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Sports Japanese company sorry for 'whitewashing' ad, says Naomi Osaka
Author: 0 Japanese company sorry for 'whitewashing' ad, says Naomi Osaka

Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam a year ago after beating Serena Williams at the US Open . The problem? The cartoon Osaka bears little resemblance to her real, biracial self. The ad was based on a Japanese manga series called The Prince of Tennis and depicted Osaka, male Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori and other characters from the show playing on a tennis court.

Sports Monaco suspend Thierry Henry
Author: 0 Monaco suspend Thierry Henry

Ironically, Jardim was already being tipped on Thursday as Henry's successor as Monaco battle to beat the drop. The Frenchman started his career at Monaco back in 1994 where he played as a left-winger. " Franck Passi will train the professional group this Friday ". The Arsenal great took over his former club to great fanfare in October following the sacking of Leonardo Jardim but he has since suffered an exit from the Champions League and disappointing results in Ligue 1.

Sports Ash Barty falls to Petra Kvitova, bows out of Australian Open
Author: 0 Ash Barty falls to Petra Kvitova, bows out of Australian Open

Still, after her 6-1, 6-4 win over Ash Barty on Tuesday night, the question in an on-court interview reduced her to tears. "Ashleigh is a girl who I've enjoyed watching already for a few years and when she took that little break, I think it was necessary mentally to kind of get away from the sport for a little bit and everything else around it".

Sports Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka into Australian Open women's final
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka into Australian Open women's final

Petra Kvitova will play Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final after they each won their semi-finals on Thursday morning. "You know, that´s why I worked pretty hard to be back here". Now it's two players playing at their peak facing each other in the final - Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka. The victor will unseat current No.1 Simona Halep at the top spot on Monday.

Sports Barcelona sign Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in £65.3m deal
Author: 0 Barcelona sign Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in £65.3m deal

De Jong becomes the third major Barca signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Jeison Murillo and Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Valencia and Sassuolo respectively. "Normally when you are involved with Madrid and Barcelona , you are going to lose", the City manager said earlier this month. "I do not know if I'll make it known to the public".

Sports Guardiola promises Man City improvement despite win against Huddersfield
Author: 0 Guardiola promises Man City improvement despite win against Huddersfield

It was a poor advert for the Premier League with Huddersfield , who look nearly certain to get relegated and who parted company with manager David Wagner this week , offering next to nothing as an attacking force. All we can do is win our games. Once again, Guardiola's side managed to do that following up the 3-0 victory over Wolves with this showing and the City manager was more than happy to remind everybody that silverware is not handed out for another four months.

Sports Ko and Ji share lead at LPGA season opener
Author: 0 Ko and Ji share lead at LPGA season opener

Nelly Korda had an eagle and four birdies for a 65. Ko recorded a round of 77 to finish 8th while for Henderson she too struggled, a round of 75 seeing her finish in a share of 6th. "Honestly, if I could finish this thing under par for four days, I was going to be happy", Lewis said. "It's good to know that what I worked on in the offseason with my coach has kind of paid off this week".

Sports Alexander Zverev snaps at reporter after snapping his racquet
Author: 0 Alexander Zverev snaps at reporter after snapping his racquet

Coupled with a code violation for the racquet smash, this performance did not point to a potential successor to players like Nadal, Djokovic and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer. 1 and even came back to steal the third set despite trailing 4-2, but in the end the veteran was too much to overcome. He did that, finding his serve and managing to push the third set to a tiebreaker.

Sports Serena Williams knocks of Simona Halep, advances to Aussie Open QFs
Author: 0 Serena Williams knocks of Simona Halep, advances to Aussie Open QFs

While major favorites like Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are still alive, Melbourne saw Roger Federer and Simona Halep depart on back-to-back days, marking the loss of both the Women's Tennis Association's No. The Czech seventh seed led by a set and a break but squandered her lead to fall heavily behind to the 23-time Grand Slam champion in the third set.

Sports ICC Awards 2018: Virat Kohli grabs all 3 top awards
Author: 0 ICC Awards 2018: Virat Kohli grabs all 3 top awards

The 30-year-old has also been named captain of ICC's Test and ODI teams of 2018 for a fabulous run in global cricket . "Sun holds up play" isn't a headline usually associated with cricket but that was the case during the first ODI between New Zealand and India at the McLean Park in Napier .

Sports Phil Mickelson keeps hold of two-shot lead at Desert Classic
Author: 0 Phil Mickelson keeps hold of two-shot lead at Desert Classic

After all, he was playing in the same group with Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin. The last two years I've done a good job of improving my putting. Sometimes I pull the shots off and sometimes I don't. "I had a awful putting day". The Canadian has three straight top-six finishes in the event. Hadwin had a 66 at La Quinta, the course where the Canadian shot 59 two years ago.

Sports RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70
Author: 0 RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

Led by star freshmen Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, Duke was able to hand Virginia their first loss of the season. Tre Jones was officially ruled as inactive about 30 minutes before tipoff after sustaining a shoulder injury in Monday's game against the Syracuse Orange, but Jones missing from the starting lineup was not the only change.

Sports New Report: Eagles Teammates Say Carson Wentz Is ‘Selfish’
Author: 0 New Report: Eagles Teammates Say Carson Wentz Is ‘Selfish’

The story even said teammates believe that while Wentz could've used some humility this season, there's a good chance he'll return to being his old self next season as his health improves and he has full control of the Eagles' offense. "Carson through the first three years has been nothing but a great teammate trying to get better each and every day, trying to make others better each and every day, trying to make this team better each and every day", Kelce said in his comments to the Morning ...

Sports Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala On Board Missing Plane
Author: 0 Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala On Board Missing Plane

According to multiple reports, Sala and another unidentified person were aboard a Piper Malibu plane before it lost contact off Alderney on Monday night. HM Coastguard has said that the disappearance was not in the search and rescue area but that it had sent two helicopters to assist Guernsey Coastguard.

Sports Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty in NFC Championship
Author: 0 Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty in NFC Championship

Shortly after the NFC Championship Game , a road sign on the Pontchartrain Causeway had a blunt message. Johnny Hekker #6 and Greg Zuerlein #4 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrate after kicking the game winning field goal in overtime against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans , Louisiana.

Sports Ronaldo gets 23-month prison sentence after penalty miss
Author: 0 Ronaldo gets 23-month prison sentence after penalty miss

Ronaldo appeared in the court in Madrid after the his requests to appear via video link was rejected by the judge. The Portuguese faces a prison sentence of two years, which is to be exchanged for a payment of 400,000, as well as a fine of 18.8 million euros.

Sports Kohli sweeps ICC awards, creates history
Author: 0 Kohli sweeps ICC awards, creates history

And although India have the higher ranking, their history in New Zealand - where conditions are similar to what they can expect in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales - is not so good. India: Virat Kohli ( captain ), Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill , Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj , Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja.

Sports EPL: Chelsea players blast Sarri over use of Hazard as false nine
Author: 0 EPL: Chelsea players blast Sarri over use of Hazard as false nine

The football has been stodgy and the overriding feeling is that players are being crowbarred into a system which does not suit them. Sarri, though, has shown little appetite to change course. "I think we made a lot of runs, with a lot of effort for the team, and we worked a lot. There will be some changes perhaps, but there will be no massive upheaval".

Sports Lakers reportedly could have interest in Carmelo Anthony
Author: 0 Lakers reportedly could have interest in Carmelo Anthony

The ten-time All-Star, however, is expected to be released immediately when the deal becomes official on Tuesday, since the league office is closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Anthony played in 10 games for Houston in 2018-19 before parting ways with the organization in November. The Lakers would then be a potential destination for Anthony if they open up a spot before or after the trade deadline.

Sports How cricket helped Ash Barty beat Maria Sharapova at tennis
Author: 0 How cricket helped Ash Barty beat Maria Sharapova at tennis

Ashleigh Barty won't die wondering when she continues her pursuit of Australian Open glory in a blockbuster quarter-final against Petra Kvitova on Tuesday night. "This loss was one of the most painful in my tennis career, which is not really something which I want to repeat for sure", Kvitova said. "Australians, of course, will be on her side but that was the same in Sydney, so I'm kind of used to it".

Sports Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach Australian Open semi-finals
Author: 0 Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach Australian Open semi-finals

So much respect for him. "I've been idolising him [Federer] since the age of six". "It was a dream come true for me ... just facing him", Tsitsipas said about Federer. But Federer, the defending champion, played down suggestions it was the beginning of the end for a man who has dominated the sport for so long. His soft hands serve him well on volleys, and he's that rare man who will press forward as often as Federer does and will have almost as much success.

Sports Testy Maria Sharapova Snaps At Reporter Asking About Seven-Minute Toilet Break
Author: 0 Testy Maria Sharapova Snaps At Reporter Asking About Seven-Minute Toilet Break

She's a different kind of player - she mixes it up a bit. "Dogs are my favourite animal and right now I have four of them..." "I needed to take that time away", Barty , was quoted as saying by ICC News. It was a dream come true for me just being on Rod Laver facing him. "It was a little close wasn't it!" If Ash Barty advances to the semi-finals of her home grand slam tonight, a lot of credit will go to the 20-month break she took as a teenager, when the pressures of travelling ...

Sports Solskjaer: Rashford can be Man Utd great
Author: 0 Solskjaer: Rashford can be Man Utd great

Harry Kane picked up an ankle injury during Spurs' 1-0 loss to Man United and the England captain is expected to be out for atleast two months. Nevertheless, the players dug in deep to hold onto the three points, and although it wasn't pretty, at least we got the job done. "The gaffer [Sir Alex Ferguson] used to challenge us at times and say "why can't you win 10 games on the bounce", said Solskjaer .

Sports Barca make surprise swoop for Kevin-Prince Boateng
Author: 0 Barca make surprise swoop for Kevin-Prince Boateng

This puts Sassuolo in a good position to hoover up any more young players who don't make the grade at Barcelona , and Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Sassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi. Boateng joined the Italian club from Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga after winning DFB-Pokal last season with a 2-0 victory over champions Bayern Munich.

Sports Many Rangers fans liked the look of unexpected debut on Sunday
Author: 0 Many Rangers fans liked the look of unexpected debut on Sunday

Powell's time at United was plagued by injuries but he did score on his debut at Old Trafford against Wigan in September 2012. It is what you dream of. "That should see him improve as a player and, if he does, it'll be great for Celtic". The 27-year-old is now in the MLS with Vancouver Whitecaps, having spent plenty of time in Germany during his career.

Sports Man Utd midfielder Matic: We have quality to reach top 4
Author: 0 Man Utd midfielder Matic: We have quality to reach top 4

United return to action against Arsenal on Friday evening in the FA Cup fourth round. "In the Premier League, it's always hard", he continued. "We knew it, we saw some of their games which were enough to show they can hurt us". "Seven games, seven wins". It was Matic's shortest answer when speaking to MUTV - perhaps to avoid making any unwanted headlines about former boss and mentor Mourinho.

Sports Serena makes tennis history with stunning win over world No.1
Author: 0 Serena makes tennis history with stunning win over world No.1

I work so hard, and it's just a miracle that I'm here. Williams, searching for her first Grand Slam title since coming back from pregnancy a year ago, has now won nine of her 10 meetings with Halep. Serena Williams suffered an embarrassing gaffe before her game at with Simona Halep at the Australian Open . "I struggled a bit with the heat and the conditions".