• Manchester City secure third place with first-half goal blitz at Watford
Manchester City secure third place with first-half goal blitz at Watford

Manchester City cruised into next season's Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday. "But to achieve the next step, the gap is shorter but it's more hard - to compete head to head against the big clubs in Europe, Real, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus".

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  • Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ
Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful", the 2016 champion told the gathered journalists. Mladenovic will have French company in the quarter-finals, with either Caroline Garcia or Alize Cornet to join her after their round of 16 match.

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  • Irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo not ready to stop counting after another dream night
Irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo not ready to stop counting after another dream night

For Ronaldo and Zidane, it will be just another opportunity to show which team is really in charge. Ronaldo heaped further misery on the Old Lady as he struck Luka Modrić's attractive square delivery across the face of goal and Gianluigi Buffon .

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  • Racial slur sprayed on LeBron's house: 'It's tough being black in America'
Racial slur sprayed on LeBron's house: 'It's tough being black in America'

James said he hoped Wednesday's incident "can keep the conversation going and can shed light on us trying to figure out a way to keep progressing and not regressing". "We've got a long way to go for us as a society, and for us as African-Americans, until we feel equal in America". I won't even step outside of the arena of sports, because daily in...

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  • Vladimir Putin claims 'patriotic hackers' framed Russian Federation for U.S. election interference
Vladimir Putin claims 'patriotic hackers' framed Russian Federation for U.S. election interference

Putin , in an exclusive interview with Kelly , insisted the hackers could have come from "anywhere" and then they could have - in a savvy and professional way - shifted the blame to make it look like Russian Federation was behind the hacking.

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  • Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup
Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup

There was no penalty. The Penguins offense was held in check for most of the game and had no answers for the Nashville defense until ten seconds into the third period. "I think we have to embrace the energy that's going to be in the city and in the building", Sullivan said. "It's very disappointing", Rinne said, trying to stay stoic about his tea...

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  • Worldwide friendly: Republic of Ireland 3-1 Uruguay
Worldwide friendly: Republic of Ireland 3-1 Uruguay

Eight changes have been made from that game on Thursday, with Burnley's Kevin Long making his first senior global start at the Aviva. But with the World Cup qualifier against Austria next Sunday, Martin O'Neill got what he wanted - a good performance and minutes in the legs of those players that needed it.

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  • Explosions Kill at Least 4 at Funeral in Kabul
Explosions Kill at Least 4 at Funeral in Kabul

Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, said three explosions rocked a cemetery where Afghan Senator Alam Ezadyar's son was about to be buried. Police said Friday two protesters were killed and 25 police injured but would not comment on the number of fatalities when asked to clarify the death toll Saturday.

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  • LeBron James Took Care Of Business
LeBron James Took Care Of Business

And when the horn sounded at the end of the first half? The Celtics scored 99 points despite shooting under 45 percent, and role players perform much better at home. On the next trip down the floor, Irving pulled up for and buried his second triple of the quarter, and that gave the Cavaliers an 83-63 lead over the Celtics with 10:15 to play in ...

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  • India thrashes Pakistan by 124 runs to lead CT group
India thrashes Pakistan by 124 runs to lead CT group

The duo added 93 runs for the third wicket. Only when Kohli appeared to be hit by residue from a firework as the sides walked out for the national anthems was India's composure ruffled. All forged crucial partnerships, played the ball to its merit and post-rain, when it was more hard to bat with the same concentration, applied themselves to the...

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  • Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final
Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final

An estimated 50,000 Predator fans, watched by about 100 police officers, converged on the downtown area to celebrate. In a recent statement, the soon-to-be-inducted Country Music Hall of Famer said, "This is an exciting time for the Predators and the city of Nashville ".

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  • Murray sets up Del Potro clash after bruising win
Murray sets up Del Potro clash after bruising win

Del Potro stayed by Almagro's side and helped him to his feet before embracing him, sitting next to the crestfallen 31-year-old in an attempt to talk him through his mental and physical anguish. Elsewhere, third seed and former champion Stan Wawrinka progressed to round three with victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov . If I want somethi...

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  • Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition
Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

The USMNT has a busy summer ahead of it, getting underway on Saturday. That's not quite reality. This will be Bruce Arena's last chance to get a look at some new faces before competitive matches . They've already been eliminated from contention to qualify for the World Cup , and look like they'll bleed some relatively inexperienced players duri...

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  • Jason Dufner has last laugh at Memorial Tournament
Jason Dufner has last laugh at Memorial Tournament

Everyone with a chance has Dufner to thank for it, because he single-handedly brought them back into contention with his early struggles that featured four bogeys on his first five holes. His third shot found the green and he drained a 33-foot par putt to cap his day. He made par, then dropped a shot on the next hole and his chances were over.

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  • Two-goal Ronaldo gives Real 12th European title
Two-goal Ronaldo gives Real 12th European title

Real managed to score three goals in the second 45 minutes against a Juve side that had only let in three in the previous 12 matches in this season's Champions League. It was a different story after the break, however, and though Juve's drilled defense initially kept Real at arm's length, they were undone by a two-goal salvo.

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  • Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2
Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2

Then our ball movement and our flow allows everyone else to get baskets as well. And in order for us to be as good as we can be offensively, we have to play with pace. "It's not a big deal at all". After Saturday's practice, Smith stated the defending champs can beat anyone that is put in front of them when they're on top of their game, including...

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  • Brilliant Virat Kohli steers India to victory over Pakistan
Brilliant Virat Kohli steers India to victory over Pakistan

Batting first, India notched up a competitive 319 for three after two rain interruptions reduced the match to 48 overs a side. Yet the way the experienced left-hander, Sunday's match was his 297th one-day global, took just 32 balls to score his runs saw the 35-year-old named man-of-the-match.

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  • Real Madrid win Champions League
Real Madrid win Champions League

It was a thrilling first half with the Italians making a strong start. - won three Champions League titles in four years, joining 1974-76 Bayern Munich (1974-76), Ajax (1971-73) and 1956-60 Real Madrid (1956-60) as teams that won three European Cups in four years.

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  • Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to title
Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to title

They have now won as many titles as the next two successful sides combined. In assists, last term's joint leader Neymar finished top outright this time with eight assists, having a hand in 12 goals overall as well as scoring four himself.

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  • Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club
Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club

Pujols is the ninth major leaguer with at least 600 home runs, joining Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Alex Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr . The two-time World Series Champion came into Saturday night's game with the Minnesota Twins sitting on 599 career home runs in his soon-to-be Hall of Fame career...

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  • Chelsea: John Terry hits back at critics over substitution
Chelsea: John Terry hits back at critics over substitution

After Marcel Desailly left Chelsea , José Mourinho made John Terry captain, and it was from there that his true leadership skills were evident. The punter, who wished to remain anonymous, told Press Association Sport: "We thought maybe 10-1, 15-1 at most as there was a precedent set (by Drogba's substitution)".

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  • Finally Wenger gets two-year Arsenal contract
Finally Wenger gets two-year Arsenal contract

In a statement on the club's website, Wenger said he was looking to the future with "optimism and excitement". Arsenal came a disappointing fifth in the Premier League this season, the first time they have finished outside the top four since Wenger took over at the club in 1996.

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  • It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'
It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'

The fourth seed will meet compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta, through to his first Slam quarter-final, for spot in the last four after the latter stunned Canada's Milos Raonic. Also, Kristina Mladenovic thrilled the home crowd with the biggest win of her career, knocking off defending champion Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the quarte...

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  • Kabul mourns loved ones lost to latest bombing
Kabul mourns loved ones lost to latest bombing

Large parts of the German embassy were damaged in the blast, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350 others, a Public Health Ministry spokesman said. "It's always Afghans that are harmed and get killed, rather than who the attacker wants to target". There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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  • Woods' Arrest 'A Big Setback — AP Analysis
Woods' Arrest 'A Big Setback — AP Analysis

Woods was heading south, away from his Jupiter Island home, before his arrest at about 3am (local time) on Monday, according to the report . (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). Tiger seemed optimistic and prepared to get himself back into shape to compete, and while some golf fans didn't believe it, others saw this as the last best chance to see...

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  • Manchester United leading the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
Manchester United leading the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

The Frenchman had been expected to seal a move to Atletico Madrid this summer, but the Spanish giants are banned from bringing anyone in until January after losing their appeal to Uefa for signing under-age players. "This calls into question the reciprocal commitments that have been made". The president also confirmed that the club were looking...

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  • Ronaldo comes full circle in Cardiff to cement legacy
Ronaldo comes full circle in Cardiff to cement legacy

When a club from a highly competitive domestic league pulls off a double, you look at the sources of their stamina as well as their spirit and what manager Zinedine Zidane called "the spectacular". "We had a date with history, we really wanted to win and we managed to achieve what no-one has ever done before - win two Champions League finals in a...

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  • I 'Could' Bid For Mahrez - Wenger
I 'Could' Bid For Mahrez - Wenger

However in the following season his form dipped and he scored only six goals in 36 matches. "I think he had a huge impact at Leicester when they won the Championship". Sanchez, though, wants a minimum of 300,000 ($3,82,500). Super Eagles of Nigeria and Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has reflected the excitement and enthusiasm at the London c...

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  • England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy
England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

Sabbir has gotten the nod more often than not, and while the right-hander has flattered to deceive at times, it looks like the more aggressive batsman is set to get the nod to play this Champions Trophy Match 1 against England . However, Mortaza added: "But we know that we are also a better side; that we are a very improving side". From the choice...

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  • Murray sees off Del Potro
Murray sees off Del Potro

Andy Murray eased into the last-16 of the French Open 7-6 (8) 7-5 6-0 over a flagging Juan Martin Del Potro . Wawrinka won 7-6 (7/2), 6-0, 6-2 to enter the pre-quarter-finals. When Murray cajoled an error out of him to take the tiebreak 10-8, his opponent stood and then slumped over the net post for almost a minute, motionless.

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  • Predators lose injured C Ryan Johansen for rest of playoffs
Predators lose injured C Ryan Johansen for rest of playoffs

Eight minutes later, fellow left winger Austin Watson sealed the victory with an empty-net goal. Anaheim caught a HUGE break in the series when it was announced on May 19 that the Predator's top scorer Ryan Johansen , 24, suffered a thigh injury in game four that will require surgery.

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  • Murray Enters Pre-Quarters After Del Potro Misses A Great Opportunity
Murray Enters Pre-Quarters After Del Potro Misses A Great Opportunity

In one of the most anticipated matches of Saturday's program, world number 1 Andy Murray advanced to the 4th round for the 8th year in a row after a hard-fought 7-6 7-5 6-0 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro in 2 hours and 53 minutes. - Seventh seed Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3 6-3 to reach the last-16. The ...

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  • 'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza
'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza

Mladenovic triumphed 6-1 3-6 6-3, but Muguruza appeared less than impressed by the behavior of the crowd. "I felt better than in the first round, that's exactly what I wanted", he said. "I can't not be, come on", she said. Of course I'm sad. There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at the French Open . "She not only came back from all of...

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  • Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo
Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo

But for Zidane's Real Madrid , it is history as they successfully defend the Champions League trophy. "It has been a spectacular year thanks to you and in the end we won the double". "We have achieved a historic feat", Madrid left back Marcelo said. Amazingly, the four-time Ballon d'Or victor has been BOOED by sections of Los Blancos' supp...

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  • Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Perez
Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Perez

We've won trophies and of course, it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true! 2014 and 2016 with Real.

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