STREAM, TV: Premier League schedule – Week 11

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Here we go. A huge weekend of Premier League action is here ahead of the final international break of 2017.

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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,the NBC Sports App and by purchasing the new “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold.

Gold also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

Kicking things off on Saturday, Stoke City host Leicester at the bet365 Stadium Stadium (Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with both teams full of confidence after victories last weekend.

Then there’s an intriguing clash at St James’ Park as Newcastle host Bournemouth (Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with both teams having very different styles of play.

To round off Saturday, West Ham host Liverpool at the London Stadium (Watch live, 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) with Slaven Bilic in desperate need of a big win, while Liverpool hope to push into the top four.

On Sunday Tottenham and Crystal Palace collide at Wembley in a London derby (Watch live, 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Spurs aiming to build from their big Champions League win against Real Madrid.

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Manchester City then host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium (Watch live, 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) with Pep Guardiola‘s men imperious but the Gunners have a good recent record against City.

The match of the weekend then takes place at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea hosting Manchester United (Watch live, 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com). Expect fireworks on the pitch and on the sidelines as Jose Mourinho clashes with Antonio Conte in west London.

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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 for the games streamed on NBCSports.com and here for the games on NBC Sports Gold.

Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.


FULL TV SCHEDULE

Saturday
8:30 a.m. ET: Stoke City vs. Leicester City – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Newcastle vs. Bournemouth – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Huddersfield Town vs. West Brom – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Southampton vs. Burnley – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Swansea City vs. Brighton – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
1:30 p.m. ET: West Ham United vs. Liverpool – NBC [STREAM]

Sunday
7 a.m. ET: Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace – NBCSN [STREAM]
9:15 a.m. ET: Manchester City vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]
11:30 a.m. ET: Everton vs. Watford – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
11:30 a.m. ET: Chelsea vs. Manchester United – NBCSN [STREAM]

Russian authorities fine hotels for World Cup price-gouging

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MOSCOW (AP) Russian authorities in two cities say they have issued hundreds of fines after finding many hotels were illegally hiking prices for the World Cup.

The Rospotrebnadzor consumer regulator says one Moscow hotel raised prices up to 570 percent above what is allowed by a government decree designed to prevent excessive profiteering during the tournament.

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The regulator’s Moscow branch says it issued fines totaling 5.95 million rubles ($105,000) to 198 legal entities and 181 people.

In the Ural mountain city of Yekaterinburg, where Mexico and France will each play a group game, the regulator said it fined seven hotels, some of which were charging almost three times the allowed rate for rooms.

Russian authorities have taken a hands-on approach to regulating hotel and travel costs during the tournament to prevent the negative publicity of visiting fans being charged large sums.

Spanish police dismantle match-fixing scheme in 3rd, 4th tiers

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MADRID (AP) Spanish police have dismantled a match-fixing scheme involving players and clubs in the country’s lower divisions.

Authorities said more than 20 people have been detained as part of the police operation launched on Monday, including players, although no names were immediately disclosed.

The matches under suspicion were in the third and fourth divisions this season and last season.

The match-fixing scheme reportedly involved Chinese betting sites.

The Spanish league said the operation was based on information collected by its analysts about suspicious activities.

UCL preview: Chelsea host Barcelona; Bayern vs. Besiktas

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  • Chelsea vs. Barcelona, at Stamford Bridge
  • Bayern Munich vs. Besiktas, at Allianz Arena
  • Champions League round of 16 resumes on Tuesday

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Chelsea, mired in some of their worst form since the disastrous 2015-16 season, welcome a Barcelona side enjoying one of the best six-month runs of results in the famed club’s entire history. The Blues have won just four of their last 12 games across all competitions, while the Blaugrana have lost once in 38 games.

On the plus side, Chelsea enter Tuesday’s colossal clash as winners of their last two games — back-to-back wins for the first time in 2018 — having outscored the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Hull City by a combined 7-0. Star striker Alvaro Morata returned to action against Hull after five weeks out with a back injury, thus Antonio Conte has something of a selection dilemma on his hands with the Spaniard perhaps only partially fit, and Olivier Giroud racking up a goal and three assists in the last two games, his first starts for the club.

Barcelona, meanwhile, have conceded just two goals in their last nine games (all competitions) and even managed to overturn their lone defeat, to Espanyol, and advance to the Copa del Rey semifinals (and eventually final). Despite losing Neymar in the summer, Barca mostly cruised through their Champions League group, only dropping points in draws away to Juventus and Olympiacos. Lionel Messi has, strangely, never scored a goal in his eight career appearances against Chelsea, a record which has been spoken about at length in the build-up to Tuesday — similarly to the goal-less record which plagued him against Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, whom he finally bested back in September.

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In the other round-of-16 first-leg matchup on Tuesday, five-time (soon-to-be six) defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich host surprise winners of Group G, Besiktas, ahead of the likes of Monaco, RB Leipzig and Porto.

Since taking over on an interim basis (through the end of the season), Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has won 21 of 22 games of which he’s been in charge, including four of six games during the group stage en route to finish second behind Paris Saint-Germain, while also racing out to a 19-point lead back home in Germany.

Aguero involved in clash with Wigan fan after FA Cupset

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) Sergio Aguero was involved in a confrontation with a Wigan fan as ugly scenes marred the end of the third-division side’s shock FA Cup win over Manchester City on Monday.

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Fans spilled on to the pitch at DW Stadium as the host celebrated its 1-0 fifth-round win against the runaway English Premier League leader.

Supporters from both clubs were involved in disturbances, while television pictures appeared to show a home supporter and striker Aguero involved in a physical exchange.

Aguero appeared to hit the supporter after the fan said something to the player, and Aguero had to be held back by his City teammates.

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Advertising hoardings were also ripped out and thrown as a pitch invasion by Wigan fans got out of hand while the defeated City players were being escorted off the pitch.

Footage also appeared to show objects, including an advertising board, being thrown at police officers by fans in the City end.