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Ronaldo claims decision on Madrid future 'not about money or glory'
- May 27, 2018

On the back of Real Madrid's third successive Champions League title, Cristiano Ronaldo has created a storm around his future with claims he could leave the Bernabeu. "These goals cost us the title basically". "They act like they're happy, but I think they should be jealous!" I just wonder if he lacked a little bit of concentration because he knew he had messed up massively for Real's first goal, and it would not be the first time that had happened. (more...)
Nabil Fekir Says He's 'Not Close to the Reds' Nabil Fekir Says He's 'Not Close to the Reds'
- May 27, 2018

Fekir's comments follow those of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas earlier this week which suggested the player could stay with the club despite appearing to bid farewell to their fans following the final game of the season. After a successful season at Lyon that saw him score 23 goals in 40 appearances, Fekir is part of Didier Deschamps' France team heading to Russian Federation for the World Cup. (more...)
Arsenal Appoints Unai Emery as Manager Arsenal Appoints Unai Emery as Manager
- May 27, 2018

And he was officially appointed Arsenal's new manager just three days later. Goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton left with Arsene Wenger and Emery is looking to add to his backroom staff to work with Petr Cech and David Ospina. At Paris, it's never very easy. I know he did really good work with Sevilla and with PSG too. "I think everybody knows that I like playing through the centre". (more...)
It’s It’s "Not Looking Good" For Liverpool Fans Struggling To Get To Kiev
- May 27, 2018

As Cummings was born in Edinburgh, it does seem unlikely that he is a died in the wool Liverpool fan like numerous people he was partying with. No one in their right minds would've predicted Liverpool getting this far back in August, but Jurgen Klopp and his players have certainly deserved their place in the final - having overcome the likes of Porto, Manchester City and Roma along the way. (more...)
Rockets' Chris Paul will miss Game 6 with hamstring injury Rockets' Chris Paul will miss Game 6 with hamstring injury
- May 27, 2018

The Rockets announced Friday (May 25) the decision to hold Paul out for the game set for Saturday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. As far as the point guard's status for Game 6 goes, "We'll see". Tune in for Game 6 Tomorrow at 9 P.M. The Warriors are in unfamiliar territory with their season on the brink of extinction. But Houston gradually faded, with D'Antoni using only seven players until its deficit reached 20 points. (more...)
Former Chelsea star backs Sarri to be a success in Premier League Former Chelsea star backs Sarri to be a success in Premier League
- May 27, 2018

Antonio Conte's two-year spell as Chelsea manager appears to be coming to an end. Sarri's move to Chelsea has been complicated as Napoli are holding out for thei €8m release clause written into the 59-year-old's contract. Alvaro Morata's future remains in doubt after Inter joined Juventus and AC Milan in the race to sign the Spain striker. Sarri's Napoli were renowned for playing some of the best possession based football in Europe in recent seasons, and they pushed Juventus close for ... (more...)
Rockets outlast Warriors, edge closer to NBA Finals Rockets outlast Warriors, edge closer to NBA Finals
- May 27, 2018

The Celtics are one win away from going to the NBA Finals, as they lead the Cavs 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Klay Thompson could only muster 10 points on 4-13 from the field. Eric Gordon , the star of Game 5 , will start in Paul's place Saturday night. They were down double-digit points, not playing well, and a loss would put an end to their season. (more...)
3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Celtics 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Celtics
- May 27, 2018

The Celtics have been ideal at home in the playoffs and with a Game 7 win on Sunday, they would set an National Basketball Association record for consecutive home wins in the postseason with 11. James was just one defeat away from being attached to a loser's brand that would be very hard to shake. "I've said this a thousand times , but I'm glad he's on my team". (more...)
New doco alleges England match-fixing plot New doco alleges England match-fixing plot
- May 27, 2018

The match in question in the Al Jazeera documentary is the Australia-India Test in Ranchi in March 2017. The International Cricket Council confirmed to The Australian that they were investigating the claims of the documentary. "Sri Lanka Cricket is constantly engaged with the ICC and is following its guidelines on how to handle anti-corruption operations for the forthcoming tours in Sri Lanka", it added. (more...)
Ravens Respond to NFL's National Anthem Rule Changes Ravens Respond to NFL's National Anthem Rule Changes
- May 27, 2018

Now some say boycotts against NFL sponsors may cause the league to reconsider the new ruling. The Steelers were at the center of the anthem controversy previous year during Week 3 in Chicago when the players decided en masse to wait inside the tunnel leading to Soldier Field while the anthem was played. (more...)
Bale on bench for Real Madrid in Champions League final Bale on bench for Real Madrid in Champions League final
- May 27, 2018

Karius was embarrassed minutes later, however, as he tried to quickly release Dejan Lovren with Benzema in close proximity and the Real striker's decision to stick out a boot paid off handsomely with the 51st minute opener. "I was injured for five or six games and I've been fit ever since". The Reds had their share of early chances, including Trent Alexander-Arnold 's blast that forced a quality save out of Keylor Navas, but the Premier League side couldn't break the deadlock. (more...)
Dominant Daniel Ricciardo storms to Monaco Grand Prix pole Dominant Daniel Ricciardo storms to Monaco Grand Prix pole
- May 27, 2018

Ricciardo's main rival for pole position looked set to be his teammate, Max Verstappen . "The team will always be behind me in good or bad times". Hartley, who was seventh in the final practice session, thus wound up in 16th position, ahead of Sauber's Marcus Ericsson and Williams' Lance Stroll, the pair unable to match their less experienced team-mates. (more...)
Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets, force Game 7 Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets, force Game 7
- May 27, 2018

Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy enough to play again. The Warriors are 16-8 all-time in Game 6 of postseason series. The Warriors were facing elimination at the time but won that game and took home the series. (more...)
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: ‘Flawed Karius pays for lack of focus’ Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: ‘Flawed Karius pays for lack of focus’
- May 27, 2018

Karius was at fault for two of Real's three goals in Saturday's 3-1 loss - throwing the ball at Karim Benzema's leg for it to rebound into the net and fumbling Gareth Bale's speculative effort from range. Somewhat notable is that while multiple Real Madrid players made their way over to console the opposing goalkeeper on the pith, no players from Liverpool, the team with the motto "You'll never walk alone", were anywhere in sight around Karius. (more...)
Karius accepts blame for Liverpool's Champions League heartbreak
- May 27, 2018

Karius was redeemed by Sadio Mane's equalizer within four minutes, before Bale scored a goal worthy of winning a Champions League final and a place in the competition's storied history. But the showdown between the world player of the year and a contender for his throne never materialized. Within four minutes, Salah gave into obvious searing pain and left the field in tears. (more...)
Lineker: OMG! Bale has out Ronaldo'd Ronaldo with overhead kick. Incredi-BALE Lineker: OMG! Bale has out Ronaldo'd Ronaldo with overhead kick. Incredi-BALE
- May 27, 2018

Zidane himself memorably scored what is considered by many to be the best goal in a Champions League final , when he sweetly volleyed home for Real Madrid against Bayern Leverkusen in 2002. Giggs joined the chorus wondering if the goal may be one of the best ever to have been scored in European competition. But in the aftermath of his heroics, the 28-year-old cast serious doubt over his future with the European champions. (more...)
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors 5/26/18, Prediction & Odds
- May 27, 2018

With the Rockets now leading 3-2 in the best-of-7 Western Conference Finals, Houston is only one win away from its first trip to the NBA Finals since Bill Clinton's first term as President. "I mean, under the circumstances, because I just feel like we're ready to break through". Paul did not even address the media post game because he was busy receiving treatment. (more...)
Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon to Legendary Boxer Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon to Legendary Boxer
- May 27, 2018

McCain has called on presidents to pardon Johnson since 2004, when he introduced a resolution calling on then-President George W. Bush to "exercise his Constitutional authority" and pardon the boxer posthumously. Johnson's great-great niece, Linda E. Haywood, was also at the ceremony. Johnson, an avid auto and racing fan, died in an automobile accident in 1946. (more...)
Twitter reacts to Klay Thompson getting hot in another Game 6 Twitter reacts to Klay Thompson getting hot in another Game 6
- May 27, 2018

The Warriors losing two straight games at Oracle seems insane, especially with Paul unable to play. If you've followed FiveThirtyEight's analysis of Golden State this season, you know that the team's occasional sloppiness has been perhaps our biggest concern surrounding the Warriors this year - in part because advanced metrics have suggested they may not be as well-equipped to overcome the turnovers as they have been in the past. (more...)
We are completely different, Ronaldo says on Salah comparisons We are completely different, Ronaldo says on Salah comparisons
- May 27, 2018

Its three times in a row in the final, and we need to respect that", Lovren continued. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has praised Liverpool's attacker Mohamed Salah for comparing his looks to those of Lionel Messi. Liverpool will have the chance to go one better next season in the Champions League as they have booked a spot in the competition for next term by finishing fourth in the Premier League . (more...)
Zinedine Zidane Lauds 'Crazy' Third Consecutive Champions League Title Zinedine Zidane Lauds 'Crazy' Third Consecutive Champions League Title
- May 27, 2018

While Salah had to depart in the first half itself with a shoulder injury, Ronaldo, who has been Madrid's primary figure in the most of the club's European nights, had a quiet game. Making an explosive impact as a second-half substitute, Bale showcased athleticism and technique of the highest quality by sending Madrid in front with only his fourth touch of the game in the 64th minute. (more...)
Fred moves closer to joining Man Utd in £44m transfer Fred moves closer to joining Man Utd in £44m transfer
- May 27, 2018

It would also have been a hard transfer to complete, as Shakhtar were still in the Champions League at the time and would have demanded a hefty price for one of their most prized assets. Despite Jose Mourinho praising Fellaini earlier in the season for his "strong character", he has never been a regular starter in the league under him and it's no surprise to read that he is speaking to other clubs before his contract officially expires at the Red Devils. (more...)
Terrell Owens on cover of Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Terrell Owens on cover of Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame
- May 27, 2018

On the field, this will translate to more precision when running, cutting, catching, and celebrating. " Madden NFL 19 steps up the authentic football experience in so many ways". Pre-ordering the Standard Edition of the game nets you the choice of one Elite Player from your favorite National Football League team, as well as five Gold Team Fantasy Packs. (more...)
Tom Cairney clinches promotion for slick Fulham Tom Cairney clinches promotion for slick Fulham
- May 27, 2018

There was only misery for Villa as they missed out on promotion on the 36th anniversary of the club's famous European Cup final victory over Bayern Munich. Villa were finally clicking into gear and Grealish embarked on a dazzling run through the Cottagers defence, but Fulham keeper Marcus Bettinelli was equal to his shot. (more...)
IPL Qualifier 2, KKR vs SRH: The knockout punch! IPL Qualifier 2, KKR vs SRH: The knockout punch!
- May 27, 2018

Afghan teenager Rashid Khan plundered quickfire runs and took three crucial wickets on Friday to take Sunrisers Hyderabad into the Indian Premier League (IPL ) final at the expense of Kolkata Knight Riders. The experienced Robin Uthappa would have nightmares of his reverse sweep against Rashid when all he needed was to bat sensibly and see his team through as they needed 88 runs in 70 balls to book their final berth. (more...)
Rep. Peter King compares National Football League anthem protests to Nazi salute
- May 27, 2018

Jets owner Christopher Johnson has vowed to pay any national anthem protest fines incurred by his players this season, and Saturday, a USA congressman posed a stick question to him. According to the new rule, all players on the field are required to "stand and show respect" for the flag and anthem, during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner . (more...)
Danica Patrick gets ready for her last lap at Indy Danica Patrick gets ready for her last lap at Indy
- May 27, 2018

Patrick made headlines when she became the first woman to win a NASCAR Cup Series pole in 2013. The 37-year-old race auto driver's time behind the wheel will end after tomorrow's Indy 500. Because here I am". But this year Patrick will carry the flag alone in what will be the final race of a ground-breaking career. "And she does have a lot of experience, and things change, but the way you drive this track , and the feel and the rhythm of it, it's still the same as it was". (more...)
Champions League final: Salah forced off in Liverpool vs Real Madrid game
- May 27, 2018

Two flights to Kiev were scrapped by the tour operator Worldchoice Sports on Thursday after Boryspil airport could not allocate landing slots for planes due to leave the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday. Anderson said he had secured replacement landing slots and was trying to find a solution to the fiasco by organising a new carrier to provide flights from John Lennon airport. (more...)
Tottenham demand Man United star as part of deal for Toby Alderweireld
- May 27, 2018

According to The Sun , Pochettino is a big fan of Martial and will look to bring the French forward to north London this summer if United make a move for Alderweireld. The 25-year-old is expected to travel with the Brazilian national team for a friendly against Croatia at Anfield next week and United are aiming to finalise the transfer during his visit. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp explains why he chose to manage Liverpool over other clubs Jurgen Klopp explains why he chose to manage Liverpool over other clubs
- May 27, 2018

I know what I'm good at. Two of the most respected coaches in football will meet in this weekend's Champions League final, but Zinedine Zidane and Jurgen Klopp have had very different paths to get where they are today. "They have played a big part in getting us to the final and the nights at Anfield, it's so hard to describe how you feel as a player walking out there to them singing You'll Never Walk Alone ". (more...)

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