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Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss says team can improve and he can keep best players

BBC News

Chelsea can keep improving after winning the Premier League title and will try to retain their best players, says manager Antonio Conte. The Blues became champions of England for a sixth time with a 1-0 victory over West Brom on Friday. Conte, 47, has been linked with the vacant Inter Milan job, while there is speculation over the future of striker Diego Costa and playmaker Eden Hazard. "If you can continue with these players you can improve a lot," said Conte. The former Juventus and Italy boss led Chelsea, who finished 10th last year, to the title in his first season in charge.


Patreon nixes controversial fee increase amid backlash

Engadget

Patreon CEO Jack Conte announced today that the modern-day patronage system will not be implementing the controversial fee changes that it announced last week. While the service will still work to fix the issues it was trying to correct with the addition of new service fees, it will do so with creator input in the future.


Victor Conte, of BALCO fame, has found a new home in boxing

Los Angeles Times

In the case of Victor Conte, however, Don King's signature catchphrase should be slightly modified. More appropriate would be something like, "Only in boxing." Only in what Conte described as the "red-light district of sport" can a convicted steroid distributor be part of a high-profile event and do so in full view of the public. "I was banned everywhere else," Conte said with a chuckle. Now a vocal advocate for year-round drug testing, the self-educated former BALCO mastermind helped lightweight champion Mikey Garcia move up to the heavier welterweight division for his showdown with hard-punching Errol Spence on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.


Victor Conte, of BALCO fame, has found a new home in boxing

Los Angeles Times

In the case of Victor Conte, however, Don King's signature catchphrase should be slightly modified. More appropriate would be something like, "Only in boxing." Only in what Conte described as the "red-light district of sport" can a convicted steroid distributor be part of a high-profile event and do so in full view of the public. "I was banned everywhere else," Conte said with a chuckle. Now a vocal advocate for year-round drug testing, the self-educated former BALCO mastermind helped lightweight champion Mikey Garcia move up to the heavier welterweight division for his showdown with hard-punching Errol Spence on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.


Trump plumps for Conte as Italians toil to form new government

The Japan Times

ROME – While Italians don't know if they'll soon have a new government, let alone who might lead it, U.S. President Donald Trump cast his vote Tuesday for caretaker Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. A day after the two finished attending the G-7 summit in France, Trump tweeted that he hoped Conte would "remain" as prime minister because he is a "talented" leader who works well with the United States. The tweet triggered a cascade of comments by Italians amused that Trump initially had misspelled Conte's first name as "Giuseppi," before it was corrected in a subsequent tweet. Conte quit as prime minister on Aug. 20 after nationalist leader Matteo Salvini yanked his right-wing League party's support from the populist coalition that has been governing the country with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement since June 2018. Since the collapse, the opposition Democrats and the 5-Star Movement have been scrambling to see if they could overcome ideological differences and co-exist in a viable coalition.