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Simon Brotherton: "With four wins from the last five games , Arsenal appear to be hitting form at just the right time as they try to extend their remarkable run of continuous top-four finishes to 21 seasons". Laurent Koscielny, who missed that match with a calf problem, will be assessed ahead of Saturday's game . Arsene Wenger's side are now in fifth place three points behind City who occupy the fourth spot.
  • Conte shrugs off Inter link to focus on title target with Chelsea

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    Lifting the Premier League title this season with Antonio Conte will be even sweeter than when Chelsea won it with Jose Mourinho in charge, admits Thibaut Courtois. Tickets are being sold in the Chelsea end for close to 2,000 pounds with so many Blues supporters confident of a win at the Hawthorns. "Whether they celebrate on our pitch or back at Stamford Bridge, they deserve to be where they are for what they've done so far".
  • Boston close in on NBA conference decider

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    However, Washington forgot to account for shooting guard Avery Bradley . One team played as if tonight was a Game 7 and the other didn't. According to whowins.com, National Basketball Association teams trailing 3-2 in a second-round series win Game 6 at home 50 percent of the time but have just a 4-73 record in the series .
  • Gabriel's magic help Windies humiliate Pakistan in Barbados Test

    Gabriel's magic help Windies humiliate Pakistan in Barbados Test

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    We set out some plans in the dressing room and I think we went out and executed them so credit must go to everybody, especially to the fast bowlers who just kept running in."I think our first innings total was really, really crucial and then backed up by a solid second innings total on a hard pitch".
  • Anger as Muntari is banned for standing up to racism

    Anger as Muntari is banned for standing up to racism

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    A Serie A disciplinary committee upheld his punishment saying it could not punish the fans as only "approximately 10" were involved in the racist chants - not enough to take action under its own guidelines. The midfielder said he had told the referee about racist abuse that had begun as soon as the match started. " Professional footballers should expect to be adequately protected by the relevant authorities in a place of work that does not tolerate discrimination of any kind".
  • Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

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    Almagro had taken just one set from four previous meetings with Djokovic, but willed on by a partisan home crowd, he held on to his serve despite more pressure from the Serb in the first game of the second set. The other semifinal will see Dominic Thiem, who rolled past lucky loser Borna Coric 6-1, 6-4, against surprise package Pablo Cuevas, who upended Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-0, 6-4.
  • Sinclair: first time I've experienced racism

    Sinclair: first time I've experienced racism

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    I look at Kante down south, a central midfield player who is not flash and does the dirty work - but does it to a real top level. Rodgers reckons the player's image is nothing like the reality, as Brown leads his team towards a treble. "So I found it incredible, really, that a player who has played at the very highest level from the first game (isn't nominated)". The response from Rodgers was greeted with large laughter from the crowd, with Rodgers going on to add: " He was a fantastic ...
  • Ferrari and Mercedes within 0.1s - Hamilton

    Ferrari and Mercedes within 0.1s - Hamilton

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    But of more pressing concern for the triple world champion will be mastering the long run down to turn one when the lights go out in Spain on Sunday. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start from third place on the grid, alongside the other Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen.
  • John Wall hits the game-winner to keep Washington alive

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    The series is tied 3-3 with Game 7 taking place Monday at 8 p.m.in Boston. "I took that to heart", Thomas said. The game's first three and a half quarters weren't much to remember, as neither team shot the ball particularly well. "He's not anxious about his stats, he's anxious about winning the game". Following 3-pointers from Thomas and Horford, Bradley's alley-oop dunk in the closing seconds sent Boston into halftime leading 42-41 despite shooting 35 percent from the field.
  • Change _ good and bad _ comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

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    But he did, and it was better than most. Other changes were more cosmetic. "I hit a good shot, but it can go there, it can go 3 yards past". "I've always felt that driving is a big advantage for me if I can drive the ball well", he said, per the AP.
  • Atletico Madrid recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe

    Atletico Madrid recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe

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    Juventus star Paulo Dybala said he would have liked to play with Zinedine Zidane ahead of next month's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff. They have beaten some quality team on their way to final. Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-2 on aggregate. Zidane took over Madrid in January 2016 after he succeeded Rafa Bentitez, and was appointed on a two-and-a-half-year deal where he won an unprecedented 11th European title in his first campaign.
  • Klitschko Oozes Class In Post-Fight Interview

    Klitschko Oozes Class In Post-Fight Interview

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    It was the first time the 27-year-old star had hit the canvas in his pro career but Joshua came roaring back to end the Klitschko heavyweight era with an onslaught of power in the penultimate round. "So a massive shout-out to Wladimir Klitschko ." he further said. "It was really good, I had fun". I enjoy fighting. I love fighting. Vitali Klitschko, the former champion and mayor of Kiev, will be in his brother's corner for the fight.