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Sports Final against Juventus will be special: Zinedine Zidane
Author: 0 Final against Juventus will be special: Zinedine Zidane

I think Jose Mourinho is still searching for his first XI, he's still not sure of a few players. Zidane paid tribute to Pepe's contribution to the club since joining in 2007 but said he is unable to clarify what the 34-year-old's future holds at the moment.

Author: 0 Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final

Djokovic had won his last seven matches against the left-hander but although he was more competitive in the second, he could not prevent Nadal from wrapping up a 6-2 6-4 victory. But I did try my best. The 29-year-old progressed to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open this week but saw his progress halted at the hands of an old foe.

Sports Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Gujarat Lions by eight wickets, seal play-offs spot
Author: 0 Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Gujarat Lions by eight wickets, seal play-offs spot

Gujarat Lions (GL) will try their best as they are playing their last game in IPL and will surely look to go out with a bang. Warner and Shankar brought up the 50-run stand in just 40-balls. Considering dropping Williamson worked and Henriques scored a few runs - he did conceded 15 in his only over, though - SRH might stick with the same plan again.

Author: 0 Murray out Madrid Open, Djokovic into quarterfinals

The Spaniard won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 and will now meet Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who overcame Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic rallied in the final set by breaking Almagro to go up 6-5 and served out to earn his 15th win of the season in over two hours.

Author: 0 Batshuayi's late winner delivers title for Chelsea

Italian teams are tactically organised and well run. And with those wins, come more points, which would give Chelsea a massive 93 points overall to finish, the second-most ever in a Premier League season. Tommy Langley thinks Antonio Conte has outwitted Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger this season, insisting that he is sure Chelsea will beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

Sports Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season
Author: 0 Rockets May Rethink James Harden's Rest During Regular Season

That needs to continue in the conference finals because, as Green said, "We'll need it". "Everybody picked it up", Popovich said. "Get better, all around as a unit, and come back even better for next year". This isn't by any fault of their own and it's not to say the Warriors wouldn't have bounced the Spurs out of the playoffs as they did every other team in the West, but they just haven't faced the team most would consider their biggest rival in the West until now.

Sports McCann, McCullers lead MLB-best Astros past Yankees, 5-1
Author: 0 McCann, McCullers lead MLB-best Astros past Yankees, 5-1

NY (21-12) has dropped three in a row for the first time since the opening week of the season. The left-hander threw 55 pitches in the fifth and sixth and only allowed a run on Ellsbury reaching via catcher's interference for the 28th time in the fifth.

Sports Michael Chiesa, Kevin Lee brawl on stage at UFC 'Summer Kickoff' presser
Author: 0 Michael Chiesa, Kevin Lee brawl on stage at UFC 'Summer Kickoff' presser

Chiesa responded: " Don't you ever talk about my f*cking mom ". A scuffle ensued, with a few shots thrown before security stepped in. It'll be Lee's first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC ) headliner. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough of a warning, and after Lee had mentioned his mother again, he ran across the stage, and a fight ensued. "I'm gonna carry him through this card".

Sports Dallas Stars sign goalie Ben Bishop to 6-year, $29.5M deal
Author: 0 Dallas Stars sign goalie Ben Bishop to 6-year, $29.5M deal

The 6-foot-7, 216-pound native of Denver, Colo. was originally selected by St. Louis in the third round (85th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft. Before missing the playoffs this year with their two 33-year-old goalies from Finland, the Stars had been the top seed in the Western Conference in 2015-16 when Lehtonen and Niemi both won 25 games in the regular season before Dallas was ousted in the second round of the playoffs.

Sports Raptors, Spurs Close Out Series With Game 6 Wins
Author: 0 Raptors, Spurs Close Out Series With Game 6 Wins

The crowd on the road was rowdy. After the brief scare from the Bucks, the Raptors are now off to round two where they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers . Khris Middleton added 19 points for the Bucks after missing practice time this week because of illness. The total has gone under in eight of Toronto's last 10 games on the road.

Author: 0 Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley Take Lead into Weekend at Players Championship

Ireland's Shane Lowry also missed the cut after posting six-over for his two rounds while Graeme McDowell will be around for the weekend after signing for a topsy-turvy second round of 72 to leave him on one-under for the tournament. That's a pretty fascinating trio, isn't it? And as Friday showed, every little bit helps. It's pretty easy to see somebody dropping a 66 or 65 early on Saturday, isn't it? Rory McIlroy made it to the weekend but it will be results of a different sort on Monday ...

Author: 0 Rohit, Shami return in India's 15-member squad for Champions Trophy

Indian will start the champions trophy as a clear favourite but there would also have to cope with the pressure of being the defending champions. India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking them for internationals.

Sports Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading
Author: 0 Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading

Jurors deadlocked on several other counts against DeCinces and on all counts against former Advanced Medical Optics Inc Chief Executive Officer James Mazzo, who was accused of tipping DeCinces to inside information. Courthouse, shaking his head slightly, as the guilty verdicts were read. SEC officials said he was tipped off by DeCinces. He settled that case in 2011 by agreeing to pay $2.5 million to the U.S.

Author: 0 The Warriors' Game 3 win highlights their Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant conundrum

But this much is certain: The Warriors need him hitting shots to win an National Basketball Association title, and getting him back on track before a potentially long break between games would be significant. Curry made just four of his 18 shots through three-quarters including a disastrous 1-of-9 mark from deep. Golden State's ability to shift the offensive strategy wouldn't be possible if not for Curry's willingness to slide into more of a sidekick role, which he did in the fourth ...

Author: 0 Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

What the world didn't know going into game six, was that James Harden also wouldn't show up to play, at least not mentally. Popovich utilized lineups with two big men for a good chunk of this series. In Game 1 they never fully committed to the rotation for fear of leaving someone open. Somewhere, the anti-analytic folks are pouring hot sauce all over the Rockets and devouring their organizational game plan whole.

Sports 4 tons of garbage collected in China's Everest cleanup
Author: 0 4 tons of garbage collected in China's Everest cleanup

Joined by photographer Charleton Churchill, they documented the entire freezing journey - complete with altitude sickness - and have the coolest wedding photographs of all time. The couple's adventure and his photography are gaining national and global attention. Over on the Nepalese side, expedition organisers have begun sending huge bin bags with climbers during the spring to collect trash, and this is then winched back to base camp by helicopter.

Sports Sadio Mane backs Reds to finish in the top four
Author: 0 Sadio Mane backs Reds to finish in the top four

Providing an update on his progress after that annual awards bash held in Anfield's new Main Stand, Mane told the official Liverpool website: "I am getting better and I want to thank all of the physios for doing a great job - not just with me, they're always doing a great job".

Author: 0 Should Arsenal be happy for chance to 'do a Chelsea'?

We are of course guaranteed a place in the Europa League should we miss out on the top-four, and we now have a more-than capable squad to win that competition, but I would much prefer us to rotate our squad throughout the competition and concentrate on trying to win the Premier League.

Author: 0 26-0 run dooms Celtics

Casey tried to preach the positives, but acknowledged that his team's performance hadn't been good enough. We feel like we can win (in Boston). It was in fact the longest unanswered run in the last 20 years of the National Basketball Association playoffs per Elias Sports.

Author: 0 Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

Dybala and Juventus have the chance to dethrone Zidane's defending champions Madrid at Millennium Stadium on June 3, but the Argentina global heaped praise on the Turin favourite. Real Madrid wins 4-2 on aggregate. "And to do it for the second year in a row, we need to congratulate everyone in this club". Sergio Ramos told Cristiano Ronaldo to fake an injury.

Sports Juventus set new club Champions League record with six straight clean sheets
Author: 0 Juventus set new club Champions League record with six straight clean sheets

Paulo Dybala was involved initially before Dani Alves, now almost 34, surged into the box, holding off Kamil Glik and cutting the ball back for Higuain to sweep home. But the wily Juventus defense often had every angle covered, and Buffon was there when they didn't. Our lack of cutting edge was largely due to Gianluigi Buffon's work in goals: he made two or three incredible saves.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

The result represents the 19th time, and the second instance so far in 2017, Spieth failed to survive the cut in a PGA Tour event. A wire-to-wire victor in 2016 at the Players Championship, Day's victory at TPC Sawgrass a year ago was his seventh in 10 months and third in six starts.

Sports Wenger aims to silence critics with Euro push
Author: 0 Wenger aims to silence critics with Euro push

With three games left of the season and Champions League football on the line, Arsenal head to Stoke this Saturday knowing that anything less than a win would bring to an end any chances the Gunners have of snatching a spot in that top four.

Sports Yasir Shah restricts West Indies to 97-3 at lunch
Author: 0 Yasir Shah restricts West Indies to 97-3 at lunch

Even so, West Indies still looked for scoring opportunities off Yasir, who ended the day having conceded almost half the runs of the entire innings. The tourists are chasing their first Test-series win in the Caribbean in a landmark match for the tourists with both Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retiring from worldwide cricket afterward.

Sports Visual effects artist posts the best used vehicle ad ever
Author: 0 Visual effects artist posts the best used vehicle ad ever

A visual effects artist in Australia created an action movie trailer to help sell his used vehicle. The clip got positive reviews, with over 27,000 thumbs up on YouTube and more than 1,000 comments hailing Romanovsky's creativity and editing prowess.

Sports Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Bromwich tie, says Gary Cahill
Author: 0 Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Bromwich tie, says Gary Cahill

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that his side's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal earlier in the season was a pivotal moment for him at the club and in this season's title race. Conte enjoyed a family meal instead of watching Tottenham's loss at West Ham which eased any title anxiety at Chelsea . Both games are at Stamford Bridge, but Conte prefers to secure the trophy at the earliest opportunity.

Author: 0 Ujiri: Raptors need a 'culture reset' after being swept out of playoffs

Casey stated that things could have been different if the Raptors had more than three days to prepare against the defending National Basketball Association champions. Well wouldn't this be nice? "Guys talk trash in this league all the time". So the Raptors have been left to agonize over what might have been if Lowry had stayed healthy and had more time to build chemistry with Tucker and Ibaka.

Author: 0 Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

John Wall finished second in the National Basketball Association in steals and second in assists this season while averaging 23.1 points per game, but he's rarely (if ever) called a two-way player. That's when we're at our best: "when we're able to move the ball around and everyone's touching it and everyone's making plays for each other". So rather than light up the scoreboard on Wednesday, a hard task with a pair of defenders on him at all times , IT did just about everything else to ...

Sports New Perth Stadium not ready for Ashes, test remains at WACA
Author: 0 New Perth Stadium not ready for Ashes, test remains at WACA

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has confirmed the new venue in the nearby suburb of Burswood will not be ready in time to stage the match in December. "I was very fortunate to have a tour of the new stadium yesterday and it really is exciting to see an absolutely brilliant, state-of-the-art sporting stadium - Perth fans don't yet know what they have been missing out on", Sutherland said.

Sports Chelsea crowned Premier League champions after win at West Brom
Author: 0 Chelsea crowned Premier League champions after win at West Brom

Chelsea won the match 0-1 meanin. The part he's played behind the scenes, ' Lampard said. The first-team squad will see £5million shared around them after winning the Premier League for the second time in three seasons. But he's taken it all in his stride. Chelsea might well have dropped 10 of their next 39 points but - Tottenham aside - no one could come within touching distance.

Sports Celtics match-winner Thomas dedicates superb display to late sister
Author: 0 Celtics match-winner Thomas dedicates superb display to late sister

FILE - In this December 8, 2016, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) battle for a rebound in the second half during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. But Bradley did, and he went on to hit a 3-pointer with 7:09 remaining in regulation to give the Celtics the lead, and he also had a steal and dunk on an impressive individual effort in overtime.

Sports Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher debate Jose Mourinho's tactics at Man United
Author: 0 Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher debate Jose Mourinho's tactics at Man United

Although the Red Devils stand a chance of winning the Europa League, in which they hold a 1-0 advantage over Celta Vigo ahead of Thursday's semi-final second leg at Old Trafford, he believes their performance in the league has been insufficient, highlighting the fact that the club spent lavishly on players last summer, even breaking the world transfer record to secure Paul Pogba from Juventus for €105 million.

Sports Bears QB Mitch Trubisky makes solid impression as camp opens
Author: 0 Bears QB Mitch Trubisky makes solid impression as camp opens

Maybe not. Maybe it would have been evident in his face (pout-face?), or by damning with faint praise. As smart as it is for the Bears to declare Glennon the early starter, it's also smart to leave the door slightly open for Trubisky. Trubisky, 20, is only a few years younger than the vehicle. Of course, you can't judge anything off one practice, but that's an accurate National Football League arm with solid footwork.

Sports Magic | Lavar Ball antics would not stop Lakers from picking Lonzo
Author: 0 Magic | Lavar Ball antics would not stop Lakers from picking Lonzo

I don't need advice from Kobe Bryant. "No effect at all", Johnson said , via ESPN .com's Jeff Goodman regarding the possibility of LaVar Ball's presence scaring the Lakers away from his son. "I just started doing my own thing". Ditto for LaVar saying he could have defeated MJ 1-on-1 back in the day. Bryant told ESPN that he's had "many conversations" during the playoffs with Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas, who is just one of many current National Basketball Association stars who ...

Author: 0 Capitals vs. Penguins live stream, Game 2

We've got to find some goals for him, too. Malkin had a goal and an assist on Saturday. Matt Cullen was in the playoffs with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2009 but he remembers watching the first time Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin met in the playoffs.

Author: 0 Short admits his role in Sunderland relegation

He wrote on the club's official website: "Like any supporter, my initial reaction is one of sadness, disappointment, anger and frustration". Seconds earlier, Moyes' side had been hit on the counter for the winning goal with Fraser sprinting clear before finding the in-form King who made no mistake, scoring his 12th goal of 2017, BBC reports.

Author: 0 Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

There is an aura around the Preds when they skate onto the Bridgestone ice in these playoffs. But after a grueling seven-game duel a year ago, expect tensions to be high right from the start of this series. Just two days after finishing off Edmonton in the second round, Anaheim struggled to keep up at times with the more-rested Predators. Nashville outshot Anaheim 39-27 through regulation time.

Author: 0 Matt Harvey Reportedly a 'Wreck' After Seeing Adriana Lima with Julian Edelman

He delievered back-to-back strikeouts to give his team some breathing room, after which they delivered double-digit runs in the 10th to seal the deal. "We have gotten where we have gotten the last two years with all of the things that have happened here because we have a tremendous clubhouse", Collins said.

Author: 0 Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation amid drug talk

Parr acted as if she knew what triggered the test and, based on that, claimed that Peppers wouldn't make it in the NFL. Awful Announcing has more details if you wish to impale your brain on this story further. I've seen it first-hand from a different vantage point, and it's the same thing all over again. There's no skin off my teeth. And, apparently, the Browns requested a copy of the first segment where Parr initially accused Peppers.