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Real Madrid can 'get even better', warns Gareth Bale


The 27-year-old further thinks that the Spanish side can get better as it still is a young team. Balled added that winning the European trophy in his hometown was a great memory to have. Ronaldo has experienced phenomenal success over the past year, and will look to add to his glittering collection of silverware when Portugal compete in the Fifa Confederations Cup in Russian Federation later this month. Read More »

Hazard to miss start of season


Eden Hazard could be the subject of a £100 million bid from Real Madrid . "It could be Spain, it could be staying with Chelsea". "I am feeling well at Chelsea but you never know what will happen", Hazard said . "I want to think about football as little as possible". Currently, two men stand out as potential replacements; 108-cap Chile worldwide Alexis Sanchez, whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of next season, and James Rodriguez, who is seemingly out of favour at Real Madrid ... Read More »

Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are two victories away from winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup , and have two of the next four potential games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators on home ice. "It's a great feeling". This was maybe the most important game of the Stanley Cup Finals, and they showed up. Sidney Crosby , who had been held without a shot on goal in Game 2, jumped on a loose puck and cruised in on a breakaway. Read More »

Solanke fires England into last four


Onomah took to social networking site Twitter to express his disappointment but gave credit to the team for hanging on till the end. Lost for words. Despite the accidental nature of the collision, referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan pulled out a second yellow card for the England global, much to the surprise of his team-mates. Read More »

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

The Predators returned to Smashville facing a two-games-to-none deficit in the Stanley Cup Final . It was a great second effort on the Arvidsson goal by Fisher to get that puck to Arvidsson, who scored on the short side on the breakaway. Pittsburgh lost a challenge for goalie interference. Police estimated more than 50,000 turned out for the first Stanley Cup Final game in Tennessee on Saturday night. Read More »

Video review gives Nashville Predators second goal in Game 4

Arvidsson's third goal of the playoffs gave the Predators a 3-1 lead at the 13:08 mark, moving them a step closer toward evening the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece. Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, left, tries to skate past Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin, of Sweden, right, during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017. Read More »

Predators' PK Subban enjoying the attention of Stanley Cup final


Subban (76) stop a shot by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Nashville , Tenn. Regardless if the Preds pull even in the series or not, Crosby going to have to come up with some new trash to talk because Subban's breath is going to be fresher than OutKast during the "So Fresh, So Clean" music video production. Read More »

Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals


Nishikori leads Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3; Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation leads No. 21 John Isner of the United States 7-6 (1); and No. 15 Monfils leads No. She sealed the result on the first of two match points to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time. Anderson twice recovered from a set down to advance 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just under four hours in a duel between two players born in Johannesburg. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo haircut was to fulfil Champions League promise

Modric praised the quality of the team after clinching the trophy and claimed that Los Merengues can continue winning titles if they keep working as hard as they have. The 20th club trophy of Ronaldo's career comes at the end of a season in which he also helped Madrid end a five-year title drought in Spain. More than 1,500 people were injured, seven seriously, after a bomb scare triggered a stampede among Juventus fans watching the Champions League final , local authorities said ... Read More »

Back to basics for Senators as Pens seek clincher

It was the 153rd career playoff point in 142 games for Malkin - three back of Sidney Crosby for second among active players behind Jaromir Jagr - who had been jarring with Hoffman a few minutes earlier. "I think I could have scored two or three goals tonight". While the Penguins admitted he played well, they feel they could have done more with their opportunities. Read More »

PK Subban is pretty confident the Nashville Predators will win Game 3


The barrage started with rookie Jake Guentzel . "You can't even put into words what it feels". "We know the ultimate goal is two more wins ". Only if Rinne turns back into Rinne. They have too much offense for a team that relies on their defense to score. Asked whether his confidence was intact, Rinne said, "Of course, when you lose a couple games and get pulled you're not happy how things went, but you've got to put those things behind and focus on the things you can control". Read More »

Piers Morgan issues apology to Ariana Grande

Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford opened the show after the crowd fell silent for a minute. "I'll say this too about @ArianaGrande - she has a cracking voice". All of those who had attended Grande's concert last month had been offered free tickets to Sunday's show, while those who were still recovering from their injuries in hospital were watching on TV. Read More »

NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

The performances of James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant , saw the battle for MVP heighten while the championship looks close to being tied up. In the first half, James - who entered the Finals with a road victory in 29 straight postseason series - was a one-man wrecking crew, stampeding his way to the rim time and again while racking up 18 points, six rebounds and 10 assists . Read More »

Predators even up Stanley Cup Final at home

The Penguins have been particularly poor on power plays, going 0-for-3 on Saturday in Nashville and only 1-for-13 overall in the series . The Nashville Predators breathed new life into the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday that squared the NHL's championship series at two games apiece. Read More »

Kohli looking to replicate Test success at Champions Trophy

Kohli felt the IPL was not ideal preparation for the Champions Trophy but said it was different for different players. For me it is a game of cricket. Both England and Australia will be amongst the top contenders to win the trophy coming into the tournament as both teams are well acquainted with playing in seaming conditions. Read More »

Nicky Hayden remains 'very critical' in hospital


Authorities report that the impact was strong enough to shatter the windshield of the vehicle and threw Hayden's bike into a ditch with the frame snapped in half. His mother Rose, brother Tommy and fiancee Jackie were at his side. Law enforcement officials in Italy launched an investigation into the accident and the 30-year-old driver of the vehicle was interrogated. Read More »

Belgium winger Hazard out with fractured right ankle


Chelsea may yet hold out hope of Hazard making a fast recovery so that his preparations are already underway by the time the Premier League season kicks off. Hazard, who has broken his right ankle while training on global duty with Belgium , has been heavily linked with the Champions League winners. The Belgian was one of Chelsea's key players during the 2016/17 season as he helped them secure the Premier League title . Read More »

NBA Finals Game 2: Warriors beat Cavaliers 132-113, lead 2-0


They are a well-oiled offensive machine led by Durant that doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Kerr, a five-time National Basketball Association champion as a player, had been absent since game two of his side's first play-off series against Portland Trail Blazers after suffering complications from back surgery in 2015. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie


Zinedine Zidane's men showed their killer instinct to win the title for the third time in four seasons. Bale has now won the Champions League three times since joining Madrid from Tottenham in 2013. "We, on the other hand, have lost a lot of finals ". But Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri said it was not the end of the road for his side. Three summers ago Rodriguez was the most wanted players in world football after a dazzling display at the World Cup. Read More »

Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds

Streak stopped: Before Monday, Matt Murray was 9-0 all-time when he started a playoff game after a Pittsburgh loss. Captain Sidney Crosby did not have a shot on goal, and neither did Evgeni Malkin . He has 57 goals and 104 assists, for a total of 161 points. For the series , the Preds are now 4-10 with on their Power Play chances. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan challenged the Predators first goal for goalie interference, but the goal was confirmed. Read More »

Real Madrid target refuses to rule out leaving Chelsea this summer

Belgium have won four out of their five 2018 World Cup qualifying matches to lead Group H on 13 points, two points ahead of second-placed Greece. 'In football you never know, but at the moment it's not in my mind. The new system helped us because we have the players who suit the formation. Hazard has three years left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and now has spoken about rumors linking him to a move to Real Madrid . Read More »

Arsenal agree personal terms with Barcelona midfielder

perth_map understands that Arda Turan wants a move to the Emirates stadium in the next transfer, but Barcelona want £26 million for him to leave Spain . Back to Barcelona , Sport claim new manager Erensto Valverde has given his full backing to the Hector Bellerin plan. The 30-year-old has so much to offer at the highest level, and would bring qualities to West Ham that they are now desperately bereft of. Read More »