• Pep Guardiola reacts after Crystal Palace stun Man City and boost Liverpool
Pep Guardiola reacts after Crystal Palace stun Man City and boost Liverpool

The champions rarely concede goals at the Etihad, so the Etihad remained in something close to stunned silence for the remaining moments of the half. It was just what the game needed, but Palace turned the game on its head in two insane minutes as Jeffrey Schlupp's low angled drive drew the visitors level and a minute later Andros Townsend sc...

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  • Neil Warnock backs Solskjaer to land Man United job full
Neil Warnock backs Solskjaer to land Man United job full

I can't wait to be able to help the team, we're going to get ahead together. The 45-year-old was appointed as José Mourinho's temporary replacement on Wednesday, with the club stating they will take between now and the summer to find a permanent incumbent.

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  • Real Madrid 4-1 Al Ain
Real Madrid 4-1 Al Ain

The Spanish side's win was not without the help of impressive distance strikes in either half from midfielders Luka Modric and Marcos Llorente. Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric and Marcos Llorente scored from outside the area, and Sergio Ramos added a late goal to lead the European champions to the title for a third consecutive time.

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  • Italian media report Higuaín-Morata swap deal for January
Italian media report Higuaín-Morata swap deal for January

January could prove different with Morata's future uncertain, and he is said to be keen on a return to Italy. He was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer but joined Milan in a £16.3m loan deal, with the club having an option to buy him permanently for £32.6m.

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  • Duke thwarts Texas Tech upset bid despite Zion Williamson fouling out
Duke thwarts Texas Tech upset bid despite Zion Williamson fouling out

The Duke star was heckled when he missed a dunk in warmups and had Blue Devils diehards - and casual hoops fans and National Basketball Association stars - roaring each time he touched the ball. So it was not a flawless performance from the Blue Devils . When it was done, Duke had ended the game on a 16-3 run after trailing 55-53 with around...

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  • Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says
Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says

He was two for two with four points and a rebound. So without further ado, let's dig into much of what stood out in the Bucks' win over the Boston Celtics Friday night, starting with Giannis Antetokounmpo's transcendent performance. "It's how successful we are as a team". "I didn't take anything personally from it, but we all got to be bett...

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  • Cuban deal with Major League Baseball allows players to sign without defecting
Cuban deal with Major League Baseball allows players to sign without defecting

The organizations announced Wednesday they have reached a deal that will allow players to sign with teams in Major League Baseball while the FCB clubs would get a cut of the contract those individuals sign. "I don't see how this proposal could be implemented while the USA embargo is in place", said Joe Kehoskie, a sports consultant and former baseb...

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  • Wolves and Bayern next for Premier League and Champions League-chasing Liverpool
Wolves and Bayern next for Premier League and Champions League-chasing Liverpool

Salah again looked unsafe after the break and he set up Liverpool's second in the 68th minute, picking out Virgil van Dijk in Wolves' penalty area for the Netherlands global to volley home from close range to double the lead. They have shown throughout the season they are very good and disciplined and they have a clear idea. We know we are in ...

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  • Football world reacts to Andros Townsend's screamer against Manchester City
Football world reacts to Andros Townsend's screamer against Manchester City

That wasn't the only shock of the day as Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home by Leicester . Yet the decision to leave De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez on the bench came at a cost. "His performance was excellent", Hodgson said. That was nearly undone after 20 minutes at St James' Park as a header from Jamaal Lascelles took a deflecti...

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  • Manchester United's Solskjaer not afraid to use 'hairdryer' like Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United's Solskjaer not afraid to use 'hairdryer' like Sir Alex Ferguson

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has picked youngsters Angel Gomes and James Garner in his first squad as Manchester United interim manager. " When a young manager like Solskjaer has this chance it is because the club decides he can do it ". "Football needs the best managers in the world inside it. José is one of the best managers in the world". The clu...

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  • VanVleet caps late comeback as Raptors beat Pacers
VanVleet caps late comeback as Raptors beat Pacers

The Toronto Raptors had already turned what was previously a 17-point deficit into only a seven-point deficit, but this dunk from Kawhi Leonard was probably the moment the Toronto crowd realized their team was really making the comeback.

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  • Washington Redskins' Montae Nicholson ruled out following assault and battery charge
Washington Redskins' Montae Nicholson ruled out following assault and battery charge

According to reports , Nicholson and a female assaulted a man and a woman after allegedly honking their auto horns at the victim. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest and said Tuesday afternoon the 23-year-old had been released on $2,500 bond.

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  • Woj: Celtics have been 'hawking' Anthony Davis for years
Woj: Celtics have been 'hawking' Anthony Davis for years

But my job is to turn this team around. "I mean, we're not trading him". The future of Davis is among the biggest stories of the 2018-2019 National Basketball Association season. Huge asset holders like the Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers would be involved, including a number of other teams. After losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 123-115 Wednes...

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  • Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss
Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss

Eight of the past nine teams to be top on Christmas Day have gone on to win the title, with Liverpool in 2013-14 the exception. City can reduce the gap back to a point with a win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but Jurgen Klopp's unbeaten side will now enjoy their Christmas dinner perched in first place.

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  • Dodgers trade Puig to Reds in blockbuster deal
Dodgers trade Puig to Reds in blockbuster deal

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Bailey will be released following completion of the trade. The team now has the space to bring in highly-coveted free agent outfielder Bryce Harper and/or acquire starting pitcher Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians.

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  • Yankees 'enamoured' with Machado
Yankees 'enamoured' with Machado

The question is: Can they beat out the New York Yankees for Machado's affection and his signature? The Yankees join the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies as the only serious suitors to emerge for Machado this winter. Machado and Bryce Harper , the other mega free agent this offseason, have both been linked to the Phillies for...

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  • Steve Smith's classy nod to 'exceptional' skipper Tim Paine
Steve Smith's classy nod to 'exceptional' skipper Tim Paine

Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned from all first class cricket following the incident against South Africa at Newlands earlier this year. It concludes with Smith saying: 'I want to come back better than I was'. Smith, serving a one-year ban from worldwide cricket and Australia's domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash Leag...

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  • Has Woodward made his January plans clear with Solskjaer’s Manchester United appointment?
Has Woodward made his January plans clear with Solskjaer’s Manchester United appointment?

I did think after the Liverpool debacle that the board would have a decision whether or not they go with Jose for the rest of the season and give him money in January, without knowing whether or not they qualify for the top four - they may let him go anyway.

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  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excited to work with 'world's best' David de Gea
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excited to work with 'world's best' David de Gea

Can Solskjaer restore Man United magic? Whatever has gone, whatever has happened, has happened. "Maybe I'll have to do some finishing training to keep him in check!" "But the bulk of the responsibility will be shared between the players and the manager".

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  • Jurgen Klopp drops Fabinho hint and reveals potential Arsenal inspiration
Jurgen Klopp drops Fabinho hint and reveals potential Arsenal inspiration

Liverpool are now on top of the Premier League table one point ahead of Manchester City and with games against Wolves and Newcastle coming up, Jurgen Klopp's men have the opportunity consolidate their position at the top of the table. "Every match day they are spot on". "We are ok. We are sure of Diogo [Jota], he is not an option for tomorrow"...

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