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Watch the Champions League final

There is no club game greater than the Champions League final - and the eyes of the world will be on Cardiff on Saturday night as Juventus take on Real Madrid . Pjanic, 27, has been very influential in Juventus' season after his move from Roma last summer, scoring 10 goals in all competitions, providing 12 assists for his teammates and attaining a 86% pass completion rating. Read More »

Pendley's 3-run homer helps Oklahoma top Baylor 6-3 in WCWS


Florida's Aleshia Ocasio blasted two hits, including a three-run homer to lead her team to victory. "I wanted to stick to the game plan that we created". After trailing 6-1, Baylor scored twice in the top of the seventh against Oklahoma reliever Paige Lowary . The home plate umpire, Leah Bowen, called obstruction on UCLA catcher Paige Halstead for blocking home plate while fielding a throw from the outfield. Read More »

Ronaldo 'James wants to play more'


In ESPN's estimation, Ronaldo , who is regarded as one of the world's best soccer players and 261 Million followers on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram combined, is the now the world's most famous athlete. When the sculptor of the now infamous Cristiano Ronaldo statue came back with a follow-up, the world undoubtedly wondered would it live up to the original. Read More »

Del Potro consoles injured foe, doing 'what my heart feels'


Murray came out on top of that one to claim his second successive Olympic title but Del Potro got his revenge when they clashed again in the Davis Cup semi-finals a month later. Del Potro progressed after opponent Nicolas Almagro retired from their match. "Physically, I felt good today, which is the most positive thing for me", Murray said after a 3-hour, 35-minute 6-7, (3-7) 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) second-round victory over risky Slovakian, Martin Klizan . Read More »

Texans release LB Max Bullough and WR Keith Mumphery


MSU Police forwarded the case in August 2015 to the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office, which declined to press charges. On May 31, Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press reported Mumphery was banned from Michigan State's campus past year for violating the school's relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy after he was accused of sexual assault. Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr unsure about coaching in Finals

Yes, with three rounds complete, the Warriors are still flawless in the 2017 playoffs: 12-0 after their Game 4 closeout of San Antonio on Monday, Western Conference champions, and towering over all rivals. San Antonio is also tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most National Basketball Association championships during that span (five). The second half began with the Warriors extending their lead to, as many as, 22 points, 78-56, with 8:25 remaining. Read More »

Durant stars in NBA Finals game one win

James also managed 15 rebounds for the Cavs while teammate Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love grabbed 21 rebounds and scored 15 points, while Tristan Thompson was held scoreless and to four boards. "They're the best I ever seen ", Lue repeated. "If I see a lane, I just try to attack", said Durant. The Cavs have to play better or we might never know. Read More »

VVS Laxman: Indian Cricket Team Favorites in Champions Trophy

As a host nation, England will be looking to win the tournament for the first time this year. After failing in India's first warm-up match against New Zealand , Karthik, who replaced an injured Manish Pandey from the original squad , scored a blazing 94 off just 74 balls against Bangladesh yesterday. Read More »

Cavs coach Lue: Warriors best I've ever seen

Durant, who also had eight rebounds and eight assists, dominated inside early, setting a one-game career record with six slam dunks in the first half. Cleveland hung with Golden State for a while, but eventually the Dubs just turned on the jets and decided they were not going to lose. "Kevin's a competitor", Green said. Read More »

Quiz: Who should you root for in the NBA Finals?

At his annual state-of-the-league address at the Finals, Silver spoke on a number of topics before Game 1 - including what's perceived as a lack of parity. The long negative spot for the Warriors was Klay Thompson , who continued his cold shooting while only scoring six points in Game 1 . But Durant quickly extinguished the "the Warriors are going to carry him to a cheap ring" narrative with a monstrous game. Read More »

Durant may take less money to keep Warriors intact


Last year , the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers . They will have their hands full, however as the Cavaliers boast an elite offense headed by Lebron James . Just to spell it out, Westbrook was none too pleased when Durant went from helping him give the Warriors all they could handle in last years's Western Conference finals to defecting to the other side in free agency. Read More »

[Exclusive] Desailly tips Juventus to beat Madrid to Champions League glory

Cristiano Ronaldo heads to Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus on the brink of realising a burning ambition of matching Lionel Messi's record of winning the Ballon d'Or five times. Real Madrid can make history by becoming the first team to retain the Champions League and complete a first LaLiga and Champions League double in 59 years in the process. Read More »

Isco, Bale may appear in Champions League final, says Zidane

More than £1.6 million has already been traded on the European season's curtain-closing showpiece in Cardiff. Register now to learn how DHS and Commerce are implementing CDM strategies. Madrid will get that chance on Saturday against Juventus , and Ronaldo will be leading the way. Ronaldo (+550), not surprisingly, has top odds to score at least two goals. Read More »

Injury blows take gloss off England win

Root and Morgan shared 143 for the third wicket, while the Yorkshireman showed deftness and intelligence to post his highest ever score in a one-day worldwide. Earlier, after being asked to bat first , opener Tamim Iqbal provided his side with a flawless start by scoring a blistering 128 runs off 142 balls which was studded with 12 boundaries and three sixes. Read More »

Durant not feeling pressure of NBA decider


We've been waiting patiently, for an entire year really, and now we finally are being gifted the finals between the Cavaliers and the Warriors . However, Lue was singing a different tune Thursday after Durant scored 38 points to lead the Warriors to a 113-91 victory in the championship opener. Read More »

Ivan Gazidis won't rule out Arsene Wenger staying longer than 2 years


His key objectives for the close season will be to tie star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to new contracts and strengthen his squad for the rigours of a Europa League campaign. Fueled by cash from their Russian and Abu Dhabi owners, Chelsea and Manchester City had sprinted past Arsenal and changed the financial landscape of the Premier League - much to the chagrin of the more conservative Wenger. Read More »

Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

England paceman Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy one-day global competition with a side strain, it was announced on Friday. "The main bowlers must bowl better", said Mortaza. "At one stage, Bangladesh looked like they were getting 330 - and to peg it back from there I thought was a credit to them". Read More »

Juve seek what Zidane failed to deliver for them

As a short and skinny 9-year-old, Gareth Bale used to play football just a 25-minute vehicle ride from this year's Champions League final venue in Cardiff . A team containing Lionel Messi and a large chunk of the world champion Spanish national team won its third European Cup in six seasons. "It was the gift of pure talent combined with the will to conquer the world". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Australia Vs New Zealand


Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor. The captain struck eight fours and three sixes by the time he was run out with 6.5 overs left. Josh Hazlewood , one of three Australia seamers selected ahead of James Pattinson, was the successful bowler but there were no further inroads as the scoreboard ticked along to 67 for one. Read More »

Alonso up for a second Indy 500 challenge

He's also reported for USA TODAY College and The Sacramento Bee, and he was editor in chief of The Orion, Chico State's student-run newspaper. "SPECIFICALLY personal, i am very uncomfortable w your racism, xenophobia & lack of understanding of what the Indianapolis 500 is all about", tweeted Megan Brown. Read More »

Chipped Ice A.M.: Penguins' Jake Guentzel joins Conn Smythe discussion


Pittsburgh vowed to put more pressure on Rinne than it managed in their 5-3 victory in Game 1 , a win they managed despite going 37 minutes without throwing a single puck Rinne's way and none in the second period, the first time that's happened since the National Hockey League started tracking shots in 1957. Read More »

NBA Finals Full TV Schedule, Where To Watch

Both the Warriors and Cavaliers have won once in the previous two meetings, with James leading the first rally from a 3-1 deficit in finals history last season. McGee has emerged as a significant contributor off the bench during the playoffs for the Warriors. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. Read More »