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FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding shares what the franchise has learned from some of Major League Soccer's successful expansion teams.
The future of cycling giant Team Sky was thrown into doubt on Wednesday after British media company Sky announced it was ending a partnership that has delivered six Tour de France titles in the past seven years. Team Sky have clocked up eight Grand Tour wins since their formation, but they have also been plunged into controversy for using special exemptions to administer drugs that can enhance performance. The outfit, which has 322 wins in total since 2010, will operate for the last season as Team Sky in 2019 and could continue under a different name if a new backer is found, a Sky statement said.
Both Manchester clubs are in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday and both teams can win their respective groups. But what do they need to do? MORE: Champions League standings ] City host Hoffenheim as they currently sit top of Group F, while United head to already-eliminated Valencia sitting in second place in Group H behind Juventus.
Jurgen Klopp is pretty pleased Liverpool dished out a then world-record transfer fee of $83 million for Alisson in the summer. Alisson made a wonderful reaction save to deny Arkadiusz Milik in the 92nd minute on Tuesday at Anfield, as a goal for Napoli would have sent them through to the UEFA Champions League last 16 and knocked Liverpool out. Sure, the shot was right at him but that was because Alisson rushed off his line and read the situation perfectly.
Tuesday night’s victory for Liverpool over Napoli and Tottenham’s draw with Barcelona confirmed their qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League and they will join Manchester City and Manchester United, who, having already got through and finish their group obligations on Wednesday night, in the metaphorical ‘hat’. The Round of 16 draw is seeded, which means group winners cannot meet fellow group winners, nor play any team from their qualification group nor a team from their own country, which means Liverpool, City, United and Tottenham will avoid each other in the first knockout stage.
Mesut Ozil has returned to full training and is in line to make his Arsenal return in Thursday's Europa League clash with Qarabag at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal confirmed on Wednesday that the former Germany international is back in contention for Unai Emery's side after recovering from a back injury which has kept him out since last month's Premier League win over Bournemouth. Ozil missed matches against Vorskla, Tottenham, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town after sustaining the problem – Arsenal picking up three wins and a draw to extend their unbeaten run to 21 matches in all competitions.
Raheem Sterling has won the Premier League Player of the Month award for November. The Manchester City winger scored three goals and provided three assists for the club during the month, as City beat Southampton, Manchester United and West Ham in the league. The England international has been in sensational form for Pep Guardiola's side this season, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in 19 games in all competitions.
Ariana Grande has teased details of her latest single, Imagine, describing the new track as “terrifyingly” personal in an exchange with fans on social media. The singer confirmed in a Twitter post that Imagine will be released on Thursday night. She went on to reveal that she’d sought inspiration from her personal life when working on new material, sharing an image of a draft tweet on her Instagram Stories.