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EXCLUSIVE – Sam Allardyce says Liverpool not good enough defensively to win the Premier League and backs Manchester United for title glory

EXCLUSIVE – Sam Allardyce says Liverpool not good enough defensively to win the Premier League and backs Manchester United for title glory

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Sam Allardyce believes Liverpool are not good enough defensively to win the Premier League - and is backing Jose Mourinho to lead Manchester United to title glory this season.With their high-tempo, attacking style, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the top-flight and have made a promising start to the campaign.They have collected seven points from their opening three games, thrashed Arsenal 4-0 last time out, and have claimed back-to-back clean sheets. Optimism is therefore high on Merseyside as the Reds look to end their 27-year title drought.But, according to Allardyce, they will miss out on again on the top prize due to defensive vulnerabilities.The former England boss, who co-hosted the Sports Breakfast on Thursday, said: “My only concern about Jur...
Farah defends world 10,000m title once again

Farah defends world 10,000m title once again

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Media playback is not supported on this device World Athletics Championships on the BBCVenue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 AugustCoverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for timesMo Farah lit up the London Stadium once again as he survived a brutal collective effort from his rivals to storm to his third consecutive world 10,000 metres gold.Roared on by a capacity crowd as loud as anything experienced here during his Olympic triumphs five summers ago, the Briton almost fell twice late in the race as an epic contest developed, before kicking down the home straight in trademark fashion to finally pull away.These are Farah's final track championships, and not s...
Ex-teacher Horn shocks champion Pacquiao to win WBO title

Ex-teacher Horn shocks champion Pacquiao to win WBO title

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Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned champion Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO world welterweight title with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane.The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 to the 29-year-old Australian at Lang Park."That's the decision of the judges. I respect that," said 38-year-old Pacquiao.The Filipino, an eight-weight world champion, has now lost four of his past nine fights.Horn, 29, was aggressive from the opening bell, although Pacquiao's left jabs scored points in the early stages.Horn, who has now won 17 and drawn one of his 18 bouts, caused Pacquiao problems during the middle rounds and cut him above both eyes.The veteran fought back with a brilliant counter-attack in the ninth round, only for Horn to win the 10th.Both fighters tired in the fin...
Raw results 19/6 – Roman declares SummerSlam title intentions

Raw results 19/6 – Roman declares SummerSlam title intentions

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Roman Reigns has laid down the gauntlet to Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar by declaring himself number one contender at SummerSlam for whoever the Universal Champion is.WWE’s ‘Big Dog’ kicked-off Raw with his SummerSlam challenge, where Roman insisted no one can beat him one-on-one and belittled the current number one contender by calling him ‘Just Joe’. That brought out The Destroyer and before long a brawl broke out between the two Superstars – leading to a match between the pair later that night.[embedded content]Why did it bother @SamoaJoe when I told the truth? Samoans don't want him 2 acknowledge his heritage! #SamoanOutcasthttps://t.co/zKFLV1JPTe— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) June 20, 2017That surprisingly didn’t main event the show, but the close encounter was the stand out bout ...