Tsonga Motivated For 2008 Final Rematch Against Djokovic At The Australian Open | ATP Tour

Eleven years ago, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga arrived in Melbourne Park as the No. 38 player in the ATP Rankings. The year before, the Frenchman had been ousted in the first round. But Tsonga became the story of the Australian Open, defeating four Top 15 players to reach the final, which was his first at tour-level. Tsonga defeated second seed Rafael Nadal in less than two hours in the semi-finals, and his high-energy brand of tennis, and of course his enthusiastic post-match celebrations, immediately became a fans’ favourite and fixture in the…

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Most exciting NFL final four ever? Why Patriots-Chiefs and Rams-Saints in 2018 NFL playoffs have a case

If you were looking for upsets during NFL divisional round weekend, you didn’t get much with which to work. The blisteringly hot Colts were blown out, while the similarly aflame Cowboys needed a late score to make things look close. The Chargers, who you guys said were the most likely team to pull an upset, might as well have stayed in California. The Eagles were the only team that had a shot to win their game late in the fourth quarter, and even after a Wil Lutz miss seemed to…

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DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship ends in controversy after leader prevented from making final wager

1:41 AM ET David Purdum Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008 Ben Fawkes Close ESPN Staff Writer Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com’s gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 A national sports betting handicapping contest with a $2.5 million prize pool ended in controversy Sunday in New Jersey, after the Day 3 leader was prevented from making his final wager before the NFC divisional-round game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints kicked off. A contestant with the username rleejr86…

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Cameron Norrie beaten by Tennys Sandgren in ATP final in Auckland

Norrie, who has a Scottish father and Welsh mother, was born in South Africa and grew up in New Zealand Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. British number two Cameron Norrie was beaten in his first ATP final, losing 6-4 6-2 to Tennys Sandgren at the Auckland International in New Zealand. Norrie,…

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Another Year, Another Sydney Final For De Minaur | ATP Tour

Alex de Minaur reached his first ATP Tour final one year ago this week in Sydney, a tournament he entered as the No. 167 player in the ATP Rankings, before falling to Daniil Medvedev. Perhaps the second time will be the charm for De Minaur at the Sydney International. De Minaur beat French veteran Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to reach his third tour-level final. The Aussie will return later in the day to face veteran Andreas Seppi for the trophy. In 2017, De Minaur began his season at…

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Devin Haney vs. Xolisani Ndongeni Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos

Share Tweet Share Share Email Undefeated Top Lightweight Contender Haney Faces Fellow Unbeaten Ndongeni In The Main Event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, January 11 Live on SHOWTIME® SHREVEPORT, La. (January 9, 2019) – One of boxing’s most promising rising stars, unbeaten lightweight Devin Haney, and fellow undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni, kicked off fight week with a final press conference Wednesday at Paradise Theater in Margaritaville Resort Casino ahead of their ShoBox: The New Generation main event bout this Friday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT live on SHOWTIME from…

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‘One of the best ever to play the game,’ Australian players on MS Dhoni before probable final tour Down Under

MS Dhoni has played 332 ODIs in which he has scored 10,173 runs at an average of 50.11. (PTI Photo) Veteran wicketkeeper and former India captain MS Dhoni has received plaudits from his peers in the Australian dressing room. Dhoni, who will be taking his place behind the stumps for India in the upcoming three-match ODI series in Australia, has played 332 ODIs in which he has scored 10,173 runs at an average of 50.11. “I think he is one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen to ever play the game. He is…

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Seppi Beats Schwartzman To Reach Sydney 2019 Final | ATP Tour

Andreas Seppi rolled back the years with a vintage performance on Friday night to advance to the Sydney International final – his first ATP Tour title match for three-and-a-half years (2015 Gerry Weber Open). The 34-year-old Italian remained in control for the majority of his 7-6(3), 6-4 semi-final victory over third-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman in one hour and 42 minutes. Seppi, who will now look to claim his first ATP Tour title since October 2012 at the VTB Kremlin Cup (d. Bellucci), awaits the winner of fourth-seeded Frenchman and 2011…

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Cameron Norrie beats Jan-Lennard Struff to reach first ATP final in Auckland

Norrie, who has a Scottish father and Welsh mother, was born in South Africa and grew up in New Zealand Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. British number two Cameron Norrie will contest his first ATP final after beating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the Auckland International semi-finals. The 23-year-old won 7-5 4-6…

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Auckland’s Home Hope Cameron Norrie To Face American Tennys Sandgren In ASB Classic Final | ATP Tour

The ASB Classic could have a homegrown champion. Cameron Norrie, who grew up in Auckland but now represents Great Britain, reached his first ATP Tour final on Friday, beating German Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Norrie is hardly known for his serve but it has carried him all week in New Zealand. He was broken for the first time all tournament to start the second set, but he regrouped, and behind 17 aces, beat Struff to claim their first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting. Norrie saved eight of 10 break points,…

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