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Author: 0 Koscielny to miss FA Cup final after seeing red against Everton

The board may also prefer to keep Wenger on at the club with many of Europe's top mangers already in employment. " Shkodran Mustafi , we have some worries, because he is still sick at the moment". "We are on a good run and that's all we can do". When asked on Wednesday if it would be his last game as Gunners boss he replied: "I don't know".

Author: 0 Champions League Final preview - What to know

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos agrees that an "appointment with history" awaits his side and Juventus . All in all, I am going to pick Juventus to win this game.This side is more balanced and it feels like they are more prepared for this game.

Author: 0 Massimiliano Allegri wants 'fiendish' Juventus in Champions League Final

It won't be easy because Real Madrid are the defending champions, but we know what we've built over the season and we'll try to give that little bit more than Real Madrid . Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am promised "lots of energy". I hope he stays for a long time , for us he is crucial. "We're in the eye of the storm now and we're happy to be here".

Author: 0 Ronaldo: Real Madrid better than Juve

Bayern had Javi Martinez sent off in the second half of what was Bayern's first Champions League setback at home after 16 consecutive wins. The biggest game in the European season is on this weekend as Cardiff will have the privilege of watching the Champions League final betweens Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid side as they take on Italian Champions, Juventus .

Sports Durant gets chance to follow LeBron's path to National Basketball Association title
Author: 0 Durant gets chance to follow LeBron's path to National Basketball Association title

Mercy, Don went bold with his prediction . In 2015, the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years, needing six games to knock off the Cavaliers, who were without the injured Irving and fellow all-star Kevin Love . Assistant coach Mike Brown has guided the Warriors to 10 consecutive wins since taking over for Kerr. The Spurs were a 61-win team this year, yet they were getting blown out by a massive margin in Game 2.

Author: 0 Real Madrid's campaign in the Champions League

Since joining Arsenal Ozil has helped the club to win three FA Cups, although it remains to be seen whether he will stay with the Gunners as he has yet to commit to a new contract beyond his current deal, which expires next summer. Ronaldo will be Madrid's most risky weapon in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus and Zidane did not try to hide the fact. "I expected it to be worse or at least to be tougher because of what happened in Manchester".

Author: 0 Gianluigi Buffon eager to fulfil Champions League dream

While Real Madrid have been there and done that, Juventus will arguably feel more pressure to claim this elusive trophy. "Life brought me here, to this team, to live the dream of the Champions League ". "This is a complicated club to have success in and we know many coaches have come and gone with our team". In contrast to Madrid's previous finals in recent seasons, though, Ronaldo arrives in Cardiff in his best form of the campaign having been spared for a series of league ...

Sports UEFA back England to host 2030 World Cup
Author: 0 UEFA back England to host 2030 World Cup

Earlier this week Ceferin said that it would be Europe's turn to host the event in 13 years' time, with Qatar to host in 2022 and a North American candidate expected to stage the 2026 tournament. "They are capable of organising the World Cup, of that I'm sure". But Čeferin has said that the "regulations are clear" and that Asia should not be allowed to bid in 2030.

Author: 0 Buffon has no issue with closed roof for Champions League final

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo , left, controls the ball during a training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Friday June 2, 2017. The Grammy Award-winning eclectic hip-hop group will be entertaining the Cardiff stadium crowd just before Juventus and Real Madrid meet in the biggest club game in world soccer.

Sports Penguins fail to close out Senators
Author: 0 Penguins fail to close out Senators

We know it's a Game 7 and there's a lot of us that haven't played in one of those at this level. "Credit to them they played a solid defensive game, but we were controlling the play". Pittsburgh comes into tonight's game 61-26-13 overall and 37-7-6 at home . "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.

Sports New Zealand race vehicle driver Dixon calls robbery a big
Author: 0 New Zealand race vehicle driver Dixon calls robbery a big "contrast"

One of the suspects was taken to Marion County Holding at Eskenazi Hospital while the other went to the local juvenile detention center. "It was definitely shocking, disbelief for the most part", he said. "You can win this race from anywhere, so it's a good place to be". "It wasn't a shock to me that he was going to do the 500, because I've known for a while that he's been wanting to do it, I've read articles and comments that he made at the end of a year ago when he wanted to do it, and I ...

Author: 0 Ramos ready to play Juventus in final of Champions League

On the other hand, Madrid just managed to conquer La Liga and will be without any kind of pressure in this game considering that they are defending the title they raised last season. One thing is already certain to change on Saturday: The continent's showpiece will be contested under a closed roof, with Cardiff authorities guarding against the possibility of a drone attack.

Author: 0 Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal hopes for more European glory

Booking the spot in the Champions League final, with colossal victories over Napoli, Bayern Munich and city rivals Atletico Madrid, they made sure that their course to Cardiff remains unhindered. Chauduri agrees: "This is consistent with a trend that we observe: the best attackers do have more impact than the best defenders". However, this year, Juventus have already proved their mettle and have eliminated Barca enroute the final.

Author: 0 LeBron James embarrassed on defense by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant

But that's what stands out". Yeah, any time anything happened to them, from whatever angle for whatever reason, they took care of it because they were that much better than anyone else. "There's no way you're going to win a game with 20 turnovers against this team and on the road". The only thing that kept Cleveland in the game in the first half was the usually brilliant play from James and Irving and several missed layups by Golden State.

Author: 0 Coach's analysis: Predators should remain confident in Pekka Rinne

No doubt the Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans felt great after taking a 1-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the Nashville Predators 5-3. The Predators have been the better team in much of the first two games, but the Penguins are simply better at winning right now. Both teams fought hard throughout the game, as they have during the entire duration of the playoffs to this point; it hasn't been an easy road for either team.

Author: 0 Boston Globe photographer barred from covering Tom Brady's Best Buddies event

There appears to be some lingering tension between The Boston Globe , Best Buddies International, and Tom Brady . It's unclear whether Brady was behind the decision to exclude The Boston Globe from covering the event. Many fans deemed the story a hit piece. During a halftime ceremony, Foxwoods Casino presented a $100,000 check to Best Buddies International , an organization "dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and ...

Author: 0 Warriors defeat Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

The danger would be to read too much into the final score of Game 1 , given the history between the Warriors and Cavaliers in the final . The Warriors and Cavaliers are meeting in their third consecutive Finals , a matchup many predicted when the season began after Golden State signed Durant in a blockbuster move.

Sports Ko's reign at No. 1 ends Sunday after 84 weeks
Author: 0 Ko's reign at No. 1 ends Sunday after 84 weeks

Aditi, opening on the first, was steady and she got her first birdie on second, but a bogey on eighth brought her to level par but soon on next hole she got a birdie to turn in one-under. "I just like the way I can hit the golf ball here", Nordqvist said. "I took a lot of advantage of the par-5s". "I think because we played this morning the wind didn't really pick up yet", she said, "and the greens seem not too bumpy".

Sports Pens' Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3
Author: 0 Pens' Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

In the 1992 Stanley Cup Final , the Pittsburgh Penguins were the defending Stanley Cup Champions and they hosted Game #1 . The Woodbury, Minnesota native leads all players in postseason scoring and, after his two goal performance in Game 2 against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night, is in the Conn Smythe conversation.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr could return for Game 2 of Finals

And had the Warriors been able to win the 2016 NBA Finals in five games - remember, they had a 3-1 lead- he might have been the pick past year, too. Seven points, three rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist in 24 minutes. The Warriors switched Klay Thompson onto him with glee and he failed to make them pay.

Author: 0 "Exceptional" Lyon's Champions League success delights boss Gerard Precheur

Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi scored the winning spot kick, seconds after PSG counterpart Katarzyna Kiedrzynek sent the ball wide on her penalty attempt. Lyon then lost Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg on the hour with stomach problems. "We won eight titles out of nine in the three years I've been here and that's quite a good score", Precheur said at the end of his reign.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

I had the track to myself for a few laps. "This is the reality of it at the moment". Ferrari's decision to have Vettel overcut his teammate this early in the season may lead to questions over their strategy following the Italian team's first one-two since the 2010 German Grand Prix - when Felipe Massa received a coded message to tell him to let Fernando Alonso aside to claim victory.

Author: 0 NBA Finals prediction: It will be a sweep

LeBron also has three NBA Finals MVP Awards, trailing only Jordan's six. Golden State has swept their first three playoff opponents and has cruised to a win in nearly every game. "I think when you're the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , that means you're a heck of a team, and they sure are".

Author: 0 Warriors rout Spurs despite being not at their best

The worse news for the Cavaliers and LeBron James was that it wasn't even the best effort for an undefeated squad whose 13-0 play-off win streak matches the longest in National Basketball Association play-off history. "We have playmakers all over the floor". You see so much unselfishness. "At certain points we did that, but we have to do that throughout", Love said.

Author: 0 We are completely calm ahead of India match, says Pak coach

Pakistan on the other hand, fully rely on their experienced middle-order and their pace attack which can trouble the Indian batsmen if the bowlers are able to execute their plans to perfection. "Also, their batting isn't anywhere close to what South Africa (AB de Villiers and Faf Du Plessis) and India (MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli , Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma ) can boast", said Harbhajan.

Author: 0 Penguins take two-game lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

He didn't look like it when he scored two goals in his first career National Hockey League game, when he tallied 33 points in 40 regular season games and certainly not when he notched nine goals in his first 11 playoff games. "We're going to win the next game, and then we'll move forward". Still, it was Nashville striking first on a gorgeous individual effort from rookie Pontus Aberg .

Sports Sean Maguire signs for Preston North End
Author: 0 Sean Maguire signs for Preston North End

Maguire scored a hat-rick against his old side Dundalk last night at Oriel Park in front of Roy Keane & Martin O'Neill. He is the latest player to make the switch from the League of Ireland to Deepdale after Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle arrived from Dundalk in January.

Author: 0 Juventus vs Real Madrid 3 June 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions

There's no pressure. At Madrid we live with pressure every day. "I m enjoying it all", Zidane said. Both teams are class and they are both confident they can win so I am expecting what should be an insanely good match. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon catches a ball during a training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff , Wales Friday June 2, 2017 .

Author: 0 Eddie Jones Levels The Lions With Some Self-Serving Criticism

And having toured with the Lions to Australia in 2013, Cole has again enjoyed the squad-building process. The impact made by the all-conquering 1971 British and Irish Lions in New Zealand revolutionised the game and was a major factor in the All Blacks' triumph in the inaugural World Cup 16 years later, according to a new book about the tour.

Author: 0 Rihanna, Apple's Eddy Cue Have Opposing Words at NBA Finals

Told social media was buzzing about the move, Durant replied, "Really?" That honor belongs to her assistant, Jennifer Rosales. Press reports have Warrior superstar Kevin Durant trying to get her attention during the game, and then there's the gif of Cue possibly telling her to get back to her seat.

Sports 5 things we learned from the Lions' victory over the Provincial Barbarians
Author: 0 5 things we learned from the Lions' victory over the Provincial Barbarians

The Lions had tried to bludgeon the Barbarians into submission, but once they realised they were solid defensively, they began to seek space and keep the ball alive. That allowed the players not just to get to know each other but to form real lasting friendships - there is still a bond that comes from knowing we achieved something very special whenever we meet.

Sports Real clinch 33rd La Liga title
Author: 0 Real clinch 33rd La Liga title

News filtered through that Barca were trailing to Eibar , but it had little effect on Real's resolve, despite Malaga taking a stronger grip of the contest as the first half progressed. Ronaldo's goal at La Rosaleda took his season tally to 40 in all competitions, with next month's Champions League final against Juventus still to come, but the 32-year-old has once again had to deal with his detractors.

Author: 0 Djokovic loses 1st set at French Open

It is the first time in a completed match at the tournament that Nadal has only lost one game. FRIDAY'S WINNERS Seeded winners in the men's third round: No. Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beat China's Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5. By the end, he looked in fine fettle, closing out set and match , 6-1, but it had been a hot-and-cold match .

Author: 0 Stanton's long homer helps Marlins beat Angels 8-5

The bad news is the Angels aren't sure just how much time Trout would miss before the five-time All-Star and two-time MVP is able to return. So far, at least, he's having one of the best seasons we've ever seen. Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki , batting.148, tied the game with an RBI single, and Riddle hit a two-run homer on the next pitch. Rays 8, Twins 6 (15): Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the 15th inning, Steven Souza Jr.

Author: 0 Manu Ginobili on future: 'I have to choose between two wonderful options'

Draymond Green added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for Golden State in the easy win at the AT&T Center. When Manu Ginobili was taken out of Monday's game with 2:25 left in the game, the San Antonio crowd rose in unison to give the popular veteran from Argentina a standing ovation.

Sports Penguins' Bonino could miss Game 3
Author: 0 Penguins' Bonino could miss Game 3

Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead in the game, ended up winning by a margin of two goals , and we are where we are with the Penguins being a couple wins away from their second consecutive championship. "There were spurts when they got a few chances in a row where Murray had to make some big saves". "The reality is that Thursday was June 1 and we're playing hockey and a lot of teams aren't", Subban said.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Dani Alves reveals vow to Buffon

We have worked for a whole year. We have to win. The big finale of the European club season will hit Cardiff's Millennium Stadium tonight when the Spanish and Italian champions clash, in what promises to be one of the most engaging finals of recent years.

Sports Warriors rout Cavaliers 113-91 in Game1
Author: 0 Warriors rout Cavaliers 113-91 in Game1

Hmmmmm. Maybe that's why the Warriors wanted to sign the guy? And, given that playing that way still seems to be the best chance Cleveland has of winning this series, that is a serious problem. He swished 6-of-11 3-point attempts. Yes, the Cavaliers need to clean up the turnovers and stop the Warriors in transition. They've won 28 of their past 29 games.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry urged Warriors teammates to be themselves vs Cavaliers

It is what it is. "We expect them to play better". The Cavaliers were caught off guard the whole game by the Warriors' speed, with almost every Cavalier saying you can't "simulate" their speed in practice. "They are a high-powered offensive team". Neither the Pacers, nor the Raptors nor the Celtics had a chance, though Boston at least put up a fight, winning a game .

Sports LeBron vs. Curry and Durant battle of the stars is finally here
Author: 0 LeBron vs. Curry and Durant battle of the stars is finally here

While the National Basketball Association is hoping the Finals make up for the lackluster postseason preceding it, they shouldn't hold their breath. "I think the world has been waiting for this to finally get here". I just think this is pie in the sky looking you'll what's happened the last two season.

Sports Steve Kerr Could Return To Coach Warriors In NBA Finals
Author: 0 Steve Kerr Could Return To Coach Warriors In NBA Finals

It's hard to predict and say who's gonna win, but I'll be rooting for Golden State . The last hurrah, the final countdown, the end of the road. Let the Warriors score 103 points, they're nearly certainly going to win. But wait a minute, Cleveland isn't supposed to have a chance, right? There were still some solid moments on the way there - seven-time Joe Johnson experienced a renaissance, Playoff Giannis Antetokounmpo announced himself, Russell Westbrook and James Harden had a classic ...

Author: 0 Leeds United fans react to Huddersfield Town player update

What perhaps makes Huddersfield's play-off final win even more incredible is that they scored just once in their three play-off games. It hurts right now, but we will come back stronger. "I think everybody know the last time this club was in the top flight was 45 years ago". "Since I arrived, I was always in confrontation of having no experience in English football , no experience in this league, no experience of not having a winter break, no experience of play-offs".

Author: 0 Buffon Goalie eyes Champions League final 'fairytale' with Juventus

People always say we are favourites but there are no faves in a final. He notched another treble against Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals to take his tally to 103 and move nine clear of his eternal rival, Lionel Messi , something he's attributed to belief, Goal writes.

Sports Champions League final: Juventus v Real Madrid combined line-up
Author: 0 Champions League final: Juventus v Real Madrid combined line-up

Real are going for an unprecedented defence of the title they won in 2016 against city rivals Atletico in Milan. Madrid held on to secure a return to the final and keep alive its hopes of becoming the first team to retain the Champions League title since the competition's new format was created in 1992.

Author: 0 Cavs seek answers after Game 1 demolition by Golden State Warriors

Maybe significantly better. Golden State got a near-flawless performance from Kevin Durant , playing in his first NBA Finals in five years, with 38 points on 14-for-26 shooting, eight rebounds and eight assists (no turnovers). As the 2nd quarter approached, the Cavs started being sloppy with the ball, tallying 10 turnovers in the quarter, but found themselves trailing by only 8, 60-52, heading into the locker room.

Sports Pep Guardiola vows Manchester City will come back stronger next season
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola vows Manchester City will come back stronger next season

Avoid defeat against Watford on Sunday and City will finish inside the top four. Manchester City wrapped up third place in the Premier League by knocking four past sorry Watford in a first-half stroll at Vicarage Road. But to achieve the next step, the gap is shorter but it's more hard. "But to achieve the next step, the gap is shorter but it's more hard - to compete head to head against the big clubs in Europe, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus".

Sports Martina Navratilova: Margaret Court is a racist and a homophobe!
Author: 0 Martina Navratilova: Margaret Court is a racist and a homophobe!

Court, a 24 time Grand Slam champion, caused another stir across the world by claiming that "tennis is full of lesbians". In a letter published in The West Australian newspaper last week, Court wrote that she would stop flying Qantas "where possible" because the Australian airline 'has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage'.