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Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'or !

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Juventus lost the Champions League Final to Real Madrid , but still earned more from the tournament this season than any other club: €109m. "The truth is it has been a spectacular season", added Ronaldo . One wonders whether Ronaldo Jr. will end up replicating his dad's success in a Real Madrid youth team in the near future. "I want to thank all of you". Read More »

Nine players join Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Uruguay friendly

The Republic of Ireland earned some redemption this evening, with a 3-1 victory over Uruguay to recover from their dismal performance against Mexico . Duffy said: "They are exciting times ". Ireland face their Group D rivals in Dublin a week on Sunday knowing another win would, at worst, leave them still level with leaders Serbia on points with four games remaining and a trip to next summer's finals in Russian Federation very much within their grasp. Read More »

U2 Bringing "The Joshua Tree" Anniversary Tour to Indy

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Now wowing fans and critics alike across North America, U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 wraps up North America July 1st, heading on to Europe where it kicks off a sold out tour with two shows in London on July 8th & 9th followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. Read More »

LeBron James asks reporter 'Are you a smart guy?'

Like (Kevin Durant ) said, we feel like we can play much better, especially offensively, early in the game, just finishing better around the rim. Durant had a team-high 33 points with 13 rebounds and Curry matched LeBron's triple-double with his own of 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in game two

Kevin Love provided a needed scoring boost in Game 2 after Kyrie Irving did the same in Game 1 but nearly no one else came through, sending the Cavs to a 132-113 loss and an 0-2 series deficit. A 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving kept the Cavaliers within 108-97 with 8:41 to go before Thompson, who shot 3-for-16 in Game 1, ignited the game-breaking run with a 3-pointer. Read More »

Rafael Nadal produces dominant display to reach French Open quarter-finals

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Carreno Busta , seeded 20th, failed to convert six match points in the deciding set before eventually grinding down last year's Wimbledon runner-up. Mladenovic reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time . Bidding to become the first man to win 10 titles at the same grand slam event, Nadal will next play Pablo Carreno Busta who beat Milos Raonic in a five-set thriller. Read More »

Andy Murray reaches French Open quarter-finals

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He was still struggling with the effects of an elbow injury that halted his USA hard-court spring causing him to withdraw from his more favoured Miami. The other quarterfinal set up on Monday will see third-seed Stan Wawrinka take on seventh-seed Marin Cilic . Murray said he enjoys using the lob against tall players - like Khachanov and Del Potro - but it is a shot he will utilize even more when he plays Kei Nishikori in Wednesday's quarterfinals. Read More »

Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match

Caroline Wozniacki reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in seven years on Sunday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win over 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova . Nishikori had been two sets up but Chung fought back and was 3-0 up in the fourth when play was called off. Nadal is a formidable opponent for the rest of the Spanish Armada - he has a 12-0 win-loss record alongside a 19-3 win-loss record against his compatriots at Grand Slams overall. Read More »

BREAKING Jeremy Corbyn says Theresa May must resign after London attack

She said , "I believe it is right that the United Kingdom is engaged in taking on and defeating groups like IS and their like around the world". Speaking at a campaign even in London she said that since 2015 police budgets had been protected "despite the fact that Jeremy Corbyn's front bench suggested that police budgets should be cut by up to 10 per cent". Read More »

Astros use 2 homers to beat Royals for 11th straight win

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He won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. It's the longest winning streak in the majors this season and one shy of the Astros' record set in 1999 and matched in 2004. McCann homered with Marwin Gonzalez aboard in the fourth to make it 4-0. "There's no real break in their lineup at all", said Kennedy (0-6). Altherr went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs. Read More »

Nashville Predators Even Series With Pittsburgh Penguins

Josi's goal came on the power play. It worked wonders. The fourth line was not pinned down in its own defensive zone and doing a bad job at doing damage control, but they rather were aggressive, using their speed to move the puck down into the offensive zone. Read More »

Andy Murray following United Kingdom election debates in Paris

The three-time major champion and current No. 1 player is known for muttering to himself and gesticulating, often while looking at coach Ivan Lendl and other members of his team. "I think it's going to be a good match and good experience for me". Del Potro's refusal to go away was a defining feature of last year's memorable Olympic final between the pair, but this time the Argentinian's resistance proved to be fleeting. Read More »

Nationals and Giants brawl in Major League Baseball

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Most catchers would've attempted to get in between the batter and pitcher and stop the brawl, but Posey let Strickland take his beating. Yet, speaking to reporters after the game , Strickland denied that what happened was relevant to the past. Read More »

Kokrak earns US Open spot at Erin Hills

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The 44-year-old had to skip an attempt at qualifying for last year's Open at Oakmont after learning only two months earlier that his wife, Lisa, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. - In the other OH qualifier, Ryan Brehm birdied his last two holes for a 63 to earn the last of four spots without having to go to a playoff. Those who joined Stricker in getting through included Harris English and Andres Romero. Read More »

Real Madrid fans want Cristiano Ronaldo to get Ballon d'Or honour

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Zidane lifted his fifth trophy in just 18 months with Real, and became the first manager to defend the UEFA Champions League title in the process. He's scored 67 goals for Zinedine Zidane's side since becoming the world's most expensive footballer in 2013 and has won seven trophies in the process. Read More »

Braley pitches, homers as So. Miss beats So. Alabama, 8-3

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Although D'Iberville's Dylan Hardy was hit by a pitch in the first he went hitless for the first time in 14 games. UIC tightened the gap in the eighth, when Mickey McDonald singled home two runs and Rob Calabrese's infield single cut the gap to one, but Self struck out Ricardo Ramirez to end that threat. Read More »

Rain costs Australia vital win at Champions Trophy

Meanwhile, the Australia Bangladesh game on Monday was also got washed away owing to continuous spells of rain. England won the contest by 10 runs and eventually ended up as the runners-up, losing to India. But he survived then prospered, the classy opener reaching 95 holing out in sight back-to-back centuries. After the rain began to pour, Australia briefly had hope when the covers were taken off and the umpires announced play would start at 1930 GMT. Read More »

Cricket fan takes classic catch during Australia, New Zealand Champions Trophy washout

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With a minimum of 20 overs needing to be bowled to the side batting second, both captains expressed their frustration that the game could not be concluded though Steve Smith , Australia's captain, sounded the more relieved. "And Kane timed his innings beautifully and played really well throughout the middle". Crowd catches are always pretty special and this one is no different from Australia's washout Champions Trophy match against the Black Caps. Read More »

Danny Lee shoots 64 for share of Colonial lead

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The South Carolina native had a one-stroke edge over defending champion Jordan Spieth, who was watching near the clubhouse after posting a bogey-free five-under 65 to grab the clubhouse lead. His only birdie came at No. 9, and he bogeyed the 18th when he drove into the left rough after Kisner had already posted his final putt. "Then I win, and then everybody questions if I was ever going to win again". Read More »

Murray pays tribute to victims of terror attacks

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The No. 1-seeded Murray, a three-time major champion and last year's runner-up at Roland Garros, and No. 3 Wawrinka, whose own trio of Grand Slam trophies includes the 2015 French Open, moved into the quarters with ho-hum, straight-set victories Monday. Read More »

LeBron James Shuts Down Reporter After Game 2 Loss

Steve Kerr has a great record with the Warriors and has guided them to the National Basketball Association finals in the three seasons he spent as their head coach. Green famously lost his cool in Game 4 a year ago, pulling out the rug from the Warriors' march to the title. Hulking but ineffective villain LeBron James seemed to get a little testy after the game, declining to conduct the typical press conference at a podium and instead just taking questions in the locker room. Read More »