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Sane can't compare to Giggs yet insists Guardiola
- January 20, 2019

Manchester City's run of home games comes to an end today as the Blues visit the John Smith's Stadium to take on Huddersfield , a fixture City needed a late Raheem Sterling strike to win last season. That is what we have to improve. Huddersfield will be led by caretaker boss Mark Hudson , following the departure of David Wagner from the manager's role. (more...)
More clubs pile pressure on officials over Leeds spying More clubs pile pressure on officials over Leeds spying
- January 20, 2019

The EFL has launched a formal investigation into the Leeds spying row. Leeds have completed the signing of goalkeeper Casilla on a free transfer this week on a four-and-a-half year deal. The statement continued: 'The EFL has now determined that it is appropriate to consider this matter in the context of a number of EFL regulations whilst also noting that the alleged actions appear to contravene the Club's Charter that all EFL clubs agreed to in summer 2018. (more...)
Harried Halep staggers into Open clash with Venus Harried Halep staggers into Open clash with Venus
- January 20, 2019

Venus Williams overcame a stern test from fellow American Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to progress into the third round. Although she was pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets that lasted for two-and-a-half hours. (more...)
Transfer: Guangzhou R&F signs Dembele Transfer: Guangzhou R&F signs Dembele
- January 20, 2019

Dembele has become a fan and player favourite, for a man to be built with such huge presence he was able to glide elegantly past the opposition. Dembele joined Tottenham from Fulham in 2012 and played 250 times for the club, scoring ten goals, including on his debut against Norwich . (more...)
Winston's career-high powers Michigan State past Nebraska Winston's career-high powers Michigan State past Nebraska
- January 20, 2019

Groans grew from the standing-room-only crowd at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Spartans traveled to Lincoln to face a Nebraska squad coming off its biggest conference win of the year, a 15-point road triumph over a ranked IN team. For the season, Michigan State is 4-1 (4-1 against the spread ) on the road. That's a testament to Winston. In the end, we'll look for a Michigan State team that is one of the top programs in the nation to extend its lengthy winning streak. (more...)
Atletico crash out, Real Madrid survive Atletico crash out, Real Madrid survive
- January 20, 2019

The 1-1 draw in Girona a week earlier had made Atletico clear favorites to qualify and things looked to be going according to script when Atletico took the lead thanks to Nikola Kalinic . Real coach Santiago Solari recalled out-of-favour midfielder Isco to the starting lineup as well as Brazilian Marcelo, who was also left out of Sunday's scrappy 2-1 win at Real Betis in La Liga , but rested most of his usual starters. (more...)
All Greek to him: Tsitsipas rides crowd support to 4th round All Greek to him: Tsitsipas rides crowd support to 4th round
- January 20, 2019

The world No. 15, who will take on Roger Federer in the next round, was seething when a line judge erroneously cost him the chance to claim the third set of his match against Nikoloz Basilashvili. Tsitsipas received two code violations for unsportsmanlike conduct at the end of the second set after he was forced to replay a point on an over-rule from the chair umpire. (more...)
Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin holds onto overall lead in Tour Down Under Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin holds onto overall lead in Tour Down Under
- January 20, 2019

I knew I had to. "As soon as I hit the wind I knew I just had to ride to the finish". Impey, who rides for Mitchelton-Scott, edged out Patrick Bevin of New Zealand to win the 129km fourth stage between Unley and Campbelltown in 3:03:27, putting up another fight after he won the season-opening World Tour contest a year ago. (more...)
Have seen Sachin Tendulkar getting angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastri Have seen Sachin Tendulkar getting angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastri
- January 20, 2019

They were yet to win a Test series on Australian soil in their 71-year-old history against the Aussies but managed to enter the record books with a 2-1 victory. New Zealand have brought together their strongest possible line-up for the ODI series against India. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni however received the best of the reactions from the Auckland crowd as he walked out of the International Arrivals door at the Auckland Airport with his natural style and grace. (more...)
Austin Kendall enrolls at West Virginia Austin Kendall enrolls at West Virginia
- January 20, 2019

Jalen Hurts announced on Wednesday that he will transfer to the University of Oklahoma as a graduate student. As a graduate transfer, Kendall will be eligible immediately and will have two seasons in Morgantown. Hurts will have the chance to put up Heisman Trophy-worthy numbers with the Sooners. "Thank you Sooner nation for an incredible three years". He visited Oklahoma on Saturday and Miami on Sunday. (more...)
Fans can interact on social media with real refs during games Fans can interact on social media with real refs during games
- January 20, 2019

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst , NBA referees will tweet from their official Twitter account during NBA games this season and hold back-and-forth conversations with fans about calls during games. The NBA experimented with the idea during an NBA Finals game last season and, based on the response, have chose to expand the project to more games this season, including some playoff games, Windhorst reported. (more...)
Russell Westbrook goes after Joel Embiid after hard foul Russell Westbrook goes after Joel Embiid after hard foul
- January 20, 2019

While replays clearly show that Joel Embiid's hard foul was not intentional, Russell Westbrook shared his thoughts about it in an interview with ESPN's Royce Young . Asked if he was "cool" with Embiid, Westbrook - who posted a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds - emphatically replied: "F- no!" Embiid didn't show effects of the back soreness that had limited him in Thursday's win over in, leading Philadelphia with 31 points. (more...)
American teen reaches 4th round at Australian Open American teen reaches 4th round at Australian Open
- January 20, 2019

She is making her debut appearance at Melbourne Park and her only other two Grand Slam appearances at the French and US Opens have ended in first-round exits. Take the shot - shot of the match? Shell-shocked under the lights in front of a packed centre court crowd, Birrell simply had nowhere to hide as the former world number one celebrated her 31st birthday by pummelling her opponent. (more...)
Sarri in the dark over Higuain deal Sarri in the dark over Higuain deal
- January 20, 2019

Chelsea have maintained that they'd only let the Spaniard, for whom they paid 80 million euros in 2017, leave if they managed to sign Gonzalo Higuain . "You know my opinion about the replacement of Cesc, we need one in my opinion", Sarri added. The result leaves Chelsea still in fourth place in the Premier League, although they are now just three points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to secure Champions League football. (more...)
Hawaii's Rachael Ostovich falls to Paige VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1 Hawaii's Rachael Ostovich falls to Paige VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1
- January 20, 2019

White then made an appearance Friday on " First Take " and responded to Helwani's comments. "I can't say, word-for-word, but we were both very relieved to speak to each other, face to face, and finally move forward". "But once I was able to get back at (training), I was back at it 100 percent". I don't care. I'm actually happy you're here, and I'm happy you're making a comeback, and I hope that me and you can work together on different sides and use it for good.' . (more...)
Tiafoe downs Dimitrov for first Grand Slam quarter-final Tiafoe downs Dimitrov for first Grand Slam quarter-final
- January 20, 2019

Tiafoe broke down in tears as he was interviewed on court post-match, speaking of the disbelief he felt over his rapid rise past two years after the 7-5 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (1-7) 7-5 triumph. He lost all three singles matches at the exhibition Hopman Cup three weeks ago, then was beaten in the first round at the Sydney International. But Tiafoe was back on top in the fourth set, clinching a decisive break in the 11th game before serving out to seal a quarter-final. (more...)
Roger Federer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas; result, score, match updates and more Roger Federer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas; result, score, match updates and more
- January 20, 2019

Rules are rules, after all. There was a humorous moment on Saturday afternoon as a security guard denied Roger Federer entry to the men's locker room. There was no argument from the 37-year-old, however, and he stopped and waited patiently for his entourage to catch up with him. Federer was not in action on Saturday, having won his third round match against American Taylor Fritz the day before. (more...)
Simona Halep vs Venus Williams, Australian Open 2019 Simona Halep vs Venus Williams, Australian Open 2019
- January 20, 2019

World number one Simona Halep hit form to cruise past Venus Williams Saturday and set up a mouth-watering Australian Open last 16 clash with her sister Serena. "I'm used to this pressure". "There's a good chance for me to play my best tennis and to feel good on court". Asked whether the women's tour needs more support from their male counterparts, Williams added: 'I think Andy has been really vocal about everyone being treated equally. (more...)
Mourinho offers Emery advice on handling Arsenal midfielder Ozil Mourinho offers Emery advice on handling Arsenal midfielder Ozil
- January 20, 2019

And, speaking to ESPN , Giroud admitted it hasn't been easy: "It's not me who decides the team, making the starting XI, but obviously every single player wants to play every single game". If you are just sweet with him you lose his natural aggression because he's not naturally very strong, physical in terms of aggression. "Marina knows very well my opinion so I am not frustrated at the moment". (more...)
Imam, Hafeez steer Pakistan to victory over South Africa Imam, Hafeez steer Pakistan to victory over South Africa
- January 20, 2019

Earlier, Hashim Amla hit his 27th one-day worldwide century as South Africa made 266 for the loss of two wickets. Opener Imam hit 86 while Hafeez finished on an unbeaten 71 as Pakistan chased down their 267-run target with five balls to spare. (more...)
Emery urges Arsenal to find balance after downing Chelsea Emery urges Arsenal to find balance after downing Chelsea
- January 20, 2019

The parallels between this loss at the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham in November were clear to Sarri, who appeared on BT Sport with an interpreter to ensure his displeasure was communicated clearly. "I don't mind losing but I don't like losing in this manner". Chelsea's defeat means Arsenal and a resurgent Manchester United have both closed to within three points of them in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League this weekend, and Sarri insisted his players must find a way ... (more...)
Broner: Manny's Age Is Not A Factor Broner: Manny's Age Is Not A Factor
- January 20, 2019

Pacquiao vs. Broner is headlined by Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion, ending his two-year hiatus from a USA boxing ring to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien "The Problem" Broner Saturday, January 19 in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV® event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)
Giannis Antetokounmpo ’foul trouble’ saved by Eric Bledsoe as Bucks beat Grizzlies Giannis Antetokounmpo ’foul trouble’ saved by Eric Bledsoe as Bucks beat Grizzlies
- January 20, 2019

The Grizzlies rank 27th in offensive rating, and are averaging just 100.9 points per game on 43.0% shooting. Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) guards Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half at FedExForum. (more...)
Australian Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty stuns Maria Sharapova, enters last eight
- January 20, 2019

The victory was made all the sweeter for the Aussie by the fact that she twice had to dig deep and fight her way back from disappointment before prevailing by playing some of her best tennis in the clutch. In the build-up to the Open she chalked up a win over world number one Simona Halep on her way to the Sydney final, where she took the first set off Kvitova before losing in tiebreaker in the third. (more...)
Manchester United fans ecstatic with Marcus Rashford's performance vs Brighton Manchester United fans ecstatic with Marcus Rashford's performance vs Brighton
- January 20, 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pulled himself into some very illustrious managerial company after his Manchester United side recorded their sixth league win on the spin against Brighton at Old Trafford this afternoon. Upson added: "He was indifferent with Mourinho, like a lot of the players were, but if they get something consistent from him and he's happy then they have a really good player". (more...)

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