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Sports Robertson frustrated by diving accusations against Salah
Author: 0 Robertson frustrated by diving accusations against Salah

Robertson however feels the issue is becoming tiresome, with replays clearly highlighting how Salah was fouled by his opponents on each occasion. There was no serious complaints from the offender Pascal Gross or his Brighton team-mates when Salah was awarded a penalty at the Falmer Stadium on Saturday.

Sports Kuchar claims Sony Open title
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American Matt Kuchar won the Sony Open in Hawaii with a comprehensive four-stroke victory on Sunday. Andrew Putnam grabbed a share of the lead when Kuchar bogeyed Nos. Since then, Conners has Monday qualified for both the Mayakoba Golf Classic and last week's Sony Open . Putnam's consolation was cracking the top 50 in the world for the first time at No.

Sports Australian Open: Maria Sharapova breezes to 1st-round win
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Rafael Nadal breezed past Aussie James Duckworth in the first round at the Australian Open and turned up to the post-match press conference in a very good mood. Also advancing on the men's side were No. 19 Nikoloz Basilashvili and No. 26 Fernando Verdasco . It was the South African's first win in Melbourne since 2015.

Sports Maurizio Sarri wants 30-year-old to stay at Chelsea FC
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri wants 30-year-old to stay at Chelsea FC

But, having helped England win the Under-17 World Cup, Hudson-Odoi could follow the same path taken by his worldwide teammate Jadon Sancho, who has impressed for Borussia Dortmund since leaving Manchester City for Germany. "In my opinion we need two players". With Hudson-Odoi potentially the third high profile English signing in the Bundesliga , it looks like the reluctance to move overseas to find first-team football for British players could be a thing of the past.

Sports Pep Guardiola lauds Wolves star Ruben Neves
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But given the Belgian has started just one league game so far this campaign, he is likely to be chomping at the bit to play from the kick-off against Wolves. Neves, whose Wolves side visit the Etihad on Monday, tends to play as one of two holding midfielders, whereas Fernandinho performs that role on his own in the City line-up.

Sports Lionel Messi creates history with 400th La Liga goal
Author: 0 Lionel Messi creates history with 400th La Liga goal

Cristiano Ronaldo , who left Real Madrid for Juventus last summer, is second in the all-time Liga scoring records with 311 goals. Messi, meanwhile, extends his own hefty lead as the division's all-time top scorer, which now stands at 89 goals, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sports Federer 'sad and shocked' to learn of Murray retirement
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The 31-year-old's 2012 triumph at the US Open made him the first British male to claim a major title since 1936 victor Fred Perry, who was celebrated with a statue at the All England Club in 1984. Thank you so much for that. "You will always be someone that impacted the sport in so many different ways, I know this was never the way you wanted to go out, but hey it was a heck of a ride", he said.

Sports Mourinho's system was 'really difficult' to play in - Pogba
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Mike Dean will be the referee for this game, and it will kick-off at 16:30 GMT. Manchester United are in a delicate position and, after all three of Alex Ferguson's successors have failed to emulate the legendary manager's previous achievements, the importance of United's next appointment can not be underestimated.

Sports Former Leeds and South African striker Phil Masinga dies aged 49
Author: 0 Former Leeds and South African striker Phil Masinga dies aged 49

He played 58 times for the South African team, scoring 18 goals in national colours and was part of the famous squad that claimed Bafana Bafana's first and only Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) crown in 1996. Former Ghana global footballer Anthony Baffoe also shared his sadness saying: "We have lost another hero-Phil Masinga just passed away-Rest well Phil".

Sports Rams Cowboys Chiefs Colts odds spread line advice
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Healing injuries is a critical piece of the puzzle. We made a decision to go with Ezekiel Elliott as our RB1 just because his usage in this game should be incredible and as he will play a major role in both the running & passing games, I think he is the must-own RB on today's slate.

Sports Maurizio Sarri snubbed the World Cup as he rails against VAR
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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri feels his side need to sign new two players during the January transfer market . "I spoke with the club and the club knows very well my opinion", he said. "You are better off getting your chance and if you get that chance then you have to take it", he said. Earlier this week, sources told ESPN FC that Chelsea were prepared to report Bayern to Federation Internationale de Football Association if evidence of an illegal approach to Hudson-Odoi or his ...

Sports Lebron James Will Miss Another Week Due To Groin Injury
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The Mavs were 11-of-43 from the field in the second half and had 11 turnovers. It's hard to win in this league when you are healthy. "Hopefully it won't happen again". He has not played since straining his groin against the Warriors on December 25. The Lakers have been outscored in the fourth quarter three times in the last four contests, which includes giving up a game-winning shot to Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Sacramento Kings .

Sports Jose Mourinho rules himself out of Benfica job
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And it sounds like it could get even better for United should Real re-hire Mourinho , because doing so would trigger a clause in the 55-year-old's previous contract. He said: "I have never been into the game of feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal". "It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been, but I'm talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else".

Sports Italian Populists Back Yellow Vests While Macron's France Pledges Crackdown
Author: 0 Italian Populists Back Yellow Vests While Macron's France Pledges Crackdown

In another video, wearing a black hat and gloves, he kicks a police officer lying on the ground. Both yellow vests and "casseurs", hooded youths from anti-capitalist or anarchist groups, appeared to be involved. The French boxing federation issued a statement condemning the violence, saying that it "ran completely contrary to the values of our sport". Protests in France are becoming a common occurrence.

Sports Padraig Harrington to lead Europe at 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits
Author: 0 Padraig Harrington to lead Europe at 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

The three-times major victor had been the clear favourite to succeed Denmark's Thomas Bjorn for the defence at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, after having served as vice-captain at the last three Ryder Cups . Padraig made six Ryder Cup appearances as a player, but being a vice-captain for the last three will be more important for him in his new role. "In light of the beating suffered by Darren Clarke in Minnesota in 2016, he knows that he faces ominous odds on a tricked-up links course ...

Sports Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16
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Now that we're in the wake of the Clemson Tigers defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide , 44-16, for the National Championship, it only makes sense that we're going to hear the juiciest hot takes and commentary on the game. Etienne had three first-half TDs for Clemson , which actually trailed 16-14 in the second quarter before forging a 31-16 advantage by halftime. Alabama will be back, but Clemson will nearly certainly be there waiting for them.

Sports Minnesota Timberwolves Were Frustrated With Tom Thibodeau
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Young received a big compliment when the game ended, as 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade , who is retiring after the season, took his jersey off at halfcourt and made a swap with the Atlanta rookie. Ryan has been an assistant in Minnesota for the past five years, working under his father for several years after Flip was re-hired by the organization in 2013.

Sports Mike McCarthy Only Interested in Coaching Jets Next Season
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Francesa stated that former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was clearly the preferred choice of the fan base. Despite having the likes of Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward, Joe Schobert, Damarious Randall, Larry Ogunjobi and Jabrill Peppers, the Browns ranked in the bottom 3 in total defense in 2018.

Sports Title favorites face tricky early schedule at Australian Open
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Defending champion Roger Federer , aiming for a third consecutive Australian title and a 21st Grand Slam crown, takes on Denis Istomin in round one. "He challenged me time and time again and I played him in his absolute prime when he was virtually unbeatable", Federer said.

Sports Federer breaks down in lovely tribute to late coach
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Federer will be out to win Grand Slam No 20 but will face a battle to do so with Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all set to compete. Federer will be aiming for a third successive Australian Open and looked in impressive touch in claiming a second Hopman Cup, winning all four of his singles matches as he prepared for the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne later this month.

Sports Broncos choosing between Fangio, Munchak for HC job
Author: 0 Broncos choosing between Fangio, Munchak for HC job

Former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is expected to move from his role in the front office to become Fangio's offensive coordinator. The decision, on the surface, may seem perplexing. You saw what the Bears did this year, led in nearly every defensive category. He previously served as defensive coordinator for the 49ers, Texans, Colts and Panthers.

Sports Browns ensure Baker is cooking with Kitchens
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Under his leadership, Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, threw 19 of his National Football League rookie record 27 touchdown passes while erasing any doubt that he could be the coveted franchise quarterback that has eluded the Browns for decades.

Sports Bucs to hire Arians as HC
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Arians, who was 49-30-1 in a five-year run in Arizona, would replace Dirk Koetter, who was sacked after two seasons as Tampa's head coach. Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed December 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and no playoffs berths over the past three seasons.

Sports Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Wins 2018 CAF African Player of the Year Award
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Mohamed Salah , Sadio Mane and Naby Keita all picked up honours at the Confederation of African Football awards for 2018, in Dakar on Tuesday night. That injury raised doubts about his World Cup participation but he regained fitness to represent Egypt in the finals in Russian Federation, scoring twice as they exited in the first round.

Sports Weah 'in love' with Celtic after leaving PSG on loan
Author: 0 Weah 'in love' with Celtic after leaving PSG on loan

Defender Jack Hendry, midfielder Scott Allan, and winger Lewis Morgan come come into that bracket, with Hendry the most likely to depart, having not started a game since early October. Players who have dealt with any types of issues, it's admitting that responsibility and knowing where you are at, really. "My father has played at Celtic before".

Sports Karolina Pliskova hangs with snakes, animals in Brisbane
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For the opening hour of the match, Pliskova looked to be frustrated and out of sorts while Tsurenko was extremely composed. She took that form into the second set and broke Pliskova early. She helped me just to get motivated a little bit more, to get going a little bit more. "I think I just dug deep today, and that's important". And he showed all the qualities of a top 5 player in his 66-minute demolition at the Pat Rafter Arena.

Sports Ferrari announce technical chief Binotto as Arrivabene replacement
Author: 0 Ferrari announce technical chief Binotto as Arrivabene replacement

Arrivabene, 61, a former marketing chief with tobacco giant Philip Morris, replaced Marco Mattiacci in 2014, but during his four-year reign Ferrari failed to break Mercedes' stranglehold on the F1 title. Rival teams had been linked with approaches for the 49-year-old in recent months. The team meanwhile adopted something of a siege mentality under his leadership.

Sports Clinical Nishikori into Brisbane ATP final
Author: 0 Clinical Nishikori into Brisbane ATP final

I felt there is no chance I can win this match. "Maybe first match [against Denis Kudla] was a little bit tight, but after Dimi's [Grigor Dimitrov] match and today's match was nearly flawless, I would say". "So I had to start at some ATP Challenger Tour events", said Nishikori. Nishikori was runner-up to Dimitrov in 2017 and will go into Sunday's final against fourth seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev as firm favourite.

Sports EPL: Guardiola speaks on another midfielder leaving Manchester City
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We wait to see if Guardiola sees Sandler as a controlling midfielder in the future. "They win the opportunity [to play] on the field but you have to take a look at all the big clubs in Europe how many young players are in the first team", Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City's Carabao Cup semifinal clash with Burton Albion.

Sports This time Josh McDaniels walks away from jobs without a fiasco
Author: 0 This time Josh McDaniels walks away from jobs without a fiasco

Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury , who most recently was USC's offensive coordinator , is expected to be interviewed by the Jets as well. McDaniels passed up the chance to be a head coach a year ago. Yet he never won the Super Bowl. Why? The former Texas Tech quarterback was selected in the sixth round of the 2003 National Football League draft by the New England Patriots.

Sports FA Cup: City and Watford cruise, Fulham ousted
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Jamille Matt headed the Exiles in front but Rachid Ghezzai levelled for the visitors on 82. However, moments later a penalty was awarded to Newport when the ball struck Marc Albrighton's arm, which was converted by Padraig Amond in the 85th minute.

Sports Day adds 2nd Michigan coach to Ohio State staff
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San Francisco 49ers Jeff Hafley during an NFL football game against the, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Mattison's defection to Ohio State, where he will serve as co-defensive coordinator, clearly set the stage for Washington to do the same.

Sports Video shows Cody Parkey's field goal tipped by Eagles DT Treyvon Hester
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Known in the game as " icing the kicker ", calling a time-out just before the start of the play piles added pressure on the kicker, giving more time for anxiety and nerves to play a part. "I thought I hit a good ball". While Eagles fans are in the giving mood, Bears fans are looking for payback. It was the seventh time this year Parkey has missed a kick by hitting the pipes, and if you couldn't believe it, clearly the Bears couldn't either.

Sports Patriots to face Chargers in AFC divisional round
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It will be the first meeting this season between the Chiefs and Colts. The playoff win by the Cowboys (11-6) was the first for Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott on their second try after losing a divisional game as rookies two years ago.

Sports ESPN Insider Has Major Update On Ravens, John Harbaugh
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I hope not", Suggs said . Both teams' third down efficiency was less than 36 percent, but they were both 100 percent on fourth downs. His 34 total tackles and single forced fumble were also on the low end for him, but that's still a productive season, especially considering his age.

Sports Record-setting Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins declares for NFL Draft
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Fields and Haskins both train with Atlanta-based quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery, who has been an outspoken supporter of new Buckeyes coach Ryan Day for his ability to train and develop players at that crucial position. Most expected him to take over for Jake Fromm when the time came. He is expecting to be eligible right away after submitting a waiver request to the one-year transfer ineligibility rule.

Sports Federer wins record third Hopman
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The win gave #Benderer their second consecutive Hopman Cup crown, and made Federer the winningest player in the tournament's history, with three total championships. Bencic sealed a final love break of Kerber with a forehand victor, 4-0. "I'm a bit surprised the matches have gone as well as they have", the 37-year-old added.

Sports Rockets GM thinks James Harden averaging 40 points per game is possible
Author: 0 Rockets GM thinks James Harden averaging 40 points per game is possible

DeRozan got his first career triple-double, stuffing the stat sheet with 21 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals. Late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets - Kevin Durant stepped out of bounds three times and even touched the ball as he threw it back in bounds, yet every single official in the game completely missed it.

Sports Allen Hurns, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, injures left leg
Author: 0 Allen Hurns, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, injures left leg

The playoff win by the Cowboys (11-6) was the first for Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott on their second try after losing a divisional game as rookies two years ago. On third and long, Randy Gregory forced Wilson to escape the pocket and gain just three yards - bringing up a Seahawks punt. That opened the door for Seattle, which took possession back at its own 40.

Sports Brahim Diaz Set For Real Madrid Move
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Diaz's contract expires at the end of this season and, although manager Pep Guardiola insists City have done "absolutely everything" to convince him to sign a long-term extension, he is understood to be on the verge of joining Madrid for an initial £15.5million.

Sports Djokovic's conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title
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Djokovic's first-set problems from earlier in the week were quickly forgotten as he raced into a 3-0 lead, the top seed breaking at the first attempt as a Bautista Agut backhand drifted wide. The first win came in October 2016 at the Shanghai Masters when Djokovic was also No 1 at that stage. Berdych - playing in his first tournament in six months after a back injury - saved three set points before moving ahead, the Czech converting his fourth match point to complete a 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 victory.

Sports MLB Rumors: Yankees still interested in Adam Ottavino despite Zach Britton contract
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There, he first established himself as one of baseball's marquee relievers, making four All-Star teams and leading the National League in saves for four consecutive seasons. Robertson spent parts of nine seasons in the majors with the Yankees and three with the Chicago White Sox after originally being selected by the Yankees on the 17th round of the 2006 draft.

Sports South Africa captain Faf du Plessis banned from third test against Pakistan
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But unlike India, who refused to blame the surfaces for their 2-1 defeat a year ago, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was particularly critical this past week. In two Test matches in a row now on tough pitches he has scored runs, and it shows you that it is possible if you apply yourself mentally and you have a technique.

Sports Harden: Focus on 'greatness of what I'm doing,' not foul calls
Author: 0 Harden: Focus on 'greatness of what I'm doing,' not foul calls

The mind-blowing sequence happened late in an overtime thriller between the two teams who went to seven games during last year's Western Conference Finals. The Warriors were relatively successful with their top priority of defending Harden , which was to limit his trips to the free throw line. The ball would find its way to Stephen Curry who nailed a jumper with 23.1 seconds let to put Golden State up 134-132 before Harden's heroics.

Sports Juventus confident of Ramsey deal
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The 28-year-old has drawn interest from Juventus in recent weeks, with reports suggesting this morning that the Welsh global has agreed to a five-year pre-contract with the Serie A champions. 'I don't know now , ' Emery said (as reported by Metro ). "I am thinking about each match, preparing each match, and today I can say to you, to every supporter, that we are at the beginning of this competition".

Sports Man Utd drop Pogba, Rojo from FA Cup tie
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It far from a ideal performance and he will be annoyed to have only scored one goal, but his ability to take one of the two good chances he had was ultimately the difference between the two side. All of a sudden the Old Trafford garden is a green one. Perhaps if it wasn't for a rather lucky opening goal, Manchester United might've ended up sharing the spoils or worse, losing the game.

Sports Fabregas bids farewell to Chelsea with missed penalty
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Fabregas' afternoon ended in the 85th minute when he was replaced by Kante, leaving the pitch to a rousing ovation from the home supporters. "I can't say anything out of respect for Chelsea but everyone knows the situation". "But for me it's very important and if Cesc will go I think that we need to buy another player, and it's not easy because, technically, Cesc is a very important player".