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Manchester United fans protesting against the club’s ownership invaded the Old Trafford pitch.
Manchester United fans protesting against the club’s ownership invaded the Old Trafford pitch.
Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old record despite a one-point defeat to the Atlanta Hawks.
Fulham have managed just nine goals at home all season in the Premier League.
Connor McDavid scored on a breakaway 2:42 into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat host Montreal 4-3 on Monday night, but the result was enough to send the Canadiens to the playoffs. McDavid took a feed from Leon Draisaitl and roofed the game winner over Montreal goalie Jake Allen for his 33rd goal and a two-point game. James Neal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Dominik Kahun potted goals for the Oilers, who are 7-2-0 in their past nine games and own the division's second playoff spot.
Ben Watson headed in a late winner for the underdogs.
Japan's Kei Nishikori has expressed concerns about staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer as Japan battles to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka had raised similar concerns on Sunday, saying that the risks of holding the Games amid the pandemic should continue to be carefully discussed. Japan has extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May, raising more questions about whether the Games should go ahead.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Basketballer Liz Cambage has confirmed she will play at the Tokyo Games, backtracking on a threat to boycott the showpiece over a lack of racial diversity in Australia's Olympic photo-shoots. Cambage, who was born to a Nigerian father, took umbrage with pictures of Australia's Olympic athletes on social media last week, saying people of colour had been marginalised and she would "sit this one out" until the situation changed. But in an expletive-laden series of video clips on her Instagram account, Cambage said she was in for her third Olympics after London and Rio.
As Canada continues to wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic, the country's national soccer team will play two more of its home World Cup qualifying matches south of the border in June. Canada will face Aruba in Bradenton, Fla., on June 5, and will take on Suriname in suburban Chicago on June 8, Canada Soccer confirmed Monday. The games are Canada's last two of four matches in CONCACAF Group B. A March 26 Canadian home match against Bermuda was held in Orlando, Fla., which Canada won 5-1.
The Cottagers have been relegated from the Premier League after the 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley.
Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood scored the goals at Craven Cottage which condemned Scott Parker’s side to the drop.
The Los Angeles Lakers could receive a jolt of energy this week with the return of the team's best player. According to The Athletic, LeBron James is targeting Tuesday's home contest against the New York Knicks for his return to the floor. James suffered a right, high-ankle sprain against the Atlanta Hawks on March 20, forcing him to miss 20 games in a row.
Supercar maker the Gordon Murray Group said on Tuesday it plans a 300-million-pound ($420 million) expansion over the next five years, which includes developing electric SUVs and delivery vehicles for carmakers as it shifts towards an all-electric supercar by 2030. "Electric is what we've been missing and that's where the future is," founder and chairman Gordon Murray, the Formula One design great who oversaw one of the sport's most successful cars to date, told Reuters. The carmaker will make 100 of them next year, selling for around 2.4 million pounds each.
The Major League Soccer franchise formerly known as Columbus Crew revealed a new name and crest Monday, marking a major rebranding for one of the league's first franchises. The club will go by Columbus Soccer Club, or Columbus SC, dropping the word "Crew" from their formal name. A series of social media posts made clear that Columbus will continue to incorporate "Crew" as an informal nickname as a way to honor its history.
United’s rearranged fixture with Liverpool takes place on Thursday.
The 73-year-old’s deal is up at the end of the season but the ex-England manager does not want to hold renewal talks until the campaign is over.
The Foxes go to Manchester United having slipped to fourth.
LONDON (Reuters) -Fulham were relegated from the Premier League on Monday after goals from Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood gave Burnley a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage. The defeat left Fulham in 18th spot on 27 points, 10 behind Southampton with three games left to play, while Burnley rose from 17th to 14th on 39 points. Though a draw would have briefly staved off relegation, Fulham desperately needed to win and they started well, with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Ivan Cavaleiro both registering shots on target that Nick Pope saved comfortably.
Fulham relegated as Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood strike for Burnley Aleksandar Mitrovic contemplates Fulham’s relegation as Burnley’s players celebrate their survival. Photograph: Clive Rose/AFP/Getty Images
Johnson, whose Masters title defence ended in a missed cut last month, said his decision to sit out the May 13-16 AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas, came after the knee discomfort he occasionally experiences returned. Johnson has competed twice on the PGA Tour since his unsuccessful Masters title defence, earning a share of 13th place at the following week's RBC Heritage followed by a tie for 48th at the Valspar Championship. The PGA Championship, which is the year's second major, is May 20-23 in Johnson's native South Carolina at Kiawah Island Resort's Ocean Course.
The sporting "Crown Jewels" of English summer are facing pressure to scale-up crowd numbers significantly after the Prime Minister insisted he was "very positive" about the end of social distancing. A leading public health scientist joined industry figures in calling for Wimbledon and Royal Ascot, in particular, to abandon their "excessively conservative" plans following Boris Johnson's upbeat assessment. While Twickenham and Wembley plan to be at least half full by July, Ascot next month could be restricted to just 4,000 racegoers - seven per cent of its normal numbers. The All England Club is also currently restricted to 25 per cent capacity, despite beginning a week after the Government is due to release most restrictions. As Government last night formally enacted plans for 10,000 spectators to return from Monday, Professor Robert Dingwall, a public health expert at Nottingham Trent University's School of Social Sciences, suggested Wimbledon should be planning for attendances of up to 70 per cent. Wimbledon should be planning for attendances of up to 70 per cent. Describing current plans in racing and tennis as "excessively conservative and inflexible", he told The Telegraph governing bodies should be feeling emboldened. "There is a broad scientific consensus that outdoors is as near zero risk as any scientist will ever commit to, unless spending any length of time in a very crowded space with restricted air movement," he added. "Given this, I would have thought that large outdoor sports venues could be considered on a case by case basis - there aren't so many of them. Where you have a high proportion of spectators in open spaces, which would apply to large areas of most racecourses or the outside courts at Wimbledon, I would have thought you could have a high proportion of normal capacity - maybe 60-70 per cent rather than 25 per cent." The All England Club has stated that it is flexible in its arrangements, and insiders believe bigger percentages for Centre Court and No1 are all-but-certain by the end of the fortnight. Organisers of Ascot and the Epsom Derby are also privately holding out hope that the British Horseracing Authority is able to improve on its announcement on Monday that only 4,000 people would be permitted from May 17, including owners, media and racing staff. "Ascot could probably hold 80,000 - 4,000 is so so small," said Sam Hoskins, a racehorse syndicate manager who runs both Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds and Hot To Trot Racing. "We need the authorities to see that one size does not fit all. I just hope some discretion can be used because a lot of these big racecourses are very safe places." The Premier League, meanwhile, continues to lobby hard for guarantees on full venues by the start of next season. Richard Masters, the league's chief executive, said 10,000 at the final two rounds of the campaign will "ensure a fantastic finale to the end of our season", but he added: "We will continue to work with the Government and other authorities as our priority is to have full vibrant stadiums – including away supporters - from the start of next season. Only then will we get back to the real Premier League." As stadiums finally got the green light to reopen in bigger numbers than have been seen for 14 months, the Big Six club owners stood accused of failing to learn lessons from the European Super League fiasco. Supporters drew a sharp distinction between Burnley, who are giving more than 3,000 tickets away for free, and Tottenham Hotspur, who have set a price band of £60 for their only home fixture against Aston Villa. Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters' Association, told The Telegraph: "In general terms, it doesn't surprise me that Burnley are doing something decent - and it doesn't surprise me that the greedy six might not be doing something decent. We would welcome any club that recognises the sacrifices that supporters have made along with everybody else." Rugby Union is also pushing hard to increase crowd numbers, with hopes that England fixtures against USA and Canada on July 4 and 10 will be watched by a half-full Twickenham. Government confirmation that the nation is on track in its roadmap out of lockdown confirmed plans first set out on February 22. “We’ll unlock the turnstiles of our sports stadia subject to capacity limits,” the PM confirmed. Significantly higher numbers of spectators are expected from June 21 onwards. "I'm optimistic that things will get back much closer to normality, let me put it like that," said Mr Johnson, when pressed for further detail. "You'll hear a lot more by the end of this month about exactly what the world after June 21 is going to look like. At the moment, I'm feeling very positive about it, but we've got to be guided by the data." Government crowd pilots continue on Saturday when 22,000 people attend the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester at Wembley. It emerged that the Duke of Cambridge will be on hand to present the trophy to the winners. However, despite the upbeat assessment from scientists and politicians yesterday, only one in four people are planning on attending football matches or music gigs as soon as restrictions allow, a survey suggests. The survey, conducted by Yonder, on behalf of leading Covid-19 testing company Cignpost ExpressTest, found around half would return to events if measures such as PCR testing, reduced capacity and social distancing, were in place.
The world number one has pulled out of the Byron Nelson Classic.