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Neville said, "It was an unusual situation where the main penalty taker was off so you were leaving decisions to players on the pitch". And after that miss, the whole world is busy mocking the Algerian while his teammates and the manager try and defend him.
  • Liverpool v Manchester City: Michael Owen predicts victor, scoreline

    Liverpool v Manchester City: Michael Owen predicts victor, scoreline

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    City have got an embarrassment of riches, but Liverpool have had their number over the past year or so . Then two teams had quite contrasting results this past midweek, however. Mourinho is desperate for something to go his way as Manchester United's season threatens to unravel but at least has the comfort of facing struggling Newcastle.
  • The Big Match Tactical View: Liverpool v Manchester City

    The Big Match Tactical View: Liverpool v Manchester City

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    Neville's colleague at Sky Sports , Jamie Carragher, says that Liverpool can not afford to lose to City if they want to mount a serious title challenge. They are right. So we won the Premier League . "We don't make it bigger - we just know it is big, it matters and we prepare for it accordingly". Almost half of all City's defeats last season came against Klopp's team, including both legs of their Champions League quarter-final, while a 4-3 loss at Anfield ended their hopes of going a ...
  • Vettel calls Mercedes team orders a ‘no-brainer’

    Vettel calls Mercedes team orders a ‘no-brainer’

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    But Sebastian Vettel , by contrast, described the strategy call as a "no-brainer". LEWIS HAMILTON has told Valtteri Bottas that he will return the winning favour when he has secured his fifth world championship. After 12 laps Bottas was the first of the leaders to pit for new tyres with Vettel following him in a lap later, and Hamilton stopping at the end of lap 14.
  • Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

    Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

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    Shaw is now the seventh youngest player ever to score a hundred. Last Indian to achieve this feat was Rohit Sharma, also against West Indies in 2013. Rishabh Pant (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (72) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.
  • Eric Dier On Bench - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Barcelona Confirmed

    Eric Dier On Bench - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Barcelona Confirmed

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    Not one. In the second half, with a lot of space, it is unbelievable how he runs. We were handicapped against Barcelona after conceding after one minute. Erik Lamela's deflected strike kept Tottenham in the hunt, but Messi capped a mesmerising performance in the final moments to give Barca a second successive group-stage victory as they emerged from their recent struggles.
  • Everything We Know About the Investigation and Rape Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

    Everything We Know About the Investigation and Rape Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Drohobyczer said Mayorga, now 34, became anxious her name would become public after a 2017 media report apparently referred to the June 2009 incident at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He then pulled her into a bedroom and raped her as she screamed "no, no, no", the lawsuit said. It's part of the job. Ronaldo is a five-time victor of FIFA's men's player of the year award.
  • Colorado Rockies Douse Wrigley Field In Champagne After Upsetting Cubs

    Colorado Rockies Douse Wrigley Field In Champagne After Upsetting Cubs

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    The guys also discuss how Cubs manager Joe Maddon's job could be in jeopardy based on another early postseason exit. In the 13th and final inning, the left fielder tried to earn a free pass against right-hander Scott Oberg. This one lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes, and had pretty much everything, too. Starting on three days' rest for the first time in the pros, Freeland struck out six in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Man City earn late win at Hoffenheim through David Silva

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    Manchester United had to settle for a point after they played to a goalless draw with Valencia in their second Group H clash in the UEFA Champions League . City defender Kyle Walker was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card for a bad challenge on Pavel Kaderabek in the second half, while the visitors thought they should have had a penalty when Baumann appeared to bring down Sane after missing the ball.
  • Giants fans give Pence standing ovation in final game

    Giants fans give Pence standing ovation in final game

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    Rich Hill (11-5) pitched two-hit ball for seven innings to keep the playoff-bound Dodgers on a roll. Walker Buehler was set to start for the Dodgers (91-71) as the defending NL champions try for a sixth straight West title. Joe Panik and Evan Longoria got the only hits, a pair of singles, for the Giants , who went 5-21 in September. The Dodgers used the sweep to win the season series from the Giants 10-9.
  • Cubs Reveal 25-Man Roster For Wild Card Game Against Rockies

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    The Chicago Cubs will be back at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night for a winner-take-all showdown with the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card Game. But after Almora singled to lead off the second, Freeland retired the next 12 hitters through the fifth inning, and the zeroes on the old center field scoreboard kept piling up as the night went on.
  • 'Some players care more than others': Mourinho on Manchester United's poor form

    'Some players care more than others': Mourinho on Manchester United's poor form

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    The defeat makes it their worst start to a topflight season after seven games since 1989 and Gary Neville has traced United's woes since David Moyes was sacked in 2014. His reign as United manager is following the same path as those at Chelsea (twice) and Real Madrid - he is lighting fires and seemingly not caring how badly he gets burned.
  • Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: Sturridge stunner rescues point

    Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: Sturridge stunner rescues point

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    Chelsea will play a high line as they look to smother the Reds which will be music to the ears of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané who are perhaps the best counter-attacking duo in the entire league. "It's really cool. I'm really happy for him". You wouldn't be mad to put money on Hazard departing West London at the end of the current campaign, but there's no doubt he'll continue to perform for Chelsea until that time comes.
  • Kap congratulates 'social justice warrior' Reid on signing

    Kap congratulates 'social justice warrior' Reid on signing

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    Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney and coach Ron Rivera have been open about looking for players to fill the safety position after Da'Norris Searcy was placed on injured reserve . "Honestly I don't really know". Shortly after that, National Football League reporter Jim Trotter revealed the San Francisco 49ers made a strong run to bring back Reid earlier this week prior to his decision to join the Panthers.
  • Virgil van Dijk a doubt for Liverpool v Chelsea, admits Klopp

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    Over at Chelsea , Sarri has taken to life in England well with Sunday's goalless draw at West Ham the first time the Blues have dropped points this term. Before the Belgian could even touch the ball, Liverpool were ahead through Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic goal. Eden Hazard is a special player, obviously, and he enjoys these one-on-one situations or one versus two or three situations, he enjoys it.
  • Tiger's back on the prowl with Ryder Cup in his sights

    Tiger's back on the prowl with Ryder Cup in his sights

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    Woods , who was two clear of compatriot Billy Horschel , said: 'I was having a hard time not crying on that last hole. Woods has rocketed from world No 1,173 last December to 13th after finally breaking his barren spell at the PGA Tour's season-ending event.
  • Tiger Woods is the new oddsmakers favorite to win 2019 Masters

    Tiger Woods is the new oddsmakers favorite to win 2019 Masters

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    Woods, who finished with an 11-under-par aggregate 269, raised his arms in delight after the victory, with several thousand fans ringing the green roaring appreciation. Woods has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. The 14-time major victor was nearly robotic during a third round of five-under-par 65, which elevated him to 12 under - three shots ahead of playing partner Justin Rose (68) and Rory McIlroy (66).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card to be Reviewed by UEFA Next Week

    Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card to be Reviewed by UEFA Next Week

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    Old Trafford was looking forward to welcoming their former player back in Juventus colours, but Moran thinks that it is unlikely that the five-time Champions League victor will feature in that game. Despite the incident at the Mestalla, home of Valencia who are owned by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, Juve still won the game thanks to two penalties from playmaker Miralem Pjanic.
  • Amazing footage of Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho training ground spat emerges

    Amazing footage of Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho training ground spat emerges

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    He set up United's goal against Wolves but was at fault for the equalizer. "When we are at home, we should attack, attack, attack. We are here to attack", he said. Penalties were the least Derby deserved and the first 15 spot-kicks were accurate, before Jones stepped up and saw his feeble effort easily saved by Scott Carson.
  • Florentino Perez reveals Real Madrid ultras put graffiti on his wife's grave

    Florentino Perez reveals Real Madrid ultras put graffiti on his wife's grave

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    Modric played a major role in Madrid's third successive Champions League success and Croatia's journey to the World Cup final in Russian Federation, winning the Golden Ball in the process. on October 2 at VEB Arena in Moscow. "Ten is a number that I like, but it's in the hands of Modric". "We lacked energy in the second half and lost control".
  • Bills' Twitter shows team traveling to Wisconsin for game vs. Vikings

    Bills' Twitter shows team traveling to Wisconsin for game vs. Vikings

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    No NFL team had pulled off a win as such a large underdog, according to multiple reports, since the Washington Redskins shocked the Dallas Cowboys , who were 17.5-point favorites, in December 1995. He is 10-for-16 for 139 yards and a touchdown as of this writing, with another 29 rushing yards and two more scores on the ground. Cousins especially hurt the Vikings (1-1-1) by losing fumbles on consecutive first-half possessions.
  • Modric ends Ronaldo, Messi duopoly as world's best

    Modric ends Ronaldo, Messi duopoly as world's best

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    The Best Men's Player of the Year award, formerly named the Fifa World Player of the Year, has always been dominated by both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but Barcelona forward Messi failed to make the shortlist for this year's award for the first time since 2006.
  • Nothing personal, Lions, but Rob Gronkowski reportedly nixed a trade

    Nothing personal, Lions, but Rob Gronkowski reportedly nixed a trade

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    Shortly after news broke that Gordon wouldn't be seeing game action at Ford Field, countless Patriots fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment. He has no time for anyone that isn't on his team and helping him win football games. He is 11-4 against Eric Mangini, Romeo Crennel, Josh McDaniels, and Bill O'Brien.
  • Las Vegas also shocked by Vikings' pathetic performance against Bills

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    At the end of the first quarter on third-and-9, Allen sprinted straight up the middle out of a collapsed pocket and hurdled Barr 2 yards short of the marker to get the first down. Linebacker Matt Milano had a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. Cousins finished 40 for 55 for 296 yards and a late touchdown to Kyle Rudolph.
  • How to watch Packers vs. Redskins

    How to watch Packers vs. Redskins

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    ET). The Colts are allowing 11 catches and 93 yards per game to opposing running backs. As long as Rodgers remains hampered by his knee injury, it will be more important than usual for the Packers offensive line to protect their star quarterback.
  • Hideki Matsuyama putts well in round one of the BMW Championship

    Hideki Matsuyama putts well in round one of the BMW Championship

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    But 42-year-old Woods bounced back with a birdie at the par-5 ninth and is confident of shooting more hot scores on day two, when tee times will be brought forward due to thunderstorms. His form had since tailed off and he acknowledged that long-hitting Tony Finau, who also had top-10s at the USA and British Opens, was in pole position to grab the coveted spot.
  • Tiger Woods caps comeback with Tour Championship victory

    Tiger Woods caps comeback with Tour Championship victory

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    The 14-time major victor hit a one-over 71 at East Lake to top the elite 30-player field as his closest overnight challengers Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose struggled to mount any resistance. Woods tapped in for par on the final hole to finish off the win. He won the FedEx Cup in 2014. Finally: All eyes were on Tiger Woods as he finally ended his title drought.
  • Mourinho to ration Dalot appearances for Manchester United

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    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has raved about the quality of Wolves ahead of the clash between the two sides on Saturday. "I want him in this process of adaptation to play totally fresh, so he's not playing [against Wolves], he plays Tuesday [against Derby in the Carabao Cup]", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.
  • Liverpool team news shows Jurgen Klopp is going for Southampton jugular

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    Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe was kept in check by Liverpool's Andrew Robertson for the majority of their Champions League defeat at Anfield (Martin Rickett/PA). "That's why I think Liverpool have been better in Europe as opposed to the Premier League ". He's in good shape and scoring is not something that can be taken for granted.
  • Marko Arnautovic an injury doubt for West Ham's clash with Chelsea

    Marko Arnautovic an injury doubt for West Ham's clash with Chelsea

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    Chelsea did not have a particularly taxing start to their 2009/10 campaign as they faced two teams who would be relegated at the end of the season in Hull and Burnley . Fulham fell to a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City last time out but, back on home soil, Slavisa Jokanovic's charges will have their sights firmly fixed on securing their third competitive win of the season on their own patch.
  • Manchester City's Bernardo Silva 'an example' for teammates - Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City's Bernardo Silva 'an example' for teammates - Pep Guardiola

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    Guardiola said he was still keen to work with Sane , but said the likes of Silva - who made just 15 league starts last season - also deserved their chance. - Fulham have registered their second worst start to a Premier League campaign after five games (4pts, -5 goal difference); only bettering 2011-2012 (3 pts, -3 goal difference).
  • Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele Score Stunning Goals In Barcelona Vs. PSV

    Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele Score Stunning Goals In Barcelona Vs. PSV

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    That's because Barcelona's emphatic 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night saw them cut to 5/1 (6 .0). Then, in the 77th minute, Messi found the back of the net once more to push Barcelona's lead to 3-0. "It is a thorn in our side", Luis Suarez said. " Messi , like all of us, is really motivated to win big things [this season] and the Champions League is one of them".
  • Liverpool's Firmino stoppage time goal sinks Paris St-Germain

    Liverpool's Firmino stoppage time goal sinks Paris St-Germain

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    He simply has not looked as sharp as he did past year and the game against PSG may have brought an answer as to why. Daniel Sturridge , who had not started a Champions League game since his days with Chelsea in 2012, was given the nod to replace Firmino in attack and the English striker responded superbly.
  • Jimmy Butler 'Most Determined' To Join Clippers

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    On Wednesday, Butler reportedly requested a trade from the Timberwolves and presented the Minnesota with a short list of preferred destinations where he would be open to signing an extension, per Jon Krawcynski of The Athletic . Butler has also prioritized the New York Knicks over the Brooklyn Nets . The Knicks may not be interested in trading for Butler, based on statements made by general manager Steve Mills on Monday.
  • Ronaldo sent off but Juventus wins at Valencia

    Ronaldo sent off but Juventus wins at Valencia

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    The Spain defender's dubious record aside, it was a spectacular start to the three-time defending champions title defence, with Gareth Bale , Isco and returnee Mariano all scoring, the latter's tally his first-ever in the Champions League .
  • Antonio Brown a no-show on Monday as wheels coming off in Pittsburgh

    Antonio Brown a no-show on Monday as wheels coming off in Pittsburgh

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    Brown's absence from the facilities was originally reported by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before being confirmed by Tomlin on Tuesday. Seemingly everyone in the sports world spent the past eight months poking holes in the Patriots dynasty, salivating at each new juicy nugget that peeled back the curtain on the drama that was unfolding with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft, and Rob Gronkowski.
  • Hazard inspires Chelsea recovery, shows what team could miss

    Hazard inspires Chelsea recovery, shows what team could miss

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    Sarri lauded Hazard's importance to the team after tearing apart Cardiff with three goals in a 4-1 victory on Saturday that made it five wins from five matches. "What can I tell you is we are prepared for the game, to keep our organisation as usual". Mourinho led Chelsea FC to the 2014-15 Premier League title and the League Cup before the Portuguese head coach was sacked in December 2015.
  • Young Boys coach Seoane: We know Mourinho never won on Swiss soil

    Young Boys coach Seoane: We know Mourinho never won on Swiss soil

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    But Mourinho has revealed Antonio Valencia will not feature because there is no point in risking his knee on the pitch. "But we know that a big club with a great coach is playing against us". I think there's a balance in the middle and think that Mourinho in developing a player you have to take responsibility of how they develop. United has some momentum going after consecutive wins in the Premier League, and the team will impose its will here by dominating possession, creating a flurry ...
  • Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo relieved to score first goals since move

    Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo relieved to score first goals since move

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    Ronaldo scored 44 goals for Real Madrid last season including 15 in the Champions League on the way to a third straight title. His first, in the 50th minute, was probably the worst goal he's ever scored, before he followed it up with an emphatic left-footed finish to take him to 400 league goals in his career.