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by | June 05, 2017 | 06:49

The final game of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions league is here as Juventus are set to take on Real Madrid . The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Juventus, who are the Serie A champions, have now lost five Champions League finals since they last won the competition in 1996.

by | June 05, 2017 | 06:45

Real Madrid also wasted chances to stretch their lead before Benzema bundled the ball in on the rebound in the 55th minute after Kameni had saved from Sergio Ramos following a corner. However, the fact the winning margin was a mere three points shows Madrid needed to fall back on every member of a seemingly endless pool of talent and every one of a series of late fightbacks to hold off the Catalans.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:32

An explosion that rocked the centre of Turin has seen dozens of Juventus fans gathering to watch their team in the Champions League final rushed to hospital, with hundreds more injured. "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half ". Controlling a high ball on his chest with his back to goal, Mandzukic fired home a looping overhead kick from just inside the box, leaving Keylar Navas with no chance in goal.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:32

The mavens had predicted a narrow win for both teams in equal measure. "In the first half we played beautifully". Although Real Madrid were hogging possession, they were hounded by Juve shirts as soon as they got to the final third. That was to be the highlight of the game for Juventus . Juventus fans watching the Champions League final rushed out of a Turin piazza in panic Saturday after witnesses reported hearing a loud sound.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:32

Walton may no longer be serving the Warriors in any official capacity this year, and isn't able to roam the sidelines now that Kerr's back issues have left him absent from Golden State's playoff run, but those factors haven't kept him from supporting his former boss.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:28

But barring his way is a Golden State squad out to prove they are the super team dynasty of the era, not the Cavaliers. Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off tomorrow night. With the Warriors being a much more disciplined and taller team, Love will not be almost as successful beyond the arc. Now with Durant in that mix in what essentially was Barnes' spot, the Warriors have found different dimensions both offensively and defensively.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:25

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. The Braves (21-27) won't feel any sympathy for the Angels , considering they lost their best hitter, Freddie Freeman , to a broken wrist on May 17. HOUSTON - George Springer hit a two-run homer as part of a six-run second inning and Lance McCullers worked six solid innings as Houston capped a sweep of Baltimore with a win at Minute Maid Park.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:17

We're working hard. We worked hard all season, thinking we could achieve things because in the long run everyone's been very important. Ronaldo was handed the man-of-the-match award by Sir Alex Ferguson , his former manager at Manchester United , after a display that made Madrid fans who have previously whistled him look all the more absurd.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:21

Japanese driver Takuma Sato made history on Sunday, becoming the first Asian driver to win the Indy 500 in the race's 101-year history. Dozens of users argued over the Post's tweet, some saying the newspaper's condemnation violated Frei's First Amendment rights to free speech.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:16

The win clinches Cleveland's third straight Eastern Conference title while their superstar LeBron James returns to the NBA Finals for the 7th consecutive year. "It's the worst part of the year, being eliminated, falling short", said Jae Crowder . "I thought, 'God, this is the most important possession of our lives'".

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:17

Power won the 2017 IndyCar Grand Prix at the same track on May 13, but is starting ninth. “Weve all been here a long time, ” Kanaan said. "It is very different to past year in terms of how late you can brake", said Button, who was one place behind and just 0.035 seconds slower than team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:13

Charlie Morton managed to last seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. Right-hander Chris Devenski (3-2) worked 2 2/3 innings of flawless relief to notch the win. He has received 5.67 runs of support per outing, including 7.25 over his previous four. Obviously, we haven't scored many runs in these two games. Iglesias, who scored three runs, doubled to lead off the eighth.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:11

Del Potro , who beat Murray the last time they met at the Davis Cup in September previous year, was struggling with a groin injury sustained in his last match but broke serve just three games in to take a 3-1 lead. Women's 3rd rd: Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Catherine Bellis (USA) 6-2 2-6 6-3, Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) bt Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-4 6-4, Simona Halep (Rom) bt Daria Kasatkina (Rus) 6-0 7-5, Caroline Garcia (Fra) bt Hsieh Su-wei (Tpe) 6-4 4-6 9-7, Alize Cornet (Fra) bt Agnieszka ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:09

The Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that "it has been formally requested that the US authorities conduct a full investigation of this diplomatic incident and provide the necessary explanation". American and Turkish officials have provided directly contrasting versions of how the violence unfolded. A video shared on social media Thursday showed Erdogan watching the melee.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:11

Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina dropped a set but not her composure, reaching the third round at the French Open by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. The Scot beat Del Potro in a marathon Olympic final in 2016 before the Argentine, now 30 in the world, gained his revenge with a come-from-behind win in five sets in the Davis Cup semi-final.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:07

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty suffered a rib cartilage injury during the Canterbury Crusaders' 25-22 victory over the Otago Highlanders and is in doubt for the test series against the British and Irish Lions, his Super Rugby coach said on Saturday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:07

Bale didn't get to start in Saturday's Champions League final, but went on as a late substitute and got to celebrate the title in his hometown as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff . "The two goals in quick succession hurt us and we were not able to react", said Allegri. Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:04

Golf superstar Tiger Woods looked disoriented and unsteady in police video of his Monday arrest on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), according to footage obtained and broadcast by USA media on Wednesday (June 1). Woods, who has been rehabbing from back surgery, said he did not realize the mix of medications "had affected me so strongly". Tiger had to be woken up, and told police he had been golfing in L.A.

by | June 04, 2017 | 11:01

Loomis, who told The Associated Press of Fairley's medical issue in a text Saturday, has not disclosed details about what ails the 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman, who has not attended the Saints' first two sets of voluntary offseason practices.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:55

Draymond Green is putting up 13.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.2 assists per contest. 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.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:57

They clinched the Western Conference again easily. This team, playing against the Warriors , you just can't play hard. One positive is that players get a lot of time with the media and give out a lot of sound bites. So that's what it's about. One advanced stat showed that the players guarded by Thompson shot a combined 1-for-12 when he was covering them. "The best thing about tonight, obviously, was just our defensive presence and effort for 48 minutes", Curry said.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:53

The Spanish champs beat the Serie A champions 4-1 on Saturday evening in a much anticipated final match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to emerge the European champions for a record 12th time. Madrid was already in control when Bale went on, but he almost scored after a ball was crossed toward him inside the area. Real Madrid's Asensio then drove a final nail in the coffin of Juventus and sealed the victory for his team with a 90th minutes goal.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:48

Thompson killed Golden State on the glass in 2016, with 27 offensive rebounds in the Finals . "It looks like the "rubber match" storyline is driving interest". For the Warriors, one of the best runs of winning in National Basketball Association history has commenced over the last three seasons. Kevin Love, Klay Thompson , Tristan Thompson, Andre Iguodala , and yes, Draymond Green .

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:46

He finished with 28 points and 15 rebounds. A video game simulation has them going the distance. "That's something that I imagine Ty probably talked about (with the media) and we can definitely do a better job of". The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers, eight of them by playmaker James on a night where he had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. Lue in his postgame news conference conceded it was a bad strategy.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:45

Virat Kohli , player of the match in the last three meetings between the sides, has decisions to make about his eleven. But those conditions were different. Pointing out that the current Pakistan squad is not as awe inspiring as the earlier cricketers, Harbhajan asserted that the Indian players are better at coping with pressure.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:44

The Cavs were shredded in transition (27 fast-break points for the Warriors ) and in the paint - where Golden State poured in 56 points. The Warriors and Cavaliers are meeting in their third consecutive Finals, a matchup many predicted when the season began after Golden State signed Durant in a blockbuster move.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:43

A series of commanding breaks put him in control as he belatedly clinched his spot in the last 16, where he will face either France's Lucas Pouille or Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The 6-0 6-1 6-0 scoreline amply illustrates how that went. In women's play, 10th-seeded Venus Williams reached the fourth round by beating an opponent 15 years younger.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:44

Nashville shut down a chunk of Broadway where the honky tonks and bars line the street for a free concert by country superstar Alan Jackson. "I thought we did a better job tonight". "Cleaning up just a few mistakes, that would help", Laviolette said. You get the rest, which is obvious with the day off. All the money collected benefits the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund, and the spectacle has been a rousing success .

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:42

And after then, England is a totally different team. "It's always a team that backs itself and plays bold cricket ", added the Australian, looking to guide England to their first major ODI title. Laxman said that skipper Virat Kohli will be depending on these two bowlers due to their current form and the pace-friendly conditions in England which will host the Champions Trophy from June 1 to 18.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:41

Djokovic improved to 56-11 lifetime at Roland Garros , and he moved within three wins of Jimmy Connors for second on the all-time Grand Slam win list with 230. Nadal, 30, was up against the crowd as much as his opponent as he took on Frenchman Paire on the lively Suzanne Lenglen Court. In the final set, as Djokovic served for the match in the eighth game, he looked to be slightly jittery as Granollers secured a break point opportunity.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:39

While Diablo Doughnuts is not offering deals from its Fells Point storefront, it will bring a pop-up food truck to the Harbor Market at McKeldin Square in the Inner Harbor . According to a press release, last year, 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army's 3,500 officers, 63,000 employees and 3.3 million volunteers.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:38

If previous contests are taken into accord, more than a billion fans from all over the world, both Pakistan and Indian natives and those with culture from those countries, will turn their attention to the West Midlands. Players from both teams have spent good times with each other over the years. In the First Group "B" match South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 96 runs at Oval, London last night.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:36

Kohli had given feedback to the BCCI expressing concerns about Kumble's style of coaching, which one board official said had been described as "intimidating". For the first time Kohli will be leading the Indian side in any major tournament since he became captain of the shorter formats. "I think as a team we will take it as a normal game, it's best we don't take any unnecessary pressure".

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:23

Murray jogged to his seat at the changeover and the Argentinian stood at the net, bent at the waist, his head resting on the net. 'He had some set points. "I'm sure we will be working on different things for the next game", added Plunkett. 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 Saturday to reach the last 16 without dropping a set.

by | June 04, 2017 | 10:11

A long-range deflected effort by Casemiro and a neat finish by the irrepressible Ronaldo within four minutes effectively settled one of the most entertaining finals for years, with a late tap-in by substitute Marco Asensio adding the gloss.