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With yet another title, Madrid again the kings of Europe

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He added after seeing Ronaldo , Casemiro and Marco Asensio find the target: "I think definitely we had instruction from mister [Zidane], and what he said that we need to be more aggressive, to not allow Juve to keep the ball easily like they did in first half after our goal". Read More »

Leeds boss Christiansen takes to Twitter after appointment

According to a report in the Daily Mail , Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen's presentation was so good during the interview process that Andrea Radrizzani immediately made him his first choice to take over at Elland Road. A number of other names were linked with the post and touted as contenders during the club's three-week search for a new boss, including Reading manager Jaap Stam, former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka and ex-Real Betis chief Victor Sanchez. Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka to meet 2nd time in French Open semis

Britain's Andy Murray reached his fourth consecutive French Open semi-final with a four-set win over Kei Nishikori on Wednesday in Paris . Nishikori, who beat Murray in the quarter-finals of last year's U.S. 28 seed Caroline Garcia defeated Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4. It's not what I'm playing for. It is the 10th time in the last 12 grand slams that the Swiss, the victor here in 2015, has reached the last eight. Read More »

Golden State Warriors celebrate title with parade through streets of Oakland

Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was, but until you break through and win that first championship, there's always still something there. Warriors were expected to come out guns blazing since they were back home and they did that up to a point in the first quarter as Cleveland were determined to keep their season alive, winning the first quarter and turning the Oracle Arena into a silent collection of golden T-shirts. Read More »

Photos of NBA championship coach Steve Kerr through the years

Fewer shots for a championship ring and Finals MVP award. Barring a major shakeup to James' supporting cast or a move to another team, the three-time National Basketball Association champion may never find a way to solve a Golden State Warriors squad that just dominated the playoffs like no team ever before. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open after first round

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The 65 from Fowler tied the lowest round ever shot during an opening round at the U.S. Open. Johnson could only manage a three-over 75, Spieth finished with a 73, while McIlroy and Day had disgusting outings with rounds of 78 and 79 respectively. Read More »

New Zealand wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

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Victory in this match would see England into the semi-finals, with New Zealand looking to kickstart their campaign in a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides after a rain-induced no result in their opening clash with Australia . Read More »

NBA Finals Hit Game 5 High

Dibley said he has Warriors bench player Shaun Livingston on his radio show every week and the backup guard has already said he won't be going to the White House and said "all but none of them would go". Cleveland star LeBron James , who won his first title in 2012 by beating Durant's Thunder in the finals, sees how the journey has made Durant into a champion over the past five years. Read More »

Aaron Judge Crushes 495-foot Homer in Yankees' Win

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He hit another in the seventh that was, in its own way, awesome: a laser that seemed to defy gravity all the way until it went over the fence in right center 401 feet away. Orioles C Welington Castillo went 0 for 3 in a rehab game for Double-A Bowie at Trenton and is expected to be activated Saturday. Steven Souza Jr., Mallex Smith, Logan Morrison, Tim Beckham and Corey Dickerson all homered for the Rays. Read More »

Warriors celebrate NBA title with parade through Oakland

No team had a winning record against Golden State this season - five were.500 against the Warriors - and 16 of the 29 other teams in the league didn't beat them even once. "I think we all wish we could be Draymond sometimes - look at his shirt". If you're vying for a higher salary, don't focus on how much your colleague might be making . Read More »

Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

He even cited the Warriors role players as castaways. He hit a 17-foot fadeaway over James early in the fourth quarter, then assisted on a 3-pointer by Andre Iguodala the next time down as the Warriors pulled away. They went 15-1 in the postseason, with sweeps in the first three round before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals. Read More »

Down the Front Stretch, Tapwrit Wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

The victor, Tapwrit , may have done most of his racing in Florida, but he lives here. Irish War Cry , which led most of the race, finished second by two lengths after being passed in the home stretch. "We felt like with the five weeks in between runs and the way this horse had trained on that we had a legitimate chance", Pletcher told ESPN . "We felt like he was the man to stay with him". Read More »

Fowler leads way on record scoring day at Open

Thursday's opening round began with drama off the course after a blimp hovering near the venue crashed. As bad as the Northern Irishman's day was it was still better than playing competitor world number three Jason Day, the Australian slumping to a seven-over 79 that included two triple bogeys. Read More »

McIlroy hits it all over the place at US Open

Open in Wisconsin , injuring the pilot. A birdie followed on the 16th but Johnson was soon back in trouble on the 17th, twice finding the rough for this third bogey of the day. "It's not like I gave up". He was shaken by none of it. Casey came closest to joining Rickie Fowler atop the leaderboard. Like I said, two triples, I don't know. Read More »

Putting woes as Johnson stumbles at US Open

Once he did, it took three putts to find the bottom of the hole. The World No. 1 and victor of three consecutive starts earlier this season before he tumbled down some stairs in Augusta, Johnson laid up into heavy rough left of the par-5 14 (his fifth hole), came up short on his third shot, and hit an awkward chip to about 50 feet, staying on the top level of the green, from where he three-putted. Read More »

Rickie Fowler ready for major challenge after fast start to US Open

But the way Fowler is playing, executing his gameplan nearly flawlessly during his first 18 holes, more is certainly to be expected. "That's definitely been something that's been nice to have on days where you're not exactly on and just understanding and freeing yourself up because you know if you might miss something, okay, I'll just get it up-and-down". Read More »

Warriors bask in glory of National Basketball Association title

As the final seconds began to tick off the clock in game five of the NBA Finals on Monday night, LeBron James stood under the basket and looked up, oblivious to the action going on behind him. Draymond Green is favored to win Defensive Player of the Year, and he's one of the most dynamic passers ever for his position. "I still feel like that today", he said. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor confirm Las Vegas 'superfight'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26. This fight sees a former five-weight world champion Mayweather contest his 50th professional bout against an opponent who, regardless of his striking experience in MMA, is still a boxing debutant. Read More »

NZ into America's Cup challenger play-off with win over Britain

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Team New Zealand have claimed the early advantage in their America's Cup challenger final, with a Swedish syndicate self-destruction handing the Kiwis a 2-1 lead on Saturday. "We had just battled our way back in and it was obviously a bit of a shame". Ainslie said it appeared Burling made a slight misjudgment on rake and angle. Read More »

What they're saying: Warriors celebrate championship parade

Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors was the cause of much controversy during the past calendar year, dealing with arduous criticism from the fans and the media, some claiming that he hopped into the bandwagon to finally get a shot at his first National Basketball Association title. Read More »

Mortaza rues poor Bangladesh bowling in defeat to India

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Their turnabout has been magnificent. Virat Kohli's game strategy is being appreciated and Kohli is one of the most loved Indian cricket players. "They've beaten sides that looked really strong against them". Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are all set to open the innings for India , as usual. With one left-hander batting, we knew that he (Jadhav) had the ability to get in two, three, dot balls over. Read More »

National Basketball Association prospect De'Aaron Fox joins chorus of anti-LaVar Ball sentiment

I'm competitive and I came out hot."Part of that competitiveness shows most on the defensive end, where the lengthy guard from Houston believes he's most NBA-ready."I think defensively I probably separate myself", Fox said". UCLA fans were talking too much. And he loved Kentucky . The elder Ball was just a puzzling wrinkle that added some motivation along the way. He did a good enough job, too. Read More »

Dustin Johnson announces his newborn son's name

She also posted to Instagram earlier today with a photo of the new baby and his name. The new bundle of joy was named River Jones Johnson . Established in 1895, the U.S. Meanwhile, Johnson is back to work after the birth of his second son. Johnson said both River and Gretzky are doing well. TMZ reported that he already made the trip to Wisconsin. Read More »