• City learn Carabao Cup semi-final opponents
City learn Carabao Cup semi-final opponents

Sarri has explained that Christensen, who is now out with an injury, is an important player for the club and that the centre-back's future lies at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola's Man City went through penalty shoot-out to beat Leicester City in the quarter-finals, while Burton Albion toppled Championship club Middlesbrough to reach the semi-finals...

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  • Saints smother Panthers to close on home-field advantage for playoffs
Saints smother Panthers to close on home-field advantage for playoffs

For his efforts, McCaffrey became the first player with 50 yards rushing, receiving and passing in a game since Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton accomplished the feat on December 22, 1985. The losing streak continues for the Carolina Panthers , dropping six consecutive games, but the power rankings were generous enough to keep them in the ...

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  • Mesut Ozil Dropped From Arsenal Sqaud To Face Spurs
Mesut Ozil Dropped From Arsenal Sqaud To Face Spurs

I respect the Arsenal fans, like I respect the professionals from Arsenal and I respect our fans. "Yes, that's a quality he has and you can not buy that in the supermarket". "My focus now is analysis of this (yesterday's) match and also Saturday against Burnley", he said, referring to Arsenal's next league fixture. I think the Arsenal peopl...

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  • Manchester United confirm appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim coach
Manchester United confirm appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim coach

The former United striker will be assisted by Mike Phelan, 56, another of the club's former players, who previously spent 14 years on the club's coaching staff, including five as the No. Solskjaer, along with Laurent Blanc, were the main contenders for the role following Jose Mourinho's sacking . "In football you never know what can happen", Sol...

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  • Jose Mourinho's sacking from Manchester United 'a shame', says Real Madrid's Marcelo
Jose Mourinho's sacking from Manchester United 'a shame', says Real Madrid's Marcelo

Real , who have won the Club World Cup three times , will reach the final with a victory in Abu Dhabi but Solari again had to defend his treatment of Isco , who has struggled for matches since he took charge. Kashima did start brightly, Serginho finding room in the Madrid defence to get in a second-minute shot that was tipped wide by Thibaut...

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  • Man Utd prepared to sack Mourinho over Christmas programme
Man Utd prepared to sack Mourinho over Christmas programme

We will back ourselves against anyone but Dortmund are our opponents so hopefully we will get to the next round. Jesse Lingard had cancelled out Sadio Mane's opener at Anfield, only for second-half super-sub Xherdan Shaqiri's deflected brace to leave the visitors reeling.

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  • Pochettino Sympathizes With Sacked Mourinho, Dismisses United Job Rumours
Pochettino Sympathizes With Sacked Mourinho, Dismisses United Job Rumours

They are some of the Premier League's and world football's most well-known names now, but they weren't before Paul Mitchell brought them to the attention of the clubs where he has led recruitment departments. Kane is believed to be suffering with a cold, however, and Mauricio Pochettino may not risk him ahead of a busy festive period. "It's a big...

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  • Manchester United lose patience and sack Mourinho
Manchester United lose patience and sack Mourinho

United have announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club. While his success in the commercial market has taken the club to new heights on the balance sheet, the football side of the business has been a train wreck by Manchester United's standards under his watch.

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  • Curran and Unadkat are IPL millionaires, Hetmyer to RCB,
Curran and Unadkat are IPL millionaires, Hetmyer to RCB,

Chakravarthy has risen to prominence owing to a strong showing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. On Tuesday, the Royals lapped him up him after a bidding battle with KXI, CSK and Delhi Capitals . Hetmeyer has a base-price of 50 lakhs. His teammate Brathwaite, the star of 2016 World T20, was sold to KKR for Rs five crore after a bidding war betwe...

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  • Ramos nears deal with Mets
Ramos nears deal with Mets

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos . Van Wagenen and the Mets did not see the acquisition cost for Realmuto, and so they've moved on to somebody else. Ramos immediately becomes the Mets number one catcher with either Kevin Plawecki o...

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  • Lasith Malinga picked up in IPL auction
Lasith Malinga picked up in IPL auction

Sam Curran , the 20-year old England allrounder who was Man of the Series in the Tests against India earlier this year, emerged as the costliest of the overseas players. Mohit Sharma , a death-overs specialist with his assortment of slower balls, attracted bids from various franchises until he was finally sold to defending champions Chennai Super ...

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  • Paine relief: Australia win for 1st time since 'sandpapergate'
Paine relief: Australia win for 1st time since 'sandpapergate'

The last man to fall was Jasprit Bumrah, who went for a big shot but only succeeded in skying a chance back to bowler Pat Cummins. 'I am relieved personally, ' said Paine. But a constant thorn in the Australian's side was Indian skipper Kohli who put on a batting masterclass as he brought up seventh Test century against Australia - and his sixt...

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  • Liverpool To Face Bayern Munich In Champions League Round Of 16
Liverpool To Face Bayern Munich In Champions League Round Of 16

It's hard to see the club's hierarchy moving to replace the 55-year-old while a seat at Europe's top table is still technically a possibility - despite the fact United are 50/1 (51 .0) outsiders to win the competition having drawn Paris Saint-Germain and 8/1 (9 .0) for a top four finish domestically.

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  • Champions League Last-16 Draw: Liverpool, Tottenham & Man Utd Given Tough Tasks
Champions League Last-16 Draw: Liverpool, Tottenham & Man Utd Given Tough Tasks

It was out of Barcelona , Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Real Madrid , Bayern Munich or Juventus . Their four victories and two draws stack up much more favourably against Liverpool's three wins and three defeats so far in the competition, but domestically however the Reds have been far superior.

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  • Who can City draw in the Champions League last 16?
Who can City draw in the Champions League last 16?

City were knocked off the top of the Premier League as they suffered their first domestic defeat of the season at Chelsea last weekend and the hangover initially seemed to carry over into Wednesday's outing. Sterling remained a key part of City's fluid frontline, helping in the transition from midfielders Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundog...

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  • James Harden pops off 50-point triple-double as Rockets club Lakers
James Harden pops off 50-point triple-double as Rockets club Lakers

Ask Alexa! Say "Alexa, enable Spreaker " and to start listening simply say "WagerTalk" when asked what you want to listen to! "And tonight is another example of that". "These last two games we're playing pretty well". It's something we talk about as a team. It was full display of Harden's offensive arsenal and perhaps his greatest game during his ...

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  • Bulls engaging in trade talks centered on Parker
Bulls engaging in trade talks centered on Parker

And now he could exit Chicago by Christmas. "It is a surprise because I did everything I could in the time I was given", Parker said, via Johnson, after Thursday's 97-91 loss to the Magic in Mexico City. So which teams should be in the Jabari Parker game? The team has gotten healthier in the frontcourt with second-year forward Lauri Markka...

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  • Stats point against Manchester United pulling off victory at Liverpool
Stats point against Manchester United pulling off victory at Liverpool

While the winter transfer window offers the teams a chance to get reinforcements and bolster their ranks, it also affords them the opportunity to offload some deadwood and free up their wage bills. Martial is one of a host of United players that was rated doubtful going into the game, but the Frenchman will hope to feature at Anfield. I just focus ...

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  • De Bruyne's injury could be 'blessing in disguise'
De Bruyne's injury could be 'blessing in disguise'

Pep said on Friday about KDB: "We believe everything needs a process". No pain, so we will see [if he plays tomorrow]. Step in Marco Silva, the former Watford boss who has already introduced new players, like the £35 million Brazilian Richarlison , who also joined from Watford.

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  • Raptors stomp the Warriors without Kawhi Leonard | NBA Highlights
Raptors stomp the Warriors without Kawhi Leonard | NBA Highlights

And 13 of the Warriors' 19 turnovers came from Durant (five), Curry (four) and Draymond Green (four). Obviously, we're better when I'm out there. If the Warriors aren't playing with pace, aren't getting much from Curry, aren't finding a rhythm, and aren't managing their switches, who are they? But if anything it was the Warriors that look...

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  • Chargers stun Chiefs with late touchdown, two-point conversion
Chargers stun Chiefs with late touchdown, two-point conversion

Kansas City Chiefs fans during the second half against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium . But all that was wiped away in just more than three minutes Thursday night, when Philip Rivers engineered a dramatic fourth-quarterback comeback for the Los Angeles Chargers .

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  • India blow as Ashwin, Sharma ruled out of second Test
India blow as Ashwin, Sharma ruled out of second Test

Here is the Indian squad for the Perth Test. Ashwin , a key figure in India's 31-run win in Adelaide, has a left-abdominal strain while batsman Rohit Sharma has hurt his back. "But we have an equal chance". They were the notable absences in India's initial 13-man squad . The trio - Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have thei...

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  • Arsenal Confirmed lineup vs Qarabag: several changes; Koscielny, Ozil start
Arsenal Confirmed lineup vs Qarabag: several changes; Koscielny, Ozil start

The centre-back position is particularly demanding, with renewed focus on playing out from the back, but Koscielny settled in seamlessly and formed an instant connection with Sokratis, marshalling those around him as though he had never left the back-line.

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  • UFC featherweight GOAT debate intensifies following Max Holloway's dominant UFC 231 win
UFC featherweight GOAT debate intensifies following Max Holloway's dominant UFC 231 win

Holloway improved to 20-3-0, adding to his impressive credentials, while Ortega slipped to 14-1-0 with one no contest. After the fight, Holloway explained that he has his eyes on the number 1 ranking in the pound-for-pound list, and to achieve that he may have to make the step up to lightweight.

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  • Ronaldo wants Messi to resume their rivalry in Italy
Ronaldo wants Messi to resume their rivalry in Italy

FW Marco Asensio , 6 - Looked really good when Madrid were on top with three chances to open the scoring, coming closest when clipping the crossbar with a curler from a tight angle. The evening was to end in disappointment for CSKA also, however, with Plzen's 2-1 home win over Roma meaning that the Russian side finished fourth in the group d...

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  • Liverpool must take chance to put things right - Klopp
Liverpool must take chance to put things right - Klopp

Tottenham lost 4-2 against Barcelona in the home leg at Wembley, but may have an advantage in the fact Barca have already qualified as group winners and may take a leisurely approach as they wind down for the mid-season break. "We want to everyone in the world that we belong in the Champions League ". Milner has impressed the most in central mi...

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  • Bulls players reach out to Players Association regarding Jim Boylen
Bulls players reach out to Players Association regarding Jim Boylen

In all, another solid victory for the Boston Celtics . "We had guys out too, but we had enough guys where we should've won the game... we had a bunch of turnovers, missed a lot of easy shots around the rim". 50-38: New Orleans lead in points in the paint. Semi Ojeleye (11 points, six rebounds) and Brad Wanamaker (four points, four assists) also ...

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  • River Plate fight back to win Copa Libertadores in Madrid
River Plate fight back to win Copa Libertadores in Madrid

It was a lovely goal and you have to celebrate it'. "I want to congratulate the Boca players for how they played , even when we were one or two less in the final, they pushed, fought and fought", Schelotto added. But this provided the opportunity for the European-based players of other clubs to turn out in force. Luis Cesar Menotti, Argentina's...

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  • Emery hails 'hungry' Torreira as Arsenal grind down Huddersfield
Emery hails 'hungry' Torreira as Arsenal grind down Huddersfield

The game was frustrating one for the Gunners as Huddersfield tried it's best to the home team. Koscielny's return to fitness will come as a timely boost for Arsenal boss Emery, who is facing something of a defensive crisis ahead of his side's trip to Southampton in the Premier League .

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  • Manchester City's Pep Guardiola won't blame Chelsea loss to injuries
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola won't blame Chelsea loss to injuries

City have coped without the pair well and are looking for an eighth successive win in the Premier League . Everyone wants to beat us. Kante and his teammates came through a gruelling test to take all three points against Pep Guardiola's City team and the French World Cup victor spoke about this after the game.

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  • Salah cedes MOTM award to teammate for his 500th appearance
Salah cedes MOTM award to teammate for his 500th appearance

Salah completed his hat trick by keeping cool in front of goal after a mazy dribble to complete the rout in the 77th. A momentous start for James Milner as the Liverpool star records his 500th Premier League appearance, with the Reds set to face Bournemouth.

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  • Mike Malone calls loss to Hawks Denver’s worst game of the year
Mike Malone calls loss to Hawks Denver’s worst game of the year

The four-time All-Star was shooting 49.6% from the field, 40.7% from three and 71.1% from the free-throw line. But a spirited Nuggets' run made things interesting down the stretch. We'll see if the Hornets can carry over that momentum from the win over Denver and come away with a win against a team that they should probably beat.

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  • EA Sports Removes Kareem Hunt From Madden NFL 19
EA Sports Removes Kareem Hunt From Madden NFL 19

The report did not go through the official public records request process, police said on their website. In addition to his release by the Chiefs, Hunt was removed off the Madden 19 video game roster. "Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt ". The alleged victim claimed to have been attacked by ...

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  • Redsox Re-sign Playoff Hero Eovaldi 4-year, $67.5 million
Redsox Re-sign Playoff Hero Eovaldi 4-year, $67.5 million

The team is reportedly cornering the market for free-agent right-hander Nathan Eovaldi . Also, of course, the uncertainty of a pitcher operating after two Tommy John surgeries, and also one who'd put himself at risk for the good of the ballclub.

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  • Cavs Receive Matthew Dellavedova From Bucks in Multi-Player Trade
Cavs Receive Matthew Dellavedova From Bucks in Multi-Player Trade

This move ensures rookie point guard Collin Sexton will get plenty of minutes and time to develop this season. Milwaukee gets two benefits from the trade: 2019-20 savings and a talent upgrade. Dellavedova spent the first three seasons of his National Basketball Association career in Cleveland, posting averages of 5.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.9...

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