• Lionel Messi on the return of Neymar and the challenge of Cristiano
Lionel Messi on the return of Neymar and the challenge of Cristiano

Cruyff, a former Netherlands global, said Ronaldo - like Messi at Barca - was holding Madrid together. I don't need any change. Messi has seen for himself the importance of bringing players through the youth system into the first team, and joining the academy staff could be the next step for the Argentina global after he retires from playing....

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  • Koulibaly hits back after alleged racist chanting during Inter defeat
Koulibaly hits back after alleged racist chanting during Inter defeat

Cardona also stated that he will request a ban on Inter fans travelling to away games for the rest of the season, while the northern end of the San Siro, which usually houses Inter's "Ultra" supporter be closed until the end of March. "I apologize to Kalido Koulibaly, on behalf of me and the healthy in Milan who want to testify that you can feel br...

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  • Mkhitaryan out for six weeks as Arsenal injury problems mount
Mkhitaryan out for six weeks as Arsenal injury problems mount

The North Londoners revealed the Armenia global has a "fractured metatarsal in his right foot". Mkhitaryan has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring four times in the Premier League. Arsenal have now revealed the extent of the injury with the Armenian playmaker not due to resume full training for six weeks. He would thus ...

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  • Steven Gerrard urges Rangers to ‘pull themselves together’ for Old Firm clash
Steven Gerrard urges Rangers to ‘pull themselves together’ for Old Firm clash

It took two second half goals from Alfredo Morelos to gain Rangers a win against St. Johnstone on Sunday afternoon. The goal put Rangers a point behind Celtic at the top of the league. The Hoops boss had hoped his midfielder would have been allowed to play against Rangers at Ibrox on December 29. To be fair to the players, they've played wi...

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  • Alabama QB (ankle) says he won't be '100 percent' vs
Alabama QB (ankle) says he won't be '100 percent' vs

This morning, Tagovailoa said his ankle is at about "80-85 percent". On Monday evening, the Alabama Crimson Tide disclosed that three players have been suspended for the Orange Bowl for violating team rules: offensive linemen Deonte Brown and Elliot Baker and tight end Kedrick James .

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  • Manchester City’s over-reliance on Fernandinho proven by three key statistics
Manchester City’s over-reliance on Fernandinho proven by three key statistics

But their lead only lasted five minutes as Marc Albrighton headed in from Jamie Vardy's cross, before Ricardo's stunning victor for a Leicester side who had also won 1-0 at Chelsea on Saturday. City had Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero on the bench against Palace and both could be in the starting line-up for Wednesday's game at the King Power S...

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  • Melbourne Test: India 215/2 at stumps against Australia
Melbourne Test: India 215/2 at stumps against Australia

India have the opportunity to keep Australia in the field for most of it, if Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli can take advantage of the conditions and bat on. Australia's Travis Head said Thursday morning would be critical. "I'm sure Pete would be upset. I think he's had conversations with the selectors that there's a few things they wou...

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  • Packers should pursue free safety D.J. Swearinger
Packers should pursue free safety D.J. Swearinger

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Sunday he was disappointed in Swearinger's comments - after the two had talked previously about keeping team issues in-house - and planned to meet with the safety on Monday to discuss punishment.

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  • How to watch sold out Browns-Bengals game
How to watch sold out Browns-Bengals game

During the game, the Browns quarterback stared down the Bengals special assistant for what felt like an eternity as he made his way down the visitor's sideline. Mayfield has guided Cleveland to a 5-2 record since the firing of Jackson back in October. "I don't ever walk into any game thinking that we can't win, and I thought that a year ago", sai...

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  • I am not here to change perceptions, says Virat Kohli
I am not here to change perceptions, says Virat Kohli

The four-test series is evenly poised at 1-1 after Australia's victory in the second contest in Perth. "The team that stays in a good zone for long enough, they end up doing special things". "It's something that you sit in your room and work on, it's not something that you can arrive and feel on that particular day". It's all about getting into...

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  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excited by Boxing Day clash
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excited by Boxing Day clash

Woodward wants Solskjaer to climb above both Arsenal and Chelsea before the end of the season to secure a top-four finish, and will hand him a £2m bonus should he achieve that goal, according to The Mirror . The player in question is left unnamed in the report , although it claims that he was well used by Mourinho throughout his tenure and that...

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  • Rockets Sign Guard Austin Rivers
Rockets Sign Guard Austin Rivers

In the aftermath of the failed Carmelo Anthony experiment, the Rockets are signing point guard Austin Rivers for the rest of the season, ESPN reported Sunday . Drafted by the then New Orleans Hornets, Rivers was traded this past summer after a four-year stint with the Los Angeles Clippers that saw him blossom into a solid role player off the...

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  • Pochettino rejects Manchester United link to focus on Spurs title challenge
Pochettino rejects Manchester United link to focus on Spurs title challenge

They also have a comfortable lead of 5 points over 4th place Chelsea . Liverpool have a crucial week and a half of their season upcoming and it will start against Newcastle . However, Spurs lost Alli at half-time to a hamstring injury after visibly frustrated Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford - who was at fault for Spurs' opener - clattere...

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  • Bears Twitter Trolls 49ers After Dirty Hit on Mitchell Trubisky
Bears Twitter Trolls 49ers After Dirty Hit on Mitchell Trubisky

The Bears and 49ers played in an ugly football game on Sunday in San Francisco, as neither offense was able to do much against either defense. "We're doing everything we possibly can to win", Nagy said. "We've got his back, so whatever goes on, we've got him". "We expected great things to come out of it and we're glad we stood up for our team"....

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  • Jon Jones' Comeback Fight Moved After More Drug Test Issues
Jon Jones' Comeback Fight Moved After More Drug Test Issues

The news was announced on SportsCenter by UFC president Dana White, according to ESPN . Along with Jones vs. Gustafsson, UFC 232 will also feature Cris Cyborg (20-1) vs. Notified of the result, Nevada officials did not feel they had adequate time to properly vet the test result in accordance with Jones' drug testing history, and thus wouldn't ...

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  • The most important player to every AFC teams’ playoff hopes
The most important player to every AFC teams’ playoff hopes

Should the Texans lose to the Jaguars and the Colts defeat the Titans , Indy would miraculously become the AFC South champions. Baltimore Ravens 9-6, first in AFC North. If the Houston Texans lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17, the victor of the matchup between Tennessee and Indianapolis will become the AFC South champion.

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  • India's T20I and ODI squads announced
India's T20I and ODI squads announced

After being dropped from the T20I squad against Australia, Dhoni has earned a call-back to the side and is set to feature in both the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand. The others included in the squads common to both the series are batsmen K.L.Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, all-rounders Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya , spinners Kuldee...

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  • Chelsea interested in wrapping up Nabil Fekir deal in January
Chelsea interested in wrapping up Nabil Fekir deal in January

Chelsea are looking forward to the January transfer window as an opportunity to refurbish their front line which has come under fire for its lack of goals this season. He poses a serious attacking threat and has the ability to score goals and set them up, a very attractive trait to Chelsea who is in need of a player like him.

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  • Ferguson put together Solskjaer, Phelan Man Utd team
Ferguson put together Solskjaer, Phelan Man Utd team

Mourinho was sacked by the Old Trafford hierarchy last week after a humbling 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Liverpool compounded a dispiriting start to the season. "I don't think he (Solskjaer) has stopped smiling", Young said after victory in the Welsh capital. " Ole's the person [to help] straight away and I know they're happy".

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  • Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs are title contenders
Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs are title contenders

Liverpool is first with 48 points, Manchester City is second with 44 points while Tottenham is third with 42 points. Tyler and Neville made reference to this while on commentary duty during Spurs' 6-2 hammering of Everton at Goodison Park, something which didn't sit well with numerous club's supporters - Ardiles included.

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