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USWNT star Megan Rapinoe roasts Alex Morgan goal celebration haters

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USWNT star Megan Rapinoe roasts Alex Morgan goal celebration haters

Keep your tears and your tea. 

United States Women's National Team star Megan Rapinoe has a message for those who took exception to Alex Morgan's tea-sipping celebration in the USWNT's 2-1 win over England on Tuesday in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal: "Wah, wah, wah." 

"I mean, it's like, we're at the World Cup," Rapinoe said Wednesday to reporters. "What do you want us to do? This is the biggest stage, the biggest moment. I don't think anyone truly believes that we disrespect the game or we disrespect our opponent. We have the utmost respect for England and every team that we've faced and every team that we will face, forever and ever. That's just part of the DNA of the squad.

"With that said, we work hard and we like to play hard. We like to have fun and enjoy ourselves, and these are the absolute biggest moments to do that."

Football players have group celebrations in the end zone every Sunday in the NFL. Warriors fans rise to their feet with every Steph Curry shimmy. The public is asking for more bat flips in baseball every game. And yet, it's Morgan who has detractors as she displays her dominance while representing her country.

Morgan's celebration came after her goal that wound up being the game-winner to send the USWNT to their third straight World Cup final. And yet, she somehow did something wrong? Think about that. 

There's something wrong with that equation. Rapinoe knows that, and she shouldn't be alone there.

The USWNT will face the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between Sweeden and the Netherlands on Sunday in Lyon.

Whoever scores -- for either side -- shouldn't hold back one bit, too.

Sheffield United-Man City live stream: Watch EPL online on NBC Sports Gold

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Sheffield United-Man City live stream: Watch EPL online on NBC Sports Gold

Second-place Manchester City (23-15-3; 48 points) are, barring a historic collapse from Premier League-leading Liverpool, going to end a season outside of first place for the first time since 2017. 

The Sky Blues fell 16 points behind the Reds thanks to Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, but a nine-point advantage of fourth-place Chelsea means City are in no real danger of falling out of a UEFA Champions League place. Manager Pep Guardiola won't wave the white flag, however, telling reporters this week that his side's league form is vital to their hopes of winning the Carabao and FA Cups, as well as the Champions League. 

Sheffield United (8-9-6; 33 points), meanwhile, are within range of the European places in their first season in the Premier League. The Blades have acquitted themselves well against the league's best, but a result against Manchester City arguably would be Sheffield United's most impressive of the season. They lost 2-0 to City during the festive period, but the Blades surely will be better at Bramall Lane. 

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Here's how to watch Tuesday's Sheffield United-Manchester City match exclusively streaming on NBC Sports Gold. 

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT
Stream: NBC Sports Gold

Here is the full list of other matches exclusively airing at that time on NBC Sports Gold.  

Bournemouth-Brighton
Aston Villa-Watford
Crystal Palace-Southampton
Everton-Newcastle United

Chelsea-Arsenal live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

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Chelsea-Arsenal live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

Tuesday's match at Stamford Bridge will help us answer the Premier League's most pressing question: Does anyone actually want to finish in fourth place? 

Chelsea currently hold England's last UEFA Champions League spot, leading Tuesday opponents -- and London rivals -- Arsenal by a whopping 10 points. Yet, the Blues' grip on fourth place is tenuous at best, as they have not won consecutive league games since November 9. Tuesday begins a four-match stretch in which Chelsea play Arsenal, third-place Leicester City, fifth-place Manchester United and eighth-place Tottenham Hotspur. It has the potential to be the Blues' season-defining stretch. 

Arsenal, meanwhile, are still struggling for form under new manager Mikel Arteta. They're unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches, but the Gunners drew Crystal Palace and Sheffield United in their last two. Qualifying for the Champions League could be too tall of a task, but Arsenal absolutely need to win away from home Tuesday if they're to have any hope of pulling it off. 

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Here's how to watch Tuesday's Chelsea-Arsenal match live online and on NBCSN.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 3:15 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports