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Aussie Millman continues hot form in Memphis

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:07am

John Millman's solid start to 2016 has continued, with the Australian winning through to the second round of the Memphis Open.

Last-gasp Ogbonna stuns Liverpool in FA Cup

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:07am

Angelo Ogbonna scores in stoppage time of extra time as West Ham stunned a young Liverpool side 2-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Eli Manning explains bizarre reaction to brother's Super Bowl win

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 8:44am

Eli Manning is forced to explain himself after he looked devastated when brother Peyton was assured of victory in Super Bowl 50.

Ex-ABC caller Dennis Cometti to hang up the microphone

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 7:59am

Veteran AFL commentator Dennis Cometti confirms the 2016 season will be his last calling the game.

Pocock seeking 12-month break from rugby

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 7:36am

Australian rugby could be without one of its biggest names for 12 months, with Wallabies back rower David Pocock looking to take a sabbatical from the game to study in 2017.

Pocock reportedly considering 12-month break from rugby

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 7:36am

Australian rugby could be without one of its biggest names for 12 months, with Wallabies back rower David Pocock reportedly looking to take a sabbatical from the game to study in 2017.

Nishikori Targets Return To Top 5 In 2016

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 7:27am

Kei Nishikori is targetting a return to the Top 5 in the Emirates ATP Rankings this year. The Japanese star is currently 90-points behind No. 6-ranked David Ferrer and 645 points behind No. 5-ranked Rafael Nadal.

"I was very happy to be No. 4 last year, although I wasn't there for a long time," said Nishikori, who spent six weeks at No. 4 in August and September 2015. "That's something I have to work on this year, to get into the Top 4 or 5. That will be a big challenge for me, because Novak [Djokovic] is playing amazing, Andy [Murray] is playing better and Roger [Federer] is playing great tennis again. It will be difficult to be there, but if I stay focused I think I have a chance to get there."

This week, Nishikori is hoping to capture a fourth straight Memphis Open, where he has won 13 consecutive matches. His only loss came against Marcos Baghdatis in 2009.

"I'm really looking forward to playing," he said. "This is one of my favourite tournaments, winning three years in a row, and I hope to win another one this year. I will try to play one match at a time and concentrate in order to play good tennis. I know it isn't easy, but I have great confidence playing here and I like to spend time in Memphis. I will try to enjoy this week."

Nishikori trained with wild card Tommy Paul, one of 13 Americans in the 28-player draw, earlier this week. He plays another American, Ryan Harrison, in his first match.

'Show me a good loser, I'll show you a loser': Newton defends post-Super Bowl sulk

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:56am

Defeated Carolina Panthers quarter-back Cam Newton admits he is a "sore loser" in defending his performance in the post-Super Bowl press conference.

Baghdatis Turn Of Pace In Rotterdam 2016 Hot Shot

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:50am
Watch Hot Shot as Marcos Baghdatis shows a turn of pace to retrieve a David Goffin drop volley on Tuesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Monfils Takes Part In Daring Rotterdam Stunt

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:26am

Gael Monfils launched the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in style on Monday as he played his part in a daring stunt in the city of Rotterdam.

The Frenchman, who is seeded fifth at the ATP World Tour 500 indoor hard-court tournament, took to the roof of a hotel to fire balls across the street to suspended stunt “ball kids”, who were dangling in front of a vertical tennis court.

"It was different, it was fun," said Monfils. "It was cool that we tried something new. But they didn't catch the ball, so I'm pretty disappointed! With the wind, it was tough for me to be precise, but I think it's tough for them to catch it. But it was cool. It was a good try."

Monfils was joined in the stunt by Tournament Director Richard Krajicek, who did manage to hit one of the balls into the outstretched hand of the ball kid. "I'm happy I'm on this side of the street, because there was talk that I would be there trying to catch the ball! It was great and a good way to start the tournament."

Monfils opens his campaign on Tuesday evening against qualifier Ernests Gulbis.

ITF banned two umpires in 2015, four more under investigation

ABC Tennis news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:16am

Two tennis umpires were banned last year for breaches of the sport's code of conduct for officials, according to the International Tennis Federation.

ITF banned two umpires in 2015, four more under investigation

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:16am

Two tennis umpires were banned last year for breaches of the sport's code of conduct for officials, according to the International Tennis Federation.

Reds rolled by Shandong in Asian Champions League

ABC Sport - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 5:57am

Adelaide United is out of the Asian Champions League after being defeated 2-1 by China's Shandong Luneng.

Muller, Kohlschreiber Reach Rotterdam Second Round

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 5:41am

Gilles Muller will take on second seed and 2014 runner-up Marin Cilic in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament second round after beating Andreas Seppi for the first time in their fourth tour-level meeting. Muller, who has already reached two ATP World Tour semi-finals this year, hit 19 aces to beat Seppi 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in two hours and seven minutes on Tuesday. Last week, Muller lost to eventual champion Roberto Bautista Agut in the Sofia semi-finals.

Another player who performed well in the Bulgarian capital, Philipp Kohlschreiber, improved to 6-0 lifetime against Julien Benneteau with a 6-4, 6-4 win in 90 minutes. Benneteau, the 2013 finalist, struck 14 aces. Kohlschreiber goes onto face qualifier Ivan Dodig in the second round.

Marcos Baghdatis recovered from a 2/5 deficit in the third set tie-break to edge past fourth seed David Goffin 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(5). Baghdatis claimed victory only after winning a 41-stroke rally on match point. "It was an amazing point. I was just defending, slicing three metres behind the baseline," Baghdatis said. "I kept putting the ball back and making him do something and eventually he made a mistake."

Flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils atoned for a first-round loss last week in Montpellier with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis to reach the second round. The fifth seed saved the lone break point he faced and broke Gulbis once in each set. He next faces fast-rising Croatian teen Borna Coric.

"That was the key for me, I served great," said Monfils. "I definitely put pressure on his forehand and tried to be alert. We know Ernests can give you one, two, three points in a row. I tried to be ready for anything he was willing to give me."

Looking ahead to his first meeting with Coric, Monfils said, "It's going to be a tough one. He's a young player, strong from the baseline, and runs well. It's tough to hit winners on this court, so tomorrow I'm expecting long rallies. I will try to dictate with my forehand and try to serve good, move him around the court."

Martin Klizan saved all six break points he faced in a 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3 win over Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo to reach the second round. The World No. 43 Slovak, who went winless in January, has now won four of his past five matches. A semi-finalist last week in Sofia, 26-year-old Klizan will next face Baghdatis.

Elsewhere, 19-year-old Hyeon Chung battled past Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. He'll next face Sofia finalist and eighth seed Viktor Troicki or qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov.

Top seed Richard Gasquet withdrew from the ATP World Tour 500 tournament due to viral illness (flu) and was replaced in the main draw by lucky loser Evgeny Donskoy.

Behind The Scenes At Sofia 2016

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 3:56am
ATP World Tour Uncovered goes behind the scenes at the 2016 Garanti Koza Sofia Open, the newest tournament on the ATP World Tour.

Monfils Takes Part In Daring Rotterdam Stunt

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 3:42am
Gael Monfils has the responsibility of firing tennis balls at suspended stunt ball kids in a daring stunt in Rotterdam.

Gasquet Reflects On Consistent Career

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 3:28am
ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Richard Gasquet, with insight from his coach Sergi Bruguera, who recently won the Montpellier title.

Emirates ATP Rankings 8 February 2016

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 3:21am
See the latest Emirates ATP Rankings as of 8 February 2016.

Monfils Baghdatis WIn In 1R Rotterdam 2016 Highlights

ATP news - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 1:42am
Watch highlights as Gael Monfils, Marcos Baghdatis, Martin Klizan and Gilles Muller get off to winning starts at the 2016 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Watch live matches at http://www.tennistv.com/

Monfils Reflects On First Round Rotterdam Win

ATP news - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 11:24pm
Frenchman Gaels Monfils talks about his first round victory over Ernests Gulbis in Rotterdam. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.