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Sport Liverpool forward Sadio Mane set for knee surgery, out for season
Author: 0 Liverpool forward Sadio Mane set for knee surgery, out for season

Speaking to the press, via the Mirror , Klopp was asked about how he would lift his team after their draw against Bournemouth, he said: "That's easy, because I am confident". He is heavily backing an away win at the Bet365 Stadium, however. They're only eight points clear of the bottom three, and though a relegation scrap looks unlikely, they need to find some form from somewhere.

Author: 0 Manchester City v Hull City preview

The best way is to think Tottenham can win eight games. "For this reason, we have to win 18 points". Alternatively, Tottenham Hotspur's late counter against Swansea City kept the side in the hunt for championship glory. "We have come a long way since I arrived, but I keep stressing to the players that we have achieved nothing yet in our battle to be out of the bottom three at the end of the season".

Author: 0 Spurs to be boosted by surprise Kane return ahead of Watford clash

Speaking to the Mail , he said of Kane: "He's had a few sessions and today he was involved with the team". "And we'll see tomorrow whether he will start the game or be on the bench". While Watford have made four changes at White Hart Lane. Pochettino insisted he also has no fears over the potential debut of third-choice goalkeeper Pau Lopez .

Author: 0 UCLA falls 86-75 to Kentucky, ending its NCAA Tournament run

Speculation was rampant during the tournament that Alford could fill the coaching vacancy at IN, his alma mater. Alford repeatedly has expressed his love for UCLA and how much he has enjoyed this season, but he has not specifically denied interest in returning to Indiana.

Sport Harper, Murphy, Werth go deep, Nats beat Phils 7
Author: 0 Harper, Murphy, Werth go deep, Nats beat Phils 7

Down 7-0 with Max Scherzer , Bryce Harper , and Jayson Werth dominating the early innings and running the Phils off of their home field, it was encouraging to see the team rally back in the later innings. And then. well, that seven-run lead somehow turned into a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth after the same bullpen that blew Thursday night's game against the Marlins came within a gnat's eyelash of doing it against the Phillies .

Sport Joy for Henley, heartbreak for Kang
Author: 0 Joy for Henley, heartbreak for Kang

Russell Henley heads into the final round in third at 13 under. Henley carded 10 birdies, including five of the first eight holes, to put himself atop the board. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was at the tournament on Sunday and advocated for moving the Houston Open inside the city limits rather than unincorporated Harris County near Humble where the tournament has been played since 2003.

Sport Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

And Real Madrid are at near full strength, with everyone barring Raphael Varane available for selection for Zinedine Zidane; something the Frenchman will be delighted with. Madrid retaining their two-point advantage over Barcelona at the top of LaLiga as they head into the season's pivotal closing stretch owed much to Alvaro Morata's hat-trick at Leganes.

Author: 0 Hamilton takes pole for Chinese GP

Hamilton secured the 63rd pole of his career on Saturday, and the sixth in succession dating back to last season, with a devastating lap of 1 minute, 31.678 seconds. "In qualifying , we lack a bit and in the race it is a close match", said Vettel. "It pushes you to raise the bar every time you go out". Force India's Sergio Perez was eighth, just ahead of Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso, while rookie Lance Stroll rounded out the top 10 in the second Williams on his first Q3 appearance.

Sport Antonio Conte targets 18 points to Premier League title for Chelsea
Author: 0 Antonio Conte targets 18 points to Premier League title for Chelsea

Teams are now keeping us in mind when they talk about winning the league or finishing in the top four. Still, they were eager to make a real statement this season, and hosting Man City in one of the first games of the season offered an enticing opportunity to raise some eyebrows.

Sport Richard Sherman trade talk is real, says Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider
Author: 0 Richard Sherman trade talk is real, says Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider

Last week, head coach Pete Carroll was more definitive with his comment, saying, "I don't see anything happening at all". But Sherman himself is apparently the one who got the trade talks started in the first place. "Again, I don't know that anything happens here, but we'll see if something materializes before the draft", said Schefter. Not only did Sherman blow off the media several times this season, but he also clashed with Seattle's offensive coordinator and battled injuries for most ...

Sport Fans must get behind Gunners - Wenger
Author: 0 Fans must get behind Gunners - Wenger

Contending that the removal of manager Arsene Wenger might not help Arsenal solve its problems, the London football club's former defender Gael Clichy insists that the Frenchman is still the right person for the job. "What you want is the fans to stand behind the team". That's what you want to do. An estimated 400 "Wenger-out" fans gathered outside the Emirates" old Highbury East stand ahead of Arsenal's humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich last month, while "Wenger-out' banners were ...

Author: 0 Golf rules chiefs defend Thompson penalty at cost of woman's major title

A television viewer spotted the American incorrectly replaced a marked ball in Saturday's third round of the ANA Inspiration, and reported it to officials via email. If they can't spot a minor infraction like this, it's beyond silly that the LPGA Tour (and, for that matter, the PGA Tour) would allow viewers-who very well could have personal or financial biases driving their decision-to help police the game.

Author: 0 Hamilton romps to pole position in Shanghai

Antonio Giovinazzi impressed on his last-minute call-up to replace the unfit Pascal Wehrlein in Melbourne, but the Italian was brought back down to earth here after he crashed out. "We hope we have hit the nail on the head with the balance of the vehicle", Hamilton said. It felt strong, and coming into the last corner knowing I was up a couple of tenths, it's always nervous because you want to gain some but you don't want to lose everything you've gained.

Sport Brock Lesnar Is The New WWE Universal Champion
Author: 0 Brock Lesnar Is The New WWE Universal Champion

Get ready to rumble as WrestleMania 33 is finally here! Styles was understandably aggravated at losing his WrestleMania championship match , so he attacked Shane McMahon backstage and sent him through a vehicle window. The only reason it wasn't my top match was the fact that it didn't end in the 60-minutes but it had to go to overtime. So too should be the United States Championship match between former best friends, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens .

Sport Chinese GP practices wiped out by rain, fog
Author: 0 Chinese GP practices wiped out by rain, fog

People carries an umbrella to shield from the rain as they leave the paddock of the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai , China, Thursday, April 6, 2017. The track was absolutely fine and we could have run all day today with no issue if it weren't for the clouds. Seriously tho, this could actually be a blessing in disguise.

Sport Kane closing in on early return
Author: 0 Kane closing in on early return

Pochettino's side were in the hunt for the top prize last season before fading as Leicester City marched to improbable glory and the Argentine is enjoying the pressure being off his players. England worldwide Kane is set to return from an ankle injury for Tottenham's Premier League match against Watford on Saturday. "Teams are thinking about us now if they're talking about league wins or top four".

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson is confident heading into Masters

It s a lot of fun. In 1953, regarded as one of the greatest single season of all time, along with the win at the Masters, Hogan won the US Open and Open Championship, and five of the six tournaments played in. If Willett proved anything a year ago, it's that anyone can win the Masters and make their mark in history. He knew the course transforms the night before Thursday's first round, and there was no need to prepare on a course that will be somewhat foreign, conditions-wise, come Masters week.

Author: 0 Danny Willett hopes "golfing gods" answer his prayer and prolong Masters action

Winning a Masters green jacket doesn't always lead to champagne dreams and caviar wishes. But, like he pointed out Tuesday, the feelings of being back are happy ones. "You're not going to have to hit ideal golf shots". Willett's menu is rounded off by Yorkshire Tea served with English cheese and biscuits. For every outing that was a lark or a labor of love, like wearing the green jacket in the royals box at Wimbledon, or posing at the trophy ceremony with the young winners of the "Wee ...

Author: 0 Sampaoli's last chance saloon at Barcelona

Not long ago, Sevilla was in contention for the league title, but is now enduring its worst moment of the season. The win saw Real recapture top spot from Barcelona , who had provisionally led the standings after beating Sevilla with two goals from Lionel Messi after the opener from Luis Suarez.

Sport Stoke vs. Liverpool: Highlights and recap
Author: 0 Stoke vs. Liverpool: Highlights and recap

Mane, Lallana - and potentially Coutinho - being out is bad enough but Liverpool also lose the full effects of Firmino when he moves to accommodate Origi. Grujic has been building up his match fitness with two appearances for the under-23s last month and was a substitute for Liverpool's games with Everton and Bournemouth .

Author: 0 NCAA Tournament: UCLA, Kentucky don't mind crowded backcourts

Speculation was rampant during the tournament that Alford could fill the coaching vacancy at IN, his alma mater. However, asked again after the loss about Indiana's coaching opening, Alford insisted he is staying at UCLA and loves Los Angeles.

Sport Barcelona confirm star ruled out for four months following surgery
Author: 0 Barcelona confirm star ruled out for four months following surgery

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee. "The estimated time out is four months". The operation was carried out by Dr. Ramon Cugat and Dr. Ricard Pruna. He's torn his cruciate ligament, broke his nose and now suffered another knee injury, along with countless muscular problems that have plagued Rafinha's career.

Author: 0 Westbrook ties triple-double record, Cavs and Warriors win

Westbrook entered Tuesday's game needing just 11 rebounds and 29 assists in the Thunder's final six games to clinch averaging a triple-double for the season, which has only been done once in National Basketball Association history (Robertson in 1961-62).

Sport Arsene Wenger reveals he's already planning for pre-season
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger reveals he's already planning for pre-season

Antonio Conte has refused to comment on reports linking Chelsea with a summer move for Arsenal talisman Alexis Sanchez , report The Sun . Wenger, as we all know, likes to see his side build in phases, carefully working the ball into spaces before pouncing at the right moment.

Author: 0 Hoffman's huge opening-round Masters lead gone

Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Charley Hoffman joined him in the largest 36-hole logjam at Augusta National in 44 years. The common strategy, Fowler said, has been "really just avoid making big mistakes". Pieters relied on his strength and length to land the ball 9 feet from the pin and make the putt. Thomas Pieters has got a lovely golf swing and he learned so much from the Ryder Cup, he got so many points and played so well.

Author: 0 Yuvraj Singh rocks dance floor after winning MoM in IPL opener

Happy to be a part of the Hyderabad outfit, Henriques said all the team members are gelling well. In the 15th over, the right hander clubbed a four and a six , either side of a Yuvraj six . However, both batsmen were dismissed in successive overs - in the sixth and seventh - and that meant RCB had two new men at the crease. The India worldwide Jadhav was looking unsafe during his 16-ball stay and was run-out when Ben Cutting's direct throw from the deep found him short by a metre.

Sport Michael Owen states his prediction for Stoke v Liverpool
Author: 0 Michael Owen states his prediction for Stoke v Liverpool

Mane is set to undergo knee surgery after sustaining the injury in an awkward tangle with Leighton Baines in last Saturday's Merseyside derby victory over Everton . The Reds are now in third place in the Premier League table as they chase a top-four finish in Jurgen Klopp's first full season in charge at Anfield.

Author: 0 Hoffman says aggression key to Masters success

Eight players are tied at 1-under 71, led by three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia (who had the only bogey-free round of the day ), major champions Justin Rose and Jason Dufner, last week's victor in Houston, Russell Henley, Kevin Chappell and two more Englishmen to keep Westwood and Rose company, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan.

Author: 0 Hawks resting Dwight Howard against Cavaliers

Although he was listed as questionable before the game with knee and wrist injuries, Hardaway played anyway and down the stretch he buried a pair of 3-pointers and delivered a vicious dunk during a 12-0 run when the Hawks put it away, shocking a sellout crowd hoping to see the Cavs move closer to locking down home-court advantage in the East.

Author: 0 IPL 2017, Preview: Pune vs Punjab

The Australian would be hoping his dream run with the bat rubs off on to the Pune outfit, which is eyeing a turnaround after a forgettable IPL debut last season. The World Twenty20 winning West Indian captain and Morgan had recently played for Peshawar Zalmi franchise in the Pakistan Super League. Steve Smith's side now travels to Punjab to face a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

Author: 0 Leicester not anxious about losing Ndidi- Shakespeare

Saturday's home success at the King Power Stadium saw Shakespeare become the first Englishman to win his first four games as a Premier League manager. "It gave us a foothold in the game and the timing of the second goal was vitally important". But Shakespeare says anyone thinking that they are out of trouble could be in for a rude awakening.

Author: 0 Mourinho claims draw-specialists United are strong at home

United are the least prolific side among the top seven teams in the Premier League with just 43 goals in 29 matches - 10 fewer than Everton. What is better? The 15 points, obviously. I would love to say I could actually fulfil that but I cannot promise. I've just been playing and concentrating on what we can achieve this season.

Sport Pochettino urges Spurs players to keep up pressure on leaders
Author: 0 Pochettino urges Spurs players to keep up pressure on leaders

A group of Tottenham players took to social media after the Burnley game to celebrate the three points. Dier's impressive performance has been recognised by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who have included the 23 year old in their European Team of the Week.

Author: 0 Masters champion Danny Willett likely to miss cut

I had played poorly in the first part of the year. "In fairness, you look back at it, it was quite nice". The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. We're hosting champions dinner. He birdied the next hole, the par-5 13th. "But my game is not far away". A single putt stood between him and making the cut in 2014 but he missed it.

Sport Zidane unsure if he'll be at Real next season
Author: 0 Zidane unsure if he'll be at Real next season

What I do is what is left for this season. "I feel good at Real Madrid and that is the important thing". And it will always be like that until my last day here as coach. Apart from Varane, Real have no injury concerns and as an extra bit of good news, they were able to rest most of their stars in the midweek win over Leganes, which means Ronaldo and co will be fresh and ready for Ateltico's visit.

Sport Pieters gets Masters introduction to Amen Corner
Author: 0 Pieters gets Masters introduction to Amen Corner

Pieters birdied five of the first 10 holes on Thursday only to give all those shots back over the final eight holes, where his stumble included a pair of double bogeys in an opening 72. He drained a 13-footer on the par-3 fourth and hit his 183-yard approach on No. 5 to 5 feet to get to 3-under-par. "I missed a couple putts, but everyone is going to miss a couple".

Sport Atletico Madrid better than Barcelona and Real Madrid - Terry Gibson
Author: 0 Atletico Madrid better than Barcelona and Real Madrid - Terry Gibson

Real have lost their last three home league games against Atletico. Real Madrid are now two points ahead of Barcelona, with a game in hand - Barca play on Saturday evening. "There aren't many matchdays left to go and it's easy to see that they're very focused on the league, the numbers are extraordinary, they speak for themselves".

Author: 0 Ibrahimovic: Manchester United can not afford more mistakes

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman was scathing about United's approach in his role as a radio summariser at the game. There has been widespread condemnation of his remarks, although Sunderland said on Tuesday that the club "continues to fully support David in his role as manager".

Author: 0 Luis Suarez scores brilliant overhead kick

He celebrated by sliding two fingers under his right eye, as if painting his face like a warrior, a reference to a campaign supporting children fighting cancer. He missed the win at Granada last weekend through suspension, and began a four-game worldwide suspension before Argentina's World Cup qualifying loss to Bolivia after insulting a linesman.

Sport Johnson hits late 3-pointer, Pistons beat Rockets 114-109
Author: 0 Johnson hits late 3-pointer, Pistons beat Rockets 114-109

Team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed the decision this week. The Detroit Pistons turned to their reserves on Friday, April 7 (Saturday in Manila) to keep their slim National Basketball Association playoff hopes alive with a 114-109 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Sport What Chelsea bust-up? We are 'so polite' - City boss Guardiola
Author: 0 What Chelsea bust-up? We are 'so polite' - City boss Guardiola

Guardiola added: "The tunnel at Chelsea is so tight, so tight". It was a big win for us. It has now been alleged Bertelli instigated the row by telling Sertori "we just f-- you up the a--", while there are also suggestions that Guardiola verbally abused a Stamford Bridge steward.

Author: 0 Former Burlington star, Cowboys quarterback Romo retires from NFL

The Cowboys announced they were releasing Romo with an effective date of June 1, ending months of speculation that the 14-year veteran would either be traded or sign on with another team as a free agent. Prescott, who grew up a Cowboys fan, was one of the first players to send a message to Romo on social media. As for other Cowboys players who thanked Romo on Tuesday, the list also includes Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Author: 0 Manchester United players 'not in love with goal': Mourinho

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken England by storm with 27 goals in all competitions, 16 of those coming in the Premier League, but the veteran Swede has shouldered a heavy burden, with Juan Mata United's next-best scorer with 10. 'We have Marcus [Rashford], we believe in Marcus, that's no doubt . Are we going to buy a striker? "The way opponents play against us has been a big change".

Sport Winx wins Queen Elizabeth Stakes to notch 17th consecutive win
Author: 0 Winx wins Queen Elizabeth Stakes to notch 17th consecutive win

Back to her best: First Seal wins the Flight Stakes as a three-year-old and will look to add a second group 1 a couple of years on at Randwick on Saturday. The race was also a chance for Ron Quinton's super consistent mare Dixie Blossoms to break through at group 1 level, but she couldn't match Foxplay over the closing stages.

Sport Cleveland Cavs, LeBron James disappoints Boston Celtics, moved to top East
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavs, LeBron James disappoints Boston Celtics, moved to top East

So the talking heads will say "oh the Cavs are back.' Or, 'oh, Boston is going to be the".It's one game. Think about who the Celtics have had trouble with: Nuggets (0-2), Spurs (0-2), Cavaliers (1-3), and Hawks (1-2). Avery Bradley shot 6 of 19 and Al Horford was 1 of 8. Kevin Love , meanwhile, is also back in the court after he underwent a knee surgery. "You have to do all the little things, and you have to understand what wins games and that you have to do it all the time".

Sport Liverpool's Mane ruled out for the season
Author: 0 Liverpool's Mane ruled out for the season

Scans this week revealed the Senegal worldwide damaged the meniscus in his left knee when falling awkwardly during Merseyside derby win over Everton last Saturday. "Similar with Henderson, he is in a good way but we do not know when he will be training again". Liverpool have already amassed the same number of points this season as they did throughout the whole of 2015-16 (60), with seven matches still to play.

Author: 0 Bale attacked by O'Shea: I was lucky just to need stitches

Martin O'Neill has backed Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman to return to his "brilliant" best after undergoing surgery to fix his double leg fracture. Surgeons are confident the 28-year-old will make a full recovery, but amid speculation he could be sidelined for up to six months, Ireland manager O'Neill was more cautious.

Author: 0 Jason Day makes Masters cut, but just barely

Doesn't mean you're going to make them out here. He ballooned to a 75 with five bogeys in a six-hole stretch. "I putt well here, even though sometimes I'm not considered a great putter, I putt very well here", shrugged Couples. Hoffman was at 8-under when he birdied No. 2. Garcia eventually finished the day in a four-way tie atop the leaderboard. "A little bit lucky", Hoffman said.

Author: 0 Couples with an early Masters run in 2nd round

Rory McIlroy, who has finished in the top 10 in his last three visits, will be hoping to complete the career Grand Slam by triumphing this week. Couples made par and went on to his only major title. "Even par was a pretty great score out there at the end of the day and I'm happy with it". Jordan Spieth: Forget that fact that he blew a 5-shot lead on the back nine previous year, or that he missed the cut last week at the Shell Houston Open.

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