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Despite his desire to break the win record, however, Conte suggested that he will give Chelsea's fringe players another chance to impress against Sunderland as he prepares for an FA Cup final clash with Arsenal later this month. We have a very good squad, with lots of good players. "For sure, for us this is a big loss next season". The Belgian, 23, has been an afterthought for Antonio Conte for much of the season, but scored the goal that won the Blues the Premier League title at West ...
  • Ed Woodward hails Manchester United's 'tremendous progress' under Jose Mourinho

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    Victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final on May 24 would be rewarded with a place in next season's Champions League , Europe's most lucrative club competition. For example, Ander Herrera, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, and Marcus Rashford can all play against us because they were rested for the last game. "We're approaching the end of a compelling season - our first with Jose Mourinho as manager and one which I believe we've made tremendous progress, both on and off the pitch", he said.
  • Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead

    Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead

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    Popovich lashed out at Zaza Pachulia for the Warriors center's defense on Leonard, telling reporters Monday that the play was "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" and citing a past pattern of such actions by Pachulia. "The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that". I think he's one of the best players in this league, and I wish him all the best to get healthy.
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    However, viewers can turn onto Sky Sports 3 from 7.30pm to watch 15 minutes of previews before the kick-off. Alternatively you can follow all the action on the SunSport live blog. But, with this being the play-offs, things could be much more frantic in the closing stages and the straight win bet on Carvalhal's men at 6/5 (2 .20) looks big enough to consider getting involved in as both teams chase their dreams of playing in the Premier League next term.
  • Thibaut Courtois sets ultimate Champions League goal for next season

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    It means I trust my squad and this season we have had three competitions - league, FA Cup and Capital One Cup. "We had a lot of critics, a lot of laughter at us. We tried to win our games but last year was just an off year. "Having said all that, the fundamental issue remains the work of the coach". The team has also reached the final of the FA Cup, where it will play Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on 27 May.
  • Cabrera scratched from Detroit lineup with sore left side

    Cabrera scratched from Detroit lineup with sore left side

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    Francisco Rodriguez was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs in the 13th. He got called up after just one game in Bowie. "I just looked at it again". But Mychal Givens couldn't get an out, walking the bases loaded. The teams had a game postponed May 4. Montero (0-3) relieved to start the 11th, and Hermann worked the count full, fouled off a pitch and connected on a belt-high fastball for his first game-ending homer.
  • Remodeled Aguero finally gets Guardiola's seal of approval

    Remodeled Aguero finally gets Guardiola's seal of approval

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    Manchester City downed West Bromwich Albion 3-1 in a Premier League clash Monday night to all but ensure qualification for next season's Champions League . "I think we have been a little bit unfortunate at the back end of the season to catch Chelsea and City having to win against us". With Guardiola famed for his work his youngsters from Barcelona to Munich, and Iheanacho genuinely one of the best young talents around, it seemed to be a match made in heaven; there's nothing Guardiola's ...
  • Penguins Win Critical Game 4 vs. Capitals in Sidney Crosby's Absence

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    We're very optimistic, and we're hopeful that we'll get him back in a timely fashion". They also scored two of their three Game 3 goals on the power play. "You can't replace (Crosby) but I think we've shown that through the season whenever the guy's not there, other guys have to step up", Fleury said.
  • San Antonio Spurs Announce Tony Parker Is Out For Rest Of Playoffs

    San Antonio Spurs Announce Tony Parker Is Out For Rest Of Playoffs

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    The San Antonio Spurs travel to Houston to take on the Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals at 8:30 pm CT. Parker, 34, averaged 15.9 points and 3.1 assists this postseason. James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place on a three-pointer in the third quarter. He remained upset after a timeout, approaching a referee and arguing the call, before finally calming down.
  • India recall Shami, Sharma for Champions Trophy

    India recall Shami, Sharma for Champions Trophy

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    Rohit Sharma , who was part of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winning squad , missed a lot of global cricket due to a thigh surgery. Also, softening its previous stand against the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Indian board decided not to send a legal notice to the world body, calling it a conciliatory approach.
  • Mourinho: Man United have been phenomenal at times

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    We can't feel sorry for ourselves just because Marcus Rashford hit a good free-kick. Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford can cope with pressure and will only get better, according to team-mate Jesse Lingard. "He loves it. Sometimes he stays behind after training to practise free-kicks". The away goal could prove crucial but the narrow winning margin means Mourinho will, as suggested on the eve of the first leg, rest several players when United return to Premier League action on ...
  • Predators don't have to dominate face-offs vs. Ducks, but improvements needed

    Predators don't have to dominate face-offs vs. Ducks, but improvements needed

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    Ryan Ellis and Ryan Johansen both have nine points in the playoffs to lead the team. Though Anaheim struck first, the first period belonged to Nashville. The series is a rematch of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup last season that the Predators won 4-3. It would have made sense for the Ducks to come out firing after their big win over the Oilers on Wednesday, then wear down over the course of the evening.