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Ramos, Madrid's 93rd-minute man, again a threat in CL final


The crowning piece of the European football season has finally arrived, the 2017 Champion's League final . His previous finals ended in losses to Barcelona in 2015 and to AC Milan in 2003. The 2005 FA Cup final was also the only one of Ronaldo's four visits with United that he didn't score and emerge victorious. Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modrić, Casemiro , Kroos, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo. Read More »

What to Watch for: Can Senators punch ticket to Stanley Cup Final?


For the Senators, victory means reaching the Cup Final for the first time in a decade - and proving that their so-called Cinderella run in the playoffs is more than just a fairy tale. You've just got to weather the storm. The NBC Sports broadcast picked up the Sens winger calling Crosby a "bitch", with the Penguins player responding with some remarks of his own. Read More »

Atletico Madrid's transfer ban upheld


The both Madrid based sides were also hit with a £622,000 fine, however, CAS reduced Real's suspension by a year, but decided not to rule in a similar style on Atletico . His expressed interest in heading elsewhere could make him a target for another team if United truly drops their pursuit. The Atletico Madrid star played 80 minutes for his country in the thrashing of Paraguay as Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud netted a hat-trick in the friendly. Read More »

LeBron James' leadership move makes big impact after Cavaliers game

In the process, the Warriors took a step closer to confirming what many people feared going into these Finals: They simply have too much firepower for any team to contain, even a team sporting LeBron James . Curry helped ease the Warriors to victory in the opener of the NBA Finals . "We can't play in between". Then, when Cleveland reacted to a Durant drive later in the game, he kicked out to Stephen Curry for a wide-open 3-pointer - one that he calmly buried. Read More »

Durant just golden to the Warriors at the start of NBA Finals

His message as the NBA Finals began: be yourselves. LeBron James was asked what stood out to him most about the Warriors after the Cavs' lopsided loss in Game 1 of the Finals . LeBron posted only slightly better numbers prior to their age-25 seasons, Durant matched the production at ages 25 and 26, and actually surpassed LeBron in their age-27 and age-28 seasons in the counting stats. Read More »

Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1

Though well enough to travel with the team, participate in coaches' meetings and do some on-court coaching in practices, Kerr is still dealing with complications from back surgery two years ago. This time , however, the Cavs stepped up to stop the ball. Meanwhile, Cleveland's bench is filled with pieces like Deron Williams , Kyle Korver and Channing Frye - all talented players capable of knocking down several 3-pointers, but who also are, to varying degrees, liabilities at the ... Read More »

MLS All-Star opponent Real Madrid win second straight UEFA Champions League

But it was a superb team performance from Real Madrid , as they clinched their 12th European Cup. Real Madrid became the first club in the modern Champions League era to repeat as champions. Marco Asensio , who came in for Isco scored another and suddenly, Juventus had lost the match by an even more humiliating margin than what it was in the 2015 final against Barcelona . Read More »

Cavaliers vow to improve after Game 1 drubbing

The play echoed Thursday night in Game 1, as the Warriors returned to the Finals for the first time since the Cavaliers spoiled their 73-win romp. Twice he has dished out eight assists. James was serious. His coach, Tyronn Lue , seemed to speak with just a hint of sarcasm when he said the Warriors are "the best I ever seen". Read More »

Real Madrid Win The Champions League Final

Ronaldo scored twice to finish the season as the top scorer in the competition with 12, meaning he has now finished as the outright or joint-leading goalscorer in the tournament for a record five seasons in a row. Leonardo Bonucci's weighted pass from deep was perfectly volleyed into the penalty area by Alex Sandro . But Real took control of the game after the interval, with Brazilian midfielder Casemiro's deflected shot restoring the lead. Read More »

Nick Ritchie: Nick Ritchie ejected from Game 6

A deep run seemed inevitable. Peter Laviolette became the fourth coach to take three different teams to the Cup finals, and the first since the playoffs split into conference play in 1994. Sissons had just eight goals in 58 regular season games. At even strength, the Ducks had 61 shot attempts, compared to 32 for Nashville , according to Read More »

Pekka Rinne: Rinne leads Preds onto the ice for Game 3

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 games. Rinne is letting up just 1.54 goals per game at home during the playoffs, and the Preds will need their goalie have a good night in order to make good on P.K. Read More »

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid win Champions League title

It is the first time a team has won back-to-back titles in the modern iteration of Europe's elite club competition and Zinedine Zidane's side did so in style. However, just seven minutes later, Juve were level, courtesy of one of the great Champions League goals. Bonucci's flighted pass from deep was volleyed into the box by Alex Sandro and Higuain chested the ball down before teeing it up for Mandzukic. Read More »

Bond expects Bumrah to fire in Champions Trophy

The victory was sealed with the final ball of the game, bowled by former Australia worldwide Mitchell Johnson, when Pune could only get two runs when they required four for the win. His ploy though faltered as Pune's opening bowlers, Jaydev Unadkat and Washington Sundar, made life hard for Mumbai's openers, dismissing them in the third over. Read More »

Virender Sehwag wants to coach Indian cricket team

I don't feel, I have to do something extra to get something as captain", said the skipper. The BCCI's three-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly and VVS Laxman will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take the team forward. Read More »

Pick your British & Irish Lions XV for the All Blacks Test series


At least he will not have the Lions skipper - flanker Sam Warburton - in direct competition for a Test berth, and George said: "I guess that is a change". That is one possibility but it is not the most likely way this summer's story will unfold, as anyone who has witnessed the New Zealand franchises dominate Super Rugby on a Saturday morning will know. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr not ruled out for NBA Finals Game 2 yet

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. They looked utterly outmatched in the series opener, and a clean sweep of the entire playoffs seems to be a real possibility for the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: 'We showed we are the best'

We went out for the second half with a lot of desire and that was reflected on the pitch. Just over two minutes later, Cristiano Ronaldo slotted the ball past Buffon after some nippy work from Luka Modric and Real were three up. "I want to thank the fans for their support from the very start of the Champions League ". The 41-year-old was in charge of the 2014 Europa League final between Sevilla and Benfica in Turin. Read More »

Game experience best way to prepare for Golden State Warriors

Those are facts worth criticizing. "At the end of the day, people only care about his decision because of who he is". That let the Warriors get out and run, where they are comfortable. "With Tristan, he's a monster on the boards", Lue said. "He loosens up the defense". Problem is, they only had him for 58 seconds. They're not just going to leave him open. Read More »

Bonino looks to be out of Penguins' Game lineup


Recently inducted Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will play a pregame concert in the middle of Broadway, Nashville's honkytonk-lined street that's just a few feet from Bridgestone Arena . With the amount of skill the Penguins possess, there aren't too many goaltenders lining up to face Pittsburgh . He has appeared in only one playoff game, but finished the regular season with 13 goals and 28 points in 67 games. Read More »

Real Madrid defeats Juventus in UEFA Champions League final

After Mario Mandzukic scored an incredible first-half equaliser with an audacious overhead kick, Real didn't let the Italians get away from them. In the second half, Casemiro put Real in front for good with a goal in the 61st minute. For 59 years we had not achieved the double, and nobody had ever won two Champions Leagues in a row. 39-year-old Buffon has won nearly everything in the game but is still missing a winning Champions League medal. Read More »

Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid to historic Champions League victory


I'm top scorer in the Champions League again". Ronaldo said the turning point was an inspirational half-time speech from Zidane , whose words fired Madrid's three-goal blitz in the second period. Madrid had a lot to thank Keylor Navas for in the opening minutes. It was the culmination of a counterattack of breathtaking speed launched by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos . Read More »

We have plans in place for Kohli: Pakistan skipper

He also stated that Pakistan-India match has a huge viewership and large number of people are anxious and fully involved in the game and the team has to come up to the expectations of Pakistan. "It will be a normal game, we have to make sure we play the best cricket", Pandya said. "And I believe that once they do that, they have got the ability and the potential to not only beat Pakistan but to also retain the Champions Trophy", he added. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli not taking Pakistan lightly

The team that handles the "P-factor" better on the day is more likely to win. Pakistan's Test cricket has coped, but limited-overs cricket is where their isolation has hurt them the most. In the years since, the team has only put together series wins against Zimbabwe, West Indies, Ireland and Sri Lanka, losing to Bangladesh , England , New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. Read More »

Laxman hails govt's decision to not play with Pakistan

McGrath feels that teams like South Africa and England can also challenge for the title. De Villiers insists the Proteas will look to hit the ground running, avoiding a repeat of their start to the England series where his team lacked sharpness in the field in the opener in Leeds. Read More »

Real Madrid retain Champions League as they are crowned kings of Europe

But Real took over in the second half and Casemiro's long distance strike, which took a huge deflection off Sami Khedira, set the Spaniards on their way to glory. "We have the historic opportunity to do the double and on Saturday night we hope to win the Champions League", Ronaldo said. "If I knew it was going to end like this, I would sign up for it every season". Read More »

CT 2017: Hasim Amla, Imran Tahir lead South Africa past Sri Lanka

Du Plessis went after the bowlers, scoring his 75 from 70 balls and allowing Amla to calmly reach his 25th ODI century, tied for fifth best all-time. Sri Lanka skipper and all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been forced to sit out during South Africa match , after scans revealed some days ago he´d suffered a calf strain. Read More »

Aldo-Holloway at UFC 212 marks new featherweight era


Holloway's last loss? To a then relatively-unknown McGregor by unanimous decision in August 2013. His opponent, Jose Aldo , however, received a hero's welcome. After claiming the Featherweight throne and defending it for years, Aldo slipped up for the first time and was knocked out shortly by Conor McGregor . Read More »

Gianluigi Buffon v Cristiano Ronaldo: The Golden Ball Duel

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanić; Dani Alves, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín. Only 18 months into his first head coaching job, the France great is lifting his fifth trophy with Real Madrid . As you know, football can be a nightmare. - Ronaldo's second goal against Juventus took him to 600 strikes for his club and country Portugal. It's the same for Juventus. Read More »

How to watch Real Madrid vs. Juventus


We won trophies. It's one of the best moments in my career. "Dani has already won this competition and he is four or five years younger". "This year was awesome again, last year was incredible too". "It's been a hard season and I've worked hard". "Here we are: Juve-Real in the Champions League final . It was not easy". "I think I'll be here next year!" Victory will mark a Treble for Juve. Read More »

Real Madrid become first club to retain Champions League

Now a four-time Champions League victor, Ronaldo finished as the competition's top scorer for the fifth season running, substantially enhancing his chances of matching fierce rival Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballon d'Or crowns. Ronaldo scored twice in the final, finishing the season with 16 goals in his last 10 games. Juve center back Leonardo Bonucci drove a long diagonal ball which Alex Sandro reached and cushioned back across the box. Read More »