Do you think Ronaldo can still equal Messi's overall trophy haul? "But after saying that, match is long and Madrid did have a lot of potential, but I think anything could happen. We are extremely excited about the chance to have two successive Champions League trophies. The best shot-stopper of his generation has a medal collection befitting of his standing in the game, but continental glory remains a glaring omission from the veteran's success-laden CV.
Juve were convincingly beaten by Barcelona in their last final appearance in 2015, but coach Massimiliano Allegri says none of his players will be thinking about the past. "I sent Pique a ticket for the final but he hasn't answered me yet", Ramos said, with a grin on his face. "I've lived and been at Juventus , in Italy there's the famous Catenaccio , but Juve don't just have that".
But the inning was an appropriate coda to a freaky 24-hour stretch for the Mets , whose mascot was captured on video making an obscene gesture to a fan during Wednesday night's 7-1 loss. After the game, Mr. Met was pretty frustrated at the result, and ended up showing that frustration directed at some fans. "We'll joke about it, I mean we didn't get hurt in that inning, so it was good", Flores said .
Most teams including India will be led by new captains. "The one thing we needed to fortify was our lower middle-order contribution". "The hunger to win and ruthlessness is what we speak about all the time", he said. "If Dhoni and Yuvraj play with freedom then it boosts the morale of the team and that's what was seen during the series against England". With all due respect, whatever else is going on, as a cricketer, you can't even think about your partner at the other end when you are batting.
Manchester United's youngsters stepped up to the plate impressively against Crystal Palace - but Jose Mourinho was in too much of a hurry to offer praise. "He always made me feel wanted and I owe him a lot for that". "It was a great afternoon [against Palace]". Crystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey 6, Joel Ward 5, Martin Kelly 5, James Tomkins 5, Patrick van Aanholt 6, James McArthur 5, Luka Milivojevic 6, Wilfried Zaha 6, Jason Puncheon 5, Jeffrey Schlupp 5, Christian Benteke 6.
What's more, he'll have done it his way, shying away from expensive signings last summer in favour of a, dare it be said, Barcelona-like approach of trusting the club's academy players, the likes of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez. Juve, whose iconic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could become the oldest title victor at age 39, have two trophies and lost six finals, among them the last four, including a 1-0 defeat against Real in 1998.
Washington led 2-0 with two outs in the eighth and none on when Strickland drilled Harper on the first pitch a 98 miles per hour fastball. That hasn't been the book on this team around the league for several years - dating back to 2013, when the Atlanta Braves used Harper for target practice, hitting him twice in two different series.
India are placed in Group B along with Pakistan , South Africa and Sri Lanka, and will start their campaign on June 4 against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston. India bowled out New Zealand on just 189 at the Kennington Oval, London and won the game by 45 runs (DLS method). Pakistan, who had psychological edge over India with players like Saeed Anwar, Inzamam -ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and the list goes on and on.
United were keen on the France forward and were considering whether to trigger his 100m euro (£87m) escape clause. Cope reveal that Griezmann contacted Manchester United on Thursday to inform them that he could not leave Atletico Madrid due to the transfer ban.
The Serbian, who has had a not so good outing since his win at Paris past year, was up against a spirited Diego Schwartzman , not intimidated by the stature of his opponent and looking to pounce on every opening he gave him which was not less in number.
The first-half list of baskets for Golden State's Kevin Durant in Game 1 of the NBA Finals went like this: layup, dunk, jumper, dunk, dunk, dunk, dunk, layup, dunk, layup. Turns out he was wrong.And, as Game 1 showed , trying to take down Golden State in a shootout is a daunting task against a team with as much firepower as the Warriors possess.In 2015, the Golden State Warriors hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy.Here are three things we learned from Game 1 .
Democrats countered that the plan would ensure CPS is treated like every other district. Knowing the Governor Rauner would veto a budget that included tax increases, House Democrats left town without voting on a Senate-passed budget. "We must protect the sanctity of our election process, and we thank the bill sponsors and stakeholders who worked with us on this piece of legislation".
Indeed, Mr. Trump even cited India's financial needs as a reason for inaction, despite the fact that India has moved further and faster down the path of clean energy than most, based entirely on domestic resources. At the Paris conference, governments, science, city mayors and company leaders came together to address one of the great challenges of our time. 194 countries have agreed to limit their carbon emissions.
For a decade, that record has been held by Paolo Maldini, a victor with AC Milan at age 38. "Winning would be the right end to a fairytale and people like fairytales", Buffon said. "In 2015 we got to the final and deserved it but perhaps we didn't feel confident enough because we had come out of a number of years of struggling in the Champions League ".
England , as many agree, are firm favourites in home conditions. To the English, though, this is natural, and expected to such an extent that they remain unfazed. "He is not only looking to bowl fast - which has always been his strength - but [he is] also bowling with control". Hales was the chief aggressor but straight after hitting a four and a six off consecutive balls from Sabbir Rahman he fell five runs short of his century, caught at deep mid-wicket.
After it appeared Rihanna, a Cavaliers fan, heckled Durant a few times while sitting courtside Thursday night, Durant was asked if he stared the music icon down after draining a 3-pointer. If there's anyone who could get away with heckling eight-time National Basketball Association all-star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kevin Durant during a championship game, it's Rihanna.
If you have any information on who this child belongs to, contact the El Paso Police Department. The Mexican city, located across the Rio Grande from El Paso , is linked by several International Bridges, according to El Paso Police. He has a small birthmark above his eye, short brown hair and was wearing blue sweatpants, and black shoes and a shirt. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is working with El Paso police in the effort to identify the boy.
After winning La Liga for the first time since 2012, Ramos doesn't think it will change how the team go into the Champions League final against Juventus . "Dani has already won this competition and he has four or five years ahead in his career". Ramos knows what it takes to succeed on the grandest stage after playing in Real's two most recent European triumphs and the Spain defender has challenged his team-mates to embrace the historic implications of beating Juventus .
Alan Jackson is joining the Nashville Predators' Seventh Man squad in his own unique way by hosting a free concert downtown for game three of the Stanley Cup Final. Fleury will more than likely end up on the non-protected list for Pittsburgh for obvious reasons, but Vegas needs a legitimate #1 goalie and where else to look to than a 13-year seasoned veteran, who's played in 600 plus regular season games and 115 playoff games.
It helped the 4-time IndyCar Series Champion claim the pole at Sunday's Fast Nine Shootout. And some of the drivers he'll challenge for the '500 win are well aware of that. "I don't know the contract". He's embraced the whole experience, the fan interaction we have, which is a massive degree higher than what you see in F1.
Teams that have taken a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final have an all-time series record of 45-5. With No. 1 defenceman Kris Letang gone midway through the season, they finished 14th in shots for and against at five-on-five; going into Game 2 Wednesday night, Pittsburgh had the second-lowest percentage of five-on-five shot attempts of any team in the playoffs at 46.9 per cent, which in the regular season would make them the 29th-ranked team in hockey, and then it got worse.
British police have now resumed intelligence-sharing with their United States counterparts after a brief suspension over a series of leaks by American officials to journalists providing details of the Manchester bomb investigation. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Collomb told France's BFM television that Abedi "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalized and made a decision to carry out this attack".
This time there's a chance to achieve something yet to be achieved in 25 seasons of the competition. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his team need to be "fiendish" to beat Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final .
I got more than I gave, but that would be the flawless finale and people like fairy tales". "Loads of great players on display, I think it's going to be a memorable occasion and hopefully a spectacular final". Juve, whose iconic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could become the oldest title victor at age 39, have two trophies and lost six finals, among them the last four, including a 1-0 defeat against Real in 1998.
It stayed 4-1 after Pittsburgh's Matt Cullen was ruled offside following a coach's challenge of a goal by Patric Hornqvist . You be the judge of that. The American, who also scored the game-winning, go-ahead goal in Game 1 , drew within two points (19) of the National Hockey League rookie record for points in a single playoff.
Sunderland boss David Moyes had received advance notice of Chelsea's plans, and his goalkeeper Jordan Pickford obligingly kicked the ball out under direction from Blues striker Diego Costa . It was easier for them to play one game in a week, it was a bit more hard at the end because the FA Cup came along, disturbing the schedule of the Premier League .
This time there's a chance to achieve something yet to be achieved in 25 seasons of the competition. Madrid and Juventus will both be looking to add continental glory to their domestic titles after seeing off Atletico Madrid and Barcelona respectively in the Champions League semi-finals.
But lest we forget, once upon a time , Durant was a Rihanna fan. Kyrie Irving added 24 points for Cleveland while Kevin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds for the Cavs, who outrebounded the Warriors 59-50. Don't expect Thompson to leave Golden State unless something drastic changes. "They're a high-powered offensive team". "I'm cool. Have fun with that".
This is it, Real Madrid's last game of the 2016/17 season and a chance to win back-to-back Champions League titles, something no club has achieved since UEFA transformed the competition in 1992. "For sure. As he scores goals , which is the most important". "We were not confident enough because we had lots of years of struggle in the Champions League ".
Hate on Durant for leaving OKC and signing with the Warriors . But the craziest part of the game was when Rihanna seemed to have screamed "BRICK" at KD during a free throw. Add that to Cleveland's 20 turnovers and that's mainly how the Warriors put up 106 shot attempts and Cleveland only got 86. He shot 9-of-20 and committed a game-high eight turnovers.
Meanwhile, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri warned his players that losing the final is not an option. "Yes, it will be much more special for me, but I want to play without regrets and without thinking of these issues". The Portuguese star was protected by playing in 11 games less than in the previous season, scoring a quarter century of league goals and ten goals in twelve Champions League games.
It is why, after the Warriors lost two of their first three games in the 2015 NBA Finals to Cleveland, coach Steve Kerr put Iguodala in the starting lineup. Again, the Achilles heel in that monster stat line are his 8 turnovers. "They were really good on both sides, being in attack mode - whether it was playing downhill [on offense] or on the defensive end pushing us out, making the catches tough for us", Love said.
I think New Zealand has woken up, as I have. I think the players are well aware of that. "I thought they created real opportunity and a lot of that comes down to the coaches". You know from your Lions experience how a disparate group of players can work together to succeed together. "We let ourselves down the week before".
Nobody has handed the Golden State Warriors a loss this postseason. Game 2 will be on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET in Oakland , CA at Oracle Arena. OAKLAND, Calif . And if that's a lane to the rim, then you've got to take that lane and try to finish. When the Cavs left him unguarded on the perimeter, Durant hit 3-pointers.
Boosted by a new €100 million transfer kitty, Coach Arsene Wenger revealed to beIN SPORTS (via Goal) that he is interested in the Algerian . "Like everybody else at Leicester , this season has been more challenging, but it doesn't take away from his qualities", Wenger continued.
In the end, however, the outcome of the series may rest on a few simple principles. But, in terms of the Lions actually having a chance to win a Test series, if they were to come through those games relatively unscathed, then my goodness, they're going to be ready for Test match rugby.
The Lions had been expected to withstand an early onslaught before grinding down the side composed of players from New Zealand's semi-professional provincial competition. They appreciate that by criticising mistakes you tighten up a player and you stop him from playing. "I know we'll do our homework". "We have to go out there and win on Saturday, there is no doubt".
He registered seven uncontested dunks in the first half. Durant had six dunks in the first half alone to match his most ever in a game, Curry hit six 3-pointers and the Cavaliers looked like the team that stumbled down the stretch in the second half of the season.
Kyle Anderson led the Spurs with 20 points and six rebounds off the bench, and Manu Ginobili , in what might have been the final game of his 15-year National Basketball Association career, added 15 points and seven assists in a rare starting role.
Gradually quality players entered the team and much has happened and been achieved since Bangladesh played their last Champions Trophy in 2006. According to Hussey, England's balance, coupled with the advantage of playing at home, and Australia's X-factor make them firm favourites to progress out of Group A , that also involves New Zealand and Bangladesh , and eventually lock horns in the final again.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has described Zinedine Zidane as "the best Coach in the world" following the club's La Liga title triumph. The Spanish giants celebrated their first league title since 2012 on Sunday with a 2-0 victory against Malaga . And the Portugal star gave coach Zidane the thumbs up for his effective management of a squad which he believes has a good blend of youth and experience.
Hazlewood mopped up the lower order in emphatic fashion, finishing with a career-best 6 for 52 as New Zealand failed by an over to last their reduced allotment of 46 overs. After choosing to bat first, New Zealand reached 67 for one in 9.3 overs before the first rain delay of the day. Pat Cummins suffered much at Ronchi's hands.
Those are all the teams who have been a game away from winning back-to-back Champions League titles since the tournament was renamed in 1992. "Cristiano is a good guy, he gets anxious about the other players". We play different roles. With that in mind, the SoccerNews team has prepared a predicted line-up and formation Juventus are expected to field this Wednesday.
We're in great shape and now it's time to play this well deserved final. Morientes told Omnisport: "It is not a surprise for me because he is a good manager". Dybala has thrived since Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri changed the team's formation to accommodate its attacking talents. But Zidane feels that the repeat of the 1998 final, which Real won 1-0, will be an open and entertaining affair.
From a tiff with the chair umpire to the big deficit he created and then needed to overcome in a steady rain, Novak Djokovic had an all-around hard day at the French Open . But instead of cruising through he was broken twice, with Schwartzman, in top form on clay this season, snatching the set as dark clouds gathered above Court Philippe Chatrier.
He will next face Joao Sousa of Portugal in the second round. The fourth-seeded Nadal played some brilliant shots but had to survive a minor scare in the second set on his way to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory. Mladenovic later admitted she wouldn't played if it wasn't Roland Garros, and will to recover swiftly. The world number 337 battled hard but ultimately missed out 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
They'll head straight for the Hotel Mercure and then this evening, at 19:45 CEST, Zinedine Zidane and a couple of the squad will speak to the press. Juve must shed their status of perennial Champions League bridesmaids, having finished runners-up on a record six occasions and lost their last four finals.
Nashville is dealing with its own injury problems. The Predators took a 3-2 lead in the series thanks to a 3-1 win in Anaheim in Game 5 on Saturday night. Fisher missed his first game of his scoreless postseason with an undisclosed injury after taking a hit to the head in Game 4. "He's been great all playoffs, and the team has so much confidence in him", defenseman Roman Josi said about Rinne.
Register now to learn how DHS and Commerce are implementing CDM strategies. 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. "But at the same time , I want to play this game without regrets and without thinking of these issues. It was the gift of pure talent combined with the will to conquer the world".
This time there's a chance to achieve something yet to be achieved in 25 seasons of the competition. There haven't been many in Europe for some time at Juventus . "Bale's very fast, has great speed and in open field he's devastating", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. The two he rammed home to help France beat Brazil in the 1998 World Cup final in Paris will of course always be the high point of his illustrious career, but for Madrid fans, it was his technically superb ...