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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Liverpool: Ruben Neves strike earns fourth-round spot

Neves ‘smashes’ Wolves back in front Ruben Neves’ superb second-half strike sent Wolves through to the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of a Liverpool side that featured three teenagers making their full debuts. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI, which included 17-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones and 18-year-old Rafael Camacho. They were joined by Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever – at 16, the club’s third youngest debutant – in the sixth minute following an injury to Dejan Lovren. Wolves found it difficult to trouble the…

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ATP roundup: Djokovic earns quarterfinal spot in Qatar

World No. 1 and two-time champion Novak Djokovic earned his 12th straight win Wednesday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, beating Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Doha. Tennis – ATP – Qatar Open – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – January 2, 2019 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari It took Djokovic two hours to dispatch the Hungarian and book his place in the quarterfinals, where he’ll face Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. The fifth-seeded Basilashvili earned his spot…

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How one man’s eureka moment earns Disney $3bn a year

Image copyright Fender Image caption Andy Mooney’s career has taken him from a small town in Scotland to running US guitar company Fender, after time with both Nike and Disney The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Andy Mooney, chief executive of US guitar company Fender, and formerly a senior executive at both Nike and Disney. Andy Mooney was standing in line at an ice rink in Phoenix, Arizona, when he had a eureka moment that continues…

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West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa: Jay Rodriguez earns Baggies stoppage-time draw

Villa players were furious after it appeared Jay Rodriguez’s equaliser went in off his hand Jay Rodriguez bundled in a controversial injury-time equaliser with his hand as West Brom twice came from behind to draw a dramatic derby with Aston Villa. Two Anwar El Ghazi goals – one wickedly defected off Ahmed Hegazi, the second a stunner – had looked set to lift Dean Smith’s Villa into the Championship top six and earn them a third-straight away win. But, from Matt Phillips’ right-wing cross, Villa keeper Orjan Nyland was found…

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Motherwell 1-1 Celtic: Danny Johnson’s late goal earns point

Highlights: Motherwell 1-1 Celtic Danny Johnson’s late goal earned Motherwell a precious Scottish Premiership point and prevented Celtic returning to the top of the table. Brendan Rodgers’ side looked like returning to the summit thanks to Ryan Christie’s sumptuous goal – his sixth in nine games – but they are now third. Leigh Griffiths had a first-half spot-kick saved by Mark Gillespie and Filip Benkovic had an effort disallowed. Johnston skidded a late shot past Craig Gordon to earn an unlikely draw. Champions Celtic now trail Kilmarnock by a point…

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Golf: Kitayama earns maiden career win at European Tour’s Mauritius Open

(Reuters) – Kurt Kitayama holed an eagle and two birdies in his first five holes to lay the platform for a maiden career win at the European Tour’s Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open at the Four Seasons Golf Club on Sunday. American Kitayama, playing just his third tour event, carded a final round 68 for a 20-under par total of 268 and a two-shot victory over Frenchman Mattieu Pavon and Seenappa Chikkarangappa from India, who were tied for second after both shooting final round 67s. Kitayama, 25, came into the final…

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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Newcastle 1-0 Watford: Perez earns Magpies first win of season

Ayoze Perez’s second-half header earned Newcastle their first win of the campaign Newcastle claimed their first win of the season as Ayoze Perez’s second-half goal handed them victory against a profligate Watford side at St James’ Park. Perez headed Ki Sung-yueng’s in-swinging free-kick past Ben Foster to end the Magpies’ winless run and lift them out of the relegation zone. The visitors – aiming to register their fifth straight Premier League win over the Magpies – went closest to scoring in the first half, with Adrian Mariappa and Gerard Deulofeu…

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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah’s strike earns narrow win

Salah had failed to score in his previous four matches for Liverpool Mohamed Salah ended his worst scoring run in a Liverpool shirt to decide a hard-fought victory at Huddersfield that helped his side keep up with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Salah’s 50th goal in English football came courtesy of a smart low finish, as he put away Xherdan Shaqiri’s through ball in the 24th minute to dampen a mood matching Huddersfield’s bright start. The Egypt forward was visibly buoyed, having failed to score in…

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England number eight crisis: ‘This is where Eddie Jones earns his money’

Between them Nathan Hughes, Billy Vunipola and Sam Simmonds have filled the number eight position in all 22 Tests for England in the past two years England are reluctantly getting used to life without Billy Vunipola. The Saracens number eight has started only three Tests since 2016 and won’t add to that tally this year after being ruled out of the autumn internationals with a broken arm. However, with South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia visiting Twickenham on consecutive weekends, coach Eddie Jones has a new problem. Wasps’ Nathan…

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