De Minaur, Barty ready to lead home charge in Melbourne

De Minaur, Barty ready to lead home charge in Melbourne

Tennis – Brisbane International – Men’s Quarter Finals – Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, Australia, January 4, 2019 Australia’s Alex de Minaur in action during his match against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga REUTERS/Patrick Hamilton January 13, 2019 By Sudipto Ganguly MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An ice bath, a massage and a private jet ride from Sydney to Melbourne after winning his first ATP title has refreshed Alex de Minaur enough for him to state he is ready to…

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Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the media ahead of a possible partial government shut down in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts January 13, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration’s decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. “I have concluded that the Treasury Department’s…

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Federer feeling ‘lucky’ ahead of hat-trick bid in Melbourne

Federer feeling ‘lucky’ ahead of hat-trick bid in Melbourne

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s singles final – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 28, 2018. Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy after winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo January 13, 2019 By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – As the tennis world continued to digest the prospect of Andy Murray’s retirement, an evergreen Roger Federer pondered the “luck” of his longevity on Sunday ahead of his bid…

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Panarin repeats OT feat as Jackets stop Caps

Panarin repeats OT feat as Jackets stop Caps

Jan 12, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. The Blue Jackets won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports January 13, 2019 Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal with 1:30 left in overtime that gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Nicklas…

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NFL notebook: Fitzgerald pondering Cardinals return

NFL notebook: Fitzgerald pondering Cardinals return

FILE PHOTO – Dec 30, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) returns to the locker room following a 27-24 loss against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports January 13, 2019 Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he is undecided if he will retire or play in 2019, which would be his 16th season in the NFL. He told ESPN’s Adam Schefter he intends…

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No winning kickers in Chicago’s Cody Parkey challenge

No winning kickers in Chicago’s Cody Parkey challenge

FILE PHOTO – Jan 6, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) misses a field goal in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports January 13, 2019 For all the grief Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey received for missing what would have been a winning 43-yard field goal in the playoffs last week, many others…

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British PM warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

British PM warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Steet in London, Britain, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo January 13, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers that failure to back her plan to leave the European Union would be catastrophic for Britain, in a plea for support two days ahead of a vote in parliament that she is expected to lose. Lawmakers are set to vote on…

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Maradona admitted to Argentine hospital for scheduled surgery

Maradona admitted to Argentine hospital for scheduled surgery

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Ascenso MX – Final Second Leg- San Luis v Dorados – Alfonso Lastras Stadium, San Luis Potosi, Mexico – December 2, 2018 Dorados coach Diego Maradona arrives at Alfonso Lastras stadium REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo January 12, 2019 BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Diego Maradona was admitted to a clinic in Buenos Aires on Saturday to undergo a scheduled procedure due to stomach bleeding, a source close to the former Argentine soccer…

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