Ronaldo fit and raring to fire Real to more European glory

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be “100 percent” in Saturday’s Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a record-extending 11th European Cup and further torment their city rivals, Atletico. The prolific Portuguese set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday when he ended training prematurely with a knock but was fit to train again the following day. Although Ronaldo scored the final goal in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win…

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IPL 2016: Kolkata Knight Riders take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eliminator – Preview

Source By zeenews… KKR spanked Sunrisres by eight wickets in their first meeting this season and came out victorious by 22 runs in a must-win match last Sunday to qualify for the play-offs. New Delhi: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to assert their supremacy while Sunrisers Hyderabad will have revenge on mind when the two teams clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator, here tomorrow. Both Sunrisers and KKR finished their…

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Brendan Rodgers: people who say this is a step down don’t know Celtic

• Northern Irishman says he couldn’t pass up chance to manage club • 10,000 supporters come to Parkhead to see new manager unveiled The arrival of 10,000 supporters for his unveiling provided Brendan Rodgers with all the evidence he required that swapping the Premier League for Scotland does not automatically constitute a massive fall from grace. On his maiden appearance as the Celtic manager, Rodgers claimed those who are sceptical…

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No guarantees for Serena, Djokovic at the French Open

Source By espn.go… There is no shortage of storylines as the French Open approaches. ESPN tennis analyst Patrick McEnroe weighs in on five hot-button questions, including what to expect from world No. 1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic. 1. Is Serena Williams making a mistake by playing doubles? Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images That’s something that could potentially be an issue for her, especially recovery-wise. A lot depends on how the tournament goes…

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Rankings update: Alexander Povetkin removed after failed drugs test

Source By boxingnewsonline… Alexander Povetkin is jettisoned after scuppering his fight with Deontay Wilder Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin – previously ranked at No 3 – is removed from the rankings after testing positive for melodonium ahead of his fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The fight has subsequently been ‘postponed’ by the WBC, and it remains unclear what the Russian’s punishment will be. As part of BN’s new policy, any fighter who…

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Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Match 49 at Visakhapatnam: Likely XI for DD

Source By cricketcountry… DD have dropped down to 6th following three losses in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition 9. A team playing for pride against a team playing for prize. This sums up Match 49 of IPL 2016 between Rising Pune Supergiants and Delhi Daredevils. RPS haven’t had a good season, infact the worst as the IPL points table shows. The most successful captain in IPL history…

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Jarryd Hayne quits NFL after one season to pursue Olympic sevens dream with Fiji

Source By dailymail… Jarryd Hayne to leave San Francisco 49ers after one season  Hayne seeking to join Fiji rugby sevens team at Rio Olympics  Former rugby league star has represented Fiji in 13-man code  Former rugby league international Jarryd Hayne has abandoned his bid to pursue a career in American football in favour of a switch to rugby union. The 28-year-old former Parramatta Eels centre or full-back has announced his decision to…

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Sheffield Wednesday take control against injury-hit Brighton in play-off

Source By theguardian… This was a Friday the 13th Brighton & Hove Albion will not forget in a hurry. Statistics suggest a third-placed finish is anything but a curse in the Championship play-offs but after leaving the first leg of their semi-final against a rampant Sheffield Wednesday four men and two goals down they might not believe it. Six of the previous 10 sides to finish third have been promoted. But…

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Nick Kyrgios beaten by Rafael Nadal in 2016 Rome International tennis tournament

Source By smh… Nick Kyrgios has lost his Italian Open third-round clash with seven-time champion Rafael Nadal 6-7 6-2 6-4 in an absorbing three-hour contest in Rome. The 21-year-old, who famously beat Nadal at Wimbledon in their only previous meeting in 2014, took the first set after winning the tiebreak 7-3 having saved set point at 4-5 down. Too good: Nick Kyrgios congratulates Rafael Nadal after the match. Photo: Getty Images…

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Allow Dhoni to go on his own terms: Azharuddin

Source By cricbuzz… Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may be weighing on all options before zeroing on the next coach for the national team. But former captain Mohammad Azharuddin is sure no Indian is ‘good enough’ to preside over the toughest job in world cricket. “Nowadays everyone looks to have foreign coaches in whatever sport you can name. I have a strong feeling that the future India coach…

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World hockey championship: Canada routs Belarus

Source By cbc… Matt Duchene says opponents always bring their best when they face Canada at the world hockey championship. So far the defending champions have been able to respond to the challenge, even if it takes them a while to get going. Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly scored twice Monday as Canada improved to 3-0 at this year’s championship with an 8-0 rout of Belarus in St. Petersburg, Russia….

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Orange Coast College’s postseason sports ban reduced to only football; other sports on probation

Source By latimes… Aproposed ban on postseason competition for all Orange Coast College sports teams in the 2016-17 school year will now include only football, the state governing body for athletics announced Wednesday. A three-person arbitration panel that heard a written OCC appeal of sanctions imposed by the California Community College Athletic Assn. in late February ruled that football would be banned from postseason competition for the 2016 and 2017 seasons….

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