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A good day at the office for the Ballon d'Or victor, then. We ended it very well and I'm happy. "Juve were superb first half, they were aggressive, they were pressing all over the pitch and they created the better chances". For all the talk of tactics, the threat posed by the Italian champions, the focus on Ronaldo's Welsh team mate Gareth Bale , the romantic notion of Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finally winning a Champions League medal and everything else that had occupied minds ...
  • Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James

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    The Cavaliers can find solace in the fact that despite what looked to be an off shooting night for their team - 34.9 percent from the field - they still were able to hang around with Golden State shooting from beyond the arc. "In some ways it's just us focusing even that much more on the game plan and knowing how we have to play this Warriors team". Game One of the NBA Finals was Thursday, but the story eclipsing the big night was one fan in the audience heckling the other team: none ...
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are just two wins away from history

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are just two wins away from history

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    Even if you subtract the own goals, the Preds' star stopper is really fighting the puck. "We're going back home , we're going to win the next game, and then we'll see what happens from there". Malkin added his ninth of the playoffs and second of the series just 15 seconds later and Rinne was skating to the bench in favor of backup Juuse Saros after stopping 21 of 25 shots.
  • U.S. not alone in financing global climate fund

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    Although Trump did not name the source of the research, Reuters reported that he was referring to a study conducted by MIT in April 2016, titled 'How much of a difference will the Paris Agreement make?'. "I hope that the number is zero", Ratas said. "Climate change is real". "Am departing presidential councils, " Musk wrote on Twitter following Trump's announcement.
  • Warriors coach Kerr uncertain for NBA Finals return

    Warriors coach Kerr uncertain for NBA Finals return

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    Despite their inability to get stops, the Spurs still showed flashes of why this team projects to still be top-three in the league next season, if healthy, and assuming they bring back some of their impending free agents. The Spurs started Ginobili in what could be his final game with the team although the Spurs legend hasn't announced his retirement. The San Antonio Spurs walked off the court Monday night eliminated from the NBA Playoffs in what could possibly be last time ...
  • Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally

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    He said: "I don't know for sure but there is a lot of attention in this moment". I don't think that if my player dived, he did it with a real intention to do this [deceive]. We play for the 99.9 per cent. But he made it clear he saw the need to bring in reinforcements over the summer to improve what he called "not a peak squad, but a normal" squad for next season, when they will contest the Champions League.
  • Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues

    Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues

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    Jake Guentzel is writing his name into Stanley Cup Playoffs lore. The 22-year-old former stick boy for Kessel has stunned the league and forcefully inserted himself into this year's Conn Smythe conversation. Rinne surrendered four goals on 25 shots in Game 2 after stopping only seven of 11 in the opener . As expected, his save percentage in this series is, uh, something else.
  • Captain-coach spat shakes Indian cricket

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    The former India batsman recently applied for the position amid the uncertainty of Kumble's future, whose contract will run out at the end of the Champions Trophy on 18 June. Ganguly, member of the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee tasked with selecting the team's coach stated that he has not and won't be thinking about that process till the Champions Trophy is over.
  • Andy Murray posts a reminder of his toughness in Paris

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    It was very slow and heavy conditions and to be coming back was hard. Earlier, in a titanic first set, Del Potro wasted four set points then saved two before Murray pounced for the opener when the Argentine star narrowly miscued. Anderson twice recovered from a set down to advance 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just under four hours in a duel between two players born in Johannesburg.
  • Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win

    Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win

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    A Mario Mandzukic wonder goal was just a footnote in a final dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid won their 12th European Cup . After their 2016 success in Japan, the Spanish giants will travel to United Arab Emirates to defend their global crown in December.