Gianluigi Buffon cannot explain Juve's second half Champions League final slump

It's now five consecutive losses in the final for Juventus since they last hoisted the trophy in 1996. "It's a tremendous joy for the players and for this vast club", Zidane told beIN Sports Spain. Juventus' star strikers - Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain who have been lethal in-front of goal all season, could only manage 5 and six out of ten respectively. [Full Article...]

Real triumph again as Ronaldo double sinks Juventus

Mario Mandzukic cancelled out Madrid's opener with a spectacular overhead kick but the Liga champions were totally dominant in the second half and sealed the win through Casemiro , Ronaldo and Marco Asensio . Juve and Real possess highly contrasting playing styles. On 20 minutes, with Juventus finally being pushed back a bit, Ronaldo surged through the centre of the pitch before exchanging ... [Full Article...]

'Not taking pressure for India clash'

But now, the Champions Trophy stands at the crossroads, with opinion divided even in the governing body, about whether it should stay on or be scrapped. His pace was always impressive but through this performance, he showed that he can bring it to the toughest stage of a game. "They were bowling an attacking line and length, looking to be aggressive, looking to pick up wickets ", he said. [Full Article...]

LeBron says stopping Warriors' Durant will be tough

It is what it is. "We got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us", he said. "But that's what stands out". Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said after the game that the Cavs got their coverage wrong, as it often led to a wide-open Durant streaking down the lane. When you play good defense and Tristan is getting offensive rebounds, that demoralizes your defense. [Full Article...]

Injury scare for England despite splendid win over Bangladesh

Injury scare for England despite splendid win over Bangladesh Woakes had gone into the Bangladesh match nursing a tight quad that led to his omission from the final two matches of England's recent ODI series against South Africa , but he seemed back to his best when he opened the tournament with a maiden to Tamim Iqbal. [Full Article...]

Rickie Fowler in contention at Memorial

Rickie Fowler in contention at Memorial The opening round at the Memorial certain was no exception, especially considering all the setbacks he already has endured in his career. The Memorial, Jack Nicklaus' brainchild from course design to honouring the past, is a celebration of the history of golf. [Full Article...]

Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead

Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead Dufner shared the overnight lead with 2015 champion David Lingmerth , but the former PGA champion left the star-studded field trailing in his wake with a flawless effort featuring five birdies and a stunning eagle-two at the 18th, holing out from 176 yards at one of the toughest holes on the PGA Tour . [Full Article...]

UFC 212 Embedded episodes 1-3

UFC 212 Embedded episodes 1-3 That's the case for the main event of UFC 212 on Saturday night from Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro as Jose Aldo and Max Holloway square off for the undisputed featherweight title. Miguel added. We have a new champion at 145 lbs, and his name is Max Holloway . "Now, he has to do it once again and flex his might against Holloway", the writer said. [Full Article...]

Rihanna star of NBA finals opener

Kerr reportedly watched Game 1 at Oracle Arena with former assistant and current Lakers head coach Luke Walton , who himself filled in for Kerr while he was out during the beginning of last season. Instead, this game felt like the start of a coronation for this reloaded superteam in Oakland . When Cleveland stayed on Curry, Durant got easy dunks in transition. [Full Article...]

Ferrari have given Vettel preferential treatment, says Hamilton

Six races into the new campaign, the Ferrari driver is no longer Formula One's Mr. "There was no plan whatsoever to get Sebastian ahead". Kimi Raikkonen wasn't a happy man on the podium. It is not up to me". Ferrari's race engineers and pit strategists, thanks to modern technology, would have known exactly where Raikkonen would have fed out on track after his stop, namely behind We... [Full Article...]

French Open 2017: Granollers wonder shot gets a high-five from Djokovic

Agassi, who started working with Djokovic five days ago after the Serb sacked his coaching team, will be at Roland Garros only until the end of this week. "The match I played was good". Former French Open runners-up Sam Stosur and Sara Errani, the latter coming through qualifying, also moved into round two. [Full Article...]

Sailing-New Zealand give Japan a foiling class in America's Cup win

Sir Ben Ainslie insists he is up for the challenge ahead of a head-to-head battle with in-form New Zealand to keep alive his America's Cup dreams. Ainslie's Land Rover BAR was leading Emirates Team New Zealand early on the first downwind leg when it attempted a gybe and the 50-foot catamaran came crashing off its foils, burying its hulls in the turquoise water. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors Become First NBA Team To Start Playoffs 12-0

Golden State Warriors Become First NBA Team To Start Playoffs 12-0 Obviously, the Warriors now await the finish of the Eastern Conference Finals which the Cavs currently lead 2-1. SAN ANTONIO Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. [Full Article...]

Rahal wins Detroit IndyCar opening race

Rahal wins Detroit IndyCar opening race Soon after leaving the starting line, her auto exploded after a fuel line burst. Castroneves, running second to Rahal, pitted on Lap 13 to come in for black primary tires to replace his alternate red tires while Rahal went longer on his red tires, lasting 23 laps and building an eight second lead before first pitting. [Full Article...]

Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

The Penguins lead the series 2-0. He's also expecting a boost from the home fans as well. But in the West Conference final against the Ducks, he scored the winning goal in Game 5 and picked up a pair of assists in another win in Game 6. [Full Article...]

Warriors rout Spurs despite being not at their best

Golden State did not win 67 games in the regular season and get to 13-0 in the National Basketball Association playoffs this year by taking its opponents for granted. Kevin Durant had his fourth game of 30 or more points in the 2017 playoffs with his 38-point Game 1 . Lue in his postgame news conference conceded it was a bad strategy. [Full Article...]

Novak Djokovic struggles as Rafael Nadal eases through at French Open

Novak Djokovic struggles as Rafael Nadal eases through at French Open He caused an upset in the first round, overcoming Gilles Simon in four sets, before getting the better of Viktor Troicki in three separate tie-breakers, proving his ability to handle pressure. Nadal, 31 on Saturday, has now won 98 of 100 best-of-five clay-court matches. "I congratulate Diego on a great battle. I played very well", he said. [Full Article...]

Bowling combo depends on conditions, says Kohli

Due to diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan , the two teams rarely lock horns against each other barring an International Cricket Council ( ICC ) event, and the hotly fought battle has over the years drawn a wide range of audience. [Full Article...]

Mourinho will adapt to suit United style, says Anderson

Mourinho brought Varane to Real Madrid when he was in charge at the Bernabeu back in 2011 and coached the defender for two seasons at the Spanish club. And while Marcos Rojo enjoyed a season of resurgence in 2016/17, a long-term knee injury will keep him sidelined for several months, thereby accentuating Mourinho's need to bolster his central defensive options in the summer. [Full Article...]

A look at the key duels in the Champions League final

A look at the key duels in the Champions League final Ramos, however, said his side were still as hungry as ever to win Europe's biggest prize. "We have to prove our character and who is the best", Ronaldo said this week as he eyed a third Champions League triumph with Real to add to the one he secured with Manchester United in 2008. [Full Article...]

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