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Steinhaus to become first female referee in Bundesliga

Beginning next year, however, she'll step into the main role, becoming the league's first female referee to take charge on the field. "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 .

Rain Delays Chargers-Rams Stadium To 2020

The stadium was due to be completed by summer 2019, but the stadium developer has announced today that it will not be completed until 2020. Rams officials said the water depth sometimes reached 12 to 15 feet. For his part, Chargers president of business operations A.G. Spanos wasn't caught off guard by the extensive delay. At least one Rams fan said he was willing to be extra patient.

I was being treated like a criminal: Muntari

Per Digby, Muntari explained the decision to card him, rather than address the problem with the fans, was the reason he walked off: "That's where I got angry". The Ghanaian, who has played at three World Cups for his country, said he asked the referee to stop the Serie A match last Sunday and request that a warning be given to the crowd because of the chanting from a group of home supporters.

Celtics coach defends Kelly Olynyk after 'dirty' diss by Draymond Green

Wizards fans are probably not thrilled with Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk at the moment, after he set an illegal high screen on Washington's Kelly Oubre (who reacted and was subsequently ejected/suspended for a game ). Still, some will likely agree with Green's stance on Olynyk . He did have some physical contact with the ref, and that would warrant it especially because Kelly isn't that big of a name.

Wizards forward Oubre ejected for bowling over Olynyk

Oubre was suspended one game without pay for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk in Game 3 on Thursday night. "I've been hit in the head multiple times by the same person", Oubre told reporters after practice Friday. But it is what it is. "Everybody's got a comment or something to say about others, I guess".

Isaiah Thomas rips Draymond Green for Kelly Olynyk comments

The altercation earned Oubre, a key reserve for Washington , a flagrant-2 foul from the officiating crew and a first-half ejection. Al Horford's sister isn't the only member of the Celtics family who's taking Warriors forward Draymond Green to task for calling Kelly Olynyk a dirty player.

Djokovic, Nadal stay on course in Rome

Both men moved through their opening three service games without facing any danger of being broken but it was Djokovic who struck first blood for a 4-3 lead. That's what happened today. If one looks at the head-to-head record, Djokovic has been mighty impressive, winning 13 matches and only losing four.

Rain causes Djokovic, Del Potro Saturday finish

World number two Novak Djokovic. Djokovic faced Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters yesterday after the unseeded Argentinian's 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori. "I went out there with the belief that if I played well and executed my game plan that I could walk off that court with a win", said Isner. The eighth-seeded Austrian was forced to save three match points before battling to a 3-6 6-3 7-6 (9/7) win over another American, Sam Querrey.

Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

Normally one of the best putters on tour, the Dallas native was frustrated with that part of his game after missing the cut at the Players Championship last week. Johnson, who won three tournaments in a row before withdrawing from last month's Masters after injuring his back in a fall before the opening round, said he is still working on regaining top form.

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final

The Penguins, who trail in a playoff series for the first time all postseason, will go with Murray over Marc-Andre Fleury, who allowed four goals on nine shots in a 5-1 loss in Game 3 on Wednesday night as the Senators took a 2-1 series lead.

Watford confirm Walter Mazzarri to leave club at season-end

The most important thing is I'm here to work at Hull City, not to talk about other clubs". "To improve my goals as well, our goals as staff". "It does not have to be a very big club; I am willing to accept any position if I can feel that the project is going to be mine".

Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

Game 2 is Friday night at TD Garden before the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. Wall and Beal each were beneficiaries scoring eight and nine points, respectively in the second quarter to help the Wizards take a two-point lead into halftime.

Olynyk guides Celtics to Game 7 win over Wizards

Thomas hit two superlative three-pointers while Marcus Smart added another in a 1:13 spell that put the Celtics up for good. But the fans took a special liking to the performance of their most unexpected hero, who had totaled eight of fewer points during four of the first six games of the series.

Karim Benzema Says Mathieu Valbuena 'Invented' Claims in Sex-Tape Scandal

Investigators suspect Benzema of acting as an intermediary between the presumed blackmailers and alleged victim Valbuena. France manager Didier Deschamps has described Karim Benzema as "pitiful" after the striker "liked" an Instagram post that mocked the coach.

Howard fastest, Honda dominates Indianapolis 500 practice

The anthem, the circuit, the racing - I'm very thankful to experience it. "Fernando is the same way. I'm very impressed with his approach". "I'm sure he'll have great speed". "He's in as good a position as anybody I know to meet that challenge as a newcomer". Once the initial line of cars have all completed one qualifying attempt, the field will split into two lanes in the pits - the Fast Lane, and Lane Two.

Gregg Popovich Calls Out LaMarcus Aldridge

I felt like coming up here to play, experience this environment. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Conference Finals games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games playing on three or more days' rest. West, who was a member of the Spurs last season, was surprised to be brought into the discussion. Aldridge was asked if he thought Duncan would be an National Basketball Association head coach one day and said, "for sure he will be".

ESPN pundit predicts late transfer window departure for Kyle Walker

But it has been suggested that it will be Kyle Walker who will be first out the door at Tottenham with the club telling him to leave. While Conte is said to be very impressed with Victor Moses' performances this season, the Italian is keen to strengthen his options down the right ahead of the Blues' return to the Champions League next season.

Russian Federation will comply with WADA criteria: Mutko

Even WADA secretary general Olivier Niggli was uncertain how many worldwide federations would sign up, with many IFs expected to stay within national anti-doping programmes. She adamantly denied her country's wrongdoing and gave a speech saying, "We were suspended without proof, insolently, crudely". According to an update on that work at WADA's foundation board meeting in Montreal on Thursday, RUSADA is nearly ready to be reinstated, with the removal of the controversial Isinbayeva being ...

Watch Dion Phaneuf Demolish Penguins' Bryan Rust With Open-Ice Hit

Rust, who broke out this season for Pittsburgh with 15 goals in 57 games, has already been good for five goals in his 14 playoff games alone. I think he's got great puck skills. Mahura, 19, recorded 53 points (17 goals, 36 assists) and 57 penalty minutes in 73 games this season with Regina and Red Deer of the Western Hockey League.

Liverpool join the race for Tiemoué Bakayoko

While the French outfit will want to keep all of their star players as they look to defend their title next season and again go far in the Champions League, there may be an acceptance that they will lose a couple this season. Nwely-crowned Ligue 1 victor and Champions League semi-finalist Tiemoue Bakayoko could swap one title-winner for another this summer, with Chelsea making him their top target in a deal which could see Michy Batshuayi head in the other direction.

Sharapova says she will 'rise up again' following French Open snub

French Open organisers had "no grounds to penalise" Maria Sharapova by denying her a wildcard entry to the tournament, says the Women's Tennis Association . “She has complied with the sanction imposed, ” Simon said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press . Several leading players have spoken out against tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome offering Sharapova wild cards following her return to the circuit last month, arguing she should be given no special treatment during her ...

Always Dreaming is 4-5 favorite for Preakness

The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes gets underway on Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Expect Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez to play the break on Always Dreaming , who has won by leading throughout and also by sitting just off the pace, as he did in the Derby .

IPL 2017: First qualifier match, Mumbai Indians vs Rising Supergiants Pune

Rahul Tripathi was the only man to fall for Pune in their reply, losing his wicket after hitting 28 off 20. Rising Pune utilised those sluggish conditions significantly better than Mumbai Indians to clear their path to the IPL final. Axar Patel was the top-scorer with 22 runs while Wriddhiman Saha's 13 was the next best. Shardul Thakur scalped three wickets for 19 runs while Jaidev Unadkat, Adam Zampa and Daniel Christian took two wickets each.

Spurs fan files lawsuit against Zaza Pachulia over Kawhi Leonard injury

Leonard missed Tuesday's Game 2 loss and remains questionable for Saturday's Game 3 at San Antonio . The Warriors outscored the Spurs - which led by as many as 25 points on Sunday's contest - 58-33 after Leonard left the Game 1, going on an 18-0 run and holding on for a 113-111 win and 1-0 lead.

Opening of Inglewood stadium delayed until 2020

The $2.5 billion, 70,000-seat stadium was scheduled to open in 2019 along with a 300-acre entertainment district on the site of the former Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood . The Chargers, who relocated from San Diego to begin play in Los Angeles this upcoming season, will play at the StubHub Center , which now seats less than 30,000.

Bad luck for the Suns or is the NBA Draft Lottery rigged?

Game tomorrow against a tough Cleveland team. The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The timing was ideal for the Celtics, as Brooklyn finished with the worst record in the league. Nothing doing. The 33rd NBA Draft Lottery went off pretty much as predicted with the team with the league's worst record, the Brooklyn Nets, winning the first pick.

Warriors Coach Mike Brown Nearly Arrested While Driving To The Game

Simmons made two free throws later for the Spurs, but Curry tied the game at 106-106 with a trey and Green made a driving layup for the lead. "And that was the message to the team afterward, too, going into Game 3 . A Livingston dunk, Ian Clark's three and a Klay Thompson conventional three-point lead ballooned the lead to 114-77 with 10:37 left in the game.

CM Punk Gets $1 Mil Offer to Return to Wrestling

Hinkles explained that he would let Punk continue to focus on his MMA endeavor but is wants to give the fans of 5 Star Wrestling and the wrestling world a moment to remember. Promoter Daniel Hinkles has offered the biggest ever United Kingdom wrestling contract to the former WWE world champ and current UFC star to headline his forthcoming 5 Star Wrestling shows.

San Antonio Spurs fans file lawsuit against Zaza Pachulia, Golden State Warriors

That being said, the Spurs need more than just the proverbial wing and a prayer. It seemed as though Gregg Popovich had figured something out. The game came and went almost too quickly for the human eye, and the rest of the night was just a matter of waiting for the Inevitable Express to pull into the station.

Diamondbacks homer 3 times in 8th, beat skidding Mets 7-3

Paul Goldschmidt stole home when NY botched a rundown, and Yasmany Tomas hit another home run against the reeling Mets to help Arizona hang on for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night. The slumping slugger struck out looking with the bases loaded in the third and again with one on in the fifth. Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and also stole two bases for Pittsburgh.

West Ham and Stoke leading race to sign £15m-rated Chris Wood

The Elland Road outfit now face a huge battle to keep their talisman, with four Premier League sides all said to be keen on the 25-year-old, who was also linked with a switch to the cash-rich Chinese Super League in January. Leeds paid just £3m to sign Wood from Leicester and banking a £15m to £20m fee for the New Zealand global would represent a big profit for the Elland Road outfit.

NASCAR schedule: Chicagoland Speedway to lose playoff race, report says

From there, a ten lap shootout will give one last guaranteed spot to the victor. The race , which featured an intense finish between Davey Allison and Kyle Petty , is commonly known as One Hot Night. RIR's ¾-mile, D-shaped oval hosts two Cup races a year, a day race in the spring and the fall night race, which will be September 9 this year. Each team will have three sets of "prime" tires with an additional "optional" set of softer tires to use at their discretion.

Matt Harvey was partying at club until 4 am day of absence

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters after Harvey. Since Harvey's ill-fated no-show, there has been a report that he partied until 4 a.m. "It's about our guys relaxing and having some fun". NY called up journeyman Adam Wilk from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill in on short notice and little-to-no sleep.

AS Monaco Halt Paris Saint-Germain's Title Streak At Four

AS Monaco allowed the second least shots per game (9.5), and have given up the second least goals in the league as well (29). Prince of Monaco Albert II told Canal+: "After an extraordinary season, this final victory at home is the culmination of many things".

IPL 10 Prediction: Qualifier 2 - MI V/s KKR

Check out MI vs KKR toss, lineups, live streaming channels and live score updates on this page below. However, the weather is set to play a dampener as there is a possibility of thunderstorm. Prior to this match , Rohit required 13 runs to touch the landmark. Narine also has a record of fastest fifty to his name. "Our message was to get the ground as dry as possible so that it is fair to both teams".