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Juve lead Roma as battle heats up for third MILAN: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted the Serie A season is far from over after the champions guaranteed year-end top spot with a three-point lead on challengers Roma.Juventus face defending Cup champions Napoli in Doha on Monday where the Bianconeri will aim to secure their third consecutive Italian Super Cup.It would be the 30-time Italian champions' seventh trophy in the competition since it began in 1988, but for Allegri it comes third in his list of season priorities."It's the last game of the year and our third objective of the season after the Serie A title and the last 16 of the Champions League," Allegri told reporters from Doha on Sunday."It won't be easy because Napoli are a quality side and a difficult team to face in a one-off match."Allegri has a lot to live up to, at least on the domestic front, after former Juve coach Antonio Conte ...

Johnson rewards Poyet for leap of faith NEWCASTLE: Adam Johnson played the decisive role in Sunderland's 1-0 win at Newcastle United in the Premier League, but only after persuading manager Gus Poyet to let him stay on the pitch.Poyet was preparing to substitute the winger after he missed an excellent chance in the closing stages, but changed his mind and was rewarded by Johnson's excellent goal in the 90th minute."The manager told me that I would be coming off, but told him ...
Liverpool on track for top four, says Rodgers LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers felt his players demonstrated the character necessary to revitalise their challenge for a top-four Premier League finish in their last-gasp 2-2 draw with Arsenal.After Philippe Coutinho's opener was swiftly cancelled out by Mathieu Debuchy in first-half stoppage time at Anfield on Sunday, Olivier Giroud struck in the 64th minute to set Arsenal up for an opportunistic victory.But having earlier required treatment for a head wound inflicted by Giroud that left ...
Raptors team up to defeat Knicks TORONTO: Six players scored in double figures as the Toronto Raptors used a balanced attack to beat the New York Knicks 118-108 on Sunday.Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams led the charge with 22 points each for Toronto who have won six-straight NBA contests.Lowry also had nine assists and three steals, Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross tallied 21 and 18 points in front of a crowd of 19,800 at the Air Canada Centre arena.Carmelo Anthony delivered ...
Newton powers Panthers; Steelers, Packers clinch LOS ANGELES: Less than two weeks after suffering two fractures in his back in a rollover car crash, Cam Newton led the Carolina Panthers to a 17-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday.Newton's nine yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Stewart in the final quarter was the difference as the Panthers' win now sets the stage for a winner-take-all NFC South division showdown on the final week of the National Football League's regular season."We have been through ...
Lennon not an Inter target, says Mancini MILAN: Inter coach Roberto Mancini has played down reports he is trying to recruit Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon as the Serie A side prepare to bolster their squad for a Champions League push in the second half of the season.Reports in England claimed Lennon, who has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane, would be one of Mancini's winter transfer targets as he looks to get the Nerazzurri back among the elite of European ...
Lazio go third as Inter save Mancini blushes MILAN: A first-half brace from Felipe Anderson was enough to secure third place for Lazio in Serie A prior to the festive break on Sunday in a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Inter.Inter only claimed their maiden win under Roberto Mancini, their first in six games, last week but had the worst possible start at the San Siro where Anderson hit the first of his goals after just two minutes.Anderson, who broke his Serie A ...


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