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Jurgen Klopp refuses to join in on Liverpool title-winning parties just yet as Reds go 16 points clear with Manchester United victory

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has no intention of joining any title-winning parties yet after Liverpool took a giant step towards securing a first Premier League crown in 30 years with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday. Goals from Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah gave the Reds a deserved victory over their fiercest […]
TalkSport - 19.01.2020 23:25

Ronaldo double fires Juventus four points clear with Parma win

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to continue his sensational scoring run and help move Juventus four points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Parma on Sunday.
Reuters - 19.01.2020 23:22

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Marcus Rashford will be out for at least six weeks after suffering double stress fracture of his back against Wolves

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is set for an extended spell on the sidelines, admitting that he could delve into the transfer market for ‘short-term deals’ this month. Rashford was absent for United’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of arch nemesis Liverpool on Sunday, with news emerging during the […]
TalkSport - 19.01.2020 21:15

Inter's title bid stalls in Lecce as Rebic lifts AC Milan

Inter Milan's Serie A title push hit another stumbling block on Sunday after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce as Ante Rebic fired city rivals AC Milan to a last gasp 3-2 win over Udinese. Antonio Conte's Inter looked set to take maximum points from their coach's hometown team, where he started
Yahoo - 19.01.2020 20:47

Cyprus police arrest soccer player amid match-fixing probe

Cyprus police have arrested a 30-year-old soccer player in connection with a probe into alleged match-fixing in the country's second-tier league and cup games. The development comes two days after the Cypriot soccer federation suspended all matches after a referee walkout because of a bombing attack
Yahoo - 19.01.2020 19:36

Patrice Evra received a letter from Liverpool apologising for how they handled Luis Suarez race row

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed that Liverpool sent him a letter apologising for how they handled the racist abuse he received from Luis Suarez in 2011.
Daily Mail - 19.01.2020 16:39

Broad rips through South Africa tail, England enforce follow-on

Seamer Stuart Broad ripped through South Africa’s tail to allow England to enforce the follow-on on the fourth morning of the third test before rain interrupted their victory charge at St George’s Park on Sunday.
Reuters - 19.01.2020 11:23

Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Manchester United suffer blow in pursuit of Fernandes, Eriksen latest, Liverpool and Roma ‘open talks’ over Shaqiri transfer

The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com How did Bruno Fernandes get […]
TalkSport - 18.01.2020 23:12

Premier League RESULTS: Man City denied by Crystal Palace at death, Chelsea suffer sickening late defeat, Tottenham and Arsenal draw

Crystal Palace delivered the final nail in the coffin of Man City’s unconvincing title bid by snatching a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium in the dying moments. Sergio Aguero scored twice to complete a stunning turnaround after Palace spent much of the game in front, but the Eagles weren’t done yet. With time running […]
TalkSport - 18.01.2020 22:05

Watch as Erling Haaland scores 20-minute hat-trick in dream debut for Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland enjoyed a debut to remember as he scored a 20-minute hat-trick to lead new club Borussia Dortmund to an incredible victory at Augsburg. The 19-year-old €20million signing started on the bench but was thrown into the action after 56 minutes with his side trailing 3-1. The Norwegian took just three minutes to open […]
TalkSport - 18.01.2020 18:55

Newcastle vs Chelsea LIVE: Commentary, confirmed team news, kick-off time and live stream of Premier League fixture

Steve Bruce’s injury-stricken Newcastle come up against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in Saturday’s late kick-off. Newcastle enter this game on the back of a 1-1 draw away at Wolves, but are without a win in their last four league games. However, Joelinton ended a five-month goal drought in Newcastle’s FA Cup win to give the misfiring […]
TalkSport - 18.01.2020 17:40

Chelsea receive boost ahead of Newcastle clash as N’Golo Kante returns from injury to start – but Mateo Kovacic is left out again

Chelsea have been boosted by the return of N’Golo Kante ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle – LIVE on talkSPORT. The Frenchman suffered the latest blow of his injury stricken season last week as a hamstring injury ruled him out of the 3-0 victory over Burnley. But Kante is fit to start at […]
TalkSport - 18.01.2020 17:32

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Federer Receives ATPTour.com Fans' Favourite Award

As he prepares for his 21st Australian Open, Roger Federer was presented with the 2019 ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite Award. The six-time champion in Melbourne, who is one of the most popular players in tennis history, won the award for the 17th straight year. The 38-year-old Swiss has been honoured with a record 38 ATP Awards starting with his first Fans’ Favourite Award in 2003. Federer has also been selected by fellow players as the recipient of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (2004-09, 2011-17) and Comeback Player of the Year (2017); received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award (2006, 2013); and is a five-time ATP Tour No. 1 (2004-07, ’09). Federer begins his quest for a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title on Monday against American Steve Johnson.
ATP - 19.01.2020 00:58

First-Time Winner Spotlight: Ugo Humbert

One of Ugo Humbert’s goals for this year was to win an ATP Tour title. Two weeks into the season, he can cross that off his to-do list. The 21-year-old lifted his maiden tour-level crown after winning an epic championship match against fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire at the ASB Classic in Auckland. His last three victories of the week came against seeded players he had 0-1 ATP Head2Head records against: Denis Shapovalov, John Isner and Paire. ATPTour.com caught up with Humbert after the final to talk to the Frenchman about his breakthrough run. What does winning your first ATP Tour title mean to you? It means a lot for me to win my first ATP Tour title. It was really tough today, really emotional. I’m happy it all worked today. Was there a point in the week where you felt like winning the title was within your grasp, or did this come as a surprise to you? It’s not a surprise because I work hard for it every day and I really wanted it. I did five good matches here again...
ATP - 18.01.2020 08:41

Federer Prepared For 'Tricky Situation' To Start Australian Open

Roger Federer tries to be a good tennis parent. He mostly stays out of the way when it comes to teaching his children about the sport he's played for a living the past 22 years. But every now and then, the six-time Australian Open champion leans in and offers a bit of advice. The suggestions, however, even coming from Federer, sound wrong. “They don't always listen to me. I play with them sometimes. I do like to play with them. But I am not the biggest fan of the dad giving them all the advice. For that I think they got to listen to the coach. I've had that problem before, where I told them some things, and they said, 'Well, my coach told me differently',” Federer said on Saturday in Melbourne. “I told them, 'There you go. Listen to the coach. Don't listen to me. But at least listen to one of us.'” The 38-year-old soon will be listening to the familiar roar of the Melbourne crowd as he makes his 21st Australian Open appearance and seeks his 100th win at a secon...
ATP - 18.01.2020 05:53

Medvedev: ‘A Good Australian Open Is To Win It’

Daniil Medvedev entered the 2019 Australian Open as the No. 19 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings. The Russian had won an ATP 500 title, but never advanced past the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam or ATP Masters 1000. What a difference a year makes. Now, World No. 4 Medvedev is arguably the biggest favourite outside of the Big Three to lift the trophy in Melbourne. “[A] good Australian Open is to win it. But if you ask me what I'm going to be happy about, it always depends of course who you play, who you lose to,” Medvedev said. “But I would say I will be happy with quarters. As I always say, for me the first goal is to win it step by step. If I'm in [the] quarters, I'm not going to be there and say, ‘Okay, I've done my goal, it's enough for this tournament.’ Any tournament I play, I want to win it.” Medvedev won his first two ATP Masters 1000 titles in 2019, and he also reached his first major final at the US Open. In Flushing Meadows, the Russian came fr...
ATP - 18.01.2020 04:16

Zverev Endures Week Of Prep Like No Other For Australian Open

Alexander Zverev has had a week of preparation before a Grand Slam unlike any other in his career this week in Melbourne. Two-a-days? The 22-year-old has been enduring three practices a day and logging five to seven hours on court ahead of the season's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, which starts Monday. The week before a Grand Slam is typically a lighter week of practice for players, especially those in the Top 10. But Zverev was disappointed with his ATP Cup showing for Germany in Brisbane – he went 0-3 against Aussie Alex de Minaur, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Canadian Denis Shapovalov – and wanted to fix on the practice courts what troubled him. “I need to get my tennis back because how I was playing at the ATP Cup was just not going to be good enough to do well at a Grand Slam. I know that, my team knows that, my coaching staff knows that. The hours are in now. Now it's just about getting the final preparations right,” Zverev said on Friday in M...
ATP - 17.01.2020 08:34

Humbert Reaches Maiden Final In Auckland

Six months after falling in three sets to John Isner in the semi-finals at Newport, Ugo Humbert defeated the American 7-6(5), 6-4 to advance to his maiden ATP Tour championship match at the ASB Classic on Friday. The Frenchman, who won each of his 38 first-serve points throughout the 81-minute encounter, did not face a break point en route to victory against the two-time champion. Humbert is through to his first ATP Tour final on his fourth attempt, following semi-final losses in Marseille, Newport and Antwerp last year. [WATCH LIVE 2] ”I am really happy about this win,” said Humbert. “It was a great match. I returned very well and I played good [on the] key points. I am really, really happy to reach my first final.” The World No. 57 has defeated two of the Top 4 seeds in Auckland to reach the final. After wins over in-form Norwegian Casper Ruud and Marco Cecchinato, Humbert also beat second seed Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals. Humbert will face countrym...
ATP - 17.01.2020 08:33