by | January 20, 2019 | 05:57

For Barty, she now awaits the victor of Friday's heavyweight clash between Maria Sharapova and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki . Whoever she is to face next will prove a real test, Wozniacki the victor 12 months ago and Sharapova in real form having found her rhythm early on.

by | January 20, 2019 | 05:40

Curtis Luck is the best of the Australians after the 22-year-old's opening round of 64. Mickelson said he would have to stay aggressive on the weekend. "I came in with very low expectations, because I haven't had a lot of time to practice and prepare and I felt like all areas were okay, but you never really know until you get out and you play and compete.

by | January 20, 2019 | 02:13

The right-hander had a career-high 112 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings previous year for Colorado, going 6-4 with a 2.43 ERA in 75 relief appearances. His acquisition only adds to the Yankees' embarrassment of riches in the bullpen, which also features Aroldis Chapman , Dellin Betances , and Chad Green .

by | January 20, 2019 | 01:41

John McEnroe has hit out at Rafael Nadal after the Spanish superstar sought some coaching advice at the Australian Open . The most recent match between these two players was in 2015 at the Madrid Masters where Nadal won in straight sets.

by | January 20, 2019 | 01:33

He joined Arsenal in 2015 after losing his Chelsea place to Thibaut Courtois and has now suffered the same fate at the Emirates following the signing of the German Bernd Leno . Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve. 'I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season.

by | January 20, 2019 | 01:27

Serena Williams paid a tribute to Billie Jean King after her win against young Dayana Yastremska on Saturday afternoon, before making an impassioned call to her male counterparts to join the fight for equal pay across the board. "I honestly would love to face the World No. 1", Serena said. Right from the start against Williams, Yastremska appeared a bit jittery, missing 9 of 10 first serves and double-faulting three times while getting broken in each of her opening two service games.

by | January 20, 2019 | 00:40

It is believed that the Blues are chasing a deal for the former Real Madrid striker as they look to add more firepower to their attacking options. Gonzalo Higuain , who is on loan at Milan from Juventus , had also been a focus of the buildup to the match ahead of a potential move to Chelsea , but the Argentina forward was named on the bench against his parent club, with Milan saying he had had a fever.

by | January 19, 2019 | 23:58

Sarri is hoping to be reunited with Higuain. Maurizio Sarri has insisted he does not know whether an agreement to take Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea is close. I am confident. I'm not able to understand why I have to be involved directly with the market. We spoke a great deal about that loss and our approach at the time, and I spoke to the players, and I thought we'd overcome this issue.

by | January 19, 2019 | 23:13

Tottenham make the short trip to Fulham hoping to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley by picking up a second Premier League win since the turn of the year. "You were able to create two and build two big star players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane ". "We need time. It's about time". Sterling or Parrott might be involved on the bench against Fulham on Sunday, but Pochettino is not concerned about his options, despite a dearth of attacking players.

by | January 19, 2019 | 22:15

Kyrie Irving put on a great performance in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday night, and all eyes were on him after the game, especially since there's been a lot of beef ongoing beef in Boston with Irving calling out some of his teammates after a losing streak.

by | January 19, 2019 | 21:13

The Mirror says the West Ham forward was the subject of a £35million bid from an unknown Chinese Super League club last week which was subsequently rejected. Since the start of last season, Marko Arnautovic has contributed to 26 league goals (18 goals , eight assists) - double that of any Hammers team-mate.

by | January 19, 2019 | 14:23

Serena Williams has long taken advantage of the licence for players to express themselves through their clothing at the Australian Open and on Tuesday was at it again during her first round match against Germany's Tatjana Maria . On the evidence thus far on court in Melbourne her biggest challenge might not be to win but to correct the idea she can lose without melting down.

by | January 19, 2019 | 13:16

With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China's goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan . "It's an honour to wear this red shirt and play for the national team", he said. The Philippine Azkals took their final bow at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup .

by | January 19, 2019 | 10:16

Winning three consecutive sets against Anderson, who has a massive serve, and has beaten the likes of Roger Federer recently, is no easy task. The sixth-seeded Croatian advanced to a third-round showdown with Spanish No.26 seed Fernando Verdasco , who eased past Moldovan Radu Albot 6-1 7-6 (7-2) 6-3.

by | January 19, 2019 | 09:38

He threatened to back it up with an upset of eighth seed Nishikori, coming back from two sets down to force a deciding set, which went all the way to a first-to-10-points tie-break. A 123 miles per hour (198 km/h) service victor gave Raonic that set. Plagued with injuries in the past year and half or so, Raonic is looking very strong here in Melbourne , firing booming serves and standing tall from the baseline as well, finishing today's test with 84 winners (39 aces) and just 44 unforced ...

by | January 18, 2019 | 23:14

DeFilippo was a quarterback for JMU from 1996-1999. Technically, the Eagles control Foles' 2019 rights with a $20 million option they have until the essentially week after the Super Bowl, 30 days before start of the league year , to exercise.

by | January 18, 2019 | 22:10

But he reiterated that Jerry Jones has the final say. After the Cowboys were eliminated on Saturday night by the Los Angeles Rams, speculation was raised about the future of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Garrett has been the Cowboys' coach since November 2010, when he was moved to interim status after Wade Phillips' firing. Also the defensive backs coach, Richard interviewed for head coaching vacancies with the New York Jets , Miami and Tampa Bay.

by | January 18, 2019 | 20:59

After being sidelined by back injuries for two years, Woods began a comeback in 2018, starting at Torrey Pines. Woods went on to have one of his best seasons in years in 2018, racking up 12 top-25 finishes, seven top-10s and his first tournament win since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.

by | January 18, 2019 | 20:53

The tournament said the previous latest start on record in Melbourne was 11:59 p.m. for a women's match between Elise Mertens and Daria Gavrilova a year ago. Former world number one Maria Sharapova has urged Australian Open organisers to be more flexible with match scheduling after Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta played out their second round clash after midnight to a near-empty stadium.

by | January 18, 2019 | 20:29

Six years ago, playing for Queen's Park in the Scottish Third Division, where the money wasn't great, he tweeted about needing to get another job because he had no money. "Getting to know the lads and working with all the staff at Melwood has been a pleasure. It's fantastic this will now be their home for even longer".

by | January 18, 2019 | 20:21

I can't say I can't bat at No. 6 after playing 14 years". Dhoni, a much-loved sporting hero back home, captained India to a World Cup win in 2011. "No point going after the bowlers who are doing well, so that was the gameplan. Especially when you have not been playing so much global cricket", said the India captain at the post-match press conference.

by | January 18, 2019 | 20:11

A group of four players were tied for second place at seven-under par, including 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and his fellow South African Richard Sterne , Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera and 2014 champion Pablo Larrazabal , who holed out his second shot from 174 yards on the par-four 16th hole and birdied the last two.

by | January 18, 2019 | 19:35

The Spanish Football Federation has released a statement to say that its disciplinary committee has rejected Levante's case against Barcelona for fielding an ineligible player in the Copa del Rey last-16 tie on 10 January. A source at Barcelona had told AFP Sport earlier on Thursday: "There has been no improper conduct nor a complaint from either Levante or the RFEF".

by | January 18, 2019 | 18:57

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard plays a backhand return to Serena Williams of the USA during their women's singles match on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2019. But she's not alone. As Bouchard tried to claw her way back into the match, she watched on helplessly as a powerful Williams groundstroke hit the net tape twice, before dribbling over, giving her no time to respond.

by | January 18, 2019 | 17:55

While his side, Sixers, won the match by 27 runs, he suffered an elbow injury and according to reports, the Aussie cricketer will shortly return home and undergo a surgery. Smith and Warner were handed a 12-month ban from global cricket for their roles in the ball tampering controversy in March previous year. The 32-year-old, who is captain of Sylhet Sixers did not play a switch hit.