by | June 04, 2017 | 07:39

Few of those will have matched Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead equaliser for Juventus , which was eventually in vain for the Italian side who had the best of the first half before being swept aside in the second. But since the 1992-93 season, when it was rebranded the Champions League, no team had been able to successfully defend its title. Matters were quickly compounded as Ronaldo turned home at the near post to take his goal tally for club and country to 600.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:37

That's sort of how the series had gone. Anaheim defenseman Kevin Bieksa said Rinne will throw his body against the glass to knock the puck down so he can pass it out to a teammate essentially turning the goalie into another defender.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:37

Over the past 48 hours, it has been suggested that United's bid to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid is off, meaning that manager Jose Mourinho will look elsewhere for attacking additions this summer. We'll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but this would clearly be a major coup if United could pull it off as Bale is one of the best attackers in the world, despite his frustrating campaign.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:31

Karim Benzema and Ronaldo were both involved in the build-up before Dani Carvajal's cut-back led to the Portugal global producing an impressive first-time finish, finding the far corner from the edge of the area with the help of a slight deflection off Leonardo Bonucci.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:29

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Tyron Lue, Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors' best lineup against the Cavaliers probably has both players on the floor at the same time, with Iguodala on James and Thompson defending Irving, so Thompson said he doesn't get caught up in whether his shot is falling.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:29

The Penguins won the first two games in Pittsburgh , despite being badly outshot, losing the majority of the faceoffs and having the puck far less than the Predators. Bonino was in a suit and, using crutches and in a walking boot about an hour before the start of pregame warmups. "We're one of those teams that just won't quit", said Nashville's Filip Forsberg.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:28

Winning today's final will also make them the first ever club in the Champions League era to retain their European crown. They came away as losers for the seventh time in nine European Cup finals having also lost to Barcelona in 2015. this evening, they ended up conceding more goals than they'd let in for their entire season in the competition prior to tonight. Football legends like Luis Figo, Clarence Seedorf, Ryan Giggs, Luis Garcia and Marcel Desailly, who are mostly Champions League ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:18

Manchester United are interested in signing Varane this summer, with manager Jose Mourinho eyeing a reunion with the France worldwide. It appears the United boss is ready to make another attempt to lure him to England as the Mirror are reporting today that the Manchester giants have now made enquiries about Varane's availability.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:20

However Pune, whose two-year run along with the Gujarat Lions ends this season, may be playing their last game in the cash-rich league after being denied an extension by the league's governing council early this month. Stokes - whose $2.16 million contract broke the IPL signing record for a foreign player - scored 316 runs in 12 matches, with a highest of 103 not out, and took 12 wickets.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:16

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news through a statement. Woakes could only bowl two overs against Bangladesh . Injuries such as Woakes' often take more than a month to heal, with players urged to take time over their recovery to reduce the risk of recurrence.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:19

When asked how was it working with Kumble over last one year, Kohli said: "It's been really good ". 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.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:19

In this August 5, 1982 photo, Jack O'Neill suits up in the small craft harbor before windsurfing off Santa Cruz, Calif. O'Neill said at the time his friends didn't have much faith in his invention, which ultimately changed the sport forever, enabling surfers to surf in places previously impossible, such as Scotland, Iceland and Norway.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:13

The 25th seed put the exclamation point on his impressive performance by running around his backhand and blasting a forehand victor at 7-6 in the 'breaker. Now serving for the set, Johnson once more raised his game earning two set points. That helped the match go to a tight tiebreak, where Johnson prevailed.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:16

To say riding the Investec Derby victor might be considered a career high point might be a bit of an understatement. Cliffs Of Moher was second and Cracksman third. I don't get to sit on many beasts like this at the races, so I'm going to enjoy it. "I dreamt of it fairly young, but it is hard to get on the good ones".

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:14

Or, at the very least, Albert Pujols could do us a solid and get home run #600, so our weekend baseball isn't completely ruined. Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer for the Angels in the ninth. Reliever Huston Street returned from his rehab assignment with right triceps tendinitis. Ramirez's story in this Friday night slaughter is fairly easy to tell: The guy made too many mistakes against a team that has the talent to make you pay for said mistakes.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:10

The Denver Post has parted ways with writer Terry Frei after he shared an insensitive tweet following Sunday's Indy 500 win by Takuma Sato . Realizing that his discriminatory tweet rubbed readers the wrong way, Frei removed it from his feed; however the tweet had already gone viral.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:04

That Afghanistan even got to 110 was down largely to enterprising cameos from the 18-year-old Rashid Khan (33 off 27) and No. 10 batsman Amir Hamza (21 off 17). Afghanistan retained the same 11 which defeated a Cricket West Indies President's XI in a warm-up match at the same venue two days earlier. "With the technology now, every team knows what is coming so have to stay ahead".

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:03

The gaps build interest and anticipation, and when you're on the wrong side of 50 like I am, 12 years seems to go a hell of a lot quicker than it used to! Simply click on the links below to rank the players by position and ahead of each tour game we will publish our ESPN Readers XV.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:03

He scored 6 points and missed all five of his 3-pointers. She was also there to troll Warriors players and Warriors fans, and pretty much everyone had their eyes on her. "We did a great job of covering the 3-point line but other than that they played a hell of a game", James said. "He loosens up the defense". Problem is, they only had him for 58 seconds.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:01

The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oa. "Two, I wasn't convinced that adding Kevin Durant to the Warriors" loaded mix would be as seamless as Golden State has made it look. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. Many of these players had to take on smaller roles now that they had joined so-called super teams filled with stars.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:01

Several LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle all converged on the home early Wednesday morning. For LeBron James , these NBA Finals beginning Thursday night at Oracle Arena should be the pinnacle of a career that ranks with those of Bill Russell and Michael Jordan as the best in league history.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:57

Isco , who kept Cardiff-born Gareth Bale out of the starting line-up, described it as Real's best performance of the season as they outclassed Italian champions Juventus in the second half. Receiving a headed pass in the box from Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic chested the ball down before executing the most delicious of overhead kicks which sailed into the net over Keylor Navas.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:59

But the Warriors understand that defense is the wellspring of their best offensive efforts. Tristan Thompson , J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, and Deron Williams combined for three points. If the Warriors could win the possession battle, they would be impossible to beat. The concept is simple, but often ignored by Warriors players. And they'd only turned the ball over one time.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:59

Stevenson dropped Fonfara in round one with hard left. Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs) broke ranks with longtime trainer Sam Colonna after his first-round KO loss to Joe Smith Jr . Stevenson pounced on Fonfara at the start of the second round and wobbled him nearly immediately. I know he's very risky, but I was very focused on this.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:53

Neal beat Matt Murray at the side of the net with 22.6 seconds remaining in the period, banking the puck off the Pittsburgh goaltender's left arm. "I don't know if that's tiresome or exciting", the coach said. "I think if you can find a way to just thrive on it and enjoy it and make the most of it - we're just going to focus on what we have here and continue to work towards our best game".

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:49

Just 15 seconds later, Evgeni Malkin scored off of a two-on-one, firing a ideal shot over Rinne's glove for a 4-1 lead. Through two periods of Game 2 Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin didn't have a shot on goal, and the Predators were controlling 64.7 per cent of the shot attempts at five-on-five, and the shots Pittsburgh did get were distant, helpless.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:44

I have the chance to say this every year. "The first half was much more hard against a team of beasts in every area". They tell us you never remember who finishes second but to truly put this Real Madrid achievement into context, it is important to recognize that a very good Juventus team was absolutely crushed in the second half.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:35

The Champions League final is the time for players to stand up and be counted. For Juve, though, it stretches their unwanted record of European Cup final losses to seven. "Two finals in three years is an important step but it is not enough", the Italian said, as reported by the Independent . If they can keep Ronaldo from finding the back of the net, they may just end that two-decade Champions League drought.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:31

India start title defence vs Pakistan on Sunday. In a rain-curtailed match itself Dhoni's men thrashed Pakistan by 8 wickets with the help of Duckworth and Lewis System. The decision to choose the combination of the bowlers will be taken after seeing the wicket. Pakistan have fallen behind Bangladesh in terms of being in touch with modern limited-overs cricket as well as the rankings.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:28

Kohli says he may not agree with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on all aspects of the game but seeks the advise of his illustrious predecessor to make right decisions. "If you (media) write something and it goes wrong, have the heart to admit that you have gone wrong rather than saying that problem has been solved".

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:29

His goals also ensured Real became the first side to win the tournament back-to-back. Ronaldo scored the first goal of the game in the 20th minute, but Mario Mandzukic's acrobatic overhead volley equalized for Juventus in the 27th minute, and the sides were knotted, 1-1 at halftime after an entertaining first 45 minutes.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:29

Coupled with two wins in these round robins, Oracle has won 10 straight races against Team New Zealand . Emirates Team New Zealand are battling with Oracle Team USA to top the qualifying round robin event. "It's going to be a close race and to win the America's Cup you've got to beat the best teams", said Ainslie, ahead of the first of potentially nine races on Sunday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:29

India vs Pakistan , 2013, ICC Champions Trophy , Birmingham: India - Pakistan match is one of the biggest thing in any ICC tournament. "We know that the game has gone quite a long way and we have had some good results in the recent past, so we will do our best to match that".

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:30

The Champions League, the European Cup, whatever you want to call it the competition truly belongs to Real Madrid and once again they are the best team in Europe. Prior to the match, Coach Zidane expressed confidence that Real would deal with the pressure when they face the 1996 European champions. "It has been an incredible end to the season by us", said man of the match Ronaldo.

by | June 04, 2017 | 06:24

Friday when a vehicle in front of them jumped the median and smashed into the woman's auto head on. The three pulled over and immediately began to help the drivers involved in the collision. Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez continues to be an Arizona hero years after he retired from the game. Cuffari said Gonzalez - who played 19 years in the big leagues before retiring in 2008 and now works as a senior advisor for the D-Backs - had to convince the stunned woman to open her door.