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Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte picks up award from peers

There is no suggestion that the decision to substitute Terry was anything other than an attempt by Chelsea to give their long-serving captain a farewell to remember in front of the club's fans. Glory was sealed in slightly unlikely fashion, as forgotten man Michy Batshuayi scored to snatch a 1-0 win at West Brom and confirm their second championship in three seasons. Read More »

Klopp proud of Liverpool return to Champions League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to make several acquisitions in the summer transfer window as he looks to ensure that the club can cope with the additional workload that comes with being in the Champions League . "It has been hard, yes, and certainly my personal situation has contributed to that but you can never question my professionalism or commitment". He added: "But the psychological environment for the group of the players was absolutely horrendous". Read More »

Bradley's game-winning three pointer on the buzzer completes Boston's stunning comeback

He was previously 49-0 when leading by 20 or more points. He scored 8 of the last 9 points for the Cavaliers , as they overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to escape Boston with a 122-121 win. While large for a playoff series, it made sense considering all of the factors. The great thing about Smart, although at times frustrating, is that he is not afraid to shoot the ball. Read More »

NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA


The league will still penalize players for demonstrations that prolong or delay the game, offensive celebrations, and ones directed at an opponent. So, the National Football League itself was finally so embarrassed by how it policed its players' celebrations, it got out of its own way and gave the pull-back order. Read More »

Warriors, not Cavaliers, have NBA's greatest unfair advantage

The defending National Basketball Association champions, who shot 71 percent in the second half, opened a 3-1 lead in the series and can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston . Read More »

Celtics rally to beat Cavs, James fizzles

A dramatic last-gasp three-pointer saw the Boston Celtics end the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2017 post-season winning run and keep their National Basketball Association play-off hopes alive. James shot 2-of-18 against Boston in 2008, and similarly disappeared against those same Celtics in Game 5 in 2010. Without their All-Star floor general, Isaiah Thomas (strained right hip), the Celtics got a big boost from the man who replaced Thomas in the starting lineup, Marcus Smart . Read More »

Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

Dixon, Franchitti and Dixon's wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, were robbed at a Taco Bell drive-thru around 9:40 p.m. just a few blocks away from the race track. "You're always disappointed if you're not in front, but I think it's a good effort from the team ", Rossi said. He is scheduled to be on the series' media tour in Toronto on Tuesday, where he is likely to be peppered with questions about what happened. Read More »

Sunderland forward Defoe agrees Bournemouth switch


Irons manager Slaven Bilic was said to be keen on the England global as he looks to strengthen his attacking options, but he could miss out to the Cherries. A teenage Defoe spent the 2000-01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham, scoring in 10 successive matches. The England global has agreed a three-year deal worth north of £70,000 a week and will return to the club where he spent a successful six month loan spell in 2000/01. Read More »

Cech: Champions League exile not a problem for Arsenal

It's alright saying you should be in the top four. Arsene Wenger is convinced the Arsenal board is to blame for his side's dismal performances this season after refusing to clarify his future. Sure it does. But one thing I've learned in my life is this: look forward, never back. Wenger suggested his decision not to take part in the post-match lap of appreciation had been influenced by fears of a negative reaction from fans. Read More »

Judge throws out Hernandez's murder conviction


A MA judge agreed Tuesday to vacate the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez , the former New England Patriots star who killed himself in prison last month. Following his death last month, Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction for killing Odin Lloyd has officially been dismissed. “Despite the tragic ending to Aaron Hernandezs life, he should not reap the legal benefits of an antiquated rule, ” Quinn said. Read More »

Irving lead Cavs comeback against Celtics

Before Sunday's 111-108 Game 3 Eastern Conference finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , Thomas' coach and teammates marveled at how he played through so much pain to get the Celtics this far. PHI on 5/11/01). "That's one way to get back in the game". Given how he's bullied the Celtics' guards like Smart in the post , and Kelly Olynyk and Al Horford can't contain him attacking off the dribble, it's clear LeBron's mindset was different. Read More »

Cavs' JR Smith expects LeBron James to 'be better' in Game 4


As he walked down a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena to the postgame news conference, James, who scored just 11 points and only one in the final 18 minutes, was heckled by the fan for his sub-par outing. "Our chemistry is getting better and better and we're going to need it even more whoever we play in the finals", Durant told an interviewer. "That's all I've got to say about my performance". Read More »

UK Conservatives' support slips in YouGov poll

Critics say the manifesto evokes the party's 1983 offering, described then by a Labour lawmaker as "the longest suicide note in history" for helping the Conservatives win, and the ruling party questioned its funding plans. Things can happen. But I don't see Labour winning. Labour's high command has threatened to suspend the councillors who stunned members by striking a deal with the Tories to seize control of a council of in one of Britain's most crucial economic centres. Read More »

The Celtics Pulled Off the NBA Upset of the Year

With leading scorer Isaiah Thomas out for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and a pair of brutal beatdowns in the first two games , you can't blame them. "I mean, a game like that just happens", Lue said. "You can call it whatever, but for veterans, guys that might not be in the rotation if Coach is going a different route, you can use the three to six minutes to get a rhythm, so in this situation, when you know you're going to get 12 minutes, you know that (Terry) Rozier is going ... Read More »

Liverpool to return for an old transfer target in the summer

The other seeded teams along with Dortmund and Liverpool are Sevilla, Napoli or Roma (Serie A's final fixtures will be played this weekend), Dynamo Kiev and Europa League Finalists' Ajax. It emerged on Friday night that Kroenke had turned down a £1bn takeover bid from Alisher Usmanov , who holds a 30% stake in the club and has suggested that he would like to shake things up. Read More »

Zidane hails 'f***ing fantastic' Real title winners


Real finished the campaign on 93 points, three clear of last year's champions Barca. The four-time Ballon d'Or victor said the media's portrayal of him was wide of the mark, but stopped short of denying the accusations thrown at him following Madrid's 2-0 win at Malaga on Sunday, which officially dethroned titleholders Barcelona . Read More »

Mourinho happy Arsenal fans can smile after meeting his team


All round a good win against a Manchester United side who clearly have one eye on the Europa League . You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning trophies? "So you find yourself in the situation where he's going to have the last laugh at the end of the day. Read More »

Another NBA championship would put LeBron James in a select group

THE KING'S IN TROUBLEThe Celtics' lead continued to grow in the second quarter, and it swelled to as high as 16 points after a Bradley 3-pointer made it 49-33 more than midway through the second quarter. If his minutes are limited, the Celtics have a chance to steal a game. "I thought LeBron made a lot of the right plays", he said. "But he's still obviously really sore. Read More »

Celtics to start Olynyk in game four

That means that while the Cavs won't have as much rest time as the Golden State Warriors , who swept the San Antonio Spurs out of the Western Conference finals on Monday, they can get a week of downtime to focus exclusively on Golden State - assuming they handle their business. Read More »

Arsene Wenger blames hostile envirionment for top-four failure

Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons. Liverpool was being held 0-0 by already relegated Middlesbrough on the final day of the Premier League and was in real danger of throwing away a top-four spot that the team had held for most of the season. Read More »

Curry Scores 36 As Warriors Sweep Spurs

They responded by signing Kevin Durant and closing out each playoff series with a maniacal fury - all meant to bring the squad to this moment, rested, healthy and hungry. It was also, at the time , feared to be the last time San Antonio saw Ginobili in a Spurs jersey. The Golden State Warriors just swept the undermanned San Antonio Spurs , who were without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard for almost the entire series, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are up 2-1 over the Boston ... Read More »

Jang leaving LPGA to be closer to family in S. Korea


She cited being closer to her mother as the primary reason, but Jang has had to withstand her fair share of criticism following a weird event in Singapore in March a year ago. Jang showed no signs of external tension in several compelling media interviews at the time of her win in South Australia, but was reportedly under regular pressure from some quarters at home after an accident involving her father dropping a bag at an airport past year and injuring fellow Korean star In Gee Chun. Read More »

Antonio Conte named LMA Manager of the Year

Despite this, the disparity between finishing 20th and 21st in the English football rankings is huge - Newcastle will bank around £7m for winning the Championship and Sunderland more than 14 times that amount for being the worst team in the Premier League for some years. Read More »