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Sports Talking point: Was Wenger right to drop Alexis Sanchez?
Author: 0 Talking point: Was Wenger right to drop Alexis Sanchez?

Emre Can and Ragnar Klavan started for the hosts but it was the visiting team's change that made social media go into a frenzy as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger perplexingly chose to bench talismanic winger Alexis Sanchez in favour of Olivier Giroud.

Author: 0 West Ham vs Chelsea

Pedro Rodriguez and Nathan Ake both looked to be in good shape as they tussled for possession during Chelsea training ahead of their crunch clash with West Ham United on Monday night. "It must be (at) our house", Conte added. "We started our season aiming to fight until the end to win the title and to be in the right position to go into next -season's Champions League".

Sports Massimiliano Allegri speaks out following speculation of deal with Arsenal
Author: 0 Massimiliano Allegri speaks out following speculation of deal with Arsenal

Arsene Wenger's job at Arsenal is under increased scrutiny following a string of poor results, including Saturday's 3-1 defeat away to Liverpool, where he left star player Alexis Sanchez on the bench. Questions surrounding Allegri's future have plagued the 49-year-old Italian this season and recent reports will only add further doubt to his future at Juventus.

Sports Peshawar Zalmi win the crown of Pakistan Super League 2017
Author: 0 Peshawar Zalmi win the crown of Pakistan Super League 2017

There had been much debate and criticism about hosting the PSL final in Pakistan and some of that made sense but one can not deny the fact that the tournament had brought enormous happiness to the mundane lives of many. An inspirational Darren Sammy led Peshawar Zalmi to title win in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore on Sunday. 18-year-old left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 16.

Sports Luke Kennard's first-team All-ACC recognition highlights Duke's postseason conference awards
Author: 0 Luke Kennard's first-team All-ACC recognition highlights Duke's postseason conference awards

UNC led 79-73 when Duke surged back. "I just think it was a special moment for us because we didn't have Brice and Marcus here", Meeks said. Freshmen guard Gabby Cooper led the team in scoring, totaling 18 points. That's the most wins for any coach in that category. Joel Berry led the way by scoring 28 points while Isaiah Hicks was the difference-maker the Tar Heels lacked in Durham as coach Roy Williams' team forced Duke into faltering down the stretch this time on the way to a ...

Sports Kavell Bigby-Williams wins Pac-12 Regular Season Championship
Author: 0 Kavell Bigby-Williams wins Pac-12 Regular Season Championship

When the Arizona Wildcats took out the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe on Saturday, they knew that they had clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 regular season title. Bell opened the second half with a jumper and Brooks scored to push the lead to 36-24. Oregon State also beat the Cardinal at Maples Pavilion, the first ever road win for the Beavers over Stanford, in early January in a 72-69 double-overtime thriller.

Author: 0 Ishant Sharma mocks Australia captain Steve Smith with weird face

But what's even more hilarious was Indian skipper Virat Kohli's reaction on the ground. Ishant tried to tease the two batsman by making faces after testing them with his pace. Smith and Renshaw retaliated by making faces as well. But Smith kept his cool and just smiled back at Jadeja. It had social media in splits. Even BCCI joined in on the fun asking Twitter to caption the animated expression.

Sports NFL Notes: Kaepernick to stand during anthem in 2017
Author: 0 NFL Notes: Kaepernick to stand during anthem in 2017

The decision comes on the heels of Kaepernick hiring new agents, who told all 32 National Football League teams that the quarterback would opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and will be available when free agency begins March 9.

Sports NFL Combine 2017: How fast was NJ's Jabrill Peppers' 40 time?
Author: 0 NFL Combine 2017: How fast was NJ's Jabrill Peppers' 40 time?

Jabrill Peppers was working out with the linebackers Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, and he burned up the track running his 40-yard dash. Before the combine, he was told he'd have to work out with the linebacker group because that was the position he played most last season - which he did to fit a need for MI.

Sports Roger Schmidt sacked at Bayer Leverkusen
Author: 0 Roger Schmidt sacked at Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen and coach Roger Schmidt have parted ways following Die Werkself's 6-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. "I personally feel sorry for this decision because we have a lot to thank Roger Schmidt for". "He also implemented the philosophy of our youth policy in exemplary fashion bringing through young players including to global level and thus securing the future development of the club".

Sports Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian confirm they were offered Marouane Fellaini
Author: 0 Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian confirm they were offered Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United are attempting to offload midfielder Marouane Fellaini, report the Express . The 2006 World Cup-winner said: "He [Fellaini] was offered to me, but I told his agent that I was looking for a different profile". Cannavaro also claimed he would like to take Everton striker Romelu Lukaku to the Chinese Super League, even though he realised the likelihood of the former Chelsea man joining Tianjin was slim.

Author: 0 WWE Says Jack Swagger Is Still Under Contract

Swagger said he's asked for his release and he's set for an worldwide appearance this month. The statement from WWE does say "when he is granted his release", so the company does appear to be hinting that it will happen. "Basically, it came down to contract negotiations and we were way off". Swagger said it came down to a "business decision". Swagger admitted it was "very frustrating" to perform every night and "entertain these fans" and not get the salary he wanted.

Sports Sanchez dropped after training ground incident
Author: 0 Sanchez dropped after training ground incident

The decision to leave out Sanchez was not, so Arsene Wenger said, to do with stalling contract talks, a question batted away with a swift "not at all". "We wanted to play two players who are strong in the air ( Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck ) because we chose to go more direct". The Mirror report that Wenger has become increasingly frustrated with Sanchez's attitude and there have been multiple rows over his application in training, which came to head during one session last week.

Sports Southampton edge seven-goal thriller at Watford
Author: 0 Southampton edge seven-goal thriller at Watford

Virgil van Dijk and Charlie Austin are the big Saints absentees and may not be back in action until April. "There's no pressure for me, no obligation with any player", said Puel. It was a good competition, but of course the most important thing was to win it, and this [the defeat] is hard for us. Southampton were unlucky to lose at Wembley against Manchester United last weekend and now they can focus fully on the league.

Sports English Premier League Report: Sunderland v Manchester City 05 March 2017
Author: 0 English Premier League Report: Sunderland v Manchester City 05 March 2017

Today's match can be viewed on Sky Sports 1 in the UK. Pep Guardiola has told his Manchester City side they are now into "must-win" territory in their three-pronged bid for silverware this season. Jan Kirchhoff and Steven Pienaar are unlikely to play as well as they are unfit, while Jack Rodwell is still suffering from a hamstring problem. "Guardiola said: "[It's] three more points.

Sports Ellen DeGeneres hosting new primetime game show
Author: 0 Ellen DeGeneres hosting new primetime game show

Before her successful move to daytime, Ellen starred in the prime-time sitcoms Ellen and The Ellen Show. Telepictures, which produces DeGeneres' syndicated talk show that airs on 82 NBC owned and affiliated stations, will serve in the same capacity alongside Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.

Sports Ulis shocks the Celtics with career night, Boston falls 109-106
Author: 0 Ulis shocks the Celtics with career night, Boston falls 109-106

It was exactly the shot in the arm the Celtics needed. Bledsoe tied the game with a late layup and his owners have to be thrilled - he averaged just 27.0 minutes in the Suns' previous two games, and his robust playing time tonight came despite a huge game from Tyler Ulis.

Sports Barty sets up Malaysian Open final against Hibino
Author: 0 Barty sets up Malaysian Open final against Hibino

The 20-year-old's victory was made even more impressive as she took a year out of tennis to play cricket for Brisbane Heat in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League. Barty said. "I was just happy to come out and play some good tennis today", she added. Barty returned with the same power and consistency to take the first set.

Sports Festus Ezeli to undergo knee surgery involving cadaver donor
Author: 0 Festus Ezeli to undergo knee surgery involving cadaver donor

He'd been seeking a donor for months , but finding aftermarket body parts for a guy that stands 6-foot-11 proved to be quite a challenge. Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is expected to undergo surgery next week on his left knee, it was announced today by Neil Olshey, president of basketball operations.

Sports Bell Dominates Truck Series Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Author: 0 Bell Dominates Truck Series Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway

This is the last race weekend on Atlanta's current surface-the old, tire-wear causing, attractive current surface-before a repave that not many people want to happen , so let's just blame these spins on the racing surface. Kyle Busch, who qualified first for the event, found victory lane to become a back-to-back victor of the Atlanta Motor Speedway race. After pitting for four fresh tires and fuel, Bell restarted out front in stage two.