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Sports Thigh strain forces Nadal out of Brisbane tournament
Author: 0 Thigh strain forces Nadal out of Brisbane tournament

Japanese lucky loser Taro Daniel takes Nadal's place and faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round. Nadal has not played on the tour since the US Open in September. Speaking at a press conference, he said: "I did an MRI and it shows a small strain on my left thigh". And then I will have plenty of time to prepare for Melbourne.

Sports Rockets’ Chris Paul takes a shot at referees after win over Warriors
Author: 0 Rockets’ Chris Paul takes a shot at referees after win over Warriors

On the following possession, Harden knocked in the game-winning three from deep despite being surrounded by Golden State defenders. Harden finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists, connecting on 10-of-23 from beyond the arc. It was a shoot-out in the Bay, with the Houston Rockets rallying in overtime to complete a huge comeback win over the Golden State Warriors 135-134.

Sports Rangers: Steven Davis would bring 'different dimension' - Lee McCulloch
Author: 0 Rangers: Steven Davis would bring 'different dimension' - Lee McCulloch

Rangers now sit second in the Scottish Premier League table, level on points with Celtic , but with a poorer goal differential and having played one more game. "He has done a lot for this club, and there we find a good solution where we have a win-win situation for both sides". "The fact is he has half-a-year contract here until the summer, so what we want to give him is a chance to make the next step".

Author: 0 Unheralded Canadian teen knocks Wozniacki out of Auckland

From a set and 0-1 down, Andreescu reeled off an eyebrow-raising 11 consecutive games to take her to the brink of victory: indeed, the teenager would win 20 of the first 28 points of the deciding set to move up 5-0, preventing her illustrious opponent from even reaching game point until the sixth game.

Sports No one starting 2019 hotter than James Harden
Author: 0 No one starting 2019 hotter than James Harden

If that current average holds up, it will surpass Harden's previous career-high average of 10.9 that was set in the 2016-17 season. First of all, Harden has now scored 40-plus points in four straight games; he'll go for five in a row on Thursday night when his Rockets meet the Warriors (10:30 p.m.

Sports 2nd Test: South Africa on top as bowlers, Markram hurt Pakistan
Author: 0 2nd Test: South Africa on top as bowlers, Markram hurt Pakistan

Markram and his opening partner Dean Elgar put together a 55-run stand for the opening wicket but Elgar was the first to depart after edging one to Sarfraz behind the stumps off Mohammad Amir's bowling. Since 1994/95, Pakistan had toured South Africa five times before the ongoing campaign and except 1997-98 drawn Test Series, it lost all of them.

Sports Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea Need 'Something Different' At Striker
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea Need 'Something Different' At Striker

Chelsea FC's draw with Southampton left them in fourth place in the Premier League table and just three points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal . "I was just wondering exactly what it was, it was giving the ball to a centre-half who can then pass it to a midfielder who can then try and control the game".

Sports Manchester United favourites to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur
Author: 0 Manchester United favourites to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur

The 45-year-old Norwegian football manager replaced Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, and he has been impressive since he took over winning all his games. Although Spurs are pushing to compete on all fronts, he has yet to win a trophy since heading to England and he may feel a move to Spain or elsewhere in Europe offers him a better chance of honours, following the examples of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric .

Sports National Basketball Association roundup: Leonard scores 45 as Raptors top Jazz
Author: 0 National Basketball Association roundup: Leonard scores 45 as Raptors top Jazz

It was also a career-best 14th straight game in which Leonard has scored at least 20 points. Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a November 4 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Even though Toronto were missing some of their crucial players, their bench gave a good fight against the Jazz's bench, which outscored them by 13 points.

Sports Former Steeler Alan Faneca Named Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalist
Author: 0 Former Steeler Alan Faneca Named Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalist

He is one of five defensive backs on the 15-player list . The contributing finalists are owner Pat Bowlen and executive Gil Brandt. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Law went into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2014. Gonzalez played 17 seasons with the Chiefs and Falcons, but never made a Super Bowl. Gonzalez's 1,325 career receptions are the second-most in National Football League history behind only Jerry Rice; his 15,127 career receiving yards are sixth-most all time and his 111 receiving touchdowns ...

Sports Danny Ainge: LeBron May Be Using 'Donald Trump Approach' in GOAT Debate
Author: 0 Danny Ainge: LeBron May Be Using 'Donald Trump Approach' in GOAT Debate

LeBron James declared in a recent ESPN+ series that he considered himself the GOAT/"greatest of all time" after leading the Cavaliers to an National Basketball Association title. "But time will tell". There are just so many. Larry [Bird] and Magic [Johnson], just led teams and turned the league around. "I was like... that one right there made you the greatest player of all time".

Sports New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Author: 0 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are now have a short outing in New Zealand summer to play two Tests, three ODIs and one T20I game. New Zealand allrounder James Neesham helped New Zealand notch up 34 runs in an over, hitting five sixes off Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera during the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui .

Sports Luka Doncic And Derrick Rose Headline The First NBA All-Star Voting Returns
Author: 0 Luka Doncic And Derrick Rose Headline The First NBA All-Star Voting Returns

Wade stands second among Eastern Conference guards in the first fan returns of All-Star balloting results released Thursday by the National Basketball Association. After the first round of returns in 2018, Lillard was seventh among backcourt players with 148,622 votes, so the fact that he's already eclipsed the 200,000 vote mark is a sign of progress.

Sports Phillies sign free agent reliever David Robertson
Author: 0 Phillies sign free agent reliever David Robertson

Fancred's Jon Heyman first suggested that a deal between the two sides appeared to be getting close ( via Twitter ), and The Athletic's Jayson Stark had reported shortly beforehand that there was "lots" of talk surrounding the Phillies and Robertson ( Twitter links).

Sports Raptors-Spurs Betting Guide: Will Toronto Cover in Kawhi’s San Antonio Return?
Author: 0 Raptors-Spurs Betting Guide: Will Toronto Cover in Kawhi’s San Antonio Return?

The 27-year-old effectively forced a move away from San Antonio last season, downing tools and barely playing a game before being offloaded to Toronto. But Leonard declined to answer when asked why he wanted out of San Antonio and is unsure how he'll be received Thursday when he faces the Spurs for the first time since the organization traded the forward and Danny Green to Toronto in exchange for DeMar DeRozan , Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 first-round pick.

Sports Michael Bisping details tense conversation with Jon Jones after UFC 232
Author: 0 Michael Bisping details tense conversation with Jon Jones after UFC 232

I want to fight 3 times this year and leave zero doubt of my dominance as a champion. Cormier remains the defending champion at heavyweight, but Jones is not interested in stepping up to become a two-weight strap-holder. Bisping says it was the questions about the recent drug test abnormalities that caused the heat with Jones. He tested positive in August...he tested positive in September and he tested positive in December.

Sports Nationals Rumors: Nats still in on Bryce Harper after December meeting
Author: 0 Nationals Rumors: Nats still in on Bryce Harper after December meeting

For what it's worth, ESPN's Jeff Passan - one of the most respected Major League Baseball insiders - reported on Wednesday that the White Sox are willing to go 10 years . The Dodgers still have plenty of moves to make this off-season but which route they take will depend on if they can bring the crown jewel of this year's free agency back to Los Angeles.

Sports Rangers agree deal for Jermain Defoe from Bournemouth
Author: 0 Rangers agree deal for Jermain Defoe from Bournemouth

Davis has started just a single Premier League game for current club Southampton this season and is expected to be given the club's permission to leave on a free transfer. He's a top player and a great guy. "If we do something it must also be for the future, although we need it now, it only makes sense if it helps us for a longer period".

Sports Chelsea 'pull plug on deal for Real Madrid star Isco'
Author: 0 Chelsea 'pull plug on deal for Real Madrid star Isco'

The Spain global emerged as a potential £75m target for the Premier League side earlier in the season after falling out of favour under new Madrid boss Santiago Solari . " I'm not going to go in the winter market, I'm very happy, of course I want to continue with Madrid to continue winning titles ", he added. Premier league giants Chelsea have surprisingly called off their case for Real Madrid midfielder Isco after the Spaniard demanded for extra money.

Sports Chelsea 'pull plug on deal for Real Madrid star Isco'
Author: 0 Chelsea 'pull plug on deal for Real Madrid star Isco'

The Spain global emerged as a potential £75m target for the Premier League side earlier in the season after falling out of favour under new Madrid boss Santiago Solari . " I'm not going to go in the winter market, I'm very happy, of course I want to continue with Madrid to continue winning titles ", he added. Premier league giants Chelsea have surprisingly called off their case for Real Madrid midfielder Isco after the Spaniard demanded for extra money.

Sports Domestic violence charge against former 49ers/current Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster dropped
Author: 0 Domestic violence charge against former 49ers/current Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster dropped

Now, it appears that the charges against Foster have been dropped, according to TMZ Sports . 49ers released him, but the Washington Redskins would soon claim the troubled linebacker off waivers. The weapons charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and Foster pleaded no contest to that in June. She accused him of hitting her a number of times and dragging her out of their Los Gatos, Calif., home, authorities said.

Sports Man City Could Be Without Star Midfielder Against Liverpool
Author: 0 Man City Could Be Without Star Midfielder Against Liverpool

It's a potentially nightmare fixture for Manchester United fans, with their biggest rivals facing off against one another with the victor perhaps handed the momentum to lift the title. In four meetings with the reigning Premier League champions in 2018, the Reds won three and drew one, maintaining Klopp's record as the most successful manager in direct opposition to Guardiola, dating back to their shared spell in the Bundesliga.

Sports LeBron James settles Michael Jordan debate, declares himself the 'GOAT'
Author: 0 LeBron James settles Michael Jordan debate, declares himself the 'GOAT'

The Cavaliers had fallen 3-1 behind after four games in the 2016 finals and it looked like Warriors will win their second consecutive title after they had beaten the same opponents 4-2 in 2015. you did something special". "That's probably one of the only times in my career I felt like 'oh shit, you did something special.' I haven't really had time to sit back and think but that, that was a moment".

Sports New York Jets begin Eric Bieniemy’s interview parade
Author: 0 New York Jets begin Eric Bieniemy’s interview parade

The New Orleans, LA native played for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in his last pro year with the Eagles. The Jets have made at least two interview requests already in their search to replace Todd Bowles . Rams). Bieniemy will instead interview with the New York Jets , Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. The former Cardinals defensive coordinator, who rose to the top of the candidate pool on the heels of Bruce Arians's halcyon days in Arizona back in 2015, ...

Sports Rumour mill: Gunners launch bid for Real Madrid star
Author: 0 Rumour mill: Gunners launch bid for Real Madrid star

Despite an incredible run of 23 games unbeaten earlier in the season, Arsenal find themselves fifth in the Premier League table and three points off a Champions League spot. 'I want that from him, and also he needs to look at his future. The Spaniard has confirmed Hector Bellerin , Nacho Monreal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all back in light training but are not yet ready to join the main group.

Sports Giants GM won't commit to Manning as starter
Author: 0 Giants GM won't commit to Manning as starter

The veteran quarterback told reporters last week there have been no talks with the Giants to re-work his deal and both sides haven't discussed an extension. And while Manning did state he wanted to return to the field, he would not say it would be with the Giants. "You do that, you're going to make a mistake, you're going to screw it up", he said.

Sports Lonzo Ball hears boos from Lakers crowd after horrendous free-throw miss
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball hears boos from Lakers crowd after horrendous free-throw miss

Davis, who missed the Pelicans' final game of 2018 after falling ill on Monday, produced a dazzling display to launch the New Year, but ultimately could not drag New Orleans over the line at the Barclays Center. "He's working on his body, his game, himself all the time", Lakers coach Luke Walton told reporters. We didn't get that tonight, so my numbers don't matter .

Sports Floyd Mayweather makes millions after thrashing Japanese boxer
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather makes millions after thrashing Japanese boxer

Speaking about his future in the sport after the fight, Mayweather ruled out a possible comeback. What would stand in the way aside from money and the bitter feud between Mayweather and De La Hoya is weight. "When I first got the offer I took it in a flash", said Nasukawa, who also competes in mixed martial arts (MMA). "I'm still retired. I don't look forward to coming back to boxing".

Sports Warriors' Iguodala fined $25K for throwing ball
Author: 0 Warriors' Iguodala fined $25K for throwing ball

McCollum, meanwhile, continued the worst 3-point shooting month of his six-year career, missing all five of his 3's to fall to 18-of-70 (25.7 percent) for the month. Murray was 16-of- 24 from the field with the second-most points he's scored in a game this season. The Warriors take on the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9 P.M.

Sports Bill Belichick Salutes ‘Great Man’ Urban Meyer After Ohio State Coach Retires
Author: 0 Bill Belichick Salutes ‘Great Man’ Urban Meyer After Ohio State Coach Retires

Though it was Urban Meyer who hoisted the Rose Bowl trophy after the Buckeyes' 28-23 win, it was Ryan Day who, while standing in a celebratory locker room, was asked about when exactly he would take over as head coach. Belichick and Meyer, who says he is retiring after seven seasons - marred by his handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach - at Ohio State, met in the winter of 2005, according to the New York Times .

Sports Josh McDaniels To Interview With Packers On Friday
Author: 0 Josh McDaniels To Interview With Packers On Friday

According to multiple reports, the Green Bay Packers have requested to interview McDaniels as part of their process to hire a new head coach. The Packers are hard-pressed to bring Fitzgerald in, but after the Wildcats' Holiday Bowl victory earlier this week, it could be for naught.

Sports Man City v Liverpool: Sky Sports Six-a-Side Elite Player Report
Author: 0 Man City v Liverpool: Sky Sports Six-a-Side Elite Player Report

Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away with the growing expectation that Liverpool can lift the league title for the first time in 29 years saying his players must stay focussed after they thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday. You see in this game as well and they can be undefendable. "That's, of course, like this with Man City". That makes it really challenging, but it makes it exciting as well.

Sports Wolves look set to pip Palace to Abraham
Author: 0 Wolves look set to pip Palace to Abraham

Abraham is now on loan at Championship side Aston Villa and has been clocking regular minutes at Villa Park. "If I was him, I would stay at Villa". If Abraham does depart Villa Park, it would represent a big blow for Aston Villa as they look to push for promotion back to the top flight. Origi did not set the world alight for Wolfsburg when he went on loan there last season, whereas Abraham impressed for Swansea City in the Premier League despite their eventual relegation.