Author: 0 Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time

It marked yet more disappointment on the biggest stage in European club football for veteran Buffon, who also lost the 2003 and 2015 deciders to AC Milan and Barcelona respectively. I have to thank them. And to compound their misery, Asensio beat Buffon again as the 39-year-old goalkeeper missed out on a first European title. The pressure finally told when Casemiro's speculative shot found its way into the bottom corner, with the ball flicking off Sami Khedira's heels and spinning beyond ...

Author: 0 Australia should target Bangladesh bowling, says Maxwell

The right-arm quick has taken 102 wickets in 69 one-day internationals at a strike-rate of 34.8. He found himself in Woakes" shoes already, stepping in to help bowl the "death' overs and picking up two big wickets with successive deliveries in the 45th as Bangladesh centurion Tamim Iqbal and third-wicket partner Mushfiqur Rahim both departed.

Author: 0 Murray ousts Del Potro

It looked a nightmare draw against a player falsely low in the rankings as he continues to work his way back up after wrist problems that nearly ended his career. "Too much frustration", he said of his reaction. " Each set I began to play better and I made adjustments during the match that helped me which is very positive ".

Author: 0 Barcelona set to name Valverde as new head coach

The 53-year-old Spaniard takes the reins from Luis Enrique , another former Barca player, who indicated in March that he would be a taking a year's break from management. However, Barca have struggled at times this season, with bitter rivals Real Madrid getting the better of them in La Liga , while in the Champions League they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Juventus.

Author: 0 England bring in Finn as Woakes' replacement

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that the key seamer would play no further part in the tournament. Australia's bid to open the Champions Trophy group stage with a win were thwarted by heavy rain against New Zealand on Friday.

Sports Fans in Birmingham decorate double-decker bus to support Team Pakistan
Author: 0 Fans in Birmingham decorate double-decker bus to support Team Pakistan

But in age of ever more aggressive batting and ever higher strike rates, his figures look old-fashioned - a criticism that has been made of Pakistan's overall approach to white-ball cricket as it's now played. Laxman relished the prospect of India's opener against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. England , Australia and South Africa. "Wahab Riaz has started bowling today so hopefully he'll be ready to go by the time the match comes", said Azhar.

Author: 0 Convicted Murderer Gets Reprieve in Court

Arthur, 75, was put to death for the 1982 murder of his lover's husband after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution, spurring a dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor , report the Washington Post , and the Montgomery Advertiser .

Sports Alabama inmate fights to halt execution, 'won't give up'
Author: 0 Alabama inmate fights to halt execution, 'won't give up'

Convicted Muscle Shoals murderer Tommy Arthur was executed at about midnight Thursday. "Three times Tommy Arthur was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death". "I am asking you, with as much emphasis as I can, to please give me the death penalty", he told the court, according to a transcript. Lawyers for Tommy Arthur filed the request Tuesday night with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals .

Author: 0 Zidane team talk was key to victory, says Ronaldo

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with his family and the trophy after winning the Uefa Champions League Final at The National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff June 3, 2017. Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles. I'm very happy - an incredible season, we've won trophies.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard rebuffs Real Madrid rumours in latest quotes

I'm very happy. You can see [from my performances] on the pitch that I'm happy. According to Martin Lipton of The Sun , La Liga champions Real Madrid are likely to break the transfer record to sign Chelsea winger Eden Hazard as they are willing to shell out £100 million to secure the player's services.

Author: 0 'Insatiable' Real Madrid hailed masters of Europe

In an exceptional career in which he keeps rewriting the record books, Ronaldo netted twice in Cardiff to become the first player in the 25 seasons of the Champions League era to score in three finals. Modric sped to the byline on the right and crossed and Ronaldo darted ahead of Bonucci at the near post to guide a shot past Buffon. Zidane's half-time talk clearly did the trick, as Real Madrid dominated the second 45 minutes.

Sports Real Madrid 'simply better' than Juventus, says Dani Alves
Author: 0 Real Madrid 'simply better' than Juventus, says Dani Alves

Juventus were still hopeful of winning the trophy for the first time in 21 years as they reached the interval at 1-1, but Real found several extra gears to streak away and become the first club in the Champions League era to lift the trophy in successive seasons.

Author: 0 Real Madrid Wins Champions League Battle With a 4-1 Victory

For all the talk of tactics, the threat posed by the Italian champions and the romantic notion of Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finally claiming a Champions League winner's medal, Ronaldo yet again found a way to hog the headlines. It is always hard in the Champions League final - they had conceded just three goals all competition, and today four". It's incredible. It's another wonderful season.

Author: 0 Gareth Bale celebrates UEFA Champions League title at home

Zinedine Zidane's side became the first team to win the competition in consecutive seasons in its modern format thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Serie A champions in Cardiff . I told them to continue with what we were doing, but putting more pressure on them and playing with more width. Juventus had conceded just three goals in 12 games before the final and were unlucky as two of Madrid's goals came from deflections.

Author: 0 Real Madrid win Champions League

Those doubters underestimated Zidane's inner resolve and the huge respect he was held in by Madrid's players. "Kings 12 times", splashed La Razon, while Spain's oldest newspaper, ABC, wrote " Real Madrid without limits". "The first half was hard, but in the second we were quickly superior". "We are disappointed", goalkeeper Buffon said in comments published on the website of European governing body UEFA.

Author: 0 Cavaliers must slow the Warriors at rim

Durant, Curry ( who had 28 points and 10 assists in Game 1), Green and Klay Thompson would all be the best player on most National Basketball Association teams' rosters, and yet all four of them are on the same roster now, and it's been pretty much a foregone conclusion that, barring injury, Golden State would be the NBA's best team this year.

Author: 0 We were powerless to resist Real firepower, says Allegri

Not only so, the second goal edged him past Lionel Messi, as the highest goal-scorer for the fifth consecutive time in a Champions League campaign. "I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season", Ronaldo, who has benefited from playing fewer games than in previous campaigns, said as his team mates celebrated.

Author: 0 Forget Durant versus LeBron, it's all Durant-Rihanna now

Smith and Tristan Thompson did. And, while the Cavs rallied from1-3 down to win last year's crown in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, it is not a hole they want to get into again, especially with the Warriors on a 13-0 run to match the NBA's record playoff win streak.

Author: 0 Bale: Madrid have made history

Strikes in each half from Ronaldo made him the first player to score in three finals in the Champions League era, adding to his goals in the 2008 and 2014 showpieces for Manchester United and Real respectively. I prepared for that because things are won at the end of the season", Ronaldo said. [Gianluigi] Buffon and (Andrea) Barzagli will still be with us next year and they still have a lot to give us.

Sports Predators rout Penguins to pull within 2-1 in Stanley Cup Finals
Author: 0 Predators rout Penguins to pull within 2-1 in Stanley Cup Finals

By the time the Preds clinched the Western Conference title, the atmosphere both inside and outside Bridgestone Arena had gotten the attention of the hockey world. Roman Josi finished with three points and embattled netminder Pekke Rinne stopped 27 shots as the Nashville Predators routed Pittsburgh 5-1 Saturday to cut the Penguins lead to 2-1 in the 2017 Stanley Cup finals .

Author: 0 After Game 1 dunkfest, Cavs must slow Warriors at the rim

The sleeve didn't feel right, but Curry joked of his arm wear, "As a little kid I always wanted to be like Allen Iverson and that was the only way I could really come close". "This is what every player wants to be, is the highest level of basketball", Durant said. "He's going to do what he does". But they will have to be wary as Thursday's play was not even the best effort by the Warriors.

Author: 0 Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful Nicolas Almagro

Juan Martin Del Potro again showed himself to be one of tennis' great sportsmen when he comforted distraught second-round opponent Nicolas Almagro at the French Open . Try to think about your family, your baby. And I also hit a lot of balls out there, more than the first-round match. "Today I think I got lucky, because I don't feel good enough with my body", he added.

Sports Arsenal fans want Giroud to leave this summer
Author: 0 Arsenal fans want Giroud to leave this summer

Olivier Giroud bagged a hat-trick as France thumped Paraguay 5-0 in an worldwide friendly on Friday evening. Olivier Giroud scored a superb hat-trick for France on Friday evening in a huge 5-0 win over Paraguay - but Arsenal fans failed to congratulate him on Twitter.

Author: 0 Bale hails Cardiff UCL win as "a dream come true"

Mario Mandzukic , with one of the best goals you will ever see in the Champions League , had equalised for Juventus , after Ronaldo , who else, had opened the scoring for Real Madrid , but once the referee blew the whistle to get the second half started, there was only one team.

Author: 0 Real Madrid retain Champions League after 4-1 win over Juventus

Both Juve and Madrid were playing in their record sixth UEFA Champions League finals , with the Spanish team in the European Cup decider for a 15th time overall. In the face of a formidable Juventus team, he changed this one, too, with two goals on the pitch where we saw him cut Millwall to shreds in an FA Cup final when he was a showboating 19 year-old.

Author: 0 Buffon: It all went wrong for us vs. Real

Casemiro's deflected effort put Madrid ahead and Ronaldo then quickly ended the contest with his second of the night before substitute Marco Asensio capped the night late on. Real Madrid celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff , June 3, 2017.

Author: 0 Police cite 'incident' at London Bridge

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured today in two terror attacks at central London landmarks in which police shot dead three suspects . Chris Jacobs, 52, and his wife Kavita Jacobs, 49, were woken up by police officers banging on their door on the third floor of an apartment building at Borough Market.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant's dunks leave Cavaliers vowing to toughen up in Game 2

This is the kind of ball security that warms the heart of ailing head coach Steve Kerr . He's a factor the Cavs didn't have to deal with in the first two series of this trilogy of Finals and in Game 1 it looked like the Cavs had no idea how to go about containing him.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane hails 'spectacular' year as Real Madrid retain Champions League

Speaking at the postgame news conference at the Principality Stadium, Zidane said his players had deserved to complete the club's first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958. The Bianconeri coach said: "I'd just like to say that we feel for what happened to our fans in Turin". Real Madrid celebrate with the trophy after winning the Uefa Champions League Final at The National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff June 3, 2017.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Bale hails Madrid's history boys

The hands-down rookie of the year in the National Basketball Association before tearing his meniscus later in the season, Embiid could be found watching worldwide football on random occasions, with Real Madrid as his favorite club. "They're both very important players and everyone can give their opinion but it won't influence me", said Zidane. But, regardless of what is to come, Juventus 1 Real Madrid 4 - forever the "Ronaldo Final".

Author: 0 1000 injured in panic after soccer game

Juventus supporters at the Piazza San Carlo in Turin fled in panic during a special event for the Champions League final, fearing an attack after Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal. The vast majority of fans left the square after the alarm and only a few remained until the end of the Champions League final in Cardiff , in which Real Madrid beat Juventus, the Italian football club, 4-1.

Author: 0 UK PM May calls for beefed up terror response after London attack

This is a breaking news update . The three London Bridge attack terrorists were killed within eight minutes of the first call to police , and the emergency services have been praised for their response to the atrocity. After that attack, Britain's official terrorism threat level was raised from "severe" to "critical", meaning an attack may be imminent. Guernsey Police have confirmed the same, meaning an attack is highly likely, but not imminent.

Author: 0 Austin Dillon captures wet Coca-Cola 600 for 1st Cup win

He led a record 392 in 2016 and 131 in 2015. NASCAR then announced that next year's October race, the Bank of America 500, will incorporate the infield's road course (which they have dubbed the "Roval") to produce another unique type of racing.

Author: 0 Rampant Real Thrash Juve, Retain Champions League

And in classic Ronaldo fashion, he referred to himself in the third person. "We played very well in the first half". 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 Zunino's slam, 7 RBIs power Mariners past Rays 9-2
Author: 0 Zunino's slam, 7 RBIs power Mariners past Rays 9-2

There was much more than Motter, though. He delivered that tremendous enjoyment for his team and the 27,933 fans in attendance in the first inning, crushing his second career grand slam to propel the Mariners to an easy 12-4 win. It was the first time since late in the 2012 season that Odorizzi failed to finish at least three innings in a game when he wasn't injured. Rays C Derek Norris was replaced in the middle of the eighth after hobbling off following an at-bat in the top of the inning.

Author: 0 Paris climate accord: Merkel pledges more decisive action for mother earth

Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement . After a speech that attacked China and India, leaving the U.S. in a small club of Paris refuseniks with Nicaragua and Syria, Trump's prospects of winning such acceptance look slim.

Author: 0 Injury blows take gloss off England win

Placed in Group A alongside New Zealand, Bangladesh and England , the reigning World Cup champions face the hard task of adjusting fast to the demands of the 50-over version of the game and to the conditions in England as they try to win the Trophy for a record third time.

Author: 0 Why Another Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals Is Undeniably Great For The NBA

Cleveland's superstar, LeBron James , can rise to even bigger heights with his fourth title. "We've had a great season to this point, a great playoff run". Just can't get discouraged with guys like that - him or Kyrie (Irving). "Two, I wasn't convinced that adding Kevin Durant to the Warriors" loaded mix would be as seamless as Golden State has made it look.

Sports Colton Sissons's hat trick sends Predators past Ducks into Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Colton Sissons's hat trick sends Predators past Ducks into Stanley Cup Final

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, right, presents the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl to the Nashville Predators after the Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup pla. "It probably means I got fired a lot", Laviolette joked about his accomplishment. I still can't say, type or think that phrase without a certain sense on unreality, a sense of really??? "They understand what it is that we're trying to do here, and when that time ...

Author: 0 USA hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack — Putin tells NBC

Petersburg. "Now we can blame it all on him and American imperialism", Putin said, laughing, while addressing reporters in St Petersburg. Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that he believes that American hackers could have interfered in the 2016 US election and been responsible for leaking documents during the campaign.

Author: 0 Rihanna Steals the Show at Game 1 of NBA Finals

That self-appraisal might be a bit harsh, but it's not too far off the mark, because grabbing just four rebounds and failing to score in 22 minutes of Cleveland's 113-91 loss to the Golden State Warriors just isn't good enough. "But it's something I did take notice after the game". "We had a lot of unforced turnovers". It was so long ago, in fact, that the man serving as the coach of the Cavaliers at the time was Mike Brown , the same man who is now interim coach of the Golden ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 12th European Cup title

At the end of the 25th season of the Champions League , Ronaldo is the first player to score in the three of the competition's finals. In a sizzling first half, Cristiano Ronaldo put Real ahead before Mario Mandzukic's incredible overhead kick, one of the great European Cup final goals, deservedly drew Juventus level under the Principality Stadium roof.

Author: 0 United cool interest in Griezmann

But rather than say United, the world's richest football club, should go back in for the talented forward, Wilkins reckons Tottenham Hotspur should break the bank for him. Claiming it had received "discriminatory treatment", Atletico noted that "recently and in a similar case, the penalty was partially lifted". Atletico can sign new players this off-season but they could not play in a competitive match until January.

Author: 0 Mir optimistic on Pakistan's win against India

We have a young team and we will beat Pakistan outrightly", a fan from Jammu and Kashmir said. There is always pressure. He did acknowledge that differences and disagreements could exist in cricket , but said that they were a sign of progress.

Sports Fans injured after firecracker sparks panic in Turin
Author: 0 Fans injured after firecracker sparks panic in Turin

It was initially reported in Italian media that 30-40 people were injured but that number has risen rapidly to 200 and now 400. According to La Republica , about 1,400 people were hurt, eight of which were seriously injured, one child among them.

Sports Giggs: Griezmann still a target for Manchester United
Author: 0 Giggs: Griezmann still a target for Manchester United

Griezmann have an £87m buyout clause in his Atletico deal, but his latest show of support to Atletico was considered by many as the definite sign that he won't be leaving for United this summer. "I'm not so sure if we've heard the end of that [Griezmann to United]", he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports . "Am I bothered by the rumours?" "United need goals.

Sports Real Madrid Wins Champions League Title
Author: 0 Real Madrid Wins Champions League Title

At half time, Zidane's team talk was most probably tactical. Real Madrid put out a dominant display to march to a historic 12th UEFA Champions League title with a 4-1 win over Juventus on Saturday evening. For Cristiano Ronaldo , a triumph would be his fourth on the European stage (three with Real), which would bring him level with individual rival Lionel Messi.

Author: 0 Amla, Tahir lead SAfrica past Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

Pradeep should have had his second wicket when Faf du Plessis , on six, skied an attempted hook but Malinga made a complete mess of the catch on the boundary. And worse was to come for South Africa when Amla , going for a second, was well short of his ground and run out by Kusal Mendis. It was important to assess in the first 10-15 overs.

Author: 0 India vs Pakistan - ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B

Arthur, however, insisted Pakistan would ignore the "little bit of hype" surrounding their latest fixture against India , the Champions Trophy title-holders. "I'm confident that India will win on Sunday because it has a far superior line-up". The Men in Blue are yet to lose a match in any of the ICC Cricket World Cups (50 overs and T20s).