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Arsene Wenger adamant he did not push fourth official Anthony Taylor

Burnley manager Sean Dyche insisted Arsenal's penalty should not have been given due to an offside after seeing his team succumb to an injury-time Gunners victor for the second time this season. There was a boost for the Blues before kick-off at Stamford Bridge with the return to their starting XI of striker Diego Costa. The result sees Arsene Wenger's side register back-to-back wins following last week's 4-0 victory over Swansea.

Kerber Hangs On To Advance at Australian Open

Kerber celebrated her 29th birthday with a shaky 6-2, 6-7 (7-3), 6-2 win over her fellow German. She will next play either France's Pauline Parmentier or American Coco Vandeweghe, with a potential fourth round clash world number one Angelique Kerber, whom she beat in Rome past year, awaiting her.

Philippe Coutinho Starts - Liverpool Team vs Plymouth Argyle Confirmed

Matip played for his old Bundesliga club, Schalke , on November 21, 2015, four days after Cameroon's World Cup qualifier with Nigeria and there was no action taken against his club, or any objection made to Federation Internationale de Football Association by Cameroon.

Is Carmelo Anthony a Serious Target?

When asked Wednesday about still believing in last season's edict of "Trust in Phil" and his stated desires to have input in personnel decisions, Anthony indicated his position has changed. I don't have to keep saying that and keep talking about it. "People can have their own opinions but I haven't mentioned it once". I know for a fact that people see that.

New rules implemented to curtail Chinese Super League's 'irrational' spending

Teams in the cash-rich Chinese Super League will only be able to name three of their foreign stars in starting XIs this season after the Chinese Football Association confirmed an amendment to its competition rules - prompted in part by "recent irrational club investment for domestic and global player transfer fees".

Dimitri Payet: West Ham should ditch striker now - Ian Wright

Fans hurled abuse at Payet, their former idol, with the club refusing to sell a player still with three-and-a-half years left on his contract. The striker said: "I think we have answered a few of the critics , 100 per cent". West Ham haven't won any of their last four home league games against the Eagles, with their last victory coming in October 2003 (D2, L2). West Ham made their breakthrough seconds later, in the 67 minute, when Mark Noble's lobbed pass caught out the Palace back ...

West Ham boss Bilic not prepared to let Payet leave the club

With the forward determined to leave the club in this transfer window it seems highly unlikely that West Ham fans will see him in competitive action as one of their own again. Palace responded in kind and Yohan Cabaye tested Darren Randolph three minutes later with a volley from distance, which the West Ham stopper did well to hold.

Former England Manager Graham Taylor Dies at Age 72

He earned three promotions, took them to second behind Bob Paisley's Liverpool in 1983 and then the FA Cup Final the following year - and Elton's Wembley tears - where they lost 2-0 to Everton. He had been given the job in 1990 not just on the basis of his superb work with Watford but because in his next job, with Aston Villa, he had performed nearly equally well in reviving the fortunes of a bunch of recently relegated and poorly motivated players.

Packers' Nelson Has Fractured Ribs, Per NFL Network

Nelson was driven several yards into the Packers' sideline area, where he was treated for several minutes before being taken to the locker room for further examination and then the hospital. Starks has missed the last four games. Cobb, in his first game back after missing the final two of the regular season because of an ankle injury, finished with five catches for 116 yards and three scores.

Chelsea boss Conte admits he may recall Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

The Italian manager Conte called back 21 years old defender back to Chelsea in order to strengthen his defending option. Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, has however admitted that Ake's return is nearly done. But with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte seeking competition for left-sided wing-back Marcos Alonso, Ake has been summoned back to Stamford Bridge.

Kirk Gibson voted into College Football Hall of Fame

Throughout his Tennessee career, he broke 42 NCAA, Southeastern Conference and school records, and won the Maxwell Award as the nation's most outstanding player, the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1997, when his Volunteers squad on the SEC championship.

Navas happy to "reward" after 50 games with Real Madrid

And the goal that Real had been threatening eventually came in the 12th minute when Casemiro played in Benzema and he quickly slotted the ball into the path of Isco , who kept his composure to fire past Guillermo Ochoa. Ronaldo was rested as Real showed no signs of rust after a 17-day break since winning the Club World Cup to sweep aside Sevilla 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on Wednesday.

Smash Mouth is trying to start beef with Draymond Green

Grizzlies Guard Mike Conley led the game in assists, with 12. DeMarcus Cousins flirted with a triple-double as he racked up 25 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists, Darren Collison scored 20 points while Rudy Gay and Ty Lawson chipped in with 18 and 17 points respectively, but the offense went ice-cold when they really needed it as the Kings managed just five points in the final 3:24 of the game .

World's top two tennis players to face off in Qatar final tonight

Murray broke his foe for the first time in the match and drew level at five games apiece after saving three championship points, and his hopes lived on. "It means to me a lot because in the last three months of 2016, I hadn't felt that confident on the court, I didn't play so consistent". "I did have a few chances", Murray said.

Arsenal sneak past Preston to advance in FA Cup

Robinson also had a goal ruled out for an infringement. They put a lot of intensity in the duels and all the team was beaten so it was not Arsenal. Former Dundalk winger Horgan, who, along with Andy Boyle, joined Preston at the beginning of December, has only been eligible to play for his new club a matter of days, but he has clearly convinced Simon Grayson of his quality.

How an obscure National Basketball Association veteran became an All-Star cult hero

That process will begin next week, with each participant completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from both conferences. The media and players also have 25-percent control each. Klay Thompson is fourth in the backcourt, ahead of Chris Paul and Damian Lillard. The competition in the East's frontcourt isn't exactly thrilling; Antetokounmpo now leads his closest competitor, the Cavaliers' Kevin Love, by 250,000 votes.

Nathan Lyon spins Australia into strong position despite Younis Khan century

Nathan Lyon spun a patched-up Australian side closer to a 3-0 Test series sweep over Pakistan on day three of the SCG clash. The veteran batsman smashed his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a rain-affected third day of the third Test against Australia , tying him with Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time list at 6th place.

Tyrod Taylor to undergo surgery Thursday

This is good news for the Bills, as all but $2.8 million of that total is guaranteed for injury only. Speculation surrounding the health of Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been making its rounds ever since ESPN's Anita Marks mentioned that she had sources within the team saying that Taylor was playing through a groin injury.

Anil Divan replaces Nariman to suggest BCCI administrators

While the names of the sacked BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shrike were taken off bcci.tv yesterday, the website has removed the entire list of its office-bearers and various committees on Wednesday. On December 15, the top court had observed that Thakur prima facie appears to have committed a matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in order to sidestep the implementation of the Lodha Committee ...

Raiders, Texans face uncertainty at quarterback

Hopefully Cook makes the most of it and shows he can be a starting quarterback in this league. Oakland had the most on the line with their matchup with the Denver Broncos on Sunday as a win would secure their first AFC West title since 2002 and the subsequent No.