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Manchester United are their nearest challengers in the table despite dropping points at Anfield, while defending champions Chelsea are a little way off the pace following their shock defeat to Crystal Palace . The unbeaten Blues welcome the Lancashire outfit, who are yet to lose on their travels this season, to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 21 October as Guardiola's men look to notch a seventh successive victory in the Premier League.
  • South Africa Replace India as Number One Ranked Team in ODIs

    South Africa Replace India as Number One Ranked Team in ODIs

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    Both two wickets were taken by Shakib Al Hasan. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes formed a 44-run opening wicket partnership before the former got out for 23 in the eighth over. De Villiers was brilliant from the beginning of his innings and played some lovely shots. De Villiers batted brilliantly at the other end and reached his 25th ODI ton in just 68 balls.
  • Malignaggi claims talks for McGregor fight have started

    Malignaggi claims talks for McGregor fight have started

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    Much more than that though, McGregor is a personality who is hard to ignore and is admired within and without the world of UFC for his unrivalled passion, dedication and commitment. Conor McGregor can win a championship in boxing, at least that's what Heather Hardy thinks. But I don't challenge guys that compete in lower weight class divisions.
  • Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend expects frosty reception on Newcastle return

    Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend expects frosty reception on Newcastle return

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    They face a resurgent Palace side at St. James' Park in their next English topflight encounter and the Ghana global, gutted with their previous result, said they intend to make things right in front of their own fans. "Now we are focused on the next game", Atsu told Chronicle Live . He added: "He's a top-class player, he has been a talisman for Crystal Palace in the past".
  • Fernando Alonso signs one-year contract extension with McLaren

    Fernando Alonso signs one-year contract extension with McLaren

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    McLaren are currently ninth overall, out of 10 teams, and the season ranks as the worst of Alonso's career with the exception of his debut year with now-defunct tail-enders Minardi. "The last three years have given us the momentum to plan and build for the future, and I'm looking forward to that journey". 'I'm excited for our future together - and I'm already working hard to make it a success'.
  • Cubs Look to Stay Alive Again vs. Dodgers

    Cubs Look to Stay Alive Again vs. Dodgers

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    Understandably, the Cubs' manager was furious (you can read his lips in the following video) and was ejected - for the second night in a row - after he had his say. After the game, crew chief Jim Wolf admitted to missing what could've been a very big call ( via The Associated Press ): "I was dead wrong". With the Dodgers leading the Cubs 3-0 with the bases loaded and nobody out in this potential closeout game, Chicago went to the bullpen and brought in Hector Rondon to replace starter ...
  • Seattle man recovers bat taken from Ken Griffey Jr. statue

    Seattle man recovers bat taken from Ken Griffey Jr. statue

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    The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of malicious mischief, which is a felony. Officers returned the bat to Safeco security personnel. statue located at 1st Avenue South and South Royal Brougham Way", the Seattle Police Department said on its crime blog. Police have recovered the stolen bat and despite it being damaged by the suspect that removed it, the Mariners seem confident they can reattach the bat and make the statue whole again.
  • NHL Predictions: Can the Kings hold off the Canadiens? 10/18/17

    NHL Predictions: Can the Kings hold off the Canadiens? 10/18/17

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    In doing so, he became the first Kings rookie to score a hat trick since Vitali Yachmenev on March 2, 1996, and the first Kings rookie to record a four-point game since Rob Blake on March 16, 1991. The Canadiens last won on October 5 in overtime. Petry's skate came off the ice and connected with the inside of Carter's lower leg during the first period.
  • Bilic: Sakho is out for Brighton, but Chicharito will be fine

    Bilic: Sakho is out for Brighton, but Chicharito will be fine

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    WEST HAM should get three points against Brighton on Friday but don't expect a goal glut. The Hammers to win and under 2.5 goals is 11/4 at Sun Bets. bet365 go 18/5 (4.60 ) that the visitors pick up their first Premier League away win of the season, while the same firm offer 5/2 (3 .50) that Brighton settle for a share of the spoils for a second successive match, having been held at home by Everton last weekend.
  • MSU Junior Running Back LJ Scott Arrested for Driving with Suspended License

    MSU Junior Running Back LJ Scott Arrested for Driving with Suspended License

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    Former Hubbard standout and current Michigan State football player LJ Scott is in trouble with the law again. Remarkably, this is Scott's seventh arrest relating to either a suspended license or his driving without a license at all. Michigan State plays IN in East Lansing this Saturday. He failed to appear in court for the violation and his license briefly was suspended until he resolved the matter, department officials said.
  • A Look at Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Championship Ring

    A Look at Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Championship Ring

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    Alas, Tucker and the most unexpected of Rockets lineups recovered and Houston pulled off a season-opening stunner to spoil the defending champion's ring night at Oracle Arena, 122-121. The Roman numerals "XVI-I" appear on the side of the ring for Golden State's playoff record, while five trophies on the side represent each of the five National Basketball Association championships won by the franchise.
  • Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City

    Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City

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    Appleton, who had been working as Shakespeare's assistant manager since the summer, admits the 53-year-old is feeling down although he is confident he will be back in the game soon. "Coming off the pitch, from lads who were a little bit cheesed off first thing and a bit down in the dumps in the meeting that we had, they actually came off with smiles on their faces because they enjoyed the session".
  • Aluko ´100 per cent´ in England contention, says interim boss

    Aluko ´100 per cent´ in England contention, says interim boss

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    The 102-capped Chelsea forward also believes there was a "preconceived idea" about her from Sampson and his staff when they came into the job, and Aluko reiterated that she believes her being dropped from the England team was linked to evidence she gave to a cultural report in 2015.
  • Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

    Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

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    The win means Barcelona maintain their 100% record in the Champions League this season. Jordi Alba will miss Barcelona's Champions League game with Olympiakos after picking up an injury in training on Tuesday. On Pique, he continued: "I could not see the replay". As Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and seized ballot papers leaving 92 injured, among almost 900 who sought medical attention that day, Barca beat Las Palmas 3-0 behind closed doors.
  • Tigers select next manager

    Tigers select next manager

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    Multiple sources told The Athletic's Katie Strang that Tigers general manager Al Avila entered the process leaning heavily toward a candidate with previous Major League Baseball managerial experience. The Tigers also planned to interview Chicago Cubs' bench coach Dave Martinez. However, his postseason record was 6-21, and he was sacked after the 2014 season - the Twins' fourth consecutive with a losing slate.
  • The big screen: Vikings make use of old-fashioned pass play

    The big screen: Vikings make use of old-fashioned pass play

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    The Vikings have 21 days from Wednesday to decide whether to lift Bridgewater off the Physically Unable to Perform list. "That's something that I knew coming in, but it's not something I'm really concerned about because (the Vikings) make those decisions, and all I do is play football, " Sloter said.
  • Arsenal vs Liverpool will not be played on Christmas Eve

    Arsenal vs Liverpool will not be played on Christmas Eve

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    The Reds will instead travel to north London for a Friday night kickoff, taking on the Gunners on December 22 at 7.45pm (GMT). Three other fixtures have been moved from the 15:00 slot on 24 December - Everton v Chelsea, Burnley v Tottenham and Leicester v Manchester United.
  • Everton 15/8 to beat Lyon in Thursday's Europa League game

    Everton 15/8 to beat Lyon in Thursday's Europa League game

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    Everton defender Michael Keane says that the club's supporters deserve to see their team produce a dominant performance against Lyon in the Europa League . Lyon eventually took the lead again through Traore and went on to win 2-1. Ronald Koeman's side came into the fixture on the back of some rotten form in the Premier League .
  • Roger Goodell Is a Weak, Hot Mess During Anthem Protest Press Conference

    Roger Goodell Is a Weak, Hot Mess During Anthem Protest Press Conference

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    This came after a meeting between 11 team owners and over a dozen players on Tuesday, as they attempted to come to a concession about the state of the #takeaknee issue. It's also an important part of our game. But it actually started with National Basketball Association player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf as he stayed in the locker room or stretched during the anthem for a 60 plus game stretch during the 1996 season.