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Play under way on Day 11 of Australian Open Play under way on Day 11 of Australian Open
- January 28, 2016

If Williams wins the title Saturday, she will tie Graf for the Open Era record in majors; Kerber will probably be the one trying to stop her if ranking is any indication. Kerber broke Azarenka's serve to end the match, hitting a cross-court backhand at the net to beat the Belarussian for the first time in seven career matches. (more...)
Broncos need another 'special' defensive plan for Super Bowl Broncos need another 'special' defensive plan for Super Bowl
- January 28, 2016

As for possible retirement, Eli said: "When you get to year 19 and kind of deal with some injuries and things going on, it'd be a good way to go out. And if he decides to hang it up, he can go out on top". If Cam Newton has the type of Super Bowl debut Troy Aikman did, the Carolina Panthers will be in good shape for the Super Bowl. But he got the opportunity against the Chargers, led them to a win and has played well. (more...)
Australian Open: Djokovic, Federer, Serena Through To Semis
- January 28, 2016

How did Federer do it? Williams had medical treatment between sets and again in the second during a changeover but it wasn't clear what the problem was. "It would mean a lot to me -no doubt about it", he said. Last year, Djokovic won three of the four Grand Slams, and his dominance over men's tennis is now as pronounced as Federer's was during his magnificent peak between 2004 and 2007. (more...)
Carolina's Davis has surgery, may play in Super Bowl Carolina's Davis has surgery, may play in Super Bowl
- January 28, 2016

If it's the former and not the latter, it would fit with what Davis himself has been saying ever since he found out that his arm was broken. "We've got a guy that broke his arm who is trying to find any way to play in the game", quarterback Cam Newton said. (more...)
Serena Williams reaches 2016 Australian Open semis
- January 28, 2016

Serena Williams underlined the difference in class and power between her and the rest of the women's field with a 6-0 6-4 demolition of fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday to reach her seventh Australian Open final. She cuts the ball early. There was a massive 83 per cent (101/122) of points played in the 0-4 shot range, 15 per cent (18 points) played in the 5-8 shot range, and a paltry three points made it to nine shots or longer - one in the first set, and two in the second. (more...)
Travis Browne's Wife Warns Rousey About Domestic Abuse, Rousey Posts Travis Browne's Wife Warns Rousey About Domestic Abuse, Rousey Posts "Rocky" Response?
- January 28, 2016

In one of her promotional videos for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Rousey appears to be wearing a ring on her left ring finger. Browne's wife, Jenna Webb, posted photos on Instagram in July of her bruised body and alleged that the UFC heavyweight abused her. (more...)
Popovich named West coach for All-Star Game Popovich named West coach for All-Star Game
- January 27, 2016

The NBA announced on Wednesday that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will be coaching the 2016 Western Conference All-Star team. Popovich will be coaching his star player Kawhi Leonard in the All-Star Game. Popovich's Spurs (38-7, .844) have clinched the next best record in the Western Conference, earning the five-time NBA Champion his fourth nod as the head coach of the West. (more...)
Cespedes could not deny Mets lure Cespedes could not deny Mets lure
- January 27, 2016

Starlin Castro, also acquired via trade, is being asked to play a position (second base) he only began to learn last season, while Aaron Hicks is penciled in as the fourth outfielder. The talent is there, and the production has been fantastic, making him one of the more intriguing free agents available. It should be the first good test for the team. (more...)
Tennis bodies announce review of anti-corruption unit
- January 27, 2016

Wimbledon chairman and head of tennis' integrity board Phillip Brook said: "This is an important decision and has full backing of tennis' leadership". I know my name's now been thrown into it. I don't think anyone here would think that I've done anything corruption or match-fixing. I think there are parts of the world. (more...)
Serena maintains hold over Sharapova to reach semi-finals
- January 27, 2016

The Serb enters his 29th grand slam semi-final and sixth at Melbourne Park where he will face 17-times grand slam champion Federer, who he beat for the U.S. Sharapova and Williams have met each other twenty times (18-2 in Serena's favour). "She's been playing really well towards the end of the year, and already this year she's been very consistent", Williams said of the Pole, a friend off court. (more...)
Review coming of tennis' anti-corruption group
- January 27, 2016

The announcement was slated to be made at a news conference Wednesday at the Australian Open, where Association of Tennis Professionals President Chris Kermode, International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty and Wimbledon Chairman Philip Brook are expected to attend. (more...)
NFL conducting comprehensive investigation of Manning
- January 27, 2016

The Broncos have chosen to wear their white road uniforms in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers. Manning , on the other hand, averaged 224.9 yards passing (59.8% completions) in 10 regular season games and has passed for an average of 199 yards (55.1% completions) in two playoff games. (more...)
Chip Kelly makes solid first impression with 49ers
- January 27, 2016

And will the Kelly offense include Colin Kaepernick at quarterback? In Kelly, 49ers CEO Jed York has a coach who perfectly fits his view of the franchise. When asked to define what it means to be a football guy and whether there's a level of obsession that goes along with that, Kelly seemed to prefer to his feelings around the game as passionate. (more...)
Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to reach Australian Open semi-finals
- January 27, 2016

After a routine opening set, the second was all-out carnage. But with Sears given a clean bill of health Murray , whose wife Kim Sears is heavily pregnant, will hope for no more nasty surprises as he gears up for Ferrer, an opponent he knows well. (more...)
Konta beat Zhang to reach semis in Melbourne
- January 27, 2016

But there weren't. There was absolutely nothing left. Now Kerber faces Konta for a spot in the final. "There had been so much tension and emotion for so long that the end was just such a release". I've always said I do not believe in a kind of "light switch" moment. As well as mental strength, Konta's style has been noted for it's athleticism and power. (more...)
Raonic reaches Australian Open semifinal
- January 27, 2016

Murray put the medical emergency behind him but it was a scrappy match, as he broke the Australian s serve six times and dropped his own serve four times. "Maybe next year, we'll play in the quarters!" The 25-year-old Raonic took the match 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours 45 minutes. Monfils delighted the crowd with his acrobatic game, including a full-stretch dive onto the hard court that resulted in him needing an injury timeout for treatment on his right hand. (more...)
Australian Open: Serena WIlliams beats Sharapova, cruises into semis
- January 27, 2016

Switzerland's Roger Federer will be playing in the semifinals in Australia for the 12th time after winning against 6th rated Czech Tomas Berdych by scores of 7-6 (4), 6-2, and 6-4. She rolled to a 5-0 lead in the second set before Sharapova held serve. The Russian showed character to storm back from 0-40 down to hold serve for 4-4 and was all over Williams's serve in the next game, the American yelling "C'mon!" on successive points as she finally held. (more...)
Super Bowl 50 schedule Super Bowl 50 schedule
- January 27, 2016

Here are five things to know about the Broncos before they take on the Panthers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on February 7. While the city has been on board with hosting the festivities for years, some supervisors have complained that the mayor's office and the local group in charge of raising money for Bay Area events - the Super Bowl Host Committee - largely negotiated in secret. (more...)
Jeff Lurie wins big with the Chip Kelly hire
- January 27, 2016

That might help to explain how Hue Jackson - the Bengals offensive coordinator who became Browns head coach on Wednesday - went from 49ers front-runner to out of the picture . "We believe strongly that he is the right man to get this team back to competing for championships", 49ers owner Jed York said in a statement. Colin Kaepernick went from being the guy that led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl to being the guy that might possibly be released from his contract after ... (more...)
Super Bowl: Panthers' Davis has surgery, Broncos are wearing white
- January 27, 2016

Though Belichick felt it was his fault that the defending champion Patriots were ousted in the AFC title game and denied a return trip to the Super Bowl , he also referred to a combination of things that led to their defeat. Cam may be good, but he hasn't faced a defense like this all season. "Right after the meeting I said, 'We need to do that meeting like right before we get dressed for the game'". (more...)

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