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Sport Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juve
Author: 0 Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, becoming the first player to find the net in three Champions League finals. "My age is just a number, I feel like a young boy", 32-year-old Ronaldo said after being handed the man-of-the-match award by his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson .

Sport Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand
Author: 0 Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled f. The Gold Cup victor plays Portugal tomorrow in Kazan. Confederations Cup teams Chile and Mexico have been sanctioned by Federation Internationale de Football Association a combined 17 times for fans' homophobic chants in the current World Cup qualifying programme.

Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final

But Zaheer asserted that the manner of Pakistan's victory against pre-tournament favourites England bears proof that the final will be closely contested. "We have to (attack), we've got no option. It is a mercurial team and this tournament has thrown up so many upsets so far", Hussey wrote in a column for the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Sport Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Every competition needs a star player, and this Confederations Cup is already benefiting from the reflected glow of Ronaldo's presence. Ronaldo will be playing his first match since being accused of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

Author: 0 India have edge, but Pak have better bowling attack: Tait

The players joked and enjoyed the sun as they took their turn at nets. "He is a complete package, so I would not like to change anything at this particular stage", he replied when asked about any possible changes in the playing XI. On their day they can beat any side in the world. "Neither are we intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing". Last match when Amir was not there, people were anxious about our main strike bowler not playing.

Author: 0 The wrong kind of US Open history

Plus, on a course that has measured more than 7,800 yards in each of the first two rounds, you would have expected all three to thrive with their power games. World No.9 Rickie Fowler has relinquished the lead during through the second round of the US Open on Friday. Day has been dealing with his mother's significant health issues for months, though he had been playing well lately.

Sport FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Russian Federation
Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Russian Federation

New Zealand are now without a win in 10 Confederations Cup matches and struggled to make an attacking impression. World Cup holders Germany and the six winners of Federation Internationale de Football Association confederations descend on Russia for the two-week tournament that will allow the hosts to assess the readiness of four of its World Cup venues and its ability to handle fans from overseas.

Author: 0 Mutko: 'Racism not purely a Russian problem'

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is also coming to St. Petersburg on Saturday for the opening of the tournament. The eight-nation, 16-game tournament features the host nation, 2014 World Cup victor Germany and champions of FIFA's six continental governing bodies.

Sport Wales ready for crunch battle without Gareth Bale, says Chris Coleman
Author: 0 Wales ready for crunch battle without Gareth Bale, says Chris Coleman

The match ended 1-1, with Newcastle striker Alexander Mitrovic canceling out Ramsey's sublime effort - but the Arsenal man's penalty kick was the biggest talking point for more than one reason. A hostile home crowd in Belgrade was stunned into silence as Aaron Ramsey's outrageous chipped penalty gave Wales a precious half-time lead after Sam Vokes' shirt was pulled.

Sport CT 2017: India Thrash South Africa To Enter Semi Finals
Author: 0 CT 2017: India Thrash South Africa To Enter Semi Finals

And I believed the same thing over here in this tournament and the last one, but that's what I believe. "We've covered all the bases". There's no doubt about that. "It's my first visit to England , and the wickets have been different to what I expected", Bumrah told ICC after the win. "When India were batting they took the pressure, created momentum and then just ran with it".

Sport Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda
Author: 0 Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

The America's Cup has jumped fully into the 21st century, from the space-age catamarans that lift up on hydrofoils and fly across the waves to the use of social media for some smack talk between sailors in the days before two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA and challenger Emirates Team New Zealand meet in the 35th America's Cup starting Saturday on the Great Sound.

Sport Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open
Author: 0 Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open

This is published unedited from the IANS feed . STUTTGART, Germany Spaniard Feliciano Lopez reached his first final in nearly a year when he beat local favorite Mischa Zverev 6-7 (2) 7-6 (4) 7-5 in the battle of the southpaws on Saturday to book a spot in the Stuttgart Open final.

Author: 0 Hasan living Champions Trophy 'dream'

Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that India is too strong for Pakistan and they would defend their title in the all important ICC Champions Trophy final between the two sides which will be held at the Oval in London . Kohli has wished the Indian team good luck ahead of the high-profile game. Given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India's most successful bowler, has taken six wickets so far, it will take something special to stop Hasan from finishing as the leading wicket-taker in a ...

Sport French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals

Roberto is a very good player", Nadal said in French moments after his win. "I don't know if it was perfection", Nadal, who turns 31 on Saturday, said afterwards. Mladenovic, who served 16 double faults, was tearful in a post-match interview on a Suzanne Lenglen Court which offered passionate support throughout.

Author: 0 Top three golfers out, four non-major winners share US Open lead

And they had plenty of company in red numbers, so much that Erin Hills set a U.S. Open record for the first round by yielding 44 sub-par rounds, breaking by five the record set in 1990 at Medinah. With his famous father on the bag, Love IV made his pro debut, shooting a 1-under 71 at the U.S. Open to kick off his pro career. Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn.

Author: 0 Real Madrid have reportedly named their price for Cristiano Ronaldo

With one of the best players of all time potentially on the market, clubs all over Europe will be falling over themselves just for a chance to talk with Ronaldo . Earlier this month, he led Real to their 12th European Cup after scoring a brace in a 4-1 win over Juventus in the final, becoming the Champions League's top scorer for the fifth year in a row.

Sport Mourinho delighted to play Real Madrid in European Super Cup
Author: 0 Mourinho delighted to play Real Madrid in European Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Madrid overwhelmed Juventus at the Principality Stadium to become the first team to retain the European Cup since AC Milan in 1990. "Admittedly, it'll be tough to do better than this year, because we could've done something truly incredible this season". It was the team's sixth title since the competition's new format was created in 1992, two more than Barcelona .

Author: 0 India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy final: Why Virat Kohli didn't play hockey

It won't be a shock. "What we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise, because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at". 'He is a consummate surgeon at the crease, intensely focussed, working hard, playing the ball into gaps in the field and staying calm under pressure, ' says ABD of Kohli.

Sport Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames
Author: 0 Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

Calgary will take on Smith's $5.667 million cap hit, which expires after the 2018-19 season. For the majority of the year, Elliott posted abysmal save percentages, including.898 percent in October, .869 percent in November, .892 percent in December, .871 percent in March and a.880 save percentage in the first round of the playoffs, allowing 14 goals in four games.

Author: 0 McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington

Elkington was watching the U.S. Open before he made a backhanded compliment about McIlroy. "Without Tiger the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank". "It was 5 mill". That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses... and it's knew... mustn't have taught grammar in the 50's.... He would have expected the criticism to come in from the usual sources but one surprise was a weird Twitter rant from an Australian professional golfer named Steve Elkington .

Author: 0 Murray fights back to reach French Open semi-finals, to meet Wawrinka

Eighth-seeded Japanese Nishikori reached his seventh grand slam quarter-final with a 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0 win over unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco . Top seed and world No. I mean, it's a joke how tough it is to win a slam. Tonight's clash will be a repeat of last year's semi-final which the Briton won in four sets before going on to lose to Novak Djokovic in the final .

Sport Halep sets up Pliskova clash after French Open great escape act
Author: 0 Halep sets up Pliskova clash after French Open great escape act

Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut in Paris previous year but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 to win their maiden tour-level title at a Slam. Yet to win a WTA Tour final, Ostapenko could be the first player to lift the French Open as her maiden title since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997. "The match was really tough, I think it was a battle", Ostapenko said afterwards.

Sport Davy Klaassen joins Everton from Ajax for £23.6m
Author: 0 Davy Klaassen joins Everton from Ajax for £23.6m

The 24-year-old Netherlands worldwide played in Ajax's Europa League final defeat to Manchester United last season. "It is hard to leave Ajax but I think this is a good step for me now", Klaassen said. Asked about his future earlier in June, including that release clause, the Spain Under-21 worldwide told the Spanish press: It's true that I have a low clause, but right now I am still a Malaga player and I want to focus on the national team.

Sport Daniel Summerhays takes lead at PGA's Memorial as Jason Dufner collapses
Author: 0 Daniel Summerhays takes lead at PGA's Memorial as Jason Dufner collapses

Dufner endured a nightmare with the putter and compounded his misery by driving into a water hazard at the last for a closing bogey and a five-over 77, only one shot shy of the day's worst score. It's nice to actually be here on the weekend after missing three straight cuts here. Ko, also skipping the event, was guaranteed to lose the top spot to Jutanugarn or Ryu, and Jutanugarn got the position when Ryu failed to finish solo third or better.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy destroys Steve Elkington after Elk tries to call him out

That appeared to prompt 1995 US PGA champion Steve Elkington to write on Twitter that " Rory is so bored playiing golf...without Tiger [Woods] the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank". His poor performance saw him attract plenty of negative attention, notably from fellow professional Steve Elkington. Pro golfer Steve Elkington tweeted that Rory McIlroy must be "so bored playing golf" since Tiger Woods isn't now playing.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy not 'bored' with golf following US Open exit

For the first time since golf's official world rankings were introduced in 1986, the top three have failed to make the cut at the same major. But Elkington wasn't done, despite being shown the door by the No. "More like 200mil...not bad for a "bored" 28 year old...plenty more where that came from", McIlroy wrote. McIlroy has revealed that he intends to play in next week's Travelers Championship and the Irish Open, Scottish Open and Open Championship in successive weeks in July.

Sport Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery
Author: 0 Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery

As for Congressman Scalise , doctors say the bullet hit him in the hip, then traveled through his internal organs. Mr Trump visited the hospital late on Wednesday and said Mr Scalise was "in some trouble". They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally. The crowd started clapping and chanting United States of America after the first pitch was thrown by injured Capitol Police Officer David ...

Sport India thrash Pakistan by 124 runs to lead CT group
Author: 0 India thrash Pakistan by 124 runs to lead CT group

Kohli managed some big hits at the end of the innings and with Hardik Pandya (20* from 6 balls) hitting three successive sixes in the final over, India managed to get to 319-3 in 48 overs. This target was revised to 324 of 48 overs for Pakistan . When left-arm spinner Imad Wasim was bowling the last over it reminded me of Yuvraj bowling to Dmitri Mascarenhas at The Oval (when he smashed five sixes in a row).

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors will not visit the White House

The @Warriors ' leadership is inspiring. "Today is all about celebrating our championship", the organization wrote in a statement released Tuesday. With Donald Trump in office, things could be a lot different this time around. "All I know is I would personally do the right thing for me". "You just pick yourself back up and you keep pushing and you keep going".

Sport England calls up Finn as Woakes replacement
Author: 0 England calls up Finn as Woakes replacement

Woakes' post-game scan showed the injury was serious enough to make him miss the rest of the tournament, which was confirmed by the England Cricket Board on Friday morning. "I think we were 20 to 30 runs short, especially on that sort of wicket". The 28-year-old has not bowled in his last nine one-dayers, slipping behind Travis Head in the part-time pecking order, but was optimistic about taking the ball at some stage of the tournament.

Sport Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez ailing with irregular heartbeat
Author: 0 Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez ailing with irregular heartbeat

The Tigers recalled catcher/first baseman John Hicks , who will likely play regularly against left-handed pitchers and occasionally against right-handers. Before the heart issue arose, Martinez was hitting.261 with 5 home runs, and 29 RBI in 246 plate appearances. Beck noted Martinez will be monitored for seven to 10 days and will not undergo any activity for a week.

Author: 0 McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open

Open , you can't be fried at all", said Snedeker, who missed more than a month of PGA Tour action with what he called "trigger finger" in his left hand. Even amidst all of the turbulent times that have embroiled the golf course, it has hosted some of the most compelling golf that the USGA has produced in recent years.

Author: 0 Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

The last six majors have crowned first-time champions and that trend looks poised to continue at Erin Hills where you have to look way down the leaderboard to 19th before finding a major victor in U.S. Despite some uncharacteristically low scoring for U.S. Open standards, Koepka reminded everyone that players still had their difficulties. The 2011 U.S.

Author: 0 Mourinho pushes Man Utd to prise Dier from Spurs

He can also play at centre-back but it is in midfield that Mourinho sees him in the long term. Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino has taken the player's game to the next level, and the coach recently informed Dier it is he who has "provided [him with] all the tools" to make him a top talent in English football, per Wallace.

Sport Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

Next year's World Cup will take place in 12 stadiums spread across 11 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Sochi, the host cities for the Confederations Cup. "As far as I can see, he is motivated about the national team - he is focused and very serious", Silva told reporters after being asked how Ronaldo had seemed since the tax charges emerged on Tuesday.

Sport Amir confirmed for Champs Trophy final
Author: 0 Amir confirmed for Champs Trophy final

Sarfraz was the captain of the Pakistan team while India were led by Cheteshwar Pujara. The two teams played out a breathless deadlocked group match in Durban, with both notching 141 runs from their 20 overs - India's Robin Uthappa and Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq leading their side's cause with half-centuries.

Sport FIFA, World Cup refute labour charges
Author: 0 FIFA, World Cup refute labour charges

The FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan from June 17 to July 2. Confederations Cup teams Chile and Mexico have been sanctioned by Federation Internationale de Football Association a combined 17 times for fans' homophobic chants in the current World Cup qualifying program.

Sport FIFA targets gay slurs by Latin American fans in Russia
Author: 0 FIFA targets gay slurs by Latin American fans in Russia

Security will be a concern over the two weeks in stadiums which have been dogged by construction delays and structural problems. "On a sporting level it is an important tournament where we can measure ourselves with other teams", Bierhoff said.

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes that SAF's relationship with the attacker could make all the difference, and that it would supersede any tensions that Ronaldo had with Jose Mourinho. Portugal earned a place in the finals in Russian Federation after winning Euro 2016 previous year, and with world champions Germany having left out a number of star players for their campaign, many have backed Santos' side as favourites for the trophy.

Author: 0 Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

There's no doubt about that", he said. We have had the camp. South Africa crumbled from 116 for one to 191 all out in good batting conditions at The Oval before Shikhar Dhawan (78) and Virat Kohli (76 not out) shared a fluent partnership of 128 to lead India to victory with 12 overs to spare.

Sport Champions Trophy final: Pakistan has nothing to lose, says Azhar Mahmood
Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: Pakistan has nothing to lose, says Azhar Mahmood

It was a classic case of the master giving a lesson to an upstart apprentice as India thrashed Bangladesh by 9-wickets to book a place in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy for the fourth time. The Indian team and their batting line-up are different propositions altogether and Pakistan are aware of the challenges. Pakistan then held their nerve to beat Sri Lanka in what was a virtual quarter-final in Cardiff on Monday.

Author: 0 Crosby scores early, but Penguins lose 4-1

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

Author: 0 Roland Garros: Murray edges del Potro

Del Potro is still working his way back to his rightful ranking after the wrist problems that nearly ended his career, and the big question was how he would pull up physically. - 2015 champion and third seed Stan Wawrinka and the unpredictable Fabio Fognini , who beat Murray in Rome, are two of the 14 players aged 30 or over who reached the third round.

Sport Fans gather in Pittsburgh for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade
Author: 0 Fans gather in Pittsburgh for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade

But this year, it will continue into Point State Park, where players, coaches and other dignitaries will take the stage. "We think we've got a unique fan base". "The second cup was at Three Rivers Stadium". "Certainly both of these guys, we feel, give us an opportunity to win games regardless of which guy's in the net and I'm not sure we would've won the Stanley Cup this year if we didn't have both of those guys in the net helping us win", Sullivan explained.

Author: 0 Falling: McIlroy, Day endure nightmare rounds at US Open

The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major - Raymond Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, who went on to win his first major. "In a twist, the U.S. Open finished runner-up to Phil Mickelson's daughter this year". "I need to get competitive rounds, a card in my hand", he said.

Sport Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win
Author: 0 Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win

Maro Itoje impressed too in the second row, and Gatland will have a tough selection dilemma in perming two from the three of Itoje, Kruis and Alun Wyn Jones to start the first Test . Te'o was chosen by England coach Eddie Jones for England's tour of Australia past year but his time with England was from the bench. Elsewhere on a busy day for the Lions , back-rower Ross Moriarty has been ruled out of the tour due to nerve damage suffered in the opening match against the ...

Author: 0 Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association crown with street parade

Curry rode with his wife and kids beside him. Just like the Warriors nearly flawless run in the playoffs at 16-1, the parade seemed to be a success. Oakland was packed with Warriors fans who were ready to party. The defending champs reside in the Bay Area once again. Wojnarowski also mentioned that the Miami Heat could be another possible destination for James, an organization he won two championships with after leaving Cleveland in 2010.

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