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.
Torino striker Andrea Belotti has claimed he is not concerned by his €100million price tag, adding that he harbours ambitions of playing in the world's elite competitions. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a stellar campaign so far, netting 25 goals to join Roma forward Edin Dzeko at the top of the Serie A scoring charts. Belotti's current deal - signed in December 2016 - runs until June 2021, though it includes a €100million buy-out clause for teams outside of Serie A.
Ali Gacharna has incorporated a new drill into her pregame routine to help generate more power at the plate, utilizing the strength in her hips. “A lot of times when I was batting, I didn’t turn my full waist to get all of my power,” said Gacharna, a senior pitcher/shortstop at Chelsea High. “So once I started practicing that drill, I got my hips turning into the ball.” She learned the drill last summer while playing for her travel team, the New England Rockets U-18 squad. The results have been pretty impressive. In Monday’s 15-0 win over Presentation of Mary, batting in the leadoff spot, Gacharna smacked four home runs in a 4-for-5 performance, including a grand slam, and knocked in 10 runs.