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It's hardly how Manchester City's hierarchy envisaged things going when they hired the most coveted manager in world soccer to much fanfare past year. "A team like Manchester City, of course, you expect them to fight for the Champions League, you expect them to be close for the title race", the French defender said, as reported by the Daily Mirror .
  • Barcelona ask court for Neymar decision ahead of Clasico

    Barcelona ask court for Neymar decision ahead of Clasico

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    Aleix Vidal (ankle) and Rafinha (knee) will not feature again for Barcelona this season, with both the players unavailable with their respective injuries. Only Alfredo Di Stefano (18) and Lionel Messi (21) have scored more. The Argentine will need to be at his brilliant best if Barca are to overcome Zinedine Zidane's in-form side.
  • Bayern title charge slowed by another Bundesliga draw

    Bayern title charge slowed by another Bundesliga draw

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    Goals by leading scorer Fernando Llorente and a deflected effort by Tom Carroll delivered the victory that Swansea manager Paul Clement had demanded after a recent slump put them back in deep trouble. Bayern finally made their 75 percent possession count with Thiago equaliser from 17 metres out. Max Kruse scored four times in 46 minutes as Werder Bremen crushed Ingolstadt 4-2 to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches and climb to sixth on 42 points as they continue their remarkable ...
  • Three explosions hit bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team

    Three explosions hit bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team

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    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he was scared for his former Borussia Dortmund players after Tuesday night's bomb attack on their coach and believes UEFA seriously underestimated the effect it had on the team. "The accused was arrested (on Wednesday) in connection with the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team coach". "There was no other possibility (to play the game later)".
  • Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch

    Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch

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    They (Ireland) should have won the game with goal kicking, but we did with a guy kicking from the sideline. "It's under pressure which counts, not the ones in front". Hansen said: "They come with a massive expectation". "That's why we've taken a few extra players than we did in 2013. How they deal with that will be interesting to see".
  • Game 1 Recap: Jazz lose Gobert, but win thriller

    Game 1 Recap: Jazz lose Gobert, but win thriller

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    Joe Johnson deserves a lot of credit for the initial defense, and not being run over by Griffin quickly. Joe Johnson hit that floater as time expired to win the game for the Jazz. The Clippers are too good and too experienced to let the Jazz keep up the small-ball dominance - particularly Joe Johnson and his 21 points - that was their downfall in Game 1.
  • Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters

    Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters

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    It was the second title of the season for Bopanna having won the the season-opening Chennai Open crown with compatriot Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. In the second set, Bopanna/Cuevas saved both break points they faced on their serve and converted two out of the three chances they had, the last of which was on match point.
  • Pochettino proud as Tottenham fall short again

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    Willian and Michy Batshuayi were instead preferred and both had a role to play in the opening goal, which put Spurs on the back foot early on. Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were both benched from the start and introduced on 61. Matters remained unsettled until the 75th minute when Eden Hazard , who came in as a substitute , scored for Chelsea , with the Belgian driving powerfully past Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after 75 minutes.
  • Chelsea edge past Tottenham to enter FA Cup final

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    The introduction of Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas turned the match but Chelsea finished with four goals from five shots on target, and they scored from their only corner - while Spurs had 11 in total. "We have only two days to rest and recover". Asked if he was concerned about the potential damage to Chelsea's morale if his selection gamble had backfired on Saturday, Conte said: "You have to take this responsibility".
  • Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

    Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

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    Manchester United defeated Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Sunday to keep alive their hopes of qualification to the UEFA Champions League from the English Premier League. Burnley , searching for a much-needed victory in their bid to remove lingering fears of relegation, offered little first half threat with Mee's wayward header, from Robbie Brady's corner, their only real threat.
  • Chris Paul: Utah Jazz Fans Are 'Complete Homers'

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    When Griffin was asked about why the Clippers weren't able to put the game away earlier, he credited the Jazz for their effort. The Jazz witnessed first-hand why this Clippers squad has been dubbed " Lob City ". "And that's who they are and that's what we expected, and we've got to raise our level now". Hayward led the Jazz with 20 points and Joe Johnson, the hero whose floater at the buzzer gave them a two-point win in Game 1, added 13 points off the bench.
  • Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

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    That's all it is. He did it based on who he believed had the "will to win a puck battle" if it came down to that in a do-or-die elimination game. Rask's play has improved significantly over the past two games where he has a combined save percentage of.957 and a goals against average of 1.21 in Games #4 and #5.