Daily Archives: November 16, 2015

Bayern Munich keen to keep Guardiola

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The Bundesliga champions are insistent on Guardiola staying.

Bayern Munich are incessant in their efforts to keep their manager, Pep Guardiola.

The club was reportedly planning to offer manager Pep Guardiola £17m a year to stay beyond the expiration of his contract this summer.

The Bundesliga giants want the Spaniard to commit to a fresh two-year deal and fend off any interest from Premier League clubs.

Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with the former Barcelona manager at one stage or another.

With Chelsea being the one with the poorest form, the club especially looks set for a change of managerial personnel.

However, Guardiola is already the highest-paid coach in the world on £14m per year, and the new contract Bayern are preparing is said to be loaded with incentives.

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is reportedly pushing to open talks for the start of the Bundesliga winter break, but it is unknown whether Guardiola is interested in remaining at the club long term.

NFL Sunday Highlight : New England Patriots vs New York Giants

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Tom Brady and the Patriots stay undefeated.

The New England Patriots will stay undefeated and improves to 9-0 after a close win from Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal at 1 second remaining.

It was the best of National Football League, as the New England Patriots and New York Giants went toe to toe for the full 60 minutes on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, and entertained in a highly competitive, highly charged matchup that felt like a playoff game.

After Josh Brown made his fourth field goal of the game with 1:47 remaining, Tom Brady drove the Patriots 44 yards, converting a fourth-and-10 on the series.

Gostkowski, the NFL’s leading scorer the last three seasons, sent his winning kick soaring through the uprights.

The Giants (5-5) have given the Patriots fits under Tom Coughlin and nearly pulled off another victory.

But New England proved unbeatable with field goals only, and a 5-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. on New York’s final drive was originally called a touchdown, then reversed by a video review.

Both Beckham and New England’s Rob Gronkowski had the longest TD catches of their careers: Beckham for 87 yards and Gronkowski for 76.

Nonetheless, there may be obstacles ahead for the Patriots.

Their number one receiver Julian Edelman left the game on the final play of the first quarter with a left foot injury and did not return.

Edelman slammed his helmet to the ground when he came off the field; and when it comes to players the Patriots can least afford to lose, Edelman is arguably right there behind quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

The Patriots would also host the Buffalo Bills who had just beaten the New York Jets by 22-17 as visitors. The team will be well rested following four consecutive days of R&R.

Djokovic secures 2015 World Tour Finals

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Djokovic extends his winning streak to 15.

It took just two straight sets for Novak Djokovic to reaffirm his place as World Number One.

The Serb won 6-1 6-1 in 65 minutes, beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori to extend his winning streak to 15 at the O2 Arena, a run stretching back to 2011.

The world number one needed just over an hour to see off eighth seed Nishikori, and ended the afternoon with a trophy in his hands as he was confirmed as the 2015 world number one.

Djokovic, 28, won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, and went within one match of the calendar Grand Slam, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final.

“Undoubtedly it has been the best season and the best year of my life – I became a father and I got married. Those are the kind of trophies and milestones that mean the most to me,” he said.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer beat Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-2 in 69 minutes, in the opening day’s other round-robin match in London.

At the men’s doubles match, Jamie Murray won on his debut as he and doubles partner John Peers beat Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.

All the players wore black ribbons on their shirts as a mark of respect to the victims of Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

“All my heart goes out to the families of the lost ones, it’s really devastating to see those images and that footage,” said Djokovic.