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There will be far more than pride at stake when Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.The North London derby is always one of the most highly anticipated fixtures of the Premier League calendar, but visiting Spurs (5-5-0) have built themselves up into a genuine threat to rivals Arsenal (7-2-1) over recent years, giving this weekends fixture some added spice.Just three points separate the two clubs in the table, with Arsene Wengers Gunners high on confidence following a 4-1 rout of Sunderland last weekend and a comeback 3-2 win against Ludogorets in the Champions League in midweek.For us it is a very important game because we are in a strong position in the league that we want to strengthen, Wenger said. Overall Tottenham (are in a good position) as well, so it is very tight at the top of the league.We are more focused that it is a home game, and whether it is Tottenham or somebody else, we want to win our home games because our position in the league is very important. We go into a period where we play big games and we want to win the big games.I feel that it is difficult to speculate on any weakness to Tottenham. I prefer to concentrate on us, to be strong and to turn up with a top-level performance.Mauricio Pochettinos Spurs may be nipping at the heels of their neighbours in the table, but the mood around the club is very different.Tottenham havent won a game since their spectacular 2-0 victory over title favourites Manchester City at the start of October. Theyve picked up three straight draws in the league, crashed out of the EPL Cup against Liverpool and accumulated just one point from two matches against an excellent Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League -- with the most recent meeting seeing the German club beat Spurs 1-0 at Wembley on Wednesday.Maybe we are not as confident as we were when we beat Manchester City 2-0 (on October 2), but football is about emotion, Pochettino said, putting a brave face on a difficult situation for his side. When you win, you are at the top of your emotion and mental level.It is a good test for us on Sunday to change the dynamic. It is a period where we have to learn to improve. We are not in a positive situation, in the last six games we struggled to win -- four draws, two defeats -- and we are conscious of that.Part of the reason for Tottenhams dip in form has been the absence of a number of regular first-team players due to injury.Centre-back Toby Alderweireld and attacking midfielder Eric Lamela are both unlikely to feature on Sunday, while dynamic central midfielder Mousa Dembele is also expected to be absent after picking up a niggle against Leverkusen.However, there could be a welcome return for striker Harry Kane after a close-to two month absence.The last few seasons he was a very important player for us, Pochettino said of his star striker. A player who is (a) top scorer in the Premier League, when fit, is important for any club. It will be very good news. He can help the team get a good result.Arsenal have midfielder Granit Xhaka available after suspension, but have doubts over the fitness of Santi Cazorla and Keirin Gibbs. 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PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova is doing his part to improve baseballs pace of play.The right-hander threw a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates defeated Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night, extending the Reds losing streak to five games.Nova (12-6) pitched his second complete game in seven starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees in a trade on Aug. 1. He struck out four, walked none, got 15 of his outs on ground balls and retired the first 12 batters while throwing 94 pitches.The game lasted 2 hours, 28 minutes during a season in which Commissioner Rob Manfred has fretted about the average time of major league games.I think my wife and everybody likes it when I get home early, so I try to make it as quick as possible, Nova said with a grin.Nova improved to 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts with the Pirates. He has issued just two walks in 46 2/3 innings.Its just more of what weve been seeing from him, said Clint Hurdle, who became the sixth manager in Pirates history with 500 wins. It was a really nice mix of pitches and pitching. No walks again. Its the manual there of how you want to get it done in a quick and efficient way.Kangs double opened the scoring and he came home on a single by Francisco Cervelli as the Pirates took an early 3-0 lead against Dan Straily (11-8).Kang is 7 for 13 with seven RBI in four games since being activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing 15 days with a sore left shoulder.Hes in a good place, Hurdle said. Hes seeing the ball well, looking really good in the field.The Pirates, still on the fringe of the National League wild card race, won their second straight following an eight-game losing streak. They began a stretch of 15 consecutive games against teams with losing records.The Reds dropped to 57-82, clinching their third consecutive losing season and 14th in the last 17 years.Josh Harrison hit two doubles for the Pirates. David Freese and Cervelli had two hitss each.ddddddddddddack Cozart singled in the Reds lone run in the sixth. Andrew McCutchen countered with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning.Straily gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three.I wasnt exactly where I wanted to be -- but they had three hits (in the first) inning that were probably a foot away from a glove. Total, Straily said. So thats just kind of the way it happened.TRAINERS ROOMReds: CF Billy Hamilton (strained oblique) missed his fourth straight game with a strained oblique and stayed behind in Cincinnati to receive treatment. ... RHP Homer Bailey (biceps tendinitis) has not started since Aug. 28 but the Reds hold out hope he will be able to return this season.Pirates: CF Starling Marte (back spasms) missed his third straight game. ... RHP A.J. Schugel (sore shoulder) hasnt pitched since Aug. 30 and there is no timetable for the relievers return.PIRATES SHUFFLE ROTATIONRHP Drew Hutchison will make his Pirates debut Saturday night when he starts in place of RHP Chad Kuhl against the Reds. The Pirates acquired Hutchison from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade on Aug. 1 and he was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in seven games, including six starts, for Triple-A Indianapolis before being recalled TuesdayFrom 2012-15, Hutchison had a 30-21 record with a 4.92 ERA in 76 games, 73 of which were starts, over four seasons with the Blue Jays.Kuhl and fellow rookie RHP Jameson Taillon are having their next turns in the starting rotation skipped as the Pirates attempt to manage their innings pitched. Taillon has worked 149 1/3 innings between the major and minor leagues and Kuhls total is 134 1/3.UP NEXTReds: RHP Tim Adleman (2-3, 4.02 ERA) will start Friday night and the rookie is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA in his last three starts.Pirates: LHP Steven Brault (0-2, 3.32), also a rookie, will look for his first win in his fifth career start. ' ' '

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