Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker-Peters celebrates scoring the team's sixth goal. © AFP Fernando Llorente scored a second-half hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur advanced into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 6-1 win over lowly Rochdale in a fifth-round replay at a snowy Wembley on Wednesday. The match had threatened to be overshadowed by fresh controversy involving the Video Assistant Referee, who was repeatedly called upon in a first half that ended level at 1-1. But Llorente's treble put the result beyond doubt with Son Heung-Min, who had opened the scoring on the night, making it 5-1 in the 65th minute.Spurs, eight-times FA Cup winners, will now be away to Premier League rivals Swansea -- Llorente's former club -- in the quarter-finals as they bid to win a first major trophy since lifting the 2008 English League Cup."I feel good," Llorente told BT Sport. "I'm happy because the team have won and it's important to be in the quarter-final. We know Swansea very well -- … [Read more...] about FA Cup: Fernando Llorente Treble Sees Six-Goal Tottenham Hotspur Into Quarter-Finals
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Arsenal will host Manchester United at the Wembley stadium in London. © AFP Arsenal will host Manchester United while Premier League holders Manchester City have been given a relatively easy draw as they face Burnley in the fourth round of FA Cup. According to a release by the FA Cup, former Wolves duo Robbie Keane and Carl Ikeme made the announcement for the draw which also saw Tottenham Hotspur setting up a London derby against Crystal Palace. While defending champions Chelsea will either host Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Town at the Stamford Bridge. All the fixtures will be played between January 25 and 28.The FA Cup in the release also mentioned that the winning clubs picking up 180,000 pounds after the FA doubled the prize fund for the 2018-19 campaign.Among other fixtures, Swansea will face Gillingham while West Ham United will head south-west to AFC Wimbledon.Newport, who had defeated former Premier League champions Leicester City in the previous round by a slender … [Read more...] about FA Cup: Arsenal Host Manchester United, Manchester City Play Burnley In Fourth Round
World No 1 Sania Mirza was, on Monday, named captain of the Indian team for next year's Fed Cup while two six-member squads were announced by the AITA selection panel for the South Asian Games.The selection committee, headed by S P Misra, chose a four-member team for the Asia/Oceania Group I matches in Fed Cup, to be held in Hua Hin, Thailand from February 3 to 5.The other members of the team are country's number one singles player Ankita Raina, national champion Prerna Bhambri and Prarthana Thombare. Karman Kaur Thandi has been named the Reserve player. Under Sania's leadership, India were promoted to Group I after doing well in season 2015 and they will strive to make it to the World Group II Play-offs. The selectors also named a six-member men's squad for the South Asian Games, to be held in Guwahati in February. The country's number two singles player Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sanam Singh, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, Purav Raja and Divij Sharan are in the squad. Left-handed … [Read more...] about Sania to captain India Fed Cup Team
As NASCAR Talk continues its post-season Power Rankings, here are the 10 teams we feel performed the best throughout the entire season across all three major series: Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. We made our picks based using a number of variables including which drivers work the best with their crew chiefs, which teams have the strongest pit crews, how a team was run, and assorted other elements that often spell the difference between success and lack thereof. Note that we are selecting the best TEAMS, not necessarily the best organizations overall. But as you will soon find out, several of those best teams also came from within the same organization, as well. Here’s how we picked them: 1. Kyle Busch and No. 18 Cup team (30 points): Sure, this team slumped a bit in the second half of the season, going winless in 21 of the final 22 races (although they still were able to win the regular season championship), but when everything was on the line in the championship-deciding race at … [Read more...] about NBC Sports Power Rankings: What were best NASCAR teams overall in 2019?
Some of the world's top golfers go head-to-head in Australia over the next four days, as the U.S. looks to defend the Presidents Cup. The Americans arrive into the 13th edition of the biennial tournament on a winning streak that stretches back all the way to 2003, when the contest ended in a tie. It has now been over two decades since the International Team, which as usual this year doesn't include any European players, won the Presidents Cup for the first and only time. The omens, however, are good for the team captained by South Africa's Ernie Els as that solitary success came at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the same venue that will stage the tournament this year. Els has seven young rookies in his team, but can count on three Australians—Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith—who know the course very well. "I've got a great young team," the South African was quoted as saying by AFP. "I've got some experienced players. You know, guys are naturally just standing up; … [Read more...] about Presidents Cup 2019: Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel and Odds