Adoring Madrid fans demand Ballon d'Or for hero Ronaldo

I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. With the crowd in a frenzy, four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo - who finished the season with 42 goals in all competitions and as the Champions League's top scorer - ended up singing, "Cristiano, Ballon d'Or" and the fans joined in.

Thad Matta stepping down at Ohio State after 13 years

He has not ruled out coaching again but told reporters that he is focused on his health and family. The change comes on the heels of a 2016-17 season in which the Buckeyes posted a 17-15 overall record and a 7-11 mark in Big Ten play after being bounced by last-placed Rutgers in the first round of the conference tournament.

Murray takes on tricky Khachanov for a spot in last eight

The third-seeded Romanian took care of that problem on Monday at the French Open , routing Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros . Halep leads her 6-5 but has never beaten the Spaniard on clay, losing four times - including in the first round at Roland Garros in 2013. Kevin Anderson is bidding to reach his second Grand Slam quarter-final and become just the sixth South African man to reach multiple Slam quarter-finals after Johan Kriek (6), Wayne Ferreira ...

Kevin Love providing early offensive punch for Cavaliers in Game 2

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles while speaking at a news conference before Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. Cleveland was efficient offensively but couldn't keep up with the Warriors for the second straight game. He finished with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

NBA Finals, Game 2 - Cavs vs. Warriors

Durant completed the four point play after the foul from Kevin Love , and continued to completely dominate the Cavaliers on his warpath for his first National Basketball Association title. That was the first time Kerr found himself unable to cope with the debilitating headaches that have gripped him since a back surgery resulted in a spinal-fluid leak in the summer of 2015.

Durant's 'amazing' defense hailed by Warriors coach Kerr

James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds , but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with Golden State's depth despite Kevin Love's 27 points and 19 from Kyrie Irving.

Stupid mistake cost me, says Daniel Ricciardo

I believe we had all the time we needed. I knew the restart was going to be tricky and, to be honest, I wasn't that happy to see it because at the time my pace was good and I was catching Kimi. "I tried everything I could to get close to Bottas". "It's like a love-hate relationship a lot of the time I guess. Today it didn't work for him, another day it will go for him".

Kyrie Irving Has Been Announced As NBA 2K18's Cover Star

Irving has been a key player for the Cavs. He's got perhaps the best handles in league history, and nobody spins it up on the backboard on layups in a more aesthetically pleasing way. With the release of new screenshots and videos for NBA Live 18, it was only a matter of time before rival 2K would share new deets on NBA 2K18 .

Golden State two from two in NBA finals

He discussed the rough third quarter. Last season, they were blown out by 33 points in the second game of the Finals before rallying to win it in seven. Irving couldn't find his shot all game, missing shots he normally makes around the rim and struggling to create the types of open looks that make him so deadly.

Defeat against India a `reality check, admits Arthur

I think the captain felt that conditions were more suitable for the seamers as the ball was moving around at times especially when it was damp and overcast", he said . "I'd be really disappointed if we walked away and for the rest of the tournament sort of hit our heads because we're better than that", he added. "Hopefully, we'll take this confidence into the next game against Sri Lanka".

Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, coaching Game 2

The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday. It was a great moment for him and for the crowd and everybody showing their appreciation for all he's been through. James, who last month overtook Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, was coached by current Warriors acting coach Mike Brown with the Cavaliers, who appreciates the streak and the longevity James has shown in reaching eight career NBA Finals , the last seven ...

National Basketball Association finals Game 2: Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

Durant was able to get into the lane and throw down dunks easily, while Curry had plenty of wide open three point shots. "It's going to be a wrestling match down there, and you have to keep it going and make it tough for them and just try to wear them out", said Cavs center Tristan Thompson , held scoreless in the opener.

Kevin Durant posts wonderful statline in Game 2 win

The Cavaliers head home for Game 3 on June 7 down, 2-0, in the NBA Finals to Golden State after losing Game 2, 132-113, in Oracle Arena on June 4. Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James' focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more unsafe this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant.

Champions Trophy 2017: India defeat Pakistan by 124 runs

Pakistan were given a good start to their innings by openers Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad. But Pakistan were passive opponents, awful in the field, flaky under crucial catches and unable to mount a credible chase when asked to pursue 289 in 41 overs on Duckworth/Lewis after a series of rain delays.

Golden state defeated Cleveland in the second game of the NBA Finals

Fighting the same back pain, Kerr also missed the first 43 games of the 2015-16 regular season, with assistant Luke Walton compiling a 39-4 record in his absence. Curry made all 14 of his free throws. Curry was upset by his eight turnovers as Cleveland vowed to put more pressure on the ball and keep Durant from driving and dunking untouched as he did so many times in Game 1.

Del Potro sets up Murray clash after Almagro quits in tears

Murray was determined to send a message of positivity, saying: "I definitely feel like I'm capable of winning that match". "It seems like everyone thinks I didn't play particularly well today, but there was some good stuff against a tough opponent".

India blank Pakistan by 124 runs in Champions Trophy

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. But the pressure created in the first over fizzled out after spin bowler Imad Wasim was brought to open the bowling from the other end. In a statement released before the match, the ICC confirmed all team hotels went into lockdown and said there would be a "significantly enhanced police and security presence" at the contest ...

Arthur hits back at critics after Pakistan surrender

Under the most intense pressure, Jadeja executed one of the most hard skills on a cricket field to run out Shoaib. Apart from Ali, Hafeez was the only Pakistan batsmen who managed to stand up to the Indian bowlers even as wickets fell at regular intervals at the other end.

Former Tottenham captain Mabbutt to undergo heart surgery

Tottenham Hotspur have revealed that club legend Gary Mabbutt is to undergo heart surgery on Monday afternoon after being taken to hospital with chest pains. Coventry wrote on their Twitter account: "Our best wishes to Gary Mabbutt - get well soon!" In 2013 he needed an operation to replace the main artery in his left leg .

Golden State Warriors take 2-0 Finals lead against Cleveland Cavaliers

We're hungry". "There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct when we go to Cleveland , because the points that I gave up off turnovers in their building will electrify the crowd and their team and the things that we have to eliminate", Curry said.

Real Madrid president Florentino: Give Ronaldo Ballon d'Or

It's been suggested that it's only a matter of time before a Neymar or a Paulo Dybala reach the level where they're competing for Ballon d'Or recognition but that nearly certainly won't be this year. The accolades are pouring in for Cristiano Ronaldo after his exploits in the Champions league final Saturday night, with Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez , saying he deserves the Ballon d'Or more than anyone else.

Indian pacers can help India retain Champions Trophy, says Kumar Sangakkara

The proof came as recently as Monday when, across London at Lord's, England collapsed to 20 for six in five overs- the worst start in one-day global history - against the South Africa cricket team new-ball duo of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell.

Warriors put on a show, clinic in Game 2 rout of Cavaliers

Golden State moved within two games of becoming the first National Basketball Association champion to complete an unbeaten playoff run, seizing a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, which shifts to Cleveland for games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday.

Ronaldo sings about Ballon d'Or with Real Madrid fans

Back home at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo took centre stage as he sung about his own candidacy for the Ballon d'Or, which he claimed ahead of Barcelona foe and five-time victor Lionel Messi previous year. "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half". "We are at good ages, we have young players that are coming and have a lot of quality".

Chinese firm to build Nepal power plant

Nepal's caretaker government, headed by the Maoist premier, last week chose to award $2.42 billion Budhi Gandhaki Hydropower Project to China's Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC). "The company will review the DPR (Detailed Project Report) within a year". Estimates put the project cost at $2.5 billion. A financing agreement will be signed later, an official in the ministry said.

Ronaldo deserves to win fifth Ballon d'Or - Gerrard

Ronaldo, 32, inspired his side to a historic second consecutive Champions League triumph at the Millennium Stadium in Wales, his brace leading Los Blancos past 10-man Juventus 4-1 in the showpiece final . Before his Man of the Match performance in Cardiff, Ronaldo was one of five players to have netted in two different Champions League finals - the others being Messi, Eto'o, Raul Gonzalez and Ronaldo's teammate Sergio Ramos.

'Zidane can stay for life'

It began with Ronaldo winning his first title with Portugal at the European Championship. We are at good ages, we have young players that are coming and have a lot of quality. The goals came in a natural way. "It was crucial for our performance in the second half". They put more goals past Juventus in 90 minutes than the Italian champions had conceded in their previous 12 Champions League games.

Champions League: Ronaldo beats Messi to top scorer award

After substitute Juan Cuadrado was sent off, Marco Asensio rubbed salt into Juve's wounds as they fell to their fifth successive defeat in a Champions League final. The Italians responded nearly instantly with a goal more than fit for this grandest of occasions, though this time the identity of its scorer was less obvious.

Fight Breaks Out In The Stands After Game 2

And it will have felt even better when the Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the series after beating the Cavaliers 132-113 in Game Two. Say what you want about the predictability of the National Basketball Association, or bemoan the void between these two sides and the rest of the league, yet sometimes we should just sit back and enjoy the show.

Warriors' Stephen Curry shows off new Under Armour shoes for Finals

Curry scored 28 points, hitting six triples, to go with 10 assists in the debut of his new sneakers as Golden State took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series. The UA Curry 4 is set for a global release beginning this October. The Curry 4 looks much different than all the other past Curry models as it features a sock-like construction for a sleeker look.

Direxion Daily Hmbldrs&Supls Bull 3X ETF (NAIL) Rises 0.3% for Jun 5

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Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 2 of NBA finals

I know they're watching film, and something for them it's to keep me off the glass. "The only thing that's been in play the whole time was just if I was going to be ready", Kerr said. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles". He was even seen huffing and puffing as he went to the bench at one point in the third quarter.

Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has passed away, aged 30

The Ivory Coast star's agent Emanuele Palladino confirmed the tragic incident as he expressed deep shock. "The club immediately sent Tiote to the hospital, but unfortunately, Mr. He appeared once in the Championship under Rafael Benitez last term and twice in the FA Cup before agreeing to join Beijing Enterprises Group in February, four months before the end of his contract on Tyneside.

Former MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies from cycling accident injuries

Judicial authorities have opened an investigation into the crash, but according to The Guardian , a Breathalyzer test found the driver was not over the limit. Hayden's condition remained "extremely critical" over the weekend, and his death was confirmed Monday. We are all so proud of that. MotoGP legend Nicky Hayden was knocked off his bike when cycling in Italy on Wednesday.

Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

The Warriors , meanwhile tied the record for least turnovers in an NBA Finals game with four and made Cleveland pay for it, as Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry went to work against an nearly non-existent defensive effort. Curry provided the coach more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after Kerr had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to players beforehand and at halftime.