• Oops! Serena Williams abruptly halted on entrance to Rod Laver Arena
Oops! Serena Williams abruptly halted on entrance to Rod Laver Arena

The 37-year-old was involved in a rather humorous faux pas as she walked onto the court to take on the Romanian, entering when Halep's name was being called out. "I didn't play well that match, so for sure would be good revenge to play her again", said Pliskova, who is yet to lose in 2019. Serena will meet seventh seed Karolina Pliskova in the ...

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  • Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss hails important 60-point milestone
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss hails important 60-point milestone

Milner was sent off in the 89th minute for a second booking, but Liverpool made it four in stoppage-time through Sadio Mane before Max Meyer capped a frantic finale with Palace's third. Palace defenders reacted angrily when he went down, but referee Jonathan Moss opted not to book Salah. Liverpool's back line then handled some late pressu...

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  • Serena Williams vs Simona Halep, Australian Open 2019
Serena Williams vs Simona Halep, Australian Open 2019

Madison Keys commented on the upcoming fourth-round match between the 23-time Grand Slam victor Serena Williams , and the world no. 1 Simona Halep that is scheduled to take place on Monday. 1. Might Venus offer her sibling any tips? Monday's contest marks the 11th-ever between Halep and Williams. "It's going to be a bigger challenge but I'...

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  • Rockets stunned by Nets in OT despite Harden's 58
Rockets stunned by Nets in OT despite Harden's 58

Dinwiddie hit three three-pointers in the final 26.2 seconds of play, including an absurd, well-contested pull-up three from way outside to tie it with eight seconds to play. His 23 free throw attempts were more than the Nets (22) had as a team. "They made some big shots". Harden's last basket that came off an assist came during the fourth quarter ...

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  • Barty downplays injury fears after win
Barty downplays injury fears after win

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. Though the likes of Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios are dominating the headlines for their off court demeanour, Ash Barty is taking quiet strides at the Australian Open and John McEnroe shared his thou...

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  • Gonzalo Higuain dropped by AC Milan amid Chelsea
Gonzalo Higuain dropped by AC Milan amid Chelsea "rumours"

Gattuso said: "I accept his decision". Chelsea are closing in on the signing of striker Gonzalo Higuain but the forward is remaining coy over his impending departure from Serie A . "I am confident because I know Marina is working very hard, but I don't know the market at all". During his final season under Sarri at Napoli in 2015-16, Hig...

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  • Patriots vs. Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game in Kansas City
Patriots vs. Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game in Kansas City

After a surprisingly mortal regular season, Touchdown Tom transformed into a playoff God against the Chargers , burying the Bolts with a steady diet of short passes, majority to Julian Edelman (9-151-0) and James White (15-97-0). If there are weaknesses in the Kansas City defense - and there are - New England will identify and exploit them. Ne...

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  • Highlights from day four at the Australian Open
Highlights from day four at the Australian Open

Briton Johanna Konta labelled her late-night Australian Open match against Garbine Muguruza "dangerous" and unhealthy Friday, saying they should not have had to play in the early hours of the morning. "I think it's quite risky". "In the circumstances I thought we put on a great match and it's a shame more people couldn't see it". "We play f...

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  • Sarri: 'Chelsea hard to motivate'
Sarri: 'Chelsea hard to motivate'

I'd prefer to be in the changing room, speaking to the players, to talk about why we lost from a tactical point of view. That run started with a 3-1 defeat at Tottenham in November and Chelsea's performance was horribly reminiscent of that night at Wembley.

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  • Simona Halep vs Venus Williams, Australian Open 2019
Simona Halep vs Venus Williams, Australian Open 2019

Since earning the No. 1 ranking for the first time in October 2017, Halep's biggest opponent has often been the voice inside her own head. Yastremska had treatment on her right foot but it was only delaying the inevitable and Williams took just a few minutes to bring up match point after play resumed.

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  • Australian Open: Rafael Nadal dismantles Tomas Berdych to set title course
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal dismantles Tomas Berdych to set title course

Rafa Nadal routed Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-1, 7-6 (4) in a centre court masterclass to charge into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. For his 21st birthday, Frances Tiafoe earned himself about the best gift he could have hoped for - a trip to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. "I told my parents ten years ago that I was gonn...

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  • UFC Brooklyn: Paige VanZant taps Rachael Ostovich in the second round
UFC Brooklyn: Paige VanZant taps Rachael Ostovich in the second round

Former NFL player Greg Hardy made his octagon debut at tonight's UFC on ESPN +1 event in Brooklyn against Allen Crowder . White said Hardy was only booked on the card with Ostovich's approval, but ESPN's Ariel Helwani blasted the decision to highlight Hardy on the card earlier this week on First Take , calling it "tone-deaf".

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  • Not so fast, Roger. Federer blocked by security
Not so fast, Roger. Federer blocked by security

ET. Federer is a dinosaur in a 20 years olds mind at 37 years old. "My wife's happy. So, for the moment, there are absolutely no complaints and no plans". But the 20-time Grand Slam champion was undone by a player considered to be one of the best hopes to take over the mantle when Federer - along with Djokovic and Rafael Nadal - retire.

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  • Local delight as Barty knocks out Sharapova, Collins routs Kerber
Local delight as Barty knocks out Sharapova, Collins routs Kerber

But Barty, roared on by raucous support at Rod Laver Arena , fought back to break twice in the second set and level the match as unforced errors crept into the Russian's game. "I have never quite played in Rod Laver when it's been that full, I think". Barty's victory sees her pocket at least $460,000 - the biggest win of her career - and she go ...

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  • Sharapova knocks out defending champ Wozniacki
Sharapova knocks out defending champ Wozniacki

There was no doubt, however, that Sharapova deserved to win and move forward to an intriguing match against the hugely popular Australian No 1 Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round. Sharapova dropped just three games in her straight-sets demolition of Sweden's Rebecca Peterson. In an ominous third-round display, Sharapova smacked 37 winners to Wozn...

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  • Manny Pacquiao v Adrien Broner
Manny Pacquiao v Adrien Broner

Pacquiao was clearly the favorite of the crowd of 13,025, who gathered at the MGM Grand arena to see if the part-time fighter still had some fight in him. He said: "I am happy to be back here and happy to be fighting [tonight]". This means Paquiao and Broner are tipped to make their ring walks around 4am but this could be closer to 5am if other...

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  • Phil Mickelson holds onto lead at Desert Classic
Phil Mickelson holds onto lead at Desert Classic

Adam Hadwin shot a 59 here in 2017 (at La Quinta Country Club ) en route to a narrow loss to Hudson Swafford. However, despite some brilliant golf on Thursday which now gives him a three-shot lead heading into Friday, the 48-year-old believes he was fortunate to secure his place at the top of the leader board.

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  • Sarri Chelsea working hard on Higuain deal Morata suffering difficult moment
Sarri Chelsea working hard on Higuain deal Morata suffering difficult moment

Asked how close Higuain was to signing, Sarri, said: "I don't know". The manager said: "I don't want to be involved because I want to spend my energy in something different, on the pitch". "I have to say that I'm extremely angry, very angry indeed". I felt very good, with a good understanding with the players. "I am the person responsible for t...

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  • Dele Alli can play false nine like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino
Dele Alli can play false nine like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino

Kane's setback, added to Son Heung-min being away at the Asian Cup, has inevitably led to calls for Pochettino to strengthen his squad in the transfer window but the Argentine is adamant he will not panic buy. "He could play up there as nearly as a free number nine and without a main striker". I think it is going to be hard but we will see in the n...

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  • Kyrie Irving led the Boston Celtics past the Toronto Raptors
Kyrie Irving led the Boston Celtics past the Toronto Raptors

His latest anecdote expresses that fact. "It takes a real man to call somebody and say 'Hey, man, I was young, '" Irving told reporters. "He's been in that situation before, he's been in that situation with me where I've been the young guy, that 22-year-old kid who wanted everything now".

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