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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned his side not to take Al Jazira lightly as the clubs prepare to meet in the semi-final of the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Here, we look back at the three previous teams who held double-figure leads at halfway and how they fared. "You have to respect all the teams, like they respect us, and give all you can to win the title".
  • Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: Klopp's men to shake off derby disappointment

    Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: Klopp's men to shake off derby disappointment

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    Adam Lallana and Joel Matip will also be unavailable, though both are on their way to recovering from respective thigh and muscle injuries. "We have to see", added Klopp. But Field has seemingly thrown his support behind his manager by insisting that he has been extremely impressed by what he has seen from him so far, and that it would be a mistake to expect a quick fix for the Baggies.
  • May says lasts week's Brexit deal was 'good news'

    May says lasts week's Brexit deal was 'good news'

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    On Monday, Davis told LBC radio his words had been taken out of context and denied he was backing away from the commitment, which the European Union described as "a deal between gentlemen". "But there is, I believe, a new sense of optimism now in the talks and I fully hope and expect that we will confirm the arrangements I have set out today in the European Council later this week".
  • McCarthy: Packers' doctor evaluating tests on Rodgers

    McCarthy: Packers' doctor evaluating tests on Rodgers

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has missed most of this season with a broken collarbone. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network , head coach Mike McCarthy addressed the situation on Monday afternoon voicing that there still isn't any clarity on Rodgers' status which he has termed being entirely a medical decision.
  • NBA Predictions: Can Trail Blazers keep up with Warriors? 12/11/17

    NBA Predictions: Can Trail Blazers keep up with Warriors? 12/11/17

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    To be fair, it must be hard with all the highlight plays the Warriors produce on a nightly basis. "I like the way we competed", Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "I thought defensively I did pretty well", said Collins of his first extended minutes. In this case, Durant has been leading the way averaging close to a triple double in the last three games, which is why the NBA has named him the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.
  • Russian Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

    Russian Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

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    Ilya Kovalchuk, an ice hockey player for SKA Saint Petersburg, told reporters before Tuesday's announcement: "We are Russian athletes , so it's quite clear: they can take away the flag and the anthem, but they cannot take away the honor and the conscience".
  • Arsene Wenger seeks sumo-level respect after Manchester derby

    Arsene Wenger seeks sumo-level respect after Manchester derby

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    Is it something you can copy? I don't think so. It is hard to take, to see the 100 per cent celebration on the other side. It's always experienced a little bit like an offence. Alexandre Lacazette has been favoured instead of Giroud and there's a chance, despite Didier Deschamps' continued faith in him, that the 30-year-old will be dropped for this summer's World Cup.
  • Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

    Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

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    Pic: Getty ImagesAustralia's rugby union governing body has chosen Raelene Castle as its new chief executive, the first time a woman has been given the job. "Raelene will bring a fresh set of eyes to the challenges and opportunities at Rugby Australia, bringing to us her learnings from other codes". "Having followed rugby closely for over 30 years and having worked in the New Zealand and Australian sporting environments for the past 10, there is no doubt Australian rugby has a clear ...
  • Stephen Smith nearly has ear ripped off in bout with Francisco Vargas

    Stephen Smith nearly has ear ripped off in bout with Francisco Vargas

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    Gory images show the 32-year-old's ear nearly split in half from the top, hanging sickeningly from the side of his head. The bout was ended when Smith copped the injury - despite him wanting to go on - and was awarded to Vargas. "Have a good Christmas everyone". At the time of the stoppage, Vargas was ahead on all scorecards: 89-82, 88-83 and 88-83, after eight completed rounds.
  • Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins

    Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins

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    He completed 24 of 43 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown, but he was intercepted twice, both times by cornerback Xavien Howard . While Brady was off, there was no better catch made Monday than Dion Lewis' one-handed grab to set up New England's first touchdown.
  • Manchester United more boring under Jose Mourinho, claims Louis Van Gaal

    Manchester United more boring under Jose Mourinho, claims Louis Van Gaal

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    To get a sense of how this atmosphere played in the minds of the away team, you'd need clips of some of the dozen or so curiously, uncharacteristically poor passing errors City players' nerves seemed to force them into. "It's definitely not easy to come here, to play the way we've played and especially to win that game", Gundogan told reporters. "Last season it was the same - we won here and it was the referee".
  • Diego Maradona helps unveil a giant statue of himself

    Diego Maradona helps unveil a giant statue of himself

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    Maradona was scheduled on September 19 when he was supposed to inaugurate a Durga Puja in north Kolkata and unveil his statue installed by his fans. The iconic player, who is now coach of the Dubai-based club Al-Fujairah SC, was seen waving at fans before getting into the vehicle, flashing the "victory" sign at camerapersons and supporters and throwing flying kisses.