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JUST IN: Aubameyang, Giroud to start in FA Cup final

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Gabonese striker, Pierre, Emerick Aubameyang and France and former Arsenal forward, Olivier Giroud will start as Arsenal battle Chelsea at the 2020 English FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta, knowing that a win will guarantee his side a place in Europe next season also starts with Nicholas Pepe and Alexander Lackazette, with Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard beginning with Christian Pulisic and Jorginho.

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Mike Tyson’s comeback fight postponed

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Former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson’s exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. has been moved to November.

The bout was originally set for next month.

But in a statement, promotional company Triller confirmed the fight would now take place on November 28 in Los Angeles, to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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“Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history.

“This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force,” Tyson, 54, said in reaction.

Jones, the 51-year-old who won world titles in four weight classes, also welcomed the change of date.

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“I’m ready and I stay ready, November 28th is gonna be epic,” Jones said.

Tyson retired from boxing in 2005 after a career that spanned two decades.

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Man Utd could hijack Chelsea’s move for Kai Havertz

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Manchester United could hijack Chelsea’s bid to sign Kai Havertz if they cannot get a deal done for Jadon Sancho, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Havertz is widely expected to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

But the Bayer Leverkusen star has previously been linked with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.

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Sancho is United’s top target this summer, but the club is finding it hard to strike a deal, as Borussia Dortmund continue to play hardball over the £100million-rated winger.

While United have not given up hope of signing the 20-year-old, if they continue to be frustrated they could turn instead to Havertz.

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Leverkusen valued the 21-year-old at around £90m after he scored 18 goals and provided nine assists in all competitions last season.

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Europa: Sevilla beat Wolves 1-0, to face Man United in semis

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Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday after the English side paid the price for an early penalty miss.

Raul Jimenez saw his hesitant spot-kick easily saved by goalkeeper Bono in the 13th minute of the single-leg tie and Wolves failed to muster a shot on target after that as former Real Madrid and Spain coach Julen Lopetegui’s side took control.

Five-times winners Sevilla, who will face Manchester United in the last four in Cologne on Sunday, enjoyed 73% of possession and won 14 corners to none for Wolves in a one-sided game.

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Wolves, playing in their first European quarter-final for 48 years, appeared to feel the effects of a marathon season which saw them play 59 matches, including 17 in the Europa League starting at home to Crusaders on July 25 last year.

Yet the Midlands team made a promising start with Adama Traore at the centre of things. Having set up an early chance which Raul Jimenez headed straight at Bono, the Spaniard powered into the area and was tripped from behind by Diego Carlos.

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Jimenez, who usually waits for the keeper to move, appeared caught in two minds and his effort was comfortably stopped by Bono with a dive to his left. It was the Mexican’s first penalty miss for Wolves after converting his previous eight efforts.

Sevilla dominated the match after that, passing the ball around in the centre of the pitch, but it was fairly unproductive possession and they created few openings.

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The second half was a similar story with Wolves apparently happy to allow Sevilla to knock the ball around in midfield.

But the Spaniards grew more dangerous towards the end and broke through with two minutes left. Their 13th corner was rolled to Ever Banega and he curled a cross into the area which Ocampos flicked past keeper Rui Patricio.

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