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Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Reds move within two points of league title

Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Reds move within two points of league title

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Liverpool moved to within touching distance of their first title in 30 years as Crystal Palace were brutally dismissed behind closed doors at Anfield.Manchester City must now win at Chelsea on Thursday to further delay the inevitability of Liverpool's coronation as Premier League champions.After the goalless Merseyside derby at Everton on Sunday, they shook off the cobwebs in their first home game since the campaign was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic to beat Palace with almost embarrassing ease. Anfield may have been home to only around 300 people but Liverpool played with familiar intensity, although Palace's cause was hardly helped by the early loss of Wilfried Zaha to injury.Tr...
Weekend sports lineup: Nunes-Spencer UFC title bout, soccer, NASCAR

Weekend sports lineup: Nunes-Spencer UFC title bout, soccer, NASCAR

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June 4 (UPI) -- A UFC women's featherweight title bout between incumbent champion Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer headlines the the weekend sports lineup before the PGA Tour and the La Liga soccer league return to live sports next Thursday. Bundesliga stars will also return to the field this weekend after the German soccer league made its return May 17 after a coronavirus-related suspension. NASCAR's Cup Series also returns for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday in Atlanta. Advertisement UFC Nunes (19-4-0) will put her title on the line against Spencer (8-1-0) in the main event of UFC 250 Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. UFC was one of the first major American sports leagues to bring back live events during the coronavirus pandemic. UFC, NASCAR and the Bundesliga have not allow...
UFC 249 results: Justin Gaethje defeats Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight title

UFC 249 results: Justin Gaethje defeats Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight title

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May 10 (UPI) -- Justin Gaethje upset Tony Ferguson to claim the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla. Gaethje, 31, beat Ferguson via TKO at three minutes, 39 seconds of the fifth round inside an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Saturday's card took place in front of no spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following the fight, Gaethje threw the interim belt off after UFC president Dana White put it around his waist. In his interview in the Octagon, Gaethje said he'll "wait for the real one." "I am proud to hold this belt," Gaethje said after the fight. "It feels good. Not many people in the world, much less fighters in the UFC, get to achieve this. So it feels fantastic, and I should enjoy it. But that was the competitor...

Sports news LIVE: Premier League stars set up fund to raise money for NHS, Liverpool star would understand being denied title, Ronaldo back to Real Madrid?

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Premier League stars confirm launch of fund to raise money for NHS amid coronavirus pandemic Sadio Mane EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool superstar would understand if Reds are denied title as Premier League pales in […] talkSPORT
Ilkay Gundogan: Fair to award Liverpool Premier League title if season not completed

Ilkay Gundogan: Fair to award Liverpool Premier League title if season not completed

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It would only be "fair" to award Liverpool the Premier League title if the season is not completed because of coronavirus, says Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.With football in England suspended until at least 30 April, Liverpool have a 25-point lead over defending champions City and are two wins from a first top-flight title in 30 years.Asked if the Reds should be given the trophy if the season is cut short, Gudogan told German broadcaster ZDF: "For me, that would be OK, yes." "You have to be fair as a sportsperson," the 29-year-old Germany international added.Premier League clubs are due to meet on 3 April, when it is almost certain the current postponement until the end of April ...