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Curry, Durant and Green fined for criticising officials

Golden State Warriors players Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have been fined for criticising officials following a loss at Minnesota. Green was fined $35,000 (£26,540) while Curry has been told to pay $25,000 (£18,950) – both for “impugning the integrity of NBA officiating”. Durant was fined $15,000 (£11,375) for public criticism of officials. Golden State lost 131-130 in overtime to the Timberwolves last Friday. Story by Bbc Sports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager

Manchester United FINALLY hand Ole Gunnar Solskjae Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract. The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. “This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long term,” Solskjaer said. “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. “The last few months have been …

Conor McGregor announces retirement from MMA

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor says he has retired from mixed martial arts. The Irish fighter, 30, announced his decision on social media McGregor’s last fight ended in defeat, when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 – the Russian winning the lightweight contest by a fourth-round submission. The 30-year-old is currently suspended from fighting by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after UFC 229 – a night which saw his defeat overshadowed by a post-fight brawl with victor Khabib Nurmagomedov. With his suspension ongoing, talk has been rife as to his next fight but McGregor looked to call time on his career on social media. Posting on his Twitter page in the early hours of Tuesday morning, McGregor …

Has Solskjaer clinched the ManUnited job on a permanent basis?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be installed as Manchester United manager on a full-time basis, and it is now only a question of when – not if – the club confirm his appointment. United’s stunning Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain has clinched the job for Solskjaer, who has transformed his old club since taking over as caretaker boss in December. The 46-year-old held talks with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the team hotel in Paris on Wednesday morning and also spoke with co-chairman Avram Glazer after the game. Gary Neville has claimed his former team-mate could be appointed during the forthcoming international break, but United insist they will not be rushed into an announcement. Although Woodward was giving nothing away as he posed for pictures …

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan to go 4th on all-time NBA scoring list

LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan to climb into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, behind only Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He scored 31 points to go past Jordan’s 32,292 career points, but could not help the LA Lakers past Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Next in his sights in Bryant, who finished with 33,643 points. NBA TOP SCORERS 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 2 Karl Malone – 36,928 3 Kobe Bryant – 33,643 4 LeBron James – 32,311 5 Michael Jordan – 32,292 6 Wilt Chamberlain – 31,419 7 Dirk Nowitzki – 31,362 8 Shaquille O’Neal – 28,596 9 Moses Malone – 27,409 10 Elvin Hayes – 27,313 1