Kerber, Murray, Federer set for Australian Open's 2nd round

I mean, the one is right and the other one is left-handed. 'I'm 29 so I'm getting older but I think I will have a great day today'. She will next play either France's Pauline Parmentier or American Coco Vandeweghe, with a potential fourth round clash world number one Angelique Kerber, whom she beat in Rome previous year, awaiting her.

Members of Knicks organization want to part ways with Carmelo Anthony

Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart NY, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "that's a conversation that we should have". Teams would love to acquire a proven player like him, however, they would have to get him to waive his no-trade clause first. You know who's fault that's not? There's kind of no consistency.

Jurgen Klopp Frustrated By Joel Matip Situation

However, with Matip having now technically not reported for duty, he could be suspended from club football for the duration of the tournament. The world governing football body, FIFA will take a decision over the eligibility of Joel Matip on Friday.

One-year contract for Bottas keep Mercedes' options open

The 27- year- old Bottas will fill the seat left by world champion Nico Rosberg's retirement. "I don't know him that well yet, but I'm looking forward to getting to know him better", he said. Unlike in some years past, there has been a great deal of changes across the grid, with only three teams retaining the same driver pairing: Ferrari, Red Bull, and Toro Rosso.

Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott unhappy with National Football League investigation

Elliott has denied the allegations and authorities in Columbus, Ohio, where the incident took place, declined to bring charges. Elliott has been dealing with these questions since training camp, but it hasn't affected his play on the field.

New Chinese Super League Rules Set To Limit Foreign Player Numbers

Chinese Super League clubs' player recruitment plans for the coming season were thrown into disarray on Monday morning as the Chinese Football Association confirmed last week's reports it would limit the number of foreign players permitted to play in the 2017 season.

Sevilla end Real Madrid unbeaten run in La Liga classic

Following a couple of fiery Copa del Rey encounters between these sides, passions were again running high at the always atmospheric Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. That seemed to stun the stadium into silence but after pushing and probing, Los Rojiblancos got their reward. Sevilla scored the victor in the 92nd minute of the entertaining match through Stevan Jovetic .

Marseille and West Ham to hold Dimitri Payet talks

Payet this week rocked West Ham by asking to leave the club and saying he wouldn't play against Palace . "I think we have answered a few of the critics , 100%", he said. Palace , their upcoming opponents, themselves could do with a win. "Plainly, someone at West Ham has done what someone at Marseilles has done [to Payet]", Keys speculated, referring to the process of "tapping up" a player to see whether he would be interested in a move.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic praises 'magnificent' Hammers who make Palace pay

All the build-up to this crucial clash at the London Stadium was about Payet, with Slaven Bilic revealing on Thursday that the Frenchman wanted to leave and was refusing to play or train with the club. "Also it will be a nervous game from both teams, because of what's at stake". But it looks like Payet may have played his last game with West Ham .

Tributes pour in for former England manager Graham Taylor

He will be remembered for nurturing Watford legends such as coloured footballers Luther Blissett and John Barnes, remarkably finishing second behind Liverpool in their first season at that elite level and reaching the FA Cup final in 1984, where they lost 2-0 to Everton.

Conte Plotting Swap Deal with West Ham?

Nathaniel Chalobah says he is living the dream after completing his first full game for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. "I think Ndidi may play". The Daily Mail says Swansea have asked to sign Batshuayi on loan in exchange for Llorente, but Conte has made it clear that he wants to hold on to the Belgium worldwide.

Packers' Nelson has broken ribs but might play vs. Cowboys

Nelson leapt to catch the high pass from Aaron Rodgers and was hit on his left side by Giants defensive back Leon Hall. Packers coach Mike McCarty said Nelson will not practice until Saturday at the earliest and will make a determination if he will play against the Cowboys.

Chelsea's Nathan Ake credits Bournemouth for development

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a rich vein of form during his time at the Vitality Stadium, scoring three goals in 12 games for the side. "Ake is a really good player and now in the last five games he's started to play with Bournemouth and is playing every game", he said.

Spurrier Receives College Football Hall of Fame Bid

The Bear is the all-time wins leader at Kentucky and Alabama. In his 11 full years as Clemson head coach, Ford won five ACC Championships and had seven top 25 teams. Spurrier also helped UF claim its first national title with a 52-20 win over Florida State in the 1997 Sugar Bowl. Both Ford and Spurrier are part of the national championship fabric as both have reached that milestone.

Match Reports: Real Madrid 5-0 Granada

Real Madrid have doubled their advantage. Real's all-time top scorer has missed four of his team's 15 league games this season, two more than in the whole of the last campaign, and he was a surprise omission from the squad for Wednesday's King's Cup game against Sevilla .

Warriors squander Curry's 40 points, lose to Grizzlies in OT

Mike Conley nailed a clutch jump shot with seven seconds left in regulation to tie the score for the Grizzlies who were also down by 18 points with 7:47 left in the fourth. Head coach Steve Kerr said the team's body language language was bad and that the fourth quarter was awful. Warriors forward Draymond Green let his frustration come out when Kevin Durant called for the ball to go one-on-one on a fourth-quarter possession - CBS Sports' Matt Moore broke all of this down - and told reporters ...

Murray shows off fast reflexes in Doha

The Brit has not dropped a set yet in the ongoing tournament and outclassed Tomas Berdych in the semi-final 6-3, 6-4 without breaking a sweat. "I think that was not that good tonight". Rubbing the back of his head, Djokovic shook off the fall and snatched double break point when Murray compounded a double fault with a forehand error.

Giroud, Ramsey lead lethargic Arsenal past Preston

Preston's manager, Simon Grayson, had given Aiden McGeady a huge billing in the buildup, talking of his quick feet and licence to run at opponents with the ball, and the Everton loanee lit up a foggy Deepdale after seven minutes . Preston's energetic forward line were a constant menace for Arsenal but Gabriel, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal did themselves few favours as they pondered over possession whilst looking meek in the tackle.

Porzingis in 7th place in fan-vote for NBA All-Star Game

You haven't missed any sort of veiled meteoric rise; Pachulia is averaging 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 17.7 minutes. So what's the cause for this? This happened past year as well because the country of Georgia flooded the voting system for Pachulia, and he loved it.

Mahrez becomes African Player of the Year

This year's victor will be picked by CAF member associations' national team coaches, a panel of journalists and television consultants. Indeed the Dortmund stiker was forced to attend the glitzy gala in his skivvies after losing his luggage somewhere between Germany and Nigeria ...

Sydney Test: Younis Khan slams 34th Test century, equals Sunil Gavaskar's record

Steve Waugh has lent his support to new Australian opening pair of Matthew Renshaw and David Warner. Australia go to India for four Tests in February and March on likely turning pitches, putting the onus of O'Keefe and Agar to put in a good audition and stake a claim for a place on tour.

Sourav Ganguly denies his name in BCCI president list

January 5 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly considering to appoint C.K. Khanna as its new president. At the December 16 hearing, the BCCI rejected the Lodha Committee's recommendation that former union home secretary GK Pillai be appointed as an independent auditor to scrutinise the grant of contracts by the board as ordered by the court.

Bills: QB Tyrod Taylor 'elected' to have groin surgery

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reported last week that Taylor had been fighting through a "severe" groin injury for a month, and that the quarterback would be traveling to Philadelphia "in the near future" to determine whether he needed surgery.

Raiders to start rookie Cook at QB vs. Texans

In what shouldn't be seen as too much of a surprise, the Oakland Raiders confirmed on Wednesday that rookie fourth-round pick Connor Cook will start the team's playoff game against the Houston Texans on Saturday. "I look forward to seeing him out there Saturday and playing well". There were some mistakes with the ball security, but I thought Cook did a pretty good job for being thrown in there.

Cartwright, O'Keefe in Australia third Test team

It was the David Warner show early on day one of the final Test in Sydney as the Australia opener blasted his way to breathtaking century before lunch against Pakistan. "I didn't really know that I was going to miss out on India, so it didn't really come into my head too much." Majid Khan ( Pakistan ) v New Zealand in Karachi , 1976.

Tarasenko, Blues tip Blackhawks in Winter Classic

Then less than two mintues later, the line of Fabbri, Lehtera and Tarasenko answered again, with Tarasenko burying a wrist shot for his second of the game and 18th of the season for a 3-1 lead with 6:02 left. "He sniffs out coverage issues and he jumps on it", Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "And when he's engaged like he was today and like he's been for the most part of this year, he's unsafe, because he's one shift away from breaking the thing wide open".

Alabama Ditches Lane Kiffin One Week Before Championship Game

On the surface, this seems like some of the worst timing in the world, as you generally don't see this; Kirby Smart stayed on with Alabama last season for their title run, as did Tom Herman the year prior with Ohio State. I look forward to helping Alabama win another championship, and would like to thank Coach Saban, the staff, and all the players and fans for the past three years at UA for an unforgettable time and championship run.

Five talking points: West Ham 0 United 2

West Ham have scored only 23 goals in 19 matches so far and with Simone Zaza set to leave in January, one can expect a number of offensive minded players to be arriving at the London Stadium this winter. Manuel Lanzini and Sofiane Feghouli could also prove unsafe sniffing around United's goal. "I was too far away and did not watch it on television", Mourinho told Sky Sports .

Alabama can't afford to sleep on risky Huskies in semifinal

That grind will have to continue Saturday against Washington, the Pac-12 champion boasting a high-scoring offense and turnover-forcing defense that looks to play the role of spoiler in Alabama's postseason run and win its first national championship since 1991.

Wenger Rules Out Walcott, Welcomes Mustafi, Praises Conte

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Kieran Gibbs won't be available for Arsenal's home clash against Crystal Palace on New Year's Day. Midfield: Mohamed Elneny will be available to play his last game before heading off to the African Cup of Nations but I think we'll see Wenger stick with his preferred central midfield partnership of Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka on Sunday .