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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte dismisses rumours of unrest over training schedule

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed suggestions of disgruntlement at the club over his training methods. Reports have claimed that Blues players are exhausted by Conte’s punishing schedule. However, the Italian coach says the training load is “70% less” than it was during last season’s Premier League title-winning campaign. “I don’t know about this,” said former Juventus manager Conte, when asked about the media speculation. Chelsea are without a win in their last three games, losing to Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the Premier League before drawing 3-3…

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dismissed links to the Wales job.  The 59-year-old, who was born in Newport, has been installed as one of the favourites for the role with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his future.  Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs. Coleman has said he is considering his position after previously saying it would be his final campaign. READ MORE: Gareth Bale and senior Wales players urge…

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US judge dismisses email invention claim

A US judge has dismissed a libel case that revolved around one man’s claim to have invented email in 1978. Shiva Ayyadurai sued news website Tech Dirt earlier this year after it published several articles denying his claim. The judge overseeing the case said email was impossible to define precisely, meaning Mr Ayyadurai’s claim could not be proven. Mr Ayyadurai said he planned to appeal against the decision. Legal costs Mr Ayyadurai’s controversial claim revolves around a program he wrote in 1978, called EMAIL, that was used by staff at…

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Toby Alderweireld dismisses 'Wembley curse' as Tottenham's wait for first home win of the season goes on

Toby Alderweireld has dismissed the ‘Wembley curse’ as the reason for Tottenham’s slow start to the season. Spurs are yet to win at their new temporary home this season after Burnley snatched a 1-1 draw courtesy of Chris Wood’s stoppage-time equaliser. A week earlier Spurs lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea, and their sorry record at the national stadium now reads just one win from their last 11 matches. However, defender Alderweireld insisted their surroundings are not an issue. “I don’t agree, because if we score and it’s 2-0 or…

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Turkey dismisses thousands a year after coup attempt

Turkey has dismissed more than 7,000 police, ministry staff and academics, ahead of the one-year anniversary of an attempted coup. It comes as part of a major purge of state institutions, including the judiciary, police and education, in response to last year’s unrest. On Saturday, Turkey marks one year since rogue soldiers bombed buildings and opened fire on civilians. More than 250 people were killed in the violence. The Turkish authorities accuse a movement loyal to the Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of organising the July 2016 plot to bring down…

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Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel dismisses reports he could return to the Premier League this summer

Martin Skrtel [right] insists he is happy at Fenerbahce Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Martin Skrtel has ruled out a return to the Premier League, amid reported interest from Newcastle, Stoke and Swansea. The former Liverpool defender, who spent eight years at Anfield, has been hotly tipped to return to England this summer, with a number of Premier League clubs interested. However, the Fenerbahce defender has poured cold water on talk of a potential move, insisting he is happy with the Turkish giants. The Slovakia international told Turkish newspaper Sozcu: “I don’t…

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