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Sports Cardiff gets ready for Champions League final
Author: 0 Cardiff gets ready for Champions League final

Ten of thousands of fans are descending on the Welsh capital for the match, with limited hotel capacity to accommodate them. The Portuguese striker's goals meant he has scored goals in FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup finals in Cardiff .

Sports Phil Mickelson will skip 2017 U.S. Open to attend daughter's graduation
Author: 0 Phil Mickelson will skip 2017 U.S. Open to attend daughter's graduation

Mickelson, who will turn 47 the day after the graduation added, "there's no greater joy as a parent". Phil Mickelson, seen here in the final round of the 2013 U.S. I didn't want the USGA (US Golf Association) to be caught off guard and I wanted the alternate to know he will most likely be in. But it doesn't look good for me playing.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Mario Mandzukic had no business scoring this absurd goal

On 20 minutes, with La Liga champions managed to make the breakthrough, with Ronaldo exchanging passes with Dani Carvajal before producing a superb finish into the bottom corner, albeit via a slight deflection. However, the former Premier League stars also criticised Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas for trying to save the strike with his right hand. Miralem Pjanic, and Gonzalo Higuain both pulling excellent stops from the Real Madrid goalkeeper .

Sports Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during HBO show
Author: 0 Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during HBO show

Maher was being skewered for using the word and Sasse was taking heat for not calling Maher out on his comment. The network did not point out whether Maher will be suspended. In a statement Saturday, HBO called Maher's comment "completely inexcusable and tasteless". "No, it's a joke", Maher insisted. Netflix's Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks shared McKesson's furor at what Maher said , writing on Twitter: "Unacceptable".

Sports Ronaldo double sinks Juventus as Real Madrid wins Champions League
Author: 0 Ronaldo double sinks Juventus as Real Madrid wins Champions League

What everyone who likes football wants to see is to see a great final. This is the sixth time Ronaldo has clinched the top-scorer prize in the Champions League-not to mention his fifth time in succession. But Juventus' dreams of a first Champions League title in 21 years ended in heartbreak as Madrid upped the ante, regaining their lead as Casemiro's 30-yard drive flew home via a deflection.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo bags brace as Real Madrid clinch Champions League

Few people can remember what happened in the 2005 Champions League final prior to Liverpool's incredible comeback, but before it all went wrong for them, Milan were very impressive. Ronaldo's effort was eclipsed seven minutes later by one of the all-time great final goals. Few footballers have made the pursuit of personal goals so advantageous to their team, few men have done so much for their team by being so focused on individual targets.

Author: 0 Ronaldo nets 600th career goal in Champions League final triumph

I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half. Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes was to prove crucial in Real's winning of their twelfth European Cup. Despite having his back to goal and seeing defenders closing him down, he somehow sent a remarkable, acrobatic right-footed strike looping over Real keeper Keylor Navas, and Juventus were level.

Sports LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with slur — Sports Briefly
Author: 0 LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with slur — Sports Briefly

We're told investigators are looking for security footage from neighbors which may show the perpetrator. "When officers arrived, the slur was painted over", Sandoval wrote in an email. James responded to the incident during his media session Wednesday. The 14-year-olds mother wanted an example to be made of what happened and held an open-casket funeral for her son.

Sports Benched! Earnhardt forced to scrap Eagles car at Pocono
Author: 0 Benched! Earnhardt forced to scrap Eagles car at Pocono

However, the National Football League called an illegal procedure. Instead, it will have a traditional Axalta paint scheme. "Without doubt, we are deeply disappointed that the Axalta All-Pro Teachers vehicle will not run", Axalta said in a joint statement Friday with the Eagles ( via ESPN ).

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice in Real Madrid's 4-1 Champions League win

Italian champions Juve made an imposing start with three early shots fired at Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas, although Zinedine Zidane's side took full advantage of their first opening when Ronaldo clinically side-footed home Dani Carvajal's cut back on a counter-attack in the 20th minute.

Sports Kyrie Irving senses difference in Cleveland Cavaliers' postseason run
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving senses difference in Cleveland Cavaliers' postseason run

LeBron James finished with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists in the Cavaliers' rout of the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time ). During the course of the quarter, the Celtics began to display instances of frustration, most notably a technical foul assessed to Gerald Green . It wouldn't be quite insane to think the Boston could secure the Game 5 at home.

Author: 0 Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators staved off elimination and set the stage for a dramatic finish in the Eastern Conference Final with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night. So with an O/U count of 3-2-1 in this series there has been little consistency. Unlike the Senators, the Penguins are in very familiar territory. He doesn't have a goal, but Malkin does have six assists in six Game 7's.

Sports Cabrera, Martinez lead Tigers in 15-5 win over White Sox
Author: 0 Cabrera, Martinez lead Tigers in 15-5 win over White Sox

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmerman (4-4, 6.47 ERA) will pitch for the Tigers, six days after losing to Gonzalez and the White Sox. "This is really tough to swallow, because I thought I had good stuff today", Gonzalez said. "That's a great offence, and they are going to hurt you when you make that many mistakes". Zimmermann's rocky campaign continued in a loss at Chicago on Sunday, when he gave up a season-high seven runs on eight hits over five innings.

Author: 0 Juventus' Mario Mandzukic buries one of best goals in Champions League history

There is also the Juventus back line of Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli who have formed what has to be one of the strongest defences in the world this season. Real made a sluggish start to the final and while they took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo 's low finish they were soon pegged back by Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead kick.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble 'unhappy' with Edgbaston practice facility

He bowls what I call the "Pakistani Yorker" nearly at will. "As a professional, you have to take it as a game", Azhar said, trying to avoid unnecessary pressure ahead of big match . In the ICC events, India have always dominated Pakistan . For all the undertones and the importance of the match on both sides of the world, the action of the field and passion in the stands is not about to be overshadowed.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to Champions League top scorer award

Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was happy to let Ronaldo hog the spotlight, adding: "Everybody knows that Cristiano is very important". The critics who irritated Ronaldo so much in the buildup to Saturday's final were silenced in emphatic style with two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus that gave Madrid a record-extending 12th European crown.

Author: 0 Ronaldo Makes History As Real Win 12th Champions League Title

Although it was Real who opened the scoring through the clinical Ronaldo, the first half belonged to Juventus and, specifically, Mario Mandzukic, whose stunning overhead strike leveled the match for the Italians. Casemiro made it 2-1 after 61 minutes when his defelcted long-range wrong-footed veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon - who has now lost in three finals - and Ronaldo swept in the third at the near post after a great run and cross by Luka Modric.

Sports Like a knife in my side - Woakes frustrated by tournament-ending injury
Author: 0 Like a knife in my side - Woakes frustrated by tournament-ending injury

Then less than 24 hours later, after scans at close of play, an England and Wales Cricket Board statement confirmed what everyone suspected - that he will play no further part in the tournament. "I finished two overs but it was probably on the third or fourth ball of the second over that it felt like something had become tight in my side", Woakes said.

Author: 0 PGA Tour commissioner says Tiger Woods is like family

He originally said he was coming from "L.A." and on his way to "Orange County" before stating that he had no idea where he was. Woods said, "No" when asked if he had been drinking. The arresting officer noted Woods' speech was "slow and slurred", and he failed to complete tasks required of a sobriety test "several times". Police also released photos of his vehicle that showed both tires flat with minor damage around the bumpers.

Sports Predators won't announce Game 3 starter
Author: 0 Predators won't announce Game 3 starter

Bonino went to the locker room but returned to finish the game. Now, Saros, in his first National Hockey League season, could face the pressure of starting a crucial Game 3 on home ice in Nashville. The 6-foot-5 Finn, a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist, has enjoyed the two-day break between games. The NHL is also encouraging fans to be mindful of counterfeit merchandise.

Sports Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish
Author: 0 Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler scored 272 runs in the tournament for Mumbai , while all-rounder Ben Stokes starred for Pune with a maiden Twenty20 century and 12 wickets, but neither was playing in the final after being recalled for the upcoming one-day worldwide series against South Africa.

Author: 0 Man United 'not aware' of £60m Real Madrid offer for De Gea

The FC crew assess Man United's style of play under Jose Mourinho after criticism from Ajax after the Europa League final . Along with that, Manchester United has qualified for the UEFA Champions League , meaning their is no competitive reason for David De Gea to want to force a move.

Author: 0 Final will be a Real close call: Zidane

Take back to 1998 and it was - against all odds - Jupp Heynckes' Real side that were crowned champions of Europe, with Montenegrin striker Pedrag Mijatovic netting what proved to be the decisive goal against a Juventus side featuring Madrid's current boss Zinedine Zidane in a star-studded midfield that also included the likes of Didier Deschamps and Edgar Davids.

Author: 0 Ticket prices soaring through the roof for Champions League Final

Legendary Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon has a chance to win the first Champions League title of his storied career. Ronaldo says he believes Juve's defence has weaknesses, but that could be key for Max Allegri's men who will look to exploit the spaces as Real venture forward.

Author: 0 Penguins up 2-0, but center iffy

You know the numbers by now: a.788 save percentage at even-strength (7 goals on 33 shots) and a.777 save percentage overall in two losses to the Penguins , getting pulled from Game 2 . Hagelin has just one goal in 11 playoff games this year. Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette answers questions during a news conference Thursday, June 1, 2017 , in Nashville, Tenn .

Author: 0 Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French

Meanwhile, caused an early stoppage. The 2015 champion has yet to drop a set in the 2017 tournament, but this time he came close to conceding the first, which the unpredictable Italian failed to serve out before losing in a one-sided tiebreak.

Author: 0 Man Utd legend Giggs tells fans Griezmann deal not dead

The Madrid rivals had each served the first part of their bans in January this year, although Los Blancos are free to do business as usual during the off-season after CAS halved their suspension upon appeal in December. "The club has the commitment of the players and coaching staff to continue competing at the same level next season, despite this decision that is evidently detrimental to us".

Author: 0 Adam Silver doesn't think Cavs, Warriors have disrupted NBA's 'competitive balance'

There have been marquee finals match ups in the past decade. All the newcomers remembered watching these two teams square off the past two Junes as fans. The more things changed, the more things stayed the same. There was Golden State winning its first title since 1975 when the Warriors bested a short-handed Cavaliers squad missing Irving and Kevin Love on Cleveland's home court in 2015.

Author: 0 Garcia sets up all-French 4th round in Paris

The Scot had battled back from a break down to get to the tie-break, during which a back-and-forth battle saw both men squander set points until Del Potro thought he had escaped another one with a fierce shot down the line. Before arriving in Paris, he had lost seven of his 23 tour matches. Following them onto Court Philippe Chatrier will be No. 15 Gael Monfils and No.

Sports India hold edge against Pakistan: Afridi
Author: 0 India hold edge against Pakistan: Afridi

Chetan Sharma attempted to bowl a yorker but ended up bowling a waist-high full-toss. Hosts England , who were the losing finalists in the last edition in 2013, are among the favourites this time because of their current form and the fact that that they are playing in their home conditions.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors sweep San Antonio Spurs to reach NBA Finals

The Spurs had led the Warriors before Leonard exited in the third quarter of that game, and San Antonio never recovered. Kyle Anderson led the Spurs with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Conversely, the Spurs were very cold in the first half of the period. Still, coach Mike Brown knows better execution will be critical in the Finals.

Author: 0 Google marks ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

To promote cricket in an Associate Nation, the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) had made a decision to launch the event, then named the ICC Knock Out Tournament and popularly known as Mini World Cup, and Bangladesh capitalised on the opportunities with both hands despite the country suffering its worst floods in living memory, inundating two-thirds of the country for an unprecedented eleven weeks.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017, Australia vs New Zealand: Match Abandoned Due to Rain

Even though skipper Steven Smith has indicated that the team is unlikely to feature all four pacemen, some reports claim that Australia could go thar route on faster and bouncier pitches. He registered his ninth one-day-international century in a knock that included eight fours and two sixes, before being run out on 100. Cummins , however, had already proved expensive by the time rain stopped play with New Zealand 67 for one midway through the 10th over.

Sports Google Doodle celebrates ICC Champions Trophy with insanely addictive game
Author: 0 Google Doodle celebrates ICC Champions Trophy with insanely addictive game

Tamim scored 128 off 142 balls, featuring in a 166-run stand for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim , who was out for 79 straight after Tamim departed. On the cut-off date , Australia were ranked number one followed by India and South Africa . "I will see when your broadcaster is not involved, your point will be well taken if you opt out of ICC matches too", said Aamir Sohail.

Sports National Football League touchdown celebration rules loosened by Roger Goodell
Author: 0 National Football League touchdown celebration rules loosened by Roger Goodell

Will this allow for more tie games? Another notable rule change is overtime being shortened from a 15-minute period down to a 10-minute period, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports . Other rules that have significant impact on players and teams alike, include the new IR designation, overtime rules, and penalties for on-field celebrations .

Author: 0 Fans in near-stampede in Turin as Champions League match

It is battle for supremacy as Real Madrid tackle Juventus in today's UEFA Champions league final . Credit must go to Luka Modric for the assist, stealing in ahead of Mario Mandzukic to reclaim the ball and burst to the by-line, swinging a ball across where Ronaldo lay to send a finish past the stranded Buffon.

Author: 0 Real Madrid defeats Juventus to defend Champions League title

Juventus had the first real crack at goal as Miralem Pjanic struck a volley from the edge of the area only for Keylor Navas to make a good save low to his right to keep the scoreline unchanged. But within seven minutes, Ronaldo was shaking his head with a scowl after seeing an equalizer of individual brilliance. Mario Mandzukic made it 1-1 before half-time with a sensational goal.

Sports LeBron James responds to hate crime at his LA home
Author: 0 LeBron James responds to hate crime at his LA home

As a child of the '60s, I recall being made aware of what had happened a decade earlier, and how Till, a Chicago native who was visiting relatives in MS, was only 14 years old when he was abducted and lynched. " We've got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African Americans until we feel equal in America ", James said . James is not saying that he and Till went through the exact same thing, but what he is saying, in very eloquent and powerful terms, is that what happened ...

Sports American Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dies
Author: 0 American Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dies

Nicky Hayden , once dubbed the "Kentucky Kid" of Moto GP, died today after a bicycle crash in Italy. Authorities in Italy opened an investigation into the accident that injured Hayden . He left the MotoGP series at the end of 2015 to compete in the rival Superbike World Championship (still with Honda), winning the second race in Malaysia a year ago and placing fifth in the championship.

Author: 0 Del Potro shows sporting spirit, closes in on Murray clash

He is hopeful he will be fit to face Murray, who needed more than three and a half hours to quell the challenge of Martin Klizan. But the last few months have obviously been tough, not been a lot of good stuff going on out there. My prediction before Del Potro's injury was for Del Potro to win because I think Murray has been searching for form but now I have to believe Murray is physically stronger than his opponent and ready to play better.

Sports Oracle Team USA beat New Zealand, win America's Cup qualifier
Author: 0 Oracle Team USA beat New Zealand, win America's Cup qualifier

A ideal pre-start enhanced their chances of victory as they raced clear of Oracle Team USA heading towards the first mark. The new breed of craft competing for the oldest trophy in worldwide sport lifts out of the water on hydrofoils, so far "flying" at speeds of more than 40 knots.

Author: 0 Cavs vow more aggressive, decisive play against Warriors

Durant has scored at least 25 points in each of his six career Finals games , losing in his only other appearance to LeBron and Miami in 2012. James said he would do his best to be ready for the series opener when his mind was elsewhere, concerned for his wife and children back in Ohio.

Sports Jutanugarn takes No. 1 spot; Creamer, Kim lead in New Jersey
Author: 0 Jutanugarn takes No. 1 spot; Creamer, Kim lead in New Jersey

Swede Anna Nordqvist made a flying start in her quest for a three-peat as she surged into the first-round lead at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey on Friday. Moriya Jutanugarn , Jeong Eun Lee , Jenny Shin and Jennifer Song were tied for second, and Paula Creamer, Pornanong Phatlum and In-Kyung Kim followed at 66.

Sports Mugello MotoGP: Maverick Vinales denies Valentino Rossi home pole
Author: 0 Mugello MotoGP: Maverick Vinales denies Valentino Rossi home pole

Rossi , 38, known on the circuit as " The Doctor ", was discharged from the hospital last weekend after treatment for chest and stomach injuries he suffered while training in motocross. Five Ducatis were in action in Q2, with test rider and wildcard Michele Pirro qualifying fourth, Jorge Lorenzo seventh and Aspar satellite rider Alvaro Bautista eighth ahead of Petrucci.

Sports Kyle Edmund's French Open campaign at an end
Author: 0 Kyle Edmund's French Open campaign at an end

Edmund has also caught a break as he gets to play Kevin Anderson , who appears to be rounding into form after plenty of injury woes, as opposed to the seeded Nick Kyrgios who struggled to keep on terms with the rangy South African. The 31-year-old is one of the tallest players on tour at 6ft 8in and has a serve to match. Anderson had been closer to a break in the opening set and he had five break points in Edmund's first four service games of the third.

Sports Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell
Author: 0 Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

Although both sides went looking for a victor, it did not look likely to arrive until Mandzukic won a set-piece for Pjanic to brilliantly plant on Kean's head at the death, the teenager becoming the first player born in the 21st century to score in Serie A.

Sports We have plans in place for Kohli, says Pakistan skipper Sarfraz
Author: 0 We have plans in place for Kohli, says Pakistan skipper Sarfraz

India's pacers have repayed the faith shown in their promise over the years but Pakistan's have taken the opposite route. In the bowling department, Pakistan has Mohammad Amir. It will be interesting if Yuvraj, who couldn't play the warm-up games, is fit for the "Battle Royale". Yuvraj, however, has been a part of the practice sessions thereafter and could still make it in time for the big game.

Sports Tennis is full of gays, says Margaret Court
Author: 0 Tennis is full of gays, says Margaret Court

Sam Stosur , formerly ranked no. 4, also insinuated that tennis players might refuse to play at next year's Open because of Court. "So I think if something was going to be happening and the players come to an agreement, if they think the name should be changed or whatever, that should be decided before the event, before the event starts".