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Their Chinese backers have prioritised Conte as a replacement and the Italian, asked to offer definitive assurances he would lead Chelsea into a Champions League campaign next season, was equivocal. We are building good foundations for this team at a transitional moment when we are losing players who wrote the history for this club. "We had to solve a lot of problems because when you arrive 10th in the league it means there is not one problem, there are a lot".
  • Wenger: Bellerin can thrive as wing-back

    Wenger: Bellerin can thrive as wing-back

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    Sky sources understand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered only a minor hamstring injury during Wednesday's win over Southampton and could be fit to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final. "He was not far". Wenger replaced him with Bellerin, a player more accustomed to playing at full-back in a flat-back four. "Traditionally there is a fierce rivalry and they had always a very direct game against us", the Arsenal manager said.
  • Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard is game-time decision

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    While San Antonio fought through six games with the Rockets, the Warriors have been off since wrapping up a sweep of the Utah Jazz on Monday. Danny Green is not necessarily a superstar in the National Basketball Association. Harden, who finished with nine turnovers, said he was not worn out despite playing 43 minutes. "I just didn't have rhythm", Harden said. The lone remaining member of their old-school trio, 39-year-old Manu Ginobili, pulled off a vintage performance in Game 5 that ...
  • What are the Odds? Spurs at Rockets Game Six

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    The Spurs also are concerned about an injury to their most important player, Kawhi Leonard. He'd try to tough it out, but ended up going to the bench in the final minutes of the game, which the Spurs ultimately won 110-107 in overtime. After Game 5 , Leonard initially was confident he'd suit up for Game 6 despite the injury. The Spurs led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter as LaMarcus Aldridge played like the superstar he was expected to be when he left Portland in 2015 ...
  • UAE appoint Edgardo Bauza as national team coach

    UAE appoint Edgardo Bauza as national team coach

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    The new coach is asked to achieve the Hercules task to win with the UAE its last three qualifiers as the Gulf Arab state still hopes that the "Whites" (as the Emirati team is called) will make it to the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Brom tie, says Cahill

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    He has been linked with a move to Inter ever since the Italian giants sacked Stefano Pioli earlier this season. For sure, this is my will. Tomorrow's game is the most important game for us. "I wasn't calm", he said. "They deserve to be where they are". Costa has his critics but he has led the line brilliantly for Chelsea this season, scoring 20 league goals, and won't be easy to replace.
  • Golden State Warriors 102 - Utah Jazz 91: Game 3 Recap

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    NEED TO KNOW: Golden State has won a franchise-record seven consecutive playoff games in a single postseason and only one victory was by fewer than 11 points. Clearly the Warriors will win the series, but they need to be cautious in the next outing. Andre Iguodala (11 points) was the only other player in double digits.
  • West Brom vs. Chelsea: Predicted XI for just another Premier League fixture

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    Conte is demanding much greater control over transfers in and out at Chelsea which Abramovich is unwilling to agree to. Chelsea will see out the season with fixtures against Watford and Sunderland following the West Brom game. He's the first player in league history to have more than 10 assists in six separate seasons, four of which came earlier in his career with Arsenal.
  • Eden Hazard believes he can win Ballon d'Or playing for Chelsea

    Eden Hazard believes he can win Ballon d'Or playing for Chelsea

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    Speaking to Sky Sports HQ , Hazard admitted: "I hope to win the Ballon d'Or one day". Hazard acknowledges that breaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long dominance will be far from easy, but is adamant that he does not necessarily have to move to La Liga to fulfil his own personal ambition.
  • Una pubblicità di CR7? Costa solo 1.1 mln di euro

    Una pubblicità di CR7? Costa solo 1.1 mln di euro

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    O meglio, le loro finanze. Ebbene, sfruttare il volto del fuoriclasse del Real Madrid per mezza giornata di lavoro costa 920.000 mila sterline. Nel libro si fa riferimento a uno dei contratti stipulati da Cristiano Ronaldo con una compagnia di telecomunicazioni dell'Arabia Saudita, che avrebbe versato oltre 1 milione di euro alla Multisports & Image Management (società con sede in Irlanda che ha in gestione i diritti d'immagine di Cristiano Ronaldo ) per assicurarsi le prestazioni ...