Juventus 0 Barcelona 0: Messi benched but Valverde´s men in last 16

For all their possession however Ernesto Valverde's side struggled to create anything clear-cut against a hugely experienced, if slightly depleted, Juventus defence. Juve, meanwhile, line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Juan Cuadrado , Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa behind lone striker Gonzalo Higuain , while Mario Mandzukic drops to the bench.

Pat Nevin predicts where Man United will finish thanks to Paul Pogba

Getting lost in the big games. Manchester United are still within eight points of the runaway leaders and the lead up to Christmas will have a significant say in who wins the Premier League this season. "We knew that was a massive difference between both teams". But I keep that personal. His replacement Lukaku scored the fourth against Newcastle , ending a run of seven games without a goal for the Red Devils.

UCLA fires Jim Mora after six seasons as Chip Kelly rumors surface

There is no word on who will coach the Bruins for their regular season finale against Cal on November 24, but it is a big game for the team, as they will become bowl eligible with a win. The Bruins went 4-8 last season. Rosen's 350 passing yards per game haven't been enough. UCLA still could become bowl-eligible with a season-ending victory over the Golden Bears (5-6) under Fisch, who joined the program from MI this season and immediately rebuilt the Bruins' offense into a solid unit.

Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals

Yet Goffin, beaten in all six prior meetings with Federer , turned the tables to win 2-6 6-3 6-4 and become only the sixth player to beat Nadal and Federer in the same tournament. For the first time in the encounter, the underdog finally made his first breakthrough on the return after Federer came up with several unusual errors on his forehand and Goffin took an early 2-0 lead with an excellent passing forehand.

Hafeez suspended for illegal bowling action

This is the third time that the offie has been barred from bowling in worldwide cricket. Hafeez then took to Twitter to plead his innocence, and soon, Pakistan fans started questioning ICC's verdict. It is the third time Hafeez has fallen foul of the rules - the previous two coming in 2014 and 2015 - and Pakistan legend Akram says it is time to focus on one discipline.

Arsene Wenger is a special manager, says Mauricio Pochettino

He now feels confident that Tottenham will resist any more major players leaving, and believes they are staying on course for sustained success. Tottenham finished ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 22 years when they claimed second spot in the Premier League last season, while the Gunners missed out on a place in the Champions League by ending the campaign in fifth place.

Ezekiel Elliott drops his appeal, will serve full 6-game suspension

Elliott is pleased that the legal fight mounted by he and his team resulted in disclosing many hidden truths regarding this matter as well [as] publicly exposing the NFL's mismanagement of its disciplinary process". Elliott, who has always denied the allegations , appealed. Even if Elliott eventually prevailed in his appeal against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's sanctions, he'd be unable to get the games back.

Nigeria Super Eagles defeat star-studded Argentina

Nigeria's Super Eagles have defeated Argentina 4-2 in today's friendly between both sides in Krasnodar, Russia . Kelechi Iheanacho inspired the Nigeria fightback. This will be their first game against a non-African side since they played Luxembourg in May a year ago. Nigeria come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Algeria in their last World Cup qualifying - a game that they did not need to win, having already booked their place in Russian Federation next summer.

Butch Jones Out at Tennessee

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones informed his players today that he has been fired as their coach. Hoke was serving as the defensive line coach at Tennessee and was the head coach at MI before Jim Harbaugh . Two weeks ago, the Volunteers lost at Kentucky 29-26, only its second loss to the Wildcats in the past 33 years.

Second-string England side impress in goalless draw against Germany

The England manager also chose not to include experienced players in the squad such as Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere, and will have to pick an experimental side against the world champions. "I think we have to be courageous and put some of these boys in because we think they're capable". England's next game comes against Brazil on Tuesday, and Loftus-Cheek is bound to be involved again.

Martellus Bennett reportedly suffering from torn rotator cuff

The New England Patriots have officially ruled out wide receiver Chris Hogan , offensive tackle Marcus Cannon and defensive tackle Malcom Brown for Sunday evening's AFC showdown against the Denver Broncos, the team has formally announced .

ANOTHER Player Has Dropped Out Of Gareth Southgate's England Squad

He has been playing very well at Leipzig. "I am really looking forward to it", he said of the Wembley clash, which will take place without regular Germany starters Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Jonas Hector. "Both him and Harry Winks were scanned". "Spurs might risk them for the game against Arsenal but that is a different matter. If he does feel 100 percent he could get a break for a game because he plays constantly, every three days throughout the season".

Newcastle fans annihilate Benitez for decision in loss v Bournemouth

I thought ( Dwight) Gayle was a handful, and Atsu did very well. Replays show Gayle was just level as Matt Ritchie struck to hit the post before the striker rolled the ball home, and though despondent manager Benitez was clearly unhappy with the officials, he kept his own counsel when asked about the disallowed goal.

Washington State's Luke Falk breaks Pac-12 record for career passing yards

Coach David Shaw said Thursday that Costello will replace Keller Chryst for Saturday's key game in the Pac-12 North. Falk had two touchdown passes in the first half. Costello has thrown 67 passes for 43 completions and 492 yards this season, he has a quarterback rating of 145.6 to Chryst's 123.1 and has yet to throw an interception in his career.

Wenger will keep rotating Arsenal team despite unimpressive Europa League draw

After dropping points for the first time in the UEFA Europa League campaign, Wenger stated he would continue to rotate players for the continental completion.
 Arsenal have, by and large, fielded fringe players and youth prospects for the UEFA Europa League while utilising the majority of their established stars for the Premier League .

Ivanka Trump to nod to 'womenomics' in Japan

Abe has pledged $50 million to the cause, and said he hopes to create "a society where women can shine". Sometimes glancing at Abe sitting behind her on the stage, Trump praised the prime minister's efforts to promote women's participation in the workforce.

Rafael Nadal secures year-end No 1 spot after remarkable 2017 season

Nadal, 31, becomes the oldest year-end number one since the establishment of the ATP Rankings and finishes the year as the sport's best ranked male player for the fourth time in his illustrious career after accomplishing the feat in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Romelu Lukaku should be untouchable'

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has today revealed that he has "no idea" when midfielder Paul Pogba will be available again for the Red Devils . The players, and manager Jose Mourinho , looked relaxed as they walked up the steps into their plush stayover. I don't think he's quiet at all. Victory over Benfica could secure United's place in the knockout phase of the Champions League and Mourinho believes his team are growing stronger in Europe.

Los Angeles Chargers hang tough, but fall to Patriots in Foxborough

Over the previous three games, however, that percentage had dipped to 45.45. Now, the focus of weakness shifts to the red zone offense. Hogan has 33 catches for 438 yards and five touchdowns this season. With the game tied at 7 in the second quarter, the Patriots special teams unit forced a safety on a punt return to take a 9-7 lead with just over nine minutes to play in the game.

I wanted Nemanja Matic, not Eric Dier, says José Mourinho

He wrote in his autobiography "Brave New World": "Mourinho and I had finished our interviews at Old Trafford [after the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United , December 2016] and the players were doing their warm-down on the pitch". Mourinho admitted Shaw's chances of a recall were remote. "One more training session but he's the only one from the injured group that can be ready".