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Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012


With the goal against Malaga , Ronaldo scored his 14th goal in the last nine games. Barcelona will face Alaves on May 27 while Real Madrid will be up against Juventus in Cardiff Wales come June 3rd for the Champions League finals. Read More »

Gritty Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

James's total was one of the lowest in his post-season career, and the first time in eight playoff games that he had failed to score 30 points. As Coach Pyper of Half Court Hoops noted on Twitter , Brad Stevens used a set he's gone to several times over the last couple of seasons at the end of games to put Bradley in position to make the biggest shot of the game. Read More »

No lineup additions for Penguins in Game 6

When the Ottawa Senators scored four goals in the first period of Game 3 , chasing Marc-Andre Fleury in favor of Matt Murray in Pittsburgh's net, things looked bleak for the Penguins for the first time this postseason. "Probably our fore-check creates a lot more. When we didn't have it, we were able to create a turnover". "I thought we did a really good job staying on our toes and keeping the puck for the most part. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski's new deal could make him highest-paid tight end


Gronkowski is betting on himself, as a newly re-structured contract with the Patriots can make the entertaining tight end the highest paid player at his position for the 2017 season. He's the fourth-highest-paid tight end in football in terms of per-year wages ($9 million on average) and is signed through 2019, with cap numbers of $11 million ('18) and $12 million ('19) rounding out this deal. Read More »

Sanchez and Ozil let down Arsenal - Keown


Chelsea broke the Premier League record for wins in a season by beating Sunderland 5-1 to earn their 30th victory of the campaign. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are both committed to the club despite the continued uncertainty surrounding their respective futures. Read More »

Will the Predators upset the Ducks in Game 1? NHL Predictions 5/12/17

This postseason, the Predators have enjoyed 30 points from its defensemen. Like the Predators, the Ducks swept their way into the second round, defeating Calgary in four games. Anaheim took a 1-0 lead on Silfverberg's unassisted goal, his eighth of the playoffs, at 5:15 of the opening period. The Ducks' defenseman beat Talbot with a wrist shot sending Anaheim fans into a frenzy. Read More »

Golden State Warriors overwhelm San Antonio Spurs 136-100 in Game 2

As for Leonard , it is yet unknown if he will play in the Game 3 in San Antonio on Saturday. But more important than the series' relocation is the status of the underdog's MVP candidate. Vasquez, who runs a business called What's on Second, Inc., claims Leonard's injury has had a major impact on the fans, season ticket holders and those whose businesses are connected to the success of the Spurs. Read More »

No script for Cavs' Game 3 flop


It was on so many levels the flawless storm for the Boston Celtics in Game 3 which ended with Avery Bradley getting a friendly bounce or two - OK, it was four bounces to be exact - that would be the difference in Boston's 111-108 Game 3 win, which cut Cleveland's lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1. Read More »

Around the NHL: Pair of Game 5s Coming for Conference Finals

And when we say big, we mean they were literally big guys. We just really keep the same approach. It helped that the crowd never stopped making noise. It was a valiant — if not foolish — decision, as McLeod received an penalty for instigating and was kicked out of the game. Anaheim was on the power play as Perry skated down past the right face-off circle. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool must solidify Champions League standing

But Barton, who is now serving an 18-month football ban for breaching betting rules, believes Jurgen Klopp's side requires an overhaul this summer, especially at the back. Arsenal can still salvage something from a disappointing season when they take on Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday in the FA Cup final. The Gunners beat Everton 3-1 in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to prevent them finishing in fifth, following Liverpool's 3-0 win over ... Read More »

Ron & Don: Predators-Ducks Game 5 'most vicious' game ever seen

That was what happened, as Pontus Aberg , a player who had spent all but 15 games of the regular season in the minors, played the unlikely hero in Nashville's 3-1 win against Anaheim . The team has said Johansen won't return during the playoffs but hasn't been definitive about Fisher. Even the significant trade acquisitions - such as Nashville's P.K. Read More »

Juventus qualifies for UEFA Champions League final


Ever the voice of restraint and caution, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri celebrated Juve's 2-1 win on the day that put them through to the Champions League Final by calling for calm in his post-match comments . Juventus' other goal was scored by Mario Mandžukić from the Brazilian's superb cross in the 33rd minute. "This is now a mature team, aware of their capabilities. Read More »

Liverpool 'among clubs battling to sign Real Madrid legend'


According to AS, Liverpool have already spoken to the shot-stopper's camp regarding a potential move, but he is also wanted by clubs in China, Qatar and Turkey. The former Spain captain conceded just 23 goals in 43 games in 2016/17 , keeping a total of 23 clean sheets, and feels he still has plenty to offer at the elite level. Read More »

In pics: Mumbai Indians win 10th IPL Trophy

Former Australia worldwide Mitchell Johnson successfully defended 11 off the last over as Mumbai claimed a thrilling victory when Pune youngster Washington Sundar was run out on the final ball of the match . Rohit Sharma , who became the first captain to lift three IPL trophies and also achieved a rare distinction of being a part of four IPL triumphs (he was with Deccan Chargers when it won the IPL in 2009), refrained from putting Bumrah under pressure. Read More »

Thousands flock to Madrid as Real celebrate title


Alves comforted Neymar when Barcelona were knocked out, and since being teammates for Barca, the Brazilian stars have stayed close. The UEFA Champions League final is the most watched sporting event in the whole world with over 220 countries tuning in to watch football's biggest night and this makes it a huge platform for not just the players but also the entertainers on the night. Read More »

Real Madrid a point from title after Celta Vigo win

Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday night to move just one point away from winning the La Liga title. A draw at mid-table Malaga in the final round on Sunday will allow Madrid to lift the trophy and avoid its longest title drought in La Liga since the 1980s. Read More »

US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup


Tab Ramos's side was hit with another deficit when Bryan Cabezas put Ecuador ahead with his second goal, in the 64th minute, but that set the stage for De La Torre, with the Fulham product cleaning up a failed clearance with a first-time effort that brought the USA level. Read More »

Injustice 2 and PSVR-Exclusive Farpoint Lead UK Sales


The story mode, much like the first game, is shockingly impressive. This might sound bad but it does give weight to the idea that Injustice 2 is meant to be playable for more people, which is really a good thing. That's because the new narrative and fighting system aside , the game is just so pretty to look at. As players fight in the game's online and offline modes, they also earn loot boxes (mother boxes) which are filled with random gear, armour, shaders and character abilities. Read More »

All Blacks coach Hansen plays down England World Cup threat


Pool B includes holders New Zealand , their traditional rivals South Africa , Italy , Africa 1 and the victor of a four-team repechage. The Rugby World Cup will be held from September 20 to November 2, 2019. In Pool B , New Zealand , South Africa and Italy were thrown in together. Abe added: "Soon the Rugby World Cup will bring bring the greatest rugby players in the world to Japan .it will be the flawless chance to showcase this sport to the rest of Asia, which holds over ... Read More »

Pepe holding out for new Real Madrid deal


His opener after just two minutes in Malaga was his 14th goal in his last nine games. Zinedine Zidane claimed Monday that winning the La Liga as Real Madrid coach surpassed his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach a year ago. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane to sign long-term contract extension with Real Madrid


Los Blancos didn't have time to get nervy though as Cristiano Ronaldo put them ahead after just two minutes and an 11th league goal from Karim Benzema in the second half did the business. "I have won everything with this club, this shirt but to win La Liga is the best of all". Barca took 14 points from 18 in their six games against Spain's other top sides Real, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Warriors sweep Spurs to make NBA Finals on 12-0 roll

The 39-year-old had maintained he will not ponder whether to retire or return until after the season. Inside a Spurs organization that traditionally treats the media with disdain and the suspicion of Cold War interrogators, he patiently answered questions, gave thoughtful analysis and traded jokes anytime he was asked, in English or Spanish. Read More »

Playoffs exit could spell retirement for Spurs great Ginobili

With the win, the Warriors matched the 1999 Spurs with their 12th consecutive playoff win and head to the NBA Finals, which will start June 1, to meet the victor of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics . "We started him tonight out of respect", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "They're really talented", Popovich said of the Warriors . Curry, who applauded Ginobili as he left the court, said of the gesture: "I'm a Manu Ginobili fan and when you assess the ... Read More »

8am Round-Up: Sergio Garcia aces iconic 17th at Sawgrass


Masters champion Sergio Garcia had made a hole-in-one. The marquee pairing of McIlroy, World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas all finished at even par after two days. "Yeah, I've been struggling with it a bit this week, sort of felt it for the first time on Sunday", McIlroy said. Fast starts and tough finishes were the norm. Read More »

Warriors rout Leonard-less Spurs to edge closer to NBA Finals

With that rest, came rust. "I've been at practice just watching things". At the root of the destruction was a locked in Warriors defense, sensing blood without San Antonio's best playmaker in the building. Curry used 6-for-9 shooting from 3-point range to lead seven Warriors scorers in double figures. Game two was no contest for the Warriors. "The suit claims the injury to Kawhi Leonard has had an impact on the fans, community, season-ticket holders and those whose businesses promote ... Read More »

West Ham & Newcastle Plot Summer Swoop For £33m Chelsea Hero


After scoring just one goal in seventeen substitute appearances for Chelsea this season, Michy Batshuayi turned into the unlikely hero when he netted a late victor against West Brom to earn Chelsea the Premier League title. Batshuayi has nine goals in all competitions this season, and averages a goal every 48 minutes in the Premier League. It looks like clubs are now queuing up to sign Batshuayi as the Daily Star are citing Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur as claiming that West ... Read More »

Kim smashes Scott record with Players win

The largest final-round, come-from-behind victory at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is five shots by Justin Leonard (1998) and Henrik Stenson (2009). For runner-up Poulter it was also a bounce back of sorts. Now, he's nearly assured of being in the season-ending FedEx Cup play-offs. "Because of that experience", Kim said through his interpreter, "I could be relieved and I could be very stable". Read More »

Warriors eliminate Spurs with 129-115 win in Game 4

The Spurs kept fighting, they had 13 more shots than the Warriors in the first half - thanks to 9 Golden State turnovers and 8 San Antonio offensive boards - but the Spurs shot 34.5 percent in the first half, and it wasn't enough because the Warriors shot 60 percent. Read More »

Pandya, Johnson guide Mumbai to third title

I cannot single out any one every win is very very special. In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai registered a one-run victory in front of packed stands at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium . MI surely felt a sigh of relief after finishing on 129-8, considering they were left reeling on 79-7 in the 15th over. For the final, we did plan to prove anything. Read More »

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

Instead, LA will host the 2022 Super Bowl, according to the Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer . The NFL has unanimously made a decision to move L.A.'s Super Bowl back from 2021 to 2022, after the new stadium's opening was delayed last week. Read More »

What Billy Horschel said after winning the Byron Nelson


With a 1-under 69, including a 60-foot birdie at the 14th hole, Horschel matched Day at 12-under 268. But he did and he grabbed his first PGA Tour win since 2014, when he won the season-long FedEx Cup title and Tour Championship. Day's putt, unfortunately, never had much of a chance. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is tied for 19th after carding a one-over 71 Saturday. The tournament ended when Day missed a four-foot par putt on the 18th hole that would have extended the playoff after both ... Read More »