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Federer stretches ideal start to 16-0

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Coric broke Federer's serve in the opening game of the second set but Federer forced his way back in, before a long forehand from Coric handed him the set. 'I consider myself extremely fortunate that I was able play professional tennis for a living for more than two decades, Haas said to an appreciative crowd that included retired greats Rod Laver and Pete Sampras. Read More »

Federal government will support Canada's part in 2026 World Cup bid

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There are now 23 cities still on the list, and they have to narrow that down to 16. If the 2026 FIFA World Cup ™ is awarded to the United Bid, FIFA will select up to 16 Host Cities from the proposed slate of 23. Morocco is the only other candidate. "Supporting United 2026 is an important component of our government's commitment to investing in communities, so that fans of all ages can connect, be inspired and share in the unique experience of a World Cup ", Amarjeet Sohi, the minister of ... Read More »

Malcolm Butler: Patriots Never Gave Reason For Benching

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After a slow start, he ended up playing 98 percent of New England's defensive snaps and finished the season with two interceptions. Derek Simpson told The Associated Press that Butler will sign the deal, which includes more than $30 million guaranteed, once free agency begins. Read More »

Tom Crean to be hired as Georgia basketball coach

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He coached the Hoosiers and Marquette for nine seasons each, totaling 356 victories with nine total NCAA tournament appearances. "I am honored an humbled to join the University of Georgia family", Crean said. The Bulldogs have not been to the NCAA tournament since 2015. "His teams have consistently been participants in postseason play, and his players have been extremely successful in the classroom", McGarity said in a statement. Read More »

Plan B not bad thing for Jets at QB

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In his one full season as a starter, Bridgewater completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions while leading the Vikings to an 11-5 record and a division title. We'll see which side blinks first. He'll likely combine with Darron Lee to man the middle of the Jets' linebacker group. The deal marks the second contract agreement with a quarterback the Jets finalized on Tuesday. Read More »

Nick Pope, James Tarkowski in England squad

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One is players whose performances we were really pleased with in November, when there were lots of new players who came in and did well. Burnley goalkeeper Pope has enjoyed a previous spell with York City while Swansea City signed central defender Mawson from Barnsley and Bournemouth midfield player Cook joined the Cherries from Leeds United in July, 2016. Read More »

Dolphins Part With Pouncey, "Tangible Interest" Between Suh, Seahawks & Latest On Mathieu

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They would have effectively forced him to take less money or sit out as most teams would have already spent their money in free agency. Meanwhile, Dallas finds itself in a precarious position at less than $1 million under the cap. The Cowboys' cap situation is way tighter with only $3.04 million , so they'd have to shuffle the roster if they hope to make space for Suh. They just traded Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles , while Cliff Avril's future is in doubt with a ... Read More »

Miami releases Pouncey, acquires C Kilgore, G Sitton

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The two teams swapped 2018 seventh-round picks in the deal. The 49ers reportedly asked Kilgore to move to guard, which he did not want to do. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the center has request his release, and the Dolphins are expected to grant it to him. Read More »

Source says QB Kirk Cousins deal to join the Vikings is 'done'

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I get the Vikings move because they think they are close , but is Cousins $12 million a year better than Case Keenum? They spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement has not been announced. -Super Bowl champion Philadelphia lost two tight ends, cutting veteran Brent Celek, then saw Trey Burton agree to a four-year, $32 million contract with Chicago. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard: Could return vs. Pelicans

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Leonard has not played since January 13 and has appeared in just nine games this season. "But that clearance has to be obtained first". While his health has improved, the former NBA Finals MVP is not going to play on Thursday as originally anticipated. Read More »

Federer takes care of business, Djokovic crashes out

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The defending champion came through, though, reaching a tie-break before his class told and it became apparent that the weather had only delayed the inevitable. It was the former world number one's first tournament since his surprise defeat to Australian Open star Hyeon Chung , but Federer - the current No. Read More »

Pep Guardiola offers Stoke City survival hope in conversation with Paul Lambert

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We will be focusing on the Champions League . The first teams normally get 80 points is nearly champion. We need three wins, but we are able to do it with two (if City beats United). "But my son is fighting, you know, and I am very happy because he is getting stronger, getting better". Captain Vincent Kompany , Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne were among City's galaxy of stars to take part in light training on the lush grounds of the Emirates Palace Hotel Tuesday ... Read More »

Liverpool great Carragher apologises for spitting at Man United fan

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Although the former footballer has issued a number of apologies since the incident on Saturday, Sky have made a decision to relieve the pundit from his duties for the foreseeable future. I've got a daughter exactly the same age and, if someone had done that, it's hard for me to find the words (for) the way I would react or what I would say if I ever bumped into them, because the way that father sees his daughter is the way I see mine. Read More »

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang frustrated by Europa League absence

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Despite that win in midweek, Arsenal fans demonstrated their apathy towards the team, with thousands of empty seats on show at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. He said it was hard to win after losing the previous three games, but they had to find the strength and show in their home game that this was just by chance, according to beIN Sports . Read More »

Mourinho advises Real Madrid on De Gea chase

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But speaking ahead of United's Champions League second leg match against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday, Mourinho told La Sexta that the Spanish giants should look at other options. De Gea has kept an incredible 19 clean sheets in 36 games across all competitions this season. De Gea helped United beat Gerrard's beloved Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday, so maybe the former Reds captain is still a bit bitter following that result. Read More »

INDW vs AUSW, 1st ODI: Mithali Raj-less India collapse at 200

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All-rounder Ellyse Perry, notching up an unbeaten 25 off 26, teamed up with Bolton to take Australia to 202/2 in 32.1 overs. "It was a hard day for us". "We have to improve our fielding and also the contribution of tail-enders". The total looked a far cry when Shikha Pandey was dismissed in the 32nd over with the score reading 113 for seven. Read More »

Tiger Woods comfortable contending after near-miss at Valspar Championship

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NEW YORK - Fresh off a record-setting performance in the New England Indoor Track & Field Championships earlier this week, Exeter High School senior Jackie Gaughan placed third in the 2-mile at the New Balance Nationals Indoor on Sunday. A quick post-round congratulations from Valspar Championship runner-up Tiger Woods on Sunday was a nice turnabout from past meetings. After a week of promise, it was not to be. Read More »

History of United Kingdom and Tennessee in the SEC title game

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This should be a great crowd for the title game of this tournament. The 2018 SEC Championship features the Tennessee Volunteers going for a season sweep of the Kentucky Wildcats . The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 74.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Admiral Schofield would not let Tennessee go gently into that good night. Read More »

Patriots to acquire DT Shelton from Browns

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This move is the fourth trade by new Browns general manager John Dorsey over the course of 24 hours. This opens up some options for the Browns in free agency, and some possible replacement nose tackles as well as building with their draft picks from last season. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo double sees Real Madrid edge past Eibar

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Despite starting poorly, Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a first half lead, getting on the end of a through ball played from deep by Luka Modric to smash home a clever finish at the neat post. "For me, he's from another galaxy", Real coach Zidane said. Ronaldo couldn't poke a 54th minute shot with the outside of his boot on target following some good build-up play, while Modric probably should have passed to an unmarked Ronaldo at the back post after breaking through the Eibar ... Read More »

Stockdale double as Ireland claim bonus-point win over Scotland

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Winger Jacob Stockdale, in only his eighth game for Ireland, bagged a brace of tries to take his overall global tally to 10, while further scores from Conor Murray and Sean Cronin handed a ruthless Ireland a thumping win. He read Pete Horne's intentions, snatched the pass and ran from his own half to touch down between the posts to set up an easy conversion for Johnny Sexton. Read More »

Richard Sherman lists Texans among teams who have expressed interest

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Sherman reportedly will visit the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, in what will be the first - and potential last stop - on his search for a new home. Prior to the injury, the 5-time Pro Bowler had never missed a game. If his recovery is going well they will try to get a contract done. He played well in nine games last season before suffering a torn Achilles in November, ending his streak of 117 consecutive games played since he was a fifth-round draft pick in 2011. Read More »

Chelsea back on track with victory over Crystal Palace

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And Conte admits the Blues can not afford to drop many points in the remaining games if they are to qualify for the Champions League . Here is our predicted XI. Chelsea are going to beat Crystal Palace today, right? David Luiz, Ross Barkley and Ethan Ampadu are, however, all sidelined. "Townsend, for me, is a really good player. Read More »