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There have been reports this week claiming that Chelsea brass are growing increasingly frustrated with Conte's publicly saying he doesn't have much influence on roster personnel and their actions in the transfer market. "I'm a coach. My life is on the pitch, to try to improve my players, to try to put my idea of football on the pitch". And to face this type of situation.
  • UFC on FOX 27 Performance Bonuses

    UFC on FOX 27 Performance Bonuses

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    Featherweight prospect Mirsad Bektic joined him with a Performance of the Night honor for his vicious body shot knockout against Brazilian fighter Godofredo Pepey on the preliminary card . Jacare Souza returned to winning form, knocking out Derek Brunson with a head kick that the former actually looked to block initially. Jacare landed more kicks early on but Brunson had the first real punches of the round.
  • England beat Australia in stadium opener

    England beat Australia in stadium opener

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    The match, instead of being held at the famous WACA Ground across the Swan River, is being played at the city's new Optus Stadium as part of its official opening. David Willey and Jake Ball will both get their first chance of the campaign having been recalled for the rested new-ball pair of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes.
  • PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi vows Neymar will stay at club

    PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi vows Neymar will stay at club

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    Cavani's form in front of goal has dipped in recent weeks after a stellar start to the season, with the proximity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's club scoring record appearing to have an adverse affect on his game. "I've enough to worry about here at Barca", Valverde said. "It's good for him". This, and comments made by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez , as well as rumours the player isn't happy with his new life in Paris, has seen talk of Neymar to Los Blancos pick up such traction ...
  • LeBron James: 'Easy Choice' Picking Kyrie Irving for All-Star Game

    LeBron James: 'Easy Choice' Picking Kyrie Irving for All-Star Game

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    The 14 All-Star Game reserves will be drafted in the second round. LeBron James and Stephen Curry met on Thursday to make their 2018 NBA All-Star Game selections. Lowry and DeRozan , Wall and Beal, and Butler and Towns will also play together; the only teammates to be split up were Durant and the remaining three Warriors , robbing us of some of the other fun possibilities.
  • Curry wins battle against Irving as Warriors top Celtics

    Curry wins battle against Irving as Warriors top Celtics

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    But the one thing you can count on tonight, is that the Celtics will get the best of the Golden State Warriors who are looking to avoid Boston sweeping the regular season series for the first time since 2012. "You've just got to sit back and enjoy the show, you know what I'm saying?" said Durant. "It's so fun to watch". "I felt like we did a great job sticking to our game plan, but he's unbelievable", Irving said.
  • Big pay-day for Rahul, Pandey

    Big pay-day for Rahul, Pandey

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    Mumbai Indians also used RTM to retain Keiron Pollard for $843,750 as Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab bid for the West Indian allrounder. The glory and ignominy of the Indian Premier League auction were in full swing last night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bengaluru .
  • Gronkowski returns to Patriots practice

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    Gronkowski did not return to the game. "It's always great to have him out there, he's a great player, great person, great teammate and a big part of what we do", Brady said. The injury didn't seem to be an issue for the five-time Super Bowl champion in the AFC championship game and he wasn't listed on Friday's injury report.
  • Pakistan opt to bat in final T20I

    Pakistan opt to bat in final T20I

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    Both teams are practising hard to make the T20 series their own. New Zealand have brought in Ross Taylor for the injured Colin Munro, and Tom Blundell for the dropped Glenn Phillips. A win here will not only help them to secure the series , but also take the No.1 spot in the ICC T20I team rankings. "If we can win we will be number one in the world".
  • South Africa vs India 2018: India announce squad for T20I series

    South Africa vs India 2018: India announce squad for T20I series

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    Iyer spent large parts of the domestic T20 season recovering from a hamstring injury, but struck an unbeaten 44-ball 79 in his last game in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The return of senior players means the likes of Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar and Basil Thampi miss out. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli , who was rested for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka at home, was back at the helm as captain with Rohit Sharma as vice-captain.
  • San Jose to Host 2019 NHL All-Star Game

    San Jose to Host 2019 NHL All-Star Game

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    Alex Ovechkin had already clinched the hardest shot title at the NHL All-Star Game skills competition before taking his final shot. The NHL All-Star Game returns to San Jose for the first time since 1997. "Our players, our teams, our fans and our partners gather around a number of very special events and activities, and our host city steps into a bright world-wide spotlight.
  • Mourinho wary of adding fuel to Ronaldo 'fire'

    Mourinho wary of adding fuel to Ronaldo 'fire'

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    The Brazilian now earns around £33m a year in Paris , making him the second best paid player in the world behind former team-mate Lionel Messi (£44m). The home side came close to levelling the scores in the 28th minute when Geoffrey Kondogbia was given the freedom of the Real Madrid penalty box, but the Frenchman saw his effort beaten away by Keylor Navas .
  • Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals

    Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals

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    On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee review panel issued a list of criteria that it used to issue invitations for Russian athletes . An independent review panel drew up a list of Russian athletes, invited to compete as independents, after carefully examining their doping records and testing history, possible involvement in the scandal and other factors.
  • Jose Mourinho jokes about

    Jose Mourinho jokes about "greedy" Gomes

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    United is still in realistic contention for two trophies this campaign - the FA Cup and Champions League - but the next task is to mount a credible Premier League title challenge. Arsene Wenger was a big fan of the Armenian playmaker and didn't need any second invitations to sanction the deal when the prospect of a desired player was dangling right in front of him.
  • Cavaliers: Will LeBron James Stay in Cleveland If Dan Gilbert Sells Up?

    Cavaliers: Will LeBron James Stay in Cleveland If Dan Gilbert Sells Up?

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    But when asked where to start with the numerous defensive problems, Lue didn't hesitate."I think you start with individual, 1-on-1 defense", he said recently.With Thomas, the Cavs won't be good enough at the point of attack. Thompson pledged he would "bring energy, play hard, set screens" by being back in the starting lineup - routine stuff from a player who distinguished himself as a high-level role player.
  • WVU basketball: Esa Ahmad hurts WVU against UK

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    Behind Bolden was sophomore Chase Harler (15.6), true freshman Teddy Allen (12.7) and sophomore big man Maciej Bender (12.3). It was fair to question that assessment a week later, because for a significant chunk of Saturday night's barnburner at No.
  • Everyone is very confused after Umbro announced a new Man City signing

    Everyone is very confused after Umbro announced a new Man City signing

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    The contract, which is for four-and-half years, was announced by Manchester-based apparel company Umbro . He will have the opportunity to work with the City Football Group while he goes about finding a new club. While he remained signed to MLS , Diskerud was loaned to Swedish side IFK Goteborg for the rest of the year. He scored three goals, including the club's historic first, in 2015.
  • Oklahoma vs Alabama basketball

    Oklahoma vs Alabama basketball

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    Alabama's own standout freshman, Collin Sexton, scored 18 points. While Lattin was approaching a career high, OU's freshman phenom Trae Young posted his second worst scoring game of the season, ending with 17 points and eight assists. "I think it's exciting for college basketball to have two really high-level young players in Trae Young and Collin Sexton playing in this game", Johnson said Thursday during the SEC coaches teleconference.
  • Wobbly Wozniacki beats Mertens to reach final

    Wobbly Wozniacki beats Mertens to reach final

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    After No. 2 Wozniacki secured her spot in the final, top-seeded Halep raced to a 6-3, 3-1 lead in the second semifinal before Kerber rallied to force a third. "Too many people getting injured", said Nadal, who was still limping and grimacing at a post-match news conference. These two have played once in the past, which was in the 2017 Swedish Open, a match Wozniacki won in three sets.
  • Edinson Cavani given... miniature Edinson Cavani after breaking PSG record

    Edinson Cavani given... miniature Edinson Cavani after breaking PSG record

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    It was the 30-year-old's 27th goal for the Ligue 1 leaders in all competitions this season. Kylian Mbappe is also an injury worry for the match against Montpellier, who have the best defensive record in the French top flight, having been stretchered off last Sunday after a clash with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
  • Conte loses sleep over Chelsea problems

    Conte loses sleep over Chelsea problems

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    Conte was critical of Chelsea for missing out on the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alex Sandro last summer, and doesn't believe he has had a say in bringing Danny Drinkwater or Ross Barkley to the club this season. "For this reason, sometimes I do not sleep when you have to deal with hard situations". As I said before, my task is to try to improve the team. The Blues are desperate to land a striker in January which would relieve the pressure off Alvaro Morata's shoulders.