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Smalling explains why Manchester derby victory was so important

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PAUL POGBA would be the fifth-choice central midfielder at Manchester City , according to Manchester United legend Gary Neville . "I could tell you many reasons why we didn't win". Guardiola said: "We did absolutely everything". " Manchester United have shown great faith in him to deliver - they paid a lot of money for him and there's a large expectation". Read More »

Indian women create history, win first team table tennis CWG gold

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It was sweet revenge for India, who had lost 2-3 to Singapore in the bronze medal playoff at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. India routed England 3-0 to square off against favourites Singapore in the final fixture. "Had we lost, we would have been under pressure", Ashwini later said, acknowledging her rivals' strong performance. The men's number one seed in the individual competition, Kidambi Srikanth, then lived up to his billing as he beat Georges Julien-Paul 21-12, 21-14. Read More »

Wenger gives Mkhitaryan update ahead of Arsenal v Southampton

Wenger said: "Mkhitaryan has a knee problem". Arsenal will send the Armenia global for a further scan but it could put a question mark over whether he will play again this season if it is bad news. Tempers flared in the dying embers of the contest and Jack Stephens saw red for hitting out at Jack Wilshere before Mohamed Elneny went for an early bath for raising his arm to an opposition player. Read More »

Here's What Paul Pogba Shouted At Fans After Derby Win

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Defending long balls in and around the box has been a problem all season. The soundtrack of celebration from the first half was now a noise of desperation. Pogba shrugged off a turbulent season and speculation over his future by scoring twice in as many minutes just after half-time to spearhead a stunning United comeback that was completed by Chris Smalling 21 minutes from time. Read More »

Manchester City's title party wrecked by Manchester United: The Reaction

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City will have to wait a little bit longer to lift the title this season, and even though very few people would be willing to bet against the them clinching the title, they face a series of hard fixtures to close out the season. Yet without the league's top scorer Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in a very different starting XI to the one that outplayed Manchester City , Liverpool looked to have the Champions League return on their minds. Read More »

Wenger confident Aaron Ramsey will commit future to Gunners

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Arsenal are yet to tie Jack Wilshere to a new contract as the England global nears the end of his deal, and Ramsey's situation at the Emirates Stadium has led unease among the club's supporters. "All the three have to be together". However, in the Europa League , the Gunners are going from strength to strength with Ramsey scoring twice in the 4 - 1 thrashing of CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final first leg. Read More »

Salah Out As Liverpool Hold Everton In Merseyside Derby

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The Reds could jump into second win as long as Manchester United doesn't beat City on Sunday. While the result wasn't a shock, the scoreline reverberated around the world. So Klopp has plenty to ponder. However there were few clear-cut chances for either team, indeed Liverpool nearly seemed, like Everton , to be playing for a draw looking to conserve their energy for next Tuesday. Read More »

Juventus Rumoured to End Emre Can 'Soap Opera' Soon

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As a reminder, the Liverpool midfielder's contract runs it course at the end of this season, and there has been little public mention of any progress in contract talks, with many supporters already operating on the assumption that the player will be somewhere else next season. Read More »

Aldon Smith Arrested Again ... Allegedly Violated Bail Condition

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Ultimately, Smith turned himself in March 23 and was forced to wear an ankle monitor which measures alcohol through sweat given the continuous issues the former star pass rusher has had with the substance. The former 49ers and Raiders star amassed an astounding 47.5 sacks in just 59 career games and held the National Football League record with the most sacks in his first 20 games before seeing that mark fall to Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa in 2017. Read More »

Arsene Wenger believes Aaron Ramsey will stay at Arsenal

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The Wales global will see his current deal with the Gunners expire at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. The Chilean global left the English capital club and made a switch to Manchester United in January. Ramsey is enjoying a relatively injury-free spell having been hit by several setbacks since joining from Cardiff in June 2008. "We want him to stay because he is one of the guys who has been here for a long time and will be an important player in the future for the club". Read More »

Canada hockey bus crash: what we know

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The Broncos had been scheduled to play against the Nipawin Hawks in the semifinals of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs. Police are still trying to determine the reason for the crash. "Throughout Canada we see teams going out into the Canadian winters on buses all the time and it's always a thought in parents' and fans' minds about what could happen", he said. Read More »

Bill O'Brien was back at Penn State's 'college football heaven'

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Even the National Football League came up during O'Brien's discussion. O'Brien spent two years as the head coach of Penn State, 2012 and 2013. He pointed to the vast history of the program as well as all of the changes that James Franklin has helped make as key factors in the reemergence of Penn State football. Read More »

England basketball players get engaged on court at the Commonwealth Games

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World No.2 Kidambi Srikanth led India to a thumping 3-0 win over unfancied Mauritius and advance to the semi-finals of badminton mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. India will meet Scotland - who defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 - today in a match which will decide the top-placed team in the pool at the Carrara Sports Arena. Read More »

Leading Telugu TV channel to air live telecast of IPL 2018

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After a cracking start to the carnival of cricket , Kolkata Knight Riders will host Royal Challenegrs Bangalore in the third game of the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata . The Knight Riders' preparation for the tournament has been hit by a serious injury to Mitchell Starc on worldwide duty, with the franchise drafting in England's Tom Curran as replacement. Read More »

CWG 2018: Indian women's hockey team beat England

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Venkat Rahul, 21, registered a total of 338 kg, which included 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean and jerk. Sathish lifted a total of 317kg, 12 short of his personal best of 329kg, while Rahul lifted 338kg, well shy of the 351kg he had lifted at the Commonwealth Championships. Read More »

Shohei Ohtani: Homers for third consecutive game

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Oakland manager Bob Melvin told reporters that the display of power by Ohtani was impressive, saying there are not that many guys that can do what he is doing on the mound and at home plate as well. Upton and Luis Valbuena each had two hits for Los Angeles . He took a 2-0 pitch from Daniel Gossett deep to center field to put the Angels on the board as they were trailing 6-0 prior to his dinger. Read More »

The third goal in Arsenal's 4-1 win was special

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That's what the performance felt like. Man of the match - Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)Ozil was at his brilliant best. Armenia global Henrikh Mkhitaryan misses out with a slight knee problem but should be fit for the return leg against CSKA next Thursday. Read More »

PSG beats Monaco 3-0, wins 5th consecutive French league Cup

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We try to win everything at the start of the season", he said. After a quarter of an hour the goalkeeper " Monaco " Daniel subašić missed the near corner is not the most difficult shot of angel Di Maria . Mbappe was a constant threat at Matmut Atlantique Stadium in Bordeaux with his penetration and pace. That moment did at least inspire some life from Monaco , with Lopes clipping the crossbar with a dipping effort early in the second half, before Mbappe wasted two one-on-one chances to ... Read More »

Here's India's fourth CWG 2018 gold medal!

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A gold each from Venkat Rahul (85kg) and defending champion Sathish (77kg) lifted India to the fourth spot in the points table with a total of six medals (four gold , one silver and one bronze ) - all of them coming from the weightlifters in the first three days of the CWG here. Read More »

Former Test skipper Michael Clarke willing to return for Australia

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Michael Clarke's suggestion that he is open to returning to the Test side within months is delusional, ridiculous and, as has been noted on social media, perhaps sad, for it's clear nearly three years on from his messy retirement after the losing 2015 Ashes series, he has yet to find true peace. Read More »

My experience helped me settle quickly at Arsenal - Aubameyang

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However, the last two matches have seen Lacazette score three time - he netted two goals against CSKA Moscow on Thursday evening in the Europa League - and many believe he is slowly rediscovering his form. "He is different player, he loves the space and I'm a player who loves to get the ball to my feet", said Lacazette. So it was nice from him. "I think we can be good together". Read More »

Barcelona 3-1 Leganes

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The Argentine's hat-trick on Saturday was his 40th for the club across all competitions, and the he became the first La Liga player to score from outside the box in six consecutive matches since the 2003/2004 season and the first player in the league to score from six direct free kicks in a season since Ronaldinho in 2007 . Read More »

Commonwealth Games: First medal for Northern Ireland

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Team England gymnast Courtney Tulloch has told Sports Mole that being in a squad alongside the likes of Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson helped to push him towards Commonwealth Games gold on the rings this afternoon. Repeating her leading qualifying score of 14.6, Fenton easily fended off her rivals before devoting her gold medal to her mother Lisa, who was watching on television back home in England . Read More »

What Jose Mourinho said at half-time to inspire Man Utd's derby comeback

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Paul Pogba's second goal came from a brilliant header.Pogba's season has been interrupted by injury and the French global hasn't scored a league goal for United since November, but he made amends in some style with those goals early in the second half to wrestle control of the game away from City.Guardiola told Sky Sports he was "a little sad for fans and players", adding "we will try to be in a good mood next Tuesday". Read More »

Real Madrid has best squad in Europe: Simeone

A win for Atletico would distance them from Real by seven points, while Real can climb to within a point of their Madrid rivals with a win. The race for second will hot up as Real Madrid and cross-town rivals Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, in a game which could also have big implications on the La Liga title. Read More »

The Masters 2018: Rickie Fowler ready to contend at Augusta

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The closest he has come to claiming the green jacket was taking a share of fifth in 2014, but the 29-year-old hopes to have a legitimate chance to win the Masters on Sunday. Like you said, it is a motivation factor in a way. "Looking forward to keeping that going". You still had to put yourself in the proper positions. Despite struggling early in 2018, Fowler is full of confidence heading into the Masters. Read More »

Cypress Funds LLC Holding In Churchill Downs INC (CHDN) Was Increased

The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $46.4. About 20,264 shares traded. It is down 33.73% since April 6, 2017 and is downtrending. Raymond James & Associates now owns 2,403 shares of the company's stock worth $559,000 after acquiring an additional 1,080 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Krunal takes MI to 165/4 vs CSK in IPL opener

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His precise spell - 25 runs off four overs - was the reason that the hosts hadn't been able to pile on the runs at the death. # Rohit Sharma: "Happy to bat first, we were bowling as well". The Chennai Super Kings came back from the dead to win the first match of the Indian Premier League against the Mumbai Indians . Crediting his skipper MS Dhoni for showing faith in his abilities, he added, "He is someone who knows my ability". Read More »

Guardiola won't change Man City's derby plans despite Anfield woe

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The former Barcelona boss maintained the need to assess his options in light of the demands of the schedule, although his focus was on assessing the physical condition of his squad as opposed to promising wholesale changes. The Brazil striker endured a particularly frustrating outing against Liverpool and was critical of his own display afterwards. "We need the support because we are so exhausted (and) because United rest all week". Read More »

Mixed Martial Arts: Nurmagomedov claims first UFC title for Russian Federation

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Then, in an unfortunate turn of events, Max Holloway was deemed unable to continue cutting weight and Al Iaquinta was pulled from his scheduled bout with Paul Felder to keep the main event afloat. Anthony Pettis was another potential opponent. After one of the UFC's most chaotic weeks — with McGregor led from a police station in handcuffs to face several charges — the promotion got down Saturday night to what it does best: Put on a show. Read More »

Pogba and Smalling put City's title party on hold

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United's handsome turnaround wrecked Metropolis's title celebrations. 'We deserve a bit more respect than people give, ' he said. Smalling continued: 'We came in at half-time feeling sorry for ourselves and we knew that we needed to play with pride in the second half. Read More »

Vettel takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen

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Vettel snatched an opportunistic win for Ferrari in Melbourne two weeks ago, despite Mercedes clearly having the faster vehicle. The Ferrari ace had looked quick all weekend and posted a new track-record time at the Sakhir Circuit to take pole ahead of his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen . Read More »

Reed builds 3-shot lead over McIlroy at Masters

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No one has ever rallied from more than eight shots behind after 36 holes to win the Masters . There are no indications any of that ugliness is in the offing. "I was pretty far out there, I think". "It was breaking so hard to the left, I couldn't tell if it was going to go in or if it was just going to burn edges", Reed said. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey absent from training ahead of Southampton clash

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Braces from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette saw the Gunners wrap up their victory against CSKA Moscow before half-time, meaning Arsenal now have one foot in the semi finals heading into the return leg in Russian Federation. However Conte replied ahead of Sunday's Premier League game against West Ham with a cutting response in which he insisted he remains determined to keep his job. Read More »