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Sports Liverpool star claims not thinking about the title win would be 'STUPID'
Author: 0 Liverpool star claims not thinking about the title win would be 'STUPID'

Liverpool's leadership of the Premier League , back to a margin of seven points this morning, remains intact and ominous. Meanwhile, the defeat to Arsenal wasn't enough to push Sarri's team down to the fifth position but it was enough to leave them with just three points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United who are in the fifth and sixth position respectively.

Sports Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' post-match questions at Australian Open
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' post-match questions at Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty won't die wondering when she continues her pursuit of Australian Open glory in a blockbuster quarter-final against Petra Kvitova on Tuesday night. "It's impossible sometimes. But I knew I had to just go up, try and hit my spots on serve and trust the fact that I have done the work". The former world number one was in no mood to answer questions about her controversial break in her post-match press conference after going down in three sets to the Queenslander.

Sports Bautista Agut digs out masterful drop shot under pressure
Author: 0 Bautista Agut digs out masterful drop shot under pressure

Tiafoe celebrated his 21st birthday in style with a 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (1), 7-5 win over 20th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov to advance to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. "But here I think Rafa and Novak are my favourites". Games went on serve in the fourth set, however Tsitsipas had a match point at 6-5 with Bautista Agut serving, only for the Spanish 30-year-old to rebound and force the tiebreak.

Sports Man United entertains Brighton - Can Solskjær make it seven from seven?
Author: 0 Man United entertains Brighton - Can Solskjær make it seven from seven?

Rashford has scored 41 goals in 150 United games and has scored more than any other player for the club since his debut in February 2016. In fact, why should United look anywhere else for a manager if Solksjaer can make the most important players at the club play so well? He will stand up for a fight and stand up for himself and a teammate.

Sports Kevin-Prince Boateng confirms transfer and hopes to score against Real Madrid
Author: 0 Kevin-Prince Boateng confirms transfer and hopes to score against Real Madrid

It's a big honour to be here and have the possibility to play for this great club", Boateng told Barca TV. Barcelona believe the player will add versatility to their squad. The France forward's injury further reduces Valverde's attacking options going into the two-legged Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Sevilla and league games against Girona and Valencia.

Sports AC Milan’s Piatek talks confirmed as Higuain waits on Chelsea move
Author: 0 AC Milan’s Piatek talks confirmed as Higuain waits on Chelsea move

Coincidentally, Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek looks set to replace Higuain at the San Siro after Milan reached an agreement for the Poland global. Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has declared he is unhappy at Stamford Bridge 12 months after arriving west London from Emirates.

Sports Serena Williams ousts world No 1 one Halep at Australian Open
Author: 0 Serena Williams ousts world No 1 one Halep at Australian Open

Halep also ended Serena's 21-set Australian Open winning streak, that dated back to her 2017 title. Osaka said of the sixth seed, "She played well at the end of the year, won the WTA Finals". It's a miracle I'm here and I get to do something I enjoy. "I'll just go home, I will rest and I will watch tennis", she said. The 37-year-old American sat out last year's Australian Open after giving birth to a daughter months earlier and dealing with health complications.

Sports Hawaii's Rachael Ostovich falls to Paige VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1
Author: 0 Hawaii's Rachael Ostovich falls to Paige VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1

Hardy lost to Allen Crowder because he was disqualified for an illegal knee to his grounded opponent's head during the second round of their fight. It sucks man. I didn't want him to go out like that. Anybody that's ever met me, or been around me, knows it's not something I would do. After a brief examination by cageside officials, that proved to be exactly the final ruling, with Hardy losing his first pro fight via disqualification.

Sports Five things to know about Oklahoma's new transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts
Author: 0 Five things to know about Oklahoma's new transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts

Oklahoma has a good history with transfer quarterbacks. He will attempt to replace Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray . Murray took over for Baker Mayfield , who won the Heisman with the Sooners the year prior before being drafted No. "It's been nearly four years, now, since the day I got the phone call that changed my life", Hurts wrote in his post . Hurts was truly an exceptional, exemplary teammate all season, and he came up big when his number was called in the SEC Championship victory ...

Sports Simona Halep knows she's No
Author: 0 Simona Halep knows she's No

The Romanian - who endured a topsy-turvy off-season and went the distance in the first two rounds this week - contested likely her best match since August in dispatching the elder Williams 6-2 6-3. I just have to give my best", Halep said. Speaking prior to her sister's outing, Williams understandably said she was rooting for Venus but would relish a matchup against Halep.

Sports Australian Open: Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic reach third round
Author: 0 Australian Open: Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic reach third round

But in a post match interview, Serena Williams changed gears and spoke about spending quality time with her one-year-old daughter Olympia after the US Open in September. She said: " I'm super excited ". She completed the match in 1:10. "I think it was a good match today. This tournament especially. He's played five grand slam finals here which is a remarkable achievement really".

Author: 0 Party for Barty as she beats Sharapova at Australian Open

Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his green Aussie cap was cheering from the side of the court. "The crowd were unbelievable". None of Sharapova's apparent underhand tactics did anything to knock Barty from her stride, as the Queensland native, 22, raced to a 4-0 lead in the third and final set.

Sports Dele Alli can play false nine like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino
Author: 0 Dele Alli can play false nine like Lionel Messi, says Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admits the Premier League giants are contemplating recalling Josh Onomah from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday. We are not considering him". Despite not being on Pochettino's radar, Rossi has been performing well in training with Man United, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Sports Roger Federer reveals why he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas at Australian Open
Author: 0 Roger Federer reveals why he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas at Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty, bidding to become the first home victor of the Australian Open since Chris O'Neill in 1978, will face her biggest test when she takes on a rejuvenated Maria Sharapova . I have been idolising him since I was six. I think he played really well there. For three consecutive service games, Tsitsipas was put under severe examination in lengthy battles which the Greek eventually came through unscathed.

Sports Maria Sharapova beats defending champion Caroline Wozniacki
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova beats defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

It was a dominant performance by Maria Sharapova as she won 5 return games while winning all of her own service games. With determination she got there past year. "It's all about competing, how bad you want it and I want it real bad", he said, fresh from playing the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth with Serena Williams .

Sports Man United keep rolling with 2-1 win over Brighton
Author: 0 Man United keep rolling with 2-1 win over Brighton

Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lavished praise on Marcus Rashford following the attacker's goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League . "You need small details of course, but the biggest thing the players need is to just go play and to go enjoy yourself". "They'll talk about the ( Rashford ) finish".

Sports AFC Bournemouth vs. West Ham United - Football Match Report
Author: 0 AFC Bournemouth vs. West Ham United - Football Match Report

West Ham have been linked with Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez and Wilson as potential replacements for Arnautovic, but Pellegrini, whose team faces Bournemouth on Saturday , insists the Hammers will not be making a move for the England striker. But unlike Arnautovic, Gomez thrives in the air, having won 3.8 aerial duels per game, which, in fact, is better still than any other West Ham defender except Angelo Ogbonna.

Sports Newcastle boss Benitez confident of keeping Woodman
Author: 0 Newcastle boss Benitez confident of keeping Woodman

While Jamie Sterry looked comfortable on the ball at right-back, there were also goals from attacking midfield from Sean Longstaff and Callum Roberts to get Newcastle on track. Joselu ended his barren run in front of goal against Blackburn on Tuesday night. Armstrong, a boyhood Newcastle fan, said: "That's Newcastle fans through and through.

Sports Barcelona play down player ineligibility accusations
Author: 0 Barcelona play down player ineligibility accusations

Barcelona have been drawn against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, while Real Madrid will take on Girona . A source at Barcelona had told AFP Sport earlier on Thursday: "There has been no improper conduct nor a complaint from either Levante or the RFEF".

Sports Turkey Seeks International Arrest Warrant For Enes Kanter
Author: 0 Turkey Seeks International Arrest Warrant For Enes Kanter

Kanter announced earlier this month he would not travel to London with the team because he feared he could be assassinated . "It's altogether too risky", Kanter wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Tuesday. "Some of my teammates and coaches don't understand what I'm doing by speaking out, but they support me, for which I am grateful", he wrote. How long has this been an issue? Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Erdogan, and his Turkish passport was revoked in 2017.

Sports Golden State Warriors Set NBA Record With 51 Points In First Quarter
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Set NBA Record With 51 Points In First Quarter

The rout of a struggling T'Wolves team - who fired head coach Tom Thibodeau last week - was a confidence builder for the 76ers who play their next 12 games against teams with winning records. It's tough to ignore the Nuggets' home record, but I actually think the level the Warriors are playing at and improved overall outlook for them right now is a big deal.

Sports Serena eliminates Bouchard in Melbourne
Author: 0 Serena eliminates Bouchard in Melbourne

Serena Williams at the Australian Open . "She's here to win". Dayana, who'd been taking tennis lessons since she was 4 1/2, decided Williams could use some help. "And then I had another thought that, 'Maybe, one day I'm going to play (against) her in the big arena"'. "I don't know if she can do it here (equal the record) but I believe that she can absolutely", she told the Melbourne Herald Sun Thursday.

Sports Heung-min Son trains with South Korea at the Asian Cup
Author: 0 Heung-min Son trains with South Korea at the Asian Cup

Hwang Ui-jo and Kim Min-jae were on target as South Korea , boosted by the arrival of their talisman, ran China ragged in Abu Dhabi . The four have qualified for the knockout round of 16 in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).In their match with China , South Korea unexpectedly put Son Heung-min in the starting lineup after the Tottenham Hotspur striker arrived in the UAE on Monday afternoon.

Sports Why David Warner is returning early from Bangladesh Premier League
Author: 0 Why David Warner is returning early from Bangladesh Premier League

Aussie selectors must be counting down the clock until Dave Warner can return to worldwide cricket, after a stunning batting display in the Bangladesh Premier League . He had struggled in his first BPL outing against Steve Smith-led Comilla Victorians but hit form with a 47-ball 59 in the second game and captained the Sixers to a five-run win over Chittagong Vikings on January 9.

Sports LeBron James Out Next Two Games With Groin Injury
Author: 0 LeBron James Out Next Two Games With Groin Injury

The L.A. Lakers are now 5-7 without LeBron James on the court, after a shock win against Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. Not only had their string of losses to. James is expected to have the injury re-evaluated on Wednesday, but his status for the Golden State game has yet to be determined. How can I watch Lakers vs.