The first Manchester derby this season will unfold in front of the Sky cameras this Sunday - but how do the teams shape up going into the showdown? The 188th meeting between the rivals kicks off Super Sunday this weekend, with hosts Manchester City unbeaten in 19 Premier League games - dating back to a 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham in February. Meanwhile, Manchester United's current run of four successive league wins is their longest since April 2021 - a five-game winning streak that included a 2-0 win at the Etihad. Manchester City Manchester United Sunday 2nd October 1:00pm Kick off 2:00pm The fact both teams are in good form should come as no surprise - only Chelsea's summer spending exceeded the £227m outlay at Old Trafford and, in Erling Haaland, City have a striker whose current strike-rate would see him end the season with 59 Premier League goals. Sign up for PL goal alerts Get Sky Sports Download the Sky … [Read more...] about Man City vs Man Utd: Premier League titans clash at Etihad this Sunday | How do Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag’s sides shape up?
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USATSI Upsets and close calls have quickly become the story of the college football season. In Week 4, No. 18 Oklahoma became the fifth preseason top-10 team to lose to a lower-ranked opponent. There were plenty of near-upsets as well. No. 4 Michigan struggled to put away Maryland ; No. 5 Clemson needed double-overtime to beat No. 22 Wake Forest ; No. 13 Oregon arguably should have lost to Washington State ; and No. 8 Kentucky perhaps looked ahead to No. 14 Ole Miss in its win over Northern Illinois . As we head deeper into conference play, now is the time to take advantage of smart bets where plus money is available. Plenty of highly ranked teams are in vulnerable spots, including some of those on alert a week ago, and conditions may be right for some money line sprinkles. Of course, the challenge will be discerning whether these matchups ultimately prove to be speed bumps or harbingers of things to come. With a month of football under our belt, we're … [Read more...] about College football predictions, picks, odds: Michigan, Ole Miss, Utah on upset alert in Week 5
USATSI Week 5 of the college football season brings a rematch of the 2021 Big Ten Championship Game as No. 4 Michigan travels to take on Iowa in a game with conference title implications for both divisions. While the Hawkeyes have come under scrutiny for their lackluster offense, their defense remains elite, and the matchup presents the most significant test yet for new Michigan starting quarterback J.J. McCarthy . The sophomore will be making his fourth career start and first on the road after beating out veteran Cade McNamara for the job earlier this season. Iowa has allowed just two touchdowns to opposing offenses through four games and should be motivated to seek redemption for last season's 42-3 loss to the Wolverines in the league title game. Michigan has looked capable of matching the accomplishments of last season's squad through four games, but the Wolverines did find themselves in a close game with Maryland at home last week before pulling out a 34-27 win. … [Read more...] about Michigan vs. Iowa: Prediction, pick, spread, football game odds, live stream, watch online, TV channel
Coronavirus vaccinations will not be mandatory for the million-plus fans going to the World Cup in Qatar this year, the Gulf state said Thursday. But players and match officials may be forced into a secure "bio-bubble" if Covid-19 cases take off again, with the threat of expulsion from the tournament for those who breach the secure environment, the health ministry said. The 29-day tournament will be the first major global sporting event with fans since the eruption in December 2019 of the Covid pandemic, which has since killed more than six million people. Qatari organisers, who have predicted that more than one million people will pack Doha for the matches, and football's governing body, FIFA, have said they want the event to be a sign the world is getting over the devastating pandemic. But Qatar's health ministry warned in its World Cup guidelines that special measures would be ordered "in the event of a worsening pandemic situation in the country", such as the emergence of a … [Read more...] about Qatar Says World Cup Fans Do Not Need Covid Vaccination | Football News
For those tempted to write off Erling Haaland’s historically-hot start to life as a Premier League striker, we get it: There’s something rather dull about not wondering the identity of the 2022 Golden Boot winner, but just the number of his final tally. Haaland’s Premier League-leading 11 goals from seven games has him five goals clear of the next two players: Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. That’s 1.57 goals per game from Haaland, a pace that would bag him just under 60 goals over the course of a 38-game Premier League season. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] And even though Haaland is currently overperforming his expected goals total of 8.35, that translates to more than 43 goals scored in a single season. (For a breakdown of how Haaland’s doing what he does, check this video): Haaland is extremely unlikely to hit even 50 goals given the schedule congestion to come for Man City, but the Premier League record could very well be … [Read more...] about Premier League top scorers: Who is leading 2022 Golden Boot race?
At first, Goncalo Guedes refused. Bruno Lage, his coach in the Benfica academy, had proposed a bet while on a visit to Madrid for a tournament. He would get a haircut like Cristiano Ronaldo, but only if the young winger got a Mohawk like Mario Balotelli. Eventually, and much to the amusement of his team-mates, Guedes came back with a counterproposal. He would get the Mohawk, but it would be inverted; shaved through the middle, but with enough on the sides, he hoped, to conceal the damage. Lage happily accepted and, needlessly to say, it was Guedes who came out of it worse, his inverted Mohawk so ridiculous that he had little choice but to shave off the sides as well. "I was 14 or 15 but I had been moved up a year, so I was the youngest in the group," Guedes tells Sky Sports with a chuckle as he recalls the episode. "I was a bit young and crazy. I joked with the manager a lot. After that, we always had a good relationship." Get Sky Sports | Get NOW to stream big … [Read more...] about Goncalo Guedes exclusive interview: Wolves winger on Bruno Lage reunion and adapting to the Premier League
Has Cristiano Ronaldo played his last game for Manchester United? [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] With the summer transfer window closing at 6pm ET on Thursday, Sept. 1, Manchester United’s next game is at home against Leicester City on the same day as it kicks off at 3pm ET. That means if Ronaldo is going to get his wish to leave Manchester United, he may have just played his final minutes as a Red Devil in their narrow 1-0 win at Southampton. What did Erik ten Hag say about Ronaldo’s future? Erik ten Hag had this to say when asked if that was the final game in a Manchester United shirt for Cristiano Ronaldo: “We plan with him. So we want him to stay. So that is what we want.” Ronaldo came on in the 68th minute with United 1-0 up and he had two chances on the break. First, Moussa Djenepo denied him in the box with a wonderful last-ditch tackle. Then a ball over the top looked to have set Ronaldo free but he showed his 37 years as Mohammed Salisu … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo: Erik ten Hag gives update on future; transfer plans
Getty Images U.S. women's national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named a 24-player roster ahead of two international friendlies in Europe. The USWNT will play two top ten teams in the FIFA rankings when they face England on Oct. 7 at Wembley Stadium in London and Spain on Oct. 11 at El Sadar Stadium in Pamplona. The training camp roster will be narrowed down to 23 players for each matchday. "These are big tests for our team in front of crowds cheering against us and after long travel, but our players absolutely love games like these," said Andonovski in a release. "The group we are bringing to Europe includes players who have a lot of experience against top European teams and some that don't, so these games are even more critical for our growth as our team. Our whole squad needs to get a clear picture of what these games are like as we continue to prepare for the World Cup." The roster still features a large portion of players named to the 2022 Concacaf W … [Read more...] about USWNT roster: Crystal Dunn, Trinity Rodman return ahead of England and Spain friendlies; Alex Morgan out
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte says reports linking him with a return to Juventus are "disrespectful" and "incredible", and insists he is happy at Spurs. According to reports in Italy last week, Conte is open to replacing under-pressure Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, who potentially faces the sack with the Old Lady struggling in Serie A with just two wins in seven games this season. The Italian giants are also reportedly encouraged by Conte's contract situation at Tottenham with his current deal expiring next summer. How to watch free Premier League highlights Premier League table | Fixtures | Results Download the Sky Sports App But Conte, who joined Spurs in November 2021 and then guided them to Champions League qualification, has rejected the rumours from his home country. "This is incredible," the 53-year-old said. "In this period I think this is disrespectful for the coach that works in Juventus and for me working in Tottenham. … [Read more...] about Antonio Conte: Tottenham boss says he is ‘happy’ at the club amid ‘disrespectful’ links to the Juventus job
USATSI Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is only 27 years old, but already has a league MVP, a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP on his resume. Mahomes has accomplished a lot since he was drafted in the first round of the 2017, and it is expected that the rest of his career will continue to to be filled with success. The question is: Just how long will his career last? Mahomes' early career has been sized up to seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in many instances, as they both are dominant, won championships young and anytime they take the field they have the chance to win and have complete control of the game. Brady is now 45 year old and still playing in the league, becoming the oldest quarterback to ever start a game. It would be surprising if another quarterback ever passed his mark, but Mahomes could be the one to do it. Brady has said in the past, "When I suck, I'll retire," and when Mahomes was asked how long he plans on playing in the … [Read more...] about Patrick Mahomes on possibly playing until age 45, like Tom Brady: As long as ‘I can play at a high level’