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Conte declines comment on new Chelsea contract for Courtois

Conte declines comment on new Chelsea contract for Courtois

He has been consistently impressive since then and, ahead of Saturday's clash with Liverpool, Conte made it clear how highly he rates his No 1. 'The renewal of the contract is a task for the club. "As you know very well if a big player decides to not sign a new contract it is very hard for the club to face this issue", Conte added. For sure, he will be the best in the world, maybe he is now the best.


Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists

Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists

Newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion coach Chris Hughton said that his "team has to perform on a high level" in Saturday's Premier League game if they want to beat Manchester United's unbeaten run at home. 'I think they're the best team up until now at this stage of the season. I like Brighton here on the handicap, I'm going to take Brighton +2.5. "Paul is still on this process where he can not reach the fatigue limit".


Bret Bielema fired as head coach of Razorbacks

Bret Bielema fired as head coach of Razorbacks

Bielema came to Arkansas ahead of the 2013 season, leaving a Wisconsin team that had been to three straight Rose Bowls for the SEC. Bret Bielema, who went 29-34 at Arkansas, fights tears as his seniors are introduced before Friday's loss.


European Golden Shoes: Messi equals Ronaldo

European Golden Shoes: Messi equals Ronaldo

Messi came in ahead of Sporting CP's Bas Dost, who bagged 34 goals, while Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (31), Robert Lewandowski (30) and Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez (29) completed the top five. Cape Town - Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde says his decision to leave Lionel Messi out of his starting XI against Juventus on Wednesday was down to fatigue.


More history for Valentine Holmes as Australia reach final

More history for Valentine Holmes as Australia reach final

They will now play either England or Tonga in next Saturday's final and will go into the decider as firm favourites to claim their 11th title after their 10 try to one demolition. The Kangaroos flyer has 12 tries for the tournament, surpassing the previous record of 10 set by Wendell Sailor 17 years ago, and the influential Slater became the leading try-scorer in World Cup history in another devastating masterclass from the co-hosts.