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'Smart' Murray is a real 'No. 1'


The pair met in some stirring contests past year, with Murray edging out their battle in the final of the Rio Olympics , while del Potro won their encounter in the Davis Cup semi-finals. Prevailing in a tense two hour, 53-minute test, Murray advanced to the French Open fourth round for the eighth time. I think that was the reality of it today was there was a few points here and there. Read More »

Real to face Man United in UEFA Super Cup


Real's long, arduous journey to European glory culminated under the roof in Wales, where Zinedine Zidane's men showed their killer instinct to win the title for the third time in four seasons. The club which has won six straight Serie A titles and has a chequered past was seen as the underdog, but in their own way Real Madrid were demonstrating that the relentless pursuit of glory matters more. Read More »

Charles Barkley Comments on Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest, Golf Star's 'Haters'


The footage has been released by Jupiter Police Department, and shows the 14-time major victor struggling to walk during his failed sobriety test. Woods told police he had taken several prescriptions. On the video, the officer is heard telling Woods to tie his left shoe. "I am following the light", Woods replied, jabbing his finger awkwardly at it. Read More »

Rihanna Was The Real Star Of NBA Finals Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - The Golden State Warriors won't worry about how many shots Klay Thompson misses as long as he keep preventing his opponent from making them on the other end of the floor. Thompson said he expects a more physical game from Cleveland on Sunday and Love said the Cavs will try to be more forceful in hopes of creating more turnovers. Read More »

Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end

Durant, seeking his first National Basketball Association crown after leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State last July, hit 14-of-26 from the floor and added eight rebounds and eight assists, his early domination including six first-half dunks, more than in any prior full playoff game . Read More »

Cavaliers need heart, pride, fewer mistakes in Finals

The Warriors scored 56 points in the paint. reported Kerr considered returning for Game 1 of the Finals before he had a setback on Wednesday that convinced him to let Brown continue in his role as acting head coach. He also added eight rebounds, eight assists and no turnovers. Golden State had 11 first-half dunks in all, the most of any team in any Finals half in 20 years, Durant leading the way. Read More »

Raiders members share reactions, predictions on NBA Finals


By the end of the first quarter, the Warriors led 35-30, had 22 points in the paint to the Cavaliers' eight. After the game, Curry credited a defensive effort that limited the Cavs to 34.9 percent shooting on only 86 field-goal attempts - 20 fewer than the Warriors managed - while also forcing LeBron James' Cleveland side into 20 turnovers. Read More »

Rinne starting for Preds, Bonino likely out

Pittsburgh Penguins and fans celebrate a goal by Penguins' Scott Wilson during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators , Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh . With nearly everyone banged up at this time of year, perhaps it doesn't hurt either team to have some time off. Look for the crowd to boost this team to a win in its first home Stanley Cup Final game. Read More »

Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin


Real defeated Juventus 4-1 to win the Champions League for the 12th time. About five people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled, Sky TG24 reported. An injured Juventus fan cries at the end of the Champions League final in Turin's San Carlo square. Afterwards shoes and bags littered the ground, while people were seen limping and searching desperately for friends and relatives, according to a witness. Read More »

Andy Murray overcomes tough Del Potro in French Open

Murray jogged to his seat at the changeover, the Argentine stood at the net, bent at the waist, his head resting on the net cord. Chair umpire Carlos Bernardes called the linesman out to identify the mark. Murray next faces the victor of the match between American John Isner and Russian Karen Khachanov which will be played at a later time. Seventh seed Marin Cilic established himself as a contender for the French Open title after sweeping past Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3 6-3 on ... Read More »

Zidane team talk was key to victory, says Ronaldo


Real Madrid's supporters elebrates a goal by Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro as they watch play from a bar in Madrid on June 3, 2017 during the UEFA Champions League football match final Juventus vs Real Madrid CF held at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff . Read More »

LeBron: Durant the difference in Finals Game 1

Kerr was the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year for guiding the Warriors to the winningest season in NBA history at 73-9, but the achievement was bittersweet given Golden State fell victim to the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, squandering a 3-1 edge to see Cleveland win in seven games . Read More »

India captain Kohli has 'no problems' with Kumble

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi believes that India have the "strength as well as the psychological advantage" against Pakistan owing to their recent performance against the Men in Green as the two arch-rivals prepare to renew the greatest cricketing rivalry in the much-awaited high-octane Champions Trophy encounter on Sunday at Edgbaston in Birmingham . Read More »

Warriors star Stephen Curry a different player this NBA Finals

Golden State had only four giveaways, matching a finals record low. If they do, the Warriors could become the first team in National Basketball Association history to make an unbeaten play-off run to the title. - The third, James slipped and again no help came. You always , always stop the ball first. Curry also impressed on defense, a year after the Cavs took full advantage of him by switching on pick-and-rolls. Read More »

Downtown packed for Stanley Cup Final debut in Nashville

The Predators received a bit more good news today when Colin Wilson , who has been suffering the ubiquitous lower-body injury , took part in the morning skate. "It's not his fault by any means", Nashville captain Mike Fisher said of the goals allowed in Pittsburgh . Nashville needs Rinne to make those saves if they are going to win the series , but to blame exclusively the goaltender would be wrong. Read More »

Real Madrid win Champions League

Real, on the other hand, have one of the best attacking units in the world, and have scored a staggering number of goals - 32 in 12 games - in their title defence this season. Bonucci's pass from defence was helped on by both Alex Sandro and Higuain - the ball not leaving the ground throughout - to set up Mandzukic and the Croatia worldwide took one touch and unleashed a magnificent overhead kick into the top corner, with Navas not close to it. Read More »

Goaltender Pekka Rinne gets start for Predators in Game 3 of Final

The losses were a result of opportunistic plays by the Penguins as the Predators outshot them in both games. Nashville Predators fan Chas Kelly, of Nashville , Tenn., uses a sledge hammer to hit a vehicle painted in Pittsburgh Penguins colors before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsb. Read More »

Nadal cruises into fourth round of French Open

It was a great match for me. "He played really well". It was the eighth consecutive year that Djokovic has reached the round of 16 here in Paris . The 10th seed was 5-4 up before he slid into a cover, injuring his right ankle which forced him to conclude the match prematurely. Raonic, no stranger to injury retirements himself, was relieved to go through. Read More »

Oracle beats Kiwis in Bermuda for America's Cup bonus point

Had Team New Zealand won Saturday's race, it would have earned a bonus point if it made it through to face Oracle . In this photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Great Britain's Land Rover BAR crewmen compete against Groupama Team France (not shown) during America's Cup qualifying on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Read More »

Record-breaking Real Madrid retain Champions League title


In an exceptional career in which he keeps rewriting the record books, Ronaldo is the first player in the 25 seasons of the Champions League era to score in three finals. We thought we had enough to win the game. The Croatian timed his cutback to perfection in the 64th to allow Ronaldo to ghost in between Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini and slot in at the near post. Read More »

Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

The world number one retained the advantage until being broken when serving for the set at 5-4. Explaining his reaction, Del Potro said: "Too much frustration". Pouncing on a net cord rebound, Murray slapped a mid-court forehand crosscourt, but a lunging del Potro wristed back a forehand victor for a third set point at 7-6. Read More »

Liverpool fans delighted with top-four finish


Spurs finished as the league's top scorers and with its tightest defence, but will end the season with nothing to show for it bar a second-place finish. "For me it's the best competition, you want to be there and Liverpool needs to be there consistently", he said, according to Sky Sports . He added: "We started the season very well, I started well". Read More »

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid win Champions League title again

Ronaldo opened the scoring in Cardiff , Wales, with a well-struck ball in the 20th minute, but Juventus answered soon after with a magnificent goal by Mario Mandzukic (watch below). Real captain Ramos had been booked in the first half and risked getting sent off for the 23rd time in his career with a wild lunge on Cuadrado in the 86th minute. Read More »

Novak Djokovic picks Andre Agassi to be his coach at French Open


Rome - Germany's Alexander Zverev became the youngest player in a decade to reach a Masters final when he clinched a gutsy 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1 win over big-serving American John Isner in Rome on Saturday. The 12-time men's singles Grand Slam champion admitted that he needed the change for the situation that he is in at the moment. "I spoke to Andre the last couple of weeks on the phone and we made a decision to get together in Paris", said Djokovic of the American's first foray into ... Read More »

Did overboost issue cost Alonso shot at Indy 500 pole?

Defending race champion Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport will start on the outside of Row 1 after going 231.487. "Hopefully we can repeat 2008 when we won from the pole". INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and fellow former race victor Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. Read More »

Penguins notebook: Bonino not in Game 3 lineup

Frederick Gaudreau followed with a goal of his own 42 seconds later. The Predators have been without their top center Ryan Johansen the past four games, and he won't be back until next season after needing emergency surgery for acute compartment syndrome in his left thigh. Read More »

MLS All-Star opponent Real Madrid win second straight UEFA Champions League

Thousands of fans had gathered to watch the Champions League final in front of a giant screen in San Carlo Square. Local boy Bale made a late cameo appearance, coming on for Karim Benzema in the 77th minute with the job done. The incident occurred shortly after Real Madrid's third goal of the game. If somebody wins the Ballon d'Or and scores so many goals, obviously it's a big advantage. Read More »

Kohli: No problems whatsoever with Kumble

India is slated to play in West Indies, South Africa and against Australia and Sri Lanka later this year. If not exactly a round of pool (remember it?), there will be something else. Guha has said former Indian paceman and ICC match referee Javagal Srinath or any respected male cricketer should replace him on the panel. It is learnt that there are four other Indians in the fray, including current coach Anil Kumble , a direct entrant into the process by virtue of being the current coach. Read More »

Confused Tiger Woods struggles to take Breathalyzer


According to a police report obtained by "Extra", an officer found Woods asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes just after 2 a.m. on Monday. Following Woods' arrest early Memorial Day, in which the golfer was seen swaying and unsteady in a police dash cam video of the arrest, Nicklaus, who lives in North Palm Beach, not far from Woods' Jupiter Island home, said: "I feel bad for Tiger". Read More »

Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juventus

Indeed, Real are the first to win back-to-back titles since the competition morphed into the Champions League, European football's biggest club competition. We needed confidence at half-time and we had to take our chances, which we did", Bale said. "I am very proud of what the lads achieved this season". Read More »

Is Kevin Durant the best all-around player in the NBA Finals?

Perhaps even more impressively, Hayward noted Golden State's often underrated defense, which gave the Cavaliers trouble right after tip-off. Game one the NBA Finals was essentially over in the second quarter Thursday night. Kerr and interim Coach Mike Brown had stressed to the Warriors the importance of careful ballhandling. He had won the first battle with King James. Read More »

Guentzel gives Pens a quick 1-0 lead in Game 3

We're down 2-nothing. We're coming back in our barn, and we don't lose here. "He's been excellent. His game tonight was rock solid". Predators fans descended on Bridgestone Arena by the thousands, desperate for something to celebrate. The Nashville Predators have yet to win the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Final game after losing two straight in Pittsburgh . Rinne stopped the next 26 shots for the victory and the party continued into the night. Read More »

Hate crime reported at LeBron James' LA home


Several LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle all converged on the home early Wednesday morning. But KD is 0-1 in the NBA Finals against LeBron , and he took a lot of grief for leaving Oklahoma City past year in search of a ring. Read More »

Nashville helps Preds' celebrate history with 1st Cup Final


The Predators once again had more shots and hits than the Penguins in Game 2 , but it didn't matter yet again. The Predators call the 6-foot-5 Finn their backbone, yet critics wanted him benched after looking so shaky in the first two games in Pittsburgh giving up eight goals on just 36 shots. Read More »