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Antonio Conte finally speaks on Eden Hazard's future at Chelsea


So far this season he's featured across 37 matches scoring 16 goals and creating a further seven. But it's always the same. Koeman said: "We like to keep the best players but we know that it is hard". Asked if Chelsea have an easier run to the end of the season than second-placed Tottenham, Conte said: "I don't think so". "For sure when you have to play with this target, it's not simple, it's not easy". Read More »

Bye Boro! Middlesbrough relegated from Premier League


Thanks to the Spurs' hiccup at West Ham, Chelsea needs three points to secure the title. The former Juventus and Italy boss could lead his side to a league and FA Cup double, 10 months after Chelsea finished 10th, with an FA Cup final against Arsenal on 27 May. Read More »

Alvarez sleepwalks through Chavez, Golovkin next

World champion in Middleweight for the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Gennady Golovkin in his next fight toxirae star Mexican Saulem Alvarez . The Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin mega fight is something most have been waiting on though negotiations bogged down each time . Read More »

French ex-prime minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections


Nor, given that 25 per cent of the electorate abstained from voting and a record 11.5 per cent spoiled their ballots, can Macron's victory be called sweet. I look very much forward to working with him". @ realDonaldTrump Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. Read More »

Braden Holtby will start Game 3 for Capitals against Penguins

These two teams rely on their captains, and their captains rarely disappoint. "I just think Bones is a guy that's a high-stakes player", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. The pesky Tampa Bay Lightning, lifted by outstanding play from its backup goalie at one end of the ice, used a counterattacking strategy to nearly clinically exploit and capitalize on the Penguins' up-tempo, puck-pressuring style. Read More »

Penguins C Crosby making strides after concussion


Crosby left Game 3 after former Penguin Matt Niskanen delivered a cross-check to his head. ABOUT THE PENGUINS: While Crosby remains the face of the league, fellow former Hart Trophy victor Evgeni Malkin leads the NHL with 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in eight playoff games and is no stranger to picking up the slack in the absence of "Sid the Kid". Read More »

Macron joins Hollande for WWII Victory Day parade

A sea of jubilant supporters waving French flags celebrated outside the Louvre Museum in Paris as the extent of Macron's victory sank in. "I respect them", he said . French politicians acknowledge that the country is deeply fractured politically. However, the results "also carry a stark warning (as). voters rebuked the traditional mainstream parties". Read More »

Tigers activate Miguel Cabrera from DL

Ultimately, though, he's not Miguel Cabrera . "But in fairness to Klube, I don't know if we need to expect that", Francona said. "Still feel like it was a good decent pitch, 3-2". Miller went two innings and Allen pitched a tense ninth for his seventh straight save. The Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Ian Kinsler scored on a two-out single by Victor Martinez. Read More »

Capitals' Game 6 win makes you wonder what Penguins have left

Ovechkin and fellow Russian Evgeny Kuznetsov scored back to back to cap a three goal third period rally and cut the Penguins lead in the Eastern Conference second round series to 3-2. Capitals netminder Braden Holtby saw only 11 shots against of the same difficulty. "There is definitely an area as far as structure-wise that I thought we had addressed", Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. Read More »

Rangers: Gers reveal Gilmour deal


A number of other high-profile clubs had been chasing the teenager, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Gilmour will join up with Chelsea's youth teams ahead of the 2017-18 campaign - a season which the club will go into as Premier League champions if they beat West Bromwich Albion on Friday night. Read More »

Liverpool must win last two games in Premier League, says James Milner

Liverpool were on the hunt for a Champions League berth while Southampton will be wanted to get back to winning ways after two losses and a draw , and they would need to be on top form if they were to get a result in Merseyside. We have dropped points where you might not expect us to and there have been some disappointing games. 'We do that job better and we are fighting for the title, never mind the top four. Read More »

The Warriors' Game 3 win highlights their Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant conundrum

But this much is certain: The Warriors need him hitting shots to win an National Basketball Association title, and getting him back on track before a potentially long break between games would be significant. The Jazz were contesting shots well, and allowed to play some physical defense. and the only one hurting Utah was Kevin Durant . Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. Read More »

Wizards, Celtics back in control

SALT LAKE CITY - Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Jazz beat the Clippers to even their first-round playoff series at 2-all. "We know that we just gave up two games (in Atlanta )", Beal said. The Wizards' backcourt duo of Wall and Beal really delivered in the pivotal win in Game 5 so now they have a chance to close it out on the road. Consider that James averaged 32.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists, shot 54 percent from the field, went 9 of 20 on 3-pointers and led the ... Read More »

Mourinho goads Wenger after defeat at Arsenal


I am not enjoying that, honestly. "We are fighting for a Champions League spot through the Europa League, but as well through the Premier League and we came here with this aim but unfortunately we couldn't win". "Lets just build on this now and finish the season off strongly, hopefully win them all and see where that takes us". Mourinho was quick to rule his side out of the running after making eight changes to his side at Emirates Stadium , with the Europa League considered to be a top ... Read More »

Antonio Conte Believes Chelsea Took Big Step Towards Title


Conte believes Spurs, who were Leicester City's main challengers in 2015-16 before fading to finish third, would have easily won the Premier League this season if it were not for his side's impressive season. Asked what he had said to his players following the Middlesbrough win, Conte replied: "The message was now we need to take another step". I'm pleased for him because it shows from hard work you can succeed. Read More »

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey's Atletico Madrid humbled by Ronaldo and Co


I feel very happy and I want to try to give my best in the years that I have on my contract, to score goals as always and to help Real Madrid win titles. "Atletico are very good, but we must be careful on Wednesday". "We had a flawless game in which are objective was not to just attack". He was also asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal and whether or not the forward interfered with play enough to be offside, to which he said that all that matters is what appears on the scoreboard. Read More »

We're not looking at what Barcelona do, says Real Madrid's Casemiro

Most Atletico fans would settle just for finally beating Real on a famous last European night at the Calderon, even if it doesn't stop their bitterest rivals from making the final once more. That scene was repeated as the Atletico fans stayed behind after Saturday's 1-0 win over Eibar, demanding the team return to the pitch from the dressing room to serenade them with chants of " proud of our players ". Read More »

Tigers' series finale with Indians rained out

After the Indians scored three runs in the fourth on Jose Ramirez's triple and a sacrifice fly by Jason Kipnis, Miguel Cabrera opened Detroit's half of the fourth with a single. Cabrera crushed some pitches in batting practice Monday, hitting one off the metal awning that covers TV cameras beyond the center-field wall and another that went deep into the left-field seats. Read More »

Arsenal loss focused Man United minds on Europa League


It's nice for them. He added: "It is the first time I leave and they are happy". " Walking the streets with heads low ." . United can qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League and they may well need to do exactly that after surrendering their 25-match unbeaten run in the emier League. Read More »

Gennady Golovkin slams 'boring' Canelo Alvarez ahead of super-fight


That fight could finally happen in September, if the 26-year-old Alvarez can solve the unpredictable Chavez, a former middleweight champ. After the fight, the undefeated Golovkin (37-0) entered the ring with Alvarez to announce their much-anticipated fight set for September 16 , although the fight's venue was not announced. Read More »

Paul Pogba back in the team for Celta Vigo


Marcus Rashford heads the first goalscorer betting at 9/2 and is enhanced from 3/1 to 4/1 to net in a United win in Sky Bet's Price Boosts , which also offer Aspas at 13/2 to net first. Marouane Fellaini was also able to return from his three-game domestic suspension for his foolish red card in the Manchester derby. And the Belgian, who is suspended for the next two Premier League games against Arsenal and Tottenham, is also expecting a hard game against Celta in Manchester. Read More »

Sharapova to learn French Open fate on May 16

To know you were walking back out there was special. "I have been waiting for this a long time", Sharapova said. She will play Italy's Roberto Vinci in what will be her first competitive match since the Australian Open a year ago. Williams, 35, has dominated the Russian for more than a decade with 19 wins compared to Sharapova's two, both of which came back in 2004. "It's the best feeling in the world", Sharapova said. Read More »

Wenger determined to retain full control at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger's side have struggled to compete this season, as they now sit sixth in the Premier League and fell in the Champions League quarter-finals following an embarrassing 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich . He said: "Against Arsenal it will be another tough game". "We took advantage of the chances we created at the right moments in the game". Numerous players were seen hugging and sharing a joke with their opposite numbers, in stark contrast to the rivalry between the sides in ... Read More »

F1 2017: Valtteri Bottas claims maiden Formula 1 victory at Sochi

A spin behind the safety vehicle in Shanghai raised questions about his ability to step up and, after a tyre pressure issue in Bahrain, he was given instructions to let Hamilton past, prompting the team orders debate. It's not that simple this year. "With the backing off for the temperature, it was losing seven tenths, maybe a second a lap". He finished 36 seconds behind Bottas, and the triple world champion needs a strong performance in Spain in two weeks time to re-establish his title ... Read More »