by | January 10, 2019 | 18:15

This year, Wilander - a three-time champion at the Australian Open - says Federer's hopes of a 21st Grand Slam lie exclusively on the hard courts of Melbourne Park. The Spanish 22nd seed defeated Novak Djokovic on his way to the title in Doha last week while concerns about Murray's fitness grew as he struggled through a practice match against world number one Djokovic at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

by | January 10, 2019 | 16:22

The draw for the first Grand Slam of the season was made on Thursday and the top seeds could face some early tests of their credentials when play gets underway in Melbourne on Monday. Andy Murray won only two games in a dispiriting practice match against Novak Djokovic that marked a setback to his Australian Open preparations.

by | January 10, 2019 | 11:41

Australian Open organisers said the match on the Margaret Court Arena show court would be open to the public. Murray, 31, looked way below his best in a second-round straight-sets Brisbane defeat to Daniil Medvedev. Williams missed the chance to equal the record in both the Wimbledon and US Open finals last season and says she is now avoiding focusing on the numbers.

by | January 10, 2019 | 11:06

Accumulated statistics from five seasons show that it takes, on average, 39 days to recover from an injury suffered on an artificial pitch as against 30 on grass. Mitigating injury risk in a contact sport is a complex area and requires everyone involved in rugby globally to work together if we are to truly address this.

by | January 10, 2019 | 10:54

The Miami Dolphins dismissed Gase after going 7-9 during the 2018 regular season. He is set to become the first Jets head coach with previous National Football League head-coaching experience since Bill Parcells was hired by the franchise in 1997.

by | January 10, 2019 | 10:25

Each year, the NHL All-Star Weekend serves as an opportunity to showcase innovations across all aspects of our game. These are the first-ever NHL jerseys that are made out of recycled plastic debris, and the league is hoping they can bring more attention to oceanic pollution while the game is hosted in the Bay Area.

by | January 10, 2019 | 10:07

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has urged Hudson-Odoi to remain with the Blues and handed him a start in Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Tottenham. But according to Rudiger, the England Under-19 global is seemingly contemplating life in Germany. The German says he can see the lure of joining Bayern but hopes the teenager stays with Chelsea .

by | January 10, 2019 | 10:07

He also ran for 892 yards and 11 touchdowns. After his team lost to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal, Murray was mum about his future. But his agent, Scott Boras, told ESPN on Wednesday night that Murray "has a baseball contract". Spring training begins for the A's on February 15, and it seems unlikely that he would be able to prepare for football's combine at the same time as he was attending his first major league baseball camp.

by | January 10, 2019 | 04:26

The babyface Saunders is set to make his National Basketball Association head coaching debut tonight when the Timberwolves head south to take on Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder . Taylor has made clear that he expects results this season, but I thought Thibs would get the entire year to show them. "It's just not", Rose said. Thibodeau was also the head coach of the Bulls from 2011-15, where he compiled a 255-139 record.

by | January 10, 2019 | 03:59

In any case, McCaw is now a member of the Raptors, who will be back in action on Friday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET - Watch on FuboTV with NBA League Pass add-on ), which is a great outcome to this whole scenario for him.

by | January 10, 2019 | 01:17

Parsons told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN he is disappointed things did not work out in Memphis but that he's ready and wants to play. Memphis signed the Florida product to a staggering four-year, $94 million contract in 2016. According to the report, the final straw between Parsons and Memphis centered around the possibility of the team assigning him to its G League affiliate.

by | January 09, 2019 | 21:42

The team's head-coach search was led by general manager John Elway , who narrowed it down to two candidates: Fangio and Mike Munchak . The decision, on the surface, may seem perplexing. The Eagles had taken the lead when Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL's stingiest defense.

by | January 09, 2019 | 21:17

But Sky Sport Italia claim (via 101greatgoals ) Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian global, who has given his "approval" to the move. Barcelona's Denis Suarez, who worked with Emery at Sevilla, is believed to be closing in on a move and Carrasco could follow quickly. However, Arsenal will slug it out AC Milan for the 25-year-old's signature.

by | January 09, 2019 | 20:24

I fell in love with tennis after the epic 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal . "He came to play club tennis for my club in Basel, Old Boys Tennis Club ". "So Peter was a really important person in my life because I think if I can say thanks for my technique today it's for Peter", added Federer. When Federer learnt of his coach's death, he ran through the streets "bawling and hysterical".

by | January 09, 2019 | 19:56

The Knicks have reportedly fielded trade offers for Enes Kanter from multiple teams, but that's not the reason Kanter won't be traveling with the team for their game in London on January 17. Turkoglu is criticizing him because he's a "lap dog" for the Turkish government, Kanter said. "Sadly, I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president", Kanter said.

by | January 09, 2019 | 19:22

He was promoted from quarterbacks coach when John DeFilippo was sacked with three games to play in the season. The Browns blocked other National Football League teams from interviewing Kitchens for their offensive coordinator positions so they could keep him in house, and that might be the strongest lead to letting you know that he might be the man to lead this franchise to bigger and better things in the future.

by | January 09, 2019 | 19:20

The match ended on a weird note when Tomic's final serve was an underarm tweener that caught Kyrgios completely off guard. The organizers have managed to sign some prominent names for the 2019 edition as well, including Marin Cilic, Kevin Anderson, Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios, Alexei Popyrin, Jack Sock, Jason Kubler, Janko Tipsarevic and Filip Krajinovic.

by | January 09, 2019 | 19:08

The former Real Madrid star moved on loan to San Siro in the summer on loan from Juventus following their signing of Cristiano Ronaldo . Higuain had his most successful season under Sarri, breaking the Serie A goalscoring record with 36 goals in the 2015/16 campaign.

by | January 09, 2019 | 17:14

Pavard emerged as one of the stars of France's World Cup triumph in Russian Federation, playing in six matches over the course of the tournament at right-back, including the full 90 minutes in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final. He has also played 14 times in the Bundesliga this term, but Stuttgart are toiling in 16th place. They are second in the Bundesliga , six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, and face Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League.

by | January 09, 2019 | 16:26

The incident appeared to be completely accidental and unfolded as the 24-year-old tried to prevent Minnesota Timberwolves wing Andrew Wiggins from dunking. After more Minnesota free throws, Josh Okogie hit a corner three-pointer to put the Timberwolves up 119-115. Thunder: G Alex Abrines missed his fifth consecutive game for personal reasons.