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    Top PL Storylines: Bye-bye, St. Totteringham’s Day? So long, Sunderland?

    8,018 days (otherwise known as 22.9 years) have passed since Tottenham Hotspur last finished above Arsenal in the Premier League. Secondly, the time to reset that clock is nearly upon us, as Tottenham take a 14-point lead into Sunday’s North London derby (Watch live, 11:30 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCSports.com) — perhaps the final one to be played at White Hart Lane. With Arsenal having only five games left to play after Sunday, a 17-point deficit would be mathematically impossible to overcome, and would guarantee Spurs’ first PL finish above Arsenal since the spring of 1995.

  • A soccer fan in Iran looks identical to Messi
    USA Today

    A soccer fan in Iran looks identical to Messi

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi is one of the most recognizable athletes on Earth, and one Iranian soccer fan is embracing his uncanny resemblance to the Argentinian superstar. Meet Riza Perestes. He's a regular guy from Iran, but he's gained popularity for his stunning resemblance to Messi. The Mehr News Agency met up with Perestes, who was wearing an Argentina jersey, and took photos of the Messi doppelgänger. Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency And here's the real Messi. The hair, the beard, the similar face. Yeah, we totally see it. (h/t 101greatgoals)

  • Firefox unable to lead draft for RNG due to health reasons
    Yahoo Esports3 hours ago

    Firefox unable to lead draft for RNG due to health reasons

    Royal Never Give Up notified fans via weibo that League of Legends Head Coach Huang “Firefox” Tinghsiang will not conduct draft for the team on stage during the LPL final. Instead, Royal Club (Royal’s LSPL team) Coach, Lee “Heart” Gwanhyung, will conduct pick and ban for the team. Health issues struck LPL finalist team Royal Never Give Up one more time in their summer split.