Say what you will about the Hall of Fame Game — that it will feature players few have heard of, that it once was canceled because of a field malfunction, that it stretches the definition of “NFL football game” — but the fact remains that American professional football returns Thursday night with a preseason game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos. Nearly every week between now and the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 will be filled with NFL games, and it begins Thursday night. Here’s what you need to know.
Falcons vs. Broncos
Time, TV: 8 p.m., NBC.
Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio.
Spread, total (as of Thursday morning): Broncos by 2.5, 34.5.
Atlanta has lost its past eight preseason games under Coach Dan Quinn, who hopes to see his “Plan D” program — where the team’s younger players receive extra instruction from coaches and veterans after practices end — bear fruit Thursday night. Those players and the 23 rookies on the Falcons’ training camp roster will get the bulk of the snaps, meaning we won’t see much of veterans such as quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman. Instead, look for players such as quarterback Kurt Benkert (challenging veteran Matt Schaub for the role of Ryan’s top backup) and running backs Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison and Tony Brooks-James (all in the running, along with Ito Smith, to replace the departed Tevin Coleman as the second weapon in Atlanta’s two-headed backfield).
After spending most of the past two decades as a defensive coordinator, 60-year-old Vic Fangio gets his first game as an NFL head coach. This week, he said that while the overall stakes involved in the preseason opener are decidedly low, “it’s like playing a game of horse in the backyard — you still want to win.” Like the Falcons, the Denver team that takes the field Thursday will bear little resemblance to the team that suits up for the regular season opener. Newly acquired quarterback Joe Flacco will not play, with journeyman veteran Kevin Hogan getting the start and second-round pick Drew Lock backing him up. Three first-team offensive linemen — center Connor McGovern, left guard Dalton Risner and left tackle Garrett Bolles — will start, however, remaining in the game at least “for a few plays,” Fangio said.
But what about the Hall of Fame ceremony?
The Class of 2019 — Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Lay, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson — will be enshrined at 7 p.m. Eastern Saturday in a ceremony televised by the NFL Network and ESPN.
The 2019 release of the Oman Open golf competition will be held from February 28 to March 3 at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat. A public interview was held at the Kempinski Hotel, Muscat, as of late to give subtleties on the occasion.
Safeguarding champion Joost Luiten, just as Ryder Cup star Chris Wood and Austrian legend Bernd Wiesberger, will meet to challenge the US$1.75mn European Tour occasion. Luiten stated, “I had an extraordinary time in Oman a year ago. The Al Mouj Golf course was dazzling and an appropriate test for the players. It was a great inclination to lift the debut trophy of the Oman Open and I am extremely eager to return to guard my title.”
H E Dr Mohammed receptacle Hamad al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, stated, “The debut Oman Open was an incredible achievement. The presentation our nation got through the global TV communicate achieved the correct target gatherings of potential vacationers and financial specialists. We trust Oman Open 2019 under the association of the Oman Golf Committee with full spotlight on advancing the nation will additionally fortify the message to the world, that Oman is a lovely goal for voyagers and financial specialists.”
While the 2019 occasion stamps just the second running of the Oman Open, Al Mouj Golf is no more interesting to facilitating proficient golf competitions having recently played host to the stars of the European Challenge Tour somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2017. This year, notwithstanding a world-class fairway, which drew rave audits from the European Tour’s tip top players in 2018, the contenders will remain in the Kempinski Hotel Muscat. The other golf clubs including Ras al Hamra, Muscat Hills and Ghala Golf Club have consented to open their entryways for the players for nothing out of pocket.
Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour, stated, “The 2018 Oman Open has been an awesome competition,
commended by our players, who are anxious to return this year to the mind boggling Al Mouj Golf course and Oman.”
H E Sheik Sa’ad canister Mohammed al Mardhouf al Sa’adi, Minister of Sports Affairs, stated, “Golf in Oman is in ceaseless advancement and anticipates a promising future. We trust with incredible desire to see our national golf group contending in the Oman Open later on.”
Chris Wood, who wrapped sprinter up finally year’s Oman Open, stated, “I’m anticipating coming back to Muscat this year and perhaps I’ll prove to be the best this time.”
When are the Oscars taking place?
The 2019 Oscar ceremony will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019
Who are the 2019 Oscar nominees?
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma – Netflix’s semi-autobiographical drama about a young housekeeper working for a wealthy family in 1970s Mexico – and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite (a fictionalised period drama about Queen Anne’s relationship with her aides) lead the pack in 2019. Each have 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (x2 in the case of The Favourite, for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone). A Star is Born and Vice are also rather prominent, with eight noms apiece (both are also up for best picture).
Elsewhere, Black Panther earned an historic nomination for Best Picture (it’s the first superhero movie to ever be included in the category), and debutants Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) scored nods on their first ever film roles. And Christian Bale, who won Best Actor gongs at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards for his portrayal of former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice – has also been nominated, with Best Actress also contested by Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Regina King are all in the running for Best Actress.
Check out the full list of Oscars 2019 nominations
However, though the Academy has made efforts to diversify its member base in recent years, the Best Director category remains all-male, with Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots) and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) both losing out to Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman), Pavel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) and Adam McKay (Vice).
You can see most of the Oscar nominees, including Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close and Spike Lee, gathered in this photo at the annual luncheon…
Meet the 91st #Oscars Class! #OscarsLunch pic.twitter.com/mB7oziiXfM
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 5, 2019
Who else was snubbed from the Oscar nominations?
While Bradley Cooper has been nominated elsewhere for A Star is Born, you could forgive him for feeling aggrieved that he missed out in the Best Director category. Rob Lowe certainly thinks he deserved it…
Bradley Cooper was robbed for Best Director. Clearly.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 22, 2019
British bio-drama Mary Queen of Scotts was also surprisingly absent from all the major categories, including the acting shortlists which snubbed Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan.
Plus, Timothée Chalamet (My Beautiful Boy), Claire Foy (First Man), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) and Toni Collette (Hereditary) were all overlooked, much to the chagrin of their fans.
The morning’s most awful snub is surely Ethan Hawke in Best Actor. It’s the biggest sweep by an actor across critics prizes that I can recall to have missed the Oscars since Peter Sarsgaard in Shattered Glass back in 2003.
— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) January 22, 2019
Where are the Oscars taking place?
This year’s Academy Awards will once again be held at the Dolby Theatre — formerly the Kodak Theatre — on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
How can I watch the Oscars in the UK?
If you’re in the UK, the ceremony will be aired by Sky.
NOW TV offer a Sky Cinema Pass which will cost you £9.99 a month – although you can get a 14-day free trial if you’re a new customer, so you can watch the Oscars with no charge if you time it right.
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For US viewers, the ceremony usually airs on ABC.
The red carpet arrivals are set to begin at around 12am UK time, with the ceremony kicking off at 1.30am.
Why isn’t Kevin Hart hosting the Oscars?
Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the Oscars following a backlash over his previous homophobic comments and tweets.
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” he said in a post on Twitter.
“This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
“I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love and appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”
I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
How will the Oscars work without a host and who are the 2019 presenters?
It is as yet unclear what form the show will take without a host – and it will be the first time in 30 years that the Academy has decided to go ahead without an MC.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s producers were scrambling to reunite the cast of the Avengers (including the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans) and other big-name celebrities to add some allure to the broadcast and bridge the gap between the various awards and musical segments.
So far, out of the Avengers cast, only Chris Evans has signed up to present. The other celebrities on board at this stage are previous best actress winners Brie Larson and Charlize Theron, Crazy Rich Asians stars Awkwafina and Constance Wu, former Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, as well as Daniel Craig, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg and Tessa Thompson.
In Oscars tradition, the winners of the acting awards from last year are also returning to present to their opposite numbers.
That means Gary Oldman will be presenting the award for Best Actress, and Frances McDormand will be presenting the Best Actor award, with Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell due to present the supporting categories.
The rest of the line-up is yet to be announced.
Who are the Oscars favourites?
If there is a world in which Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow does not win Best Original Song, I don’t want to live in it. This seems a dead cert, but no bookie is likely to be taking bets on categories outside the big four (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Director).
Green Book has emerged as the favourite to win Best Picture, after picking up the award at the Producer’s Guild Awards in January. Eight out of the last 10 films to win Best Picture have won at the PGAs in the build-up…
Alfonso Cuaron is currently leading the race for Best Director after picking up the award at the Golden Globes, Director’s Guild Awards and the Critic’s Choice Awards. The Director’s Guild is usually a strong indicator, correctly predicting the Best Director Oscar winner for 14 of the last 15 years.
Interestingly Cuaron’s Roma also picked up Best Picture at the DGAs, which puts it in strong contention with Green Book in the Oscars race.
Fresh off his win at the Golden Globes, Rami Malek has been widely tipped to pick up the Best Actor Oscar for his seamless portrayal of Freddie Mercury, although Christian Bale’s portrayal of Dick Cheney will give him a run for his money.
Glenn Close, who won at the Globes and tied with Lady Gaga at the Critics’ Choice Awards, is expected to take home the award for Best Actress – but Olivia Colman’s turn in The Favourite has also proven popular with awards bodies so far.
Who is performing at the Oscars?
The Academy has revealed details of the performers taking to the stage during this year’s ceremony. The evening’s entertainment will come from the Best Song nominees with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper set to take to the stage to perform their nominated song Shallow from A Star Is Born.
Also due on stage is Jennifer Hudson who will sing I’ll Fight from Oscar-nominated documentary RBG. Nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will perform When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and a “special guest” will represent Mary Poppins Returns for a rendition of The Place Where Lost Things Go.
There had previously been some controversy around the Oscars set list, with disappointed fans lamenting the original decision to give performance slots to just two of the five nominated songs. The Academy responded to the feedback and reinstated slots for four of the five nominees, with Black Panther the only current omission – although that may change.
Will there be an Oscars Best Popular Film category?
In August 2018, The Academy announced it was planning on introducing a “best popular film” category to the awards show, to highlight achievements of genre films and blockbusters less likely to make the best picture category, such as Marvel’s Black Panther and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
However, after the decision proved unpopular, they changed their minds, and it was vetoed by the organisation’s board of governors.
They did, however, add that they may return to the idea in the future.
Will the Oscars have a Special Award this year?
No special award has been announced for this year’s ceremony as yet.
On certain occasions in the past, the Academy has handed out a Special Achievement Award for filmmakers who make an “exceptional contribution” to film.
In 1995, Pixar’s John Lasseter won for his part in making Toy Story the first feature length computer-animated film. In 2017, Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman) won for his virtual reality short, Flesh and Sand.
Who won the major awards at last year’s Oscars?
Guillermo del Toro’s magical realist romance The Shape of Water was the big winner at last year’s Academy Awards, converting four of its 13 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Music Score and Best Production Design.
Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) won the remaining actor gongs.
Elsewhere, Jordan Peele won for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out, and Pixar’s Coco won Best Animated Feature.
Who votes for the Oscars and how does the voting process work?
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is made up of around 7,000 film professionals from around the world. In 2014, amidst the #OscarsSoWhite saga, it was revealed that 94 per cent of voters were white and 76 per cent were men.
Former president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs took action to change this in 2016, by launching an initiative to double the number of diverse members by 2020.
In June last year, it welcomed 928 new members, as part of this. These included Kendrick Lamar, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Chappelle, Mindy Kaling, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Wendell Pierce, Gina Rodriguez, Sarah Silverman, J.K. Rowling, Questlove and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The general population of the Academy has been a closely guarded secret for some time, but that appears to be changing.
See here for a breakdown of exactly how the Academy’s members decide on the nominees and winners.
Who has won the most Oscars?
Walt Disney leads the charge with 26 Oscars to his name. But as a producer behind multiple hit Disney films, he’s not exactly a surprising record holder. Katharine Hepburn holds the most acting Oscars with four, closely followed by a trio of famous faces – Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day Lewis and Walter Brennan – who have three apiece.
Click here for more on the most prolific Oscar winners and nominees.
What has happened in 2019’s awards season so far?
Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner at the Golden Globes (after receiving mostly mixed reviews from critics but proving a hit with its audience), taking home the award for Best Picture, with lead Rami Malek also picking up the Best Actor award.
Though the Globes is voted for by just 65 journalists from the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association, it still tends to have a knock-on effect for the Academy Awards (voting for the Oscars opened the day after the Globes took place), and the Queen biopic may well be a bigger player this year than the snootier critics among us had expected.
We’ve also seen some consistency in the acting categories in the two major ceremonies that have taken place thus far (the Globes and the Critics Choice Awards): Christian Bale, Glenn Close (though tying with Gaga at the CCAs) and Regina King won at both. Mahershala Ali was nominated at the Globes and won at the CCAs.
Roma, too, has been favoured by both awards committees. It won best picture and best director at the CCAs, and best foreign language film and best director at the Globes.
And Britain’s Olivia Colman has also won at both the Globes and the CCAs and picked up a Bafta nomination along with her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Read on for our full assessment of this year’s contenders
Youthful (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) beat Arnett (16-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) with a trio of 30-27 scores in a lightweight session that was a piece of the UFC 234 prelims on ESPN at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. It pursued prelims on UFC Fight Pass and went before the compensation per-see fundamental card.
UFC 234 talk string
UFC 234 play-by-play and live outcomes
Arnett’s length gave off an impression of being leeway for him in the first round, enabling him to arrive pokes, at that point pull out to be at any rate on the finish of Young’s counters. Youthful endeavored to push forward to motivate his punches to land, and he did – yet quite often while Arnett was sponsorship up. Be that as it may, with 15 seconds left, Young set up together a strong mix that popped Arnett’s head back a few times.
The second round played out much equivalent to the first – Arnett’s prosperity came all through a large portion of the edge, however Young set up together his rally late in the round. The two contenders landed substantial punches toward the finish of the round, including a major lower arm from Young. Arnett returned to his corner with his nose looking crushed.
Fifty seconds into the third, Arnett handled a major right hand that took Young quickly off his feet. Be that as it may, he was up rapidly, and returned to endeavoring to back Arnett up with blends. Again in the last moment, Young set up revives together that more likely than not satisfied with the judges. Arnett set up a few punches together late, as well, and Young got a knockdown just before the horn.
Regularly updated UFC 234 outcomes incorporate
Shane Young def. Austin Arnett through consistent choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kai Kara-France def. Raulian Paiva through split choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kyung Ho Kang def. Teruto Ishihara by means of specialized accommodation (back exposed gag) – Round 1, 3:59
Jalin Turner def. Callan Potter by means of knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:53
Jonathan Martinez def. Wuliji Buren by means of consistent choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations, and slated performers include Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, and Lady Gaga.
It’s the ideal opportunity for the 2019 Grammy Awards, the greatest night in music and seemingly the flashiest of all entertainment pageants. The 61st yearly function will be hung on February 10 at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific, airing live on CBS.
This year, 15-time Grammy champ Alicia Keys assumes control over the facilitating reins from James Corden, who helmed the show in the past two years. Also, it will be a difficult night, overflowing with exhibitions from a sparkling cluster of performers, including Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Chloe x Halle, Travis Scott, and then some.
Also, Diana Ross will give what’s being charged as an “extremely extraordinary execution” to pay tribute to her very own 75th birthday celebration. Also, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, and Andra Day will play out a tribute to soul legend Aretha Franklin, who kicked the bucket in August 2018.
With respect to the real honors, the four greatest distinctions of the night are Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist, which are all open to music and entertainers from any classification.
Kendrick Lamar drives the selections with a sum of eight, including Album of the Year for the Black Panther soundtrack; the other 2019 Album of the Year candidates are Drake’s diagram topping collection Scorpion, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Janelle Monáe’s science fiction oppressed world Dirty Computer, Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You, and Post Malone’s Beerbongs and Bentleys.
The 2019 chosen people for Best New Artist are Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha, and Jorja Smith — quite missing is Cardi B, who, regardless of her leap forward accomplishment in the previous year, is ineligible for the title since she was named in different classes at the 2018 Grammys.
Because of Grammys’ balanced qualification period — the window for the 2019 Grammys keeps running from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018 — a portion of the current year’s chosen people may appear somewhat odd as far as their planning. As Aja Romano recently noted for Vox, the 2019 Grammys spread “music like Taylor Swift’s Reputation, which was discharged on November 10, 2017, yet not the Star Is Born soundtrack, which was discharged on October 5, 2018.”
Why Taylor Swift’s 2017 collection Reputation got a 2019 Grammy gesture
However one tune from the Star Is Born soundtrack — Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” — is in the running, because of its discharge as a solitary on September 27. “Shallow” is up for both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and is one of two melodies that are selected for Grammys this year that are additionally up for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscars. The other is Kendrick Lamar and Sza’s “Every one of the Stars,” from Black Panther, which is designated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rap/Sung Performance.
One last setback of the 2019 qualification window is Ariana Grande’s hit single “thank u, next,” which was discharged days after the window shut (in spite of the fact that the artist is named for Best Pop Vocal Performance for “God Is a Woman” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener). Grande was initially slated to perform at the function however hauled out after supposedly conflicting with makers over which melodies she would perform, and Variety gave an account of February 6 that she is never again intending to go to the service by any stretch of the imagination.
On the off chance that you need to watch the 2019 Grammys live, here’s the means by which you can do it.
Step by step instructions to watch the 2019 Grammys, on the web and on TV
The 2019 Grammys will air Sunday, February 10, at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific on CBS. You can live-stream the service on CBS All Access or YouTube TV. The two administrations are membership based yet offer free preliminaries. Features from the function will likewise be accessible for the duration of the night by means of Facebook Watch on the Grammys Facebook page and the CBS Facebook page.
In the event that celebrity central style (or the potential for celebrity main street errors) is more your speed, you can watch it web based beginning at 5 pm Eastern/2 pm Pacific on Facebook Watch through the Grammys Facebook page, the CBS Facebook page, or Grammy.com. On your real TV, E’s! celebrity central inclusion starts at 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific, and CBS’s celebrity main street inclusion starts at 7 pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific.
On the other hand, you can utilize a ludicrous gadget or membership gushing administration that conveys CBS — including Fubo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and Hulu’s live TV administration to stream the honors. Furthermore, remember that numerous membership spilling administrations will enable you to agree to accept a free time for testing, gave you’re another client — so in the event that you don’t as of now have a membership to an administration that conveys CBS, agreeing to accept a preliminary is your most logical option to live-stream the honors for nothing.
Manchester City are required to review Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling after both were named as substitutes in Wednesday’s success at Everton.
Manchester City are required to review Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling after both were named as substitutes in Wednesday’s success at Everton.
Manchester City are required to review Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling after both were named as substitutes in Wednesday’s success at Everton.
SUN 10 FEB 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo have again been discounted.
Chelsea focus back Antonio Rudiger is required to defeat the knee damage that kept him out against Huddersfield.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Gary Cahill are being checked because of a fever and minor back damage individually.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
@Guymowbray: Two weeks previously their Carabao Cup last conflict, this is a match that features the regularly expanding requests on those at the best clubs.
Enthusiasm Guardiola has called this one “a genuine last”, as he plots what may must be a faultless completion to the season assaulting every one of the FOUR rivalries City began in. They truly could win the mind boggling parcel.
Also, despite the fact that Chelsea won’t be champions, is Maurizio Sarri’s first year as terrible as has been made out? They’re a best four group could in any case win THREE esteemed glasses! City were understanding with Pep in year one.
The ‘must have it currently’ culture conveys added weights to all. As in the public eye, so in football.
VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT
Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola: “At Chelsea, I comprehend what they need to do and they are doing it. Great association, hostile and protective, they realize what they need to do.
“It’s a last for us. We need to play in that way. We have played one progressively amusement. In any case, we can’t deny it. A couple of days prior we could be seven points behind.”
Chelsea head mentor Maurizio Sarri: “right now, as I would like to think, Manchester City are the best group in Europe. They are a case for each club.
“We have to work. Guardiola is in the third season in the Premier League, Klopp in the fourth or fifth, however we have to work. I don’t have the foggiest idea about another way. We need just to work and attempt to decrease the hole.”
This will be City’s hardest round of the week (after matches against Arsenal and Everton), in light of the fact that Chelsea have some great players.
I would back Gonzalo Higuain to score for Chelsea, and his development in the crate is top class, however City are having some fantastic luck and I will run with them to win it.
Lawro’s full forecasts v A Private War stars Paul Conroy and Jamie Dornan
No holds barred
This will be the third gathering this season, and they will likewise confront each other in the League Cup last on 24 February. City won 2-0 in August’s Community Shield, while Chelsea were 2-0 victors in December’s switch group installation
Manchester City have lost 25 Premier League matches versus Chelsea, more than against some other adversary.
Chelsea are the main side to win in excess of two best flight installations against a group overseen by Pep Guardiola.
City have the division’s best home record this season, with 12 wins from 13 amusements.
They could turn into the main club to score numerous objectives in 15 back to back best flight home installations since Tottenham had a kept running of 16 of every a line from March to December 1965.
Energy Guardiola’s side have scored 27 objectives in their previous five recreations at the Etihad Stadium in all rivalries.
Manchester City have dropped 16 this season, two more than in the entire of 2017-18.
Three of their four association vanquishes this season came after they scored the opening objective.
Sergio Aguero has 22 objectives in his 15 latest Premier League begins at home, scoring in every one of the last six.
The Blues could break even with the club Premier League record of neglecting to score in three sequential away installations, set from December 1992 to January 1993 and coordinated in April 2002.
They could lose four progressive away matches in all rivalries out of the blue since a keep running of five of every a column from January to March a year ago.
Their latest away objective was N’Golo Kante’s 51st-minute victor at Crystal Palace on 30 December – 309 minutes back.
Chelsea are winless in six Premier League away installations against set up best six adversaries, losing every one of the last four.
Gonzalo Higuain has scored 38 objectives in 37 class appearances under Maurizio Sarri.
Atletico Madrid will have Real Madrid in the LaLiga today in another epic apparatus in world football Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid. Just two points separate the most outstanding adversaries in the group and there is no uncertainty that both these group will need to win. Genuine Madrid are third in the LaLiga table with 42 of every 22 diversions, eight behind alliance pioneers Barcelona while Atletico are second with 44.
The ‘El Derbi Madrileño’ is one of the hardest match-ups on the planet Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid football with gigantic chronicled criticalness and a triumph for both of the two most outstanding adversaries will be a wellspring of enormous benefit. The installation is of colossal centrality in Spain and it had no shy of excitement throughout the years-from late bends to battles and dramatization.
The principal go head to head between the two groups was back in September at the Bernabéu was a person on foot 0-0 draw. A success for Los Blancos will put them second on the table, in front of Atletico Madrid and Atletico will be urgent to keep that from occurring.
Right away, let us rapidly investigate three players who can take the Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid inside stage and change the tie inside a squint of an eye.
With only one objective and one aid the LaLiga, Saul may appear as though less compromising than different players, however that is not the situation. Flexible and successful, Saul’s essence in the midfield gives Atletico Madrid the edge to channel their assaults and transform their protective moves into counter assaults inside a squint of an eye.
Also, the world knows about Saul’s shooting capacity as his shooting ability empowers him to score from separation. He scored an objective when Real Madrid confronted Atletico in the UEFA Super Cup toward the beginning of 2018/19 season and Real Madrid players will be additional mindful not to surrender the Spaniard a the slightest bit of room in their own half.
Saul is no newcomer and he has ruled Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid any semblance of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the midfield in past derbies. Los Blancos players will be careful about the danger Saul have in the midfield.
(CNN)It’s ski dashing’s greatest occasion outside the Olympics and accompanies the cachet of a world title to wear with satisfaction for the following two years.
High skiing’s FIS World Championships occur in Are, Sweden throughout the following two weeks with legends to be produced, names to be made and scores to be settled.
The occasion will likewise stamp the finish of a period – American extraordinary Lindsey Vonn will resign from ski dashing after Sunday’s declining a result of the attacks the game and its spills have gone up against her body throughout the years. What’s more, individual speedster Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway’s Olympic downhill hero, is additionally bowing out after a famous yet damage tormented profession.
In any case, especially at the highest point of their amusements are slalom authorities Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher, both offering to add more shine to sparkling vocations and guard the world titles they won in St. Moritz, Switzerland two years prior.
Here’s the best five arguments for skiing’s World Championships.
So long, Lindsey
The 34-year-old Vonn has appreciated a dazzling profession and amassed a noteworthy 82 World Cup triumphs to sit second on the unsurpassed rundown behind Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark.
Regardless of an index of wounds, she was resolved to give it one last shot at passing Stenmark’s record this season, however Vonn has at long last surrendered to her feeble body.
“My body is broken hopeless and it isn’t giving me a chance to have the last season I longed for,” she composed on Facebook Friday. “My body is shouting at me to STOP and it’s the ideal opportunity for me to tune in.”
The American won super-G and downhill world titles in 2009, and battled over from damage to secure bronze in the Olympic downhill in Pyeongchang in 2018 to add to downhill gold and super-G bronze in Vancouver in 2010. In spite of just contending once this season as a result of knee damage, a goodbye world title isn’t past the domains of plausibility.
However, Vonn will in any case say farewell to the game as the best female ski racer ever.
Svindal is a standout amongst the most predominant men’s skiers of his age with 36 World Cup wins and five world titles.
He won three decorations, including super-G gold, at the Vancouver 2010 Games and turned into skiing’s most established gold medalist with triumph in the blue riband downhill at 35 years old a year ago.
Genuine knee damage in a season-finishing crash at Kitzbuhel in 2016 has abandoned him helpless to prepare much in ongoing seasons, holding his endeavors for race day.
He won a super-G at Val Gardena, Italy in December, however Svindal – one of Norway’s “Assaulting Vikings” – acknowledges the end is near.
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