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Sports Novak Djokovic explains his plans ahead of Australian Open
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic explains his plans ahead of Australian Open

Williams had told Vogue magazine last August about her "outrageous plan" to defend her title but the short turnaround after giving birth has proven too much for even the greatest player of her generation. Nishikori, now ranked 22 in the world, also plans to compete at the Challenger event in Dallas, Texas, which begins on January 29. Former No. 1-ranked Murray, a three-time major victor, has not played a competitive match since a quarterfinal exit at Wimbledon last July.

Sports Liverpool reportedly set to sign playmaker as replacement for Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Liverpool reportedly set to sign playmaker as replacement for Philippe Coutinho

Speaking at Thursday's news conference, ahead of Friday night's FA Cup date with Everton , the German was reluctant to speak about the Brazilian's proposed move to Barcelona . Barca are yet to test the waters this month with an official bid, but know they will have to pay a handsome fee to land Coutinho due to the length of his Liverpool contract.

Sports Steelers LB Regained Feeling In Legs
Author: 0 Steelers LB Regained Feeling In Legs

Vernon Shazier talked to WPXI about the night Ryan was injured and getting a phone call from him after he heard the news. One month after suffering a severe spinal injury while making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals , Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is improving and has regained feeling in his legs, according to a Pittsburgh Channel 11 report.

Sports Defensive coordinator leaves Irish for A&M
Author: 0 Defensive coordinator leaves Irish for A&M

Elko's new position not only is financially more appealing, but also makes his task of recruiting talented athletes easier given the number of advantages that a Southeastern Conference program holds over Notre Dame . "No matter where Mike has worked, he has consistently produced defenses that have been among the nation's best". Notre Dame finished 10-3 this season and beat LSU 21-17 in the Citrus Bowl.

Sports Salah can be the only victor of the CAF Award
Author: 0 Salah can be the only victor of the CAF Award

On the global stage he was hugely instrumental in both Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations success - the North African team made it to the final - and also World Cup qualification for the Pharaohs. Although Egypt lost in the African Cup final to Cameroon at the beginning of the year, the team returned to the tournament after seven years without qualifying and made it all the way to the final.

Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James lead NBA All-Star voting returns
Author: 0 Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James lead NBA All-Star voting returns

Beyond them, the only other player out west to get more than 500,000 votes is Rockets star and one of the favorites to be named the league MVP, James Harden . 18, and the reserves will be announced Jan. 23. The second ballot update will be shared next Thursday. The 67th All-Star Game will be played February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Sports David Luiz Set to Remain with Blues After Arsenal Cool Interest
Author: 0 David Luiz Set to Remain with Blues After Arsenal Cool Interest

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke about a number of issues at a media conference ahead of the game against Arsenal . "When I [say] that I give my opinion to the club, I try to tell where are the [positions] we can improve, also in the numerical aspect because in some roles we don't have a couple of players or there is a young player that is not ready to play with the first team", Conte explained.

Sports Lonzo Ball (shoulder) listed as questionable for Lakers on Wednesday
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball (shoulder) listed as questionable for Lakers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11), guard Lonzo Ball (2) and forward Kyle Kuzma (0) stand for the National Anthem before the game against the Denver Nuggets at Citizens Business Bank Arena. While both Lopez and Ball have been cleared to practice, the Lakers are not practicing on Tuesday, which is customary following a back-to-back. "From the time he got hurt, I've said all along, whether he is making shots or not, the way he plays the game of basketball makes us a better ...

Sports Sharapova, Halep advance at Shenzhen Open
Author: 0 Sharapova, Halep advance at Shenzhen Open

The 30-year-old Russian will face 2017 runner-up Alison Riske, who upset China's fifth seed Wang Qiang on Sunday. Romania's Simona Halep also had an explicit start at the tournament by marking the victory over America's Nicole Gibbs with a 6-4, 6-1.

Sports Steve McClaren comments on Everton target Cenk Tosun
Author: 0 Steve McClaren comments on Everton target Cenk Tosun

There have been conflicting reports in the Turkish media in recent days, after claims the transfer fee would be in the region of £28m. And when asked on Friday about being linked with the 26-year-old Turkey global, Allardyce said, "Him and many others, because we need a frontman if we can find one".

Sports Carroll brace gives West Ham come-from-behind win over West Brom
Author: 0 Carroll brace gives West Ham come-from-behind win over West Brom

Salomon Rondon , one of those four changes from the Arsenal game, nearly gave West Brom an early lead when he spun away from Angelo Ogbonna and, as Winston Reid hesitated, lofted the ball over Adrian and onto the roof of the net. "So in a way, to play the FA Cup and then you've got a Premier League game on the Tuesday night and a Premier League game the following Saturday, you are saying "wait a minute here, it's almost becoming impossible for us to find the players".

Sports National Football League head coaches expected not to return next season Video
Author: 0 National Football League head coaches expected not to return next season Video

Spagnuolo is expected to get an interview, but it is unlikely he will get the job. He left the team for much of the season, before leading the team in its final regular season game and into the postseason. Jim Caldwell , Lions: General manager Bob Quinn informed Caldwell he was sacked after the Lions posted a 9-7 record in 2017. The Raiders , who were picked by many as a Super Bowl contender coming into the 2017 season, underperformed.

Sports Jon Gruden Expected To Become Head Coach Of Raiders
Author: 0 Jon Gruden Expected To Become Head Coach Of Raiders

Then-owner Al Davis traded Gruden in 2002 to Tampa Bay, where Gruden led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl win over the Raiders that season. Gruden is also scheduled to call Saturday's AFC playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans for ESPN , and will reportedly honor that commitment.

Sports Sustains minor injury during game against Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Sustains minor injury during game against Crystal Palace

During the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, the City manager saw Gabriel Jesus sustain a leg injury that could rule out the striker for up to two months and then star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne get carried off on a stretcher. "I know how hard it is to play a team of Manchester City's quality... it was a very pleasing performance and an excellent point". "We know that's what we've got coming, that's what we've got to try to find a way of trying to deal with".

Sports Seeded Muruguza retires with cramps, out of Brisbane
Author: 0 Seeded Muruguza retires with cramps, out of Brisbane

Muguruza started well in her in her second round encounter against the unseeded Serbian, converting her seventh set point in a marathon 12th game to claim the opener before roaring to a 5-2 lead in the second. But Muguruza was not too downhearted by having to withdraw. "I hope she gets better for the Slam". "I felt it was a good level, a good match, but I wanted to finish to see, to evaluate how the match was, but I'm happy with the way I was playing".

Sports This is how Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma celebrated New Year
Author: 0 This is how Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma celebrated New Year

With clear blue skies and picturesque scenery in the backdrop, the couple shared an adorable selfie and wished fans a Happy New Year. Post their marriage the couple had went for a honeymoon in Rome and Finland. There was one thing that had taken over all our timelines over the last few weeks and it is Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's wedding.

Sports 6 murdered in Haryana, psycho killer arrested
Author: 0 6 murdered in Haryana, psycho killer arrested

The crimes took place within 100 metres from a police station and were captured on a CCTV camera which led to his arrest, news agency IANS reported . Deputy Superintendent of Police Abhimanyu Lohan said prima facie it seemed that he carried out the killings without a reason. Dhankar, the ex-army man is the youngest of five brothers and hails from Macchar village in Faridabad, and was now residing in Palwal's Omaxe City.

Sports Arsene Wenger denies rift between Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal squad
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger denies rift between Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal squad

As reported by Goal last week, however, City are prepared to wait until next summer to sign the Chilean on a free transfer , with Pep Guardiola keen not to disturb the balance of his forward line. But he then signed off with a cheeky jibe at Sanchez, who will not at the World Cup after Chile surprisingly failed to qualify. Arsenal's goal sparked jubilant celebrations from Sanchez and his team-mates, just days after the Chile worldwide was only joined by four team-mates following his ...

Sports Naomi Osaka aces Roger Federer in Hopman Cup mixed doubles tie
Author: 0 Naomi Osaka aces Roger Federer in Hopman Cup mixed doubles tie

Jack Sock retired during his Hopman Cup clash. He steadied to win 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 and ensure the United States won the opening tie. "It's more, for me, more a mental side, focusing on actual play. Sugita and Inglis hit back to break Cash and go ahead 2-1 in the second before the USA team recovered to break back before it was forced to a deciding set in a tie-break.

Sports Paul Pogba hails
Author: 0 Paul Pogba hails "good win"

He added: "Ultimately I don't think United are the team right now that can compete with PSG and Man City. I don't think he comments, I think he criticises, which is a different thing, but not every one of us has to be phenomenal, like he was as a player", said Mourinho .

Sports Goretzka to Bayern Munich could see Liverpool go for N'Zonzi transfer
Author: 0 Goretzka to Bayern Munich could see Liverpool go for N'Zonzi transfer

Leon Goretzka's agent has denied claims the Schalke star has opted to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer, amid interest in him from Liverpool. Today, there's a sliver of hope from an unlikely source, as Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel says the player has not yet decided on his future-that Heidel believes if he had already chosen Bayern he would have first informed his current club that he would not be re-signing with them.

Sports India, Pakistan exchange 27th consecutive list of nuclear installations
Author: 0 India, Pakistan exchange 27th consecutive list of nuclear installations

The list of 54 Pakistani civilian prisoners and four fishermen, who have completed sentences awarded to them in India, were also handed over to the neighbouring country's government through diplomatic channels. The way in which the meeting was conducted by Islamabad and the treatment meted out to Mr Jadhav's wife and mother before and during the meeting had drawn a sharp response from New Delhi .

Sports Gabriel Jesus offers positive update on knee injury
Author: 0 Gabriel Jesus offers positive update on knee injury

But manager Pep Guardiola will be more concerned about injuries to Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne . Or are we seeing the first cracks in the City facade - cracks which might just offer a glimmer of hope to Chelsea in their attempts to defend the title they won so convincingly last season? It is the second serious injury for Jesus since joining the Premier League leaders after he missed two months a year ago with a fractured metatarsal.

Sports Taylor lauds new world champion Cross
Author: 0 Taylor lauds new world champion Cross

Watching him with his dominance over the years he has been excellent and you won't see another sportsman like him". "I feel great, but I've got to say it's Phil's previous year - I've won my first World Championship but it's about him departing and that's why I let him lift the trophy with me", said Cross, speaking to the official PDC website.

Sports Arsene Wenger Has Absolutely No Time For Thierry Henry's Analysis
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Has Absolutely No Time For Thierry Henry's Analysis

The striker remains a Manchester City target - and could be in line for a move with injuries to Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne. It seems unlikely Sanchez would be poached the minute the transfer window opens Monday, but it is a contingency Arsene Wenger must prepare for on this short turnaround.

Sports Murray Pulls Out Of Brisbane Tournament
Author: 0 Murray Pulls Out Of Brisbane Tournament

Murray was set to make his competitive return at the Brisbane International this week after being sidelined since Wimbledon. Murray previously said he expected to compete in Brisbane, explaining: "Unless something happens the next couple of days, I don't see myself not playing because of my hip".

Sports Leicester boss Puel: Mahrez must stay. I'll ask him
Author: 0 Leicester boss Puel: Mahrez must stay. I'll ask him

It was a fantastic game for Riyad. Puel told a news conference: "I like this player and I'd like to keep our best players". I like all the play of the team with quality. The Terriers struggled to contain their opponents in the second half of the match at the King Power Stadium, conceding to goals from Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton after Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring 53 minutes in.

Sports James Harden leaves game vs. Lakers late with possible hamstring injury
Author: 0 James Harden leaves game vs. Lakers late with possible hamstring injury

Two weeks is likely on the short side for Harden, Grade 2 strains often take a month to heal completely (it involves a partial tear of the muscle, there are degrees of severity and we don't know where Harden is). The Lakers had a seven-point lead at half-time and with six minutes, 34 seconds remaining in the third quarter, they led by 17 points. Ariza put in a corner 3 to cut the lead in half and Harden beat Julius Randle off the dribble for the three-point play to tie the game.

Sports Mourinho hits back at Scholes over Pogba criticism
Author: 0 Mourinho hits back at Scholes over Pogba criticism

Jose Mourinho lashed out at Manchester United great Paul Scholes on Monday after the former player's recent criticism of Paul Pogba and said the France midfielder always gives everything even if it does not always pay dividends. "We lost Lukaku, we lost Ibrahimovic for a month". "Paul tries to do his best all the time and sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn't play so well, but it's not Paul's fault that he makes much more money than Paul Scholes ...

Sports Gabriel Jesus suffered MCL injury during draw with Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Gabriel Jesus suffered MCL injury during draw with Crystal Palace

And the club said in a statement on Monday: " Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a medial collateral ligament injury during the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday". They focus on diving, on these kind of things. "With Kevin, we were lucky, I don't know what's going on, we were lucky in the past". "There is a line where you go above and it is unsafe".

Sports Gionta named captain as USA unveils Olympic roster
Author: 0 Gionta named captain as USA unveils Olympic roster

Also on the team is 21-year-old Will Borgen, a Sabres prospect now playing for St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. No stranger to global competition, Stoa helped the U.S. AHL star Chris Bourque and a handful of former National Hockey League players now in Europe, including Mark Arcobello, Jim Slater, James Wisniewski and Bobby Sanguinetti, are expected to help Gionta on the leadership front.

Sports Packers fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers
Author: 0 Packers fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers

Capers has been defensive coordinator since 2009. Linsley, who was drafted out of Ohio State as the first of two choices in the fifth round (161st overall) by the Packers in 2014, has started all 53 regular-season games he has played in over four years, including being the only Green Bay offensive lineman to start every game this season.

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