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.

Nike's Attempt to Beat 2-Hour Marathon Falls Just Short

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.

Manchester City 5 Crystal Palace 0 - Emphatic City cruise past Palace

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".

McCann, McCullers lead MLB-best Astros past Yankees, 5-1

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 ...

Joshua calls out Tyson Fury after beating Klitschko

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 ...

Sidney Crosby got OK from doc to play after head-first crash

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.

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom: Courtois

For sure, this is my will. "It's not easy and people told me I'm not the type of player for Antonio and that I should leave, but I like challenges". He added: "Now the most important thing is to reach our target". Midfield: N'Golo Kante missed the win over Middlesbrough due to a minor hamstring injury but the French worldwide has been passed fit to return so he should resume his position in midfield.

Thomas scores 53 to power Celtics over Wizards

Isaiah Thomas went 5 of 11 from 3-point range in a 33-point, nine assist effort in Game 1 - all coming after he arrived back in town in the wee hours of the Sunday morning after attending his sister's funeral. The official lineups of the Game 2 are available on official website of National Basketball Association. "What else is there to say?" pondered a baffled Stevens after the game.

Potential XI to defend the Premier League title next season

Chelsea are preparing to offer manager Antonio Conte a new contract of around £8-9m net a year in order to ward off interest from Italian side Inter Milan , according to a report. He has enjoyed a fruitful first year in England at the helm of the Blues, leading his side to the brink of Premier League glory as well as the chance of a domestic double, having reached the FA Cup final.

Valtteri Bottas edges Sebastian Vettel to claim maiden F1 win

The win at Sochi came in the 27-year-old's 81st start and has ensured he is very much in the championship fight. The duo delivered an enthralling race after Bottas took the lead on the first lap.In a spectacular opening lap, Mercedes pilot Valtteri Bottas got off to the flawless start to take an immediate lead.

LeBron James continues Playoff domination as Cavs win again

Alas that was not to be and the Raptors wound up on the wrong end of a 115-94 defeat and are now just a game away from a second four-game sweep in the past three years. Houston's James Harden showed why is the one of the two favourites to win the NBA MVP award, scoring half of Houston's total (46 points) in a losing effort.

LEADING OFF: Harvey back, Trout still out, Sabathia steps up

No doubt about it, the New York Mets lead the league in drama this season. And let it be known this is not the same San Francisco team that eliminated the Mets in that one-game wild card elimination last October at Citi Field. After missing a turn in the rotation, the right-hander is slated to make his next start at Milwaukee on Friday night when NY begins a six-game road trip.

Fabregas and Courtois revel in Chelsea's Premier League glory

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP ) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had the golden touch in his first season in the English Premier League , all the way through to the title-clinching game. "Now it's important to be ready and to try to do this step, to win and then to celebrate together". Guy Mowbray: "With tickets for Chelsea supporters reportedly being sold for nearly £1,800, it's clear that Blues supporters believe that this is the day".

Atletico recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe

Antoine Griezmann converted the ensuing penalty-though it was not hit all that well and Navas got a hand to it-and the sense of belief grew even more. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has warned Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain not to let their friendship lull him into a false sense of security for next month's Champions League final, and insisted "sparks are going to fly" in Cardiff.

Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics - 5/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Wizards would never get the lead under 10 points in the second half . The Celtics also shot 48.5 percent from 3-point range on 16-for-33 shooting. Meanwhile, Thomas, who scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter said: "I guess that's how I've got to play". Those critiques have faded into the oblivion of all rushed hot takes in recent weeks and Horford's Game 5 performance could have silenced them altogether.

Celtic pick Rangers apart at Ibrox in Old Firm thrashing

Kenny Miller, who has just signed a new contract with Rangers , was on the scoresheet with his usual goal against Celtic when he provided a late consolation. STUART ARMSTRONG: One of Celtic's best players this season, he kept the midfield ticking along. 7. "We lost 5-1 in the first Old Firm game of the season and that was very similar".

Gary Cahill: Chelsea winning the Premier League has shut these people up

Therefore, we could see Nemanja Matic make way with Kante lining-up alongside Fabregas in the middle of the park - although Chelsea would ideally want Matic in the side for his height against a big West Brom team. The 47-year-old won three successive Serie A titles with Juventus prior to taking up his Italy role and has now rejuvenated Chelsea , champions under Jose Mourinho in 2015-16 before imploding and finishing 10th last term.

Kenny Miller: Areas for improvement at Rangers are evident

The Scottish Premiership champions, who are now five matches away from ending the domestic season unbeaten, scored five past Rangers for the second time this season. Since beating Celtic 3-2 at Ibrox in March 2012, there have been eight meetings between the two great rivals. Goalkeeper has been one of the best performers for Rangers this season.

Celtics blow out Wizards 123-101

They forced turnovers on the first two possessions, but still couldn't find a rhythm on offense. It was his career high in the playoffs. The Washington Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics, 123-101, in game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the TD Garden in Boston , Massachusetts.

Mets' Matt Harvey was out until 4 am partying before skipping game

It is not just his attitude that should worry Terry Collins. Harvey can appeal the suspension. Meanwhile, one has to wonder how this latest incident impacts Harvey's long-term future with the Mets organization. The Giants were the team that let him go when the Mets traded away Carlos Beltran in in July of 2011 and their first round pick had that lively arm including a nasty curveball.

Ex-Wolverine Frank Clark insults writer for domestic violence story, apologizes

The tweet was deleted, but not before Weiner took a screenshot of it and shared it to the public. Clark also tweeted a direct apology to the reporter in a tweet posted later Wednesday evening. The local media was upset the team would draft someone with such questionable character issues. "There is a legal process that will occur and we respect that process".

Leeds owner Radrizzani set to buy 100 per cent of the club

Radrizzani was quoted by Corriere della Serra as saying his buy-out of Massimo Cellino would be complete "within 10 days, a maximum of two weeks", leaving no doubt that Cellino's three-year reign as United owner is nearly at an end. Monk is out of contract at Elland Road this summer and signing the former Swansea boss up to a new deal is also on Radrizzani's to-do list. Cellino has held the reins at Elland Road since his original purchase of a 75 per cent stake from Gulf Finance House in ...

Tracking isolated severe weather threat

We're talking 9pm - midnight. Thunderstorms may develop during the early evening. Most of the severe weather remained south of I-74 where there were several reports of wind damage, especially in Mason County. It's worth mentioning that severe weather is NOT in play tomorrow. Next chance for rain returns for the start of next week. News 9's team of stormtrackers will be following the storms throughout the day.

Club unveil away kit for next season... and it's stunning!

For the new kit, that classic graphic pattern has been updated with white hues on a black backdrop. Leaked pictures of the look have been released by Todos Sobre Camisetas , an South American shirt website with an impeccable record of leaking new kits.

Thomas takes issue with Green's criticism of Olynyk

As for the man himself, Olynyk predictably says he is not a dirty player. Man, I don't respect guys like that. "Like I don't respect that man, he dirty". After winning the first two games of the series, the Celtics have dropped the past two in decisive fashion to the Wizards , with Game 5 set for Wednesday.

Cronk would be a rugby union success: Hunt

However, Hunt said rugby union was a "different game" and that Cronk would need to be patient, particularly if he was to remain a playmaker. The Waratahs have emerged as a surprised option, alongside six circling NRL clubs, with Cronk heading from Melbourne to Sydney next season to be closer to fiancée Tara Rushton.