For Unai Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is most definitely over

For Unai Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is most definitely over

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Funny how we are not hearing that chant too much these days. It was ringing round the Emirates in the early weeks of the season. But after the extra energy and fight in those days, a different kind of reality is crowding in. It's too early to say that the new regime of manager Unai Emery has run out of steam. But since that 22-game unbeaten run, Arsenal have lost four of their past eight matches in all competitions. Recent defensive displays, dare we say it, have been reminiscent of the kind of performances that brought so much scorn for Arsene Wenger. The 5-1 defeat at Liverpool was an especially painful reminder of how far Emery's team are behind the title contenders.china nike nfl jerseys cheap To be fair, injuries…
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Don’t worry about Phil Foden: He will be Man City’s first academy star to shine under Pep Guardiola

Don’t worry about Phil Foden: He will be Man City’s first academy star to shine under Pep Guardiola

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It was in May 2017 that Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak predicted a bright future for the exciting trio of youngsters coming through the club's highly impressive Academy. Winger Jadon Sancho, forward Brahim Diaz and midfielder Phil Foden were to be the first of the homegrown products to make the grade under Pep Guardiola in a replication of the steady stream of talent (Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Thiago, Gerard Pique) that progressed to stardom during Barcelona's best years under the Catalan coach.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "These are players that if you ask Pep today, he will tell you they can and will be first-team players at Manchester City," Al-Mubarak said, predicting them to make the step up that summer on the preseason tour to the United States. A little less…
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Orioles avoid arbitration with three

Orioles avoid arbitration with three

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The Baltimore Orioles have avoided arbitration with three players, agreeing to one-year contracts with right-handers Dylan Bundy and Mychal Givens, and infielder Jonathan Villar.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Bundy, Baltimore's first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft, settled for $2.8 million on Friday. He made $1.64 million last year, when he went 8-16 with a 5.45 ERA and allowed a major league-leading 41 home runs. His 16 losses were tied for the most in the majors. Givens will earn $2,150,000 next season, a raise from $566,500. He was 0-7 with a 3.99 ERA in 69 relief appearances. Villar gets $4,825,000 after earning $2,550,000 last season, which he split between Milwaukee and Baltimore. He hit .260 with 14 homers and 46 RBI overall.china nike nfl jerseys cheap
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Passan: Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

Passan: Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

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With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million salary they were offering and not the $10.5 million he requested, the Red Sox fashioned a novel approach in the typically staid, lawyerly arbitration room: They played a video talking about how good Kris Bryant was. The purpose, multiple sources in the room told ESPN, was not simply to lavish praise on the Chicago Cubs' third baseman but to make their case: As great as Mookie Betts may be, he isn't Kris Bryant. And in the world of arbitration -- an opaque, wonky process that determines salaries…
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Pistons’ Blake Griffin scores 44 vs. Clippers, says he didn’t snub owner Steve Ballmer

Pistons’ Blake Griffin scores 44 vs. Clippers, says he didn’t snub owner Steve Ballmer

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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin turned in an emphatic, 44-point performance in his first meeting at Staples Center against his former team as the Pistons prevailed over the LA Clippers, 109-104 on Saturday. "It was nice to get that game over with," Griffin said. "I kind of compare it to the first game of the year in a way. There's such a big hype leading up to it, and then once it's done, you have to play 81 more. Now we have to play 41 more or whatever it is. It's over, and I'm moving on, they're moving on."nfl cheap nike jerseys The sold-out crowd at Staples Center received Griffin warmly during player introductions. During the first timeout of the game, the Clippers honored Griffin with a video tribute, a…
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NBA: How to watch Week 14 on ESPN

NBA: How to watch Week 14 on ESPN

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It's set to be another huge week of NBA action in the States, and here's how you can catch the best of it on ESPN and ESPN 2. The action kicks off on Thursday at 12.15pm AEDT on ESPN with a huge Eastern Conference clash between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics,cheap official nike nfl jerseys followed by a Western Conference showdown between the defending champion Golden State Warriors and thew Anthony Davis-led New Orleans Pelicans at 2.35pm AEDT. On Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers meet in the city of brotherly love from 11.00am (AEDT) on ESPN, while later, the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 1.30pm AEDT. The weekend action kicks off on Saturday at 12.15pm AEDT on ESPN when…
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Danny Woodhead sees Patriots-Chargers matchup from unique view

Danny Woodhead sees Patriots-Chargers matchup from unique view

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Running back Danny Woodhead spent three seasons with the Patriots (2010-2012) and four with the Chargers (2013-2016), so he views a Patriots-Chargers matchup in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs through a different lens than most. One of the first things that comes to his mind is how the Patriots might combat one of the Chargers’ greatest strengths: an effective pass rush led by Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa.nike nfl jerseys cheap china “When I was in New England, something we did a lot of times, we minimized pass-rushers, and you can do that in different ways,” he said. “Maybe that’s get the ball out quick. Maybe that’s chip the defensive ends early. Everyone would talk about how ‘they'll get to the quarterback,’ but there are ways to minimize…
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Bob Kuechenberg, part of Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, dies at 71

Bob Kuechenberg, part of Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, dies at 71

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Bob Kuechenberg, an offensive lineman who was a member of the Miami Dolphins of the 1972 perfect season, died Saturday. He was 71. Kuechenberg was a six-time Pro Bowler in 14 seasons, all with the Dolphins. Along with winning Super Bowl VII as part of Miami's 17-0 season, he helped the team defend the title with a Super Bowl VIII victory.cheap nfl jerseys china nike "I was sorry to learn of the passing of Bob Kuechenberg, who was not only one of the best players I ever coached, but one of the toughest as well," former Dolphins coach Don Shula said in a statement. "He was one of the key performers on our championship teams, leading by example every time he stepped on the field. "He gave you everything he…
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Chelsea ready to loan out Morata as Sarri eyes Higuain – sources

Chelsea ready to loan out Morata as Sarri eyes Higuain – sources

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Chelsea are ready to loan out Alvaro Morata in January with Maurizio Sarri keen on bringing in Gonzalo Higuain as his replacement, sources have told ESPN FC. But sources have told ESPN FC that Sevilla's chances of loaning Morata have been complicated by Atletico Madrid's entry into the race, with manager Diego Simeone viewing the 26-year-old as a potential long-term successor to Diego Costa up front. La Liga salary restrictions mean Atletico would likely have to offload one or two players in order to take on Morata's wages, which are understood to reach £200,000-a-week when bonuses are factored in.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Sources have told ESPN FC that Barcelona have also been offered the chance to loan Morata, but he is not their main target. Chelsea are not prepared…
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Australia must adapt to play against Asian rivals ‘with everyone behind the ball’

Australia must adapt to play against Asian rivals ‘with everyone behind the ball’

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Australia must adapt to the defensive style of their Asian Cup opponents as they prepare for a Palestine side who could prove as troubling as Jordan were in their opener, Socceroos assistant coach Rene Meulensteen has said. Defending champions Australia suffered a surprising 1-0 loss to Jordan in their opening match in Al Ain on Sunday, dominating for long spells but unable to cancel out Anas Bani Yaseen's 26th minute header in the Group B clash at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "We can expect the same thing from Palestine," said the Dutchman. "It'll be a very defensive setup. This is a team that sets themselves up with everyone behind the ball. "We will have a lot of the ball and the most important thing for us…
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