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13 January 2019 10:07 Newcastle face season-defining week – Clark

Ciaran Clark acknowledges Newcastle face a week which could go a long way to defining their season. The Magpies, who lost 2-1 at Chelsea on Saturday to drop into the relegation zone, play Blackburn in a FA Cup third round replay before the Premier League clash with Cardiff, who are one point and one place better off at the foot of the table. “We’ve got the FA Cup replay 95

08 January 2019 20:40 Court document says Trump aide Paul Manafort lied about sharing poll data

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, according to a new court filing. The information is in a redacted court filing from Manafort's lawyers but was visible to journalists because it was not properly 107

07 January 2019 00:29 Wayne Rooney’s intoxication arrest ‘due to sleeping tablet disorientation’

Wayne Rooney has said his public intoxication arrest came when he was left “disorientated” by prescribed sleeping tablets he took on a flight while drinking. It emerged on Sunday that the former Manchester United and England captain was taken into custody in the US after a flight from Saudi Arabia touched down. Police said the 33-year-old was arrested 110

04 January 2019 06:35 Graeme Souness still has Liverpool as favourites to win title despite City loss

Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness has insisted the Reds remain in pole position in the Premier League title race despite their first defeat of the season by rivals Manchester City. Leroy Sane’s goal at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday evening clinched a 2-1 victory for the hosts and reduced Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to four points on a night 122

02 January 2019 22:33 Fraser rescues a point for Cherries in six-goal thriller with Watford

Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser struck equalisers just three minutes apart as Bournemouth salvaged a madcap 3-3 Premier League draw with Watford. Troy Deeney’s early brace had Watford 2-0 to the good, before Nathan Ake and Wilson had Bournemouth level – but for less than a minute. Ken Sema fired in from Deeney’s knock-down to nudge Watford into a 3-2 lead, but one the Hornets 85

02 January 2019 10:34 A look at the statistics behind Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool

Premier League leaders Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester City meet on Thursday at the Etihad Stadium, with plenty to play for in the title race. The Reds have moved seven points clear of City with a nine-match winning run while City have lost three of their last five, meaning Pep Guardiola’s side will need a win to boost their hopes of retaining 73

09 December 2018 16:27 Min bravely battles to John Durkan victory

Min showed admirable battling qualities to make a winning return to action in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at the Naas track. Willie Mullins' seven-year-old was short of room approaching the second-last fence, but he answered Ruby Walsh's call by bravely going through the tight gap to hit the front before the last. The even-money favourite 74

28 November 2018 20:15 Democrats back Nancy Pelosi to be leader in US Congress

Nancy Pelosi has been chosen by House Democrats to lead them in the new US Congress, but she still faces a showdown vote for House speaker when politicians convene in January. Ms Pelosi ran unopposed as the nominee for speaker in a closed-door Democratic caucus election Wednesday despite unrest from those clamouring for new leadership. The California 58

28 November 2018 09:22 Under-fire Republican wins divisive Mississippi Senate vote

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won a divisive race for the Mississippi Senate seat, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist. In the footage, Ms Hyde-Smith said of a supporter: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row”, while a separate video showed her talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a little more difficult 57

20 November 2018 04:10 Rassie Erasmus has words of caution for Ireland after All Blacks scalp

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has warned his former Munster players that beating New Zealand will only make it harder for Ireland as they build towards next year’s World Cup in Japan. Erasmus picked up a win over the All Blacks in New Zealand earlier this year as he continues to rebuild the two-time World Cup winners, but believes the spectacular success 53