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Sports Blitzboks stutter as Fiji win the final
Author: 0 Blitzboks stutter as Fiji win the final

Head of England Sevens Simon Amor said: "We're obviously pleased to finish off the tournament with two good wins against Australia and an in-form Spanish team, but disappointed with our performance against the United States of America and with some of our performances on day one".

Sports United's Lukaku weighed down after muscling up
Author: 0 United's Lukaku weighed down after muscling up

After scoring four goals in six appearances in Russia, Lukaku has netted just six times in 15 appearances in the Premier League and has received considerable criticism with the Red Devils slumping to their current sixth-place standing in the league table.

Sports Trevor Ariza in Trade Rumors Between Suns and Lakers
Author: 0 Trevor Ariza in Trade Rumors Between Suns and Lakers

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday that the Suns and Lakers are trying to involve a third team in trade talks , so Phoenix probably would not end up with Caldwell-Pope even if he was involved in the deal. No trade can be done until Saturday. But which of those teams would be willing to take on Caldwell-Pope's contract and have a role for him? Having lost 22 of their past 26, the Suns continue to look for opportunities to restock their roster, while the Lakers seek shooting to ...

Sports Juventus star Ronaldo tells Messi: Join me in Italy; we need eachother
Author: 0 Juventus star Ronaldo tells Messi: Join me in Italy; we need eachother

For me, that's lovely. "I do these races with Dybala , Mandzukic , Khedira and in 99% of the cases I win, maybe a few euros or a bottle of wine". When asked how he feels about finishing second behind his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric , he said that he had done everything on the field to win and that his stats made him a deserving contender for the award.

Sports Marcus Morris leads depleted Celtics past Pelicans
Author: 0 Marcus Morris leads depleted Celtics past Pelicans

Instead, the team held two meetings - one with the players airing grievances among themselves and one with coaches to do the same. The fact that he looked worn down from the Pelicans' heavy schedule, coupled with the hip issue, only underscores just how talented he really is - which is precisely why the Celtics, and so many other teams around the National Basketball Association, are constantly surveying the situation in New Orleans to see if Davis will sign the supermax contract extension he ...

Sports Klopp looking for
Author: 0 Klopp looking for "special" Liverpool performance against Napoli

It then goes to goal difference and then away goals - and Liverpool need to register either a 1-0 win, or win by a two-goal cushion to avoid going home on away goals. Napoli forward Dries Mertens feels Anfield will not intimidate the Serie A giants as the players are used to playing in such atmospheres in Italy.

Sports Man City stumble at Chelsea, Salah shoots Liverpool top
Author: 0 Man City stumble at Chelsea, Salah shoots Liverpool top

Despite a preponderance of statistical merits, Manchester City conceded just before half-time through N'Golo Kante and Luiz headed in the insurance goal in the 78th minute. The 18-year-old's success has made them move out of their former modest home in Edgeley to a more affluent location in the south of Manchester. "What Mo did around his two goals in the second half was just exceptional".

Sports Warriors sharpshooter Steph Curry claims man never set foot on the moon
Author: 0 Warriors sharpshooter Steph Curry claims man never set foot on the moon

Nearly out of the blue, Curry offered up this take. The conversation then turned to the great beyond as Curry asks the group: 'We ever been to the moon?' " Curry: 'They're gonna come get us". Finberg then tries to see if Curry is joking, asking him: 'You don't think so?' Irving apologized for making the comments earlier this year, claiming he has since learned certain thoughts are better kept in "intimate conversations".

Sports Milwaukee Bucks topple Toronto Raptors
Author: 0 Milwaukee Bucks topple Toronto Raptors

The Raptors and Bucks have already met once this season - a 124-109 Toronto victory - but it was hardly a preview of a potential Eastern Conference finals matchup; Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo , the Raps' and Bucks' respective two-way superstars, sat out.

Sports Magical Messi nets two spectacular free-kicks in Barcelona's derby demolition
Author: 0 Magical Messi nets two spectacular free-kicks in Barcelona's derby demolition

Oscar Duarte saw a consolation goal ruled out for offside by VAR when he volleyed in Sergio Garcia's free-kick, with Espanyol at least able to restrict the damage to a four-goal defeat. Now he is more responsible and is showing it in the field. Valverde was repeatedly asked about Dembele's discipline during a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game at home to Tottenham .

Sports Sarri explains his key decisions for Chelsea win
Author: 0 Sarri explains his key decisions for Chelsea win

Jürgen Klopp's side now lead their rivals by a point with the sides to meet in what could be a pivotal encounter at the Etihad Stadium on 3 January. A little bit lucky in the first half and a very good second half. "It is never easy to digest it after the game, but it is the harsh reality of the league". "At times it was lovely football ". Substitute Aboubakar Kamara's penalty reduced the deficit from the spot but Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa's sending off in the 68th was ...

Sports Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho told he can buy defender in January
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho told he can buy defender in January

Prior to the match, Mourinho denied his players were not giving their all for him. Goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku put United 3-0 at half-time before Marcus Rashford scored a fourth eight minutes from time. "He has a lot to learn, he's 19, but physically he's compact, he's technically very good and he's a happy boy when he's playing football", Mourinho said.

Sports Virat Kohli savours 'special' India win as Tim Paine hails Australia's fight
Author: 0 Virat Kohli savours 'special' India win as Tim Paine hails Australia's fight

Speaking after the 31-run loss, Paine declared that he'd be "good to go" for the second Test in Perth starting on Friday, but given his history, questions are sure to remain over his fitness. Australia's limited overs gloveman Alex Carey is coming off the back of two unbeaten scores in the Redbacks' Sheffield Shield draw with New South Wales, including 110 in the first innings.

Sports Blue Star Mothers of Rochester host Army-Navy watch party
Author: 0 Blue Star Mothers of Rochester host Army-Navy watch party

Army has won the last three games against Navy. "I promise you, I'll be celebrating every year if we win this thing because I know how hard it is". This will his first time visiting the rivalry game as president. The Navy Midshipmen are set to face off against the Army Black Knights at 3:00 P.M on Saturday. When it was finally over, the ball was moved back and Navy took over.

Sports Australia vs India: Michael Vaughan predicts the victor of Adelaide Test
Author: 0 Australia vs India: Michael Vaughan predicts the victor of Adelaide Test

Things went too close for comfort for India as Nathan Lyon (38 not out) and Josh Hazlewood (13) put on 42 runs for the last wicket and frustrated the Indian bowling. Before lunch, India grabbed the key wickets of Shaun Marsh and Travis Head as they inched towards their first Test win on Australian soil in a decade, with the home team battling to stay in the game.

Sports Pujara, Rahane push India lead to 275 runs in Adelaide
Author: 0 Pujara, Rahane push India lead to 275 runs in Adelaide

The youngster, in only his fifth Test, matched an old record of MS Dhoni with six catches in the innings. "They have to earn it". On a hard batting track, Josh Hazlewood bowled four straight maidens to keep them contained before they began finding their range.

Sports Klopp praises hat-trick hero Salah after Liverpool win
Author: 0 Klopp praises hat-trick hero Salah after Liverpool win

Jürgen Klopp's side were in control for much of Saturday's Premier League clash at Vitality Stadium and surged clear of the Cherries with three second-half goals. Then after a Cook own goal, he rekindled reminiscences of last season, racing to shake off a tackle and surge behind Bournemouth's defence, beating Asmir Begovic twice , and flicking the ball sublimely into the back of the net.

Sports Former Patriots players criticize Bill Belichick for final play vs. Dolphins
Author: 0 Former Patriots players criticize Bill Belichick for final play vs. Dolphins

If you believe in miracles then you can explain how the Miami Dolphins pulled or a jaw dropping 34-33 win over the New England Patriots . Stills tossed a lateral to DeVante Parker , who lateraled to running back Kenyan Drake . New England quarterback Tom Brady finished Sunday's game with 358 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-43 passing. Belichick said the Dolphins "could throw it deeper" when asked about it after the game.

Sports Lee Dixon: What Unai Emery has changed at Arsenal
Author: 0 Lee Dixon: What Unai Emery has changed at Arsenal

While it is definite that Lucas Torreira has become the poster-boy, the face of Emery's overhaul at Arsenal, it's also true that the midfielder has gone a step further and become arguably the Gunner's best player during this period, which is no mean feat considering they also boast of the likes of Aubameyang, Ramsay, Ozil and Lacazette in their ranks.

Sports Paul Millsap has broken toe on right foot, report says
Author: 0 Paul Millsap has broken toe on right foot, report says

The Hornets snapped the Nuggets' seven-game winning streak, winning 113-107, on a night when Denver's beleaguered legs made everything hard. Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 20 points. The Nuggets fell 113-107 Friday in Charlotte. Hernangomez tallied 15 points on an efficient 6-9 shooting to go with 10 rebounds. Atlanta made 13-of-22 shots in the period, including 8-of-12 3-pointers.

Sports Kansas City Chiefs release Jarvis Jenkins to make room for Kelvin Benjamin
Author: 0 Kansas City Chiefs release Jarvis Jenkins to make room for Kelvin Benjamin

Benjamin was a huge disappointment after the Bills traded two draft picks for him last season, catching just 23 passes for 354 yards and a touchdown in 12 games this year. The Chiefs can gameplan Benjamin into their high powered offense by creating mismatches against smaller defensive backs. He only knows and his stay with the Chiefs will tell if he decided he did not want to be in Buffalo anymore.

Sports CAS reject Boca's Copa Libertadores appeal
Author: 0 CAS reject Boca's Copa Libertadores appeal

The game was moved from Argentina after violent scenes around River Plate's El Monumental stadium saw the second leg postponed on November 25th after the Boca team bus was attacked by stones and other missiles by River fans. Between 5,500 and 6,000 out of 10,000 tickets for supporters living in Argentina have been sold, Rodriguez said. Boca believe River should have forfeited the trophy and have said they will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport .

Sports FIFA Women's World Cup draw
Author: 0 FIFA Women's World Cup draw

Sweden is a traditional rival, one the USWNT will look to seek a bit of revenge on following a draw at the 2015 World Cup and a defeat on penalties at the 2016 Olympics. coach Jill Ellis, who says she is putting together a strong squad for their title defence. Group D houses England, Scotland Argentina, and Japan while Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, and the Netherlands are in Group E.

Sports LaLiga match report Espanyol v FC Barcelona 08 December 2018
Author: 0 LaLiga match report Espanyol v FC Barcelona 08 December 2018

Club legend Carles Puyol has come out after the match to fire out a massive dig at France Football for snubbing Messi for the 2018 Ballon d'Or . "Everyone knows that Messi is the best player in the world by far". Pele said, "How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right and another who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn't head the ball well?" Lionel Messi , Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez were ...

Sports Pele Says Messi Has Only One Skill, He Was Far Better
Author: 0 Pele Says Messi Has Only One Skill, He Was Far Better

Indeed, three-time World Cup victor Pele does not even think Messi is the best Argentinian player in history - telling Folha de Sao Paulo that Diego Maradona was " much better ". However, Pele is not ready to accept he made a stunning attack on this one-footed attacker. And while the 78-year-old believes the Paris Saint-Germain forward is a naturally gifted player, he has urged him to stop theatrics on the field of play - which dominated headlines during their 2018 World Cup ...

Sports Derek Fisher Named Head Coach Of Los Angeles Sparks
Author: 0 Derek Fisher Named Head Coach Of Los Angeles Sparks

OFFICIAL: Brian Agler has resigned as Los Angeles Sparks head coach. UPDATE: The Los Angeles Sparks officially announced the hiring of Fisher as head coach on Wednesday. Fisher will inherit a team that includes two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker . The Knicks were 17-65 in his first season, the worst record in franchise history.

Sports Blow For Man City Ajax Starlet Agrees To Join PSG
Author: 0 Blow For Man City Ajax Starlet Agrees To Join PSG

Amongst the teams rumoured to be interested in acquiring the 21-year-old's services are Spanish giants Barcelona . "Beyond denying these totally erroneous and ridiculous stories, and with the chance of recreating a climate of great tensions between the club and this medium, PSG asks, once again, about the intellectual honesty of L 'Equipe and the hidden motives of its editorial line on PSG ", the statement read.

Sports Mourinho Praises Manchester United Spirit In Arsenal Draw
Author: 0 Mourinho Praises Manchester United Spirit In Arsenal Draw

Rojo's passing from the left was useful and he hit a good free-kick to lead to United's first goal, but his error for Arsenal's second was awful and he was perhaps lucky only to be booked for a challenge on Matteo Guendouzi. Mourinho fielded a back-three for the game against Unai Emery's in-form side, who are now unbeaten in 20 games, and his side fought back twice to earn a point.