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  • VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Only a few days after sending out wedding invitations, golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday. Miguel Montero Jersey . Uncomfortable and subdued, the two-time major winner spoke about the decision ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, only a few hours after first announcing the split in a statement. "It is quite a difficult time for Caroline and myself, and the statement really said it all this morning," McIlroy said at Wentworth. "It was mutual and we both thought it was the best for us, the best for both of us. Time to move on, and Ive said all that I need to say." The 25-year-old McIlroy and 23-year-old Wozniacki have been dating since 2011. They were engaged on New Years Eve in Australia. The decision to call off the wedding came as surprise to many, especially since McIlroy had only recently spoke of his delight in meeting up with Wozniacki in London after competing in the Players Championship a couple of weeks ago. Wozniacki had been due to compete in an event in Rome but withdrew to meet up with him. "Look, Im no different than anyone else," the Northern Irishman said. "Everyone has been through breakups, and its obviously very, very difficult. But look, Im here to try and concentrate on this week and answer questions about golf, and thats what Im going to do." Both McIlroy and Wozniacki have been the top-ranked player in their respective sports, but Wozniacki has not won a major title. McIlroy won his first major at the 2011 U.S. Open, and then added another a year later at the U.S. PGA Championship. In the earlier statement, McIlroy took the blame for the breakup. "The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realize that I wasnt ready for all that marriage entails," McIlroy said. "I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times weve had. I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting." At Wentworth, McIlroy is among the top players at this weeks European Tour flagship event. "Im not going to lie. Its going to be very difficult," McIlroy said of playing this week. "But you know, at least when I get inside the ropes, just try and concentrate on the shot at hand. But yeah, its obviously going to be difficult." At least McIlroy will have something to cheer him up. The Manchester United fan will play in the pro-am alongside three former stars from the club, Teddy Sheringham, Peter Schmeichel and Phil Neville. "Ive been a Manchester United fan my whole life, and getting to play with three Manchester United legends is going to be a nice afternoon," McIlroy said. "I remember watching the Champions League final in 99 when United beat (Bayern) Munich in Barcelona, and it was a very memorable night. All those three guys were involved." J.A. Happ Jersey . Winning more at home probably should be on the list. The Flames look to avoid a fifth defeat in six home games by winning a sixth straight meeting with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Roberto Alomar Jersey . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night.Paolo di Canio feels Antonio Conte would be a good fit for the Premier League if he is confirmed as Chelseas next manager. Conte is stepping down from his role as Italy manager after Euro 2016 and he has been widely linked with the vacancy at Stamford Bridge, with Guus Hiddink ready to leave in the summer after taking over from Jose Mourinho in December.Di Canio says he has spoken with Conte over the specific differences of managing in England, admitting the one person he would not want his former Juventus team-mate to copy is himself. I have spoken to him, not about Chelsea, but about English football. We had a chat about it, but not about Chelsea - two months ago, Di Canio told Sky Sports News HQ.He is a good guy and a good coach. He is a manager with the right mentality and work ethic and can help Chelsea change their direction.This year was incredible, if you think what Chelsea did last year. After three or four months it was clear the team didnt have the same mentality, energy and desire. Incredible. Di Canio thinks Conte could succeed in the Premier League and has spoken to him about English football This is the magic of football. One year you think Manchester City can win the league easily, or Arsenal, because City and Chelsea are out, and you see Leicester there. Fantastic this sport!Di Canios experiences in English management were mixed, with a successful spell at Swindon Town followed by a short-lived stint in charge of Sunderland. Jose Bautista Jersey. But he said he learned enough during those three years, as well as his time as a player with West Ham among other clubs, to know that communication and overcoming the language barrier will be key if Conte joins Chelsea. Di Canio was speaking after playing in Mark Nobles testimonial on Easter Monday I tell him: Be careful of the media, because if you start talking like me, they say, ah hes Italian, hes too theatrical, too much, hes screaming, Di Canio added after playing in Mondays testimonial for West Ham captain Mark Noble.I am joking! But I say be careful, try to learn the English mentality straight away. Sometimes words put into a sentence come out differently.Sometimes you can have the stamp of the donkey because you say something you didnt intend. So try to learn (the language) and put next to you a good guy, an English guy, with good experience that can help you...Its important to have a member of the club who understands everything of English football. Not only in the way you deliver your methodology or your tactics, but also in the way you need to deliver the words at the end of the game, before the game, the message during the week.Dont do it like Di Canio! 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