It was a 3-0 loss at Arsenal which served as a spur for Chelsea's season, with Conte reacting by introducing the 3-4-3 formation which has served them so well. "For sure, after that defeat, it was very hard not to see me angry", he added. "That is more shared emotions and things like that". "He supported me.
Conte will visit Italy briefly during the summer, and in addition to ramping up his English lessons is preparing to move his family - wife, Elisabetha , and their daughter, Vittoria - to England before the start of the 2017-18 season. But what it comes down to is knowing what the others are doing. Where Conte does have an advantage over Wenger is in his team selection. "The behaviour of some people during the season is what hurts me most ".
Manchester City are now in the third spot ahead of the final weekend of this season, with Liverpool and Arsenal behind them. "I am so happy, we go direct to Europe". Kompany was unmarked when he headed City into a fifth-minute lead, Aguero took his tally for the season to 20 in the league with a quickfire double, Fernandinho grabbed the fourth before half-time and Jesus hooked in number five after the break.
Luiz returned to the Blues in a £32 million deal from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and the Brazil worldwide recently revealed that he regarded the move as a risk, as he took a pay-cut to return. Chelsea defender David Luiz admits he took a risk leaving Paris St Germain to come "home" but as he prepares for the FA Cup final, having already won the Premier League, it's a gamble which he believes has reaped dividends.
Wenger won his seventh FA Cup - which is more than any other manager - and Ramsey said playing at Wembley is one of his favourite stadiums. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was suffering from a hamstring injury may be called in at left wing-back.
The more games you play, the more experience you get and I'm enjoying that so far this season. He was part of the 2013 Europa League-winning squad under interim manager Rafael Benitez. Ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal , the Telegraph has published a new interview with David Luiz on Friday. But I think David showed himself to be a great player.
So much has changed for Djokovic since he completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open a year ago by beating Andy Murray in the final . "The last few months have not been good, obviously", the world No. "Looking at the trophy again brings back lots of memories". Lured back to the professional circuit as Novak Djokovic's coach, Agassi is the flawless appointment, according to a man who should know - Brad Gilbert.
They would ship two more in the later stages but even then their fans would not be silenced. The Portuguese has a relegation clause in his contract and Watford are known to be interested after he defied expectations by nearly keeping Hull in the top flight.
Now he's four wins away from winning his first National Basketball Association championship. To set up the first National Basketball Association finals trilogy, the Warriors and Cavaliers steamrolled through the first three rounds . Look at what GM David Griffin said in a televised interview after they eliminated the Celtics in Game 5, via Cleveland.com . Cleveland won the 2016 title after Golden State prevailed in 2015.
Boston added two more runs in the sixth, scoring on a wild pitch and passed ball. Three relievers worked an inning apiece, with Craig Kimbrel adding to his early season magic with a flawless ninth for his 13th save of the season and his 27th straight at Fenway Park .
But Conte believes it is unfair to suggest Wenger's time at the Emirates Stadium will soon be up and says the achievements of the Frenchman's 21-year Arsenal tenure should not be overlooked. "We just want to win games, we know that every year they have some injuries in Arsenal ". It gives the impression, as a Champions League participant, that this is a club that is at the top of the game, and Arsenal are missing that feeling right now.
Four-time champion Rafael Nadal ended a three-year, seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic to reach the final of the Madrid Open . While Nadal's win over Djokovic would firmly put him in the driving seat for Roland Garros, leaving the World Number 2 with a lot of hard work in Rome in the coming week.
Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion, hasn't played since last year's Roland Garros after the birth of her son. Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, established herself as arguably the leading challenger by winning the Madrid Open before reaching the Rome final, but an ankle injury has cast doubt over her status.
The injury knocked the Boston point guard out of the Eastern Conference finals in Game 2 . "Golden State, they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP (in Kevin Durant )". After all, this was a team that set the regular season record for wins a year ago, and came within one game - and a monumental collapse against the Cavaliers in the Finals - of putting together what would've been considered the greatest season in National Basketball ...
Chelsea have been by far the stronger team in the Premier League this season, winning the title and arriving at Wembley today in search of the double. The semi-final however presented Arsenal with much tougher opposition as they faced Manchester City at Wembley. "Last night we lost Kieran Gibbs who had to go home sick during the night".
Having reserved their place in the final versus Ajax on May 24, Jose Mourinho officially confirmed that for the showpiece the Argentina global is going to be in goal in Stockholm. I know what I had to do. "But, again, I accept that in your eyes football results make that decision". Jose Mourinho hailed his warriors as they held on to reach the Europa League final.
Conte is also looking for a property so that his wife Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria are able to join him in London . His return from Paris Saint-Germain raised a few eyebrows but the Brazilian has been a revelation at the heart of our back three and today will be hoping to win his second FA Cup as a blue.
Race distance: 161.7 miles, 78 laps Last year: Lewis Hamilton captured his first win of 2016 in Monaco . Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was second in practice with Kimi Raikkonen third for Ferrari. He accused his bitter rival Nico Rosberg of feigning a spin in qualifying to scupper his attempt at pole in 2014. He is set to start the race 13th.
But the game was overshadowed by the deadly suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured. United's players were clearly moved by the events and flew to Sweden with heavy hearts, vowing to deliver a display in their biggest match of the season that would serve as a tribute to the victims and their families.
A 1:12.890 for the four-time World Champ was the benchmark time midway through the session. Lewis Hamilton was left so devastated by his performance in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix that he was unable to get out of his Mercedes .
However, his urgency got the better of him in the final over of the powerplay as he was cleaned up by Axar Patel , but with Pune at 43/1, there was no way back for Punjab . The likes of Daniel Christian, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar have also done well, which is why no opposition has surpassed 170 the last six times that RPS have taken the field.
James, with three titles, is still chasing Jordan's six. Those previous 21 NBA Finals games, with totals of 200 or more points, saw an average of 200.9 points scored. "I want to win a championship", Thomas said "And being so close to getting to the finals, that makes you want it that much more". Nobody knows what to do.
In fact, Luiz describes re-signing for Chelseas as "the right decision" and revealed that it involved taking a pay cut from the lucrative package he enjoyed in Paris. "Conte is a great person, a great character and he's passionate - he loves football", Luiz added. "To be a fantastic season we have to win the FA Cup ".
The Brazilian global has been one of the club's star performers this season as they returned to the top of English football by claiming the Premier League title. "It was the right decision". Everything looked rosy for Arsenal when it routed Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates back in September, during a run of nine wins from 11 matches in all competitions.
In a ninth-inning rally sparked by doubles by Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr , the Phillies scored twice and brought the tying run to the plate against the Cincinnati's bullpen. Schebler continued his power surge with a solo homer off Nola to give the Reds a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Schebler connected to straightaway center for his 14th homer in the third.
I'm hoping she will be healthy", said 18-time grand slam champion Chris Evert. This season, he has been the dominant player on clay, winning 17 straight matches on his favorite surface and three consecutive titles before Thiem halted his run in Rome last week.
Late in the third quarter, James splashed a 3-pointer from the left wing and spun, holding a finger in the air. Watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 1 on ABC7 at 5:30 p.m. Avery Bradley topped the Celtics with 23 points. "I told him not to take the moment for granted". It's not every day that someone goes to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals .
It's that time of the year where we want to see the best players showcasing their skills in the last series of the National Basketball Association season. "We'll go from there". Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas says he must wait until the swelling subsides in his injured right hip before determining his rehabilitation plan but noted that surgery is not now the top option.
The 33-point blowout was the most lopsided loss by the Celtics in an elimination game and came after they were beaten by 44 points at home in Game 2 last Friday night. For any fan that is eager to see the Celtics make a serious run at Cleveland in the next couple years, there were only a few pieces of this current roster that showed they could compete at the Cavs level.
But they don't seem to mind that role, considering they just beat the No. 1 seed Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals without much contest. So it makes it even more hard. They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically. "We have to be ready for the challenge".
Gilbert, a Hoover, Ala ., native pitching in his hometown, worked five innings and limited Missouri to one run on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts, as he raised his record to 4-1. LSU outhit Kentucky 12-6. However, UK was unable to get Lewis to go the distance and were forced to turn the game over to the bullpen, notably stud closer Logan Salow.
As they celebrated defending their Eastern Conference title Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't ready to focus on defending their National Basketball Association championship. That was the Warriors' first NBA Championship in 40 years. He finished the game with 23, but the Celtics never came close to mounting a rally. "Obviously we didn't want I.T.to go down".
Before half-time it became increasingly obvious that this would be their last game of the season. Detroit became the league's third repeat victor in the championship game the following season when Layne threw a 33-yard TD pass to Jim Doran with just over 2 minutes remaining for a 17-16 victory.
The Belgian has played a key role in Chelsea winning the league title this season and is expected to make a major contribution should they beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final later today at Wembley. "People are always talking, I don't care about that". " Even for the next season, I think Saturday is a good opportunity to put pressure on them and to all the opponents also ".
The distribution of financial and operational responsibility will be one of the two main topics at this year's summit, the other being combating terrorism. JENS STOLTENBERG: It is our solidarity that keeps our nations safe. And while the president's persistence on this issue irks some European allies, NATO's Secretary General agreed members must spend more with terrorism being a worldwide threat.
Her third WTA win is the ideal build-up to the French Open, which starts on Sunday. Bertens did not lose a set this week and wrapped up the win in only 56 minutes, proving a cut above the 254-ranked outsider Krejcikova. In the opening set, Bertens won the final four games, and, in the second set, she won the final five games. Stosur won the Strasbourg title for a second time after 2015 to clinch her ninth career crown and third on clay ahead of her French Open campaign which begins Monday ...
He played outside with crutches with the other guys, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, they were playing behind the bench shouting, they were doing everything". "We came without the happiness we should bring with us, because when you come for these big matches, you come happy, you come proud". Today we launch a Together With Manchester appeal - to raise money for families of the victims of the Arena bomb.
The tragedy has brought Manchester City and United together, with the two clubs pledging one million pounds (nearly $1.3 million) to the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund". Veteran striker Wayne Rooney , benched just before stoppage time, lifted the trophy as the team captain in what was probably his last appearance for Manchester United .
Manchester United won the EFL Cup back in February thanks to a 3-2 win against Southampton at Wembley. 'The plan was ready, [on Tuesday] I said he could be crucial man of the match . It seems the Manchester United manager told the youngster "I want you" and "one more season and you come to Manchester". "That's the way I look at things".
Game two of the series is Saturday and the Lady Bears have to win to stay alive. Baylor used the long ball to get back into the game in the 6th. The No. "... It was a hard fought victory and we're looking forward to tomorrow". "I thought Kati (Mauga) was really a factor tonight, I don't think they wanted any part of her", said Arizona head coach Mike Candrea .
After an outfield record 119 caps and an unparalleled 53 goals, Rooney is simply not considered up to standard any more. "He is in the squad on merit and has been for a year", Southgate told thefa.com. "I'll do that the next few weeks with my family while I'm away and, honestly, as soon as I know what's going on then, I'm sure you [will know]". The question then is: could he have gone with the Under-21s after that? He later apologised to Southgate and Football Association technical ...
Maria Sharapova has been handed a wild card to the Aegon Classic in Birmingham this summer, one of the most significant warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon . He added: "There's always a lot of debate about who we give wildcards to". Early a year ago, Sharapova announced that doping tests revealed the presence of the banned performance enhancing drug, meldonium, in her body.
I'm going to play this tournament again which is really nice and very important. "He's been in my shoes before, playing Grand Slams , being the best in the world , facing all the challenges. "It was one of my last dreams in terms of tournaments that I wanted to win here", said Djokovic at the draw yesterday. The comeback of Petra Kvitova will sprinkle some much needed stardust on this year's French Open women's singles, with the absence of household names Maria Sharapova and ...
Mertesacker , who underwent knee surgery after picking up an injury during a friendly last July, was sidelined all season until he came off the bench in Arsenal's final Premier League game against Everton on Sunday . The last worry I have is about myself. Ferguson's 17-year spell at Old Trafford saw Manchester United claim a stunning 13 Premier League titles and the now retired Scotsman says that more clubs should be looking for a big picture strategy rather than a quick fix.
Now they will face off once again. Will they become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go undefeated in a postseason? Along with Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, they have built the league's deadliest super team.
He pitched in the big leagues for 17 years, mostly for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies . Bunning his survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Theis, nine children, 35 grand children and 14 great-grandchildren. The cause of death is not yet known, but there are indications that it stemmed from complications due to a stroke Bunning suffered back in October of a year ago.
Chelsea's rivals will be eager to overtake them next season. This comes after majority shareholder, USA tycoon Stan Kroenke, reaffirmed that he is at the club for the long term and to win trophies after a threatening offer from Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov.
Chasing 130 to win, Pune looked primed for their maiden IPL title with skipper Steve Smith leading the charge and the team needing 11 runs off the final over with seven wickets in hand. The Mumbai Indians completed a narrow win by a margin of one run. We bowled great variations. Thats something me and Johnson discussed. "But the way Mitchell Johnson bowled that last over was unbelievable".
Follow the Football match between Arsenal and Chelsea live with Eurosport. Antonio Conte says he is ready to reward the faith shown in him by Roman Abramovich by committing his long-term future to Premier League champions Chelsea .
To make room for Leon on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated pitcher William Cuevas for assignment. "They called me at 2:30 a.m. (Saturday morning)", said Jones, who got to the ball park around 11:20 CT. Leon spent the 2016 season in the Mexican League before signing as minor league free agent last winter. Ahead of his disabled-list stint, he had struck out 17 times in his previous 28 at-bats.