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Author: 0 Conte: Ibrahimovic has never been better

The former England midfielder, now playing for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League, was often subjected to strong public criticism by Mourinho, who accused him of " playing for himself, not the team ", and also of having two faces, "one lovely and one I don't like".

Author: 0 US, Canada, Mexico launch joint 2026 World Cup bid

Sunil Gulati President of United States Soccer Federation attends a press conference on April 10 at the One World Trade Center in NY. According to U.S. If also successful, it would be the first World Cup in the United States since 1994, where Brazil defeated Italy on penalties at the Rose Bowl and broke the World Cup average attendance record with almost 69,000 spectators per game, a mark that still stands today.

Author: 0 Wanted man Isco seeks long-term Real Madrid stay

Although Sporting Gijon gave early scares to the La Liga leaders, Spanish internationals Isco and Alvaro Morata did not let them have the lead for more than a few minutes. But Alvaro Morata headed Madrid level again in the 59th, and the pacesetters kept pushing until Isco netted the victor. Now 24, Isco was supposed to be the future of Madrid's midfield when he transferred from Malaga in 2013.

Author: 0 Wenger, Arsenal 'cowards' slammed after Palace loss

After the break, Hennessey did not even face a shot on target as Arsenal suffered a fourth straight away defeat for the first time under Wenger. That is not the news that a growing number of Arsenal supporters want to hear, and they will undoubtedly continue to voice their displeasure with the club between now and the end of the season but it remains to be seen if if makes any difference.

Author: 0 Ender Inciarte christens SunTrust Park with its first home run

He got two victories for the US team that won the 1996 Olympic bronze medal at Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium but was 0-3 against the Braves at Turner Field in six starts and three relief appearances for Texas, Seattle, the New York Mets and Toronto.

Sport Now he understands - Guardiola salutes Aguero's reaction to being dropped
Author: 0 Now he understands - Guardiola salutes Aguero's reaction to being dropped

Sure there are others in the Premier League who have signature celebrations, dance routines and/or unique handshakes. In October, the two teams played to a 1-1 draw. The 31-year-old Belgian worldwide defender has had a nightmare two-year injury spell and could leave Manchester this summer. Manchester City: Bravo, Navas, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, De Bruyne, Silva (Zabaleta 81), Sane (Sterling 86), Aguero (Iheanacho 89).

Sport West Ham board give full backing to Bilic
Author: 0 West Ham board give full backing to Bilic

With Ryan Mason also recovering from a head injury sustained back in January against Chelsea, Hull will be down to the bare bones in the middle of the park. "It's always hard to work on your own because you're less motivated", Sakho said. Carroll and team-mate Sam Byram were both off target in the closing stages as West Ham chased an equaliser, but Bilic's side fell short and are now just six points above the drop zone.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola considers summer swoop for Juventus star to address key flaw

And since joining Manchester City in 2010 he has managed to exert the kind of influence that so many foreign players struggle to live up to after earning a big billing in their native countries. We didn't have a good performance this afternoon. Guardiola, though, was unhappy at the manner in which City conceded late on. Meanwhile, Jordy Clasie scored his first Premier League goal as Southampton got back to winning ways on the road with a 1-0 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Sport Yankees pitcher blows flawless game minutes after Martha Stewart tweets about it
Author: 0 Yankees pitcher blows flawless game minutes after Martha Stewart tweets about it

Diaz field the ball and turned toward second, hoping to start an inning-ending double play but forgetting the infield was in and there was no one covering the base. In the 2013 Super Regionals in Chapel Hill, Montgomery recorded perhaps his best game in Garnet. The Yankees wasted no time scoring again. "He was on our radar, but we thought the other guys had a leg up because he only had 10 or 11 starts in Triple-A, and they have been (in the Majors) before", Girardi said.

Author: 0 Ibrahimovic only a Man Utd sub after admitting fatigue

According to sources in Scandinavia, Ibrahimovic has been assured United will match whatever offers he receives from elsewhere . Chelsea won their last two matches in the Premier League against Bournemouth and a hard fought 2-1 victory against Manchester City and a win today will all but guarantee them the title.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Indiana Pacers Live Stream

Kawhi Leonard matched his postseason high with 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 111-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. "It's been odd events this season, unfortunate events, some of them bad, some of them good, but at the end of the day I can't have my mind focused on the past now", James said.

Sport Liverpool: Klopp not setting a points target
Author: 0 Liverpool: Klopp not setting a points target

But Klopp wants greater contribution from their teammates in attack, "It's very important that players can play together, but if they are only two then it's pretty hard still". "In this season we had a lot of possession and won games against teams like Hull and Leicester". In his pre-match press conference today, West Brom Tony Pulis confirmed that he has a fully-fit squad from which to choose.

Author: 0 After draws, Mourinho hopes Man U can avoid Chelsea ambush

Chelsea are now flying high at the top of the Premier League table as they prepare to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. "I can't compare us to any other team, to be honest", Carrick said. "It is good to have this type of player because it's very good to play for the team". "Of course [Chelsea] are much better prepared for the game than us".

Author: 0 Southampton vs. Manchester City 2017 live stream

City host rivals Manchester United in the Premier League following Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Wembley. Manchester City strengthened their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as a slick second-half display saw off a subdued Southampton.

Author: 0 France clinch men's Madison, Barker win first individual gold

Thomas and Kneisky showed great endurance to come out on top in the 200-lap men's madison, seeing off the challenge of Australia pair Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson. Kirsten Wild took bronze for the Netherlands. The Olympic team pursuit gold-medallist crucially picked up 20 points for lapping the field with just four laps to go, pipping Hammer by 59 points to 51.

Author: 0 Crystal Palace inflict damaging defeat on Arsenal

And Flamini concedes he did not enjoy seeing his former club suffer, adding that fans have a right to be angry because they expect to see more from the team. "We won a lot of possession off them and won a lot of chances off them". "I'm disappointed like them, and it's normal they're disappointed this evening", Wenger said.

Author: 0 Ex-Pats TE Aaron Hernandez not guilty in Boston double murder

Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations. The only charge Hernandez was found guilty on by this jury was unlawful gun possession and was sentenced to 4-5 years in state prsion for that.

Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue

Seventy years ago, Jackie Robinson became the first Major League Baseball player to break the color barrier. The bronze statue weighs 800 pounds and is eight feet tall. "Every advancement in society has come from people standing on the shoulders of giants", Dodgers President Stan Kasten said. Upon joining the Dodgers in 1947, Robinson led the Dodgers to win 6 pennants and the World Series in 1955.

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017: Clippers vs. Jazz Game 1 live stream

A lot has been made of Ingles' three-point shooting, and deservedly so, but the Clippers would be fools to ignore other facets of his game. Or is this the team in between that has been injured throughout significant periods of the season, seemingly disinterested and average? However, the Clippers' recent hot streak suggests that are peaking at the flawless time .

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho's seriously downbeat interview pre Man United v Chelsea

It is expected that he would return before Manchester United's UEFA Europa League clash. "He helped me a lot and then what happened is that the following season didn't go well, these things that happen, but the truth is that Mourinho helped me a lot to improve as a player".

Author: 0 Bayern can still turn it around at Real, says Ancelotti

Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena , then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first-leg with the return on Tuesday in Madrid. Despite going behind in the first half we came back in the second half. The Bavarians now have it all to do for the return in Madrid next Tuesday. The Frenchman is hoping Welsh winger Gareth Bale will be fit for the return having gone off in the second-half Munich ...

Author: 0 Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83

DeRozan, for one, feels entirely rested anyway. They need to beat Toronto and have the Celtics lose to Milwaukee on Wednesday. Their lone victory in 11 series openers came in the second round, in 2002 against Philadelphia. "All I know is that we've struggled going into that first (playoff) game (in each of the past three springs)". The Raptors , who finished third in the jam-packed Eastern Conference, had won the regular-season series 3-1 against the sixth-seeded Bucks , but Milwaukee went ...

Sport Real Madrid held at home by Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Real Madrid held at home by Atletico Madrid

Despite needing a late leveller, Atletico manager Diego Simeone said his team deserved to take the three points from the derby clash. Signing both in the next two summer windows would be truly sensational, and it would give Los Blancos an even more potent attacking force than they already possess.

Author: 0 Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Although Chelsea have been much the better team this season, United have still outperformed the Blues in several metrics - they have conceded fewer goals per game an have also created more chances. What they are saying: "You say it's emotional but, for me, it's a game,". "I wasn't feeling good in the game, I was exhausted, but that is not an excuse".

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Author: 0 Drogba; "Luiz Has Helped Bring Chelsea Spirit Back"

I don't want to lose. Their work together has been about more than putting Luiz back in central defence, but also honing how he plays in the middle of the three, a role Conte considers "fantastic for him". "I played against him when he was at Juventus, so he remembers me". He grew this season. I usually found great dedication in the players and great work-speed and approach.

Author: 0 Manchester United want to sign Romelu Lukaku

Simeone talks about how Griezmann is a complete footballer after Atletico beat Leicester City. What did you think of Griezmann and Mbappe's performances? The transfer saga that seems set to dominate this summer's headlines seems pretty sure to function as the future of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann who's presently among the greatest properties in Europe.

Author: 0 Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks

He's done it all, leading the team in clutch shot-making and wrist-pointing, while leading his team to an unlikely perch atop the Eastern Conference. Boston won a bit more easily - by a combined 27 points as opposed to Chicago's two wins by 7 points - but two of those games were in the first week of the season.

Sport Dickerson homers to help Cobb, Rays beat Yankees 4-1
Author: 0 Dickerson homers to help Cobb, Rays beat Yankees 4-1

Pineda's season debut start ended after just 3.2 innings and 71 pitches, mostly because he couldn't get that elusive third out when he needed it most. Dellin Betances retired Logan Morrison on a bases-loaded grounder that ended the eighth inning and Aroldis Chapman , back with the Yankees after agreeing to an $86 million, five-year contract, threw a ideal ninth.

Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho, a Match Time Doubt, Gives Gutsy Performance in Liverpool Win

With Mane out injured, Firmino is expected to be shifted onto to the right while Coutinho is likely to start on the left and Origi will nearly certainly get the nod upfront. At his best, Coutinho is right up there with the best players in the country thanks to his ability to change a game at the drop of a hat. Stoke played three at the back away to Burnley on Tuesday night and if Marko Arnautovic was a bit sharper they could well have won at Turf Moor.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling System In Nintendo History

In addition to this lovely sales number, is the number of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild units sold, at 925,000. Last month, there were estimates that the Nintendo Switch had sold roughly 1.5 million units worldwide. They're already hyping up the Switch version of Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 2 for later in the year, and Link might just have the stamina required to carry them all on his back to victory-just as long as it doesn't rain.

Author: 0 Ricciardo pipped by Verstappen as Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

Vettel believed the timing of the safety auto, moments after the race had restarted following the virtual safety vehicle period during which he had made his early stop, was "unfortunate" for his hopes, and Hamilton agreed. Despite Ferrari having produced a auto that is a match for Mercedes, Raikkonen has yet to get on the podium and has finished both races well behind Sebastian Vettel.

Author: 0 Kane in line for Tottenham return against Watford

Dele Alli (left) scored an excellent opener before Son Heung-Min (right) got two goals. "He's got the knack for runs, he scores great goals like he did yesterday". Kane has hit 19 league goals this season as Spurs emerged as the main challengers to Chelsea . "I speak with the strikers, so as soon as I get the ball in unsafe areas they know what's going to happen.

Author: 0 EPL: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho summons strength for Chelsea ambush

An over-reliance upon Ibrahimovic has perhaps been one of the club's major problems this season, with Juan Mata the only other United player to have reached double figures in terms of goals. Scroll through the gallery above to see which players make up our combined Manchester United and Chelsea XI - do you agree? I would prefer to be first in the league and not having this record.

Author: 0 Red Sox mount thrilling eighth inning comeback to beat Pirates

Mazzulla dropped 39 points in the state championship game that season, and was named the Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior. Chris Sale and the Red Sox relievers. Against Detroit, Wright went 6.2 innings and he allowed 4 runs. He gave up a leadoff single in the first and then retired three straight batters.

Author: 0 Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

It's nearly time for one of my favorite traditions in baseball: the 11 a.m. home game smack-dab in the middle of the Boston Marathon. They couldn't muster another comeback in the ninth inning after the Red Sox bullpen coughed the lead back up, but their eighth-inning rally was certainly enough to win at the time.

Author: 0 Late deadline means extra days to file taxes

And if you're still gathering your documents to take care of your return , you are one of millions who are doing the same. Store them in a safe place. He went on to explain that you should sit with a preparer to find out exactly how much you should withhold. There are also VITA and TCE sites that provide bilingual help.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs clinch first playoff berth since 2013 vs. Penguins

ET; USA, CBC, TVA Sports). It also means the Boston Bruins travel to Ottawa to open against the Senators. There will be no Battle of Ontario in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs. The league's best player, who managed 39 goals as a rookie for the Penguins, observed how lethal Matthews was with the wrist shot, different from Ovechkin or Steven Stamkos, both of whom rely on heavy one-time blasts.

Sport Britton, O's hand Blue Jays worst start ever; Donaldson hurt
Author: 0 Britton, O's hand Blue Jays worst start ever; Donaldson hurt

Left-hander J.A. Happ (0-2, 5.40 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Blue Jays in the series finale Sunday against right-hander Dylan Bundy (1-1, 2.70). Davis scored the game's first run in the second inning. He's one of the best offensive players in the league. "I blew the save today, but they got my back".

Author: 0 Guardiola praises Kompany as a "real defender"

Less than three minutes later it was 3-0, De Bruyne crossing for Sergio Aguero to head in. How would City's season have panned out had they had a fully fit Kompany playing regularly? Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola talks up the importance of his side's 3-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's.

Author: 0 Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1 to maintain 7-point lead

Eden Hazard's masterful finish and Marcos Alonso's curled free-kick killed off the Cherries, as leaders Chelsea cemented their seven-point advantage over second-placed Tottenham, who had thrashed Watford 4-0 on Saturday. "There are seven games to go, and we have a schedule that's not easy", said Conte. "I scored two goals against them here last season". Asked if United will gain extra motivation by attempting to dent Chelsea's title drive, Conte replied: "I do not know about this, I ...

Author: 0 Chris Christie Look-Alikes Attend Phillies-Mets Game

Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d'Arnaud also went deep. And in came Charlie Morton, who tore his hamstring in start No. 4 to bring his Phillies career to a premature end. "Any player that hits three homers would have fun", he said through an interpreter. Eflin threw five innings of one-hit ball at Single-A Clearwater last week to prove his health.

Author: 0 Hamilton hits back in China

Hamilton's win in Shanghai means he and Vettel have a victory and a second place apiece after the first two races. The Williams ended up in the gravel and the virtual safety vehicle was deployed. Mercedes driver Hamilton completed a grand slam of pole position, race victory - the 54th of his F1 career - and fastest lap with a time of 1m 35.378s.

Sport Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener
Author: 0 Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener

The Anaheim Ducks look to continue their dominance over the Calgary Flames as the teams meet up in Anaheim for game two on Saturday. Getzlaf was stationed at the right point, when his cross-ice pass through the seam deflected off Lance Bouma's skate, changed directions by nearly 90 degrees and deflected in past goaltender Brian Elliott .

Sport Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round
Author: 0 Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round

It was the second such exit for the 27-year-old in the last two weeks, his status now a real question mark ahead of a post-season matchup against either Ottawa or Washington. Toronto began the season as a team of nervous nellies, who coughed up third-period leads or couldn't win in overtime. Matthews is the second Maple Leafs player to reach 40 goals in the past 22 seasons.

Author: 0 Tottenham roll on, now seek a helping hand

If Chelsea fail, we are waiting. If they (Chelsea) drop points tomorrow that will be fantastic. They are the favourites and they are on the top. But now we are focused on fighting only our opponent when we play. His name rang around White Hart Lane from the off, and that only increased when Wilshere losing possession led to Tottenham's second goal. Kane scored in the 48th minute, beating Simon Francis with a neat turn before crashing a low shot past Artur Boruc.

Sport Leafs' Polak forced to leave Game 2 with scary injury
Author: 0 Leafs' Polak forced to leave Game 2 with scary injury

Hong). If so, then the Leafs will have to make the best of what could be a short series, soaking up all of the experience - the Capitals boast nearly five times as much playoff experience as the Leafs - and hope it translates into something formidable as it did for the Penguins and Blackhawks, who have won five Cups between them since 2009.

Sport New York Yankees Win Home Opener Behind Dominant Michael Pineda
Author: 0 New York Yankees Win Home Opener Behind Dominant Michael Pineda

Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1: Giants catcher Buster Posey was doing well after being struck in the helmet by a 94 miles per hour fastball in the first inning and forced out of the game, a frightening moment in San Francisco's victory over Arizona in its home opener.

Author: 0 Coach Ancelotti hopeful of Bayern's backlash at Real

That being said, the tension told when Marco Asensio , on as a substitute for Gareth Bale , clipped a delightful ball into Ronaldo's path on the 77th minute, and the forward got to the ball first to clip in the victor. Zidane after shown that Bale , who just returned from a long term ankle injury in February, wasn't feeling in very good condition at halftime and was replaced by Marco Asensio as a precaution.

Author: 0 Saturday's playoffs: Senators stun Bruins on Phaneuf's OT victor

Paul, Minn. The Toronto Maple Leafs shocked the Washington Capitals in the opening game of their 2017 NHL Playoffs series. The club also had a 2-0 first-period lead slip away two nights earlier in a Game 1 overtime defeat. Not sure why Babcock is going with Marincin over Marchenko, but if Zaitsev is not ready for Game 3, they should consider going with Marchenko. The Eastern Conference series is tied 1-1 and Game 3 is Monday night in Boston.

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