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Antonio Conte Demands £200m For Chelsea Summer Transfers

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on March 6, 2017 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte’s first season as Chelsea manager has been stellar. But he has no intention of resting on his laurels. The Italian is currently in talks with the club over how best to progress the team. And, as reported by The Times, lavish spending in the transfer market is required. The dual threats that he believes face his team are Champions League …

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As Arsenal Stock Price Rises, Club Gives Wenger Full Support

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal waves to the crowd prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Bayern Muenchen at Emirates Stadium on March 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Many have been quick to assign Arsenal’s latest capitulation the ‘predictability tag’. But such sentiments are misplaced. Even by their own lofty standards of ineptitude, their capitulation at home on Tuesday night was extraordinary. Even with the tie irrevocably lost after the first leg, many felt Arsenal could be relied upon for a sterling performance in London. A performance which, while …

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Scotland Move Up To Highest Ever World Ranking

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:Tim Visser (l) celebrates his try with Finn Russell (c) of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Scotland have been enjoying a remarkable Six Nations Championship. A nation which has traditionally prided itself on surefire physicality up front, saw such power desert them in recent years. Indeed, having won the final Five Nations Championship they can forever dine out on being the last champions. They have had little else to celebrate in recent years, however. Picking up …

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Blow For Arsenal As Santi Cazorla Ruled Out For Rest Of The Season

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla will not feature again for Arsenal this season and is now focusing on being fit for August, as reported by the Mirror. The midfielder has had an extremely frustrating season so far for Arsenal. Having played his last game for the Gunners in October, he has sat out the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Despite recent reports that he …

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Antonio Conte Signs New Chelsea Deal [Report]

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on February 18, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb (via the Daily Express) The Italian has enjoyed remarkable success at the club so far. Indeed, it is widely accepted that Chelsea’a lead atop the Premier League is so unassailable that a domestic double is the new goal for Conte’s charges. The 47-year-old’s original deal was intended to keep …

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Pro12 To Introduce Franchises From USA And Canada

Launch of the 2014/15 Guinness PRO12 Season 26/8/2014 General view of Guinness PRO12 trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Guinness Pro12 has been working behind the scenes to include US and Canadian franchises in a new incarnation of the league. As reported in The Scotsman, the new league format would be called the ‘Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship’ and is planned to begin in the 2018-19 season. Such a prospect is clearly very exciting for all those involved and …

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Why Arsene Wenger Is Not To Blame For Arsenal’s Failings

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal shows dejection during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on October 2, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The ‘Wenger-Out’ clarion call reverberates around the Emirates once again. Heralded in by the realisation by the Gunners faithful that their team will, yet again, fail to compete for major honours this year, they attempt to pile pressure on Arsene Wenger to leave. However, the chants that reverberate down from the stands is different this year. It is not grossly outnumbered by …

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After Another Gargantuan Tussle, Where Next For Football’s Greatest Rivalry?

In an effort to sum up the heated rivalry between the two-time NBA champion New York Knicks of the early 1970s and their hated Eastern Conference adversaries, the Baltimore Bullets, colourful American sports analyst Larry Merchant quipped: “Those games were so intense, it felt like, afterwards, the fans needed a shower…” And so it seemed on Sunday after the latest instalment of the GAA rivalry. After …

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Opinion: Oman Game Will Be A Farewell To Ireland’s Greatest Ever

Next Wednesday evening, in an otherwise nondescript friendly at home to Oman, Ireland will say goodbye to its greatest ever footballer. After 18 years in green, Robbie Keane will walk off into the sunset with goalscoring records in tow. It’s April 1998. A far more glamorous fixture at the old Lansdowne Road than the one that will bring the curtain down on such …

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Ranking Sport’s Fifteen Most Iconic Photos

Over the brilliant weekend of sport just gone by, we were treated to a pair of instantly iconic photos courtesy of two world stars. On Saturday night, Conor McGregor was the subject of a simply unforgettable image. The symbolism alone makes it a truly sensational pic. The blurred foreground of the fight is meaningless. All that matters is Conor. He’s …

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The Premiership ‘Brexit’ XV

Changes to the law regarding the number of foreign players in Premiership teams in a post-referendum world could mean a number of players would be ineligible to play for England’s top clubs. Under current rules a Premiership team can field no more than two ‘foreign’ players in each match 23. However, the ‘Kolpak ruling’ means that any player from the …

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Irish Olympic Silver Medalist Boxer Slams MMA

MMA BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Kenny Egan of Ireland (blue) is awarded the winner following his bout against Washington Silva of Brazil during the 81kg quarterfinal boxing event at the Workers' Indoor Arena on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kenny Egan, who won a silver medal for Ireland at the 2008 Olympics in light-heavyweight boxing, has come out and slammed MMA. Conor McGregor’s success over the last three years has brought a huge rise in popularity for the sport in the country, and fans frequently cross the Atlantic in their thousands to support the Dubliner. However, Egan has predicted that …

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The Madness Of UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz

TORRANCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (L) and lightweight contender Nate Diaz (R) participate in a news conference with moderator Dave Sholler (C), UFC vice president of public relations, at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

What a week it has been in MMA. If anything, this week has proven exactly why this is the craziest, most exciting and fastest growing sport out there today. On Monday, there was a buzz around the nation as everyone noted that we were less than two weeks away from Conor McGregor attempting to make history by becoming the first …

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