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Bernard Tomic calls Lleyton Hewitt ‘liar’ over claims he threatened Davis Cup captain

Lleyton Hewitt (left) was named Australia’s Davis Cup captain in October 2015 Bernard Tomic has called Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt a “liar” for saying he had been threatened “physically” and “blackmailed” by him. Hewitt, 37, said he and “close-knit family” had received threats directly from the world number 88 over the past “year and a half”. The two-time Grand Slam champion said did not take them seriously. Former team-mate Tomic responded: “I have never threatened his family.” Speaking to News Corp Australia, Tomic added: “Nice, Lleyton. To think…

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Davis agrees to one-year, $16.5 million deal with A’s

FILE PHOTO: Sep 21, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis (2) throws his jersey in celebration after hitting a solo home run for a walk off win against the Minnesota Twins during the tenth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports – 11297999 Major league home run leader Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration on Friday when the slugger agreed to a one-year, $16.5 million deal, according to multiple reports. Davis established career highs with 48 homers and 123 RBIs…

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Reports: Fish to be named Davis Cup captain

FILE PHOTO: Mardy Fish of the U.S. waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in five sets at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 2, 2015. The match was the last of Fish’s professional career. REUTERS/Mike Segar Mardy Fish is expected to be announced as the new captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, according to multiple reports on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected to occur Wednesday. The U.S. Tennis Association decided on the 37-year-old Fish…

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NBA roundup: Davis pours in 48 as Pelicans edge Mavs

Anthony Davis scored a season-high 48 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the host New Orleans Pelicans ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night. Dec 28, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) in the second half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Julius Randle added 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 18 for the Pelicans. Rookie Luka Doncic scored 34…

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NBA notebook: Pelicans’ Davis focused on legacy

He’s still more than a year away from free agency, but questions are swirling around the future of Anthony Davis. Dec 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Will the New Orleans Pelicans trade their 25-year-old superstar? Will he re-sign with the Pelicans since they can offer him the most money at $239 million? Or are the Los Angeles Lakers concentrating…

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Pelicans F Davis: ‘I’d take legacy over money’

December 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during a stoppage in play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports He’s still more than a year away from free agency, but questions are swirling around the future of Anthony Davis. Will the New Orleans Pelicans trade their 25-year-old superstar? Will he re-sign with the Pelicans since they can offer him the most money at $239 million? Or are the Los Angeles Lakers…

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James’ remarks about Davis irk NBA general managers

LeBron James’ recent comments about how it would be “amazing” to play with New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis have upset general managers around the NBA, according to an ESPN report. FILE PHOTO: Mar 30, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Small-market general managers told ESPN they feel James’ expressed adulation about possibly playing on the same Los Angeles Lakers’…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan: Steve Davis would ‘love’ to see Sports Personality nomination

O’Sullivan wins record seventh UK title to make history – best shots Record-breaking snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan should be nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, says six-time world champion Steve Davis. O’Sullivan made history with a 19th win in a Triple Crown event as he took the UK Championship for the seventh time. But the 43-year-old has never even made the shortlist for the BBC award. “I would personally love to see Ronnie O’Sullivan nominated as one of the spots for Sports Personality of the Year,” said 1988…

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Tennis: Croatia captain Krajan hails his Davis Cup dream team

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan hailed his “dream team” after Marin Cilic sealed a second Davis Cup title for the Balkan nation by beating France’s Lucas Pouille on Sunday. Tennis – Davis Cup Final – France v Croatia – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France – November 25, 2018 Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan reacts during the match between Croatia’s Marin Cilic and France’s Lucas Pouille REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Just as he was on Friday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 30-year-old world number seven was in commanding form to crush Pouille…

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Tennis: Cilic beats Pouille to win Davis Cup for Croatia

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Marin Cilic clinched Croatia’s second Davis Cup title as he beat France’s Lucas Pouille 7-6(3) 6-3 6-3 to give his side a decisive 3-1 lead in the final at Lille’s Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday. Tennis – Davis Cup Final – France v Croatia – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France – November 25, 2018 Croatia’s Marin Cilic in action during his match against France’s Lucas Pouille REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The powerful world number seven was relentless as he snuffed out any hope of a famous French fightback…

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