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Mourinho wants champs Chelsea to finish on a high LONDON: Jose Mourinho has urged his Chelsea side to set one more landmark before they receive the Premier League trophy following their final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday.There will be a party atmosphere at Stamford Bridge as the home crowd hail Mourinho and his players at the end of a triumphant campaign which saw the Blues crowned English champions for the first time since 2010.In addition, Mourinho was this week named manager of the year, while Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard won the football writers' player of the year having already been handed a similar honour by his fellow players.Almost forgotten in the march to the title, Chelsea also lifted the League Cup, secured with victory over Tottenham in the Wembley final back in March.And should they avoid defeat against a Sunderland side who secured their place in the top-flight status with a midweek draw at Arsenal, they ...

Defiant Pellegrini says second place isn't failure for City MANCHESTER: Manuel Pellegrini claims Manchester City's second place finish in the Premier League does not represent a failure for the deposed champions.City are guaranteed to end as runners-up behind champions Chelsea whatever their result in their last game of the season at home to Southampton on Sunday.While City's lofty position would be gratefully accepted by many of their top-flight competitors, Pellegrini's expensively-assembled side have won few plaudits this season after tamely surrendering the title and ...

Carver aims to lift Newcastle ahead of relegation decider NEWCASTLE: John Carver will use the painful memories of Newcastle's most recent relegation from the Premier League as motivation for his players as they approach what he has described as the club's biggest game for six years.Carver's side go in search of a first victory in 11 games against West Ham on Sunday as they bid to secure their top flight safety after a season of turmoil at on and off the pitch at St ...

Djokovic on brink of Grand Slam history in Paris PARIS: Novak Djokovic can become just the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam with a maiden French Open victory, but the world number one fears fate may conspire against him in Paris.Djokovic, who turned 28 on Friday, is the overwhelming favourite to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires and claim his ninth career Grand Slam title.Victory would take him alongside Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael ...

Serena and Sharapova set for Paris showdown PARIS: The two biggest names and highest earners in women's sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday.Serena Williams is a 19-time Grand Slam winner, at 33 still the undisputed queen of tennis and the top seed. Maria Sharapova has won two out of the last three titles in Paris, including last year, and at 28 is in the prime of her glittering and ...

Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine KIEV: Just several hundred kilometres from their home stadium a brutal conflict has claimed thousands of lives, but now Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have given war-wracked Ukraine a rare reason to cheer by reaching the Europa League final. The team have had to play their home European games in the capital Kiev as bloody clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels raged in neighbouring regions to the east. But despite the turmoil -- and a hefty injury ...

Short-handed Cavs dominate to stretch series lead over Hawks ATLANTA: The Cleveland Cavaliers barely missed injured Kyrie Irving on Friday as they cruised to a 94-82 victory over Atlanta and a commanding lead in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James fueled the win, falling one rebound shy of a triple-double with 30 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.The Cavaliers notched their second straight victory on the Hawks' home court, holding the Eastern Conference top seeds to 41.8 percent shooting ...


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