Author: 0 Champions League final: Juventus 0 Ferrari Boys 1 - memories of 1998

It's that time of the year again. Pirlo won four Italian titles in his 2011-15 stint at Juventus. A 2006 World Cup victor with Italy, for whom he remains first-choice keeper, Juve's grand old man Buffon craves a Champions League medal to add to his glittering array of silverware after twice suffering heartache in the final.

Sport LeBron James: 'Being black in America is tough'
Author: 0 LeBron James: 'Being black in America is tough'

Till's mother chose to have an open casket at his funeral because, as James noted, "she wanted to show the world what her son went through, as far as a hate crime and, you know, being black in America". Norma Eisenman, the police spokesperson for Los Angeles, have said that investigation is now ongoing to find possible suspects for the vandalizing incident.

Author: 0 Plane delay for relatives of Real Madrid players

One of the most talented defenders of all-time, Real Madrid's Brazilian left back has been commended by compatriot Roberto Carlos as possessing "better technical ability than me" as quoted by A Different League . They have been longtime teammates in Brazil's national team and are expected to be starters under coach Tite in next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Brits, Kiwis advance to next round in America's Cup prelims

All the good work climbing back into Oracle on the beat was undone and the Kiwis were in catch-up mode again. "For us it will be a real battle, but we're up for it and looking forward to it", Ainslie said at the briefing. "The boats are extremely tricky to get wound up and get out of the manoeuvre". "You just look at the performance numbers we do every day we get quicker and quicker".

Author: 0 Highlights of French Open seventh day

Cornet reached the last 16 for just the second time with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Polish ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska who lost all her seven service games. "I tried to find good words for that moment", said del Potro. Del Potro lauded Murray's adjustments - new returning angles, more and more leg-sapping drop shots, even attacking the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Argentine's forehand - as the match wore on, saying: "Andy is one of the smartest guys on the circuit, and he knew what my weak points were".

Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017 | Cavaliers vs. Warriors picks, prediction

Focusing specifically on Game 1 of the NBA Finals over the past 26 years, the Under has been a profitable 9-15-1 O/U since 1991. · 61 - The series between the Cavaliers and Warriors will be the first time in 61 years that teams in any major North American professional sport league will meet for the third straight time with a championship on the line.

Author: 0 Manu Ginobili's possible last National Basketball Association game

Steph Curry had 36 points, while Kevin Durant contributed a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds on the road in San Antonio . His presence has given the Warriors a deep and talented roster headlined by four All-Stars in Durant, Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green .

Author: 0 CT 2017: Australia-New Zealand tie abondoned due to rain

We gave them a lot of freebies. "They've got some good new ball bowlers who can swing around and if there's a bit there, we'll have to be quite watchful". Having won the toss and opted to bat, Martin Guptill got New Zealand off to a flying start and once he was dismissed by Hazlewood for 26, Luke Ronchi , having played a supporting role to that point, thrust himself to the fore.

Author: 0 Hobbling Root fires England to easy win

The participating teams have been divided into two groups - Group A and Group B . Both England and Bangladesh are part of group A along with Australia and New Zealand while Pakistan , India , South Africa and Sri Lanka are in group B.

Sport Several rule changes reportedly coming to National Football League next season
Author: 0 Several rule changes reportedly coming to National Football League next season

On Tuesday , NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed the league's owners of a few significant rule changes that will take effect this season. "Our focus is more on the caliber of building than the exact year of the Super Bowl ". Those players that most need to get reps in will now still be on the roster for Week 4 of the preseason. The NFL finally is changing its overtime format - although it's not exactly a massive overhaul.

Author: 0 Real Madrid thumps Juventus in Champions League Final

Madrid won its 12th Champions League title, and third in four years, with two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo , one by Casemiro and another by Marco Asensio . "I think we are going to destroy Juventus ". On one night, Juventus conceded more goals than it had on the journey to the final, having let in only three in the previous three games.

Sport Nicky Hayden, MotoGP Champion, Dies at 35 After Bicycle Crash
Author: 0 Nicky Hayden, MotoGP Champion, Dies at 35 After Bicycle Crash

The hospital announced last week that Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. Hayden was immediately taken to the hospital, "Maurizio Bufalini" in Rimini. The 35-year-old Hayden won the MotoGP title in 2006. There was no immediate confirmation from his Red Bull Honda team or the hospital treating him.

Author: 0 Del Potro sets up Murray clash after Almagro quits in tears

But Del Potro avenged that defeat as he rallied from behind to overcome Murray in a five-set epic in last year's Davis Cup semi-finals, with Argentina going on to secure their maiden title. "I tried to, I don't know, tried to find a good words for that moment", said Del Potro, who knows more than anyone the agony of succumbing to an injury.

Author: 0 Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers

Today's two wins take Emirates Team New Zealand to the top of the points table after Oracle Team USA lost their match against Artemis Racing. Counterpart Peter Burling kept his AC50 in the hunt and actually had its nose in front approaching the third mark, when it crossed in front of Team USA, but Spithill managed to squeeze through on the inside and took control on the next run downwind.

Sport Vinales on pole with Rossi alongside at Mugello
Author: 0 Vinales on pole with Rossi alongside at Mugello

Petrucci could have claimed a place in the top three with another impressive lap but his time was wiped out after he was found to have exceeded the track limits - the Italian having to settle for ninth. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Ducati) 0.368, 4. Tito Rabat (ESP/Honda Marc VDS) 0.505, 7. The veteran Rossi looks set for another captivating duel with his young teammate after the French MotoGP which Vinales won two weeks ago.

Sport Juventus wins with late goal from 17yo Kean in Serie A
Author: 0 Juventus wins with late goal from 17yo Kean in Serie A

Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala will feature in Juventus' final Serie A contest of the season at Bologna , but Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini are rested with the Champions League final against Real Madrid on the horizon. "It was wonderful, but there's lots of work to be done, because in my view this is just the beginning. But we need to talk about it and meet", Allegri said.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Remain Undefeated

We've got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr , sidelined by complications from 2015 back surgery, reportedly is feeling better and could return for Sunday's second game of the NBA Finals .

Sport Kohli rubbishes report of rift with Kumble
Author: 0 Kohli rubbishes report of rift with Kumble

While India's pre-match media conference - attended only by the captain, Virat Kohli - was dominated by talk of the division between him and his team's coach, Anil Kumble, the Pakistan captain and coach turned up together and talked of the relationship as akin to a marriage.

Sport Models of consistency: How the Predators, Ducks were built
Author: 0 Models of consistency: How the Predators, Ducks were built

Ducks goaltender John Gibson left Game 5 after the first period because of a lower-body injury and did not return. 48 seconds before the end of the match Oston Utzon scored in the empty net than the killed hope "DAX" for a successful final assault.

Author: 0 Real Madrid player ratings: Who impressed in stunning Champions League final win?

Cristiano Ronaldo's brace helped Real Madrid retain the Champions League in surprisingly comprehensive fashion, wrapping up a historic 12th continental crown by overcoming Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Cardiff showdown. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claims he is not the world's best coach despite earning a second Champions League trophy in two years . Ronaldo told La Sexta :"James has his reasons [to leave] and we have to respect them".

Sport Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action
Author: 0 Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action

He needed almost three hours to get past the 29th-seeded del Potro at Court Philippe Chatrier under a cloud-filled sky. In a titanic first set, Del Potro wasted four set points then saved two before Murray pounced when the Argentine star narrowly miscued.

Sport Warren Gatland questions travel arrangements after worrying Lions performance
Author: 0 Warren Gatland questions travel arrangements after worrying Lions performance

An Anthony Watson try after the interval spared the Lions' blushes, but Gatland will know time is of the essence when it comes to finding form on a tour that sees the matches come thick and fast. It was a two-on-one, and I gave a chase and managed to get back. The hosts showed slick, aggressive interplay at jarring odds with the sloppy, sluggish and error-strewn approach of the big-name tourists, who turned around in embarrassing arrears at half-time.

Sport Alex Morgan and Lyon Claim UEFA Champions League Title
Author: 0 Alex Morgan and Lyon Claim UEFA Champions League Title

Lyon , who have won 11 consecutive French titles, are attempting to win their fourth Champions League title, while PSG are bidding for their first. Lyon also completed a second successive treble, a feat unprecedented in both the male and female history of the sport.

Sport Schwarber's grand slam rallies Cubs to a win over Cards
Author: 0 Schwarber's grand slam rallies Cubs to a win over Cards

Lester stepped off and lobbed a soft throw to first baseman Anthony Rizzo . Diaz hit a go-ahead, three-run shot off ineffective reliever Paul Sewald (0-1) during a seven-run sixth inning. The six strikeouts were rather good, but the four strikeouts were less than ideal. ROYALS 4, INDIANS 0 Jason Vargas tossed his first shutout in almost three years, outdueling his nemesis Josh Tomlin and sending host Kansas City to a victory over Cleveland.

Author: 0 Five things we learned from the Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo's opener in Cardiff in the Champions League final against Juventus ensured that Madrid have had the ideal season in front of goal: They have scored in every match this season . Luka Modric had a 25-yard effort caught by Gianluigi Buffon and Marcelo narrowly failed to pick out Ronaldo with a cross from the left before Casemiro put Madrid ahead in the 61st minute.

Sport Real Madrid wins 2017 Champions league
Author: 0 Real Madrid wins 2017 Champions league

For all the greats of the game on the Cardiff pitch, there were times on Saturday night when the other 21 players felt like extras in the Cristiano Ronaldo story. But the magnificence evoked memories of another showpiece staged in the United Kingdom when Zidane volleyed into the top corner in Glasgow to help Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen.

Sport Nadal storms into French Open third round
Author: 0 Nadal storms into French Open third round

Rohan Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, however, advanced to the pre-quarters with a hard-fought 5-7, 7-6 6-4 win over the pair of Treat Huey (Philippines) and Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan). Spanish 23-year-old Muguruza will face either French 13th seed Kiki Mladenovic or unseeded Shelby Rogers of the United States for a place in the quarterfinals.

Sport Johnson goes birdie-free and tries to avoid missing cut
Author: 0 Johnson goes birdie-free and tries to avoid missing cut

Dustin Johnson had a decidedly un-Dustin-like day Thursday at the Memorial . He is now 9 in strokes gained off the tee and 7 in shots gained Tee to green, both of which he will need on Jack's course . The tournament starts Friday. Other featured players include world number one Dustin Johnson , number three Jason Day, one of a dozen Australians in the field, sixth-ranked Jordan Spieth and Players Championship victor Kim Si-woo of South Korea.

Sport Dada denies meeting Indian team, says,
Author: 0 Dada denies meeting Indian team, says, "Keep quite and play the game"

Gavaskar, attempting to reassure fans, said an invitation for applications did not reflect tensions in the Kohli-Kumble relationship. He takes skipper Virat Kohli to task without naming him in a devastating sentence: "Already, in a dismaying departure from worldwide norms, current Indian players enjoy a veto power on who can be the members of the commentary team".

Author: 0 Ronaldo scores Real Madrid's 500th Champions League goal

A hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo may have stolen the headlines when Madrid cruised to a 4-1 victory over Ajax, but Benzema's goal provided the stand-out moment. Two became three nearly instantly with Juventus well and truly on the ropes, Cristiano Ronaldo only too happy to fire home a third as Madrid eased away from their opposition.

Author: 0 Real Madrid score in every match of the 2016/17 season

Ronaldo has contributed an astonishing 89 goals to the club's tally. They have conceded just three goals in 12 games so far, while Real have scored in every single one of their 12 games - a total of 32 goals . Real Madrid won 1-0 that day. I don't know if that's a concern to our rivals, but we don't live on our past. I play freely. I play on the wing, down the middle.

Author: 0 Neither Kohli Nor Dhoni! This Will Be The Biggest Challenge For Pakistan

Pakistan beat India by 3 wickets at Edgbaston in the Group C game of the 2004 ICC Champions trophy . "Every player of the team is excited for the match against India , it's a big game and the boys want to win this match ". "There are all kinds of possibilities - two spinners, two fast bowlers, three fast bowlers, Hardik and a spinner". Meanwhile, the skipper preferred to play the underdog tag going into the game.

Author: 0 Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

He will take on Netherlands' Robin Haase in his next match but after being broken twice by Paire on Monday, he insists there is one key area he needs to improve on. "I can not believe in the first round we have two ex-champions". - Hsieh will next play American Taylor Townsend, who beat Japanese qualifier Miyu Kato 6-4 6-0.

Sport City, Liverpool beat out Arsenal for top 4
Author: 0 City, Liverpool beat out Arsenal for top 4

Wenger had finished in the top four every year since being hired partly through the 1996-97 season, although in his debut campaign third place was only enough for a place in the now-defunct UEFA Cup. But now we are there five or six years and now we can try to close the gap on the elite. Despite defeat, Everton finished seventh and will join Arsenal in the Europa League.

Author: 0 Nicky Hayden remains 'very critical' in hospital

Injury details were not immediately available. According to these images, which were recovered by the Rimini public prosecutor's office, Nicky Hayden would have come from a secondary road and would not have stopped at the stop on the main road on which the auto was driving.

Author: 0 Kisner outlasts Spieth, Rahm, O'Hair 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. Needing a bogey on the 18th to win, Feng easily tapped in for one and finished at 19-under 269. Langer, who tied Jack Nicklaus' record last week in the Regions Tradition, shot 4-under 68 to finish at 18-under 270.

Sport Thursday at the Indy 500: Fernando Alonso, Media Day, Vegas picks
Author: 0 Thursday at the Indy 500: Fernando Alonso, Media Day, Vegas picks

He impressed in the opening week of practice, where he was instantly competitive before securing a place on the second row, qualifying fifth. That would be down to the auto setup. Whether he can use that in a race , that's another thing. At one point, when two other drivers tried to make it three wide in a first turn Alonso had previously described as narrow, he backed out.

Sport Murray roars back to win
Author: 0 Murray roars back to win

The Argentine advanced 6-3 3-6 1-1 when Nicolas Almagro retired with a left knee injury in a career reversal of fortune. Almagro was sustaining a left knee injury that had made him withdraw from a match in Rome two weeks ago and for a player whose season has been plagued by injuries, it was an intense blow.

Sport Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'
Author: 0 Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'

Guentzel broke the tie just 10 seconds into the third period, scoring on a juicy rebound left by Rinne. But, a dumb coach's challenge erased a P.K. Subban goal, and allowed Pittsburgh to score three goals in the first period. That said, these first two games have gone Pittsburgh's way for more than the obvious or lazy reasoning that some people will give. Seconds before that, Pittsburgh forward Nick Bonino required help to get off the ice after he blocked a shot by Subban with his left ...

Sport Jake Guentzel of Penguins scores victor again in Game 2 against Predators
Author: 0 Jake Guentzel of Penguins scores victor again in Game 2 against Predators

The Nashville Predators carried the play in the second period, but could not beat Pens' goalie Matthew Murray . In that game, the Predators seized momentum until the reigning champs snatched it away late. Subban does have one stat on his side to back up his belief. The most frustrating aspect about playing the Penguins, as Rinne and Nashville have discovered, is that although they can make mistakes and bungle chances and put their own goalie in untenable positions, all those problems can be ...

Sport Champions League. The final.
Author: 0 Champions League. The final. "Juventus" - "Real". Announcement

Real Madrid won La Liga ahead of Barcelona this season and have scored 169 goals in all competitions this season. I've seen it as a player, I've seen it as a coach. "I'm quite pleased that some people seem to think it's a duel between us, but it's not reality". "I don't expect just defence", said the Frenchman, who spent five years in Turin between 1996 and 2001.

Sport West Indies beat Afghanistan in first T20 global at Basseterre
Author: 0 West Indies beat Afghanistan in first T20 global at Basseterre

Afghanistan's top order, including captain Asghar Stanikzai who had chosen to bat first, showed little responsibility at the crease and a succession of reckless shots saw them slipping to 58 for eight in the 14th over and in danger of falling below their previous lowest T20 worldwide score of 72.

Author: 0 Warriors vs. Cavs: Full 2017 NBA Finals Preview & Prediction

This time around, Golden State replaced Barnes with Kevin Durant , who is inarguably one of the best players in the National Basketball Association. And there are the seemingly comfortable and at-peace Cavaliers: forward Kevin Love, guard Kyrie Irving and coach Tyronn Lue. However, though it breaks my heart to write this, I believe that the Warriors will win the championship this year.

Sport Palestinian knife attacker dies after being shot by Israeli troops
Author: 0 Palestinian knife attacker dies after being shot by Israeli troops

Israel is set to approve more than two thousand settlement units in the West Bank, just days after President Donald Trump visited the country in a bid to pave the way for peace negotiations with the Palestinians. The soldiers then opened fire and neutralized her. The victim, in his early 20s, was taken to an Israeli hospital with light wounds to his abdomen.

Author: 0 Juve's Buffon has open mind about Cardiff's closed roof

We're in great shape and now it's time to play this well deserved final. "We know all about pressure at Real Madrid ", Zidane said. Buffon, 39, will become the oldest player to win the Champions League if he finally gets his hands on the trophy in the Welsh capital and will be spurred on by the heartache of losing two previous finals.

Author: 0 Ferrari have given Vettel preferential treatment, says Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel registered his third win from six races this season and with Kimi Raikkonen finishing runner-up the Italian team celebrated their first one-two since 2010. 'But the more races we do, the more we learn and the stronger we get. "We spoke about the race before and it was clear ". Ferrari's race engineers and pit strategists, thanks to modern technology, would have known exactly where Raikkonen would have fed out on track after his stop, namely behind Wehrlein.

Sport Top prospect Patrick healthy for NHL combine
Author: 0 Top prospect Patrick healthy for NHL combine

The league's central scouting department ranks Patrick as its top prospect even though he was limited to playing 33 regular-season and four postseason games for Brandon of the Western Hockey League . Hischier has the opportunity to be the highest Swiss-born player drafted after Nino Niederreiter was selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders in 2010.

Author: 0 "NBA 2K17" Simulates the 2017 NBA Finals

The network's National Basketball Association programming will be available for subscribers in Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This is likely to be the first National Basketball Association championship series in which both teams are coached by African Americans. "So, when I hear people say that these are now the two teams that are dynasties".

Author: 0 Sailing-New Zealand hit foiling high to set up America's Cup showdown

Today's two wins take Emirates Team New Zealand to the top of the points table after Oracle Team USA lost their match against Artemis Racing. The new cup format, with defender racing the challengers early on, and the contentious bonus point system, has created the ultimate showdown, on the second weekend of the regatta.

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