Phil Jones’ Face Mocked by Michy Batshuayi in United Loss to Valencia

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Manchester United were just dreadful tonight in a 2-1 Champions League group stage loss to Valencia. There were numerous Red Devils players who put in extremely poor performances, but central defender Phil Jones may have been the worst of all. When things go wrong for Jones his unique body language sometimes makes those mistakes appear worse than they really are.

He often becomes a popular target on social media as Twitter users sometimes ask “why is Phil Jones?”

Tonight was one of those nights as the United centre back surrendered an own goal

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Scottie Pippen Lawsuit Against Comedian Lindsey Glazer Hilariously Backfiring

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On the court, Scottie Pippen is widely considered the second greatest Chicago Bull of all time, behind only Michael Jordan. Off the court he has a reputation (“No Tipping Pippen”) as not being the most awesome guy in the world. (All we know for sure is that he’s an AWFUL interview subject– so BORING!) There are plenty of negative rumors and un-flattering stories about him floating around out there, and some of them became a lot more believable ever since he sued comedian Lindsey Glazer (Woloshin).

Right now, it looks like filing that lawsuit was a huge mistake, as it’s starting to create a PR disaster for ol’ #33. Pippen is suing Glazer and her husband after the couple rented his Ft. Lauderdale mansion, and according to his attorney, totally trashed the place.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Qarabag FK (Europa League)

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Arsenal FC enter their UEFA Europa League group stage finale having already topped the grouping, and thus without anything at all to play for. The only exception would be the Gunners fringe players, who will get a rare opportunity to play and potentially impress manager Unai Emery into giving them a chance to play in a future match that has more meaning.

Arsenal welcomes Qarabag FK to north London, and with just three points accumulated from group play, the Azerbaijani side is dead last in the standings and eliminated from Europe. Thus provides the perfect opportunity for Emery to rotate his squad, and keep his first team guys fresh for the major workload that is ahead the rest of this month and next.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Vidi (Europa League)

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Having long clinched their status as the winners of UEFA Europa League Group L, Chelsea FC head to the Hungarian capital city of Budapest for their group stage finale tomorrow night at MOL Vidi FC. Unless Chelsea are hell bent on achieving a perfect Euro campaign of all wins, no losses and no draws, this match is utterly meaningless.

How much motivation and desire the Blues will have it for it remains to be seen, but we do know that manager Maurizio Sarri will surely do some squad rotation here. With the fixture congestion of the festive period to consider, Sarri will rest most of his regulars.

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Liverpool and Tottenham Could Receive Extremely Tough Draw in UCL Knockout Round

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It wasn’t easy, but both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC were able to get their tickets to the UEFA Champions League knockout round punched on Tuesday. Both the Reds and Spurs had some struggles in the early-to-mid portions of the UCL group stage, but came correct when it mattered most, at the end and thus qualified as their respective grouping’s runner-up.

For Liverpool, it wasn’t secure until a stoppage time save from Alisson put Napoli on ice. For Tottenham, they had to play the waiting game on Inter-Milan following completion of their draw at Barcelona.

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Mauricio Pochettino: UCL Games in New Stadium Motivated Tottenham

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It certainly wasn’t easy, but Tottenham Hotspur did what they had to do, got some help and they’re now through to the UEFA Champions League round of 16. That now means all four English sides have progressed to the knockout round. (And with that, some extremely interesting and also very formidable match-ups for Spurs and Liverpool in the next round).

Early on in Spurs European campaign, it looked highly unlikely that they would ever reached this point, as they took just one point from their first three group stage matches.

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Alisson Save Astounds Jurgen Klopp, Football Fans Everywhere (Video)

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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was burning up the internet tonight due to the ultra-clutch save he made in stoppage time of his side’s 1-0 Champions League group stage win over Napoli. The Brazilian’s stopping Arkadiusz Milik’s shot from close range saved Liverpool figurative and literally.

A Napoli equalizer would have demoted the Reds, last year’s UCL runner-up to the Europa League. However, Alisson saved the shot, the game and the European campaign for the Merseyside club. The play was a thing of beauty too. Have a look:

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas

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Time to talk some transfer rumors, as the January window will be here before you know it. In this article we focus on Chelsea FC, and as always, remember to take these with a grain of salt. We start where else but with Eden Hazard, who once again gave public voice of his (with apologies to The Clash) “should I stay or should I go now?” inner monologue.

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Not Keen on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan Targeting Marcus Rashford Now

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AC Milan technical director Leonardo said over the weekend that the club is just not interested in the idea of potentially bringing back striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The aging Swede wasn’t able to lead his L.A. Galaxy to the Major League Soccer postseason, and he could have been had on a loan deal to come back to Milan, but it’s just not in the cards.

Leonardo did make it known though that his club is in the market for both a new forward and midfielder. In terms of the attacking player, once again there’s a Manchester United theme at work, as Marcus Rashford is reportedly in the Serie A side’s cross-hairs.

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Pep Guardiola on Raheem Sterling Incident: “Racism is Everywhere”

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Ahead of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League group stage finale against Hoffenheim tomorrow, City manager Pep Guardiola was asked how his winger Raheem Sterling is doing right now after being subjected to abuse from Chelsea fans this past weekend.

Sterling’s only public comments on the situation, which resulted in four Blues supporters being suspended from Stamford Bridge, was a profound social media post that spotlighted an example of racism in media coverage. The Chelsea supporter alleged to have hurled racist remarks at the England international has issued an apology to Sterling, and claims his remarks were misinterpreted by lip readers

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2019 NFL Mock Draft 12-12-18

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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft time! The order is based on how teams have performed up until this point in this season, and what is expected of them the rest of the campaign and the playoffs.

Team needs were sometimes, but often not taken into account, as it’s still early for a 2019 mock draft in the purest sense. A true 2019 NFL mock draft can’t really be composed until after 2019 free agency. Have issues with the picks? Of course you do!

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Manchester City vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Match Preview, FYIs

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Manchester City can clinch the top spot in Group F with a victory over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim tomorrow night at the Etihad. However, only a draw will be required in the UEFA Champions League group stage finale if Lyon fail to defeat Shakhtar Donetsk. City are heavily favored/projected to beat the German side that finished third domestically last season; their best Bundesliga finish in club history.

City have already booked their passage through to the UCL knockout round, but obviously topping the group is the ambition, as it gives them a favorable round of 16 match-up against a grouping runner-up come March.

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