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Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal switch as Sanchez swap moves closer

Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal switch as Sanchez swap moves closer

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Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to move in the opposite direction in a straight swap.Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday.The length of his contract at Arsenal, and his salary, is undisclosed.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had said striker Sanchez, 29, would only join United if Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal.Sanchez missed Arsenal's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday because he was travelling to Manchester."He didn't play because you cannot drive up north and play football at the same time," said Wenger.United boss Jose Mou...
Derby 0-0 Bristol City: Lee Johnson's side stop the rot with hard-fought draw at Pride Park

Derby 0-0 Bristol City: Lee Johnson's side stop the rot with hard-fought draw at Pride Park

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Gary Rowett's side missed a number of chances in the frustrating draw Friday, January 19, 2018Luke Steele came off the bench to help Bristol City hold promotion rivals Derby to a goalless draw in an incident-packed match at Pride Park.Steele came on for the injured Frank Fielding at half-time and made two outstanding saves as Derby were unable to make their second-half pressure pay.City had to dig in to end a five-match losing run although Korey Smith almost won it with a shot that flashed just wide in stoppage time.Given Derby's eight-game unbeaten run in the league, it was no surprise new signing Cameron Jerome was on the bench while City were boosted by Bailey Wright's recovery from a knee injury.George Thorne fired well over from just outside the box in the opening minutes and Aden Fli...
Grand Central Terminal hosts squash 'Tournament of Champions'

Grand Central Terminal hosts squash 'Tournament of Champions'

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Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Squash players from around the world competed on the first day of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York on Thursday.The annual 8-day tournament kicked off at a 10,000 pound glass squash court inVanderbilt Hall at Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal.The Tournament of Champions began as the "U.S. Professional" in 1930 and has been played in 17 different cities.World No.1 Gregory Gaultier of France earned a victory over U.S. No.1 Todd Harrity on the first day of the tournament as he became the first male player in the modern era to reach 700 PSA matches.World Championship runner-up Marwan ElShorbagy of Egypt, the fifth ranked player in the world, easily defeated Mexican Cesar Salazar."Cesar has been playing really well lately, he had some good results at the U.S....
Defending champion O'Sullivan 'glad' to be out of Masters

Defending champion O'Sullivan 'glad' to be out of Masters

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Dafabet MastersVenue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: 14-21 JanuaryCoverage: Watch live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan said he was "glad" to be out of the 2018 Masters after he lost 6-1 in the quarter-finals to Mark Allen.O'Sullivan, 42, has been struggling with illness during the competition at Alexandra Palace in London."It is not much fun when you go out there and am not feeling great," O'Sullivan told BBC Radio 5 live.Northern Ireland's Allen, who is into the last four for a third time, will play either John Higgins or Ryan Day."I was feeling 60% and was hoping Mark would make some mistakes," ad...