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We were too on the edge mentally maybe - you can not be in a game like that. Wenger believes the performance in the loss to United, who capitalised on two defensive howlers, has revived belief within his squad. 'Yeah because we are competitors and we want to play every single game to help the team win, ' he explained. Wenger also voiced his sympathy for his team following a fantastic performance that received no reward: "We have produced an excellent performance, but we conceded three ...
  • India squad for South Africa Test series announced

    India squad for South Africa Test series announced

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    In the batting department, Shreyas Iyer too has been retained in the squad, who also made his T20I debut against Australia recently. The right-arm pacer might not be included in the playing XI, as India already possess a heavy pace attack in the form of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami , Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma .
  • Will Lincoln lose its Toys 'R' Us store?

    Will Lincoln lose its Toys 'R' Us store?

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    The UK Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) process will not impact any Toys "R" Us entities or stakeholders outside the UK, including employees, vendors and customers. The UK based retailer will soon announce, on Monday, its plans for the closure of about a quarter of its stores. Many have closure programmes that tend to be modest.
  • Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender

    Rob Gronkowski apologizes for late hit on Bills defender

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    The tight end made sure to connect, hitting White's helmet which then bounced off the ground. Week 16 will see the Patriots host the Bills at Gillette Stadium and considering Buffalo has never beaten Tom Brady when he's played a game start-to-finish at home , you can nearly already put a "W" next to the game on the schedule.
  • Saints peg back Cherries, south coast derby ends 1-1

    Saints peg back Cherries, south coast derby ends 1-1

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    Luckily, fan favourite Charlie Austin was on duty in the second-half to find the back of the net to ensure at least a point went back to St. Mary's this weekend in the lead up to the hectic festive schedule in a couple of weeks. Pellegrino decided a change was needed and introduced Nathan Redmond at the break for James Ward-Prowse. Tadic nearly converted Boufal's cut-back before Bournemouth's Lewis Cook dallied on the edge of the area.
  • Ex-Premier League ref gives his verdict on Paul Pogba's red card

    Ex-Premier League ref gives his verdict on Paul Pogba's red card

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    Missing three games feels like more than enough punishment for a foul that was, at best, poorly timed and, at worst, a bit idiotic, but these are just the rules, I guess. Fresh from netting twice in a vital win over Arsenal, the England global forward told BBC Sport on Pogba's upcoming suspension: "It's a blow but the team have the players to adapt to that".
  • Southern Miss set to play Florida State in Walk-On's Independence Bowl

    Southern Miss set to play Florida State in Walk-On's Independence Bowl

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    Florida State beat Louisiana-Monroe 42-10 on Saturday to clinch a bowl bid despite dealing with the departure of head coach Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M this week. The backfields for each team will be something to watch closely. He's scored 15 total touchdowns. The Seminoles, with former Clinton Arrows high school star, Cam Akers, raked up six wins and six loses on the season.
  • Let ICC deal with such cases: Sri Lanka coach Pothas

    Let ICC deal with such cases: Sri Lanka coach Pothas

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    Several Sri Lankan players emerged from the lunch break on Sunday (December 3) sporting masks, new-ball bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage left the field with respiratory issues and, at one point, the Sri Lankans had just 10 players available, forcing the support staff to scramble for whites when Virat Kohli applied the closure with India on 536 for 7.
  • A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend

    A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend

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    City can break the record and boost their hold on pole position next week when they travel to Old Trafford to take on second-place Manchester United , where a win will see them move 11 points clear. The Blues have already secured their place in the Champions League last 16 thanks to a 4-0 win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan last time out. With City now sitting atop the league table, clear of Sunday's opponents United by eight points, it already looks like they might have the title sewn up before ...
  • Jose Mourinho: No punishment for Pep's pitch run didn't surprise me

    Jose Mourinho: No punishment for Pep's pitch run didn't surprise me

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    With owner Mike Ashley hoping to sell the club, he may be reluctant to invest significant funds in the January transfer window if a takeover has not been completed before then. Guardiola ran onto the Etihad Stadium pitch after Raheem Sterling's 96th-minute victor, punching the air with delight until referee Paul Tierney asked him to calm down but opted against sending him off.
  • Conte praises Hazard after Chelsea victory

    Conte praises Hazard after Chelsea victory

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    Newcastle may have fallen to another defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but there was something quite freakish preoccupying fans prior to the game. "To have another option is of vital importance". Hazard equalised, Alvaro Morata put them ahead with his 10th goal of season and Hazard's second-half penalty sealed a resounding victory.