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Djokovic survives Melbourne furnace to beat Monfils
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:32:26 -0500 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times champion Novak Djokovic emerged from the Rod Laver Arena furnace and into the third round of the Australian Open after putting suffering Gael Monfils out of his misery with a scrappy victory on Thursday.

Sharapova too hot for Sevastova, reaches third round
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:57:38 -0500 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For Maria Sharapova, it was a case of revenge being served hot as she fended off her U.S. Open conqueror Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 7-6(4) under a blazing sun to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Two Koreas' 'one flag' emblematic of once better ties
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:51:47 -0500 - SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea's plan to march together under the same blue-and-white Korean peninsula flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month marks the revival of an emblem of warmer ties between the old foes from years past.

Goffin's hopes over as he succumbs to Benneteau
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:16:20 -0500 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dark horse David Goffin's Australian Open hopes went up in smoke as he fell to a 1-6 7-6(5) 6-1 7-6(4) to French veteran Julien Benneteau in round two on Thursday.

Tennis: Unhindered Halep dashes past Bouchard into third round
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:37:51 -0500 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness with a brisk 6-2 6-2 victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Tennis: Birthday girl Kerber sets up Sharapova clash
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:26:45 -0500 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Angelique Kerber celebrated her 30th birthday on Thursday with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 win over Donna Vekic at the Australian Open to set up an intriguing third round clash of former champions with Maria Sharapova.

Dakar 12th stage canceled for bikes and quads
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:12:07 -0500 - (Reuters) - Dakar Rally organizers canceled the 12th stage for motorcycles and quadbikes in Argentina on Thursday for safety reasons due to the weather.

Doping: CAS to hear appeals from 39 banned Russians next week
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:43:29 -0500 - (Reuters) - The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games will be heard next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

Tennis: Injured Del Potro battles through to third round
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:44:39 -0500 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro battled an apparent thigh injury and sapping heat to down Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4 7-6(4) 6-7(0) 6-4 and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Last Update at: Thu Jan 18 02:27:57 PST 2018

 

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Neymar scores four goals in PSG's win vs. Dijon, gets booed
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:44:48 -0500 - Brazilian striker Neymar netted four goals in PSG's win vs. Dijon, but he received boos from the home crowd.

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph to miss Senior Bowl
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:56:26 -0500 - A sprained left foot will keep Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph out of the Senior Bowl, according to an NFL Media report Wednesday.

Theo Walcott bids farewell to Arsenal after Everton move
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:48:25 -0500 - Longtime Arsenal forward Theo Walcott wrote a letter to Gunners fans Wednesday, after leaving the team to join Everton.

Sibling ice dancers ready for Olympic return: 'We have proven ourselves'
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:59:55 -0500 - Brother-and-sister ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani are among Team USA's most promising contenders for a medal at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games.

NFL Injury Report
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:17:39 -0500 - MINNESOTA VIKINGS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Jaguars RB Fournette limited by ankle injury
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:15:40 -0500 - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was only a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, but apparently it had nothing to do with the minor car accident in which he was involved on Tuesday.

Cardinals to interview Falcons assistant a second time
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:13:56 -0500 - The Arizona Cardinals will bring back Atlanta Falcons assistant Keith Armstrong for a second interview for their vacant head coaching vacancy, according to a published report.

Patriots quietly await Jaguars' challenge in AFC title game
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:10:15 -0500 - FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots are spending the week leading up to Sunday's AFC title game doing what they always do in the days leading up to any game.

Florida State expected to hire OC Bell away from Maryland
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:02:06 -0500 - Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell is expected to be hired as Florida State's offensive coordinator, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Saints' progress fueled by key additions
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:55:34 -0500 - METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints broke out of a string of three consecutive 7-9 finishes in a dramatic way.

Patriots receiver Mitchell staying on injured reserve
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:53:17 -0500 - New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell's season is over without stepping on the field.

Patriots' Brady skips media session to get treatment
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:49:27 -0500 - It remains to be seen whether New England fans have reason to be concerned, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed a scheduled media session Wednesday to get treatment.

Eagles aim for greater heights in NFC title game
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:12:21 -0500 - PHILADELPHIA -- The top-seeded Eagles are in search of their first trip to the Super Bowl since the 2004 season when they host the second-seeded Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Jaguars' Campbell, Rams' Gurley win PFWA Player of the Year awards
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:12:02 -0500 - Rams running back Todd Gurley and Jaguars defender Calais Campbell earned the top offensive and defensive awards from the Pro Football Writers of America .

Vikings coach Zimmer on Sendejo: 'He'll be fine'
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:11:33 -0500 - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects safety Andrew Sendejo to be ready to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the host Philadelphia Eagles.

Haley out as Steelers offensive coordinator
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:09:25 -0500 - PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers have parted ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, whose contract expired at the conclusion of the season.

Spain's Fernandez leads men's European Figure Skating championship
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:04:12 -0500 - Javier Fernandez of Spain led the men's field as the European Figure Skating Championships got underway Wednesday in Moscow.

Matt Barnes trashes Doc Rivers, son Austin, in radio interview
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:38:32 -0500 - Former Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes isn't holding back in his criticism of former coach Doc Rivers and his son Austin Rivers.

Excellent season for Pittsburgh Steelers ends with bitter loss
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:39:50 -0500 - A disappointing end to an outstanding season is how head coach Mike Tomlin framed the 2017 season. The Steelers did everything they could to put themselves in position to win.

Jarvis Landry: Miami Dolphins 'disrespectful' with contract talks
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:36:53 -0500 - Wide receiver Jarvis Landry isn't pleased with playing the waiting game in regard to contract talks with the Miami Dolphins.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish dismiss receiver Kevin Stepherson, three others
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:34:04 -0500 - Notre Dame dismissed wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running backs Deon McIntosh and C.J. Holmes as well as defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum from the team.

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson recovery 'coming along smoothly'
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:26:18 -0500 - Allen Robinson won't be on the field this weekend for the Jacksonville Jaguars' AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, but the wide receiver expects to be healthy soon.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Munchak declines second interview with Arizona Cardinals
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:23:44 -0500 - Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak has turned down a second interview for the head coaching position of the Arizona Cardinals.

Cincinnati Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles' charity after Jaguars beat Steelers
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:20:02 -0500 - Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals showed their appreciation for Blake Bortles by donating money to his foundation after the quarterback helped the Jacksonville Jaguars upend the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Last Update at: Thu Jan 18 02:27:57 PST 2018

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Booth scores 21, No. 1 Villanova routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:10:21 GMT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Villanova turned the anticipated Big East game of the year into a romp by the time some fans were still taking their seats....

Injured Steelers LB Ryan Shazier attends practice
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:10:24 GMT - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier won't play again this season....

Lou Williams scores career-high 50, Clippers beat Warriors
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:01:14 GMT - OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Lou Williams sent the same roaring, adoring crowd that cheered Kevin Durant's milestone to the exits several minutes before the final buzzer....

Warriors' Stephen Curry ruled out after reinjuring ankle
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:33:46 GMT - OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State star Stephen Curry was out for Wednesday night's home game against the Clippers after he slipped during the shootaround and re-sprained his troublesome right ankle....

Serena Williams says she had health scare after baby's birth
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:18:49 GMT - Serena Williams tells Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter....

Gruden tasked with getting best out of Carr for Raiders
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:46:49 GMT - ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Jon Gruden has never had a promising, young quarterback like Derek Carr to develop in 11 seasons as an NFL head coach....

Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop'
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:59:28 GMT - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Blake Bortles' first postseason victory came with a hefty dose of criticism, maybe even more than ever before....

Vikings put faith in Forbath's leg, as Lutz satisfies Saints
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:32:34 GMT - EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Kai Forbath was planning to move into an apartment in New Orleans the week of the 2016 season opener, when a phone call from the Saints quickly turned his day upside down....

People familiar with deal: Mets, Bruce agree at $39M, 3 yrs
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:35:21 GMT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Bruce and his proven bat are headed back to the New York Mets....

Last Update at: Thu Jan 18 02:27:57 PST 2018