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James Ward-Prowse stoppage time penalty earns Southampton comeback draw against Tottenham




A controversial added-time penalty converted by James Ward-Prowse gave bottom Southampton a 3-3 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League after the visitors led by two goals on Saturday.

Goals from Harry Kane and Ivan Perisic appeared to have sealed the points for fourth-placed Tottenham in the second half but Southampton bounced amazingly from a 3-1 deficit.

Theo Walcott gave them a lifeline with a close-range finish in the 77th minute just after Perisic’s volley appeared to have sealed three vital points for Tottenham to finish the season in the top four.

Then, in the 90th minute, Tottenham substitute Pape Sarr was admitted to fouling Ainsley Maitland-Niles while trying to clear a bouncing ball.

After a long VAR check, Ward-Prowse put his penalty high in the top corner, past former Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Tottenham remain fourth with 49 points from 28 games but Newcastle United in fifth place are just two points behind with two games.

Southampton remains at the bottom with 23 points.

Leeds exit the relegation zone with a 4-2 win over Wolves

Leeds United clinched a crucial three points in their fight for survival in the Premier League with an entertaining 4-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday to ensure they go into the international break above the relegation zone.

Jack Harrison gave Leeds the opener from close to the penalty spot in the sixth minute after being picked out by Italian teenager Wilfried Gnonto with a precise cross.

Luke Ayling doubled the lead from a corner early in the second half and Leeds substitute Rasmus Kristensen added a third from a tight angle just after the hour mark after passing Wolves defender Jonny.

Jonny pulled back a goal for Wolves three minutes later, rolling into an empty net from the Leeds half after their goalkeeper Illan Meslier left his box to head the ball clear and was stranded.

Matheus Cunha further reduced the deficit with a deflected shot in the 73rd minute and Wolves pressed hard for the equalizer before Jonny was shown a red card for a studs-up challenge on Ayling, which left the Leeds full-back hunched over in pain.

The 84th-minute sending off took the wind out of Wolves’ sails and substitute Rodrigo chipped Sa to score Leeds’ fourth goal in the seventh minute of added time, despite referee Michael Salisbury being asked by VAR to rule out a foul im check structure. high.

Leeds, who started the day second to bottom in the table, climbed five places to 14th after recording only their sixth league win of the season and second since manager Javi Gracia took over at the end of February. Wolves stayed in 13th place.

Villa beat Bournemouth 3-0

Aston Villa beat Bournemouth 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday and moved provisionally into the top half of the table thanks to goals from Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey and Emiliano Buendia.

The result allowed Villa to overtake Chelsea in 10th place with 38 points ahead of the Londoners’ game against Everton. Bournemouth remain in the relegation zone in 19th place on 24 points.

Villa got the ideal start seven minutes into the contest when Leon Bailey lunged at a loose ball in the box, hitting his marker wide and cutting the ball back for an unmarked Luiz to tap home from close range.

At the other end, Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez came to Villa’s rescue when he fisted away a Philip Billing free-kick that seemed destined for the top corner, with the world champion flying to his left to smash the Danish midfielder parry.

There was applause from both sides as David Brooks came on after recovering for the first time since October 2021 Cancerbut it was the Villa fans who stayed on their feet a minute later when Ramsey scored.

Villa sealed the three points on a corner kick when Tyrone Mings nodded the ball into the six-yard box where Buendia headed home from close range.


Punch thrown following Bowling Green-Memphis WNIT game




BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A confrontation between two players in the post-game handshake line after Bowling Green’s win over Memphis Thursday night at the women’s NIT was referred to campus police.

As the teams headed to Center Court after Bowling Green’s 73-60 win in the round of 16, Memphis’ Jamirah Shutes stopped to speak with Falcons player Elissa Brett. After a brief conversation, Shute’s board appears to deliver a slap in the face. Brett fell to the scorer’s table and the sidelines.

There was no immediate word as to what caused the confrontation or if any player was seriously injured.

Bowling Green said in a statement that the incident is in the hands of campus police.

“The incident, which occurred after today’s WNIT home game, was turned over to the BGSU Police Department,” the school said. “Bowling Green State University Athletics is not commenting on an active police investigation. Our priority is the health, safety and support of our student-athletes.”

Bowling Green coach Robyn Frölich did not directly comment on the incident after the game, saying only that they “would figure out all these things” that happened in the handshake line.

The Memphis Sports Information Bureau did not immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press requesting comment.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reported that Shutes, who leads the Tigers in scoring, elbowed in the face with 24 seconds left in the first quarter and played just eight minutes in the first half. She returned to start the second half.

Shutes, a fifth-year player who finished her last game with the Tigers with 13 points, was a second-team All-AAC selection this season.

Brett scored 15 points in the win.


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Everything you need to know before the playoffs begin




The Winnipeg Jets fell like a stone in the standings. The good news for Winnipeg fans is that despite their poor record over the past month and a half, they still hold a playoff spot due to the lack of parody in the Western Conference. The Jets are likely to have either a second wildcard spot or, in an unlikely scenario, third place in the Central Division.

Here’s a look at where the Winnipeg Jets stand as they battle for the NHL playoffs


If anyone had any doubts prior to this season that Kyle Connor was a true top forward, he proved them wrong and then some. Not even the Winnipeg Jets projected Connor as a points-per-game player when he was drafted. But behind the game with talented linemates like Pierre Luc-Dubois, Connor was able to net the puck more than consistently.

The Winnipeg Jets don’t have a lot of depth in their forward group, but they make up for it with experience. Players like Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry have played alongside each other for more than half a decade. While not every one of them was a world stopper, the players, combined with the experience they brought to the table and the Jets’ second line, were some of the most productive of the season.


The Winnipeg Jets forward and defensive lineup are polar opposites. The Jets’ six defenders each lead the team in defensive point percentages. Apart from Josh Morrissey, none of them are at the top of the offensive point stocks. That means the Jets almost exclusively let their forwards attack, their D-Man defend.

That strategy had its downsides this season. On paper, the Winnipeg Jets should have one of the best blue lines in the entire league, but that hasn’t panned out in the last month. The Jets are struggling to limit opponents’ chances to score, which has led to a goal deficit. The Jets rely far too heavily on thugs like Logan Stanley and Kyle Copobianco in their lineup, both of whom rank last on their teams in total defense.


Connor Hellebuyck is officially back. The Winnipeg Jets goaltender plays some of the best hockey he’s played in his entire career. Hellebuyck was a workhorse goaltender for the Jets, starting in 55 of the team’s 72 games. Hellebuyck has a savings percentage of .918 and an GAA of just over two and a half. With just 31 wins, that means the Jets need to play D better in front of their keeper.

The Jets have a perfectly viable backup in David Rittich who, if you can count on him, has performed well for Winnipeg. He’s probably not the name fans would trust to turn to if Hellebuyck got injured or struggled in the playoffs, but he’s reliable in short sprints.

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Is Sidney Crosby the most underrated player in the NHL?




Hockey analyst Cam Charron joined hosts Matt Larkin and Tyler Yaremchuk on Thursday’s Daily Faceoff Live. When asked if Aleksander Barkov was a suitable recipient of the NHLPA’s Most Underrated Player award, Charron offered an interesting alternative. Given his lack of recognition in recent seasons, future Hall of Fame center Sidney Crosby was Charron’s choice.

Matt Larkin: Cam, I wanted to turn around and ask you about the NHLPA player survey that was released earlier this week. Aleksander Barkov has been named the NHL’s most underrated player. This is a guy who captained last year’s President’s Trophy winners, he’s got a Selke Trophy. What do you think of the idea of ​​Barkov being “underrated”?

Cam Charron: I think it’s a terrible thing that we just turn the best player on a Sun Belt team into the most underrated. I don’t think we should think about it that way at all. I don’t think any casual fan could tell you that Aleksander Barkov is a top 10 and top 5 center in this league and I think it really goes far beyond the definition of what underrated means.

Like you said, this guy got all these votes left and right. In general, I’ve found that the underrated players linger in the Sun Belt, then end up on the Canucks, and then don’t do very well. I think the most underrated player in the NHL right now is Sidney Crosby.

He’s probably dragging the penguins into the playoffs right now. He really was the only consistent force for the Penguins in 5-on-5 hockey all season. He’s only maintained that 55% goals on the ice. Malkin isn’t having a great 5-on-5 season and the depth was atrocious, but Pittsburgh are still right there with a big win over Colorado last night. This has just been driven entirely by Crosby. 10th in the standings for the past three seasons, he’s barely sniffed any ballots for the season-ending awards. Obviously the Hart is going to McDavid this year, there’s no question about that, but I think Crosby should show up third, fourth, or fifth on a lot of ballots, and I don’t know if he’s making a lot of headlines now.

I just think at the end of Crosby’s career we’re going to look back and say, ‘Oh, he only won two Hart trophies.’ That doesn’t seem like enough for Sidney Crosby, who is one of the all-time greats.

Tyler Yaremchuk: Another point on Barkov, he finished third in the most complete player poll, which would contradict him being underrated too.

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