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Chelsea boss Conte 'clinging to his job' after latest rant at board

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His team's bid to defend their Premier League crown is already over as they trail runaway leaders Manchester City by 15 points. Conte says he will be more than happy to continue working for the blues this season. But Conte has no regrets. "This is a great club", Conte told reporters. I think that I have a great capacity to see very long [into the future]. "I'm repeating always the same thing - I'm the coach". Read More »

Roger Federer ahead of Australian Open final: 'Playing my best tennis ever'

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The match ended after the South Korean retired in the second set of the clash. The Swiss, 36, led 6-1 5-2 when 21-year-old Chung called it quits, two games after being treated for a blister on his left foot. President Moon Jae-in personally congratulated South Korean tennis sensation Chung Hyeon on Saturday, noting his achievements have given great joy and pride to the South Korean public. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger: Chinese clubs no longer factor in transfer market

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The former Gunners defender said in the Daily Mail : " Arsene Wenger may have been handed a pot of gold in Mkhitaryan". Wenger also confirmed that Giroud would not be part of any potential deal to bring Aubameyang to north London, but revealed the Frenchman could be allowed to leave if they can sign a replacement. Read More »

Thomas: 'No bad blood between me and Kevin Love'

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This past year, they went 0-16, despite drafting Texas A&M all star Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. He did just that when he put Thompson in the starting lineup, moved Kevin Love to power forward and put Jae Crowder on the second unit. Read More »

Čilić and Federer to Face Off in Australian Open Final

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Roger Federer is within sight of an incredible 20th Grand Slam title after Hyeon Chung abruptly retired during their Australian Open semi-final. Despite the anti-climax, he said it was great experience and he was "really honoured" to be on the same court as Federer . "I think I did right thing". Read More »

Federer qualifies for Australian Open final

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It pitched Federer into his seventh Australian final as he chases his sixth Melbourne title and a record 20th Grand Slam victory. The 21-year-old had never progressed past the third round of a Grand Slam, but he advanced to the semi-final's in some style in Melbourne . Read More »

IPL Auction: Yuvraj Singh under pressure after poor Mushtaq T20 outing

With CSK pulling out of the race at Rs 4 crore, Rajasthan Royals entered the fray only to lose to KXIP, who finally managed to get Ashwin for Rs 7.6 crore. The two faced off before Daredevils picked him up for INR 2.8 crore (USD 437,000 approx). Two Karnataka batsmen rocked the auction soon after, breaching the Rs 10 crore mark. Read More »

Sports Deal Puts EA's 'Madden NFL' on ESPN, Disney XD

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Of these players, six will be qualified by making the top two at Madden NFL 18 Classic, Madden NFL 18 Challenge, or Madden NFL 18 Club Championship , the three EA Majors. 9 p.m., February 1, ESPN2/ESPNDeportes: Club championship finals, from Minneapolis. The Club Championship will be held at the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl , with the divisional finals airing on ESPNEWS on January 27 at 10 p.m. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger: Deal for Aubameyang remains to be attainable

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The club have rejected a £50m bid from Arsenal for Aubameyang but say a deal could still be reached. CEO Ivan Gazidis travelled to Dortmund as part of an Arsenal delegation trying to wrap up a deal for the Gabon striker, with Dortmund reported to want the Gunners' Olivier Giroud as part of any deal. Read More »

The Cleveland Cavaliers are back to winning ways

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Gilbert didn't have to honor the request, though, as Irving had two years left on his contract . In an update to this story, Irving spoke with members of the media on Friday afternoon and stated that the report is false. Currently, the Boston Celtics are 35-14 and are number one in the Eastern Conference. The reply was that they had no choice and made the deal with the Celtics, who are now in first place in the Eastern Conference and 6.5 games ahead of the struggling Cavaliers , who ... Read More »

Ronaldo insists: I love Real Madrid and will NEVER leave

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They might have already completed a budget-busting move for Alexis Sanchez in January, but Manchester United aren't finished there. "I think with the moment Real Madrid is having now, I think I should be the last one to add some fuel to the fire", Mourinho said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror . Read More »

Heyman | Royals working toward deal with Alcides Escobar

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Escobar has not been a capable (or even passable) hitter in years, but he was particularly pitiful last season, ranking last among qualified players in wOBA, second-to-last in on-base percentage and wRC+, third-to-last in OPS and fifth-to-last in slugging percentage. Read More »

Daniel Sturridge Rejects Other Clubs To Wait For Nerazzurri

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Pastore arrived at PSG in 2011 with a reputation as one of the most exciting talents in Europe, having flourished during two seasons in Serie A with Palermo. However, earlier this month PSG boss Emery claimed there was still a place for him at the Parc des Princes. "I don't want to. whatever I could say would only kill your stories or give you a story for one time". Read More »

Entire USA Gymnastics board to resign over sexual assault scandal

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Raisman started her note by thanking her "fellow survivors" for their "courage, strength, and leadership". Nassar is now serving a 60-year federal prison sentence for possession of child pornography. Olivia Cowan, one of Nassar's many victims, said that Michigan State's apology was insufficient. The chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee has threatened to decertify USA Gymnastics unless the remaining 18 members of its board of directors resign by Wednesday, ESPN ... Read More »

Arsenal Aeach Carabao Cup Final After Chelsea Win

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Speaking to Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling, Redknapp said: "I do [think he'll leave] and it's just typical what happens at Chelsea ". Wenger celebrates at full-time as his Arsenal side secure their spot in the Carabao Cup final. Read More »

FA Cup: Iheanacho, Ndidi on song as Leicester ease into last 16

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Debutant Fousseni Diabate opened the scoring after just nine minutes and Iheanacho quickly doubled the lead as the hosts were punished for avoidable errors deep inside their own half. "And we will be looking to progress to the next round of the cup". To their credit, Peterborough rallied in the second half, and they pulled a goal back after 57 minutes when Andrew Hughes scored from a corner. Read More »

Bumrah's five-wicket haul swings third test in India's favour

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Rahane , also got a lucky escape in the 60th over when a catch was put down by Andile Phehlukwayo off a delivery from Rabada. South Africa coach Ottis Gibson also voiced his thoughts about the pitch and said it was now up to the match officials to take a call on how to proceed. Read More »

Madrid is on fire - Mourinho cools Ronaldo to United rumours

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Various reports in Spanish press have emerged since the 3-0 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona in December, whilst further claims have followed after a dismal 2-1 defeat to Leganes on Wednesday evening. "We are not going to stop until we do that". Now, Jose Mourinho has been speaking about a potential move and has explained he feels Real Madrid will keep hold of the player. Read More »

Patriots' White leaves Super Bowl heroics in the past

I've been on two Super Bowl teams in a row. All Super Bowls are neutral-site games - although the Minnesota Vikings almost changed that this season - and really the only advantage of a team being designated as the home side is choosing which uniform color to wear. Read More »

Michigan State's cover-up extensive; Dantonio, Izzo say they'll stay

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ESPN previously reported that the school failed in 2014 to inform federal investigators already probing how the school handled sexual assault claims that multiple allegations had been made against Nassar. The problems go beyond simply playing players that have been accused of violence and sexual misconduct. "I can assure you in last year's incidents I also immediately reported them to the proper authorities". Read More »

Eli Manning has 'got years left' - Giants coach hopeful over star QB

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Hopefully his suit fits. There is plenty of optimism around the Giants organization with Shurmur's hiring, including how he'll utilize quarterback Eli Manning . Others want to improve the Giants' lethargic running game by selecting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, or add another defensive piece like Bradley Chubb or Minkah Fitzpatrick. Read More »

Injuries: Rob Gronkowski sits out practice again

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According to Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com, Gronkowski was not spotted by the media during the Patriots' Friday walkthrough at Empower Field House. But even as he gets ready to play in his 8th Super Bowl he is still considered one of the best players to play in the game. Read More »

Marcus Smart lacerated his hand hitting picture frame, out two weeks

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Smart flew back to Boston on Thursday night, according to WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman . "I love y'all and I truly appreciate all the support". The Celtics recently snapped a four-game skid against the Clippers and will have their next test against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday on ABC. Read More »

England aiming to make it four in a row on Australia Day

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South Australian Travis Head, who was picked ahead of Maxwell in the one-day outfit then sent back to the Big Bash after making just 12 runs in the first two games, is in line for a recall to open the batting in place of Finch. Otherwise there is a clean bill of health and all-rounder Moeen Ali said: 'Everyone wants to get on the park and make it 4-0. Captain Joe Root also struggled and was regularly removed for paltry scores. Read More »

Carson Wentz 'confident' he'll play in Eagles' 2018 opener

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Injuries happen. Injuries aren't going to change me . While Wentz is the Eagles' biggest cheerleader, he admits it's not easy watching his teammates take the field without him. In Wentz's absence, Nick Foles stepped in and threw three touchdowns in the 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game to book the Eagles' spot in Super Bowl LII . Read More »

Woods makes first PGA cut in two years

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Equally important was a par save on No. 6, where his flop-shot wedge from deep rough stopped four feet from the cup. A poor chip on his 17th left Woods on a knife-edge but the birdie saw him card a 71 to leave him on one-under overall. Read More »

National Football League draft: 4 Senior Bowl participants the Jets should avoid

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On the other hand, some analysts commend Mayfield for his fiery leadership during games. Mayfield, a two-time walk-on turned Heisman Trophy victor, laid a simple, two-part plan for his week with the Broncos' coaching staff. While the team's sights could be set on a player such as Maurice Hurst, Da'Ron Payne, Christian Wilkins or Vita Vea, there is a player taking part in the Senior Bowl who should be on its radar. Read More »

Super Bowl LII Preview

The good-natured feud appears to have been sparked by a post from MarketWatch that compared the stances of the two Fed branches on economic issues and revealed a friendly wager between their two presidents in advance of next week's game . Read More »

New UFC mega-fight to decide 'Baddest Man on the Planet'

UFC 226 will be the capstone of this year's International Fight Week and will take place on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While that all sounds unbelievable, the one event could potentially tie in six UFC champions. "He told me this is okay", Cormier said via UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on the UFC on FOX 27 weigh-in broadcast on FS1. He now rides a six-fight winning streak, knocking out five of those opponents. Read More »

Federer into 7th Aussie final as Chung retires

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Chung had delivered plenty at this year's Australian Open , including big-time upsets over six-time victor Novak Djokovic and world No.4 Alexander Zverev , but struggling with injury, on this occasion, he had nothing left to give. Federer revealed that he was impressed with Chung's victory over Djokovic . "Obviously I'm incredibly happy to be in the finals, but not like this". Read More »

Halep and Wozniacki face off with eye on first Grand Slam title

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Wozniacki carries a 4-2 all-time record against Halep into Saturday's showdown of top players at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia , with the latest victory coming in straight sets at the 2017 WTA Championships. A win on Saturday will move Wozniacki over Halep in the world rankings, a storyline that the Danish player said is "cool" on top of all the other drama, per the tournament's official Twitter account . Read More »