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Source: The Guradian

Lleyton Hewitt accuses Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family

Friday 20:55 GMT

Lleyton Hewitt has sensationally claimed Bernard Tomic threatened him and his family and says Tomic will never play Davis Cup as long as he is captain.

Hewitt said he tried to help Tomic – who this week criticised Hewitt Davis Cup and Open wildcard player selection policy – but believed the 26-year-old former Australian No. 1 was now a lost cause. Speaking after his Australian Open doubles exit on Thursday, Hewitt said he had cut all contact with Tomic following the alleged abuse over the past 18 months.

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Source: DW

Asian Cup: Japan and Qatar through as group winners

Friday 20:55 GMT

Qatar beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 on Thursday to finish top of Group E in an Asian Cup match that garnered more attention for geopolitics than sporting rivalry.

That means this fan will be headed home early, despite his best efforts to inspire his team though fancy dressing.

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Source: DW

January transfer window: Stuttgart make club-record signing

Friday 23:40 GMT

Borussia Dortmund have completed their first signing of the January transfer window with Argentine youngster Leonardo Balerdi swapping Boca Juniors for BVB.

Fortuna Düsseldorf have dipped into the transfer market to add more experience to their ranks, signing former Ingolstadt left-back Markus Suttner on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion for the remainder of the season. The Austrian international made 49 appearances in Germany's top flight between 2015 and 2017 for Die Schanzer.

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Source: BBC

Lleyton Hewitt says Bernard Tomic has threatened and 'blackmailed' him

Friday 16:20 GMT

Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt claims he has been threatened "physically" and "blackmailed" by his former team-mate Bernard Tomic. Hewitt, 37, said he and "close knit family" had received threats directly from the world number 88 over the past "year and a half".

Hewitt started mentoring Tomic after retiring as a singles player, but says he has "not had anything to do" with Tomic for a couple of years. "For me the biggest frustration is I feel like I went out of my way to help Bernie," Hewitt, who won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon titles, said.

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Source: BBC

Jose Mourinho: Ex-Manchester United manager is 'too young to retire' & 'belongs at top level'

Friday 16:20 GMT

Jose Mourinho says he is "too young" to consider retirement as he spoke for the first time since he was sacked by Manchester United.

The Portuguese manager was sacked by United on 18 December following a defeat to leaders Liverpool that left them closer in terms of points to the relegation zone than to the top of the table. Since former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge, United have won a six successive games and are six points off the top four.

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Source: DW

Australian Open: Alexander Zverev scrapes through in five set thriller

Friday 13:35 GMT

Alexander Zverev matched his career best in Melbourne after a tough 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (7-6), 6-1 win over France's Jeremy Chardy.

Drama is becoming a habit for Alexander Zverev, as Germany's great male hope made hard work of booking a third-round clash with young Australian wildcard Alex Bolt. But the third round won't be enough for the German who has bigger challenges ahead.

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Source: The Guradian

Carla Kogelman's best photograph: children playing on a swing

Friday 06:04 GMT

Martin, who is on the swing with the girls, and his brother Christian, whose hands and feet peek out from behind them – are their friends who spend their summers at the farm, too.

That’s how I choose not only to depict children in my work, but also how I want to relate to them in everyday life: as human beings, as equals.

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Source: DW

Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka enjoys and excels in 2019 Bundesliga opener

Saturday 21:49 GMT

It's always presumptuous to take one individual performance and declare it a defining moment, but Leon Goretzka's game-winning performance for Bayern Munich to restart the Bundesliga season felt like an arrival story.

By opening up space in between the lines and adding a playmaking option beyond Thiago, Goretzka was masterful playing in behind the strikers. Afterwards, he admitted what appeared evident throughout the game: that he had fun playing in the No. 10 role again.

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Source: Common Domain

The Kansas City Chiefs Are Football’s Golden State Warriors

Saturday 17:14 GMT

The Golden State Warriors built a dynasty based on a mathematical fact so rudimentary it’s obvious to preschoolers: Three points are more than two.

The first time the Warriors made the playoffs in the Curry era, they lost—to Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs.

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Source: Common Domain

How Drew Brees Pushes the Limits of Quarterback Accuracy

Saturday 17:14 GMT

Drew Brees dropped back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings this season, and something unusual happened: He threw an interception.

Brees followed that by throwing two more passes, both complete and the second one for a touchdown—winning the game and giving the Saints home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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Source: The Guradian

From femme fatale to cattle rancher: how Barbara Stanwyck bucked convention

Saturday 11:44 GMT

Femme fatale, cattle rancher, screwball comedian or melodrama queen: Stanwyck inhabited them all, but her best characters were always fighters who had tasted the bitterness of life.

Who is the subject of a BFI season, Starring Barbara Stanwyck – was not just unusually streetsmart and independent for a Hollywood star of the golden age, but superbly versatile, too.


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