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Juventus considering move for Chelsea's Nemanja Matic

The Sun reported on Tuesday that Conte is looking to bolster his defence by adding Leonardo Bonucci - a player he coached during his time as the Juventus and Italy boss. Nemanja Matic joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2014. Cagnazzo said Chelsea are targeting Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko as a potential replacement for Matic. [Full Article...]

French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko

French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Ostapenko's forehand, which this fortnight has averaged three miles per hour faster than Andy Murray's , had helped her blast her way past Sam Stosur and Wozniacki in the previous two rounds. [Full Article...]

Patrick Stewart always knew Huddersfield Town would make it

Huddersfield Town's historic promotion to the Premier League after a penalty shoot-out win over Reading on Monday proves dreams come true, said their ecstatic chairman Dean Hoyle. The 45-year-old Wagner, a former US international, arrived at the northern English club in 2015 from Borussia Dortmund, where he was reserve-team coach, and only just managed to keep Huddersfield in the second tie... [Full Article...]

Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

Game 5 takes place in Pittsburgh on Thursday. It worked for the Predators and Rinne, so why not here? When it comes to these Penguins and this Stanley Cup Final , you have to trust your ears more than your eyes. "It all started with that start and got us going for the rest of the game". "Right now we've just got to focus on Game 6 at home and put all our energy in that one". [Full Article...]

Man makes groundbreaking climb up El Capitan without ropes

Man makes groundbreaking climb up El Capitan without ropes Alex Honnold stands atop El Capitan after his solo free climb - the first ever - of the Yosemite icon on Saturday. He shared a photo of himself on the Yosemite National Park landmark taken by Jimmy Chin of National Geographic , which is basing a new documentary on Saturday's climb. [Full Article...]

KD's late heroics carry Warriors over Cavs

You can tell he knows this is his moment. It will be a massive upset, I think, if they're not there each and every year". While some fans - namely Cavs fans - bemoan the Golden State Warriors' addition of Kevin Durant last offseason, you won't hear LeBron James complain about it. [Full Article...]

Diego Costa says he isn't wanted at Chelsea anymore

Atletico Madrid failing to have their transfer ban overturned seemed to have ruled out the chance of Costa leaving Chelsea for his former club this summer. "I need to play, just that". "To not play for four or five months is hard". "I do not know, it's complicated, but people know that I love Atletico a lot and that I love to live in Madrid ", Costa said. [Full Article...]

LeBron lauds unrivalled Warriors firepower

LeBron lauds unrivalled Warriors firepower CLEVELAND (AP ) - Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always makes in his dreams. "He took over", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Now you know we don't cheer around these parts but you can only imagine how badly some of us would like to avoid a cross-continent flight on Saturday for three days of laying around San Francisco again, right? The work paid off in the biggest of mo... [Full Article...]

What nerves? Rookies making an impact in Stanley Cup Final

A week ago, the Nashville Predators headed home down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins . The Stanley Cup Final returns to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday. He gave up two goals in the first 6:43 of the game and it never improved from there as h started the second period on the bench. The goal was Schultz's third while Pittsburgh's been on the power play this postse... [Full Article...]

Tyronn Lue says no major changes for Cavs for Game 3

Tyronn Lue says no major changes for Cavs for Game 3 And it's our job, my job to exude as much confidence as I can in them in order to get the very best, and I will do that". Simply put, the Cavs would have to shed a ton of salary just to get cap space. Smith went on to say, "I do believe", when he was asked if the Cavaliers can come back in the series. "We had an opportunity". His annual two-day fantasy basketball camp returns to town on July 2... [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup Final: Three keys to Game 5

Our focus has to be on that game and getting one win". He held Pittsburgh to a single goal in the next two games, a bounce-back effort that would likely back his case if Nashville wins the first Cup in franchise history. "Obviously not the start you want to have", Rinne said. He put up one of the worst seasons of his career with 18 wins, one shutout and a.909 save percentage in 38 games played. [Full Article...]

The Cleveland Cavaliers are Done, and They Know It

Not by himself, mind you, but hardly acting deferential, scoring seven of the final 11 points - none of them easy - in the clutch. He can still recruit help to come to Cleveland , specifically better role players. When they met last summer in NY to discuss the biggest decision of his career, neither side even focused on winning titles. It's far from a flawless comparison for the Golden State W... [Full Article...]

Warriors set to claim best ever title

There's certainly no one in today's National Basketball Association that seems capable of hanging with the Warriors. The Cavaliers gave them their best shot here Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Out of the four big stars in this series, Irving's absence is notable if for no other reason than his visibility throughout the playoffs. Eight of the last nine teams to fall behind, 3-0, got swep... [Full Article...]

Penguins stick with Murray for Game 5

Penguins stick with Murray for Game 5 Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was pulled after allowing three goals in the first period. "They understand the circumstances and we've felt as though, with each game that we've played here, our team game is getting stronger". "We've got some confidence". Carrie Underwood admitted during the first intermission that she didn't get Fisher, her husband, a birthday present on Monday - holding out... [Full Article...]

Shock UK exit poll suggests Britain's May fails to win majority

A total of 30,450 people were interviewed as they exited 144 polling stations across the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives are set to lose their overall majority after Britain's general election , an exit poll showed on Thursday after voting closed. [Full Article...]

Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113

For inspiration, they merely need to look at the mirror, for past year they became the first team to clinch the title after a 3-1 deficit. Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 lead over defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers with a 118-113 victory in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. [Full Article...]

Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 seasons

Removing the record seventh FA Cup winner's medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive. The midfielder, 30, was on the bench before being brought on in the 61st minute as Chelsea lost 2-1 at Wembley . "We reached a fantastic target, an incredible target, with players that performed at 120 percent, every single one of them", Conte added. But don't forget this s... [Full Article...]

Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on

Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on What makes this defeat more appalling is the fact that the 30-year-old had a flawless record of 5-0 against the sixth seeded Austrian Thiem before this match . He will face world number one Andy Murray , who advanced to his fifth French Open semi-final defeating Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1. [Full Article...]

Liverpool's sorry ending to Virgil van Dijk transfer rumours

Press Association Sport understands Wednesday's discussions were the first time the clubs had spoken this summer as Liverpool had not been in contact about Van Dijk before then. However, before any deal does go through, it seems Liverpool will have to answer to a Premier League enquiry over their approach for the player. Southampton , who were angered by the reports as they had not given pe... [Full Article...]

Mike Harrington: When Pens need him most, Sidney Crosby is always there

That wasn't the only time Crosby's antics were called into question. "My sense of being around Geno is that his priorities are just trying to help this team win and trying to accomplish our team goals, which ultimately is a Stanley Cup ", Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said of Malkin. [Full Article...]


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