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Sports Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible decision to leave Real Madrid'
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible decision to leave Real Madrid'

ET and will be played at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, as the home fans get to say goodbye to their team before the tournament begins. Portuguese newspaper Record claim Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid this summer. Zinedine Zidane's resignation as Real Madrid coach managed to deactivate the alarms which were sounding at the Santiago Bernabeu offices following the Champions League final.

Sports Kevin Durant Says He's Re-Signing With Warriors
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Says He's Re-Signing With Warriors

That lineup extended a razor-thin one-point lead with 7:34 left in the fourth quarter to cruise for the win . "I mean, it's nearly like playing the [New England] Patriots ", James said. Cleveland also sank a Finals-record 24 3-pointers and shot a franchise postseason record 59.8 percent from the field in Game 4. This one, which ended in a 110-102 win by the Warriors, who now have a 3-0 lead in the series, did not have the drama and the palpably foul taste of a wasted opportunity that ...

Sports Danny Rose's family to skip World Cup over racism fears
Author: 0 Danny Rose's family to skip World Cup over racism fears

As a player I'm ready and I'm backing the team whether I start or not. "It's a very delicate balance to get right". "We'll have to look at that", added Southgate. "I don't want to be worrying, when I'm trying to prepare for games, for my family's safety". "I wasn't aware of the conversation he had had with his family".

Sports Injured Serena withdraws from French Open, Nadal books last eight spot
Author: 0 Injured Serena withdraws from French Open, Nadal books last eight spot

I think it's normal. Every time she steps on the court against Maria, it looks like she is still looking out for a revenge for the 2004 Wimbledon Final defeat. Sharapova, herself making a French Open comeback after missing the last two editions following a doping ban, will face Garbine Muguruza in the last eight.

Sports Argentina's Friendly Game with Israel Sparks Controversy
Author: 0 Argentina's Friendly Game with Israel Sparks Controversy

Argentina canceled a World Cup warmup game against Israel's national soccer team, citing unspecified "threats and provocations" against one of the tournament's star players, the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires said Wednesday. Last month, US President Donald Trump infuriated Palestinians with his recent decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , recognising the city as the capital of Israel.

Sports Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman, French Open 2018
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman, French Open 2018

As he took his position to serve for his third set point, he turned around and saw a spectator struggling in the stands and immediately moved to the support staff and asked them to get the person some medical assistance. Kasatkina will face US Open victor Sloane Stephens for a place in the semifinals. Schwartzman took the opener 6-4, ending Nadal's streak of winning 37 consecutive completed sets at the clay-court major.

Sports Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad
Author: 0 Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad

Chelsea trio Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Alvaro Morata all miss out while the frightening depth of France's talent pool means the likes of Anthony Martial, Alexandre Lacazette and Karim Benzema will also be left at home. The 'keeper said his careful reintroduction had been a deliberate ploy - he didn't play a single match for Bayern before joining up with the national squad.

Author: 0 New Player Replaces Neymar As World's Most Valuable Star, CR7 24th!

Ronaldo , 33, sparked speculation about his future by speaking in the past tense when discussing his time as a Madrid player after last month's Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev. 'For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that. As such, Madrid players weren't surprised by his Ukrainian outburst immediately after the final whistle, when he declared: "It has been very nice playing at Real Madrid ".

Sports Nigeria Must Improve Before World Cup, Admits Mikel
Author: 0 Nigeria Must Improve Before World Cup, Admits Mikel

It was also the first time England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had conceded since the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in September, but the hosts managed to keep their opponents at bay thereafter. "After 10 minutes we got to grips with their shape and managed the game well". "I think first and foremost he has conducted himself fantastically well this week, he has managed that situation very well".

Sports Barcelona president: 'Samuel Umtiti release clause set at £438m'
Author: 0 Barcelona president: 'Samuel Umtiti release clause set at £438m'

The contract extension to 2023 that France defender Samuel Umtiti signed with Barcelona on Monday contains 500m euro ($586m) buyout clause said club president Josep Maria Bartomeu . "I never saw myself in another team". "I just said the word 'joker.' I don't know how that word is interpreted [in Spain], but you can interpret it as you wish".

Author: 0 Arsenal in shock Marouane Fellaini move with free transfer talks due

Man United manager Jose Mourinho, who is a known fan of Fellaini and would ideally like to keep him around, would be loath to lose the 30-year-old to a Premier League rival. Fellaini, who made his name at Everton , is now away with Belgium's World Cup squad and is not expected to make any decisions over his future until he returns from Russian Federation next month.

Sports England claims World Cup warmup win over Nigeria
Author: 0 England claims World Cup warmup win over Nigeria

Ogenyi Onazi has admitted that he played a poor game against England and that he needs to improve before the World Cup . But overall it was a fairly good performance from the Eagles with one more warm-up match against Czech Republic left before flying to Russian Federation for the FIFA World Cup .

Sports Serena and Sharapova ready to sharpen the edge
Author: 0 Serena and Sharapova ready to sharpen the edge

In her next presentation, Sharapova, champion of five Grand Slam tournaments, will face the victor of the match between famous American Serena Williams and German Julia Georges. While Sharapova has spoken in the past of her struggles against Williams , who she has beaten only twice on the WTA Tour, she is in confident mood after a fine start to her campaign in Paris .

Sports Good news for Chelsea as Lewandowski is set to leave Bayern Munich
Author: 0 Good news for Chelsea as Lewandowski is set to leave Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola knows all about Lewandowski's talents after their time together at Bayern between 2014-16, including a five-goal barrage in nine minutes (as a substitute) against Wolfsburg. "Every one of the Bayern leadership had great careers themselves". Real is a real possibility for Lewandowski, especially after both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo expressed doubts about remaining at the reigning European champions in the aftermath of their UEFA Champions League final victory over ...

Sports Cavaliers avoid suspensions that would have killed their chances
Author: 0 Cavaliers avoid suspensions that would have killed their chances

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant wanted no part of LeBron James in Game 1 of the NBA Finals , according to ESPN commentator Stephen A. James gave the reporter a few non-answers, but quickly grew exhausted of hearing the same type of questions. James appeared to draw a charge on Durant.

Sports Actor Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane Police in IPL betting case
Author: 0 Actor Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane Police in IPL betting case

He also suggested that Arbaaz's name came up while they were interrogating Jalan , the sleuths also got hold of photographs that feature other popular individuals from the B-Town along with prominent personalities from around the world and the police can summon some of them in the future.

Sports Neymar: Real Madrid rumours are ‘nonsense’
Author: 0 Neymar: Real Madrid rumours are ‘nonsense’

The 20-strong squad will meet again Sunday morning at the Brazilian football confederation headquarters in a visit to their museum. Speaking before arriving in London , Neymar said: "I'm not yet at 100 per cent". "We hope he'll be 100% ready or as ready as is possible". Neymar only signed for PSG last summer when he became the world's most expensive footballer of all time when he left Barcelona for the French capital for £198m.

Sports Browns' Damarious Randall pledges jerseys if Cavaliers win National Basketball Association title
Author: 0 Browns' Damarious Randall pledges jerseys if Cavaliers win National Basketball Association title

Randall did not specify what kind of jersey he would buy if the Cavaliers win, but assuming a standard Browns jersey that retails for $99.99, delivering on his promise would cost him well into eight figures. That tweet has since gone on to become the most retweeted tweet by any National Football League player in history, now with more than 800,000 retweets and counting.

Sports Kyrie Irving did not attend Game 7 due to deviated septum surgery
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving did not attend Game 7 due to deviated septum surgery

Danny Ainge says Kyrie Irving missed Game 7 because he was recovering from surgery for a deviated septum. Now I understand why the rest of the National Football League fans hates us going to so many Super Bowls. To make matters worse, his 2½-year-old son accidentally kicked him in the nose on Monday morning. In his previous six seasons with Houston, Phoenix and Detroit, he played only four playoff games, all with Detroit in 2016.

Sports Pep Guardiola Responds To Links With Real Madrid Star
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola Responds To Links With Real Madrid Star

Ronaldo partially rowed back on those statements in mixed-zone interviews in Kiev and then signed off a speech at Madrid's trophy parade by telling supporters: "Until next year..." He may have been in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo for years at Real Madrid but he is capable of turning into the talisman of a club as big as United and is a decent coup for the Red Devils.

Sports Chris Paul Is Reportedly Trying to Recruit LeBron James to Rockets
Author: 0 Chris Paul Is Reportedly Trying to Recruit LeBron James to Rockets

Harden already has started setting goals for next season, and according to several team sources, he has spent the last day-and-a-half with Paul, discussing plans to work out in the offseason and ideas for 2018-19. But relying on such a limited rotation was wearing down the heavily used players. What if the Rockets hit a few more 3-pointers - or any 3-pointers? "At least one (year), maybe one or two seasons - me, Melo, D-Wade, CP - we can get a year in".

Sports Warriors confirm Iguodala to miss NBA Finals opener
Author: 0 Warriors confirm Iguodala to miss NBA Finals opener

The Golden State Warriors will continue to be without forward Andre Iguodala during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the team announced Wednesday. The numbers show Lue's concern is genuine. First quarter, 6:50, 15-12 Cavs: The Cavaliers are off to a quick 15-12 lead. Warriors vs. Cavaliers in 4th straight NBA FinalsBut the rubber match was a mismatch, and the Warriors are expected to win just as easily this time.

Sports Cavs' Kevin Love Still In Concussion Protocol, Game 1 In Jeopardy
Author: 0 Cavs' Kevin Love Still In Concussion Protocol, Game 1 In Jeopardy

They have to be exhausted, and that's no way to go into a series against Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors , who blew Cleveland away in five games past year, or James Harden and a Rockets team that can be every bit as potent on one end and lock teams down on the other.

Sports Liverpool sign midfielder Fabinho for £43.7m from Monaco
Author: 0 Liverpool sign midfielder Fabinho for £43.7m from Monaco

Jordan Henderson and James Milner have performed admirably in the holding role particularly in Europe, but in Fabinho Liverpool now have a specialist with more legs to cover space. "I spoke by phone with Firmino", he said, via RMC Sport . On a possible move away from Lyon, Fekir said: "For now I am in Clairefontaine". The pace is high.

Sports Serena Williams Wears Inspiring Catsuit at 2018 French Open
Author: 0 Serena Williams Wears Inspiring Catsuit at 2018 French Open

The 10 majors she's won since turning 30 are seven more than any other woman in history. "All the mums out there that had a tough pregnancy, and had to come back and try to be fierce in the middle of everything, that's what this represents", she told reporter Jon Wertheim.

Sports Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Gets Its Own Cheesy 1980s Sitcom Intro
Author: 0 Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Gets Its Own Cheesy 1980s Sitcom Intro

Love missed nearly all of Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference finals following a head-to-head collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter on Friday. How far can LeBron go? Power playing in a viewership of 5.3 million, the Stanley Cup opener is also up 7% in total audience for the third-best Stanley Cup Game 1 for the Comcast-owned net since 2006.

Sports NFL Players Considering Sitting out Season Until Colin Kaepernick is Signed
Author: 0 NFL Players Considering Sitting out Season Until Colin Kaepernick is Signed

Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013, left San Francisco at the end of the 2016 season and has not been picked up by a team since. When you ask them ... "Of course. But I understand if they felt the need to protest". While the quote from Jerry Jones' telephone conversation with Trump is news, the fact that the president was a force in the NFL's decision to alter its anthem policy, is not news.

Sports PHT’s Three Stars: Golden Game 1 for Vegas
Author: 0 PHT’s Three Stars: Golden Game 1 for Vegas

The team announced it will host a #VGKWorldwide scavenger hunt contest Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas for two tickets to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup FInal . He cleaned up a loose puck after it bounced around near the net on that play. An outdoor pre-game concert by Lil Jon , an elaborate on-ice show that would put Medieval Times to shame, and introductions performed by Michael Buffer made for a unique introduction to the Cup Final.

Author: 0 Serena Williams Wins in Her Return to the French Open

Williams won her first Grand Slam match since January 2017 on Tuesday, defeating No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the French Open. Williams, the victor of an Open era record 23 Grand Slam titles, had arrived at Roland Garros with just four matches under her belt in 2018.

Sports Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Monaco Grand Prix
Author: 0 Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Monaco Grand Prix

It's the first race this season where the McLaren driver has failed to pick up points. There is also the problem of tampering with what is seen as a classic, historic grand prix. Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton crossed the line third about 17 seconds after the victor to retain the top spot in the 2018 Drivers' Championship. The leading drivers all opted for a one-stop strategy, which delivered a pass-free race that lacked any real pace.

Sports Elmohamady: Aston Villa will return to the Premier League
Author: 0 Elmohamady: Aston Villa will return to the Premier League

The 18-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances this season, with speculation rife about which top-flight side would secure his signature in the close season. "Discussions have got to be had above me to decide what we've got and what we haven't got". We just needed a break, but we didn't get one. Fulham's transfer dealings in January proved to be crucial, with Matt Targett and particularly striker Aleksandar Mitrović making a major impact since arriving on loan.

Author: 0 This College Football Stat Might Predict The NBA Finals Champion

The Cavs are headed to the Finals as underdogs once again but don't be surprised if they pull off another upset in a season that has definitely dumbfounded everyone including the players themselves. Houston went 7 of 44 from deep, 15.9 percent, while Golden State made 16 of 39 3-point attempts, 41 percent. As for net rating, the Cavs ranked 17th, actually being outscored by 0.7 points per 100 possessions.

Sports Watson wins IPL crown for Chennai Super Kings in final
Author: 0 Watson wins IPL crown for Chennai Super Kings in final

He might've taken 11 balls to get off the mark but what followed was nothing short of awesome from Shane Watson . Suspended from the IPL for 2 years and forced to move out their home matches from Chennai , CSK has finally made a great comeback.

Sports Luis Suarez wishes Mohamed Salah all the best after Ramos foul
Author: 0 Luis Suarez wishes Mohamed Salah all the best after Ramos foul

Ramos , who locked arms with Salah before falling on top of the forward's shoulder, became an instant hate figure for millions of Egyptians on social media, as well as the thousands who watched the game live at cafes. The initial assessment of the injury was bad, with most assuming he would miss out on the World Cup entirely. "It is either the collarbone or the shoulder itself", Klopp said after Liverpool's 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the final in Kiev.

Sports Celtics brace for 'dogfight' vs Cavs in Game 7 at home
Author: 0 Celtics brace for 'dogfight' vs Cavs in Game 7 at home

In his career, James has the highest scoring average in elimination games for any player with over three such appearances in National Basketball Association history. The Cavaliers posted an update on Love's condition Saturday, saying he was evaluated prior to the team's flight to Boston and was reportedly experiencing concussion symptoms.

Sports Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge
Author: 0 Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge

Wednesday, May 23: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30 p.m. "Fatigue won't be a problem", the Cavaliers' coach said May 24 during a conference call. "Well, initially, he's been putting Ojeleye in", Lue said of Stevens after the game Wednesday.

Sports No seeding for Serena
Author: 0 No seeding for Serena

Both Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep lobbied on Williams' behalf for her to earn a seed at the 2018 French Open . The French Open organizers told The Associated Press that it would follow the Women's Tennis Association's rankings to determine seedings for the tournament.

Sports Rockets a step closer to dethroning Warriors
Author: 0 Rockets a step closer to dethroning Warriors

It did not help the Warriors missed key veteran Andre Iguodala for the second consecutive game with a left knee injury. The defending champions will need to win Game Six at home on Sunday and a Game Seven in Houston to get back to the finals, but Kerr, believe it or not, likes where his team is right now.

Sports Cohen's business partner to cooperate with prosecutors
Author: 0 Cohen's business partner to cooperate with prosecutors

Cohen did not register as a foreign agent representing Ukrainian or Russian interests, as is mandated by U.S. law. At the end of the day, Poroshenko ended up getting what he wanted out of his June 2017 meeting at the White House , which was deemed a "substantial visit".

Sports Pep Guardiola reacts to Arsenal appointing Unai Emery
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola reacts to Arsenal appointing Unai Emery

But Laurens, who saw a lot of PSG during Emery's time there, reckons the 46-year-old's style is much more similar to the likes of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp than Wenger, which he believes will be good for Arsenal . "I like this personality, I like being the protagonist with the ball". Gazidis said: "Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits ...

Sports Time lapse from Hawaii observatory shows eruptions at Kilauea
Author: 0 Time lapse from Hawaii observatory shows eruptions at Kilauea

Eruption of lava and ground cracking continues Wednesday in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivision in Puna. The eruption has destroyed 50 buildings, including about two dozen homes. Clinton seemed in good spirits, wiggling his toes and joking about how there would be less traffic when he returned home. That being said - experts are still closely monitoring Mauna Loa.

Sports Joel Embiid named a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year
Author: 0 Joel Embiid named a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year

The finalists in all categories were determined by voting by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. The standout award is, of course, the MVP honor and the trio of James, Harden and Davis has separated themselves from the rest of the pack with their performances in the regular season.

Sports Manchester United want Community Shield showdown vs. Manchester City - Phil Jones
Author: 0 Manchester United want Community Shield showdown vs. Manchester City - Phil Jones

You don't hear about the ones that don't. I thought I wouldn't be fit for the final, then it came and I was, but the manager is probably thinking I had only just come back, could he trust my fitness in a game of that magnitude. "We have another chance to play in another final against a top team". "About an hour, an hour and a half before that we find out the team", he said .