Australian Open 2019

Australian Open 2019: The 2019 Australian Open, the tennis season’s first Grand Slam, began Monday, Jan. 14, at Rod Laver Arena inside Melbourne Park and will conclude with the men’s and women’s singles championships Sunday, Jan. 27.

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Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, aiming for his seventh Australian Open title, takes on upstart Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the semifinals. The match begins at 3:30 a.m. ET Friday (7:30 p.m. Friday local time in Melbourne). Djokovic, the pre-tournament favorite, was dominating Kei Nishikori 6-1, 4-1 in the quarterfinals when the Japanese player retired with a thigh injury. Pouille, the 31st seed, reached his first Grand Slam semifinal with a stunning four-set upset of Milos Raonic. Bookmakers list the six-time champ as a -1800 favorite (risk $1,800 to win $100) in the latest Djokovic vs. Pouille odds, with Pouille getting +950 (risk $100 to win $950) as the underdog. The over-under on total games is 30.5.

There are plenty of ways to approach this match, so before you make any Djokovic vs. Pouille picks and Australian Open predictions, you’ll want to see what renowned tennis bettor Sean Calvert has to say given the streak he’s on. Not only did Calvert nail the US Open, calling Djokovic -1.5 sets in the final (a straight-set laugher over Juan Martin del Potro), he has displayed an uncanny feel for the Australian Open.

In 2014, Calvert called Stan Wawrinka’s shocking Aussie Open triumph, a legendary call that rewarded Calvert’s followers with a 60-1 payout. That was the only time in the past 13 years someone not named Federer, Nadal or Djokovic won this event, and Calvert saw it coming.

This is the same expert who cashed in huge on John Isner winning the Miami Open at 100-1, a life-changing payout for those who followed Calvert’s advice. He just nailed Daniil Medvedev winning the Tokyo Open at 45-1.

Now, Calvert has broken down the 2019 Australian Open semifinals and released two highly confident picks on Novak Djokovic vs. Lucas Pouille. He’s only sharing them over at SportsLine.

Calvert knows Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 player, is favored to capture his third straight Grand Slam tournament. He has won 19 straight Grand Slam matches and wasn’t tested at all in the quarterfinals. Djokovic won’t take Pouille lightly, knowing the Frenchman has beaten Rafael Nadal in his career. Pouille comes into the match ranked 30th in the world. Against players ranked 15th through 30th in hard-court majors, Djokovic is a strong 28-1. But, Calvert notes, Djokovic has shown signs of vulnerability.

“Djokovic has dropped sets against them five times in his last nine matches, and seven of the last 10 have gone over 30 total games,” Calvert told SportsLine. “And against one of those players [Daniil Medvedev] this week, Djokovic looked less than secure and at times was physically struggling.”

“Medvedev didn’t take his opportunity and faded badly, but if Pouille can keep serving as well as he has done all tournament, he could surprise,” Calvert said.

Thus far in the 2019 Australian Open, Pouille has held serve a whopping 93 percent of the time.

Chiefs vs Patriots Live

Chiefs vs Patriots: The Chiefs take on the Patriots for the right to hoist the Lamar Hunt Trophy on Sunday. the action Sunday for the AFC and NFC Championship Games. the Chiefs Wire staff will offer its weekly predictions for each Chiefs game.

Chiefs vs Patriots : The Patriots were able to find success with situational football and a few unique looks, but the game was still an offensive showdown. Patriots vs Chiefs Live Stream :Watch Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots Free Online

Watch Patriots vs Chiefs Live

The AFC Championship is the second of two conference title games on Sunday, and it features the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs playing host to the second-seeded New England Patriots to determine who will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The game is set for 6:40 p.m. ET and will be broadcast by CBS (live streaming via FuboTV, CBS All-Access).

When these two teams met in the regular season, it was as close as it can get. A total of 30 points were scored in the fourth quarter alone, but the Patriots made out with a 43-40 victory, despite four touchdowns from Patrick Mahomes. Tom Brady only tossed one touchdown, but didn’t throw an interception while Mahomes was picked off twice.

It was a very evenly-matched game, but New England’s superior defense made just enough stops (it wasn’t a great day for them by any means) to let the Patriots sneak through with a win.

Both teams had bye weeks in the wild card round of the playoffs, and both teams made it through their divisional round games much easier than their NFC counterparts (the Rams and Saints) were able to do. While those NFC games were close, the Patriots walked through the Chargers, winning 41-28, and the Chiefs made short work of Andrew Luck and the Colts, winning 31-13.

Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

Patriots vs Chiefs

Patriots vs Chiefs : The Patriots were able to find success with situational football and a few unique looks, but the game was still an offensive showdown. Patriots vs Chiefs Live Stream :Watch Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots Free Online

Watch Patriots vs Chiefs Live

The AFC Championship is the second of two conference title games on Sunday, and it features the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs playing host to the second-seeded New England Patriots to determine who will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The game is set for 6:40 p.m. ET and will be broadcast by CBS (live streaming via FuboTV, CBS All-Access).

When these two teams met in the regular season, it was as close as it can get. A total of 30 points were scored in the fourth quarter alone, but the Patriots made out with a 43-40 victory, despite four touchdowns from Patrick Mahomes. Tom Brady only tossed one touchdown, but didn’t throw an interception while Mahomes was picked off twice.

It was a very evenly-matched game, but New England’s superior defense made just enough stops (it wasn’t a great day for them by any means) to let the Patriots sneak through with a win.

Both teams had bye weeks in the wild card round of the playoffs, and both teams made it through their divisional round games much easier than their NFC counterparts (the Rams and Saints) were able to do. While those NFC games were close, the Patriots walked through the Chargers, winning 41-28, and the Chiefs made short work of Andrew Luck and the Colts, winning 31-13.

Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

NFC Championship 2019

NFC Championship 2019: The two best teams in the NFC square off Sunday afternoon for the second time this season in the NFC Championship Game. The New Orleans Saints earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC because of the head-to-head tiebreaker they earned over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9.

NFC Championship 2019: First, the New Orleans Saints host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. By the end of Sunday, this year’s Super Bowl matchup will be set, as the four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs are set to play in the conference championship round.

The Rams finished the regular season at 13-3, with one of their few losses coming to the Saints in an offensive showdown in New Orleans. The Saints won that meeting, 45-35, handing the Rams their first loss of the season. Jared Goff threw for three touchdowns and nearly 400 yards, but also had an interception, while Todd Gurley was limited to 68 yards rushing.

New Orleans managed 141 yards of rushing as a team, while Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Neither quarterback was sacked in the outing. Saints receiver Michael Thomas dominated the game, with 12 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams had a bye in the wild card round, and handled their opponents in the divisional round, though both games were close in their own way. The Saints only put up 20 points against the Eagles, and had to come from behind to get the victory as the Eagles fell apart in the second half.

The Cowboys kept it close with a late rally against the Rams, but Los Angeles managed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach as Dallas scored late and tried to make something happen. But the Rams got out of there with a 30-22 win.

Both games were quite a bit closer than most predicted, and the week of rest from the wild card round shouldn’t play too much of a factor here after such a hard-fought divisional round.

Below, you can find all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

Los Angeles rams vs New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles rams vs New Orleans Saints: New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams: NFC Championship games on Sunday, beginning with the latter, a showdown between the top-seeded New Orleans Saints and second-seeded Los Angeles Rams at the Superdome. New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams game: score, time, TV channel, how to watch online.

Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints: After battling it out during divisional rounds of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will head to the gridiron for the title of NFC Champion and a shot at the Super Bowl.

The Rams finished the regular season at 13-3, with one of their few losses coming to the Saints in an offensive showdown in New Orleans. The Saints won that meeting, 45-35, handing the Rams their first loss of the season. Jared Goff threw for three touchdowns and nearly 400 yards, but also had an interception, while Todd Gurley was limited to 68 yards rushing.

New Orleans managed 141 yards of rushing as a team, while Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Neither quarterback was sacked in the outing. Saints receiver Michael Thomas dominated the game, with 12 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams had a bye in the wild card round, and handled their opponents in the divisional round, though both games were close in their own way. The Saints only put up 20 points against the Eagles, and had to come from behind to get the victory as the Eagles fell apart in the second half.

The Cowboys kept it close with a late rally against the Rams, but Los Angeles managed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach as Dallas scored late and tried to make something happen. But the Rams got out of there with a 30-22 win.

Both games were quite a bit closer than most predicted, and the week of rest from the wild card round shouldn’t play too much of a factor here after such a hard-fought divisional round.

Below, you can find all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams

New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams: After battling it out during divisional rounds of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will head to the gridiron for the title of NFC Champion and a shot at the Super Bowl.

New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams: NFC Championship games on Sunday, beginning with the latter, a showdown between the top-seeded New Orleans Saints and second-seeded Los Angeles Rams at the Superdome. New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams game: score, time, TV channel, how to watch online.

The Rams finished the regular season at 13-3, with one of their few losses coming to the Saints in an offensive showdown in New Orleans. The Saints won that meeting, 45-35, handing the Rams their first loss of the season. Jared Goff threw for three touchdowns and nearly 400 yards, but also had an interception, while Todd Gurley was limited to 68 yards rushing.

New Orleans managed 141 yards of rushing as a team, while Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Neither quarterback was sacked in the outing. Saints receiver Michael Thomas dominated the game, with 12 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams had a bye in the wild card round, and handled their opponents in the divisional round, though both games were close in their own way. The Saints only put up 20 points against the Eagles, and had to come from behind to get the victory as the Eagles fell apart in the second half.

The Cowboys kept it close with a late rally against the Rams, but Los Angeles managed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach as Dallas scored late and tried to make something happen. But the Rams got out of there with a 30-22 win.

Both games were quite a bit closer than most predicted, and the week of rest from the wild card round shouldn’t play too much of a factor here after such a hard-fought divisional round.

Below, you can find all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

Rams vs Saints

Rams vs Saints: Oh, sure, the top-seeded Los Angeles Rams have a big advantage over the New Orleans Saintsby virtue of playing Sunday’s NFC title game in the Superdome. As you may have heard, the New Orleans Saints beat the Los Angeles Rams 45-35 during the regular season.

Rams vs Saints: After battling it out during divisional rounds of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will head to the gridiron for the title of NFC Champion and a shot at the Super Bowl.

The top two seeds in either conference will meet in the AFC and NFC Championship games on Sunday, beginning with the latter, a showdown between the top-seeded New Orleans Saints and second-seeded Los Angeles Rams at the Superdome. The game is set to begin at 3:05 p.m. ET

The Rams finished the regular season at 13-3, with one of their few losses coming to the Saints in an offensive showdown in New Orleans. The Saints won that meeting, 45-35, handing the Rams their first loss of the season. Jared Goff threw for three touchdowns and nearly 400 yards, but also had an interception, while Todd Gurley was limited to 68 yards rushing.

New Orleans managed 141 yards of rushing as a team, while Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Neither quarterback was sacked in the outing. Saints receiver Michael Thomas dominated the game, with 12 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams had a bye in the wild card round, and handled their opponents in the divisional round, though both games were close in their own way. The Saints only put up 20 points against the Eagles, and had to come from behind to get the victory as the Eagles fell apart in the second half.

The Cowboys kept it close with a late rally against the Rams, but Los Angeles managed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach as Dallas scored late and tried to make something happen. But the Rams got out of there with a 30-22 win.

Both games were quite a bit closer than most predicted, and the week of rest from the wild card round shouldn’t play too much of a factor here after such a hard-fought divisional round.

Below, you can find all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

Saints vs Rams

Saints vs Rams: After battling it out during divisional rounds of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will head to the gridiron for the title of NFC Champion and a shot at the Super Bowl.

Saints vs Rams: The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints both went 13-3 during the regular season. Both are coming off one-score wins in the divisional round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs. The first game up on this glorious championship Sunday is the NFC title game between the Rams and the Saints.

The top two seeds in either conference will meet in the AFC and NFC Championship games on Sunday, beginning with the latter, a showdown between the top-seeded New Orleans Saints and second-seeded Los Angeles Rams at the Superdome. The game is set to begin at 3:05 p.m. ET

The Rams finished the regular season at 13-3, with one of their few losses coming to the Saints in an offensive showdown in New Orleans. The Saints won that meeting, 45-35, handing the Rams their first loss of the season. Jared Goff threw for three touchdowns and nearly 400 yards, but also had an interception, while Todd Gurley was limited to 68 yards rushing.

New Orleans managed 141 yards of rushing as a team, while Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Neither quarterback was sacked in the outing. Saints receiver Michael Thomas dominated the game, with 12 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams had a bye in the wild card round, and handled their opponents in the divisional round, though both games were close in their own way. The Saints only put up 20 points against the Eagles, and had to come from behind to get the victory as the Eagles fell apart in the second half.

The Cowboys kept it close with a late rally against the Rams, but Los Angeles managed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach as Dallas scored late and tried to make something happen. But the Rams got out of there with a 30-22 win.

Both games were quite a bit closer than most predicted, and the week of rest from the wild card round shouldn’t play too much of a factor here after such a hard-fought divisional round.

Below, you can find all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: The first major boxing event of 2019 takes center stage when Manny Pacquiao meets Adrien Broner to defend his WBA regular welterweight title from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: The first major boxing event of 2019 takes center stage when Manny Pacquiao meets Adrien Broner to defend his WBA regular welterweight title from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: Four titles will be on the line for the four-fight pay-per-view boxing card presented by Showtime on Saturday. In the main event, legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao will once again don the gloves as he tries to get his 61st win as a professional. He’ll be facing Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s WBA world welterweight championship.

Saturday’s card begins at 9 p.m. ET with an estimated walkout time of around 12 a.m. for the main event. It will be broadcast live on Showtime pay-per-view, and live streamed online via Showtime. The card is supported by three other title bouts and three other undefeated competitors, as well as some other big names.

For the vacant WBC world bantamweight championship, Rau’shee Warren (16-2) will face Nordine Oubaali (14-0). Fan favorite Badou Jack (22-1-3) will face Marcus Browne (22-0) for the vacant WBC silver light heavyweight belt. The card will open with a bout between Jhack Tepora (22-0) and Hugo Ruiz (38-4) for the interim WBA featherweight title.

There will be a five-fight undercard that will not be aired as part of the preview, but there are some notables on it, including George Kambosos Jr., Rey Perez and more.

Pacquiao has won three of his past five bouts dating back to his May 2015 loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and is coming off a seventh-round TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse. Jeff Horn bested him prior to that, in a very narrow decision victory.

Broner is coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw against Jessie Vargas. Prior to that, he had won six of his past seven bouts, and sorely needs a win to stay in the upper echelon of boxing at this stage of his career.

Below is all you need to know to follow the action on Saturday. We will have live, round-by-round coverage of the action when the card gets underway.

BRONER VS PACQUIAO

Broner vs Pacquiao: The first major boxing event of 2019 takes center stage when Manny Pacquiao meets Adrien Broner to defend his WBA regular welterweight title from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Broner vs Pacquiao: The first major boxing event of 2019 takes center stage when Manny Pacquiao meets Adrien Broner to defend his WBA regular welterweight title from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Broner vs Pacquiao: Four titles will be on the line for the four-fight pay-per-view boxing card presented by Showtime on Saturday. In the main event, legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao will once again don the gloves as he tries to get his 61st win as a professional. He’ll be facing Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s WBA world welterweight championship.

Saturday’s card begins at 9 p.m. ET with an estimated walkout time of around 12 a.m. for the main event. It will be broadcast live on Showtime pay-per-view, and live streamed online via Showtime. The card is supported by three other title bouts and three other undefeated competitors, as well as some other big names.

For the vacant WBC world bantamweight championship, Rau’shee Warren (16-2) will face Nordine Oubaali (14-0). Fan favorite Badou Jack (22-1-3) will face Marcus Browne (22-0) for the vacant WBC silver light heavyweight belt. The card will open with a bout between Jhack Tepora (22-0) and Hugo Ruiz (38-4) for the interim WBA featherweight title.

There will be a five-fight undercard that will not be aired as part of the preview, but there are some notables on it, including George Kambosos Jr., Rey Perez and more.

Pacquiao has won three of his past five bouts dating back to his May 2015 loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and is coming off a seventh-round TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse. Jeff Horn bested him prior to that, in a very narrow decision victory.

Broner is coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw against Jessie Vargas. Prior to that, he had won six of his past seven bouts, and sorely needs a win to stay in the upper echelon of boxing at this stage of his career.

Below is all you need to know to follow the action on Saturday. We will have live, round-by-round coverage of the action when the card gets underway.