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NBA roundup: Bucks blast Knicks, tie franchise-best start
Giannis Antetokounmpo totaled 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple-double of the season, and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed to match the best 30-game start in team history with a 123-102 victory over the host New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Liverpool win Club World Cup as Firmino sinks Flamengo
DOHA (Reuters)- An extra-time goal from Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Brazil’s Flamengo to win the Club World Cup at the Khalifa International stadium on Saturday.
Arsenal’s Ljungberg unhappy with Ozil’s show of dissent
(Reuters)- Arsenal interim coach Freddie Ljungberg has criticized Mesut Ozil’s unacceptable conduct after his substitution against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
Soccer – England – Premier League – Watford v Manchester United
Watford face Manchester United in the Premier League.
22 Dec 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
Soccer – Spain – La Liga – Real Betis v Atletico Madrid
Real Betis host Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
22 Dec 15:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
Cricket-India v West Indies ODI series
India host West Indies in the final ODI of the three-match series in Cuttack. Post match news conference by the captains/players of the two teams.
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22 Dec 16:00 ET / 16:00 GMT
Soccer – England – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur face Chelsea in the Premier League.
22 Dec 16:30 ET / 16:30 GMT
SOCCER-ITALY-JUV-LAZ/REPORT (PIX) (TV)
Soccer – Italian Super Cup – Juventus v Lazio
The King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh hosts the Italian Super Cup between Juventus and Lazio.
22 Dec 18:45 ET / 18:45 GMT
Soccer – Italy – Serie A – Sassuolo v Napoli
Sassuolo host Napoli in a Serie A match.
22 Dec 19:45 ET / 19:45 GMT
Soccer – Spain – La Liga – Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.
22 Dec 20:00 ET / 20:00 GMT
Cricket – South Africa v England – England fancied for test series as host look for fresh energy
England will be looking to bring a heady year to a successful close in the opening test of their four-match series against South Africa, which starts on Boxing Day in Pretoria, but must beware a home side offered the chance of revival by an overhaul of their management. A factbox will accompany the first test preview
23 Dec 00:00 ET / 00:00 GMT
Soccer-Talking points from the Premier League weekend
Five talking points from the Premier League weekend.
23 Dec 08:00 ET / 08:00 GMT
Soccer – Italy – Talking-points from the Serie A weekend
Talking-points from the Serie A weekend.
23 Dec 10:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
Soccer – Spain – Talking points from the weekend in La Liga
Talking points from the weekend’s action in La Liga.
23 Dec 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Cricket-Sri Lanka v Pakistan second test in Karachi
Pakistan need three wickets to win the second and final test to complete a 1-0 series win against Sri Lanka when final day’s play begins at Karachi’s National Stadium.
23 Dec 13:00 ET / 13:00 GMT