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Hazard fires Chelsea into Cup final as Conte gamble pays off

Hazard fires Chelsea into Cup final as Conte gamble pays off

Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup final with a thrilling 4-2 victory over London rivals Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday. Willian put Chelsea ahead early in the semi-final before Harry Kane's equaliser and the Brazilian netted again with a penalty, only to see Dele Alli draw Tottenham...

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Djokovic crashes out of Monte Carlo

Djokovic crashes out of Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters in the quarter-finals on Friday, losing 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to Belgium's David Goffin. Goffin will play either nine-time champion Rafael Nadal or Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for a place in Sunday's final....

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Calm Chelsea have experience to win title

Calm Chelsea have experience to win title

Chelsea have enough experience to keep their composure in the title race after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United cut their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points with six games left, goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has said. Chelsea have lost two of their last four league...

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Kompany scores as Manchester City climb to third with Southampton victory

Kompany scores as Manchester City climb to third with Southampton victory

Vincent Kompany was among the scorers as Manchester City beat Southampton 3-0 to climb above Liverpool into third in the Premier League on Saturday. After an entertaining yet goalless first half, City's captain Kompany headed home his first league goal since August 2015 following two...

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Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target

Liverpool's ambitions still big, but no points target

Liverpool, battling hard to secure a Champions League berth, still have big ambitions for this season but no specific Premier League points target, manager Juergen Klopp said ahead of Sunday's tricky visit to West Bromwich Albion. Sitting third in the table having played more games than the...

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Man City confirm deal to buy Uruguayan club

Man City confirm deal to buy Uruguayan club

( AFP )- Manchester City's owners have confirmed their purchase of Uruguayan club Atletico Torque as the Abu Dhabi-based investors add to their growing portfolio. City's parent company, City Football Group (CFG), announced second tier Atletico will become part of their global network of...

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Real Madrid to snatch Atletico's Hernandez

Real Madrid to snatch Atletico's Hernandez

 Real Madrid are set to snatch highly-rated left-back Theo Hernandez from cross city rivals Atletico Madrid by paying the buyout clause in his contract, Spanish sports daily Marca reported Tuesday. French youth international Hernandez, 19, has impressed during a loan spell with Alaves...

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Pochettino urges Spurs to carry fight to the bitter end

Pochettino urges Spurs to carry fight to the bitter end

Tottenham Hotspur must learn from last season's poor late form as they attempt to chase down Premier League leaders Chelsea in the closing weeks of the campaign, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said. Last season, Spurs won just four of their final nine games as Leicester City pulled away to...

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'Impeccable' Messi, Pique miss Granada trip

'Impeccable' Messi, Pique miss Granada trip

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique claimed Lionel Messi's behavior toward referees is "impeccable" despite the Argentine racking up suspensions for club and country. Messi is banned for the first time in five seasons for Sunday's La Liga trip to Granada just days after being slapped with a...

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Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

 FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Lionel Messi after TV pictures showed the Argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a World Cup qualifying game against Chile. FIFA can judge Messi before Tuesday's qualifier in Bolivia and impose a ban if a red card was...

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Silva leads stylish Spain's upturn

Silva leads stylish Spain's upturn

Spain remained well on course to book their place at the World Cup in Russia as David Silva conducted another clinical win over Israel, cementing the 2010 world champions' upturn in fortunes under Julien Lopetegui. After the routine 4-1 win in Gijon Friday the former goalkeeper is unbeaten...

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AFC candidates cleared for FIFA council elections

AFC candidates cleared for FIFA council elections

Candidates vying for the four available Asian Football Confederation (AFC) seats on the FIFA council have been cleared to stand for election by the world governing body, the AFC said Friday. The four successful candidates at May's AFC congress in Bahrain will represent Asia on the body along...

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Lemonis returns to take charge at Olympiacos

Lemonis returns to take charge at Olympiacos

Experienced Greek coach Takis Lemonis has been appointed for a third time as head coach of Olympiacos, the Super League champions said on Thursday. The 57-year-old, who coached the Piraeus club from 2000-2002 and again from 2006-2008, replaces the sacked Portuguese Paulo Bento, who departed...

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Verratti looking for 'top European club'

Verratti looking for 'top European club'

Midfielder Marco Verratti could be set for a summer move to a "top European club" after his agent rated his chances of remaining with Paris Saint Germain next season as "very complicated". "It's a very complicated situation, in spite of his contract with the club until 2021," Verratti's...

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Germany's Ozil, Gomez and Draxler to miss England friendly

Germany's Ozil, Gomez and Draxler to miss England friendly

Germany will be without injured midfielder Mesut Ozil, winger Julian Draxler and forward Mario Gomez when they host England in a friendly international on Wednesday, coach Joachim Loew said. Loew said the trio were nursing minor injuries and would need a few days to recover with the world...

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Deeney own goal lifts Palace out of relegation zone

Deeney own goal lifts Palace out of relegation zone

An own goal from Watford captain Troy Deeney handed Crystal Palace a vital 1-0 win in the Premier League at Selhurst Park on Saturday. A big penalty shout from Palace within the opening 10 minutes of a scrappy first half was turned down by referee Martin Atkinson after winger Wilfried Zaha...

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Liverpool are not favorites for Man City clash

Liverpool are not favorites for Man City clash

 Liverpool should not be considered favorites when they travel to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday, despite his side's impressive record against teams near the top of the table. The Merseyside club are unbeaten against the other...

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Real's vulnerable defence faces test at home specialists Athletic

Real's vulnerable defence faces test at home specialists Athletic

Real Madrid have returned to the top of La Liga but need to halt their recent trend of leaking goals in games if they want to stay there in Saturday's trip to Athletic Bilbao, who have the second best home record in the Spanish top flight. Zinedine Zidane's side have conceded 10 times in...

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