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How Zidane and Ronaldo led Madrid to Spanish league title

Ronaldo got Madrid off to the ideal start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema's close-range finish sealed the title 10 minutes into the second half. And for Real Madrid , because it is the best club in the world, we have to return with this league title. Luis Suarez knocked in the equalizer in the 73rd minute after Messi had missed a penalty although the Argentine compensated by converting a second spotkick in the 75th and then rounded off the scoring in injury time. Read More »

Conte wants Chelsea to be 'very cold' when analysing the season

Yet Conte's side rewrote the script and swept to the Premier League title by seven points from Tottenham Hotspur and are the favourites to round off a remarkable campaign by beating the Gunners at Wembley. "The impressive thing about the Arsenal team performance today was off the ball", Lampard, commentating for the BBC, said. When 10-man Chelsea drew level through Costa, they could have collapsed, but within three minutes they netted a victor through Ramsey's header. Read More »

Guardiola praises referee Madley for disallowing Mahrez's penalty goal

Senior City sources said there is a "strong chance" he will be offered a contract extension. The 34-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of the season. It's a frustrating thing to talk about because we can't get involved in the debate. "I remember at that time [Sir Alex] Ferguson and the 'noisy neighbours, ' and this is something that I have been since that time! Happy 38th birthday, Yaya", to which Toure responded: "What did you say to me?" Mahrez won a 77th-minute penalty after ... Read More »

It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

I want to win a championship and being so close to getting to the Finals, that makes you want it that much more". "They cause a lot of stress". The Warriors are the first team in National Basketball Association history to sweep their first round, conference semi and conference final series so they have won 12-straight play-off games heading into this series . Read More »

Cavaliers set franchise record, score 75 points in first half vs. Celtics

James said at a summer basketball camp a year ago that he found motivation in "this ghost I'm chasing - the ghost played in Chicago". We'll go from there. "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", Laimbeer said during an appearance on Etan Thomas' podcast, " The Rematch ", according to USA Today . "Now we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready". Read More »

How Kyrie Irving dominated Game 4


The Play: Just 69 seconds remained when the Cavaliers came out of a timeout, looking to get the ball into the hands of point guard Kyrie Irving . Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs)? Thomas said he never doubted that coach Brad Stevens and general manager Danny Ainge were more concerned about his future than getting him back into the game . Read More »

NCAA softball: Seeking redemption, Auburn hosts Oklahoma in Super Regional


The Sooners will look to defend their title in Oklahoma City next week. "I am excited", said Martin, who added, "They are a tough team". "We didn't finish the way that we wanted to previous year", Wallace said. "The pitching staff talks about stopping the bleeding as soon as possible a lot, and I think after that one run, I thought, 'I need to stop the bleeding here, '" Lowary said. Read More »

Rafael Nadal targets 10th title

Through the first three rounds, the only other ranked player Raonic could face is Gilles Muller (26th). I mean, it was my best year, but also last year when I played tournaments on clay, I was not playing so well. The Spaniard has won 17 of 18 matches on clay this year and will not have to worry about longtime nemesis Roger Federer , who's saving himself for the grass and hard courts. Read More »

Golden State Warriors favoured over LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

He has clearly been the Most Valuable Player for the Cavs to this point but needs four more victories before the franchise can raise another championship trophy. "They want to let (the swelling) die down a little bit then take another MRI once everything is down and it's back to normal". And while James now leads in the playoff point totals, he still lags Jordan's regular-season point total. Read More »

James breaks Jordan record as Cavs reach National Basketball Association finals

The only blemish in the past month was a low-key display in Game 3 against Boston when James managed just 11 points and went 0-for-4 from three-point range. The 43 points became a franchise high for most points in a quarter of a playoff game for the Cavaliers . Irving, showing no effects from the sprained left ankle he suffered in the third quarter of Game 4, contributed nine points. Read More »

Joseph's hit sends Phillies past Reds 4-3


But he buried the ball a bit too low, and it bounced, briefly out of the reach of catcher Tucker Barnhart. One win isn't enough to declare a slump is over just yet after a 4-20 stretch, but it is a start. He was tagged for six runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings by against the Rockies on Saturday. "(Joseph) has been providing that for us". It was Hernandez's fourth leadoff home run of his career and a home run that snapped a 107 at-bat drought without a home run. Read More »

England beat South Africa by two runs in second ODI, bag series


England cricket team in action against South Africa . Debutant spinner Keshav Maharaj , Farhaan Behardien and Dwaine Pretorius all came in as Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Wayne Parnell made way. There were probably four or five overs that went too big and cost us the game. "It's unfortunate that we didn't cross the line but I'm proud of the way we fought right until the end". Read More »

Kane's pride at scoring Tottenham's last goal at White Hart Lane


To see it go in was special. "Third (in 2016), second (this year) and hopefully next season we'll be No. 1". And Alli said of the win: "It was unbelievable". "Of course there's going to be transfer rumours over the summer, but I think I'd be very surprised if most of us are not still here next season". Read More »

LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

For me, what this comes down to is people's complete inability to appreciate greatness, as Draymond Green has already stated eloquently (s/o to BornInDaEB for posting the FanShot of the video ). The Lions won the first two and the Browns took the third. He showed no signs of lingering issues, though, beating several defenders off the dribble and handing out seven assists. Read More »

Emery focused on Coupe de France


It joins the League Cup in the PSG trophy cabinet and provides some more consolation for the capital side after a season that will be best remembered for their failures elsewhere. Angers slowly grew into the game from there on and they came close to grabbing a shock lead in the 27th minute, Nicolas Pepe hitting the post with a superb half-volley from outside the area after the PSG defence failed to adequately clear the ball after a free kick. Read More »

Manchester police stopped sharing info with USA after leaks


British investigators halt co-operation with the USA after ongoing leaks . A spokeswoman for PM May declined to comment on the reports . Two more men were arrested today by the United Kingdom police after searches in Manchester in connection with a deadly suicide bombing at a pop concert this week, while a woman arrested last night was released without charges. Read More »

It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again (copy)

Cavs forward LeBron James led the team with 35 points, surpassing Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer in the playoffs. Bet the Warriors at -400 to win the NBA Finals . "You look back on it and it definitely helped us grow as a team and mature, so it's something that we needed ultimately". "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do". Read More »

Celtics eliminated from Eastern finals by Cavaliers 135-102

The visitors continued their dominance throughout the game to win with 33 points. Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals , but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health. Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals

James began making his presence known early and did a bit of everything. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in National Basketball Association playoff history. Read More »

Monaco's Bernardo Silva agrees to join Man City

The most recent rumour on the table is that Benjamin Mendy , the 22-year-old France worldwide, may be on his way out of Monaco this summer. Silva was one of the driving factors behind Monaco's success last season and was particularly impressive when his side faced City in the last 16 of the Champions League, so the club acted quickly with suggestions of interest from other clubs such as Manchester United . Read More »

Ajax coach rues 'boring Europa League final'


When asked after the Europa League final whether he's decided on his future, Rooney said, "more or less, yeah". - Manchester United didn't lose a single game this season in which they scored first (W37 D8). With rumours surely to intensify surrounding Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United , the FC panel talk what the striker will bring to Old Trafford . Read More »

Marco Silva silent on future after Hull suffer Premier League relegation

The defeat at Sunderland a week felt like it was the terminal one as it left Hull with a mountain to climb. On May 14, 2017 at 14:00, in the program of the 37th round of the English Premier League , a duel is planned on the field "Sellhurst Park" in London, where the local Crystal Palace will host Hull City . Read More »

Reaction to Manchester United's emotional Europa triumph


David Moyes failed to win anything other than the Community Shield, while Louis van Gaal didi manage to win last season's FA Cup, only to drop out of the Champions League having worked hard the year before to get the club back among the best in Europe. Read More »

Moses sees red as Arsenal claim FA Cup

Wenger's side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend's devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Wenger's future at Arsenal is expected to be resolved one way or the other this week, with the manager claiming to still be in the dark about the way the board's decision will go. Read More »

Stokes and Wood lead England to series glory

Stokes partly returned the favour when he dropped de Kock, then on 28, when he floored a tough one-handed caught and bowled chance with his first ball in the Proteas' innings. The tournament is bound to be pretty tight so this sort of prep is ideal. Stokes, who underwent a scan after the game, had a bruising schedule in the recently completed Indian Premier League, where his Rising Pune Supergiant team got to the final. Read More »

Alexander Zverev sensationally won the masters in Rome

So he's gonna be there. The 20-year-old Zverev won 6-4 6-3 to become the youngest player to win an ATP 1000 tournament since Djokovic, aged 19 in Miami, a decade ago. Since the first week of the season, when he defeated world No 1 Andy Murray in the Doha finals, Djokovic had not reached a final in any of his next five tournaments - a disappointing return for a man of his stature. Read More »

Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors have played 28 games since March 11 and have lost just once, a meaningless second-to-last game of the regular season when no star played more than 32 minutes and Klay Thompson got the night off. "I've only seen one but we've sent the information to a few of them", he said. "Yeah, it's a little different, definitely", he said after the Warriors completed their Western Conference final sweep of the San Antonio Spurs. Read More »

NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final


For Nashville to come out on top, Rinne needs to complete his magical postseason and win the Conn Smythe Trophy. "It's been a hard - it's been a really hard playoffs", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Twenty seconds after Chris Kunitz scored on a 2-on-1 breakaway ten minutes into the second period, Mark Stone answered for the Senators with a top-shelf wrister from closer range to keep the game 1-1. Read More »

Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want


I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do. Trebles are trebles where we're from and Mourinho seems to be of a similar belief because he made a very specific gesture to his players at the trophy presentation in Stockholm this week. Read More »

Amsterdam police arrest 30 around Ajax's Europa League finals loss

So thanks to my team-mates. Rooney made his own personal pledge alongside the £1 million collective donation by United and their neighbours Manchester City. "All the players who played today learnt a lot and this is one aspect of the game where United were better than we were". It was the first time he'd done so at club level since April 2016 for Juventus. Read More »

Chelsea star Hazard yet to receive new contract offer

However, Hazard has joked the club won't be able to afford his wages if he puts pen to paper on a new deal. 'At this moment, there's nothing on the table. I'm happy at the club. "Er, no. They were talking a little bit, but not with me personally", Hazard said, as per the Telegraph , when asked whether Arsenal tried to sign him before Chelsea . Read More »