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Sports Tottenham boss Pochettino delivers Josh Onomah news, Villa fans won't be happy
Author: 0 Tottenham boss Pochettino delivers Josh Onomah news, Villa fans won't be happy

Stoke ended their poor run of form last weekend with a 2-1 victory, and boss Mark Hughes will believe that his team can become the next lower-table side to take points off Spurs this season. "I think, you know, like me, the pre-season is so important". And that is always against us. "Some hard periods happen for all the teams", the Argentine told reporters on Friday.

Sports Marouane Fellaini set to start in Manchester United's clash with Manchester City
Author: 0 Marouane Fellaini set to start in Manchester United's clash with Manchester City

In 19 meetings between Mourinho and Pep Guardiola , the United manager has won just four times, with only one of those being in a league game. Many questioned whether the enigmatic Swede would be able to handle the physical demands of life in England at the age of 36, but he put in a string of top-class displays last season for The Red Devils, and finished as the club's top scorer with 28 goals in 46 appearances.

Sports Ben Duckett dropped by England Lions after Perth bar incident
Author: 0 Ben Duckett dropped by England Lions after Perth bar incident

Reports said Duckett was involved in an incident late Thursday where he is said to have poured a drink over a senior player following a heated row. The left-hander has since been dropped and will now be ineligible for the Lions' game against a Cricket Australia XI , which he was due to play in.

Sports India aim to reclaim top ODI ranking with Sri Lanka whitewash
Author: 0 India aim to reclaim top ODI ranking with Sri Lanka whitewash

He will be eyeing the top spot in his maiden ODI series as captain. Apart from helping Sri Lanka restrict the series loss to a respectable 1-0 in the Test leg after being widely tipped to be whitewashed by an in-form Indian side, De Silva's knock proved to be a historic one as it was the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India .

Sports India Lose to Argentina in Semis
Author: 0 India Lose to Argentina in Semis

Referring to match-winner Pruijser, Netherlands star Valentin Verga said:"He's the man who is there to finish the chances, and he is so good at that". To counter the conditions, the players depended more on high passes. Although Manpreet Singh & Co did try to press the opposition in the last quarter with 80 per cent possession and seven circle penetrations, it wasn't enough.

Sports Anti-US protests in Kashmir Valley over Jerusalem
Author: 0 Anti-US protests in Kashmir Valley over Jerusalem

An alliance of key separatist leaders called "Joint Resistance Leadership" (JRL) has called for protests in the Valley on Friday against Trump's announcement. The statement termed government's decision of placing Mirwaiz under house detention as "repressive measure", saying that converting the entire downtown into a garrison reflects the "autocratic mindset" of authorities.

Sports Nuggets' Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Friday
Author: 0 Nuggets' Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Friday

Jonathan Simmons also scored 21 points, 11 of in the first quarter. The 89 points were the fewest given up by the Nuggets since the second game of the season. HAWKS: C Dewayne Dedmon missed his fourth straight game with a leg injury, and F John Collins missed his third straight with a shoulder strain. Already struggling to find much of anything that would work, Orlando's offense sputtered and its defense got shelled in the third quarter.

Sports Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Author: 0 Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

McLendon watched Monday's physically demanding Bengals-Steelers game in which Pittsburgh receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster knocked out Vontaze Burfict with a vicious hit. The Vikings rushed for 169 yards against the Ravens in Williams' return on October 22, but since then Baltimore hasn't allowed an opponent to rush for 100 yards in five consecutive games.

Sports Sam Allardyce hints at familiar, cynical approach against Liverpool in Merseyside derby
Author: 0 Sam Allardyce hints at familiar, cynical approach against Liverpool in Merseyside derby

That day saw Allardyce's Crystal Palace side spring a surprise at Anfield, sealing a 2-1 smash-and-grab win on Merseyside through a Christian Benteke double at the end of last season. Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno will miss the derby due to an ankle injury sustained against Spartak, with fears he could be out until the New Year, but one player nearly certain to start is Coutinho after his first hat-trick for the club in midweek.

Sports Derrick Rose denies return having anything to do with Adidas contract
Author: 0 Derrick Rose denies return having anything to do with Adidas contract

Since the 2010-11 season, Rose's career has been marked by a slew of injuries. But I'm here for my team. "I would like to say thanks to the whole franchise - (GM) Koby (Altman), the front office, the players, the coaches, the coaching staff - I'd like to say thank you for allowing me my privacy to keep my right state of mind and to keep my happiness", Rose said.

Sports Saints' Payton fuming over officiating in loss to Falcons
Author: 0 Saints' Payton fuming over officiating in loss to Falcons

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. After Freeman took a handoff and ran for no gain near the Saints' sideline, Payton was seen making the "choke" sign in Freeman's direction while yelling "choke", and there are some people, including Freeman, who believe Payton was referencing the Falcons' Super Bowl loss by doing so.

Sports Pep Guardiola pleased with Manchester City-style 'Fergie time'
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola pleased with Manchester City-style 'Fergie time'

But that's what Pep Guardiola and co. have been doing, and no one across Europe has been able to put a stop to their incredible run. I don't think we will be in trouble", he said."I think we have a good team, good players. 'We never give up. "I think it was an expression, I'm pretty sure he doesn't want our players to get injured". They just want to defend, waiting for a moment.

Sports PCB's anti-corruption body grills Muhammad Sami over spot-fixing
Author: 0 PCB's anti-corruption body grills Muhammad Sami over spot-fixing

The Qualifiers will also be held in Dubai. Two other players - Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed - are also under investigation by the tribunal. The spot-fixing allegations relate to a match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in this February during the second edition of the PSL.

Sports Ducks elevate co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach
Author: 0 Ducks elevate co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach

Cristobal joined OR as their co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach prior to the 2017 season after spending four years as Alabama's offensive line coach. On Thursday night, OR senior left tackle Tyrell Crosby , a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, tweeted that an overwhelming majority of the players on the team signed a petition backing Cristobal as the new head coach.

Sports 22 photos: Arsenal training pictures; star trio in action
Author: 0 22 photos: Arsenal training pictures; star trio in action

Fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud has found himself excluded from Premier League action, as has England's Theo Walcott . The World Cup victor is out of contract next summer, and free to leave on a free transfer. Arsenal have already won their group so Wenger can carry on blooding youngsters like Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock. "I was always against it", he said .

Sports Full Premier League fixture rounds could be televised
Author: 0 Full Premier League fixture rounds could be televised

Of the 380 matches played each season, 200 will be available to broadcast - 42 more than are available at present. It will replace the existing record £5.136bn TV deal struck in 2015. The three-season agreement for 2016-17 until 2018-19 represented a 70% increase on the previous £3bn deal. The big unknown is whether digital giants such as Amazon and Facebook - both of whom are much bigger than current rights holders Sky and BT in terms of market value - decide to enter the bidding.

Sports Stanton down to four teams
Author: 0 Stanton down to four teams

To this point, the Dodgers and Yankees have not gotten seriously involved in the chase for Stanton, but at some point the superstar could force the Marlins' hand. Well, not until they rescue Jason Heyward from the hole he dug himself out there, anyway. The Red Sox have been out of the Stanton chase for some time, not viewing the price tag something they were willing to commit to.

Sports BVB Coach: Real Madrid not Champions League favourites
Author: 0 BVB Coach: Real Madrid not Champions League favourites

With both teams clashing in the Champions League for what looks like the last time this season, it looks like this could be Aubameyang's last chance to impress Los Blancos with the hopes of a potential move. Zinedine Zidane's team could face teams like Manchester City headed by Pep Guardiola, Paris Saint-Germain led by the "Galacticos" Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Manchester United headed by Jose Mourinho and Liverpool of Salah and Coutinho.