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Author: 0 FA Cup taking on added importance for United, Chelsea, Spurs

Mourinho raised eyebrows in the aftermath of his side's Champions League defeat to Sevilla last night when he gave a rambling press conference , defending himself and his tactics. But Jose Mourinho , Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino will this weekend have their eyes firmly fixed on securing a Wembley date on May 19. In their defence, people will point out that they could finish second in the league.

Sports LeBron delivers massive dunk as Cavs fall to Trail Blazers
Author: 0 LeBron delivers massive dunk as Cavs fall to Trail Blazers

And that includes LeBron James. "I think overall we're playing a lot better basketball , sharing the ball, defensively staying locked in for the most part, and getting stops when we need stops". The Cleveland Cavaliers are now on a six-game road trip and will move on to play the Bulls in their sixth and final game. "I'm pretty much, 'Let's see who can meet at the apex.' So that was my whole mind-set", James said, per ESPN .

Sports Gold, Sullivan will attend West Ham game against Southampton
Author: 0 Gold, Sullivan will attend West Ham game against Southampton

The game was a 3-0 defeat for West Ham, but the issues in the crowd were a much bigger talking point. West Ham believe their contract allows them use of the whole stadium and their contract allows 60,000 fans to attend. "With everyone all together, the already-strong team spirit within the group is going to grow and that can only be a good thing ahead of our eight huge matches left in the Premier League".

Sports From Dayton to Detroit, stage gets bigger for Syracuse
Author: 0 From Dayton to Detroit, stage gets bigger for Syracuse

Ayton is joined by three other Wildcats on ESPN's top-50 prospect list and has a second seven-footer in the starting lineup. The Atlantic Coast Conference matched its own record of nine tournament teams when Syracuse squeezed into the field as the final one.

Sports Kevin Knox leads Kentucky basketball over Davidson in Round of 64
Author: 0 Kevin Knox leads Kentucky basketball over Davidson in Round of 64

They were 0 for 13 against Missouri earlier this season before making one with 2:51 left to keep the streak alive on February 3. Kevin Knox scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting for the Wildcats. The upset many fans called was Loyola of Chicago, which beat Miami on a last-second 3-pointer to reward 36 percent of the brackets filled out on ESPN and Yahoo.

Sports Arrieta signs with Phillies, wants to 'move the needle'
Author: 0 Arrieta signs with Phillies, wants to 'move the needle'

They already made one big splash this offseason, signing first baseman Carlos Santana to a three-year contract. Arrieta has an opt-out option after 2019 and the deal also includes two club options in 2021 and 2022. "I knew this was an organization that was hungry to win", Arrieta said. In terms of his outlook of the team, he feels that this is a team that can succeed right now .

Sports Kermit Davis to be named Ole Miss basketball coach
Author: 0 Kermit Davis to be named Ole Miss basketball coach

The Leakesville, Mississippi, native also led the Blue Raiders to league titles in seven of the last nine seasons during time in Conference USA and the Sun Belt. Middle Tennessee made the NCAA Tournament the previous two seasons, defeating Michigan State in 2016 and Minnesota in 2017. He worked as an assistant at Utah State afterward, until landing his next head-coaching job, at Idaho.

Author: 0 Barack Obama picks Michigan State to win 2018 NCAA Tournament

However, the one upset I feel fairly confident about is New Mexico State over Clemson. The victor gets West Regional No. 1 seed Xavier on Friday in Nashville. My Final Four consists of 3 Tennessee , 1 Xavier , 3 Texas Tech , and 1 Kansas . There may be a 5-12 upset or two, or perhaps a 4-13 shocker, but when it comes to making the Final Four, the best bets are usually the No.

Sports Federer reaches semis, equals career-best start
Author: 0 Federer reaches semis, equals career-best start

Federer made it 16 wins without defeat in 2018 - equalling his run in the early months of 2006 - when he triumphed 7-5, 6-1 at Indian Wells . Since his Grand Slam breakthrough Down Under, Chung has been on a roll. Against Federer, Chardy played a tough first set in windy conditions that persisted throughout the day. After surviving break points in the opening game of the second set, Federer went on to break Chung twice - sealing victory over the South Korean with an ace.

Sports Ireland recall Henderson for Grand Slam tilt
Author: 0 Ireland recall Henderson for Grand Slam tilt

The last four clashes between England and Ireland at Twickenham have all been won by the home side and this could give them the edge. "I get excited about the group we have and how hard we work, but I'd be very balanced from the perspective of being a pragmatist at the same time".

Sports San Diego State Basketball: 3 keys to an Aztecs' NCAA Tournament run
Author: 0 San Diego State Basketball: 3 keys to an Aztecs' NCAA Tournament run

The Cougars hung on to defeat the San Diego State Aztecs 67-65 to end the long dry spell and move on to the next round of the NCAA Tournament . After an Aztecs timeout, the Coogs did a remarkable job defending the three, preventing Trey Kell from getting a good shot and effectively sealing their fate.

Author: 0 No. 8 Virginia Tech falls to No. 9 Alabama, 86-83

Petty hit 3 that made it 75-70 and gave the Crimson Tide (20-15) just enough breathing to hang on and advance to play top-seeded Villanova on Saturday. "Just to make sure we come into this game ready and that's what we did". Meanwhile, the Hokies have multiple guys that can lead the charge including Justin Robinson , Justin Bibbs, and Kerry Blackshear.

Sports Mark Hughes appointed Southampton's new manager on deal to end of season
Author: 0 Mark Hughes appointed Southampton's new manager on deal to end of season

New Southampton manager Mark Hughes accepts his team will have to hit the ground running if they are to achieve their objective of staying in the Premier League. Turns out that apart from the current top seven in the Premier League, every manager had been sacked apart from Eddie Howe at Bournemouth and the three promoted bosses (Wagner, Benitez and Hughton).

Sports Messi hits century in emphatic Barca win over Chelsea
Author: 0 Messi hits century in emphatic Barca win over Chelsea

These are just two pages from the goal-scoring book of Lionel Messi , in which he pencilled in goal number 99 and 100 in the Champions League . Following Chelsea's exit from the Champions League , Conte spoke about his future a Stamford Bridge.

Sports Malcolm Butler opens up about being benched in Super Bowl LII
Author: 0 Malcolm Butler opens up about being benched in Super Bowl LII

I feel like it is a great fit for me. I went to the hospital. It could have been anything, but I was not feeling too well and the New England Patriots are all about doing their job and they want everybody locked in and focused 100 percent and that probably was not the case.

Sports Three things to know about Gonzaga, Ohio State's next NCAA tournament opponent
Author: 0 Three things to know about Gonzaga, Ohio State's next NCAA tournament opponent

Previous year the Jackrabbits were a 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament where top-seeded Gonzaga whacked them, but Daum led the Jackrabbits in scoring with 17 points. The Buckeyes were one of college basketball's biggest surprises this season, finishing second in the Big Ten and reaching the NCAA Tournament in their first season under coach Chris Holtmann despite being picked 11th in the preseason poll.

Author: 0 Dele Alli is world's best 21-year-old, says Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino has won rave reviews for his work with Spurs , turning the London club into Premier League title challengers since taking over in 2014. That prognosis was described as "preliminary" but Pochettino expects to have Kane available for Spurs' Premier League run-in.

Sports Georgia hires Tom Crean as new basketball coach
Author: 0 Georgia hires Tom Crean as new basketball coach

Crean went 166-135 at IN - including 138-69 over his final six seasons. Georgia hired Crean as its coach on Thursday, capping a fast-paced search only five days after firing Mark Fox. Fox was sacked Saturday after earning two NCAA Tournament bids in nine seasons. An interesting side note: Crean, 51, is the brother-in-law of MI football coach Jim Harbaugh.