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Author: 0 Australian Open: How the weather affects players and performance

Comedian Will Ferrell's trip down under to the Australian Open may have ignited a festering ambition to star in a tennis movie. "My dream was always to play a long time on tour and we had a few guys playing a long time and I think that inspired me", he said post-match.

Sport Nassar complains in letter, says he's anxious about ability to face victims
Author: 0 Nassar complains in letter, says he's anxious about ability to face victims

The judge has been praising each speaker and criticizing Nassar, whom she described as a "monster" who is "going to wither" like the wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz". "Spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you've had at their expense and ruining their lives".

Sport Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes triumphant return from injury
Author: 0 Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes triumphant return from injury

Next up is in-form 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber , who beat Donna Vekic in two easy sets as she starts to rediscover her best again after a miserable past year. American Madison Keys , a U.S. Open finalist past year, took just 41 minutes to beat Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0 6-1 in the second round. The assertions were a good deal harder to confirm than the score by which he beat the outclassed the American Donald Young on day two of an intriguing tournament: ...

Sport Stunning Anthony Martial Goal Puts Man United In Control Against Stoke City
Author: 0 Stunning Anthony Martial Goal Puts Man United In Control Against Stoke City

He added: "We're not looking to the past". "In the second half it was different, the second half was harder for them, 2-0 was difficult for them to react to, we were in control of the game". Stoke, meanwhile, are in real danger of relegation this season as they sit 18th in the table, but have sacked former United striker Mark Hughes in an attempt to arrest an alarming decline.

Sport Arsenal line up star striker as Sanchez replacement
Author: 0 Arsenal line up star striker as Sanchez replacement

Now with Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott possibly moving out this month, Arsenal sources have confirmed that they are looking at replacements and Aubameyang's party believe he is very high on their wanted list. Dortmund are willing to sell him for 50 million Pounds. Dortmund chief Michael Zorc revealed that lateness was the cause of Aubameyang's disciplinary issues.

Author: 0 Real Madrid fighting to finish in top four, says Kroos

If Barcelona win tonight away to Real Sociedad, then Madrid will be closer (17 points) to the relegation places than top spot (19 points) - which is categorically the most damning stat in this article. Much of the credit on Saturday must go to goalie Sergio Asenjo, who will go down in Villarreal lore for his performance in goal. So, should Madrid raid Tottenham again to be strong again next season? The hosts were unhappy, and things almost got worse in the first few minutes of the ...

Sport Former England footballer Cyrille Regis dies aged 59
Author: 0 Former England footballer Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

Regis later played for Aston Villa , Wolverhampton Wanderers , Wycombe Wanderers and Chester City . As an worldwide, Regis represented England at Under-21 and B level, before making his senior debut against Northern Ireland in 1982. Regis won five caps for England between 1982 and 1987, having been one of the stars of the Baggies team between 1977 and 1984. As a striker, chiefly with West Brom and Coventry, Regis brought great pleasure to connoisseurs of emphatic scoring.

Sport Josh McDaniels a 'virtual lock' to be next head coach of Colts
Author: 0 Josh McDaniels a 'virtual lock' to be next head coach of Colts

The offensive coordinator is one of the hottest names out there and has been tied to the Colts previously , primarily due to the notion he could get Andrew Luck back on track - assuming Luck ever gets fully healthy again , of course. He'll bring an offensive philosophy to the Colts that relies on match-ups and getting the ball out quickly. The Titans fired Mularkey two days after losing to the Patriots in the divisional round after failing to agree on a new contract.

Sport Giants bolster outfield via trade for 2013 MVP, McCutchen
Author: 0 Giants bolster outfield via trade for 2013 MVP, McCutchen

Monday, the Pirates agreed to trade McCutchen, the 2013 National League MVP, to the Giants, just two days after dealing No. 1 starter Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros . McCutchen will make $14.5 million in 2018, allowing the Giants to reset their tax penalties. With the additions of Longoria and McCutchen, it's obvious that the Giants are trying to reload for 2018 and compete in a division that sent three teams to the playoffs past year.

Sport Patricia can wait: Patriots win puts Lions on hold
Author: 0 Patricia can wait: Patriots win puts Lions on hold

Patricia, who has been with the Patriots since 2004 and in his current post since 2012, was considered to be the frontrunner to land the Giants post , according to reports from the New York Daily News and Newsday. Last season, Patricia interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers , but lost out to Sean McVay and Anthony Lynn, respectively.

Sport Pence to head delegation to South Korea Olympics
Author: 0 Pence to head delegation to South Korea Olympics

UK Sport has challenged Great Britain to claim their biggest medal haul in Winter Olympics history at the Pyeongchang 2018 Games next month. UK Sport's other targets are: two to three medals from skiing and snowboarding; one to two medals in curling; one medal in bobsleigh; and a minimum top-eight finish in figure skating.

Sport Mets bring back Jay Bruce
Author: 0 Mets bring back Jay Bruce

Between the Indians and the Mets, Bruce finished with 36 home runs and 101 R.B.I. - the fifth time he has hit at least 30 home runs and driven in 90 runs in his 10-year career. But the money and the length of the contract he wanted were an issue for the Mets, who have said they will be under the $154 million payroll they began 2017 with.

Sport Kyrgios wins first ATP title on home soil
Author: 0 Kyrgios wins first ATP title on home soil

Kyrgios wrapped up the first set in 37 minutes despite having to save five break points along the way. The Aussie then full control of the match after Harrison dropped serve at the start of the second with a double fault. In the opening set, things went with serve until the seventh game when the third-seeded Australian broke to lead 4-3 and went on to claim the opener 6-4.

Sport Team of the Year is announced
Author: 0 Team of the Year is announced

The team is voted for by fans with nearly nine million votes cast and lines up in a 4-4-2 formation. Despite becoming the world's most expensive player when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and thriving in Ligue 1, Neymar did not make the cut.

Sport Astros trade for Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, reports says
Author: 0 Astros trade for Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, reports says

Contrary to a prior report, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday that a trade to acquire Cole from the Pirates is not done and not imminent, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Instead, he will join an Astros staff that already included Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander . Cole was drafted as the first overall selection by the Pirates in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.

Sport Browns make notable personnel hires in Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith official
Author: 0 Browns make notable personnel hires in Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith official

The Browns also announced they have parted ways with Ryan Griggson, who had the title of senior personnel executive in his only season with the Browns after being fired by the Colts as their general manager. It's a big loss for Green Bay, and potentially another sign that their grip on the NFC North is slipping. He will be reunited with longtime Packers executive and former Green Bay linebacker John Dorsey, now the Browns' GM.

Sport Matt Patricia To The NY Giants Looking More and More Likely
Author: 0 Matt Patricia To The NY Giants Looking More and More Likely

Patricia immediately became a favorite to land the Lions head coaching job as many considered Quinn's connection to the Patriots an advantage. "In terms of team building, I'm old fashioned". He eventually went to the Tennessee Titans and did not even last two full seasons, with a 3-20 record, while Detroit quickly shifted to hire Jim Caldwell .

Sport Gregg Popovich says Spurs star suffered tear in shoulder
Author: 0 Gregg Popovich says Spurs star suffered tear in shoulder

Leonard sat out the first 27 games of the season with a quadriceps injury that appeared to linger much longer than most expected. That said , it seems San Antonio is not taking any chances on Leonard potentially reaggravating his quad injury.

Sport Arsenal set to step up pursuit of Thomas Lemar
Author: 0 Arsenal set to step up pursuit of Thomas Lemar

Arsenal and Liverpool have received a big boost in their pursuit of Monaco star Thomas Lemar , as boss Leonardo Jardim hints that he could leave. Manchester City still hope to strike a deal for Alexis Sanchez this month after their summer deadline day move collapsed, a development that would once again see Arsenal turn to Lemar as a replacement for the Chile worldwide, Saturday's report from L'Equipe added.

Sport Arsenal want £35million for Alexis Sanchez as Man City prepare opening bid
Author: 0 Arsenal want £35million for Alexis Sanchez as Man City prepare opening bid

The news has encouraged Manchester City's hierarchy that a deal in the region of £30m could be struck for Sanchez this month with the forward still Guardiola's No. The injury to Gabriel Jesus is thought to have had an impact. This could force City to make their move, but Arsenal already have a price tag in mind they will have to reach.

Sport How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars
Author: 0 How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars

The Bills are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville and if they can beat the Jaguars, the Titans will travel to Pittsburgh for a rematch against the Steelers. One of those was the touchdown drive that he ended with a 1-yard pass to backup tight end Ben Koyack with 42 seconds left in the third quarter. Subplots:-Nathan Peterman came on in relief of Tyrod Taylor after a 10-second run off for his injury with 1:17 left.

Sport Packers promote Brian Gutekunst as new general manager
Author: 0 Packers promote Brian Gutekunst as new general manager

Gutekunst spent the last two seasons as the director of player personnel after spending 17 seasons in the team's scouting department. The Packers named Gutekunst the GM before another team could do it first. Thanks to a broken collarbone, Rodgers only appeared in seven games this season. In addition to Gutekunst's promotion, another familiar face, Joe Philbin, is reportedly returning for a second stint under coach Mike McCarthy after serving as offensive coordinator from 2007-2011.

Sport Egypt's Salah wins African Footballer of the Year prize
Author: 0 Egypt's Salah wins African Footballer of the Year prize

I want to dedicate this award to the kids in Egypt and Africa. Mohamed Salah is the second Egyptian player to win this award after Mahmoud El-Khatib, who won the title in 1983. The mercurial forward is expected to return in time for Liverpool's league clash against runaway leaders Manchester City at home on Jan 14. 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 ...

Author: 0 Rams' 4 biggest causes for concern against the Falcons on Saturday

This good news for the Falcons is that while the NFC playoff field is solid, there are no dominant teams. Atlanta has taken a bit of a hit this season after Kyle Shanahan bolted for San Francisco and as such the Falcons offense has looked pedestrian compared to the group that led to Matt Ryan winning the MVP award last season, and unless they can get a breakout effort from their pivot this could be a tough outing for them and a short lived NFC title defense .

Sport Freezing rain, sleet possible late Sunday
Author: 0 Freezing rain, sleet possible late Sunday

The temperatures should warm up Monday with a high around 59 degrees, he said. Wind chill values will make actual temperatures slightly above zero degrees feel 20-30 degrees colder than they are. Some of that precipitation could come in the form of freezing rain for parts of northeast Alabama late Sunday night into Monday morning, according to the weather service in Huntsville.

Author: 0 Mariota leads Titans to 22-21 comeback win over Chiefs

But they didn't let it affect them. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted Mariota to snuff out a second-quarter trip to the red zone, and Tennessee managed only a field goal before halftime. That includes Smith, who was benched by the San Francisco 49ers before being traded to the Chiefs in 2013. Eager to melt the clock, the Titans put the ball in Henry's gut.

Author: 0 Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'Nothing's official yet'

The Buccaneers went 12-4 in his first season and finished 57-55 with three playoff appearances in Gruden's seven seasons. Tyler Bischoff hosts Coaches Corner on AM 720 KDWN Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm. Jim and John Harbaugh were active for four seasons from 2011-14 in San Francisco and Baltimore, respectively. He had a great reaction when he was asked about Gruden's new contract and was quick to mention that he had already discussed the deal with his own general manager, Bob Myers.

Sport Man Utd leave it late to beat Derby
Author: 0 Man Utd leave it late to beat Derby

Anthony Martial combined well with Lukaku on the counter in stoppage time to ensure of the victory and make it two games, two wins and two clean sheets to kick-off 2018. Meanwhile, Rowett responded to Mourinho's changes by finally bringing Vydra on with 23 minutes remaining. However, with a replay suiting neither side both teams pushed forward for a victor and Lingard hit a great strike six minutes from time to put United ahead.

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