• Tennis star Roger Federer makes friends with Rottnest Island quokka
Tennis star Roger Federer makes friends with Rottnest Island quokka

But what a year it has been, (I) could not be happier. "It's been an absolute dream run". The 19-times Grand Slam victor, who will be defending his title at Melbourne Park next month, was happy with the way he coped with the demands of the game.

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  • Louisville QB Lamar Jackson reaches 50 rushing, 50 passing TDs
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson reaches 50 rushing, 50 passing TDs

Louisville enters this game with the exact same record, overall and conference, as the Bulldogs but the Cardinals have won three in a row. Be sure to tune in to ESPN at 12:00 p.m. Sweat, an outside linebacker, leads the SEC in sacks with 9.5, and he claimed three SEC defensive player of the week honors this season. Louisville's offensive line ...

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  • Newcastle United must regret missing out on Cenk Tosun, amid Everton rumours
Newcastle United must regret missing out on Cenk Tosun, amid Everton rumours

Everton , who have scored 24 goals in 20 league matches this season, recorded consecutive goalless draws in their last two fixtures against Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion. There's an interest obviously because we're actively looking for a front man. "It is still one of the major problems that we have". "I need more goals in the side than what...

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  • Abu Dhabi MWTC: Bautista Agut sets Djokovic clash. Anderson will face Thiem
Abu Dhabi MWTC: Bautista Agut sets Djokovic clash. Anderson will face Thiem

Williams struggled with her serve and Ostapenko won 6-2, 3-6 and then 10-5 in a super tiebreaker, but the American still impressed to take a set off the No. She has yet to confirm her participation at the Australian Open. "It's too tough. I think everybody can look forward to a great and tense start of the season".

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  • Tottenham boss Pochettino: Harry Kane could miss game with illness
Tottenham boss Pochettino: Harry Kane could miss game with illness

They were just trounced 5-0 by Liverpool, and Spurs will be looking for a similar scoreline on Tuesday no matter who is in the lineup. "I'll keep working harder to get better". THIS week, Harry Kane broke Alan Shearer's record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year. But behind him in the pecking order, there's a pretty avera...

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  • Jeff Teague Out Indefinitely with Knee Injury
Jeff Teague Out Indefinitely with Knee Injury

After the game, the Wolves announced Teague would undergo an MRI on Thursday. Though head coach Tom Thibodeau has a bevy of high-usage players on his team, only Teague and Jimmy Butler are capable of the off-dribble dynamism that consistently leads to quality shot attempts, whether directly or indirectly.

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  • Virginia Tech's marching band did the 'Hokie Pokie' during halftime show
Virginia Tech's marching band did the 'Hokie Pokie' during halftime show

Mason Rudolph threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns, one to James Washington who had five receptions for 126 yards on the evening. Other records broken in the game were Mason Rudolph passing Brandon Weeden for most passing yards in a season and tying Weeden for passing touchdowns in a season with 37.

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  • Northwestern's Clayton Thorson suffers scary knee injury
Northwestern's Clayton Thorson suffers scary knee injury

Jeremy Larkin added 112 yards on nine carries for Northwestern , which rushed for 333 yards. Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has the size and arm strength of an National Football League quarterback and has understandably had scouts on him all year long.

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  • New high for Dow
New high for Dow

If the NASDAQ composite finishes December higher, it will have posted gains in 11 of 12 months in 2017, a first for the tech-heavy index. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 1 point, or 0.1%, to 1,547. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast claims to total 239,000. A note released this week by Wells Fargo Advisor...

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  • Shearer surpassed, Messi eclipsed - Kane's record-breaking 2017
Shearer surpassed, Messi eclipsed - Kane's record-breaking 2017

When asked for his favourite goals of the year, Kane said: "I liked the second one against Huddersfield from outside the box with the left foot". He then dribbled inside into the middle of the pitch as he got away from two defenders. "I'm very proud", Kane said of finishing above his La Liga rivals. Kane scored his second hat-trick in as many g...

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  • Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018
Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $60.07 a barrel at 1150 GMT, up 23 cents or 0.4 per cent from their last close, after hitting a June 2015 high of $60.32. Lipow said he expected USA crude prices to creep up to around $63 a barrel by the end of next year, while Brent would remain around $67 a barrel as US oil exports rise to re...

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  • Andrew Luck believes he'll be ready for 2018 season
Andrew Luck believes he'll be ready for 2018 season

In his first media confab since October 12, the most irreplaceable Colt addressed several topics. Why did Luck go to the Netherlands? Through it all, his optimism seemed genuine. "I still have a ways to go to get there and I really don't want to skip any steps along the way". We are on a progression. "I'd like to start as soon as I can".

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  • Wade Davis Signs With Colorado Rockies
Wade Davis Signs With Colorado Rockies

Davis' arrival also increases the likelihood that 2017 closer Greg Holland will depart in free agency. Davis had four saves during the Cubs" run in the "17 playoffs and in 28 career postseason games the veteran is 4-0 with a 1.40 earned-run average and eight saves.

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  • Dirk Koetter will be Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in 2018
Dirk Koetter will be Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in 2018

It was the best season Gruden had with the Buccaneers, as he won double-digit games over the regular just once after that (11-5, 2005). Reports indicate the team felt Winston's injury was a major factor in the team's poor performance, not coaching.

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  • Four finish a success for Chelsea, Conte claims
Four finish a success for Chelsea, Conte claims

Stoke are only three points clear of the relegation zone but could climb as high as 11th with a shock victory in west London . Here's a chance to do just that. "We are going to have to call upon a few players and they are going to have to step up". "It's similar to the home game against them [Chelsea] when we ended that game with no recognised ...

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  • Eden Hazard rejected Chelsea contract extension claims father
Eden Hazard rejected Chelsea contract extension claims father

The same speech for Eden. "We are talking about a fantastic goalkeeper, a really good guy, and I'm happy to work with him". Conte says that he is hopeful Courtois will stay at Stamford Bridge, as he thinks he is one of the world's best, per Miguel Delaney at the Independent.

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  • When a Week 17 Game Sets Up a Wild-Card Rematch
When a Week 17 Game Sets Up a Wild-Card Rematch

It's an opportunity to potentially knock the Titans out of playoff contention and rebuild some momentum heading into the franchise's first home playoff game since the 1999 season . Against the Jaguars last season at Nissan Stadium, Mariota passed for 270 yards and two touchdowns. Every game we've played in an important game, every game we've playe...

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  • Twins third baseman Miguel Sano accused of sexual assault
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano accused of sexual assault

After the signing, Sano grabbed her wrist and forced her to accompany him to a nearby Apple Store. "It hurt, how badly he was grasping at my wrist, but he wouldn't let go", she writes. He should have respected that and stopped. A Major League Baseball star has been accused of assaulting a photographer, grabbing her and trying to kiss her withou...

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  • George Manneh Weah to be Liberia's 25th President
George Manneh Weah to be Liberia's 25th President

Boakai, getting 38.5%. The 51-year-old, of the Congress for Democratic Change party, will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as president next month following an election fraught with fraud and irregularities accusations, report The Guardian .

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  • Serena Williams set for likely Australian Open comeback post-pregnancy
Serena Williams set for likely Australian Open comeback post-pregnancy

A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall". "I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th edition very soon". "To do well here would be an awesome feeling but I'm not going to weight my whole year and rest of care...

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  • Browns' coach vows to swim in Lake Erie
Browns' coach vows to swim in Lake Erie

I made a statement, I gotta back it up. When Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said he was not really inspired by Isaiah Crowell's 59-yard run against the Baltimore Ravens because anyone could have run for a big gain because of the way the play was blocked, reports began to surface that players in the locker room had given up on their coac...

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  • No Sunday night National Football League game in Week 17
No Sunday night National Football League game in Week 17

The NFL, which hadn't yet announced which teams would play Sunday night, would have either scheduled a game that had a chance of being a snooze or a game that already had no playoff implications at all. The NFL would need look at the 2018 regular season. Since 2008, NBC Universal has been streaming Sunday Night Football online laptops as well...

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  • Dana White maintains that Floyd Mayweather could possibly fight in UFC
Dana White maintains that Floyd Mayweather could possibly fight in UFC

To that, Dana White says hold your horses. "There's some f-- exaggeration in saying the guy has never defended a title", White said. "You guys know I didn't believe that McGregor-Mayweather would happen and it did, so anything is possible".

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  • Fellaini undecided on Manchester United future
Fellaini undecided on Manchester United future

The Portuguese still has a massive rebuilding job on his hands 18 months on from taking over, and with Guardiola galloping into the distance, Mourinho can not afford to waste more of United's time and money on mediocre players. "I'm not happy with the result, wasnt happy with the result against Leicester of course, but I'm happy with my players, ...

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  • Wenger opens up over Sanchez future after Palace display
Wenger opens up over Sanchez future after Palace display

Manchester United loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah may be available once again after a recent hamstring complaint, whilst Christian Benteke is back again after serving a one game ban. Last Friday, Wenger's side were involved in a dramatic 3-3 draw at home with Liverpool , despite looking defensively weak throughout the game, Arsenal were saved by a ...

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  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson now preparing for longer stay
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson now preparing for longer stay

Palace's form has greatly improved under manager Roy Hodgson in what promises to be a tough match for the Gunners. Now sat 16th in the table, Palace are still only a single point above the drop zone and know they're still not out of the woods.

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  • Southern Miss-Florida State football (Independence Bowl)
Southern Miss-Florida State football (Independence Bowl)

The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in the last five games following a straight-up win and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. "We are here to win", Florida State defensive end Brian Burns said. Running back Ito Smith has rushed for 150 yards or more in each of the last three games, but doing so against Florida State may be hard. "...

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  • LDV Comanche on course for Sydney to Hobart race record
LDV Comanche on course for Sydney to Hobart race record

The yacht took one day, eight hours, 48 minutes and 50 seconds to complete the course - wiping almost five hours off the previous race record set past year by Perpetual Loyal. "We spent a fair bit of time trying to get a damaged sail down and that hurt us", InfoTrack boat captain Ty Oxley said. The four 100-footer supermaxis, led by LDV Comanche,...

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  • Nike NBA City Edition Uniform
Nike NBA City Edition Uniform

The Celtics have worn black, white and green uniforms home and away this season. Fans of the Boston Celtics will be able to rock a jersey patterned after the famed parquet floor. And that's the point of Nike's City Edition uniforms. According to a team press release: The Timberwolves City Edition uniform follows the theme of "Bold North" whi...

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  • Chiefs To Start Patrick Mahomes In Week 17
Chiefs To Start Patrick Mahomes In Week 17

Reid declined to say who else might sit out, but he did say there will be enough starters around his young quarterback to ensure Mahomes gets a fair chance to succeed. He's not expecting to put up those numbers against a strong Broncos defense on Sunday. "The biggest thing for me is just to expect to go out there and win any way possible, if th...

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  • Tokyo-bound flight turns back after four hours due to ''unauthorised person''
Tokyo-bound flight turns back after four hours due to ''unauthorised person''

The typical duration of a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 11 hours and 28 minutes . The pilot made the decision to return to Los Angeles . But for Teigen, who was traveling with her husband, the singer John Legend , the incident provided flawless Twitter fodder for her devoted followers.

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  • USC quarterback Sam Darnold has no qualm playing for Cleveland Browns
USC quarterback Sam Darnold has no qualm playing for Cleveland Browns

With millions of dollars on the line, one can understand why a player could sit out of a non-New Year's Six bowl game. Some saw them as well thought out and intellegent, but others saw them in a completely opposite light. 3. Combining Rosen's questionable personality and the NY market (on and off the field) could be futile in the eyes of some, bu...

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  • 'We Are Here to Change Constitution', Says Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde
'We Are Here to Change Constitution', Says Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde

He stressed the need to change the Constitution periodically, that the Constitution is running on the thoughts of B R Ambedkar, and has to change according to today's situation. What a central minister talks has no relevance to us and Goan politics and hence I would not like to comment", TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai said. Senior BJP leaders from G...

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  • Lewis Hamilton sparks outrage with
Lewis Hamilton sparks outrage with "princess" jibe

Was Lewis Hamilton's apology for his video appropriate for the situation, or did people simply overreact, which has become all too common in this day and age? "Why are you wearing a princess dress?" When his nephew responds with an eager nod, Hamilton exclaims, "Boys don't wear princess dresses!" "Is this what you got for Christmas?" he asks....

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  • Israeli chess players denied visas for major tournament in Saudi Arabia
Israeli chess players denied visas for major tournament in Saudi Arabia

He also asserted that the tournament would take place as planned. The Qatar News Agency confirmed that the country's chess team would not compete after they were initially told they could "not display the Qatari flag at any stage during the competition".

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