Ewan not contemplating failure at Tour Down Under

A confident Caleb Ewan will make his WorldTour debut in Lotto Soudal colours at the Tour Down Under, and the pocket-rocket sprinter has his focus on winning at least one stage of the race. Related Articles The Australian made a well-publicised move from Mitchelton-Scott to Lotto Soudal over the winter, with the Belgian team hoping their new signing would replace their former long-standing sprinter, Andre Greipel. Ewan picked up a couple of morale-boosting wins in January’s Bay Crits series, but with Elia Viviani and Peter Sagan on the start list…

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Emilia Migliaccio guts out Harder Hall win in playoff

SEBRING, Fla. – Emilia Migliaccio’s short but spectacular history on the Florida Orange Blossom Circuit ended with a specially carved figurine trophy. A local artist wanted to make sure the piece, which had been sitting on his shelf for several years, found a good home. The hardware at the Harder Hall Invitational has varied greatly over the years. Aree Song took home a couple of lamps when she won in 2002 and ’03. It’s all part of the historical event’s charm. Migliaccio, a first-time Harder Hall participant, won the South…

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Men’s Basketball Roundup: Louisville Routs No. 12 North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Coach Roy Williams endured his worst home loss in 16 seasons with the Tar Heels. Elsewhere, No. 4 Virginia improved to 15-0 and Kansas State upset No. 20 Iowa State. Source link

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Davis Love III off to Singapore Open next week, chasing a British Open exemption

HONOLULU — Davis Love III couldn’t resist the lure of the SMBC Singapore Open for the same reason he couldn’t pass up a chance to compete in the Greenbrier Classic or the John Deere Open. “Anytime you can play in a tournament that could get you into the Open Championship, then you go. That was a big reason for me,” said Love, 54, who is opting for the event co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the Asian Tour instead of heading to the Big Island of Hawaii for the…

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Rohit thinks Dhoni at No. 4 is ‘most ideal’

India’s ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma believes No. 4 is the “ideal” position for MS Dhoni as India continue to jostle with their middle-order combinations ahead of the World Cup. Dhoni made 51 off 96 balls in the first ODI against Australia at the SCG. He added 137 in 28 overs with Rohit to repair the early damage after India were 3 for 4, but it was an innings that could again divide opinion on Dhoni’s diminishing strike rates at the twilight of his career. As such, his form has prompted…

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Rangers Finally Win at Barclays Center; Devils Edge Flyers

Mats Zuccarello scored late in the third period and the Rangers beat the Islanders, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon for their first win at Barclays Center. Zuccarello redirected the winner with his skate from in front of the net for his fifth goal of the season. Filip Chytil also scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves to help the Rangers win in Brooklyn for the first time since the Islanders began playing home games there in 2015. The Islanders had been 13-2-0 in the teams’ previous 15 meetings over all. The…

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San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers moving from third base to outfield

SAN DIEGO — Wil Myers says he’s moving back to the Padres’ crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego probably is still in the market for a third baseman. The Padres agreed to one-year contracts with their three remaining arbitration-eligible players: closer Kirby Yates, catcher Austin Hedges and left-hander Robbie Erlin. Myers said Saturday at FanFest that the decision to switch positions yet again was made during a recent discussion with general manager A.J. Preller and manager Andy Green. Myers played outfield in 2015 after being acquired in a three-team trade.…

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Three Reasons Roger Federer May Win The Australian Open | ATP Tour

1) Federer has won the past two Australian Opens.It’s hard to argue against hardware. In 2017, Roger Federer arrived at the year’s first major fresh off an injury, seeded 17th, which was foreign territory for the Swiss. But Federer managed to find some of his best form to claim his first Grand Slam title in more than four-and-a-half years. Then last year, Federer did not lose a set en route to the final, where he battled through a stern five-set test from Marin Cilic to claim his record 20th major…

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Scouting Report: 10 Things To Watch At The Australian Open | ATP Tour

1) The Trivalry: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have combined to win 13 of the past 15 Australian Open titles, eight straight Grand Slam championships overall and 51 of 62 majors dating back to Federer’s breakthrough victory at Wimbledon in 2003. The living legends return to Melbourne Park as No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the ATP Rankings (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer) and No. 1, No. 2 and tied for No. 3 on the Grand Slam title leaders list (Federer 20, Nadal 17, Djokovic 14, Sampras 14).…

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Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar to replace Rahul and Pandya

3:03 PM ET Nagraj Gollapudi Sidharth Monga Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar have been called up as replacements for KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya in India’s limited-overs squads. Shankar will join the team that is currently in Australia ahead of the second ODI, which will be played in Adelaide on January 15. Gill, meanwhile, will not feature in the ODI series in Australia but will join the team in New Zealand, where India are scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20Is, starting January 23. The Indian selectors were forced…

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