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Harry Maguire return a timely boost for Manchester United   -6%

Harry Maguire was badly missed as United crumbled to Manchester City in a 3-1 League Cup semi-final, first leg defeat on Tuesday, but his hip injury is not as bad as first feared.

Guardiola's birthday ruined as Palace snatch point, Spurs' top-four bid dented   15%

On a busy day of top-flight action, the pitchside VAR monitor was used in the Premier League for the first time at Norwich and Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United.

Nigel Pearson ready to sacrifice FA Cup hopes to focus on saving Watford from Premier League relegation   30%

Resurgent Watford have lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League and Pearson will rotate his side in order to keep his key players fresh for their survival campaign

Manchester United vs Man City result: Bernardo Silva exposes flaws to close in on Carabao Cup final   90%

Manchester United 1-3 Manchester City: Silva scored one brilliant goal and set up another as the reigning League Cup champions showed no sign of giving up their crown

Israeli netball: Givat Washington battles Raanana to rare draw  

In soccer, Ra’anana avoids draw to stay on top of International Football League table

Manchester United vs Wolves: FA Cups replay problem has a simple solution   -12%

All-Premier League replays feel pointless but cannot be scrapped entirely

Norwich scrape win as VAR monitor is used for first time in Premier League   12%

Norwich held on for a crucial 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth which finished 10-a-side and featured the Premier League’s first pitchside VAR review.

Arsenal boss Arteta not expecting 'big things' in transfer window   1%

Arteta, who joined the club last month, has overseen victories in his past two games, a 2-1 Premier League win over Manchester United before a hard-fought FA Cup third-round success against Leeds on Monday.

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Japhet Tanganga gamble pays off but Jose Mourinhos tactics invite scrutiny   -12%

Tanganga shone on his Premier League debut – and four other things we learned

Liverpool are 'probably the best team in the world', says Spurs' Mourinho video   42%

José Mourinho has said he is proud of his Tottenham players despite their 1-0 defeat to league leaders Liverpool. ‘We are talking about the best team in the world at the maximum of its potential,’ he said. ‘And in spite of that I think we deserved more than what we got’

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'Yesterday I was walking with cows': Quique Setin unveiled as Barcelona coach video   40%

Quique Setién has been unveiled as the new coach of Barcelona. At his presentation Setién talked of a whirlwind 24 hours in which he went from walking with cows in the countryside to taking Barcelona's top job. 'Yesterday, I was walking around my home town with cows around me and now I’m here at Barcelona managing the best players in the world.' said the former Real Betis manager. The 61-year-old takes over from Ernesto Valverde and inherits a club that are top of La Liga and through to the knockout phase of the Champions League as group winners

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Solskjaer: Rashford to miss Liverpool clash   -40%

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he expects top-scorer Marcus Rashford to miss Sunday’s Premier League game against leaders Liverpool but the striker will be given the maximum time to prove his fitness.

Demi Lovato to sing national anthem at Super Bowl   16%

U.S. pop singer Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem ahead of next month's Super Bowl in Miami, the National Football League said on Thursday.

Thomas Lemar transfer: How close Liverpool and Arsenal came to bringing him to the Premier League before  

Wolves, Tottenham and Chelsea have been linked to the 24-year-old, who could have moved to the Premier League on deadline day in August 2017. The Independent rewinds to then

Arsenal transfer news: Tyreece John-Jules set to join Lincoln City on loan  

England U19 international is on the verge of sealing a six-month move to the League One side

With Gallant fired, Coyotes' Tocchet to coach Pacific team in all-star game   -40%

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Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will replace Gerard Gallant behind the bench for the Pacific Division at the upcoming NHL all-star game, the league announced Thursday.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith confident Danny Drinkwater can kickstart career with loan move  

Smith has no doubt Drinkwater can recapture the form that helped Leicester win the Premier League title

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea latest today   50%

Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumours in the Premier League and across Europe

Israel soccer: Immigrant club draws in both of its leagues  

Inter Aliyah drew both in the fifth-tier Liga Gimel as well as in the International Football League of Israel

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are among the greatest duos in D.C. sports history  

The Stanley Cup-winning Capitals tandem has played together since Backstrom broke into the league in 2007.

Tottenham vs Liverpool LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture today   13%

Follow live coverage as Spurs host the league leaders

Zimbabwe: Musona Eager to Impress At New Belgian Club   11%

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Warriors captain Knowledge Musona will be seeking a positive start to life at his new club KAS Eupen when they face second placed Charleroi in a Belgian Pro League Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp on facing Jose Mourinho again ahead of Tottenham vs Liverpool   41%

Victory at Spurs would represent the best start of any team in the history of Europe's top five leagues, but Klopp batted away talk of records ahead of an unpredictable challenge

Accusation that Angels' Mike Trout has exemption to use HGH shot down by MLB   1%

American League MVP Mike Trout got dragged into the rumor mill as the MLB sign-stealing scandal reached new levels of accusations on social media.

Chelsea look to bridge the gap against Arsenal and reboot WSL title push   -8%

Emma Hayes’ side have to win their game against the Gunners to have a realistic chance of overhauling the leaders

If Chelsea lose at Arsenal on Sunday, their bid for a third Women’s Super League title will take a heavy hit. Things are tight at the top and defeat would mean Emma Hayes’s third-placed team would slip seven points behind the reigning champions, albeit with a game in hand. “I know the opponent well and I know the manager, I suspect he will throw a few surprises at me,” says Hayes of Joe Montemurro and his team. “So how do you prepare for a surprise? I don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll be ready.”

In a 12-team table it is harder to bridge such a gap. The problem for Chelsea is that should they fail to reclaim the crown Arsenal took from them, it will not have been lost in the head-to-head meetings with their title rivals. Instead, they will look back at the four dropped points to Brighton and Liverpool, who have 10 points between them after 12 and 11 games respectively, as the moments when the title slipped from their grasp.

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Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Man crowned African footballer of the year   16%

Sadio Mané was named African Footballer of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday after winning the Champions League with Liverpool and leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final.

San Francisco Giants make Alyssa Nakken 1st-ever woman to coach in MLB   10%

Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Israel Lacrosse: IDC Herzliya ends tour with victory over George Washington U  

The tour aimed to promote the upstart IDC Herzliya men’s lacrosse program, which hopes to join the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association’s Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League in the spring of 2019

Tuesdays Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea latest today   50%

Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumours in the Premier League and across Europe

Burnley v Leicester: match preview   21%

Burnley are in a bit of a tight spot, only three points above the teams in the relegation zone, without a win or even a draw since Christmas, and with Manchester United and Arsenal up next after Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Leicester. Surprisingly beaten by Southampton last week, Leicester still look a good bet for a top-four finish. Burnley will have their work cut out if they are to pick up any points before February, particularly with Ashley Barnes out injured. Paul Wilson

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Wolves claw their way back to win at Southampton  

Raul Jimenez struck twice in 12 minutes as Wolves stung Southampton with a 3-2 comeback Premier League win at St Mary’s Stadium.

PVSindhu, Tai Tzu Ying star attractions of Premier Badminton League 5   30%

Seven teams will be vying for top honours in the Premier Badminton League which will witness some of the world’s best in action and offers a total prize money of Rs six crore.

Sergio Aguero still not as good as Lionel Messi despite Premier League goal record, says Pep Guardiola   50%

Guardiola believes the Barcelona forward remains a cut above the rest but admits Aguero's new feat as the Premier League overseas record goalscorer puts him among the best of the rest

Ernesto Valverde and the Prison of Barcelonas Past   15%

On top of La Liga and unbeaten in the Champions League, Barcelona fired its manager because its present cannot compete with its golden age.

Hugo Lloris says Jose Mourinhos Tottenham Hotspur mission is to end long silverware drought  

Spurs reached the Champions League final last season under Mauricio Pochettino but have not won a trophy in over a decade

Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace, Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United and more as it happened   7%

Manchester City missed out on all three points due to a late Fernandinho own goal against Crystal Palace and Arsenal were held

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Pukki the man for Norwich again.

Related: Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki scores penalty to cause woe for Bournemouth

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola defends youth policy as Phil Foden continues to wait in wings   -13%

With the champions having fallen well behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race this season, there are growing calls for the 19-year-old to be handed a regular starting place

The fading art of headed goals: Chris Sutton on his greatest weapon and Premier League snobbery   36%

In the latest instalment of our series, one of the Premier League's greatest aerial threats discusses why headers are dwindling as a source of goals at the top of the game

Jtown hands Tel Aviv first loss in Israel Netball  

Atletico Niv draws away from pack in Int’l Football League of Israel