Sunday , 25 January 2015

National Sports

Andreas Seppi Ousts Roger Federer at Australian Open

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Comstock/Thinkstock(MELBOURNE, Australia) — For the first time in over 12 years, Roger Federer will not be playing in the Australian Open semifinals after being upset by unseeded Andreas Seppi on Friday. Federer didn’t look like the dominant player we’ve grown accustomed to seeing as he fell 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5). “The way he hits it you think, ‘This ... Read More »

NBA All-Stars Announced

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new era has arrived in the NBA as young stars are taking over the league. On Thursday night, the NBA released the All-Star Game starters. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry passed Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lebron James as the overall leading vote-getter for the event. “This means a lot; it’s something that I ... Read More »

Braves Agree on One-Year Deal with Outfielder Jonny Gomes

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Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes to a one-year deal. ESPN.com reports the deal is worth $4 million. The 34-year-old Gomes spent last season with the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics. In 112 games, Gomes hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBIs. During his 12-year career, ... Read More »

LaMarcus Aldridge Out 6-8 Weeks

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Steve Dykes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to miss six to eight weeks after he undergoes surgery later this week for a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb, the team announced Thursday. Aldridge, a three-time All-Star, leads the team in scoring (23.2 ppg) and rebounding (10.2 rpg). Aldridge was injured in ... Read More »

Colts' LB Jackson Calls Deflate-Gate "Comical"

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Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — The man who intercepted the ball that supposedly started “Deflate-gate” says he had no clue that New England’s footballs were underinflated during the AFC Championship Game — and added that the fallout is “comical.” Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson says he couldn’t tell if the ball he intercepted off New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ... Read More »

Pitcher Jason Marquis Signs Minor League Deal with Reds

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Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — The Cincinnati Reds signed former All-Star pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor league contract that includes an invite to spring training. The 36-year-old Marquis did not pitch in the major leagues last season after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in 2013. He did pitch in eight games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, going 3-1 ... Read More »

Raiders Name Musgrave Offensive Coordinator

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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Oakland Raiders named Bill Musgrave their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday. Musgrave is reunited with Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, with whom Musgrave worked in Jacksonville. Musgrave also served as the Raiders quarterbacks coach in 1997. The 47-year-old Musgrave has spent six seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator – Three with Minnesotta, two ... Read More »