Sport

Sport Champions League final: Beckham asks Zidane to 'please beat Liverpool'
Author: 0 Champions League final: Beckham asks Zidane to 'please beat Liverpool'

Last year, their victory over Juventus in the Cardiff final made them the first club in the Champions League era to defend the top European club crown. "It's another final and we have the same chance of winning it as they do", Zidane told a news conference on Friday. "With Virgil, it was very clear that he wanted to come to play for Liverpool".

Sport Venezuela throws out United States diplomats for
Author: 0 Venezuela throws out United States diplomats for "conspiracies"

Prior to the announcement of the official results, the former Lara State governor gave a press conference, in which he called the vote "illegitimate", demanding new elections in October. The latest USA and Latin American measures to repudiate Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro's fraudulent May 20 re-election deserve applause. Patrick Duddy, the last US ambassador to Venezuela, who himself was briefly expelled by Chavez in 2008, said the U.S.is not alone in rejecting Maduro's election as ...

Sport Germany boss feels Messi more complete than Ronaldo
Author: 0 Germany boss feels Messi more complete than Ronaldo

It is reductionist in the extreme to bring Saturday's final down to just two players, given the strength in depth available - especially in attack - to Madrid and Liverpool . Little wonder then, the world's eyes will be fixated on just one man when Egypt play former champions Uruguay in their opening match on June 15. "The whole world is looking for a new Ballon d'Or victor".

Sport Babar Azam suffers wrist injury during Lord’s Test
Author: 0 Babar Azam suffers wrist injury during Lord’s Test

That left them already 166 runs ahead of England's meagre first-innings 184, with Pakistan having so far outplayed their hosts in all departments. Stokes, playing his first match in England since the incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September, looked to have no trouble adjusting after a stint in the Indian Premier League but, like Bairstow, was dismissed out of the blue when Abbas pinned him leg before for 38.

Sport Celtics, Cavs get in brief scuffle during Game 5
Author: 0 Celtics, Cavs get in brief scuffle during Game 5

He scored the Cavs' opening basket and never looked back, finishing with 46 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. In his previous elimination game, a month ago here against IN, he had 45 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Sport Jurgen Klopp on beating Real Madrid as Borussia Dortmund manager in 2013
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp on beating Real Madrid as Borussia Dortmund manager in 2013

Jordan Henderson revealed that Jurgen Klopp used the pain of Liverpool's 2016 Europa League final loss to inspire this season's run to the Champions League showpiece. "First of all please try to improve the game we play". And I thought 'wow, that's not the game I love. Their paths to Ukraine really could not have been more different, but here they are and they are preparing to do battle against each other for the first time.

Sport Klopp says Salah ‘full of power’ regardless of Ramadan plans
Author: 0 Klopp says Salah ‘full of power’ regardless of Ramadan plans

Brazilian fullback Marcelo has been pinpointed as a weak link in the Madrid defence and he often appears to be a frustrated winger who often finds himself caught out of position when Real lose the ball. "There isn't any sensation of fear in Madrid about Liverpool - among the directors, among the players", says Spanish journalist Diego Torres. "To reach a final is not easy", Zidane reminded his critics.

Sport Terry Could Extend Deal With Villa That Sees Him Miss Chelsea Games
Author: 0 Terry Could Extend Deal With Villa That Sees Him Miss Chelsea Games

Fulham have been tipped as the bookies' favourites throughout the week, with fans citing teen sensation, Ryan Sessegnon as one player who could have a big part to play in the encounter. With Villa and Fulham both preparing for the crunch encounter, Warnock believes Villa's experienced players could make the difference. John Terry is a fantastic player, so is James Chester.

Author: 0 Chris Paul Out Game 6 With Right Hamstring Strain

If the Golden State Warriors are anxious as they head into Game Six of the Western Conference finals on the brink of elimination, they aren't showing it. The Rockets' other leader, Chris Paul , was on the bench for the final 22.4 seconds due to a right hamstring injury . Golden State host game six on Saturday.

Sport LeBron James shuts down Boston Celtics' Finals plans with another legendary performance
Author: 0 LeBron James shuts down Boston Celtics' Finals plans with another legendary performance

And, for the first time this season, maybe even showed signs of his age (33 years) and 15 seasons in the league. Boston Celtics' Australian centre Aron Baynes, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green . Instead of attempting to block Tatum's shot, James hit the brakes. He was especially aggressive in the first half, when he piled up 25 points to help Cleveland build a double-digit lead.

Sport National Basketball Association playoffs wrap: Celtics win Game 5 over Cavaliers
Author: 0 National Basketball Association playoffs wrap: Celtics win Game 5 over Cavaliers

Tatum doesn't care. His thoughts are consumed by the Cleveland Cavaliers , LeBron James , the Eastern Conference Finals and needing one more victory to advance the Celtics to the NBA Finals. "We didn't play well". "I would think he gets a little exhausted". The series is where it is because the Celtics won Game 5 96-83, even though they shot just 36 percent from the field.

Sport Sloane Stephens returns to Roland Garros with new attitude
Author: 0 Sloane Stephens returns to Roland Garros with new attitude

The French Open will be her first major competition back after giving birth in September and experiencing life-threatening complications that kept her in bed for six weeks. "It's normal to give birth", Halep said, via The Washington Post's Des Bieler . That is to say, they could decide to seed Williams anyway. The defending champion, who opens against 54th-ranked Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, is on the opposite half of the draw from numerous players considered most likely to challenge ...

Sport Thompson to play in Game 5, Iguodala still out
Author: 0 Thompson to play in Game 5, Iguodala still out

Golden State , whose streak of 16 straight home playoff wins was halted by the Rockets on Tuesday, will try to fend off elimination when they host Game 6 on Saturday. The victor of the series will face either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals starting on May 31. "We got everything we needed".

Sport Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks
Author: 0 Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

But then, Freidman agreed to cooperate with state and federal prosecutors as a potential witness in some unspecified investigations, the New York Times reports. A person briefed on his plea agreement said it requires him to cooperate with any ongoing investigation. Sater is a convicted criminal associate of the Russian mob in NY and co-led Bayrock-Sapir, a real estate firm closely associated with Trump, to which Trump turned in his exploration of potential construction contracts in Moscow.

Sport National Football League execs considered Donald Trump when making new anthem policy
Author: 0 National Football League execs considered Donald Trump when making new anthem policy

All teams and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and anthem. Trump's appearance with " Fox and Friends " co-host Brian Kilmeade was his second interview with the show in a month. It wouldn't be wise to neglect anything that POTUS says, so the league and team owners made a decision to react as they are quite scared of what Mr.

Sport Prince George and Princess Charlotte are adorable in official wedding pictures
Author: 0 Prince George and Princess Charlotte are adorable in official wedding pictures

Of course, Ms. Charlotte upped the ante upon her arrival when she, through the window of the vehicle she shared with fellow bridesmaids and mom Kate Middleton , stuck her tongue out to the outside crowd. But waiting always got everyone bored, and Princess Charlotte was no exception. After the Royal Wedding , those who watched the ceremony spoke of how well behaved the young children were.

Sport Fonseca ends West Ham talks to sign Shakhtar deal
Author: 0 Fonseca ends West Ham talks to sign Shakhtar deal

Newcastle United have some serious momentum heading into next season, with the club's tenth-placed finish in the Premier League bringing levels of jubilance to Tyneside that have not been seen in years. 'Then the assembly was essential to persuade me to remain. He mentioned: 'After I had the assembly with Mike Ashley (in Might, 2017) I used to be assured that we now have the cash obtainable and the wages.

Sport Pep Guardiola signs contract extension with Manchester City until 2021
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola signs contract extension with Manchester City until 2021

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola says he is still trying to improve as a coach after nine years in management. "It's a pleasure to be able to work here", he declared. This season has seen his team win the Premier League and Carabao Cup in record-breaking fashion. As well as their landmark points haul, formidable City also finished the campaign with a record 106 goals scored and 32 victories.

Sport Danny Rose: 'Give Mauricio Pochettino what he wants'
Author: 0 Danny Rose: 'Give Mauricio Pochettino what he wants'

Pochettino has guided Tottenham to top-three finishes in the last three Premier League seasons, despite having a smaller budget to work with than his rivals. According to the Evening Standard , Spurs have conceded that they have lost their defender and will instead use the money generated from his eventual sale to sign Ajax youngster Matthijs de Ligt .

Sport Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns
Author: 0 Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns

A defensive mix up from Sundowns allowed Luis Suarez to double Barcelona's lead in the 19th minute, through a pass by Denis Suarez . Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andr ter Stegen, meanwhile, added: "It has been a great experience for us and we are pleased to have won in front of the South African fans".

Sport Philadelphia Eagles invited to visit White House June 5
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles invited to visit White House June 5

Receiver Torrey Smith-who the Eagles traded to the Carolina Panthers earlier this offseason-told McManus he has no interest in going to the White House as long as Trump remains president. Players, coaches and executives across the league responded by making gestures of unity before Week 3 games; the entire Eagles team locked arms while the "Star-Spangled Banner" played before a September 24 contest against the Giants.

Sport World Cup squad France says no to Payet
Author: 0 World Cup squad France says no to Payet

For any who haven't paid close attention to Ligue 1 this season, Florian Thauvin's inclusion ahead of Martial could raise some eyebrows, but the Marseille man has racked up 26 goals and 18 assists in all competitions this season to the United star's 11 and nine.

Sport Orlando Magic get sixth overall pick in NBA Draft Lottery
Author: 0 Orlando Magic get sixth overall pick in NBA Draft Lottery

The holes that need to be filled are very clear, and with the No. 1 pick , there's a lot of ways to go about filling them. The GM says NY is 'in talent acquisition mode.' "We've got to get the highest level of talent that we can get on our roster and we'll figure out all of the positions once they get in there", he said on Alan Hahn's "Hahn Solo" radio show on ESPN 98.7 FM.

Sport Capitals' Backstrom returns to lineup for Game 4 vs. Lightning
Author: 0 Capitals' Backstrom returns to lineup for Game 4 vs. Lightning

Maybe the goal numbers are a shade unlucky, but when you're getting outchanced and outshot by that type of margin, it's usually indicative of something - a matchup issue, a personnel issue, a workmanship issue, and so on. Washington now has something to play for. Following a regular season where they converted 24.9 percent of all power-play opportunities (the third-best), the Lightning have connected on 30.0 percent of their power plays in the postseason.

Sport Real Madrid midfielder Modric: Liverpool have great team and great coach
Author: 0 Real Madrid midfielder Modric: Liverpool have great team and great coach

Zinedine Zidane's side have overcome domestic struggles to see off French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Italian champions Juventus and German champions Bayern Munich in the knockout rounds. Real Madrid have reportedly concluded their first signing of the summer transfer window already as they look set to sign Liverpool star Mohamed Salah .

Sport Browns will be featured on 'Hard Knocks'
Author: 0 Browns will be featured on 'Hard Knocks'

The Hard Knocks cameras will likely key in on the rookie, whose overall personality could easily see him become one of the most compelling characters of this season. "Once we sat down and talked about it as an organization, I feel a lot better and understand why the time is right", said Dorsey, who has been overhauling the team since being hired in December.

Sport Rome Masters: Nadal eyes record-breaking eighth title
Author: 0 Rome Masters: Nadal eyes record-breaking eighth title

Should both players win two more matches, it will set up a last-four clash between rivals more accustomed to meeting in the Italian Open final. The former world number one, whose 21-match unbeaten run on clay ended last week, had a first-round bye and will play Denis Shapovalov or Robin Haase next.

Sport Liverpool is a Buffon to postpone retirement
Author: 0 Liverpool is a Buffon to postpone retirement

Veteran Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed that he will leave Juventus this summer after spending incredible 17 years with The Old Lady. Italy's most capped player with 176, the 2006 World Cup victor could make his global farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands.

Sport Two UA sports teams post ideal April scores
Author: 0 Two UA sports teams post ideal April scores

Full APR scores will be released next Wednesday, and UNM says all 22 sports should reach the 930 threshold established by the NCAA for the multiyear rate. To be recognized, a program must rank in the top 10 percent within the sport nationally. It accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation each term to provide a clear measure of each team's academic performance.

Sport Good timing for AC in state's incredible sports betting triumph
Author: 0 Good timing for AC in state's incredible sports betting triumph

They also want it by the football season. It would be up to the casinos to set up their own betting parlors for college and professional sports, and in so doing, they could increase their own bottom lines and thus the state's tax revenues. A portion of that law allows the four non Indian casinos now open to operate sports books, assuming the federal ban was overturned, as it was Monday.

Sport Marseille Started The Europa League Final By Taking The Worst Kick-Off Ever
Author: 0 Marseille Started The Europa League Final By Taking The Worst Kick-Off Ever

The France global produced an ice-cool finish beyond Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to put Atletico in charge and he started and finished an exquisite move which effectively killed off the French side early in the second half. When asked about the transfer speculation after the final against Marseille, Griezmann made it clear he felt this was not the right time to talk about his Atletico future.