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WWE news: The legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star

WWE legend and star of the silverscreen The Rock is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 45-year-old, real name Dwayne Johnson, will be honoured with a ceremony next Wednesday in the motion pictures category due to status as a global box office powerhouse. Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame […]

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WWE legend and star of the silverscreen The Rock is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 45-year-old, real name Dwayne Johnson, will be honoured with a ceremony next Wednesday in the motion pictures category due to status as a global box office powerhouse.

The Rock is set to be honoured in Hollywood
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Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said: “Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame.

“We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans.”

The Rock is a third generation wrestler and shot to stardom in the WWE during the mid-90s.

The Great One became one of the biggest names in the business, winning “millions and millions” of fans, as he won the world title on numerous occasions before departing in 2004 for Hollywood.

The WWE legend will receive his own Hollywood star
The WWE legend will receive his own Hollywood star
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And it will be unveiled at a ceremony next week on Hollywood Boulevard
And it will be unveiled at a ceremony next week on Hollywood Boulevard
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He has gone on to star in numerous films, with Baywatch and The Fate of the Furious two of his latest as well as the comedy Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart in 2016.

In addition to his work in front of the cameras, The Rock has also made several impressive returns to the ring in recent years.


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After a seven-year absence from their live shows, he appeared on Monday Night Raw in February 2011 to start a feud with John Cena.

He defeated the Leader of the Cenation at WrestleMania XXVIII and went on to win the WWE title for the first time in a decade.

However, in a dramatic WrestleMania rematch with Cena a year later, he lost the belt and has not held it since.

His last appearance in the ring came at WrestleMania 32 as he defeated then Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan in just six seconds.

The Rock is being recognised for his work on the silverscreen, with him recently starring in Jumanji
The Rock is being recognised for his work on the silverscreen, with him recently starring in Jumanji
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The Great One also played a leading role in the latest Baywatch movie
The Great One also played a leading role in the latest Baywatch movie
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Some of Rock’s other movie credits include roles in Furious 7, Hercules, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast and Furious 6, and Fast 5.

His earlier work upon leaving WWE includes Race to Witch Mountain, Get Smart, The Game Plan, and The Mummy Returns.

He is also the founder The Rock Foundation charity which works with terminally ill children.

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Is Swansea vs Man City on TV? Live stream, team news and kick-off time for Premier League clash at Liberty Stadium

MANCHESTER CITY can record a fifteenth straight Premier League win if they can beat Swansea on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola’s men look to be marching their way towards an emphatic title triumph – and recorded a crucial 2-1 derby victory over Manchester United on Sunday. CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign […]

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MANCHESTER CITY can record a fifteenth straight Premier League win if they can beat Swansea on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s men look to be marching their way towards an emphatic title triumph – and recorded a crucial 2-1 derby victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

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Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points after victory against Manchester United

Swansea picked up a huge morale-boosting three points at the weekend, seeing off West Brom 1-0.

That ended a run of eight without a win and Paul Clement will see this game as a free hit, with his side having nothing to lose.

Wilfried Bony scores only goal of game against West Brom on Saturday
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What time is kick-off?

THE GAME takes place at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday, December 13.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

UNFORTUNATELY this match won’t be broadcast live on UK TV.

But stay with us on SunSport where we will have LIVE updates from this game and all of Wednesday’s Premier League games.

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Pep Guardiola has transformed Manchester City into one of the best teams in Europe
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What is the team news?

CITY skipper Vincent Kompany left the derby at half-time and looks set to miss more time.

Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala are the only fit centre-half’s still available to Guardiola, who has John Stones out.

Swansea picked up no injuries during the West Brom win, as Kyle Bartley remains their only player unavailable.

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  • Swansea City have won just one of their last 15 games in all competitions against Man City (D2 L12), beating them 1-0 in March 2012.
  • Manchester City have won 75% of their Premier League games against Swansea (9/12), their best win rate against a specific opponent they’ve faced more than five times in the competition.
  • The first two Premier League meetings between these sides at the Liberty Stadium produced just one goal – the subsequent four have seen both sides score each time, producing a total of 17 goals (4.3 per game).
  • Manchester City have won their last 14 Premier League games in a row. This is the English top-flight record within a single season.
  • Manchester City’s next aim is to win their 15 th successive top-flight league game in a row, which would be the most ever in England, beating Arsenal’s 14-game run between February and August 2002.
  • Manchester City have won 46 points after 16 games this season – that points tally would have been enough to secure 8 th position in the Premier League at the end of 2016-17.
  • Swansea have the exact same record after 16 games this season as they did in 2016-17 – W3 D3 L10, winning 12 points. However, at this stage last season 54 goals had been scored in their matches while they have only seen 27 this season – half the tally.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has assisted 17 goals in the Premier League in 2017 – the only players with more within a single Premier League calendar year are Mesut Ozil (20 in 2015) and Thierry Henry (19 in 2003).
  • Wilfried Bony has scored in his last two Premier League games & will be looking to score in three in a row for the first time since October 2014. The Ivorian scored just six goals in 36 Premier League appearances for Manchester City before re-joining Swansea in August.
  • Yaya Toure has been involved in more Premier League goals against Swansea than he has versus any other opponent in the competition (seven; four goals, three assists).

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Is Real Madrid vs Al-Jazira on TV? Live stream, team news, TV channel and kick-off time for FIFA World Club Cup semi-final

HOLDERS Real Madrid are on the trail of a third Club World Cup title as they face Al Jazira in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane’s side can equal Barcelona’s tally of CWC wins if they negotiate their way to the final and beat either Gremio or Pachuca on Saturday. CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET […]

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HOLDERS Real Madrid are on the trail of a third Club World Cup title as they face Al Jazira in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane’s side can equal Barcelona’s tally of CWC wins if they negotiate their way to the final and beat either Gremio or Pachuca on Saturday.

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In their way are local side Al Jazira, who beat Urawa and Auckland City to get to this point.

They were big outsiders in those games and will be back by a raucous crowd, as their coach Ali Mabkhout claims his side are now playing ‘for the whole UAE’.

Romarinho celebrates netting for Al Jazira against Auckland City
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What time is kick-off?

THIS one is being held at Zayed Sports City Stadium on Wednesday, December 13.

Kick-off is at 5pm UK time.

Which channel can I watch it on?

SADLY you won’t be able to watch the game live in the UK.

But join us here on SunSport, where we will provide LIVE updates from Abu Dhabi throughout the game.

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What is the team news?

ACHRAF HAKIMI scored in the 5-0 rout of Sevilla but is likely to drop to the bench.

Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos and Casemiro were all out through suspension and return to the fold, with Zidane likely to field a strong side.

Ali Ahmed Mabkhout has six in his last five games and will be Al Jazira’s chief threat.

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Is Liverpool vs West Brom on TV? Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for Premier League clash at Anfield

LIVERPOOL will look to bounce back from derby disappointment as West Brom visit Anfield on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated proceedings but were pegged back by a Wayne Rooney penalty – although the Reds are still unbeaten in ten games. CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun […]

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LIVERPOOL will look to bounce back from derby disappointment as West Brom visit Anfield on Wednesday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated proceedings but were pegged back by a Wayne Rooney penalty – although the Reds are still unbeaten in ten games.

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Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer this season with 17 goals
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West Brom haven’t won in the league since a 1-0 win over Burnley on August 19 – and are only out of the relegation places on goal difference.

Alan Pardew faces a huge task here, at a ground where Albion haven’t won since a 2-0 triumph in 2013.

Wilfried Bony scores only goal of game against West Brom on Saturday
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What time is kick-off?

THIS one is being held at Anfield on Wednesday, December 13.

Kick-off is at 8pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

UNFORTUNATELY this game isn’t being shown live on UK TV. 

But never fear – SunSport will be providing a dedicated LIVE blog for all of Wednesday’s Premier League action, keeping you up to date with all the action and goals.

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Alan Pardew suffered his first loss as West Brom boss
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What is the team news?

AFTER starting the Everton game on the bench, Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are expected to return to the starting lineup.

Alberto Moreno is out until the New Year, whilst Adam Lallana is back in training following a lengthy absence.

West Brom will be without injured trio James Morrison, Craig Dawson and Nacer Chadli.

Stat attack

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games against West Brom (W4 D4), having lost the previous three in a row before that.
  • However, having won their first nine Premier League games in a row against the Baggies, Liverpool have won just five of the subsequent 13 (D4 L4).
  • West Bromwich Albion have scored at least once in their last six league visits to Anfield (W2 D1 L3), netting eight goals in total. Their previous eight goals at Liverpool came over a period of 22 games, in which they failed to score 14 times.
  • West Bromwich Albion have their lowest points tally after 16 games of a Premier League season since 2008-09 (12); winning 13 of a possible 48 so far this season.
  • Liverpool have scored 63 goals in their 25 competitive games so far in 2017-18; the most that they have ever scored after this number of competitive matches in a single season since 1986-87 (64).
  • In comparison, West Bromwich Albion’s last 63 competitive goals have been scored over a period of 59 matches (1.07 goals per game).
  • Liverpool’s unbeaten run at Anfield now stands at 14 games in all competitions (W8 D6 L0) – their last competitive defeat there came in April 2017 versus Crystal Palace.
  • Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 23 goals for Liverpool in all competitions this season (in 24 games), two more than any other player in the Premier League.
  • Salah has scored 19 goals in 24 appearances for Liverpool this season (all competitions), as many as he netted for Roma last term in 41 games
  • Mohamed Salah could become the first Liverpool player to score 20+ goals in a season (all comps) since Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge both did so in 2013-14.

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