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  • Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea: Frank Lampard shocks former club with late equalizer

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    Frank Lampard said before the season he didn’t want to play against Chelsea out of respect.

    So much for respect.

    The Chelsea legend came off the bench for his new club and scored with five minutes to go as 10-man Manchester City salvaged a point despite losing Pablo Zabaleta.

    The game began slow, as both teams looked to feel the other out in a tactical chess match.

    It got physical early and often, as a battle between Diego Costa and Vincent Kompany developed right off the bat, which the defender won throughout the first half to set the tone for the match.

    The story of the first half was the physicality, which not only brought about the aforementioned bout, but also produced yellow cards galore. Pablo Zabaleta, Ramires, Cesc Fabregas, David Silva, and Yaya Toure all picked up first-half cautions from referee Mike Dean for reckless and clumsy challenges.

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  • Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace: Visitors overwhelm Goodson Park with deadly counters

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    Crystal Palace saw little of the ball but did more when they had it as Everton fell to the table’s worst team as Crystal Palace proved lethal on the break in a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.

    Mile Jedinak, Frazier Campbell, and Yannick Bolasie all scored to prove more than enough to cancel out Romelu Lukaku‘s early goal.

    Everton started the brightest and thanks to the opposite from Palace, they went one-up almost immediately.

    Romelu Lukaku finished off a blistering run with an easy tap past Julian Speroni inside nine minutes for the opener. It was well worked on first-touch passes from Leon Osman to James McCarthy who found a streaking Lukaku.  The play cut right through the heart of the meek Palace midfield.

    Everton continued to dominate, owning upwards of 80% of possession through the first half hour as Palace barely had a sniff of the ball, and certainly not in a dangerous position.

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  • Tottenham 0-1 West Brom: Baggies get off the bottom with deserved win

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    Spurs slumped to a disappointing defeat at the hands of bottom-feeders West Bromwich Albion, who hadn’t scored a goal in over four hours.

    White Hart Lane was the site of the Baggies organized attack and defense, and James Morrison was the man to put West Brom through in the second half and give Alan Irvine his first win in charge of the club.

    West Brom began by smothering the Spurs back line, and it caused Hugo Lloris problems early.  Craig Gardner ripped in a dangerous strike from outside the top of the box on 14 minutes, but Lloris was equal to the low shot.

    Spurs maintained much of the possession during the opening half hour, but they were wasteful and ultimately the less incisive.

    The visitors nearly earned a penalty on the half-hour mark, but Kevin Friend waved away the claims while West Brom argued for a hand ball on Craig Dawson’s headed attempt.

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  • Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Foxes complete comeback for the ages

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    In a game to be remembered for years, Jamie Vardy capped a mind-boggling comeback by newly-promoted Leicester City as they came from 3-1 down to defeat a stunned Manchester United.

    The Red Devils thought they’d built on their demolition of QPR last week by ripping up the Foxes as well, up 2-0 by the 16th minute and 3-1 just after halftime.

    But the brilliant Vardy and his newly-promoted side then put together one of the most impressive 20 minutes of Premier League soccer we’ve seen this year as they equalized in minutes and scored the winner in emphatic fashion.

    It was the Red Devils who proved the first beneficiaries of a spell of attacking ability on both ends, as three goals burst through in a six-minute span to start the game.

    Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie combined to put Manchester United up early 1-0 as United’s newest member picked up his first assist for his new club and his Dutch strike partner grabbed his season’s first goal.

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  • WATCH: Apparent prankster dragged from Roger Goodell press conference

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    An apparent prankster was dragged by security out of Roger Goodell's press conference regarding the NFL's domestic abuse issue. The man, who is reportedly Benjy Bronk from the Howard Stern Show, was removed from the room, screaming "Don't take me to the elevator."

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  • Jamaal Charles makes surprise appearance at Chiefs practice

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    Jamaal Charles was a surprise participant in Chiefs practice after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Broncos. There is no guarantee that he plays, but it is a good sign that he was able to get on the practice field.

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  • NASCAR America: What driver outside of the top 12 can still advance?

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    NASCAR America analysts Frank Stoddard and Parker Kligerman both agree Ryan Newman is the driver just below the cutoff line with the best chance of moving on in the Chase.

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  • Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence

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    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

    The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities after he was taken into custody at the Cardinals' headquarters in Tempe. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released on a $25,000 bond early Thursday.

    The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.

    The NFL has said the Dwyer case will be reviewed under the league's personal-conduct policy.

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  • Oakland A's fall from top wild-card spot

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    The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution.

    And with the way things are going, manager Bob Melvin can't talk about playoffs, let alone plan for them.

    Sonny Gray and the A's kept tumbling Thursday, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

    ''It's not very fun. When you're in a race, it's supposed to be fun,'' left fielder Brandon Moss said. ''But I don't see anyone in this clubhouse having any fun, because it's not. We're pretty frustrated. We're disappointed. But it's not over, and we know that.''

    The latest loss to the team with the worst record in the majors dropped the A's a half-game behind idle Kansas City for the first wild-spot slot. Oakland owned the best record in the big leagues as recently as Aug. 15.

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