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The coaching change continues the turnover in Philadelphia, where Ron Hextall was sacked as the team's general manager in late November. New GM Chuck Fletcher made the call with the National Hockey League club in the midst of a four-game skid and last in the Eastern Conference with a 12-15-4 record, 10 points shy of a playoff spot.
  • Borussia Dortmund next in the Champions League

    Borussia Dortmund next in the Champions League

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    Each last-16 pairing will see a group victor drawn against a runner-up. The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw is all set to take place on Monday in Switzerland, with Europe's top clubs awaiting their fate in the all-important first knockout stage.
  • Stats: LFC 3-1 Manchester United - the game in numbers

    Stats: LFC 3-1 Manchester United - the game in numbers

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    Three thoughts from Anfield on Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League. This week's been quite the week for Jesse Lingard with his birthday and the launch of a clothing range coming ahead of the big game. Of course the best bit about the exchange between the two former United players is Keane's insistence that Lingard is a "youngster" still 'learning his trade, ' which isn't how you'd normally refer to a player in their mid 20s.
  • Kohli, Rahane slam 50, India end with 172/3

    Kohli, Rahane slam 50, India end with 172/3

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    Fox Sports will telecast the match live in Australia . The imperious Kohli was unbeaten on 82 and shaping as the major stumbling block for Australia , with Ajinkya Rahane also in fine touch on 51, the pair having added 90 for the third wicket .
  • Record-setting Nowitzki concedes he's short of fitness

    Record-setting Nowitzki concedes he's short of fitness

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    The German-born Nowitzki was playing his first game back from injury - in his NBA-record 21st consecutive season with the same team. It's going to be a process for me playing against National Basketball Association players, (especially) the speed of the game these days.
  • Anthony Joshua Reveals Target Date For Deontay Wilder Fight

    Anthony Joshua Reveals Target Date For Deontay Wilder Fight

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    Who do you want to see Anthony Joshua fight next? "If Wilder fights Fury, he [Joshua] has to fight the victor of Whyte-Chisora or Jarrell Miller, or [Oleksandr] Usyk, or one of these guys". While bookmakers favor Joshua over both in potential 2019 fights, his odds against Fury are considerably shorter than versus Wilder. Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Deontay Wilder is Anthony Joshua's desired opponent for his next fight on April 13 - not British rival Tyson Fury .
  • Suns owner threatens to ship NBA franchise to Seattle

    Suns owner threatens to ship NBA franchise to Seattle

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    The real estate developer reportedly told the Phoenix City Council that he would move the National Basketball Association team to either Las Vegas or Seattle if he doesn't get funding on renovations to the team's arena. In the video, which was posted to the Suns' verified Twitter account Thursday afternoon, Sarver made his position on the team's future clear. Of course, just because Sarver says this doesn't mean that he didn't make the reported threat to move the team.
  • Jabari Parker Will Reportedly Be Removed From The Bulls Rotation

    Jabari Parker Will Reportedly Be Removed From The Bulls Rotation

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    The Bulls do have a team option for Parker next season, but it's hard to imagine the team picking it up especially if they're actively trying to trade him. It's about the team, and you play your minutes when you're in there, and when you're not, you support the guys who are. That report was confirmed during the contest, as Parker barely saw any time on the court.
  • Harden's 50-point triple-double in Rockets victory READ MORE

    Harden's 50-point triple-double in Rockets victory READ MORE

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    James Harden recorded a 50-point triple-double and came through during a decisive stretch in the fourth quarter to lift the host Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. The Lakers were frustrated for excessive whistles. "You got to try to keep your hands out of the cookie jar". House put up 15 points in 29 minutes off the bench, already a favorite of coach Mike D'Antoni, who has tried to play musical chairs with his lineup in search of a winning ...
  • Europa League: Chelsea fans accused of antisemitic chanting during match

    Europa League: Chelsea fans accused of antisemitic chanting during match

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    The Premier League published a message to fans on Friday calling on them to support their teams in the right way following recent incidents of abuse that have blighted the game. Chelsea have five more matches in December and should Morata be ruled out for any length of time, it would place additional strain on Giroud. The initiative is supported by the club's owner, Roman Abramovich.
  • Emery prepared to face Arsenal's centre-back crisis

    Emery prepared to face Arsenal's centre-back crisis

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    It makes the risk of asking Koscielny to go straight back into action all the more acute, with full-backs Stephan Lichtsteiner and Nacho Monreal and midfielders Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny among the possible options for the heart of defence.
  • Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are far from playing in my image

    Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are far from playing in my image

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    The Merseyside outfit are the clear favourites to claim the three points on Sunday, and former Arsenal star Nicholas is convinced that Klopp's men will take the victory. "Maybe a year ago a little bit in the game [at Anfield], but they didn't do it at Old Trafford, no". We need to be ready for that. Klopp has drafted in Ireland U-19s worldwide Conor Masterson to his squad for tomorrow's game (4.0) amid a raft of defensive injuries.
  • City down to 15 players for Hoffenheim clash

    City down to 15 players for Hoffenheim clash

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    The first goal was incredible but the second was lucky because the control was not quite good, but he finished". Guardiola revealed that Silva could be out for "a few weeks" with a muscular injury. Provided usual outlet down the flanks, which stretched the Germans as both Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus made the most of the extra space. Tottenham will face one of Paris St Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Porto or Juventus in the first knock-out phase.
  • ‘Greedy’ Cristiano Ronaldo Deprives Paulo Dybala Of Juventus Wondergoal

    ‘Greedy’ Cristiano Ronaldo Deprives Paulo Dybala Of Juventus Wondergoal

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    Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny got his hand to Hoarau's penalty but the ball went in off the post. Minutes later Brazilian Sandro conceded a penalty for bringing down Cameroonian midfielder Moumi Ngamaleu in the box. Fans were less than impressed Ronaldo and took to social media to criticise the Portuguese star. "Is this how you do it?" This was Young Boys' first-ever victory in the Champions League group stage.
  • Man United keen on signing top 27-year-old in January

    Man United keen on signing top 27-year-old in January

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    I'm aware of the criticism but we switch off because there's a lot of quality, speed and technique and they have pretty much everything. A football team is not just about spending the money. You have to do work in the house and when the house is ready then you buy your furniture. Goalkeeper David de Gea and midfielder Nemanja Matic, who were rested against Valencia, will return, but United's manager remains unsure how many players he will have to choose from.
  • Everton Have Impressed Me - Pep Guardiola Warns of Tough Test

    Everton Have Impressed Me - Pep Guardiola Warns of Tough Test

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    The creative playmaker helped his side beat Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday night in the Champions League group stages and he could be the ideal understudy for Gylfi Sigurdsson at Everton if they can get him back on side. Since Manchester City cannot play fellow English sides, they are likely to meet Atletico, Schalke and Roma in the last 16. "[But] he's made a lot of assists, his movement, creating spaces for teammates is there".
  • Lakers Reportedly Gearing Up For Trade Involving Trevor Ariza

    Lakers Reportedly Gearing Up For Trade Involving Trevor Ariza

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    The Washington Wizards are acquiring veteran forward Trevor Ariza as part of a three-team trade with the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies , ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting. The Lakers have pursued Suns forward Trevor Ariza , along with several other contenders, according to league sources. Per source, the Lakers are mulling around the idea of giving up Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a future first-round pick.
  • Matip facing six weeks out with fractured collarbone

    Matip facing six weeks out with fractured collarbone

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    Having gone to hospital immediately after the game, scans have revealed the extent of the damage. Joel Matip is the latest fitness concern after news the Cameroon defender has been ruled out for six weeks with a broken collarbone. The likes of Fabinho and James Milner may have to fill in at full-back as Klopp rotates his squad over this period, but Liverpool have very little cover at centre-back.
  • Bayern star Mueller apologises for horror kick on Ajax defender

    Bayern star Mueller apologises for horror kick on Ajax defender

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    Lewandowski put five-time European champion Bayern ahead in the 13th minute and restored its lead with an 87th-minute penalty after Tadic had scored twice to put Ajax in front. He said: 'The red card for Thomas was fair. "Both red cards correct". Elsewhere, Lyon clinched the final qualifying spot for the knockout stage on Wednesday as Juventus , Manchester City secured top spot in their groups and likely an easier draw in the round of 16.
  • Ireland coach Joe Schmidt not ruling out All Blacks role

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt not ruling out All Blacks role

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    The Kiwi has been in charge of Ireland since 2013 and has masterminded two victories against his homeland. Steve Tew , the chief executive of New Zealand Rugby, has confirmed for the first time that Joe Schmidt turned down an approach from the All Blacks past year.
  • Valencia vs Manchester United, Champions League

    Valencia vs Manchester United, Champions League

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    Juventus' shock loss to Young Boys left the door open for United to go through to the last 16 as winners of Group H, but a Carlos Soler strike and a Phil Jones own goal saw them deservedly lose at Mestalla, although Marcus Rashford netted a consolation.
  • WinView Games Playbook: Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs

    WinView Games Playbook: Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs

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    As important as the game against the Chiefs is for the Chargers in their quest for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, they won't want to risk his long-term health ahead of a playoff run. It didn't take long for Patrick Mahomes to take advantage. Kansas City breezed downfield after Nelson's interception, and the young MVP candidate threw a dart to Demarcus Robinson - while in the grasp of Chargers safety Adrian Phillips - for a 7-0 lead.
  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid Struggling to Mesh with Jimmy Butler

    Sixers’ Joel Embiid Struggling to Mesh with Jimmy Butler

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    The Sixers' star center sat out of Friday night's win over the Pistons to rest , coach Brett Brown said. "My body feels great, and it's just I haven't been playing well". "He's frustrated. He wanted to play (Friday and) coach didn't let him play". It's worth remembering that Butler has a reputation for being a hard teammate to play alongside.
  • Encarnacion headed to Mariners in three-team trade

    Encarnacion headed to Mariners in three-team trade

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    So why does this one make sense for the Mariners? Encarnacion is owed $20 million in 2019 and a $5 million buyout (or $20 million) in 2020. This is all about payroll flexibility. The Rays also get a player to be named which is a lesser part of the deal. If you're keeping count, here's who the Mariners have traded away so far this offseason: Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia, James Paxton , Alex Colome , Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz , Jean Segura, Juan Nicasio, James Pazos and Santana.
  • Raptors stomp the Warriors without Kawhi Leonard | NBA Highlights

    Raptors stomp the Warriors without Kawhi Leonard | NBA Highlights

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    The Raptors also lost 7-foot centre Jonas Valanciunas to a dislocated left thumb in the first half. Kyle Lowry's slump is a thing of the past. However, the Los Angeles Lakers are a much different team this time around. Kyle Lowry had a team-high 23 points and 12 assists in a win over the Warriors on Wednesday night. "That's why he's an All-Star player", Nurse said of Lowry.