Morning brief: Spurs win, Swapna Barman's silver and other news from yesterday

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham celebrates after scoring in a win against Brighton. Getty Images

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Here are the big stories of the past 24 hours:

The key results of the day -

EPL: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

La Liga: Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

IPL: Chennai Super Kings (176/4) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (175/3) by four wickets

NBA Playoffs: Brooklyn Nets 100-122 Philadelphia 76ers (76ers win series 4-1); Orlando Magic 96-115 Toronto Raptors (Raptors win series 4-1)

The Headlines -

Man United fans face wait for title challenge - Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Manchester United fans they may have to wait at least a year for another title challenge because of doubts over whether the team can show enough consistency.

Manchester bosses Solskjaer, Guardiola at odds over use of tactical fouls

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola were at the centre of a disagreement over tactical fouls on the eve of Wednesday's crucial Manchester derby.

Barcelona move closer to La Liga title with win at Alaves

Barcelona have one hand firmly on the La Liga title after winning 2-0 at Alaves on Tuesday, leaving them 12 points clear at the top of the table with four games to play.

Tottenham strengthen grip on third as Eriksen winner sinks Brighton

Christian Eriksen's 88th minute goal finally broke Brighton and Hove Albion's brave resistance to give Tottenham a precious 1-0 victory in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Asian Athletics: Swapna Barman wins heptathlon silver, Jinson Johnson pulls out of 1500m

Asian Games gold medallist and defending champion Swapna Barman won silver in women's heptathlon while top medal contender Jinson Johnson pulled out of the men's 1500m race on the third and penultimate day of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Tuesday.

Alexander Zverev shocked at Barcelona Open by Nicolas Jarry

Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019.

Shane Watson's 96 helps CSK maintain their spotless home record

Shane Watson didn't quite get three figures this time, falling just four short, but 96 off 53 balls was enough to ensure Super Kings recovered from a slow start - they only got off the mark off the 11th ball of the innings - to chase down Sunrisers' 175 with six wickets and one ball to spare.

Amit Panghal and Kavinder Bisht ace new weight categories with big wins

Indian boxing had one of its most successful days of recent years on Monday at the Asian Championships in Bangkok. It wasn't just that boxers Amit Panghal and Kavinder Bisht advanced to the medal rounds but that they did so by beating Olympic champion Hassanboy Dusmatov and reigning World Champion Kairat Yeraliev in the quarterfinals.

Warriors focused on Clippers, ready for Rockets

The Golden State Warriors understand that they have to win one more game over the LA Clippers to advance to the Western Conference semifinals, but the group also knows that a showdown with the Houston Rockets awaits if and when they do.

Southampton's Shane Long scores fastest Premier League goal in history

Southampton forward Shane Long broke a Premier League record for the quickest-ever goal when he scored on 7.69 seconds against Watford on Wednesday as the hosts struck late to earn a 1-1 draw.