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Chelsea still a team in transition, says Antonio Conte

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The Belgium worldwide came off the bench to inspire the Blues to a 4-2 win over London rivals Spurs at Wembley on Saturday as Premier League leaders Chelsea stayed on course for a domestic double. While Lloris acknowledged Chelsea now have renewed confidence they can hold off Tottenham's challenge in the final six games of the season, the France goalkeeper is convinced his club won't surrender without a fight. Read More »

Rafa Nadal confirms his King of Clay title in Monte-Carlo

Goffin, ever the gentleman, only had positive things to say about the Spaniard. Goffin was asked to replay a point after holding his serve for what would have been a 4-2 lead. In the second set, Nadal met even less resistance. "Today is a good start of the clay court season". "For me, it's important to feel myself being competitive every week that I am playing", Nadal said . Read More »

Yaya Toure hits out at 'very disappointing' refereeing after cup exit

Shortly before the interval they were unluckily denied a goal when an assistant referee ruled - incorrectly it appeared - that Leroy Sane's cross had drifted out of play before Aguero and then Sterling put the ball past Petr Cech. And to finish a ideal day for Wenger, just hours after their FA Cup triumph the Premier League top four race opened up a little as well. Wenger fielded a defensive trio for the second match running on Sunday and it paid off as the Gunners beat Manchester City ... Read More »

FIA, MSA open investigation into Monger F4 crash

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Billy Monger, 17, was left in a critical condition after colliding with a stationary vehicle at 120mph during a Formula 4 event at Donington Park, Leicestershire, on Sunday. The donations came in swiftly, including one from Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and F1 driver Max Verstappen, who both donated £15,000. "I will always thank you all for saving my life!" Onboard footage from a camera mounted on Billy's JHR vehicle during the race showed him crashing into the back of Finnish driver ... Read More »

Sharks C Joe Thornton needs ACL surgery before free agency

Among other injured players for San Jose were forward Patrick Marleau (broken left thumb), forward Tomas Hertl (broken foot), and forward Joonas Donskoi (separated shoulder). He took a look over his shoulder, saw no close chasers, sashayed in and hammered a shot off Jones' arm and over the line. Kassian with two, ( David) Desharnais and tonight, Slep. Read More »

Leafs down but not out against Capitals

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There had been no guessing needed with the Capitals' lineup down the stretch, but an upper-body injury knocked defenseman Karl Alzner out for the final four games of the first round and brought Nate Schmidt in. Expectations increased once more when Toronto pushed the best team in hockey to the brink of a seven-game series. "Everything about guys who score and feed off having the puck, sometimes in the playoffs you never get the puck". Read More »

'Giving up is not an option', says injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Ander Herrera is confident Manchester United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic will overcome his knee injury because the experienced attacker is "privileged physically". Unfortunately they won't be the first or last players to get an important injury. Zouma's teammate, Michy Batshuayi, is another to have sent Ibrahimovic a lovely message, only there's something special about his tribute. Read More »

Stanley Cup Playoffs Printable Bracket

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Most notably, the Western Conference saw just two of its higher seeds advance. Don't sleep on the series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators , which will feature two of the best goalies in the business. This series should be one of the more fun ones to watch as plenty of offensive ability takes the ice on both sides of the bench. All three games on Saturday featured one team with a chance to advance as well. Read More »

Uber announces Bills, Sabres partnership

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With ridesharing now legalized in New York, Buffalo sports fans will have a new opportunity to access the service this summer thanks to a partnership announced Monday. Well, Albany made it happen. Open the Uber app Wednesday, April 26 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Uber has been named the official ridesharing service of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres , and the Buffalo Bandits . Read More »

Raptors top Bucks in Game 2 duel to tie series

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For Toronto, it was also hard to get easy scores with them constantly taking the ball out of the basket, and it would have been much worse for them if not for DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka combining for 18. "He's a competitor. He's a fighter", said Casey. Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas combined for 24 of the Raptors 47 rebounds. Whereas in the playoffs, Valanciunas is able to reach double-digits in points and rebounds 44 percent of the time . Read More »

Guardiola: We'll improve next season

Asked at his post-match press conference if Arsenal's Wembley display gave him optimism for next season, Wenger replied: "I don't understand your question. "We have to keep playing until the end of the season, and our goal is to end up in the top four and make the next Champions League", Navas said. "We did absolutely everything". Read More »

Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader Set For Bellator 180

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MMAjunkie today confirmed the news with a Bellator official. Her most recent loss, finally, occurred at UFC 206 in December, when she gave up a razor-thin decision to Viviane Pereira back in December. He was also the victor of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 8. Letourneau had difficulties making weight at 115lbs, so having a chance to fight 10lbs heavier in Bellator's flyweight division will be a definite plus point for the Canadian fighter. Read More »

Predicted Chelsea lineup against Southampton: Cahill to return, Fàbregas to start

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Even if it's one player - Yaya Toure, he knew how to win. Another old Chelsea boy Ryan Bertrand pulled one back for Southampton in the second half of injury time . This is going to be the biggest game of the year for Chelsea as a win tonight will take them seven points out in front of the table and with their FA Cup semifinal win, taking both of the titles is becoming more and more of a likelihood. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after 2017 season

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Although a decision likely brought about because of concerns about the long-term impact on his well-being, he has said repeatedly since returning that he is completely healthy, with many of his contemporaries remarking this past weekend that driver of the No. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Hendrick Motorsports announced the news at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, setting up a 3 p.m. press conference with the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet. 42-year-old Earnhardt entered the Cup Series on May 30, 1999 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His final race will be November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Earnhardt has just one top-ten finish this season and is now 24th in the season standings. Read More »

Twins' Miguel Sano hit with one-game suspension, will appeal

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Two innings later, Boyd threw a fastball behind Sano, who pointed a finger back at the pitcher. This prompted an exchange of words before Sano threw a punch into the facemask of Detroit catcher James McCann. Martinez ran outside for the first time since spraining his right foot in spring training and is on track to return some time in May. Baseball doesn't typically offer too many scary moments, but getting hit in the face by a pitch is certainly the most terrifying. Read More »

ASM : Mbappé bat encore un record !

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Avec cette nouvelle réalisation, sa 17e lors de ses 17 dernières rencontres toutes compétitions confondues avec le club de la principauté , l'attaquant monégasque est surtout devenu le plus jeune joueur à atteindre les 14 buts (13 buts cette saison et un but la saison dernière) dans les cinq grands championnats européens au XXIe siècle. Read More »

Playoffs Round 1 Series Recap: Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers

He became the first player under the current playoff format to win 21 straight first-round games, and he also set a league record with his 10th career playoff sweep. Houston won despite an off night from superstar James Harden, who missed seven three-point attempts in a row and shot only 5-of-16 overall from the floor. Read More »

Romeu almost as good as Chelsea star Kante - Puel

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The midfielder is on course to win the Premier League with Chelsea , having done so last season at Leicester, and added: "My first two seasons were very lovely". "It's hard for us without him". And Hazard, who won the PFA player of the year award in the 2014-15 season, says Kante is fully deserving of the trophy. Read More »

Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

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Gary Cahill, back after gastroenteritis, headed in Chelsea's second to give the hosts a half-time lead after ex-Blues midfielder Oriel Romeu netted for Saints. This was Chelsea's first home game since it was announced that John Terry would be leaving in the summer following 22 years of service. Chelsea play Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27 and will hope to have wrapped up the league by then, with Sunday's trip to Everton the most hard proposition in their final five games. Read More »

Celtics' Thomas on playing through grief: 'Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here'

Even after struggling to replace Rondo at point guard in Game 3, Jerian Grant made his second straight start. That's two games in a row now we've gotten ourselves down 20 points and fought all the way back. "He's a great actor, acting tough". But I don't think he's about that. I'm the wrong guy to get in my face. "So he needs to take it somewhere else because I'm not the one for that". Read More »

Calls for TV presenter to be sacked for disgusting Anzac Day insult

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The insult to the nations soldiers, which she has since deleted, suggested Anzac Day should be spent thinking about detainees on Manus Island and those in Syria and Palestine. The ABC has backed its Sudan-born Australia Wide presenter, who considers herself "first and foremost Muslim ". "A spokeswoman would say only: "(She introduces) stories done by ABC reporters from around the country. Read More »