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Real Madrid parade trophy in front of ecstatic fans


Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid’s players as they returned home Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.

Bale due for crunch talks with Madrid


Gareth Bale will hold talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez as early as next week as he is eager to make a decision on his future at the club.

Ronaldo’s grumbling leaves Real, fans unimpressed


Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League for a fifth time Saturday but the striker’s petulant posturing over his future has left a sour taste at Real Madrid.

Zidane’s place among great coaches secure as Real win again


Considered one of the all-time greats as a player, Zinedine Zidane was lauded with similar respect as a manager Sunday after making more Champions League history with Real Madrid.

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Sympathy for Karius but ’keeper’s Anfield future surely in doubt


Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has received plenty of sympathy and support following his horrendous errors in his team’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid but his future as first choice at Anfield is surely now in doubt.

Liverpool need to invest to bridge gap


When the bitter disappointment and pain of Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League final loss to Real Madrid begins to ease, Juergen Klopp will be able to reflect on a magnificent run in Europe but also on what he needs to do next to take his team…

Ricciardo takes Red Bull to ‘amazing’ win


Daniel Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula One great Michael Schumacher in his prime Sunday as the Australian nursed a wounded Red Bull to Monaco Grand Prix victory in the team’s 250th race.

Ostapenko crashes out at Roland Garros


Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine Sunday.

Warriors beat Rockets to force Game 7 in Western Conference finals


The Golden State Warriors showed their championship mettle Saturday, roaring back to rout the Houston Rockets 115-86 to force a decisive Game 7 in the NBA Western Conference finals.

Molinari wins PGA Championship, McIlroy fades


Italian Francesco Molinari won the PGA Championship title at Wentworth Sunday as Rory McIlroy faded in the final round to miss out on the chance of victory in the European Tour’s flagship tournament for the second time.


Redemption for 'hero' Ricciardo at Monaco

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Daniel Ricciardo came of age as a world championship contender on Sunday when he overcame chronic power problems to claim a cherished and redemptive triumph for Red Bull at the Monaco Grand Prix.


Venus knocked out by China's Wang in first round

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Former world number one Venus Williams suffered a shock defeat by Chinese player Wang Qiang in the French Open first round on Sunday.


Formula One aims to agree 2021 engine rules by end-June


Formula One aims to have new engine regulations for 2021 drawn up by the end of June after a meeting with teams at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Egypt's football federation optimistic on Salah's injury

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Egypt's national team's doctor said he was optimistic that Mohamed Salah could play in the World Cup, after the star striker was hurt in the Champions League final.


26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in Daesh attack: Observatory

At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in a Daesh (ISIS) attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday.

Calamity Karius shows work still to be done at Liverpool


A thrilling run to a first Champions League final for 11 years put Liverpool back among the European elite, but a painful 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev exposed frailties that still need eradicating -- and top of the list in a new…

Thursday, May 24

Serena, Sharapova poised for French Open last-16 duel


Three-time champion Serena Williams could face longtime rival Maria Sharapova in the French Open last-16 after Thursday’s draw that also handed Rafael Nadal a dream route to an 11th title.

NFL orders players to stand for anthem or stay in locker room


National Football League owners agreed a new policy Wednesday that players must stand during the national anthem or incur fines for their clubs, unless they stay in the locker room.

Pochettino ends speculation over Spurs future by signing new deal


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract, ending speculation over his future at the Premier League club.

Henderson praises Klopp as Liverpool target European glory


Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says a rousing speech by manager Jurgen Klopp following defeat in the Europa League final laid the foundations for their exhilarating Champions League run.

Wednesday, May 23

Rockets withstand Warriors to level NBA playoff series


NBA regular-season wins leader Houston, powered by James Harden’s 30 points and 27 from Chris Paul, edged defending champion Golden State 95-92 Tuesday to level their semifinal playoff series at two wins each.

Deschamps slams Rabiot for rejecting spot


Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has made a huge mistake in refusing to be a World Cup standby player, France manager Didier Deschamps said Wednesday as his squad assembled at their Clairefontaine training center.

Emery to lead Arsenal to ‘new chapter’


Spaniard Unai Emery said he was excited to start a new chapter for Arsenal after becoming the Premier League club’s first new manager for 22 years Wednesday.

Three things Wenger’s replacement must fix


Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years Wednesday.