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Claudio Ranieri thanked Chelsea fans for their show of appreciation during the 1-1 draw with Leicester on the final day of the season. The Premier League champions were given a guard of honour before kick-off and Ranieri, who spent four years at Stamford Bridge from 2000-2004, was warmly applauded as he emerged from the tunnel.The Italian was also presented with a special award by former Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini. It was amazing, thank you, Ranieri told Sky Sports. The emotion is fantastic. It was a good atmosphere and I want to say thank you to our fans and the Chelsea fans.Leicester looked to be heading for only their fourth league defeat of the season after Cesc Fabregas 66th-minute penalty put the hosts ahead.But Danny Drinkwater scored a fine late equaliser to salvage a draw that sees the Foxes finish 10 points clear at the top of the table. Ranieri waves to fans before the game It was important to finish well, said Ranieri. We wanted to keep the clean sheet for Kasper (Schmeichel) but it was not possible.It was a good match, both teams had chances and well done to the players on a warm day. I am very proud. We are a unit, we play together, fight for each other, and that was our motive.Asked about the celebratory plans for the evening, Ranieri said: We have an invitation from the chairman and it will be a fantastic dinner. Also See: Leicester season review Chelsea fans hail Ranieri David Ross Cubs Jersey . It was my fifth straight year attending and, as always, there are many interesting matters discussed as it pertains to the use of statistics in sports. Kendall Graveman Cubs Jersey . 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Perhaps the first challenge facing Murray is that its expected he will be moving out Jason Spezza, a premier point producer who is about to enter the final year of his contract.ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia – Jason Hathaway snapped a 59-race winless streak, claiming victory in the Wilson Equipment 300 Supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief on Saturday in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action at Riverside International Speedway. The Dutton, Ont., driver took the lead on Lap 295 of the 300 lap event from Scott Steckly, who won the pole position earlier in the day, and survived strong competition from defending series champion D.J. Kennington and Steckly to earn his second career series win. His previous best finish at the track was fifth, achieved in the 2010 Antigonish event.  By the time the final caution flag of the night waved at Lap 279 just four cars were on the lead lap. Kennington opted to head down pit road for some adjustments with nothing to lose. Hathaway talked his crew chief out of a similar strategy. "We almost came down pit road on that last caution," said Hathaway, driver of the No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge. "I wanted to stay out and keep what we had." On the final restart Hathaway stayed to the outside of Steckly and battled side-by-side for several laps before gaining the advantage. "That was good hard racing down the stretch there with (Steckly)," Hathaway said. "To come out here and beat out Steckly and Kennington is something. Theres so much behind the scenes stuff to winning these race that people dont even really know. You have to have your ducks in a row to go out and beat those two guys." The victory was a present for car owner Ed Hakonson, who was celebrating his 64th birthday on Saturday. Hathaways last series win came in the Sept. 2008 season finale at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ont. Despite the dry spell Hathaway remained confident. "I know we can run with anybody week in and week out. We havent had the best luck all the time, but I never lost faith," he said.Kenniington missed his second win of the season by .dddddddddddd.342 seconds, settling instead for a second place finish.  "It ended up being a good night for the Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge," Kennington said. "We tried something there are at the end by putting on cooler tires, but they took a couple laps to come in. The driver messed up and spun the wheels on the restart, but we have a great points battle going on and thats what we want." Steckly, who led a race-high 202 laps, finished third for his fourth consecutive top-five finish at Riverside, but he was not particularly pleased with the how the day ended. "I try to race guys as clean as I can and not get into guys too often, but to get raced the way I was there at the end is kind of disappointing," said the two-time series champion. Mark Dilley and Martin Roy rounded out the top five while 17-year-old rookie Alex Guenette recorded his fourth top 10 of the season with a sixth-place finish while Donald Chisholm, Noel Dowler, Hugo Vannini and Trevor Seibert completed the top-10 finishers. There was more heartbreak for J.R. Fitzpatrick, who again led several laps and ended up with little to show for it. He worked the outside groove in the early part of the race and was able get around Steckly for the race lead on Lap 95, but on Lap 166 coming out of Turn 4 smoke erupted from underneath his Equipment Express Chevrolet which brought his quest for a win to an abrupt end. The race was slowed due to caution six times for a total of 52 laps and the race lead changed hands seven times among six drivers. In the championship point standings with just three races to go in the season Steckly maintains a four-point advantage on Kennington while Hathaway closed to within just 10 points of the leader.  The Wilson Equipment 300 will premiere on TSN at 1 p.m. ET on Sun. Aug. 25 and on RDS2 at 7 p.m. ET on Fri., Sept. 13. ' ' '
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