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Week 29 of the 2016-17 Premier League season is here with 10 games on the schedule. Remember: the games kick off an hour later than usual this weekend due to Daylight Savings. Enjoy that extra hour in bed…

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Kicking things off on Saturday Arsenal head to West Brom (Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with the Gunners aiming to keep their top four hopes on track.

Premier League leaders Chelsea then head to Stoke City (Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Antonio Conte‘s men aiming to momentarily extend their lead atop the table to 13 points. Plenty of big teams have struggled at Stoke in the past…

Saturday end with a big game at the bottom as relegation battlers Bournemouth host Swansea City (Watch live, 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with both teams closer to the drop zone than they’d like.

Sunday is another busy day as managerless Middlesbrough host Manchester United (Watch live, 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) at the Riverside Stadium with Jose Mourinho hoping to stay in the top four hunt.

Sunday continues with another top four team, Tottenham Hotspur, hosting Southampton (Watch live, 10:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) at White Hart Lane.

Then, it’s the big one: Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad (Watch live, 12 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) in a massive top four clash to finish off the week. Expect plenty of goals.

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The full TV schedule for this weekend is below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App,

You can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday for all the goals as they go in. Goal Rush is available via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App,

If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here. They are available soon after the final whistle, but rights limit us to a certain number each week. Looking for game highlights? Try this. Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.


FULL TV SCHEDULE

Saturday
8:30 a.m. ET: West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Stoke City vs. Chelsea – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Everton vs. Hull City – CNBC [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Sunderland vs. Burnley – Premier League [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: West Ham vs. Leicester City – Premier League [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Crystal Palace vs. Watford – Premier League [STREAM]
1:30 p.m. ET: Bournemouth vs. Swansea City – NBCSN [STREAM]

Sunday
8 a.m. ET: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester United – NBCSN [STREAM]
10:15 a.m. ET: Tottenham vs. Southampton – NBCSN [STREAM]
12 p.m. ET: Manchester City vs. Liverpool – NBC [STREAM]

MLS Playoff bracket, dates set: Chicago, Vancouver host Tues.

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Major League Soccer’s playoff bracket is set. Our staff predictions are coming Tuesday before the first round match-ups, but here’s what we’ll be watching…

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The chase begins with Chicago and the Red Bulls, and San Jose heading to Vancouver. The Quakes drew the ‘Caps just over a week ago, on Oct. 15.

First round
(E3) Chicago vs. (E6) New York Red Bulls — 8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday
(W3) Vancouver vs. (W6) San Jose — 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday
(E4) Atlanta vs. (E5) Columbus — 7 p.m. ET Wednesday
(W4) Houston vs. (W5) Sporting KC — 9:30 p.m. ET Wednesday

Conference semifinals
(W1) Portland vs.  San Jose, Houston, or Sporting KC
(W2) Seattle vs. Houston, Sporting KC, or Vancouver
(E1) Toronto vs. New York Red Bulls, Atlanta, or Columbus
(E2) New York City vs. Atlanta, Columbus, or Chicago

Conference finals
Eastern Conference — Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 or 29
Western Conference — Nov. 21 and Nov. 30

MLS Cup Final
At finalist with best record — 4 p.m. ET Dec. 9

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Who will replace Koeman at Everton?

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Where will Everton turn in search of their next manager?

U23s coach David Unsworth is the front-runner to take over, according to several betting sites — not that we’d partake in such madness — and the 44-year-old boasts 312 career appaearances for the Toffees.

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As for who else could be in frame for the gig, there are names (quite) familiar and new.

David Moyes — This one is an eyebrow-raiser, as Moyes has had little if any success since leaving Everton and ended his time at Sunderland with a sexist takedown of a journalist. But the 54-year-old Scot spent more than 11 years at Everton before leaving for Manchester United, and it’s not like the Toffees wanted him to skip town. He was thrice League Manager of the Year at Goodison Park.

Sean Dyche — The Burnley boss has overachieved time and again at Turf Moor, and the Clarets are one of the smallest outfits the Premier League has ever seen. A move to Everton could be a big and safe enough step to warrant his affection.

Carlo Ancelotti — He’s said he’s not returning to a manager’s seat this season, but the Italian may relish the chance to take a skillful team and organize it into its rightful potential. And we think he’s do a magnificent job.

Chris Coleman — He’s waffled on staying in his position at Wales, and the club’s absence from this summer’s World Cup must have him eyeing the club scene. He’s hasn’t led a club since 2012, having led AEL, Coventry City, Real Sociedad, and Fulham.

Phil Neville — The Manchester United and Everton playing legend doesn’t have first chair experience, but may be able to rally the troops. His latest stint was as an assistant in brother Gary’s tough, short campaign at Valencia.

Although… his recent prediction record isn’t hot.

Longshots: Mikel Arteta, Luis Enrique, Eddie Howe, Thomas Tuchel, Sam Allardyce, Manuel Pellegrini, Frank De Boer.

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Three seriously injured, 120 detained in Bruges hooligan riot

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BRUSSELS (AP) Authorities are investigating a hooligan riot which seriously injured three people and forced Brugge police to detain 120 following the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp.

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Local police chief Dirk Van Nuffel says one policeman was among the seriously wounded as authorities sought to contain a brawl between Belgian fans reinforced by others who had come from the Netherlands.

By Monday morning all were released but investigators were still seeking to see who was at the core of the fighting. Van Nuffel says such hooligan fighting “hadn’t been seen for years.”

Everton fires Ronald Koeman

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A 5-2 home loss versus Arsenal sent Everton into the Premier League drop zone, and that’s apparently a bridge too far for the Toffees when it comes to their managerial position.

Ronald Koeman is out at Goodison Park.

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Everton sits 18th in the Premier League with eight points, it’s minus-11 goal differential second-worst in the top flight. Its 18 goals conceded are third-worst, and only three clubs have scored fewer goals than its seven.

The Toffees won two rounds in the Europa League, beating Ružomberok and Hajduk Split, but have lost to Atalanta and Lyon while drawing Apollon Limassol in Group E play.

Everton faces Chelsea in League Cup play on Wednesday before a critical early season match at Leicester City on Sunday.

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