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Rodriguez has potential to play for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo

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With no major global tournaments taking place this summer Messi knows the Ballon d'Or victor will largely be chosen based on this season - and he hopes Ronaldo doesn't have another title to his name by the end of tomorrow night. "I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and it [home fans booing] never happened to me". Recent incidences of booing at the Santiago Bernabeu have left the Portuguese star frustrated especially since he feels he has given everything to his current club. Read More »

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favourites in the NBA Finals

That's a testament to his will, focus and downright greatness at his age and experience more than it is some perceived race with Jordan. One would assume Brady's loyalties lie with Curry, since they both partner with Under Armour and Brady is from the Bay Area, where the Warriors play . Read More »

Durant stars as Warriors dominate Cavs in NBA Finals opener

Mikash: Warriors have been hearing about 3-1 for a year now, I think they blow the doors off Cleveland in this one. Mike Brown took over early in these playoffs. " That led to us not being able to set our defense and get out and play in transition, play fast like we wanted to". July 7, 2016 - of course, that's the day the Warriors signed 6-foot-11 all-star Kevin Durant . Read More »

Durant, Curry ignite Warriors in Game 1 rout of Cavaliers

The squad took a solid first step toward doing so on Thursday , beating the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in Game One of the Finals . In the rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors that starts tonight in the best-of-seven championship series, the Warriors are the favorites among the local hoops coaches to win their second title in three years and stop the Cavaliers from going back-to-back. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte defends Victor Moses after dive

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However, Chelsea weren't able to clinch the double in their FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday evening and the Italian wasn't happy with the result after the game. I don't think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach's decision and you have to respect that. Wenger has implied that he would like to stay at the Emirates and said after the defeat of Chelsea: "You can't have 35 years at the top level if you're not the right man to do the job". Read More »

Injury news a Payne for Lions

Who will make up the Lions' starting XV, based on odds from William Hill? Their 1904 tour saw them play just four mid-week games, while their schedule in 1959, 1966, 1971 and 1977 saw them play a staggering 21 tour matches. However, attempts to dress him up as a one-man-army without whom the Lions are scuppered is defeatist claptrap. Whether the prospective XV can be configured to cover his loss remains to be seen. Read More »

Kevin Durant instant game-changer for Warriors in Game 1 win

We expected Cleveland vs Golden State and after 46 days of the boring National Basketball Association playoffs, we finally get the main event. The Golden State Warriors are so flush with talent they can unseat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals even if they are not firing on all cylinders, TV pundits said on Tuesday. Read More »

Ravens TE Pitta injures hip again; status for 2017 uncertain

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Pitta suffered a hip injury at Friday's OTA and is being sent for further testing, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports. ESPN's Adam Schefter noted the "fear" in Baltimore is Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip again, which would likely end his career. Read More »

Woakes out of Champions Trophy with side strain

Laxman said that skipper Virat Kohli will be depending on these two bowlers due to their current form and the pace-friendly conditions in England which will host the Champions Trophy from June 1 to 18. Once a force to reckon West Indies will be missed especially after their triumph in last year's ICC T20 World Cup held in India . Courtesy Tamim's (128 off 142 balls) ninth ODI hundred and a 166-run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79 off 72), Bangladesh shrugged ... Read More »

Senators coy about their treatment of Crosby

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They outshot the Senators by 16. Fredrik Claesson of Ottawa celebrates after teammate Mike Hoffman scored 1 minute, 34 seconds into the third period to put the Senators ahead. Not only do teams today have to deftly manage the cap to reach the final these days - constantly turning over talent - but survive injury and random luck over four best-of-seven series . Read More »

Stamp Productions commissioned to produce British & Irish Lions Tour

After being called up as a replacement for Ben Youngs , scrum-half Laidlaw partners Ireland's Jonny Sexton at half-back, with Ben Te'o paired with fellow Englishman Jonathan Joseph in the centre. They'll be coming out here with reasonably large expectations that they can win the series. In his column in The Guardian Evans appeared to overstate Kiwi confidence, given Saturday night's tour opener has the Lions paying $1.01 for victory, while the cobbled-together Provincial ... Read More »

Juventus plug into positive charge for Champions League final with Real

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Massimiliano Allegri: " Juventus haven't lost six finals, we've been involved in eight!" The problem for Real Madrid is that Ronaldo will probably have a tough time finding room to operate against Juventus' three central-defenders, so if Zidane decides to start Isco in the midfield as initially expected, Real's coach might need to use Gareth Bale during the second half in order to create more chances. Read More »

Mr. Met fired after giving fans the finger

The team dismissed the specific Mr. Met portrayer whose glove flicked off those jeering fans at the home team's already disastrous contest against the Milwaukee Brewers . This is not the first time the Mets gained internet fame for vulgarity this season. Mr Met distributes t-shirts to fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field Thursday, June 1, 2017 , in NY. Read More »

D'Backs pummel Brewers

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Jake Lamb then doubled in Arizona's final run. T.J. McFarland (2-0) got the win after pitching a scoreless ninth. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson (57) gives the ball to manager Craig Counsell (30) as he is removed during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Milwaukee . Read More »

J.R. Smith and/or Iman Shumpert must deliver in NBA Finals 2017

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This game , the site of the Warriors' Game 7 humiliation to the Cavaliers past year, was supposed to be the first time the Warriors felt any real resistance this postseason. Kerr had been feeling well enough earlier this week to be hopeful that he would be able to coach in Game 1 on Thursday , but according to team sources, after he had a bad day on Wednesday, he decided it was best for acting head coach Mike Brown to continue leading the team. Read More »

Cavaliers set for third straight NBA Finals vs. Warriors after bouncing Celtics

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The Cavs punched their ticket on Thursday night by demolishing the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, taking the series 4-1. Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Boston. 1 seed face a hard task of turning this series around. Not to say that the Celtics will win tonight, with injuries to so many key players, but punters should at least think about placing a bet with the Celtics outright, and then follow-up with a couple of live in play odds to ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger told to copy Jose Mourinho's Man Utd tactics

Looking forward, Arsenal has a hard road ahead, as the top teams in the league are only growing stronger and more willing to spend money on big-name transfers. Their convincing win against Chelsea in the FA Cup Final made them perhaps the hottest team in the final month of the season, momentum that the club hopes will influence its players' decisions in this summer's transfer window. Read More »

Arsenal Confirm Wenger Contract Extension

And, after seeing Wenger extend his reign at Arsenal , Seaman says the Gunners boss should look to his rival for inspiration as he bids to end the club's 13-year title drought. Arsenal are expected to spend at least 100 million pounds on new players in the upcoming transfer window, which opens on July 1. "Outside of the game I never had any word with any journalist in 20 years when they criticised my decisions and it is the same with the fans". Read More »

Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

England , set 306 for victory, finished on 308 for two with 16 balls to spare. Roy has been out for single-figure scores in four of his last five one-day internationals and hasn't made a fifty in his last 11 innings in all cricket. Since then things have been very different as England have put together one of the most destructive sides in the world. Bangladesh will be hoping to channel their performance in the 2015 World Cup when victory saw Bangladesh knock England out of the ... Read More »

Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies after cycling accident

As noted by BBC Sport , Hayden was said to have suffered "serious cerebral damage" as a result of the collision. The motorcycle racer was taken to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena where he passed away Monday. Hayden's mother, fiancée and other family members flew to Italy to be by his side last week, The Guardian reported . "It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda. Read More »

Goffin retires from match at French Open

Tsonga was keen to keep things in perspective, saying: "I'm not a novice". Rafael Nadal will enter the pantheon of sporting greats should he claim a record 10th French Open title at Roland Garros , according to Tim Henman. "If he wants me there, yeah, I will come", said 1992 Wimbledon champion Agassi, speaking to Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker. He continued to chirp with Ramos, who issued him a second warning for unsportsmanlike play to complement a warning for slow play earlier ... Read More »

Cardiff latest British city to host European Cup final

The switch has seen Ronaldo overtake Jimmy Greaves as the top goal-scorer in Europe's top five leagues with 368 goals between the Premier League and La Liga, while also passing the milestones of 400 goals for Real and 100 Champions League strikes. Read More »

Rubber Match: 2017 Finals vs. 2015 and 2016 Finals

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Stephen Curry bombed in a pair of 3-pointers in a 13-0 flurry to begin the second half as the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Mike Brown, the Warriors' acting head coach, revealed after the game that from the get-go, the idea was to have Durant be aggressive. His most impressive performance came in Game 2, when he scored a game-high 34 points on 8-20 shooting. Read More »