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Three-match ban for Fellaini and Huth
Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth will both serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after being charged with violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in a 21st-minute incident during their fixture on Sunday. Both players accepted the charge, however, Huth contested that the standard penalty of a three-match suspension would be 'clearly excessive'. This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today.
Deulofeu will miss final three games
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has admitted Gerard Deulofeu has no chance of playing again this season. Deulofeu damaged his medial ligaments last week during a training session and has been receiving treatment since. Though the injury is not serious enough to require an operation, it will prevent him from featuring in any of Everton's final three matches.
"Seamus Coleman (hamstring), Gareth Barry (groin) and Phil Jagielka, we are keeping a close eye on," said Martinez. "But it is difficult to see Gerard Deulofeu in any of the three games. With Jags, we are confident for last game. The other two have an outside chance for this weekend."
Palace without Zaha
Crystal Palace will be without Wilfried Zaha for this weekend's clash with Stoke City. He may even miss the final day of the season at Southampton. Boss Alan Pardew delivered the news at his pre-match press conference, while he also confirmed Yannick Bolasie is suffering from sickness and Mile Jedinak has a slight knock. Both will be given as much time as possible to recover, but Pardew may not take any risks with the FA Cup final a little more than two weeks away.
Emre Can in Liverpool squad to face Villarreal
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is in contention to face Villarreal in Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg after overcoming an ankle problem. Can was expected to be sidelined for around four weeks after spraining ankle ligaments against Borussia Dortmund on April 14, but he returned to training this week ahead of schedule. "Emre Can is ready to return to the squad, for sure," manager Jurgen Klopp told his pre-match press conference.
Gundogan misses training with another injury
Ilkay Gundogan has missed training at Borussia Dortmund with a minor injury. He has started only one match since the goalless draw with Bayern Munich in early March. Last weekend, Gundogan made the bench but remained as an unused substitute on his return from another minor injury. However, the midfielder did not take part in Borussia's training session ahead of their match at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday and is currently nursing a minor knee injury.
Kompany limps out of Real clash
Vincent Kompany suffered another injury as Manchester City were beaten at Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final. The City captain, who has been blighted by a series of muscle injuries this season, pulled up holding his right leg after less than 10 minutes and was replaced by Eliaquim Mangala. He will be assessed further on Thursday once the squad have returned home. The skipper must now be considered a doubt for the final two games of the Premier League season as City fight to hold on to a top-four place and Champions League qualification for next season.
Marco Verratti is doubtful to make the Paris Saint-Germain squad for the trip to Corsica to take on Ajaccio due to a thigh complaint. The key midfielder had been out of action with a groin problem since late February before returning to league duties in the 4-0 Week 36 rout of Rennes. Fortunately, Verratti's current injury is not a flare-up of the delicate and tough-to-manage complaint that kept him out of action for so long, but rather a strained hamstring, picked up in training on Tuesday.
Dembele set for lengthy ban
The English Football Association wants Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele banned for more than three matches for an apparent eye-gouge on Chelsea striker Diego Costa. The FA retrospectively charged Dembele with violent conduct on Wednesday after the incident was missed by the match officials in Monday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Tottenham have both been charged for "failing to control their players and/or officials."
Xhaka injured during Basel title win
Basel midfielder Taulant Xhaka has a leg injury and will be out of action for several weeks. The 24-year-old injured a muscle in his left thigh on Saturday, early in a 2-1 win over Sion which sealed a seventh straight Swiss league title. Xhaka played for Swiss national youth teams before choosing to represent Albania at senior level. Basel announced the news on Wednesday, less than six weeks before Albania opens its European Championship program against Switzerland.
MLS suspends Rolfe, Manneh
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended D.C. United forward Chris Rolfe one game for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent on a tackle against midfielder Nick LaBrocca in Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire. The Disciplinary Committee has also suspended Vancouver Whitecaps striker Kekuta Manneh one game for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent on a foul on Federico Bravo in Whitecaps' 3-2 loss to New York City on Saturday.
Bosh will not return to play this season
Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in the postseason. The Heat and Bosh made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, ending the recent speculation that Bosh would try to return to the court during the playoffs. Bosh has not played since the All-Star break after a blood clot was discovered in his left leg. It's the second consecutive year that Bosh's season ended at the break because of problems with clotting.
Curry aiming to play in Game 3
Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinals at Portland. Coach Steve Kerr said before Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers that it's "pretty slim" the reigning MVP would be ready for Game 2 on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
injuriesMLB : NY Yankees : 5.5.16
Yankees place Rodriguez on DL
New York Yankees have placed Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a 4-1 loss to the Orioles. Rodriguez, 40, is batting .194 in 20 games. Three of his five homers came in his last five games, and he had a four-RBI night in Boston on Sunday.
Sandoval to have surgery on left shoulder
Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder to determine the source of the injury. The Red Sox said they had no timetable for Sandoval's return, but ESPN reported that the two-time All-Star is expected to miss the rest of the season. Sandoval batted .245 with 10 homers and 47 RBIs over 126 games in 2015 - all career lows for a full season. This year, he reported to spring training visibly overweight. At the end of spring training, manager John Farrell benched Sandoval and gave the starting job to Travis Shaw.
F1 : 1.5.16
Rosberg wins Russian GP, Hamilton takes second
Nico Rosberg became only the fourth driver in F1 history to record seven successive wins when he cruised to victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's incident-filled Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who started 10th, avoided the carnage of a first lap multiple collision that eliminated Vettel to sear through the field and, briefly, threaten a challenge for the lead. Kimi Raikkonen finished third in the second Ferrari ahead of compatriot Valtteri Bottas and his Williams team-mate Brazilian Felipe Massa. Fernando Alonso came home a much-improved sixth for McLaren ahead of Kevin Magnussen of Renault, Romain Grosjean for Haas, Sergio Perez of Force India and 2009 champion Jenson Button who was 10th in the second McLaren.
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