On the eve of the four-month mark in the nine-month Premier League campaign, the season is nearing the halfway point, which offers the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve seen in one of the most competitive seasons on record. The top four are separated by only four points, while fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur has conceded the fewest goals and has the fewest defeats of any side in the league (along with Arsenal). Antonio Conte’s Chelsea has been the best team in the Premier League thus far, as the Blues have bounced back from a Jose Mourinho meltdown season to claim the top spot.
Sacramento Kings player Matt Barnes is now being accused of choking two women at a nightclub in Chelsea on Monday. The allegation came Thursday from the lawyer of the first woman to come forward, Jasmine Besiso, who filed a lawsuit against Barnes, 36, over the alleged choke on Wednesday. The lawyer, Michael Lamonsoff, told reporters Thursday that Barnes choked his client only moments after strangling a different woman at the Avenue nightclub on Dec. 5th. Lamonsoff said the first alleged choking incident, which he based on eyewitness accounts, occurred at Barnes’ VIP table, which was adjacent to Besiso’s. The first woman was “choked repeatedly” by Barnes, Lamonsoff said eyewitnesses have told
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zinedine Zidane is one match away from coaching Real Madrid to a new unbeaten record. When Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez midway through last season, the inexperienced former midfield standout got off to an auspicious start with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Eleven months and one Champions League title later, Madrid faces Deportivo again at home on Saturday with the chance of surpassing its longest unbeaten run since the club was founded in 1902. On Wednesday, Madrid equaled a club record of 34 games without a loss set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker when it drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. “It’s important to continue to make history and continue our good run,”