Chelsea won't ease up in title race, says Antonio Conte

The win kept Spurs in touch in the Premier League title race with four games to go and also ensured they will finish above Arsenal in the league for the first time since 1994-95. Cascarino has pointed out a weakness in the former Anderlecht and Chelsea striker's game - his hold-up play. I think we finished a crucial week very well.

Bagan write to AFC, AIFF for continental slot, EB to follow

Federation Cup holders Mohun Bagan have issued a statement stating their disinterest in being part of the Indian Super League (ISL) this season. "If they decide to go ahead and submit the bid, they will need some time to put everything together", said a source who is closely tracking the development.

Cesc hails Chelsea matchwinner Batshuayi: This is why football is f****** unbelievable!

Former England captain Terry has now won five Premier League titles and Lampard suggested the 36-year-old's influence will be tough to replace. We had so many chances in the first half and then we got a bit nervous. Chelsea clinched the English Premier League at the first opportunity on Friday, beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 through Michy Batshuayi's 82nd-minute goal to take an unassailable 10-point lead.

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A defeat to Ronald Koeman's in-form side would have left Tottenham knowing that a win against Arsenal in the derby later in the day would cut the gap at the top to one point with four games to play. Conte becomes only the fourth manager to lift the Premier League trophy in his first season in England, emulating Jose Mourinho in 2004-05, Carlo Ancelotti in 2009-10 and Manuel Pellegrini in 2013-14.

Packers choose cornerback Kevin King as first pick in the NFL Draft

That was true before and during Thursday night's proceedings. Several prominent names, however, remain for the Packers on Friday when the draft resumes at 6 p.m. Green Bay GM Ted Thompson was rumored to be taking calls for a trade out of the first pick of the Second Round. "Things fell like we felt was advantageous to us - especially for the next couple days".

It's upto the individual players to act responsibly: Sehwag

The security at the hotel and around the players has increased manifold but at the Green Park Stadium, on the eve of the match, it was business as usual. The boys aren't affected by it in any way and they are focused on planning for the match. The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) followed the trail of approaches and betting activity in the KPL to eventually nab the corrupt elements.

Thibaut Courtois Belgian relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

Midfielder Matt Phillips has been ruled out of Friday's game while defender Jonny Evans and striker Hal-Robson Kanu face late fitness tests. It was the Baggies who derailed Tottenham's title quest at White Hart Lane a year ago when a 1-1 draw handed Spurs a blow they could not recover from with three to play.

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Sign up for the online chat with Col. Brandon Pearce, NGA's chief information security officer, May 15, 12:30 p.m. McGirt was among 13 players from the morning draw who shot in the 60s, but he was the only player to get as low as 6 under until he missed a short par putt on the final hole.

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His searing speed, direct running and incredible skill lit up the Bundesliga, leaving many to suggest he had overtaken the illustrious aforementioned duo. The defensive midfielder has started six Bundesliga games but has made a further 11 appearances from the bench. "We won't be buying known, expensive stars, instead we will be sticking with our policy of taking young, gifted players, said RB's sports director Ralf Rangnick, who expects to sign around five new players for 2017/18".

Mourinho can't resist a dig at Arsenal and Wenger

Arsenal fans taunted Mourinho in the latter stages of their victory, which puts the Gunners six points behind Manchester City , with one game in hand, and seven back on Liverpool having played two games fewer than the Reds. Champions League would've been in touching distance. "But of course I'm a football player, I want to play football and the more I can play obviously the better for me and the more I feel I can help the team".

How Chelsea Can Clinch Premier League Title Before 'Championship Sunday'

With second-placed Tottenham suffering a 1-0 defeat to West Ham United in the London Derby, Chelsea put itself in prime position to pick up a second league title in three years. The last two title-winners, Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri, have lost their jobs in the following season. "When you finish 10th in the league it means that the problem is not only one, but there are a lot of problems".

Clement: Swansea have every right to celebrate if they avoid relegation

Swansea have threatened to punish supporters who sold tickets paid for by the first-team squad for Saturday's game at Sunderland . "We have to go there and win - it's as simple as that". "We can't look further forward than that because we've got to try and get the right result". "We've backed up performances since the Stoke must-win".

Title in the bag, Conte sets sights on double

It encouraged a few Chelsea fans hidden in the Birmingham Road End to run onto the pitch and the rest of the game was played out in odd circumstances, with more tension off the pitch than on it. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas now has an unmatched six seasons with at least 10 Premier League assists. HollywoodLifers , are you happy that they won the Premier League title? Diego Costa was subdued and Eden Hazard struggled to produce the moment of magic that he has often found at times this ...

Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title

It was a scrappy goal but the visitors did not care after it sparked pandemonium on the Chelsea bench and among the visiting fans. - A Belgian player has scored the title-deciding goal in each of the last three Premier League seasons (Batshuayi v West Brom in 2016-17, Hazard v Spurs in 2015-16 and versus Palace in 2014-15).

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Arsenal are now outside the top-four, and need Liverpool to drop points from one of their two remaining matches, while winning their last three, to have any chance of qualification. Having been forced to change out of his drenched suit following a dressing room soaking, the Italian made the assembled media wait following his side's triumph.

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He also became the fourth player in National Basketball Association history (after Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Manu Ginobili ) to make 300 playoff three-pointers. "If he's not right or he can't play, we're going to have a tough time staying with the big boys", Popovich told The Associated Press in a late March interview.

Chelsea win English Premier League title

Three titles in as many years with Juventus is hardly coincidence but even Roman Abramovich could not have expected the arrival to trigger such an instant change in fortune. Chelsea have played some sublime football at times throughout this campaign, although the victor was anything but - Gary Cahill's shanked shot finding its way to Cesar Azpilicueta, who squared low across the six-yard area for Batshuayi to get the better of Ben Foster and spark scenes of delirium in the away end and on ...

Arsenal breathe new life into top-four hopes with Southampton win

Arsenal head to traditional bogey team Stoke on Saturday evening as they look to continue their belated assault on the Champions League places and build upon the back to back 2-0 wins over Manchester United and Southampton. He hasn't, however, he's just beating exhausted teams who have little to play for at the end of a long season. It has not stopped him beating Wenger six times in all, first with Blackburn, twice with Manchester City, once with QPR and now twice with Stoke - where ...

Manchester United Agree Deal 'in Principle' to Sign Real Madrid Attacking Star

Gareth Bale is willing to move to Manchester United in the summer if Real Madrid finally decide to sell him. Rodriguez has started only 12 La Liga games under Zinedine Zidane this season. Rodriguez is looking to move to ensure he plays as often as possible, which he surely would at United. Rooney now occupies that shirt number at United but is expected to call time on his 13-year stint at Old Trafford this summer having already received a lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League.

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Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced but memorial services will be held in the coming weeks in both Lake Placid and Holcomb's hometown of Park City, Utah. While the cause of death will remain unclear until more tests are done, the results show the 37-year-old star may have died because of a pulmonary congestion.

Antonio Conte allowing himself to relax a little

Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Neville said: "He has simplified his [Luiz's] game". "I don't think it's about my situation, I think it's about the football club and I think we all know that it's a Premier League football club in terms of everything about it, the supporters, the stadium, the training ground, the infrastructure is all there".

Fernando Torres: 'Future is bright for Atletico Madrid'

Saul Niguez headed the opening goal home, before Antoine Griezmann , after Fernando Torres was brought down by Raphael Varane, netted from the penalty spot. He continued: "The first 25 minutes took a lot out of us and it was hard to keep that up". In the second half we found our game. Real progressed with a 4-2 aggregate win that sets up a mouth-watering final against Juventus , but the result also has a bearing on the fate of the Europa League victor.

Draymond Green says Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is 'a dirty player'

Brooks has preached defense as the Wizards' priority since he first set foot in Washington , and during Sunday night's Game 4, that effort materialized. They went on a 26-0 run, and we cant have that on the road but I cant allowed to be held and grabbed every pin-down, every screen and I dont even shoot one free throw.

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Three-time Boston Marathon victor Desisa , from Ethiopia, and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Tadese dropped off the pace to leave Kipchoge crossing the line alone at the end of the 17-and-a-half trips around the 1.5-mile loop circuit.

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Every player has his qualities. "The early goal at the beginning nearly killed us but we worked our way back into the game in the first half so that's why it was so disappointing to go out in the second half and concede goals like we did after how hard we had worked in the opening period".

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New York Yankees' Chase Headley falls down during his at-bat after attempting to bunt as Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann scrambles for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 12, 2017, in New York . YANKEES KEY TRENDS: The Yankees have won 20 of their last 27 games despite losing last night to the Astros . Two-fifths of the team's rotation has never pitched a full season in the big leagues, and the Yankees left spring training with three hitters in the ...

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On the line is Joshua's IBF title, as well as the vacant WBA and IBO belts. Klitschko recovered from tasting canvas in the fifth to send Joshua to a first career knockdown a round later, although the Ukrainian veteran could not capitalise and the Brit was able to recover ahead of his late onslaught.

Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League

But after losing N'Golo Kante to injury before their match against Middlesbrough, Conte simply moved Fabregas into the first-team, and Chelsea carried on just as smoothly as before. "I had a chat with him before the game and he recognised he had to change it earlier in the season, or he might have got changed himself". A Friday night meeting at The Hawthorns did not show Chelsea at their best, but it didn't matter when the chants of the away fans were reverberating through the night and ...

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Obviously, [Monday] was the result that we wanted. The two exchanged hat tricks in Game 2 and Washington did something very un-Capital-like by winning an elimination game on the road to force a Game 7. The Penguins trailed 5-0 in the third period before a pair of late goals made things a little prettier. "We just got to go win one game in Washington".

Wizards look to protect home court, force Game 7

John Wall went for 40p-13a, but it wasn't quite enough as the Wizards fell 129-119 to the Celtics in an overtime thriller on Tuesday night in Boston. Brooks acknowledged that was not the case in Boston's 123-101 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday, especially at the defensive end. "I think that's big", Bradley said Friday morning at shootaround, hours before his team's first chance to push the Washington Wizards out of the playoffs.

Players Championship: Sheffield's Danny Willett withdraws from tournament citing back injury

Garcia is the second to achieve the feat in as many years following Willy Wilcox's previous ace on the par-three. "There's a lot of holes where I would just love to tee it up and rip a driver, but I can't", he said. The best of the best again have returned to the same location, this time TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for THE PLAYERS. Scott arrived at the 17 tee as the outright leader of the tournament at six-under-par.

Conte sees win as a big step towards title

But that shouldn't put a frown on the faces of the Chelsea faithful, with this decision extending the period of celebration's rather than cutting them short. "We've worked so hard for a number of years to get back into the Premier League, and we know how tough it is". Defender Gareth McAuley said: "They're a top, top side, but over the years we've had good games against them and we've had a few good results at The Hawthorns, so we'll be turning up confident and trying to win the game".

Kipchoge sets new unofficial marathon world record

Eliud Kipchoge, the reigning Olympic marathon champion, finished the company-controlled race in two hours, 25 seconds-more than two minutes better than the current world best. Despite running the fastest ever recorded marathon, conditions surrounding the race, including the use of pacemakers, meant it did not count as a world record.

Mourinho: Focus on Zlatan Ibrahimovic recovery, not Man United future

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is fully focused on helping the club to win the Europa League and finish in the Premier League's top four. " It means nothing (to finish above City), if you finish fifth or sixth we are above City it means nothing", he said.

Wild celebrations await Chelsea if they win League today

Chelsea was one more win away from taking the English Premier League title after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday. They moved seven points clear of second-place Tottenham, and all but consigned Middlesbrough to relegation. The post Wild celebrations await Chelsea if they win League today appeared first on Vanguard News. Chelsea are odds on favourites to clinch the title on Friday night, priced at 7/20 to take all three points.