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The diversity is really positive Arsenal v Brighton (Sun, 14:00 BST) Arsenal Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on Rebecca Welch becoming the first female Premier League referee later this month: “It is great news. I wish her all the best, it will be really positive. The diversity we have is incredibly positive for the league. It is something that was needed.

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Liverpool v Man Utd Liverpool Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spoke about the upcoming fixtures, including against Manchester United on Sunday, after their defeat in the Europa League to Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday: ”[The schedule] is Thursday, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday. It’s so tough. “Then it’s the 26th and we have a few days between Burnley and Newcastle until 1 January. But it’s brutal. We have to get through this. “We have already our injuries and we will see who is available for all the games, but we need them all pretty much to get through. It’s really tough but it’s…

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told the club’s owners that locking down the team’s best young prospects is a priority during the January transfer window. Wilder returned for a second spell in charge at Bramall Lane earlier this month and has been running the rule over a squad that sits bottom of the Premier League table with eight points from 16 games. He has now held early discussions with the hierarchy, outlining his verdict and future plans. And while fresh additions in the new year are sure to form part of his blueprint, he is certain that working on deals for those…

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Shot of the year? Best golf moment of 2023? What was the funniest storyline? The Sky Sports Golf podcast looks back at a memorable 12 months Josh Antmann, Andrew Coltart and Jamie Spence discuss the moment Adam Hadwin was tackled by security as Nick Taylor celebrated winning the Canadian Open! Rory McIlroy’s Scottish Open brilliance and Europe’s Ryder Cup glory are among the talking points from an end-of-season awards special edition of the Sky Sports Golf podcast. Jamie Spence and Andrew Coltart join regular host Josh Antmann in the vodcast studio to look back at some of the most…

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Harden becomes the 24th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points. LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden scored his 25,000th career point while racking up 28 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard added 27 points and eight rebounds in the Los Angeles Clippers’ sixth straight victory, 121-113 over the slumping Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Clippers, who overcame Paul George’s first injury absence of the season for their 11th win in 14 games. Los Angeles adroitly held off the Warriors’…

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DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic became the first NBA player with at least 10 triple-doubles in seven straight seasons as the Denver Nuggets beat the Brooklyn Nets 124-101 on Thursday night for their third consecutive win. Jokic had 26 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in his 115th career triple-double during the regular season. Denver also was bolstered by the return of Jamal Murray, who missed Tuesday’s game at Chicago with ankle soreness. He scored 16 points, and Peyton Watson added 18 for the defending champion Nuggets. https://twitter.com/NBAHistory/status/1735516214514827264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1735516214514827264%7Ctwgr%5Eab7c2b992021cd1f3af3abb1b2cca2827b1ebc18%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nba.com%2Fnews%2Fnikola-jokic-becomes-1st-player-with-10-plus-triple-doubles-in-7-straight-seasons “Hey, with Nikola, life becomes a lot easier,” Denver coach…

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Latest appointments include Premier League’s first woman referee and first black referee for 15 years History will be made in the Premier League this Christmas, with Rebecca Welch becoming the competition’s first woman referee and Sam Allison the first black official to take charge of a match for 15 years. PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) has announced that both officials will oversee top-flight matches this month. Welch will be the referee when Fulham host Burnley on Saturday 23 December. Allison will be in charge for Sheffield United v Luton Town on Boxing Day, becoming the Premier League’s first black…

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Crystal Palace forward claims award after scoring three goals last month Ademola Ola-Adebomi has been named the PL2 Player of the Month for November 2023, topping an eight-man shortlist that was selected by the Premier League’s Football Development Panel. The 20-year-old Crystal Palace centre-forward claims the award after scoring a hat-trick in a 7-1 win over Leeds United, netting three times between the 29th and 55th minutes, as the Eagles rose from 16th to 12th in the PL2 table. Palace’s young stars are yet to hit the heights of last season’s fourth-place finish, but this hasn’t slowed down Ola-Adebomi, whose…

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What to do with Haaland? Ones to watch. Everything you need ahead of Friday’s 18:30 GMT deadline The Scout and Fantasy Premier League experts are providing managers with everything they need to know ahead of the Gameweek 17 deadline at 18:30 GMT on Friday 15 December. Scout Selection See the best Fantasy line-up for Gameweek 17. What to do with Haaland? With the Man City star an injury doubt for Gameweek 17, The Scout compares the leading forward options who could replace him in managers’ squads. FPL experts discuss the best forwards to own. What to do in defence? Frustrated…

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Alex Keble says tactical flexibility, control and hard work have been key to Villa’s transformation Alex Keble looks at why it is time to start considering Aston Villa as potential Premier League title challengers. Aston Villa When asked, in the aftermath of victory over Arsenal, whether Villa were in the title race, Unai Emery said something wholly unexpected: “We are in.” With those three small words, Emery has abandoned the cautious manager-speak and given Villa supporters permission to dream of the unthinkable. And why not? In the space of four days, Villa beat last season’s top two without conceding a…

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