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Gareth Bale insists his future remains at Real Madrid

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Real made a sluggish start to the final and while they took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo's low finish they were soon pegged back by Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead kick. Thousands of delirious Real Madrid fans called for Cristiano Ronaldo to win a fifth Ballon d'Or on Sunday as the Spanish giants paraded the Champions League trophy for a record 12th time. Read More »

Liverpool have released a statement regarding their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk

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Virgil van Dijk could be the next Southampton player to make the move to Liverpool . Liverpool released a statement Wednesday apologizing for their approach to center-back Virgil van Dijk , and ending all interest in the player. Officials from Liverpool and Southampton will come face-to-face at today's Premier League annual shareholders' meeting in Harrogate. Liverpool had been heavy favourites to sign the Dutch centre back and the player was reported by British media ... Read More »

Zaman, Ali heroics helps Pakistan clinch Champions Trophy title

India have done well chasing down targets so captain Virat Kohli opted to put his rivals in to bat first. Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four. "The batting was completely uninhibited by the occasion, and for Fakhar Zaman to come up with a mature display like that in just his fourth worldwide innings is outstanding", Smith said in a column he wrote for the official website of the global Cricket Council. Read More »

Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills

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Scheffler plays for the University of Texas, and Champ plays for Texas A&M. "We would love to come back". Every time I've been in majors so far I've put so much emphasis on them and tried so hard at them that I kind of got in my way. It was long - the longest in U.S. Open history - and the fescue lining the fairways was brutal. "I had a couple get away from me yesterday". Rickie Fowler has been here before, and he doesn't need to be reminded of it. Read More »

Gareth Bale expected to remain at Real Madrid, says Guillem Balague

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Goals by Casemiro and Marco Asensio completed Real's 4-1 victory against Juventus in Cardiff to seal the Spanish capital's record 12th Champions League title. Goals scored by Ronaldo for Sporting, Manchester United , Madrid and Portugal. "We're very happy to be the first team to win the Champions League in two consecutive years", said Ronaldo, who has now scored exactly 600 goals for club and country in his extraordinary career. Read More »

LeBron James Says He Is Not Tired From Guarding Kevin Durant

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A close game throughout, Cleveland took control for most of the second half behind some inspired play by their Big 3. Durant's pull-up three-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds remaining gave the Warriors their first lead since late in the third quarter and silenced what had been a raucous crowd. Read More »

Bayern chief executive Rummenigge rubbishes Ronaldo rumours

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Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a complaint in which they accused Ronaldo of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, amounting to a figure of €14.7million. Perez employed six managers during his first spell, as Real won two La Liga titles and the Champions League. A two-time La Liga victor, his 285 goals in 265 league appearances mean he is second only to Barcelona's Lionel Messi in that competition. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics Reportedly Agree to Swap First-Round Picks

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The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers , according to David Aldridge of TNT. They finished 9-22 and rarely put up competitive efforts in Pac-12 play. Jerryd Bayless showed his usual level of veteran competency in the three games he was available, and the results were night and day, despite Bayless not being a spectacular player. Read More »

Warriors stun Cavaliers with late 11-0 run

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Kevin Durant , the difference in the 2017 Finals, led the Warriors with 31 points and Golden State held off a furious effort by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 118-113 win in Game 3. But the sharpshooter bricked the shot that will likely haunt his offseason memories. The game could have gone the Cav's way if one of their shots went in during the Warriors' comeback from 7 points down. Read More »

Congratulations to the NBA's Super Team

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Kevin Durant was criticized by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA's newest super team . "We're obviously just getting started", Curry said after closing out Cleveland in Monday night's NBA Finals Game 5. "I still feel like that today", he said, as quoted by USA Today . Read More »

ESPN, TNT: 76ers Will Swing Deal With Celtics For Fultz

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Saturday was Markelle Fultz Night for the 76ers. The Lakers' spending power has been severely limited in recent seasons due to past trades. Boston, with leading scorer Isaiah Thomas already manning the point guard position, was equally thrilled to drop down two spots and receive what they expect to be a high first-round pick in either 2018 or 2019. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli bemused after confusing question by journalist

On Sunday evening, the subcontinent was glued to its television sets as India took on Pakistan in the finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament being played at the Oval in London . He would have been run out for one if Kedar Jadhav s throw from cover had hit and he was caught behind off a Bumrah no-ball on three. "The joyous scenes reminded me of our World T20 win in 2009 where I was lucky to play a match-winning role for my team in the semi-final and final", he wrote. Read More »

David Griffin and Cavaliers to part ways, Chauncey Billups interested

Gilbert said the team was not ready to name a replacement. Cavs assistant GM Trent Redden, whose contract runs through June 30, also will not return next season. He was furious with Gilbert for not extending his contract last summer, after the Cavs beat the Warriors in the Finals, and was seeking a raise and structural changes to the organizations. Read More »

Green Bay fan sues over Bears' sideline ban on Packers gear

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The Packers defeated the Jets 9-0. A man from Mount Pleasant , who happens to be a Chicago Bears season-ticket holder and a Green Bay Packer fan, has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Bears and the National Football League for the right to wear the gear of his choosing, according to a story by Patch. Read More »

Andre Iguodala's free agency could put future with Warriors in doubt

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With NBA Free Agency set to begin July 1, let's see if the Golden State Warriors are able to meet the financial requests of Iguodala or if the 2015 Finals' MVP bounces to another team. Golden State's salary situation will be complicated, even with Durant possibly willing to accept approximately $3.5 million less in salary in a one-year deal to accommodate the re-signing of the team's core players. Read More »

Pakistan to be one of top three teams by 2019 WC

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A near flawless performance in the field from Pakistan saw India fall a full 180 runs short of their target as they offered little resistance to the Pakistan attack . "The problem is that we don't have the system to polish this young and raw talent properly and professionally". "Amir was the guy that could do that for us". Read More »

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs

Pakistan thumped defending champions India by 180 runs to clinch their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title on Sunday. "He's fine", Kohli said . "We can't take anyone lightly but they were more intense and passionate on the day". Arthur said the focus now shifts to 2019 World Cup. We trusted the players. "We certainly tried to make them hit in areas that we felt it would be uncomfortable, but we just didn't have anything going our way in that partnership". Read More »

Portugal, Mexico play to draw

We know we still have lots of opportunities, there are two games remaining and that's why we're calm. The result leaves both sides tied for second place in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation who top the group after beating New Zealand 2-0 on Saturday in St. Read More »

It's official, 76ers get No. 1 overall draft pick

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If the 2018 Lakers pick falls to between 2-5 in next year's draft, the pick goes to the Celtics . The Lakers are not going to give up the No. 2 overall pick, and don't have a first-round pick to give in the 2018 draft. Ainge, who said this was the best offer they got for the pick by far, seemed to indicate in his Monday availability that he plans on using the No. Read More »

Yankees prospect Torres needs Tommy John surgery

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Torres, playing with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, suffered what was then called a hyper-extended left elbow on a play at the plate during the top of the fourth inning of the RailRiders' game in Buffalo on Saturday. He added seven home runs and seven steals, as well. He hit.301 with three homers in April. Torres, ranked the No. 5 prospect in the game by Baseball America before the season, got off to a solid start for Double A-Trenton, hitting.273 with five home runs and 18 RBIs in 32 ... Read More »

Best captains Lions against Chiefs

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Gatland said its frustrating the amount of off the ball play in terms of blocking and holding back that is going. That last part is critical and Farrell is hoping his side will receive a fair deal from the match officials after, in his view, being penalised a few times in Dunedin for offside offences he feels his team didn't commit. Read More »