Chelsea's problem-solving skills hailed by Conte as they close on title

That shouldn't be hard because they don't have an extremely tough schedule. They've dropped points in a third of their 18 roads games so far, but if you exclude the top-six form this then they've won 11 of 13 unbeaten matches. Conte has won Serie A titles with Juventus and steered the club to a Champions League final, but he sees the Premier League triumph as another big moment in his career.

Conte says John Terry 'deserves the best' for Stamford Bridge farewell

His thought was always first for the team and afterwards for him. The defender has played under nine permanent managers and various interims over his time at Chelsea , winning the Premier League three times under José Mourinho and once each under Carlo Ancelotti and now Conte.

Antonio Conte says John Terry 'deserves the best' for Stamford Bridge farewell

He wants to play regularly, every week. That's the thought of the whole club. Llorente has bagged 13 goals in his debut season in the Premier League, and would undoubtedly provide quality in reserve for our current options upfront. "I think diving is not the most important thing to improve". The former England captain will leave Stamford Bridge when his contract expires at the end of season after winning 17 trophies in 19 stellar years in the first team.

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

When guys have incredible seasons like James Harden did and Westbrook and Kawhi, then you kind of credit those guys and give those guys the nod. "But today I thought he looked much different in the first half". Shutting Thomas down for the remainder of the playoffs is the right decision. It usually is when James is involved. Nearing a seventh straight trip to the Finals - a feat last accomplished by those Bill Russell-led Celtics teams in the 60s - James needs 73 points to surpass Jordan as ...

Spurs list Leonard as questionable for Game 3

No NBA team has climbed back from a 3-0 hole. Furthermore, it is still hard to separate just how much of Golden State's Game 1 comeback was due to Kawhi's absence as opposed to Stephen Curry heating up in the second half. Being able to not help the team win a game, or just being able to play. "Now the real challenge is going on the road to try and get some wins". But Golden State blitzed Aldridge from all angles in Game 2 and the Spurs are scrambling to find their identity with both ...

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

Classic Empire returned $4.40 and $4, and 31-1 shot Senior Investment was another 4 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $10.20. He rode Bernardini to victory in the 2006 Preakness.Castellano comes from a racing family, with a father, uncle and brother who have been jockeys."We've been working for a long time for this moment", he said.

Kawhi Leonard 'day to day,' questionable for Game 3

Leonard did not play in Game 2 , and the Warriors won that one 136-100. What's the pain like now? "I haven't heard anything yet", power forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. "It's frustrating", he said. Neither the Warriors nor the Spurs have not commented on Vasquez's lawsuit, and you can't really expect them to take time out of their preparation for Saturday's Game 3 to address what seems like a joke, but is actually a real lawsuit that real people are trying to bring to court.

'It's the most important match in Man Utd's history' - Mourinho

Mourinho has won eight times, while the remaining seven were drawn. Seventeen matches with 16 players is completely impossible. I can't ask any more from my players who haven't played a minute for several weeks. Slowly I think we became better and in the second half we controlled the game quite well", Wenger said. "Apart from them, if I'm not wrong, no one did it before so it will be very important for the club, very important for the players".

Celts Star Isaiah Thomas Out For The Playoffs

There's no reason to risk any long-term damage when the chances of winning even a single game in the series are so slim, even if Thomas was somehow able to get back to playing at 100 percent. Thomas' younger sister passed away in a vehicle accident the day before the Celtics playoff opener. He was scoring 23.3 points per game in the playoffs - including a 53-point game vs.

Cloud Computing surges down stretch to take Preakness

Last November, when the Japanese-based Nuovo Record competed in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita, Japanese bettors wagered more than $7.5 million on the race, despite the fact that it went off at 4:43 a.m. Riding the speedy Conquest Mo Money (Uncle Mo), unknown jockey Jorge Carreno did not send his horse once the stalls opened. That didn't happen, however.

Kentucky Derby results: Always Dreaming the victor after dominating the field

The track is impossible."On the final turn, Always Dreaming took command as State of Honor faded". Always Dreaming returned $11.40, $7.20 and $5.80 to those around the world and in the crowd of 158,070 who backed him. The dark brown colt then fulfilled a dream come true for a multitude of people by winning the marquee race going away on Saturday. It was the time of the race, 1:47.47, that got Pletcher's attention.

League defeats won't affect our final performance: Karn Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders, however, will hold a bit of an advantage as they go into the crunch game on Friday as their tie against Sunrisers Hyderabad has boosted their morale and given them an indication of how the M Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch will behave.

Klopp talks Firmino fitness ahead of big Boro test

Klopp has lamented the number of injuries in 2016-17 and the German manager knows Liverpool must be active in the transfer market as they juggle the addition of another tournament - the Merseyside club now occupying the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth heading into the final game of the season.

Arizona Wildcats blank SC, advance to Tucson regional championship

Arizona's Katiyana Mauga breaks a scoreless tie and hits a solo home run, the 91st of her career, moving her alone in second place. "It just makes us a little bit more calm at the plate especially because we know she's doing her job", Perez said.

Carpenter takes top spot in crash-marred Indy 500 qualifying

Yes, Alonso wants to be smart. Then came a rain delay that pushed the start of qualifying from late morning to the hottest part of the afternoon and forced the first drivers in qualifying line to make their only allowed attempt on a hot surface that lacked the grip needed to contend for the pole speeds.

Celtics' Isaiah finished for playoffs

There's no complacency with us right now. A player who was discarded by two struggling teams turned into an efficient Allen Iverson for one of the league's premier franchises, and he struck fear into the hearts of opposing fans during every fourth quarter.

Players want to come to Liverpool again - Klopp

The 18-time English champions have won their last four Premier League games on the road thanks to victories over Stoke City, West Brom, and West Ham. While Klopp admits a return to Europe's elite club competition helps in recruitment, he is confident Liverpool can still attract top quality signings.

Jose Mourinho admits to making 'mistakes' ahead of Europa League final

Mourinho said: "You will have the two goalkeepers, Joel Pereira and Kieran O'Hara". Mourinho's latest gripe centred on the Premier League's decision to make United play their final league game of the season on Sunday, rather than 24 hours beforehand to give them an extra day's rest.

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs

Thomas did not play in the second half after the injury flared up in the second quarter. Thomas has been diagnosed with a femoral-acetabular impingement which affects the ball joint in the hip socket. The bone bruise forced the high scoring point guard to sit-out the next two games against the Nets and the 76ers. Thomas was just 7-for-25 in his two games against Cleveland .

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas ruled out for remainder of playoffs with hip injury

Thomas ran into further trouble during the Game 6 loss to Washington in the conference semifinals. Of course, the Bulls lost Rajon Rondo to a broken thumb in Game 2 and the Celtics had Thomas at full tilt, playing like insane to honor the memory of his sister who died in an auto accident.

Watch as Cloud Computing stuns the 2017 Preakness Stakes

Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory by a head at 13-1 odds Saturday. The focus grew on Classic Empire , which finished fourth at the Kentucky Derby , as the colt raced past Always Dreaming in the final turn and took a significant lead.

Tottenham ready to hijack Liverpool move for the "new Gareth Bale"

Tottenham were the first side to make a concrete offer for the 17-year-old when he first broke into the Craven Cottage club's first-team, and chairman Daniel Levy is eager for the deal to be completed with Fulham anxious the teenager will not sign a new contract in the near future.

Chelsea will always be John Terry's house - Conte

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea lacked motivation last season and says the Premier League champions will be "in trouble" next term should they let standards slip. "We play FA Cup finals on the Saturday after that and you don't start preparing for the game on Monday". And, the Chelsea boss revealed he had no injury concerns.

Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

The Swedish forward had seven goals and six assists in 15 postseason games, including a goal in the Ducks' overtime victory in Game 4 of the conference finals. Johansen leads the Predators with 13 points in 14 playoff games while centering their top line with Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson . Anaheim starting goaltender John Gibson left the game after the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Eden Hazard warns Chelsea not to let standards slip

Chelsea will be keen to retain their form heading in to the Arsenal cup final so I think they'll ease to a comfortable victory over the Black Cats to celebrate lifting the title in style. We'll have commentary of Liverpool and Middlesbrough from Anfield with Ron Jones and Brian Kerr and we'll also have our own reporters at every ground to keep you up to date on what's going on elsewhere .

Tony Adams on why he wouldn't work well with Arsene Wenger

Both teams are battling it out to qualify for next season's Champions League with just one point separating them as they go into their final league matches this weekend and although the Reds are now in pole position, Redknapp admits that "stranger things have happened".

Cloud Computing pulls surprise to win Preakness

Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby , while eventual victor Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. This year's Triple Crown dream was interrupted under a dreary sky at Pimlico Race Course late Saturday afternoon.

Antonio Conte determined to keep pushing forward after successful first season

John Terry is also set for his last league game at Stamford Bridge. And although Sunday's trip to Stamford Bridge offers a time to reflect, David Moyes has revealed preparations are well under to ensure the Black Cats take the Championship by storm.

James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook vie for MVP

The three finalists in each category were announced Friday. But while James downplayed the snub, his team-mates were quick to offer explanations for why one of the all-time National Basketball Association greats, after one of his greatest seasons (career highs in rebounds, assists and 3-point percentage) is not an MVP finalist.

Cloud Computing edges Classic Empire to capture Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing was competing in his first race since the Wood Memorial six weeks ago. Always Dreaming was only the ninth horse Pletcher had ever raced in the Preakness, and only the second in the past five years. "The track is impossible". Cloud Computing overtakes a tiring Always Dreaming as the Preakness Stakes field turns for home. And then, quite unexpectedly, Always Dreaming simply ran out of energy.

Manchester City 'far and away' the Premier League's best - Kolarov

I spoke to the player, the board spoke to his agent. "That means more pressure for the players and, for sure, more pressure for the manager". Of course it is important that a club of our power needs to be at the top. Lukaku has publicly rejected a new contract offer and Barkley is stalling over a deal he has been offered. "I think the time Wenger has been the manager of Arsenal has been really successful - he did really a good job".

Lindsay Park celebrates Magic in Goodwood

There were chances spread right across the track in the final stages of The Goodwood , but jockey Craig Williams timed his run to perfection on Vega Magic and he burst from the pack with 100 metres left to run to score an impressive win.

Parthiv Patel slams fighting fifty for Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant

RPS had seen the back of Tripathi and Smith inside the first two overs and the immediate reaction in the camp would have been of panic, more so with no Ben Stokes in their side. He went with the former, and may rue his choice. It was Parthiv's second half-century this season and it came off 37 balls with three boundaries and three sixes.

Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston's backup

Winston , the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, has started all 32 games in his NFL career and is one of the league's rising stars with 8,132 yards passing and 50 touchdowns in his first two seasons. Incidentally, the fact that the Bucs got him to sign that deal makes the New York Jets' decision to let him walk look pretty weird. Tampa will be the 34-year-old nomad's seventh team in 13 seasons.

Colin Kaepernick's Jersey Donated To The National Museum Of African American History

Smith's criticism of Colin Kaepernick . "So go ahead and root for Kaepernick to get a job". Without any official word on his chances with the Seattle team, he has already received support of teammates such as Michael Bennett. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder". Bennett even included a "please be a better person" line.