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Sports Chelsea one 'little step' from title - Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea one 'little step' from title - Conte

The Spain worldwide delivered a majestic display in his side's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday (8 May) but has only started 11 Premier League games this season and has had to make do with being N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic's understudy.

Author: 0 Andy Robertson says Hull need to 'dig deep' after disappointing Sunderland loss

It was avoidable had Hull been more alert from the corner. "There are two games to go and we have to keep our heads up, looking forward to the next game". If the Black Cats show the same level of fight and determination then Hull's cause might not yet be lost. This was Sunderland's first win since the 4-0 shellacking of Crystal Palace on February 4.

Sports Texas A&M's Garrett taken in first round of NFL Draft
Author: 0 Texas A&M's Garrett taken in first round of NFL Draft

On coming to the Browns after a 1-15 season: "It's all about stepping stones and stacking little wins". The Browns went into Thursday with two first-round because of a previous trade. The only thing that could change the Browns' thinking is if someone overwhelms them with a package for the No. 1 choice, or if the asking price to trade up for Trubisky gets too high.

Author: 0 Chelsea inch closer to title

The Blues have the chance to claim their second league title in three seasons when they face West Brom on Friday. "We must focus and prepare well and West Brom away won't be easy, but we are in a good moment and with concentration and a good attitude we will try to win".

Author: 0 Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz

In the closeout game on Monday night, Stephen Curry did the damage, scoring 14 of his 30 points in the first quarter. Do not get in their way. While the Warriors have been the most dominant team this postseason with an 8-0 record, an average margin of victory of 16.5 points, and an interim head coach, the Cavaliers are 8-0 having already advanced to the conference finals with an average margin of victory of 8.3 points.

Sports Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games
Author: 0 Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games

The Cavaliers are the only team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a roll without a single 2017 National Basketball Association playoff game loss, and they're looking to make it 7-0 in game three against the Toronto Raptors.

Sports Watch match highlights of Swansea 1-0 Everton
Author: 0 Watch match highlights of Swansea 1-0 Everton

The Irish International James Mccarthy is expected to miss Saturday's match against Swansea City with a Hamstring issue, whilst the powerful forward Yannick Bolasie is still suffering from a Knee injury, and is also unlikely to feature.

Author: 0 EPL: Emre Can stunner lifts Liverpool at Watford

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri: "I think that if you look at all of the Liverpool games that they play, they usually create five or six clear chances". "I felt I got into the game quite quickly, I didn't feel like I'd lost too much rhythm". Philippe Coutinho was brought to tears in November after injuring his ankle against Sunderland which many thought would end his season, only for him to return in January.

Author: 0 Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final

Real Madrid beat Juventus in the 1998 final, with a solitary goal from Predrag Mijatovic securing its seventh European championship. "This performance was the least that we could have done", Atletico captain Gabi said. And the hosts had an explosive start to the game, scoring two goals within the first 20 minutes to change the complexion of a tie that had looked finished.

Sports Swans on course for survival, predicts confident Llorente
Author: 0 Swans on course for survival, predicts confident Llorente

Clement was Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Real Madrid when the Spanish giants claimed their 10th European Cup in 2014 by beating city rivals Atletico. And if it does come down to the final day against West Brom, then Clement expects the home crowd to make a difference. Just look at what happened with Hull , everyone thought it would a home win for them and it did not happen.

Author: 0 Judge grants request to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

Hernandez killed himself in prison last month. Aaron Hernandez committed suicide back on April 19th, while his first murder conviction was now being appealed. Her attorney, Douglas Sheff, said he doesn't believe the civil case will be undermined by the dismissal of Hernandez's conviction. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell last month .

Author: 0 Indians' Corey Kluber placed on 10-day DL

Kluber is off to the worst start of his career since being a full-time starter. It was his 450th career home run, breaking a tie with Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero for 38th in Major League Baseball history. Iglesias was batting.154 (2-for-13) lifetime off Kluber. General manager Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Syndergaard's stint on the DL likely would be measured in weeks rather than days, though he avoided divulging a specific timeline.

Author: 0 'He's Not Human!': Thomas, Celtics Win Game 2 Over Wizards

The guys in green hope to surge to a 2-0 lead before the series heads to Washington and they're on fire after going on the attack against the Chicago Bulls in the first round. Game 3 is on Friday at Washington. Celtics G Isaiah Thomas underwent a dental procedure to replace a tooth he lost during Game 1 on Monday. Kelly Olynyk provided an instant impact on offense off the bench as he scored 10 points during his first stint on the court.

Sports Chelsea defeat Everton, Spurs stay close
Author: 0 Chelsea defeat Everton, Spurs stay close

Pedro's stunning goal set Chelsea on their way at Goodison Park as they earned more than the point they needed to clinch a return to the Champions League. That is very important for us. Cesar Azpilicueta believes Chelsea did well to subdue the "very dangerous" threat of Romelu Lukaku during the 3-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

Sports Nadal on course for 10th Barcelona crown
Author: 0 Nadal on course for 10th Barcelona crown

He's out to regain his form for the French Open following a right elbow injury. Murray looked on the bright side of getting extra matches on Barcelona's outdoor clay. However, Thiem proved too strong as he clinched a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win. Bedene defeated Laslo Djere 6-2, 6-4. However, the fourth seed gained his revenge in their semifinal clash in Buenos Aires, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) previous year en route to winning that title.

Sports Miller: Clipper-proof Game 7 to conclude lunacy with Jazz
Author: 0 Miller: Clipper-proof Game 7 to conclude lunacy with Jazz

With scores tied at 24 at the end of the first quarter, the Jazz rallied to dominate the next two before closing out the 13-point win. The Golden State Warriors announced the schedule for the team's Western Conference Semifinals series against the Utah Jazz , which begins Tuesday, May 2 , at Oracle Arena.

Sports Larsson, Letestu power Oilers past Ducks
Author: 0 Larsson, Letestu power Oilers past Ducks

But the Oilers are expecting their loud fan base to give them a much-needed energy boost after a close Game 2. Andrej Sekera also scored for Edmonton, which also won the first two games on the road in the 2006 Western Conference Finals against Anaheim.

Author: 0 Five Drivers To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

But for everyone's sake, including Dale Jr., Rick Hendrick and the new driver, the sooner, the better. He is even set to drive in two Xfinity Series races in 2018, because of course he is, and expects to step in and drive for the JR Motorsports team when it makes sense.

Author: 0 Raiders draft another DB; UConn's Melifonwu

The 31-year-old running back known as "Beast Mode", who quit the sport after the 2015 season, heads to Oakland in a trade which will see Seattle gain the Raiders' fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft. Melifonwu, a native of Grafton, Mass., was a four-year starting safety at UConn who finished with 351 tackles and seven interceptions. Heading into the draft, the Raiders were believed to be looking for a cornerback after a year where they allowed the ninth-most passing yards (4,120) and the ...

Author: 0 Lucas Perez could leave Arsenal, suggests Wenger

The 67-year-old is still to be drawn on whether he will sign a new contract to remain at the Emirates Stadium beyond the end of the current season. Despite that, Wenger would like to keep him at the club if he can guarantee him the minutes on the pitch that will keep Perez happy.

Sports Wizards vs. Hawks: Washington might be willing to pay for 3-pointers
Author: 0 Wizards vs. Hawks: Washington might be willing to pay for 3-pointers

Pressed into playing extended time, Calderon wound up with 10 points and five assists in 20 minutes to help the Hawks defeat the Washington Wizards 111-101, evening the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two wins apiece. It's a very good lineup and the Wizards have the ability to keep either Wall or Beal on the floor for the entire game. Washington was led by Bradley Beal with 32 points.

Author: 0 Mets suspend Matt Harvey three days for violating team rules

Pitching in place of ailing Wei-Yin Chen, he allowed eight runs — three earned — five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. The Mets lost to the Miami Marlins, 7-0. Harvey's contract with the Mets ends in the fall of 2018, when he'll become a free agent. The right-hander received a fine after showing up late to a mandatory team meeting before the 2015 National League Division Series.

Author: 0 Mets suspend Harvey 3 days for violating team rules

The Mets could lift Harvey's suspension and have him start, or push him back again until Saturday, which would have been his next scheduled start had he taken the mound Sunday. Last season they snuck into the playoffs as one of the two wildcard squads. Hampered by injuries, however, they've opened 14-16 against all NL East opponents.

Author: 0 Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 5-0 to go third

Silva was not fully fit on Saturday and had to be withdrawn in the 68th minute, which was just as well for Palace . The Spaniard latched onto a poor clearance from Palace and volleyed home first time. We are the best one. "You close your eyes and swing!" "This time we started really well - they were unsafe in the first half on the counter sometimes - but in the second half we performed really well".

Author: 0 Old Firm reaction: 'We actually could've had a few more goals'

Kenny Miller's late strike was of no consolation. The 19-year-old left-back took his place among the Hoops fans when an ankle injury ruled him out of the 2-1 Ladbrokes Premiership victory in Govan on New Year's Eve. A lunchtime ordeal for Pedro Caixinha's men began after only six minutes when Myles Beerman clattered through Patrick Roberts in the penalty area, leaving Sinclair to coolly send Wes Foderingham the wrong way.

Sports Moyes to remain at Sunderland
Author: 0 Moyes to remain at Sunderland

Full-back Billy Jones and leading scorer Jermain Defoe scored in the second half to increase the relegation worries on Hull City at the KCOM Stadium . "That's how I see it and maybe the realisation is starting to dawn on the powers that be". This is what is important - not what happens in two months.

Author: 0 John Higgins says he must improve for world snooker final

Congratulations to John for a great final. He'd outplayed me most of the day, but today I came back a lot more fresh and played a lot better". Leading 62-4 and urgently needing to get frames on the board, he missed to the right corner, sucking on his thumb afterwards as he stepped back in disbelief.

Sports India to grow at 7.7 per cent in 2018-19
Author: 0 India to grow at 7.7 per cent in 2018-19

Net exports continued to pull down growth; domestic demand remained strong, supported by robust private consumption. ING chief Asia economist Tim Condon thinks the export recovery will make it easy for regional growth to surpass last year's 5.3 per cent pace.

Sports Warriors' Matt Barnes Isn't Happy About Playing Jazz For Hilarious Reason
Author: 0 Warriors' Matt Barnes Isn't Happy About Playing Jazz For Hilarious Reason

And, after spending months off the radar due to injury, Derrick Favors came through with 17 points and 11 rebounds in big minutes, more than compensating for Rudy Gobert's foul-plagued no-show. Boston went on a 13-2 run without Thomas. Utah shot just 3 for 13 from 3-point range in the first half and missed several wide-open attempts. By the end of the third, the Jazz held a 79-63 edge.

Sports Caught on camera: Bear chases biker on trail in Slovakia
Author: 0 Caught on camera: Bear chases biker on trail in Slovakia

The dew dripping from a philodendron, the insistent whirr of a spinning bike wheel, or, oh god, the bear galloping out of the woods to crush your skull in its jaw. Luckily for the pair, however, the bear gives up after a short chase, leaving the two riders a chance to stop and catch their breath after the mad dash from danger.

Author: 0 Bookies slash odds on Man City legend joining Man United

Over on the other side of Manchester, Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly be splashing the cash on a big name striker. Sunday also brought to an end their 25-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, but several of them have been draws which have come about due to a lack of a killer instinct in the final third.

Sports Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!
Author: 0 Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!

Mourinho said he was delighted with the performance of his players and said, under the burden of so many injuries and fixtures, he was surprised they managed to go 25 games unbeaten in the Premier League. "So, hard to manage it but I think, in principle, the team was good, was organised, played to win and defended well". I'm not enjoying that. Asked about Arsenal finally tasting victory against him, Mourinho said: "It's a big club".

Author: 0 Sharapova enters Quarterfinals of Stuttgart Open

Maria Sharapova declared herself "way above" responding to Eugenie Bouchard after recording the second win of her comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix. Maria Sharapova makes her triumphant return to tennis after her doping scandal. Sharapova pumped her fist and let out a scream as she converted her second set point.

Sports No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona
Author: 0 No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

But even though a draw would have put them on the brink of securing their first league title since 2012, Madrid were pushing for a victor when Barca picked them off in the second minute of stoppage time, the Argentina worldwide converting Jordi Alba's cutback with a trademark finish.

Sports Massachusetts judge overturns ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder conviction
Author: 0 Massachusetts judge overturns ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder conviction

Ward told the sports site that despite the judge's ruling, Hernandez will always be guilty of murdering her son . Prosecutors for the state said dismissing the murder charge would reward Hernandez's decision to take his life. That's after a MA judge wiped a murder conviction from his record following his suicide last month in a Massachusettes prison. Speaking at a press conference after Quinn, Ward said she found strength in her faith in God.