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Sport Conte 'very happy' to remain at Chelsea
Author: 0 Conte 'very happy' to remain at Chelsea

One player who did look annoyed was Eden Hazard, yet the player has made it clear he wants to stay at Chelsea and will be rebuffing the approach from Real Madrid. Asked what qualities Costa brings aside from his goals, Conte replied: "His experience. There are 24 points to play for and other teams can enter the race".

Sport 'Situation is clear' for Pep and City
Author: 0 'Situation is clear' for Pep and City

We believe that we can win every game and that's the goal. Nothing (serious). We congratulate Chelsea for the victory. "The situation is clear - eight games left and we need to qualify for the top four, and that is our target for the end of the season", he said.

Sport Zinedine Zidane fully focused on Madrid derby
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane fully focused on Madrid derby

Real also have a Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich on the horizon, but Zidane is looking no further than what he is expecting to be a hard derby on Saturday . They can further their lead with a win on Saturday , April 8 at home at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. No other side in the history of La Liga has won three times in a row at the Bernabeu.

Sport Antonio Conte Italian sets Chelsea 18-point title target
Author: 0 Antonio Conte Italian sets Chelsea 18-point title target

Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill reacts during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City. The Italian was speaking after watching his side defeat Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

Author: 0 Westbrook ties Robertson's single-season triple-double record

The Thunder also frequently concede rebounds off missed free throws to Westbrook, thus further padding his stats. In Phoenix, Golden State clinched the top spot in the Western Conference with a 120-111 win over the Suns. Westbrook and the Thunder never let up in the third quarter and cruised to the easy win. Thompson sprained his right thumb on Tuesday and was ruled out of Wednesday's (Thursday AEST) first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 - a team ...

Author: 0 Wenger: Ozil cares so much - he is ambitious

We are always praised maybe more than we deserve it when it goes well and punished more than we deserve it when it doesn't go well, but that's the whole world". "We have scored 100 goals already this season". "Goals consistently engender self-confidence in players, but Mesut is an excellent player", said Walcott.

Author: 0 Ferrari goes 1-2 in busy practice session at Chinese GP

The Brit was nearly two hundredths of a second quicker than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , who will start second. Vettel's lap was two seconds faster than the time Rosberg set on his way to pole position previous year at the circuit, where Mercedes have won four of the last five races.

Sport 'Chicharito would have 20 goals' - Mourinho
Author: 0 'Chicharito would have 20 goals' - Mourinho

Asked about Januzaj's future, Mourinho said: "I have decided". "So it's hard and they need to be lucky to be surrounded by the right people". "Many goalkeepers have become phenomenal at Old Trafford, so I think you give credit for the goalkeeper".

Author: 0 Form Tottenham relishing chase of Chelsea

Winks is the latest academy graduate to enjoy a breakthrough season at White Hart Lane, having made 33 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, 21 of them in the league. With their top players all in form, the team playing as a unit and manager Mauricio Pochettino settled and happy, Murphy is excited for the young team's future but admits they are still in need of back-up to frontman Kane, who is now out with an ankle problem.

Sport Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors
Author: 0 Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors

The 108-90 come-from-behind triumph saw the Pacers snap a four-game losing streak and move back into a tie for the number seven playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. In this situation, Lance was expected to hold onto the ball and walk off the floor in the closing moments. "When he is out there, he is in a zone emotionally.

Sport Calipari: I probably should've called timeout
Author: 0 Calipari: I probably should've called timeout

Whereas the tradition-rich Tar Heels have reached the Final Four 18 times in program history, their opponent OR hasn't been in 78 years and fellow semifinalists Gonzaga and SC are making their first appearances. Kentucky responded with a trio of 3-pointers in the final minute. North Carolina led most of the first half, establishing a nine-point lead at one stage before settling for a 38-33 edge at intermission.

Sport Nathan Ake's loan recall was
Author: 0 Nathan Ake's loan recall was "the right decision", says Antonio Conte

Bournemouth are a risky side and will no doubt give the champions-elect a good game but I think Chelsea will edge it to secure another vital win. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has a few personnel availability concerns to deal with, with as many as six players missing due to suspension and fitness issues, thus hampering his preparations ahead of the visit of Chelsea .

Author: 0 Westbrook's Late-Game Heroics Lift Thunder To Win Over Grizzlies

He did not need to score much vs. the Bucks after the Thunder led big after the first quarter, 28-20 and the first half, 63-39. Westbrook's defensive deficiencies are typically the result of being out of position. His current season averages in points, rebounds and assists: 31.9, 10.7 and 10.4. Wizards 118, Hornets 111: John Wall scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter, and Washington hurt Charlotte's playoff chances.

Author: 0 Barcelona wins after Messi goals, Real Madrid stays top

Sevilla's misery was complete when Spanish global Vitolo was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card after chopping down Neymar. This is published unedited from the ANI feed . However, since then Sevilla have been knocked out of the Champions League by Leicester City and tumbled out of contention for the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid passing them into third place.

Sport Garcia joins Hoffman at Masters summit
Author: 0 Garcia joins Hoffman at Masters summit

Four-time major champion McIlroy appeared to be struggling in the wind and was three-over after the front nine. The scoring error was confirmed after being left in the dark for roughly 45 minutes, and Garcia was indeed given a bogey 5. "But, hey, it's tough out here". That won't make it any less exhausting, not with 15 players separated by only five shots. Hoffman would go on to par the final five holes and go into the clubhouse tied with Sergio Garcia at 4-under.

Sport McGirt making move at Augusta, top players eye leader Hoffman
Author: 0 McGirt making move at Augusta, top players eye leader Hoffman

It opened the door for little-known Hoffman's seven-under-par 65 on Thursday (Friday AEST), which drew comparisons to Australian Greg Norman's record low first round of 63 during the Shark's infamous 1996 Masters. The 32-year-old said it's a tough pill to swallow considering the way he's played in 2017. "It s very hard conditions and borderline (unplayable)", he said after returning a three-over 75.

Author: 0 Messi shouldn't suffer Argentina burden - Sampaoli

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale rested, Chelsea target Alvaro Morata was the star of the show. Sevilla remained in fourth place, but is 13 points off the lead and virtually out of contention for the title with eight games remaining.

Author: 0 Reigning champ Willett opens 2nd round with an 8

The 37-year-old Ryder Cup star has earned the tag as the "Best Player Never To Win a Major". For another favourite, 2015 Masters champion Spieth, the day turned sour on the back nine in a near repeat of the quadruple-bogey nightmare that cost him back-to-back titles past year.

Author: 0 Hardaway Jr., Hawks stun champion Cavs 114-100

Michael says, "Rest and having players healthy has always been the number one concern". Still, LeBron's comments may be more honest (at least from his own perspective), and they show the difference between how some athletes see regular-season games and the narratives some media and fans try to craft around them.

Sport Cubs' Javier Baez leaves game after colliding with Heyward
Author: 0 Cubs' Javier Baez leaves game after colliding with Heyward

While Baez quickly got to his feet and was laughing as he spoke with trainers, teammates and Cubs manager Joe Maddon , the 24-year-old was removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Whether we are forced to slog through another season like the last two (68 and 73 wins) will come down to how well the pitching staff performs, and so far things are not off to a good start.

Sport Humphries' surprise big game not enough to lift the Cats over UNC
Author: 0 Humphries' surprise big game not enough to lift the Cats over UNC

North Carolina will play Midwest champ OR on Saturday in Arizona. Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox made a 3-pointer to cut UNC's lead to four, and Monk, who scored 47 points against UNC the first time these teams played, back in Kentucky's 103-100 victory on December 17 in Las Vegas, made a 3 of own to cut Kentucky's deficit to 71-70 with 39 seconds remaining.

Sport Klopp wants Liverpool to play like Chelsea
Author: 0 Klopp wants Liverpool to play like Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp believes it is the "perfect moment" for Daniel Sturridge to return to the Liverpool squad. Liverpool's medical staff were hoping they could avoid an operation but the decision has been taken to write off the forward's campaign and get him fit again for pre-season.

Author: 0 Westbrook ties triple-double record in rout over the Bucks

It was an historic, unforgettable game in Chesapeake Energy Arena. As one would expect, there's a lot of drop off from a player now averaging a triple-double to a guy who is in his first season in the National Basketball Association and only averages 2.8 points per game.

Author: 0 Tony Romo enjoyed friendly rivalry with Eli Manning

Dallas Cowboys signed him as free agent and he spent two years as a holder before he became the main quarterback for Cowboys since 2006 season and delivered great passes in the games. "As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family", Jones said.

Sport Can Masters finally be major win for Westwood, Garcia?
Author: 0 Can Masters finally be major win for Westwood, Garcia?

The Englishman, twice a runner-up at Augusta, was three over through 12 holes before five consecutive birdies helped him into outright third on Thursday. The 32-year-old spent the previous 23 hours receiving treatment for a lower back injury he sustained after falling down the stairs at his rented Augusta house on Wednesday afternoon.

Sport Red Sox Relief Pitcher Ben Taylor Makes Major League Debut Vs
Author: 0 Red Sox Relief Pitcher Ben Taylor Makes Major League Debut Vs

Hernandez hit.294 in 51 at-bats for the Red Sox last season and batted.309 for Pawtucket. The Tigers played a video tribute before the game honoring owner Mike Ilitch, who died shortly before the start of spring training. Michael Fulmer went six shutout innings for the Tigers . Victor Martinez drove in the game's first two runs with a sacrifice fly and single, and a two-run homer by McCann made it 4-0 in the seventh.

Author: 0 Davis Cup: Australia leads U.S. 2-0 in quarterfinal

Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his Davis Cup quarter-final match against John Isner of the U.S. at the Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane April 7, 2017. Sock looked exhausted as he was dispatched by world No.79 Thompson but Courier said he would have no hesitation sending him back into action, having won America's last doubles match alongside Johnson against Switzerland in February.

Author: 0 Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo retires, to move into broadcasting

You always leave yourself a little wiggle room, but I understand what it takes to play football. The franchise leader with 34,183 yards passing and 248 touchdowns, Romo never parlayed his regular-season success into deep playoff runs the way Roger Staubach and Aikman did before him.

Author: 0 UCLA's Lonzo Ball announces he will not return for sophomore season

The only No. 2 seed to advance to the Elite Eight, the Wildcats (32-5) won their 14th straight game. The UCLA-Kentucky victor faces the victor of North Carolina vs. "We knew it was a tough draw", Steve Alford said. "That's why we won, not because of our scoring". Not because of our scoring. "Everybody tells us to be confident, and when you get the ball, shoot it".

Author: 0 Danny Willett stone-cold shanked one on Friday at the 2017 Masters

But Friday, his back-nine troubles all seemed to be in his past. He was 10 shots behind leader Charley Hoffman and knew it would be an uphill climb to get back in the mix. Part of Willett's role as reigning champion was to host the "Champions Dinner" last night alongside legends like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player .

Sport Barcelona wins with Suarez's bicycle kick goal, Messi double
Author: 0 Barcelona wins with Suarez's bicycle kick goal, Messi double

It was ultimately a routine win for Barcelona, who slowed the tempo after scoring their third, mindful of a packed April fixture list that includes the two legs of their Champions League quarter-final with Juventus. Four goals, sponsored by Suarez, Paco, Rakitic and Neimar, Granada responded with only one ball. He missed the win at Granada last weekend through suspension, and began a four-game worldwide suspension before Argentina's World Cup qualifying loss to Bolivia after insulting a ...

Sport Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha: Why I'm relishing hostile Aberdeen challenge
Author: 0 Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha: Why I'm relishing hostile Aberdeen challenge

I love it to be under those conditions. "I don't have wide shoulders but I can cope with that if it releases our players to play with emotional balance and focusing on the game". "I believe in my players and I'm assessing everything, but I haven't changed my decision about wanting to finish second". "They play collectively and fight for their goals".

Sport Kentucky's Malik Monk wins Jerry West shooting guard trophy
Author: 0 Kentucky's Malik Monk wins Jerry West shooting guard trophy

The 5-11 Petersburg, Va., native averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds a game for the Big 12 regular season champions while hitting just under 50 percent of his 3-point attempts. "Something like that doesn't happen without great people", said Plum, adding that she ate a few packets of applesauce on the sideline that night. "I felt like most of our shots were rushed and we didn't really get it to the second or third side to where we should've given the defense a chance to break ...

Author: 0 With Texas changes, 6-time winner not even a NASCAR favorite

Kevin Harvick had no problems handling the new racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway, winning qualifying on Friday afternoon. As a result, Erik Jones, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher, Kasey Kahne, Derrike Cope, Kyle Busch, and Timmy Hill will start at the rear of the field.

Author: 0 Draws 'not good enough', insists Mourinho

But with United scoring a mere 43 goals in the Premier League this season, and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic hitting double figures in the league, Mourinho believes that a "killer" like Chicharito would have added crucial firepower to his team this term.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant goes 1-on-1 against Steve Nash's token defense

Coach Steve Kerr said Durant , who scrimmaged in a 5-on-5 situation, has no minute limitations because his knee is fully healed. Prior to him going down on February 28, the Warriors were defeating opponents by an average of 12.5 points. "I know a lot of people may seem like I just go there but I've been here the whole year and we've been playing well the whole season". According to Terez Owens , a source has stated Durant and Warriors sideline reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude are an item.

Author: 0 James dominates as Cavs beat Celtics

Boston star Isaiah Thomas led the game scoring with 35 points while Jae Crowder had 24. Although listed as questionable before the game with knee and wrist injuries, Hardaway buried a pair of 3-pointers and delivered a vicious dunk during a 12-0 run when the Hawks put it away, shocking a sellout crowd and the Cavs who seem to have much more to worry about than their playoff seeding.

Sport Gonzaga beats SC 77-73, advances to national championship game
Author: 0 Gonzaga beats SC 77-73, advances to national championship game

He was one of the main reasons that Gonzaga regrouped after blowing a 14-point second half lead to beat SC 77-73. The surprise team of the Final Four, South Carolina , had another doozy in store upon its arrival: a first half in which it scored almost a point per possession against the nation's best defense, which had held opponents to just 0.84 in four NCAA tournament games, even as the Gamecocks' star scoring force, Sindarius Thornwell, limped to a 1-of-5 start.

Author: 0 Hoffman posts stunning 65 at challenging Augusta

Hoffman, who made nine birdies in a brilliant opening round to lead a major for the first time, appeared in control as he birdied the second but he fell apart with a three-hole stretch of bogeys starting at the par-three sixth. McGirt shot a 73 while Fowler still had 11 holes left to play. But then there was a duffed chip and three awful putts that sent Spieth tumbling from the top of the leaderboard , again.

Author: 0 Westbrook clinches triple-double average for season

Westbrook missed out would have been a record-breaking triple-double this season because of a woeful shooting night by the Thunder in a 120-99 loss to the Suns. But the Suns ended the quarter on an 18-6 run of their own and restored their lead to 23 points at the end of the quarter at 95-72 on a Derrick Jones Jr.

Author: 0 Federer Sweeps Nadal, Sunshine Double In Miami

At the beginning of 2017, if someone had said Roger Federer would go on to win not only the Australian Open, but also the Indian Wells and the Miami Open tournaments - popularly known as the Sunshine Double - we would have probably dismissed it.

Sport Piscotty agrees to $33.5 million, 6-year deal with Cardinals
Author: 0 Piscotty agrees to $33.5 million, 6-year deal with Cardinals

That gave Piscotty a chance to try to score, and Baez' throw inadvertently hit Piscotty in the head. So, there's no way the defending World Series champions will lose consecutive games to open the season, right? During the first season of that eight-year, $184 million contract, Piscotty out-homered Heyward 22-7 and finished with an.800 OPS, or 169 points higher than Heyward's numbers.

Sport Klopp wants Liverpool to close out matches like Chelsea
Author: 0 Klopp wants Liverpool to close out matches like Chelsea

Mane is set to undergo knee surgery after sustaining the injury in an awkward tangle with Leighton Baines in last Saturday's Merseyside derby victory over Everton. Considering his form for the Under-23's and with Sadio Mane being out injured there should be no reason why Wilson cannot receive the opportunity to prove his worth to the Liverpool manager.

Sport Enrique hails 'dream' first-half performance as Barcelona thrash Sevilla
Author: 0 Enrique hails 'dream' first-half performance as Barcelona thrash Sevilla

Zinedine Zidane's side also has a game in hand over Barca. "I didn't have another alternative because the ball was in the air". His league total of 24 goals this season is three less than scoring leader Messi, who got his first of the night in the 28th minute with an easy shot from inside the area after a combination of passes between Neymar and Suarez.

Sport Pep Guardiola explains Premier League failure
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola explains Premier League failure

Defeats against United, Everton and particularly Spurs could cause the Blues' season to suddenly unravel, for example, while sides such as Bournemouth and Albion are also capable of frustrating any opposition (the Cherries actually won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge last season).

Sport Griezmann eyes Atletico assault on Real Madrid title lead
Author: 0 Griezmann eyes Atletico assault on Real Madrid title lead

The iconic Frenchman has led the Spanish club to the top of La Liga this season and they are also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in what could become an immensely successful first 18 months in charge. Real were restricted to a defender's goal from Sergio Ramos in the first half at San Siro in Milan and Atletico held their nerve to equalise after half-time through Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.

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