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Real Madrid claim 12th Champions League title


Real captain Ramos had been booked in the first half and risked getting sent off for the 23rd time in his career with a wild lunge on Cuadrado in the 86th minute. The team became the first back-to-back UEFA Champions League victor ever and the first repeat European Cup victor since AC Milan did so in 1990. Read More »

8 tweets that defined the Sens vs. Pens Game 6 nail-biter

Also helpful to the Sens cause in edging past the defending Stanley Cup champs in Game 6 were functioning special teams. But Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are tantalizingly close . "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 the game. Read More »

1-2, Casemiro remet le Real aux commandes ! (DIRECT) — Juventus-Real


Dans un match comme celui-ci tu es toujours attentif au moindre détail, mais si en attaque tu as des joueurs comme Cristiano Ronaldo , Karim Benzema ou Gareth Bale tu dois faire encore plus attention", a prévenu le gardien légendaire. Attendu depuis des semaines, la finale de la Ligue des Champions en direct se disputera dans quelques heures entre la vieille Dame , la Juventus , et les Merengues du Real Madrid , sur la pelouse du Millenium Stadium à Cardiff , au Pays de Gales. Read More »

Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to retain CL title

Real Madrid have beaten Juventus 4-1 to retain the Champions League Final at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff . The Portugal superstar's opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid's third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Google Celebrates Start Of Tournament With A Doodle


Bangladesh threatened the same punishment in its first one-day worldwide on English soil in seven years by producing its highest score against England , and the eighth-best total in trophy history, 40 runs more than its previous best. "This time it is going to be short and crisp, with only eight teams involved so it is going to be a highly competitive tournament and I think there are 4-5 contenders who can win the trophy", he added. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks UNBELIEVABLE Champions League record

Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronalfo opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a fine shot from a Carvajal cross. A long-range deflected effort by Casemiro and a neat finish by the irrepressible Ronaldo within four minutes effectively settled one of the most entertaining finals for years, with a late tap-in by substitute Marco Asensio adding the gloss. Read More »

Stanley Cup finals shift to Music City for Game 3

Goalie Tom Barrasso raises his arms in victory as defenseman Ulf Samuelsson leads the victorious Pens toward the goalie after their 1991 Stanley Cup win. It's time for them to tighten up their play. "It's unbelievable the support the city, everything that's going on", Fisher said. He is one of the most consequential Predators ever. Read More »

Ligue des champions : finale ce samedi à Cardiff


C'était en 1998, l'actuel entraîneur du Real Zinedine Zidane portait le maillot turinois , mais c'était le Real qui l'avait emporté, sur un but du Yougoslave Predrag Mijatovic. Championne d'Italie et gagnante de la Coupe nationale, la Juve était en quête du fameux triplé C1-Championnat-Coupe. "Demain on assistera à un très grand match l'attaque de feu du réal va devoir se mesurer une fois encore à la défense de fer de la Juve". Read More »

Andy Murray prepared for tough encounter as Delpo rivalry continues

Murray has the better of the pair's head-to-head record, with his six wins from nine matches including a memorable Rio 2016 Olympics final success. On Thursday, Martín del Potro climbed over the net to console his opponent, Nicolás Almagro, who was visibly upset by an injury that forced him to withdraw from their match. Read More »

Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match

Defending champions Real Madrid is all set to take on Juventus in UEFA Champions League final . Cristiano Ronaldo placed a attractive shot into Buffon's net on 20 minutes, but 12 minutes later Mario Mandzukic scored one of the goals of the tournament as he deftly controlled the ball on his chest before lobbing the goalkeeper with an exquisite overhead. Read More »

Jets trade Calvin Pryor to Browns for Demario Davis


The Browns feel good about the group, and had no plans to extend Davis, 28. So it remains to be seen who'll receive snaps at linebacker alongside Collins and Kirksey when the Browns feature three of them. Coach Hue Jackson will address Pryor when he next meets the media this Tuesday. After being informed he was officially the No. 5 running back on the Washington Redskins depth chart heading into OTAs, Matt Jones saw the writing on the wall and chose to spend the offseason voluntary workout ... Read More »

Andy Murray v Juan Martin del Potro - player profiles


Whoever won that first set would have the momentum as it would have been very hard to come back in these heavy, slow conditions", said Murray. "In these conditions, when it's slow and heavy, to be coming back is hard". He has made it to the fourth round for the eighth time in 10 appearances at the clay-court tournament. I mean, I'm playing way better than I was two weeks ago, and today's match will have done me a lot of good, because physically I pulled up well and felt good, so I will gain a ... Read More »

Plane delay for relatives of Real Madrid players

Many of them, however, echoed the sentiments of neutrals across Europe in supporting Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon . "I expected it to be worse or at least to be tougher because of what happened in Manchester". Players' relatives used social media to talk about the delay. When the team sheets came out on Saturday night before the Champions League final , there was plenty of interest in Zinedine Zidane's selection. Read More »

Indian skipper Kohli denies reports of rift with coach


Arthur, appointed Pakistan coach in May past year added: "When we started this, the players would go and hit balls and hit balls and wouldn't really know when to stop". And I'm sure every team thinks like that". On the composition of the side for the opening game, Kohli said: "All kinds of possibilities to pick the team". Read More »

Pakistan 'completely calm' ahead of India clash - Arthur


The family members of BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar, who was killed and his body mutilated by Pakistani forces, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop India from playing Pakistan in the Champions Trophy . He gave example of 1977 when General Ziaul Haq was the in-charge of Pakistan , and the tours were started. "But he was starting to come back to form", he said. Read More »

Durant show powers Warriors rout over Cavs in Finals opener

But this gloomy outlook did not deter reddit user u/RDollaz to go out and support his team, posting images of Golden State's shooting guard Klay Thompson signing his team-branded toaster on March 13. "If not, we'll play for him and still perform". Like "went to every single game before LeBron was drafted" love them. "As long as they stay healthy, what they have is just too much, and I think they'll walk away with the title". Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Penguins vs Predators


Jake Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the period. Evgeni Malkin extended Pittsburgh's lead to 4-1 just 15 seconds later, beating Rinne with a wrist shot during a two-on-one. "It looked like after two periods, that their quality penalty killing was going to serve them well in the outcome". And if they don't smarten up, it's going to be a short series against the Penguins. Read More »

Gatland barbs were said 'in jest' - Jones

No Test matches were played on that tour, but there was still a 35-game schedule to be tackled, including 19 matches when the Lions played a form of Australian Rules football, and the 1891 South Africa tour was the first officially-sanctioned Lions trip. Read More »

Predators won't announce Game 3 starter


In the PPG Paints Arena locker room after Game 2 and again once the Predators returned to Nashville, defenseman P.K. Subban offered up the same observation. Pittsburgh also is proof that a team can rally from an 0-2 deficit to win the Stanley Cup , doing it in 2009 to beat Detroit in seven games. What if that guy makes an appearance in the manner in which the Predators players expect him to? "There's no question. Read More »

Juventus, Madrid meet in Champions League final

But Zidane insists Real cannot be considered favourites against his former club, the Frenchman having spent five years of his playing career in Turin between 1996 and 2001. "I sent Pique a ticket for the final but he hasn't answered me yet", Ramos said, with a grin on his face. The former France captain was the jewel in the crown in the "Galactico" era - his wondrous volley in the 2002 Champions League final win over Bayer Leverkusen assuring that status. Read More »

Rihanna, Kevin Durant seemed to have beef during Game 1


The 51-year-old Kerr had left open the possibility he might feel well enough to return to the bench by Thursday's opener against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. James is 3-4 overall in the best-of-seven series, losing his first appearance 10 years ago, but has become the only man to lead two different clubs into the finals 4 times. Read More »

Pakistan's Azhar says India cricket clash 'just another game'

Watch the opening game of the tournament as England take on Bangladesh , live on Sky Sports 2 from 10am this Thursday. On Monday, across London at Lord's, England collapsed to 20 for six in five overs - the worst start in one-day worldwide history - against the South Africa new-ball duo of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell. Read More »

Aberg, Guentzel trade early goals in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Finals

Nashville Predators starter Pekka Rinne has had a bad start to the Stanley Cup Final . Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said the veteran has a lower-body injury and will be a game-time decision against the Predators on Saturday night. There was this point blank save on Rickard Rakell in OT of Game 4 against the Ducks . They've been aggressive, pressured the puck and I've been impressed with their whole penalty kill and they have frustrated Pittsburgh. Read More »

Penguins' soft-spoken Malkin lets play speak for itself


In Game 1 , the Penguins had gone 37 minutes - including the entire first period - without a shot. "There's not one ounce of doubt in this locker room". Our five-on-five game was really good and all of a sudden we're losing sync because we keep going to the penalty box. Pittsburgh had 11 shots on Rinne, and scored four times. Read More »

Alan Jackson Performing Before Game Three Of Stanley Cup Final


Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky and Washington's Braden Holtby came into their series against Sidney Crosby & Co. pretty hyped and left them beaten as well. There was just a lot of back and forth action, and only two penalties called. Three minutes was all it took for the Penguins to take a commanding lead of three goals. Read More »

Match against India is just another game: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali

The numbers favour India as the defending champions hold an 11-0 win-loss record against Pakistan in major ICC tournaments including the 50-over and T20 World Cups. Asked if his team can beat England tomorrow [Thursday], he said: "I can't say about beating them tomorrow. If you can keep bowling in the right areas and hit the seam, I think that's the best way to go for the bowlers", the 32-year-old told IANS. Read More »

Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3


So far, the Penguins lead the series 2-0, but with up to seven possible games to play, the Predators still have time to make a comeback. Thornton played for two Stanley Cup winners as part of the Boston Bruins. Rinne, on the other hand, has been needlessly putting himself out of position. The coach played two goalies the last time he took a team to the Stanley Cup Final, using both Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher when Laviolette's Philadelphia Flyers lost the Cup to Chicago in six ... Read More »

Laxman hails government's decision to not play with Pakistan

Hosts England , who have shown unbelievable transformation as a potent limited-overs side, will be the "Dark Horse" in the eight-team tournament where the once formidable West Indies are a notable absentee. "Our depth is probably our strength", he said, comparing the 2017 squad to teams past. There is no need for Bangladesh to beat themselves up, however. Read More »

Cavaliers vs Warriors: 2017 NBA Finals Schedule And Odds


The Cavaliers are entering the series as underdogs against the Warriors despite being the defending National Basketball Association champions. The game started less with rust and more with both teams looking like they felt the pressure of the moment - there were bad passes, hesitations, and it looked like a Saturday morning rec league game for a few minutes. Read More »

Ronaldo or Zidane? Real Madrid boss names the ultimate Galactico

Allegri, a manager since 2003, is in his second Champions League final and seeking his first title. Here's a look at the duels that could be decisive when Juventus and Real Madrid meet in Saturday's Champions League final. The former France captain was the jewel in the crown in the " Galactico " era - his wondrous volley in the 2002 Champions League final win over Bayer Leverkusen assuring that status. Read More »

Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup


It's easy to forget, but the Predators were not considered a true Cup contender back in April. "I think everyone's prepared regardless of who's in", Crosby said. When he took Philly to the Stanley Cup final it was Boucher and Leighton. Throughout the night, the Predators dictated the play. Since Mike Sullivan took over behind the Penguins' bench in December 2015, his team has dropped four of five on just two occasions-immediately after former coach Mike Johnston's firing and during a ... Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead


The Pittsburgh Penguins came out flying at the start of the third period to score three unanswered goals in 3:18 en route to a 4-1 victory in Game 2 . Wednesday night, Guentzel passed Jeremy Roenick and Brad Marchand who each scored 11 postesason goals in their rookie season. "We're going to stay consistent with that". Read More »