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Ramos: Zidane has tamed complicated Real Madrid

Real have the attacking flair, and Gareth Bale may raise his game in front of his countrymen and women, but Juventus are more than just a defensive block with a wonderful goalkeeper, and have the tools to unlock the sometimes suspect Madrid defence. Read More »

FA Cup Final: Arsenal Faces Squad Crisis for Saturday's Game Against Chelsea

The board may also prefer to keep Wenger on at the club with many of Europe's top mangers already in employment. "He avoids surgery. Mustafi is still sick and hasn't trained yet". The last worry I have is about myself. I want to win the cup for my club. Wenger was confident his players' preparations would not be disrupted by the extra security measures being implemented as a result of Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured 59. Read More »

CL Final 2017: Juve's Allegri fires warning at Real Madrid

But while the top club competition in global soccer has a habit of providing alluring story lines, the romance on Saturday is likely to come from elsewhere. When the Real Madrid forward takes to the Millennium Stadium pitch to face Juventus on Saturday, it will be the fifth Champions League final in nine years for the three-time victor. Read More »

Cavs, Warriors set for ultimate finals battle

The Warriors would make their comeback and steal Game 1 back from the Spurs. That'll be the cover line for the Sports Illustrated issue on the NBA Finals . "Since I've been in this league, it's hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals", guard Iman Shumpert said. But wait a minute, Cleveland isn't supposed to have a chance, right? The Cavaliers have lost just once in three playoff rounds, falling on a last- second shot by three points to top-seeded ... Read More »

Champions League final: Juventus vs Real Madrid

Ramos scored a 93rd-minute equaliser in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid, leading to a 4-1 extra-time win which ended a 12-year Champions League barren spell. Only Arsenal , in 2005-06, reached the final in more miserly fashion, conceding two goals before falling to Barcelona in the final. He has declared himself fully fit for his third Champions League final, but coach Zinedine Zidane still won't say if he will return to the starting lineup. Read More »

Glenn McGrath believes India's combination will give them an advantage

Hardik Pandya's presence gives India the option of a seam-bowling allrounder, albeit one whose batting has seemed like the primary skill so far. Saddled by off-field distractions, defending champions India will look to start their 2017 ICC Champions Trophy campaign on a high when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a Group B encounter at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Sunday. Read More »

Real Madrid vs. Juventus 2017 live stream

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The fact remains that Real have always spent big in pursuit of success and they will be hoping that their colossal outlay on this current crop of superstars will once again pay dividends. "If I wanted to win individual awards I would have played tennis", Ramos said on Tuesday. Zidane has his own special place in Real's storied history after scoring the victor in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, a triumph that marked the high point of the "Galacticos" era at the ... Read More »

Predators will play for Cup

The Predators will play the victor of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators series starting Memorial Day on May 29 . "You don't get this far unless you get just about everything". If Ottawa advances, they will have three more playoff contests under their belt, a highly relevant consideration when you consider how taxing this run has been for Erik Karlsson . Read More »

Senators bounce back to beat Penguins, force Game 7

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Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Pittsburgh mostly owned the second, pounding 23 shots on Anderson while mustering 82 per cent of even-strength shot attempts (27-6). "You can see it as an elimination game, or you can see it as an opportunity, and we know what we choose", head coach Guy Boucher said before ... Read More »

UN General Assembly elects five non-permanent UNSC members

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The results of the vote, the security Council is côte d'ivoire, Kuwait, Poland, Peru and Equatorial Guinea. Netherlands was also elected to serve a one-year term it shares with Italy. Human Rights Watch says "corruption, poverty, and repression" continue to plague the country which has been ruled by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema since 1979. Read More »

Champions League final: Real Madrid roster includes Bale and Zidane's son Enzo

We've worked extremely hard to get here". The roof became a major talking point during this year's Six Nations championship when England coach Eddie Jones insisted that it remained open for his side's clash with Wales. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon . "I am aware of the fact that what I've done in football has already left and will continue to leave a mark", Ronaldo told UEFA.com. Read More »

Surfing icon Jack O'Neill who pioneered wetsuit dies

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His firm grew to become one of the world's biggest surfware brands. According to Irish surfer Richie Fitzgerald, he was a trailblazer. He experimented with different materials and designs that eventually led to the neoprene wetsuits we know today. Read More »

Real Madrid vs Juventus

However, Juventus have been carrying the mantle alone in the Champions League, impressing everyone with their structure. Real Madrid easily advanced from a group containing Sporting Lisbon, Legia Warsaw and Borussia Dortmund, even though it finished second behind Dortmund. Read More »

Draymond Green: People Will Only Remember Durant Winning With Warriors

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has denied that he starred singer Rihanna down during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday . "Defensively our schemes were there". "We know that looking at the film and coming in with our game plan that we missed some assignments - a number of assignments, actually", Love said. Read More »

ESPN's Sarah Spain Breaks Down Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Stephen Curry spoke up, just in case his Golden State Warriors needed another reminder from their MVP and leader. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue dubbed the Warriors "the best I ever seen", but added: "They're playing good basketball, but we can play better". Read More »

LPGA Lydia Ko's reign at number one set to end

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She won in 2012 and 2014 at Stockton Seaview. "It's a tough golf course definitely", she said. The Swedish standout is the two-time defending champion in this event and has recorded three other top-five finishes. Ryu also leads every important statistical category on tour, ranking first in Rolex Player of the Year points, money-winnings, Race to the CME points and scoring average. Read More »

Third time should be charming for Cavaliers or Warriors

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Kevin Durant , Steph Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green lead the way for the Warriors , who are 12-0 this postseason. Never mind that the Cavaliers are the defending champions. "It's a little ironic that things happen in life this way, especially in the NBA ", Brown said . According to the odds makers in Las Vegas and the number crunchers at analytical sites, the Warriors are the clear favorites to win the series after sweeping their way through the playoffs with a ... Read More »

Renaming Court stadium may be only option - Stosur

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Martina Navratilova has written an open letter criticizing Margaret Court's comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But I guess we'll cross that bridge when we all get down to the Australian Open next year — and who wants to play on Margaret Court Arena and who doesn't. Read More »

The Pittsburgh Penguins are just two wins away from history

With the game tied 1-1 through two periods on goals by Pontus Aberg and Guentzel, it took just 10 seconds into the third for Guentzel - who scored the victor in Game 1 - to get his second of the night. Save for a bumpy stretch near the end of the first period where the Penguins scored three times, Nashville did exactly what it wanted to do. But for the Nashville Predators and their fans, it's a whole new world. Read More »

Benfica's Victor Lindelof plays down Manchester United talk

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But what the 22-year-old Swedish worldwide has to say is not good news for Jose Mourinho. But the 22-year-old, speaking to VLT , had made it clear that he is focused on his endeavours at Benfica . "I'm still young and I feel I'm developing all of the time, football down there gives me a lot". The Swede was tipped by countryman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join a big club earlier this season with the United striker pointing towards Lindelof's progress at Benfica . Read More »

Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen

Jones said the Lions, who are expected to favour Gatland's "Warrenball" approach of powerful, direct running, must win the first Test on June 24 or be prepared for a "tough old series". This was Ulster's trio of British and Irish Lions rugby players - forwards Rory Best , Iain Henderson and back Jared Payne - saying an emotional goodbye to loved ones ahead of embarking on a bruising five-week, 10-game odyssey to New Zealand for what could be the highlight of their playing careers. Read More »

Lions open against untested Barbarians, but tour will only get tougher

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Gatland now hopes the Lions can catch the New Zealand public cold across a series the home faithful fully expect to claim easily. While the Lions are struggling to get up to the pace of things, one man who is on it is Angus Gardner - the Australian referee in charge of the opening match in a sodden Whangerei. Read More »