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Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte in focus Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte in focus
- May 17, 2018

A 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United on the final day of the league season ended Chelsea's hopes of Champions League qualification as they finished fifth in the standings. The fire - you have it or you don't have it and on Saturday we have to make sure everyone is on top of their game. Jose Mourinho has also very much been about substance as opposed to style although his functional team pulled off a second place finish and their highly respectable points tally of 81 would have been enough ... (more...)
AC Milan encourage Man Utd boss Mourinho to firm up Bonucci interest AC Milan encourage Man Utd boss Mourinho to firm up Bonucci interest
- May 17, 2018

Bonucci attracted interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid a year ago, but due to the poor health of his son, he remained in Italy and swapped Juventus for the San Siro. As far as Bonucci is concerned, should a transfer materialise, it could happen sooner rather than later as Italy won't be involved in the World Cup. (more...)
Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur to lead women's teams in T20 Challenge Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur to lead women's teams in T20 Challenge
- May 17, 2018

IPL Supernova: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajseshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper). (more...)
Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri to leave Nantes this summer Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri to leave Nantes this summer
- May 17, 2018

Ranieri indicated last month he would stay at the club for the 2018-19 campaign, but a run of seven league games without a win ended their hopes of European qualification. Ranieri, who guided Leicester to a stunning English Premier League title triumph in 2016, has also coached Juventus , Roma and Inter Milan in his much-travelled career. (more...)
Man City and Pep Guardiola: The ridiculous statistics Man City and Pep Guardiola: The ridiculous statistics
- May 17, 2018

Guardiola brought the Premier League back to the Etihad Stadium for the first time since 2014 in a season that saw his side also reach the quarter-final of the Champions League, but were defeated 5-1 on aggregate by Liverpool . "We deserved more against Everton and Chelsea, we got nothing and they were crucial". Jesus' late salvo came exactly six years on from Sergio Aguero's unforgettable injury-time victor against QPR to snatch the title in 2012. (more...)
Captain Gianluigi Buffon leaving Juventus but not retiring Captain Gianluigi Buffon leaving Juventus but not retiring
- May 17, 2018

According to a statement by the club, the 40-year-old goalkeeper made this known in a press conference this morning. "In Wojciech Szczęsny Juventus have an excellent goalkeeper, who also has 13 years less than me". "As his sister and a former athlete I want to hear him say: "I'm stopping because I don't have it anymore", but that's not how it is". 'I'm very happy at the moment. (more...)
CEO Peter Moore: What Champions League success would mean for Liverpool CEO Peter Moore: What Champions League success would mean for Liverpool
- May 17, 2018

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino said he is enjoying the best season of his career at Anfield but remains "restless" ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev next week. 'Let's just live in hope that Manchester United win the FA Cup and Ronaldo - our friend and boy Cristiano - turns up, scores a lovely little hat-trick, puts us out of our misery in the second half and lets us relax. (more...)
Emotional homer helps A's beat Red Sox, 5-3 Emotional homer helps A's beat Red Sox, 5-3
- May 17, 2018

His two-run homer was a tape-measure shot, 422 feet into the center field bleachers. A year ago through 10 starts he went at least seven innings in all but one. Chris Sale didn't look quite like himself, walking four batters for the first time all year. His start against the A's was the flawless example, as he went just five innings and allowed two runs on two hits, while walking four and striking out nine. (more...)
BCCI announces squads for Women's T20 Challenge match BCCI announces squads for Women's T20 Challenge match
- May 17, 2018

BCCI had earlier announced that Harmanpreet and opener Smriti Mandhana will be the captains, and the teams names have been announced as IPL Supernovas and IPL Trailblazers respectively. We've seen the Women's Big Bash League, the Kia Super League, and hopefully in a few years, the women's IPL. White Ferns captain Suzie Bates, attacking batter Sophie Devine, who holds the record for fastest half-century in women's T20Is, Australia's fine all-rounder Ellyse Perry, wicket-keeper bat ... (more...)
Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League title Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League title
- May 17, 2018

Europa League match victor, Antoine Griezmann, was coy on his future, after scoring twice as Atletico Madrid beat Marseille 3-0 to secure the trophy in Lyon, France on Wednesday. Now we are in the UEFA Super Cup, so he could play four finals with us. "He's given us a lot, he gave us a leap in quality as a team. So on a sporting level we aren't so far from the clubs that have more power than us". (more...)
Chelsea's skipper Cahill seeking FA Cup salvation Chelsea's skipper Cahill seeking FA Cup salvation
- May 17, 2018

He said, "I like to play for Chelsea ", Willian told reporters. "I remember that game well. (Cesar) Azpilicueta set ( Alvaro) Morata up once again for a great goal". For Gary Cahill it has been a trying campaign with poor form resulting in him losing his place at various stages of the season. The Belgian eventually joined Everton on a permanent basis before securing a £75 million transfer to United last summer and the 25-year-old has enjoyed an impressive debut season at Old Trafford. (more...)
Sports wagering is a freedom, not just a source of state revenue Sports wagering is a freedom, not just a source of state revenue
- May 17, 2018

Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, who also serves as the House Majority Leader. Churchill Downs Inc. wasted little time taking a step on this new frontier. "You're now going to see casinos, if they don't already have race and sports books, interested in putting those in", Waldrop said. More than a dozen other states now are considering bills that would do the same thing, though Virginia is not - at present - among them . (more...)
Emre Can to travel with Liverpool to training camp Emre Can to travel with Liverpool to training camp
- May 17, 2018

And we've had the feeling throughout the [run] that we could have scored at least two goals per game. The Germany worldwide has been sidelined with a back injury since March to miss out on Liverpool FC's impressive win over Manchester City and AS Roma in the Champions League . (more...)
Raptors roasted for congratulating Dwane Casey on COY nomination Raptors roasted for congratulating Dwane Casey on COY nomination
- May 17, 2018

The Toronto Raptors fired Dwane Casey after getting swept in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The NBA announced the finalists for its key awards Wednesday , and it unintentionally created the most awkward moment of the season. (more...)
National Basketball Association has announced finalists for their individual regular season awards National Basketball Association has announced finalists for their individual regular season awards
- May 17, 2018

Meanwhile, LeBron will be back on the floor with his Cavaliers teammates on Saturday for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics, who lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. The votes for the regular-season awards were submitted by the media in April. Dinwiddie finished seventh in the National Basketball Association in assists after being thrust into the starting point guard role. (more...)
Harry Kane challenges Mohamed Salah to repeat goalscoring feat Harry Kane challenges Mohamed Salah to repeat goalscoring feat
- May 17, 2018

Reflecting on his success, 57-cap Salah said, "They say I didn't have success here the first time". If Real Madrid win the Champions League , then they will take the place for the holders in Pot 1 , meaning Tottenham move up from Pot 3 into the vacant position in Pot 2 . (more...)
Sergio Ramos targets Sergio Ramos targets "dream" Champions League final victory over Liverpool
- May 17, 2018

The Brazilian global has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side, including 10 in the Champions League . "I am a little bit annoyed, because I always want more and I am never satisfied". "There are moments..." Klopp began, when asked to explain such passages of play. "All sportsmen know that". 'In our case, we've played in the Champions League without pressure most of the time, ' said Klopp. (more...)
Family says 10-year-old bitten by shark on Hilton Head Island Family says 10-year-old bitten by shark on Hilton Head Island
- May 17, 2018

The Island Packet newspaper reported that on Sunday afternoon, Jei Turrell was bitten on the forearm at nearby Hilton Head beach. Jei's mother, Tonya Turrell, says when her son first came out of the water screaming "shark" she thought he was joking - until she saw his arm. (more...)
The Bucks Are Bringing In Giannis Antetokounmpo To Recruit Mike Budenholzer The Bucks Are Bringing In Giannis Antetokounmpo To Recruit Mike Budenholzer
- May 17, 2018

Budenholzer has experience as an National Basketball Association head coach, having last coached the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-18. Reports indicate Budenholzer had breakfast on Wednesday morning, May 16 with Bucks players Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton . (more...)
FA Cup Final: When and where to watch the game this Saturday FA Cup Final: When and where to watch the game this Saturday
- May 17, 2018

Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian's final match in charge at Stamford Bridge, regardless of the outcome. But, although United finished with 12 more points than last term and secured our highest league finish since 2012/13, the prospect of silverware makes Saturday's clash against the Blues a season-defining one. (more...)

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