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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte impressed with Swansea City form

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At a press conference, the 48-year-old told reporters: "It won't be easy because we are going to play against a team fighting to avoid relegation". Last week, Liverpool appeared locked for three points before West Bromwich Albion staged an impressive comeback. Read More »

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane sparks injury concern as he visits hospital limping

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From my point of view, this is the game of the season". "It'll be hard to do that next year - all the teams are going to strengthen, the finances allow them to". However, Liverpool still have work to do in the league as they sit three points ahead of Tottenham in third place having played a game more while Man Utd are three points ahead in second. Read More »

Mo Salah becomes first Egyptian footballer to win English player's award

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His 31st goal of the Premier League season equalled the highest number of goals scored in a 38-game English top-flight season, only reached by Alan Shearer , Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. 'I think you still have to end up with one or two trophies with your club at the end of the season. Manchester City did pick up an individual award at the PFA ceremony as Leroy Sane won the Young Player of the Year . Read More »

NFL Draft Football Tremaine Edmunds

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We all get a little cranky when we have to wait on something. Jackson (6-foot-2, 216 pounds) was an unprecedented force at Louisville , finishing his 38-game career with 119 touchdowns, killing defenses deep with the pass and making limbs buckle left and right as a runner, often appearing more an apparition than a football player. Read More »

Only a matter of time before Tottenham win titles, says Pochettino

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Daily Telegraph: Sol Campbell is set to be interviewed by Ipswich Town as they seek a new manager. The tweet was directed at Kane following a below-par performance from the English striker and Pochettino was far from impressed. We need time to achieve all we want. In the end when you lose you lose. We always talk about competing. We are so close we are not going to give up. Read More »

Trump welcomes Olympic athletes to the White House

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Rippon, who won a bronze medal in the figure skating team event in Pyeongchang, also tweeted about boycotting the White House event. Trump says the numbers "were not looking good" until things changed. Trump's White House. Kenworthy, who came out gay after taking home a silver medal in the 2014 Sochi Games, told TIME in December that he would refuse an invitation to the White House. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger not blaming individuals after Atletico Madrid draw

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The Premier League side dominated possession but missed a number of clear chances, with Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak making several fine saves before Lacazette broke the deadlock in the 61st minute. Atletico have not conceded in their past 11 outings at the Wanda Metropolitano but Simeone does not make his men favourites. He added."I hope he has a good reaction [from United fans], if not good, not bad at all and from us as a club he is going to feel the respect we have". Read More »

Cowboys TE Jason Witten to retire, reportedly join 'Monday Night Football'

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Despite having signed a new four-year contract and saying he planned to play beyond this season, Witten has been engaged in talks to become a game analyst with multiple networks, including ESPN , for several weeks, sources said. It's unclear how the Cowboys will replace Witten, but they have three other tight ends on the roster. I kid mostly - Witten put together an incredible career since being drafted by Dallas in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft . Read More »

Sam Darnold fell right in the Jets' lap…and they're thrilled

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The Heisman Trophy victor from Oklahoma, until the last few days considered a long shot to be the top pick, goes from former walk-on to No. 1 overall. He reached a plea deal last June and paid fines for several of the charges. Throughout the draft process, the Browns said they felt Mayfield had admitted to his mistakes and they were behind him. Read More »

Jose Mourinho wants to be friends with Arsene Wenger

Sanchez will come up against former club Arsenal when United face the Gunners at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly identified Nemanja Matic and David de Gea as the leading candidates to replace Michael Carrick as the new captain next term. Read More »

Unai Emery To Leave French Champions At End Of Season

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Emery could get his hands on one final trophy next month when PSG take on third-tier minnows Les Herbiers in the Coupe de France final. The Spaniard helped PSG regain the Ligue 1 title in mid-April after they finished second to Monaco last season. Read More »

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils Must Fix Top Order Troubles Against KKR

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Gambhir's rough patch, along with poor form of other batsmen, resulted in over-dependence on young Rishabh Pant. During the IPL Auction, the Delhi fans were hopeful and enthusiastic after Gautam Gambhir was roped in to captain the team but what followed for the fans was yet another disappointing year. Read More »

Schalke Confirm Max Meyer Will Leave The Club This Summer

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After spending five years with the first team, the versatile midfielder has made a decision to leave his current employers, when his contract expires in the summer. Many eyebrows were raised at first with such a odd decision. Meyer made his debut for Schalke as a 17-year-old in the 2012-13 season and since then has played over 192 matches for them. Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal Draw With Atletico Madrid Feels Like Missed Opportunity

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But Atletico punished Arsenal's failure to take their chances as Antoine Griezmann pounced on defensive uncertainty to score a vital away goal eight minutes from time, with Laurent Koscielny unable to deal with a routine long ball. Atletico was defending brilliantly, we need to convert our chances. Once we were 1-0 up, the task was clear to us not be caught on the long ball. "We can only look at ourselves for tonight's result because 1-0 is a flawless result at home". Read More »

Pelicans may offer Cousins short-term deal at less than max

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New Orleans' sweep of Portland was a team effort through and through, but Holiday will receive the most recognition from it, as no one expected him to dominate every facet of the game as he did. Throughout the course of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, Cousins averaged 25.2 points per game to go along with 12.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. Read More »

Knights the hottest show on Vegas Strip

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The Golden Knights absolutely throttled the Sharks 7-0 in Las Vegas. Vegas flu? Layoff? Being the inferior team? This was a simple beat down, by a group of players who had never been together on the ice before the season began. "That's what it's all about". On Thursday night, they met one another for the first game of their second-round series. "It wasn't even about the seven goals, it was about how we played the game". Read More »

Inside the Saquon Barkley Draft Pick

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He led the team in rushing in each of the three seasons prior to previous year, but moved on to NY after ten seasons as a Panther. "I've got to evaluate our team, then go through all the draft processes". "Wish he got picked 1 but at 2 he's in a GREAT situation and the missing piece". That offense is going to cause PROBLEMS! Instead, they will be getting a RB that only carried the ball north of 20 times twice previous year. Read More »

Mohamed Salah is up there with Messi and Ronaldo, says Dejan Lovren

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Salah's double, along with Mane's strike and a brace from Firmino, saw Jürgen Klopp's team surge into a five-goal lead over Roma earlier this week. A graffiti portrait of Salah adorns the walls outside a Cairo coffee shop , and even people not usually interested in football were talking excitedly about their compatriot who has turned into an ambassador for their country. Read More »

President Trump sends warning to USA World Cup rival host

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The North American bid retains strong support from Fifa's president - BBC Sport reported earlier this week that Gianni Infantino is alleged to have asked a task force evaluating both bids to find damaging evidence that could block Morocco's candidacy. Read More »

Braves phenom Acuna launches first career HR

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Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami first reported the news Tuesday evening. He also began this season as MLB .com's No. 2 overall prospect, behind Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani. He started off slowly in Triple-A but picked things up over the past week with three multi-hit games over his past eight. Acuna rose from Class A to Triple-A in 2017, hitting a combined.325 with 21 home runs, 82 RBIs and 44 stolen bases. Read More »

Seahawks 2018 NFL Draft Tracker

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Not only did Seattle use a 1st-rounder on Penny, but they selected him ahead of Derrius Guice, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Penny led the nation with 2,248 rushing yards as a senior in 2017 for the Aztecs, adding 23 touchdowns on 289 carries. Read More »

Jets draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold with No. 3 pick

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Darnold will have to find that line while playing for a quarterback-starved franchise that hasn't made the playoffs since 2010, when Mark Sanchez , the last USC quarterback the Jets took in the first round, was behind center. Last year, in 14 games, he threw for 4,143 yards and 26 touchdowns. That's what I think I can bring to a franchise. He should also be able to adapt well to coordinator Jeremy Bates' West Coast-style offense. Read More »

Patriots surprise with running back pick in first round

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We're hoping Jackson is one of them. Right now his back up is Brian Hoyer and that's a recipe for disaster. Theoretically, they have enough picks to do that, but they might also have some options at the bottom half of the first round. Next are the Cowboys (62) and Chargers (50). "Our whole philosophy on the whole offensive line is put the best five guys out there and however it sorts itself out, it'll sort itself out". Read More »

Two men due in court over Sean Cox attack in Liverpool

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Police believe Mr Cox, who was attending the game with his brother, was attacked with a belt. His wife has reportedly travelled to Merseyside to be by her husband's hospital bed. Salah scored twice to help fire Liverpool FC to victory over AS Roma and help them take a big step towards the Champions League final. 'The thoughts and prayers of all the players are with the Liverpool fan who is now very poorly in hospital, after being badly hurt ahead of our game last night, ' he wrote. Read More »

Oakland Raiders select Kolton Miller in first round of NFL Draft

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Miller was originally a four-star recruit out of Roseville High School, where he played up against current Raiders defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes. Oakland traded down from the 10th pick to No. They wanted an offensive tackle Thursday night, especially after their other two preferred options disappeared earlier in the first round of the NFL Draft . Read More »

Ravens traded 2nd- and 4th-round picks to select Lamar Jackson

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - One trade, then another. It ended with a bang after the Baltimore Ravens traded with the Philadelphia Eagles and drafted former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson . They also gave up their second-round pick in the 2019 draft and received fourth-round pick (132). None of the mock drafts heading into tonight's actual National Football League draft in Dallas seems to even put them in the same order. Read More »

San Francisco 49ers' Draft: Niners Focus On Protection With Mike McGlinchey Pick

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If the 49ers make Brown expendable in a trade, they could plug in McGlinchey immediately as a starter, with Garry Gilliam a backup tackle after he re-signed on a two-year deal. He employs terrific technique, long arms, and active feet to reach blocks at all levels and stick to those blocks through the whistle. Nelson is the safest bet at any position in the 2018 NFL Draft , but McGlinchey isn't all that far behind him. Read More »

Rapid Reactions to selection of Frank Ragnow in 2018 NFL Draft

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The Lions have finished in the bottom three in rushing yards per game each of the last three seasons, getting progressively worse and finishing in dead last in 2017 with 76.3 rushing yards per game. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I'm going on the Trust Quinn Train. Ragnow said he had routine surgery on the ankle and is back to normal functions. Read More »

The Cardinals pick... the Rosen one!

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John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. I'm going to come in and I'm going to be respectful. Despite the fact that three teams ended up taking quarterbacks in the first nine picks, none of those teams chose Rosen, which opened the door for Arizona to trade up an grab Rosen, who might very well be the team's starting quarterback in 2018. Read More »

Man United Youngster Ready To Run Down Contract And Leave For Free

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The midfield general has the aura of calmness and demands instant respect from his team-mates and is very highly thought of by manager Jose Mourinho . "I know that one thing is to go to a club that is prepared to win and you just need to arrive and give the last touches". The Spaniard has been at Old Trafford for seven seasons and despite proving himself as a vital member of the Red Devils through a more challenging few years than they've been used to in recent times, this would be De ... Read More »

NFL Draft 2018: Roger Goodell welcomed with resounding boos

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Looks like Bryant wants to show he still has alot in the tank. The Baltimore Ravens were listed as one of Bryant's likely landing spots , according to Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback . As it turns out, Dez would end up rejecting a multi-year deal from the Baltimore Ravens . The NFL Draft has many timeless traditions, most are joyous and celebratory. Read More »

NFL DRAFT: Washington Redskins draft selections

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Payne will be a great interior anchor and space eater in the Redskins 4-3 scheme. Payne will be an excellent asset in the run game at the next level. "I'm going to get after the pass rush and just dominate the run every chance I get". His strength lies in his run-stopping ability, and in an NFC East division that now boasts running back Saquon Barkley, who went No. 2 overall to the New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys phenom Ezekiel Elliott, the Redskins were determined to addressed a glaring ... Read More »

Packers select Jaire Alexander after trades with Saints, Seahawks

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On Wednesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Packers are "plotting" a possible trade up from the No. 14 pick with the hope of landing a "top-tier talent". He moved back up with the Seattle Seahawks at No. 18, giving up the N0. Adding Alexander immediately bolsters their unit as they attempt to bounce back and reach the postseason behind a healthy Aaron Rodgers and a number of other picks to come in the draft. Read More »

Von Miller reacts to the Broncos selecting Bradley Chubb in National Football League draft

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Cool with that: The player who just might benefit the most from Chubb's arrival is Von Miller . Denver finished with the fifth-best defensive unit and was number one versus the rush, per numberFire's metrics, in 2017. Last year, three players from the Carolinas were selected in the first round: North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson receiver Mike Williams and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Read More »

Dolphins Take Minkah Fitzpatrick, Twitter Erupts for 1 of Nick Saban's Favorites

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Green Bay still has some work to do to get a trade done, but it appears that they know who their man is. He's confident despite being listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds. "I think it kind of adds to my draft stock because they know they can plug me (in) and play me anywhere", Fitzpatrick said Saturday after cementing his hand and cleat prints beneath Denny Chimes as one of Alabama's permanent captains off its 2017 national championship-winning team. Read More »

Steelers Trade WR Martavis Bryant To Raiders

The pick sent to Pittsburgh is the same one that was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for the 15th overall pick. The Steelers also reportedly don't want to trade him to either the Baltimore Ravens or New England Patriots despite both having needs at the position. Read More »

Saints trade up to No. 14 to draft Marcus Davenport

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Some big boards have him among the top 10 overall players. The shock of the first round came at the hands of New Orleans who used next year's first rounder to acquire not a quarterback, but a quarterback hunter. 14 and instead collect another first-round pick next season. The Packers moved waaaay back in the draft to No. 27 overall and also received a 2019 first pick as well as the 147th pick in the draft which lands in the fifth round. Read More »

Andrew Bogut set to join Sydney Kings in Australian league

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The 33-year-old and the Sydney Kings , who finished seventh in the eight-team NBL in the recently finished 2017/18 season, announced the deal on social media. The seven-foot (2.13m) Bogut was taken with the first overall pick in the 2005 National Basketball Association draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and stayed with the Midwestern side until joining Golden State in 2012, where he picked up a championship ring three years later. Read More »

Wyoming's Josh Allen drafted seventh overall by the Buffalo Bills

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A boom-bust project, Allen also offers a Bollerian/Lockerian floor. Allen chose Craig Bohl and the Cowboys but his first Division-I start was interrupted by a broken clavicle. Last week, Beane emphasized how "one of the main jobs of a GM is to find a franchise quarterback", while adding, "you have to have one". When asked by ESPN's Suzy Kolber whether he would address the tweets with his new teammates, Allen said he probably will. Read More »

NFL Mock Draft 2018: Will the Browns really take Baker Mayfield?

While he ended up on injured reserve by the end of the regular season this past year due to a torn ACL, he led the Philadelphia Eagles to the top seed in the NFC and the team went on to win the Super Bowl. The second round will be Friday , starting at 6 p.m., while the final four rounds will commence at 11 a.m. Saturday . I only invited a few close family members to our draft "party" in order to avoid the embarrassment if I didn't get drafted. Read More »

Warriors star practices in full, questionable for Game 1 vs. Pelicans

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For the Warriors it was great - for the Pelicans , not so much. Curry went through a full-contact practice for the first time since suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee in a 106-94 win against the Atlanta Hawks March 23. How about after Friday's session - when Curry is again expected to take full part in another practice? What we have to do is see how his body responds the rest of the day, and put him through another practice tomorrow. Read More »

This Josh Allen Conspiracy Theory Proves Why Draft Day Is The Best

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An exciting prospect for the 21-year-old from California, the pre-draft hysteria was duly stunted when an investigation of Allen's Twitter account revealed an array of racially insensitive tweets. "We never envisioned a day or night like this". The idea that Schefter is putting forth is that there was a team lower in the draft who found this information, and chose to time its release to tank Allen's draft stock at the last second to give that team a shot at snagging him. Read More »

Tiger commits to PLAYERS Championship, Wells Fargo

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Time to get back to work at @ WellsFargoGolf and @THEPLAYERSChamp. The 42-year-old was one of the favourites after contending for victory at his previous two starts in Florida, but never quite fired on all cylinders and finished equal 32nd. Read More »

Atletico Defender Red Carded After 10 Minutes

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A few minutes later, Vrsaljko went in for a late challenge on Lacazette - and Atletico star looked stunned when the referee Clement Turpin shown him a second yellow card, the fifth fastest sending off in Europa League history. Their best two chances fell to Griezmann but on both occasions, the French attacker was superbly denied by David Ospina who remained alert to keep out efforts down to his left. Read More »

Dez Bryant Turned Down Ravens' Multi-Year Contract Offer

There was some reported interest by the Ravens, but they opted to sign former Saints receiver Willie Snead eliminating them as a potential suitor. Ian Rapoport followed up by pointing out the reality that the Ravens required a multi-year deal in order to massage it into their cap window. It's unclear if they're interested in giving him a sizable one-year deal. Read More »

Boston renames Yawkey Way over alleged racism of former Red Sox owner

The name brought significant opposition from some community members and the Yawkey Foundations , which were set up by Tom Yakwey's wife Jean and have donated more than $450 million to charities over several deacdes. In its statement , The Yawkey Foundations noted Yawkey's numerous charitable contributions to Boston and said, although the Red Sox were the last Major League Baseball team to racially integrate, the full picture of of Yawkey's life "more than justified" honoring the former team ... Read More »

United States tycoon in £600m swoop for Wembley stadium

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The Pakistan-born tycoon has reached an outline agreement with Martin Glenn, chief executive of the Football Association (FA), which is being discussed by the governing body's full board today. It is thought the sale could not only see more National Football League games played at Wembley, but also open the door to a permanent franchise based in London . Read More »