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Sports Barca thrash Betis 5-0 to extend La Liga lead
Author: 0 Barca thrash Betis 5-0 to extend La Liga lead

The unerring praise came shortly after the Argentine had scored twice against Real Betis , taking his season tally to 25 goals. "Now I can enjoy it", said Valverde. A number of the Betis players, too, admitted after the game that there's no stopping Messi when he clicks like that. It's not necessarily a traditional Barcelona trait, but Valverde's side are capable of soaking up pressure if they have to, of waiting for the right moment to attack and of making sure they take their chances ...

Sports Alexis Sanchez undergoes Manchester United medical at Carrington
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez undergoes Manchester United medical at Carrington

Wenger revealed Sanchez was absent from the Arsenal squad on Saturday as he headed to Manchester to seal a deal which has been in the making since United out-bid Manchester City for the former Barcelona star. It's questionable how much Sanchez would have contributed to this season's success and letting him leave, while the Gunners can still get something in return, appears to be the right decision.

Sports Australian Open: Novak Djokovic Upset by Hyeon Chung
Author: 0 Australian Open: Novak Djokovic Upset by Hyeon Chung

Djokovic said it started early in the match and got worse. "I really didn't know if I was going to win, but I'm just honoured to play with Novak again and see him on the Tour". Garcia will play Madison Keys in the fourth round. Federer was also playing during the day for the first time all tournament after three matches at night but had no problem making the adjustment and is the oldest man to reach the quarter-finals here since Ken Rosewall in December 1977.

Sports Guardiola salutes 'outstanding' Manchester City
Author: 0 Guardiola salutes 'outstanding' Manchester City

Aguero put five past the Magpies in one game in 2015 and his latest treble - his second of the season - took his overall tally against them to 14 in 12 games. Every team plays for something, to stay here, for Europa League, for Champions League and be focused. After the game, Guardiola was quick to praise matchwinner Aguero.

Sports News 3 heads to the Super Bowl during 'Wink's Super Week'
Author: 0 News 3 heads to the Super Bowl during 'Wink's Super Week'

Hotels within a couple miles of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis were offering rooms at a minimum of $800 per night, according to sites like Kayak.com. Underdogs have done well in the Super Bowl lately. What time does the Super Bowl start? How can I watch the Super Bowl? Will Philly be able to achieve redemption and that elusive Super Bowl trophy this year? The game will be broadcast on NBC and streamable on the NBC Sports app and website.

Sports Martial grabs victor as United squeeze previous Burnley
Author: 0 Martial grabs victor as United squeeze previous Burnley

United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is said to have agreed to join Arsenal as part of the deal. Martial followed up strikes against Everton on New Year's Day and Stoke City last Monday with the victor in Burnley as Jose Mourinho's side were made to battle for all three points.

Sports Philadelphia Eagles' path to Super Bowl follows a familiar path
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles' path to Super Bowl follows a familiar path

But that still didn't stop some craziness Sunday night after the Eagles trounced the Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game to advance to the Super Bowl against the Patriots . Rosenhaus, who owns Rosenhaus Sports and represents at least five Super Bowl-bound players, called Brady's pro football career "unprecedented" and said he is "a remarkable athlete".

Sports Philadelphia greased light poles to stop fans from climbing
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Then, here he was back in Philadelphia , a clear substitute to the Eagles' new second-year phenom, Wentz. The unlikeliest underdogs in recent National Football League history, the Philadelphia Eagles , will be only too happy to take bookies' low expectations into Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis , where they'll face the New England Patriots .

Sports Don't look back - Guardiola gives Manchester City title warning
Author: 0 Don't look back - Guardiola gives Manchester City title warning

Pep Guardiola has looked back into the history books to prove that the Premier League isn't over despite Manchester City's 12-point lead at the top of the table. After the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, Aguero felt City found a level they now need to maintain. "I think we're well drilled", he said.

Sports Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero plays down Newcastle hat-trick heroics
Author: 0 Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero plays down Newcastle hat-trick heroics

Arsenal's win, meanwhile, moved them to within two points of arch-rivals Tottenham (who vi21/sit Southampton on Sunday ). "We are learning attacking in that way". The Brazilian almost gifted Newcastle an equaliser when he spilled shots from Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez in quick succession, but City survived and Aguero wrapped things up late on, stroking home left-footed after a remarkable run and cut-back from the excellent Sane.

Sports Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open
Author: 0 Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open

Chung - the first Korean male or female to reach a grand slam quarterfinal - said prior to the match he would "just be happy to share the court with Novak ", but he was far from starstruck and an outstanding performance made him a deserved victor - albeit Djokovic , who missed six months before returning to play in Melbourne , was undoubtedly hindered by his injury.

Sports Ben Stokes opts against rejoining England squad until after court hearing
Author: 0 Ben Stokes opts against rejoining England squad until after court hearing

England's tour of New Zealand ends on April 3, a day before the IPL kicks off, and with the prospect of further court dates and Stokes likely having to return to England a week early to prepare for the Pakistan series, uncertainty remains over Stokes' worth (for such a high price) in a shortened season.

Sports Unified Korea team to jointly enter opening ceremonies under Korean Peninsula flag
Author: 0 Unified Korea team to jointly enter opening ceremonies under Korean Peninsula flag

Among the 22 athletes set to compete, twelve North Korean women ice hockey players were added to the roster, making the total number of players on the joint-Korean team roster at 35. The developments came after Kim struck a conciliatory note on relations with South Korea in his New Year's address amid tensions over Pyongyang's continued development of nuclear and ballistic weapons.

Sports Football mourns ex-England captain Jimmy Armfield
Author: 0 Football mourns ex-England captain Jimmy Armfield

Armfield spent his entire career at Blackpool clocking up more than 600 appearances. Armfield played 43 times for England from 1959-66, losing his place in the team because of injury ahead of the 1966 World Cup. I will always cherish those moments we had in my office with a cup of tea. One of football's greatest ever gentlemen, he remained so grounded, and so measured, because of his humanity.

Sports Browns reportedly hire Todd Haley as offensive coordinator
Author: 0 Browns reportedly hire Todd Haley as offensive coordinator

It no longer appears, however, that will be the case, with Cleveland's reported hiring of Haley, who also served as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-2011. The 50-year-old is coming off a successful six-year stint with Pittsburgh, though the Steelers passed on re-signing him due to his rocky relationship with Ben Roethlisberger .

Sports De Bruyne set for bumper City deal
Author: 0 De Bruyne set for bumper City deal

News of De Bruyne's contract extension was announced at nearly exactly the same time City's rivals Manchester United confirmed they had signed Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, who had been a target for Guardiola's club. 'Not only are we winning - we are playing great football. I've had two and a half very good years and I wanted to stay here when the club talked to me about renewing my contract.

Sports Danica Patrick lands ride for her NASCAR farewell race - the Daytona 500
Author: 0 Danica Patrick lands ride for her NASCAR farewell race - the Daytona 500

Going with the flow is working out beautifully", said Patrick. The entry has the charter from Premium's No.15 entry from last year, meaning that the 35-year-old will have a guaranteed place in the field for the race. It seemed that Danica might not be able to run both races for a little while. Now all that's needed are plans for the second part of the double, the Indy 500 in May.

Sports Jürgen Klopp lambasts Liverpool performance after Swansea defeat
Author: 0 Jürgen Klopp lambasts Liverpool performance after Swansea defeat

Alfie Mawson's 40th-minute strike secured one of the most surprising results of the season on a night Liverpool's usually lethal attack toiled at Liberty Stadium. Tottenham Hotspur are now the only team to have beaten Carvalhal's Swansea when they won 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on January 2nd. Liverpool piled on the pressure in the closing stages but Can and Salah wasted stoppage-time opportunities before Firmino nearly broke Swansea hearts.

Sports Picture: 28-year-old attacker arrives in London for Arsenal medical
Author: 0 Picture: 28-year-old attacker arrives in London for Arsenal medical

Alexis Sanchez looks all but certain to be officially announced as a Manchester United player and Arsene Wenger was speaking about the Chilean worldwide. With a move away from North London seemingly closer every day, take a look back at a selection of Alexis Sanchez's best goals as a Gunner. It's hard to argue that Arsenal have handled the situation around Sanchez's departure particularly well.

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