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The temperature in Melbourne still sat above 30 degrees during the night session on Rod Laver Arena but the title favourite looked comfortable in his 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory over the world No.55. The pattern looked set to continue when Federer broke for 3-1 with a crushing forehand return. Making any inroads on the Federer serve proved impossible for Struff in the opening two sets, winning just eight in the first and three in the second as Federer moved through the gears.
  • Australian Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic into 4th round

    Australian Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic into 4th round

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    Djokovic was equally convincing in his 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 rout of Spanish 21st seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas, although there was concern when he sought a medical timeout for treatment to his lower back. A lot of things were going her way throughout the match. No. 25 Fabio Fognini overcame Julien Benneteau 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys, seeded sixth and 17th respectively, preserved their ideal form with straight-set wins in Round 3, too; neither player has dropped a ...
  • Battling Bournemouth hold West Ham to 1-1 draw

    Battling Bournemouth hold West Ham to 1-1 draw

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    The Mexico global entered in the 63rd minute and bagged the equalizer 10 minutes later with West Ham now sitting 11th in the Premier League table after the result. Bournemouth's lead did not last long, though, as a long ball forward from kick-off eventually fell for Hernandez to stab home an unexpected equalier after some shoddy defending from the visitors.
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    ET, Fox). Meaning if Philly can repeat their execution from last week, it could easily be enough to crank out another ugly-as-the-dickens win. Now two teams that failed to reach the playoffs in 2016 are vying for an appearance in Super Bowl LII after earning a berth in the NFC Championship Game.
  • Jurgen Klopp Offers His Opinion On Alexis Sanchez's Impending Move To United

    Jurgen Klopp Offers His Opinion On Alexis Sanchez's Impending Move To United

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    Reds boss Jurgen Klopp - whose side visit Swansea on Monday night - decided against allowing the player to leave Anfield in light of Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona . That was an embarrassing performance from a club of United's stature and I can understand why their fans were ashamed of what they saw, with Liverpool's display against the same opponents showing what is possible with a little ambition.
  • Barcelona deny Antoine Griezmann deal agreement

    Barcelona deny Antoine Griezmann deal agreement

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    Amor was asked in December about Barca's desire to sign Griezmann after a Mundo Deportivo report that president Josep Maria Bartomeu had held a meeting with the forward's family. There's a good understanding, maybe there have been talks. "We're obliged to have contact with players". Real Madrid have also been mentioned consistently as a potential destination for Griezmann, although Barcelona are now widely believed to be the frontrunners.
  • Mary Lou McDonald nominated to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein President

    Mary Lou McDonald nominated to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein President

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    Ms McDonald will be formally ratified at a special Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin. Mary Lou McDonald was originally a member of the Fianna Fáil party before joining Sinn Féin. Deputy McDonald's succession to president-elect comes after Gerry Adams a year ago announced he would be standing down as his party's leader in 2018.
  • United target Sanchez remains absent for Arsenal vs Palace

    United target Sanchez remains absent for Arsenal vs Palace

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    Monreal's afternoon came to a premature end later, though, when he limped off with a hamstring problem. United are reportedly set to part with £35million, plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan , to secure Sanchez's signature, although Jose Mourinho insisted on Friday that the deal was "not done at all".
  • Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer as Ron Burgundy

    Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer as Ron Burgundy

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    During the interview, Ferrell also asked the tennis player whether he eats wombat to stay fit. I know how much this crowd means to you, they're an awesome crowd, but does it get annoying when they just scream, "C'mon Roger" over and over again? "But, sure, it's helpful to play now [at night] rather than during the day".
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    This was the moment electricity came back on at a Puerto Rico school that had been without lighting for 112 days since Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean island. Federal officials also pointed out the Puerto Rican government revealed it had nearly $7 billion in hundreds of bank accounts as of the end of November.
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    How to watch the Australian Open online

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    Will then inquired, "Quick question Roger, you're 36-years-old, you seem ageless, are you a witch or a vampire?" "The national food of Australia". "They remind me of my name", Federer laughed. "For the most part it's served me well", he said. It seemed to physically pain him to not say "Bedene is a great player and this crowd is wonderful", but that only added to the charm of the interview.
  • Djokovic staggers past Monfils in draining win

    Djokovic staggers past Monfils in draining win

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    As for the match, which he won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 after a decidedly shaky start, he said: "The conditions were brutal". "It was really warm, it was tough to breathe. It was not only Djokovic and Monfils struggling in the heat, Juan Martin del Potro also had to play in the hottest part of the day, the Argentine beating Karen Kachanov in four sets.
  • Zverev fails to reach last 16 after shock loss to Chung

    Zverev fails to reach last 16 after shock loss to Chung

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    Fourth seed Zverev went into their Australian Open third-round clash of rising stars as favourite and with many tipping him as a potential victor of the tournament. Meanwhile, Chung thanked his training team after the biggest victory of his young career. "I think I played really bad the fifth set, but apart from that, you know, in the first four sets, I think this was the best he can play", he said.
  • Chelsea edge Norwich but Conte frustration remains a concern for fans

    Chelsea edge Norwich but Conte frustration remains a concern for fans

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    The final decision stays with the referee on the pitch, not the one watching the game. He added: "Sometimes you get doubt in your mind and you'd like an opportunity for that to be checked". "In this case, if it wasn't a penalty, it was right to give a yellow card". "If you are able to use this new system in the right way, that can happen".
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrives at MU training ground on Friday

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrives at MU training ground on Friday

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    Wenger, after confirming former Borussia Dortmund schemer Mkhitaryan would move the other way in exchange for Sanchez, added: "If it's a possibility, it's because I like the player". Alexis Sanchez is being made to wait for his move from Arsenal , presumably to Manchester United . Mkhitaryan has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United since joining in the summer of 2016 and is set to move to the Emirates Stadium, with Sanchez going the other way.