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Giggs: Griezmann still a target for Manchester United

After all the speculation of a potential move, Man United are reported to have cooled their interest in the French forward, shorty after the Spanish club lost an appeal against a transfer ban. Villaverde hit out after Atleti saw their ban upheld after Real Madrid had theirs partially lifted previous year. Another of Raiola's clients is Everton striker Romelu Lukaku . Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: India 'unhappy' with Edgbaston practice facility

Given that the committee of administrators (CoA) has made a decision to strictly follow rules, it is unlikely that any applications coming after the deadline will be entertained. "I don't see any smoke", he shot back when reminded that how can there be smoke without the existence some fire. One of India's biggest match-winners and a part of two- time World Cup winning team, Sehwag played 104 Tests and 251 ODIs for India scoring 8,586 and 8,273 runs respectively. Read More »

Bahrain says Twitter account of its foreign minister hacked


Bahraini authorities on Saturday accused "terrorists" of hacking the Twitter account of the country's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa. The account was recovered after an hour and half after Twitter administration shut it down and coordinated with the IT department and officials of the Bahraini Foreign ministry. Read More »

India's Virat Kohli dismisses rift with coach Anil Kumble


While the fans have been desperately waiting for that moment of truth when India thrashes Pakistan , the recent London attacks have embarked fear in the fans. The mind games started ahead of the big game. There was nothing different about playing Pakistan , Kohli stated. Arthur, a former coach of both his native South Africa and Australia , added: "All I know is that the captain/coach relationship is nearly like a marriage". Read More »

Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action

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. Murray started in the same vein, breaking Del Potro at the start of the third an this time ploughing on as he denied Del Potro a chance of a game at all in the third. Read More »

Rookies Guentzel, Murray are the Penguins' secret weapons

Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) battles for the puck with Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) during the third period in game two of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena. If the Predators don't get it together back home in "Smashville", it might only be two. "It's not his fault by any means", Nashville captain Mike Fisher said of the goals allowed in Pittsburgh . Read More »

Real Madrid win Champions League Final 4-1 in Cardiff


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. He was brought on as a second half substitute, but was shown two yellow cards in quick succession - the last being a contentious booking on defender Sergio Ramos . Read More »

Isco raves over on-field relationship with Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo launched a scathing attack on the Spanish media after Real Madrid secured the Liga title on Sunday night in La Rosaleda, saying: "People talk about me and do not know a damn thing". "I am so happy now and I am happy to win the league", Zidane said after the game. Consistency has been a real issue for the Catalan giants this season with results often slipping away at crucial moments in the campaign and this hasn't been lost on the 33-year-old or coach Luis Enrique. Read More »

Two-goal Ronaldo Fires Real to 12th European Title

Back on the Cardiff turf where he won the first major silverware of his astonishing career, Cristiano Ronaldo cemented his legacy as one of the game's all-time greats with a decisive brace in Real Madrid's 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final. Read More »

Real Madrid Win The Champions League Final


Juventus' pressure paid off immediately when Mario Mandzukic scored a spectacular goal to equalise for Juventus in the 27th minute, making the first half to end at 1-1. The Bianconeri coach said: "I'd just like to say that we feel for what happened to our fans in Turin". Recall that the Portuguese also scored the first goal in Madrid's 2-0 win against Malaga on the final day to help his side win the 2016/17 La Liga title. Read More »

Proteas eager to dominate Sri Lanka

Upul Tharanga: The second most experienced batsman after Mathews is Tharanga and he is also looking confident ahead of the big clash against South Africa . Lasith Malinga was back for the first time in a year and a half and he mixed tight lines with wides and full tosses, still able to dip the odd full ball on to the batsman's toes. Read More »

Reactions to Albert Pujols' 600th career home run


Pujols hit a grand slam in the fourth inning Saturday night, becoming the ninth member of the 600-homer club during the Angels' 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762). Pujols is the fourth youngest player to reach the milestone, following only Rodriguez (35), Ruth (36) and Aaron (37 and 81 days). Read More »

Champions Trophy: Butt wants Pak players to enjoy `pressure game` against India

India in 2011 (semi-final, Mohali) and 2015 WC (group fixture, Adelaide) defeated Pakistan quite easily and are expected to beat them again on the base of sheer class and pedigree. The second match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 between Australia and New Zealand abandoned due to rain at Edgbaston. Kohli added that this is just a speculation and the team is united. Read More »

Goalie Rinne keys Predators' biggest win ever

After leading nearly every statistical category except "goals scored" in the opening two games in Pittsburgh , Subban had predicted the Predators would take the third game when the series moved to Nashville. It's a 2-1 series and we look forward to Game 4 now. Murray robbed Neal on a 3-on-1 rush early in the period. The rebound bounced back into the slot, and Rinne made a save on Chris Kunitz with an assist from Subban sliding over to help. Read More »

America's Cup: Team NZ choose Ben Ainslie Racing for defender playoffs


Round robin: Oracle Team USA won the round and its bonus point, meaning it will start the America's Cup finals on June 17 ahead 1-0. Two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA, which came in with one bonus point, leads the qualifiers with seven points, followed by Emirates Team New Zealand with six and Land Rover BAR with five. Read More »

STANLEY CUP FINAL: Music City has party for debut

With the game still 1-0, the Predators finally broke through in the second period with Roman Josi firing a slap shot - tying the game with his 6th goal of the post-season. You can't afford to make the mistakes we made. "Longer than that", Laviolette said. That's been an issue both on the power play and with both teams at full strength. Read More »

Engine boost issue cost Alonso shot at Indy 500 pole

Police later arrested two boys, ages 15 and 14, in connection with the robbery. He said the team was celebrating Dixon's pole and the driver went to make a dinner run from the bus lot. After getting out of the auto, Alonso said a slight hiccup on the final corner of the final lap kept him from producing an even bigger number. One of the suspects was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center was the other was sent to a local hospital. Read More »

Predators rout Penguins, trim series deficit in Stanley Cup Final

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) is hit by Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017 , in Nashville , Tenn. The capacity crowd erupted in cheers, including country star Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman slapping high fives. He finished with 27 saves on 28 shots, keeping the Penguins off the board after the Predators grabbed the lead. Read More »

Dortmund: No offers for Aubameyang


In those four seasons, the 27-year-old has hit 85 goals in the Bundesliga and 113 in all competitions. Manchester City and Manchester United were linked with the Dortmund star but it looks like the Premier League duo will miss out on the French-born star. Read More »

Terror in Turin as stampede leaves 1000 injured


Thousands of people had gathered at Piazza San Carlo to watch the match pitting Juventus against Real Madrid on giant TV screens. Many panic-stricken fans then started screaming and trying to run out of the place, triggering a large stampede. Read More »

Predators take 3-1 lead over Pens into 3rd

Laviolette defended McLeod on Friday but also didn't play him in a similar speed series, in the first round against Chicago. Finally, having outshot and outplayed the Penguins in Games 1 and 2 with little to show for it, the Predators' labor bore fruit. Read More »

Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez

Substitute Marco Asensio scored few minutes he got into the pitch in the 90th minute to complete Juventus annihilation. Gab Marcotti and Dan Thomas assess Juventus' disappointing second half in their Champions League final defeat. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 | Cavaliers vs. Warriors picks, prediction

Bowman recalled with a grin. Golden State virtually has no holes on its roster, and it hasn't lost with its preferred starting five in action since February 28. It will be a tough, hard-fought, back-and-forth series , but ultimately, Golden State's overall talent advantage will win out. Cleveland's rugged glass-eater could be a hard matchup for the Warriors. Read More »

Tharanga suspended by ICC for over-rate offence

Batting first, they posted a solid-looking 299 from 50 busy overs, driven on by a high grade unhurried hundred from Hashim Amla , his 25th in one-day internationals and another example of the ease with which high-class batsmen have so far been able to score on some friendly pitches. Read More »

Pakistan can surprise you, says Indian captain


Kumble's contract as Indian cricket team's head coach will end post-India's campaign at the Champions Trophy and the BCCI has already invited applications for the position. While Junaid has also dismissed Kohli three times and has also bowled 21 dot balls in the 50-over format. If you cram for an exam and you go and write it, you are always on edge. Read More »

Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to defend CL title

Madrid are under pressure to increase the number of Spain internationals in their starting team and the United No 1 is seen as an ideal long-term solution. Despite having his back to goal and seeing defenders closing him down, he somehow sent a remarkable, acrobatic right-footed strike looping over Real keeper Keylor Navas , and Juventus were level. Read More »

I'm delighted, I'm Champions League's top scorer again - Cristiano Ronaldo

Zinedine Zidane was in no mood to play down a "historic day" for Real Madrid after they beat Juventus 4-1 to retain their Champions League crown. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said even his side's rock-like defence was powerless to resist Real Madrid's firepower as the Italian club's hopes of a first Champions League triumph in 21 years ended in heartache on Saturday. Read More »

Skipper Kohli wants to overcome England 'challenge' for personal satisfaction


It was weird and may be it was to teach me to balance things out and take a step back and think about how much you can to on the field and how much intensity with which you can play, may be choose your phases. "The warm-up game is a good opportunity for both teams before the Champions Trophy". "We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate - in conjunction with the European Central Bank and relevant authorities - to ensure that we have a robust safety and security plan for ... Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 preview: England vs Bangladesh

Both Finn and Roland-Jones featured in England's one-day global defeat by South Africa at Lord's -a match where Woakes was rested as he recovered from a thigh problem. Starting as the eighth-ranked side we have now reached sixth. The combination is very good. England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood. Read More »

Gianluigi Buffon can not explain Juve's second half Champions League final slump

Ronaldo scored two crucial strikes either side of Casemiro's deflected effort to ensure he finished as the competition's top scorer for a record fifth straight year, and sixth time overall. The Portuguese striker's goals meant he has scored goals in FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup finals in Cardiff . "We have made more history, we are very happy to win the 12th". Read More »

It's a Game One NBA All-Star Massacre

Rihanna gets a quick staredown from Kevin Durant after her assistant heckled him in Golden State's Game 1 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers . Add some poor defensive execution and poor effort, and they'd have no chance. "We have to stop the ball first and foremost", said Cleveland's Kevin Love , whose 21 rebounds in Game 1 were a franchise postseason record. Read More »

Trout injured in Angels' loss to Marlins


Trout injured his thumb sliding into second base a steal attempt and was removed from the game. Manager Mike Scioscia told reporters after the game that Trout wanted to continue playing, but did not want to put him back on the field when Trout told him his thumb was feeling stiff. Read More »

Cavs clinch third consecutive Eastern Conference Title in dominating fashion


Without Thomas, they did not make it any further. Right from the start, things were clear. Boston also owns the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick, adding to the C's embarrassment of riches. Aside from their Game 3 hiccup, the Cavs steamrolled the Celtics en route to their third consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Cleveland made the error of giving James rest for once, and it turned out to be costly. Read More »