Mauricio Pochettino handed major tactical issue with Chelsea's latest injury blow

Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino will have to think outside the box to plug a gaping hole at right-back and left-back as the Blues prepare to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Malo Gusto is still not ready to return to action from an injury that forced him to pull out of France's Under-21 squad last month. The young defender had been back in training before Premier League Football resumed, only to be absent from the matchday squad for the defeat by Newcastle United. Chelsea's latest injury update on Gusto is that he continues "undergoing his rehabilitation programme", making his involvement this weekend highly unlikely. That exacerbates a wider problem for Chelsea as Gusto has usually been the one to fill in for Reece James this season. The captain had been out of action for a couple of months earlier in the campaign and is now fully fit, but he is suspended for Sunday due to a red card last time out. Reece James was sent off against Newcastle / Stu

NBA Player Props Today - Best Paul George Props | Pickswise

12 Game s on this NBA slate. I’m in heaven. Let’s dive into our top NBA player prop bets for the Game s on Saturday, December 2. Be sure to also read our NBA predictions for each of today’s matchups. Paul George (LAC) Over 10.5 rebounds + assists (-108) Line available at FanDuel at time of publishing. If you have followed my picks over on X at JutPicks , this player prop has been a favorite of mine. But the books have adjusted. They have moved this prop to 10.5 — a number I’m still comfortable taking for a unit with the Clippers facing the Warriors to start off the slate. Paul George’s rebounds + assists numbers with James Harden in the lineup have skyrocketed. George’s rebounds jump from 4.8 to 6.2, while his assist numbers surprisingly see a bump, as well. He has surpassed his line in 7 of 13 Game s with Harden, including Thursday night against the same Warriors squad. In that Game George reeled in just one rebound on 9 chances but dished out 10 assists on 15 opportunities.

FC Cincinnati - Columbus Crew: Why is the Eastern Conference final in Cincinnati?

Ohio is guaranteed to have a representative in this month’s MLS Cup final, as state rivals FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew face off in the Eastern Conference final today. The winners will take on either Houston Dynamo or Seattle Sounders in the league decider on Saturday 9 December. Cincinnati seeking maiden MLS crown Led by 2023 MVP Luciano Acosta, Cincinnati are chasing their first ever MLS championship in their fifth season in North American’s elite division. The Orange and Blue booked their place in the conference decider by beating Philadelphia Union 1-0 in the Eastern semi-finals, Yerson Mosquera scoring a controversial late winner at TQL Stadium. Columbus, meanwhile, are pursuing a third MLS title in franchise history , having previously been crowned champions in 2008 and 2020. Wilfried Nancy’s men set up a clash with Cincinnati with a 2-0 victory over Orlando City, Christian Ramírez and Cucho Hernández grabbing the Crew’s goals in extra time in Florida. Columbus had the uppe

Chelsea vs Brighton - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

Premier League action resumes his weekend and there is a very intriguing clash between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion for fans to look forward to. Chelsea simply cannot find any consistency this season under Mauricio Pochettino and it is impossible to know what's coming next. Brighton, meanwhile, are not winning as frequently as Roberto De Zerbi might like, and there is no clear favourite at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Seagulls will be coming into this one after another Europa League clash which means Chelsea will be the fresher of the two sides, but with plenty of injuries to deal with, that may not help Pochettino too much. Here is all that you need to know about Chelsea vs Brighton in the Premier League this weekend. What times does Chelsea vs Brighton kick-off? Location : London, England Stadium : Stamford Bridge Date : Sunday 3 December Kick-off Time : 14:00 GMT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT Referee :   Craig Pawson VAR :   Jarred Gillett Chelsea vs Brighton H2H

NBA Parlay Picks & Predictions for Friday at +830 odds, 12/1

We have a 6- Game NBA slate to work with on Friday, highlighted by a double-header on ESPN. It begins with the Celtics hosting the 76ers before the Nuggets pay a visit to the Suns. New York, Dallas, San Antonio and New Orleans are also taking the court.     Below is my mega parlay for Friday, and also be sure to check out all of our NBA picks .   Celtics -9.5 alternate spread (+130) Knicks ML (+110) San Antonio Spurs +12.5 (-108) NBA parlay odds: +830   For this parlay we are going with 2 underdogs — 1 on the money line and 1 against the spread — and 1 favorite on an alternate number. Let’s break down each of the 3 legs.     [ promo_code type=” promoSingle ” ids=”374991″ titles=”Get up to $500 Back in Bonus Bets if your First Bet Doesn’t Win!”] Boston Celtics -9.5 over Detroit Pistons (+130) Joel Embiid (illness) did not suit up for Philadelphia in its 124-114 loss at New Orleans earlier this week and he is questionable for Friday. If Embiid is unable to go, the Cel

Best NBA Player Props Today - December 1

I’m backing a trio of bigs with playmaking chops for my NBA player props for Friday, December 1.  As the calendar turns toward a new month, I’m eyeing the NBA odds on a return to form by Paolo Banchero, a fatigued Julius Randle struggling with ball security, and Joel Embiid to continue his career-best passing season. We’re sorting through the markets for tonight’s best free NBA picks — read on for more. Best NBA player props today Banchero Over 20.5 points (-115 at bet365) Randle Over 3.5 turnovers (+125 at bet365) Embiid Over 5.5 assists (-120 at DraftKings) Picks made on December 1 at 1:30 a.m. ET. Read full analysis of each pick. Best NBA bonuses   All Users Get one no-sweat SGP every day Bonus bets back if your wager doesn’t win! Claim Now New Users Get up to $1,500 bonus bets back If your first bet doesn’t win! Claim Now Eligible USA locations only. Also, see our full list of best sportsbook promotions for 2023. 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER NBA

World AIDS Day (December 1st)

Quick facts When is it? Every December 1st Tagged as Life & Living People & Relationships What's the hashtag? #WorldAIDSDay Have we missed something? When the AIDS epidemic broke, because I happened to be a Science nerd and knew a lot about viruses and a lot about that virus at the time, I felt a moral obligation to go out and try to stem the fear and get out and explain to people what the disease was and how it worked. Morgan Fairchild Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, when discovered in the 1980s, seemed to reach out into the world and change the way humans previously thought about almost everything, from how they got their vaccinations or blood transfusions to the way they chose their sexual practices. The revelation of this disease and the virus behind it (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) was met with a campaign of fear and superstition that had the power to harm both those who had it, and even further out into the families and friends of those who