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Real Madrid to rely on Ronaldo ahead of Champions League final

Cardiff has a proud history of successfully delivering some of the World's major sporting events, and the Cardiff 2017 LOC remain confident that this year's two UEFA Champions League finals will be the biggest and best to date. Should they defeat Juventus, Los Blancos would become the first club to win back-to-back European crowns since the inception of the current format back in the 1992/93 season. Read More »

Vettel emulates Schumacher as Ferrari end Monaco jinx

While the four-time champion German joyously celebrated the 45th win of his career - and Ferrari's first in Monte Carlo for 16 years - in a torrent of joyous words, the taciturn Finn fended off questions about the use of team orders. Previous " Driver of the Day " winners from earlier in the season, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen , were fourth and fifth. Monaco being Monaco , a good grid position is vital however, when it was suggested yesterday that Kimi might ride shotgun for ... Read More »

Billy Horschel's caddie predicted his victory at AT&T Byron Nelson

Among the key shots of the day for Horschel was a 59-foot birdie putt he made on the par-4 on No. 14. Horschel began the day one shot behind overnight leader James Hahn, who narrowly missed holing out his second shot on 18 to join Horschel and Day in the play-off, settling for third. Read More »

Farrell issues Lions rallying cry, Jones pours on cold water


One of the longest and most treasured traditions of the British and Irish Lions is that the youngest player must carry their mascot, Billy. "It's a brilliant squad that's going out there, full of world-class players". Cole was among a 30-man group involved in the Lions' second pre-tour training camp this week. Asked to elaborate on what different approach his England team would adopt against the All Blacks, Jones responded: "Philosophically, Wales play much differently to us, they're ... Read More »

Celtics advance to Eastern Conference finals


Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals is Wednesday night at TD Garden . I watched Paul Pierce vs. LeBron James and how special that was, two superstars going at it, guarding each other and it was a historic game. The smallest player on the court came up biggest when his team needed it most, and the gangliest player on the court had the playoff game of his career. Read More »

Kevin Love Thinks It's 'Funny' Cavaliers Are Underdogs In 2017 NBA Finals

On July 4, with a 351-word post on The Players' Tribune, Durant announced he was joining the Warriors . "Like I have an extra bone or something, like doctor talk, I don't understand what they're saying", he said . The rematch does not necessarily mean more of the same, as there are plenty of differences coming into this year's Finals. Can the Cavs do it again? So whatever they have to do to continue to play at not just a normal level, at an MVP level, that's what I've been on them doctors ... Read More »

Nashville used to opening the show on the road

But unless there is complete collapse by Crosby and Malkin, the Penguins certainly get a huge nod up the middle. Subban, a more exciting, talented and productive version of Kaberle, has undoubtedly been a superstar in Nashville . All players now on the trip will be available, said Predators coach Peter Laviolette . After earning at least a nomination for the Vezina Trophy in the regular season, Bobrovsky disappointed again in the playoffs, clearly not playing at the level he did from ... Read More »

LeBron James calls the Warriors the "best team"

James said he was honoured to pass Jordan, his boyhood idol. In fact, he's chasing the greatest . Lue knows the Cavs are facing a hard task, one made tougher with the addition of the versatile Durant, who can score down low, from the perimeter and free-throw line. Read More »

Si Woo Kim's win lands punter a fortune

Ian Poulter has accepted an invitation to play at the BMW PGA Championship from 25-28 May at Wentworth. This win sees him move 45 places up the world rankings to a career high 28th. South Korea's Kim Si-woo has become the youngest player to ever win the The Players Championship. On top of the financial windfall, Kim also received a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour and a three-year exemption to the Masters. Read More »

Sato wins Indy 500; Dixon and Howard in spectacular crash

Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to triumph in America's iconic race. Bourdais ranks sixth on IndyCar's career win list - second among active drivers behind Dixon - and had never before been seriously injured in a race vehicle. Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup


Major shareholder Kroenke is on Wenger's side - but the Frenchman pointed to the 2-1 Wembley win over Chelsea to demand a show of faith. "It's been an up and down season", Ramsey said, "but to finish it with an FA Cup has to be a successful season". Read More »

West Ham make Iheanacho offers


Iheanacho has left the Super Eagles' training camp in Paris to sort out his future in England. The report does not state the amount offered for Iheanacho, although it is thought that City value the forward at around £20m. Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. Slaven Bilic has been on the lookout for a new striker and it looks like he has made his move early to sign the talented striker for £24 million. Read More »

Bad start but Conte livid with referee


Courtois, admitted, however, that it was a bad lapse to allow Arsenal a second goal , by Ramsey, immediately after Diego Costa's equaliser. The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment" created by some fans demanding his removal. Read More »

Harvey wins second straight start as Mets beat Pirates 7-2


Bruce's breakout was part of a big turnaround for the NY offense. Marisnick went deep with one out in the third inning, and Beltran's shot to the second deck in right field came with two outs in the sixth. Jhan Marinez, whose attraction for the Pirates isn't readily apparent, got banged around for two innings, giving up two runs. Jaso had tied the game in the ninth with a pinch-hit RBI single . Read More »

At a big club, I'd have been sacked...


The visitors created little aside from scoring a late consolation through Hal Robson-Kanu. Seeing women cry on the videos means a lot. They could even secure Champions League qualification if Arsenal drop points against Sunderland on the same night, but their tight battle with the Gunners and Liverpool for two spaces could go to the final weekend. Read More »

Paul Pogba: 'We played for the people who died'

He has now won the tournament twice, having led Porto to glory in the UEFA Cup - as the Europa League was previously called - in 2003. "We talked about it, and in the media there was a lot going on, so obviously both sides were affected". Read More »

LaVar Ball's AAU Team Gets Blown Out By 52 Points


To make things worse for LaMelo, his Chino Hills high school teammate, Onyeka Okongwu, plays for the Magic. "You got people calling me names and acting insane on me", he said when talking to a player who committed a retaliatory foul, per Josh Peter of USA Today . Read More »

Monaco's Bernardo Silva signs five-year deal with Man City


While helping Monaco win the French title this season, they also made it to the Champions League semi-finals, having overcome Tottenham , Man City and Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City are moving incredibly swiftly with their summer dealings . But it appears as though Silva will be the first one through the doors at the Etihad Stadium this summer. Read More »

Sato wins Indy 500

Fernando Alonso , of Spain, left, greets vehicle owner Michael Aandretti as he waits next to his vehicle for the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis . "He drove unbelievable", said Michael Andretti , head of the team Sato drives for, Andretti Autosport. "The last few laps , there was a moment". Read More »

Stokes ton sees England secure Series win

South Africa needed 10 runs off the last 10 balls for victory. Yet in a match where the Proteas dropped six chances in all, they were still on course for a morale-boosting win ahead of the start of next week's Champions Trophy ODI tournament in England . Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip. "I think we all believed that, I wouldn't say we believed we would play them, but we believed they were the best team in the Western Conference and we were the best team in the Eastern Conference". Read More »

We will learn from United'sperformance, says Ajax coach

Wayne Rooney recently suggested to The Manchester Evening News that Manchester United have had a better season than Tottenham Hotspur . "We felt the suffering and the sadness of the city of Manchester and we tried to give this trophy for them, for the whole city". Read More »

Blakely: Celtics playoff winners and losers


James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston , a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader. Can't be anxious about a few bad shooting games or the percentages when you went 12-0. "It should be the same for us", James said. This is a great moment, and this is not promised. Read More »

Kerber suffers shocking first round exit at Roland Garros

This year her record reads 19-13 and she's lost four of her last six matches. "I'm really glad to have made the decision to play here", said 27-year-old Kvitova, who was seriously hurt when she fought off a knife-wielding burglar at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December. Read More »

Cavs roll past Boston, headed back to Finals


A massive defeat on Thursday night Game 5 would also leave the Celtics with the daunting principles of having to win the rest of the games to take the Eastern Conference Finals championship title - a almost impossible task against the Cleveland Cavaliers that since the four-time MVP LeBron James returned home to OH in 2014-15 season has a 33-4 playoff record against the Eastern Conference nemesis. Read More »

Ex-ref Halsey: Chelsea's Moses deserved red for simulation DISEASE


Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey wrapped up the victory for Wenger's men as Arsenal won the FA Cup for the third time in four years. ARSENE WENGER will win his boardroom war and stay at Arsenal . Conte said he will take a few days off before beginning Chelsea's planning for the new season, ahead of what is set to be a busy summer in which the Blues are expected to make up to six new signings. Read More »

Cavs insist they have plenty of bite

With eight NBA Finals appearances under his belt, he is ready to face a team hes called “a beast.” After all, he has slayed behemoths before. Cleveland's 4-1 series' win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State , the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship. Read More »

Andy Murray Sure Illness Won't Hurt His French Open Chances

Andy Murray , who has been struggling this season, will play Russian Andrey Kuznetsov and faces a potential third-round with either clay court specialist Nicolas Almagro or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro . Nadal has just three career French Open losses, in 2009 (fourth round to Robin Soderling in maybe the biggest upset in Grand Slam history), 2015 (quarterfinals) and previous year (third round). Read More »

How to watch the NBA Finals

It took a superhuman performance from James to revive the Cavaliers in last year's Finals and help them claw back from a 3-1 deficit to win the championship. Obviously, adding an MVP to a team that already has a two-time MVP, that makes them even more impressive. "For us to be in the Eastern Conference finals after the first year of this team really being together, adding additions like Al Horford and Gerald Green". Read More »

Kerber first top seed to lose Roland Garros opener

Germany's Angelique Kerber has been knocked out the 2017 French Open in the first round, losing 2-6, 2-6 in one hour and 22 minutes to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation, ranked number 40 in the WTA rankings. She needed just an hour and 13 minutes to wrap up victory and will play either Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina in round two. Boserup, a 25-year-old American ranked 85, made it more competitive after that without ever threatening a comeback. Read More »

Celtics Must 'keep growing' to Beat Cavaliers

The 43 points are the most Cleveland has ever scored in any quarter of a playoff game. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers played the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates after sinking a three-pointer against the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The Cavs strolled past the Boston Celtics . Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers crush Boston Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

It remains to be seen whether the addition of Durant will propel the Warriors to victory, or LeBron will secure a second-straight championship for his city. He has scored 955 of those points against Boston , the most for any player against any team. "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, 'Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd love to sweep them but you have to take ... Read More »

Kohli will be really hungry to perform in ICC Champions Trophy

But in Champions Trophy you need to be on the top of your game from game one. "After losing out to the West Indies in the World T20, you look at the team now and they have some exciting players". "I think it's just a little mental adjustment". In the end, Tamim emphasised the importance of the "team effort" that has brought them to this stage and hoped that it will continue to bring more good news in the future. Read More »