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Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

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Reina in action for Napoli this season Monday, May 21, 2018 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been summoned to a hearing at the Italian Football Federation over his association with individuals linked to the mafia. The outgoing Napoli goalkeeper, who will join AC Milan next season, will face the FICG disciplinary committee alongside former Napoli stars Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica. An investigation by Naples’ anti-mafia department named the three footballers in a report leading to the calling of the disciplinary panel. According to reports in the Italian media, it is one of the reasons why the Neapolitans decided not to renew Reina’s contract. The FIGC says Reina "has had and continues to have inopportune as...
Tampa Bay Lightning can finish off Washington Capitals

Tampa Bay Lightning can finish off Washington Capitals

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Washington Capitals know they have a lot of work to do. The Tampa Bay Lightning know their work is far from done. Both teams expect to be at their best on Monday for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Capital One Arena with Tampa Bay holding a 3-2 series advantage and the chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Final to face the Vegas Golden Knights. The Capitals, a franchise haunted by the failures of postseasons past, are staring down another one heading into their first elimination game of this year's playoffs. After finally pushing past the Pittsburgh Penguins and advancing past the second round for the first time in 20 years -- and the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era -- Washington kept rolling right on in to the conference finals, winning the first tw...
Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is officially a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but the Canadian Football League's most high-profile player might not even be the team's starter. "I'm humbled to be here," Manziel said in his introductory press conference Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario. "I'm very excited to be here, and this isn't just a pit stop for me. I'm not just coming here to get what I need and go back down to the NFL." Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is the incumbent for the Tiger-Cats. Coach June Jones said Manziel has a ways to go if he wants to beat out Masoli as the starter. "Let me tell you something right now, he's got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah," Jones said. "He's got a lot to catch up on, but he'll spend the time to ge...
Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

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Could Courtois be off to Madrid? Sunday, May 20, 2018 Thibaut Courtois may not know where his or manager Antonio Conte's future lies, but the goalkeeper is sure that Chelsea need to spend big to compete in the Premier League next season. Eden Hazard's first-half penalty saw the west Londoners beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup on Saturday evening at Wembley. It was the best moment in a frustrating season as Chelsea failed to build on last season's league triumph, with a tepid title defence underpinned by background tension that leaves many speculating Conte will soon leave. Courtois is not sure where the Italian's future lies - "Whatever he or the club decides, they will know what they do," the goalkeeper said - nor does he kn...
Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

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May 19 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell stayed overnight in a Seattle, Wash. hospital after suffering from dehydration. He was released on Saturday. The 12-time All-Star, 11-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer responded to concerns voiced on social media on Saturday with a Twitter statement. "Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts," Russell tweeted. "Yes I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don't drink enough. On my way home and as most my friends know I don't have a heart to give me trouble." Russell, 84, lives in Seattle. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that an ambulance was rushed to the home and took him to a nearby hospital on Friday night.Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as...