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Mourinho sacked as Man United manager

Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho after growing frustrated with his performance in a number of areas, notably results, transfers, development of youth and style of football.

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Solskjaer lined up as United caretaker - sources

Manchester United are closing in on the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.

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Tuesday's Games


Australia vs. India

Lyon stars as Australia level India series

Australia made quick work of breaking India's lower-order resistance - a meek, thin, inexperienced resistance - to level the series at 1-1 before lunch on the fifth day of the second Test.

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Paine's relief after crossing his fingers on opening day

Australia's quicks battered India's lower order while Nathan Lyon took his match haul to eight wickets to secure a 146-run success

Lyon King, and Australia's top-and-tail advantage

How bad have India's top three been in the fourth innings this year? Even worse than you think

WATCH - India lower order blown away by Australia

Australia ran through India's lower order on day five to complete victory by 146 runs


Did not have any problem with my dismissal - Kohli

The India captain speaks about the controversial catch, stump mics, banter and more


'We play our best cricket when we put emotion aside' - Paine

Australia's captain also said his India counterpart Virat Kohli 'brings out the competitive spirit in a lot of people'


Kartik: India started the Test on the wrong foot because of team selection

The former spinner also said that India conceded far too many runs in the first innings


Experts pick their top individual performers of the match

Murali Kartik and Damien Martyn pick their top moments from the second Test at Perth


Murali Kartik: Good option to open with Cheteshwar Pujara in the third Test

The former India spinner reckoned that opening that batting with Pujara could free up a spot in the middle-order, lending India better balance


'We were totally convinced about this combination' - Kohli

The batsmen should have taken more responsibility, says India's captain


Martyn: India's lack of discipline on first day let Australia back in

Damien Martyn and Murali Kartik analyse Australia's victory over India in the second Test at Perth


Highlights - Australia take the reins on day four after early Kohli dismissal

Faced with a target of 287, India's batsmen fumbled


Did Tim Paine just call Virat Kohli a 'big head'?

All the action from day four at Perth in Tweets, Igrams and Gifs


Saints hang on to top Panthers on MNF


Newton's weak arm spoils defensive effort

The Panthers never recovered from the QB's underthrown interception just before halftime in a home loss that all but ended their playoff chances.

Saints hold on to win in wild fourth quarter

After Alvin Kamara scores a TD, the Saints hang on to win after giving up an INT to the house on a 2-point try and fumbling for a touchback.


Kamara speeds past defenders for the TD

Alvin Kamara takes the handoff and races past multiple defenders for the touchdown.


Brees looks to clean up 'little mistakes'

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Cam Newton: I've got to be better

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McFarland says Newton didn't look right in loss

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McFarland: Saints showed 'tenacity' and 'resiliency'

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Newton's pass on 4th down falls incomplete

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Panthers force fumble for touchback

Tommylee Lewis runs towards the goal line, James Bradberry causes a fumble and the ball goes out of bounds in the end zone for a touchback.


Jackson takes INT on 2-point try to the house

Drew Brees goes for the 2-point conversion and tries to find Alvin Kamara, but gets picked off by Donte Jackson, who returns for points for the Panthers.



Liverpool's dominance a surprise vs. Man United

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Raheem Sterling has a point

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Archive: Carrick reveals aspirations to be a manager

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LIVE Transfer Talk: City eye move for Real's unhappy Isco

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