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Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0, climb into 5th in EPL

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Wenger says it has brought his team greater defensive stability, but while it certainly has helped his players refocus after a awful run of form, there are still issues at the back. The Chile forward picked up a pass inside the box from Mesut Ozil and left both Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens on the ground as he cut back inside and finished well. Read More »

PM Nawaz to attend Belt and Road Forum in China

Landlocked Nepal remains dependent on India for the majority of its imports, but the previous administration aggressively courted China as part of a nationalist drive to decrease the country's reliance on New Delhi . The network spreads through over 60 countries and regions, with a total population of 4.4 billion. This musical propaganda can also been seen as a suggestion from China to the parents who are struggling to get their little ones to rest their eyes for the night, by telling ... Read More »

How to watch Oilers vs. Ducks Game 7

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After storming back into their second-round showdown with the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins, forcing a Game 7 with a dominant series-saving victory two nights before, the Presidents' Trophy winners were outdone at home on Wednesday, held scoreless and stripped of a trip to the Eastern Conference finals thanks to a shutdown performance from Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens in a 2-0 decision. Read More »

Jose Mourinho labeled a conman in the Times

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They finish their league season with two home games, against Sunderland and Everton, in the final week of the campaign and Xhaka believes that victories in those four games will be enough to overhaul the teams above them and to finish in the top four. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas talks about his future plans, low playing time

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Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Neville said: "He has simplified his [Luiz's] game". It left Chelsea seven points clear of Spurs at the summit and means they will be crowned champions for the second time in three seasons if they win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. Read More »

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid are better when forward plays - Zinedine Zidane

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was ecstatic after his side reached Europe's showcase final for the 15th time on Wednesday after defeating Atletico Madrid over two legs. Still supremely fit in his 30s, he does not tire even in the big games and he proved as much by scoring the winning penalty after 120 gruelling minutes in last year's final. Read More »

Anthony Joshua Knocks out Wladimir Klitschko in Epic Heavyweight Battle

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The bout drew a record post-war British boxing crowd of 90,000 at Wembley. "(Tyson) Fury where you at, baby?" Just as Ali won the "Rumble in the Jungle" with George Foreman in Zaire and the "Thrilla in Manila" against Joe Frazier, Hearn has plans for Joshua to light up new venues in China, the Middle East and Africa. Read More »

Zidane: 'Real Madrid not favourites in Champions League final'

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The third and likely the biggest name in soccer today Cristian Ronaldo continues to set scoring records in Champions League play as he sits at No. 1 in career goals in that league. Two years later, they lifted the trophy after beating Valencia 3-0 in the Stade de France and a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in Hampden Park in 2002 saw them be crowned kings of Europe yet again. Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko vows to return following loss to Anthony Joshua

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He [Joshua] showed a lot in that fight. My wife was like, 'Are you OK?' I had to leave the screen, " Murray said, as quoted by The Mirror . Fury won the Heavyweight title in 2016 but eventually had to vacate it after he had his boxing license suspended by the British Boxing Board of controls. Read More »

Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards

The Capitals then emphatically let their play back that up while not taking their focus off the ultimate goal. Up until Game 5, no team in the Stanley Cup playoffs was playing better than Pittsburgh. "You talk to the doctor". If you consider yourself a hockey fan in any kind of capacity, you might want to clear your schedule for Wednesday night. Read More »

Harden vows to make Rockets better after elimination

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He's exactly the kind of high-flying role player they need for a new age of post-Duncan/Ginobili/Parker basketball. And now the Rockets are in the rear-view mirror. It's a flaw he has, where he can't help himself from making the smart play even if it isn't the right one, even if it's a noble one. A rematch is extremely likely, but let's stop for a second and look hard at who the Warriors have to get through to reach the Finals: Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs. Read More »

McIlroy to undergo test on troublesome back

I felt a bit of stiffness on Sunday, and I hit a couple of drives that didn't feel quite right. It is also the second that he has hit in PGA Competition. Jason Day , the defending champion who went wire-to-wire en route to victory previous year, looked like he might be headed in the same direction Thursday. Read More »

Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

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It's the first time that's ever happened for teammates. Is the "Madden Curse" really something to be anxious about? The question really is, why did it take until Brady was headed into his age 40 season for him to end up on the cover of Madden? "I think that is one of the negotiations we always go through before we start a game", Brady said , clearly enjoying the question. Read More »

Kipchoge misses sub 2-hour marathon by a whisker

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Kenya's Kipchoge finished the race in 2:00:25 on a highly controlled course in Monza, Italy. Unlike comparatively stiff racing flats, the Zoom Vaporfly Elites were optimized to not only improve running economy (by up to 4%) but also prevent fatigue and strain over the long haul. Read More »

Ducks eager for rematch with Pekka Rinne's Predators in West final

Nashville has won both playoff matchups against the Ducks , including a seven-game series in the 2016 postseason. The Ducks won both games in Anaheim, including a shootout victory on March 7. Still nothing spectacular, but hey, the Ducks are here now and that's all that matters. Only the 2011 Bruins were higher at 104.73 and they went on to win the Stanley Cup. Read More »

Celtics players laugh at Draymond Green's 'dirty player' label on Kelly Olynyk

Whether it was trying to track the run on Twitter, or the frantic texts to Wizards PR trying to get some historical context, I was having as much success keeping up with the Wizards' third-quarter run as the Celtics were Sunday night. Washington coach Scott Brooks said he respects the league's decision and figured a suspension could be coming. Wall has 20-plus points and seven-plus assists in 10 consecutive playoff games, the most in a single postseason in National Basketball ... Read More »

Raptors' Kyle Lowry calls himself "doubtful" for Game 4

James was instrumental in the comeback, scoring 13 points in the final quarter. Lowry took part in the warm-up and was listed as active for the game, but Cory Joseph started in his place. He contributed 14 points on 4 of 6 from behind the arc. "But you run into the champs and you've got the ultimate challenge earlier than expected". The Cleveland Cavaliers eased to yet another win over the Toronto Raptors as the San Antonio Spurs edged ahead in their National Basketball Association ... Read More »

Warriors-Spurs odds: Warriors massive favorites in conference finals

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Leonard received treatment on his ankle throughout the day Thursday and spent the game in the Spurs' locker room and not on the bench. The San Antonio Spurs held off the Houston Rockets in OT in a win highlighted by the elderly Manu Ginobli getting a handsome block on James Harden's attempted game-winner. Read More »

'One More', Conte Tells Chelsea Players Ahead Of Friday Showdown

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The Blues know that victory will see them crowned as Premier League champions in Antonio Conte's first season in charge. Top of the English Premier League since early November, Chelsea can complete their serene march to the title by picking up three points over their next three games, the first of which is at West Bromwich Albion tonight (Saturday morning, Singapore time ). Read More »

Match Previews: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

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Asked what he had said to his players following the Middlesbrough win, Conte replied: "The message was now we need to take another step". Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is exclusively focused on clinching the Premier League title - and is not distracted by reports linking him to Inter Milan. Read More »

This is how Antonio Conte celebrated Chelsea's title-winning goal

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Conte then quickly made a double substitution, bringing off Eden Hazard and Pedro in favour of Willian and Batshuayi. Chelsea has won 28 of its 36 games , including nine of its last 11 matches. "We won this title together". It's a remarkable turnaround for a club that finished 10th in the league last season in the worst-ever Premier League title defence. Read More »

John Wall hits game-winning three to force Game 7

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Wall took an inbound from Otto Porter Jr. with 7.7 seconds left and buried a 3-pointer with Avery Bradley's hand right in his face to give the Wizards a 92-91 victory and tie the series at 3-3. 1 seed. We'd be nowhere near where we are without him, and I don't think there's any player, coach, anybody that is around him day to day that doesn't understand and appreciate him. Read More »

EUROPA: Nervy Man Utd Survives Celta Vigo to Book Ajax Final

Leading 1-0 from last week's first leg in Vigo, United doubled their advantage in the 17th minute when first-leg match-winner Marcus Rashford crossed for Marouane Fellaini to head home. The goal appeared to settle United nerves and Henrikh Mkhitaryan fired off target before Jesse Lingard saw a shot deflected over the bar. Celta continued to probe in the second half, with Guidetti thrashing inches wide from Sisto's lay-off and heading off-target from Mallo's cross. Read More »

Cahill eager to get Chelsea title party started

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And he is seeking a fourth consecutive championship in domestic football, while a double could follow as Chelsea play Arsenal in the May 27 FA Cup final. "Because we are building good foundations for this team, for the club". Conte has spent his time since the 3-0 drubbing of Middlesbrough trotting out his familiarly cautious mantra about hard work, fight and commitment still being needed to finish their efficient job. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas Admits It's Been A Difficult Season For Him

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Their third most followers for the week (matching their position in the EPL) is reversing the previous trend that has seen EPL leaders Chelsea return to Twitter title chasing after a year in the doldrums. Bournemouth and Stoke and Burnley and West Brom played out 2-2 draws on Saturday, results clinching the first two their place in the top-flight next term, while champions Leicester also mathematically secured their safety with a 3-0 win over Walter Mazzarri's Hornets. Read More »

Raptors need a 'culture reset': Ujiri

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Last year, the Raptors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a nail-biting game where both teams could have advanced. It's going to be my ninth time in 14 years. He doesn't have to stay with the Toronto Raptors if he doesn't want to, and he is paid substantially less than DeMar DeRozan . "We need figure out how to beat these guys". Read More »

Chelsea Are English Premier League Champions

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Tottenham's loss at West Ham last Friday and Chelsea's 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough on Monday meant the Blues needed three points from three games to clinch the title. "We didn't have a lot of injuries this season". As we've see in the recent past - Chelsea this season, Leicester last and Liverpool in 2013-14 - not having midweek European matches in the middle of the season is a luxury when battling for the title. Read More »

Andy Murray loses Barcelona Open semi-final to Dominic Thiem

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Murray's defeat came a week after he lost in the third round in Monte Carlo. "At the start he was dominating, but I think once I broke back to 3-3 the match was more in my hands". "The first set was vitally important", added Nadal. "If I'm going to lose to anyone, it should be against someone who is a good player and a good person, which Lucas is". Read More »

Chelsea clinch EPL title at West Brom

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Stay tuned here for lineups, updates and highlights of key plays as Chelsea looks to secure the title. It has led the standings since early November. Amid their more impressive performances, this was a victory gained as much through battle-scars as footballing brilliance. Chelsea have played some sublime football at times throughout this campaign, although the victor was anything but - Gary Cahill's shanked shot finding its way to Cesar Azpilicueta, who squared low across the six-yard ... Read More »

Mourinho Thrilled as United Reach Final in Dramatic Fashion

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Mourinho could end his first season at United with two trophies - he has already won the League Cup - and a place in the Champions League, which is guaranteed for the victor of the Europa League . Roncaglia and Bailly were sent off. However, with United failing to find the insurance goal, Celta Vigo stayed in the tie, even more so when Facundo Roncaglia scored in the 85 minute. Read More »

After Game 3 win, Rangers look to tie series against Sens

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Ryan McDonagh and Jimmy Vesey answered the bell with back-to-back goals to put NY up 4-3 before Ottawa jumped into comeback mode. Yes, Lundqvist gave up a goal in each game here in NY. "We want to keep moving forward and we know we're not always going to play the ideal game and play exactly the way that we want", Karlsson said, "but during the times that we don't, we need to find a way to not let it slip away from us and try and get it back as fast as possible, and today's going to be a ... Read More »

New system changed Chelsea's season, claims Premier League champion Conte

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That's the key. he looks them straight in the eye and says, "This is what I want you to do", and they make sure they do it. "We have also another target to try to reach - we worked very hard to reach the final of the FA Cup, and then it's important to prepare in the right way for next season And now we can win the FA Cup". Read More »

Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors, reach conference finals

It's the same routine the Cavs have used while going 16-0 in the first two rounds the past two years, so Lue isn't changing much. The Golden State are the only team that looks like they can stand in the way of the LeBron led Cavaliers but if they beat them again this year then this will be the greatest team ever assembled. Read More »