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Consistent Real Madrid deserved title, says captain Ramos Consistent Real Madrid deserved title, says captain Ramos
- May 24, 2017

Real Madrid's lead was doubled by Karim Benzema in the 55th minute with a fine strike that put the game to rest and took his goal tally to 15 in the La Liga this season. "He is always there to make the difference", Zidane said. Zidane won the World Cup, European Championships and Champions League as one of the greatest players of his generation, but said the extra responsibility that comes with being coach made his achievements all the greater. (more...)
Torres: Atletico Madrid will eventually win the Champions League Torres: Atletico Madrid will eventually win the Champions League
- May 24, 2017

Now I'm with Real Madrid , the club of my life, so it will be a lovely final. "It's going to be an incredible game, they are very strong and they totally deserved to go to Cardiff like we did". Fourth-placed Sevilla look like Real's most hard opponents in the three remaining games, though Jorge Sampaoli's team are far from the swashbuckling side that ended Real's 40-game unbeaten run in January. (more...)
Canada beats Russia 4-2 to reach final of ice hockey worlds Canada beats Russia 4-2 to reach final of ice hockey worlds
- May 24, 2017

The intense game's outcome was decided in a shootout. "It's really big. For Sweden and everything, it's awesome, a dream come true", Swedish defender Jonas Brodin was quoted as saying by the International Ice Hockey Federation. I thought both goalies were exceptional, but in the end, it came down to a skill competition and they were better than us and they are deserving world champs". (more...)
Petra Kvitova 'on track' to play at Wimbledon Petra Kvitova 'on track' to play at Wimbledon
- May 24, 2017

Kvitova was attacked at around 8.30am on December 20 by a man who gained access to her apartment block by posing as a utilities man, before holding a knife to her throat. Azarenka has not played since last year's French Open and said recently: "Leo kinda said he wants to see London and Wimbledon". Whether she plays in Paris or not, it now seems certain that Kvitova will be back for Wimbledon, where she has won the title twice. (more...)
National Football League changes celebration policy, will allow more freedom National Football League changes celebration policy, will allow more freedom
- May 24, 2017

This is a great move from the league's commissioner and as often as he takes the blame or criticism for the negative things about the NFL , he deserves equal credit for realizing how silly these rules were in the first place. The NFL also made provisions to "leaping". If there are more tie games as a result, the football-watching public is going to have to live with it. (more...)
Barcelona and the Spanish league that got away
- May 23, 2017

This is Zinedine Zidane's fourth title as Real Madrid's coach and the French manager will surely want to win his second Champions League in two weeks time . Madrid supporters have been fond of Isco since he joined from Malaga in 2013 and he was delighted to win the title in the Spanish capital, which he feels has become his home. (more...)
Kane stars as Tottenham beat Leicester 6-1 Kane stars as Tottenham beat Leicester 6-1
- May 23, 2017

When asked why Kane was taken off near the end of Spurs' victory over Hull, Pochettino said: "It was a moment to take responsibility and a good decision and I prefer that next season he challenges again, to score 30 goals". Elsewhere, Peter Crouch's strike gave 13th-placed Stoke three points at eighth-placed Southampton, while Fernando Llorente's late victor handed Swansea the win against West Brom and lifted them to 15th. (more...)
Madrid oust Barcelona for La Liga trophy
- May 23, 2017

While Real remain on course for a La Liga-Champions League double, Barca can still win the Copa del Rey when they face Alaves on May 27 in departing coach Luis Enrique's final game in charge. It was after 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning when Ronaldo took the microphone by the famous fountain of the ancient goddess and serenaded those present with his own version of " Real Madrid , I love you". (more...)
Maria Sharapova takes wildcard decision out of Wimbledon's hands
- May 23, 2017

The 2004 champion is now ranked 211 in the world, below the cut-off for direct entry, but her first-round win at this week's Italian Open means she is assured of a place in the qualifying tournament, played a few miles away from Wimbledon . (more...)
Wayne Rooney urged to leave by Phil Neville Wayne Rooney urged to leave by Phil Neville
- May 23, 2017

Rooney has been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer, with Everton and clubs in China said to be keen on the attacker. He is the first player born in the 21st century to play in the Premier League; he hasn't even done A-Levels yet. History-maker Angel Gomes says that it was "a dream come true" to make his Manchester United debut on Sunday afternoon. United, who finished sixth in the Premier League this season, have an opportunity to claim qualification for next season's Champions ... (more...)
FSU C Alec Eberle Named to Rimington Spring Watch List FSU C Alec Eberle Named to Rimington Spring Watch List
- May 23, 2017

The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate center. The list was selected by the Rimington Trophy Committee after compiling nominations from programs across the country. He has started 19 games at the position in his career, and 22 games overall. The victor of the 2017 Rimington Trophy will be recognized at the conclusion of the season at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday, January 13, 2018. (more...)
Carlos Martinez gets 2 hits, Cardinals beat Cubs 5-3 Carlos Martinez gets 2 hits, Cardinals beat Cubs 5-3
- May 23, 2017

Wainwright (3-3), who failed to make it out of the sixth inning in six of his first seven starts this year, allowed just four hits, walking four and striking out three. If the call had not been made - and upheld on replay - the Cubs would have had a run because Kyle Schwarber would have come home from third base. Maddon is 999-869 as a manager while guiding the Angels (twice in an interim role), Tampa Bay and the Cubs . (more...)
Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years
- May 23, 2017

Ringling Bros. ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson opens the final show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, N.Y. The final three shows are Sunday in Uniondale, New York, outside of New York City. The final shows of what was billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth" was held at the Nassau Coliseum in suburban NY. (more...)
That's Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner That's Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner
- May 22, 2017

The Chilean global became the first Arsenal player to score 20 EPL goals in one season since Robin van Persi√ę posted 30 goals in 2011-12. It was a professional display from there on in from Arsenal , who recorded a first league win at Southampton since their unbeaten title-winning season of 2003/04. (more...)
Koeman to offer clarity over Barkley's future Koeman to offer clarity over Barkley's future
- May 22, 2017

Ronald Koeman has revealed Everton will release a statement on Monday regarding the future of contract rebel Ross Barkley, with the manager particularly critical of the midfielder's performance against Arsenal. "I think it would be a good thing for them and for us as players if they are with us". Was he confident that the player would be renewing his deal. (more...)
Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga
- May 20, 2017

Steinhaus will be the first female referee in Europe's top five leagues. Steinhaus says she aims "to make female referees a normal part of professional football and show simply that they belong in the game". "I am used to this pressure and am convinced I will find my feet quickly in the Bundesliga ", she said. Steinhaus also confronted sexism the year prior while she was assisting during a Bundesliga bout between Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach. (more...)
NHL Predictions: Will the Predators win Game 3 vs NHL Predictions: Will the Predators win Game 3 vs
- May 18, 2017

There are five games left in this series, but to date Johansen has had the last laugh. But the Ducks fought back, scoring two goals just 99 seconds apart to tie it 2-2. If anything, he's embraced it. Therefore the Ducks will have trouble advancing past the Predators to the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals. Now Ottawa finds itself on equal footing and hardly appeared intimidated by the stage. (more...)
Killing of teenager pushes Venezuela protest death toll to 40
- May 18, 2017

Monday saw the latest in weeks of violence as opponents mounted fresh demonstrations against Maduro. A bystander rips open his blue T-shirt, revealing a bloody wound underneath. More than three-dozen people have been killed, hundreds injured and as many as 2,000 detained in almost seven weeks of protests . The Organization of American States will hold another special session to discuss Venezuela's spiraling political crisis later this month. (more...)
Duke's Frank Jackson turns in strong day at NBA Draft combine Duke's Frank Jackson turns in strong day at NBA Draft combine
- May 18, 2017

How many teams have you met with already? . Things are different now. He has yet to hire an agent, so the option is his to return to BYU for his junior year. NY hasn't drafted a point guard who has gone on to make an All-Star Game in the orange and blue since it selected Mark Jackson in 1987. But Alkins said he can guard anyone from point guard to power forward and can play several positions offensively. (more...)
Tottenham's Alli plans to continue enjoying 'journey' Tottenham's Alli plans to continue enjoying 'journey'
- May 18, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is focused on enjoying his "journey" in professional football even if it means leaving the Premier League club, the 21-year-old England worldwide has said . The England worldwide has had another sensational season in the Premier League , scoring 17 goals and weighing in with five assists for Spurs as they put in another spirited title challenge. (more...)

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