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Portuguese paper claims Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

Cue shock and surprise as social media went into meltdown. Madrid have expressed "full confidence" in Ronaldo and believe he will be proven innocent of any wrongdoing, but nonetheless the Portugal global is claimed to have made an " irreversible decision " to leave Santiago Bernabeu . Read More »

US Ambassador wishes Pakistan success ahead of Champions Trophy clash


India captain Virat Kohli heads into a Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan back on top of the one-day global batting rankings. Straight-talking Arthur has previously described Pakistan's performance in their 124-run defeat to their neighbours and great rivals at Edgbaston two weeks ago as "terrible" and "shambolic". Read More »

No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged his team to keep their feet on the ground after Lewis Hamilton's crushing victory at the Canadian Grand Prix. The Briton's third pole in a row in Canada equalled Michael Schumacher's record of six at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , but it took a stunning lap worthy of his late Brazilian hero Senna to do it. Read More »

Riley Curry is enjoying the Warriors' championship win

They get to celebrate Curry, Klay Thompson , coach Steve Kerr, and Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who unlike the others will be in his first championship parade. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". "That's not what's important, my take on that. And we are going to move forward with that when we have a chance to". Read More »

Champions Trophy: England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Joe Root

We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament, and we found out the other day that today was going to be on a used wicket. One of the key players during Pakistan's successful campaign at the 1992 World Cup , Sohail's most infamous moment on the cricket field was at the 1996 World Cup when he got into an altercation with India pacer Venkatesh Prasad before being bowled off the very next delivery. Read More »

Murray, Cilic, Halep, Suarez reach French Open 4th round

He has all the shots but also he's great mentally. 'I think that is what we are looking for, to play on the big arenas like here, centre court, and to play against the world No. However, the quarter-finals will feature Rafael Nadal versus Roberto Bautista-Agut and Novak Djokovic versus Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the men's category. Read More »

Gaudreau's goal helps Predators draw level in Final

The Nashville Predators' 23-year-old undrafted center had not scored an National Hockey League goal before the start of the Stanley Cup Final. Nashville Predators goalies Pekka Rinne , left, and Juuse Saros confer during a timeout in the second period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Read More »

Gatland: I hope we didn't disappoint our critics

As he weighed up how he, Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton are placed ahead of the first Test, he admitted: "It's not nice to be probably the third choice at the moment". With 15 changes to the starting line-up that defeated the Crusaders, the Lions are beginning to see the light, and if they can secure another shut-out as they did in Christchurch the Farrell might even allow himself to smile. Read More »

Arsenal must spend more, but lay off Wenger says Petit

The Atletico Madrid attacker can play in a similar role to that of Sanchez as Arsene Wenger tries to get back into the Premier League's top four next season. The report from AS claims that if Arsenal were to lose Sanchez, which is a distinct possibility, then Wenger will turn to the La Liga star as a like-for-like replacement. Read More »

Best value bets for the 2018 Stanley Cup


Success followed Crosby everywhere he went, from midget, minor and professional he has reach the pinnacle of the sport. The cost keeps many fans away from live action. Nashville , which received 14-1 odds, ousted Chicago in the first round before advancing to the Western Conference final and Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. Read More »

No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

He didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and had to settle for a 70. The last thing the USGA wants is to trick up the golf course, because the U.S. The Englishman has roared back to life with four straight birdies and is back to being one shot off the lead. Matsuyama, who had struggled in the opening round with a two-over-par 74, produced an electrifying second round seven-under-par 65 to thrust himself firmly into contention. Read More »

LSU football officially blocks Willie Allen from transferring to TCU


Star-Telegram columnist Gil Lebreton postulates that the reason LSU is barring Allen from transferring to TCU is related to another recruit. The school block was first mentioned in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram column . Rumors had circulated that LSU would block Allen from going to TCU since his announcement. Allen declined an interview request Friday, sending this text message: "I have nothing but love and respect for Coach O and all of my brothers at LSU". Read More »

USOpen: Four-way tie at Erin Hills

Open rookie Xander Schauffele in a most peculiar debut for the 11-year-old golf course. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did". You just felt like you were letting everybody down when you're not playing well, but I've gotten better with that. Read More »

Keizer named new Ajax boss


Keizer has previously coached Telstar, FC Emmen and Cambuur. Keizer was in charge of the reserve team at Ajax , and has now been trusted with the senior team. German media reports say Dortmund agreed to pay Ajax five million euros ($5.6 million, £4.3 million) to bring in Bosz, with SID, an AFP subsidiary, saying the fee paid was "the highest in the history of the Bundesliga" for a coach. Read More »

Injury forces Ross Moriarty out of British & Irish Lions tour


The Munster scrum-half is the front-runner to start next weekend's opening test, and while the All Blacks are favoured to topple the Lions once again, Murray feels that this current group have the potential to be even better than Warren Gatland's 2013 Lions who clinched a 2-1 series win over the Wallabies with an impressive 41-16 win in the third Test in Sydney. Read More »

Will play attacking cricket against India: Sarfaraz Ahmed


For all intents and purposes, the team appeared broken in spirit and belief. "The big teams do not commit these kinds of mistakes". Talking to media "Yeah, I am very impressed". However, Sohail's comments after the win over Sri Lanka had angered many Pakistani fans. Former cricketers from both Pakistan and India took to Twitter to support their former teams. Read More »

'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo might quit Real Madrid over tax treatment

According to Portuguese daily A Bola , the 32-year-old, who is currently on global duty with Portugal for the Confederations Cup , has been left angered at his treatment by Spanish tax authorities and now wishes to leave the country. "I think it is very hard [to change his mind], Calderon said to BBC Sport ". I try to listen to him and he tries to help me as best he can. His best display this season was a hat-trick when he single-handedly sealed Leverkusen's 3-2 away win at Mainz ... Read More »

Amit Shah refutes chances of resumption of Indo-Pak cricket relations

The questions have once again resurfaced with India taking on Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday and the hockey team facing off in the evening in the group stage of the World Hockey League semifinals. Former Pakistan great Javed Miandad has called for bilateral cricket to return between the two nations. Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board had sent a legal notice to BCCI claiming damages of $60 million (Rs 387 crore approx) for allegedly not honouring the MoU that ... Read More »

Logjam at top of US Open after two rounds

McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament, but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin that he hasn't played almost enough. Near the very bottom of the leaderboard, Day sits a whopping 14 shots back of leader Rickie Fowler . Read More »

Rangers sell Joe Garner to Ipswich Town for £1 million


Garner struggled to make a big impact though and new Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has allowed him to head back down south. A statement on the Gers' official club website on Friday evening announced that the 29-year-old has penned a "three year contract" with the English Championship club after an undisclosed fee was agreed. Read More »

Virat Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of Pakistan HWL clash


On Sunday, India will meet Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy, an worldwide cricket tournament played once every four years. The CAC made a decision to further discuss the matter after the Champions Trophy. Hasan urged his fans to pray that he is able pull his celebratory moves "three, four, five times" in Sunday's final. A 30-second spot during the final to be broadcast by Rupert Murdoch's Star Sports is expected to cost almost 10 million rupees (121,549.24 pounds), far higher ... Read More »

US Open at Erin Hills

There were as many amateurs who broke par as players in the top 10 in the world - two each. With one more birdie on the back nine, Matsuyama carded a sparkling seven-under 65, matching Fowler for the low round of the week. "Every time you have a hard golf course, they'll jump out at the beginning, and Rickie (Fowler) had that great run yesterday, and he's seeing 7 (under par)". Read More »

All Blacks' rout of Samoa is a chilling warning to Lions


The Lions have just one game to play before facing the All Blacks in the first Test in Auckland , and Gatland was encouraged by what he saw from his team in Rotorua . Assistant coach Steve Borthwick insisted yesterday however that the Lions now boast an extremely focused and motivated squad. "All the players have worked hard to ensure it's a tight, socially cohesive group". Read More »