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The tactics that will decide the Champions League final

Michael Cox: Which formation will Zidane use? Can Marcelo cope against Salah? Will Liverpool score early? What role will subs play? Michael Cox looks ahead.


Ronaldo or Salah? ESPN predicts Champions League final

It's the big one. Real Madrid are going for three in a row while Liverpool want their sixth European Cup. Our bloggers preview the UCL final.

UCL Predictor: Who will 'lift' the trophy?

ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Stewart Robson head to Hydropark in Kiev to put their innovative way of predicting the Champions League winner to the test.


Top Headlines

Houston overcomes Harden's off night to push the champs to the brink

James Harden shot 5-for-21, and Chris Paul suffered a late hamstring injury, but the Rockets held on to grab Game 5 and put the Warriors 48 minutes from elimination.

Paul's latest postseason injury comes one win away from NBA Finals

Chris Paul overcame a slow start to put his team in position for a major postseason win -- only to end that win with another critical playoff injury.

Paul gives Curry the shimmy treatment

The Warriors' Stephen Curry has many signature moves. The shimmy is one of them, especially after a 3-pointer. The Rockets' Chris Paul borrowed that in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Harden says Game 5 win was emotional

James Harden expresses the team's emotions in Game 5 after the tragedy in Houston and how the Rockets relied on defense down the stretch.


Steph on CP3's shimmy: 'It was well deserved'

Steph Curry says if you can shimmy on someone, you can get shimmied on and discusses Chris Paul's importance in Game 5.


Harden says CP3 is 'built' for working against the clock

James Harden praises Chris Paul's ability to make shots with time winding down. Eric Gordon says his role doesn't change if CP3 misses Game 6.


Harden says Rockets are proving people wrong

James Harden says he and the Rockets continue to show their mental toughness on the court and plan to treat Game 6 like any other game.


Draymond on final possession: 'We were supposed to score'

Draymond Green doesn't take too much time explaining what fell apart on the final possession, but he says "I lost the ball, not much more to it."


Kerr 'feels great' after loss in Game 5

Steve Kerr explains that despite the players being angry the Warriors are in great shape and is confident they can turn the series around.


D'Antoni on CP3: 'He's one of the best to play the game'

Mike D'Antoni sheds some light on how Chris Paul is feeling heading into Game 6 with a potential injury and how the Rockets will move forward.



Premier League

Tottenham sending a message with Pochettino contract extension


Pochettino's long-term commitment should inspire stars

Tottenham will hope that manager Mauricio Pochettino's renewed commitment at the club will inspire star players to follow suit.


Premier LEague

LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea swap Morata, cash for Icardi?

Could the Blues offer Alvaro Morata plus cash as bait for Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi? That, plus all the latest hot gossip, in transfer talk - LIVE!

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Liverpool step up chase for Lyon's Fekir - source

Lyon captain Nabil Fekir is a target for Liverpool this summer, a source has told ESPN FC.

Formula 1

Monaco Grand Prix

Why Monaco's grid girls won't be here to stay


How the Monaco GP has changed in 50 years

Fifty years after he visited the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time, Maurice Hamilton looks at how times have changed at the world's most famous street circuit.

Driver reaction: Monaco GP - practice

ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Monte Carlo paddock following practice for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.


#PoliteEnquiries: Pakistan brilliant or England poor?


Cook: Farmer, nurdler, hunter, and Test-match survivor

Even at his most fluent, Cook cannot avoid being ungainly. But without him on the first day at Lord's, England would have been sunk without trace.


On this date: Jordan switches hands in NBA Finals

On June 5, 1991, Michael Jordan switched hands in mid-air in the Bulls' victory over the Lakers in Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals.


SportsCenter: #espnWtop10

Relive the top 10 plays of the week in women's sports around the world.


Last Train to Russia: Moscow

Martin Ainstein undergoes an unforgettable experience in Moscow as he visits the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center during his tour of World Cup host cities.



McIlroy: I dreamed of being a great golfer, not to be famous

Rory McIlroy was ranked 15th in ESPN's Fame 100 Index but fame is not something the Irishman coveted, nor really ever dreamt of. He only wanted to be known for his golf.

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ESPN Fame 100: Who will be the biggest sport stars in five years time?

As ESPN reveals its 2018 World Fame 100 index, we have a punt at whose star will be shining brightest in the UK in five years' time.

World Fame 100's Most-Famous Women Athletes

ESPN researched the 100 most famous athletes on the planet. espnW wants you to meet the top 10 women athletes who had the social following and endorsements to make the cut.


ESPN Fame 100: Know your athletes

We asked fans from around the globe if they could identify athletes in the ESPN World Fame top 100.

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  • League tables

    Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Upcoming fixtures

    Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

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  • Latest scores

    Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.

  • The unthinkable fate of Chapecoense

    In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.

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