• Australian Open: Venus Williams fined for media snub after Johanna Konta defeat
Australian Open: Venus Williams fined for media snub after Johanna Konta defeat

Eastbourne-based Konta had grown up idolising the five-time Wimbledon champion, but today she Williams around the court with ruthless efficiency to seal the win in 79 minutes. "Still (people) tell me how good I played seven years ago", Verdasco told reporters after his 7-6(6) 4-6 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in four hours 41 minutes.

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  • Aston Villa boss Remi Garde confirms interest in Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy
Aston Villa boss Remi Garde confirms interest in Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy

The Premier League's basement club sank to new depths on Saturday when they were held by League 2 Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup. In his statement, as quoted here by the Guardian , Garde said: "I had a conversation with Arsène a few days ago about some of the players and Mathieu Debuchy was among these players".

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  • Johanna Konta makes history as she races into Australian Open fourth round
Johanna Konta makes history as she races into Australian Open fourth round

Konta goes on to face Russia's 21st seed Ekaterina Makarova, who beat Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2. Johanna Konta marches on in the Australian Open, her excellent game buttressed by that weird, metronomic serve and embellished by a high-powered cross-court forehand that was too much for Denisa Allertova on Hisense Arena on Saturday....

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  • Jamie Murray confirms Nigel Sears is 'conscious, talking and sitting up'
Jamie Murray confirms Nigel Sears is 'conscious, talking and sitting up'

A teary-eyed Ivanovic was eventually led back to centre court to continue her match against Keys and although the Serb fought hard she fell 4-6 6-4 6-4. It sets her up for a showdown against Beck, ensuring at least one German in the quarterfinals of the opening grand slam of the year. Afterwards, Raonic was close to tears as he dedicated the win ...

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  • Two Killed In Florida Tornado
Two Killed In Florida Tornado

Governor Rick Scott toured the damaged areas Sunday afternoon. Power outages sprung up across Pinellas . It was reopened at 12:30 p.m. A second EF2 tornado touched down in Siesta Key in Sarasota County, damaging homes and condominiums and causing additional injuries.

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  • Timberwolves scorch Suns, snap 9-game losing streak
Timberwolves scorch Suns, snap 9-game losing streak

As coaches, we're conditioned to go through these things, but the players are the ones out there expending the energy. They have a legitimate star in Gallinari and more than one or two scoring threats around him. It's no secret that this team has played down to lesser teams, yet got up to play great teams like Golden State. The Suns extend their ...

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  • Broncos healthy for AFC championship against Pats
Broncos healthy for AFC championship against Pats

Despite offensive hiccups, injuries at quarterback and on the offensive line and the issues associated with integrating a mostly new coaching staff and altered offensive and defensive schemes, the Broncos still won the AFC West for a fifth consecutive year, still earned the AFC's top postseason seed and now will host the defending world champion Ne...

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  • Patriots' Danny Amendola's dirty hit on Chiefs
Patriots' Danny Amendola's dirty hit on Chiefs

Danny Amendola thought his hit on Kansas City Chiefs special teamer Jamell Fleming was clean, but the receiving party wasn't so sure. However, at the last second, Amendola charged in and leveled Fleming with his helmet to start a pushing match between the teams.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt Fired, Stepped Over by Tyronn Lue
Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt Fired, Stepped Over by Tyronn Lue

The Mavericks' Rick Carlisle , president of the NBA Coaches Association, said Blatt's firing made him "embarrassed for our league." Lue will make his debut Saturday night when the Cavs host the Chicago Bulls. League rules rule out Steve Kerr repeating as all-star coach but the Golden State Warriors head coach has been sidelined by a back injury th...

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  • EOG Playoff Preview Patriots at Broncos
EOG Playoff Preview Patriots at Broncos

Manning and the Denver Broncos are aiming for the franchise's first championship in 16 years and his second. Also, even taking into consideration Manning's horrendous season this year, he still edges Brady out in career passer rating, barely.

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  • Rafael Nadal suffers first-round loss to Fernando Verdasco at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal suffers first-round loss to Fernando Verdasco at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic hailed the ideal start to his Australian Open campaign after dispatching South Korea's Hyeon Chung in straight sets, with the Serbian particularly pleased with the way he served. I reacted and I didn't think". "I think I was able to stay in it and stay calm today and I think that's what matters most". Big-serving Croat Ivo Karl...

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  • Super Bowl 2016 odds: Patriots enter the weekend as betting favorite
Super Bowl 2016 odds: Patriots enter the weekend as betting favorite

The Patriots go into this game as 3 point favorites. "New England actually has a bigger home field advantage it seems in the playoffs in Foxborough than nearly anybody". Until the Super Bowl, anyway.  Tom Brady is a guy who wears Donald Trump hats because they're celebrity buddies, and who rails against Frosted Flakes, and who calls the chairm...

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  • Snack attack, Lauren Davis goes for almond butter at Australian Open
Snack attack, Lauren Davis goes for almond butter at Australian Open

He backhanded his racket to the ground in the seventh game of the second set after missing a shot that could have given him set point. Maria Sharapova celebrated her 600th win at the Australian Open on Friday, defeating American Lauren Davis to be rewarded with a chocolate cake.

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  • Verdasco fails to back up Nadal win
Verdasco fails to back up Nadal win

The blows from Verdasco's left-handed forehand kept coming, and Nadal kept taking them until he could withstand no more. "Playing "Ducks" as well who I've tried to help out the last few years-that was really awkward". I was hitting winners. Nadal, who had beaten Verdasco 14 times in 16 meetings, talked about his game and the way tennis is changin...

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  • Bryce Dixon, Trey Lealaimatafao charged with robbery and carjacking
Bryce Dixon, Trey Lealaimatafao charged with robbery and carjacking

The two former football players are allegedly responsible for a string of vehicle jacking's in Los Angeles. Ex-USC tight end Bryce Dixon and former LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao, both 19-year-olds who were dismissed from their teams last year, were each charged with five counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of carjacking, ...

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  • New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos Preview & Prediction
New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos Preview & Prediction

Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower acknowledged that, with Manning putting less zip on his throws, that could make Denver more susceptible to turnovers. "So, let's get it". For Brady, execution is all that really matters now. Harris, who is nursing a shoulder injury, is the Broncos' biggest concern.

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  • Carolina Panthers troll 'The Office' star, Rainn Wilson
Carolina Panthers troll 'The Office' star, Rainn Wilson

Wilson posted a video message for Charlotte Heffelmire, 19, on  Twitter  Wednesday after seeing the teen share her story on  The Ellen DeGeneres Show . "We talked all about it", Carroll said,  via Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN in Seattle . The Seahawks lost after their competitors played  Future's  songs in rotation, in what fans believe was a bid to ...

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  • EPL: Man United's nascent title hopes face Saints test
EPL: Man United's nascent title hopes face Saints test

Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw are out from before. "I don't talk too much about Manchester United because everybody is talking about Manchester United, and they had a big result last weekend", he said. "People come to Southampton knowing they can get involved in national teams - Jose Fonte and Graziano Pelle got in their...

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  • Real Madrid confirm appeal against Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban
Real Madrid confirm appeal against Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban

Atletico said: "Our club is not in agreement with the sanction from global football's governing body and will study all the documentation we've received to present an appeal against the sanction". "The transfer ban seems absurd", the  Madrid  coach said at a news conference. Madrid  was not negotiating any new signings but the ban could force pr...

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  • Novak Djokovic reacts to Rafael Nadal's Australian Open exit
Novak Djokovic reacts to Rafael Nadal's Australian Open exit

Verdasco, now ranked 45th in the world, hasn't reached the semi-finals at a grand slam since that 2009 classic. Nadal, the No. 5 seed, lamented his forehand, which too often landed in the middle of the court, rather than near the baseline or a corner.

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