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Author: 0 What Conte said as Diego Costa aimed a fire extinguisher at journalists

Capital football club Chelsea grabbed their second English Premier League (EPL) title in three seasons with a 1-0 victory here over West Bromwich Albion as they took an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. It's a great squad of players they've got there. Aware that the unhappiness of players like Diego Costa , Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas had sowed the seeds of discontent at Chelsea , Conte hatched a plan to win over his collection of multi-millionaire ...

Sports Rory McIlroy injury concern after second round at Sawgrass
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy injury concern after second round at Sawgrass

But the four-time major victor then bogeyed the fifth. That was two weeks ago at the Zurich Classic. This weekend one of the 144 competitors will be looking for a special Mother's Day present. Masters victor Sergio Garcia is one over on 73 but the Spaniard stood out for his hole-in-one at the par-five 17th hole. I tried to overpower this golf course the first few times I played it and that didn't work so well.

Sports Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training
Author: 0 Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training

The in-demand England worldwide has interest from other big clubs, who will make him a defensive mainstay. You think I enjoy the fact that a big club like Arsenal are not winning big trophies? I've had to try to take my chance when called upon.

Author: 0 Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, May 13, 2017 , in Phoenix. After further evaluation, the Diamondbacks made their decision. Today's pitching matchup has Ivan Nova (3-3, 2.23 ERA) on the mound to face Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.14) of the Diamondbacks.

Sports Joanna Jedrzejczyk records fifth UFC title defense against Jessica Andrade
Author: 0 Joanna Jedrzejczyk records fifth UFC title defense against Jessica Andrade

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor congratulated Jedrzejczyk in a tweet, calling her a "ferocious fighter". "I worked at a high and pay lake and only had Friday's off, so I played anything I could", Andrade said. In her time in the UFC, the champion has shown little in the way of weaknesses in the cage. Going forward, I want to help my team and academy. Andrade chased her toward the end of the round, looking to land a big shot, but when that didn't come she settled for a slam.

Author: 0 Rohit, Shami included in India's squad for Champions Trophy

I have focused on my fitness and worked on my weak points. I am hopeful that I can perform well in the upcoming Champions Trophy. Rohit Sharma , Ravi Ashwin and Mohammed Shami have been named in the India squad for the Champions Trophy following injuries.

Sports East finals trip on line as Wizards, Celtics head to Game 7
Author: 0 East finals trip on line as Wizards, Celtics head to Game 7

As luck would have it, Wizards star John Wall would put the nail in the coffin for the Celtics as he hit a dagger three in the final; seconds to send the second-round series to a final 7th game. They combined for 23 of the Wizards 26 points in the final period. This time, they're the road team, playing against a franchise that has an 18-4 record in home Game 7s.

Author: 0 Man United season still successful without Europa League - Mourinho

Manchester United edged Celta Vigo on both legs of the Europa League semi-final tie to qualify for the final of the competition. "We are not going to say that matches are not important matches". "We were talking a lot and I think we believe when the new stadium opens the doors it will help the club achieve the last level", Pochettino added.

Sports Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester
Author: 0 Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester

The Foxes looked risky on the counter with Ben Chilwell providing the most problems but they were unable to test Caballero. "We can not forget that Gabriel was out injured for nearly three months". When they scored it was quite hard. We are going to communicate after the season. But Leicester hit back before the interval, with Okazaki showing fantastic technique to volley in a Marc Albrighton cross acrobatically from the penalty spot on 42 minutes.

Author: 0 Liverpool lose a major star just before the West Ham game

Klopp's side have ended just three rounds of Premier League fixtures outside the top four this season, two of those coming way back in August. Liverpool's win , which dented Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for a 20th consecutive season, was rarely in doubt after Sturridge ran onto Coutinho's through-ball and rounded Adrian.

Sports Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible
Author: 0 Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

For the record, that potential number of matches for April and May is only 16, including a possible Europa League final. I think he did an wonderful job and I think Alexis [Sanchez] knows his name because the kid really played very well."It was hard for me to manage the game because the players that I wanted to replace are the players that, in principle, start the game on Thursday".

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach final — Madrid Open

Novak Djokovic came to play the Madrid Open 2017 semi-final against Rafael Nadal. Nadal ensured there was no way back for Djokovic, grasping his chance to serve out the match following defiance from the French Open champion to stand on the brink of a fifth title in Madrid .

Sports Manchester United staff will not attend Europa League final
Author: 0 Manchester United staff will not attend Europa League final

The prize at stake that night will be a place in next season's Champions League which looks like being beyond the Red Devils through the traditional path of a Premier League top-four finish. If you're going to talk smack, John, probably best not to follow it up by missing a sitter in the final minute of one of the biggest games in your club's history...

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim shatters Adam Scott's record with Players Championship win

Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen tied for second at 7 under. After his victory in the Wyndham Championship last year, Kim is the fourth player in the last 25 years to win twice on the PGA Tour before the age of 22, following in the footsteps of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth.

Author: 0 Mourinho: De Gea Will Miss EL Final

United centre-back Eric Bailly was sent off during Thursday's 1-1 draw with Celta and Mourinho said the unlikelihood of lauching a successful appeal meant he was resigned to being without the Ivorian for the final. He produced two more efforts at goal , completed 31 passes and won the most aerial duels and second-most fouls of any player on the pitch. With confirmation that Manchester United will contest the Europa League final against Ajax on May 24th, also came the news that Sergio ...

Author: 0 Game 6 Clock Error Cost Celtics One Second On Final Possession

After Boston called a timeout, Kelly Oubre Jr. committed Washington's remaining foul-to-give on Kelly Olynyk , leaving 1.7 seconds on the clock for the Celtics' final play: a failed three-point attempt by Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics wanted to host the funeral for the Washington Wizards' season, a nod to what the Wizards wore during a regular-season meeting between teams who share animus toward one another.

Sports Canelo Alvarez announces September fight with GGG
Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez announces September fight with GGG

In case you missed the live fight due to any reason then you can come here Canelo Alvarez vs Chavez Jr highlights and full fight replay video. In fact, he says the Golovkin camp was such a pleasure to work with. It was two years removed from the disappointment of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s lopsided victory over Manny Pacquiao . "It wasn't easy making the fight, but it was even harder not announcing the fight".

Sports How to watch Spanish Grand Prix online
Author: 0 How to watch Spanish Grand Prix online

Vettel, bidding for his third win of the season, looked in good position after jumping polesitter Hamilton at the start and building up a comfortable early lead. "If we had had the same tires on, it probably wouldn't have been as exciting" Hamilton said. Hamilton then produced a great move to pass Vettel at the start of lap 44, powering past him on the outside of the straight, leaving his rival feeling helpless to resist.

Author: 0 5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

But Manuel Lanzini's second-half goal left Tottenham's title hopes in tatters as Chelsea will now clinch the title if they win two of their last four games. "We will try to move on and finish the season the best way and still fight". We needed to be at 100 per cent and we were. He said: "It will be a very important game, the last at White Hart Lane against Manchester United with the possibility of finishing at White Hart Lane in the best way".

Author: 0 Dele Alli makes huge claim about his possible future with Real Madrid

Speaking on Sky Sports , in an interview with Jamie Redknapp, the 21-year-old said, "It's a odd one". He managed to get in the age old comment that no one knows what will happen in the future, and everything could well change. It has been another season of progression for Mauricio Pochettino's men, with Alli playing a key part in several successful moments over the course of the season.

Sports Nadal snaps winless streak vs. Djokovic to reach final
Author: 0 Nadal snaps winless streak vs. Djokovic to reach final

In-form Rafael Nadal finally ended seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic by thrashing the Serbian 6-2, 6-4 to reach the finals of Madrid Open . "I am always very nervous and emotional to play a final in Madrid ". I played well also. For the third straight clay-court Masters 1000 event, Djokovic and Nadal have been drawn in the same half.

Author: 0 Liverpool dodge West Ham's hammer

Gold admits that the Hammers are still stretched due to the number of injury issues they have, however he is sure that there remains enough quality to call upon to get something from the clash against Liverpool . "We've had many obstacles but it wasn't all about the stadium". Coutinho struck twice in the space of four minutes midway through the second half and Divock Origi rubbed salt into West Ham's wounds as the visitors ran riot.

Author: 0 Luis Enrique: Real Madrid can still lose La Liga

Los Blancos will face Sevilla on Sunday, Celta Vigo and Malaga . It hasn't hurt that, in Barcelona , Suarez has teamed up with two of the best players right now, Messi and Neymar. Las Palmas against Barcelona is on Sunday 14 May, LaLiga matchday 37, at Estadio Gran Canaria , with kick-off at 19:00 local time , 20:00 CEST.

Sports Reds ride extra-base barrage to 14-2 romp over Giants
Author: 0 Reds ride extra-base barrage to 14-2 romp over Giants

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto hits a double that scored Billy Hamilton during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Cincinnati. Andrew Miller (2-0) picked up the victory, while Cody Allen earned his eighth save in as many opportunities, but had to work around a walk and a single.

Author: 0 Diamondbacks hope for good news on Iannetta before facing Pirates

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Iannetta was up to bat against Pittsburgh Pirates Johnny Barbato. 'I was trying to get a fastball up and in, ' Barbato said. No one feels worse than me.' I said, 'It happens. After breaking up Zack Greinke's no-hitter with an eight-inning homer Thursday, Polanco had a single, a double and two RBIs, and his looping double down the left-field line in the first inning drove in the Pirates' first run.

Sports Nadal Overpowers Thiem To Win Fifth Madrid Title
Author: 0 Nadal Overpowers Thiem To Win Fifth Madrid Title

However, he was blown away in the title match by Nadal, who went on to capture his 10th Barcelona crown. Not to mention the smackdown Nadal gave Djokovic yesterday, beating him 6-2, 6-4 in a match where Nadal dictated play the entire time .

Sports Hamilton beats Vettel to Spanish GP win
Author: 0 Hamilton beats Vettel to Spanish GP win

Hamilton owed his recovery to key decisions including switching to a set of medium tyres at his first stop, when Vettel remained on softs, and a selfless contribution from his team-mate Valtteri Bottas, to win with power and precision. The 19-year-old Dutch driver , with a legion of fans around the Circuit de Catalunya, shook his fist as the field disappeared in front of him and Raikkonen stopped.

Sports Game 7 Preview: Boston Celtics
Author: 0 Game 7 Preview: Boston Celtics

At home in Game 2, Thomas scored more than half of his 53 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, outdueling Wall and putting on a historic playoff performance. Let's hope the Celtics find success in Game 7. "I don't just want to be a good player and just use [my speed] to my advantage my whole career". With LeBron James all but certain to put an abrupt end to the season of whichever team reaches the conference finals, Thomas and the Celtics have one more big moment left in them.

Sports Isaiah Thomas Downplays Celtics' 'Funeral' Attire: 'I Wear Black All The Time'
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Downplays Celtics' 'Funeral' Attire: 'I Wear Black All The Time'

Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each scored 27 points for the Celtics , while Horford finished with 20 points. Wall then hit his go-ahead three that gave the Wizards the win. But according to the NBA's Last Two Minutes Report released following the game, Thomas should have had more time. And shortly after sinking what might have been the biggest shot of his entire career, Wall spoke with ESPN and ripped the Celtics players for showing up for the game in black.

Sports Lewis Hamilton reigns in Spain to cut Vettel's championship lead
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton reigns in Spain to cut Vettel's championship lead

Hamilton topped Q1 and Q2 before Mercedes came under real pressure from Ferrari at the end of Q3, but Vettel was just shy of finding the time he needed for a second straight pole position. Hamilton will now head to the next round in Monaco just six points shy of the man he is bidding to join on four world titles following a dramatic race in which the championship protagonists diced on track for the first time this season.

Author: 0 EPL: Arsenal keep top-four hopes alive with Southampton win

The former Chelsea goalkeeper added: "We are aware of the fact that we probably need to win all of our remaining games to be sure that we will be in the race until the last minute". Just not enough. All the games the same thing... we saw our games since the beginning of the season, many games where we've had the same feeling. Let's not go too quickly to conclusions, and focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday.

Author: 0 Slaven Bilic hoping West Ham can follow up Tottenham win against Liverpool

The Reds eventually broke the deadlock on 34 minutes when Daniel Sturridge latched onto a fine pass from Coutinho, before rounding Adrian and slotting into an empty net. The Reds continued to push forward, however, and were rewarded when Coutinho followed up Wijnaldum's effort that had crashed off the bar by skipping past two West Ham defenders to drive in Liverpool's second.

Sports Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
Author: 0 Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

Kerr remains out indefinitely while he hopes to see his symptoms - including headaches and nausea - disappear, but it's a good sign that he feels healthy enough to begin attending practices and games. It's the first time Kerr has been at a home practice since he took a leave of absence in the middle of the first round to find a remedy for the pain he's been dealing with stemming from back surgery he had nearly two years ago.

Sports Fired-up Djokovic downs Lopez to reach Madrid quarter-finals
Author: 0 Fired-up Djokovic downs Lopez to reach Madrid quarter-finals

He was by far the better player". "If we both play well ... it can go either way". On the women's side, third-seeded Simona Halep of Romania reached the semifinals by beating Coco Vandeweghe of the USA 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour. "I didn't feel too good before the tournament on the court". And one poor service game from the Wimbledon champion cost him dear in the second as Coric served out for the match to set up a quarterfinal meeting with Dominic Thiem .

Author: 0 Rangers climb back into series with win over Senators

The first came on two fine feeds from Erik Karlsson and Clarke MacArthur at 8:17, the latter a fake shot sent cross-ice to Hoffman who buried the shot past Lundqvist. Fast got the first one by finishing off an odd-man rush and Holden added the second on a weak shot that beat Anderson's glove far-side. Henrik Lundqvist remains a steady presence in net for the Rangers and he should give NY a chance to win today.

Author: 0 Wall leads Wizards to National Basketball Association win over Celtics

Based on how these teams have battled all season, Game 7 seemed inevitable. Most notably John Wall struggled in the first half, shooting only 1-of-9 from the field with three points. The point guard had never been labeled a shooter, so he didn't have pride in that aspect of his game. One of his strengths is getting to the basket. Beal also was the prominent defender on Thomas, who only made eight of his 24 shots.

Sports Leo marches against Trump's environmental policies
Author: 0 Leo marches against Trump's environmental policies

The People's Climate Solidarity March started outside the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, ambled across the Stone Arch Bridge and ended at Father Hennepin Bluff Park. The senator from Vermont wrote : "No matter what agenda President Trump and his administration of climate deniers push, it is clear that jobs in clean energy like wind and solar are growing much more rapidly than jobs in the coal, oil and gas sectors".

Sports Rashid rampant as England leave sorry Ireland in a spin
Author: 0 Rashid rampant as England leave sorry Ireland in a spin

On Friday, the English won the first ODI by seven wickets in Bristol . Eoin Morgan (76) and Jonny Bairstow (72 not out) were the other to score half centuries. Wood was back in England action a year ago after his first two ankle operations to star in four ODIs against Pakistan, only for the pain and more surgery to once again interrupt his career.

Author: 0 Home's where the heart is for Wizards, Celtics as Game 6 arrives

Not much has changed for the Wizards in their aspirations to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. It has been over three years since the Wizards last followed up a home win over the Celtics with a victory in Boston , a feat they must now accomplish if they are to advance past the second round of the playoffs for the first time since their last National Basketball Association title win in 1979.

Sports Spurs plan playoff life without Parker
Author: 0 Spurs plan playoff life without Parker

He was not able to walk off the floor, and instead had to be carried off by two of his teammates. Rockets players, referring to Popovich and the Spurs as a "machine", said they didn't think much would change with Parker out. Defensively, Leonard and the scheme made life hard on James Harden , but more importantly, the Spurs stayed home on shooters and made it difficult for him to get others involved.

Author: 0 Chelsea stars react to massive win over Middlesbrough

He's the first player in league history to have more than 10 assists in six separate seasons, four of which came earlier in his career with Arsenal. "There's three points riding on it for them and us", he said. "Nothing is done yet and it's a big final on Friday". Although he has not featured at first-team level, Gilmour has trained with Pedro Caixinha's Rangers squad this season.

Author: 0 Tottenham were perfect against Manchester United - Pochettino

Still, Sunday will be the last match ever played at White Hart Lane , and Spurs will want to say goodbye to their old ground in style. Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur side are now second in the Premier League table with 77 points from 35 games this season, coming off the back of five wins from their last six outings.

Sports Zabaleta to leave Manchester City after 9 years
Author: 0 Zabaleta to leave Manchester City after 9 years

One win from its last two matches, at home to West Bromwich Albion and away to Watford, should be enough for City to finish at least in fourth place. However, boss Pep Guardiola is not keen on keeping the ageing right-back, and the Champions League chasers will bid farewell to their long-standing servant at the end of this season where he will depart for the London Stadium on a free transfer.

Author: 0 Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines

Expect Curry to get the start at the point, Klay Thompson at the two, Draymond Green at power forward and Zaza Pachulia at center . Since Golden State is tremendously gifted at point guard with Stephen Curry, probably lean towards Mills getting the starting nod over Murray.

Author: 0 Nadal takes 10th Barcelona title to reclaim dominance on clay

Thiem would manage a hold to level at a game apiece in the second set but Nadal would soon take over, reeling off the final five games to secure the title in 90 minutes. "He had chances in the first set and I'm happy that I started to play better after the first six games". On his second match point Nadal hit a steaming wide serve to Thiem's backhand that the Austrian returned long.

Sports Strategy, teamwork help Hamilton win Spanish GP over Vettel
Author: 0 Strategy, teamwork help Hamilton win Spanish GP over Vettel

While Vettel used his two sets of faster tires first before finishing on the more long-lasting but slower ones, Hamilton used his more conservative tires after his first pit stop, allowing him to finish on the faster set. "It is the third-longest run down to turn one of the season so of course it is going to be important to get a good start", said Hamilton. Hamiltons victory was just his second of the 2017 season and sees him move to within six points of Vettel in the Drivers Championship.