• Novak Djokovic dominates Dominic Thiem in first match since Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic dominates Dominic Thiem in first match since Wimbledon

The 2018 Australian Open is just around the corner and that means it's time for the all-important draw to be announced. Here is the list of players who have been struggling with fitness in the lead-up to the first Grand Slam of the year.

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  • Ohio State cashes in on USC turnovers in Cotton Bowl
Ohio State cashes in on USC turnovers in Cotton Bowl

USC had four turnovers - three fumbles and an interception - and its three first-half turnovers all led to OSU touchdowns as the Buckeyes built a 24-0 lead with 5:27 left in the first half. So far, Ohio State and USC both appear to want to be at the Cotton Bowl , or at least the players have said all the right things. No offense is comp...

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  • Police releases CCTV footage that may lead to Zainab's rapist-killer
Police releases CCTV footage that may lead to Zainab's rapist-killer

Two people as demonstrators clashed with police in Kasur on Wednesday, hours before Zainab's funeral. According to police sources cited by Reuters, a total of 26 people have been charged and questioned about the 7-year case, including two relatives.

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  • Are Chelsea Planning To Replace Antonio Conte With Massimiliano Allegri?
Are Chelsea Planning To Replace Antonio Conte With Massimiliano Allegri?

However, Conte will know all too well that the lifespan of Chelsea managers is short. And now, even more oddly, their season appears to have been turned into some weird freak sideshow of Blues boss Antonio Conte getting embroiled in a bitter war-of-words with Manchester counterpart Jose Mourinho .

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  • Copa del Rey: Barcelona thrash Celta Vigo to reach quarter-finals
Copa del Rey: Barcelona thrash Celta Vigo to reach quarter-finals

Messi scored a brace to put Barca 2-0 up after 15 minutes, both assisted by Alba, before the Argentine repaid the favour by picking out the Spanish left-back for their third. Sevilla beat Cadiz 2-1 with goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Joaquin Correa to advance 4-1 on aggregate. Correa then headed in from a corner taken by Pablo Sarabia in the ...

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  • Cup victor Kelly named to Canada men's team for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
Cup victor Kelly named to Canada men's team for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

After the International Olympic Committee opened its doors to the NHL at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Canada has re-exerted its status as ice hockey's super power by taking gold in 2002, 2010 and 2014 but returning home empty-handed in 1998 and 2006.

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  • Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach
Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

Patricia and NY make sense as a match with the Giants being a defensive team that has lost their way. While there has been plenty of buzz around Matt Patricia possibly taking over as the Lions head coach, it appears as though the Patriots defensive coordinator has emerged as the favorite for another opening.

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  • Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'
Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'

Now a deal is in place for Cole who compiled a 4.26 ERA over 203 innings last season. He finished with a 2.60 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 202 strikeouts in 32 starts and 208 innings, all of which were career bests. Cole will join the top of the rotation with Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel , along with Lance McCullers Jr., Charlie Morton and Brad P...

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  • Damien Harris Will Stay At Alabama
Damien Harris Will Stay At Alabama

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, he announced in a statement posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday morning. His three years at the University of Alabama were marred by injuries (knee, leg), but the former five-star prospect did record 1,512 yards rushing with 20 touchdowns on 267 carries fr...

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  • Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith
Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith

Wolf interviewed with the Browns on Tuesday and had been scheduled to fly to Oakland, where he had an offer from Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who previously worked together with Dorsey and Wolf in the Packers' personnel department.

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  • Did President Donald Trump Forgets The American National Anthem?
Did President Donald Trump Forgets The American National Anthem?

A few weeks ago, President Trump was excoriating NFL players for disrespecting the National Anthem. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b***h off the field right now, out".

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  • Shrewsbury defender Nsiala: West Ham boss Moyes a tough man
Shrewsbury defender Nsiala: West Ham boss Moyes a tough man

And, as the first half progressed, they forced Hart, at least, into earnest action. But Hart was pleased to play at Shrewsbury , the club he began his career with back in 2003, even though the Shropshire outfit had since moved from their rustic old Gay Meadow ground on the banks of the River Severn: "It's a little bit more modern than the one ...

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  • Sports journalist who feared she was being followed reported missing
Sports journalist who feared she was being followed reported missing

Authorities say additional information will be released later Monday. She sent her roommate a text that she was being followed by suspicious man who then followed her in a blue truck. Roland's roommate told KPRC that the now-missing woman texted her Saturday, saying a "suspicious" man at a Walgreens was following her. It is not yet clear why Ro...

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  • Man City confident over Sanchez
Man City confident over Sanchez

Having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday after resting key players, Wenger is intending to select a virtual full-strength team in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Wednesday night.

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  • Knicks notebook: Rick Carlisle rips ESPN, Lavar Ball
Knicks notebook: Rick Carlisle rips ESPN, Lavar Ball

Rick Carlisle , Luke Walton, and all of the coaches, owners, and players are a lot wealthier because of ESPN's distribution costs. "As president of the Coaches Association, I view the recent ESPN article as a disgrace quite honestly", Carlisle told reporters.

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  • Jags edge Bills 10-3
Jags edge Bills 10-3

The Jaguars have their first playoff win since the 2007 season. Quarterback Blake Bortles has looked a different man when asked to simply be steady, keep it simple and don't turn it over unlike the past few seasons when he's been launching it long.

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  • Julio Jones, Falcons Upset Rams to Advance in NFC Playoffs
Julio Jones, Falcons Upset Rams to Advance in NFC Playoffs

Get the app to get the game. "We thought there would be some more space early on in the run game, but there wasn't. There wasn't, but we knew we were going to stay committed as part of our plan". Predecessor Kyle Shanahan had coordinated a 2016 Falcons offense that led the National Football League in scoring at 31.6 offensive points per game.

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  • Isaiah Thomas Receives Standing Ovation During Return To Boston
Isaiah Thomas Receives Standing Ovation During Return To Boston

That's what it came down to. I wanted to be able to play. And when my representatives reached out to these guys, [the Celtics] were all for it. The Cavaliers will return to Boston on February 11, but the Celtics are already planning to retire Paul Pierce's jersey on that night.

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  • Norwich 0 Chelsea 0: James Maddison lights up boring FA Cup clash
Norwich 0 Chelsea 0: James Maddison lights up boring FA Cup clash

However, it was more about desperately hanging on as Chelsea tried to salvage progress, with Zappacosta firing just wide in injury-time, drawing proud cheers from the Carrow Road crowd at the final whistle as trip to Stamford Bridge was teed up.

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  • Serena to skip Oz Open
Serena to skip Oz Open

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam victor and the reigning Australian Open champion, said: "Although I am super close, I'm not where I want to be". The world number 22 said: "My coach and team always said "only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way".

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  • Fake Mourinho suffering from amnesia, blasts Conte
Fake Mourinho suffering from amnesia, blasts Conte

Before coming to Chelsea , Conte was implicated in a 2011 fixing scandal while boss of Italian side Siena , but was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing five years later. It is a bit rich for a manager with Mourinho's history of bombastic celebrations to be critical of another, even if Conte has become famous for his passionate reactions du...

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  • Raiders to name Gruden coach on Tuesday
Raiders to name Gruden coach on Tuesday

The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday. The Raiders' owner and managing general owner also may include an ownership stake in the offer to Gruden, also reported by Schefter.

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  • Arsenal manager Wenger given touchline ban, fine for referee incident
Arsenal manager Wenger given touchline ban, fine for referee incident

But Wenger's anger wasn't soothed by that dramatic intervention and, recalling the controversial penalty awarded for a handball by Arsenal's Calum Chambers in Sunday's draw at West Brom, he launched another broadside at the officials. "For the striker, it's very important to score and in this case, your confidence can go down". The Arsenal midf...

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  • Murray pulls out of Brisbane event with hip injury
Murray pulls out of Brisbane event with hip injury

When Andy Murray did not turn up for his scheduled practice slot yesterday at the Queensland Tennis Centre, it was inevitable that the planned comeback he has put in several months of extensive rehabilitation for was not going to be met. I genuinely miss it so much and i would give anything to be back out there. Fifth-seeded Johanna Konta reach...

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  • US Hockey Team Turns to an Olympic Veteran
US Hockey Team Turns to an Olympic Veteran

The U.S. team is coached by former Gophers goaltender Robb Stauber of Medina. Butler is one of three AHL players to make the initial roster of 23 players , with the others coming from college teams and professional teams in Europe. Gionta will be team captain for the Americans after ending his National Hockey League career at the end of last seas...

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  • Mohamed Elneny Savagely Trolls Alexis Sanchez With Twitter Post
Mohamed Elneny Savagely Trolls Alexis Sanchez With Twitter Post

Arsenal player Mesut Ozil might be accused of being lazy at times, but there's no doubting the fact that he's one of the most talented and skillful players in the Premier League, and before the Gunners won against Crystal Palace in the Premier League, he showed that tenfold.

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  • Vikings beat Bears, clinch 1st-round bye in NFC playoffs
Vikings beat Bears, clinch 1st-round bye in NFC playoffs

A win over Chicago would have them locked into the second seed where they would get a first-round bye while a loss puts them in danger of dropping to third and having to play on Wild Card Weekend. The Vikings quickly marched down the field on an eight-play drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown for Latavius Murray . But while the Vikings could sti...

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  • City's Gabriel out for 'one or two months'
City's Gabriel out for 'one or two months'

Guardiola says the Belgian's injury isn't as bad as perhaps was initially feared but admits he is unlikely to play against Watford in two days' time. The draw with Palace brought to an end our 18-match winning run, one short of equalling the best sequence in top-flight European history, now held by Pep's Bayern Munich side.

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  • Louisville QB Lamar Jackson reaches 50 rushing, 50 passing TDs
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson reaches 50 rushing, 50 passing TDs

Those seems about as close to a given as possible considering Jackson's year. Louisville lost to LSU 29-9 in last year's Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The associated moneylines for this game are Louisville -250 and Mississippi State +230.

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  • Everton agree £25m deal with Besiktas for Turkey striker Cenk Tosun
Everton agree £25m deal with Besiktas for Turkey striker Cenk Tosun

Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun has had a medical at Everton ahead of a proposed £20 million move, according to The Sun . He said: "We need a front man if we can find one and will be actively looking for one in this window". "Sandro hasn't picked up the pace of Premier League and hasn't been able to show what he could do in Spain, Oumar [Niass...

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  • Serena Williams returns to court for first time since having baby
Serena Williams returns to court for first time since having baby

It is a surprise to see the American back in action so quickly, but she definitely has her eyes on a 24th Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne, but made a decision to compete in Abu Dhabi for her comeback, "I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September ".

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  • Former Alabama S Landon Collins rips Giants' teammate, calls him 'a cancer'
Former Alabama S Landon Collins rips Giants' teammate, calls him 'a cancer'

But Collins tweeted out Wednesday morning that he's extended an olive branch to Apple. and has since apologized to the rest of his teammates. "There's one corner that has to establish [himself] and needs to grow, and we all know who that is".

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  • Josh Rosen already a polarizing figure
Josh Rosen already a polarizing figure

There is near-universal agreement that Darnold will be a top pick in the draft and, even if he did not go at No. 1 overall, the Browns would be insane not to at least consider him in that position. The expectation is that Rosen would prefer to play in NY as Eli Manning's heir. Last year, the lowly Browns chose to address the defensive side of the f...

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  • Virgil van Dijk to Transfer to Liverpool from Southampton for Rumoured £75m
Virgil van Dijk to Transfer to Liverpool from Southampton for Rumoured £75m

This news comes after the Dutch defender's omission from Southampton's last two matchday squads, amidst much speculation from both sets of supporters. "I can't wait to pull on the famous red shirt for the first time in front of the Kop". The Netherlands global aimed to force a move to Anfield in the summer but saw his efforts rejected by South...

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  • Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth
Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth

Serena Williams hasn't played since winning the Australian Open in January. Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women ever to participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship which was previously contested by only male players, who warmed up there ahead of the season-opening Australian Open .

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