• Full transcript from 'extremely angry' Maurizio Sarri press conference after Arsenal defeat
Full transcript from 'extremely angry' Maurizio Sarri press conference after Arsenal defeat

The same can be said for Mauricio Sarri - who is trying to impose his "Sarri-ball" style at Chelsea . Taking the unusual decision to conduct his post-match news conference in his native Italian, Sarri insisted his players' mental fragilities were more responsible for Arsenal's win than his tactical approach, likening the situation to their com...

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  • Ruthless Serena makes strong start in Melbourne return
Ruthless Serena makes strong start in Melbourne return

She has won both previous meetings against the Canadian. The 37-year-old said that, while life was much more demanding than her earlier years on the tour, it wasn't anything "special". Although Williams looks as fit and ready as she did in 2017, she is still only 10 months into her return and only one official match into her 2019 campaign.

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  • Frances Tiafoe to meet Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals
Frances Tiafoe to meet Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals

We can't wait to see what he brings if he pulls off a fourth-round win over Grigor Dimitrov - on Tiafoe's 21st birthday. "He's playing great - he won a couple of great matches, he's super-quick, and he's able to change direction fast", Nadal said of Tiafoe.

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  • Serena blitzes Bouchard to reach Aussie Open third round
Serena blitzes Bouchard to reach Aussie Open third round

She hadn't dipped her toe in Grand Slam waters since NY, where everything devolved after Williams was warned for getting coaching, then docked a point for breaking a racket and eventually docked a game for calling the chair umpire "a thief" during the final.

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  • Australian Open: Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas
Australian Open: Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas

Morning all and welcome to our coverage of Roger Federer's fourth-round clash with one of the game's bright young thing in 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas . The opening two sets were decided on tie-breaks, with Federer edging the first 13-11 - but Tsitsipas demonstrated his mental stability and strength to dominate the second shoot-out 7-3 to l...

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  • West Ham United's Manuel Pellegrini updates fans on talisman's future
West Ham United's Manuel Pellegrini updates fans on talisman's future

West Ham were never keen to sell the Austrian forward but a transfer appeared likely as he waved goodbye to the club's supporters when he was substituted during last weekend's victory over Arsenal . "Of course we are disappointed about the result", he said. Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last four encounters against West Ham, winning twice.

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  • Wozniacki beats Larsson at Australian Open
Wozniacki beats Larsson at Australian Open

Already guaranteed a career-high ranking following her first-time charge to the Open's last 16, Barty will be knocking on the door of the world's top 10 if she manages to pull off a watershed win over Sharapova. "I gave it everything I had today". I did what I could. I was fighting till the end. The youngest player remaining in the women's draw b...

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  • LeBron was with Love when Kyrie called to apologize
LeBron was with Love when Kyrie called to apologize

Irving, by his own account, admitted that he did not - as a 22-year-old two-time All-Star when Lebron rejoined the Cavaliers in 2014 - fully appreciate the value of James' leadership role. Still, Barkley might have a point in suggesting that it's better for Irving (and anyone) to simply lead, rather than announcing that they will do so.

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  • Solskjaer: Lukaku is big part of Man United squad
Solskjaer: Lukaku is big part of Man United squad

United , who missed several chances to increase their lead in the opening hour, were forced to hang on in the closing stages and although Solskjaer conceded his team were on the back foot late on, he was delighted with the outcome. "I don't care whatsoever about records, I'm never bothered about these things". The significant improvement in Po...

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  • Refs admit mistake at end of regulation in Thunder-Lakers game
Refs admit mistake at end of regulation in Thunder-Lakers game

James' Lakers were up by three points in the final seconds of the game. But even more compelling than Ball's decision was LeBron James' Twitter response while watching from home with a groin injury. While Chuck dropped in a rather unique metaphor to describe the Thunder, his point is still valid that the team missed a golden opportunity to put ...

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  • Kei Nishikori reaches Australian Open third round after five-set thriller
Kei Nishikori reaches Australian Open third round after five-set thriller

The dogged Frenchman, the world number 36, would not lie down and extended the match beyond midnight with Zverev finally securing match point at 12.15am local time Friday (1315 GMT Thursday). She has reached the semifinals at four of her past five tournaments. Rain showers halted play on all courts soon after Nishikori's win, forcing organizers t...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins ready to join hated Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins ready to join hated Golden State Warriors

Having won seven of their last eight games, the Warriors have well and truly put their early season bumps behind them. "I think two things: It is a completely different pace than he's ever played since he's been in the NBA ", Green said, per ESPN .

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  • Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Brighton
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Brighton

Pogba was the provider for Marcus Rashford's victor in a 1-0 victory at Tottenham last weekend that allowed United to close to within six points of the Premier League top four, having been 11 points adrift when Mourinho departed on December 18.

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  • Yuzvendra Chahal breaks Australian ODI record to put India in pole position
Yuzvendra Chahal breaks Australian ODI record to put India in pole position

Shaun Marsh was looking solid until he was stumped by veteran MS Dhoni on 39 runs. Indian batsman MS Dhoni was seen practising in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets on Thursday, ahead of the series-decider against Australia on Friday.

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  • Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter's window
Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter's window

The onetime defensive cornerback told deputies he saw Cassidy with his hands down his trousers "making a motion consistent with masturbating". Her dad, former Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions player Tony Beckham, says that's how he found Cassidy.

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  • Ex-Real Madrid Striker In, Alvaro Morata Out
Ex-Real Madrid Striker In, Alvaro Morata Out

If Higuain meets targets set for him by Chelsea , including appearances and goals , it will automatically trigger a further one-year loan in the deal. Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Chelsea have agreed a 6-month loan deal with Juventus for the services of striker Gonzalo Higuain .

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  • Serena, Djokovic make ominous statements
Serena, Djokovic make ominous statements

I get to play again. "I admire the longevity of her career, her dominance over such a long amount of time , how she's come back so many times", Bouchard said of Williams before their match. If you haven't been keeping up with Williams's personal life, you may have missed that Olympia's favorite dolly has her own social media presence with th...

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  • Warriors Score NBA-Record 51 Points in First Quarter vs. Nuggets
Warriors Score NBA-Record 51 Points in First Quarter vs. Nuggets

The latest example of this came on Tuesday evening, when the Dubs traveled to Denver to take on the first-place Nuggets. Kevin Durant sizzled early, firing a flawless 7-of-7 for 17 points and 5 assists in the 1st quarter on the way to finishing with 27 points on top of 4 rebounds and 6 assists .

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  • National Football League playoffs will see rivalries and a possible generational torch pass
National Football League playoffs will see rivalries and a possible generational torch pass

Brady and Belichick will travel to Arrowhead Stadium this weekend for their eight straight AFC Championship Game, where they'll take on Patrick Mahomes and the explosive Kansas City Chiefs . Phil Perry and Rob Ninkovich break down the Patriots win over the Chargers, and preview the Patriots-Chiefs AFC Championship game. We'll see if there's any ...

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  • David De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world, says Solskjaer
David De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world, says Solskjaer

In the second half, we created 11 shots on target, with 11 saves from the goalkeeper. "Obviously it's a tough venue to come to", Solskjaer said after the win. " We've had some great keepers at this club and I think he's challenging Edwin [van der Sar] and Peter [Schmeichel] for the No. 1 spot historically".

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