'Most important match' comments fuelled United desire, says Mourinho

Mourinho has prioritised winning Europe's secondary club competition, which guarantees a place in next season's Champions League, in his debut season at Old Trafford. "If he doesn't do has he failed?" He stressed that he is not branding this match against Tottenham as not important but feels the Europa League just slightly more important as they will be able to play in the Champions League next year if they win.

Gujarat Lions beat Kings Eleven Punjab by six wickets

Amla went to 50 off 35 balls, and along with Marsh, set the flawless platform for his side with a 125-run partnership. They need to play out of their skin if they want to get past Mumbai Indians. Stung by two wickets in quick succession, the visitors, who were 61/1 at the end of the first six overs, could not get going in the next four managing just 18 with Manish Pandey joining Lynn at the crease.

Alexis Sanchez goes off injured v Stoke

In the last five years, no Premier League team has a better record in April and May than Arsenal . Both Arsenal and Liverpool have two games remaining and are level on goal difference at +29 with the Gunners a goal ahead. The striker appeared to punch the ball into the net from Marko Arnautivic's cross but the goal was allowed. Gabriel Jesus doubled City's lead from the penalty spot, with Shinji Okazaki halving the deficit by hooking a stunning volley into the top-right ...

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas Pours in 53 Points in OT Win

Thomas extended the game by hitting two free throws in the closing seconds or regulation. "It's tough, but it's the playoffs so there are no excuses". They split their four regular-season matchups this season, but each included intense moments. Early the second half the Wizards went on a 14-0 run in what appeared like the Washington had control of the game.

Edmonton Oilers Drop Game 3 in Rough 6-3 Loss

A lot of things went wrong Sunday night as the Oilers lost Game 3 at home to the Anaheim Ducks 6-3. Cam Talbot made 33 saves for the Oilers, who regained the lead when Larsson's centring pass from behind the net struck Ducks defenceman Josh Manson's skate and went in.

Tony Parker out for the playoffs following knee injury

I really enjoyed the challenge this series with Tony. San Antonio and Houston traded blowout victories to open the series and one of the teams will take a 2-1 lead when the Spurs visit the Rockets in Wednesday's Western Conference semifinals.

Rougned Odor: Odor's 13th-inning homer propels Rangers

De Jong gave up six earned runs against Cleveland in his first start. Mariners: Seattle added another pitcher to the 10-day DL, RH Evan Marshall , who came out of Friday's game with a right hamstring strain. "That helped change the inning around". Marlins 7, Mets 0: Shortly after scheduled starter Matt Harvey was suspended by New York, Giancarlo Stanton hit two more monstrous home runs off fill-in Adam Wilk that led Miami to the road victory.

Neal's goal gives Predators OT win over Ducks

Defenceman P.K. Subban faked a shot from the left point before sliding the puck over to Neal, who wasted no time blasting a slapshot that deflected off Anaheim forward Corey Perry into the net. Forsberg got position in front of Anaheim's Antoine Vermette to tip Matt Irwin's point shot past Gibson with Ryan Johansen drawing the secondary assist.

Jose Mourinho seriously short in presser after loss to Tottenham Hotspur

It's as simple as that. Skomina, an worldwide referee since 2003, has presided over six Champions League matches this season, including Monaco and Borussia Dortmund's quarter-final second leg. "The lads know what is at stake - any cup final is massive, but especially in this competition [because] it can get us into the Champions League which is where we belong".

Kawhi Leonard cleared to play in Game 1 against Warriors

After suffering a grueling loss to the San Antonio Spurs late Thursday night (May 11), Houston Rockets star James Harden was thrashed by social media for his lackluster performance. Daryl Morey is the true definition of a ride-or-die general manager. You know, it's tough, especially the way we lost at home for Game 6. "The guy that's hardest on James is James.

IPL: Sunrisers dent Kings XI's playoff chances

Maxwell played a knock of 44 runs to set up a fighting total of 167 for 6 in 20 overs and Haryana pacer Mohit Sharma bagged Man of the Match award with two wickets to set up the 14-run win for the Kings XI Punjab and enthralling the nearly packed IS Bindra PCA Stadium "We came to see Manan Vohra and Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell batting".

Spurs prepare for White Hart Lane farewell

Four of our players featured in the PFA team of the year again and we had the PFA Young Player of the Year victor for the fifth time in six years". "It's a ground I've really enjoyed playing at both for and against Tottenham ", Carrick told Sky Sports .

All Blacks 'delighted' with Rugby World Cup 2019 pool

It will be the first time the two nations meet in the pool stage. England received a horror draw for the second straight Rugby World Cup when they landed in a "Pool of Death" alongside France and Argentina in Pool C for the 2019 tournament yesterday.

Torino president makes dig at England goalkeeper Joe Hart

Manchester City's Joe Hart has spent the season on loan in Serie A, yet the spell hasn't quite gone to plan. Pep Guardiola is also on the lookout for a new keeper, but there is no way back for Hart at City and he will be allowed to leave at the right price.

Canelo Embarrasses Chavez, Fight with Golovkin Set for September 16

Now a year later, they are going to get it on. Then the fight was a dud. De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions said the fight between Alvarez and Golovkin is, "signed, sealed and delivered". Canelo Alvarez, left, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. pose for photographers during a weigh-in Friday, May 5, 2017, in Las Vegas . Of course, I respect his team.

Sergio Garcia still buzzing over his Masters title ahead of Players

May 12 ― A hole-in-one at the famous 17th hole lifted the mood of Masters champion Sergio Garcia on an otherwise frustrating day for the Spaniard in the first round at the Players Championship yesterday. The redemption tour continues for Sergio Garcia . When asked who the "Best Player to Not Win a Major" is now, Garcia paused and with a laugh said, "Not me!" "I feel like I have even more room for improvement".

Celtics guard Thomas has more dental work

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives on Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. As you look at how the first two games played out, it seems as though everything had to bounce Boston's way. He's lost three teeth and can go out there and look amusing.' No, he not only has pain, but he has a situation in which three teeth have been totally displaced.

Top 5 Plays From Warriors Vs. Jazz Game 3

Curry didn't shoot well (6 of 20 from the field, 3 of 11 on 3-pointers) but scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half. Durant already missed games in the first round due to a calf injury. Others it is Curry , Thompson or Draymond Green. "Keep the same attitude", Jazz center Rudy Gobert said. There were 95 possessions and the Warriors scored only seven fast break points.

Gary Neville: My thoughts on Chelsea winning the Premier League

Cesc Fabregas and Willian have both been in and out of the team, but Chelsea's other reserve players have become very well acquainted with the seats in the Stamford Bridge dug-out. The London outfit have now clinched the league title. "I hope we can do something good in the next game". "Now they know my idea, I know them, the characteristics of my players, and we can improve".

FG to invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria

TYSON FURY HAS laid the gauntlet down to Anthony Joshua, claiming he could beat the heavyweight champion with one hand tied behind his back and no warm-up. "But I think the team around him, ie his wife, and they normally wear the pants, and his brother (Vitali), they will advise him differently", Joshua added.

White Hart Lane finale 'perfect' - Pochettino

A 2-1 victory over Manchester United was the flawless send-off on Sunday, ensuring Tottenham left its home as Premier League runners-up - the club's highest finish in 54 years. Rooney reduced the arrears in the 71st minute, prodding in Martial's low cross and giving United their first goal in an away game against another member of the top six this season at the fifth and final attempt.

'Something went wrong' - Man City midfielder Fernandinho

Clearly the letter of the law states it doesn't stand. "He's in his office, you can go and ask him". On the fifth anniversary of their first Premier League title win their 2012 hero Sergio Aguero was restricted to a late cameo but a penalty from his heir apparent, Gabriel Jesus, and David Silva's opener left City with the points.

Nishikori, Halep march on in Madrid

Then previous year, he suffered a six-match losing streak through Madrid , Rome and the French Open and found himself at No40 in the rankings, his lowest since February 2013. “I didnt help myself find a way into the match to start playing better, ” said Murray. He schooled a clearly frustrated Tomas Berdych who just could not get it together when it counted, except when it came to killing his racquet at the end.

James Comey will not testify before Congress on Tuesday

Mr Spicer later said that the president had not asked for a pledge of loyalty. And when it came time to fulfill the sensitive task of relieving Comey of his post, the president turned his former private head of security and personal bodyguard, who's been with Trump since 1999.

Manny Machado's blast helps Orioles top Red Sox

Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said before the game that he hoped Sale would be suspended. The pitch was a 98-mph fastball in Machado's first at-bat. The Sox are now 15-13 after splitting their last 4-game series with the Orioles, who are now 1st place in the AL East. Wednesday and Thursday's games passed without too much drama , and the two teams aren't scheduled to meet again until a series in Baltimore on June 1.

Juan Mata on positives of Arsenal defeat

Second-half goals by Granit Xhaka and United alumnus Danny Welbeck earned Arsenal victory on Sunday as Wenger overcame Mourinho in a Premier League game for the first time in 13 attempts. We have four games left that we need to approach in the same way as today. It might be a little more light hearted this time round, but don't expect it to last too long...

Simon Mignolet: Liverpool's win over Watford was "massive"

The visitors failed to add a second, though, meaning that Can finished as the deserved match-winner. We won, it was very important. We have to keep going how we are. With 40 points from 34 matches, Watford are eight points clear of the drop zone. Klopp's team are in third place, although they have played at least one game more than most of the teams around them.

Mourinho: United Want To Beat Spurs, Romero Will Start Europa Final

Slovenian Damir Skomina, an official Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho once labelled " weak and naive ", will referee the Europa League Final. Skomina, 40, has already overseen Ajax vs. A carnival atmosphere at White Hart as Tottenham played Manchester United in the last ever game at the famous north London stadium . Mourinho has warned changes will be afoot regardless of Palace's situation by then and suggests rotation is also on the cards for their final two away games, starting at White ...

Boston Red Sox permanently ban man for racial slur at another fan

So Hennick asked if he had correctly understood the man and then repeated what he thought the man had just said. According to Jones, fans at Fenway used racial slurs as they heckled him, and one even threw a bag of peanuts at the outfielder as he stood in the Baltimore dugout.

Chelsea stars revel in Premier League title triumph

In the end Chelsea owed it to misfit Batshuayi, a peripheral figure for most of the season, to win the match and the title with only his second league goal since joining the club. Darren Fletcher's lofted pass found Salomon Rondon and his flicked header drew a smart save from Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea were becoming frustrated in their efforts to breach the Baggies' defence, but Fabregas almost broke through with a snap-shot that flashed half a yard wide of the far post.

Disatrous week for Mets continues: Harvey suspended for violating team rules

According to the sports site, Harvey didn't go to the ballpark Saturday, which is seemingly why he was suspended even though the Mets are keeping a tight lid on the details. "The atmosphere's always fun", he said . Though, Harvey did play golf that afternoon. Urena pitched six masterful innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out a pair.

Isaiah Thomas Downplays Celtics' 'Funeral' Attire: 'I Wear Black All The Time'

But from the second round and up, teams that are coming off an easier series (i.e. having eliminated their previous opponent by a fewer number of games than their current opponent did) are 9-1 ATS in the seventh games. "It says more about his work ethic [than confidence]", center Ian Mahinmi said. "They closers. They proven closers". "It was kind of copy-catting what we did", said Wall, whose Wizards donned dark outfits before a regular-season game between these teams that are building a ...

Bears Sign WR Titus Davis Following Weekend Tryout

Antonio Brown previously held the records for career receiving touchdowns and receiving yards. Robinson, the former All-American quarterback at MI, has played four seasons at running back with the Jaguars. Titus has not seen the field in a regular season National Football League game. The Bears could have drafted IL native Corey Davis at the top of the first round this year, but they opted for quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the wideout wound up going to the Titans with the fifth overall ...

Garcia rediscovers old touch to be in hunt at Players Championship golf

Day, who won wire-to-wire here previous year, was 1 under and in contention when he teed off Sunday afternoon, yet any threat he posed to break the dubious streak was gone by the time he reached the 16th hole at 1 over - and that was before the Australian carded a quadruple-bogey-9 on the hole, as well as a double bogey at 17, to finish the tournament in a tie for 60th at 7 over.

Warriors' Iguodala to have MRI on sore knee

Resting Iguodala, 33, a game as a precautionary measure is on the table, a team source told ESPN, even if the results come back clean. That's not necessarily indicative of Iguodala's value to the Warriors, but it does highlight the team's ability to play without him.