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Harden said the Rockets did not take the Spurs lightly even though San Antonio were without Leonard due to an ankle injury. He displayed flashes of brilliance in the playoffs to be sure, but couldn't deliver when the Rockets needed it most.
  • Premier League in bag, Conte sets sights on double

    Premier League in bag, Conte sets sights on double

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    Antonio Conte's mastery of man-management turned a Chelsea side that was in danger of disintegrating into Premier League champions, according to one of the club's great stalwarts. "Michy paid me a lot with this change", Conte said. When Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge, he found a squad ripped apart following the mutiny that led to Jose Mourinho's sacking last season.
  • Conte can build Chelsea dynasty - Lampard

    Conte can build Chelsea dynasty - Lampard

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    Conte, who previously won three Serie A crowns managing former club Juventus, will have the chance to add the FA Cup to his CV when Chelsea face Arsenal in the showpiece event on May 27th. It's great to take the trophy". What we've got to do now is try to get something out of these next two away games. Needless to say, the Chelsea players (and their manager) are having fun in the wake of their latest triumph.
  • Batshuayi strike wins Chelsea Premier League title

    Batshuayi strike wins Chelsea Premier League title

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    Star midfielder, Cesc Fabregas , who has now won two titles in his three years at Stamford Bridge , described their turnaround as "unbelievable". Batshuayi, a £33 million signing from Marseille last summer, has yet to start in the Premier League, but the Belgian made his 18th appearance off the bench and showed his poacher's instinct seven minutes later with his second league goal of the campaign.
  • Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

    Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

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    Much of the fault will fall on Harden's shoulders, as the Rockets leader could only muster 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting to go with six turnovers. "Everybody picked it up". The crowd at the Toyota Center hoisted a "Fear the Beard" sign all year long, as James Harden staked his claim to the League MVP title with stellar play this season.
  • Kipchoge narrowly misses two-hour Monza marathon attempt

    Kipchoge narrowly misses two-hour Monza marathon attempt

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    In a congratulatory message to the Kenyan marathoner, Nike CEO Mark Parker said millions of people around the world watched on as history was being written. "It's a moment of global inspiration that will encourage every athlete, in every community, to push the limits of their potential", said Parker. But over the remaining third of the race, which began at 0545 local time (0345 GMT) in slightly humid conditions, Kipchoge steadily began to fall behind pace .
  • "Shopping by night" in estate a Capo d'Orlando, la proposta dell'Assessore Milone

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    Milano, Venezia, Avellino , Trentino, Sassari, ReggioEmilia, Pistoia e Capo d'Orlando ai playoff, al via venerdi' 12e sabato 13 maggio. Pistoia e Capo d'Orlando salgono sull'ultimo vagone del treno playoff. Si conclude con una sconfitta la stagione della Consultinvest Pesaro , in trasferta a Capo d'Orlando . A mettersi soprattutto in evidenza Antonio Iannuzzi e Drake Diener , che firmano rispettivamente 24 e 21 punti.
  • Europa League: That was naive, says Jose Mourinho

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    United reached the final after Thursday's semi-final second leg 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford , winning the tie 2-1 on aggregate . "He accepts that especially because he has already played Europa League matches and, if we win the trophy, David wins the trophy because he played two matches against Feyenoord and against Fenerbahce".
  • Madrid Masters: Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic clash

    Madrid Masters: Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic clash

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    The 30-year-old Spaniard is playing at a high level, but is yet to be truly tested by the top players during his run on clay this season. Djokovic has won the last seven meetings between but Nadal paid tribute to a great rivalry despite the damage the 12-time Grand Slam champion has done to him in the past.
  • Crosby scores twice, Bonino has victor as Pens beat Caps

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    Climbing out of that will be especially challenging with the next two games in Pittsburgh, and what were once strengths for the team - defense and goaltending - now seem to be weaknesses. Sullivan didn't have an update on RW Patric Hornqvist , who left the game in the first period after blocking a shot from John Carlson. Bonino's second goal of the playoffs came 4:31 after Washington tied the score on Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal.