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Macron bigs up 2024 Paris Olympic bid to Bach

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The first day of the visit was expected to be dedicated to a host of meetings, including to assess the likely heritage left by a Games in Paris . The Evaluation Commission will begin a three-day visit of 2024 rival Paris starting on Sunday, before publishing reports on both bids in early July. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Jimmy Greaves for goal record

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane deserves much of the credit for Ronaldo's recent form, as he's deployed his bench expertly all season and kept his first team fresh for the stretch run. No one would bet against Ronaldo bagging a few more goals in that fixture as well. "In the decisive moments, Cristiano is always there", Zidane said. Read More »

Mourinho: 'Amazing' for Man United to be in Super Cup

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With a weakened eleven, United might settle for a draw as they have little to play for in the league now but have a good record at St Mary's. The Belgium international's future at Old Trafford has been cast in doubt. "It's a shame and I think to have had this situation with this opportunity and good play with many possibilities and opportunities is good work for the next game and of course to find the clinical edge". Read More »

Most Suns fans think the NBA's lottery system is rigged

That said, they wound up at the second spot that had just 15.7 percent chance landing there while holding 15.6 percent chances at both the first and third selections. As Pierce admitted, the Celtics will have a chance at Hayward in free agency this summer. I still feel like it was a panic move because he was unable to move Jahlil Okafor , and he knew he couldn't come back from the deadline with all three bigs on the roster. Read More »

Braves awaits Freeman's test tests; pitch struck his wrist

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Freeman headed to the clubhouse instead of first base. X-rays on Freeman were inconclusive. "I've seen it from him enough". Freeman was struck on the left wrist by a pitch in the fifth inning. Toronto manager John Gibbons downplayed Bautista's bat flip. The Blue Jays hit five batters on Monday, including Loup hitting Nick Markakis . "I might have jumped the gun saying he'd be back for the weekend", Gibbons conceded. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas gets fearless, tries to stop freight train LeBron James

Boston advanced with a 115-105 Game 7 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night and then won the National Basketball Association draft lottery for the first time Tuesday. Boston Celtics NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff Game One, and comes with a seven-day free trial. He is averaging 29 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in those games. Read More »

LeBron James, Cavs show no rust in Game 1 romp over Celtics

They shot 47 percent from the field during the regular season (the Golden State Warriors led the National Basketball Association at 49.5 percent) and 38.4 percent from downtown. "They were more physical. on both ends of the floor, and that was the difference". Lue then added, " When LeBron's playing at that level other guys just have to be solid and we have a good chance to win ". Read More »

After toughest semifinals loss yet, John Wall needs more help for Wizards

Though the Wizards pulled off a 92-91 Game 6 win on Friday, the game was marred by controversy after the National Basketball Association admitted that the Celtics had an extra second for a final shot during its two-minute report. Live streaming for Celtics-Wizards Game 7 is available via Watch TNT . Everything Celtics fans need to know about the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery: The Boston Celtics have the best chance in the NBA to win the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, but what ... Read More »

Filip Forsberg: Filip Forsberg scores in third straight game

However, Nashville was able to break through in Game 3, scoring both of its goals in the final frame. Especially not on home ice. For Game 3 of the Nashville Predators' Western Conference finals matchup against the Anaheim Ducks , the Titans players were present at Bridgestone Arena in full force - with Ben Jones even bringing a dead catfish. Read More »

Sharapova targeting return to the top

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And if her Wednesday tweet says anything, this is far from the end for her. "But while there can be a wild card for return from injury, there can't be a wild card for return from doping". "There is no reason why we should make an exception for Maria Sharapova, there is no reason why we should announce a wild card before the others". However, her inability to convert those break points since her comeback continued to plague her, allowing McHale to get that tight service hold and have a chance ... Read More »

PBT Podcast: Breaking down the NBA Draft Lottery with Dan Feldman

The window is now. The no. 1 pick should give plenty of grease for the talks to push through and come up with a win-win solution for the teams involved. But again, there's a lot of risk and unknowns involved there. If not to have first choice of the best available player, then to make sure your pick has as much trade value as possible. Read More »

Toronto Raptors star Lowry to opt for National Basketball Association free agency

Irving's layup with four minutes remaining had Cleveland ahead by eight points and James hit a three-pointer with just under three minutes left to put the Cavaliers ahead by 11. Bradley Beal (29 points) and John Wall (27) both impressed for the Wizards. Yet Kyrie has shown continued growth in his overall playmaking, finding ways to help the team even when his shot isn't falling. Read More »

Muguruza survives day of shocks in Rome, Kerber out

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Kerber was given a first-round bye in the Eternal City and spent less than an hour on court against the 68-ranked Kontaveit, who eased to a 6-4 6-0 victory. "My legs are always important for my game, but I'm really not feeling so good on clay". Elina Svitolina beat Alizé Cornet 6-4 7-6 (11). Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round as fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro was forced to quit with a left knee injury. Read More »

Liverpool boss says how Bayern would do in Premier League

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The scenario for Arsenal is more complicated, as they must not only win their match against Everton but also hope for Liverpool to lose or draw. Everton present an uninterested opponent with less than nothing to play for so a dredging win is probably on the cards given Arsenal's ridiculous ability to pull it together and win games in the final months of the season. Read More »

Sens and Pens a dud on the excitement meter

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So, too, was the sellout crowd at Canadian Tire Centre, offering a standing ovation when a photograph of Pitre in the hospital appeared on the scoreboard. That team rallied. That team also had Kris Letang. "I do think he can help the power play on the second unit". Pittsburgh , already playing without winger Patric Hornqvist after he left warmups early, was undermanned most of the game after it lost two players to injuries in the first period. Read More »

LaVar Ball Says Son Lonzo Will Only Work Out For Lakers

The Lakers won the second pick in the National Basketball Association draft after a successful lottery showing this week, and will in all liklihood draft 6-foot-6 point guard stud Lonzo Ball from up the road at UCLA after Markelle Fultz comes off the board No. Read More »

Kim Si-woo becomes youngest victor of The Players Championship

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He took a penalty drop, and then hit wedge over the trees and almost holed it, tapping in for bogey. But the real star of the weekend was TaylorMade player Kim who managed to hold his nerve among 48 of the world's top-50 golfers to finish The Players with an incredible 10-under 278. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017: Cavaliers vs. Raptors: 3 takeaways from Game 3

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He looked himself for the first time in the series - getting opportunities, drawing fouls and vaulting over his defenders to hit jumpers in a 13-point quarter. The Cavs lowered the boom in the fourth quarter as Korver nailed three straight 3-pointers and James lowered his head and started attacking. "We tried to mix it up and in the fourth quarter, he got out of rhythm". Read More »

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez aims dig at Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr

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Chavez figures to balloon to 180-190 pounds by the first bell at T-Mobile Arena. If Chavez is at the top of his game though, then Alvarez could be in trouble. He had to concede that Alvarez is the best Mexican fighter operating today. It's a bout he calls personal. "But I will say that a lot of what I learned in boxing, I learned it watching my father as a little kid". Read More »

Eddie Jones dismisses pool of death fears after England are drawn against

England received a horror draw for the second straight Rugby World Cup when they landed in a "Pool of Death" alongside France and Argentina in Pool C for the 2019 tournament yesterday. We also know how the quarter-finals will go should Ireland advance. "No one's going to die", quipped England's highly successful Australian coach, Eddie Jones. Read More »

Bills rookie receiver Jones sidelined with sprained knee

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Production from the wideout position has been an issue for Buffalo over the past several years. The East Carolina product is slated to rehab throughout the upcoming week with an opportunity to return at next Thursday's OTA. While Watkins is expected to be ready for training camp when it begins on July 30, Jones' "week-to-week" prognosis is open-ended. Stay tuned to End Zone Score for more on Jones' status. Read More »

In defeat, Jose goads Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho has demanded a cauldron-like atmosphere when Manchester United host Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final second leg. Arsenal recently switched to a back three and Xhaka believes Wenger will keep faith in the system now that results have improved. Read More »

Potential 2017/18 starting XI without Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez

Goals from Alexis Sanchez - his 20th in the Premier League this season - and substitute Olivier Giroud handed the Gunners three points that saw them leapfrog Manchester United into fifth place. The results of the last meetings between these teams in two cases remained in favor of Southampton , twice won the Arsenal , and also one match ended in a draw. Read More »

Real Madrid on verge of title after Ronaldo inspires win at Celta

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To beat them we must play very well and perform like we did in the cup win over them. We're not going to relax. Ronaldo lashed into the near corner from outside the area to put Real in charge in the tenth minute. Celta, with nothing left to play for, improved after conceding the first goal and started to threaten, with Aspas creating a series of chances. Given that Ronaldo has more or less become an out-and-out striker, there's only one way to measure his effectiveness: goals. Read More »

Zidane calm with Madrid one point away from title

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Celta striker Iago Aspas was dismissed for a second yellow card for apparent simulation while Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was not punished for a similar incident. They managed to pass their first test at Vigo as Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Galacticos an early lead by firing an unstoppable shot past the keeper after just 10 minutes. Read More »