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Only one of today’s four Premier League fixtures is being played on our watch, so it’s an afternoon to train our beady focus upon the Football League. There are 28 3pm BST kick-offs across the three divisions, so there’ll surely be goals and drama, but beyond that we’ll be looking to see what coincidences look ready to become full-blown trends.

There are, for example, nine teams in the Football League who haven’t either scored a goal or won a point (for the record: Barnsley, Nottingham Forest*, Wycombe (who host Swansea at lunchtime), Crewe, Oxford, Bolton, Oldham, Grimsby and Southend); another couple who have scored but still don’t have a point (Derby and Wigan); a few who have points but still haven’t scored (Stoke, Portsmouth and Tranmere); eight with 100% records after two games (Reading, Bristol City, Luton, Ipswich, Lincoln, Hull, Cambridge and Port Vale); and 12 who haven’t conceded (including Portsmouth, the nation’s boredom specialists, who haven’t scored either).

* Forest lost their third game without scoring at Huddersfield last night and also lost without scoring in the EFL Cup, so are way down the road to Trend City already. Interestingly the Championship sides who took the fewest shots in their first two games were Luton (12) and Reading (14, joint with Swansea), who both have 100% records

Let’s start with a big list of today’s 3pm BST fixtures:

Premier League

Crystal Palace v Everton

Championship

Barnsley v Coventry City
Birmingham City v Rotherham United
Cardiff City v Reading
Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
Millwall v Brentford
Preston v Stoke City
QPR v Middlesbrough

League One

Accrington Stanley v Oxford United
Crewe Alexandra v MK Dons
Doncaster Rovers v Bristol Rovers
Fleetwood Town v Wimbledon
Gillingham v Blackpool
Ipswich Town v Rochdale
Northampton v Hull City
Plymouth Argyle v Shrewsbury Town
Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic
Sunderland v Peterborough
Swindon Town v Burton Albion

League Two

Barrow v Colchester
Bolton Wanderers v Newport County
Bradford City v Stevenage
Cambridge United v Tranmere
Mansfield Town v Exeter City
Oldham Athletic v Crawley Town
Port Vale v Harrogate Town
Salford City v Forest Green Rovers
Scunthorpe United v Carlisle United
Southend United v Morecambe

Scottish Premiership

Hamilton Academical v Dundee United
Livingston v St Johnstone
St Mirren v Kilmarnock



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Fantasy football scout tips gameweek 3: Kevin De Bruyne, Timo Werner, Daniel Podence and more


Manchester City’s Premier League campaign finally got underway on Monday night and Kevin De Bruyne earned himself 13 points. It was just another evening’s work for a player who outscored every other midfielder in fantasy last year.

What’s more, with City’s squad depleted by injury, De Bruyne is playing as a No 10 and could stay there for a while yet. Plus, he’s on penalties. Against a Leicester City side without Wilfred Ndidi to mop up danger, De Bruyne could register a double-digit score again.

The one moment De Bruyne would rather forget from Monday night is being nutmegged in the build up to Wolves’ goal. That slice of impudence came from Daniel Podence, who is quickly emerging as the budget midfielder of choice.

Although the arrival of Nelson Semedo could see Adama Traoré pushed up to right wing, Podence is also able to play on the left and surely will not be sacrificed after setting up two goals in two games.

After just one fantasy assist in his first two games, those who invested in Werner at the start of the season are beginning to have some doubts. But if you’re wondering whether to move elsewhere, wait for one more weekend at least.

The Chelsea striker comes up against West Bromwich Albion, who have conceded eight goals already and were torn apart by Everton last weekend. Granted they were down to 10 men for the majority but still look like prime candidates for Werner’s first victims.

Though he gave away a cheap penalty on De Bruyne and though Ruben Vinagre may have found a way back into Nuno’s plans following Marcal’s injury, Saiss remains the best Wolves defensive option as they embark on a favourable run of fixtures.

Nuno’s side travel to West Ham for Sunday’s evening kick-off then have three home fixtures in their next four games against Fulham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, none of whom are traditionally high-scoring. Sign a Wolves defender and you will be ahead of the curve.

As a rule, you want to spend very few transfers in defence and fewer still on your goalkeeper, though the emergence of Martinez as Aston Villa’s first-choice is worth monitoring as people consider whether to play their wildcards.

Villa are away to Fulham who, despite their goal rush at Elland Road last week, are still likely to be among the lowest-scoring teams this season. Meanwhile, Dean Smith’s side appear to have shored up at the back if their form since Project Restart is anything to go by.

Honourable mentions: Sergio Reguilon, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins, Gabriel Jesus

Captaincy: Kevin De Bruyne



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Woman and young boy drown at pool party at home of ex-MLB star Carl Crawford – The Sun


TWO people are believed to have drowned at a pool party at the home of ex-MLB star Carl Crawford.

One of the victims is believed to have been a young boy, aged around five years old.

 The incident happened at the Houston home of ex-MLB star Carl Crawford

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The incident happened at the Houston home of ex-MLB star Carl CrawfordCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The second victim is thought to be a woman who tried to save the child, TMZ reported.

The incident is believed to have happened at Crawford’s Houston home on Saturday.

Crawford, now a record label chief, is thought to have been hosting a small gathering of six people.

According to TMZ, the little boy wandered off and fell into the swimming pool.

The woman is believed to have gone into the water to try to save the boy but tragically, both drowned.

Both Crawford and paramedics tried in vain to revive the victims at the scene.

KHOU confirmed a drowning happened at a Houston home on Saturday afternoon, but TMZ Sports was the first to identify the house as Crawford’s.

It was reported by KHOU that the woman and boy died at the hospital, but TMZ said they died at the scene.

Footage recorded by the local station appears to show Crawford walking outside his house to speak to cops.

 The MLB star last played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2013 to 2016

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Crawford last played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2013 to 2016 before being released by the team, according to Fansided.

After retiring from baseball, he has kept busy as the CEO of music label 1501 Certified Entertainment, which originally signed rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

The “Savage” rapper sued the record label to get out of her contract in March.





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India v Australia: first one-day international – live! | Sport






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Thanks, JP. Our man put in a huge tennis shift today before taking care of the first innings. Well played. Australia did that nicely, denying India the chance to explode the old fashioned way with consistent wickets in the middle overs.

You find me watching Star’s coverage in London, where Michael Slater is currently learning Hindi. Just another day in 2020. Good afternoon/evening to you all.





India 255

Australia will be the happier of the two sides at the changeover. They never allowed India to get away from them, took wickets at regular intervals after that long second-wicket partnership, and they will be confident of chasing down 255 with the fast outfield at the Wankhede Stadium, especially if the dew settles and makes bowling awkward.

The three pacemen all bowled superbly, each deserving their multiple-wicket hauls, while the two spinners kept India in check when their innings was meandering.

Not a great day at the office for India’s much vaunted batsmen. Rohit and Kohli both fell cheaply while Dhawan was one of a number of Indians to give their wicket away needlessly.

Find out if Australia can chase down 256 with the incomparable Adam Collins.

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, Australia’s golden boy. Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/AP




WICKET! Shami c Carey b Richardson 10 (India 255)





WICKET! Kuldeep run out (Smith) 17 (India 255-9)





















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Tea: New Zealand 131-4 (chasing 488)





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Thank you very much Adam. My condolences on Peter Siddle robbing you of endless material. If you get nostalgic for the venomous vegan he has a series of instructional videos on YouTube. My favourite is the bouncer edition where he terrorises some patsy on a net wicket that should be roped off with crime scene tape.

Look at the state of that strip. And Siddle’s wearing dark colours. That is an accident waiting to happen.




26th over: New Zealand 77-3 (Blundell 35, Nicholls 24) The Australian fielders are talking loudly around the bat. Simon Katich, also on SEN radio, reckons they are discussing their respective Australian Rules football careers. As my OBO colleague Sam Perry rightly says, cricket is just footy in the summer these days. Lyon concedes four singles this time around, the final of those very, very close to a run out. Indeed, had Cummins hit from mid-on, Nicholls was gone by a long way. And after that moment of chaos, drinks are on the field. New Zealand have made it through the third hour without loss, which isn’t for nothing with both of these players trying to make a something of a statement before this Test is over. I’ll take this moment to hand over to JP Howcroft. Thanks for your company. Bye for now!

























































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