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Arsene Wenger expecting tough rematch with Monaco in Champions League Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is expecting the macth between Arsenal and Monaco will be a tough reunion as the Gunners face the French team for the first time since their Champions League draws. Arsenal and Monaco have never met before competitively. Previously, Monaco beated Chelsea 3-1 in their 2003-04 UEFA champions League in semi-final. Arsenal boss spent seven years with Monaco where Wenger was Monaco manager between 1987 and 1994. He also won the league title with the club in 1988.According to The Daily Star reports, Wenger said, “We had very few chances to get Monaco in the draw and I think it's a strange coincidence in life because I've spent 25 years of my life at Monaco and Arsenal together, so it's a little bit like my life meets my life.”“It's good as well because I go back to basically where I started. I've never [been back], because I ...

Bucks spoil Cousins' return for Kings SACRAMENTO: DeMarcus Cousins returned to NBA action after battling viral meningitis but his 27 points for Sacramento on Thursday weren't enough in a 108-107 loss to Milwaukee.Brandon Knight scored 20 points and O.J. Mayo and Jared Dudley each contributed 19 to lead the Bucks over the Kings, who fell to 0-2 under interim coach Tyrone Corbin, who took over when Michael Malone was sacked this week.Cousins had a chance to win it in the closing ...

Thunder's Durant exits early with sprained ankle OAKLAND: Kevin Durant's hot start was cold comfort when the Oklahoma City star limped out at halftime Thursday of the Thunder's 114-109 NBA loss to Golden State.Stephen Curry posted a game-high 34 points with nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals for Golden State. Six Warriors players scored in double figures as the team bounced back from a loss in Memphis on Tuesday that snapped their 16-game winning streak.Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Durant seemed ...

Aussies edge ahead of India with Smith ton BRISBANE: India were fighting back after Australia gained a 97-run innings lead on the back of another century from new skipper Steve Smith and a wagging tail in the second Gabba Test on Friday.The tourists had cut the deficit back to 26 runs by the close on the third day at 71 for one with Shikhar Dhawan on 26 and Cheteshwar Pujara not out at 15.The day belonged to the Australians, trailing by 187 runs ...

Sonny Bill Williams, Quade Cooper in 'fight night' SYDNEY: Code-swapping star Sonny Bill Williams and Wallaby Quade Cooper will headline a 'fight night' in Australia next month in a line-up that also includes rugby league player Paul Gallen.Williams, who returned to the All Blacks this year after a two-year stint with National Rugby League's Sydney Roosters, will take on American Chauncy Welliver in the January 31 event in Sydney.In his last fight in February, Williams won a 10-round heavyweight bout against veteran South ...

Aussies 95 runs in front of India as Smith, Johnson turn tide BRISBANE: Skipper Steve Smith and Mitchell Johnson pummelled India's bowlers to seize the initiative as Australia amassed a 95-run innings lead in Brisbane in the second Test on Friday.Smith claimed his second ton of the series and Johnson a swashbuckling 88 off 93 balls to put Australia in the box seat to win the Test and take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.Smith and Johnson shared in a ground record 148-run stand to take ...

Australia all out for 505 to lead India by 97 runs BRISBANE: Australia were all out for 505 to hold a 97-run innings lead over India just after tea on the third day of the second Test in Brisbane on Friday.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014


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