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Chelsea stars revel in Premier League title triumph

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West Bromwich: Antonio Conte says reuniting Chelsea's fractured team spirit was the key to their charge to the Premier League title. Frank Lampard believes Gary Cahill is a worthy successor to Chelsea captain John Terry. Batshuayi's 82nd-minute goal against West Bromwich Albion takes his club 10 points clear of Tottenham Hotspur. "I am very happy because my dream came true". Read More »

Frank Lampard expects Antonio Conte to build Chelsea dynasty

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After the 1-0 win against West Brom , they moved 10 points clear of Tottenham Hotspur, who could not catch that total with their remaining three matches. West Brom then grew into the tie, with Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chadli missing good chances to break the deadlock. Arsenal are now outside the top-four, and need Liverpool to drop points from one of their two remaining matches, while winning their last three, to have any chance of qualification. Read More »

West Brom boss Tony Pulis welcomes feeling of optimism at The Hawthorns

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As well as turning the lack of a Champions or Europa League campaign to their advantage, like Leicester under Claudio Ranieri last season, Antonio Conte's Chelsea do not prioritise possession. According to him, the duo among other Chelsea players, were instrumental to the club's stunning league success as the naming would eternally remind him of the title win. Read More »

GI Beat Kings XI Punjab By 6 Wickets

While the win ceased KKR's confirmation ticket for the next round, it did keep KXIP'S hope alive for the play-offs. The likes of Matt Henry, Mohit Sharma among others can be effective on some days, but on others, they will be torn apart by a batting line-up as unsafe as that of Mumbai's . Read More »

NBA Playoffs: James Harden claims responsibility for Houston Rockets' collapse

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Tony Parker suffered a knee injury earlier in the series that will keep him out for the remainder of the playoffs, while Kawhi Leonard suffered an ankle injury in the previous game. James Harden went up for a 3-pointer, changed his mind and tossed the ball between two teammates. Leonard missed Thursday's series-clinching rout of the Rockets with a sprained ankle. Read More »

Hour marathon is possible

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However, Kipchoge managed to break Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57 hours, although it will not go down as an official world record due to the use of pacemakers and drinks that were given to runners by scooters, reports the Guardian . Read More »

Mourinho: Europa League Final Shouldn't Define Me

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I probably worked this season harder than ever. "After 14 matches we are in the final". Like reaching a European final. Because we work very hard. Following the win, four-time European champions Ajax will meet three-time continental champions United in the May 24 final in Stockholm. Read More »

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic

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Nadal and Djokovic are preparing for their 50th encounter against each other with the Serb holding a slim advantage over his long-time rival. Even though Nadal leads the head-to-head confrontations against Djokovic 14-7 in matches on clay, in their last meeting on the same surface, which was in Rome a year ago, Djokovic beat Nadal in two straight sets. Read More »

Draymond Green un-ironically blasts Kelly Olynyk for being a dirty player

Oubre was ejected and later given a one-game suspension. Thomas then jokingly said, "Kelly is one of the dirtiest players I know", before turning serious and saying he's a clean player. Still, some will likely agree with Green's stance on Olynyk . "We had a situation today obviously with Kelly that he lost his cool a little bit, but he's still young". Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017: Kyle Lowry 'probably doubtful' for Game 4 against Cavs

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But as great teams often do, the defending champs found a way and went on a 20-3 run to put the Toronto Raptors away, 115-94, for a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Cavaliers went on to win the series in six games. The last time Toronto lost three consecutive games was February 8-14.Last season when the teams met in the Eastern Conference finals, the Raptors won Game 3 and Game 4 at home after the Cavaliers won the first two games in Cleveland. Read More »

Arsenal beat Southampton to keep UEFA Champions League hopes alive

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Wenger previously said that he had made up his mind about his future and would announce it in March or April, but no announcement was forthcoming. Stoke players look to have one eye on their summer holidays, netting just seven in their last nine and that along with the Gunners' new found defensive resilience means we'll back an Arsenal win to nil. Read More »

How Chelsea players and staff celebrated after winning the Premier League title

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Something needs to change for Costa. Fortunately for Luiz, fleet-footed Azpilicueta got back to block the West Brom striker's shot. "But full credit to the players". Conte and Chelsea's next match is against Watford on May 15. Albion still have important games away at Manchester City and Swansea to come but Chelsea have clinched the title with two games to spare. Read More »

Chelsea win the Premier League

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Chelsea defeated West Bromwich Albion 0-1 to win the 2016/17 English Premier League at the Hawthorns on Friday. Chelsea have been frontrunners for the majority of the season, although London rivals Tottenham have maintained the pressure with an impressive run. Read More »

Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers

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Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates winning the Premier League title after the match against West Brom on Friday. The Blues manager Antonio Conte has now set his sights on winning the FA Cup in order to complete a domestic double in his debut season in England. Read More »

Mumbai Indians almost assured of top-two finish

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For all practical purposes, Mumbai Indians are assured of playing the first qualifier at their home fortress. With their spot in the playoffs still not quite locked up - it is nearly done owing to their superior net run rate - the Kolkata Knight Riders will look to pick up the win over the already-qualified Mumbai Indians that will guarantee them a spot in the final week of the tournament , and most likely, a top two place as well. Read More »

Arsenal must maintain focus during final games: Wenger

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He's very good in short space, and in the box. "Alexis is always a slow starter in games but he gets stronger and stronger". "He practised on Tuesday but it was risky to play him at Southampton". Saints boss Claude Puel, however, was left to ponder his side's lack of a cutting edge. But after it's important to find the clinical edge. Mark Hughes: "I don't think it gets as personal as that". Read More »

Senators back in conference finals for 1st time in 10 years

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Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris (7) celebrates after he scored the game-winning goal during overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 5 in the second round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Ottawa o. Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh bemoaned his team's sluggish start. "It's as simple as that". "It was right there for us", goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. Read More »

Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

And former Liverpool star Lawrenson is fully expecting to see Arsenal claim all three points against the Potters this weekend. The Potters have endured a hard end to the season, as they have only won one of their last nine games , although their form at home has been better, losing just twice in 12 league matches. Read More »

Conte Urging Chelsea Bosses To Launch £65m Striker Bid

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The Spanish striker moved back to Real Madrid last summer after the European champions trigger a clause in his contract at Juventus, but has since struggled for game time at the Bernabeu. Of the reported targets for Antonio Conte's side, the two most frequently touted names are Romelu Lukaku of Everton and Real Madrid super-sub Alvaro Morata . Read More »

Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

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Finding a way to keep these two on the floor throughout the series was a huge benefit for Game 6. Despite the series lasting six games, five of them were enormously one-sided. Who: San Antonio Spurs vs. Spurs: Danny Green got a technical in the third quarter for a scuffle with Ariza. He'll be needed more than ever for San Antonio to have a chance at upsetting Golden State. Read More »

Kendrick Perkins Claims Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook 'Back On Talking Terms'

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Perkins spent time on the Thunder from late 2011 to 2014, and he said that Durant and Westbrook had a "nice conversation" after Russ broke the triple-double record. "I wouldn't be surprised if [KD went] back to Oklahoma cause, in my opinion, I don't think Russ is going nowhere". However, neither side was particularly interested in talking much about it, with Durant telling Bill Simmons in March that he felt the feud was "manufactured". Read More »

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Man United

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But next season, there's no excuse. "It's a big challenge to play at Wembley and to try to improve again next season but we believe we can improve and that's a good start". "If you play [Marcus] Rashford or [Anthony] Martial or [Marouane] Fellaini or [Paul] Pogba or [Jesse] Lingard or [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, what changes?" They are excited to the future of the club. Read More »

Wenger reveals Koscielny has 'small chance' of facing Stoke

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However, Wenger also has a huge job to persuade stars such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to stay at the Emirates Stadium, with Premier League rivals said to be looking to poach the supposedly want-away players. Travelling to Stoke certainly hasn't been his cup of tea over the years. That is because the hosts' form has petered out in stunning fashion, and they have won just three of their 15 league games this season , dropping out of the top half of the table in the process. Read More »

UCL: Final against Juventus will be special, says Zinedine Zidane

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The final is located in Cardiff on June the 3rd with Los Blancos taking on Italian giants Juventus for the top European Club Title. Atletico's final European game at the Vicente Calderon before it moves stadiums will be remembered for the fantastic atmosphere the supporters created as they tried to help their team overcome its arch-rival. Read More »

Santiago beats former team, Twins top White Sox 7-2

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The Chicago White Sox have postponed their Wednesday night game against the Minnesota Twins due to rain. Dog owners walk their canines behind home plate during the White Sox's Dog Days promotional event before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Chicago . Read More »

Nadal to face Djokovic in Madrid semi-final

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Rafa Nadal set up an intriguing Madrid Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic by overcoming Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (3) 6-2 in a high-quality last-eight match on Friday. Croatian Borna Coric, conqueror of world number one Andy Murray in the third round, plays Dominic Thiem of Austria later on Friday with the victor meeting Pablo Cuevas in the other semi-final after the Uruguayan beat German Alexander Zverev 3-6 6-0 6-4. Read More »

Oakland Raiders hope to play in new Las Vegas stadium in 2020

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LAS VEGAS A preliminary timeline for the proposed stadium that would be home to the Raiders in Las Vegas shows construction would be finished only three months before the 2020 regular season begins. Tuesday morning the National Football League released all the preseason game times slated for the 2017; let's take a deeper look. The high-impact study must conclude by August and be approved by the Clark County Commission to keep to the anticipated timeline released Friday by the stadium ... Read More »

Rondo: Bulls would've swept Celtics if I wasn't injured

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Rondo led the Bulls charge out of the gates to take a 2-0 series lead, however a fractured thumb required him to sit the final four games of the series that resulted in the Celtics taking the series 4-2. "We had a good chemistry going and I thought we were making some great adjustments in Games 1 and 2". You can say a lot about Rondo, but you can't say he lacks confidence. Read More »

Juventus v Real Madrid - how they measure up for Champions League final

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Atletico are likely to be powerless over top-scorer Antoine Griezmann's ability to leave with a number of clubs willing to meet his 100 million euro (109 million) buyout clause. Griezmann had missed his previous two penalties against Real, including in last year's Champions League final. "I would've loved to play alongside Zidane, because we all know his quality". Read More »

Celtics take scoring load off Thomas

Avery Bradley had a career night and Jae Crowder knocked down the open looks he's been missing throughout the playoffs. Al Horford, playing a dynamic game, scored 19 points and added seven assists and six rebounds for Boston. Washington used a 22-0 run in Game 3 and a 26-0 spurt in Game 4 to create separation in a pair of home wins but failed to get the defensive stops that led to those runs in Game 5. Read More »