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Sports Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde hails Champions League's capacity to thrill
Author: 0 Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde hails Champions League's capacity to thrill

The Argentine forward returned to training last week and may be able to help Barcelona secure progression from Group B on Tuesday at the San Siro. "We're all happy for Malcom", Busquets said. "We know they will score many goals together again". 'Inter is a team with a lot of history, a lot of power and with passionate supporters who make a real impact, as we saw tonight, ' he said.

Sports Jermain Defoe says Wayne Rooney can inspire England youngsters against USA
Author: 0 Jermain Defoe says Wayne Rooney can inspire England youngsters against USA

The 33-year-old announced his global retirement in August 2017, but has been in superb form for Major League Soccer side DC United , helping his new club earn a spot in the Play Offs. The 33-year-old is set to start among the substitutes but the intention is to bring him on to earn his 120th cap and seek to add to his record 53-goal haul.

Sports Floyd Mayweather To Take On Japan's Kickboxing Champ On New Year's Eve
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather To Take On Japan's Kickboxing Champ On New Year's Eve

Mayweather last fought in August 2017 when he won a 10th round TKO against Conor McGregor , who crossed over to boxing for the fight that became the second biggest pay-per-view of all time. Rizin Fighting Federation are co-promoting the fight, which has been dubbed a "Super Challenge" bout. It is unclear what rules be in place when Mayweather and the undefeated Nasukawa enter the ring, but Mayweather has indicated that he is in the midst of determining this with the promotion ...

Sports Man United making life hard for themselves - Herrera
Author: 0 Man United making life hard for themselves - Herrera

Manchester United remain second in their Champions League group behind Juventus , but are desperate to get something from their visit to Italy to make qualification for the last 16 less tricky. Epitomised by his block in front of Marcus Rashford in the second half, the Dutch worldwide stuck to his task well all afternoon, and couldn't quite intercept Pogba's cross to Rashford for the decisive goal of the game.

Sports Leicester City players arrive in Thailand for owner's funeral
Author: 0 Leicester City players arrive in Thailand for owner's funeral

Leicester - who lost Harry Maguire to injury after 27 minutes - nearly fell behind on the half-hour mark when Victor Camarasa's 25-yard free-kick cannoned back off Kasper Schmeichel's crossbar. "But we wanted to do it for the chairman and his family". Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, are expected to travel along with Puel and senior staff.

Sports Team Winx 'Emotional' After Mare's Electric Record-Setting Cox Plate Victory
Author: 0 Team Winx 'Emotional' After Mare's Electric Record-Setting Cox Plate Victory

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor lauded Winx as a "superstar" after the wonder mare beat Benbatl to win a record fourth Cox Plate and 29th race in a row on Saturday. "Everyone watching gets so much joy and pleasure out of. the super ability of this wonderful horse". Alan informs listeners just how risky it can be to keep running such a valuable mare.

Sports Packers vs. Patriots Odds: New England a Touchdown Betting Favorites
Author: 0 Packers vs. Patriots Odds: New England a Touchdown Betting Favorites

The new secondary will be put to the test immediately and the Pack needs them to finish the game with a passing grade. The Packers are 3-3-1 entering this game while New England is now 6-2. They have also allowed 29 points or more in five games this season. Tom Brady has passed for 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions, buoyed by running back James White , who has 55 receptions on 74 targets out of the backfield, seventh in the National Football League in catches regardless of position.

Sports New world number one Novak Djokovic sets personal record at Paris Masters
Author: 0 New world number one Novak Djokovic sets personal record at Paris Masters

Tournament organisers in Paris announced on Wednesday that Nadal had pulled out due to an abdominal strain. Khachanov, who won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month, did not face a break point in the 2 1/2-hour match. "My objective is London", said Federer as he looked beyond the French capital to the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals which start on November 11.

Sports Juventus Boss Restricts Ronaldo From Taking Certain Free-Kicks
Author: 0 Juventus Boss Restricts Ronaldo From Taking Certain Free-Kicks

Massimiliano Allegri's side have won ten matches and only had one draw in the league this season. "We got off to a good start but weren't able to add a second and then we disappeared from the game a little". Therefore we must always show respect and concentration. Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has responded to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's Harvard university praise.

Sports IND vs WI 1st T20I: All-round Krunal stars in India's tricky chase
Author: 0 IND vs WI 1st T20I: All-round Krunal stars in India's tricky chase

The first T20I will start at 7 pm local time and 2:30 pm BST. The left-armer is familiar with the conditions at the Eden Gardens, having played all his IPL cricket for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Shimron Hetmyer would like to carry his form from the ODIs to the T20Is. Star all-rounder Andre Russell was forced to skip the West Indies team's practice session on the eve of their first T20I against India after missing a connecting flight from Dubai.

Sports Two Potential Candidates to Replace Lakers' Luke Walton Emerge
Author: 0 Two Potential Candidates to Replace Lakers' Luke Walton Emerge

JaVale McGee added 16 points and 15 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored 18 and Brandon Ingram had 17 for the Lakers. "It's, what can I do to make this team the best that we can be and are we getting better?" Until things are set, however, Walton will continue to go with his gut feeling, and rely on the Lakers' culture to keep everyone engaged.

Sports Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri on unbeaten record: 'I was lucky'
Author: 0 Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri on unbeaten record: 'I was lucky'

But as the domestic schedule intensifies in December, Sarri said he expects that situation to change. It is unsafe to not have continuity, we need to improve continuity. We need to cover immediately the lost ball. "Sometimes we are in the wrong positions like in the last matches, so it is impossible to recover the ball and not to give spaces to the opponent for the counter-attacks".

Sports JR Smith admits he'd like to be traded from Cavs
Author: 0 JR Smith admits he'd like to be traded from Cavs

He not only lost his starting job, he's also appeared in just four of the team's seven games this season, averaging just 12.0 minutes per game. The Cavs said the five-time NBA All-Star will undergo an extended period of treatment and rehabilitation.

Sports Mullens helps 49ers past Raiders
Author: 0 Mullens helps 49ers past Raiders

Heading into the second quarter is was the same script that we saw in the first quarter and really all season long: the Raiders defense is just terrible. "I know it's not looking pretty right now", Gruden admitted after the game. What's worse is that quarterback Derek Carr hasn't been that bad. An NFL cheerleader knelt for the National Anthem before a San Francisco 49ers game, apparently marking a first for the organization.

Sports Kawhi Leonard (rest) back in the Raptors' lineup on Tuesday
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard (rest) back in the Raptors' lineup on Tuesday

Post feeds, cross-court passes, pocket passes". Brett Brown , the 76ers coach, explained what led to his team's third-quarter surge. These are early days still, but the Raptors continue to send a message to other Eastern Conference contenders: With Kawhi Leonard in the lineup you are going to have to play awfully well to top Toronto.

Sports Diaz double puts City in League Cup quarters, De Bruyne injured
Author: 0 Diaz double puts City in League Cup quarters, De Bruyne injured

Nobody likes injured players. "Yesterday he came back in many, many things". "When you come back you can not expect in one day to be the player we know he is, he needs time to settle, take the rhythm, the pace". De Bruyne walked off the pitch but the news will be a concern for Pep Guardiola . "We are a stronger team with Kevin than without him, but we have to live without him and we have to be there when he comes back".

Sports 4 years of CFP rankings show importance of a good start
Author: 0 4 years of CFP rankings show importance of a good start

OU has just one win over a team in the committee's top 25 - No. 24 Iowa State. With this particular ranking, there would be five SEC teams in the New Year's Six bowls, including two in the semifinal. So to recap, the Buckeyes need two of three teams to lose before the final playoff rankings come out. It's also noteworthy to acknowledge that LSU is above Notre Dame, even though the Fighting Irish have a better record than the Tigers so far this year.

Sports Manchester United not in title race - Mourinho
Author: 0 Manchester United not in title race - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are not in the Premier League title race due to their poor start to the season. "Because in this moment we are outside the top four and we have to push hard and to work hard and try to get into this top four position".

Sports Ravindra Jadeja clears the air after overruling MS Dhoni in DRS call
Author: 0 Ravindra Jadeja clears the air after overruling MS Dhoni in DRS call

While India was chasing 105 runs, they lost their first wicket as Shikhar Dhawan has to depart in the second over of the match. "I don't play for awards, just to impact the series and help the team win". This is the sixth time Kohli is lifting the trophy at home. Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers ending with 4-34 while there were two wickets apiece for Bumrah (2-11) and Ahmed (2-29).

Sports Twitter reacts after Warriors drop 92 on Bulls...in first half
Author: 0 Twitter reacts after Warriors drop 92 on Bulls...in first half

He was mobbed by team-mates as the players headed to the sideline for a timeout, with the Warriors leading 113-69. "That's what I do this for, for those moments you share with your teammates", Thompson said. Thompson entered a very un-Thompsonlike 5-for-36 from 3-point range. Thompson later revealed Curry had urged him to go for his record as he continued to drain a series of three-pointers.

Sports Ohio State 10th in first CFP Poll, what does that mean?
Author: 0 Ohio State 10th in first CFP Poll, what does that mean?

Another of those wins is over No. 5 MI. Although the Sooners are in a good spot, it doesn't appear they control their own destiny. Four teams, and only one Power-5 conference in the playoff. The Crimson Tide travel to No. 5 LSU (7-1, 4-1). Sound familiar? That's exactly what happened to Alabama last season after a loss to Auburn . Last year, Ohio State won the Big Ten with two losses, including a blowout loss to a mediocre Iowa team.

Sports Steven Gerrard interrupts question for player to clarify
Author: 0 Steven Gerrard interrupts question for player to clarify "warning" for Rangers squad

When questioned about the forward's display, Gerrard said per Express : "To be fair to Umar, in the last two or three weeks he had shown signs of improvement". "Unfortunately, he fluffed his lines". Watching Gerrard speak as a manager is hugely impressive, as he draws from his experience at a top-level side as a player, as well as stamping his own imprint in his new role.

Sports Packers Send Ty Montgomery To Ravens For 2020 Pick
Author: 0 Packers Send Ty Montgomery To Ravens For 2020 Pick

Before kick-off, the Rams were 7.5-point favourites over the Packers , meaning Los Angeles bettors needed the Rams to win by eight points or more in order to cash their ticket. The Baltimore Ravens ground game has been miserable to put it lightly. Montgomery is only 25 years old and has shown that he's versatile, especially as a kick returner, so the Ravens are getting a very talented player.

Sports Eagles trade for Lions WR Golden Tate
Author: 0 Eagles trade for Lions WR Golden Tate

Well, as it relates to Golden Tate - apparently, it was. Tate is a big addition to a group of receivers that has dealt with injuries all season long. Given these numbers, he should have no trouble getting paid in the off-season as one of the most consistent and tough-to-tackle performers in the business.

Sports Elina Svitolina wins WTA Finals in Singapore
Author: 0 Elina Svitolina wins WTA Finals in Singapore

But Stephens sealed the set when her opponent could only find the net with a backhand from deep behind the baseline. She faced the challenges that were alive and well with the 25-year-old, who nearly forced deuce but erred the ball into the net to make it 3-1.

Sports Patriots miss out on Demaryius Thomas, Golden Tate on trade market
Author: 0 Patriots miss out on Demaryius Thomas, Golden Tate on trade market

Thomas, a nine-year National Football League veteran, five-time Pro Bowl selection (2012-16) and former Super Bowl Champion (50), has played in 125 games (111 starts) and 10 postseason contests in his career (2010-18). Thomas would be an instant hit for the Patriots and at no expense to the Broncos other than watching one of their beloved players excel in a better situation.

Sports Broncos to honor Demaryius Thomas on Sunday against Texans
Author: 0 Broncos to honor Demaryius Thomas on Sunday against Texans

It is expected that Sutton will receive more playing time in Thomas's absence. The teams will also swap seventh-round picks. "It's never easy when you trade a guy who's been a household name here for a long time and who's done a lot of great things not only on the football field, but also in the community and is a good man, " Elway said.

Sports Roger Federer to face Marius Copil in Swiss Indoors final
Author: 0 Roger Federer to face Marius Copil in Swiss Indoors final

The 37-year-old was unable to control his emotions after the straight-set win over qualifier Marius Copil in the final of the ATP 500 tournament. The world No.8 sent down 13 aces and 36 winners, winning 91 per cent of his first-serve points as he wrapped up victory in just under two hours.

Sports Puel concerned for Amartey after horror injury
Author: 0 Puel concerned for Amartey after horror injury

According to a UK Mirror report, quoting eye witness account, the incident took place at the club's vehicle park as police cars, ambulances and other security details were reportedly making efforts to reach the scene.it would have been double tragedy for the Foxes, but Ndidi's 89th minute leveler ensured the home side shared the spoils with the Hammers, who were few minutes from claiming all points, courtesy of Fabien Balbuena's opener.

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