• Mike Ashley Backs Out, Staveley Claps Back
Mike Ashley Backs Out, Staveley Claps Back

She added: "Rafa is doing an incredible job". At her home and office, around the corner from Hyde Park, she is in the midst of eight deals; a casino in Japan, some real estate in New York. "The takeover is not my issue". Ashley's decision took Staveley, who sees the retention of manager Rafael Benitez as key to the club's future, by surpris...

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  • Chelsea eager to take Benteke on-loan from Crystal Palace
Chelsea eager to take Benteke on-loan from Crystal Palace

Put simply Arsene Wenger is running out of paper for the cracks at the Emirates. "Against Manchester City , away at Manchester United . No. I'm worried to win, otherwise we would risk finishing 20th in the table". Conte added: "Ross is in good physical condition". Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has l...

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  • Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG
Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG

Di Maria then turned provider as his cross found Cavani, who finally drew level with Ibrahimovic. Neymar's decision to take the penalty denied Cavani the chance to make club history and home fans responded with whistles. "It was to tell me to fly immediately to the U.S.to write up the contracts". For me, Neymar is the leader but together, we ca...

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  • Federer through to Australian Open 3rd round — The Latest
Federer through to Australian Open 3rd round — The Latest

But not this time. Sharapova , a five-time Grand Slam winner and the 2008 Australian champion, was unstoppable in racing through the first set before a battle in the second. "I think it's going to be very interesting". "I want to. go out there and do some damage". Sevastova was not one of those. It was a superb effort from Monfils who was at ...

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  • Pundit hails Jurgen Klopp for awakening Liverpool star's lost spark
Pundit hails Jurgen Klopp for awakening Liverpool star's lost spark

Liverpool are fine - for now, at least. "No, the manager is not a manager who would put that kind of pressure on players", Wijnaldum said. Even Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has previously struggled to cement a place in the team, was close to perfect on the day - he completed 79% of his passes and created four chances, scoring the opener and then pr...

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  • Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty battles back to beat Camila Giorgi
Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty battles back to beat Camila Giorgi

Andrei Vasilevsky of Belarus and Hans Podlipnik Castillo of Chile will play the Argentinean duet of Guido Pella and Diego Schwartzman. Barty, who was seen shaking her head, didn't seem to be pleased by the crowd's behavior at all. While Barty claimed Sabalenka's grunting wasn't a distraction and she can deal with it (and clearly did, given she ...

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  • Sanchez deal could cost United more than €200 million in total
Sanchez deal could cost United more than €200 million in total

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is rumoured to be ever closer to replacing Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal after it was reported that the Borussia Dortmund forward's father - and agent - had flown to London. The Portugese thought he was going to get bombarded with questions about Chelsea target Alexis Sanchez. It appears as though he will become a U...

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"Sanchez Transfer Likely In The Next 24 Hours" — Wenger

The 23-year-old has featured in only 155 minutes of league action so far this season and has been constantly linked with a move elsewhere. The United manager is himself close to a new contract, Press Association Sport understands. If Arsenal fans' prayers are answered and he signs a new contract , that attacking midfielder will almost certainl...

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  • Klopp: Coutinho money will go back into Liverpool team
Klopp: Coutinho money will go back into Liverpool team

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo . Having five attack-minded players works for Guardiola but his team dominate possession to such an extent that you sometimes feel they could play with no defenders and still not concede, simply because the opp...

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  • United frontrunners, Chelsea in, City out in Sanchez sweepstakes — Reports
United frontrunners, Chelsea in, City out in Sanchez sweepstakes — Reports

The balance of the squad is made in the summer. The agent of Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed Manchester United's prospects of signing Alexis Sanchez will hinge on whether the Armenia playmaker decides to join Arsenal , The Telegraph reported.

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  • Win today would mean a trip to Philly — Saints
Win today would mean a trip to Philly — Saints

Perhaps most importantly, the Eagles held Atlanta, the league's No. 1 offense on third-down conversions at 44.7 percent, to 4-of-13 in that department. We're really going to make Nick Foles a playoff favorite? The opening half showed why. Jeffery then caught his first pass with 1 second left in the first half.

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  • What does the Brazilian bring to the table? Video — Philippe Coutinho
What does the Brazilian bring to the table? Video — Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool are likely to dispute they lowered the transfer fee . "There was no other option . That was the moment when we really had to accept that". Liverpool begin the post-Coutinho this weekend as they aim to become the first side to beat Pep Guardiola's runaway league leaders in domestic competition this season.

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  • Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho, says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho, says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he has given no thought to Philippe Coutinho's departure from Liverpool , insisting it is "business as usual" at Anfield . Equally I can't imagine Jurgen Klopp wanting to go out there and see his side appear like shrinking violets by setting up in two banks of five, it's just not his way.

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  • WATCH: Doug Pederson's locker room speech to Eagles after win over Falcons
WATCH: Doug Pederson's locker room speech to Eagles after win over Falcons

The drive started at the Philadelphia 18-yard line because Eagles linebacker Bryan Braman made contact with the ball on an Atlanta punt, setting up the Falcons in prime field position. Philadelphia , the top seed in the NFC, advances and will host the winner of the Saints-Vikings game Sunday in Minneapolis. Doug Pederson coached o...

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  • Without Sanchez, Arsenal loses 2-1 to Bournemouth in EPL
Without Sanchez, Arsenal loses 2-1 to Bournemouth in EPL

It's more damning, too. He added later: "He knows Pep". However, the Gunners struggled to carve out a clear cut opening in the closing stages as the Cherries held on for a vital win to boost their survival hopes. The way the ball reluctantly trickled over the line. Liverpool condemned Manchester City to their first Premier League defeat...

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  • Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer earn top two seeds for Australian Open
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer earn top two seeds for Australian Open

She has also failed to progress beyond the first round in the last two editions. Second-seeded Federer and No. 14-seeded Djokovic have almost traded places. "I don't usually like going to draws, I just want to see the sheet". But having enjoyed victories over Federer and Djokovic last year, the 20-year-old will look to build on those positives ...

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  • Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Alvaro Morata
Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Alvaro Morata

Conte then accused the United manager of going senile, with Mourinho responding by referring to the four-month suspension that Conte received in 2012 for failing to report match-fixing while at Siena. "As I said in the last press conference, if you don't score, if you are lucky not to concede, the game finishes 0-0". "But we have to consider that...

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  • Ranieri resigned to missing out on PSG winger Lucas
Ranieri resigned to missing out on PSG winger Lucas

Despite Emery's flattery of Ranieri, the capital side are strong favourites after beating Nantes 4-1 in November at the Parc des Princes. Claudio Ranieri's Nantes stay fifth, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Marseille. Lyon wasted a chance to move up to second place after being held 1-1 at home by relegation-threatened Angers. The 24-ye...

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  • An ordinary team with extraordinary problems — Arsenal
An ordinary team with extraordinary problems — Arsenal

But with Manchester United emerging as the favourites to sign Sanchez comes one of the most damning indictments of Wenger and Arsenal yet. Sanchez almost joined City for about £60m on the final day of the summer window, only for the transfer to collapse when Arsenal failed to sign Monaco and France midfielder Thomas Lemar.

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  • West Brom end drought with win against Ryan's Brighton
West Brom end drought with win against Ryan's Brighton

It underlined exactly why Arsenal , Manchester City and his former club Manchester United are all hovering like vultures as they weigh up whether to offer in excess of £30million for the Northern Ireland international. Izzy Brown will be absent for Brighton's trip to Premier League strugglers West Brom after he was ruled out for the rest o...

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  • Djoko, Wawrinka and Muguruza all battling to make the Aussie Open
Djoko, Wawrinka and Muguruza all battling to make the Aussie Open

New rules reverting Grand Slams to 16 seeds from the current 32 are due to come into force in 2019. The two modern day greats who squared off in an epic in last year's final will once again have an opportunity to add another chapter to their famous FEDAL rivalry.

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  • Nadal, Halep named top seeds for Australian Open
Nadal, Halep named top seeds for Australian Open

Serena's thirty-seven-year-old sister, Venus, has risen to fourth in the world and participated in three major finals last year: Australia, Wimbledon, and the year-end Championships. Federer, even at 36, is the rightful Australian Open favorite after appearing fresh and sharp in the Hopman Cup team event. "Family was something I always want...

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  • Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Wants Forward To Stay — Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Wants Forward To Stay — Alexis Sanchez

Barkley, who joined Chelsea from Everton last week, is still recovering from a hamstring injury that has prevented him from making a competitive appearance this season. "For me, if he makes it in the Arsenal team, then he makes it in the England team". "The position was quite interesting, because I was close to the bench and not too high up".

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  • Mourinho Ready To End Feud With Conte
Mourinho Ready To End Feud With Conte

Additionally, neither the Manchester United manager, nor the Chelsea boss are individuals who are very likely to apologize, but this feud has to end sometime. "Football now is very difficult to stay for many years for one club, especially in England now". "Remember how wound up Mourinho got when he was Chelsea manager?" But, the Blues fac...

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  • Block party to be held to celebrate UCF football perfect season
Block party to be held to celebrate UCF football perfect season

Regardless, the Buckeyes were put in ahead of Penn State. UCF rolled over almost everybody - but the teams they crushed were schools like Austin Peay, Florida International University, Cincinnati, East Carolina, the University of Connecticut, Temple, and the University of South Florida (USF).

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  • Mourinho will prioritise FA Cup as Premier League hopes fade away
Mourinho will prioritise FA Cup as Premier League hopes fade away

Have your say in the comments section below. Following that with a loss to West Ham was crippling in regards to the title race. "I watched Manchester City against Watford on Tuesday and they're a special team - probably one of the best teams in the world at the moment - with one of the best managers".

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  • Latest rumours and done deals from January 2018 window — Transfer news live
Latest rumours and done deals from January 2018 window — Transfer news live

Conte grew increasingly frustrated last summer with Chelsea's failure to secure several of his priority targets, with Manchester United hijacking the Blues' proposed move for Romelu Lukaku and Juventus refusing to lower their asking price for Alex Sandro.

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  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane won't rule out selling in January
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane won't rule out selling in January

Zinedine Zidane looked set to create a legacy at Madrid , just as Pep Guardiola had done at Barcelona . Kroos threads a pass in behind for Bale to chase and the Welsh winger gets there before the keeper to slide a finish into the empty net.

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  • Pep: Man City to have 'internal meetings' about January Sanchez move
Pep: Man City to have 'internal meetings' about January Sanchez move

The in-form Wilfried Zaha created a fine chance for Andros Townsend directly in front of goal with a low cross the winger wasted by shooting harmlessly high and wide, and was then brought down by Sterling in the area. "Hopefully it will not be tough, maybe one month or two months out", Guardiola told BT Sport when asked of Jesus' injury. "Mar...

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  • Blazers' Damian Lillard (hamstring) planning on returning to action on Tuesday
Blazers' Damian Lillard (hamstring) planning on returning to action on Tuesday

McCollum. Lillard has not played since Dec. 20 due to a hamstring injury, so he was not dressed for the game . Atlanta ranks 21st in points in the paint per game (41.8) while Portland ranks 25th (40.8). Nurkic finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland won its fourth straight against the Sixers at the Moda Center. On the season, P...

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  • Mohamed Salah stars in Liverpool comeback; Chelsea thrash Stoke — EPL
Mohamed Salah stars in Liverpool comeback; Chelsea thrash Stoke — EPL

Earlier this year Klopp described the England international as perhaps the "most technically-gifted player" he's coached. He's so important for us. But, prolific as they have proved against everyone else, Arsenal are the only top-seven team that the Reds have scored at least three goals against.

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  • Jose Mourinho reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for one month with injury
Jose Mourinho reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for one month with injury

Dusan Tadic is expected to be back in the line up after his goal against Tottenham, but otherwise, no significant changes are expected after the thrashing at Tottenham. "I think for a striker, any player, that's absolutely incredible". Pep Guardiola oversaw a major influx of talent in the summer, spending £221.5m to sign defenders Benjamin Mendy,...

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  • Ronaldo wins another Globe award
Ronaldo wins another Globe award

That is because the player has rebuffed any notion of leaving the club for now. The relationship has deteriorated so much that "he [Ronaldo] doesn't even want to talk to the president". FC Barcelona presently leads the La Liga table, ahead of Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Real Madrid. The pair posed together on the red carpet that featured Cri...

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  • Novak Djokovic withdraws from exhibition, unsure of Australian Open status
Novak Djokovic withdraws from exhibition, unsure of Australian Open status

But he has been left fighting for his reputation after it was revealed in December he returned an abnormal drug test result during the Vuelta victory. "I'm feeling good. I did a good pre-season and did some exhibition matches in Thailand and I am looking forward to the new season". I had a good off-season.

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  • Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/26/17
Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/26/17

Milwaukee allowed 11 offensive rebounds in the second half and was outrebounded 47-41 overall. Twice in 11 days, the Bulls have bused here, been the aggressors and exited victorious. The Bulls were 3-20 and mired in a 10-game losing streak when they beat the Hornets in overtime Dec. 8. David Nwaba had seven points, and nine rebounds.

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