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Advantage Sarri in top-four battle vs. Emery

Neither Chelsea or Arsenal will play Champions League football this season. Saturday's result showed which side is likelier to make a swift return.

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Iwobi: Arsenal squad behind Emery's tactics

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi backed his new coach Unai Emery on Saturday after the Gunners suffered their second consecutive defeat.

Arsenal's failings familiar in chaotic defeat

They may have a new manager but there's some familiar failings at Arsenal, with Unai Emery opening up with back-to-back defeats in charge.

'Emery has inherited £300k-per-week nightmare'

Craig Burley and Paul Mariner don't hold back on their criticism of Mesut Ozil and question how Unai Emery will handle his involvement in the squad.


What Chelsea's win over Arsenal revealed about Sarri

Craig Burley explains why Maurizio Sarri may face a difficult decision in Chelsea's midfield as the FC crew discuss the Blues' win over Arsenal.


Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal: Alonso seals derby win

Marcos Alonso scored the winner for Chelsea in a back-and-forth London derby against Arsenal, who paid the price for their missed chances.


Burley: Same old, same old for Arsenal

ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the defensive struggles that plagued both Chelsea and Arsenal in a game littered with goals.


Alonso restores Chelsea's lead

English Premier League: Marcos Alonso (81') Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal


Iwobi brings Arsenal level

English Premier League: Alex Iwobi (41') Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal


Mkhitaryan gets the Gunners on the board

English Premier League: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (37') Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal


Morata puts Chelsea up 2-0

English Premier League: Alvaro Morata (20') Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal


Pedro scores first for Chelsea

English Premier League: Pedro (9') Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal


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NBA Talking Points

Next season tips off on 16 Oct.

NBA superteam rankings: Who has the most star power?

Who really has a superteam, and who's close to being the next one? We rank the top teams into tiers by star power.

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5-on-5: Rooks on awards, big purchases and odd advice from Kobe

We caught up with Deandre Ayton and the Class of 2018 to talk about awards, most anticipated matchups and LeBron's move to L.A.

Kellerman would let go of Green before Thompson

Max Kellerman thinks Draymond Green is less of a priority to keep on the Warriors than Klay Thompson.


Love knew LeBron's decision was between Lakers and Cavs

Kevin Love understands LeBron James leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles to begin a new chapter.


Embiid flies to Foxborough for Eagles' preseason game

Joel Embiid gets a helicopter ride to New England to take in Philadelphia's preseason game.


Is LeBron the greatest player of all time?

The SportsNation crew debates if LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan as the best player ever.


Ronaldo's Juventus debut was a spectacle from start to finish

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score in his Serie A debut but his presence alone led to a spectacle of a stature previously unseen in Italian football.

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Ronaldo just 6/10 on Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo found it frustrating on his Serie A debut as Juventus were made to work to ensure his first game ended in victory.

Confessions of a failed Ronaldo fan

For some reason, Cristiano Ronaldo has as many haters as fans. Do we have him all wrong?

Chievo 2-3 Juventus: Ronaldo's debut a dramatic win

Juventus trailed early in the second half of Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A debut, but the Bianconeri fought back to earn a late win at Chievo Verona.


Is there a siege mentality to shut down Ronaldo & Juventus?

The FC guys delve into the theory Serie A clubs are out to prove they can do what other leagues could not; slow down Cristiano Ronaldo.


Horncastle: Juventus have a superiority complex

FC's James Horncastle discusses whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo's first game at Juventus lived up to all the hype.


Burley: The goals will come for Ronaldo at Juventus

FC's Craig Burley compliments Juventus' depth and Cristiano Ronaldo's link-up play despite not scoring in his Serie A debut.


Ronaldo denied a scoring debut for Juventus

The Cristiano Ronaldo era at Juventus begins with a dramatic last-gasp winner from Federico Bernardeschi.


Bernardeschi's dramatic late winner for Juventus

Italian Serie A: Federico Bernardeschi (90'+3) Chievo 2-3 Juventus


Juventus levels on own goal

Leonardo Bonucci thought he got credit for the game-tying goal vs. Chievo in the 75th minute but it was deemed an own goal.


Giaccherini's penalty kick puts Chievo in front

Italian Serie A: Emanuele Giaccherini (56') Chievo 2-1 Juventus


Stepinski heads Chievo level with Juventus

Italian Serie A: Mariusz Stepinski (38') Chievo 1-1 Juventus


England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Kohli and Rahane dominate, but England fight back

The two batsmen came close to scoring hundreds, and put on India's best partnership of the series

England ponder resting Anderson, Broad from SL tour

While nothing is confirmed there could be a consideration being given to planning for a time without England's two leading wicket-takers

#PoliteEnquiries: How long before Rashid is Kohli's bunny?

George Dobell and Melinda Farrell answer your questions on Rashid, reviews and the unfortunate signs of ageing


Disciplined openers key to India's performance - Bangar

India batting coach Sanjay Bangar praises Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul for setting a solid platform for the rest of the line-up to capitalise on


India left the ball better than they have done - Woakes

England allrounder Chris Woakes admits that despite the movement on offer, England struggled to create chances against the patient Indian batting line-up at Trent Bridge


Chopra: Kohli's 97 may turn out to be more valuable than a hundred

Aakash Chopra praises a 'commanding and dominating' innings from the India captain


Harmison: India would be the happier team at stumps

Steve Harmison praises India's patient approach with the bat on the first day at Trent Bridge


Football Talking Points

Extra Time: Mkhitaryan as No. 10? Classless Man City?

The guys respond to your tweets about Mkhitaryan's role with Arsenal, Jorginho's performance, Sokratis, Unai Emery and the Man City documentary.


FC's La Liga predictions: Costa over Messi for top player?

Craig Burley and Paul Mariner make their predictions for the La Liga season, and one of them is backing Diego Costa for a big season.


ESPN FC's Serie A predictions: Can Milan finish top 4?

Craig Burley explains why he backs Milan for a top-four finish for the first time since 2013 as the FC crew reveal their Serie A season predictions.


Premier League: Trouble at West Ham, Chelsea win frantic derby

Craig Burley runs through the talking points from each of Saturday's Premier League matches, including Chelsea's win over Arsenal.


Must Reads

KO'd fighters should be suspended, doctors say

Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and MMA have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover.

Why isn't Aaron Judge back yet and what does it mean for his 2018?

Three weeks after his wrist injury, Judge is cheering the Yankees on instead of anchoring their lineup. Here's why his return is taking longer than anticipated.

NFL's biggest, quietest, most tantalizing defender is changing his story

The Steelers find it hard to quit 6-foot-7, 352-pound defensive lineman Dan McCullers, who is trying to finally shed the label of a perennial project.

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Nun dazzles with first-pitch curveball

Sister Mary Jo throws out the first pitch at the White Sox game, spinning a 12-to-6 curveball.


Travis Scott homers off James Harden

Rapper Travis Scott is hyped up after he sends a pitch from the 2018 NBA MVP to Astroworld in a celebrity softball game.


Bolt arrives in Sydney

Usain Bolt has touched down in Sydney ahead of his trial with the Central Coast Mariners.

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