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Sports City stretch lead, United escape in Saints thriller
Author: 0 City stretch lead, United escape in Saints thriller

City was also forced to replace left back Oleksandr Zinchenko after his nose was bloodied in a collision with teammate Fernandinho, but the team soon picked up the pace. Ilkay Gundogan made sure of maximum points in the 79th. The Argentina worldwide was held out of Saturday's 3-1 win over Bournemouth with a muscle injury, and he is doubtful to face Watford and Chelsea this week after Pep Guardiola revealed club doctors warned him Aguero could be ruled out until January if he aggravated ...

Sports Modric takes the Ballon d'Or from the grip of Cristiano and Messi
Author: 0 Modric takes the Ballon d'Or from the grip of Cristiano and Messi

This year is reportedly set to see a new king as reports of the duo's absence from the top three have been making the headlines. The balance began to swing his way after the World Cup, winning a variety of individual awards, such as UEFA's best player in Europe in August and FIFA's The Best in October.

Sports Unai Emery claim made by Ian Wright after Tottenham win
Author: 0 Unai Emery claim made by Ian Wright after Tottenham win

He has endured a mixed start to his Premier League career, conceding two penalties on his debut against Wolves as well as committing the error against Arsenal, but he did also score the winning goal during Spurs' 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Author: 0 Aubameyang compared to Henry after his derby double

While Emery changed 10 players from Thursday's Europa League trip to Kiev, for which he left his key players at home entirely, Mauricio Pochettino was working with a tired squad. "For us, it is special also", Emery said. "And, if not, we stay compact like [against Inter], don't concede a lot of chances". 'Every player is like me, when it is a derby we need the other players to give us his experience and character, ' Emery said following the win.

Sports 'Europa League 2': Uefa confirms new tournament from 2021
Author: 0 'Europa League 2': Uefa confirms new tournament from 2021

There will be eight groups of four, followed by a last sixteen, quarter-final, semi-final and final. The Europa League will mirror the new competition, so the group stage will be streamlined from 48 to 32 teams. Provisionally called UEL2, the competition will sit below the Champions League and Europa League from 2021. In a similar format to the Europa League, there will be an additional knock-out round before the round of 16 between teams ranked second in their groups and the third-ranked ...

Sports Third kick's the charm: Chargers edge Steelers
Author: 0 Third kick's the charm: Chargers edge Steelers

Yes, there were some good individual efforts in the game but it's impossible to watch a second-half collapse of this magnitude and do anything but question the future of this team. So the longtime Los Angeles quarterback gathered his teammates around him and delivered a very blunt message. A lovely 28-yard dart from Roethlisberger to Brown pushed Pittsburgh's lead to 23-7 at the break but Los Angeles ripped off the next 23 points thanks to a bit of luck some dynamic playmaking.

Sports Reed, Cantlay lead as Tiger triples his way to bottom
Author: 0 Reed, Cantlay lead as Tiger triples his way to bottom

A new rule added in May previous year stated that officials could not use slow-motion, high-definition television evidence when considering such an incident, and Woods was cleared to sign for a three-under 69 having closed with a double-bogey six.

Sports Arsenal team news as Lacazette faces late fitness test for Spurs clash
Author: 0 Arsenal team news as Lacazette faces late fitness test for Spurs clash

Spurs had trailed 1-0 following Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang's early penalty but hit back through Eric Dier's equaliser and a spot-kick of their own from Harry Kane at Emirates Stadium. We said we can do, change the performance for us, positive and break their moment. It was very important. "I want to do more". The Gunners could be without Alexandre Lacazette though, as BBC Sport understands that the French striker will be monitored ahead of kick-off after missing last week's victory ...

Sports David Villa to link up with Iniesta in Japan
Author: 0 David Villa to link up with Iniesta in Japan

Despite his advancing years, Villa's goalscoring instinct remains very much intact, as evidenced by the fact that he scored 14 goals in 23 appearances for New York City FC during his final MLS season. The Spaniard can consider in his silverware haul a brace of La Liga titles and a Champions League medal, as well as the World Cup and Euro 2008 alongside Iniesta.

Sports Patrick Corbin to visit with the Yankees on Thursday
Author: 0 Patrick Corbin to visit with the Yankees on Thursday

The New York Post was the first to report on the left-hander's visit to the Bronx . Philadelphia wants to make a splash in free agency and Corbin would round out their rotation nicely. When healthy, the 29-year-old Corbin has been just that. He also could accept five years at a higher average annual value from a preferred club. As the Major League Baseball Offseason is heating up, the Phillies are already zeroing in on potential Free Agents and with a plethora of money to spend they are ...

Sports Packers part ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy, ‘effective immediately’
Author: 0 Packers part ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy, ‘effective immediately’

It was at Lambeau Field. Poor weather - a mix of snow and rain throughout - also contributed to both the Cardinals and Packers struggling offensively at times, but this should have been an advantage for Green Bay . Green Bay was 125-77-2 overall during McCarthy's tenure. Jones only had five touches for the rest of the game after 10 in the first quarter. "As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Packers president ...

Sports 10 brilliant photos of Liverpool's derby celebrations
Author: 0 10 brilliant photos of Liverpool's derby celebrations

Virgil van Dijk mishit a speculative volley high into the air from outside the area, with the ball landing on the crossbar off the fingertips of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford . " What comes around goes around in many ways, they say in life ". He was surprised! It was the last situation of the game. Speaking ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday, Klopp told Sky Sports: "A lot of teams saw that we were good at that and realised they were overplaying".

Sports Vegas odds on Clemson-Notre Dame
Author: 0 Vegas odds on Clemson-Notre Dame

The Sooners join Alabama (13-0), Clemson (13-0), and Notre Dame (13-0) in the four-team bracket. The Bulldogs, per the FPI, were the third-best team in the country, but a 20-point loss at LSU ultimately proved too much to overcome, at least in the eyes of the Playoff committee.

Sports Celtic in ‘great shape’ ahead of Cup final beams Rodgers
Author: 0 Celtic in ‘great shape’ ahead of Cup final beams Rodgers

Celtic host Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon in the Scottish League Cup final and Brendan Rodgers is vying to win his seventh trophy since he arrived at Parkhead. "All the other players are available so we will have a good squad". It doesn't give you any guarantees or real advantage on the day because you have to do all the things we spoke about but I certainly think it doesn't do any harm.

Sports Oleksandr Gvozdyk stops Adonis Stevenson in 11th round
Author: 0 Oleksandr Gvozdyk stops Adonis Stevenson in 11th round

The precise nature of Stevenson's injury was not announced, but he was taken from the ring on a stretcher and transported to the hospital immediately after suffering a brutal knockout in his 10th title defense, a mandatory bout against interim titlist Gvozdyk.

Sports Bears will start Chase Daniel, sit Mitch Trubisky on Sunday
Author: 0 Bears will start Chase Daniel, sit Mitch Trubisky on Sunday

The Bears have done exactly what's expected of a division leader and potential playoff contender over this stretch of games. The Bears aren't likely to be as unsafe on offense this week with Daniel getting a start outdoors, but the Chicago defense is still very risky, especially against a QB like Eli that tends to hold onto the ball too long in the pocket.

Sports Atlanta United, Portland Timbers advance to MLS Cup | AP sports
Author: 0 Atlanta United, Portland Timbers advance to MLS Cup | AP sports

Atlanta also gave itself a bit of redemption after losing the Supporters' Shield - awarded to the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences - to NY on the final day of the regular season. They can't be careless, but looking to grab the killer away goal early, and punish the Red Bulls if they are too eager, should be the approach. OUTLOOK: Thursday's match is going to be played in frigid conditions, which could lead to a game that won't be quite as wide open as first expected.

Sports Kevin Durant Gives Drake His Jersey After 51-Point Effort In Toronto
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Gives Drake His Jersey After 51-Point Effort In Toronto

There's going to be some games where I've got to go get buckets". And while bumping between Oakland and Santa Cruz, Calif., home of Golden State's now-G-League affiliate, Cook would either stay at a hotel or with teammate Kevin Durant , whom Cook was friends with from their time in the D.C.

Sports Kareem Hunt apologizes for behavior in first interview after release from Chiefs
Author: 0 Kareem Hunt apologizes for behavior in first interview after release from Chiefs

Although they did their homework on linebacker Reuben Foster earlier this week after Foster was released for domestic violence, the fact there is video of evidence of Hunt - fair or not - makes this situation completely different. It was to little avail as Hunt pushed the woman several times, along with the man who was trying to restrain him. Hunt, who was released by the Chiefs after being placed on the NFL's Commissioner Exempt List on Friday, was seen on the video shoving and kicking a ...

Author: 0 Andy Robertson backs Liverpool foodbank appeal ahead of Merseyside derby

I like the competition, I like the way they win so it is something good. Are they ready? We will see. "If I said now we have real problems and we don't have enough time to get them ready for a derby, what kind of idiot would I be?" I remember Lee Carsley's victor the year we finished in the Champions League places, Andy Johnson scoring a hat-trick and Dan Gosling scoring the winning goal to get us through in the FA Cup.

Sports Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury fight to draw; both call for rematch
Author: 0 Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury fight to draw; both call for rematch

Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight, 114-112, for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder, 115-111. "I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight", said Wilder afterwards. But Wilder and Fury may stage a rematch first. Wilder, who couldn't believe what he was seeing, smiled in disbelief after seeing Fury rise up. Fury was in a groove, bouncing and moving in and out and not giving Wilder a clear target to hit, even though he carried his left hand very low, nearly below ...

Sports Luck Of The Draw Hands Ireland Favourable Euro 2020 Qualifying Group
Author: 0 Luck Of The Draw Hands Ireland Favourable Euro 2020 Qualifying Group

Arguably the toughest group is Group F in which Sweden , Norway and Romania will likely compete for one berth behind Spain . Group A: England , Czech Republic , Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo. "Ukraine and Serbia are hard". "But the conditions of the draw were made before the draw". Group J: Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia, Liechtenstein.

Sports Hernandez brace helps impressive West Ham down Newcastle
Author: 0 Hernandez brace helps impressive West Ham down Newcastle

After an abysmal start to the season, Newcastle had pulled clear of the Premier League relegation zone with three successive victories against Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley, sneaking above West Ham on goal difference in the process. Some Newcastle United fans walked in late to a match in a protest against the club's owner. Dear hoped to see a tougher attitude and display from the Hammers when they travel to rejuvenated Newcastle United this weekend: "They have turned it around over the ...

Sports Manchester United lack mad dogs with spirit - Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Manchester United lack mad dogs with spirit - Jose Mourinho

No - because they don't sell or because they are so powerful that they can say no. "I would like to have Nemanja Vidic but no Vidic only Nemanja Matic and he's a midfield player.", he said, making light of the situation, but the smiles were all gone as the Red Devils fell two goals down with only twenty minutes played - Armstrong scoring with a powerful shot past De Gea and Cedric Soares whipping a handsome free kick up and above the wall, leaving United with a mountain to climb.

Sports Copa Libertadores final: Infantino doesn't want moved Superclasico to become trend
Author: 0 Copa Libertadores final: Infantino doesn't want moved Superclasico to become trend

Real Madrid members have been given an allocation of tickets for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors , which is being held at the Bernabéu. River has issued an objection to losing out on the home-field advantage of playing the game in their Monumental stadium, saying their fans did not deserve to miss out on watching the final.

Author: 0 Furious United fans call for Mourinho to be sacked

Michael Carrick. And a few years later, who was the best player? Mourinho claims the balance of power has shifted in the Premier League - using the example of Tottenham , who spent no money on players during the last transfer window, but also managed to keep their key names, in Harry Kane , Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min.

Sports Jeff Horn ready to shut up an Anthony Mundine 'ready to kill'
Author: 0 Jeff Horn ready to shut up an Anthony Mundine 'ready to kill'

Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) a former rugby player and WBA super-middleweight champion has fought some of the best names in boxing including a TKO victory over Sugar Shane Mosley. For those in the United States looking to watch, the card is scheduled to start early Friday morning at 3:30 a.m. ET, with Horn vs Mundine expected to get underway sometime around 6 a.m.

Sports EPL: Fabregas finally decides on future with Chelsea
Author: 0 EPL: Fabregas finally decides on future with Chelsea

This reality has reportedly forced the 18-year-old to consider his future with a club which has a longstanding history of signing young talent to long-term contracts, before allowing them to sit on the bench or go out on loan for years. "No, I haven't spoken to anyone", Fabregas told reporters. He said, as reported by Chelsea's official website .: "First of all we approached the match very well, so I am very happy with this".

Sports Bale hopes Roma display will galvanise 'turbulent' season
Author: 0 Bale hopes Roma display will galvanise 'turbulent' season

He traveled to Rome, Italy, but failed to make Santiago Solari's match day squad. Saturday was his first match as the full-time manager of the club and it could not have gone any worse. Greek riot police wielding batons entered the stands at the Athens Olympic Stadium to separate fighting fans, leaving 11 Ajax supporters injured, police said.

Sports Pep Guardiola relaxed about Fifa’s proposed restrictions on loans
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola relaxed about Fifa’s proposed restrictions on loans

We want to extend his contract for four or five years and we'll do absolutely everything to keep him here but as I said before it's in his hands. "We're going to see the situation about loan players and see what we can do". Pep Guardiola says Benjamin Mendy will become stronger as a result of his injury lay-offs. "I think Mendy is a good professional". Guardiola said he hopes the 19-year-old will still sign and that the club could not have done more for him.

Sports Defending champion has 2nd-round lead at Australian PGA
Author: 0 Defending champion has 2nd-round lead at Australian PGA

Cameron Smith has surged to the outright lead as he mounts his title defence at the Australian PGA Championship on Friday. "Obviously I was pretty nervous starting off, but starting like that settles the nerves", the 24-year-old said at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Sports Brohm staying with Boilermakers | Purdue
Author: 0 Brohm staying with Boilermakers | Purdue

After a brief stint as head coach of a Louisville arena football team, Brohm began his coaching career in earnest as quarterbacks coach under Petrino at Louisville in 2002, eventually rising to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator under Steve Kragthorpe in 2008.