Month: December 2017

SYDNEY — Revitalised after a fortnight’s family holiday in the Maldives, Roger Federer has arrived in Australia ready to embark on his milestone 20th year on the professional tennis tour. The Swiss superstar touched down in Perth just after midnight on Thursday morning ahead of the Hopman Cup starting on Saturday. It was at the
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First things first: The following predictions aren’t really predictions. They’re not prophesies or premonitions or even prognostications. These are things that could happen during the 2018 campaign — five potential occurrences that would make major headlines, leaving us talking all about them when we review the year 12 months from now. 1. Golf’s most exclusive
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The joy of earning one’s way on the PGA Tour and playing a rookie season on the circuit is often quickly met with reality. There is little time to celebrate the achievement, and bottom-line goals must be pursued almost immediately. There is no time for resting on college or amateur accolades, nor even on professional
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Dec 22, 2017 Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Like
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Tennessee‘s recruiting class lost two prospects Wednesday, both at the quarterback position. ESPN 300 quarterback Adrian Martinez and three-star Michael Penix both announced they are no longer part of the Vols’ 2018 class. Martinez, a 6-foot-2, 198-pound quarterback from Fresno, California, flopped his commitment from Tennessee to Nebraska. New Huskers coach Scott Frost and quarterbacks
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Wizards star John Wall is returning from a knee injury on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Washington coach Scott Brooks. The point guard will be in the starting lineup after missing more than two weeks with discomfort and inflammation in his left knee. Wall received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections to reduce the
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Jerry Jones didn’t have a role in increasing the percentage of Roger Goodell’s contract that isn’t guaranteed, Arthur Blank said Wednesday. Blank, the chairman of the NFL’s compensation committee and the Atlanta Falcons‘ owner, said Jones did, however, have input on possible changes to how the compensation committee is put together. Jones, the Dallas Cowboys‘
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Glover Teixeira didn’t know much about MMA growing up on a farm in the small town of Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil. When he left to live in Connecticut as a 19-year-old, his only intention was to provide for his family by working in landscaping. But when he watched a tape of Royce Gracie fighting at
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