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Redknapp appointed Birmingham manager

Zola's run of only two wins from 24 fixtures has left Birmingham 20th and only three points above the relegation zone. Zola was appointed in December after Birmingham sacked Gary Rowett with the club in seventh place in the league and well-positioned to make the promotion playoffs.



Ibrahimovic and Rojo suffer ligament injuries

However, Manchester United will take on Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals next month and Mourinho has suggested that he will prioritise that competition over the Europa League. The left-back Luke Shaw, who appears finally to be winning Mourinho's trust after stinging public criticism from the manager, feels United have the strength in depth to cope with their injury problems, even if the Portuguese himself says his team are in trouble.



ITF hand Nastase provisional ban after Fed Cup outburst

Nastase, 70, a former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title victor, was kicked out of the tie on Saturday after a foul-mouthed rant compounded his controversial racial slur over Serena Williams's unborn baby. An ITF statement read: "The ITF's Internal Adjudication Panel has issued Ilie Nastase with a provisional suspension under the Fed Cup regulations for a breach of the Fed Cup welfare policy at the tie in Constanta".


Isaiah Thomas (personal) doesn't plan to miss any games for Celtics

Isaiah Thomas (personal) doesn't plan to miss any games for Celtics

Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. Not only that, but Chicago received another big assist from a bench player. Boston shot 46 percent for game, but too many times was just one-and-done in the half court. Now that the Celtics know what Portis is capable of, it will be hard for him to have a duplicate performance in Game 2 .



Raptors' Kyle Lowry bounces back in Game 2 victory

Three nights after a terrible outing in Game 1, Lowry more than made up for it in Game 2, scoring 22 points, including the game-clinching 20-foot jump shot with 8.9 seconds to play, to lift Toronto to a 106-100 win over the Bucks . "It would have been easy to let go of the rope". "Just playing", Lowry said after Toronto's 106-100 win. "He's gonna be lighter in the pocket this morning", Casey said.