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Antonio Conte: Gary Cahill sends message to Chelsea chiefs

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Terry would love his 717th appearance to come from the start rather than the bench and Conte said: " John is a champion and he deserves the best ". "Would I like him to stay?" After heading back to the Championship after failed spells with Crystal Palace and Hull City, Tom Ince has gotten to a stage in his career where he may well feel that now is the time to once again attempt the Premier League again. Read More »

That's how racing should be, declares triumphant Hamilton

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Despite not winning a race since, Verstappen came very close a year ago with four more runner-up finishes. "Guys what can I say?" said Hamilton on his team radio. A virtual safety auto after Stoffel Vandoorme and Felipe Massa clashed gave Hamilton the chance to pit earlier than Vettel and close the gap, paving the way for a brilliant victory. Read More »

Would Everton fans rather beat Arsenal or lose and see Liverpool fail?

They have not won away since late January and scored only once in their last four games. After 282 days, 370 matches, and 1020 goals, the 2016/17 Premier League season will reach its conclusion on Sunday. A loss in this game could see Watford finish as low as 17th. A top three spot would ensure that team of a place in the group stages of the 2017/18 edition of the Champions League while fourth would see them enter a two-leg play-off fixture beforehand. Read More »

Harry Kane on course for the Golden Boot

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That is the reality", said the Argentine. "I have been injured for the past few camps so I am really looking forward to getting out there and hopefully putting on that Three Lion shirt and scoring". "I said to someone the other day it would be great if I can get to that 100 club by the end of next season, " he said. "I am on 75 in the league now". Read More »

Mets look to complete sweep of visiting Marlins without Harvey

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Miami Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is no stranger to hitting long home runs, but he had not hit a home run at all since April 22 when he took Mets' starter Robert Gsellman deep on Saturday. "Hopefully he gets behind us and we can move forward and go back to the way we were playing the last week", said Collins. Harvey, who is coming off season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in 2016, is off to a slow start. Read More »

Arsene Wenger to discuss future at board meeting after FA Cup final

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Now Adams has added his name to that list after the current Granada boss questioned Wenger's coaching ability in his forthcoming autobiography. The 50-year-old, now in charge of La Liga strugglers Granada, believes his old boss has surrounded himself with yes-men in his assistant manager choices Pat Rice and Steve Bould. Read More »

Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

The news comes days after Sharapova was denied a wildcard for the French Open at Roland Garros and one day before a Wimbledon sub-committee was due to announce whether a wildcard would be granted for the grass-court tournament. The former world No1 had seen her odds of being given a free pass into the Wimbledon main draw drift from 1/3 to 7/4 in the wake of the French Open snub. Read More »

Ronaldo ready to power Madrid to title

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Controversy erupted in the 62nd minute, as Referee Juan Martinez Munera showed Celta's Iago Aspas a second yellow card for diving when he appeared to have been tripped by Sergio Ramos inside the area. With Monaco wrapping up a first Ligue 1 title for 17 years after a 2-0 win at home to Saint-Etienne, all eyes are on the battle to avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season in France. Read More »

Cavs break record in crushing Celtics

They jumped to a 30-19 first-quarter lead in their 117-104 victory over the Celtics in Game 1 on Wednesday night. Game 3 will be Sunday in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Rookie Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 19 points and Avery Bradley had 13. The game tipped off about 15 minutes after the three finalists for NBA MVP were announced, and James wasn't among them. Read More »

Jose Mourinho targets Premier League title next season

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Neither United nor Palace have anything tangible to play for on the final day of the season. "Chris Smalling has a small problem for Sunday, he will be fine for Wednesday". Pogba has missed United's last two matches following the death of his father, but Mourinho says the midfielder is showing strength after the loss and needs minutes ahead of the Europa League final next Wednesday. Read More »

Rangers beat Tigers 5-3, extend winning streak to 10 games

Texas opened the series with a 5-3 victory as Joey Gallo and Mike Napoli homered. "We just really needed pitching today", Ausmus said. The Rangers look to keep getting those contributions Saturday when they face the Detroit Tigers and go for an 11th straight win. Read More »

Reds, Arsenal and City chase CL spot

A point would rubber-stamp City's Champions League spot and most likely direct passage to the group stage, although if Liverpool rack up the goals then a win may be required to keep hold of third place. With the title secured, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's attention is now on setting a new Premier League record of 30 wins in a season. He said: "Because sometimes when I look at the team we have and the players here. Read More »

Stunned Celtics try to make sense of "embarrassing" loss

The Celtics played the second half without Isaiah Thomas due to a strained right hip. It is unclear when he sustained the injury. The Cavaliers held the Celtics to one basket and just four points over the first six minutes of the second quarter, and it was the three-point ball that put Cleveland ahead by 30-plus points. Read More »

Antonio Conte calls for 'one more small step' after Chelsea beat Middlesbrough

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Boro who needed an unlikely win agains the champions-elect to have any hope of avoiding the drop, were outplayed on Monday night and suffered a record equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League. "Now we are very close", Conte said . But my players showed me great commitment, great focus, will and desire to overcome this moment. "I think the most important thing in a moment like this is the football club and it's a terrific football club, that's what it's about", he said. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Kelly Olynyk's incredible Game 7

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The Celtics won 115-105 to adva. Olynyk, who entered the game averaging 8.3 points per game in these playoffs, exploded for 14 of his career playoff-high 26 points in the first 8:34 of the fourth quarter, joining Isaiah Thomas in the offensive charge that gave Boston the 4-3 series win. Read More »

Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

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I don't want to put that on any one guy. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "We're just trying to get better". "I believe we have another level as well. LeBron James, who was not nominated for league MVP when the list came out on Friday, scored 30 points with seven assists, four rebounds and four steals. Read More »

The Wizards Are Dead And Kelly Olynyk Killed Them

Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and Olynyk all were whistled for three fouls in the opening 24 minutes, though Smart did inject some life into a second unit that outscored their Wizards' counterparts 19-5. For the past month-plus, the Cavs had been struggling and their meeting with the Celtics in Boston , with the top seed in the Eastern Conference on the line, was supposed to be a barometer of their vulnerability en route to the NBA Finals. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta open to remaining in Premier League next season

The Argentinian defender has spent nine years with the club and has seen it transformed into one of England's best teams. City also beat United to the Premier League title in 2012 in dramatic fashion when Sergio Aguero's injury-time victor snatched the trophy out of their rivals' hands on the final day of the season. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin Discuss September Fight at Press Conference

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It was after the fight, however, in an announcement by Alvarez , that sent shockwaves through the arena. " I'm very excited . we're ready", Golovkin said , surrounded by his entourage. With the contract signed and a date already set, only the venue now requires confirmation in what is the most highly anticipated boxing bout since Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao . Read More »

Wine and Gold Demolish Celtics, Bring Home 2-0 Series Lead

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Thomas played like an emotionally draining postseason has finally caught up to him, and the rest of the Celtics unraveled in line. James racked up 30 points, four rebounds and seven assists before he was withdrawn at the end of the third quarter but the game was over as a contest long before his departure as the Cavs took a tight hold on the best-of-seven series. Read More »

Kevin Pillar Suspended Two Games For Using Homophobic Slur

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Replays show Pillar yelling the slur toward the mound. The Blue Jays issued a statement Thursday from Pillar stating that he "helped extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today". In 2012, shortstop Yunel Escobar was placed on a three-game suspension for writing an anti-gay slur in Spanish on his eye black sticker. The Blue Jays had said in a statement on Thursday (18 May): 'In no way is this kind of behavior accepted of tolerated, nor ... Read More »