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  • Mallory Pugh's 2 Goals Help Lift USA Women's Soccer to 5-1 Win vs. Denmark

    The biggest stars came alive for the United States women's national team Sunday, earning a 5-1 win over Denmark in an international friendly. Mallory Pugh earned her first career brace with two second-half goals, while Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn came through with a goal apiece to help pull away on home soil in San Diego. The match was the Americans' first in 2018, but they remain unbeaten in the last nine games, including eight wins in this stretch. This article will be updated to...

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  • Arsenal Transfer News: Formal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Talks Held with Dortmund

    Arsenal reportedly held "formal talks" with Borussia Dortmund over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Sunday as Ivan Gazidis, Huss Fahmy and Sven Mislintat travelled to Germany. According to Goal's Chris Wheatley, the trio—Arsenal's chief executive, contract expert and head of recruitment, respectively—arrived in Dortmund on Sunday to negotiate a deal for the striker, though they returned to London several hours later without having reached a final agreement. Former footballer Jan Aage Fjortoft gave...

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  • Barcelona Increase La Liga Table Lead with 5-0 Win vs. Real Betis

    Barcelona extended their lead at the top of the La Liga table to 11 points after thrashing Real Betis 5-0 on Sunday. After a goalless first half, the visitors turned on the style after the break and cruised to victory with Ivan Rakitic opening the scoring before Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both grabbed doubles. Ernesto Valverde was without the injured Andres Iniesta, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho for the trip to Real Betis. The Barca coach therefore opted to start with Nelson Semedo at...

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  • Oklahoma City Thunder Put Up Franchise-Record 148 Regulation Points vs. Cavs

    Fact: With a 148-124 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder set a franchise record for most points in a non-overtime game. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Shirtless Tongan Flag-Bearer Pita Taufatofua Qualifies for 2018 Olympics

    Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan Olympian who rose to fame as the shirtless flag-bearer for his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics, qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in cross-country skiing. According to the Wall Street Journal (h/t ESPN.com), Taufatofua earned his place in the 2018 Olympics during a qualifying event in Isafjordur, Iceland. Taufatofua represented Tonga in the taekwondo event two years ago, competing in the heavyweight division. The 15th seed, he...

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  • Real Madrid Beat Deportivo 7-1, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo Score Twice

    Real Madrid defeated Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 in La Liga on Sunday, as Los Blancos were forced to come from behind at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The hosts swiftly moved through the gears, but the visitors grabbed a shock lead through Adrian Lopez after 23 minutes. Nacho and Gareth Bale both hit the back of the net before half-time to wrestle an advantage, with the Wales international delivering a world-class finish into the top corner. Bale claimed his brace after 58 minutes with a glancing...

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  • Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bid Rumours

    Arsenal have reportedly been told they will have to pay in excess of £50 million if they want to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. According to Simon Stone of BBC Sport, "sources close to the German club" have said the Gunners will have to splash the cash to secure the Gabon international. Therefore, any deal would outstrip the £46.5 million club-record purchase of Alexandre Lacazette last summer. John Cross of the Daily Mirror reported on Sunday that Arsenal will soon make...

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  • Tottenham Transfer News: Malcom Talks Premier League 'Dream' Amid Spurs Rumours

    Girondins de Bordeaux forward Malcom on Saturday stated it is his "dream" to play in the Premier League amid continued speculation linking him with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. The 20-year-old has been one of the most exciting players in Ligue 1 this season, triggering links with the two clubs from north London. When asked about his future after Bordeaux's 1-0 win over Nantes on Saturday, Malcom said he wasn't sure what would happen in January but also revealed he was keen to sample English...

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  • Marco Silva Sacked by Watford After Loss to Leicester City

    Watford sacked manager Marco Silva on Sunday after a torrid run of recent form.  The shock decision was announced via the club's official website a day after the Hornets suffered a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.  In the bulletin, the Hornets made reference to an approach from another Premier League club for Silva's services earlier in the campaign: "This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The Club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been...

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Thomas Lemar Wants Blaugrana Move in Latest Rumours

    AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar would reportedly prefer a summer move to Barcelona than to a Premier League club in a potential blow for Liverpool and Arsenal. According to Steve Bates of the Sunday People (h/t the Sunday Mirror), the France international has made it known the Camp Nou is his favoured destination in the summer should he leave the Ligue 1 club. "Despite paying £145 million for Kop star Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona have Lemar on their wishlist and see him as one of the best...

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  • Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest Rumours on £200M Harry Kane Offer

    Real Madrid are reportedly ready to make a staggering £200 million offer to Tottenham Hotspur for Harry Kane at the end of the season. According to Jonathan Northcroft of the Sunday Times, the La Liga giants want to spend big in the summer and are keen to sign the England striker in a deal that would see the Spurs man become the most expensive footballer of all time. However, Northcroft suggested Tottenham are ready to do all they possibly can to keep Kane at the club. "Daniel Levy, the...

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  • Swansea City vs. Liverpool: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Jurgen Klopp's in-form Liverpool head to the Premier League's bottom side on Monday night, as the Reds take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Liverpool inflicted a first league defeat on leaders Manchester City last time out and make the trip to south Wales full of confidence and without a defeat since October. Read on for viewing details, following by team news and a full match preview. Date: Monday, January 22 Time: 8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET TV Info: Sky Sports Premier League, NBC  Live...

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  • Jamal Crawford out vs. Raptors After Toe Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

    The Minnesota Timberwolves' depth will be tested, as sixth man Jamal Crawford is out Saturday against the Toronto Raptors after he was diagnosed with a left great toe sprain.  Crawford has been susceptible to injuries late in his career, missing at least 13 games twice from 2013 to 2015. He has turned things around over the last three seasons, including appearing in all 82 games a season ago.  The 37-year-old Crawford has been the Timberwolves' most prolific scorer off the bench with 9.5 points...

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  • Manchester City Transfer News: Moves for Fred, Jonny Evans Reportedly Discussed

    Manchester City senior officials reportedly held a meeting to discuss potential transfer moves for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans. Goal's Sam Lee reported how sporting director Txiki Begiristain led meetings before City's 3-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday. The result put the Citizens 12 points clear at the top, but the club is still ready to reshape its squad during the January transfer window this month, per...

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Rafinha Allowed to Leave Amid Inter Milan Rumours

    Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has confirmed that midfielder Rafinha will be allowed to leave the club amid ongoing links to Inter Milan. The Blaugrana boss said on Saturday that, following recent transfer moves from Barca—notably the €160 million deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool—Rafinha will be allowed to leave so he can get more game time, per Chris Burton of Goal: "He won't be at the training session today as he has permission from the club to sort his situation. I spoke to...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Alexis Sanchez Deal Reportedly Done

    Alexis Sanchez is reportedly on the verge of completing his transfer to Manchester United after Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreed to move to the Emirates Stadium in exchange. BBC Sport's David Ornstein reported on some of the deal's finer details on Saturday after Mkhitaryan's agreement was previously cited as an obstacle to the move: United look to have tied up the signature of a two-time Arsenal Player of the Year, while there are questions to be asked as to whether Gunners chief Arsene Wenger can...

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  • Arsenal Transfer News: Arsene Wenger Talks Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez

    Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez won't leave Arsenal for Manchester United unless the Gunners can complete a deal to bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan to north London from Old Trafford. Speaking after Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 4-1 at home in the Premier League on Saturday, Wenger explained why he left Sanchez out of the squad, per BBC Sport: "He didn't play because you cannot drive up north and play football at the same time. Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes. That's why it takes...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Danilo Pereira, Lucas Moura

    Manchester United scouts reportedly watched midfielder Danilo Pereira play for Porto on Friday as they beat Tondela 1-0 in the league. According to Portuguese outlet A Bola (via Goal), Arsenal scouts were also in attendance to cast their eye over the 26-year-old's fine performance, as were representatives from Atalanta, Burnley and Celta Vigo. The report added United and Arsenal have both watched Pereira several times this season and could both compete to sign him as they look to bolster their...

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  • Chelsea Transfer News: Roma Won't Rule Out Edin Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri Rumours

    Chelsea look to have received new hope in their pursuit of AS Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri after the club's sporting director refused to rule out the prospect of his players leaving this month. Monchi moved to the Stadio Olimpico after 16 years as Sevilla's head of transfers, and Roma's market figurehead said in a statement (h/t James Cambridge of the Daily Express): “We have found ourselves forced to create some clarity here. For too many days Roma have been described in the papers...

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  • Neymar Ruled Out vs. Lyon With Thigh Injury

    Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game away to Lyon on Sunday with a thigh injury, as reported by Goal's Jamie Smith.  The PSG Twitter account confirmed he was left out of the squad:  The injury adds to the growing list of problems facing Brazil international Neymar in the French capital. The former Barcelona star was booed by his own supporters after taking a penalty ahead of fellow striker Edinson Cavani during Wednesday's 8-0 win over Dijon, per Get French Football...

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  • James McCarthy Suffers Double Leg Fracture vs. Stoke City

    Everton midfielder James McCarthy is set for a lengthy spell out of action after it was confirmed he suffered a double leg fracture against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. McCarthy went in for a challenge against Albion striker Salomon Rondon and was caught awkwardly by the Venezuelan. Everton announced the extent of his injury later on Saturday: It was only in March 2017 that another Goodison Park-based Republic of Ireland international, right-back Seamus Coleman, also...

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  • Nacho Monreal Subbed Off with Injury vs. Crystal Palace

    Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal was subbed off with a knock in the first half of the Gunners' Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday. He scored the opener and then set up the second and third as Arsenal went 4-0 ahead inside 22 minutes at the Emirates Stadium. But Monreal then looked to be struggling after a knock around the half-hour mark and was swiftly withdrawn, per Arsenal's Twitter account: The 31-year-old Spaniard is one of manager Arsene Wenger's top depth options along...

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  • Lakers Became 1st Team Since 1963-64 to Win a Game Shooting Below 20% from FT

    Fact: The Los Angeles Lakers on Friday became the first NBA team since 1963-64 to win a game despite shooting below 20 percent from the free-throw line. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Bleacher Report

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  • Barcelona Deny Antoine Griezmann Agreement Amid Rumours

    Barcelona have issued a statement denying an agreement has been reached between the club and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. On Saturday on their official website, Barcelona said the club "strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atletico Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club." According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Jordan Seward of the MailOnline), the Blaugrana will not allocate the...

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