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premier league sides hull, watford upset in fa cup


manchester, england — hull striker abel hernandez had two penalties saved in the space of a minute, a final embarr ment for the premier league team in its humiliating 4-1 loss to second-tier fulham in the fa cup fourth round on sunday.hull was already heading out of the competition when hernandez's first spot kick in the 87th minute was saved by marcus bettinelli, who then tripped hernandez as the uruguay international pounced on the rebound. bettinelli went the right way to deny hernandez off the second penalty attempt, too.it was hull's second cup exit in the space of four days, with marco silva's side having been eliminated by manchester united at the semifinal stage of the league cup despite a 2-1 win in the second leg on thursday.in another cup shock, watford was beaten 1-0 by third-t






martial stars as man united beats watford 2-0


manchester, england — anthony martial scored one goal and set up the other in manchester united's 2-0 win over watford on saturday that extended the team's unbeaten run in the premier league to 16 games.united manager jose mourinho has called on martial to show improvement with so many other wide players competing for places in the team, and the france winger responded in style at old trafford.martial provided the low cross that juan mata converted from the edge of the six-yard box in the 32nd minute.the 21-year-old martial scored his third league goal of the season when he was set free by zlatan ibrahimovic, before cutting in from the left and beating watford goalkeeper heurelho gomes at his near post with a low shot in the 60th.martial joined united for an initial fee of 36 million pound






mls: alessandrini scores 3rd goal in 2 games, la galaxy beats montreal


tottenham hotspur welcome watford to white hart lane on saturday (watch live, 7:30 a.m. et on nbcsn and online via nbcsports.com) with mauricio pochettino‘s men aiming to momentarily cut the gap on premier league leaders chelsea to four points.spurs are on fire, picking up more points than any other pl club in 2017 and have won five-straight games.watch live online, hereas for watford, walter mazzarri‘s men have steadied the ship after a rocky spell, winning their past two games to steer them into the top 10 of the table.in team news harry kane returns to tottenham’s squad as his ankle injury healed quicker than expected and is on the bench. tottenham bring in lloris for vorm, trippier for walker and janssen for sissoko, while watford start deeney and capoue on the bench.lineupstottenham: 






mls: alessandrini scores 3rd goal in 2 games, la galaxy beats montreal


son scores twicealli, dier also on targetkane returns from injury as subspurs momentarily 4 points off chelseatottenham hotspur battered watford 4-0 at white hart lane on saturday as mauricio pochetino’s men piled the pressure on chelsea.after missing chances early on, spurs struck three times in 11 minutes before half time as dele alli, eric dier and hueng-min son were all on target.son grabbed another in the second half to put the result beyond doubt, with harry kane returning from injury.with the win spurs move to 68 points, four behind chelsea who play later on saturday, while watford remain on 37 points.[ more:watch full pl match replays ] spurs started brightly with son’s cross deflected onto the post and soon after janssen forced gomes into a fine save down low with his feet.watford






graham taylor funeral: crowds gather for england boss


image copyrightreutersimage caption the ceremony for the former england boss at watford's st mary's church will be followed by by a private family committal football legends have joined fans for the funeral of former watford, aston villa and england boss graham taylor.stars including john barnes, luther blissett and sir alex ferguson are among those attending the service st mary's church, watford. commentator john motson will read a tribute from ex-watford owner sir elton john who will not be at the funeral.thousands of fans have lined the streets to pay respects to taylor, who died on 12 january aged 72.rev tony rindl, leading the service, said: "graham's death has come as a great shock to us."live: updates from the graham taylor funeralimage copyrightsouth beds news agencyimage caption t






football clubs 'run out of excuses' on disability


at least three clubs are at risk of missing a self-imposed deadline to improve access for disabled fans, the premier league has said.a report suggests bournemouth, chelsea and watford may not fulfil a pledge to meet standards by august 2017.it stressed clubs have been "working hard on delivery" since a 2014 report found that 17 of 20 clubs did not provide enough wheelchair spaces.






football stadiums disabled access: deadline approaches


at least three clubs are at risk of missing a self-imposed deadline to improve access for disabled fans, the premier league has said.a report suggests bournemouth, chelsea and watford may not fulfil a pledge to meet standards by august 2017.it stressed clubs have been "working hard on delivery" since a 2014 report found that 17 of 20 clubs did not provide enough wheelchair spaces.






graham taylor funeral: crowds gather for england boss


image copyrightreutersimage caption the ceremony for the former england boss at watford's st mary's church will be followed by a private family committal football legends have joined fans for the funeral of former watford, aston villa and england boss graham taylor.stars including john barnes, luther blissett and sir alex ferguson attended the service at st mary's church in watford. commentator john motson read a tribute from ex-watford owner sir elton john, who was not at the funeral.hundreds of fans lined the streets to pay respects to taylor, who died on 12 january aged 72.his coffin was brought in by six pallbearers, with flowers reflecting the colours of watford football club.watford says goodbye to club legendlive: updates from the graham taylor funeralthe reverend tony rindl, leadin






graham taylor funeral: crowds gather for england boss


image copyrightreutersimage caption the ceremony for the former england boss at watford's st mary's church will be followed by a private family committal football legends have joined fans for the funeral of former watford, aston villa and england boss graham taylor.stars including john barnes, luther blissett and sir alex ferguson attended the service at st mary's church in watford. commentator john motson read a tribute from ex-watford owner sir elton john, who was not at the funeral.hundreds of fans lined the streets to pay respects to taylor, who died on 12 january aged 72.his coffin was brought in by six pallbearers, with flowers reflecting the colours of watford football club.watford says goodbye to club legendlive: updates from the graham taylor funeralthe reverend tony rindl, leadin






fa cup to have 2 non-league teams in last 16 for 1st time


manchester, england — there will be two non-league teams in the last 16 of the fa cup for the first time in the competition's 146-year history after sutton united's stunning 1-0 win over second-tier leeds on sunday.the latest upset e a day after lincoln, another team from outside english soccer's four professional leagues, beat second-tier brighton 3-1 to reach the fifth round for the first time since 1887.jamie collins, who works as a builder in his full-time job, converted a penalty in the 53rd minute to send sutton through — 28 years after the team from southwest london eliminated top-tier coventry in what is regarded as one of competition's greatest upsets.eighty-three places separated sutton and leeds in england's league pyramid. sutton is 16th in the fifth-tier national league."hopef






graham taylor funeral: crowds gather for england boss


image copyrightreutersimage caption the ceremony for the former england boss at watford's st mary's church will be followed by a private family committal football legends have joined fans for the funeral of former watford, aston villa and england boss graham taylor.stars including john barnes, luther blissett and sir alex ferguson attended the service at st mary's church in watford. commentator john motson read a tribute from ex-watford owner sir elton john, who was not at the funeral.hundreds of fans lined the streets to pay respects to taylor, who died on 12 january aged 72.his coffin was brought in by six pallbearers, with flowers reflecting the colours of watford football club.watford says goodbye to club legendlive: updates from the graham taylor funeralthe reverend tony rindl, leadin






graham taylor funeral: crowds gather for england boss


image copyrightreutersimage caption the ceremony for the former england boss at watford's st mary's church will be followed by by a private family committal football legends have joined fans for the funeral of former watford, aston villa and england boss graham taylor.stars including john barnes, luther blissett and sir alex ferguson attended the service st mary's church in watford. commentator john motson read a tribute from ex-watford owner sir elton john who was not at the funeral.hundreds of fans lined the streets to pay respects to taylor, who died on 12 january aged 72.his coffin was brought in by six pallbearers, with flowers reflecting the colours of watford football club.live: updates from the graham taylor funeralrev tony rindl, leading the service, said: "graham's death has come






graham taylor funeral: crowds gather for england boss


image copyrightreutersimage caption the ceremony for the former england boss at watford's st mary's church will be followed by a private family committal football legends have joined fans for the funeral of former watford, aston villa and england boss graham taylor.stars including john barnes, luther blissett and sir alex ferguson attended the service st mary's church in watford. commentator john motson read a tribute from ex-watford owner sir elton john who was not at the funeral.hundreds of fans lined the streets to pay respects to taylor, who died on 12 january aged 72.his coffin was brought in by six pallbearers, with flowers reflecting the colours of watford football club.live: updates from the graham taylor funeralrev tony rindl, leading the service, said: "graham's death has come as






fa cup to have 2 non-league teams in last 16 for 1st time


manchester, england — the fa cup threw up its latest heartwarming story line on sunday when sutton united beat second-tier leeds 1-0 to ensure there would be two non-league teams in the fifth round for the first time.adding a touch more magic on a historic day for the 146-year-old competition was the background of the scorer of the only goal at atmospheric gander green lane.jamie collins works as a builder in his full-time job and here he was getting mobbed by dozens of young sutton fans in a joyful post-match pitch invasion, having converted a 53rd-minute penalty that saw off one of the grandest names in english soccer. sutton, a tiny club from the southwest of london, a nced to the last 16 for the first time.the latest upset e a day after lincoln, another team from outside england's four






spurs the latest epl title challenger to trip up


liverpool, england — one by one, chelsea's closest challengers are falling away in the english premier league title race.after implosions by manchester city, liverpool, and then arsenal over the past month, it was second-place tottenham's turn to trip up on saturday.spurs were outplayed at liverpool in a 2-0 loss and could be 12 points behind chelsea if the leader beats burnley on sunday. with 13 rounds remaining, chelsea could then canter to a second title in three years.sadio mane scored both goals in a two-minute spell in the first half, as liverpool rediscovered its form of the first half of the season to gain a first league win in six attempts in 2017.it was only tottenham's third loss in this campaign and instead of having faint hopes of catching chelsea, the priority for mauricio po






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on the air - chicago tribune


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on the air - chicago tribune


sports timegame & networkmlbnoonred sox at tigersmlbn1:10 p.m.twins at white soxcsn, wls-am 8903 p.m.yankees at oriolesfs1, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.marlins at metsmlbn6:10 p.m.cubs at brewerscsn+, wscr-am 670college baseball11 a.m.vanderbilt at south carolinaespn22 p.m.maryland at nebraskabtnnba4 p.m.bulls at netswgn-9, nba tv, wls-am 8907:30 p.m.clippers at spursabc-7, wmvp-am 1000boxing9 p.m.vasyl lomaachenko vs. jason sosahbocollege footballnoonpurdue spring gamebtn1 p.m.texas a&m spring gameespnu2 p.m.florida state spring gameespngolf2 p.m.masterscbs-2nhl11:30 a.m.rangers at senatorsnhln2 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbc-55 p.m.blackhawks at kingscsn, wgn-am 7206 p.m.penguins at maple leafsnhln7 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbcsn9 p.m.flames at sharksnhlnahl7 p.m.wild at wolveswpwr-50college hockey7 p.m.n






on the air - chicago tribune


sports timegame & networkmlbnoonred sox at tigersmlbn1:10 p.m.twins at white soxcsn, wls-am 8903 p.m.yankees at oriolesfs1, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.marlins at metsmlbn6:10 p.m.cubs at brewerscsn+, wscr-am 670college baseball11 a.m.vanderbilt at south carolinaespn22 p.m.maryland at nebraskabtnnba4 p.m.bulls at netswgn-9, nba tv, wls-am 8907:30 p.m.clippers at spursabc-7, wmvp-am 1000boxing9 p.m.vasyl lomaachenko vs. jason sosahbocollege footballnoonpurdue spring gamebtn1 p.m.texas a&m spring gameespnu2 p.m.florida state spring gameespngolf2 p.m.masterscbs-2nhl11:30 a.m.rangers at senatorsnhln2 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbc-55 p.m.blackhawks at kingscsn, wgn-am 7206 p.m.penguins at maple leafsnhln7 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbcsn9 p.m.flames at sharksnhlnahl7 p.m.wild at wolveswpwr-50college hockey7 p.m.n






on the air - chicago tribune


sports timegame & networkmlbnoonred sox at tigersmlbn1:10 p.m.twins at white soxcsn, wls-am 8903 p.m.yankees at oriolesfs1, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.marlins at metsmlbn6:10 p.m.cubs at brewerscsn+, wscr-am 670college baseball11 a.m.vanderbilt at south carolinaespn22 p.m.maryland at nebraskabtnnba4 p.m.bulls at netswgn-9, nba tv, wls-am 8907:30 p.m.clippers at spursabc-7, wmvp-am 1000boxing9 p.m.vasyl lomaachenko vs. jason sosahbocollege footballnoonpurdue spring gamebtn1 p.m.texas a&m spring gameespnu2 p.m.florida state spring gameespngolf2 p.m.masterscbs-2nhl11:30 a.m.rangers at senatorsnhln2 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbc-55 p.m.blackhawks at kingscsn, wgn-am 7206 p.m.penguins at maple leafsnhln7 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbcsn9 p.m.flames at sharksnhlnahl7 p.m.wild at wolveswpwr-50college hockey7 p.m.n






on the air - chicago tribune


sports timegame & networkmlbnoonred sox at tigersmlbn1:10 p.m.twins at white soxcsn, wls-am 8903 p.m.yankees at oriolesfs1, wmvp-am 10006 p.m.marlins at metsmlbn6:10 p.m.cubs at brewerscsn+, wscr-am 670college baseball11 a.m.vanderbilt at south carolinaespn22 p.m.maryland at nebraskabtnnba4 p.m.bulls at netswgn-9, nba tv, wls-am 8907:30 p.m.clippers at spursabc-7, wmvp-am 1000boxing9 p.m.vasyl lomaachenko vs. jason sosahbocollege footballnoonpurdue spring gamebtn1 p.m.texas a&m spring gameespnu2 p.m.florida state spring gameespngolf2 p.m.masterscbs-2nhl11:30 a.m.rangers at senatorsnhln2 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbc-55 p.m.blackhawks at kingscsn, wgn-am 7206 p.m.penguins at maple leafsnhln7 p.m.capitals at bruinsnbcsn9 p.m.flames at sharksnhlnahl7 p.m.wild at wolveswpwr-50college hockey7 p.m.n






manchester united transfer news: wayne rooney to everton? koeman keen


the premier league have released new dates and times for games throughout april, as domestic broadcasters in the uk line up their schedules for the business end of the 2016-17 season.[ live: stream every pl game live ] plenty of derbies, top four battles and relegation scraps will take center stage in april as a busy month of action will be pivotal in deciding the fate of teams across the league.remember, you can watch every single premier league game live online via nbcsports.com.just click on the link above to keep up to date on when and where you can watch each game.below is the new schedule for games in april, and on on may 1, with all times listed as eastern standard time.saturday 1 april7:30am liverpool v everton12:30pm southampton v afc bournemouthsunday 2 april8:30am swansea city v






newspapers aim to ride ‘trump bump’ to reach readers, advertisers


the trump administration’s combative view of traditional news media as the “opposition party” and “fake news” is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.the new york times , the financial times, the wall street journal and gannett co are building on the online readership they gained during the 2016 presidential election by marketing unbiased reporting as a sales strategy.the risk, however, is whether those new readers will attract advertising dollars to the newspapers, some of which have been criticized for having political leanings. an edelman survey of more than 33,000 people in 28 countries shows trust in the media is at an all-time low at just 35 percent.so far, there is reason for optimism among newspaper execu






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arsene wenger: decision on arsenal manager's future at end of season


arsenal's heavy defeat in munich left their hopes of reaching the champions league quarter-finals in tattersa decision on the future of arsenal manager arsene wenger will be made at the end of the season.despite wednesday's champions league last-16 first-leg thrashing at bayern munich, there is currently no prospect of wenger leaving before the summer.the 67-year-old has already been offered a new contract and it remains on the table.it is expected the decision for him to stay or leave will be mutual between the frenchman and the club.wenger has been in charge of arsenal since 1996 but his current deal with the premier league club expires at the end of the season.he has not won the league since 2004 though has consistently qualified for the champions league.however, the gunners will almost






non-league lincoln into last 8, leicester out of fa cup


burnley, england — on a dramatic day of late goals and upsets in the fa cup, lincoln became the first non-league team to reach the quarterfinals in more than a century and beleaguered english champion leicester was eliminated by third-tier opposition on saturday.lincoln, which plays in the fifth tier of english soccer, beat premier league team burnley 1-0 away thanks to an 89th-minute goal from sean raggett, with the goal-line technology needed to confirm that his close-range header at the far post crossed the line.the last non-league team to reach the last eight of the fa cup was queens park rangers in 1914.lincoln was playing in the last 16 for the first time in 130 years, with 81 places separating them and burnley in english soccer's pyramid."it's unheard of in modern-day football," rag






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rejuvenated and reinvented, toure integral to man city again


manchester, england — it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in manchester city's central midfield, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.toure is now found sitting in front of city's defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola's most integral players — is one of the stories of city's season and has coincided with an upturn in the team's fortunes. it's as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure's enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.the former ivory coast captain started the season ostr






non-league lincoln into last 8, leicester out of fa cup


burnley, england — on a dramatic day of late goals and upsets in the fa cup, lincoln became the first non-league team to reach the quarterfinals in more than a century and beleaguered english champion leicester was eliminated by third-tier opposition on saturday.lincoln, which plays in the fifth tier of english soccer, beat premier league team burnley 1-0 away thanks to an 89th-minute goal from sean raggett. goal-line technology was needed to confirm his close-range header at the far post crossed the line.the last non-league team to reach the last eight of the fa cup was queens park rangers in 1914.lincoln was playing in the last 16 for the first time in 130 years, with 81 places separating them and burnley in english soccer's pyramid."it's unheard of in modern-day football," raggett said.






rejuvenated and reinvented, toure integral to man city again


manchester, england — it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in central midfield for manchester city, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.toure is now found sitting in front of city's defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes, and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola's most integral players — is one of the stories of city's season and has coincided with an upturn in the team's fortunes. it's as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure's enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.the former ivory coast captain started the season o






arsene wenger: decision on arsenal manager's future at end of season


arsenal's heavy defeat in munich left their hopes of reaching the champions league quarter-finals in tattersa decision on the future of arsenal manager arsene wenger will be made at the end of the season - but a new contract remains on the table.despite wednesday's champions league last-16 first-leg thrashing at bayern munich, there is currently no prospect of wenger leaving before the summer.it is expected the decision for him to stay or leave will be mutual between the club and the frenchman, 67.wenger, in charge since 1996, was offered a new deal earlier this season.he typically makes his decisions at the end of a campaign, when he is able to reflect on how the year has unfolded and what needs to happen next.his current contract with the premier league club expires at the end of the sea






rejuvenated and reinvented, toure integral to man city again


manchester, england (ap) — it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in manchester city’s central midfield, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.toure is now found sitting in front of city’s defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola’s most integral players — is one of the stories of city’s season and has coincided with an upturn in the team’s fortunes. it’s as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure’s enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today






man city rampant, man united frustrated in premier league


manchester, england — manchester city's players looked like they could score at will in their latest big win over west ham.manchester united couldn't even manage one goal against hull.on an evening of contrasting fortunes in the premier league for the manchester giants' expensive strikeforces, city thrashed west ham 4-0 away to close the gap on its rivals for champions league qualification and united was held 0-0 by a team that started the game in last place.city was the only member of the top six to win in the midweek round of fixtures and moved level on points with fourth-place liverpool, with 15 games left this season. united is in sixth place, four points adrift of the top four after a third straight draw for jose mourinho's side.while zlatan ibrahimovic and paul pogba were getting fru






leicester loses again with fairytale turning into nightmare


manchester, england — soccer's greatest fairytale is proving to have the gloomiest of sequels.leicester, the unfashionable english club which enchanted the sporting world by winning the premier league as a 5,000-1 outsider last season, plunged closer to the relegation zone in its woeful title defense after losing 2-0 at swansea on sunday.it was a fifth straight league defeat for the stuttering champions and a 14th loss in 25 games this campaign. they haven't scored in more than 10 hours of league play, stretching back to the final day of 2016.with 13 games remaining, leicester is one place and one point above the bottom three as it looks to avoid becoming the first defending champion to be relegated from england's top division in 79 years. on current form, claudio ranieri's team is heading






fa cup: ibrahimovic rescues united, kane nets spurs treble


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manchester, england (ap) it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in central midfield for manchester city, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.[ follow: all of pst’s pl coverage ]toure is now found sitting in front of city’s defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes, and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola‘s most integral players — is one of the stories of city’s season and has coincided with an upturn in the team’s fortunes. it’s as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure’s enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.the former i






china's vr market to expand fourfold in 2017: idc


(image: idc)china's virtual reality (vr) industry is set to expand by 441.2 percent in 2017 due to more intense competition and new market offerings, according to research firm idc.more major players will enter the market this year, the firm said, following releases from google, sony playstation, and facebook in 2016, as well as internet companies such as tencent, letv, and baofeng. lenovo, dell, and hp will work with microsoft to "improve their competitiveness", while smaller hardware startups that were squeezed from the market last year will likely see investment from capital markets, and will strengthen partnerships with experience stores and business applications.oculus rift vr we must control virtual reality before it controls us we must face up to the potential dangers of widespread