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Buffon hails Madrid class after final heartbreak

Buffon hails Madrid class after final heartbreak

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. "It's a tremendous joy for the players, for this vast club and I am happy because it is not easy to win things like La Liga and the Champions League ", he said. Read More

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Bangladesh prepare to take on 'favourites' England in Champions Trophy opener

Bangladesh prepare to take on 'favourites' England in Champions Trophy opener

While Pakistan have a frightful record against India in ICC World Cups, they lead 3-2 against them in terms of matches won in ICC Champions Trophy . Captain Eoin Morgan , who smashed an unbeaten 75, was all praise for Root, who remained unbeaten on 133. England came into this tournament , featuring the world's top eight ODI sides, having made huge strides in white-ball cricket in the past two years. Read More

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Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'

Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'

Vettel came into the pits five laps later and comfortably emerged ahead of Raikkonen , which did not sit well with the 2007 world champion. On a weekend in which Hamilton struggled in qualifying and finished seventh in the race , Vettel extended his lead in the championship to 25 points as a result of his victory. Read More

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Real Madrid thumps Juventus in Champions League Final

Real Madrid thumps Juventus in Champions League Final

Ronaldo continued: "It is always hard in the Champions League final - [but] Juve had conceded just 3 goals all competition, and today four". Of course, Real's win was about much more than the contribution of its Portuguese forward. "It was a good decision by me and by the coach, and I'm very happy with how it turned out", Ronaldo said. "You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", Kroos said. Read More

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Predators erupt in Game 3, claw back in Cup final

Heading into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, Guentzel is the leading playoff scorer with 12 goals (on 42 shots) in 21 games. Gaudreau didn't score a goal in nine regular season matches. Added Parenteau, a former Montreal Canadien, of the Bridgestone crazies: "I played in the Bell Centre in the playoffs and this is insane". "It's tough to know what it's all about until you go through it and we were able to go through it previous year", goaltender Matt Murray said. Read More

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Denver Post writer fired after expressing discomfort at Japanese Indy 500 victor

Denver Post writer fired after expressing discomfort at Japanese Indy 500 victor

Once again Indianapolis proved to be the site of unforgettable moments, for both great and awful reasons as some of the sport's best drivers saw their fortunes change in an instant. "If I come back here, at least I know how it is everything". Sato is the first Asian driver to win the Indy 500 . "So I'm very, really proud of what we achieved, and the team gave a super good opportunity". Read More

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Plenty of attitude in Djokovic's win

The second seed, now joint third on the all-time list for most wins at Roland Garros with 58, was on the back foot for much of the match , allowing the Argentine to dictate the pace from the baseline. Williams, who turns 37 this month, did not get much of a test during a 6-3, 6-1 victory over 60th-ranked Elise Mertens, 21, of Belgium. On Court 1, P.Carreno Busta ousted 11 seed Grigor Dimitrov in 3 sets 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Read More

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Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 to win the Champions League

Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 to win the Champions League

Juventus conceded more in Cardiff than the rest of their continental run combined, seeing them slump to a fifth straight final defeat as Madrid became the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy. Leonardo Bonucci's weighted pass from deep was perfectly volleyed into the penalty area by Alex Sandro. With his back to goal, Mandzukic received the chipped pass from Higuain and used his chest to control the ball before hooking it over his shoulder into the far top corner. Read More

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Lee Jenkins: Warriors over Cavaliers in 5

Expect more from Curry this time . The King was free to roam around defensively, blitz pick-and-rolls and crash the rim. Draymond was given his fourth flagrant foul, triggering an automatic one-game suspension. Him or Kyrie (Irving ). Then again, when you have teammates like he has, it's much easier for Love to score either in the paint or long distance than it is from anywhere else. Read More

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Murray fells Del Potro in Paris

The world number one, who beat Del Potro in the Rio Olympic final , needed almost three hours to beat the 29th seed, and Murray made an effort to contain his trademark swearing and futile shouting, after admitting he had let his emotions get the better of him in the previous round. Read More

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Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

Not that anyone expected any different. Curry told me in in a one-on-one interview in Oakland in November that last year's devastating NBA Finals loss to Cleveland was " something you'll never forget ". James won his first title in 2012 with Miami in a five-game series over Durant and the Thunder. Barnes averaged 9.3 points in the Finals a season ago, on 35 percent shooting. Read More

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Bale left out of Real starting line-up in final v Juventus

Juventus will be hoping to prevent their free-scoring opponents from becoming the first team to win consecutive titles in the Champions League era, and lift the trophy themselves for the first time since 1996. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made a bold decision to not start club record-signing Gareth Bale on the bench, going for the in-form Isco instead of the speedy Welshman. Read More

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5 of the best Champions League final goals

Italy great Buffon, 39, has now lost in three Champions League finals , after previous disappointments in 2003 and 2015, while Juve have lost in their last five European Cup finals, taking their tally of runner-up finishes to seven. Receiving a headed pass in the box from Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic chested the ball down before executing the most delicious of overhead kicks which sailed into the net over Keylor Navas . Read More

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Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to reach semifinals

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to reach semifinals

The contest was ended with Zverev's third break of the final as Djokovic double faulted to give the German match point before lifting a backhand long. Novak Djokovic has announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open . Djokovic added: "We are both excited about working together, but we have no long-term agreements and he is not going to be with me for the whole tournament". Read More

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Bryn Gatland tops father Warren at Lions' opening match

Bryn Gatland tops father Warren at Lions' opening match

However, bigger challenges are on the horizon ahead of taking on the All Blacks , starting on Wednesday [7 June] against the Blues at Eden Park, scene of the first test against Steve Hansen's men in three weeks. Saturday will offer a "true test" of how this group have bonded and while they can run drills efficiently and precisely in training, there is no substitute for the intensity or physicality of a game. Read More

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Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

He was the first driver all week to put down four consecutive laps over 231 and found himself in briefly position to become the first rookie pole-winner since Teo Fabi in 1983. Dixon has 26 career IndyCar poles, breaking a tie for 11th place with Paul Tracy. "Obviously, I wanted to start on the front row, and we gave it everything we had". Read More

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Bryce Harper Ejected for Throwing Helmet, Punches at Pitcher Who Beaned Him

Both players exchanged punches to the head before teammates joined the fracas. Harper and Strickland were both ejected, and are certain to face punishment from Major League Baseball . "Harp had a tough day", Baker said . "We're here to win the game". Major League Baseball came down hard on Strickland for inciting the brawl, meaning the reliever could miss as many as six games. Read More

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Gareth Bale open to sensational Man Utd move

Real Madrid are reportedly open to discussions over the potential sale of Gareth Bale to Manchester United during the summer transfer window. Over the past 48 hours, it has been suggested that United's bid to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid is off, meaning that manager Jose Mourinho will look elsewhere for attacking additions this summer. Read More

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Here's Who Rihanna Was Sitting Courtside With During Game 1 Last Night

So, I haven't heard anything from him. "Because I know what I was doing on the floor and what my job is every night on this team, so I could go to sleep at night pretty proud of the way I was playing". Yet the pop superstar had more to say than just, "Go team!" "I mean, it's no if, ands, or buts". But he still hit 324 3s for the second most in National Basketball Association history to his 402 a year ago and paced himself so he is peaking now. Read More

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New video captures Tiger Woods struggling with breathalyser test in jail

New video captures Tiger Woods struggling with breathalyser test in jail

At the end of the video, Woods is asked if he wants to see a lawyer and he declines. In video footage of the incident, the 41-year-old is seen slumped in a chair as the sheriff's deputy asks him to get up to take the breathalyzer test . The golf legend has said that he had an unexpected reaction after taking medication. "I expect more from myself too". Adding: "I think he's a good person, and clearly he's a good father, and he's going through a hard time, and I think people should offer ... Read More

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Rihanna star of NBA finals opener

Struggling with turnovers and defensive communication, the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are counting on learning from their mistakes to fight their way back in the NBA Finals . Cleveland shut down Indiana's Paul George, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Boston's Isaiah Thomas before he went down with a hip injury on the way to a 12-1 postseason record. Read More

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Gianluigi Buffon disappointed after Juventus lose CL final

Barely had the celebrations died down from Ronaldo's opener, than Croatian striker Mandzukic equalised in spectacular fashion with one of the great Champions League goals. "We have made more history, we are very happy to win the 12th". "In that sense we're motivated and excited about being the first team to win two Champions Leagues in a row". Read More

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After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

The two sides last met in Kolkata during the World T20 previous year, when hosts India outplayed Pakistan in a group match. But he now believes his body can withstand the rigours of worldwide cricket . This latest trans-Tasman clash takes place against the backdrop of a bitter pay dispute between Cricket Australia and their players. India return to the scene that brought them their second Champions Trophy title and cricketing great V.V.S. Read More

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