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Cristiano Ronaldo in numbers

The Portugal winger scored in the 2008 final for Man United and the 2014 final for Real Madrid . While most players in the world game are on holiday, Ronaldo will now get ready to travel to Russian Federation with his Portugal team, but insists he feels as fresh and motivated as ever. Read More »

Summerhays takes three-shot Memorial lead as Dufner falters

One day after he set the 36-hole scoring record, Dufner shot a 77 and was four strokes behind. Four players - Summerhays, Dufner, Fowler and Watson - led outright or shared the lead on an afternoon filled with momentum swings. Overnight leader Summerhays double-bogeyed the third and bogeyed the fourth to see his three shot lead vanish, and while he did regain a share of the lead by the seventh, more dropped shots left him with a six-over-par 78 that pushed him back in to a tie for 10th. Read More »

Cavaliers to bring back sleeved black jerseys from '16 Finals

Meanwhile, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has said his team will need to make quicker decisions and be more aggressive in Sunday's Game 2. 3-Point Goals-Cleveland 8-29 (Irving 2-6, Love 2-7, Derr.Williams 1-1, Jefferson 1-2, James 1-3, Korver 1-3, Frye 0-1, Dero.Williams 0-2, Smith 0-2, Shumpert 0-2), Golden State 18-43 (K.Thompson 4-7, Durant 4-8, Curry 4-11, Green 3-6, Clark 2-5, Iguodala 1-4, Barnes 0-1, West 0-1). Read More »

Real Madrid Wins Champions League Title

The future of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez will be decided by Zinedine Zidane , according to club president Florentino Perez . The Wales worldwide was a second-half substitute on Saturday as Madrid claimed their second Champions League triumph in as many seasons with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff . Read More »

For LeBron James, Social Justice Transcends Sports Stardom


All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning. LeBron James , pro basketball's biggest star, stepped away from pro basketball's biggest stage the other day to talk about the real world. Never mind the fact that this is the rubber match of the third straight finals between arguably two of the greatest teams assembled. The showdown between Irving and Steph Curry , 29, is something that everyone's been waiting for. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Three stars after Game 2 victory over Cavaliers

For the second year in a row, they're down 2-0 in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors . Guard Stephen Curry had a triple-double of his own but also committed eight of the Warriors' 20 turnovers. I think he's playing better than he's ever played, and you just do your best". The key one came late in the third quarter after Cleveland cut the deficit to four points. Read More »

Volquez throws no-hitter, Marlins top Diamondbacks 3-0


Of the 10 foul balls, nine came on fastballs ranging from 96 to 100 miles per hour. Volquez's gem was special for a variety of reasons. The Marlins grabbed a 6-5 lead in the seventh. But it didn't translate (to a win)". Joseph's homer tied the score at 1 in the bottom of the sixth inning. In the eighth, Marcell Ozuna had an RBI single, and Boar followed with a run scoring double to provide the final margin of victory. Read More »

Steve Kerr Returns For Game 2

And just for good measure, Klay Thompson chose to wake up, adding 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting. More to that point, Kevin Love played the best Finals game of his career. Golden State holds a 2-0 lead in the Finals. A team with no playoff losses heading into the first weekend of June still added a weapon before Game 2 of the NBA Finals . Read More »

Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end


They were right, they did. But Cleveland then missed nine of its next 10 shots, and by the time Love converted an interior hoop with 54 seconds remaining in the period, the Warriors had built a 99-84 advantage. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even leaped into the conversation before Thursday's clunker of a championship series opener, sounding very much like someone (Solomon?) attempting to split the baby. Read More »

Steve Kerr will coach Warriors for Game 2 of NBA Finals

This one felt very similar to Game 1, in that the Cavaliers managed to keep it competitive for much of the game. Partially assisted by a poorly thought-out foul by J.R. Having only given up four to Cleveland's 20 in Game 1, the Warriors reversed roles with them for this one and gave up 20 of their own. As LeBron James stated earlier in the season the Cleveland Cavaliers are top heavy. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2

Kevin Durant was wrong when he advised fans to quit watching if they don't like seeing blowouts. "They play well at home", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. This isn't completely effort thing, it's just personnel - Kyle Korver can't guard anyone, and Lue tried to go with Channing Frye but has given up on that experiment. Read More »

NZ win toss, batting first vs Australia in Champions Trophy

Williamson underscored his status as one of the players to watch in this tournament, easing into his 97-ball innings of exactly 100 before splattering Australia's much-feared pace attack around Edgbaston with an array of shots. Starc was picked with Josh Hazlewood , James Pattinson , and Pat Cummins. Taylor went slogging for 46, and Williamson nudged a single for his ninth ODI hundred before departing moments later after deliberating with Neil Broom as they tried to nick a single. Read More »

Warriors rout Cavaliers 113-91 in Game1

For Game 2 , the Warriors should comp the seats - and send a limo to pick up Rihanna. Kevin Durant had the stat line of the game, however, with a game-high 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, three steals and five blocks. As LeBron James stated earlier in the season the Cleveland Cavaliers are top heavy. The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers, eight of them by playmaker James on a night where he had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. Read More »

Warriors lead 118-99 in the 4th quarter

Already 2-0 down in the series , James got a little testy when asked if Cleveland had to defend home court in the next two games. "Well, I'm pretty sure that won't happen tomorrow", Durant said with a grin Saturday. "There is no comparison even though we're down 0-2 going back home". “Thats not a big deal at all, ” Thompson said. We know we're capable of playing a lot better. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 : India beat Pakistan by 124 runs


Yet it increasingly lacks one crucial element: competitive balance. For years, India's dominance of Pakistan at the World Cup was a topic of fervent discussion. From that regard we have a side where a few youngsters have come in and are gradually getting towards strengthening their careers for India . That was no reflection on the quality of Mohammad Amir's opening spell, in which Sharma edged just past a wide slip, but shows the paucity of threat that the rest of the attack possessed. Read More »

Sehwag top name for India coach's job; Moody, Pybus in fray

Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming believes that Virat Kohli-led India will have an edge over arch-rivals Pakistan when the two neighbours face off in their Champions Trophy opener in Birmingham on Sunday. India: Rohit Sharma run out 91, Shikhar Dhawan c Azhar Ali b Shadab 68, Virat Kohli not out 81, Yuvraj Singh lbw b Hasan Ali 53, Hardik Pandya not out 20. Read More »

India thrash Pakistan by 124 runs in Champions Trophy


Apart from Ali, Hafeez was the only Pakistan batsmen who managed to stand up to the Indian bowlers even as wickets fell at regular intervals at the other end. Kohli had made 43 when he was missed by substitute Fahim Ashraf who grassed a top-edged hook off Wahab. In response, Pakistan struggled throughout their innings with only Azhar Ali offering some resistance by scoring 50 from 65 balls but once again it was far to easy for the Indians against their biggest rivals. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli stars as India smash Pakistan

Sharma and Dhawan showed respect to the lively Pakistani opening bowlers in Mohammad Amir (0-33) and Imad Wasim (0-66) but after the rain delay that came after 10 overs, they began to open their shoulders. Total: (all out; 33.4 overs) 164. Umesh Yadav bowled perfectly and picked up three wickets for India . For the bulk of India's innings they had seemed to be playing a little within themselves, perhaps conscious of how a couple of quick wickets before a rain break could reduce ... Read More »

Zidane on Bale: "What's important is that he was with"

You can not criticise as the numbers don't lie . I owe it to this club. My family is happy and I am happy so we will continue what we are doing'. I have the chance to say this every year. "It was not easy". Madrid's attacking brilliance proved just too hard for Juventus to contain as Zinedine Zidane won his second Champions League title in 18 months as manager. Read More »

Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez

Asked how long the spell can last, Modric responded: "It's hard to say this but, like I said, we need to keep doing what we are doing, enjoy what we are doing and we will see". "The [La Liga and European Cup] double is another record for all these players, who deserve it". Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was happy to let Ronaldo hog the spotlight, adding: "Everybody knows that Cristiano is very important". Read More »

Same starters for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

The Warriors have come out of the locker room on fire in both games, widening narrow leads into major advantages and rendering the fourth quarters relatively irrelevant. The Finals shift to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday . Kerr, a five-time National Basketball Association champion as a player, had been absent since game two of his side's first play-off series against Portland Trail Blazers after suffering complications from back surgery in 2015. Read More »

Don't talk of Blues Origin dynasty: Daley

Mayor Bob Manning conceded both teams played well, one just played better. There's just something about State of Origin and over the last decade there has certainly been something about the Queensland Maroons . The ability of Woods to continually promote the ball despite the attention of two and three defenders forced the Queensland forwards into extra efforts that began to take a significant toll after just 16 minutes. Read More »

Cavs' Love eager to avenge loss but sees benefit of extra rest


Cleveland rallied to win last year's series in seven games. "With him being probably one of the best scorers in the National Basketball Association, you can't give guys like that easy opportunities at the basket". "That allowed others to bring the ball up". Translation: Do anything and everything possible to stop Kevin Durant from driving through the paint and dunking at will with nobody even around him. Read More »

Star duo leads the way for Warriors

Durant, seeking his first NBA crown after leaving Oklahoma City last July to join Golden State, became only the third player in NBA history to score 25 points in his first seven NBA Finals appearances, joining Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. Read More »

Cavs' Lue glad Kerr back on Warriors' sideline


They combined for 66 points and 18 assists in a 113-91 Game 1 thumping Thursday night against LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers , who must find a way to defend the high-flying Durant when the best-of-seven series resumes Sunday at Oracle Arena. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 2: Warriors beat Cavaliers 132-113, lead 2-0

Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared. He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they knew in recent days that he was improving. Read More »

Cavaliers vow more aggressive play

He's been counted out most of his basketball career, and has become one of the greatest defenders we've seen. You are talking one of the best players in the game. The Cavaliers can not play with the Warriors for 48 minutes without help from Williams and Korver. This is the exact level of cinematography that this play deserves. Read More »

Conte: Moses didn't dive in FA Cup final, he was just exhausted

Most (16) of Fabregas's 29 Premier League outings also came from the bench, and this role as a substitute might see the player consider his future. "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". Sanchez appeared to handle the ball before advancing past a teammate stood in an offside position before slotting past Courtois, and the Chelsea stopper says it should not have been allowed to stand. Read More »

Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial

Former Arkansas Razorback Ethan Tracy shot a 4-under 67 in the Rex Hospital Open at Raleigh, N.C., charging into sole possession of the lead at 9-under 133 heading into the weekend. "It's the US Open; it's going to be mentally and physically demanding". Things did not go according to plan for Dufner from the outset following four consecutive bogeys, starting at the second hole. Read More »

Why Game 1 Can Spell Trouble for the Warriors


At the same time , the unusual extra day between two games played in the same city gives teams a chance to rest tired bodies and prepare a game plan. "I think in the game I'm just trying to play possession by possession, but it's something I did take notice after the game". "And Steph and Klay (Thompson ) and Draymond (Green ) and Zaza (Pachulia) and the rest of the guys, we just complement each other, try to complement each other and try to make the game easier for each other". Read More »

Zinedine Zidane establishes dynasty as Real Madrid make history again

Cristiano Ronaldo's double helped Real Madrid retain the Champions League in surprisingly comprehensive fashion, wrapping up an historic 12th continental crown by overcoming Juventus in a memorable Cardiff showdown. It was the culmination of a counterattack of breathtaking speed launched by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. "It worked spectacularly. Scoring four times against Juventus is not easy". Read More »