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by | June 03, 2017 | 17:14

Tennis great Margaret Court has claimed she is the victim of a gay "conspiracy" following calls to strip her name from one of the arenas at the Australian Open. Navratilova responded: "It is now clear exactly who Court is: an wonderful tennis player, and a racist and a homophobe". I won 24, ' as she hit back at Dellacqua after the current Australian player voiced her hurt over an article Court wrote in 2013, in which she criticised gay marriage.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:21

He told me "I will make you win the Champions League " and he has been a revelation for me. "It is down to the intelligence of Zidane and my teammates". "We're always favourites, but in reality in a final there are no favourites". So maybe it's a good match in that sense. We're not going to change anything at all.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:26

Yes, Matt Harvey's latest melodrama, a lovable mascot's one-finger salute, and a staffer's ill-timed tweet have made it easy to have a cheap laugh at the expense of the Mets . "In my final year with the Tigers, the team started off with a 0-12 record, and the mascot was getting voicemails from rotisserie league participants who said that they could manage the team better", said Blank, now the owner of Keystone Mascots LLC in Pennsylvania.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:09

We ended up winning the tournament and created a team which has done so well so far. This year the team is a lot fitter, the cricketers are a lot more mature because that was a very young group four years ago. "I was also part of that side and I feel that the Indian squad of today are strong contenders to become champions". "Pressure is something they'll have to deal with but I think they'll be well-led".

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:13

Despite their monetary muscle, Jose Mourinho's side struggled to keep up with the pace-setters in the Premier League and looked sluggish at times in the knockout stages of the Europa League . We've had a lot of games but we need to give it one more big push on Wednesday night. He was true to his word. The dream moment came after just 15 minutes when Paul Pogba played a delightful outside-of-the-boot pass to Harrop before the talented youngster weaved past a defender in the box and ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:59

When the Real Madrid forward takes to the Millennium Stadium pitch to face Juventus today, it will be the fifth Champions League final in nine years for the three-time victor. He also struggled early in the Champions League , scoring only twice in his first eight games, but ended with eight goals in his last four matches, becoming the first player to break the 100-goal mark in the European competition.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:05

But, come playoff time, talent can take you a long ways, but what do you have between your legs?" Orlando Calixte, whom the Giants just called up from triple A before the game, had a decent night, going two for five with a hit off the first pitch he saw and a two RBI double in the second.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:52

Over the previous year, England have won six of their seven ODI series - beating Sri Lanka, Pakistan , Bangladesh, Ireland and South Africa at home, and West Indies in the Caribbean. Australia, who have a pace battery that includes Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson, are expected to top Group A. So it could be an interesting battle in the semi-finals with India .

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:49

However, after Atletico's transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday, there are doubts that a deal will be done. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann reportedly rejected an ultimatum from Man Utd and could have now missed out on a move to Old Trafford.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:04

Yet for all the threats, the sun continued to punctuate heavy grey clouds, and claps of thunder were cancelled out by claps from the packed courts. The 14-time major champion was on beast mode today as he ruthlessly destroyed his third round opponent Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 in a match that was as one-sided as it could be.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:42

Golden State flipped almost every advantage their way in Game 1 , but if the Warriors win the second-chance battle, it's going to be a very quick series. They were the first team in National Basketball Association history to begin the postseason 12-0, dispatching Portland, Utah and San Antonio. "But we can play better".

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:07

They just don't have a high level of confidence in how the governor has conducted himself". The downgrades will mean higher borrowing costs for IL, which means more pressure on a deeply strained budget, which means less money for government services, for social service providers, schools, universities, the elderly, corrections, Medicaid.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:17

Merkel, Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni also immediately issued a statement Thursday making clear that "the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies", rejecting Trump's assertion that he would try to broker new terms for the accord.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:41

Madrid and Juventus will both be looking to add continental glory to their domestic titles after seeing off Atletico Madrid and Barcelona respectively in the Champions League semi-finals. World Cup victor Buffon announced in January 2016 that he will retire from football after the 2018 World Cup and this may be his last shot at winning Europe's elite club competition .

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:01

Australia and New Zealand are the other teams in Group A with the top two advancing to the semi-finals. Both the men watched the 2007 T20 World Cup Final, which India won by beating Pakistan , just an hour before a tennis match that they eventually won.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:32

All the NBA Finals talk Friday morning on social media is about Kevin Durant's apparent stare down with singer Rihanna, who was sitting courtside. The following year, Durant pleaded with the Twitterverse to send birthday love from RiRi his way-and got his wish. Rihanna hasn't made her adoration of Cavaliers star LeBron James a secret, and was caught heckling the Warriors at least once on broadcast TV.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:03

He is 3 feet tall, weighs 40 pounds and has a birthmark above his left eyebrow. The El Paso Police Department has sent out a nationwide bulletin in hopes of identifying a young boy who was found in Juarez, Mexico back in February who may be a USA citizen.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:41

They also have the best defence in the whole competition with Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli in front of the imperious Gigi Buffon. For goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , who at the age of 39 may be facing his last chance to win a Champions League , the prospect of a victory carries particular significance.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:35

Legendary country singer Alan Jackson is going to play a free outdoor concert in Music City in advance of the Nashville Predators first home game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. Two goals went off teammates and into the net, but it has not been the inspiring performance that the Predators and their fans are used to from the big Finn.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:13

If he can't win, he'd like one of his Team Penske teammates take the checkered flag. And some of the drivers he'll challenge for the '500 win are well aware of that. It's been very impressive, honestly. There has been increased speculation surrounding additional races in the United States of America following F1's takeover by American group Liberty Media.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:29

Ramos scored a 93rd-minute equalizer in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid to extend the game into extra time . Asked for words about his coach Zidane, Ramos praised his former teammate's ability to get the best out the team in what can be a hard dressing-room environment at the Bernabeu.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:53

That doesn't mean that backup Juuse Saros will start Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena after he replaced Rinne in the third period of Wednesday's Game 2 for his first career playoff appearance. "His skill-set combined with the way he works allows him to get the chances he does and not only score from the perimeter, but he goes to those tough areas to earn those goals".

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:12

After the meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May announced the threat level has been raised to the highest "critical", meaning another attack could be imminent. Police in Dusseldorf confirmed that Abedi traveled through Dusseldorf Airport in Germany on his way to Manchester a few days before the attack. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to IS or other extremist groups.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:34

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says an "appointment with history" awaits his side and Juventus in Saturday's glamour Champions League final at Cardiff's Principality Stadium. There is a reason why many clubs would like to sign the experienced defender but for now he will be looking to put in yet another defensive masterclass against some very hard Madrid attacking players.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:31

They have been longtime teammates in Brazil's national team and are expected to be starters under coach Tite in next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. It's very special to be playing another final and we're all ready. In Zinedine Zidane, Real have a manager whose pedigree at the highest level is second to none and Ramos believes that experience has been a key ingredient in their success.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:01

He got the Predators to this point and went into the series as an MVP favorite, but allowed four goals on 11 shots in Game 1 and then got the hook in Game 2 . Murray, who had the crowed chanting his name after stretching out to rob Filip Forsberg of a sure-fire goal, redeemed himself as the game wore on. The Pens had trouble getting anything going at the other end with head coach Mike Sullivan eventually flipping Guentzel onto Crosby's wing in hopes of sparking something.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:02

The plan to do that was conceived before the game, with Sunderland boss David Moyes given advance notice and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kicking the ball out under instruction from Chelsea striker Diego Costa at the specified time .

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:42

With that said, they still have a real chance to fix what they did wrong and get better performances from their supporting cast and make this a series. Golden State had 11 first-half dunks in all, the most of any team in any Finals half in 20 years, Durant leading the way. In their nightmares the Cavaliers will see Durant sprinting down the middle of the court, and slamming down an uncontested dunk.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:59

A final is not yet the end and Real are a great team; there's reason to fear, but that's true of all opponents at this level. Madrid are the reigning champions, Juventus reached the final - and lost - two years ago, but the Bianconeri approach this final with a completely different self-confidence compared to 2015 in Berlin.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:39

I get they have to fill multiple hours a day but would it kill First Take to not dissect Curry's and LeBron's legacies after every possession of every game and actually give it some time before declaring where somebody is in National Basketball Association history? It is a pedigree more expected from a future Hall of Famer like James than Iguodala, who hasn't finished a season averaging double-digit points since he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2013.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:48

A world champion with Italy in 2006 and eight-time Serie A victor with Juventus , Buffon finished on the losing side in his two previous Champions League finals in 2003 and 2015. "They're both very important players and everyone can give their opinion but it won't influence me", Zidane said. "We are always living under this pressure", he said.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:54

They had no answer. Brown has twice been the head coach of the Cavaliers . Durant made precisely the difference Cleveland feared he might - not only performing at an elite level himself but making it hard for the Cavs to throw multiple players at Stephen Curry , who contributed 28 points and 10 assists.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:29

As an assistant on the 2009 tour of South Africa before getting the top job four years later in Australia , Gatland is well aware of the alchemy Lions coaches have to practice in tour matches to get their best sides out for the tests. They beat the Reds 34-29 in Apia Friday with a late converted try but although the only NZ franchise out of contention for the playoffs in Super Rugby, have the better firepower compared to the Barbarians .

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:11

Even though her favorite King James didn't take home a win that night, one thing is certain: Rihanna is the real MVP. It was the pace of how the Warriors play; quick with jumpers from outside the arc. "KD didn't settle", Mike Brown , the Warriors' acting head coach, said after Game 1 of the NBA Finals . And during the epic rubber match, which features some of the best basketball players of this generation, we'll bear witness to one of the most monumental championship rounds in ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:26

The 26-year-old is now reportedly keen to move on, given that Leicester are a shadow of the team that they were during their triumphant season and also as he wishes to play for a team that can challenge for trophies. 'Not yet means it can happen and not happen'. However, the winger failed to deliver across the past season and in a statement released on Tuesday stated his desire to leave.