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New Premier League dates released for December, January

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The Premier League is cranking up a few notches as we head towards the winter months and that was confirmed by the new dates and times being released for games in December and January.

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With the fixtures now set for the busy festive periods, you can now start to make your plans a few months out.

Below are the updated dates and times in full for the games in the upcoming months.

Friday, 30 November 2018

3 p.m. ET: Cardiff City v Wolves

Saturday, 1 December 2018

12:30 p.m. ET Southampton v Man United

Sunday, 2 December 2018

7 a.m. ET Chelsea v Fulham
9:05 a.m ET Arsenal v Spurs
11:15 a.m. ET Liverpool v Everton

Tuesday, 4 December

3 p.m. ET Watford v Man City

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

2:45 p.m. ET Burnley v Liverpool
2:45 p.m. ET Fulham v Leicester City
2:45 p.m. ET Wolves v Chelsea
3 p.m. ET Man Utd v Arsenal

Saturday, 8 December 2018

7:30 a.m. ET AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool
12:30 p.m. ET Chelsea v Man City
2:45 p.m. ET Leicester City v Spurs

Sunday, 9 December 2018

11:00 a.m. ET Newcastle United v Wolves

Monday, 10 December 2018

3 p.m. ET Everton v Watford

Saturday, 15 December 2018

7:30 a.m. ET Man City v Everton
12:30 p.m. ET Fulham v West Ham

Sunday, 16 December 2018

8:30 a.m. ET Brighton v Chelsea
8:30 a.m. ET Southampton v Arsenal
11:00 a.m. ET Liverpool v Man Utd

Friday, 21 December 2018

3 p.m. ET Wolves v Liverpool

Saturday, 22 December 2018

7:30 a.m. ET Arsenal v Burnley
12:30 p.m. ET Cardiff City v Man Utd

Sunday, 23 December 2018

11:00 a.m. ET Everton v Spurs

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

7:30 a.m. ET Fulham v Wolves
12:15 p.m. ET Brighton v Arsenal
2:30 p.m. ET Watford v Chelsea

Thursday, 27 December

2:45 p.m. ET Southampton v West Ham

Saturday, 29 December 2018

12:30 p.m. ET Liverpool v Arsenal

Sunday, 30 December

7 a.m. ET Crystal Palace v Chelsea
9:15 a.m. ET Burnley v West Ham
9:15 a.m. ET Southampton v Man City
11:30 a.m. ET Man Utd v AFC Bournemouth

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

7:30 a.m. ET Everton v Leicester City
12:30 p.m. ET Cardiff City v Spurs

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

2:45 p.m. ET AFC Bournemouth v Watford
2:45 p.m. ET Chelsea v Southampton
2:45 p.m. ET Huddersfield Town v Burnley
2:45 p.m. ET West Ham United v Brighton
2:45 p.m. ET Wolves v Crystal Palace
3 p.m. ET Newcastle United v Man Utd

Thursday, 3 January 2019

3 p.m. ET Man City v Liverpool

Saturday, 12 January 2019

7:30 a.m. ET West Ham v Arsenal
12:30 p.m. ET Chelsea v Newcastle United

Sunday, 13 January 2019

9:15 a.m. ET Everton v AFC Bournemouth
11:30 a.m. ET Spurs v Man Utd

Monday, 14 January 2019

3 p.m. ET Man City v Wolves*
*Should either club have an FA Cup third round replay, this will revert to 13 January, 7 a.m. ET

Saturday, 19 January 2019

7:30 a.m. ET Wolves v Leicester City
12:30 p.m. ET Arsenal v Chelsea

Sunday, 20 January 2019

8:30 a.m. ET Huddersfield Town v Man City
11 a.m. ET Fulham v Spurs

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

3 p.m. ET Newcastle United v Man City

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

3 p.m. ET Liverpool v Leicester City

Oxlade-Chamberlain back in Liverpool training

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in Liverpool training, nine months after a horrible injury cost him the chance to appear in the UEFA Champions League Final.

Initially ruled out for the duration of the 2018-19 season following an ACL year, “The Ox” is giving the Reds a boost in Dubai.

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The 25-year-old Oxlade-Chamberlain posted five goals and seven assists in his first season at Liverpool.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has 32 England caps and 283 senior appearances between Southampton, Arsenal, and Liverpool. He left the Gunners in part because of a desire to play a more central role in the midfield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain detailed his recovery late last year. There’s yet to be discussion of when he might be fit to return to match play, but Liverpool will be careful with its industrious playmaker.

Montreal owner Saputo hands presidency duties to Gilmore

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Montreal Impact owner Joey Saputo is giving the reigns of his club to a new president.

Saputo announced Tuesday that he’s handing over presidency duties to Kevin Gilmore, the former chief operating officer of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens.

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The Saputo family founded the Impact in 1992, and Joey Saputo shepherded the club into Major League Soccer.

The Impact is coached by Remi Garde, the former Aston Villa boss, and has Designated Players in Ignacio Piatti and Saphir Taidir. The Bleu-blanc-noir just started training camp.

Cardiff “very distressed,” “praying for positive news” regarding Sala

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Cardiff City executive director Ken Choo has released a statement on the missing flight from France to Wales which carried new signing Emiliano Sala.

Crews in Wales continue to search for the plane, which disappeared from radar late Monday night.

UPDATE: The Guernsey Police say the search and rescue operations have ceased for the night, with “the current plan to resume at sunrise” on Wednesday.

Fans have flocked to Cardiff City Stadium and Nantes town square to lay flowers in hopes of a miraculous recovery for Sala and his pilot.

From Cardiff City’s official site:

“We were very shocked upon hearing the news that the plane had gone missing. We expected Emiliano to arrive last night into Cardiff and today was due to be his first day with the team.

“Our owner, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, and chairman, Mehmet Dalman, are all very distressed about the situation.

“We made the decision first thing this morning to call off training with the thoughts of the squad, management staff and the entire Club with Emiliano and the pilot.

“All of us at Cardiff City FC would like to thank our fans, and the entire footballing family for their support at this difficult time.

“We continue to pray for positive news.”

Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

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MADRID (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and received a two-year suspended sentence.

The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines.

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Ronaldo arrived at court in a black van and was wearing a black sports coat and black pants. He walked up some stairs leading to the court house and even stopped to sign an autograph.

Ronaldo made the deal to plead guilty with Spain’s state prosecutor and tax authorities last year.

In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders.

In 2017, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.7 million). Ronaldo was accused of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights.

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