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Conte keen to return to Italy

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Conte complained that he is being hung out to dry after the Bournemouth disaster, and said: "If we win, we win together". The Italian signed an improved two-year deal with Chelsea last summer and insists he remains committed to the club. Read More »

Claude Puel gives update on Riyad Mahrez's Leicester future

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PrecedentsPierre Van Hooijdonk eventually returned to Nottingham Forest after a self-imposed three-month absence. But the club refused to grant the winger his dream move to Pep Guardiola's side, leaving him reportedly distraught. Ironically, Mahrez could be back in the fold next week when the Foxes got to the Etihad to face City. "He is our friend and I think all the staff and all the players will help him to come back with a good mentality and a positive attitude and to enjoy his football ... Read More »

Mourinho told Fellaini: 'Shut up and sign the contract'

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Mourinho added in his pre-match press conference: "It's one of the biggest tragedies but also, at the same time, it's a crucial point in Manchester United's history - the reaction, the strength, the union after that situation". The crash killed eight of the United team and three backroom staff - 23 people in all died - who had won successive league titles and left manager Matt Busby so badly injured he was given the last rites twice. Read More »

Title race not yet over if in Man utd's position - Guardiola

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We could take one from the second team, but they had a game yesterday". "The fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth, but is practically closed for the first". The figures, and their relentlessness, are testament to Pep Guardiola's demanding nature and perfectionist streak. The former Manchester United defender said he should have named a youth-team player on the bench, even if it meant missing a game on Friday night to be involved against Burnley . Read More »

Manchester City held at Burnley after late Gudmundsson equaliser

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City are just eight wins away from a third Premier League title, despite being held by the Clarets. Mourinho told a news conference ahead of United's game versus Huddersfield Town that, with 13 games remaining, his team must now aim to be "the first of the last, we have to try to finish second". Read More »

Tom Brady's Impressive Record Playing in Minnesota

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Brady took to social media to ask who wouldn't "want to share love and affection", with the people around us? With some critics calling the kiss, 'too long'. Once it was over Jack wiped off his lips with his T-Shirt and made his way out of the room. Tom Brady has won the NFL MVP trophy two times in his career, and if a leaked speech is any indication, Brady could be taking it home for the third time on Saturday. Read More »

Heading to GOP retreat, Trump strikes more partisan tone on immigration

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Almost 800,000 of that group were protected under an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that allowed them to live and work legally. The president said Thursday that he hoped Congress would reach an agreement on legislation to protect DACA beneficiaries, but he accused Democrats of politicizing contentious immigration issues while not seriously trying to resolve them. Read More »

Winning first ODI against South Africa energised India

It is unfortunate that we have to do this because of an injury to Faf but this is an opportunity to give Aiden a run, he fits into the goals that we are trying to achieve. "Yes, it can be an intimidating thing", Markram said of the prospect of leading the seniors. I'll keep sending messages on and off the field, asking for advice, asking for any hints. Read More »

Eli Manning confirms that he'll return to Giants in 2018

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Bank Stadium. That could create an awkward situation in the Giants' quarterback room, with Manning essentially grooming his successor, Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports . The Giants are now in prime position to add Darnold with the second overall pick. "Whatever they draft, I'm fine with", he said. They kind of have the tools, you would think. Read More »

Colin Kaepernick Concludes $1M Pledge for Underserved Communities

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Kaepernick and Usher teamed together to donate $20,000 to Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure (H.O.M.E.), an organization in Atlanta that helps single mothers during economic hardship. "We all have an obligation, no matter the risk, regardless of reward", he said . Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Snoop Dogg , Meek Mill , Serena Williams, and Usher all donated to help Kaep reach his goal. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane: 'I already have the players I need'

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The pressure continued to mount on Zidane after his team crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Leganes after a second-leg defeat at the Bernabeu, but they returned to form with a 4-1 win at top-four rivals Valencia at the weekend. Ronaldo - who scored twice against both Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia - had been doing work in the gym as he shook off a calf problem, but should be involved on Saturday. Read More »

North Korean flag flies in South before Olympic Games open

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Asia affairs director who was revealed on Tuesday to no longer be under consideration for USA ambassador to Seoul, was said to have clashed with the White House over its consideration of a limited military strike on North Korea, a contentious issue that has even split top NSC advisers. Read More »

#BatsManBack - Batshuayi reflects on ´dream´ Dortmund debut

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Dortmund required a late victor from another former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle to secure all three points as they climbed up to second in the Bundesliga. Simon Zoller scored on the rebound after Roman Buerki saved Dominique Heintz' effort. However, Dortmund replied nearly immediately. The "BVB" remained unimpressed and responded just two minutes later when Christian Pulisic's through ball allowed Batshuayi to score his second of the night to make it 2-1 on the scoreboards. Read More »

Mourinho Hopes Bailly, Ibrahimovic Can Return For Champions League

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And with LA Galaxy eager to make him their next marquee signing, a winter move to Major League Soccer appears on the cards. Ibrahimovic, the club's top scorer last season with 28 goals, made a comeback in November from a long-term knee injury, but suffered a setback and has not featured since a 45-minute cameo against Burnley in the Premier League last December. Read More »

Super Bowl marketers play safe in politically charged atmosphere

Kevin Smith, who is part of the Super Bowl host committee, said there is a plan for fans who didn't prepare for cold. In 1972, the Dallas Cowboys took on the Miami Dolphins outdoors, with a 43-degree high, the coldest Super Bowl played outdoors - at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Read More »

Bill Belichick makes appearance at Timberwolves game

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Retirement talk is taking over the Super Bowl when it comes to Tom Brady. Owner Robert Kraft added, "Our intent is we have the best people in their respective positions and we keep them here for a very long time". After all, Miller and the Broncos defeated Brady and the Patriots in the 2014 AFC Championship Game, 26-16, to reach Super Bowl XLVIII. "I don't know why everyone wants me to retire so bad". Read More »

Manchester City stretch lead to 15 points as United and Chelsea stumble

He said: "I don't think it is very normal to concede a goal like we did". He added that the result had put his team in a good position for a top four finish . The Belgium global then tapped home City's second from a Raheem Sterling cross before Sergio aguero added a third with one minute of normal time to play. Read More »

Gronkowski Practices for 1st Time Since Concussion

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to meet with the media on Thursday, an indication that he has been cleared from the concussion protocol. "It's always great when he's out there", Brady said. Gronkowski led the team in receiving during the regular season with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns. Read More »

Kohli klap rules Du Plessis out of rest of India series

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He said he was very happy for Ajinkya Rahane who scored 79 of 86 balls batting at number four and shared with him 189 runs for the third wicket . Although, Kohli and Rahane's magnificent partnership helped them to reach the target in 45.3 overs and take the 1-0 lead in the ODI series. Read More »

Australia elect to bat first in final against India

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Their batsmen are in form, their bowlers are making heads turn. They lost to the West Indies in the 2014 final . But if India are thinking Saturday's game would be another easy one, they could be wrong. Runner-up in 2006 and 2016. Australia U-19 (From): Jack Edwards, Max Bryant, Jason Sangha (c), Jonathan Merlo, Param Uppal, Nathan McSweeney, Will Sutherland, Baxter J Holt (w), Zak Evans, Ryan Hadley, Lloyd Pope , Xavier Bartlett, Jarrod Freeman, Patrick Rowe, Austin Waugh. Read More »

McGregor urges Mayweather to enter the octagon

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McGregor answered typically, "I'd do as I pleased against him inside the octagon!" McGregor says he is in negotiations for his next UFC fight, but could that be a decoy? Tony Ferguson, who has a black belt from renowned submissions expert Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, fights unbeaten wrestler Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April - and the victor will likely be front of the line to take on McGregor. Read More »

New England's Gronkowski cleared for Super Bowl

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Again, NFL rules say players in the protocol don't have to fulfill media obligations, so the Patriots could shelter him as some ongoing gamesmanship. The Pats removed Rob Gronkowski , Malcolm Butler , Deatrich Wise , and Brandon King from the injury report on Friday. "It's football. It is what it is". Read More »

Fiona the hippo makes Super Bowl LII pick

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Fiona is going with her feathered friends in the Super Bowl . The zoo began streaming from April's enclosure in February with people around the world tuning in daily to see if she'd give birth. Fiona is now a healthy and hefty hippo, who celebrated her first birthday weighing over 650 pounds. She came to prominence when she was born prematurely at a dangerously low 29 pounds. Read More »

Nuggets last shot finally quiets the Thunder

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Westbrook fell one rebound shy of a triple-double posting 20 points, 21 assists and nine rebounds. And after a Westbrook driving layup got the Thunder within 122-121, Nikola Jokic grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed Murray pull-up jumper and sank two free throws with 5.6 seconds left. Read More »

Pep maintains defensive angle with Laporte

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City previously tried to sign Laporte , who is a France Under-21 worldwide, soon after Guardiola's arrival in the summer of 2016 but the player did not think the move was right at that time. We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has spent much of this window complaining about his club's lack of spending in the transfer market, despite his club actually spending £202 million on players last summer. Read More »

Premier League matchweek 26: Staff picks and predictions

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The midfielder missed the FA Cup defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion and subsequent Premier League victory at Huddersfield Town with a minor issue stemming from his long-term thigh injury. Kane played a part in Spurs' opening goal - scored by Christian Eriksen after just 11 seconds - in the 2-0 win over United at Wembley, before Phil Jones put the ball into his own net an hour into the game. Read More »

Six Nations 2018: Scotland captain John Barclay wary of 'hugely motivated' Wales

The hosts are missing eight British and Irish Lions including Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau and Jonathan Davies. The Principality Stadium roof will be closed for tomorrow's NatWest Six Nations opener between Wales and Scotland . "But if England's young players stand up, be counted and take their opportunity, retaining the title and claiming a Grand Slam is very possible". Read More »

Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells refuse to go into Jets locker room

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In the closing minutes of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "The Two Bills," which aired Thursday night and details the relationship between Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells during their intertwining National Football League coaching careers, both Belichick and Parcells refuse to enter the Jets locker room at MetLife Stadium following their joint interview. Read More »

Premier League clubs smash January transfer window record by double

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Having been signed for a club-record fee from Borussia Dortmund on Deadline Day, the Gabon worldwide was poised to make his debut at the Emirates on Saturday evening. "It was a cryptic deal because Giroud went to Chelsea and Batshuayi went to Dortmund". Arsenal are hoping Aubameyang can reignite his prolific partnership with former Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who also joined from Manchester United last month as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford. Read More »

Conte insists he plans to stay at Chelsea

But maybe he forgot that I still have 18 months of contract with Chelsea . "We signed a three-year contract and the desire is to continue and to respect this contract". Pressure is life, if I had no pressure I wouldn't like it. Conte, during his briefing ahead of Chelsea's Premier League encounter against Watford on Monday, knew the subject would be raised and chose his words carefully, stating he will not be speaking to Costacurta. Read More »

Falcons owner Arthur Blank miffed Patriots' Super Bowl rings have 283 diamonds

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank was "pissed off" over the New England Patriots' Super Bowl ring, and you can probably guess where this one is going. In fact, Blank told Kraft the move "kind of pissed (him) off", while the two longtime friends were in NY last summer to help determine the salaries of the N.F.L.'s top executives, including commissioner Roger Goddell. Read More »

Quavo Accused in Club Brawl & Robbery Post GRAMMYs

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Eric reported the incident to cops on Tuesday, according to TMZ's law enforcement sources, and left the club with minor injuries to the face. Other sources from TMZstate that the unnamed individual wasn't Takeoff or Offset . The NYPD are looking to speak with all three members of Migos , along with the group's manager. Not all that glitters is gold, especially for Migos member Quavo . Read More »