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Madrid's historic title obscured by online outrage

Graham Hunter: Real Madrid's Champions League final win over Liverpool was a work of art. So why hasn't it been the subject of adoration for everyone in the game?

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Liverpool making progress but need a trophy to show it

Mark Ogden: Liverpool have won as many trophies as Swansea City and Leicester during the past decade. They are on the up, but need some silverware.

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A generation of fans will see this Game 7 victory as LeBron validation

Love LeBron James or hate him, his performance against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals deserves to be recognized and hallowed.

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Super 8: LeBron muscles his way back to the Finals

King James would not be denied his eighth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals after leading the Cavs to a gritty Game 7 comeback win over the young Celtics.

LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Smart: It'd be 'huge' to return to this Celtics team

Marcus Smart is proud of how this Celtics team fought all season and has his mind focusing on the loss to the Cavaliers and his family.


Green overwhelmed with emotion

Jeff Green says he can't put it into words how good it feels to finally reach the NBA Finals after 10 years in the league.


Lue on LeBron: 'He's the best player in the world'

As LeBron James lies on the floor behind him, Ty Lue praises the Cavs' star, saying "you want the best player in the world on your side."


LeBron says 'it's a treat' to lead Cavs to Finals

LeBron James shares how the Cavaliers came together after the trade deadline to make the NBA Finals for the 4th consecutive season.


Tatum on dunk on LeBron: 'Had to get him back'

Jayson Tatum reacts to his posterizing dunk on LeBron James and reflects on the moment he shared with James after the game.


Tatum says Celtics left it all on the floor

Jayson Tatum explains why the Celtics have nothing to hang their heads about after falling in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.


Stephen A.: 'Some luck' was involved with Cavs' run

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the opponents the Cavaliers faced in the playoffs and praises LeBron James' ability to overcome adversity.



LIVE: Man United keen on Gareth Bale, but his price tag is now £200m

And Bale has concerns about Jose Mourinho's style of play. Meanwhile, Liverpool step up their goalkeeper search, and Transfer Talk is all over it.

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Liverpool target Fekir: Talks with 'several clubs'

Liverpool target Nabil Fekir has said he is not yet close to moving to Anfield but has revealed that several clubs are interested in signing him.

Rumour Rater: Alderweireld, Jorginho, Griezmann and more

Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater.


Formula 1

Monaco Grand Prix

Ricciardo battles car issues to secure Monaco victory

Daniel Ricciardo secured a gutsy victory against the odds at the Monaco Grand Prix after grappling with power unit issues for two thirds of the 78-lap race.

Ricciardo wanted to cry when his engine lost power

Daniel Ricciardo was unable to use seventh and eighth gear after encountering the engine issue which nearly robbed him of another Monaco Grand Prix win.

Social story of the Monaco Grand Prix

Revisit the Monaco Grand Prix through the eyes of social media, as Daniel Ricciardo breezed his way to a chequered flag.


UFC Fight Night Liverpool

Till vs. Thompson

Till prefers Anfield stadium next, not Las Vegas

Darren Till's big win on Sunday got UFC president Dana White thinking big things, like a glitzy Las Vegas debut. But the Liverpool fighter would prefer a huge next step right at home.

Edwards not chasing Till

Leon Edwards is here at UFC Liverpool, and while he admitted he's not chasing a fight against Darren Till, he is keen to bring the UFC to Birmingham. Video by Will Kent


Madrid show no signs of slowing down in UCL celebrations

Cristiano Ronaldo's future may be elsewhere, but Real Madrid showed no sign of trophy fatigue in celebrating their 13th European Cup title.

Bale makes his mark with stunning overhead kick

At 62:59, he turned and leapt into the air, exchanging his feet for where his head might have been. Chris Jones reacts to Gareth Bale's brilliance.

What to make of Ronaldo's comments on his future

Steve Nicol explains why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Real Madrid this summer as the FC crew react to his cryptic comments after the UCL final.


Real Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph at the Bernabeu

A packed out Santiago Bernabeu Stadium welcomed back 2018 UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid on Sunday night, with fans asking Cristiano Ronaldo to stay.  


Nicol: Ramos should have seen red, but not on Salah injury

Steve Nicol defends Sergio Ramos for his challenge on Mo Salah in the UCL final, but says he should have been sent off for a different incident.


Why experience was a factor in Karius' mistakes

Shaka Hislop is convinced Loris Karius' lack of experience was a key factor in both of his second half blunders in the UCL final.


Liverpool fans react: Karius let himself down today

Liverpool fans at Anfield react to Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, Mo Salah's injury and Loris Karius' goalkeeping howlers.


Are Real Madrid indisputably the best of all time?

The FC crew assess whether Real Madrid's four UCL titles in five years make them the best team ever, despite only two La Liga titles in nine years.


Mohamed Salah leaves stadium in sling

Mohamed Salah is seen walking through the tunnel with his left arm in a sling after Liverpool's loss in the Champions League final.


Klopp: Salah injury 'very bad for Mo, Liverpool & Egypt'

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp fears the worst for Mo Salah, who has gone to hospital for X-rays to examine his "collarbone or shoulder" injury.


Project Kiev: That goal, Real Madrid win UCL

Check out some of the sights and sounds from Kiev, Liverpool and Madrid as Gareth Bale scored twice to clinch the Champions League title for Real Madrid.


Sergio Ramos & Real Madrid lift their third straight UCL title

Three in a row. Four in five years. Real Madrid are kings of Europe once again, as they lift the Champions League trophy in Kiev.



Karius hard to console after mistakes - Mignolet

Mignolet lost his place as Liverpool's No. 1 to Karius at the turn of the year, but stood by his teammate and offered his support.

Henderson: Liverpool must learn from defeat

While Henderson said the result will sting for some time, he is hopeful that the club's six-year wait for a trophy will soon be over.


French Open preview

An unhappy 'first' for Venus Williams this season

If her opening-round loss at the Australian Open wasn't painful enough, Venus Williams fell in her first match in Paris. Needless to say, it's not the way she expected things to go.

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Konta calls out 'crap' coverage after loss

Johanna Konta, 0-5 at the French Open, says the media's questions on her clay-court play "doesn't make it easy" for her to rebound after her losses.

Dimitrov gets surprise but wins at French

No. 4 seed Grigor Dimitrov opened his French Open with a straight-set win over Mohamed Safwat.


Nadal: French Open still significant without Federer

Ten-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal says a French Open victory holds the same significance for him with or without Roger Federer in the field.


Konta hits back at reporters' repetitive questioning

Following another first round exit, Johanna Konta fired back at reporters after a barrage of questions regarding her French Open struggles.


Venus Williams, Konta out on Day One

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira recaps the opening day of the French Open, where Venus Williams and Johanna Konta were both knocked out in the first round.


Big names in action on Day 2 at the French Open

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira looks ahead to a big Day 2 at Roland Garros with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova among those in action.

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