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Real clinch 33rd La Liga title


They finished three points ahead of Barcelona . "Let's hope that this is just the first of many LaLiga titles". Real Madrid's attacking midfielder Isco (Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez) threaded a pass in the gap between two center backs of Malaga and Ronaldo quickly ran to the ball. Read More »

Red-faced Basilashvili has no advice for Nadal opponents

Muguruza won 7-5, 6-2. "So I'm glad that I have some positives to take from today's match ". The Spaniard, a nine-time victor at Roland Garros , was sensational throughout this lopsided contest, eventually winning 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 against the Georgian. Read More »

Trout sprains thumb in Angels' 9-2 loss at Miami

Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Guillermo Heredia had a solo shot for the Mariners, who averted a three-game sweep with just their second win in nine games. Trout, who was 0 for 2 when he left the game, had X-rays taken after the game, which were negative. Earlier this month, Trout missed five straight games, and six out of seven, with a hamstring issue. Read More »

Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?


The Cavs hold a 2-1 lead and if they hold on, will face the Warriors in the Finals for the third-straight year-which would be a first in National Basketball Association history. They beat the 76ers at full strength, and then Durant went down early in the game vs Washington and missed almost the rest of the season. "He is a fantastic coach and a fantastic human being and a great friend", Lacob said. Read More »

Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals


We already know about James' greatness, but Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have also been quite impressive as of late, especially in the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston. "Whether I was here or not, these guys (the Warriors) would still have a good feel of what Cleveland's going to do", Brown said . Cleveland's additions of Kyle Korver, Deron Williams and others may not go pound-for-pound with the Warriors bringing in Durant, but these players do make a ... Read More »

Laviolette not saying if Rinne starts for Predators


Coach Peter Laviolette said after Game 2 that he would not discuss the Predators' lineup, including whether or not Rinne has warranted a permanent seat on the bench. Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky and Washington's Braden Holtby came into their series against Sidney Crosby & Co. pretty hyped and left them beaten as well. Read More »

French Open 2017: Novak Djokovic celebrates gruelling win with ball kids

Mladenovic came back from a break down in the third to take the deciding set 8-6 in a match that saw fluctuating fortunes like no other. This is her record 20th appearance in the French Open . After being told it was because of his poor attitude, he added: "What attitude?" "I don´t want money, I want to help him". But it's very hard to play against him because balls are coming very high. Read More »

Wagner's quest to keep Mooy

From that 19th-place finish, Wagner worked wonders on one of the smallest budgets in the division - signing many players on loan and from Germany - to challenge for the title this season. "I am happy for everyone who has helped us make this big, big achievement, and especially for the chairman who has backed almost all of my ideas - even when they seemed ridiculous". Read More »

Warriors rout Spurs despite being not at their best

He has to protect the rim and be aggressive on the offensive end. But it all starts from getting stops. "I was more focused on defence". Although the Cavaliers got double-doubles of points and rebounds from James (28 points, 15 rebounds) and power forward Kevin Love (15, 21), as well as 24 points from Irving, it was not enough to overcome the 20 turnovers or Golden State's productivity in the key. Read More »

Zidane keeping mum on Bale ahead of final

He now needs just one in the final against Juventus in Cardiff to match the 11-goal haul of Barcelona's Lionel Messi . Click on this link if you want to WIN a Real Madrid and Nivea Men hamper. "I remember in December, when I went back to Turin and had dinner with Gigi, chatting to other former team-mates too, they were convinced they had a great squad and could go all the way". Read More »

Champions League Final: Buffon looks to become oldest winner

Eleven-time champions Real are aiming to become the first team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990 to retain the trophy. Nadal turns 31 on Saturday and while he admitted he wasn't asking for any particular gifts, the 14-time Grand Slam victor would love to see Real claim another European title. Read More »

Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan is like any other game: Virat Kohli

Mumbai: India-Pakistan matches always generate hype and the two teams haven't played a bilateral series since 2012, meeting only at ICC events. After an incredible home season where he claimed an astonishing 79 wickets in 13 matches, the TN spinner was ruled out of the cash rich IPL to nurse a shoulder injury he had been carrying for a while. Read More »

Youth movement sees Man United finish campaign with win


Victory would see United lift the only European trophy they have never won and clinch a place in next season's Champions League. Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring his team's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace , at Old Trafford , in Manchester, England, Sunday, May 21, 2017 . Read More »

I didn't score many, but some were important, says modest Zinedine Zidane

He is anxious, he worries about the others, what is really important is what he does professionally. Juventus defender Dani Alves, perhaps inspired by his many years spent with Real's arch rivals Barcelona , did look into the past as he dragged up the 1998 final between Real and Juventus which was decided for the Spaniards by a hotly-debated Predrag Mijatovic goal . Read More »

Harper, Strickland suspended for brawl

On one point, though, both sides appear to agree: The matter is closed, and there's no reason for any carryover tonight or in the future. "I just think it has to be a peer kind of thing", Maddon said. "I never want to miss playing baseball", he said. "We'll figure it out". Strickland had to be dragged off the field by four teammates. "If anybody should get suspended, I think it should be their pitcher ... Read More »

Victorious Novak Djokovic to umpire: 'You're losing your mind'


The 30-year-old, nearly undone by 55 unforced errors, eventually triumphed, racking up 12 of the last 14 games as Schwartzman's challenge was foiled by a late back injury. It meant Djokovic was forced to cling on, as the Argentinian moved to within one set of a memorable victory. I said, "You think?' I respect her so much". Read More »

The difference is Durant for Warriors


When the Cavs gave help, Curry hit 3-pointers. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green , top, defends a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., Thursday, June 1 , 2017. Read More »

Appiah backs Juventus to win Uefa Champions League

Two former players, Massimiliano Allegri and Zinedine Zidane will be operating from the sidelines on Saturday, each trying to win one last trophy in what has been a remarkable season for both clubs. As they did in 2015, when they lost in the final to Barcelona in Berlin, they have an opportunity to win their first treble. "We have to have the belief that we can bring that Cup home and we have to be fiendish to strike when Real offer us an opening", he added. Read More »

The Best Role Players In The 2017 NBA Finals, Ranked


Kevin Durant was a huge key in this quarter and would be the rest of the game. The Warriors looked sluggish in the first game of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs until Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle, but were able to pull off the incredible comeback. Read More »

Apparently Kevin Durant 'doesn't remember' his Rihanna stare down

As he passed her after successfully scoring the basket, Durant seemed to glare at the 29-year-old singer, who had a front row seat. The reporter then told Durant the exchange was blowing up on social media. After the game, Rihanna brushed off the Warriors' win and advised the Cavs to do the same in four simple words: "It doesn't matter, b--", she said, as she breezed by the Cleveland locker room. Read More »

Real Madrid's campaign in the Champions League

What were Barcelona thinking in getting rid of him? Zidane frequently rested Modric in the latter stages of the season and he is expected to arrive for the final fully fit. It's a final, it's one game. The team has conceded just three goals throughout the tournament with one in the knockout matches. But Zidane feels that the repeat of the 1998 final, which Real won 1-0, will be an open and entertaining affair. Read More »

Penguins Down Predators in Game 2

The game on Monday night was stopped in the second period so staff could remove the dead fish from the ice and the thrower, Jacob Deveral Waddell , was kicked of the arena where the Predators played the Pittsburgh Penguins . The game had an average audience of 3.278 million viewers on TV, which was up 27% from last year's Final between the Penguins and the San Jose Sharks. Read More »

Manchester attack: Donald Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom police stop sharing intelligence


After the meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May announced the threat level has been raised to the highest "critical", meaning another attack could be imminent. Investigators believe that the 22-year-old Manchester-born suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, hailing from a Libyan-origin family, acted as part of a terrorist network and their focus remains on intercepting his wider network . Read More »