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Man City 4-1 Tottenham: Pep Guardiola hails rampant Blues for beating ‘one of the strongest teams in the Premier League’

Man City 4-1 Tottenham: Pep Guardiola hails rampant Blues for beating ‘one of the strongest teams in the Premier League’

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side hurdled a major obsticle by easing past Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium.The runaway Premier League leaders went 14 points clear at the top with their 16th consecutive league victory, which they sealed in fine style with goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and two from Raheem Sterling.Ahead of the game many tipped Spurs to be the team to end City's incredible winning run, having last dropped points against Everton in August, but Mauricio Pochettino's men were ultimately humbled by the hosts.And Guardiola hailed his side for dismantling 'one of the strongest teams in the Premier League’ in such a fashion."It was solid, it was good," said the Spaniard."Against a team demanding to be so intense without the ball becaus
England on brink of Ashes defeat as Steve Smith hits double century for dominant Australia

England on brink of Ashes defeat as Steve Smith hits double century for dominant Australia

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Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh's triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.Joe Root's men mustered a solitary wicket on a grim third day at the WACA. Smith (229no) celebrated two centuries and fifth-wicket partner Marsh (181no) threatened to turn his maiden hundred into a double too on his home ground.There was next to nothing, armed with new ball or old, that England's bowlers could do to even slow the process as Australia powered to 549 for four and an already ominous lead of 146.An unfamiliar forecast in these parts promises disruption from rain over the final two days, but England will still have to excel themselves to avoid going 3-0 down in the series and losing the urn before Christmas.Smith ensured one-way traffic almost throughou...
Cleveland Indians reach deal with Melvin Upton Jr.

Cleveland Indians reach deal with Melvin Upton Jr.

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Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and the Cleveland Indians agreed on a one-year, minor league deal on Friday, according to multiple reports. Upton, 33, will receive a base salary of $ 1.5 million if he makes the Cleveland roster. Upton dealt with thumb and shoulder injuries most of last season and didn't play in the majors. He played in 12 games for Triple-A Sacramento, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, before being released in late August. In 2016, Upton batted .238 with 20 homers, 61 RBIs and 27 steals while splitting the season between the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. Upton owns a .243 career average with 164 homers, 586 RBIs and 300 stolen bases during parts of 12 big-league seasons. He also has played for the Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves.Let's block ads! (Why?) Spo...
Arsenal to open new contract talks with Jack Wilshere in the New Year, reveals Arsene Wenger

Arsenal to open new contract talks with Jack Wilshere in the New Year, reveals Arsene Wenger

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Jack Wilshere is set to be offered a new contract at ArsenalFriday, December 15, 2017Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the club will open new contract talks with Jack Wilshere ‘at the end of this month’.The midfielder’s current deal is set to expire in the summer and, having spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, it was widely expected he would leave the Gunners to seek more regular game time.But Wilshere has been eased back into the team since his return to full fitness, and Wenger has now branded the 25-year-old ‘an Arsenal man’ and said he wants him to stay.Asked about Wilshere contract situation and his performance against West Ham – his first 90 minutes for Arsenal in over three years – the boss said: “He's been very patient and works very hard.“We'll talk to him at the e
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Arkansas State Red Wolves meet in Camellia Bowl

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Arkansas State Red Wolves meet in Camellia Bowl

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The last time Middle Tennessee State played Arkansas State was five years ago when they were both in the Sun Belt and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was involved. That was the last season Malzahn spent as Arkansas State's head coach. He led the Red Wolves to a 45-0 win over Middle Tennessee State in a game that clinched the Sun Belt title. The former rivals meet again in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday at Montgomery, Ala. Middle Tennessee State (6-6) is now in Conference USA while Arkansas State (7-4) remains a Sun Belt power. Middle Tennessee State, which went to the Hawaii Bowl last season and the Bahamas Bowl in 2015, is in closer proximity to its bowl this time. The site of the game is less than 300 miles from Middle Tennessee State's campus at Murfreesboro, Tenn. "Our students, our fans, we h...