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  • Ian Holloway believes Burnley have too much for Brighton this weekend, and they will pick up a vital win on the south coast that will see them open up an imposing gap at the top. Cheap Nike Shoes From China . The biggest crowd in over three years at the Amex Stadium is anticipated for the top-of-the-table encounter, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, with the Clarets currently four points clear of Saturdays hosts.While there will still be plenty of twists and turns along the way, the winner of this pivotal clash will certainly fancy their chances of promotion to the top flight. And Sky Sports pundit Holloway believes that the visitors have the edge and will take some stopping en route to promotion.One of these will be crying, and I think it will be Brighton, Holloway said. If Burnley were a boxer, theyd have the toughest chin. They can win ugly, take a punch.Brighton have to go for it, and that will leave them open for a smash and grab. If Burnley were a boxer, theyd have the toughest chin. They can win ugly, take a punch. Ian Holloway Andre Gray will be on the scoresheet for Burnley. He is so important at this time of the season, with his quality causing defences all kinds of problems.That sort of player can be the difference between promotion and staying in the Championship.Middlesbrough face a tough trip to QPR on Friday night, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, while other promotion hopefuls Hull welcome in-form Bristol City to the KC Stadium, and Holloway believes neither will pick up wins - aiding the Clarets cause yet further. Aitor Karanka faces a tough trip to QPR Obviously, Middlesbrough are going for it, but QPR away from home is a big scalp, and I dont think theyll get it, Holloway said.Jimmy [Floyd-Hasselbaink] is getting his feet under the table, and theyll be too tough a nut to crack.Boro will want three, but I dont think theyll get it. Sebastian Polter has been in great form of late, and I fancy him for a first goal. He got one last week, and fancy him for more. Top player. He just needs to get his hair sorted! I think Hull will slip up here. Bristol city hit six last time, and have made an excellent signing in the form of Peter Odemwingie, and I think he can be the difference here.This could be deemed a shock, but Hull are in a bit of blip, despite playing well enough, and Bristol City are on a bit of a roll now. It is very difficult to get the win at this time of year when you are expected to. Get Sky Sports Alerts Breaking news, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - direct to your mobile Also See: Championship video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Nike Shoes Wholesale China .C. - Blair Jones scored the eventual winner in the third period as the Abbotsford Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Oil Barons 3-2 in American Hockey League action on Friday. Cheap Nike Shoes Online . -- Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que.BRISBANE, Australia -- Venus Williams withdrew from the Hobart International on Sunday while fellow American Sloane Stephens did the same from the Sydney International due to a left wrist injury. Williams withdrawal came less than 24 hours after losing in the final Auckland WTA tournament final. "I dont believe she has an injury," Hobart tournament director Mark Handley said. "I just think that shes played a lot of tough, close matches over in Auckland and in the lead-up to a first Grand Slam (of the season) shes not taking any chances." Williams was planning to use the Hobart event as final preparations for the Australian Open which begins Jan. 13. She lost in the third round at Melbourne Park last year. The 33-year-old Williams lost 6-2 5-7, 6-4, to Ana Ivanovic at Auckland on Saturday. It was Williams first final since winning her 44th career title at Luxembourg in October 2012. The seven-time Grand Slam champions ranking has fallen to 47th as she has battled injuries and Sjogrens syndrome, a fatigue-causing autoimmune disease, over the past two years. Stephens first injured her wrist at the Hopman Cup team event on Friday and said scans might indicate she needed to take week off before the Australian Open. "I was having some pain in my wrist and the doctor recommended I not play this week," the 12th-rranked Stephens said. Nike Shoes Clearance Sale. Gael Monfils also withdrew Sunday from the Heineken Open ATP event at Auckland, citing fatigue. Monfils lost in the final of the Qatar Open at Doha to Rafael Nadal on Saturday. The Sydney International had its first upset Sunday when American Madison Keys beat seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-4. Third-seeded Sara Errani beat fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-2 another first-round match. Agnieszka Radwanka of Poland is the No. 1 womens seed at Sydney and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is No. 2, and both have first-round byes. Former No. 1 and sixth-seeded Caroline Woznicacki, playing her first match since becoming engaged to golfer Rory McIlory last week, faces a qualifer in the first round. Juan Martin del Potro is No. 1 seed on the mens side and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland is No. 2, also both with first-round byes. Defending champion Bernard Tomic, who won his first ATP title last year in Sydney before the rest of his season deteriorated into poor results on the court and some controversy off it, plays his first-round match Monday Tomic, with new coach Velimir Zovko, takes on eighth-seeded Marcel Granolliers of Spain. Zovko replaced Tomics father, John, who is serving a one-year suspension from the ATP Tour for assaulting Bernards former hitting partner last May. ' ' '
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