• Messi to wed childhood sweetheart in Rosario
Messi to wed childhood sweetheart in Rosario

I've always thought that if Lionel Messi was going to leave Barcelona the split would have come when he had that skirmish with the tax people . The Spanish manager recently left his post after three successful years but he, along with his assistant Juan Carlos Unzue, will not see Messi marry Antonella Roccuzzo .

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  • Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew: Beating England would mean everything to me
Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew: Beating England would mean everything to me

As a 12-year-old youth player, McArthur was listening to the game on the bus back from training, and he can still recall the feeling he had when the ball hit the back of the Wembley net. Everyone is buzzing. It is going to be a very hard game, but it is one as a player you want to be involved in". Mulgrew's club future appears uncertain after Bl...

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  • Kane eager to transfer red-hot club form to England
Kane eager to transfer red-hot club form to England

In doing so, he became only their fourth player to win consecutive Premier League Golden Boots outright after Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie. "My confidence has probably never been higher", he said. My goals for my club prove that. We've got a lot of fantastic players, a lot of players with great ability and a lot of flair.

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  • Paul Pogba describes first season back at Man Utd as 'complicated'
Paul Pogba describes first season back at Man Utd as 'complicated'

Pogba was attracted to United by Mourinho and has revealed just what makes the Portuguese boss so special. 'He is The Special One because he wins , ' Pogba told Sky Germany via Goal . The former Chelsea gaffer said: "This year, I had the most hard season of my career". "Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'...

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  • Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Their 10th straight victory in a potential series-clinching game sent LeBron James (and seldom-used teammate James Jones) to a record seventh straight NBA Finals . "It was 1 vs. 2", Irving said. King James scored 35 points and became the player with most points in National Basketball Association playoffs history, passing Michael Jordan .

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  • Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final
Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

The one bright spot for Pittsburgh on Monday night was that Sidney Crosby got on the board, after what had been a goal-less Finals for the Penguins star to that point. He made some great saves [on shots] that you thought was going in but he battled back and kept it out of the net", forward Viktor Arvidsson said after Game 4 , per Tal Pinch...

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  • Nick Fairley seeking third opinion after being told he shouldn't play again
Nick Fairley seeking third opinion after being told he shouldn't play again

Concerns about Fairley's heart came up before he was drafted out of Auburn in 2011. Fairley, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract in the offseason, had been away from organized team activities after medical tests revealed the issue.

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  • Resilient Halep has unfinished business in Paris
Resilient Halep has unfinished business in Paris

Both women are chasing maiden major crowns but if Halep fulfils tournament favouritism, she will become the third player to win a grand slam and reach world No 1 under Cahill's tutelage. Pennetta, 33, became the oldest woman in the Open era, which dates to 1968, to become a Grand Slam champion for the first time - then announced her retirement to...

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  • Unseeded Ostapenko into French Open final
Unseeded Ostapenko into French Open final

She now has time to regroup before meeting 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko who ousted Caroline Wozniacki . "Everyone was surprised. I just tried to stay like a professional player". Thirteenth seed Mladenovic had been hoping to become the first French champion since Mary Pierce in 2000, but never really clicked on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

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  • Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss
Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

Shumpert experienced cramping in the second half of the Cavs' 132-113 Game 2 loss on Sunday night and required intravenous fluids after the game, a team source told ESPN. Smith had just two shot attempts in Game 2. If you don't buy that story, maybe it was a hacker? "And they have a lot of guys who are great passers, so you got to be alert at all...

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  • Florida police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video
Florida police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video

He was released on his own recognizance. In the video, Woods first appears in the frame of the dashcam as he places his right foot on the police auto, appearing to sway side to side as he attempts to tie his shoe. "I asked Woods if he knew where he was at to which he stated he had no idea", an officer wrote in the report . In a statement he re...

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  • Aguilar's 2-out hit backs Nelson as Brewers beat Giants 6-3
Aguilar's 2-out hit backs Nelson as Brewers beat Giants 6-3

A would-be double-play ball off the bat of pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson trickled off the glove of Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, giving the Giants runners at the corners. The streak began on September 25, 2012, while Cueto was with the Cincinnati Reds . Milwaukee had to go to its up-and-down bullpen early after starter Paolo Espino went ju...

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  • Why Jelena Ostapenko's historic run to French Open final is no fluke
Why Jelena Ostapenko's historic run to French Open final is no fluke

After a hard first set in which she fell to Halep, Pliskova battled back to level the match at one set apiece. "When I came here, of course I didn't expect I would be in the final". Ostapenko, who celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday, had never won a match at the French Open before last week. Not afraid of anything. She doesn't measure maybe ...

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  • Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned
Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned

Williamson put on 77 with opener Luke Ronchi (65) and 99 for the third wicket with Ross Taylor (46) before he was run out the ball after reaching his ton. New Zealand's charge towards an upset victory over Australia was foiled by the Birmingham rain which washed out their Champions Trophy cricket opener.

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  • Seahawks move on without Kaepernick in the fold
Seahawks move on without Kaepernick in the fold

In the end, he gritted through them and started all 16 games of the season, leading his team to the divisional round of the playoffs. Colin Kaepernick failed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks after meeting with the team, and NBC's Mike Florio believes it points to part of a much bigger issue in the NFL.

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  • Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final
Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final

It was his first goal in the Final since 2009, but it wasn't almost enough. Rinne made a spectacular diving save midway through the second to keep the score 2-1, foiling Jake Guentzel by knocking the puck out of the crease just before it crossed the goal line.

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  • Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

A mere 10 seconds into the third period, Bryan Rust fired a long-range shot that bounced off Rinne and onto Guentzel's stick for the game-winner. Ninety percent of teams with that advantage have gone on to win the Cup. "We're going to even the series, but if we don't, we go home, and we have two home games". The Predators rallied to tie before Gu...

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  • Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final
Rafael Nadal storms into quarter-final

Play will not resume before 1630 GMT, organisers said. "I think the rain helps me a lot, because I was really down in the fourth set and mentally I wasn't ready", admitted Nishikori. It sets up a full day's of men's quarter-final action on Wednesday with the top four seeds in the draw, Andy Murray , Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka , and Nadal al...

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  • Murray into French Open QF with 650th career win
Murray into French Open QF with 650th career win

The No. 1-seeded Murray, a three-time major champion and last year's runner-up at Roland Garros , and No. 3 Wawrinka, whose own trio of Grand Slam trophies includes the 2015 French Open , moved into the quarters with ho-hum, straight-set victories Monday.

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  • Five Reasons To Keep Watching The 2017 NBA Finals Despite The Blowouts
Five Reasons To Keep Watching The 2017 NBA Finals Despite The Blowouts

The top-seeded Warriors have used their free-firing, run-and-gun style to grab a 2-0 lead in the NBA's best-of-seven championship but the Cavaliers insist they would not benefit from slowing down the tempo. "And I have to admit, I was wrong". "And for us to win, I knew I had to give LeBron at least a two-minute blow in that first quarter, because i...

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