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Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Tottenham: Lacklustre Spurs pegged back by Gross penalty

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Tottenham: Lacklustre Spurs pegged back by Gross penalty

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Tottenham got their FA Cup semi-final preparation to a bad start after they could only manage a 1-1 at Brighton. Mauricio Pochettino's men went into the game off the back of a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester City and they struggled to play with their usual zip at the Amex Stadium against the resolute hosts. However, Harry Kane gave Spurs an early second-half lead, crashing the ball into the net after superb determination from Heung-min Son to keep the ball in. But that lead would only last a matter of moments as a clumsy Serge Aurier tackle on Jose Izquierdo handed Brighton a penalty, which Pascal Gross tucked away. STAR MANThis was not a game of high quality football but Spurs' Heung-min Son was a bright spark at points in the game. The South Korean...
Ray Parlour: 'Arsenal have not been good enough this season – If Burnley finish above them, they'll deserve it'

Ray Parlour: 'Arsenal have not been good enough this season – If Burnley finish above them, they'll deserve it'

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Listen back to Ray Parlour on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast below...Tuesday, April 17, 2018Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT the Gunners have ‘not been good enough’ this season and says Burnley will deserve to finish above them in the Premier League table.Arsene Wenger’s side face missing out on Champions League football for the second successive year as they currently sit sixth in the table, 13 points adrift of the top-four.They still have a chance to qualify if they win the Europe League, but after being drawn against tournament favourites Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals, few expect the north London side to lift the trophy.But as well as finishing well below fourth-placed rivals Tottenham, the Gunners could suffer further embarrassment by ending the season below Se
American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

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April 16 (UPI) -- American Desiree Linden was the women's champion and Japan's Yuki Kawauchi led the men Monday at the 2018 Boston Marathon.Runners packed the streets for the coldest Boston Marathon in 30 years. A field of 30,000 braved temperatures in the mid-30s and wind gusts of up to 32 mph, while dodging harsh rainfall.Linden is the first American woman to win the race since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach claimed first place in 1985. She navigated the Boston asphalt in 2:39:54. Fellow American Sarah Sellers crossed the finish line in second place.Kawauchi also ended a long drought for Japan. He finished the marathon in 2:15:58, winning the country's first Boston Marathon since 1987. He passed 2017 champion -- Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya -- down the stretch."I never gave up,'' Kawauchi told report...
Every Premier League club's star player from the weekend, according to WhoScored.com stats

Every Premier League club's star player from the weekend, according to WhoScored.com stats

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Monday, April 16, 2018Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the 2017/18 season on Sunday.City have been far and away the best team in the top-flight this term and their title triumph was sealed with five games to spare thanks to Manchester United's shock defeat at home to West Brom.At the other end of the table, there were crucial wins for Crystal Palace and Huddersfield, while Southampton threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Chelsea, leaving Mark Hughes' side with a mountain to climb in their bid to beat relegation.But who were the best performers over the weekend?Click the right arrow, above, to see every club's best performing player from their weekend fixture, based on their WhoScored.com statistical rating...Players must have been on the pitch for 60 m...
New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

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The New York Giants reportedly view Penn State running back Saquon Barkley as a near-perfect prospect. The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reported, citing an NFL scout, that Barkley is a better player than Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. Per Schwartz, Barkley is a "far superior pass catcher" who has "absolutely no character issues or concerns." The Giants own the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "I thought all along this is the guy Dave [Gettleman, Giants general manager] wants," said a national NFL scout who knows Gettleman, per the newspaper. "And he might get him, if Cleveland is dumb enough not to take him at No. 1." USC quarterback Sam Darno...