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Chelsea: Phil Thompson reveals secret to Antonio Conte's success

The nice thing in England is teams never give up until it's finished - but strong teams like Chelsea might relax a little bit". They were playing four at the back and it wasn't working at all so he had to do something. We have the same ambition. "He had all week to drill into his players and that's what you heard from them". Should he stay, he would then have to plan for a tilt at the trophy most coveted by Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich - the Champions League, Europe's ... Read More »

Spurs vs. Warriors 2017 live stream

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Game 3 is on Saturday in San Antonio. I don't think they started the game with the belief, and it showed in the lack of edge, intensity, grunt - all that sort of thing. Simmons started in Leonard's place and made 6 of 9 shots to begin the game while the rest of the Spurs were 3 for 22. "I have no idea". The Warriors should get another nice boost from coach Steve Kerr , who is well enough that he plans to travel with the team to San Antonio on Thursday. Read More »

Benzema rips into Valbuena over ongoing sex-tape scandal

Benzema has been in the worldwide wilderness, not considered for Euro 2016 selection by coach Didier Deschamps, after being charged in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow France global Valbuena over a sex tape. He really has to stop inventing, it makes me mad to keep on lying. While he did not directly address Benzema's remarks, Valbuena posted a message on social media expressing his belief that the law will side with him, when the case goes to trial. Read More »

Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

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The last game came in April and unfortunately for the Boston Celtics, LeBron James looked dominant. Now, fresh off a Game 7 semifinal win over the Washington Wizards , the Celtics in many ways find themselves playing with house money as they prepare to host a LeBron James-led Cleveland team carrying all the expectations into Wednesday's Game 1 in Boston. Read More »

Warriors show they can win out of their comfort zone

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For the Jazz, Gordon Hayward is averaging 22.5 points per game, 4 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.5 points per game and 12 rebounds per game in this series. He was pulled before having words with the officials. Although the Warriors got off to another fast start, leading by 10 after the first quarter, the Jazz , fuelled by a standout performance from French centre Gobert, responded. Read More »

Talent-packed squad as key to Real success as Ronaldo - Ramos

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Ronaldo completed his hat-trick for the second successive Champions League fixture when he swept in Lucas Vazquez's cut-back on 86 minutes. A brilliant header in the 10th minute gave Real Madrid the lead. "We had a flawless game in which are objective was not to just attack". Cristiano Ronaldo was adjudged player of the match. This semi-final matchup presented Atletico with an opportunity to defeat Real at a different stage of the competition and meet a different opponent in the final. Read More »

Ainslie causes crash between America's Cup rivals in warm-up race

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The incident occurred after Burling had done a good job securing the favoured leeward end of the line and shutting out Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR boat. Crews from Britain, France, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden are seeking to win the right to challenge Oracle Team USA next month, with Oracle chairman Larry Ellison's team looking to win the oldest trophy in global sport, known as the "Auld Mug", for a third time in a row. Read More »

Another big win: Celtics get first pick in NBA draft

He can play either guard spot, shoot on and off the dribble, pass, rebound, score at the rim, get to the line, and has the tools to be a strong defender. With the No. 1 pick's salary on their books rather than a lower one, clearing the cap space is going to be that much harder. After the lottery, Magic reiterated what he has said for a while now: the Lakers are not expecting to do much this summer. Read More »

Monaco wins first French league title in 17 years

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The win means Monaco are now six points clear of PSG with just three points to play for and ends the club's 17 year wait for a league crown. He has been praised this term for fostering a young and exciting attacking team that has scored 104 goals in 37 league matches . Read More »

Springboks draw All Blacks in 2019 Rugby World Cup

The other two teams in the pool will be the North and South America qualifier, likely to be either U.S. or Canada, and the second-best Oceania qualifier - one of Fiji, Samoa or Tonga. We will have to wait and see. "I am sure Rugby World Cup will be a fantastic success and will further boost rugby around the world", said Abe. It's likely they're going to continue to improve over the next few years. Read More »

Man Utd reports £3.8m three-month loss but revenue increases

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Jose Mourinho felt Man United's climb to the top 4 was too hard considering their injury issues and fixture congestion. Claude Puel admits he finds speculation over his job as Southampton manager "strange" ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester United on Wednesday. Read More »

Strike pressures Sydney transport network

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The hearing was held at 8pm on Wednesday. At least 1200 Sydney bus drivers will go on strike from midnight tonight in response to a government plan to privatise some routes. "The union bosses think they run the show, the bottom line is they don't in this state". Commuters in Sydney's south and inner west will face a slow slog to work on Thursday, with more than 1000 bus drivers walking off the job all day to protest the NSW government's plans to privatise bus routes. Read More »

DeRozan can't wait to redeem himself after struggling in Game 2

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King James became the fourth player in league history to make 300 threes in the National Basketball Association playoffs and got a standing ovation and lively MVP chants as he headed to the bench with 39 points on 10-14 shooting. "Last year I don't think we had the right mindset going into Toronto for Game 3 and 4 and they really handed it to us, got the crowd involved and it was just really loud in there". Read More »

EU and US to talk laptop ban

The EU has no information on the reasons that have made laptops and tablets an imminent risk to air safety, a Brussels-based official with knowledge of the discussions between the two sides said. Another government official, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the new ban was being considered because the U.S. government considered immigration policies in Europe to be lax. Read More »

Ankle sprain will keep Leonard out of Game 2

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They do what they do. Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Warriors rallied from way behind after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Read More »

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey, unveil Monument Park plaque

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They presented Jeter with a framed replica of his Monument Park plaque, a framed replica of his no. 2 plaque, a "career milestone ring", and a monument park blazer-an idea credited to Carlos Beltran , who obviously got it from the St. The star-studded ceremony included a plaque unveiling with Jeter aka "The Captain"... Jeter said during his speech between games of the Yankees-Astros doubleheader. Read More »

Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

Maria Sharapova insists she will "rise up again" after being snubbed by the French Tennis Federation as a wild-card entrant at the French Open. "She might be very disappointed, but it's my responsibility to protect the game, a game played without any doubts of results ", Guidicelli said in an announcement broadcast live on Facebook. Read More »

Pakistan mark historic win against West Indies under retiring Misbah's captaincy

Chase, on the other hand, has moved up 21 places to a career-best 28th rank after innings of 69 and 101 not out. Pakistan won the match by 101 runs to seal the series 2-1. In their separate felicitation messages, they said the entire team deserve congratulation over the historic victory in West Indies . But that did not stop West Indies from fighting back as Chase along with Devendra Bishoo (3) negotiated 88 deliveries between them but Mohammad Abbas (1-31) provided respite for ... Read More »

Gibbs delivers verdict on Arsenal new formation after win v Man United

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They were walking with their heads low, so finally they sing, the scarves, it's nice for them, honestly. "I tweeted during the game that it was like a testimonial, and it was certainly played at that kind of pace - which is what you would expect from a pre-season friendly between two Premier League teams played in the United States". Read More »

Celtics use team effort to beat Wizards and head to conference finals

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Overall, the Celtics' bench outscored the Wizards' 45-5, which showed the difference in depth between the two teams. Boston also connected on 11 3-pointers, including 8 of 13 in the second half. At practice Sunday, he brought up the time Allen Iverson and Vince Carter went toe-to-toe against each other and pointed out Kobe Bryant had some special Game 7s, too. Read More »

Injured Willett pulls out mid-round at Sawgrass

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But there's so many unknowns because we don't even know, unless you get an image taken of it and you know exactly what's going on you don't know". "We have a week to do some work and see how it feels". The 36-year-old Scott, chasing his first Tour win in 14 months, is confident of delivering his best golf during the weekend rounds. The former world number one is suing the PGA Tour for "reckless administration and implementation" of its anti-doping program after he was banned for using deer ... Read More »

Premier League play-off possibility for final Champions League place

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As you can see from the table above, the three clubs are now separated by three points, a five-goal swing in goal difference and just one goal scored. Liverpool now sit fourth, one point ahead of Arsenal and with a better goal difference, but if they were to trip up against an already relegated Middlesbrough, Arsenal would simply need to beat Everton to keep their run of top four finishes going. Read More »

Lonzo Ball may only work out for the Los Angeles Lakers

That risk has paid off for him in that it turned into the #1 pick where he will have the chance to draft a possible future superstar in Fultz or Lonzo Ball. "The harder call may be the first one", he said. Bias' death set the Celtics back for decades, maybe this draft pick will get the Celtics back into their dynasty ways. Read More »