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Antonio Conte warns Chelsea's rivals money is no guarantee of success


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. Spurs have worked hard to close the gap on Chelsea to just four points, but with the Blues in action this evening the gap could grow to seven points with just six games left for Tottenham to play. Read More »

Red Sox 6, Orioles 2: Well executed game, poorly executed revenge

His consistency has not resulted in a gaudy batting average, as he's batting.269, but he has three home runs, nine runs scored and eight RBIs in 66 at-bats. But the only thing we know for certain about this silly affair between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox came tumbling out of Pedroia's mouth before he boarded the team bus to the airport on Sunday evening in Baltimore . Read More »

Moses instrumental in Chelsea's humbling of Southampton

It is very important for his confidence, for us, also because he scored two really important goals but also two attractive goals after combinations which showed good. "It's a shame that with the quality of this game we conceded four goals tonight", Puel said. And much of the credit must go to Conte, who was also questioned after he was tactically outmanoeuvred by Mourinho when the Portuguese's decision to man mark Eden Hazard with Ander Herrera was a match-winning masterstroke at Old Trafford. Read More »

Antonio Conte: Chelsea proof that spending doesn't guarantee success

The Eagles have now won six of their last eight games and Sam Allardyce's men, having been in relegation trouble for some time, could move into the top-half of the table with another three points depending on others results. But several of Spurs' key players have been highlighted as potential transfer targets among Europe's elite clubs in recent weeks, with former Barcelona midfielder Xavi claiming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering a summer swoop for Dele Alli. Read More »

Predators-Blues, Oilers-Ducks open second round Wednesday

Losing in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was not a preseason goal for the San Jose Sharks. Though the team appeared talented on paper, results did not show throughout the season. San Jose has some big decisions to face this offseason and it starts right here. We know this next series will be tougher than the last one. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joel Ward and Jannik Hansen are the only contracts coming off the books the following year, so San Jose isn't exactly oozing in salary cap ... Read More »

Browns talking trade, but maybe not with 49ers?

So, taking my best guess, here is my final mock draft of the season just before we say goodbye to the speculation and take hold of the reality. After this round teams are drafting project players and guys that can help them on special teams as well as provide roster depth. Read More »

Wenger says Arsenal must 'fight like mad' for top-four finish

Both sides had chances to win it in the closing stages of normal time, notably City, who had dominated the first-half and nearly snatched the win late on when Yaya Toure hit the post and Fernandinho rattled the bar. The Gunners are unbeaten in 20 league games against Leicester. "Nobody was really injured after the game", Wenger said . Arsene Wenger's future may remain up in the air but he is confident Alexis Sanchez will sign a new Arsenal contract this summer. Read More »

Raptors Bounce Back, Take Game 2

He's a competitor, he's a fighter. The Raptors need to play more of a grind it out type of game and really establish the interior. "He's human. Everyone has a night like that". The Raptors need to find ways to get DeRozan easier baskets. And then, with the crowd on its collective feet, the Raptors played solid defence before Lowry connected to guarantee Toronto the victory. Read More »

Wizards use late surge to go up 2-0 on Hawks

The Hawks will need production from him. The Wizards are led by John Wall , who averaged 23.1 ppg. Marcin Gortat had a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, dominating his former teammate Howard in game one and a short time in game two. Read More »

Chelsea must 'exploit' their win over Tottenham, says Conte


Chelsea have gone 10 Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet for the first time since a run of 13 matches in December 1996. Against Southampton , though, he began the move for Hazard's opener with a stunning pass for Costa, who squared the ball for the Belgian to score after five minutes. Read More »

Thomas scores 33 as Celtics top Bulls, even series


During the Chicago Bulls' 104-95 defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Sunday night, something weird happened in the form of Isaiah Canaan rising from the ashes of the bench and playing more minutes than all of the regular season games after the All-Star break combined. Read More »

Mike Babcock has bold quote after Game 5 defeat


Indeed, with Auston Matthews leading the offensive charge and Frederik Andersen showing that he can go toe-to-toe with the reigning Vezina Trophy victor in Braden Holtby, that vaunted rebuild in Toronto is coming along nicely. He's a big, good goalie . Capitals coach Barry Trotz said the closeness of the series is a credit to the parity in the National Hockey League and Toronto's young stars like Auston Matthews and William Nylander . Read More »

Pacers Swept Out Of Playoffs


LeBron James finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds. The Cavaliers also finished - regular season and playoffs - 7-1 against IN, winning the last seven IN a row, although this one certainly wasn't easy. Over in the Eastern Conference, Isaiah Thomas is playing with a heavy heart due to the recent death of his sister but he still managed to score 33 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95. Read More »

National Football League mock draft: Browns, Titans double-up on top playmakers


These were guys that scouts thought were not thought to be "franchise players" but who became stars once the starting opportunity was made available to them. The Texans could grab DeShone Kizer here, but I don't think they take the risk. This is a pick strictly for need. This will be a good test for the newly-renovated Patriots offense, who will have tight end Rob Gronkowski returning from injury, as well as newly-acquired Brandin Cooks . Read More »

Chelsea take step closer to title with Southampton win


Having beaten Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Chelsea's latest win reaffirmed the status of Antonio Conte's side as England's team to beat. Kante, the newly crowned Professional Footballers' Association player of the year, soon showed his brilliance. Six minutes later, the Saints equalised against the run of play. Read More »

Dozier's base-clearing double pushes Twins past Rangers


Martin Perez fell to 1-3 after surrendering three earned runs over six innings Monday versus the Twins . Mike Napoli got it going with a line drive past diving center fielder Byron Buxton, and he scored on Rougned Odor's double. It was Banister's second ejection in less than a week. The suspension was announced earlier Monday. Twins: LHP Ryan O'Bourke (left forearm strain) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for RHP Nick Tepesch, whose contract was ... Read More »

Jay Cutler NFL Rumors


I just felt like, honestly, if Jay involved himself more with the team, more with his receivers, I think he'd get more better results on the playing field. Right now, he may have to wait on how the 2017 NFL Draft pans out. This offseason, much has been made about the Denver Broncos' quarterback situation. Read More »

Younis Khan confirms retirement decision is final

Khan told in the message that his statement was misrepresented as he did not hint at taking any U-turn regarding the retirement decision. They would also like to give a befitting farewell to veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who have announced to retire after the three-Test series. Read More »

Red Sox-Yankees series opener postponed


But before that, they had won five of six and finally started playing like the preseason favorites to win the division. The Yankees' Luis Severino was originally scheduled to start against Rick Porcello on Tuesday , with New York's Masahiro Tanaka scheduled to face Chris Sale on Wednesday night. Read More »

Conte: time to turn season from good to great


Their performances have not gone unnoticed by Europe's elite teams, with Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Dele Alli all reported to be attracting interest. A win for Chelsea tonight would take them seven points clear of Tottenham at the top. Their chances remain slim but Pochettino hit back at the suggestion his players lack a winning mentality. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Says Alexis Sanchez Is Staying At Arsenal

Furthermore, Guardiola's style is one that Wenger tried very hard to implement himself in north London - that Arsenal's 2-1 win means Guardiola will go trophyless for the first season in his managerial career might add meaning to the Arsenal manager's win. Read More »

Arsenal midfielder Iwobi: Kante had my vote

Meanwhile, Tottenham's Dele Alli was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the second successive season, with former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham picking up the PFA'a Merit Award for his contribution to the game. "He's working very hard and I think he's improving a lot with these players". "It is normal to check his condition and also I want to speak with him (Cahill) tomorrow", Conte added. Read More »

RB prospect Foreman reveals death of infant son

This is what most of us didn't know: His infant son, D'Onta Jr., died midway through the college football season at just 7 weeks old because of an intestinal infection. "I felt like something was taken away from me before I had a chance to experience it". On a positive note, Foreman and his girlfriend are once again expecting. Read More »

Mancuso: Michael Pineda Was Sharp And What Yankees Need


The Yankees announced on Monday that the 24-year-old Montgomery, a standout performer for Sumter High School, the American Legion Sumter P-15's and the University of SC, had won the role as the team's fifth starter. "I thought I made good pitches, but they put the ball in play where nobody was". Benintendi remained in the game, which is more than can be said for Jackie Bradley who sprained his knee after stumbling while rounding first base like Chevy Chase imitating Gerald Ford. Read More »

Ashley Young: Chelsea performance was coming for Manchester United


The midfielder added that " we controlled the game " throughout and " created chances " even though it wasn't alot but everybody in the team " can be very happy " with how they performed during so a big game. "Otherwise we must clap another team". Antonio Conte's Chelsea side were rocked by Marcus Rashford's early goal and a deflected Ander Herrera strike soon after half-time at Old Trafford delivered a major blow to their title ambitions. Read More »