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Lyon win first all-French Champions League final


After the all-French European final ended 0-0 after extra time and penalties went to sudden death, PSG goalkeeper Katarzyna Kiedrzynek missed from the spot. Taking advantage of the French federation's women's development program that has produced a host of talented players - if not trophies for the French national team - Lyon has had an abundance of riches on its roster, topped this winter when it signed Morgan for the second half of the season and Hermann Trophy victor Kadeisha Buchanan. Read More »

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 12th European Cup title

It was a chastening end to a night the Bianconeri had started superbly. Matters were quickly compounded as Ronaldo turned home at the near post to take his goal tally for club and country to 600. Ronaldo had a chance to hit back, but he misjudged an attempted diving header from Isco's cross as an entertaining first half ended level. Modric played a one-two with Carvajal, latching on to the full-back's return pass down the right and digging out a superb cross, allowing Ronaldo to nip ahead ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal Enjoys Easiest Win Of Grand Slam Career


His previous best was a 6-2 6-0 6-0 win over Juan Monaco here in 2012. Djokovic: "Did I hit the ball in your direction?" Asked by French sports daily L'Equipe on Saturday if any other player could have drawn him back to a sport he once hated, Agassi said: "I don't know". Read More »

Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match

Juventus responded with a spectacular bicycle kick by Madzukiç in the 27th minute. It was a chastening end to a night the Bianconeri had started superbly. "Great play, ( Leonardo) Bonucci to ( Alex) Sandro ". Few footballers have made the pursuit of personal goals so advantageous to their team, few men have done so much for their team by being so focused on individual targets. Read More »

Juventus, Real Madrid lineups for UCL Final announced

Ronaldo had a chance to hit back, but he misjudged an attempted diving header from Isco's cross as an entertaining first half ended level. It is the first time a team has won back-to-back titles in the modern iteration of Europe's elite club competition and Zinedine Zidane's side did so in style. Read More »

Nadal out to tame Durchman Haase at French Open

Nadal will face the Netherlands' Robin Haase in Wednesday's second round tie. "I pulled my back yesterday and specialists were saying I needed 48 hours, I was nearly sure I could not take it to court today", said Mladenovic, who burst into tears after a two-hour-59-minute tussle. Read More »

Wenger admits future led to top-four failure


The ex-England goalkeeper, who won three league titles and four FA Cups with Arsenal , said: "If Arsene stays, and I hope he does, the board need to back him". 'Hopefully now we can stick a few trophies in the cabinet. "He is not at fault if we did not reach the Champions League tonight", Wenger said. Arsenal's loss was Liverpool's gain as they qualified for Europe's top competition for just the second time since 2009. Read More »

MotoGP star Hayden dies after bicycle crash

A spokeswoman for Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini hospital said a statement was expected later. The 35-year-old American suffered critical injuries when his bicycle collided with a vehicle on Italy's Rimini coastline last Wednesday. The Superbike World Championship says the incident occurred Wednesd. Nicky Hayden passed away after an accident while cycling in Italy. Hayden participated in MotoGP until 2015 before switching to Superbike full-time in 2016. Read More »

Kevin Kisner shuts out big names to win at Colonial

Just moments after failing to convert a 12-footer for birdie at the 72nd hole that would have forced extra holes against Kevin Kisner , Rahm was asked about the missed opportunity. Kisner, 33, posted a closing 66 and a 10-under-par tournament total to hold off Spieth, the defending champ , and two other golfers by one stroke. Read More »

IndyCar drivers robbed at gunpoint in US


Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles says IMS tightened security four years ago after the Boston Marathon bombing. “I think its a breath of fresh air for him, ” said Zak Brown, a former Indianapolis-based sports marketer whos now executive director of the McLaren Technology Group. Read More »

Chelsea considering move for Dani Alves?


According to the report of the English tabloid, Chelsea have been informed about Dani Alves' availability in the summer. Click through the gallery above to find out! While Alves is a first-team regular at Juventus , he is unlikely to command a sizeable fee due to his age and because he only has 12 months remaining on his contract. Read More »

Crusaders down Highlanders 25-22 in Super Rugby thriller

But in the fallout from the frenetic, physical battle, key All Blacks Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty were injured and unable to play out the game. New Zealand have suffered two more injury scares ahead of the three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions. Read More »

Murray tames power-hitter Klizan


This definitely has all the ingredients you want in a match between two major champions, but obviously I feel strategic-wide it will be interesting to see how Andy plays because Del Potro isn't as strong as he used to be. Elsewhere in the men's singles draw, 2015 champion and third seed Stanislas Wawrinka beat Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 7-6, 7-5. Wawrinka will face Italy's Fabio Fognini for a place in the fourth round. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Penguins vs Predators

Nashville will get the next two games at home , but Game 3 is a must-win for the Predators or they'll fall down a three-game hole to the defending Stanley Cup champions. "You can see how good of a player he is". Carrying that momentum into Nashville is task No. 1 for Pittsburgh , which will rest up and travel to Tennessee for Game 3 , the Music City's first Stanley Cup Final game. Read More »

Jackson to play pre-Game 3 concert in Nashville

It was enough for Nashville coach Peter Laviolette to send in backup goalie Juuse Saros to replace Rinne, who had stopped 21-of-25 shots. Fifteen seconds later Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin scored off of a two-on-one, lofting a shot over Rinne's glove to make it 4-1 in the first 3:28 of the third. Read More »

Champions League Final: Buffon looks to become oldest victor


But we found one local girl, turned Real Madrid fanatic, who believes Bale could still play a crucial role... With both teams at full-strength, the main source of intrigue concerns whether Zidane will pick Cardiff native Gareth Bale, who has been out since April 23 with a calf problem, or, as expected, keep faith with Isco. Read More »

Jose Aldo hints at frequent future lightweight fights


Interim-champion-in-all-but-name Aldo versus interim-champion-by-default Holloway. "How could I be impressed when he beat a guy who was never a featherweight?" "The thing that I worry about is myself". I know I'm the greatest, and I'm not here to be average. Holloway said. "This is two years later already". "Everybody keeps saying this kid is cocky. Read More »

Palestinian girl dies a day after stabbing Israeli soldier


A female Palestinian terrorist stabbed and wounded an IDF soldier at the entrance to the Israeli community of Mavoh Dotan in Samaria, on Thursday. Since September 2015, Palestinian assailants have killed 42 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British student, mainly in stabbing, auto ramming and shooting attacks. Read More »

Champions League Final preview - What to know

For a decade, that record has been held by Paolo Maldini, a victor with AC Milan at age 38. "I'm enjoying it all", Zidane said. "We are going to be extremely focused, very concentrated so we make as few mistakes as possible". But Welsh fans hoping to see their home favorite should be prepared for disappointment on Saturday. Spanish global Isco shone in Bale's absence as Real secured their first La Liga title since 2012, and manager Zidane remained coy on his selection headache at his final ... Read More »

Concerns growing at F1 Mercedes after slump at Monaco GP

Vettel's victory in Monaco was significantly aided by Ferrari's strategy which enabled the championship leader to get ahead of his team-mate and pole-sitter Kimi Raikkonen during their only round of pit stops. Vettel got ahead of Raikkonen during the pitstops after being left out for five more laps than the Finn , when they took their one and only tyre change during the race . Read More »

The 9 most disappointing Finals in NBA history

For the Cavaliers , back-to-back titles would be something a championship-starved city could have never expected. That is not a luxury the Cavs, who are powered by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , can afford if they hope to upset the Warriors. Read More »

Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers


Emirates Team New Zealand competes against Groupama Team France (not shown) during America's Cup qualifying on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Friday, June 2. If a challenger wins the qualifiers and then reaches the match, it will get the bonus point . In one of the many radical departures from tradition, this is the first time the defender has sailed against challengers in the preliminaries. Read More »

Oracle beats Kiwis to earn America's Cup match bonus point

That is providing Team New Zealand survives the upcoming challenger knock-out rounds. Heading into the encounter on just two points , the same amount as bottom-placed Groupama Team France, Artemis Racing knew victory in their two scheduled races today would guarantee their progress from the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers. Read More »

Stanley Cup Notebook: Opportunistic Penguins Grab Control Of Series

It was a Pittsburgh record for fastest playoff goal at the start of a period. Then the puck was dropped to start the third period and the Penguins pounced. That would put them one ahead of the New York Rangers, despite the fact that the Rangers had a 41-year head start on them. This culminated in a fight between Malkin and Nashville blueliner PK Subban late in the third period. Read More »

Gareth Bale open to sensational Man Utd move

The Welsh attacker has returned to training and is in contention for a place on the bench when Real take on Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday (3 June). This has also led to conflicts between influential members of the Real boardroom arguing that Bale could well be the high-profile player to leave this summer. Read More »

Lacklustre Lions fail to impress in opening win against Provincial Barbarians


Gatland Jr started at fly-half for the Barbarians, converting the Sam Anderson-Heather try that sent them in with an unexpected half-time lead. The Lions are next in action on Wednesday (7 June) against the Blues (kick-off 08:35 BST). But the scoreline could have been far more comfortable for the Lions had they converted four potential try-scoring opportunities in the first half. These guys arrived on Wednesday and are still recovering from travel, they haven't got into regular sleep ... Read More »

Zidane: Ronaldo would have been the star if we had played together

Juventus steam-rolled through the group-stages, earning the top-spot ahead of Sevilla , Lyon, and Dinamo Zagreb. The charter plane carrying relatives of Real Madrid players was delayed for more than an hour in Spain because of the high number of flights arriving at Cardiff's airport for the Champions League final against Juventus . Read More »

James says stopping Durant will be tough

Kevin Durant had six slam dunks in the first half. But he also made eight of 20 Cleveland turnovers that led to 21 Warriors points, seven of them coming in the first half, the second most in any half of his epic career. The pop star, who openly roots for LeBron James , at one point got up out of her seat to bow to him. Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, when asked after the game how well the Warriors are playing, said "They're the best I ever seen" but knows his team have more ... Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Worst bowling performance, says Steve Smith


Ronchi and Williamson were united at the crease after Martin Guptill had fallen for 26. Ronchi had hit nine fours and three sixes when he departed in the 16th over. As the rain kept falling, it left the officials no choice but to declare the match a No Result and both sides claim 1 point. "I thought it was probably one of the worst bowling displays that we've put on for a very long time ". Read More »

Nadal launches French Open title bid


Nadal broke Frenchman Paire eight times and recovered from a slight second-set wobble when he dropped serve twice in a row to surge into a round two meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase. 2 returning everything Granollers tried to throw at him. "Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her", said Muguruza. Read More »

Plane delay for relatives of Real Madrid players

His last two goals were in the 2015 Champions League semifinals, but it was Buffon's Juventus which ultimately advanced to the final. A fitting venue and city, particularly if local boy Gareth Bale can play a part for Real Madrid in their showdown with Juventus . Read More »