Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Unveils Dodgy Statue As Madeira Airport Is Renamed After Him

Which prompted football writer Tom Williams to point out that when it came to statues Ronaldo has had "appalling luck". But nevertheless, the 32-year-old expressed his joy over having the island's airport named after him. Ronaldo, who has 71 worldwide goals from 138 appearances for Portugal, is an avid promoter of Madeira which is said to have increased tourism to the area.

Author: 0 Gonzaga survives West Virginia to reach Elite Eight

For Gonzaga to keep the turnovers down, they'll need consistent and smart play from their backcourt. Gonzaga is in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season, and they'll take on West Virginia on Thursday in Buffalo. Halftime-30-30. 3-Point Goals-West Virginia 5-23 (Carter 4-9, Miles 1-5, Myers 0-1, Adrian 0-2, West 0-2, Phillip 0-4), Gonzaga 4-10 (Mathews 3-8, Williams 1-1, Williams-Goss 0-1).

Author: 0 Jadeja and Pujara shine in India's emphatic win over Australia

Smith was quite clearly at his wits' and resources' end at the conclusion of last year's epic fail in Sri Lanka, where the Australians arrived as the world's best team and were humiliated 0-3 by the seventh-ranked hosts. "If you build pressure and it gets a wicket, things can happen quickly". Cynics might suggest that Smith's unfancied team achieved, in bald statistical terms, nothing more or less significant than a Test win.

Author: 0 Joshua tips Crolla to win rematch against Linares

It is a tantalising prospect and a real 50-50 clash between the two best fighters in the division. It is a matter now of showing in the ring tonight the improvements I have been showing in the gym. Hearn revealed he will try his best to negotiate terms if Crolla wants the fight to happen, whereas he is also willing to let Warren broadcast the showdown on his BoxNation channel or new TV partner BT Sport.

Author: 0 Portugal's Madeira Airport renamed after football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Ex-Liverpool defender John Arne Riise was also suggested as a more fitting recipient of the statue, while others suggested it looked like a bronzed Paul Konchesky, or former United manager David Moyes. The four-time Player of the Year has appeared a record 138 times for Portugal and scored a team-high 71 goals. Ronaldo acknowledged that it was rare for a public figure to be honoured in such a way while still alive, adding that he was aware some people didn't agree with the name change.

Author: 0 Football fans in Downtown Las Vegas have mixed feelings on Raiders' move

The Oakland Raiders belong in Oakland. "I feel bad for the city", Green told reporters. "We're not going to put players in a position in which we think there is an unreasonable risk of injury". The Colts just played in Oakland this past season. "We have two more years of lease options for Oakland right now", Davis said. They won't play in their new Nevada home until 2020, and could be in Oakland for at least the next two years.

Sport Defoe delighted by England comeback goal
Author: 0 Defoe delighted by England comeback goal

Defoe , who was called up to the senior squad for the first time since November 2013, was only one of three players over the age of 30 to be included in the England's team for the victory at Wembley . "The key thing for me is recovery, giving yourself the best opportunity to perform in the next game, and I seem to have got that to a tee". I can't constrain myself on selection entirely but I know ideally what I'd like to have.

Sport Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: My heart beats for Real Madrid
Author: 0 Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: My heart beats for Real Madrid

Staying at Arsenal into next season could mean missing out on Champions League football for Ozil as the Gunners are facing a fight to finish in the Premier League's top four in the current campaign. "When the team's on a bad run, somebody needs to be singled out, sadly most of the time it's me ". The 28 year-old was then asked about his feelings toward former club Real, to which he replied: "Of course my heart beats for Real.

Sport Lewis Hamilton explains his early pit stop on Sunday
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton explains his early pit stop on Sunday

Ferrari, celebrating the 70th anniversary this year of founder Enzo Ferrari's first race auto, have not won a championship since their constructors' success of 2008. "I didn't really know how quick they [Ferrari] were going to be in the race", Hamilton told Sky Sports . Hamilton said he was looking forward to a close battle with Vettel throughout the year.

Sport Dier linked with United
Author: 0 Dier linked with United

The Sun claims that the United manager views the England global as Michael Carrick's long-term replacement in central midfield. According to The Sun , Mourinho is keen on splashing cash on England global Eric Dier in the next transfer window.

Sport Medvedeva leads figure skating worlds after short program
Author: 0 Medvedeva leads figure skating worlds after short program

Reigning world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were the surprise of the night, reacting in shock as the judges placed them seventh after a skate with several errors. "She set herself the big target of an Olympic medal next year and she treats every competition as a step on the road to the Olympics". Osmond, skating in her first worlds since 2014, put her success down to a more focused approach.

Sport Mexican champion Márquez criticises Mayweather and McGregor
Author: 0 Mexican champion Márquez criticises Mayweather and McGregor

Mayweather, now in retirement, is widely considered to be the best boxer of his generation, while McGregor is one of the top fighters in the UFC. White's dismissal of the news comes just days after a report that a date of June 10 had been reserved at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino on Harry Kane's injury woe

The second half was a different game, but we showed we've matured from last season by only conceding one goal and not two when we were 2-0 up. And Pochettino insists the England global once again demonstrated his ability to fill in in different areas of the pitch.

Author: 0 Gareth Southgate must drop these 3 England players against Lithuania

The supporters are no different to us as a team, they represent the country when they go away and we want to be good ambassadors. And partly because of that experience, Dier insists England will be ready for anything Lithuania have to offer in this weekend's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Author: 0 Raiders headed to Vegas

I feel helpless. There's nothing we can do about this. The Seaside, California native shared on Twitter that the first two National Football League games that he attended as a child were Raiders games at the Oakland Coliseum. Other than possible preseason games, Davis has all but ruled out using UNLV's current home - the 35,500-seat Sam Boyd Stadium, about nine miles southeast of the university's campus - due to outdated locker rooms and the lack of a proper security border around the facility.

Author: 0 Jagielka believes Coleman injury will help inspire Everton

Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman faced a broken leg during global duty, the governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association will pay his wages who will be out for nearly a year. Koeman went on to say that the defender's work ethic was one of the best he'd ever seen in his long career as player or manager. "We think there are similarities between these teams and I hope we have the same determination as the Irish because that's what we love about the Irish, the determination ...

Author: 0 Roger Federer ties record with fifth Indian Wells championship

In an exciting match in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open , Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 to clinch his fifth Indian Wells triumph. No matter that the 35-year-old Swiss, less than three months into his comeback following a six-month lay-off, has just added the Indian Wells Masters to the Australian Open title he won in January.

Author: 0 NCAA Tournament Results: Duke Shockingly Upset By No. 7 SC

Next up is the East Regional at Madison Square Garden where the Gamecocks will face third-seeded Baylor, an 82-78 victor over Southern Cal earlier Sunday. OR is 54th and 68th nationally, respectively, in those categories and is 21-1 when winning the rebounding battle. This time, however, there was far more explosion.

Author: 0 Dempsey hat trick, Pulisic shines as U.S. thrashes Honduras

Though Dempsey grabbed the headlines with his hat-trick, Borussia Dortmund teenager Christian Pulisic was the heartbeat of a scintillating U.S. performance, scoring one goal and creating three others during the rout. "Checking with his fitness coaches there, we knew he could play". Then he plays late Sunday afternoon in Seattle, he comes in late Sunday night here, Monday he does a little bit of training, and he feels good.

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association announce plans for World Cup changes
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association announce plans for World Cup changes

Federation Internationale de Football Association is proposing that Africa gets nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The winners would advance in the bracket to face the two higher-ranked teams. The FIFA Council must approve the proposal on May 9 in Bahrain before coming into effect. South America (CONMEBOL), which now has between four and five slots, will get six, according to the recommendations from FIFA's ruling council.

Author: 0 Bizarre Ronaldo statue steals the show

Other wags opined the bust's image was more like ex-Liverpool Norwegian worldwide defender John Arne Riise. Cristiano Ronaldo , an global football star, ranked among the top scorers in football history and the holder of four golden balls, is from Funchal, on the island of Madeira.

Author: 0 NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Move From Oakland To Las Vegas

Schaaf even asked for a delay in Monday's vote, wanting to give her city a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at the Coliseum site. But here in Bakersfield, mixed feelings for the fans who love this team that has been in California for 57 years. A almost $2 billion stadium near the Vegas Strip is already in the works.

Author: 0 'Hazard will decide on Real move'

Unfortunately for Chelsea , their target this year is Eden Hazard , and the last week has seen a flurry of rumours about a move for the winger to the Spanish capital. His club form has seen him attract interest from top clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid . "I'm very happy with Chelsea , but in football everything can happen, and if we have to change, France is a place where I've never been to I never played, so why not".

Sport Hart to captain England against Lithuania
Author: 0 Hart to captain England against Lithuania

But Iceland's stunning run last summer has clearly indicated that the gap is closing. Dier was a member of the team stunned 2-1 by Iceland in Nice previous year as England crashed to their most embarrassing defeat since a 1-0 loss to the part-timers of the United States at the 1950 World Cup.

Sport Ferrari 'a bit too quick' for Mercedes this season, admits Valtteri Bottas
Author: 0 Ferrari 'a bit too quick' for Mercedes this season, admits Valtteri Bottas

Unlike Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel drove a few more laps, and the situation where Hamilton was stuck behind Max Verstappen, made it possible for him to reach the top spot and to preserve it until the end of the race. "Obviously it would be great to have Fernando [Alonso] up there, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon". "Don't forget Mercedes have won 51 out of 60 races in the last three and a bit years and there is every sign that Lewis and Valtteri Bottas will be very ...

Author: 0 Kyrgios explains Indian Wells KO

The last time came in 2012 when Rafael Nadal beat Djokovic on clay in the final of Rome and the French Open. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. "I have to get back to work in a couple of days". Federer and Nadal were facing each other in their earliest meeting since they first played in 2004 in the third round at Miami.

Author: 0 Barcelona: Neymar wants to play in England

The England global has not hit the back of the net in the Premier League since September 24 but Mourinho insists he is happy with the youngster's performances. The Blaugrana are through the the quarter-finals along with Leicester, and the forward says the unpredictability of the English top flight - as shown by the Foxes last season - is a big draw.

Author: 0 It's absurd and impossible for United to sign Neymar, says Jose

The Brazilian club's stance did not dissuade Chelsea, however, who dispatched Michael Emenalo, the club's sporting director, to Brazil in an attempt to convince Neymar his career and financial objectives could be met by the west London club.

Sport Women's national hockey team to sit out world championships
Author: 0 Women's national hockey team to sit out world championships

USA Hockey's development program for boys includes two national teams . It's the fact that when the Olympic uniforms were unveiled before the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the men's team was invited to the press conference and the women learned about the presser on television.

Author: 0 Leicester boss Shakespeare relishing Atletico Madrid challenge

Also in Friday's draw, Barcelona will meet Juventus in a rematch of the 2015 final, Champions League newcomer Leicester will face Atletico Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund will take on Monaco . "I learned a lot under Carlo, he's a good person, we know what he did here, but the tie's 50 50 before it starts". They'll give the top teams a stern test over the course of two games, that much is for sure.

Sport Screaming Eagles' fans reject ex-Cowboys' DE Greg Hardy
Author: 0 Screaming Eagles' fans reject ex-Cowboys' DE Greg Hardy

It attempts to assure fans that because Hardy will not make as much money playing in the IFL, it means his intentions and character are pure. The team is known for allowing its fans to make decisions - from free agent signings in the front office to play calls on the field.

Author: 0 'Hideous' Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Sparks Social Media Laughs

He already has a statue, a museum and a hotel named for him in Madeira. A woman poses next to the bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Madeira worldwide airport outside Funchal, the capital of Madeira island, Portugal, Wednesday March 29, 2017.

Author: 0 Joe Hart to Captain England Gainst Lithuania In World Cup Qualifier

Ultimately I just want to get as much out of my career as I can". Thus, they could not play the game they wanted against Joachim Löw's Germany, and I suggest that England transform themselves into a direct counter-pressing team. "It's an ambition of mine". It would be a real honour for me and I'd like to work towards (it) but that's something the manager decides. "Some people question having a goalkeeper as captain but I had Jack Butland in the Under-21s, and you're looking for professionalism ...

Author: 0 Manchester United demand world record fee for Real Madrid target De Gea

Following the failed move to Madrid, De Gea penned a new contract with the Red Devils and it was reported that the new contract has a buyout clause inserted in it with various outlets reporting different figures for the same. De Gea has two years left on his current deal at Manchester United and the Premier League giants have another season if they so wish. They have even started to scout for the Spanish goalkeeper's replacement.

Author: 0 Butler Eliminates Winthrop in NCAA Tournament

Chrabascz scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half as Butler held on to beat No. 12 Middle Tennessee State 74-65 Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. "It's going to affect us in some way". A 7-0 start to the game and a late run by the Gophers notwithstanding, the Blue Raiders controlled the style and substance of the game for almost its entirety.

Author: 0 Jermain Defoe's experience can help England, says Adam Lallana

Defoe struggled to keep his emotions in check as he wound back the years at Wembley , where he led the team out with Bradley Lowery, the terminally-ill five-year-old who calls the Sunderland striker his "best mate". "If you don't go in at the top of your game, you make them stronger than they are". I don't find anything hard to give up, as such, because I know the feeling scoring goals gives me.

Author: 0 Team USA, Dominican Republic Battle For Spot In Los Angeles

Andrew Miller struck out Enrique Hernandez before Pagan grounded to Arenado, whose one-hop throw got past Hosmer at first base. "We're focused to do what we are here to do", Rodriguez said . The U.S. had a promising chance to come back when it put runners on first and second with none out in the ninth, but closer Edwin Diaz followed up by striking out Posey and Paul Goldschmidt .

Author: 0 Daley Blind Hails Father After Netherlands Departure

They finished third in 2014 in Brazil. Blind's decision to partner De Ligt alongside Bruno Martins Indi, after injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Stefan de Vrij, has led to accusations of arrogance and favouritism towards Ajax players. "A foreign trainer is also an option". "The list should include all kinds of names who can each take Dutch football forward", Decossaux told reporters.

Author: 0 Manchester City, Liverpool draw 1-1 in thrilling Premier League game

The game got off to a cracking start with Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Leroy Sane of Manchester City wreaking havoc at the opposite sides of the pitch. "With the conditions we played that game, after being (knocked) out of the Champions League and playing against Liverpool, one of the best teams, and how we played against them means a lot to me - so that is why I am happy with my players".

Sport Don't expect series against India: Cricketers tell PCB
Author: 0 Don't expect series against India: Cricketers tell PCB

The 83-year-old's comments came following speculations that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is seeking permission from the Indian government to play a series against Pakistan on a neutral venue. Earlier in the day, there were some claims that the BCCI had approached the Indian government over the possibility of India playing Pakistan in the latter's adopted home of the UAE.

Sport China Wants US To Be 'Cool-Headed' When Dealing With N. Korea
Author: 0 China Wants US To Be 'Cool-Headed' When Dealing With N. Korea

There are important development opportunities resulting from China-U.S. relations, said Xi during the meeting in the Great Hall of People in Beijing. "I express my appreciation for this", he said. "China has done little to help!" tweeted Trump in response. On Sunday, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he and his advisers discussed North Korea before returning to Washington from a weekend at his private club in Florida.

Sport SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8
Author: 0 SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8

SOCCER: FIFA, World Cup 2018 qualifying, Azerbaijan vs. Germany, at Baku, Azerbaijan, ESPN2, 10:50 a.m.; FIFA, World Cup 2018 qualifying, England vs. You see national-level coaching hires, Frank Martin at South Carolina, Ben Howland at Mississippi State, Rick Barnes at Tennessee, Bruce Pearl at Auburn.

Author: 0 Lionel Messi ban: Barcelona outraged by punishment of Argentina star

Messi was not permitted to play in his country's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Tuesday and he will also miss qualifiers against Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru. Former Argentina global Valdano - who disagrees with the scale of the punishment - thinks players often cover their mouths to prevent cameras picking up on their words during mundane conversations, leaving him frustrated Messi did not do the same on this occasion.

Author: 0 Cavs forward Kyle Korver out again with foot injury

The late-season glamour match-up in San Antonio fizzled as the Spurs took control in the first quarter thanks not only to stars like Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge but also to stellar play from their reserves. THUNDER 92, MAVERICKS 91: Russell Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and Oklahoma City erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes at Dallas.

Author: 0 Spurs fall to Warriors in battle of NBA's top teams

SAN ANTONIO , TX - MARCH 29: The Golden State Warriors huddle before the game against the San Antonio Spurs on March 29, 2017 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. David West and Andre Iguodala supplied 15 and 14 points, respectively, and were instrumental in getting the team on track before intermission. The Spurs had a five-game winning streak halted in inglorious fashion.

Author: 0 United States eliminates Dominicans to reach WBC semi-final

Both teams entered the game knowing the victor would advance to the semi-finals and the loser would go home. The Netherlands , Puerto Rico and Japan have already punched their tickets to the semifinals. This time , it wasn't at the plate. At the time of the play it was 4-2 US but later in the inning Seattle Mariners second basemen Robinson Cano would hit a solo shot to left field to trim it to a one score game.

Author: 0 Tottenham boss Pochettino cools reports of Barcelona meeting

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the possibility of him moving to Barcelona, and he gave a brilliant answer to rule it out. Today, ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash with Burnley, Pochettino has told the London Evening Standard that he could never manage Barcelona even if Spurs chairman Daniel Levy sacked him, as he loves Espanyol too much.