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Pochettino: West Ham match was "must win" for Spurs

A second win in their last 11 games secured their top-flight status for another year. Speaking to the BBC after Tottenham's lost, Pochettino commented that, "It's not over" before explaining that he and his team will "have to wait but are thinking that it will be hard to catch Chelsea ". Read More »

Commissioners association OKs December football signing day

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Regular ol' National Signing Day remains in the first week of February, as usual. Athletes will still be able to wait and sign a NLI on National Signing Day, the first Wednesday in February. Stoops said then. "They ought to have an early day as well". It would also signal an official end to a player's recruitment who has always been committed but has other schools hoping to flip him. Read More »

Blind: Celta win a major step towards final

With the Europa League final in sight, Manchester United head to northern Spain this week to play Celta Vigo. If Celta was playing with their best team, if Celta was fighting for important things in La Liga, we would go in the same circumstances. Read More »

There are two Antonios, says 'animal' Conte

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Nevertheless Conte will not allow his team to take their foot off the gas just yet. The Toffees have little left to play for this term and are virtually assured of a seventh-placed finish; they are two points adrift of Arsenal in sixth who have two games in hand, but can not be caught by the teams below them. Read More »

James Milner sends message to Liverpool fans

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LIVERPOOL drew with Southampton in the Premier League today - here are our Reds player ratings. Asked how he would feel if Liverpool finished fifth, Milner replied: "Sick". We don't see this. " Southampton " belongs just to the team that " Liverpool " is hard to play. "The boys like it here and like playing in front of their crowd and that's all", he said. Read More »

Xhaka refusing to give up

Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck scored for Arsene Wenger's side, ending United's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four. Neville thinks seeing Mourinho smiling and laughing during post-match interviews proved his focus was always elsewhere as he discussed the decline in importance of the Arsenal v United fixture, once the biggest game in English football. Read More »

Mets' Matt Harvey suspended three games, files grievance

He reportedly told the team that he wasn't feeling well and would not come to the ballpark, only to arrive on Sunday and find out that he was suspended . Instead, they seemed hell-bent on sending Harvey a message by embarrassing him in public. NY already is missing ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard (latissimus dorsi); outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring); first baseman Lucas Duda (elbow); catcher Travis d'Arnaud (wrist); left-hander Steven Matz (elbow); right-hander Seth Lugo (elbow); ... Read More »

Oilers ready for Ducks best

In the second period, Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm got tangled with another player and Lucic stepped in. With Anaheim leading 4-3, Gibson made several big saves late in the second period and early in third to keep the Oilers from tying the game. Read More »

Guardiola on the attack despite Manchester City rout

He could recall just one match this season when City created fewer chances than their opponents - at Tottenham in early October, when City lost 0-2. "We wanted to set off this chain of home games right and it couldn't have gone any better, five goals at home". Read More »

Man City have no equals in creating chances, says Guardiola

But even though he has now strung five successive games together and finally looks over his injury nightmare, Guardiola admits he can not rely on his captain staying fit and will still bring in defensive re-inforcements in the summer. "But you have the feeling when they cross, or when you cross on a corner and a free-kick, that you are there". City failed to win the two Premier League games without him and the Spaniard showed what they have been missing without another outstanding ... Read More »

Why Mourinho was not bothered about losing to Arsenal

A top four spot has been there for the taking, but Mourinho and United seemed to voluntarily opt out; instead of playing until the end and being eliminated. I was back doing what I like the most , and I'm really excited about being able to help the team as much as I can in the final sprint. "[There was] no problem - we shook hands before the game, we shook hands after the game". Read More »

Joshua TKOs Klitschko in eleven

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Following the epic battle, both men were also very respectful of each other. Last night Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua went to war in one of heavyweight boxing's classic fights. Twice Klitschko returned to his feet after hitting the canvas in the 11th until, with him no longer able to defend himself from another hurtful Joshua barrage, American referee David Fields was forced to intervene. Read More »

Let's play two: Yankees beat Cubs 5-4 in 18 innings

The 18-inning affair was the longest game in Interleague history, longest game ever on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball (which began in 1990), and the longest in the majors this season. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's ground ball to give the visitors a lead in the 18th, and NY pitcher Chasen Shreve helped the Yankees hang on for the victory over the defending champions in the bottom of the inning. Read More »

LaVar Ball makes another insane Michael Jordan comparison

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Per TMZ , Ball said on FS1's Undisputed Monday that he has sold at least 495 pairs of shoes, although he wouldn't provide an exact number. These are things we knew about Ball, but unlike his father, the eldest hooping Ball brother isn't known for his boisterous personality or things he says. Read More »

Chelsea close in on title by crushing Middlesbrough

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Chelsea will be crowned champions if they are able to win at West Brom on Friday, while Boro drop back to the Championship after a single season's stay in the top flight. Conte believes Chelsea overcame their greatest challenge when defeat at Jose Mourinho's Manchester United last month cut their lead to four points over Tottenham, who the Blues then beat in the FA Cup semi-final. Read More »

Special Joshua v Klitschko WBA belt features silhouettes of both fighters

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Whilst the build-up to the April 29 fight has been largely cordial, the 27-year-old his extremely confident of his chances against a man 14 years his senior. "I can box Klitschko for 12 rounds, make him miss, make him pay, don't get hit - I can deal with him, trust me". "The build-up to the fight is different to anything else I have had". Read More »

Can the Senators respond to their NY wake up call?

The officials ruled no goal on the ice but video replay showed that the puck had indeed crossed the goal line. The Senators trailed 2-0 in the first period and 4-3 with 7:12 remaining before Derick Brassard batted in the game-tying marker with 1:26 on the clock. Read More »

Arsenal end Manchester United's 25-match unbeaten run in Premier League

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How they play matters and qualification for next season's Champions League, which will be secured if they triumph in the Europa League final in Sweden on May 24 might further expose the deficiencies of the Mourinho brand. "I'm very happy with the players". "It's impossible", Mourinho said. It means their chances of sneaking into the top four would appear increasingly remote. Read More »

Team player Fabregas leads Chelsea to brink of EPL title

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Three points on Friday would have also seen Tottenham secure second place as well as Champions League football next season. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thinks it is hard for English clubs to succeed in Europe because of the strength of the Premier League. Read More »

Liverpool FC trumped to signing of Atletico Madrid defender

After reports had suggested that Barcelona had won the race to sign him last month, Real Madrid have reportedly beaten their rivals to the signing of highly rated left-back Theo Hernandez. AS adds that the final deal could be completed for €30m - €6m more than the release clause - due to an agreement between Real Madrid and Atletico over cross-city transfers. Read More »

Guardiola: Mourinho won't write off Arsenal game

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, top, jumps on Manchester United's Jesse Lingered during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, May 7, 2017 . Arsenal's manager appeared to resent the question and declined the opportunity to gloat at Mourinho's expense. "I leave Highbury they were crying". Read More »

Arsenal sink Manchester United to revive top-4 bid

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I leave the Emirates, they were crying , walking the streets with heads low . The Arsenal fans, they are happy. "Arsene Wenger is not a small manager". Mourinho believes it will be " impossible " to finish in the top four but that might be down to his own negativity in a season when other teams, most notably Spurs, have reaped rewards for adventure. Read More »

Raptors PG Lowry will opt out of final year of contract

However, Lowry heads into the offseason with the bitter taste of falling short yet again in the playoffs to the Cavaliers in disappointing fashion in a clean sweep in the Eastern Conference semifinals, marking six consecutive postseason losses to Cleveland dating back to a year ago. Read More »

New York Mets suspend Matt Harvey 3 days for violating team rules

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Harvey was scheduled to start on Sunday afternoon. General manager Sandy Alderson announced the suspension Sunday in a brief statement before the game, shortly before Harvey was scheduled to start against Miami. Instead, hampered by injuries, they have started out 14-16 against all NL East opponents. He (mercifully) underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer, and showed up looking skinny and ready to work this season. Read More »

Middlesbrough devastated after Premier League departure confirmed

Antonio Conte's men knew before the match that a win would be glorious for their title ambition, and the Blues did not disappoint their faithfuls at Stamford Bridge. "We've had to win matches for a number of weeks, so the players are used to that pressure". Their home form has been a wonderful foundation for them to be top since November 5th and they will be confident of moving within one win of lifting the trophy with victory over Middlesbrough. Read More »

Mets says Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee

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Multiple media reports indicated the penalty stemmed from the pitcher failing to show up at the ballpark Saturday. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported that Harvey will be filing a grievance against the Mets . I know it's dramatic, but I think any team in baseball would have probably reacted very similarly. General manager Sandy Alderson announced the punishment in a brief statement before the game. Read More »

Morata finally reveals what Simeone told him during Real Madrid v Atletico

Madrid already have one foot in the 2017 final after beating city rivals Atletico 3-0 in their semi-final first leg. "On Wednesday we have a very hard game, impossible for many, but not for us , nothing is impossible" Simeone said. His match-winning performance at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, when he hit two goals including a last-gasp victor to defeat Real Madrid , is one standout moment, but there are many others as well, including a similar performance in a 3-2 win at Valencia ... Read More »

Draymond Green called Kelly Olynyk dirty and Twitter wasn't having it

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The Wizards wing responded to the contact by charging at Olynyk and shoving him to the floor. Green, who (in) famously kicked Steven Adams in the bag twice during last year's conference finals, and also got suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after taking an unnecessary swipe at LeBron James, had less than flattering things to say about his contemporary in Boston. Read More »

DeMar DeRozan: Raptors Would Have Won With LeBron James

In the 2015 playoffs, the Cavs swept Boston in the first round and the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals en route to the NBA Finals against Golden State. "We needed that spark", James said. We're just riding him right now. Four. That'll be my fourth time. Looking at the stats for Tucker, Ibaka and Joseph, it may seem like Cleveland's defense struggled Sunday, but their big days were still not enough for Toronto to extend the series because it could not get DeRozan going ... Read More »

IPL: Hyderabad restrict Mumbai to 138/7

MI couldn't manage to get to a good start after skipper Rohit Sharma chose to bat first after winning the toss against David Warner at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This win saw Sunrisers takes its tally to 15 points from 13 games and move to the fourth place in the points table. But at the end of the clash, it was Dhawan who had more to smile about, compared to his opening partner and Mumbai Indians captain. Read More »

Mourinho: My Wenger unbeaten streak was not normal

I don't think the other ones (in the top four race), playing one match a week and being in a great situation, I don't think they are going to blow it. Manchester United made the trip to London on Sunday in search of three points to boost their ailing top-four hopes. "We still have a mathematical chance but we need some help", he told Sky Sports News . Read More »

Anthony Joshua not ready to fight me, says Tyson Fury

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Anthony Joshua has called for a Battle of Britain after his sensational stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday evening. According to Hearn, the incident took place when the Brit came to loggerheads with the older sibling while consoling Wladimir in the ring. Read More »

New York Jets receiver Robby Anderson arrested in Miami

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Anderson was arrested on a felony charge of resisting arrest with violence and obstruction of justice, according to Miami radio station WINZ, which first reported the arrest. He refused, and allegedly fought a security guard. Anderson, who was born in Teaneck and grew up in South Florida, first appeared on the Jets' radar at rookie minicamp a year ago. Read More »