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The Aussie raised her significantly after that poor opener and she dropped just four points in the first four service games in set number two, staying in touch until 4-4 before spraying a forehand error that sealed her fate in this match. 8 Petra Kvitova beat No. 15 Ash Barty 6-1, 6-4; Danielle Collins beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1. Before Melbourne, Collins was 0-5 in the other three Grand Slams - 0-3 in the US Open , 0-1 in the French Open and 0-1 at Wimbledon ...
  • Reigning champion Wozniacki bows out of Australian Open

    Reigning champion Wozniacki bows out of Australian Open

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    Maria Sharapova has looked flawless in her first two rounds at the Australian Open 2019. After a trade of breaks, Wozniacki took the match into a deciding set after a double fault from former world number one Sharapova gave her a set point which she converted to level the entertaining encounter on Rod Laver Arena at 1-1.
  • Will Lincoln Riley elevate Jalen Hurts' collegiate career?

    Will Lincoln Riley elevate Jalen Hurts' collegiate career?

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    I've made a decision to take my talents to the University of Oklahoma, where I will continue my development as both a quarterback and as a student. In three seasons at Alabama , Hurts learned that a 26-2 record and two trips to the College Football Playoff title game as a starting quarterback weren't good enough to keep the job.
  • Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision

    Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision

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    For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website . The 40-year old Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), boxing's only eight-division champion, took a few rounds to figure out "The Problem", but once he did it was a one-sided domination, partly due to Senator Pacquiao's still formidable skills, and partly due, as is often the case, to Broner's lack of offensive urgency.
  • Subzero Temperatures Expected for Chiefs-Patriots AFC Championship Game

    Subzero Temperatures Expected for Chiefs-Patriots AFC Championship Game

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    But having secured this in a time span of 25 years compared to the Steelers' 86 and Packers' century, it is no surprise Kraft feels he hit the jackpot after securing Brady in 2000 as a sixth-round draft pick from the University of MI. The National Weather Service is projecting an arctic blast to settle over Kansas City for the Chiefs' game against the New England Patriots. There's been a lot of talk about how the Patriots dynasty is slated to come to an end, and how the 41-year-old Brady ...
  • Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

    Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

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    As the Knicks are in London taking on the Washington Wizards , Kanter wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about the Erdogan situation. Kanter has described himself as a huge fan of the Potter series and is disappointed he can't recreate the photo taken in the United States .
  • Paul Pogba tells Manchester United to keep the winning feeling going

    Paul Pogba tells Manchester United to keep the winning feeling going

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    So I would not say it is only myself. Rossi felt like a giddy teenager again when strolling back into Carrington, but this is not just a walk down memory lane. "I think the team performance was great". The Frenchman had already been one of the standout stars of the season under Solskjaer predecessor Jose Mourinho , but operating on his favoured left in a triumvirate of the equally resurgent Marcus Rashford - who the Portuguese manager nearly always refused to play together -and Jesse ...
  • India v Australia 3rd One-Day match, Melbourne

    India v Australia 3rd One-Day match, Melbourne

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    Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will provide the television coverage of the series decider in India while Fox Sports will televise the match in Australia . The leg-spinner, who replaced Kuldeep Yadav in the team line-up, dismissed Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja in his first over. Where maintaining a disciplined line with his off-breaks has been the key to Lyon becoming Australia's greatest finger spinner, and arguably the world's best spinner, that approach does not work in the ODI arena, where ...
  • Chelsea make official offer to Juventus for Higuain

    Chelsea make official offer to Juventus for Higuain

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    Atletico Madrid can not sign new players until they sell one first due to the club meeting their capped wage limit of €293 million (£259 million) per annum. Gonzalo Higuain declined to comment on reports of a move to Chelsea on his return to Italy in the early hours of Thursday morning. "He had a fever last night", Gattuso told Rai Sport.
  • Revisiting the LeBron James and Kyrie Irving fallout

    Revisiting the LeBron James and Kyrie Irving fallout

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    Irving's apology comes after his outbursts towards coach Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward on Saturday. He scored just 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting against Orlando, but Irving's comments seem to be directed toward one or more teammates who came off the bench.
  • Chelsea are close to completing Gonzalo Higuain loan deal with Juventus

    Chelsea are close to completing Gonzalo Higuain loan deal with Juventus

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    According to Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano , Higuain will join Chelsea on an initial six-month loan deal, which could then be extended by an extra year provided he meets unspecified goals and appearances targets. "We did everything we could to get him better, but he didn't sleep much, so I preferred a fresher player". "It might seem like a joke, but honestly, it's true!" Under the guidance of Sarri, Higuain scored a record 36 goals in 35 Serie A games in the 2015/16 ...
  • Rams get rematch with Saints and another trip to the Superdome

    Rams get rematch with Saints and another trip to the Superdome

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    Now, the Rams will hope to use their high-powered rushing attack, which has boosted the offense after the midseason loss of wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Both are confident their team will get the win and head to the Super Bowl. Los Angeles has averaged over 36 points per game while posting three straight straight-up wins, and generating the team's first three-game against-the-spread win streak since Week 3.
  • Serena Williams defeats Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets

    Serena Williams defeats Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets

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    Williams' performance Tuesday certainly hinted at the latter; from her opening serve, she was calm and confident, her game highlighted by the power, precision serving and aggressive, surgical forehands that have made her the greatest competitor in the game.
  • Five pros and five cons of Atletico Madrid potentially signing Morata

    Five pros and five cons of Atletico Madrid potentially signing Morata

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    Chelsea have reportedly agreed on a temporary deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus this month, though the formalities are slowing down the player's anticipated move to the Bridge. It will be fascinating to see how he fares in the Premier League. It's not as if his physical level has dropped off a cliff, but at his age, that drop-off is bound to happen at some point within the next couple years.
  • Former NFL player beats up man accused of looking into daughter’s window

    Former NFL player beats up man accused of looking into daughter’s window

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    Beckham told police that he saw the man "making a motion consistent with masturbating" and that the peeper's trousers were down around his knees with his "butt exposed". Beckham, former Detroit Lion and National Football League defensive back said he was leaving home when he saw the man looking into his daughter's window.