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Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell, Cardinals' Arians retires

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 4:49pm
(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions rang in the New Year by firing their head coaches, while Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians ended a stellar career when he announced his retirement on Monday after five years at the helm.

Thiem battles past Donskoy in season-opener at Doha

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:28pm
(Reuters) - Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem started his season with a hard-fought 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over Russian Evgeny Donskoy in the first round of the Qatar Open in Doha on Monday.

Holder Stoch wins second leg at Four Hills

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:02pm
(Reuters) - Poland's Kamil Stoch is on course to retain his Four Hills title after overcoming Richard Freitag for the second leg in a row to triumph at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on Monday.

Two more head coaches fired as Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:46am
(Reuters) - Two more head coaches were fired from National Football League teams on Monday, bringing the number to four in less than 24 hours since the end of the regular season.

Murray will trim 2018 schedule to avoid injury issues

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:32am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray plans to trim his schedule in the new season to prevent a recurrence of the injuries that blighted his campaign in 2017.

Kerber fires as Germany edge past Belgium in Hopman Cup

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:10am
(Reuters) - Angelique Kerber showed plenty of tenacity to beat Belgium's Elise Mertens before teaming up with Alexander Zverev to help Germany get their Hopman Cup campaign off to a winning start at the Perth Arena on Monday.

Zverev cruises into second round at Brisbane

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 7:09am
(Reuters) - Mischa Zverev powered past Australian qualifier John-Patrick Smith 6-4 7-5 to enter the second round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

Konta overcomes blip to get past Keys in Brisbane opener

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 6:37am
(Reuters) - Johanna Konta made a shaky start to the new season before battling past U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys and into the second round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 11:36pm
BRISBANE (Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from the Brisbane International with a viral illness on Monday.

Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:35pm
BRISBANE (Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from the Brisbane International with a viral illness on Monday.

Two head coaches gone as Raiders fire Del Rio, Colts dump Pagano

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 9:50pm
(Reuters) - Jack Del Rio was close to tears as he revealed he had been fired as head coach by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, shortly after the National Football League (NFL) team completed their final game of the season.

Bills end 17-season playoff drought as Ravens miss out

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:22pm
(Reuters) - The Buffalo Bills ended the longest playoff drought in North American major team sports when they qualified for the National Football League post-season on Sunday.

Nadal to make Australian return in exhibition event

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 6:31pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal, who is struggling to get any match practice before the Australian Open, will play an exhibition event at Melbourne Park in the week leading up to the season opening grand slam, organizers said on Monday.

Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - Chuck Pagano became the first National Football League head coach to be fired at the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts announced they had parted company.

Winless Browns join 2008 Lions as worst NFL team, going 0-16

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - The wretched Cleveland Browns completed a season of complete futility when they lost again on Sunday, if only narrowly, which means coach Hue Jackson can go jump in the lake.

Highlights of Sunday's NFL games

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 3:44pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

Tennis: Tearful Garcia succumbs to back injury in Brisbane

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 2:58am
BRISBANE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Caroline Garcia left the court in tears after a lower back injury forced the Frenchwoman to retire from her first round match against Alize Cornet at the Brisbane International on Sunday.

Australia ease past Canada in Hopman Cup opener

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 1:45am
PERTH (Reuters) - Daria Gavrilova beat Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets but Thanasi Kokkinakis was made to work harder to edge out Vasek Pospisil and give Australia a winning start to their Hopman Cup campaign against Canada on Sunday.

Highlights of Saturday's NHL games

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:59am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games:

Highlights of Saturday's NBA games

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Basketball Association games: