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Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

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Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Women's tennis player Coco Vandeweghe received a code violation at the Australian Open because she refused to restart play, due to not having bananas.The No. 9 ranked player in the world lost her round of 128 match 7-6, 6-2 to Hungarian Timea Babos Sunday at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.After falling in the first set, Vandeweghe took a seat in her chair. She then had a conversation with chair umpire Fergus Murphy about why she wasn't ready to play."I'm waiting for the banana. How are they not on court? It's not my fault," she said, according to a video shot by the New York Times.The umpire then asked her to resume play."But why do I have to play under a different set of rules? But I don't have to make myself uncomfortable because it's ill prepared."Vandeweghe also called the...
'Mourinho was slaughtered but got a point… am I going mad?' – Joey Barton hits out at praise for Man City display at Anfield

'Mourinho was slaughtered but got a point… am I going mad?' – Joey Barton hits out at praise for Man City display at Anfield

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Pep GuardiolaMonday, January 15, 2018Joey Barton says he cannot understand the positive reaction to Manchester City's display against Liverpool.City lost their unbeaten Premier League record in a thrilling match at Anfield on Sunday, going down 4-3, but earned plenty of plaudits for their attacking performance.Barton, though, insists only the result matters and is amazed by the different reactions to Manchester United's goalless draw at Anfield earlier in the season and City's defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s side.Jose Mourinho was widely criticised for his defensive approach against Liverpool in October's clash on Merseyside, despite United picking up a point."Mourinho comes to Anfield, parks the bus and gets absolutely slaughtered," said Barton."Then Guardiola goes there, pas
Wales to announce new manager on Monday

Wales to announce new manager on Monday

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Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs are leading candidates for the jobSunday, January 14, 2018Wales will name their new manager on Monday.The Football Association of Wales has arranged a press conference for 2pm where Chris Coleman's successor will be presented to the media.Ryan Giggs is the favourite for the role, having been interviewed for the role last week, but Craig Bellamy, Coleman's former assistant Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen, who has left his position as Stoke assistant manager, are also thought to be contenders.The FAW said it would revealed the identity of the new manager on Twitter ahead of the press conference at Hensol Castle.A Twitter announcement from the FAW added: "Yfory (Tomorrow). A new era begins 󠁿#TogetherStronger"Let's block ads! (Why?)
New England Patriots rout Tennessee Titans 35-14

New England Patriots rout Tennessee Titans 35-14

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The New England Patriots, seeking the sixth title of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady Era, are headed to their seventh straight AFC championship game.James White and Chris Hogan returned from injury to combine for three second-quarter touchdowns and the defending champions, despite surrendering the first score of the game, cruised to a chilly 35-14 AFC divisional playoff rout of the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots will at home again to face the winner of Sunday's Jacksonville-Pittsburgh game in the earlier of the two conference championship games Jan. 21. White, who was nursed through a late-season ankle injury that saw him miss the final two games of the regular season, ran for one touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Brady, who became the oldest qua...
Robert Kraft to discuss tensions with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady after season

Robert Kraft to discuss tensions with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady after season

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The three men most responsible for turning the New England Patriots into a perennial power will wait until after the season to settle any differences, according to a report Saturday. Patriots owner Robert Kraft will sit down with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady to "clear the air" of any lingering tensions, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported. Reigning Super Bowl champion New England was set to host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in an AFC divisional round playoff game. The report comes a week after the Patriots denied there was friction among the trio, which reportedly stemmed from a dispute over the trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco earlier this season. According to ESPN, which cited unnamed sources, Belichick was furious and dem...