pliskova rallies to reach Open quarter-finals

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    The 21 seed will play the victor of the match between No. 1 Simona Halep No. 6 Karolina Pliskova . "For sure it wasn't my best start but I knew I had to restart after three games to stop missing and move better", said Halep, whose relentless chasing and powerful groundstrokes overwhelmed her taller opponent.
  • Le'Veon Bell encouraged by talks on new deal with Steelers

    Le'Veon Bell encouraged by talks on new deal with Steelers

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    For his part, Bell had previously threatened to either hold out all of next season or retire rather than play under the dreaded tag ( more on that here ). Bell led the AFC in yards from scrimmage in 2018 with 1,946, including 1,291 on the ground. We need something new. A report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette claimed Bell skipped out on a Saturday walkthrough the day before the loss and also arrived late to Heinz Field on Sunday.
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan says Arsenal move a 'dream come true'

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan says Arsenal move a 'dream come true'

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    Wenger said Sanchez was absent from the Arsenal squad on Saturday because he was close to completing a deal that has been in the making since United out-bid Manchester City for the former Barcelona star. City were firm favourites to snatch up Sanchez in January on the cheap before the Red Devils elbowed their way into negotiations with a vastly improved wage offer for the player and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as an incentive for the Gunners.
  • NCAA investigating Michigan State over Nassar

    NCAA investigating Michigan State over Nassar

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    Those in the courtroom gasped as they heard Nassar had wrote he was living a "complete nightmare" and that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". During the proceedings, Aquilina read portions of a letter that Nassar had given her a couple of months after entering his plea, but she refused to read it in its entirety.
  • Top Seed Halep Eases Into Australian Open Quarter Final

    Top Seed Halep Eases Into Australian Open Quarter Final

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    US Open finalist Madison Keys continued her serene progress through the Australian Open draw with a 6-3, 6-4 win over unseeded Ana Bogdan on Saturday. "I played against her a lot of times and it was always tough and close ". Wozniacki is back in the Australian Open semifinals for the first time since 2011, when she was ranked No.
  • Bradford City man shares his thoughts on controversial Leeds United reveal

    Bradford City man shares his thoughts on controversial Leeds United reveal

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    After six months of research and despite having consulted 10,000 people, those responsible for taking the decision to update Leeds United's club badge were left in no doubt they need not have bothered. However, there were plenty of supporters who were keen to let their club know how much they disliked it. We have seen season ticket sales soar and gates have regularly exceeded 32,000 at Elland Road - we are very grateful for the loyal and unwavering support we have received.
  • Kyle Kuzma Dominant as Lakers Shock Kyrie Irving, Celtics

    Kyle Kuzma Dominant as Lakers Shock Kyrie Irving, Celtics

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    When it was all said and done, the Celtics played only nine minutes, 36 seconds without Kyrie Irving Tuesday night, getting outscored by 17 points during that span. Marcus Smart had the opportunity to win it with a jumper at the buzzer after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed two free throws, but his three-pointer rimmed out.
  • Florida State QB Deondre Francois investigated for domestic violence

    Florida State QB Deondre Francois investigated for domestic violence

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    According to the report , police were unable to establish probable cause to make an arrest for battery. "Based on the evidence as we understand it and with the conclusions made by the Tallahassee Police Department, I'm in agreement with TPD with insufficient evidence to charge Deondre Francois ", Campbell said.
  • McCarthy confirms successful surgery on double leg break

    McCarthy confirms successful surgery on double leg break

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    He took to Instagram today to provide an update on his condition saying: "Just a quick message to say that my operation went well, thanks to all the staff involved! and a big thanks to all my family, friends and Olivia". It's great to see that the operation was a success, and here's hoping that James McCarthy will be back on the football field as soon as possible.
  • MLB Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2018

    MLB Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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    They will be joined by Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell , who were picked last month by a committee that considered older players and executives. It took 75 percent for election, or 317 votes. The good news is that history shows almost every player who gets that close and still has eligibility to return to the ballot the following year does get in.
  • Newton was properly evaluated for concussion

    Newton was properly evaluated for concussion

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    After reviewing game footage, and completing interviews with Newton, coach Ron Rivera , Panthers medical personnel and independent medical personnel the National Football League says it determined that Newton suffered an injury to his right eye, and not a concussion.
  • The NFL is set honor UCF's undefeated team during Pro Bowl

    The NFL is set honor UCF's undefeated team during Pro Bowl

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    The Pro Bowl is a game where tradition dictates defense optional, so we could see more than 80 points combined on Sunday afternoon. Last year, the National Football League went back to AFC vs. Several UCF players are expected to attend the Pro Bowl. Of course, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots are playing in Super Bowl LII next Sunday in Minneapolis so they will have no players competing in the Pro Bowl.
  • Conte speaks on Chelsea's bid to sign Dzeko

    Conte speaks on Chelsea's bid to sign Dzeko

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    Antonio Conte is eager to bring Dzeko to Stamford Bridge to reinvigorate his attacking options and to alleviate their goalscoring woes - as Alvaro Morata continues to struggle - despite seeing his side record a 4-0 win against Brighton last weekend.
  • Prosecutor praises newspaper that exposed doctor's abuse

    Prosecutor praises newspaper that exposed doctor's abuse

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    After her statement, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said told Denhollander: "You didn't just build a file, you built an army of survivors". "I submit to you that these children are worth everything, worth every protection the law can offer, worth the maximum sentence".
  • Matt Vasgersian joins ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball team

    Matt Vasgersian joins ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball team

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    A-Rod joins the broadcast team of Jessica Mendoza, Buster Olney and new play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian, whose hiring was also announced Tuesday. In 2004, Rodriguez took over for Boone as the third baseman on the Yankees. He owns a lifetime major league slash line of.295/.380/.550 alongside 696 home runs. The talent-sharing relationship became possible, said media sources close to Fox, after ESPN parent Disney agreed to pay $60 billion to acquire most of 21st Century Fox's assets, including ...
  • 2018 survey to count the homeless in Columbus; provide them with resources

    2018 survey to count the homeless in Columbus; provide them with resources

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    On Wednesday, the unsheltered count will be performed by teams of trained volunteers who canvass the streets and countryside across 13 counties in the central region of Minnesota, from Cass to Wright counties. "We try to put the homeless in a little box and say this is their problem. It can be used along with other data to prioritize resources to make the most of the dollars provided".
  • Phil Neville deletes Twitter account after old tweet gathers momentum

    Phil Neville deletes Twitter account after old tweet gathers momentum

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    The Lionesses are now ranked No.3 in the world and finished in third-place at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. In an attempt to explain why he'd said "morning men" in his first tweet of the day in January of 2012, Neville claimed that he "thought the women would of been busy preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds".
  • 5 reasons why the Sanchez-Mkhitaryan swap deal makes ideal sense

    5 reasons why the Sanchez-Mkhitaryan swap deal makes ideal sense

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    However, if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was to also move to Arsenal this window, he would not be available to Arsene Wenger to play in the Europa League . "I believe we lose a world class player and gain a world class player", Wenger said in his Tuesday press conference. He also compared his move to when Thierry Henry joined Barcelona in 2007.
  • Egypt FA chief expects Real Madrid to bid for Salah

    Egypt FA chief expects Real Madrid to bid for Salah

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    According to the Daily Mail , Abo Rida's comments were backed up by national team coach Hector Cuper , who also indicated that he had heard about Madrid's interest in his star player. In addition, Salah's agent Ramy Abbas was recently in Madrid to further fuel speculation. Allowing his contract to run down has has not been ideal for Liverpool , but the club still hope to convince him to sign a new deal, and want to keep their best players at the club.
  • National Football League rejects Super Bowl program ad from veterans group

    National Football League rejects Super Bowl program ad from veterans group

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    In an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dated Monday, Polk blasted the league for using soldiers and military vehicles as "props" during games while refusing to air the ad from AMVETS . The NFL denied accusations of quashing the organization's free speech and said that they tried to work with AMVETS to produce a different ad that they felt they could publish instead, according to CNN Money .
  • Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season

    Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season

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    Jay Feely is a former MI teammate of Bradys and told an interesting story to Sports Illustrated about how Gisele tried to get the former kicker to try and convince Brady to retire. "I have an enormous amount of respect for him and his staff and what he's done and what they have accomplished", Reich said, when asked if it isn't hard to keep from being cowed by the prospect of facing Belichick in the biggest game.
  • Javier Mascherano set to leave Barcelona

    Javier Mascherano set to leave Barcelona

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    It is believed that Hebei Fortune will be the club to secure his signature after the move was all but confirmed by manager Manuel Pellegrini over the weekend (via ESPN). And with the arrival of former Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina earlier this month, the club have chose to allow Mascherano leave. He won four La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys, three Spanish Super Cups and two Champions Leagues .
  • USA Gymnastics suspends coach with ties to Larry Nassar

    USA Gymnastics suspends coach with ties to Larry Nassar

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    A front-page editorial in the MSU student newspaper called for the resignation of university President Lou Anna Simon: "Survivors of ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse can not move on without change". "Instead of being protected", she said , "I was humiliated and told I was the problem". Raisman questioned why USA Gymnastics president Perry did not stay for the entirety of the victim impact statements , and asked, " USA Gymnastics , where is the ...
  • OU's Trae Young, vowing changes, takes no 3-pointers in first half

    OU's Trae Young, vowing changes, takes no 3-pointers in first half

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    Oklahoma is coming off an 83-81 OT loss at Oklahoma State this past weekend for its second straight loss. Indeed, what appeared to be on Monday night's Lloyd Noble Center menu was just another narrow Sooner loss, the type suffered by teams that are plenty capable, yet not ready and nothing will expose not ready quite like the Big 12 Conference.
  • Madison Keys: I feel like I'm playing just solid, consistent tennis

    Madison Keys: I feel like I'm playing just solid, consistent tennis

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    Coached by three-time grand slam champion Lindsay Davenport, Keys said she was playing "smart" tennis rather than always looking for the victor. Had a tough match today, so I'm really happy that I played well and got through that. In an echo of her loss to compatriot Sloane Stephens in the final of last year's U.S. Open final, Keys appeared to be struck by stagefright and offered none of the power and accuracy that got her to the last eight without losing a set.