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Sports Champions League final: Isco and Bale can play together - Zidane
Author: 0 Champions League final: Isco and Bale can play together - Zidane

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale heads a ball during a training session at a media open day in Madrid , Tuesday May 30, 2017 . "For what he has done in the course of his career, he deserves to win". At a press conference on Wednesday, he admitted he likely would not start. "It's been a very hard season for me", the 27-year-old Bale said. Bale, 27, has not played since limping off after 39 minutes of a 3-2 defeat to Barcelona on 23 April having suffered the recurrence of a calf injury that ...

Sports Erratic Kvitova's comeback cut short by Mattek-Sands
Author: 0 Erratic Kvitova's comeback cut short by Mattek-Sands

The No. 1 seed lost in straight sets to Russian Ekaterina Makarova , 6-2 6-2 opening Roland Garros . "And the expectations are also from me really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did previous year", said Kerber, who won two of the three major finals she reached in 2016.

Sports Bale fit and raring to go for Cardiff final
Author: 0 Bale fit and raring to go for Cardiff final

The former Italy star knows very well both Zinedine Zidane and Gigi Buffon, two of the stars of the incoming showdown at the Millennium Stadium. These are the two best teams going to play the final. This is my home because since my arrival they gave me all the support. Since I arrived at this club in 2001, everyone here has been very nice to me. I'm living with this club an incredible thing.

Sports Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'
Author: 0 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'

Courtois said Sanchez's goal in the fourth minute of the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium here on Saturday evening. Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain worldwide unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand.

Sports Harrelson to retire as White Sox voice after '18
Author: 0 Harrelson to retire as White Sox voice after '18

The team also signed a multi-year deal with Jason Benetti, who will serve as the primary play-by-play announcer with Chicago. This is his 33rd season in the booth. Benetti and Ken "Hawk" Harrelson now split the TV games. The broadcaster was well-known for a variety of catchphrases, including " He gone! ", "Can of corn" and "Streeetch!" "It has been an awesome honor for me to deliver White Sox baseball to generations of fans", Harrelson said.

Author: 0 Murray confident of comeback at French Open

After becoming No. 1 previous year, Andy Murray has been struggling in 2017, but he'll try to right himself starting in the French Open's first round against Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday. Murray was broken when serving for the first set at 5-4, but Kuznetsov handed the break right back in the next game. "I have been training as well as I could the last few months, you know, just maybe in a couple of matches it's just been a little bit flat".

Sports Rangers sign Portugal defender Bruno Alves to two-year deal
Author: 0 Rangers sign Portugal defender Bruno Alves to two-year deal

Alves has made 89 appearances for his national side in a trophy-laden career that has saw him represent Porto , Fenerbahce, Zenit St. Petersburg and Cagliari before making the move to join up with compatriot Caixinha in Glasgow. "I'm happy to be coached by him. He has the quality and ideas to make this club successful again". I want to be a champion again. "I wanted to come here for myself, it's a fantastic environment".

Sports Target Jarryd Hayne all you like, Daley tells Queensland
Author: 0 Target Jarryd Hayne all you like, Daley tells Queensland

However when he runs out for tonight's Origin opener at Suncorp Stadium, the Maroons are aiming to expose the two-time Dally M medal victor as a liability. "If Jarryd wants to slap on a maroons jersey for a bit and then swap back, we won't stand in his way", Queensland coach Kevin Walters told us. Be it attacking the fringes from centre or wing, interchanging with his flank partner, or darting in to take the hard yards up the middle, Hayne has the ability to hurt Queensland all over the park ...

Author: 0 Strauss sees IPL as risk worth taking for England stars

Some coaches might have urged their batsmen to exercise greater caution after they lost six wickets in the first 30 balls of an ODI and their tailenders were dismissed slogging with nearly 20 overs of their innings left unused. However, Stokes's left knee, which was operated on a year ago, however, is preventing him from doing much bowling at the moment. Buttler, the scorer of England's three fastest centuries, and Morgan have added more than 30 per cent to their batting averages - ...

Sports Golden State Warriors sweep San Antonio Spurs to reach NBA Finals
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors sweep San Antonio Spurs to reach NBA Finals

Mike Brown has coached in Kerr's place and the Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs, sweeping the San Antonio Spurs Monday to advance to the finals. "I think our defensive intensity has been unbelievable", Green said. San Antonio didn't go down without a fight despite the injuries. Ginobili left the game in the final minutes to a standing ovation.

Sports Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win
Author: 0 Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

He next meets Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the third round. "I felt better than in the first round, that's exactly what I wanted", he said. "I think I did a lot of things well ". I just am really focused on me and nothing s a given, or else I d win every match", said Venus , who has sister Serena in Paris supporting her. The Australian was asked about 20-year-old Alexander Zverev's recent triumph at the Rome Masters-specifically if it signaled a changing of the guard on the men's ...

Sports Roma part ways with Spalletti
Author: 0 Roma part ways with Spalletti

It is interesting that many accused the Italian coach to have mistreated Totti during his final year at the club, but one would not know for certain if their departures are correlated in any way. Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco , an ex-Roma player, is reportedly the top choice to replace Spalletti. The five-time Ballon d'Or victor posted on his Facebook page to offer praise to the Italian and wish him well in the future.

Author: 0 Garbine Muguruza wins opener, aims to defend French Open title

Muguruza's patchy form this season included a loss to the world number 53 in Stuttgart, with the Spaniard again in dire trouble in Paris after falling a set and a break behind against the Estonian. Elsewhere, Bethanie Mattek-Sands knocked out 15th seed Petra Kvitova 7-6 (5), 7-5 (5) in a nail biting affair on Court 1. Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also exited the tournament, unable to turn around a first-round match against Roland Garros debutant Renzo Olivo that had been suspended on ...

Author: 0 8 tweets that defined the Sens vs. Pens Game 6 nail-biter

And as Olympic coach Mike Babcock said in Sochi, "Everyone evaluates Sid on scoring and I evaluate Sid on winning". "We probably deserved better tonight". We need to play better, like don't listen to noise, don't listen to like everything, like forget everything and play how we can, like we have good group, good leadership, and just show our game".

Author: 0 Top seed Kerber suffers French Open first-round defeat

Kerber lost 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Halep is one of the best players in the WTA circuit, but what surprises most of her fans is her cabinet of trophies, which does not include a grand slam title.

Author: 0 John Terry defends Sunderland substitution and 'couldn't care less' about criticism

The timing of Terry's departure was significant - he wears the number 26 shirt - but it began when the clock clicked on to 26 minutes, which is the 27th minute, and by the time he left the field it was the 28th minute. 'I wanted to play 26 minutes and come off because it, the shirt number'. "And that is the reason I chose to leave the club as I did not want to stand in the way of all the young players", The Mirror quoted Terry as saying.

Sports England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

England's stunning slump against South Africa featured Roy's fourth single-figure score in his last five innings. "Yes. We have done well in our last few matches against England and we are confident", he said. "It's a very odd injury in that it's only in his delivery stride that he feels the pain". He never thinks if I fail then what. In a first at the Champions Trophy, the Intel® Falcon™ 8 Drone , equipped with high-definition and infrared cameras will be used for advanced pitch ...

Sports LeBron James:
Author: 0 LeBron James: "I will own a team someday. That's my next thing".

Durant could have an incredible series , averaging 30 points per game, and beating LeBron head-to-head - it won't matter to the fickle fans, who think he took the easy way out to join a 73-win team. Shooting guards: J.R. Smith can hit the occasional three-pointer for Cleveland. He was his traditional sharpshooting self during the regular season, but the playoffs have not been as kind to him.

Author: 0 Wenger and Kroenke agree two-year extension at Arsenal

He will be present and will be joined by the majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, his son Josh, the chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, the chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, the directors Ken Friar and Lord Harris of Peckham and the club secretary, David Miles.

Author: 0 We need to forget that we are playing India, says Haris Sohail

When India's Rohit Sharma walks out to bat against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday (June 4), keep a close watch on his willow for it will not be that normal piece of cricket equipment. "I think picking finalists is too tough, but my favourites for the semi-finals would be Australia , England , India and South Africa ", Sangakkara, who won the Champions Trophy 2002 and World Twenty20 2014 with Sri Lanka , said.

Author: 0 Austin Dillon captures wet Coca-Cola 600 for 1st Cup win

Larson, the series points leader coming in, was expected to vie for his first Coca-Cola 600 . Dillon and four other cars skipped a green flag pit cycle with 30 laps left and as the others slowly ran out of fuel or were consumed by the field, Dillon was able to hold off the hard-charging Kyle Busch and the dominant vehicle of Martin Truex Jr .

Sports Huddersfield Offer Incredible Gesture For Their Fans After Promotion
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By comparison, season tickets for MLS's NYCFC cost $23 per game . "I thought about halfway through the season, we'd played everyone, I just thought we had a chance". Before I came last season we spoke about what we wanted to do to get in the Premier League . Huge outsiders, but the year that Leicester City won the title they were 5000/1 so anything can happen.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton: "I'm just grateful to have ended up in P7"

There is a delicious irony in the fact that after weeks of calling on Mercedes to throw all its efforts behind Lewis Hamilton's bid for the title, the (mainly British) media is now aghast at the possibility of Ferrari adopting the self-same policy for Sebastian Vettel .

Author: 0 Wayne Rooney Has Decided His Manchester United Future

Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will play in the Champions League next season. Following United's 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax on Wednesday, Rooney opened the door to a summer move away after confirming he had received offers from other clubs in England and overseas.

Author: 0 Wenger agrees to new Arsenal deal

Saving their best for last, Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead with a controversial early opener that was allowed to stand despite an apparent handball. It was Wenger's seventh FA Cup victory since he joined the north London club in 1996. "I just told them to focus on what is important, our future, the future of the club, whether I stay or not".

Author: 0 Vijay Singh, Bernhard Langer set for Sunday showdown at Senior PGA Championship

Singh's birdie on the par-5 18th merely sliced the final margin. Scott McCarron and Bob Estes were at 12-under 276 and rounded out the top six, one ahead of former PGA Championship victor David Toms. He missed three birdie putts inside 10 feet and a par putt inside 3 feet. Singh (-17) posted the best 72-hole score to par by a non-winner in Senior PGA Championship history.

Author: 0 Spieth charges, Kisner holds on to win Colonial by 1 stroke

Kevin Kisner says he has got the monkey off his back after ending his two-year wait for a win at the Dean & Deluca Invitational. NOTES: The scoring average of 71.65 in the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday was the highest since 1991, with the cut at 4-over-par the highest since 1999.

Sports Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs say pundits
Author: 0 Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs say pundits

While much has been made of Curry being healthier during these playoffs than he was previous year when an ankle and then a knee injury hobbled him, Durant doesn't recall Curry being too hobbled when his Warriors beat Durant and Thunder in the Western Conference Finals .

Sports Wenger agrees deal to stay at Arsenal for two more seasons
Author: 0 Wenger agrees deal to stay at Arsenal for two more seasons

Not everyone would agree with Lauren's assessment, with the announcement over Wenger's future coming against a backdrop of hostility. But after leading Arsenal to an impressive 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Premier League champion Chelsea with Kroenke watching from the stands on Saturday, Wenger had hinted he was willing to stay.

Sports LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl
Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl

The 6-foot-4 Strickland hit Harper in the face, then they broke apart for a moment before squaring off again. Sale received a warm welcome in his return to Chicago on Monday followin. Added Baker: "Like I said, what's a man supposed to do?" Sale (5-2, 2.34) will square off with Jose Quintana (2-6, 4.82), who has struggled atop Chicago's rotation in Sale's absence.

Author: 0 Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

The 2017 version of Cavs-Warriors promises much the same kind of entertaining showcase of basketball greatness. No manufactured drama was necessary to make that storyline interesting. The last time James went up against a formidable wing player in the NBA Finals , Kawhi Leonard brought him down, even toying with The King at times in 2014.

Sports Penguins Down Predators In Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Penguins Down Predators In Stanley Cup Final

The Ducks are listed as small -115 home favorites for Game 1 on Friday. The Pittsburgh Penguins , meanwhile, had 14 players who competed and triumphed in last year's final alone. Pittsburgh spent a considerable amount of time in Nashville's zone despite not getting a shot. Pittsburgh downplayed the notion it was tired, figuring adrenaline and a shot at making history would make up for any lack of jump while playing their 108th game in the last calendar year.

Sports Man Utd target Griezmann asks to leave Atletico
Author: 0 Man Utd target Griezmann asks to leave Atletico

My agent is talking to the club and we'll see what's going to happen. Current Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney faces an uncertain summer with his future at the club far from clear. The Atletico Madrid ace starred in a commercial for technology company Huawei which suggests he could turn down a move to Manchester United . This reeks of last summer's exhausting Paul Pogba wrangle, which saw the French midfielder appear in an Adidas advert appearing to dismiss links to United before his ...

Sports Red Sox's Price set for 2017 debut vs
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Pomeranz has made two career appearances, including one start, against the White Sox , and he is 1-0 and has yet to give up a run to Chicago in seven innings. The current management team was allowed to carry on with the new project despite failing at the old one and appears to be succeeding, but success will be measured by how Yoan Moncada , Michael Kopech, Luis Robert, Lucas Giolito and the rest pan out.

Sports Browns top pick Myles Garrett not practicing
Author: 0 Browns top pick Myles Garrett not practicing

When the Browns made the trade with the Texans to acquire him, general manager Sashi Brown mostly seemed excited about everything but Osweiler . Put simply, Osweiler is not a franchise quarterback. I don't judge people by what everybody else says". "The guy's been outstanding in our building and that's what's most important". Osweiler, the only QB on the roster who's won an National Football League game, will also spend time working with Jackson's longtime associate and mechanics expert ...

Author: 0 Germany global reacts to Man City 5-0 victory

Guardiola said when asked about the striker, per the Daily Mail : "He will be here next season". His team go into Sunday's final Premier League match at Watford lying 15 points behind Antonio Conte's champions. Steve Wilson: " Pep Guardiola's been saying some interesting things this week". We must improve on that next season. "Sergio helped us a lot".