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Liverpool take a four-point lead over City going into Christmas, with Spurs now right on their heels and striker Kane believes Tottenham have every chance. I think it's still a long way to say we are real contenders or not... The only disappointment for Spurs was an injury to Alli. Pochettino thinks Alli was tired from Wednesday's EFL Cup win over Arsenal and hopes the England star has not suffered anything major.
  • Solskjaer Hopes to Stay With Man United Beyond This Season

    Solskjaer Hopes to Stay With Man United Beyond This Season

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    Molde's season has finished for the winter and does not resume until March, and its first-team coach Erling Moe has taken temporary charge of the Norwegian club. The analysts were watching Cardiff this morning. "Let's see how many points we can gather but this club has made up many points before but I'm not going to set that target now".
  • Jurgen Klopp provides Naby Keita injury update after Wolves win

    Jurgen Klopp provides Naby Keita injury update after Wolves win

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    City, Chelsea , Tottenham, Arsenal . "These nights are very important for us". 'It was a bit of a tough day for me, I had a bit of a cold, I wasn't 100 percent, ' Van Dijk said. 'In the moment, this is really nice. We have learned from these previous seasons how to play these hard games and we did it quite well. We were really quick in mind around two set pieces which was brilliant.
  • Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend Scores Long-Range Thundercracker Against Man City At Etihad

    Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend Scores Long-Range Thundercracker Against Man City At Etihad

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    Just two minutes later, Palace would shock the home fans, with Andros Townsend scoring an utterly magnificent long-range volley after a free-kick into the City box was cleared. Crystal Palace's English midfielder Aaron Wan-Bissaka (L) tries to block Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on December 22, 2018.
  • Man City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to me

    Man City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to me

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    Newly appointed Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will restore Paul Pogba to the starting XI in a more attack-minded 4-2-3-1 set-up against Cardiff City on Saturday. United under Mourinho never gave enough support to attacking players because there was always the requirement to revert to the default defensive shape once they lost the ball.
  • Raptors' Fred VanVleet on overcoming shooting woes: 'It's short-term memory'

    Raptors' Fred VanVleet on overcoming shooting woes: 'It's short-term memory'

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    One night after he missed a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds and in surrendered a tip-in at the buzzer in a 92-91 loss to lowly Cleveland that ended a season-long winning streak, Oladipo and the Pacers stumbled again. VanVleet will likely replace Delon Wright in the starting lineup after missing Sunday's contest. Victor Oladipo's jump shot put the Pacers in front again with 1:36 to go, but VanVleet's three pointer put Toronto up 97-96.
  • Top at Christmas? We might need 105 points - Klopp

    Top at Christmas? We might need 105 points - Klopp

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    Van Dijk has transformed the Liverpool FC defence since his world record move to Anfield from Southampton in January - and the Netherlands worldwide helped the Reds keep their 11th clean sheet of the season. "I'm sure they'll answer them - I'm not questioning them in that way". While speaking to Liverpool's official website , the 25-year-old midfielder revealed, "The intensity is different from what I am used to (but) I've got into the rhythm of the team and got used to the style of ...
  • Dodgers trade OFs Kemp, Puig to Reds

    Dodgers trade OFs Kemp, Puig to Reds

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    The Dodgers, in the meantime, will receive pitcher Homer Bailey and two prospects as of right now. He's owed $23 million in 2019 - the final season of a $105-million contract signed in 2014 - plus another $5 million to buy out his 2020 club option.
  • Woj: Celtics have been 'hawking' Anthony Davis for years

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

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    Davis' comments come just hours before his Pelicans play the Lakers in Los Angeles for the first time this season (10:30 p.m. ET - Watch FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension ) on Friday night. James told ESPN's Dave McMenamin earlier this week that he would love to see the Lakers trade for Davis. There's reason for this belief, because we've seen it happen plenty in the past - although the most recent example of Paul George pushed his way out of in only to stay in Oklahoma City.
  • Manny Machado Follows Phillies Shortstop on Instagram

    Manny Machado Follows Phillies Shortstop on Instagram

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    The Athletic's Lindsey Adler reported Machado's visit with the Yankees lasted approximately 90 minutes. The Yankees are reportedly not willing to offer more than $300 million for the two-time Gold Glove award victor. The Yankees will have to do more work on their starting rotation, but Machado is worth spending big. Miguel Andujar is not your typical offseason trade candidate.
  • United hoping Solskjaer revives rescue routine - USA

    United hoping Solskjaer revives rescue routine - USA

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    His hometown of Kristiansund made their pride very obvious when they erected an enormous sign overlooking the town in honour of Solskjaer. "Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest regrets and don't make any comments about my former colleagues", Mourinho said.
  • Kohli is disrespectful and looked silly at Perth Test: Mitchell Johnson

    Kohli is disrespectful and looked silly at Perth Test: Mitchell Johnson

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    We can't do anything about it. "And he can bowl so well, not just holding up an end but he's taking wickets for us", said Langer. "I'm relieved personally", he said. But third day it was going a little up and down, and there was uneven bounce as well. "We are all very passionate about playing Test cricket for Australia ".
  • Yankees hire Beltran as special assistant to GM

    Yankees hire Beltran as special assistant to GM

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    The belief is Machado, a career.282 hitter with 175 home runs and 513 RBIs, is looking for a 10-year deal worth north of $300 million, but reports have suggested the Yankees may not make that high of an offer. "That is pure coincidence", Beltran said of the timing of his new role and the Machado negotiations. And the Yankees have questions for Machado, over his comments in The Athletic about his selective hustle and about his on-field conduct, which came into sharper focus during the 2018 ...
  • Klopp: Manchester City showing no sign of weakness

    Klopp: Manchester City showing no sign of weakness

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    The Reds picked up a morale-boosting 3-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday, which also happened to be their sixth win in a row in the Premier League , and confidence will be high in the Liverpool camp right now. "It's just the situation and the job to do". But even after their best ever start to a season they still only find themselves a point above champions City, who look every bit as strong as they did past year despite suffering their first loss of the campaign to Chelsea.