Antonio Conte Hits Out at Jose Mourinho’s ‘Defensive’ Jibes After Chelsea Fail to Beat Burnley

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hit out at Jose Mourinho’s mind games after his side failed to beat Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon. The Manchester United boss appeared to be referring to Conte’s Blues when he mockingly hailed the ‘art’ of being strong at the back and quick to counter-attack after his side’s win over Watford, but the Italian brushed off the comments. “I don’t like to reply to the other coaches,” ​Conte said, before adding “I don’t like this joking. He’s playing. I have the experience to understand this.”…

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76ers Want Simmons and Embiid To Play Together This Season

The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t taking any chances this year. With Joel Embiid giving 76ers fans newfound hope for the future, the management is being extra protective of all of the young players on the team. And yet, Philadelphia manager Bryan Colangelo is optimistic that first round pick Ben Simmons and upcoming star Joel Embiid will play together at some point this season. A scan on Ben Simmons foot revealed zero setbacks, still no timetable for his return. — Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 24, 2017 It is practically impossible for Simmons…

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The Indiana Pacers Must Reach The Eastern Conference Finals This Year

We can all agree that the overall landscape of the Eastern Conference is slowly regaining its’ competitiveness. Although, none of the fourteen teams who lie under the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers — are greatly expected to knock them off their high-stool. Regardless, this upcoming postseason will certainly be an interesting one. However, I can’t think of another team that could be facing a more “do-or-die” time, than the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers currently sit at 29-25 (sixth) in the East, and as desperate as it may sound — that…

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Wizards’ Starting Lineup Clicking at the Perfect Time

The Washington Wizards have been rolling lately. Following their disappointing 2-8 start, the Wizards have fought their way to the 3rd seed in the Eastern conference with a 32-21 record, and they have gained a lot of respect from media, other teams, and fans as a result. There are plenty of reasons for this seemingly meteoric rise that has ended up putting the NBA on notice. Some would attribute it to the solid coaching of Scott Brooks, and the players now fully buying into the system that he has installed. Some…

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He Just Can’t Help It! 6 Records That Zlatan Ibrahimović Has Already Set Since He Joined Man Utd

In his time at PSG, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s guilty pleasure was to break records one after the other. That’s just what he does. Want more proof? He’s only been in Manchester United six months and he’s back at it again. The Mirror gave a list of six stats and records that prove that Zlatan is not ready to retire yet. 6. The Oldest Player to Reach 15 Goals in a Premier League Season The Swedish goalscoring machine celebrated his 35th birthday on October 3rd last year. And he just keeps proving…

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Pep Guardiola Planning to Axe 11 First Team Players to Make Way for £200m Spending Spree

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is said to be planning to axe 11 first team players this summer to make way for a £200m spending spree. Reports claim that the former Bayern Munich boss is growing frustrated at his current crop of players and has decided to clear house in order to bring in players he wants – with the Sun claiming that a number of out-of-contract stars as well as first-team players are in danger of being shown the door at the Etihad. Guardiola has listed two full backs, a central defender, a midfielder and…

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Hassan Whiteside Makes Case For ‘Best NBA Center’

“I’m doing what I do. I don’t care if the league recognizes it or not. I’m getting wins for my team while putting up the numbers. “It starts with defense, man. Everyone wants to talk about offense, but we’re a bunch of guys who are just hungry to get at it. We’re holding All-Stars to season-lows. It’s amazing.” Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside delivered some empowering words to sideline reporter Jason Jackson, following a 106-88 road victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. And to say the least, this might be the highest-level of…

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Los Angeles Clippers Must Trade for Carmelo Anthony Before The Trade Deadline

The Los Angeles Clippers are known as one of the unluckiest teams in NBA history. In their 47 years in the NBA (established in 1970), they have never made it past the second-round of the playoffs. They have lost in three seven-game series, and have been plagued by injuries. This season alone, Blake Griffin has missed a large chunk of this season — after recovering from knee surgery. He  recently returned to play. On January 17th, Chris Paul tore a ligament in his left thumb, and will be out for…

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Why LeBron James Is The Greatest Player Of Our Generation

LeBron James. What else is there to say? James has won four MVP’s, three championships and has been an NBA All-Star thirteen-times by the age of 32. He has been debated against Michael Jordan (who is arguably the greatest player of all time) numerous times. People always ask the same question, “Will LeBron be greatest when his career is over?” “Can LeBron pass Michael Jordan?” Well, there is no way of telling how James will end his career, nor can we tell if primetime Jordan could beat prime time LeBron….

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NBA To Prohibit Mocking Gestures On Social Media

The NBA has reportedly delivered a memo to all 30 NBA teams outlining new rules regarding social media interactions from teams and players’ official accounts, ESPN.com’s Tim Macmahon reported Thursday. “While we understand that the use of social media by teams, including during games, is an important part of our business, the inappropriate use of social media can damage the reputation of the NBA, its teams and its players.” The memo stated teams are prohibited from posting anything “mocking and/or ridiculing” game officials or opponents. The NBA might also be the…

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