England produce highest run chase to open Champions Trophy

And we deserve the respect we are getting. Peter Moores was sacked as head coach soon after and the appointment of Trevor Bayliss has transformed England's fortunes in white-ball cricket , so much so that they will start the Champions Trophy among the favourites.

Real's remarkable Ronaldo again delivers when it matters most

Mario Mandzukic's spectacular acrobatic overhead kick to level seven minutes later temporarily silenced the Bernabeu. After the Champions League final, Ronaldo spoke to the media, after winning his man of the match award. " In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won", he said. Goals scored by Ronaldo for Sporting, Manchester United, Madrid and Portugal.

Real Madrid's dream dozen European Cups

In an exceptional career in which he keeps rewriting the record books, Ronaldo is the first player in the 25 seasons of the Champions League era to score in three finals. Few footballers have made the pursuit of personal goals so advantageous to their team, few men have done so much for their team by being so focused on individual targets.

Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson offers up harsh self-assessment

Someone painted a racial slur on the gate of his Los Angeles home, leaving James to address racism rather than his seventh straight Finals appearance or stopping KD. The defensive woes that plagued the Cavaliers late in the regular season were glaring against the star-laden Warriors . "There's no way you're going to win a game with 20 turnovers against this team and on the road".

By the numbers at the NBA Finals

By the numbers at the NBA Finals

Here are five x-factors who can alter the NBA Finals . LeBron couldn't when he left Cleveland. Brown twice has been coach of the Cavaliers, posting an overall record of 305-187 in six seasons. The Cavs will help defensively by leaving Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala because they can not help off the other Warriors shooters. "I thought the harder adjustment was going to be for Klay Thompson , " Van Gundy said , referring to Durant's addition.

Stanton's long homer helps Marlins beat Angels 8-5

Stanton's long homer helps Marlins beat Angels 8-5

He suffered the injury while stealing second base in the fifth inning and yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst. Los Angeles trimmed its deficit to 5-3 with a two-run, sixth-inning homer by Maldonado that barely got over the glove of a leaping Yelich in center field.