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Sports Napoli Appoint Ancelotti As New Manager After Sarri Exit
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Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over at Napoli in anticipation of Sarri leaving after contract negotiations broke down. The Italian led the Blues to the Premier League title last season as well as the FA Cup this term but a poor title defence is among the factors counting against Conte.

Sports Pressure’s on James, Cavaliers in Game 6 vs. Celtics
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Jayson Tatum looked like a veteran out there as he led the team with 24 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks, Jaylen Brown added 17 points while Al Horford chipped in with 15 points and 12 rebounds. "I would think he gets a little exhausted". Unfortunately for the Cavs, the answer is yes. Later, Terry Rozier suffered a nasty sprained ankle, and LeBron James appeared to suffer a leg injury of some sort.

Sports Rockets to host Game 6 viewing party at Toyota Center
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Prior to the game, the Rockets will play a video to honor Santa Fe High School, and the school's choir has been asked to sing the national anthem, per MacMahon. Many graced the court wearing "Santa Fe Strong" T-shirts donning the school's colors of green and yellow. "We just can't go on". To think that these kids, their last week in high school, what they had to remember, we're going to do whatever we can do to take that memory and make it a little more special.

Sports Open thread game six: Cleveland Cavaliers versus Boston Celtics
Author: 0 Open thread game six: Cleveland Cavaliers versus Boston Celtics

We just can't expect coming home and in front of our great fans and crowd that we're going to win the game. With his Cavaliers on the brink of elimination, many have begun to speculate that a loss on Friday night to the Celtics would mark the end of the reign of King James in Cleveland.

Sports Serena Denied Seeding For French Open Return
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But at Roland Garros , an event she has won three times, organisers are not ready to take such a step with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) reaffirming the seedings will reflect the latest WTA rankings . "It's wrong, they should protect players", Evert, who will be working for broadcaster ESPN during the Paris fortnight, told Reuters by telephone.

Sports NBA Rockets lose star guard for Game 6
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Asked if there was a chance Paul could return for a potential Game 7, D'Antoni said, "I don't know". I thought, without having seen it, Draymond rushed it a little bit. A healthy Houston backcourt would probably still not be enough against Golden State Saturday night. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. That sense of destiny has been put on hold thanks to the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets , who now both find themselves in control of their respective conference finals series ...

Sports Arsenal can and must get better, insists Unai Emery
Author: 0 Arsenal can and must get better, insists Unai Emery

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis welcomed Unai Emery as his club's manager on Wednesday by claiming the Gunners' job is the "most attractive" in world football. I think that's about battling for every title. Succeeding a club legend is no easy task but he seems well-equipped to handle the additional challenges that come with filling such large shoes.

Sports Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby
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Emissions of sulphur dioxide gas, harmful if inhaled, also remained at high levels from newly opened lava-spewing fissures in the ground running through populated areas on the eastern flank of the volcano, authorities said. It is responsible for 4.5% of Ormat's total geothermal power production worldwide. On the volcano's east flank, almost two-dozen fissures are producing 15,000 tons a day of toxic sulfur dioxide, a level "much higher than seen in recent times", Bravender said.

Sports Roberto Firmino: 'Liverpool will fight until the end against Real Madrid'
Author: 0 Roberto Firmino: 'Liverpool will fight until the end against Real Madrid'

They have impressed with their brilliant attacking flair in the tournament, stemming from Roberto Firmino , Sadio Mané and the prolific Mohamed Salah , who has scored ten goals in the tournament alone. "We aren't anyone else". They'll also be up against Liverpool - a team and a club with a great pedigree. To summarise, it's been a insane ride. "I like him a lot", added the Egyptian, who is looking to add to his 44 goals this season against Real Madrid .

Sports Buffon resigns as Juventus goalkeeper
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Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to put on the Juventus shirt one final time this Saturday. I think it will be the best end to a lovely journey. "For now, I only know that Saturday I will play a game. I can only say thank you to him". Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 after spending six seasons at Parma, and has gone ahead to feature over 500 matches for the Old Lady.

Sports Super Eagles: A good list with promising players, says Okala
Author: 0 Super Eagles: A good list with promising players, says Okala

The defenders are Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze and Kenneth Omeruo. Patrick Ibeh of metro FM Radio (Godfather), said that Rohr had a team capable of springing surprises during the Mundial save hard luck against them.

Sports Guardiola Extends Man City Deal Till 2021
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That heavy investment paid off with City winning the Premier League and League Cup, but Guardiola said fans should not expect similar spending. We are going to try every day on the pitch to improve our players. "To be out of the Champions League and win the Premier League again, I'd sign for it now". "We have all the conditions to be a stable club", he said.

Sports Arteta Gets Guardiola's Blessing To Become Arsenal Manager
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Arteta, now Man City's assistant coach, has expressed his interest in the role to both Pep Guardiola and City's Director of Football Aitor "Txiki" Begiristain, who have given the former Everton and Arsenal midfielder the go ahead to complete the move.

Sports Not interested in being best in history says footballer Lionel Messi
Author: 0 Not interested in being best in history says footballer Lionel Messi

And he then appeared to take a little shot at Neymar, without specifically naming him, when talking about being at Barcelona and leaving. Every year I fight to win everything. "I want to be a champion every year", he concluded. Messi said: "I do not go to City". Nevertheless, the Reds have qualified for the Champions League , regardless of the result in Kiev for the Champions League final.

Sports West Ham part company with manager Moyes
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Other options include Burnley's Sean Dyche, Huddersfield's David Wagner and Marco Silva, the former Hull and Watford manager. "I can't quite say confident after all the rumours I'm reading in the paper", said Allardyce, when questioned about his future.

Sports Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets - 5/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets - 5/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. It was Marchessault's sixth goal of the playoffs. ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 17: Nikolaj Ehlers #27 of the Winnipeg Jets controls the puck against Matt Cullen #7 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on April 17, 2018 in St Paul, Minnesota.

Sports Torres fulfils childhood dream in Europa League final
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Atletico is looking to win the Europa League for the third time in nine seasons, after triumphing in 2010 and again in 2012, shortly after "Cholo" Simeone was appointed coach. "We have shown we are one of the best teams in Europe". Marseille lost every ounce of their creativity when Dimitri Payet was forced off in tears with an injury 30 minutes and they were well beaten.

Sports Philadelphia 76ers: Embiid, Simmons named finalists for MVP awards
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Most consider Houston Rockets guard James Harden to be the prohibitive favorite to win this season's MVP Award, but he'll have some stiff competition. He didn't miss a game in a season for the first time in his career and averaged almost 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists per game while also making 54 percent of his shots.

Sports Victor Moses dreams cup glory to erase last year's final sending off
Author: 0 Victor Moses dreams cup glory to erase last year's final sending off

The Brazilian has had another good season for the Londoners and Chelsea fans, who face a very real prospect of losing Eden Hazard over the summer, will not want to see another one of their stars line out for Jose's United. "I was here when we won the Premier League and League Cup in 2015, but this time I would feel more of a part of it because I've been playing regularly".

Sports JUST IN! Lionel Messi speaks with Neymar over transfer to Real Madrid
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The jersey of newly-signed Neymar wore on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain has been sold for nearly €250,000 at a charity auction. "I started training with the ball, making passes, hitting it", he said in an interview on Facebook with Desimpedidos, the football chat and comedy channel started by former Brazilian great Kaka.

Sports 'Finish flawless preparation for Champions League final'
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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has labelled Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino as the "most complete striker" in the Premier League. The Real side already contain their fair share of the game's greats but Wijnaldum believes Liverpool's players can write their own piece of history.

Sports Giro d´Italia leader Simon Yates wins stage 11
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Come the finish line on Piazza Municipio, Dumoulin trailed Yates by just two seconds, though the Briton also picked up an additional four seconds in time bonuses. "He's getting better as the race goes on". The four-time Tour de France victor now trails his fellow Briton by three minutes and 20 seconds as his hopes of winning the race continue to fade.

Sports The Celtics Have Dominated the Cavs With Depth And Relentlessness
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The NBA won't suspend J.R. Smith for shoving Al Horford in the back in the closing minutes of the Boston Celtics' Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, ESPN reports . The personal 5-0 run for Baynes pushed Boston over the hump and they never looked back. From sacrificing his body diving for loose balls or keeping plays alive with a rebound, to causing deflections on defense, to popping up out of the crowd for a timely rebound or tip-in, Smart is the proud everyman for a ...

Sports Zidane rooting for Marseille in Europa League final
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They had started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside four minutes, Valere Germain shooting over after being slipped in by Payet. Marseille continued to dominate for much of the first half, however, they were unable to take control of the tie as Jan Oblak was equal to much of the Ligue One sides efforts.

Sports Jason Witten Thinks Dez Bryant Will Sign With This NFL Team
Author: 0 Jason Witten Thinks Dez Bryant Will Sign With This NFL Team

In a response from Bryant , he said he remains very appreciative of the offer from Baltimore before going on to question what he pictures as the media's motivation to continue to place his character in a negative light. Another team he could end up going to is Drew Brees and the Saints . This is good news for the Vikings, who won't have to go against Bryant twice a season, unless he signs with the Bears or Lions, which seems unlikely.

Sports Mario Gotze Misses Out On Germany's Provisional Squad
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Injured Manuel Neuer was named in Germany's extended 27 man pre-World Cup squad on Tuesday, but there was no place for Brazil 2014 victor, Mario Goetze . Low instead selected Stuttgart's Mario Gomez and uncapped Freiburg striker Nils Petersen , who scored 15 league goals this past season - a record eight as a substitute and five from the penalty spot.

Sports Mercedes explains stall in Lewis Hamilton contract talks
Author: 0 Mercedes explains stall in Lewis Hamilton contract talks

Hamilton won nine races to Bottas's three in 2017. Team boss Toto Wolff said the team's focus had been on beating Ferrari over the past month and would switch to contract talks when a better opportunity arises. He has some serious records. "It's going to be hard". Seventeen championship points is a healthy cushion, but Hamilton may very well need it if he suffers another horror show in the principality.

Sports Joe Hart Won't Be Part Of England's 23 Man World Cup Squad
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Yet, his performances at the end of the season forced Southgate to consider Wilshere for a place on the plane to Russian Federation. Joe Hart has missed out on England's World Cup squad, with manager Gareth Southgate omitting the West Ham goalkeeper in favour of Burnley No.

Sports Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal
Author: 0 Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

Tottenham will play Champions League football in their state-of-the-art stadium next season - the White Hart Lane redevelopment to hold 62,000 supporters. "They will say 'people want to watch quality, so why should we have to share the money?'" Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal , who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons.

Sports Fonseca holds West Ham talks at Sullivan home
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Moyes took over at West Ham in November with the club in the relegation zone. "I'm told it's "touch and go" whether he stays at West Ham". The Chilean cut his managerial teeth in South America with clubs such as San Lorenzo and River Plate before trying his luck in Europe with Villareal, Real Madrid and Malaga.

Sports India threatens to take Nawaz Sharif's statement to ICJ
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And the person who is asking this question has been labelled a traitor. He said that India took Nawaz's statement as an admission of Pakistan's involvement in terrorism. His comments triggered a controversy, prompting the National Security Committee (NSC) - Pakistan's top civil-military body - to call a high-level meeting.

Sports Patrick Vieira's awkward reaction to being contacted by Arsenal about manager's role
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Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta , an assistant to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola , is now the odds-on favourite with British bookmakers to replace Wenger. Merson wrote in The Daily Star about Wenger: " Everton? ". "If he stays I will be the happiest guy in the world and if he decides to move because he has this offer, this option, I will not say you do not have to go".

Sports Ronaldo speaks on Neymar's transfer to Real Madrid
Author: 0 Ronaldo speaks on Neymar's transfer to Real Madrid

Elaborating further on some of the positives, the 46-year-old added: "Well I improved my French, I am feeling closer towards Paris itself, I now know how the sentence "Ici c'est Paris " really means something special". PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has dismissed talk of losing Neymar to Real Madrid or Manchester United , insisting the Brazilian will stay "2000%".

Sports Kane on 'amazing' Salah: 'I haven't seen Mo to talk with him'
Author: 0 Kane on 'amazing' Salah: 'I haven't seen Mo to talk with him'

That's what everyone wants, ' said the Holland worldwide. "We have an opportunity now to win a big trophy with a massive club that has been waiting for a lot of years for a trophy". 'Good players, good team. Since Buvac departed Anfield, the Reds have lost two out of three fixtures, but Klopp has sought to quell fears that his absence may have an adverse impact in the final.

Sports Firmino named in Brazil squad for World Cup
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Star man Neymar has recently returned to fitness and despite not playing for club side Paris-Saint Germain, the samba star is still expected to play a pivotal role for his country in this summer's tournament. Fagner is now carrying an injury of his own but has been cleared by Lasmar to play in Russian Federation. "We can't cry over those who are absent.

Sports Kevin O'Brien targets victory after hitting Ireland's first Test ton
Author: 0 Kevin O'Brien targets victory after hitting Ireland's first Test ton

The collective first-class experience of Ireland stands at 1,103 matches, which is substantially more than Pakistan's 799. After surviving a tense final few overs, in which he relied on luck more than judgement to keep his wicket intact, O'Brien admitted that he wasn't used to "these longer forms" and paid tribute to his batting partners, Stuart Thompson, who also made a half-century, and Tyrone Kane, who was unbeaten on 8 at the close.