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No. 2-seed Serena Williams beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 6-1 to advance to her 29th major final, as she bids for her 23rd career Grand Slam title. It was a long time coming for Venus Williams, who reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal but her first at the Australian Open in 14 years.
  • Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis selected for Rising Stars Challenge

    Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis selected for Rising Stars Challenge

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    As reported in the official press release , Kaminsky is just one of three second year players (the others being Towns and Jokic) averaging 10 or more points, four rebounds, and two assists. Exum has average 19.5 minutes over 33 games, including starts, mostly while starting point guard George Hill was injured. Assistants to the All-Star Game coaches will guide the World and USA squads.
  • Boston Celtics reveal new jerseys with GE sponsorship patch

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    Representatives for GE and the Celtics have not released many details on the multimillion-dollar deal, but further details were expected to be released at a press briefing Wednesday morning. According to Rovell , the Sixers and Kings sold this 2½-by-2½ inch space for about $5 million each (annually) but other teams like the Warriors are reportedly asking for something in the $15-$20 million range.
  • Gregor Townsend sees Saracens as 'ultimate challenge'

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    FINN RUSSELL shrugged off his Euro wonder-show and insisted the Glasgow masterplan had worked to perfection. For 2001 and 2002 champions Leicester, it was their heaviest defeat in the competition. Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is hoping his side make the most of their home advantage, saying: "In our experience, European quarter-finals are always tight and testing occasions so to have our home support behind us is a real positive".
  • Caldwell-Pope probable, Pistons finally healthy

    Caldwell-Pope probable, Pistons finally healthy

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    Auburn Hills - Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has some decisions to make now. "It's all about wins". "I was a little surprised by that myself", Van Gundy said. He's been a bit up and down this season, but is finally in a groove and remains a must-own fantasy point guard as long as he's starting for the Pistons.
  • Sheikh Mohammed begins three-day India visit

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    The Prince, who is the heir apparent to the UAE Presidency, will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function in the capital on Thursday. Trade is another important component of the bilateral ties as UAE is India's third largest trading partner after China and the United States.
  • Heat's Recent Run To Be Tested Against Juggernaut Warriors

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    Waiters ended up with 33 points on 20 shots, the most important of which was the game-winner. Stephen Curry air balled a heavily contested three at the buzzer and the Warriors were defeated. Kevin Durant scored 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting in a loss to the Heat on Monday. "We did not lose this game in the last three or four minutes - we were soft tonight", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
  • Adam 'Pacman' Jones Arrest Video Released by TMZ

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    A police spokeswoman said Jones allegedly shoved a security guard and poked him in the eye. We're told Jones also went off on a police officer who responded to the scene and was "fired up" as he left the premises. Jarrod Cotton, who is an African-American, "you don't like me do you?" Jones added, "I hope you die tomorrow ", amid more epithets. Mr. Jones is committed to the process of counseling and anger management, in order to ensure that such situations never occur in the future.
  • Rays Trade Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, Add Tolleson

    Rays Trade Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, Add Tolleson

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    Forsythe will not provide the same power numbers as Dozier, but he is a worthwhile contingency plan. That deal never materialized and the Dodgers now have 30-year-old Forsythe to man second. Forsythe provides a solution to a problem the Dodgers' brass seems to have had with the construction of the roster. But De Leon emerged as the prospect the Dodgers were most willing to trade in their winter pursuit of an everyday second baseman.
  • Slumping Lakers ailed by tendency to relax after wins, Luke Walton says

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    According to Reuters , the Lakers put up little-to-no resistance during the third quarter, as Dallas grew its lead to 37 points. "I'm always around behind the scenes for Jeanie, Jimmy, and the entire Buss family if they need assistance or if it be to reach out or call for advice and things of that nature", Kobe Bryant recently said on Stephen A.
  • Boston Man Arrested For Falsely Setting Off Fire Alarm In Steelers' Hotel

    Boston Man Arrested For Falsely Setting Off Fire Alarm In Steelers' Hotel

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    Not a good look for Patriots fans. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and pulling a false alarm. The operation didn't go well. And so were the keys to the vehicle. "I'm a Pats fan", Dennis Harrison told police after he was arrested , according to the Boston Globe . After yesterday's loss to the New England Patriots, he left no question, he's coming back for season number 15.
  • Liverpool 2-3 Swansea City: Match Review

    Liverpool 2-3 Swansea City: Match Review

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    He and everyone else involved in transfer processes at Liverpool have, after all, known about Mané's unavailability since the moment they signed him last summer. "It's clear what we did wrong and we really have to do better". He rarely plays a forward pass and any time he does try to do something progressive it usually ends with him running blindly into a cul-de-sac and losing possession.
  • Barcelona midfielder Busquets sidelined with ankle injury

    Barcelona midfielder Busquets sidelined with ankle injury

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    Barca, with a makeshift midfield three due to the absence of Andres Iniesta and Busquets, also had Samuel Umtiti and Jeremy Mathieu paired together in the heart of defence for the first time. 22, 2017. And the man tasked with replacing Busquets, at least most of the time, will probably be Ivan Rakitić. "That's the problem. We have great players in his position but there's no-one in the world like him", Luis Enrique told a news conference on Saturday.
  • New F1 owners replace boss Ecclestone

    New F1 owners replace boss Ecclestone

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    It's official. I am no longer the leader of the company. When Liberty bought an 18.7 percent stake from CVC in September, Ecclestone said the prospective new owners wanted him to stay on as chief executive for three years. "We will work with all of these partners to enhance the racing experience and add new dimensions to the sport and we look forward to sharing these plans overtime".
  • Serena marches on to fourth round

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    Williams, 35, has now won 39 of her 41 matches against players from the United States who are younger than she is. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the first player through to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, beating two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3 in a fourth-round match at Rod Laver Arena.
  • Gregg Popovich remains outspoken in his political beliefs

    Gregg Popovich remains outspoken in his political beliefs

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    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored the most points for the Cavaliers on the night with both of them scoring 29 points, but it wasn't enough to match the Spurs and their star man Kawhi Leonard who scored 41. "There's a difference between respecting the office of the presidency and who occupies it". And that's risky. I'd like to have someone with gravitas, but he got there through the electoral college, which is part of our system, and I hope he does some good things.
  • Canadian's 59 puts Bozzelli in 2nd at PGA CareerBuilder

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    David Duval had the first in the final round of the 1999 tournament at the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West as he erased a seven-stroke deficit for a one-stroke victory over Steve Pate. When he walked off the golf course , Hadwin put his name on a short list of golfers. Needing just a par on the final hole, Hadwin made things a bit tricky on himself when he missed the 18th green.
  • Palace in bottom three after loss to Everton

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    Whilst catching the Red Devils may be hard and too much to ask, Everton have certainly improved this season and Seamus Coleman has been crucial- with the defender remarkably being the second-top scorer in the Everton squad. Although Everton dominated much of Saturday's encounter, Allardyce believes referee Anthony Taylor's refusal to allow Palace to substitute off the injured Jeffrey Schlupp was the reason for the defeat.
  • New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Preview, Odds, Prediction

    New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Preview, Odds, Prediction

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    However, the Steelers are appearing in their 16th Championship game and have gone on to win the Super Bowl on six occasions - both National Football League records. He (Brady) deserves all the credit he gets. One of my favourite players is Aaron Rodgers , and for that reason I think Green Bay will win it and progress to the Super Bowl.
  • Arsene Wenger sent off and pushes referee in dramatic Arsenal victory

    Arsene Wenger sent off and pushes referee in dramatic Arsenal victory

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    Arsene Wenger has issued an apology for the reaction that saw him sent to the stands in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Burnley. "I went inside and watched it on television". "We couldn't get the second goal, we played with 10 men and they ( Burnley ) played well as well". Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger apologised after appearing to push fourth official Anthony Taylor as his 10-man team snatched the latest of wins from a heated Premier League contest with Burnley .
  • Ryan Grigson relieved of duties at Colts GM

    Ryan Grigson relieved of duties at Colts GM

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    As for Colts head coach Chuck Pagano , NFL Media's Ian Rapoport had some followup reporting on his status. Grigson signed a contract extension after the 2015 season as team owner Jim Irsay opted for continuity over change. "He (Grigson) thinks he invented football", said one veteran player last season via Doyel. Although the regular season has been over for roughly three weeks, the Colts finally decided to make a move.
  • Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's all-time scorer

    Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's all-time scorer

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    Wayne Rooney has swept his way into Manchester United legend - and Jose Mourinho is just glad the wait for goal No 250 is over. With 15 minutes to go and both Salford City and Manchester United losing, Neville made a vow to stay off Twitter for the rest of the weekend unless the results dramatically changed.
  • British man dies working on stadium for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

    British man dies working on stadium for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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    It was not immediately clear how he died and investigation has been launched. 'The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy shares our deepest condolences with the family for their loss'. It revealed "squalid and cramped accommodation", workers being paid late and/or less than promised, problems with residence permits, confiscated passports and a general culture of intimidation.
  • Ravens ILB Zachary Orr To Retire After Breakout Season

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    Despite missing the final game, Orr's single-season total was the team's third-highest in the past decade, behind only Ray Lewis (139 in 2010 and 134 in 2009). "After that phone call, I broke down", Orr said. "He's just a great football player", Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees said. Still, Orr seemed to be in good spirits, saying that he's going to stay active in his community and in mentoring young men.