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Upset over praise for Conte, Mourinho slams media's double standards

Meanwhile, Alli has produced 16 assists and six assists in 30 matches for the second placed Tottenham side in a more reserved attacking midfield role. Despite that miss, Jurgen Klopp's side secured a fifth win in seven games, sending West Brom to a third straight defeat. At the time Conte was angered by the visitors' approach but, ahead of Chelsea's trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, the Italian says he has not made any preparations for more of the same.

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Jose Mourinho confirms Man United's summer transfer plan

Ageless striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he felt like film character Benjamin Button after taking his tally for the season to 28 goals in Manchester United's 3-0 win at Sunderland. "He is someone important, we are very lucky to have him, so we will enjoy his experience and use it to go forward". "I told them in the second half we had to go to kill the game".

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New day in Cubs-Cards rivalry

When your team wins for the first time in 108 years, winning two in a row seems a little less imposing. The Cubs offense can score runs in bunches. Neither have the Dodgers, with six titles. It's really going to save your guys for the end of the year. "I'm not saying it's a dynasty, but it's certainly looking like it could be". Jon Lester will get the start for the Cubs in their opener.

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Marcos Alonso: Chelsea dealing well with title-race pressure

Joshua King's deflected strike handed Bournemouth a lifeline but Marcos Alonso's curling free-kick midway through the second half sealed Chelsea's fifth win in six games. "We know what we are playing for, the motivation is 100 percent and we played a good game". Adam Smith was unfortunate to turn a Diego Costa cross into his own net for the opening goal before the in-form Eden Hazard added a sensational second, ahead of a super free-kick from Josh King at the end of the first half.

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Pochettino says Tottenham can use one thing to aid their title challenge

Pochettino is familiar with this situation as precisely a year ago his Tottenham side stood an ultimately unsurmountable seven points behind Leicester City, although both sides had played three games more than this season's top two have so far completed.

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United States to benefit most from 2026 World Cup bid

Last month, Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino raised concerns about an American World Cup bid over the Trump administration's travel ban of Muslim-majority countries. Africa hosted the 2010 World Cup (South Africa) while Oceania has never hosted the event. "The United States , Mexico and Canada have individually demonstrated their exceptional abilities to host world-class events", added Gulati.

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Sizzling Isco looks for chance to lead Madrid to glory

A looping header from Mikel Vesga put the Asturian side back in front five minutes into the second half. Zidane took no risks ahead of the return leg in Madrid and the upcoming El Clasico , with Wales forward Gareth Bale rested as a precaution against a calf problem as he rotated the team from the midweek Champions League win at Bayern Munich.

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Making Dortmund play so soon lacked empathy - Klopp

Ultimately, it was decided in Nyon in Switzerland whether or not to play the next day. "It was a somewhat powerless feeling. Each player had the right to start with a somewhat queasy feeling". Dortmund stars Nuri Sahin and Julian Weigl lauded the courage of their team-mates. "Until kick-off, everything was all still in my head, but not football", said Turkey global midfielder Sahin.

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Masters: Jason Day has regained focus after mother's surgery

He's shown that he can play and compete with the best. Day withdrew from the World Golf Championships Match-Play event two weeks ago to be with his mother, Dening, as she faced cancer surgery. Lefty is now 18th in the world. Heavy rains and strong thunderstorms are expected again on Wednesday on the eve of the opening round, which could soften the greens and lead to more showers for early starters Thursday.

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Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings

Daesh (a terror group outlawed in Russia) reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks and threatened in a statement published on social media it would undertake additional assaults. Church Attack- Shattered pews are among the debris left in a Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt in the aftermath of an explosion April 9. The army chief-turned-president also dispatched elite troops across the country to protect key installations and accused unidentified countries of fueling instability, ...

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MLS All-Star to Face Real Madrid This Summer in Chicago

The reigning UEFA Champions League holder, Madrid remains in contention to become the first team to repeat as Champions League victor. The All-Star Game, which since 2005 has featured European clubs against MLS All-Stars, will be played at Soldier Field.

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5 things to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Raptors are the third seed and host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Heat (40-41) remained No. 9 in the Eastern Conference, a game behind No. The Cavaliers are 0-7 this season in games when James does not play. The sides are finalizing the deal and Jones is expected to be signed Wednesday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced any deal.

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Former Gamecock Jordan Montgomery has solid debut for Yankees

In a March 23 start, he allowed two runs on three hits over 4.1 innings while striking out eight. Montgomery didn't even get the opportunity to start until March 23, but he had made four relief appearances and pitched to 3.48 ERA in those outings - the last four ideal innings to finish out a no-hitter on March 17.

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NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Antetokounmpo scores 28 as Bucks beat Raptors

He went at the rim with no regard for the long Milwaukee shot-blockers in the first half and got to the free-throw line 14 times during the game, but he was also 1-for-8 from the floor in the second half. "We'll figure it out", Casey said. MILWAUKEE - Snell 4-11 0-0 11, Antetokounmpo 13-18 2-5 28, Maker 2-2 0-0 4, Brogdon 6-13 0-0 16, Middleton 4-15 2-2 10, Hawes 1-3 0-0 3, Teletovic 0-2 0-0 0, Monroe 5-11 4-4 14, Dellavedova 3-9 4-4 11, Terry 0-1 0-0 0.

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English Premier League: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Asked if he was anxious by the lacklustre nature of Chelsea's performance, Conte replied: "For sure I have to be concerned because we have to work together and find quickly the right desire, the right ambition to win this title. Whether down to that last-minute tinkering or United's surprise choice of tactics - Mourinho going with a three-man forward line after leaving out Zlatan Ibrahimovic - the Blues failed to get going at all in the first half.

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Johnson's drive at buzzer lifts Jazz over Clippers in Game 1

He led the league in blocks at 2.64 per game, defensive real plus-minus (5.99) and led the Jazz in player efficiency rating (23.31). After the series was delayed six days, a span in which Coach Larry Brown scrambled to find practice space for the Clippers, Rivers said, "because L.A.

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IPL 2017: RCB vs RPS - Turning Point - Virat Kohli Dismissal

By the time the West Indian departed, Mumbai needed just 17 to win off 15 balls and Hardik Pandya duly secured victory with a six off Tymal Mills' slower ball - the visitors closing on 145-6 off 18.5 overs to claim top spot in the table with their third victory in four games.

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Coric back in final, faces Kohlschreiber in Morocco

The 34-year-old Robredo, now ranked 385th, saved seven of nine break points and converted all three chances he got to win on Dimitrov's serve. The Italian fifth seed lost 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5) to Jiri Vesely, who now faces a semi-final with Coric.

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LeBron James says the Cavs have a "good chance" to repeat

The Cavs , who put up over 130 points twice in those meetings, also averaged 15.8 three-point makes per game against Indiana. There were a number of times earlier in his career when it seemed like he and his team will fail, but they still managed to have a deep run in the playoffs.

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Rangers Win Game 1 over Canadiens Behind Henrik Lundqvist's 31-Save Shutout

The one-on-one battle all night between New York's Mats Zuccarello and Montreal's Brendan Gallagher ? Lundqvist's 31 saves were equally important in the bargain, but Tanner Glass's goal in the first and Michael Grabner's bookend goal in the third were key to a successful start for NY.

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Dortmund keeper still having problems sleeping after attack

Marc Bartra was heavily injured after the bomb attack on Dortmund's team bus on the April 11, 2017. Borussia Dortmund ended a traumatic week with a 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in a match littered with memorable goals. David Alaba left Leverkusen 'keeper stranded and shot at goal, only to be denied by Tin Jedvaj's chest. Defenders Jedvaj and Omer Toprak cleared shots by David Alaba and Javi Martinez in rapid succession on 32 minutes.

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Arrested in Violent Pro and Anti-Trump Skirmish in Berkley, CA

Air Force near the end of the Cold War. Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed Saturday at a "Patriots Day" rally in Berkeley, the third time the two groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.

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He saved our life! - Klopp lauds Liverpool hero Mignolet

It was a patched-up Liverpool but one in the second half which pulsated with the defiance of their manager. Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been ruled out for the rest of the season, after manager Juergen Klopp revealed the Senegal global is set to have surgery on a knee injury.

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia wins at Augusta

In 2010, when Phil Mickelson won, and I chose him as the victor, my other four Top 5 selections weren't and I wasn't within a sniff of winning a cent. Even Rose admitted afterward, "Hey, I lost by two strokes". Back on level terms with three holes left, Rose landed the next blow by sinking an eight-foot birdie before Garcia missed a tricky five-footer.

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English Premier League 2017: Mata to miss rest of the season

While United's hopes of making the top four will be boosted by the win, the major impact will be felt in north London where Spurs will sense a chance to chase down Chelsea's four-point lead in the final six games of the season. I prefer to play for the title instead of don't fight for the title and stay calm. Frustration continued to bubble under the surface and the Chelsea forward clutched his face in pain after being caught by Marcos Rojo , who also appeared to have been caught ...

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Borussia Dortmund boss vents frustration at UEFA decision

We will not forget it, it is a very bad feeling. "We were in touch with all parties today and never received any information which suggested that any of the teams did not want to play". Juventus' forward from Argentina Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Juventus vs Barcelona, on April 11, 2017 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.

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10 best tributes on 'Jackie Robinson Day'

The statue - on the reserve level, along the left-field line - will be dedicated Saturday afternoon, the reverence of the occasion such that it is invitation-only, the significance such that Sandy Koufax will be among the attendees. They pointed out the signs, and where he "belonged", and in stunned silence he walked in the "correct" direction; until he died, I don't think he ever got past the shock of that experience.

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Playoffs Begin April 15; Rough Road to Finals Lies Ahead for Cleveland

Cleveland, the second favorite behind Golden State at +333 on the National Basketball Association championship odds , has a lot of work to do to get back to the Finals for the third consecutive year and faces a tough path in 2017. IN has been in playoff mode for weeks and George carried the Pacers down the stretch go to get them into the postseason by averaging 32.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists during a 5-1 April.

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Only six teams can hope to win championship each year, history says

You could potentially make some money wagering on them to at least cover on a game-by-game basis instead of betting futures. THOMPSON: Steph Curry was hurt. This is all about Russell Westbrook versus James Harden . It's not important how may triple-doubles Russell Westbrook has, as long as the Thunder wins.

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Spurs building a 'winning mentality' - Poch

We've got a quality team here and when [Kane] is not playing we've got a lot of lads who still score a lot of goals. Tottenham managed to perform impressively even while Kane was unavailable, with Pochettino insisting that he has a very strong squad at his disposal.

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Neymar handed 3 match ban, Misses Clasico

Following his second yellow, shown for a foul, Neymar was seen to sarcastically applaud the match officials at La Rosaleda. The red card was Neymar's first since joining Barcelona from Santos in 2013 and Luis Enrique was not convinced the attacker deserved his dismissal.

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Tottenham keeps pressure on Chelsea with victory

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham have learnt their lesson from the disappointing end-of-season run-in a year ago and will continue their Premier League title chase until the death. Twice West Ham led, through Andre Ayew and James Collins, but twice Sunderland rallied - the first time when Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner.

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Sharks Outlast Oilers in Game 1 OT Thriller

They had missed the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons prior to this year. Edmonton absolutely has to get contributions from outside the McDavid line (and they did in the first period when Lucic fed Oscar Klefbom for the game's first goal), but for most of Wednesday's game it wasn't clear which players other than Zack Kassian were ready to step up.

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Lewis Hamilton predicts close Bahrain GP race between Mercedes and Ferrari

Practice here had been a frustratingly slow-burn process, with Hamilton's 2016 pole position time of 1m 29.423s appearing impregnable as drivers and teams battled to set-up their potentially much faster cars in awful track and ambient temperatures as high as of 47 and 36 degrees C respectively.

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Vettel holds off late Hamilton charge to win Bahrain GP

Valtteri Bottas will look to build on securing his first ever pole position by landing a maiden win at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The victory was Vettel's second of the season after the four-times world champion won the opener in Australia.


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