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Not 100% fit for Champions League final, says Gareth Bale

The largest focus from these shores will undoubtedly be on Welsh hero Bale. Although Bale has come through recent training sessions unscathed, the 27-year-old is still continuing his recovery from ankle ligament damage. Iker Casillas spent over two decades at Real Madrid . The Real Madrid forward initially said on Tuesday that he had "fully recovered" from his injuries in time for the final against Juventus . Read More »

Indy Drivers Robbed at Gunpoint at Taco Bell Drive-Thru


Two teenagers, ages 15 and 14, were arrested, according to the police report. Both were charged with robbery, while the 15-year-old received the additional charge of resisting law enforcement. Call 6 Investigates has confirmed credit cards and Dixon's wife's wallet and ID were stolen. Dixon declined to comment on Monday. IndyCar driver Tony Kannan said this morning that Dixon was making a food run for a group of drivers . Read More »

Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener


Jake Guentzel prevented overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final by scoring a late victor for the Pittsburgh Penguins to bury the Nashville Predators . They were down 3-1 at the end of the second period , but they were not giving the Penguins any air or room to take shots for a 26-minute drought. He was wide open at the side of the net thanks to a pass from Chris Kunitz . Read More »

James, Cavaliers finish off Celtics

Cleveland won by one on Christmas Day, while Golden State prevailed by 35 January 16. Bet Cleveland Cavaliers vs. "Same thing was true with the Bowie-Olajuwon-Jordan draft, and that was years before that", said former NBA Commissioner David Stern, recalling more of Portland's painful past, when the Blazers took oft-injured center Sam Bowie at No. Read More »

N. Korea showing 'great disrespect' to China

It was the latest in a string of launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the USA mainland. The 450km launch was sacked from Wonsan in North Korea and was air bound for about six minutes before landing in an area between Japan's Sado and Oki Islands. Read More »

Alonso beats Jones to Indy 500 Rookie of the Year award


In 2004, he collected his only F1 podium at the U.S. Grand Prix for BAR at the Speedway and in 2012 nearly pulled off a shock Indy 500 win for AJ Foyt but crashed trying to pass Dario Franchitti on the final lap. A spectacular crash between Scott Dixon and Jay Howard came in the first half of the race, with Dixon's vehicle flying through the air after colliding with Howard's . Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins escape with insane win in game one

This one wasn't pretty. Yet Pittsburgh managed to build a quick 3-0 lead anyway thanks to a fortunate bounce and some quick thinking by Penguins video coordinator Andy Saucier. Matt Murray stayed in Monday's game against Nashville after an injury scare in the first period . PK Subban scored on a great wrist shot, but Filip Forsberg was deemed to be offsides because the toe of his skate was apparently off the ice on the entry. Read More »

LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas Embrace After Cavs Eliminate Celtics

After making 14 of their first 22 looks from long distance in Game 3 , the Cavaliers made just two of their 11 three-point tries in the fourth quarter, both from shooting guard J.R. We went through adversity. "He's a special talent", James said of Irving, who scored a playoff career-high 42 points in Wednesday's success. Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs' morning shootaround. Read More »

Jeb Bush no longer pursuing purchase of Marlins


Jeter, who as not publicly commented on his current relationship with Bush, may still make a bid on the team without Bush. Jeb Bush has reportedly dropped out of the bidding for the Marlins. Jeter's agent, Casey Close, didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Jeter and Bush originally agreed to run the group together as general partners, with three additional limited partners on the board. Read More »

Manchester City sign Bernardo Silva from Monaco

After a very disappointing season by his very own standards and the standards set before his arrival, Pep Guardiola looks to rebuild his team as he prepares for next season. Silva, with 10 goals and 10 assists to his name in the 2016-17 campaign, will wear the number 20 shirt next season. Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of completing the signing of Monaco star Bernardo Silva , as it's claimed he's in the city to secure a move. Read More »

Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barcelona coach

Meanwhile, the La Liga giants are expected to make another major announcement in the coming hours to confirm that Ernesto Valverde will take over the reins at the Nou Camp following the departure of Luis Enrique . That was the Basque club's first trophy in 31 years. Athletic Bilbao now lie sixth in the La Liga table whilst Barcelona , who have already qualified for next season's Champions League , are still in with a shout of ending as champions for a third consecutive season. Read More »

Barce set to reveal Valverde as new manager

A board meeting is scheduled for 13:00 hours BST with the Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu , set to address the media at 18:00 hours BST. Barca were unable to make it a hat-trick of doubles this season as they finished runners-up in LaLiga to Real Madrid , while in the Champions League they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Juventus. Read More »

Man City boss Guardiola wants one last push for Champions League

City are on a roll, and have plenty of motivation, with third spot and even fourth still up for grabs. The City boss led his side to a third-placed finish in his first season in the Premier League but finished without a trophy for the first time in his glittering managerial career. Read More »

Rafael Nadal notches emphatic first round victory at the French Open


The Belgian was restricted to just two break-point opportunities in the entire match and failed to take either, while the Canadian was clinical in taking four of the six that came his way. The No. 13 seed struggled to hold back the tears after clinching the victory on the second of her three match points. American 25th-seed Steve Johnson was pushed all the way by Yuichi Sugita of Japan before he prevailed 6-3 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-7 (3-7) 6-3. Read More »

Lebron James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader


Conversely, Jordan played in only 179 postseason games. Simply put, while James has gotten better in virtually every aspect of the game during the playoffs, his teammates just haven't. It's just weird because on the one hand Mike has to coach the team as he sees fit. They were going to win the Eastern Conference Finals, and they didn't want to have to go back to Cleveland to do it-and no one seemed to feel that more strongly than LeBron James . Read More »

LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics, head to rematch with Warriors

The Warriors won 67 games in the regular season to the Cavs' 51, and while they owned a 36-5 regular season record at Oracle Arena, the Celtics have proven that they are beatable at home . "So I didn't ever believe I could be Mike". LeBron James called the Warriors a "juggernaut", and Green said "there's always a mutual respect". "I'm going to be honest", James told reporters in Boston on Thursday night, "I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State". Read More »

Stanley Cup Final Buzz: What we learned Monday

Their defense showed everyone in Pittsburgh why they are the talk of the town in these playoffs, as they held a very good Pittsburgh team to ZERO shots on goal in the second period and most of the third. The fans we talked to at the game believe the Penguin's championship experience will pay off. For the first 7 minutes of play, Nashville didn't look like the new team in town. Read More »

After Game 3 meltdown, Penguins bench Marc Andre-Fleury for Matt Murray


Murray, who had returned from injury in time for Game 7 against the Washington Capitals , proceeded to stop all but one of the 20 shots he faced across almost 47 minutes of play. At least two more games remain with three being a serious possibility. I don't expect evidence or opinion to sway many who will feel Fleury should get the call on Game 4 . Read More »

Morgan ton sets up England win over South Africa


Moeen Ali insisted no one in the England camp was getting carried away after they underlined their Champions Trophy credentials with a comprehensive 72-run one-day worldwide win over South Africa at Headingley. "I went inside with Paul Farbrace, and he knows my game quite well now". But Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali put on a riveting 117 run stand in 13 overs. Read More »

Arsene Wenger to meet Arsenal board on Tuesday

He was also unwilling to go further, and drew a line under it when pressed further. "Let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future". "Sometimes I think it could be tiredness and I don't think - and I repeat - if my player dived he did it with the real intention to do this". Read More »

Mertesacker: Critics just make me stronger

The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. Moses was sent off in the 68th minute by referee Anthony Taylor for falling to the floor under no contact in the Arsenal penalty area, having been booked earlier in the second half for a foul on Danny Welbeck. Read More »

Blind: Ajax in my heart, but I'm Man United now


Mourinho used his final set of programme notes of the season to take a dig at Souness over the criticism, drawing attention to Souness' managerial record in the process. He said: "Don't ask me too many things because now I am in a final. We have the final, we have to make sure we win, and then I have the [under-21s] Euros, and I come back for preseason and [have to] work hard and give everything, and we will see step by step". Read More »

Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win


Sato will get the full celebrity treatment when IndyCar sends the victor out for a media blitz next week. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said what I said when I said it. "But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes". He showed a lot of patience. He then went on to describe that his father had flown unarmed reconnaissance missions over Japan during World War II. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Believes He Deserves A New Contract After FA Cup Win

It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a hard afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, but instead Mertesacker was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise. He returned to fitness in early 2017 but could not find a way into the side, with his only appearance coming as a substitute in the final league game of the season against Everton following Laurent Koscielny's red card and an injury to Gabriel. Read More »

Once Cavs coach, Mike Brown leads Warriors into NBA Finals


With the NBA Finals still six days way, Cavaliers star LeBron James isn't quite ready to start thinking about attempting to take down the juggernaut Warriors for the third consecutive season. Smith (5) during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston . "So I didn't think I could be Mike". Read More »

Jose Mourinho asked about Antoine Griezmann, puts more pressure on Ed Woodward


The trophy is not the only lift the club gave the city as United and Manchester City pledged £1 million (US$1.3 million) on Thursday to an emergency fund set up for the victims and their families. The England worldwide has again struggled with various niggles this term, twice being called out by Mourinho who questioned whether he was giving his all for the side. Read More »

Have beaten stacked teams like Warriors before: LeBron James

Will Kevin Durant finally get his first ring? "It doesn't matter how you get those four wins, as long as you get them, and that's our goal". Brown has been coaching the team since Game 3 of the first round at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games. Read More »

Senators force Game 7


Captain Erik Karlsson said the team's mood ahead of Game 6 at home is "good". Two weeks ago the Penguins eliminated the President Trophy-winning Washington Capitals in Game 7 with a 2-0 victory. Stone then swung baseball-style at the sailing puck and nearly scored, putting the puck off the post. Malkin also scored Pittsburgh's only goal, which was a dandy. Read More »

Furious Bryce Harper Charges Mound In Bench-Clearing Memorial Day Brawl


Drilled in the right hip by a 98 miles per hour heater on Strickland's first pitch in the eighth inning with two outs, none on and Washington ahead 2-0, Harper didn't hesitate. "Baseball is a game where you can hold a grudge for a long time". Appearing to get the worst of the melee were Giant teammates Michael Morse and Jeff Samardzija , who collided head-to-head. Read More »

Wenger 'agrees two-year extension' at Arsenal

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup trophy after their win over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. A controversial Alexis Sanchez goal opened proceedings for the Gunners, with referee Anthony Taylor over-ruling an offside decision having missed a handball from the Chilean in the build-up. Read More »