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Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Guardian Sport - 24 min 24 sec ago

12.19pm BST

Quick bit of Bournemouth team news: Andrew Surman does miss out, and is replaced by Dan Gosling, who slots in alongside Wilshere and Harry Arter. Ten minutes until kick off. Predictions? Perhaps just because I sat through Liverpool v Man Utd, I fancy a humdinger: Bournemouth 2-3 Tottenham.

12.17pm BST

Mauricio Pochettino speaks:

“We believe today it’s a good option to play Son instead of Vincent (Janssen) up front, as we did against Manchester City. The midfield is the key battle today, so we have brought Dembélé in. I think we have a strong squad, it’s important because we play every three days. Today will be a very good test for us, we played Champions League three days before, and there is a possibility to be top of the table.”

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Coventry, London and Liverpool feature on Four Nations’ expansionist schedule

Guardian Sport - 43 min 52 sec ago

• Anfield chosen to host final, with organisers confident of sellout
• Choice of Coventry follows Wasps’ move there two years ago

It is not unusual for rugby league to take a revolutionary approach but even the most ardent fan must have been taken aback by the destinations for the Four Nations.

As always, there is a significant nod to tradition and the game’s heartlands – Huddersfield, Hull and Cumbria will all see action over the next month – but this year, there is a distinctly expansionist feel to a tournament in which success for England could bring welcome publicity for a sport which has struggled to break through into the mainstream.

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Hansen accuses fuming Michael Cheika of 'hijacking' All Blacks' celebrations

Guardian Sport - 51 min 32 sec ago
  • Cheika and Stephen Moore fume over ‘disrespectful’ newspaper cover
  • Wallabies coach depicted as a red-nosed clown in the New Zealand Herald

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has accused Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika of “hijacking” New Zealand’s world record celebrations in a sensational aftermath to Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup finale in Auckland. Seething at being dressed up as a red-nosed clown in the New Zealand Herald on the morning of the match, Cheika claimed the All Blacks don’t respect the Wallabies.

In an extraordinary rant after Australia’s 37-10 loss at Eden Park, Cheika was also upset at not receiving a direct invitation into the triumphant dressing room after the All Blacks chalked up an unprecedented 18th consecutive tier-one Test match win.

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Manchester United paid big money – now Paul Pogba must rise to big games | Paul Wilson

Guardian Sport - 1 hour 43 min ago

After a commanding performance against Fenerbahce in the Europa League, the midfielder will be urged by José Mourinho to make his mark against Chelsea

Manchester United are still looking for a first league win in October, and go to Stamford Bridge a couple of places behind Chelsea in the table, though at least José Mourinho can turn up at his old club with the satisfaction of having steadied the ship at his new one.

Granted, United have been less than imperious thus far, whichever combination of players they have used. Not all of their summer signings have impressed and some of the football has been reminiscent of the long afternoons that brought an early end to Louis van Gaal and his three-year plan. Yet, despite initial appearances, there have been signs of late that United under their new manager do not intend to spend the whole season in the shadow of Manchester City and theirs.

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Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand beat Australia for 18th straight Test win

BBC Sport - 1 hour 53 min ago
New Zealand become the first top-tier nation to win 18 consecutive Tests with a 37-10 victory over Australia in the Bledisloe Cup.

Graffitists target US-Mexico border fence

BBC - 1 hour 56 min ago
Mexican graffiti artists have painted a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence to promote peace.

Barry McGuigan says Commonwealth champion Josh Taylor will be a superstar

BBC Sport - 1 hour 59 min ago
Josh Taylor says he "loved every minute" of his latest win over Dave Ryan, while manager Barry McGuigan predicts big things for the Scot.

Scotland's Knox four off lead in Malaysia

BBC Sport - 2 hours 26 min ago
Scotland's Russell Knox remains in contention at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur despite a disappointing end to his third round.

Claude Puel helps Southampton forge thrilling new identity | Paul Doyle

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 28 min ago

The Frenchman only took charge in the summer but Claude Puel has already shown his ability at nurturing youth and producing exciting football

When Manchester City take the field on Sunday they will be watched by an extremely demanding manager who is demonstrating this season why he has a reputation for cultivating an attractive style of play, improving young players and making contentious decisions. Claude Puel is no Pep Guardiola but Southampton are finding the Frenchman has a way of working that takes some getting used to. And it could bring fresh success.

Ronald Koeman, like Mauricio Pochettino before him, seemed to think he had squeezed as much juice as any manager could get out of Southampton, a club that continually sells its best players. Southampton have a knack for renewing and advancing, and their appointment of Puel in the summer looks typically shrewd.

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Wasteful Brisbane Roar edge out brave Mariners in A-League win

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 37 min ago
  • Brisbane Roar 1-0 Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium
  • Thomas Kristensen’s first half strike edges Roar past Paul Okon’s side

A first half strike from Thomas Kristensen has helped a wasteful Brisbane hold off Central Coast 1-0 and claim their first win of the A-League season. The loss keeps Central Coast without a win this season and extends their winless run to 13, however rookie coach Paul Okon will be buoyed by his team’s effort.

Playing in their first home game of the season, the Mariners treated the 7,073 crowd with an intent missing from their 4-0 humiliation against Sydney FC a week earlier. The return of Fabio Ferreira injected a creative outlet early on the right flank, while gloveman Paul Izzo produced a number of strong saves in place of a sacked Ivan Necevski.

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The gifs that keep on giving: Paul Pogba, Barry Bannan and synchronised diving

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 43 min ago

Featuring James Rodríguez in training at Real Madrid, two very different penalties, a tough hockey player and a footballers who should be embarrassed

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MLS: who needs what to make the playoffs on Decision Day?

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 43 min ago

The Eastern Conference is all but decided but there are still three playoff places to fight for in the West as we enter the final weekend of the regular season

MLS will make history this Sunday as all 20 teams kick-off at the same time (4pm ET) on the last day of the regular season. The league has gone with the snappy title of Decision Day, and hopes to add an extra dose of entertainment on a day where the fate of most teams are pretty much set.

The Eastern Conference is done as all six teams who currently occupy the top six spots are heading for post season and all that matters now is seeding (New England Revolution are still technically in the hunt but it would require a freakish set of results for them to sneak past Philadelphia Union). In addition, no team in the East is in contention for the Supporters Shield (the award given to the team with the best regular-season record) so the challenge for this weekend will be to climb up the table in order to improve their seeding.

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New Zealand sink Australia 37-10 to make history with 18th consecutive win

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 50 min ago
• All Blacks made to work for record victory in Bledisloe Cup encounter
• Julian Savea’s pair of tries ease nerves after hard-fought Test

New Zealand clinched a record-breaking 18th consecutive victory with a bruising 37-10 win against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland. Julian Savea scored a pair of tries as the All Blacks were made to fight for the record win, despite the size of the margin, in easily their most difficult Test of a hugely dominant southern hemisphere winter.

A physical Australian outfit managed to unnerve the world champions, and controlled possession for large parts of the second half, but typically clinical finishing from the hosts proved the difference. TJ Perenara and Savea both crossed when Australia had been threatening, which effectively took the wind out of the Wallabies’ sails as they sought a first win in Auckland for 30 years.

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New Zealand Black Ferns crush Australia's Wallaroos women's team 67-3

Guardian Sport - 2 hours 52 min ago
  • New Zealand Black Ferns 67-3 Australia Wallaroos at Eden Park
  • Selica Winiata’s four-try haul decimates Australia in rout

The Black Ferns have continued their domination of the Wallaroos with a record-setting 67-3 win over over Australia’s women’s rugby team in Auckland. Hoping to set the tone for the All Blacks in the opening match of Saturday’s historic double-header at Eden Park, the Black Ferns piled on 11 unanswered tries in romping to their 14th consecutive victory over the Wallaroos.

The home team had the match wrapped up at halftime after heading to the break with a 31-3 lead. Showing speed and precision to rival the world champion All Blacks, the Kiwis continued the onslaught in the second half to post their biggest win over Australia since 1995 – matching the 64-point winning margin in Auckland 21 years ago.

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Gary Lineker defends Twitter views as the Sun gives him red card

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 43 min ago

Presenter’s views on immigration have landed him in the Sun’s relegation zone but former striker is not hanging up his boots

It may be hard to recall now that he has the country’s biggest-selling newspaper baying for his head over his views on immigration, but the only thing Gary Lineker used to be criticised for was failing to have an opinion.

Famously never booked in his footballing career and gently mocked for his inoffensiveness during his playing heyday, the journey from being lauded by the Sun as England’s goal-scoring hero to “jug-eared leftie luvvie” has been a long and winding one.

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Karl Power and the art of the sporting blag

Guardian Sport - 4 hours 43 min ago

This week two lads blagged their way on to the Team GB medals bus, posing as athletes – but they’ve got a way to go before they can match up to Karl Power, the true master of the art

Karl Power can still play back in his mind the moment Gary Neville rumbled him. It was April 2001 and Manchester United were about to take on Bayern Munich in a Champions League quarter-final. As 60,000 fans watched the team line up for the official photo, a 12th man appeared in the back row in full away kit. Neville was the first to spot him.

“He points at me and says, ‘Who’s that?’, and I say to him, ‘Shut it, Gary, you grass, I’m doing it for Cantona’,” Power says from his home outside Manchester. Eric Cantona, then recently retired from the team, was his hero, and the stunt was in part a tribute to him. He had the Frenchman’s name on his replica away shirt, which still hangs in his wardrobe.

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Barama to lay off 500 workers

Stabroek - 5 hours 26 min ago
In light of Barama Company Limited’s decision to end its forestry operations, an estimated 500 workers are expected to be laid off within the next three months, according to General Manager Mohindra...

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Ex-army Chief-of Staff calls gun crimes ‘most pressing’ problem

Stabroek - 5 hours 26 min ago
Calling gun crimes the “most pressing problem” facing the country, ex-army Chief-of-Staff Brigadier General (rtd) Mark Phillips yesterday urged collaboration with the police to ensure safety and...

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Cabinet asks Norton to probe alleged leak of info to drug bidders

Stabroek - 5 hours 27 min ago
Cabinet has asked Public Health Minister Dr George Norton to investigate reports that staff of his ministry passed insider information to bidders seeking lucrative drug procurement contracts.

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Guard shot during bid to stop robbery in Fogarty’s

Stabroek - 5 hours 28 min ago
A security guard attached to the Electronics City branch in the Fogarty’s building was shot yesterday after he attempted to foil an armed robbery in which a man was relieved of over $1M.

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