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Sports Kane could face Chelsea, says Pochettino
Author: 0 Kane could face Chelsea, says Pochettino

They confirmed today that Kane had "stepped up his rehabilitation" and Pochettino will give him every chance of being fit. "We need to assess him", he said, per Jack Rosser of the Evening Standard . Both teams are looking to secure a top-four finish to ensure participation in next season's Champions League . To have the possibility to be better than them and to have capacity to win the game.

Sports Barcelona coach Valverde downplays Messi injury concerns
Author: 0 Barcelona coach Valverde downplays Messi injury concerns

Lionel Messi took part in Thursday's training session with Barcelona and will travel to Seville this weekend, despite concerns he could be ruled out with an injury. Both Gerard Pique (Spain) and Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Germany) returned from worldwide duty with injury problems, but they also took part in the session.

Author: 0 Darren Lehmann to resign as Australia head coach

I hope the media and the fans don't forget that. "They were that nice to us in New Zealand and we were that uncomfortable", he said after Australia's seven-wicket victory. "I need to change", he said. Lehmann, who was contracted until the end of the 2019 Ashes, has led Australia for nearly five years, having succeeded Mickey Arthur as coach just weeks before the 2013 Test series in England.

Sports Former Seahawks QB Boykin arrested on domestic violence charges
Author: 0 Former Seahawks QB Boykin arrested on domestic violence charges

However, as part of their investigation, Mansfield police discovered surveillance video from Boykin's home that incriminated him of the assault. 'I remember him choking me and I'm trying to calm him down, ' she said. Boykin on Tuesday issued a statement to NFL Media denying the assault, claiming he had witnesses to back his version of the story. He was arrested in Dallas previous year when a vehicle he was a passenger in hit several people on a sidewalk.

Sports Colts grab Bradley Chubb in Mel Kiper mock draft 3.0
Author: 0 Colts grab Bradley Chubb in Mel Kiper mock draft 3.0

He did. He didn't have to go to the Senior Bowl. Dorsey is not listening to anyone outside of team headquarters when it comes to the draft, so what Kiper or any other draft "experts" believe is mostly inconsequential. 6 cornerback, while Johnson was listed as the No. 9 running back. I suspect general manager John Dorsey would be thrilled if he got his quarterback at No.

Author: 0 Smith, Lehmann reduced to tears amid ball-tampering scandal

Smith will hold a media conference when he lands in Sydney, with an official announcement from Cricket Australia expected tonight. Smith - the world's number one Test batsman - was charged with knowledge of the potential ball-altering plan, while Warner was charged with developing the plot and instructing Bancroft to carry it out.

Sports Tearful Smith takes 'full responsibility' for ball-tampering scandal
Author: 0 Tearful Smith takes 'full responsibility' for ball-tampering scandal

Warner, who was identified by Cricket Australia as the architect of the events that unfolded during the third Test in Cape Town , is on his way back to Sydney . A number of sponsors have ended their deals with Australian Test cricket, Steve Smith and David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in the fallout from the saga.

Sports Grant Hill to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame, report
Author: 0 Grant Hill to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame, report

Hill, who went to Duke, also spent time with the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, before retiring in 2013. Maurice Cheeks will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, sources told Wojnarowski. Although he won an NBA title during his second stint with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012, Kidd will primarily be remembered for taking the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals in both 2002 and 2003.

Sports One-of-a-kind New Orleanian, baseball star Rusty Staub dies
Author: 0 One-of-a-kind New Orleanian, baseball star Rusty Staub dies

Staub died in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla . Staub, who possessed a solid bat and became one of the league's top pinch hitters in his later years, had been in failing health in recent weeks. He tallied 2,716 career hits, 292 home runs and 1,466 RBIs. He tied a major league league with 25 pinch-hit RBI and is the only player ever to have 500 hits with four different teams.

Sports No British referee chosen for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation
Author: 0 No British referee chosen for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation

The U.S. also had two assistant referees selected, Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell. Paris - June/July's Soccer World Cup will feature no English referees for the first time in post-war history, nor assistants, after Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed its official list of 99 match officials for Russia 2018 on Thursday.

Sports Murray to play in Ricoh Open in June
Author: 0 Murray to play in Ricoh Open in June

Andy Murray is recovering from a hip problem that has kept him out of action since Wimbledon past year. Murray, 30, has been suffering from hip problems for some time and pulled out of the Australian Open at the beginning of the year in order to focus on making a full recovery, per Ben Burrows of The Independent.

Sports Steve Smith breaks down in press conference amid ball-tampering controversy
Author: 0 Steve Smith breaks down in press conference amid ball-tampering controversy

Cricket Australia said they had been suspended from "all worldwide and domestic cricket" while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was exiled for nine months over the ball-tampering incident during the third Test in South Africa . Lehmann, who has been cleared of any involvement in the plot which led to Bancroft using sandpaper to scratch the surface of the ball before hiding the evidence down his pants, told reporters that the three players are "not bad people".

Sports Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'
Author: 0 Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'

I just want to say I'm sorry for the pain I've, I guess, brought to Australia and the fans and the public. Lehmann, who was not was due to leave the job until after the 2019 Ashes series in England, is quitting despite being cleared of any role in the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the sport.

Sports 'I'll regret this for the rest of my life'
Author: 0 'I'll regret this for the rest of my life'

It is my life and I hope it can be, again, ' Smith added. It is something I will look to improve on and earn the respect back of the community. I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated. "I'm sorry", Smith said. "Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket". Warner is expected to land in his home city in the late evening local time on a separate flight from Smith but confirmed that he would not be taking the opportunity to address media.

Sports Australian Cricketer's Association Questions Severity of Ball-tampering Bans
Author: 0 Australian Cricketer's Association Questions Severity of Ball-tampering Bans

It has been a nightmarish week for Smith, who had admitted to his role in the cheating scandal during a press-conference last Saturday. Rohit Sharma has said that Australian cricketers Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should not be defined by only their involvement in the recent ball-tampering incident.

Sports Devastated Bancroft says sorry for lying in ball-tampering scandal
Author: 0 Devastated Bancroft says sorry for lying in ball-tampering scandal

I am absolutely gutted. I'm very disappointed and I regret my actions ... A tearful Smith took full responsibility for the ball-tampering plan and says he "failed" as a captain. "I have never ever been involved in tampering with a ball (before now).it compromises my values and what I stand for as a player and a person". "I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated".

Sports Barcelona star Messi turned on Argentina teammates after Spain humiliation
Author: 0 Barcelona star Messi turned on Argentina teammates after Spain humiliation

After Gonzalo Higuain shot wide early on, Diego Costa fired Spain ahead in the 13th minute, before Isco struck either side of a header from Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi . In the absence of their skipper, Argentina were totally second best against Spain and shipped six goals in a 6-1 defeat - marking their heaviest defeat to European opposition since 1958.

Sports Jose Mourinho has 'convinced' Gareth Bale to join Man United
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho has 'convinced' Gareth Bale to join Man United

Madrid have played without wingers in many of their biggest games this season, with Bale having to make do with a place on the bench for both legs of their recent Champions League last 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain. Mourinho claimed he was happy with his attacking options after the arrival of Alexis Sanchez but United are expected to entertain offers for Juan Mata and Anthony Martial this summer.