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Nadal braced for tough Cilic test in Melbourne showdown

Nadal braced for tough Cilic test in Melbourne showdown

Cilic will be only the second player outside the "Big Four" of Novak Djokovic , Andy Murray , Rafael Nadal and Federer to reach the Melbourne final since Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2008 decider. "Rafa is looking strong, hitting the ball well and the only chance for Cilic to win is if he's extra aggressive and he needs to serve well". The courts suit him.


Five-goal Leicester overcome 'Posh' hurdle in FA Cup

Five-goal Leicester overcome 'Posh' hurdle in FA Cup

Any hopes third-tier Peterborough might create an upset lasted all of nine minutes, with Diabate's opening goal followed by two more from Kelechi Iheanacho that gave the Foxes a 3-0 lead at half-time. The player is still considered to be towards the top of all the Premier League strikers but that comes with its drawbacks. "It killed the game", said McCann as he reflected on the early strikes.


West Ham Latest: Hammers sign Euro 2016 victor

West Ham Latest: Hammers sign Euro 2016 victor

That leaves Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew - both have been linked with moves away from the London Stadium this month - as Moyes' only senior forwards. The former-France youth worldwide has exceptional talent with the ball at his feet but he has flourished with the added defensive solidity that the Scot has introduced to West Ham since taking over from Slaven Bilic in November.


Welsh dominates but Howard-less Colonials tie the Nittany Lions

Welsh dominates but Howard-less Colonials tie the Nittany Lions

Gattis also thanked the Penn State community, the university administration, the assistant coaches he worked with and his players. There may not be a more dramatic moment for Penn State (14-8, 3-5 Big Ten) this season as Pat Chambers' team - one that went into Columbus after dropping three of their last five games - also welcomed the return of their top defender.



Indian Premier League franchises ready to splash cash at mega auction

Pakistan players are kept out of the league as sporting ties between India and Pakistan are frozen because of the tense political relations between the neighbours. Of that 578 available for purchase, 360 are Indians and 218 are overseas players . If the sold player is eligible for RTM, the auctioneer will enquire with the team for which he played in the previous season.


McIlroy hot in late stages of 2nd round to take Dubai lead

McIlroy hot in late stages of 2nd round to take Dubai lead

Four-time major victor Rory McIlroy, twice a victor in Dubai, finished in a five-strong group at seven-under alongside Dane Lasse Jensen, England's Chris Paisley, Alexander Bjork of Sweden and Belgium's Thomas Pieters. I thought if I just stayed patient, I will play good. This is one of my favorite tournaments of the year, a place I've always done well at, some good memories.