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Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on Real Madrid chances in Champions League final

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Ronaldo joined in the Real Madrid goal celebrations by raising his right index finger to his lips to the audibly stunned home fans, who responded angrily to the Portuguese's insensitive gesture. Atletico have now reached at least the semi-finals of the European Cup in three of the last four seasons, however, and Torres has said that the club "have taken another step in belief" as they bid to finally land the title. Read More »

Harry Kane: 'We should have won by more'

Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane saw Spurs, second in the Premier League, move a huge 17 points clear of Arsenal and ensure they would finish above their local rivals in the table for the first time since 1995. "Our target is to play for titles, so we are disappointed with our season because we aren't playing for a (league) title", Cech said. "Disappointed about what? About Chelsea?" "We were fantastic from the back all the way forward". Read More »

Cavs push Raptors to brink

DeMar DeRozan was back to balling like it's 1999. Cory Joseph made his first playoff start in Lowry's place, but finished with just four points. Sure, LeBron James has been spectacular, continuing the most efficient postseason of his career. Read More »

Arizona Cardinals announce release of LB Daryl Washington

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PHOENIX - One meeting with recently reinstated linebacker Daryl Washington might not be enough for the Arizona Cardinals . The team said in a statement that after meeting with Washington, "we have collectively decided it was best to release Daryl and give him an opportunity to continue his career elsewhere". Read More »

Eddie Royal Released by Bears After 2 Seasons with Club

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The biggest name is obviously Eddie Royal . He has since been paid in full the $10 million guaranteed, meaning the Bears owe him no more. He also had a punt return for a touchdown in 2016. In three years from 2012-2014, the former personnel executive made 20 draft selections for the Bears. He managed to stay on the roster for two seasons after the Bears converted to a three-man base front under Pace, coach John Fox and coordinator Vic Fangio. Read More »

Granit Xhaka 'won't change' playing style despite discipline concerns at Arsenal

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You can say I made changes, but you cannot say we didn't try to win the game. Even if I get another red card, then that happens. The big-money summer arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach has divided opinion among Arsenal fans but the midfielder was the toast of the Emirates Stadium when he opened the scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. Read More »

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal win in Madrid

He would not string enough points together to win another game in the set, 6-1, in under half an hour. Worse was to follow with Djokovic losing his serve in the second game of the third and final set. Raonic will face Belgium's David Goffin next. Kei Nishikori recovered from a awful start to beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 1-6, 6-0, 6-4. Nishikori faces David Ferrer next, who progressed as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew with a shoulder injury. Read More »

Antonio snubs Chelsea interest, re-signs with West Ham

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has put a new striker at the top of his wanted list, as the Hammers have struggled for goals this season, and a deal for Batshuayi could be on the cards. "Hopefully I can keep pushing on and doing even better". The joint-chairman said: "Michail has been absolutely outstanding since he joined the club almost two years ago, and was deservedly voted Hammer of the Year this week". Read More »

Liverpool's Henderson will return latest by pre-season - Klopp

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The England global suffered a similar problem previous year and was expected to be out for the remainder of the current campaign, but Klopp has not given up hope on seeing him turn out for the Merseysiders before the end of the season. "Jordan can manage really well". Klopp was adamant, though, that should Henderson recover in time for the final matches of the current campaign he would consider the midfielder for selection given his "high fitness" levels. Read More »

Six Held: Police bust IPL betting racket

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Police have recovered two laptops, 22 mobile phones and LCDs. Police sources said they received information about betting on the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders on May 9. DCP (Shahadra) Nupur Prasad said that immediately, a police team was constituted and a raid was conducted at the identified residence. During their interrogation, it was further revealed that accused Manmohan Krishan alias Chunnu owned that house. Read More »

West Brom boss Pulis set for Far East talks over transfers

Leicester City, ninth with 43 points, have won back-to-back games and will overtake the Baggies if they win and West Brom lose. "They deserve to be where they are". Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor is a target and an agreement is close, with the 23-year-old set to leave Elland Road after boss Garry Monk said he refused to play at Wigan last weekend. Read More »

PKR says 'disappointed' with PAS for ending ties, denies claims

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The Islamist party's highest decision-making body, the syura (consultative) council, said the party is severing ties with fellow opposition group Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), the lead party that governs Selangor. But the repercussions of such a move may prove detrimental - ending political ties with PKR means PAS leaders will have to quit their roles in the Selangor state government. Read More »

Catch live online streaming of Europa League in IST

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that there is more prestige and honour involved in winning the Europa League than just finishing fourth in the Premier League table. But if they are not in the Champions League, who can they attract? Apart from the second leg against Anderlecht in the last round - which was drawn in 90 minutes and finally won in extra time - United have won every home game in the competition. Read More »

FIFA confirms fast-tracked bidding process to host 2026 World Cup

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This is still bidding to host a major worldwide tournament and a lot can change so the U.S., Mexico and Canada joint bid isn't guaranteed to host the 2026 World Cup by any means. North and Central America will have six direct slots, increased from 3.5, six also for South America which have 4.5 spots. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two spots. Read More »

Chelsea one win away from EPL Glory

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Tottenham Hotspur's surprise defeat at West Ham United last week handed Chelsea the initiative and they can now seal a second title triumph in three years if they win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. Cesc Fabregas shone at the heart of Chelsea's midfield in the absence of injured Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante, directly creating the first and third goals for Costa and Matic with floated passes, and Conte had words of praise for his Spanish playmaker afterwards. Read More »

Watch Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini Madrid Open 2017 live on TV

The holder of 29 Masters 1000 titles thrashed Kyrgios emphatically, 6-3, 6-1 advancing to the quarterfinals in Madrid for the fifth successive year. It was the free-swinging Fognini who took the early ascendancy and had Nadal on the ropes for much of the opening set, which he even served for at 5-4 before Nadal broke back and forced a tiebreak, in which the Spaniard won the final four points to take the set. Read More »

LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Doesn't Need to Take Advice from Kobe Bryant

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Lonzo Ball's new sneaker line under his family's Big Baller Brand is still brewing up controversy with its high price range, but The Game is here to try and ease up financial burden for some lucky sneaker heads. No, really, go ahead and guess who said that he wouldn't want to talk to Kobe. "I'm around for all the guys", he said. "But I'm not trying to pattern after nobody". Read More »

Sidney Crosby Star forward back on ice following concussion

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Sullivan said that Crosby is "in the process right now" and is "day to day" for the Penguins. "I think, me personally, I have to play much better". Excelling on the power play does not get any easier with Crosby on the shelf. And he knows it. The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champions and have proven they know how to win in the playoffs. The examples were everywhere. Read More »

Darvish helps Rangers get past Padres

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Weaver, 34, fell behind 5-0 in the first inning, which was highlighted by Rua's three-run homer to right-center and Nomar Mazara's two-run double. Additionally, the last time the Rangers won a game with one or zero hits with 13 or more at-bats with runners in scoring position since April 11, 2014 against the Astros. Read More »

Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

Popovich said Jonathan Simmons will start in place of Leonard. Earlier in the day, Popovich termed Leonard as a game-time decision. Leonard was walking slowly, but without a noticeable limp, as he arrived at the team's shootaround in Houston on Thursday morning. Read More »

Kings win a humdinger to stay alive

When they finished they batting in the first innings, Kings XI Punjab must have thought that 230 for 3 is a very good score at the Wankhede pitch. Wriddiman Saha shook a wretched run of form to anchor the KXIP innings with a timely unbeaten 93 from 55 balls, taking his team to a mammoth 230/3. Read More »

Penguins look exhausted in blowout loss, setting scary stage for Game 7

The series will now be settled in a decisive Game 7 in Washington on Wednesday. But the impact and its result apparently wasn't severe enough for the concussion spotters at the National Hockey League offices to pull Crosby from the game, despite a concussion that caused Crosby to miss Game 4 of the second-round series. Read More »