• Sela beats Becker to set up Verdasco clash in Melbourne
Sela beats Becker to set up Verdasco clash in Melbourne

Hewitt, who won the US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002, is set to retire at the end of the tournament. He is still in the doubles draw with Australian partner Sam Groth. "I have been playing and practicing great and working so much". Murray, a four-time finalist at the Australian Open , will now face Australian Sam Grot in the second round.

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  • State of emergency declared in USA east coast
State of emergency declared in USA east coast

There is still some degree of uncertainty in most weekend forecasts due to the potential path of the storm. However, this storm system is much stronger. "Travel is expected to be severely limited if not impossible during the height of the storm Friday night and Saturday ", it added. 96 Normal 0 ...

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  • LeBron James' Cavs still reeling after loss to Warriors
LeBron James' Cavs still reeling after loss to Warriors

Cleveland led by 23 in the second half before Brooklyn made the score respectable when the Cavs went deep into their reserves. "We got back to who we are as a team and put together two solid bounce-back performances against two good teams", Curry added.

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  • Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool FC team talk after West Ham defeat
Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool FC team talk after West Ham defeat

However, Alex Neil's side have put together a promising string of results in front of their own fans, where they are unbeaten in their last five top-flight outings - a run which includes draws against Arsenal and Everton. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that his side will need to improve from their Premier League meetings with West Ham when...

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  • Spurs surprise: Kawhi Leonard voted All-Star starter
Spurs surprise: Kawhi Leonard voted All-Star starter

The 2016 NBA All-Star starting lineup for the Western Conference features an interesting blend of familiarity and freshness. Westbrook beat out veteran Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, who finished third with 624,334.

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  • Flooding, high winds predicted in Strathmere this weekend
Flooding, high winds predicted in Strathmere this weekend

Because of the high tides it brings with it; that paired with the high winds have the NWS warning that coastal flooding could be seen in multiple areas and with the waters already so high , it wouldn't take much to see at least some flooding.

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  • Blackhawks trade Ryan Garbutt to the Ducks
Blackhawks trade Ryan Garbutt to the Ducks

With the trade, the Blackhawks have now dealt both players acquired from Dallas in the Patrick Sharp trade. Interesting enough, the Blackhawks have now traded the two players that they received from the Stars for Sharp. Next season Garbutt is under contract for 1.8 million with a cap hit of $900,000 (Dallas retained $900,000 in the trade) while S...

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  • Pacquiao vs. Bradley III tickets go on sale on Friday
Pacquiao vs. Bradley III tickets go on sale on Friday

We could also see Bradley to steal rounds by fighting hard for the last 30 seconds of the round to impress the judges. "I think this fight will be different than the first two altercations we had". "I've heard that Manny Pacquiao chose me because he knows me", Bradley said. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, the Pacquiao vs.

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  • Greg Rusedski: Still a lot of optimism about Rafael Nadal, despite defeat
Greg Rusedski: Still a lot of optimism about Rafael Nadal, despite defeat

While Halep's defeat to Zhang, the world number 133, came out of the blue, it was Nadal's loss which created concern as the 14-time Grand Slam-winner increasingly looks a fading force. "I think today's match was kind of like very similar in terms of the (2009) semi, going to a fifth set", Verdasco said. "I understand that in sport results come fi...

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  • Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova ease into third round of Australian Open
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova ease into third round of Australian Open

The fifth-seeded Sharapova won the 2008 Australian title and has lost three finals at Melbourne Park, including last year's decider against Williams. The 24-year-old hit 5 aces to Williams' 1 as she won 71% of her points on the first serve, compared to Williams' 52. "I really gave a big effort there".

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  • Australian Open: Djokovic progresses after getting third set fright from his student
Australian Open: Djokovic progresses after getting third set fright from his student

The 10-time Grand Slam champion said that he was not directly approached but members of his support team were offered the money in Russian Federation in 2007, an offer the player said was immediately rejected.

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  • Premier League Clubs Dominate Money Table
Premier League Clubs Dominate Money Table

No other Money League club has as high a proportion of its revenue (30%) derived from match day sources . Professor Simon Chadwick, of Salford University, says the presence of nine Premier League teams in the top 20 shows the strength of English football.

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  • John Scott's All-Star bid ruins National Hockey League fan vote — The Blue Line
John Scott's All-Star bid ruins National Hockey League fan vote — The Blue Line

No harm, no foul. Also, Scott was immediately demoted to Montreal's AHL team. If he is not activated before the All-Star Game, he won't even be eligible for it.

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  • Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane team up to devastating effect
Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane team up to devastating effect

The 20-year-old was shipped out to Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan at the start of the campaign, but his loan spell was cut short halfway through and since then, Januzaj has been waiting patiently for his chance.

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  • Shuai Zhang reduced to tears following Australia victory
Shuai Zhang reduced to tears following Australia victory

The seven-time grand slam champion was beaten 6-4 6-2 by British number one Johanna Konta, who was making her first appearance in the Australian Open main draw. She will next play Hobart International champion Alizé Cornet; the Frenchwoman has dropped just six games in her last three matches - including a 6-1, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard in the f...

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  • Former San Francisco 49ers running back Lawrence Phillips accused of murder
Former San Francisco 49ers running back Lawrence Phillips accused of murder

Doctors confirmed his death at 1:27 a.m., prison officials said . According to Kern Valley State Prison, his death is being investigated as a suicide . Phillips was in contact with his mother, and his letters showed that he was frustrated with his cellmate in the days leading up to Soward's death. That team suspended him before he could even ...

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  • Tazawa, Red Sox agree at $3375000, avoid arbitration
Tazawa, Red Sox agree at $3375000, avoid arbitration

Boston is hoping that the offseason additions of Craig Kimbrel and Carson Smith will help Tazawa and fellow Japanese right-hander Koji Uehara avoid second-half fatigue in 2016.

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  • West Ham targeting Michy Batshuayi as marquee Olympic Stadium signing
West Ham targeting Michy Batshuayi as marquee Olympic Stadium signing

The Hammers are short of firepower with Andy Carroll sidelined and Mauro Zarate seemingly out of favor at Upton Park and they are now hoping to loan in an "overseas striker".

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  • Former Nebraska RB Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison
Former Nebraska RB Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

On Wednesday, Phillips was found dead in a Delano, Calif., prison at age 40 while serving a long sentence and also facing first-degree murder charges that could possibly result in a life sentence or the death penalty. His former college coach told the Journal Star newspaper in Lincoln, Nebraska, that he was sad to hear the news about a former playe...

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  • Kristaps Porzingis rekindles friendship with crying Knicks fan
Kristaps Porzingis rekindles friendship with crying Knicks fan

One of the famed show's writers, Michael Price, took to his Twitter account Sunday to reveal that a joke about the hapless Philadelphia 76ers was originally intended for the Knicks, but that Porzingis's early brilliance helped them to dodge that bullet.

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