Westbrook hits 58 in vain as Blazers thwart Thunder

first_imgPrince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties A nail-biting final few minutes saw the Thunder stay in touch without managing to overhaul the Blazers. Westbrook crucially missed three consecutive shots as the Blazers took an 118-116 lead with only 41.9 seconds on the clock.Jusuf Nurkic increased the lead to four points with a right hook shot but the Thunder immediately made it a 120-119 game when Oladipo made an arcing three-pointer.Two more McCollum free throws put the Blazers three points ahead with 15.1 seconds remaining. A final attempted three-pointer from Westbrook missed the target and the Blazers sealed the win.“I just missed them,” Westbrook said later. “Made them all game, missed that one. But it’s all right. It is (frustrating).”“But at the same time, we put ourselves in that position,” he added. “We should be defending at a high level. Those are definitely shots I will live with because I will make them 9 out of 10. I just happen to miss that one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon LATEST STORIES Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot between Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J McCollum, left, and forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Portland won 126-121. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Russell Westbrook exploded for the highest-scoring game of his career with 58 points, but it was not enough to stop the Oklahoma City Thunder from falling to a pulsating defeat against Portland on Tuesday.The Trail Blazers squeezed home with a 126-121 victory in a thrilling battle at the Chesapeake Energy Arena that Westbrook appeared to be attempting to win single-handedly.ADVERTISEMENT Blazers power forward Meyers Leonard said Portland had suspected they would be able to exploit Oklahoma City’s reliance on Westbrook.“Russ is incredible, no doubt about it,” he said. “Extremely talented, able to make plays for others. Able to score the ball obviously, rebound, defend, everything.”“But with that being said, it sometimes becomes a one-man show,” he added. “Now he is capable of that. But I think it’s to our credit, top to bottom we had a lot of guys contribute. We were sharing the ball, we believed in what we were doing, we believed in each other. This was a very big win for us.”Blazers coach Terry Stotts echoed Meyers’s assessment.“Up and down, all nine guys who played made a contribution,” he said. “I think we are playing better. It can be fleeting, so I don’t want to go overboard. I think we’re playing pretty positive with how we’re playing.”ADVERTISEMENT Ultimately, however, his virtuoso display came up short against the multi-faceted Blazers, who finished with seven players in double figures.Allen Crabbe led the scoring for the visitors with 23 points while Damian Lillard finished with 22 points. C.J. McCollum scored 21 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWestbrook meanwhile made 21 of 39 shots but could not add to his remarkable season tally of triple doubles. Tellingly, Westbrook was the only Thunder starting player to make an assist.Only two other Thunder players made double figures — Victor Oladipo with 16 points and Enes Kanter with 11 points — as Oklahoma City slid to its fourth-straight defeat. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Nowitzki joins 30,000 club against Lakers Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Another Bullet wins Caymanas feature in fast time

first_imgANOTHER BULLET yesterday defied topweight 126lb with Barbadian jockey Simon Husbands to turn the tables on third-place ANOTHER VIGOROUS in the St Catherine Cup at five and a half furlongs. After a scrappy start and first furlong, which later prompted a stewards’ enquiry into the event, ANOTHER BULLET took on NUCLEAR FLIGHT, who had come down sharply approaching the half-mile, cutting off ANOTHER VIGOROUS running against the rail. With ANOTHER VIGOROUS on the reverse after being hindered and taken in hand by Dane Nelson, ANOTHER BULLET doggedly pressed NUCLEAR FLIGHT into the lane and outbattled the filly, who he allowed 16lb, proving stronger inside the last quarter-furlong. ANOTHER BULLET posted a fast 1:04.3 after picking up 10lb from his last race when placing second by a length to ANOTHER VIGOROUS at seven furlongs, ridden then by apprentice Daniel Satchell. NUCLEAR FLIGHT stayed on for second, ahead of a game ANOTHER VIGOROUS, who came running on at the end after enduring a rough passage approaching the half-mile marker. Meanwhile, Shane Ellis rode two winners on the 10-race card, including Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes runner-up SUPREME SOUL, who won the fifth event for three-year-olds at seven furlongs. A Soul Warrior half-brother to stablemate BIGDADDYKOOL, 1-5 favourite SUPREME SOUL tracked CUSTER and took over entering the straight, clocking a fast 1:26.0 for an eight and a half length win ahead of TRICKY ONE. Ellis opened his account with 3-1 chance BALAZO, who chased and beat even-money favourite ZI BEAST at five furlongs straight in the second event. Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday. NOTE: Due to technical problems, we are unable to publish the detailed results from yesterday’s racing at Caymanas Park. We apologise for the inconvenience.last_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas falls to Adelaide 36ers in 2nd scrimmage

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas suffered a disappointing 85-75 beating at the hands of Adelaide in their final tune-up game before the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup Sunday at Meralco Gym.The 36ers went on a 20-2 run to end the first quarter that proved to be enough foundation for them to build on until the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT 3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees Eric Griffin then, gave Adelaide a 20-point lead, 58-38, midway through the third quarter.Gilas tried to answer back in the fourth with a 10-4 run capped off by Andray Blatche’s three to cut the deficit to eight, 80-72, with 2:11 to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe game also marked the much-awaited return of guard Kiefer Ravena from an 18-month Fiba-imposed suspension.Ravena was worth the wait, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ The Nationals beat the 36ers in their first meeting, 92-83, on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Messi to miss Barcelona’s game at Real Betis SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? View comments LATEST STORIES Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Palace: No Duterte hand in alleged petition to revoke ABS-CBN franchise BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graftlast_img read more

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Vendor granted $100,000 bail for escaping lawful custody

first_imgA vendor of Lot 22 Yarrowdam, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was granted 0,000 bail for escaping lawful custody when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Johnathan Mohammed, 25, was also charged with unlawful wounding.It was alleged that on September 24, 2016, in Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Shante Williams. It was further alleged that on the same day while being in custody for unlawful wounding, he escaped.Mohammed pleaded not guilty to both charges.Police prosecution facts revealed that the defendant while being in custody at the Ruimveldt Police Outpost, asked to use the lavatory. He was relieved of handcuffs and shackles and so seized the opportunity to escape on foot. He was caught the following day, arrested and charged.Williams however told the court that she would like to withdraw the matter against Mohammed. As such, she was questioned by police prosecutor whether she was forced to withdraw the matter but replied in the negative.The charge of unlawful wounding was subsequently withdrawn against Mohammed.The charge of escaping lawful custody was maintained against him and he will make his next court appearance on October 14, 2016.last_img read more

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Real slump at Levante

first_imgBut the loss left Jose Mourinho’s side in fourth spot, three points behind Valencia and Betis, and one back from Barcelona.Real had plenty of possession but Levante defended resolutely.Kaka missed an early chance and Karim Benzema was a danger but Real’s task became a lot harder following the dismissal of Sami Khedira for a second yellow card.Ronaldo was brought on after the break but Real still were unable to create clear-cut chances and instead they were caught on the break through Arouna Kone who grabbed the only goal in the 68th minute.“I think that while we had eleven against eleven we were fine and the opposition never went further than the halfway line,” said Real coach Jose Mourinho.“There are players at Madrid who have not adapted to foul play and are not comfortable with it. One of my players (Khedira) was to blame because he knew what was going to happen.“However, at the same time we had a clear penalty which was not given and they should have had a player sent off. We should also have made more of the openings in the first half to win the match.”On Saturday, Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick as Barcelona responded emphatically to questions over their motivation by demolishing Osasuna.David Villa (2), Cesc Fabregas and Xavi were also on target, while the unfortunate Roversio scored an own-goal, as the Spanish and European champions rebounded from two successive draws.Barca coach Pep Guardiola denied there was ever a problem inside the dressing room and insisted he was never worried by criticism that his side had become complacent with success.“I wasn’t angry, people said I was angry but it wasn’t the case. Obviously there is a part of the media which wants Barcelona to do badly and likewise there is a section which wants Real Madrid to do so,” he said after the game.“I am not angry because my players haven’t given me a reason to be so. I defend my players and my job is to convince them that they can win every game. If one day I think my players haven’t worked hard enough I will say it.”A poacher’s goal from in-form Roberto Soldado gave Valencia victory over Sporting Gijon while Radamel Falcao fired a hat-trick as he led Atletico Madrid to a 4-0 victory over Racing Santander.New signings Falcao and Diego were combining well, and the Colombian started the rout slotting home clinically after 23 minutes. He then sent the keeper the wrong way with a penalty before half-time and completed his hat-trick ten minutes into the second half.Substitute Adrian Lopez scored 12 minutes from the end for a resounding win.Luis Garcia hit both goals, including a last-minute winner, as he helped Zaragoza to a 2-1 victory over his former club Espanyol.The visitors’ Javi Lopez equalised Garcia’s opener and the match appeared to be heading for a draw until Zaragoza won a penalty three minutes from time.Garcia saw his spot-kicked blocked by ‘keeper Cristian Alvarez but there was still time for him to make amends and score the winner in injury time.An early Michu header gave Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 Madrid derby victory at Getafe in Sunday’s early game.It was the first time that the two lesser lights of the Spanish capital had met in the top flight and Rayo, carrying a greater threat in front of goal, came out on top.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, Spain September 19 – Ten-man Real Madrid crashed to a 1-0 defeat at modest Levante on Sunday, a morale-sapping setback coming just 24 hours after bitter rivals Barcelona had staged an eight-goal masterclass against Osasuna.Real rested Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil as they looked to maintain their 100 percent record and keep pace with leaders Valencia, who beat Sporting Gijon 1-0, and Real Betis, who defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-2, to keep up their own perfect starts.last_img read more

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Etherington forced to retire with ongoing back injury

first_img1 Former Tottenham, West Ham and Stoke winger Matthew Etherington has announced his retirement from football because of an ongoing back problem.The 33-year-old, who made his professional debut with Peterborough in 1997 as a 15-year-old, was released by Stoke in the summer after five and a half years with the club and did not play another professional game.He was given a trial by Millwall last month but has been forced to hang up his boots.Etherington wrote on Twitter: “Due to an ongoing back problem, the day has come for me to retire from professional football.“I have some amazing memories since the day I made my debut at just 15yrs old. Thank you to all the great clubs I have played for and to the supporters.“I have made some mistakes along the way but it has made me who I am today. I look at the past with pride and to the future with optimism.” Matthew Etherington last_img read more

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Things To Do

first_imgLombardi Ranch, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 296-8697. Home and Business Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today in the parking lot at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Heather Sarge at (661) 702-6977. Share Life features blood donations for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and/or food and toiletry donations to the Hunger Defense Fund, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Sponsored by Heart of the Canyons church. Call (661) 255-7246, Ext. 510. Bow Wows & Meows Pet Fair will feature dogs and cats for adoption and pet-related vendors and information booths, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today at William S. Hart Park, 24151 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 297-5961 or visit www.bowwowsandmeows.org. Friends of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale concert will benefit the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, 3:30 p.m. today at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 254-8886. Light the Night Walk will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 7 p.m. today at Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia. Call Stephanie Weinheimer at (310) 846-4721. Healthy hike, 8 a.m. every Tuesday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Drumming around the World will feature drums and drumming from different cultures, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Breast Cancer Awareness Wine Tasting will feature wines from a variety of regions, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Salt Creek Grill, 24415 Town Center Drive, No. 115, Valencia. Tickets: $35. Call (661) 222-9999. Jim Mooney of Back Pages will perform solo on acoustic guitar with vocals, 7-10 p.m. Thursday at All Corked Up, 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 799-7979. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “The Rocky Horror Show” will be presented, 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 7 and 11 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-5304. Captain Underpants and the Purple Porta-Potty will make an appearance during two sessions, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Gypsy Folk Ensemble, 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Illusionist Michael LaFond, 4-6 p.m. Saturday in the multipurpose room at Helmers Elementary School, 27300 N. Grandview Drive, Valencia. Call Berean Baptist Church at (661) 296-3910. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Leonard Nimoy in his one-man show, “See What I See: Shekhina,” 8 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Tickets: $60. Call (661) 254-2411.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsRanger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Taco-A-Thon will benefit Campus After Dark, noon-3 p.m. today at the home of Jerry and Leah Randall, 30431 Star Canyon Road, Castaic. Call (661) 373-4073 or visit www.campusafterdark,org. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented, 1 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “Terror By Gaslight” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays (except Oct. 22) through Oct. 28 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “Proof” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. last_img read more

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OFFICIAL! West Brom confirm signing of Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs

first_img Kieran Gibbs has joined West Brom for a reported £5million 1 📷 @KieranGibbs in his new colours…#WBA pic.twitter.com/CZoKl1UGTK— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 30, 2017 “Firstly I would like to say how delighted I am to sign for West Brom,” the defender said following his move.“It has been an amazing journey to play for my childhood club since I was 14. I would like to thank Arsene Wenger for giving me the chance to start my career and fulfil a dream.“Thank you to all the fans, the Arsenal staff and especially my team-mates who have been there during the special moments and have helped me through some tough times.“Now it’s time for the next chapter with West Bromwich Albion and I can’t wait to get started with the boys.“(Tony Pulis is) different to what I’ve had before and I feel he can develop me in certain areas I maybe need to work on. He can help me progress.”Pulis, whose team have so far won two and drawn one of their opening three games of the Premier League season, said: “We’ve now got a deal which is right for the club and I’m really pleased to add a player of this quality and experience to our group.“Kieran’s a good age and has made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, represented his country and has Premier League and Champions League experience“To add these qualities to our squad is exactly what we’re looking for.” West Brom have announced the signing of Arsenal and England left-back Kieran Gibbs for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old has penned a four-year deal contract with the Baggies.While West Brom have not disclosed the fee involved, reports claim he has moved to the Hawthorns for around £5million.Gibbs made over 200 appearances for Arsenal but, despite his early potential, struggled to retain a regular place in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI.He is expected to be the first of several departures from the Emirates Stadium before Thursday’s transfer deadline.The England international, who has ten senior Three Lions caps, is the Baggies’ latest summer recruit and follows Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth Barry, Yuning Zhang and Oliver Burke to the club.last_img read more

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Diego Simeone signs two-year contract extension as Atletico Madrid manager

first_img1 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension with the LaLiga club.The 47-year-old Argentinian, who first took charge of the Spanish outfit in December 2011, will remain with Atleti until the end of June 2020.A statement on the club’s website read: “Our manager signed the new contract that ties him to Atletico Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30th, 2020.“The much-awaited news by the Atletico fans is thus confirmed, something that Enrique Cerezo, Miguel Angel Gil and Simeone himself have always hinted at in their public statements.”Former Atletico midfielder Simeone led the club to Europa League success during his first season in charge before claiming the European Super Cup and the Copa del Rey the following term.Further success followed with their 10th league title in 2013-14, when they also reached the Champions League final, only to be beaten by neighbours Real.Last season Simeone guided Atletico to another Copa del Rey and – so far this campaign – they sit fourth in the league table after an unbeaten start ahead of Saturday’s trip to Valencia. Diego Simeone last_img read more

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Only Man United and Chelsea can challenge Man City – Lampard exclusive

first_imgThere are only two teams who can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title this season, according to Frank Lampard.The Chelsea legend believes his former side, as well as Manchester United, possess the consistency to fight at the top of the table for the entire campaign, whereas other current challengers – such as Liverpool and Arsenal – lack this attribute.Pep Guardiola’s City are eight points clear at the top of the table at this stage of the season, having won 14 and drawn the other of their 15 matches so far.Local rivals Man United are their closest challengers, on 35 points to City’s 43, while Chelsea sit a further three points back in third.Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs make up the rest of the top six, though none of that trio have, as of yet, passed the 30-point mark.Only the second and third-placed clubs are in the position to still challenge City, as Lampard told talkSPORT.Speaking at the BT Sport Action Woman Awards, Lampard said: “Manchester United are still there, and I think Chelsea will be the other main challengers.“I think the others will struggle for the consistency to close the gap on a team who are playing so well in Manchester City.“But we certainly can’t say it’s over at this stage, yet.“What the other teams, other than City, need to do is try and stay in contention and hope for a blip with [sic] City.“At the moment it’s not coming… but you have to stay in the game.”Lampard was complimentary of league leaders City, saying they are starting to show grit against tough opponents – the grit that is often associated with champions.He added: “We’ve seen in the last two games City are not going to have it all their own way – they’re going to come up against difficult games.“They’ve shown grit – to be fair to them – this week to get two results, and Manchester United is a huge game for them as well.“But for the neutral, obviously, we want to see it [the title race] stay alive, but for City they want to put one foot closer to being champions in December, which is an early call.”last_img read more

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