• Premier League Preview: The Manchester Derby
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    Premier League Preview: The Manchester Derby

    City won 2-1 in PL on Sept. 10 United won 1-0 in EFL Cup on Oct. 26 First Mourinho-Pep match at the Etihad United leads all-time 71W-51D-50L Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola get a tactical rubber match with plenty on the line when Manchester United and Manchester City meet at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday (Watch live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com). There will be no Paul Pogba nor Zlatan Ibrahimovic for United, while Gabriel Jesus is set to return for City. Fourth-place City enters the day one point ahead of United, and both trail Liverpool but have played two less matches. In case you’ve forgotten, here are the other two meetings between Guardiola and Mourinho this season:

  • Former Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes has been ordered back to prison to finish his murder sentence
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    Former Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes has been ordered back to prison to finish his murder sentence

    Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered the rearrest of goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes, who was convicted of conspiring in the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio. Fernandes, 32, played professionally for Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro in Brazil before he was arrested in 2010 for his part in the murder of Samudio, who wanted him to pay child support for their son. Fernandes confessed to conspiring with friends who strangled Samudio; prosecutors said her body was then cut up and fed to dogs. Fernandes was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment in 2013 but a judge’s ruling in February 2017 allowed him early release on parole after serving fewer than seven years of the sentence. Boa Esporte, a

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    Video refs to be used at 2018 World Cup in Russia

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that video referees will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Video assistant referees (VARs) were trialed in recent international games and the FIFA Club World Cup and have proved hugely successful with decisions made quickly and correctly. VARs can only interfere in big decisions such as goals, red cards, mistaken identities and penalties.