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Chelsea left sweating on Thiago Silva’s fitness as defender limps off



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Chelsea suffered an injury blow as Thiago Silva limped off the pitch in the first half of his side’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham.

The Brazilian defender stretched to clear a ball and immediately seemed in pain with what appeared to be a hamstring injury as play initially carried on. 

Silva remained on the ground though and was replaced by Andreas Christensen, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel spoke of his concern after the match.



Thiago Silva playing a game of football: Thiago Silva limped off in the first half against Chelsea after overstretching for the ball


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Thiago Silva limped off in the first half against Chelsea after overstretching for the ball



a group of baseball players playing a football game: The Brazilian was unable to continue but his side held on for a deserved 1-0 win over Spurs


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The Brazilian was unable to continue but his side held on for a deserved 1-0 win over Spurs

He said: ‘I saw Thiago with a big strap around his muscle but we have to wait. It’s worrying because it’s a muscle injury.’

When he went

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Zion Williamson bounced a defender several feet into the air in a Derrick Henry-esque highlight

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Zion Williamson scores over Derrick Favors. Rick Bowmer/AP Images
  • Zion Williamson on Tuesday made an impressive layup through contact over Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors.

  • Favors went up to challenge Williamson’s shot, took contact in the air, and went flying back.

  • Much of the NBA world was impressed by Williamson’s strength, comparing him to Titans running back Derrick Henry.

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Zion Williamson’s strength and athleticism are on another level, even for veteran NBA defenders.

Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors learned this the hard way on Tuesday.

During the first quarter between the Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, Williamson took a hand-off at the three-point arc, drove into the paint, and leapt toward the basket. Favors, who is listed at 6-foot-8, 265 lb, jumped straight up to contest Williamson’s shot.

Williamson plowed into Favors, sending him several feet into the air and backward, and

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Alabama RB Najee’ Harris embarrasses Notre Dame defender with epic hurdle

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Belichick’s exit plan and a JJ Watt trade: NFL subplots to watch in 2021

Will Aaron Rodgers depart Green Bay after an MVP-caliber season? Will Bill Belichick leave New England before it turns ugly? There’s no shortage of meaty NFL plotlines in 2021The NFL’s general attitude towards 2020 can be summed up succinctly: What pandemic?Whereas other leagues ground to a halt, considered voiding their seasons, entered into complex bubbles or faced existential crises, the NFL thundered along, with the kind of bravado that is afforded only to the biggest and baddest and most-watched on the block.Some precautions were taken. Preseason was out. Mask mandates were in. But the bottom line was this: No matter the lineup, no matter the ridiculousness of the spectacle, no matter the health consequences, football will be played. And, in general, it was a success. Covid has the potential to embarrass the league in

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Jets defender blames coach for horrendous play call that gifted a miraculous Hail Mary win to the Raiders

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Marcus Maye left the field with a towel over his head after the Jets embarrassing loss on Sunday. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
  • The Jets lost embarrassingly on Sunday, giving up a Hail Mary touchdown to the Raiders in the final seconds.

  • The loss can be attributed to the Jets’ decision to send a blitz after Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on the decisive play.

  • After the game, Jets defensive captain Marcus Maye called out defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for the call.

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The New York Jets suffered their most brutal loss of the season on Sunday, giving up a Hail Mary touchdown to the Las Vegas Raiders in the final seconds to fall to 0-12.

With the Raiders in need of a miracle to win, the Jets sent the house at quarterback Derek Carr, which resulted in Las Vegas wide receiver Henry Ruggs III being left

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