Sergio Ramos wants Real Madrid to make history

Madrid are looking to become the first side to retain the famous trophy in the modern era in a battle between Spain and Italy's champion teams in Cardiff on Saturday. While Ronaldo, for years renowned as a tricky winger and provider, has evolved his game to focus much more on a centre-forward role, Zidane remained primarily the midfield fulcrum around which all his teams turned.

Wenger adamant Sanchez and Ozil will not leave Arsenal

He is reportedly set to sign a £280,000-a-week contract, making him the highest paid player at the club. We're focused on keeping the team together and to see how we can strengthen the team. Ozil, who played alongside the Spain global at Santiago Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013, believes the Madrid man's attitude makes him the player he is.

Djokovic trails 2-1 against Schwartzman in Paris

I had some couple plays in my head how to play against him but couldn't find any rhythm, couldn't hurt him in any place . Moments later, just about to face a break point, Djokovic yelled at himself, mostly in Serbian. "In the beginning of the match he was not playing bad, and I was able to produce winners, play with no mistakes and play very long". But instead of cruising through he was broken twice with Schwartzman, in top form on clay this season and snatching the set as dark clouds ...

Alves determined to keep Champions League promise to Buffon

Real Madrid want to become the first side to make a successful Uefa Champions League title defense as they are the fifth reigning champions to return to the final the following season, the most recent being Manchester United in 2009. " Isco plays inside the pitch". In the end anything can happen. "I'm not going to tell you who's going to play tomorrow", Zidane said. His movement, natural finishing ability and set-piece threat mean he just edges it overall.

'They are going to kill me': Inmate fights to halt execution

An hour after watching the execution by lethal injections of her father for the murder-for-hire of Troy Wicker Jr in 1982 , Sherrie Stone called for a law requiring nationwide mandatory testing of DNA evidence in capital murder cases. In new appeals, Arthur said Alabama in December injected inmate Ronald Smith with painful execution drugs while Smith was still conscious. " Thomas Arthur's protracted attempt to escape justice is finally at an end", Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall ...

Warriors expect a different Cavaliers team in Game 2

The final outcome was all but a formality by the start of the fourth quarter as the Warriors forged 21 points ahead. Especially if the Warriors play like that again. Excuse me, but didn't we all sit through the Titanic movie, despite the fact that we knew the ending? "And our guys don't either, our guys know what they need to do".

Djokovic enters 3rd round of French Open

Yes, Murray is the top-ranked player in the world but it's hard to find anyone who thinks he's the favorite to win his first French Open title. Raonic will tackle Pablo Carrena Busta next, after the Spaniard ousted 11th seed Dimitrov in straight sets.

'The Bachelorette' star Rachel Lindsay reportedly dated National Basketball Association superstar Kevin Durant

Things ended when she went to law school and he got together with an Instagram model who had been courting him during his entire relationship with Lindsay. As the first African-American " Bachelorette " she's making franchise history. Lindsay, meanwhile, is now starring on ABC's reality dating series " The Bachelorette " and recently revealed she's engaged to the pre-taped program's yet-to-be-announced victor.

Penguins take two-game lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

This was the first time this has happened during a Stanley Cup Finals since the National Hockey League began recording shots in 1957-58, and this allowed Nashville to score one in the second. "There's things we could've done. all three goals in the third period were odd-man rushes". This series has clearly belonged to the Eastern Conference champs in the two games at PPG Paints Arena, as Pittsburgh has outscored Nashville, 9-4.

SCOTUS sets June 12 deadline for travel ban challengers' responses

The administration filed emergency applications with the nine high court justices seeking to block two different lower court rulings that went against Trump's March 6 order barring entry for people from Iran , Libya , Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the USA government implements stricter visa screening.

Dustin Johnson struggles mightily at Muirfield Village

When I saw it, I liked the way it flowed through the valleys, and I knew I wanted to create a gallery golf course . Jack Nicklaus' 1974 pet project has seen relentless improvements over the years, and its pristine expanses have it situated in Golf Digest's Top 100 courses .

Jose Mourinho convinces Alvaro Morata to join Manchester United

Morata's agent Juanma Lopez will be at the final alongside Milan officials Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli, although hope remains for United and Chelsea as the Italian side are preparing for the possibility that the deal is hijacked.

Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at the wheel'

He blamed the bust on an "unexpected reaction" to medications he'd been taken post-back surgery. An affidavit released Tuesday said Woods was alone and wearing his seat belt when Jupiter Police officers found his Mercedes early Monday in the right lane.

Chris Bosh's NBA career another step closer to being over

That could be if the team decides to make a trade or at the start of free agency on July 1. From the Miami perspective, the team can waive Bosh and his salary will be permanently removed from the cap, which was agreed upon last month, per reports.

Amir Johnson could return to Raptors next season

With first-round picks Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic in the pipeline, it's unlikely that the Celtics will look to retain Johnson's services. Yet come playoff time this year Johnson had fallen out of the Celtics rotation, benched for four games in their entirety and starting in only nine of Boston's 18 games over three rounds.

Jeremy Maclin released by Kansas City Chiefs

Maclin was just married last weekend, and Andy Reid was among the guests. Maclin followed up by catching 87 passes for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns, giving quarterback Alex Smith a reliable downfield target. Overpay him for one or two years if you're one of those teams with huge cap space. Chiefs general manger John Dorsey also issued a statement wishing Maclin good luck in continuing his career.

England bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

Plunkett was the most succcesful bowler for England with 4 for 59. Mushfiqur then punished Ball for dropping short by cutting him to the third man boundary. Mortaza, also Bangladesh´s captain in Adelaide, played down the significance of that result by telling reporters at the Oval on Wednesday: "Look, it was a long time back".

I understand why James wants to leave Real Madrid: Ronaldo

United are understood to have rejected the offer and are determined to hang on to the 26-year-old, but Real are expected to make a fresh attempt to lure him away from Old Trafford. I like to play with more freedom; when we play 4-4-2 I like it more. They have made a £60million bid for the Spain global. SSN HQ also understands that Mourinho is interested in Varane's colleague at Real Madrid , Alvaro Morata , who he sees as a flawless candidate to lead the line for United next season ...

Cubs stop 6-game slide with 3-2 win over Cardinals

The Cardinals had what looked like the start of a hot streak with back to back wins before dropping a 3-2 decision at Wrigley Field on Friday. Lynn surrendered an RBI ground out to Alexi Amarista in the second inning to put the Cardinals behind 1-0, but it was a three-run homer yielded to Gerardo Parra in the fourth inning which truly put them behind the eight-ball.

Chris Paul would consider Spurs if he opts out of Clippers deal

Paul's five-year, $107 million contract with the Clippers runs through the 2017-18 season but includes an early termination option in 2017. Paul would be leaving a large amount of money on the table if he made a decision to sign with Gregg Popovich's crew, as the Clippers can offer him a five-year max deal estimated around $205 million.

Real will treat 15th European Cup final like a first - Ramos

Real Madrid and Wales worldwide Gareth Bale has said that he'd take his team mates to his bar should they win the Champions League . At Juventus , he went on to win three Serie A titles, two Italian Cups, and scored an awesome 93 goals in 155 games for Juventus .

Four-some Harry puts the boot in for Spurs

Leicester responded shortly before the hour mark as Ben Chilwell kept his cool, taking advantage of Hugo Lloris haring out of his goal, to stab the ball through a cluster of Tottenham players and into an unguarded net. If I could have another season like this then hopefully I can get there. "I'm so focused now on next season, to try and make the best decisions to try and improve the team, that is our objective now".

Nice reject Dortmund overtures for coach Lucien Favre

The Swiss, fresh from leading Nice to third place in Ligue 1, had been installed as the favourite to succeed Thomas Tuchel following the latter's acrimonious departure from Westphalia on Tuesday. "However, given the proximity to the return to training [19 June], the club will not respond favourably to any negotiation for their manager, under contract until June 2019".

Andy Murray advances to second round of French Open

Had the third set been the deciding one, things might have turned out differently, but the extra leeway afford by best-of-five sets gave Murray the chance to find his rhythm. The match was suspended on Monday because of darkness after the players split the first two sets. Djokovic has managed to lure the eight-time grand slam champion into the coaching ranks for the first time , although he is only able to be in Paris this week.

Kansas lawmakers closer on schools, face more talks on taxes

House Taxation Committee Chairman Steven Johnson, a moderate Assaria Republican, said he's more inclined to work on a plan Brownback can sign. Additionally, Kansas lawmakers worked late into the night Tuesday on a tax bill that would escalate state tax revenue by $1.2 billion during the next two years.

Scripps National Spelling Bee: Sixth-grader spells 'marocain' for the win

In nabbing the trophy, Vinayalso went home with more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Though not a finalist, Edith Fuller , 6, was one of the stars of the Scripps National Spelling Bee . The bee added a written tiebreaker test this year, but it didn't come into play. The national bee is a high-profile, high-pressure endurance test as much as a nerd spelling match.

Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

Pittsburgh vowed to put more pressure on Rinne than it managed in their 5-3 victory in Game 1 , a win they managed despite going 37 minutes without throwing a single puck Rinne's way and none in the second period, the first time that's happened since the National Hockey League started tracking shots in 1957.

Nadal storms into French Open third round

He is moving well very well and he is aware it is important: 'If your mind is great, your shots go where they're supposed to. The 30-year-old has had an impressive resurgence this year, losing to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final and winning three clay-court tournaments in a row.

Murray roars back to win

He was still on the mend when he lost to Murray in the Rio Olympic tennis final but got his revenge later that year when he beat the Scot in the Davis Cup on the way to leading Argentina to replacing Great Britain as holders. Del Potro served at 1-1 but Almagro did not return it and instead collapsed to the the ground seemingly in pain. Del Potro also suffered an injury scare himself when he pulled up, holding his left groin in the second set.

More Griffin Shows Canceled as Backlash Over Video Grows

The State Theatre made the announcement on its Facebook page on Thursday afternoon. I still love Kathy Griffin . That's all I want to do. "I'm the shiny object", she continued. Her actions have cost her a New Year's Eve hosting stint on CNN , endorsement deals and a series of upcoming gigs in New Mexico , California, and New Jersey, while former leader Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea and newsman Anderson Cooper are among those attacking Kathy for taking part in the controversial shoot.

Djokovic, Nadal Reach Third Round

Nadal has a 75-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros with his only defeats coming against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals. After saving two break points to hold, the flashy Frenchman broke his Spanish opponent for a second straight time, opening the game with a drop shot victor and, at 15-40, taking a 3-1 lead with a monster forehand that Nadal could only meekly send into the net on the return.

Iqbal ton takes Bangladesh to 305

As far as England's form is concerned, having won the first two matches against South Africa in the 3-match ODI series, the Three Lions lost the final encounter rather embarrassingly after being able to manage just 151, a total that the Proteas chased down in 29 overs.

England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

It's a 10:30 start, if there's anything in the wicket, it will be useful to bowl then. "It was manageable, so given that we have four days between now and the next game, hopefully he'll rest up well and be fully fit". Tamim and Soumya Sarkar added 56 for the first wicket before the latter was caught on the cover point boundary by substitute fielder Jonny Bairstow off Ben Stokes for 28.

Juventus different to 2015, Allegri warns Real Madrid

If Madrid lifts the trophy for the record-extending 12th time, a team will finally have defended a Champions League title. But Zidane insists Real cannot be considered favourites against his former club, the Frenchman having spent five years of his playing career in Turin between 1996 and 2001.

Guardiola continues spending spree with £35m capture of Ederson

He made what may prove to be his final appearance for Benfica on Sunday night as they completed the double by beating Vitoria Guimaraes 2-1 in the Portuguese Cup final. A season in which his team were frequently caught cold by the specific disciplines of English football has not bent Guardiola's vision of delivering success in the style learned and honed at Barcelona , before dominating German football with Bayern Munich.