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Watford vs Manchester City prediction ahead of Premier League fixture today  


Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash


The Search for Justification in Clydes and Trouble in Mind  

In Lynn Nottage’s new play, characters’ life stories come between slapstick riffs on sandwich-making; Alice Childress’s 1955 play makes its much belated Broadway début.


LeBron James returns, but Lakers outplayed late in loss to Clippers   -40%


The Lakers fell to .500 with a 119-115 loss to the Clippers, who never trailed in the game and made timely shots whenever the score was close.


Watford vs Manchester City team news and predicted line-ups ahead of Premier League fixture today  


Everything you need to know ahead of this Premier League fixture


Markstrom holds the fort as Flames squeeze past Kings to reclaim top spot in Pacific   -6%


Andrew Mangiapane and Milan Lucic scored on the power play, and the Calgary Flames won their fourth straight road game, 3-2 over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.


Venice rallies late but falls to Independence in bowl game   -15%


Venice was able to slow Bakersfield Independence's running game but the Gondoliers lost 19-14 in the Division 5-AA regional bowl game.


How UCLA volleyball star Mac May mastered the art of failing  


UCLA is an underdog entering NCAA tournament play, but star Mac May is eager to help lead the Bruins to a title.


Paris beats Saint-Etienne, in match marking PSG debut of Spain's Sergio Ramos   -10%

Paris Saint-Germain overturned an early deficit to beat 10-man Saint-Etienne 3-1 away in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with Lionel Messi setting up all three goals. The game featured Spanish defender Sergio Ramos's debut for PSG.


Oklahoma City Thunder Lose by an NBA-Record 73 Points  

In a 152-79 loss, a rebuilding Oklahoma City team took record-setting lumps from the Memphis Grizzlies.


Jurgen Klopp credits pre-season brainstorming for Liverpools scoring spree  


The Reds have scored a record-breaking two or more goals in 18 consecutive matches.


Court forces Israels government to funnel millions in funding for womens soccer   26%

Petition sought to challenge a distorted division of public funds that had favored male soccer leagues



Detroit Red Wings game vs. New York Islanders: TV channel, time, radio info   -13%


The Detroit Red Wings game time, TV channel info, radio, score, live updates and analysis as they play the New York Islanders.

      


Its not good: Uefa confirms womens qualifying to change after mismatches   20%


  • New format from 2023 as England win 20-0 and Belgium 19-0
  • Uefa’s head of women’s football hits out at Fifa over calendar

The format of European qualification for the Women’s World Cup and Women’s Euros will change from 2023, Uefa’s head of women’s football, Nadine Kessler, has confirmed, after 29 games with margins of seven goals or more between September and November drew heavy criticism.

“We acknowledge that we absolutely don’t want to see that,” Kessler said of scorelines such as England’s 20-0 defeat of Latvia and Belgium’s 19-0 win over Armenia, which prompted widespread calls for change. “It’s not good for the development of women’s football, not for smaller or big associations, and it will change as of 2023.”

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Netball team members keep players connected despite suspension  

League organizers have responded to coronavirus restrictions by putting together a program called Challenge the Coronavirus


Five minutes with the Heralds chief cricket writer Malcolm Conn   -20%

In this subscriber exclusive Q&A, chief cricket writer Malcolm Conn speaks to us about recently joining the Herald, the upheaval leading into this Ashes series, and his predictions for the men’s and women’s game.


Every Sport at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics  


From Alpine skiing to speedskating, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Beijing Games in 2022.


Domicile of Debauchery: jurors shown Epsteins nude photos, massage table, sex toys  

Photographs of naked children displayed in Epstein’s Florida mansion were “playful”, argued Ghislaine Maxwell’s defence lawyer.


Bishop Alemany upsets Taft in opening game of Maranatha tournament  


Mikah Ballew scored 24 points and Nico Ponce 22 points to lead Bishop Alemany to victory over Taft on Tuesday at the Maranatha tournament.


Saudi Arabias Al Hilal defeat Pohang to secure fourth Asian title  


Nasser Al Dawsari scored the fastest goal ever in an Asian Champions League final on Tuesday as Al Hilal won a record fourth continental crown with a 2-0 victory over South Korea’s Pohang Steelers in


Celebrating 25 years of Lara Croft with a cookbook?   17%


This gleefully incongruous piece of tie-in merch pays tribute to a quarter-century of Tomb Raider with recipes. So can we expect a spaghetti carbo-Lara?

Tomb Raider recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, which means 25 years of articles about how Lara Croft transcended video games to become a global icon even your gran has heard of. As a female games critic, I am personally asked to explain her enduring popularity 25 times an hour, to the point where I have boiled my answer down to this: for many of us, she symbolises a moment in the history of gaming where we saw ourselves represented for the first time. Not as a princess trapped in a castle, but as an enigmatic, acrobatic embodiment of fierceness. Naturally, the adolescent boys of the 90s also regarded her with the same distanced respect, right?

Anyway, here’s what nobody says they remember fondly about Tomb Raider: the food. Lara doesn’t have a signature snack, like Mario with his mushrooms or Pac-Man with his Mini Babybels. She’s never seen taking a break from shooting dinosaurs to chow down on a Kendal mint cake and some lemon-barley water. The early games allow you to explore her ancestral home, which has a walk-in freezer, but all it contains are giant legs of ham.

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Chargers' defense is missing finer points and allowing a lot of them  


Coach Brandon Staley says the defense has had technique problems from play to play, causing breakdowns that caused them to be run over.


Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Dave Birkett's scouting report, prediction   -5%


Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down the Detroit Lions' Week 13 game vs. the Minnesota Vikings, who are without their top pass rushers.

      


LeBron James Cleared to Play After False Positive Virus Test   -40%


He will participate in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.


Detroit Lions DC Aaron Glenn: Final drive vs. Chicago Bears 'a black eye' for defense   -27%


The Detroit Lions have allowed 16 or fewer points in their past three games, but couldn't get off the field late in a Thanksgiving loss to the Bears.

      


Laverne & Shirley star Eddie Mekka dies aged 69   100%

The US actor is best known for playing Carmine Ragusa in the 1970s-80s Laverne & Shirley TV sitcom.


What to Do This Weekend  

It’s best-of season.


Pressure grows on Beijing as other sports pushed to follow WTA on Peng  

Peng Shuai’s situation has become emblematic of growing concerns about China’s authoritarian power, the role of sport in politics and the 2022 Winter Games.


USC football vs. Cal: Betting odds, lines, start time and how to watch   -20%


USC closes out the season in a makeup game against California, and there are plenty of potential wild-card factors in this one.


Playoff-hungry Chargers, in an offensive slump, need to hit the ground running  


The Chargers are throwing the football on a franchise-record pace this season, with only Austin Ekeler as a dependable runner on offense.


Bentez and Rondn are symptoms, not cause, of Evertons deep malaise | Jonathan Wilson   78%


Derby defeat was chastening in almost every aspect and Everton must hope Dominic Calvert-Lewin regains fitness soon

Derbies, if received wisdom is to be believed, can be very handy for arresting a slump. They can jolt players out of a rut, or the heightened passions can occlude differences in class. Not at Goodison on Wednesday night, though: not only did the form book not go out of the window, not only did it stay resolutely in the room, but it made itself a feature and across its pages in enormous letters was written the simple message: Everton are in trouble.

Perhaps that’s unfair on Liverpool. They tore into faltering opponents from the off. They racked up a greater xG in the first 10 minutes than Everton have managed in total in four of their matches this season. They played with great zest and verve and all four goals were the result of excellent finishes. They ruthlessly capitalised on Everton’s flaws. But still, it helped that there were so many flaws and that they run so deep.

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Iranian judoka, cheered on by Israeli fans, snags silver medal at Tel Aviv tournament  

Saeid Mollaei, who plays for Mongolia after fleeing his country, said: 'I have always been an athlete, never political'


Jim Brennan, York United FC's 1st and only coach, won't have contract renewed  


Jim Brennan, coach and technical director of York United FC, is leaving the Canadian Premier League soccer club after the north Toronto team informed him his expiring contract would not be extended.


San Diego State-Michigan Game Offers a Flashback to the Fab Five Days   25%


Brian Dutcher, the coach of San Diego State, will visit Michigan for the first time since leaving 23 years ago. He recruited Juwan Howard, now the Wolverines’ coach, to play for Michigan.


Chelsea set for massive boost with Reece James and Jorginho in line to return against West Ham  


Trevoh Chalobah, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell remain out for the league leaders


Cathedral defeats Loyola 3-1 in the battle of downtown Los Angeles soccer teams  


Diego Reyes, Angel Rico, Anthony Martinez score goals in Cathedral victory


Leeds v Brentford: match preview   -16%


Patrick Bamford is scheduled to make his long-awaited return from a serious ankle injury but it remains to be seen whether Marcelo Bielsa will start his leading scorer last season on the pitch or the bench. Bielsa hopes to build on Tuesday night’s home win against Crystal Palace yet is not underestimating Brentford. “To win consecutively fortifies you,” said the Leeds manager. “But anyone who has seen Brentford this season will know they attack with six players and always want to keep the ball. That’s not common in any league.” Louise Taylor

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Cowboys' defence keys victory against Saints with 4 interceptions  


CeeDee Lamb had 122 yards from scrimmage, Tony Pollard had a 58-yard touchdown run and the Dallas defence produced timely sacks and turnovers in the Cowboys' 27-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.