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Chelsea's Antonio Conte: Premier League title race interesting again

Antonio Conte is close to agreeing a new long term deal with Chelsea despite only taking over at Stamford Bridge last summer.The former Italy boss still has two years left to run on his contract but has impressed Roman Abramovich after leading the Blues to the verge of the English Premier League soccer title.

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FA chairman slams 'disrespectful' England fans

Asked whether he thought this England side wouldn't hit their peak until after the World Cup in Russian Federation next year, Dier said: "I like to go on a game-by-game basis". "It's never been an FA guideline to name a permanent captain, it's just what individual managers have decided". "It's an ambition of mine". First of all, my readers may point out that I have always been an advocate of teams having a variety of strategies, and have written many times that a team should be able ...

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NCAA Tournament: Oregon advances to Final Four for first time since 1939

I felt like it was supposed to go the other way, but from the angle I was at, it looked good off his hand. "They understand it's one game at a time ", Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. Ethan Happ , who notched at least 10 points and eight rebounds in five straight games, is another cause for concern for the Gators. The Gators have now won seven of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread during that stretch.

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Antonio Conte did not talk with Chelsea players after Crystal Palace defeat

Interviewed by Belgian channel Play Sports alongside worldwide team-mate and Palace striker Christian Benteke, Hazard said: "There is nothing to say [on my future]. Jose Mourinho was left in a grumpy mood again after his toothless Manchester United, while extending their unbeaten league sequence to 19 matches, slipped up in the race for Champions League places, held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford by West Bromwich Albion.

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Wenger: Draw will help rebuild confidence

Wenger admits that his team were caught by surprise at the beginning of the game. There is an understanding for fan unrest, as well as an acknowledgement that mutual agreement will be more hard if the current poor run continues. Laurent Koscielny was taken off at the interval, with a suspected injury forcing Arsene Wenger to replace him with Gabriel Paulista, who did OK. "We have a tough game at Chelsea away, and to be close to them we have to win that game".

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Matthews scores twice, leads Maple Leafs past Red Wings 5-4

In last night's game against the Red Wings, Auston Matthews scored his 38th goal of the season. Auston Matthews , who had his team-leading 36th goal against the Preds, said Andersen is allowing the Leafs to learn the art of the ideal road game.

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Iyer called up as cover for injured Kohli

The hosts' skipper on Friday stated he will not be given preferential treatment by the selectors if he is unable to prove his physical readiness. "I learned a lot out of Sri Lanka when we lost there, just about playing in the subcontinent and leading in the subcontinent", Smith said in Dharamsala ahead of the fourth Test against India.

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Survival of SC proves again there's nothing Gonzaga can't do

He finished 11 for 13 to match his career high with 25 points. "You have 37 wins in a college season, I mean that's just unbelievable", said Williams-Goss, who scored a game-high 23 points. After falling behind by nine at the end of the first half, SC wouldn't go away quietly. He left for the last 5 minutes of the half, but Collins picked him up, finishing with 8 points at halftime .

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Miami Open: Federer, Kyrgios Battle into Semifinals

Berdych led 6-4 in the tie-breaker but gave up two points and Federer blasted a superb ace to get in front before the double-fault from the Czech ended the contest. But I got a lesson in the last tournament, so this is going to be fine to get over with. Kyrgios let slip three match points during a terrific second set breaker.

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SC wins its first national championship

The Bulldogs had never before advanced beyond the Sweet 16. "I can't put into words how much it meant to win the game for coach", Wilson said. Right now, now I see why our coaches always wanted more from us. "I give it all to my teammates", she said. In this game, the Bulldogs were simply outplayed. "They're really grounded", Schaefer said. All the key players who went 36-0 this season before losing Friday night, will be back next season.

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EPL: Arsenal Vs Manchester City

Wenger, 67, has been criticised by some fans after Arsenal slipped to sixth in the Premier League following four defeats in their past five games. Micky Hazard believes that Arsenal's draw against Manchester City on Sunday was a good result for Tottenham.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's New Statue Doesn't Look Much Like Him

A statue of Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has quickly become a social media sensation - but not for the reasons you might think. Some argued that it is not appropriate to rename the airport after Ronaldo, because this usually only happens to honour an individual after their death.

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Barcelona Slams Unjust Messi Ban

Argentina's Ever Banega falls during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Bolivia in La Paz, Bolivia, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been hit with a four-game ban by football's governing body FIFA and fined $10,000 after verbally abusing a match official while on global duty.

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Could Claudio Ranieri Be Back in the Premier League by Next Season?

Leicester's form has picked up since the controversial dismissal of Ranieri , with Craig Shakespeare presiding over three wins in three games in the Premier League, as well as the second-leg victory over Sevilla. The Italian will be a guest on the broadcaster's Monday Night Football show for the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on April 10.

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Henley rallies to win Houston Open, earn trip to Masters

Kang's 9-under on Friday matched the 18-hole tournament course record and helped him take the largest 36-hole lead in tournament history, topping the previous record by two strokes. Henley won the tournament over Sung Kang. Former world No. 4 Fowler skipped last week's World Golf Championships match play event, preferring instead to play the week before the Masters.

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Bumgarner makes history with two home runs on opening day

Bumgarner is the first Giants pitcher with a multihomer game since Jim Gott in 1985, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Bumgarner hit bases-empty homers in the fifth and seventh innings, the second for a 4-3 lead. Bumgarner now leads all active pitchers with his 16 home runs, and his rate is going up - he hit three last season and five in 2015. Daniel Descalso and Pollack hit two singles in a row to load the bases.

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Injured Kohli doubtful for Dharamsala Test

He isn't officially part of India's squad, but has been travelling and training with them since the second Test in Bengaluru, and has also played two 50-over games for Bengal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy . "I am not really bothered if we are the favourites or underdogs to be honest with you. He's been consistent. It's a big opportunity for him", Vengsarkar said.

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Valiant bench helps Warriors win 10th straight game

In his first season with the Warriors, after spending his first nine with the Thunder (including a rookie year when the franchise was the Seattle SuperSonics), Durant was leading the Warriors in scoring with 25.3 points per game. I just think about making the next play, making winning basketball plays. The Warriors demonstrated that by outscoring the Spurs 93-65 after the first quarter.

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College basketball: Gonzaga's swagger started with '99 run

The Bulldogs proved they've got everything it takes to cut down the nets Monday night, when they'll play the victor of Oregon-North Carolina. It could be quite a brawl. USC forward Chris Silva said Karnowski reminds him of Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo. But not even the loss could dim what SC achieved this season, not after going 13 years without making the NCAA Tournament, and 44 without winning a game in the event.

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UNC downs OR, to meet Gonzaga in NCAA men's basketball championship

Although Meeks and Joel Berry II missed four free throws in the last five seconds of Saturday's game, and neither team showcased any offensive brilliance -both shot below 40 percent from the field - the Tar Heels flowed with a free-spirited vibe that belied Oregon's scattered shot selection throughout the game.

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Daniel Bryan teases match for WrestleMania 34

WrestleMania himself in what is considered by some as the best match in the history of professional wrestling. Mark Calloway - the Undertaker's real name - is 52 and reportedly has had hip issues. "Our partners have really embraced the platform of WrestleMania Week, including more than two dozen corporate social responsibility events", said Brody.

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The Evolution of WWE Wrestler The Undertaker in One Moving Image

History seems to be repeating itself this year with Styles likely to jump up and challenge either Orton or Wyatt for SmackDown's top title after WrestleMania 33. We were lucky enough to ride together, travel together, have matches together to where our chemistry is like none other, there are no other people in the wrestling industry that I'm closer to.

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Wenger relieved fans didn't turn on team in draw with City

But the Premier League's oldest boss confirmed he is not ready to walk away from the game, suggesting retirement for people of his age is death. The Citizens had hoped to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to nine points ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, but will have to be content with extending their unbeaten league run to eight matches and consolidating their place in the top four.

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Foul-mouthed Messi banned for 4 Argentina games

The statement read: "The club considers the four-match suspension finally imposed on the Argentine player to be unfair and totally disproportionate". They now sit in fifth place in the table, which would result in having to play in an inter-confederation playoff. "I find Messi's ban totally excessive", he said .

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Gonzaga in first NCAA basketball final

All season, these Tar Heels - most of whom were part of last year's team, the one that lost the title on an unbelievable buzzer-beater by Villanova's Kris Jenkins - have talked about getting back here, back to the title game, back to the spot they fell just short of.

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Frank Martin's emotional answer to South Carolina's Final Four run

OR fought its own mistakes and poor 3-point shooting all game plus battling an impressive North Carolina inside game headed by Meeks who ended up with the game high 25 points and 14 rebounds including eight offensive boards. But the heaviest of workloads was carried by Meeks and Justin Jackson , who have carried heavy loads for this team at various points through the season.

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Anthony Lynn believes Adrian Peterson will have 'a hell of a season'

Paul Pioneer Press. The Patriots don't have an every down power back, per se, but do have a good complement of backs in Dion Lewis , James White , Rex Burkhead and D.J. Running backs are usually toast at this point, but Peterson is one of the great backs of all-time, and has had some hiatuses from the game that may have elongated his career.

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Ashton's double helps Saracens into European Cup semi-finals

Farrell was unable to add the conversion , but he did score the first points of the second half courtesy of a 44th-minute penalty . They've expanded their game. We are in a good place and have come back from some losses an even stronger team. Glasgow had hung on grimly under pressure in the first half and Lee Jones' early second half try got them to 14-8 behind and well in the game with an hour played, but Saracens pulled away powerfully in the final 20 minutes to reach their fourth ...

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Gonzaga, North Carolina preparing for national title game

More evocatively, they will return to the stage of their Villanova nightmare, even if it will be a desert football stadium rather than a Texas football stadium, and even if it will happen against a private Pacific Northwest university of 7,572 students rather than a private Philadelphia university of 10,000.

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Oregon Eliminated by North Carolina 77-76

The biggest bets in Las Vegas are on North Carolina, the favorite to win the NCAA tournament, heading into Final Four weekend. In an era of basketball where the power forward has been Stephen Curry'd out of the game, where big wings with a shooting guard's skill-set - Josh Jackson , Dillon Brooks, Jayson Tatum, Josh Hart - have made the Charles Oakleys of the world obsolete, it's fitting that Monday night's national title game will feature two teams that nearly exclusively play two big men ...

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North Carolina holds on to beat OR 77-76 in Final Four

North Carolina is the favorite with a 32-7 record, coming out of the ACC. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP ) — Their pedigrees are different, but both teams are loaded with veterans. "So he's been huge for us". That's when No. 1 seed North Carolina will continue its quest to avenge last season's unforgettable loss to Villanova in the title game with a matchup against third-seeded Oregon .

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Whodunnit? Video of Tom Brady Jersey Theft Suspect Posted

At this point, no charges have been filed against the media executive accused of swiping Brady's jersey from the locker room following Super Bowl LI in Houston. Glazer told FS1 host Colin Cowherd that he had more than two hours of footage but cut it down to about two minutes to give the viewers a clear sense of what happened.

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United States of America earns hard-fought point against Panama on the road

Still, he managed to get forward on occasion, including teaming with Alejandro Bedoya for the second USA goal , Bradleys his first since the summer of 2015. The United States are also scheduled to face Costa Rica and Honduras. "We're not going to qualify in seven games ", U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said .

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UNC Holds Off Oregon, Advances To National Championship

Bell finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds , but needed No. 17 to give the Ducks a last shot. "Every time we get to that moment, that shot always goes through my head", point guard Joel Berry said of Jenkins' fateful basket. All told, North Carolina shot 41.2 percent from the field and 3-of-10 from three over the game's first 20 minutes-marks that were the product of some questionable shot selection fueled by an absence of off-ball motion and rhythm.

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North Carolina squeaks past OR; advances to 2nd straight NCAA Championship game

On the other side, OR has been dead-flat average in defensive rebounding , which means the Ducks could be in a world of hurt if they don't get bodies on a bunch of athletic Tar Heels. "If it wasn't for Kennedy Meeks , we wouldn't have been in the basketball game", Carolina coach Roy Williams said. Sindarius Thornwell (21.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg) is the SEC Player of the Year and no one arrived in Arizona playing at a higher level than the SC senior.


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