Tottenham sign White Hart Lane era off in style with win over Manchester United

How would White Hart Lane want to be remembered? With a win, of course, preferably against big-name opposition. With attacking, expressive football, in the finest traditions of the club. With a sense of achievement at the end of an excellent season, and with a feeling of optimism about the future of this brilliant team. The old ground got all of ...

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Wayne Rooney looked like a reluctant guest at Tottenham's White Hart Lane party – his days are numbered

A day to remember at the old White Hart Lane, for everyone except some of the main participants: Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling, Jose Mourinho and Manchester United. They really did look like reluctant guests at a party they never wanted to attend. United of course have bigger concerns now than performing for someone else’s big show, and Mourinho made that ...

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Tottenham vs Manchester United player ratings: Christian Eriksen dazzles in White Hart Lane victory

Tottenham bid a victorious farewell to White Hart Lane after 118 years as Mauricio Pochettino’s side outmanoeuvred Manchester United. Soon the ground opened in 1899 will be fully engulfed by the structure next door, with impressive progress on Spurs’ stunning new home set to accelerate after this 2,533rd and final match. The stadium points to a future as bright as ...

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Footage shows moment rail worker drags woman from path of train with seconds to spare

Surveillance footage has shown the extraordinary moment a railway worker saved a suicidal woman from jumping in front of a train with just seconds to spare.  Weng Jianzhong hauled a woman back onto the platform as she was running into the path of a high-speed train in China’s Fujian Province.  The 54-year-old is seen grabbing the woman’s arm and dramatically pulling ...

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Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates taken down by police motorbike in Giro d'Italia

Britons Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates saw their hopes of Giro d’Italia victory disappear after a police motorbike caused them to crash on Sunday’s ninth stage, which was won by Nairo Quintana. Welshman Thomas and Spanish team-mate Mikel Landa, who were Team Sky’s joint leaders for the Giro, suffered major time losses after the crash inside the final 15 kilometres ...

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Warrington to face Wigan in Challenge Cup quarter-finals

A repeat of the 2016 Grand Final and a clash between the holders and the Super League leaders are the highlights of a mouth-watering Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final draw. Hull, who made a convincing start to the defence of their trophy with a 62-0 rout of Catalans Dragons on Friday, will have another home tie but are guaranteed a sterner ...

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Jose Mourinho argues top-four rivals would rather be in Manchester United's position

Manchester United are now confirmed to finish the Premier League season outside the top four but Jose Mourinho insisted after their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur that the teams ahead of them in the table would rather be in United’s position. United have already won the Community Shield and EFL Cup this season and will face Ajax in the Europa ...

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Ian Bell shines again as Warwickshire upset Yorkshire

In-form Ian Bell scored 98 as struggling Warwickshire upset high-flying Yorkshire with a five-wicket Royal London One-Day Cup win at Edgbaston. Opening pair Jonathan Trott (70) and Sam Hain (55) were also among the runs as the Bears chased down Yorkshire’s 281 for eight with 15 balls to spare. Joe Root, Matthew Waite and Tim Bresnan all scored half-centuries to ...

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Sir Geoff Hurst and Sir Alex Ferguson remember Jeff Astle as family fight for investigation into football dementia link

Jeff Astle would have been 75 on Saturday and an event staged in Manchester to mark this, and push the on-going campaign for research into possible links between football and the dementia which killed him, revealed the enduring sense of loss. Sir Geoff Hurst was present to remember the striker he got to know during England’s 1970 World Cup campaign ...

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Theresa May is much more popular than the Conservatives, poll suggests

Theresa May is much more popular than the Conservatives but the public like Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron less than their parties, according to a poll for The Independent. The findings by ORB International help to explain why the Tories are running an election campaign highlighting the choice between Ms May and Mr Corbyn. Theresa May’s name is displayed prominently ...

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