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Author: 0 Real Madrid win Champions League final, defeating Juventus 4 - 1

The game which started with massive attack from Juventus in the first 5 minutes saw Real Madrid pick up pace and opened the scoresheet in the 20th minute with a goal by Ronaldo . [Gianluigi] Buffon and (Andrea) Barzagli will still be with us next year and they still have a lot to give us. Also, the 31-year-old has now scored 600 goals for club and country after he scored the second goal for Madrid against the Italian giants.

Sports Champions Trophy tougher than World Cup, says Virat Kohli
Author: 0 Champions Trophy tougher than World Cup, says Virat Kohli

Kohli said that his side will not head into the Champions Trophy thinking that they are the defending champions and that they would just try to enjoy the games. The Indian cricket team is in high spirits and according to skipper Virat Kohli , thanks to the IPL . "But they have managed to continue that mindset pretty well, I don't see anyone taking a backwards step at any stage of the game, and that is pretty fantastic to see".

Author: 0 Record-breaking Real Madrid retain Champions League title

Supporters of Juventus and Real Madrid mixed in a friendly atmosphere at the festival in Cardiff Bay on Saturday afternoon ahead of the game's big kick-off at the National Stadium of Wales. Former Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain tested Keylor Navas early on with a 25-yard drive, before the goalkeeper had to make a terrific one-handed save to keep out a powerful Miralem Pjanic strike from a similar distance.

Author: 0 Two-goal Ronaldo gives Real 12th European title

Juventus fans watching the Champions League final have rushed out of a Turin piazza in panic in what news reports said was an apparent false alarm. "It's very hard to reach the Champions League final two years running, but we did that". Zidane got one back, but it was Juventus who advanced to a final they lost to AC Milan.

Author: 0 Toni Kroos: Every team needs a Cristiano Ronaldo

But Real made it three wins in four seasons to become the first back-to-back European champions since Milan won the trophy in 1990. Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi to the Champions league top scorer award after netting twice in the final against Juventus.

Author: 0 Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid to Champions League glory in Cardiff

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. The European title is Real Madrid's 12th, the most of any club - and marks the first time that a team has won in back-to-back years since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant and LeBron James have had remarkably similar careers

James had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the first half, the first time in his career he managed a playoff double-double before halftime. But then again, no other team in history had the power of a toaster behind them. "We have to do a better job of playing with more pace, attacking more and they do a good job of switching out on pin downs". Against a team the quality of the Warriors , that's not going to cut it.

Author: 0 The Golden State Warriors are vulnerable in Game 1

LeBron couldn't when he left Cleveland. Since he's been gone the Warriors have faced few challenges, and are heading into the Finals undefeated. Focusing specifically on Game 1 of the NBA Finals over the past 26 years, the Under has been a profitable 9-15-1 O/U since 1991.

Author: 0 Real Madrid become first club to retain Champions League

Played a trademark long ball to find Sandro for Mandzukic's brilliant equaliser, but, together with Chiellini, was somewhat culpable for Ronaldo's first and second, as Juve's vaunted rearguard were undone by Madrid's energy and sharp interplay.

Sports MLB Predictions: Will the Angels win their series vs
Author: 0 MLB Predictions: Will the Angels win their series vs

He left the game in the middle of the sixth, and the Angels said X-rays showed no fracture. WHITE SOX 7, TIGERS 3 Miguel Gonzalez took a ideal game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and host Chicago defeated Detroit.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Real Madrid's Ronaldo delivers against Juventus when it matters

Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid ahead with a first-time finish from 16 yards before Mario Mandzukic equalised from just inside the area with a sensational overhead kick beyond Keylor Navas. The Frenchman recalled previous criticism when he said: "I don't want to say I'm very good because before I was scandalously bad as a coach and now I'm supposed to be the best".

Sports Denver Post sportswriter let go after tweet about Indy 500 victor
Author: 0 Denver Post sportswriter let go after tweet about Indy 500 victor

Terry Frei , a sports reporter for the Denver Post , sent the questionable tweet shortly after Japanese race auto driver Takuma Sato hailed victory in the illustrious Indy 500 . "But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes". The race predates not only World War II, but also World War I.

Sports Cornet, Garcia advance in boost for home fans at French Open
Author: 0 Cornet, Garcia advance in boost for home fans at French Open

Down 3-5, Murray saved a set point before fending off another set point when del Potro served for the opener at 5-4. "Del Potro had a big issue on the backhand side with his side as Murray was able to return so effectively on second serves, which put a lot of pressure on his first serve on that side".

Sports Turkey slams United States over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards
Author: 0 Turkey slams United States over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards

The incident added to the already strained ties between the US and Turkey — two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who are at odds over a USA policy to back Syrian Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State group in Syria. Someone also remind the Turkish government that in America we have the right to peaceful assembly and protest. One video also shows Erdogan getting out of his vehicle and watching the confrontation along with some of his advisers.

Sports Murray advances to second round of French Open
Author: 0 Murray advances to second round of French Open

It seemed like it could be a very hard afternoon for the world number one when Russian Kuznetsov, ranked 73, won the second set. "Physically I felt good", Murray said. The No. 3 seed kept up his momentum in Paris . "So that was very positive for me with a lot of the issues I've had this year, to come through a match like that in the heat is very positive".

Author: 0 UEFA Champions League final live, Juventus vs Real Madrid, live football score

Real gradually settled, however, and scored with their first chance after a trigonometric build-up. "You can say today is an historic day for all Madrid fans, for the players and for myself", Zidane said. 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.

Sports Dashcam video of Tiger Woods' arrest
Author: 0 Dashcam video of Tiger Woods' arrest

In the video the officer can be heard asking Woods, "you know where you are going?", to which Woods replied, "No". The V12 engine of the luxury sedan was running, the brake lights were on and the right turn signal had also been left on.

Sports Nick Fairley reportedly has serious heart issue
Author: 0 Nick Fairley reportedly has serious heart issue

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, in a text to The Associated Press, would not specify Fairley's condition, nor did he offer comment on whether Fairley has a heart issue. Fairley was a star at Auburn and a former first-round pick of the Detroit Lions . Fairley left the Lions after four seasons to sign with the Rams in 2015, but finished the year on injured reserve.

Sports Warriors star Stephen Curry a different player this NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors star Stephen Curry a different player this NBA Finals

CBS finished third in the demo with a 0.8 but second in viewers with 4.4 million. And for those interested in the actual game , the Warriors won. This is definitely going to be a track meet between both teams. Thompson's defensive prowess was evident in Golden State's 113-91 victory in Game 1 on Thursday night when Cavaliers players shot 1 for 12 when Thompson was the primary defender, according to ESPN .

Author: 0 Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid to historic Champions League victory

Mario Mandzukic answered with an extraordinary first-half overhead kick, but Juventus faded after the break and ended up well beaten - especially after substitute Juan Cuadrado was harshly sent off late on. Asked about his critics and a season in which he has occasionally been whistled by Madrid fans, Ronaldo said: "It's not a moment to speak about the fans, I spoke about this already.

Author: 0 Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2

Last night's broadcast, in which the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers by 22 points after opening up a commanding third quarter lead, delivered a strong 12.4 metered market rating. 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.

Sports Virat Kohli denies reports of rift with coach
Author: 0 Virat Kohli denies reports of rift with coach

Both history and form are with India as they take on Pakistan in the Champions Trophy here today. "They are just snapping at the heals of the top four and it is going to take performances from Kane Williamson or Ross Taylor and they can easily qualify into that semi-final and then it would be just two games".

Author: 0 Wozniacki and Djokovic clash with umpires

Clearly Nikoloz Basilashvili had come to face Rafa Nadal with a plan but, like Mike Tyson said, everybody has a plan until they're punched in the face. Nobody plays much attention to Raonic during the clay-court season, mainly because his serve-based game is so much better suited to hard courts. What did I say? Mladenovic then held to love for 5-5 to turn the match around.

Author: 0 Predators beat Penguins 5-1, trail Cup Final 2-1

The Predators have tapped a star to sing the national anthem before each playoff game , starting with Carrie Underwood , wife of captain Mike Fisher , to Luke Brian, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood. Neal made it 3-1 with 22.6 seconds left in the second, banking the puck off Murray's left arm for his first goal in the series and sixth of the playoffs.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017 preview: England vs Bangladesh

England traditionally goes into One-Day International tournaments flying under the radar, being the underdogs, and their performances over the years (they have never won a global 50-over tournament) have justified that. Irfan, who was part of the victorious India side which lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013, said the mantra of success in English conditions is to hit the seam well, which he felt the in-form Indian pacers, led by Mohammed Shami , are capable of.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Lanka opt to field against Proteas

It proved costly as du Plessis and Amla went to make 145 for the second wicket before Pradeep, back for a second spell, finally got his man for 75. South Africa eased to a 96-run victory over Sri Lanka . South Africa started slowly after losing the toss, scoring 32 runs in the first 10 overs before Quinton de Kock departed for 23 after edging a Nuwan Pradeep delivery to wicketkeeper Dickwella.

Author: 0 Jason Whitlock Has Puzzling Take On LeBron James And Racism

Whitlock biggest problem seems to be LeBron comparing the incident to the death of Emmett Till, an African-American teenager who was brutality murdered in MS in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. "LeBron needs to quit embracing his victimhood because he's not a victim and it's a bad message for black people", Whitlock said. "It's not tough being Jason Whitlock ".

Sports Security beefed up for India-Pakistan Champions Trophy tie
Author: 0 Security beefed up for India-Pakistan Champions Trophy tie

Bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan have now been suspended for all means and purposes. "And I believe that Virat Kohli will depend a lot on Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar , possibly two of the best death bowlers in world cricket, to bowl well at the end", Laxman told IANS.

Sports Virat Kohli dismisses rift with coach Anil Kumble ahead of Pakistan clash
Author: 0 Virat Kohli dismisses rift with coach Anil Kumble ahead of Pakistan clash

While India have reached the semis thrice, finals twice and become champions once in 50-over World Cups held in the last two decades, their Pakistani counterparts have only a semi-final appearance in the 2011 edition to boast of. Wahab Riaz, Md. Amir, and Hasan Ali form a potent pace attack, with the teenaged leggie Shadab Khan and left-armer Imad Wasim spin-bowling options.

Author: 0 Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

It was a strong performance from Murray, who has played some close games with del Potro in recent history. The world number one needed 83 minutes to take the opening set but then surged to victory to set up a last 16 clash with either John Isner or Karen Khachanov .

Author: 0 Ronaldo celebrates UCL win with Ferguson

Three minutes later Ronaldo added his second of the night from close range to make it 3-1 - his 600th career goal. As a team we played very good in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and today but at the end you need a guy to score to win this title and he did.

Sports Terry pays tribute to Chelsea fans ahead of farewell
Author: 0 Terry pays tribute to Chelsea fans ahead of farewell

However, according to The Guardian newspaper, it has now emerged that Paddy Power had taken bets on Terry being substituted between 26:00 and 26:59, at odds of 100-1. "They know what it means to me and they have given me an unbelievable send off and one I'll never forget". The timing of the event - which was linked to Terry's No.26 jersey - sparked questioned marks over whether the game been illegally halted, with the player lambasted after it emerged he came up with the idea to showcase ...

Author: 0 Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 to win the Champions League

But as it turns out, the squad will earn more than just historic silverware for their efforts, as Marca reports the squad negotiated some very lucrative bonus payouts. Real also continued the trend that the team to score first wins, becoming the ninth champion of the past 11 to win when scoring first. "I'm really happy with how things have gone for me and the great year that we've had as a team", he said.

Author: 0 Cavaliers vow to improve after Game 1 drubbing

Warriors acting coach Mike Brown expects a better showing Sunday from the Cavaliers . Putting LeBron's back to the basket is something he's not the most comfortable with, but it would be a look that could pose some issues for Golden State.

Sports Best coach in the world? Zidane thinks not but confirms Madrid stay
Author: 0 Best coach in the world? Zidane thinks not but confirms Madrid stay

Here, Press Association Sport examines some of the talking points from a thrilling night in Cardiff. No team collects European trophies as ruthlessly as Real Madrid. At the age of 39 years and 126 days, the Italy worldwide would have replaced compatriot Paolo Maldini as the oldest player to win the Champions League had Juventus become European champions for the first time since 1996.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Hashim Amla hits ton against spirited Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka responded well and had South Africa shaking at times, but they could only muster 203 for nine as their challenge faded, with quick-fire wickets early on halting momentum. Stand-in captain Upul Tharanga elected to bowl first after winning the toss but South Africa piled up a huge total of 299 for six, thanks to Amla and du Plessis.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant crush Cavs

It is what it is. "We have to figure out how to combat that". "But that's what stands out". Cleveland committed 20 turnovers and allowed 27 fastbreak points. "We talked about going into the series, a lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals , kind of back and forth, and you're not going to see insane celebrations, you're not going to see us getting ahead of ourselves", said Curry, who shot 6-of-11 from three and is now shooting 44 per cent from deep in the ...

Author: 0 Nashville helps Preds' celebrate history with 1st Cup Final

He isn't the first elite goaltender to look average against Pittsburgh this postseason. That kind of shooting success is hard to sustain over 82 games but not impossible considering the firepower the Penguins have in Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.

Author: 0 Real Madrid reign supreme on record-breaking night as Juventus challenge fades

Although the first-half appeared the two teams were equally matched, the second half proved a different story as Juventus had no answer for a dominating Madrid squad. The Bianconeri coach said: "I'd just like to say that we feel for what happened to our fans in Turin. We live football for this and tonight we're all delighted".

Author: 0 Thompson makes up for slump on defense

Lue is not anxious about Tristan Thompson disappearing in Game 1 as he did in the series opener. He had won consecutive MVP awards, but his performance in the Finals fell far below his standard. Curry whipped his mouthpiece into the stands in Game 6 and drew an ejection. "I'm just trying to be the best me I can be", Durant said. If anything, he looks fresh.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Remain Undefeated

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. While the overall consensus was players have every right to suit up for whatever team they choose, there was some backlash that came with this decision as well.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli not taking Pakistan lightly

For India and Pakistan , this is their first match in the Champions Trophy, and they will be keen to start well. "No global game comes easy to you, you have to work hard for it and it will be the same against India ". Since 1952, India and Pakistan have played 15 Test series and 17 ODI series. Missing the services of explosive opener Sharjeel Khan, who is now facing a tribunal for spot-fixing and could face a life ban if found guilty, and Umar Akmal, booted out of the squad and ...

Author: 0 Real Madrid defeats Juventus in UEFA Champions League final

It was a game-winner, while Mandžukić's goal was an equalizer. "We knew we were playing a really strong team ". Juventus impressed in the first-half, with their trademark defensive solidity keeping Madrid at bay for long periods. Juve might have been rocked but they surged again, producing a superb team move at the end of which Mandzukic scored one of the great Champions League final goals.

Author: 0 Djokovic dodges disaster, Nadal rolls at French Open

In the women's draw , Spanish holder Garbine Muguruza faces local hero Kristina Mladenovic on Suzanne Lenglen Court while 10th-seeded Venus Williams takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky. Steve Johnson, still grieving the recent death of his father, lost to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3 in the third round of the French Open.

Sports Ringling Brothers streams final circus performance
Author: 0 Ringling Brothers streams final circus performance

Producers removed elephants from the show's performances a year ago, and Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said ticket sales dropped drastically. The Danguir high wire troupe performs during a show, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Mustafa Danguir is the first in his family to perform in the circus.

Author: 0 Sailing-Japan beat France in testing America's Cup conditions

In this photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Great Britain's Land Rover BAR crewmen compete against Groupama Team France (not shown) during America's Cup qualifying on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Thursday. We really set things up nicely with that start against Dean who has been one of the strongest starters in the regatta so far. "We are working on that".

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators - 6/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Saturday night is game night for both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators , but each team faces vastly different paths forward depending on how round three of the Stanley Cup Final plays out at Bridgestone Arena . Well, there hasn't been many positives for the Predators in this series so far, but I think things will turn tonight. Suddenly, Nashville was on top - and they never trailed again.

Author: 0 Murray fells Del Potro in Paris

Murray held off an offensive assault from the 29th-seeded del Potro of Argentina 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 at Court Philippe Chatrier in a tense clay-court match that lasted two hours and 53 minutes. The loss of the opening set seemed to deflate Del Potro, and Murray won 7-6 (8) 7-5 6-0 to advance to the fourth round at Roland Garros . The left-hander blasted 31 winners as he took just 93 minutes to dismiss Uruguayan 22nd seed Pablo Cuevas 6-2 6-2 6-3 and book a likely showdown with Japanese ...