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Boro lacked the quality to survive in Premier League

Gary Cahill has insisted Chelsea are not getting complacent as they edge ever closer to the Premier League title. Chelsea capitalised on second-placed Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 defeat by West Ham United on Friday by beating Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday to move seven points clear at the top with three games left.

ISI agent surrenders at Delhi's IGI Airport; agencies verifying travels documents

He was headed to Nepal and landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi from Dubai by an Air India flight around 4.45am local time (00.15am BST) on Friday morning from where he was due to catch his next flight to Kathmandu.

Salazar, bullpen hold Seattle hitless in last 8, Indians win

It was the first time a Terry Francona-led Indians team even finished over.500 in the opening month of the season. He threw 22 pitches in the first inning and 24 more in a 1-2-3, yet laborious, second before Salazar worked into the seventh.

Isaiah McKenzie drafted by Denver

Walker played in 12 games as a freshman in 2013, registering 18 tackles and one sack, while helping the Seminoles to their third national championship in school history. We were close and couldn't get anything done. Three possible returners, all added for depth and the future. Of the Broncos' eight picks, only two were devoted to the defense.

Muntari walks off the pitch after being racially abused !

Speaking to Italian television after the match, Muntari said he had been abused by a group of fans in the first half but had tried to defuse the situation by giving one of the group, a child, his shirt "to teach him you're not supposed to do things like that".

Saints draft cornerback, offensive lineman in 1st round

That could be an indication of where he could play while protecting future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees . "And it was just hard to think about, with the number of needs we have, a 2-for-1". If that stat alone doesn't show consistency, I honestly do not know what does. The Saints can't experiment here without finding a player to fill Jordan's shoes on the left edge.

Gomez hits for cycle as Rangers topple Angels

He hit a first-pitch fastball from Jose Valdez onto the hill behind center field in the seventh for a two-run home run. Chavez was charged with four earned runs on eight hits in six innings. The Rangers got Darvish the run support he'd need in the bottom of the fifth inning when they scored four times off Jesse Chavez (2-4). Salazar struck out six in 6⅓ innings.

Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Dos Santos

As time marches away from Maia - a fighter who will turn 40 this November - I find it harder and harder and harder to bet on him. The pair met previously at UFC on Fox 13, with the former champion dos Santos winning via unanimous decision.

Don't Doubt We Can Beat Manchester United - Celta Vigo Star Issues Warning

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season and Rooney started Sunday's defeat at Arsenal, but the England striker was an unused substitute as United beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg. They are now in fifth place four points behind city rivals Manchester City with three games left to play. "But If we don't qualify for the Champions League, it's because we're not good enough".

LaMarcus Aldridge pours in 34 points to lead Spurs to series win

Should the Spurs can catch the Rockets still thinking regarding their missed opportunity and jump on early lead, perhaps the San Antonio won't even need to return to their home court for the Game 7 . Coming into Game 6 , he had averaged a speed of approximately 3.55 miles per hour throughout the 2017 playoffs. The Warriors will put up a much better effort than the Rockets did in Game 6 .

West Brom boss Tony Pulis welcomes feeling of optimism at The Hawthorns

Second-placed Tottenham's loss at West Ham last Friday and Chelsea's 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough on Monday meant the Blues needed three points from three games to clinch the championship. Eden Hazard had another effort blocked on the line but as Chelsea strained for the victor they began to look a little vulnerable at the back as West Brom gained in confidence.

Mets SS Cabrera not seriously injured on left thumb

Coming off two straight playoff appearances, the Mets began this season with lofty expectations. At this rate, the former can't-miss prospect will wear out his welcome in NY before his current contract expires in 2018. Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery in October 2013 that cost him all of 2014, when he knocked heads with the Mets over where he would rehab. He was removed with the lat injury after 1 1/3 ineffective innings in a 23-5 loss.

Penguins win again, defeat Capitals in Game 2

Why? He allowed six goals on just 35 shots over the first five periods of the series and was pulled in favor of backup Philipp Grubauer in the third period Saturday night. "Obviously, he's been special so far and he won us the game again". "When he didn't change the game, I just looked to change the mojo a little bit there, that's all".

National Hockey League playoff schedule 2017: It's a Game 7 doubleheader

In the first four games against the Penguins, Holtby had a.876 save percentage and allowed 11 goals. He did not come out of Game 6 on Monday night. He shuffled Alex Ovechkin off the first line and threw out young Andre Burakovsky to skate beside Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie - the Penguins had no answer for the line Monday night, Burakovsky getting a pair of goals, Backstrom getting a goal and an assist and Oshie getting a power-play goal to open the scoring.

Complacency not an issue at Chelsea - Cahill

They're going for the title and we've still got things to play for ourselves. "The first year I came here, I came from winning the league in Spain and straight away we won the league, so that was very nice", Courtois added. Boro, which lacked quality and investment in the team, started its downward spiral at the end of previous year with a winless run that stretched from December 17 and April 26.

Cesc Fabregas 'very satisfied' after Chelsea's Premier League title win

Last night's 1-0 win away to West Bromwich Albion made Conte the fourth Italian tactician to win the title after Roberto Mancini, Ancelotti and Claudio Ranieri. Following the change in system, Chelsea have dropped just 13 points out of a possible 90 to storm clear at the top of the Premier League. Conte enjoyed the on-pitch celebrations with the Chelsea supporters.

Mets suspend Matt Harvey 3 days for violating team rules

But the announced crowd of 39,197 knew what was going on and serenaded the Mets with sarcastic applause when Rene Rivera led off the sixth with a bloop single just beyond third base. Harvey has largely disappointed so far this season, posting a 2-2 record and a 5.14 ERA in six starts as he returns from season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Cubs rally to beat Phillies 5-4

By hitting that 20th blast, Schwarber became the fastest in Cubs history to accomplish that feat with the team, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune notes. "But that's no excuse". That ranked 12th in the National League and 26th in Major League Baseball. The Phillies offense struck first. The ball never reached center field, and Galvis never threw it to first.

Batshuayi's late victor delivers title for Chelsea

The respect Conte is held in by his players was clear to see as each one of them hugged him after the final whistle at the Hawthorns before joining together to throw him into the air in a joyous scene in front of Chelsea's supporters. "We deserved it over the season". "It is fantastic to wrap it up with a couple of games to go". The title had seemed very distant after the humiliation at the Emirates yet would have been a certainty long before Friday if not for the dogged pursuit of ...

Brownlee blindsided by Aussie uni fees changes

Earlier this week, an Australian government proposal indicated subsidies for New Zealand citizens enrolling in tertiary education courses would likely be dumped, making them fee-paying students. Henry Sherrell, researcher at the Crawford School of Public Policy , was sceptical that potential students would flock to Australia the way the government anticipated.

NASCAR announces problem with Joey Logano's win at RIR

But he made it clear Friday at Talladega Superspeedway that Team Penske is not only owning up to the penalty but is prepared to move forward. "I think what happened was something that's very, very small", Logano said . The Connecticut native is the first driver at the Cup level to be hammered by NASCAR's encumbered win policy, which was introduced at the start of the 2016 season.

Hamburg, Mainz remain in relegation danger after 0-0 draw

Mainz sit in the 15th place and are within touching distance to the relegation zone while Hamburg continue in the 16th place, which is a relegation play off spot. Markus Weinzierl's side needs to win both its remaining games against Hamburg and Ingolstadt , and hope for favors from others against Freiburg and Hertha Berlin .

Cubs need marathon to take series from Phillies

Freddy Galvis gripped the ball in his right hand and the Phillies believed for a moment Thursday afternoon that they had somehow escaped another inning. Louis, the Cubs (16-12) hold a game-and-a-half lead on the Brewers in the NL Central with the Reds (14-14) just games back. "Once you think you have it figured out, you can get bit in the ass".

IPL 2017: Struggling DD have onerous task at hand against SRH

Delhi was a flawless amalgamation of past and present bound for a successful future. In out ( Kolkata Knight Riders ) last Indian Premier League game on Friday, something which comes surprisingly for the Delhi Daredevils' lineup, is that the team member Zaheer Khan is now engaged but his focus towards his cricket is incredible now.

New York Mets considering giving Tim Tebow promotion

He is 7-for-22 in the past week (.318) and is hitting.250/.330/.370 in 112 plate appearances this season. "Especially for a guy who is playing organized baseball for the first time in many years and the first time professionally". Tebow had a.327/.413/.436 slash line over his last 16 games, entering Friday. The next step up for Tebow would be High-A ball for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League.

Antonio Conte is everyone's favourite manager after his classy Middlesbrough gesture

Hopefully on Friday we can have the title", Fabregas said . 'For sure it won't be easy, because West Brom is a really good team, a physical team, and we must pay great attention. But through hard work, together we found the right way. "Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player". 'We must be focused on the next game to reach this fantastic moment.

England face France and Argentina in tough 2019 World Cup draw

Kenya-who will face off with Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Senegal for the sole African ticket-will not avoid New Zealand, Italy, South Africa and the repechage victor if they sail through. The 1991 champions and two-time finalists face another arduous pool in Japan . "If that comes to fruition then clearly they're going to be a different beast in the World Cup year than what they are now".

Rishabh Pant's blitzkrieg against Gujarat Lions

Though Delhi Daredevils are, at present, at the bottom stair in the IPL points table , Billings trusts the four jewels-Sanju Samson , Rishabh Pant , Shreyas Iyer, and Karun Nair. After the match, Rahul Dravid took a light-hearted interview of Pant and Samson and it's an absolute must-watch for Indian cricket fans. "Love batsman with tremendous belief in themselves which is backed by a special ability for ball hitting.Extra Special today frm Rishabh Pant ", Sehwag tweeted.

Newcastle sew up top spot in the Championship

Under Mowbray Blackburn failed to get out of the bottom three but took 22 points from 15 games, which was the ninth-best record across the division from the moment he arrived. Goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and substitute Dwight Gayle secured a deserved 3-0 victory over Barnsley in front of a crowd of 52,276 at St James' Park, and Jack Grealish's last-gasp strike for Aston Villa denied Brighton victory to allow the Magpies to leap-frog them into top spot.

Pageau's fourth goal seals Senators' 2OT win over Rangers

Kreider moved the ropes on a veiled shot and Stepan scored the Rangers' second short-handed goal by defeating Anderson with a good wrist shot at 13:10. They continue to work on efficiently breaking through Ottawa's neutral-zone trap in practice. The Rangers played a much more physical series in the first round against the Canadiens, when the teams averaged 88.83 hits per game.

Muntari's ban after protesting against racism lifted

The last few days have been very hard for me. Per Digby, Muntari explained the decision to card him, rather than address the problem with the fans, was the reason he walked off: "That's where I got angry". On Tuesday, a Disciplinary Commission upheld the ban, saying "the racist chants came from approximately 10 people, which was less than one per cent of about 2000 people who occupied the area of the stadium where the chants came from".

Mariners open up a weekend series with the Texas Rangers on KPUG

The Rangers appeared ready to capitalize when Carlos Gomez gave Texas the lead in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, then Shin-Soo Choo followed in the second with an RBI groundout to make it 2-0. He would last three-and-a-half innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. Texas goes with Yu Darvish who is 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA.

Dugan injury sours Roos' rout of Kiwis

Nearly one year after breaking a three-game losing streak against the Kiwis in Newcastle, a crowd of 18,535 watched the home side make it five straight wins against the world No2. Fantastic fast hands from Australia , in the third minute after the restart, allowed Jake Trbojevic to cross off a superb but risky no-look Cooper Cronk pass.

Danny Willett: 'My body & mind need a rest'

Visibly struggling, Willett withdrew and took to Twitter on Friday night to explain to his 117,000 followers why he did so, before adding that after some disappointing results, his "body and mind need a rest". "I hit a couple of tee shots practising on Monday and just didn't feel right and I've been getting treatment on it", McIlroy told Sky Sports. "It feels more like a muscle strain so I'm going to get an MRI scan on Monday after the tournament and I might have to rest for a week or two".

Aaron Hernandez murder conviction thrown out by judge

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said he will appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Judicial Court. Prosecutors sought to prevent the abatement , arguing that Hernandez's suicide was a deliberate forfeiture of his appeal.