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Author: 0 Harry Kane aims dig at West Ham style of play

Spurs will finish above United this term for the third time in four seasons and Jose Mourinho's side have little motivation to spoil the farewell party. "We have a special bond at Tottenham that you don't always get elsewhere". "These last five matches of the season, four very hard matches away from home and we managed with this situation at least to keep some balance, to fight for results and to give a positive image of dignity".

Sports Bundesliga appoints Bibiana Steinhaus as first female referee
Author: 0 Bundesliga appoints Bibiana Steinhaus as first female referee

The 38-year-old, who refereed the Women's World Cup final in 2011 and will be in charge for next month's Women's Champions League final in Cardiff, has worked in the German second tier since 2007. That this dream will come true naturally filly me with joy. "It acts as a confirmation of the hard work I have done to get here and an even greater incentive to keep working harder to go further", Steinhaus said.

Author: 0 Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town clash for place at Wembley

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday to keep the tie nicely poised going into the crucial return leg on Wednesday night. Kachunga , who turned his loan move from Ingolstadt into a permanent arrangement in March, was a key figure in the Paderborn team that won promotion in the 2013-14 campaign.

Sports Man United held by Southampton in 0-0 stalemate
Author: 0 Man United held by Southampton in 0-0 stalemate

It's just a lost battle. The omission against Saints drew fears De Gea may never be seen in a United shirt again, but Mourinho has moved to quash those suggestions. "I hope he goes soft on us". "I think we played a good game against a good team, a team that tried to win because they try to finish well and will probably finish eighth and I think we did more than okay".

Sports NBA Draft: Could the Kings snag Lonzo Ball away from the Lakers?
Author: 0 NBA Draft: Could the Kings snag Lonzo Ball away from the Lakers?

And on Wednesday night, the C's will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the East finals. After the lottery ended, Pierce wrote on twitter: "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick". One spot surely won't make a difference, especially for the targets they reportedly want . "I feel every comfortable with where we are, and I think we'll get a very good player at No.

Sports Claude Puel dismisses speculation on future as
Author: 0 Claude Puel dismisses speculation on future as "strange"

The Frenchman has grown unpopular with the fans due to his negative and defensive approach - their 0-0 draw with Man United on Wednesday was the fourth consecutive home game in which they have failed to score. "We have an opportunity to finish up in the table and it's a good thing after this long and hard season". The former Monaco midfielder however, moved to play down those suggestions on Friday.

Author: 0 Anything can happen - Tottenham star Alli uncertain of future

In this Associated Press photo taken on April 15, 2017, Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min (L) celebrates with teammate Dele Alli after scoring a goal against Bournemouth in their English Premier League match at White Hart Lane in London .

Author: 0 New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming

What had been a largely uneventful run-up to the 142nd Preakness changed in a heartbeat Sunday morning when expected starter Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid in his right front during a timed workout at Pimlico Race Course. While going winless in all three of his Kentucky Derby preps, it's not that Timber Country didn't show up, he just had not yet shown that killer instinct he showed at the end of his two-year-old season.

Sports Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead
Author: 0 Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Curry scored 29 points as the Warriors defeated the Spurs 136-100. The Warriors should expect a rowdy San Antonio crowd that will be hoping the Warriors lose for this first time this postseason. Zaza Pachulia's contest of Leonard's shot has been debated for days, but without Leonard it was at least clear that San Antonio is in for a rough series against the Finals favorites.

Sports Barclays Center to host 2017 NBA Draft for fifth-straight year
Author: 0 Barclays Center to host 2017 NBA Draft for fifth-straight year

Unless, that is, Lakers legend and current president of basketball operations Magic Johnson - long familiar with Jackson's game due to his ties with his alma mater, Michigan State, and that program's recruitment of the Detroit native - sees more overall potential in Jackson.

Author: 0 Tottenham "family" will stick together next season, Kane says

Sissoko was given a rare start by his manager Mauricio Pochettino, the sixth Premier League match he has started this term. "But it's true that Harry Kane is our main striker and one of the best in the world", he said. - Harry Kane is the fifth player in Premier League history to score 25-plus goals in successive seasons (Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie are the others).

Sports Wenger retains top-four belief after Sunderland win
Author: 0 Wenger retains top-four belief after Sunderland win

Arsene Wenger has blamed Arsenal's away record for their failure to match Chelsea in the Premier League title race. They made heavy weather of their task, with Sanchez scoring a close-range double inside the final 17 minutes to secure the points with a 2-0 win.

Sports AB de Villiers: Ben Stokes lifted his game in IPL
Author: 0 AB de Villiers: Ben Stokes lifted his game in IPL

South Africa, who take on England in a 4-Test series, will be without the services of de Villiers who has opted out due to resurfacing of an elbow injury and family reasons. He said the wives and partners of the players would be with them on tour for the first two weeks during the three-match series against England before the Champions Trophy and would return home to allow them to focus on the tournament.

Sports Jose Mourinho already has Europa League final squad in mind
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho already has Europa League final squad in mind

That means their only hope of Champions League qualification rests with beating Ajax in Stockholm on May 24 - and Mourinho has rotated players in Premier League matches in recent weeks as he has plotted his way through the Europa League. The ones that had to play played 90 minutes. Mourinho rested key players again yesterday, just as he did when United lost 2-0 at Arsenal last Sunday.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham will not compete with richer clubs over huge wages

The 21-year-old has been a revelation at White Hart Lane since signing from MK Dons in 2015 and has won back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year awards for his Premier League performances. "There are many, many rumours, but I am committed with the club", said Pochettino, who has a contract with Spurs until 2021. "I think we are helping because we are going to Hong Kong, to have a nice time and train".

Author: 0 Kawhi will return for Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

If the Spurs had activated Leonard on Thursday, the nightmare scenario - an ineffective Leonard and a re-aggravation of the injury - would have been in play. Harden finished with 10 points on two-of-11 shooting with seven assists and six turnovers. At 47 years old, Brown is almost 20 years younger than the 68-year-old Popovich, but I don't know if he should take Pop so lightly.

Sports Steelers release veteran long snapper Greg Warren
Author: 0 Steelers release veteran long snapper Greg Warren

Green, who was given a four-year, $20 million contract, was expected to contribute to the team right away, but that never happened. However, due to multiple concussions and other injuries, Green only appeared in six games. Cutting Green in the middle of May gives the Steelers ample time to find a replacement. The tight end has battled injuries since signing with the team in 2016.

Sports MRI set for Dodgers' Turner after leg injury
Author: 0 MRI set for Dodgers' Turner after leg injury

A year ago, the Marlins could do no wrong against the Dodgers. Justin Turner was well on his way to scoring the Dodgers' sixth run when he blew a tire rounding third base. He is still looking for his first home run of 2017. Bour's home run was noteworthy in that it was another against a left-handed pitcher. He should immediately resume everyday duties at first base.

Sports NASCAR's Regan Smith replaces injured Almirola in Charlotte
Author: 0 NASCAR's Regan Smith replaces injured Almirola in Charlotte

Smith has one win - the 2011 Southern 500 - in 211 Cup Series starts. Three stage winners plus one driver voted by fans will transfer from the Open preliminary event to the All-Star Race Saturday night. Smith, who will drive Almirola's auto in the Open race in the hope of making into the All-Star event, is the 2008 Cup Series Rookie of the Year with 211 starts.

Sports Conor McGregor: I have signed deal, now up to Floyd Mayweather
Author: 0 Conor McGregor: I have signed deal, now up to Floyd Mayweather

McGregor and the UFC have been locked in talks over a split of the purse the fighter would earn from a fight with Mayweather, which will be in a boxing rules contest. Many from within boxing have questioned whether McGregor could compete with Mayweather, who retired unbeaten in September 2015 after 49 professional contests.

Sports Madrid Open: Nadal top Goffin to reach semis
Author: 0 Madrid Open: Nadal top Goffin to reach semis

I wasn't expecting myself to play well this week at all. "Eventually the game will come together". Nadal finally broke in the third game of the second set before having to stave off four break points on his own serve to consolidate his lead at 3-1.

Sports Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training
Author: 0 Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training

The former Chelsea boss said: "It's a big club". You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning trophies? Honestly, I'm not enjoying that. Mourinho continued: "But today I tried to win". They walk in the streets with their head low. Neville believes Mourinho smiling and laughing during post-match interviews, showed that his focus was probably on next Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford.

Sports Sergio Romero saves penalty as Manchester United hold Southampton in lifeless draw
Author: 0 Sergio Romero saves penalty as Manchester United hold Southampton in lifeless draw

Champions League and two trophies. "After the moment Palace beat Hull and Hull were relegated and Swansea are safe, the match should have been moved", he added. The XI that play at Stockholm would probably not feature at all in this last game. - Southampton had six shots on target - only Tottenham (7 on Sunday) have had more in a match against United this season in all competitions.

Sports Sonali Bendre attends Justin Bieber's concert just for her son
Author: 0 Sonali Bendre attends Justin Bieber's concert just for her son

Justin Bieber India trip- as part of his Purpose Tour- had its fair share of good, bad and average moments. It seems all the hype fizzled out at the end and people were more or less disappointed with Justin Bieber's Purpose Tour and many called out saying that they are no longer Beliebers.

Author: 0 Spurs hammer Rockets to reach conference finals

They were a better team this series."As if there wasn't enough evidence of Harden's struggles -Â and really, the eyeball test was more than enough -Â it spoke volumes that even Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wasn't sure what to say to him afterward.

Sports Smalling sees positive in Mourinho criticism
Author: 0 Smalling sees positive in Mourinho criticism

Mourinho claims their fixtures backlog would have been far greater had they made FA Cup progress at Chelsea's expense at the quarter-finals stage and admits he has no idea how they'd have fitted in a semi-final date. Mourinho wants to win both league matches but is not getting strung up on the outcome, given victory against Ajax is the overriding goal. [Martial] didn't play against Celta because the options were different but he is fine and he is one of the guys that it is very important for ...

Author: 0 Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

Boston acquired the right to swap 2017 first-round picks with Brooklyn as part of the trade that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Nets in 2013. He is a big center, measuring in at just under 6'11 with a 7'5 wingspan and weighing in at 249 pounds at the NBA Draft Combine. On Tuesday, the Lakers will have a 46.9% (I optimistically round up to 47%) of getting at least the 3 pick in the draft.

Author: 0 Global Cyber Attack: British Security Officials Warn of Weekday 'WannaCry' Spread

The PM's spokesman said Government officials were meeting during the day to guide the response to the attack, and added he was not aware of any additional problems coming to light as staff returned to work. However Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was important to remember that it was not just the NHS which had been affected. 'Once they're let out of the lamp, genies of this kind, especially those created by intelligence services, can later do damage to their authors and creators, ' he said.

Author: 0 Quick Stats : Q1 - MI vs RPS

On the flip side, Mumbai's inconsistent bowling performances has been an area of concern with their wrecker-in-chief Lasith Malinga lacking spite this season. Mumbai's bowlers found the right length to MS Dhoni and Tiwary. From both sides, they lost each good players in this match . A proud coach, Fleming gets into a freewheeling chat with the performers of the day - Jaydev Unadkat & Shardul Thakur, and speaks about their performances, getting into the Playoffs and facing the Mumbai ...

Author: 0 Steve Kerr expected to join Warriors on road trip to San Antonio

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will travel with the team to San Antonio for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs . SI's Chris Ballard wrote about Kerr and the Warriors this week, but shared a quote from the coach on Twitter that didn't make the final cut.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics History is Made in Game Seven

But this Wizards team needed both of its two-headed backcourt in order to overcome Isaiah Thomas and the raucous crowd, and Wall looked gassed as the Boston Celtics pulled away with an 18-2 run that began late in the third quarter and carried over into the fourth in their 115-105 victory.

Sports Twins split doubleheader with 2-0 shutout of Rockies
Author: 0 Twins split doubleheader with 2-0 shutout of Rockies

The Rockies have now had two postponements. He whiffed Raimel Tapia three times and Carlos Gonzalez twice. "It looked a lot like (former Marlins ace) Jose Fernandez, to be honest". "I don't know if we've had that a ton", Molitor said, referring to being booed for taking out a starting pitcher at home. The Twins knew Berrios had the talent to succeed in the big leagues but made a decision to exercise more patience this year.