Karolina Pliskova conquers rain and a giant-killer to reach Birmingham final
Karolina Pliskova conquers rain and a giant-killer to reach Birmingham final

Karolina Pliskova, the tall, steep-serving Czech with the tattoos and an increasing penchant for grass, beat both the rain and the week`s greatest giant-killer to reach the final in Birmingham on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal too busy training to watch French Open final
Rafael Nadal too busy training to watch French Open final

Dethroned French Open champion Rafael Nadal says he was too busy training to watch Stan Wawrinka`s gripping final defeat of Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Stanislas Wawrinka overpowers Novak Djokovic to win maiden French Open
Stanislas Wawrinka overpowers Novak Djokovic to win maiden French Open

Stan Wawrinka spectacularly shattered Novak Djokovic`s dream of a career Grand Slam on Sunday when he became the oldest winner of the French Open in 25 years.

Juventus, Barca touch down for Berlin final
Juventus, Barca touch down for Berlin final

Juventus and Barcelona have arrived in Berlin ahead of Saturday`s Champions League final with both teams bidding to cap remarkable seasons by being crowned champions of Europe.

French Open women`s final paths
French Open women`s final paths

Paths to the French Open women`s final on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Van Nistelrooy reveals secret to stop Barcelona's fab three
Van Nistelrooy reveals secret to stop Barcelona's fab three

Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy on Friday offered Juventus some advice on how to stop Barcelona's fabled attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar during Saturday’s Champions League final here.

Buffon deserves to win Champions League: Maldini
Buffon deserves to win Champions League: Maldini

Former Italy skipper Paolo Maldini said on Friday Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon "deserves" to win the Champions League for being the best goalkeeper of the last three decades as his side take on FC Barcelona in the final at Berlin on Saturday.

Champions League final is a special game: Lionel Messi
Champions League final is a special game: Lionel Messi

Barcelona Argentine star Leo Messi underlined that his teammates "have suffered a lot" to finally reach to the UEFA Champions League final on May 31 against Juventus in Berlin, and so he is thinking only about this clash.

Juve ready for Barca`s `fearsome` trio: Massimiliano​ Allegri
Juve ready for Barca`s `fearsome` trio: Massimiliano​ Allegri

Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists Juventus will be ready for the "fearsome" trio of Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi when the Turin giants face Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Barca coach Luis Enrique sets sights on treble
Barca coach Luis Enrique sets sights on treble

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique allowed himself a brief moment to savour Saturday`s King’s Cup triumph over Athletic Bilbao before quickly turning his attention to the Champions League final against Juventus, the last leg of their treble tilt.

Tim Sherwood promises Villa clear-out after FA Cup final defeat
Tim Sherwood promises Villa clear-out after FA Cup final defeat

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood said some players in the side crushed 4-0 by Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday had played their last match for the club.

Arsene Wenger pride at historic FA Cup triumph
Arsene Wenger pride at historic FA Cup triumph

Arsene Wenger revealed his pride at making history as Arsenal stormed to FA Cup final glory with a 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa on Saturday.

FA Cup final hero Walcott praises Wenger after injury
FA Cup final hero Walcott praises Wenger after injury

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott thanked manager Arsene Wenger for trusting him on the big occasion after the Gunners demolished Aston Villa 4-0 in Saturday`s FA Cup final.

History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup
History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup

Holders Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday with a pair of historic landmarks driving the Gunners in their bid to retain the famous old trophy.

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal eye FA Cup history
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal eye FA Cup history

Arsene Wenger would love to silence his critics by making history when holders Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Golden State Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years
Golden State Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years

The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games
Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday`s FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday.

Massimiliano Allegri warns over `deadly` Barca
Massimiliano Allegri warns over `deadly` Barca

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the "deadly" ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of the season on Saturday.

IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview
IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview

Two-time former champions and the most consistent team of the season, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with late bloomers Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage IPL summit clash here, bringing the 47-day T20 extravaganza to a relatively controversy-free end.

Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine
Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine

Just several hundred kilometres from their home stadium a brutal conflict has claimed thousands of lives, but now Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have given war-wracked Ukraine a rare reason to cheer by reaching the Europa League final.