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Chelsea performance nearly ideal for Conte

Antonio Conte hailed a Chelsea performance that was "very close" to a "perfect game" after their 1-1 draw with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening. The second leg is on March 14 at the Nou Camp. You go to lose the game, not only 1-0 or 2-0 but like it happens in Spain, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0. Two minutes later Hazard hit a superb volley on the edge of Barcelona's box from a poorly cleared cross which went just over the bar. Read More »

Dolphins use non-exclusive franchise tag on Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry


He has posted two seasons of 1,000-or-more yards in his four-year National Football League career. Landry led the National Football League in 2017 with 112 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns. "From the offer process until this point was disrespectful", Landry said, via . However, he did add that the two sides seemed to be getting closer to a deal. Read More »

Rodgers points finger at Saints players after Hoops draw blank


JOEY BARTON took aim at Brendan Rodgers as he insisted Rangers are closing the gap on Celtic. On 30 minutes midfielder raced through the middle to get on the end of Blair Alston's cross and headed just over the crossbar. Asked why the Perth club seemed capable of nullifying his side while struggling in the bottom six, Rodgers added: There's a question there for Tommy's players. Read More »

Lupita Nyong'o can't stop making Michael B. Jordan do push-ups


Jordan and Academy Award victor Lupita Nyong'o to form a special kind of bond while filming the latest addition into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "I have to see". Jordan has a promising career ahead as an actor, and his performance as Killmonger helped make for one of the most compelling Marvel Cinematic Universe villains to date - and Black Panther's critical acclaim is quite the rebound from the widely-panned Fantastic Four reboot that he appeared in almost three years ago. Read More »

Hosmer agrees to deal with San Diego


Hosmer's contract with the Padres was officially announced on Monday night. His salary is $20 million each year from 2018-22 and would be $13 million annually from 2023-25 if he doesn't terminate the deal. "We believe his leadership and passion for the game will be invaluable", Preller said. Hosmer has worn No. 35 throughout his Major League Baseball career with the Kansas City Royals . Read More »

Bavuma, Steyn out; Faf doubtful against Aussies


AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock are likely to recover just in time for the Kingsmead battle, but Du Plessis - out with an injured index finger since the first ODI against India - may require more time to be match-fit. "The same with Temba, though he might be out for a week more than Faf". The South African wicketkeeper/batsman's return to fitness offers him another opportunity to make an impression on coach Ottis Gibson after he under-performed in the Test series against India where ... Read More »

Michigan State vs. IL - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


With the win, Michigan State (27-3, 15-2) clinched a share of its first Big 10 title since 2012 and can win its first outright league crown since 2009 with a win at Wisconsin on Sunday. The Spartans hit their first four 3-point attempts. The Buckeyes can earn their share of the Big Ten crown if they defeat IN on Friday night and Michigan State falls to Wisconsin. Read More »

Devin McCourty says no disciplinary reason for Malcolm Butler benching


After playing 98 per cent of defensive snaps during the regular season, Butler - in a shock development - did not play any as the Pats lost a thriller to the Philadelphia Eagles in Minnesota earlier this month. I have nothing but great things to say about the organization. McCourty is a seven-year defensive captain for the Patriots, so he might know more about the benching than others, but it's still odd that a definite reason for the benching has emerged by the Patriots. Read More »

Arsenal And Emirates Extending Their Contract


It is the largest sponsorship deal signed by the club and is the longest running shirt partnership in the Premier League . The partnership grants the airline a five-year extension to have its branding on the athlete's shirts until the end of the 2023-2024 season. Read More »

Harry Kane transfer bid from Real Madrid a certainty, says Paul Merson


The Los Blancos superstar also climbed up in the LaLiga goalscoring charts, and now sits in sixth position after scoring his 12th league goal of the season on the weekend. He will aim to continue his brilliant form and help his side progress into the quarter-finals. Now, Paul Merson has believes that it is inconceivable that he Real Madrid will not try to sign the 24-year-old in the summer. Read More »

FA confirms Aguero escapes punishment but Man City & Wigan both charged


We've got to remain classy in certain situations and that's the feeling we're taking from last night. I think the main story is Wigan beating Man City , who were on for the quadruple. In Wednesday's games Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk will welcome Roma FC of Italy and Sevilla FC will seek to take an advantage to England in a fortnight after playing host to Manchester United in Spain. Read More »

How to Watch Olympic Figure Skating Women's Short Program


Chen, 18, is the youngest of the Team USA women's figure skaters and hails from the same city as former Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. Nagasu, 24, is the comeback story of the Olympics. Other competitors to watch out for include Canada's Gabrielle Daleman and Kaetlyn Osmond and Italy's Carolina Kostner. This year's Games in PyeongChang provide her another chance to win an elusive medal. Read More »

The Stuffed Animals Given to Olympic Figure Skaters, Explained


It was her fourth time attending a public viewing event. "For me, it was not close to ideal but I have been practicing a lot and I was able to put that practice into action, and so in that sense I am happier more than disappointed". Hanyu took another silver behind Fernandez. "I am simply happy that I could put on my performance more than the silver medal". Barely 24 hours after topping the podium in Pyeongchang just months after suffering an ankle injury that threatened his career, ... Read More »

Vincenzo Montella unsure how to stop Alexis Sanchez


Montella has joked that Sevilla may have to resort to crude tactics to stop him. "I remember Sanchez really well from his time in Italy. I don't know, we'll have to block him in some way, maybe tie him up with a rope". United, who last won Europe's premier club competition in 2008 for their third triumph, travel to Spain to take on LaLiga's fifth-placed side Sevilla today. Read More »

Man Utd & Liverpool target De Vrij ready to leave his 'comfort zone'


Lazio's director, Igli Tare, officially confirmed that the club has "withdrawn" De Vrij's offer of a new contract. "Unfortunately we were not able to find a satisfying agreement for both parties due to various reasons". The 26-year-old moved to Stadio Olimpico from Feyenoord in 2014 following an impressive spell in the Netherlands, but his current deal with the Serie A outfit will run down after this season and the defender has decided against committing his future to Lazio. Read More »

Marek Hamsik booked for DESTROYING corner flag in yet more VAR controversy


Hamsik's second-half goal was ruled out for offside and, although replays showed it was the right decision, the incident raised more questions about the use of the video technology being trialled in Serie A, among others, this season. It was a nervous start for Milan, however, after Ricardo Rodriguez had a penalty saved by Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano six minutes in. Bottom side Benevento found a late victor from substitute Cheick Diabate to win 3-2 against Crotone, who themselves ... Read More »

Rays purge continues, OF Souza Jr. traded


The Bombers will send infield prospect Nick Solak to the Rays and pitching prospect Taylor Widener to the Diamondback as part of a three-team trade that also includes Steven Souza heading to Arizona. He made his debut in 2014 with the Washington Nationals, the team that selected him in the third round of the 2007 amateur draft. The 25-year-old Drury has played in 269 games for the D-backs in the last two seasons. Read More »

Yuzuru Hanyu set for competitive return at PyeongChang Olympics


After missing the Sochi Olympics because of swine flu, John-Henry Krueger won a silver medal in the 1,000-meter race, clinching the first US individual medal in short track speed skating since 2010. "If it had all been smooth sailing I would not have been able to win the gold medal", he said. "I was determined to become a more competitive skater after seeing Boyang's Lutz, while Javier's skating prompted me to believe that I should be able to do a loop jump", Hanyu said. Read More »

Baker Mayfield rejects comparisons to Johnny Manziel


Just a reminder, before we get to the actual list: Don't do this. By learning from Brady, Mayfield explained he hoped to have a legacy similar to the Patriots quarterback, who has won five Super Bowls and has appeared in eight. "Normally in the offseason I'm with the team". The Kansas sideline incident cost Mayfield a start in his final home game when coach Lincoln Riley benched him. Read More »

Alex Blackwell: Australia vice-captain announces retirement


The Breakers are aiming for their 19th title. However, Blackwell wishes to continue playing for Sydney Thunder in WBBL. While announcing her retirement, Blackwell said that she feels extremely good to end her career on high, adding that she is now looking forward to other opportunities that lie ahead. Read More »

Gabriella Papadakis: Ice Dancer's Costume Malfunctions Horribly


A hook on the back of South Korean figure skater Yura Min's dress came undone seconds into her event last week and she held up her costume by keeping her arms tight to her body. Even had Papadakis' dress not slipped, it would still have taken a world-record score to overtake the Canadian pair of Virtue and Moir as the Vancouver 2010 gold-medalists posted a score of 83.67 points in their first routine, which is a new short-dance world record. Read More »

Jose Mourinho offers huge injury update on four stars for Sevilla clash

Pogba was included in United's squad for the game after missing the 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday through illness, compounding a poor few weeks for the midfielder. "We know it has been hard for me as a coach to motivate my players for a competition we didn't want to play [the Europa League]". The Red Devils quite comfortably progressed through their group, but they face tricky opponents in Sevilla in the last-16 stage of the competition. Read More »

Renault Sport president Stoll optimistic for 2018


Renault have retained Nico Hülkenberg and the on-loan Carlos Sainz Jr . for 2018, with 2017 FIA Formula 2 championship runner-up Artem Markelov joining Renault Sport Academy member Jack Aitken in a reserve driver role. Enstone is regenerated and the workforce has already increased by more than 35 %. I am convinced year three will take us one step closer to the long-term aim: "winning races and challenging for championships". Read More »

5 reasons why Sevilla will beat Manchester United

Young, clearly not overly concerned by Keane's dismissive criticsm, quickly turned his attention towards Wednesday's Champions League last-16 clash with Sevilla . "I think if Alexis came in January, when he could have signed in the summer, it was due to the attraction of playing in the Champions League ", said Mourinho. Read More »

Juve's derby win comes at a cost with Higuain injury


Higuain had sustained the knock after only three minutes following a challenge with Torino keeper Salvatore Sirigu , but despite limping on he was forced to concede defeat not long afterwards. "This is a good result against a well-organized Torino side". Napoli captain Marek Hamsik thought he had doubled the advantage shortly after the hour mark but his header was waved off for offside after the VAR was consulted. Read More »